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1. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Stranger in the Night (1956)

60 min | Drama

9.5
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Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Tom Conway, Ashley Cowan, Joan Fontaine, Gwenllian Gill

Votes: 11

2. Then Came Bronson (1969–1970)
Episode: The Circle of Time (1969)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

9.3
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www.jimbronson.com - Jim rounds the corner and a widowed woman (Hattie) is beating up her car with a tree branch... See full synopsis »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Michael Parks, Woody Chambliss, Dabney Coleman, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 6

3. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 107

4. That Regis Philbin Show (1964–1965)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Eartha Kitt, Regis Philbin, Shelley Berman, Don Rickles

Votes: 14

5. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, John Raitt, Roy Rogers

Votes: 102

6. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Off to Florida (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Lucy loses her and Ethel's train tickets to Florida (Ricky and Fred went ahead of them), so they take a ride with a woman whom they think might be an escaped hatchet murderer.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 126

7. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 59

8. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 68

9. The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-1939 (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

Votes: 64

10. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,050

11. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.7
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 201

12. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Fred Foy

Votes: 343

13. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 102

14. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Matter of Principle (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Joe Mannix is visited by Portia and Penelope Penhaven, two elderly, eccentric sisters who insist that Mannix investigate a hit-and-run earlier that day, which damaged one of the headlights ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Elsa Lanchester, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 14

15. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
Episode: The Old Who Came in from the Spy (1969)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Mundy and a retired British spy team up to smuggle a microdot out of an East Berlin museum.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Wagner, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Binns, Francis Lederer

Votes: 12

16. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,467

17. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 130

18. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 60

19. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.5
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 89

20. The Constant Nymph (1928)

110 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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Sanger, an eccentric expatriate composer, dies in his house in the Austrian Alps, leaving his daughters penniless. The young composer Lewis Dodd, a longstanding friend of the family, falls ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Brunel | Stars: Ivor Novello, Mabel Poulton, Frances Doble, Mary Clare

Votes: 32

21. The Woody Woodbury Show (1967– )

60 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Robert Ridgely, Woody Woodbury, Cliff Arquette, Bob Blasser

Votes: 15

22. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 16,590

23. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 63,640

24. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,124

25. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 93

26. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 82

27. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 70

28. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Charles Laughton (1978)

Documentary, History

8.3
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Stars: Barry Norman, Charles Laughton, Lillian Gish, Paul Gregory

Votes: 43

29. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.2
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 275

30. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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There were only two seasons of THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist working under the aegis of elder psychiatrists ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 55

31. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.2
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Nasty land developer Mike Saunders is ready to destroy a widow with a green thumb to get her land. / Morton Silkline arranges a late funeral for an unusual client, Ludwig Asper. / A jukebox in a diner repeatedly plays the same sad song.

Directors: John Badham, John Meredyth Lucas, David Rawlins | Stars: Joe Flynn, Cameron Mitchell, Pernell Roberts, Werner Klemperer

Votes: 150

32. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Brain-Killer Affair (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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Thrush poisons Waverly, with plans to subject him to a procedure that affects the brain. The criminal organization has already experimented on others, turning a shipping magnate and a diplomat into failures.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 72

33. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Elevator Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1970)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Chet must figure out ways to kill time when he is trapped overnight in an elevator with a fellow teacher and a cleaning lady.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Henry Fonda, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 14

34. Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Episode: Who Killed Eleanora Davis? (1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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"Professor" Kingston runs a cheap sideshow in a traveling carnival; one of his exhibits is a supposedly genuine electric chair. The girl strapped to it is certainly dead.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 18

35. Then Came Bronson (1969–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates.

Stars: Michael Parks, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Hooks, Steve Ihnat

Votes: 305

36. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 97

37. Turnabout: The Story of the Yale Puppeteers (1993)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Dan Bessie | Stars: Forman Brown, Harry Burnett, Elsa Lanchester, Odetta

Votes: 14

38. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Death Is the Fifth Gear (1972)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Joe Mannix is participating in an auto race when he suddenly begins to experience hallucinations. The resulting crash lands him in a private hospital, where the delusions and paranoia ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Mariette Hartley, Jason Evers

Votes: 17

39. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 3,146

40. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 152

41. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

8.0
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Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

Votes: 38

42. The Stronger Sex (1931)

85 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Gareth Gundrey | Stars: Colin Clive, Adrianne Allen, Gordon Harker, Martin Lewis

Votes: 7

43. Daydreams (1928)

25 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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A young cleaning woman in a boarding-house relieves the drudgery of her job by daydreaming that a foreign student at the house, who she believes is interested in her, is actually a wealthy nobleman who sweeps her off on a romantic journey.

Director: Ivor Montagu | Stars: Elsa Lanchester, Harold Warrender, Charles Laughton, Dorice Fordred

Votes: 14

44. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 32,006

45. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 31

46. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Eva Gabor

Votes: 91

47. Mary Poppins (1964)

Approved | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns

Votes: 107,918 | Gross: $102.30M

48. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Cosmo Sardo

Votes: 3,219

49. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Murray Pollack

Votes: 1,150

50. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 741