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1. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 116

2. 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: 118

3. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)
Episode: The Devil and Daniel Webster (1960)

Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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New Englander Jabez Stone is about to lose the farm, in a fit he tells his wife that he'd sell his soul to the devil for just about two cents! And of course the devil takes him up on it. ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Royal Beal, Howard Freeman, Stuart Germain

Votes: 8

4. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, E.G. Marshall, Valerie Cossart

Votes: 104

5. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 58

6. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 90

7. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

Votes: 18

8. Seedlings (2013– )

Comedy

8.0
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Seedlings is a narrative series made using the video game Minecraft. The story follows a group of NPCs who live in a remote village on a server where they've been undisturbed by human players.

Stars: A.J. LoCascio, Douglas Thornton, Tamara Bruketta, Ed Crasnick

Votes: 17

9. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a compact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon

Votes: 3,771

10. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 75

11. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 28

12. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 17,599

13. The Chevy Show (1960– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Stars: Janet Blair, Ricardo Montalban, Betty Garrett, Art Linkletter

Votes: 11

14. The Plymouth Playhouse (1953– )

30 min | Drama

7.2
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ABC, which had a reputation for producing shows that were not as good as their competitors CBS and NBC, used this program to audtition possible series in the hope of gaining sponsorship for... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Cook, Wendell Corey, Wanda Hendrix, Murray Matheson

Votes: 10

15. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 133

16. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Connelly, George Keane, Don Hanmer, Nancy Franklin

Votes: 49

17. The Devil and Daniel Mouse (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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When a young female mouse makes a deal with the devil to become a rock star and learns the price, her boyfriend has to help her avoid damnation.

Director: Clive A. Smith | Stars: Chris Wiggins, Annabel Kershaw, Martin Lavut, Jim Henshaw

Votes: 182

18. Power and the Land (1940)

38 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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A documentary showing the struggle to bring electricity to rural areas of the United States.

Director: Joris Ivens | Stars: William Adams, Stephen Vincent Benet, Hazel Parkinson, William Parkinson

Votes: 118

19. Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 493

20. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 29

21. Nash Airflyte Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

6.6
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Live anthology series featuring a wide format of stories, e.g., western, musical comedy, dramatic, etc.

Stars: William Gaxton, Ralph Riggs, Ian Keith, Dane Clark

Votes: 15

22. Just for You (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.2
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Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Arthur

Votes: 241

23. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 1,109

24. Shortcut to Happiness (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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A down-and-out writer sells his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune.

Director: Alec Baldwin | Stars: Virl Andrick, Ray Aranha, Kaniel Arocho, Jorge Arocho

Votes: 4,248

25. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 210

26. Big Jim McLain (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.4
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

Votes: 1,643

27. Love, Honor and Behave (1938)

71 min | Drama

5.2
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A woman raises her son Ted to be a good loser, in effect creating a weakling who never asserts himself. Even after marrying his childhood sweetheart Barbara and assuming family obligations,... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Logan | Stars: Wayne Morris, Priscilla Lane, John Litel, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 116

28. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 77

29. The Necessary Evil (1925)

70 min | Drama

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Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Ben Lyon, Viola Dana, Frank Mayo, Thomas Holding

30. John Brown's Body (1962 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

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JBB let the good vibes flow, stirring an eager crowd into an absolute tizzy at Brooklyn's Southpaw.

Director: Joseph K. Chomyn | Stars: Richard Boone, Douglas Campbell, Burt Brinckerhoff, Peter Donat

31. TV de Vanguarda (1952– )

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Stars: Lima Duarte, Luiz Orioni, Henrique Martins, Jaime Barcellos

32. First Person (1960–1961)

Drama

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Stars: Don Bryn, Geoffrey Alexander, Aileen Seaton, Norman Ettlinger

33. War is Kind: Poetry of the Civil War (1999 Video)

60 min | History

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In front of a live audience at Gettysburg College, Ron Maxwell and Brian Mallon take turns reciting Civil War era poetry.

Stars: Brian Mallon, Ron Maxwell

34. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: A Child Is Born (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A retelling of the Navitity story from the point of view of the Innkeeper's wife, her husband and their servants.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Patti Davis, Nadine Conner

35. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: A Child Is Born (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A retelling of the Nativity story from the viewpoint of the innkeeper's wife.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Nadine Conner, Victor Jory, Robert Middleton

36. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: A Child Is Born (1954)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Mildred Dunnock, Nancy Marchand, Alan Shayne, Harry Townes

37. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: A Child Is Born (1952)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Fay Bainter, Barbara Bolton, Horace Braham, Noel Coleman

38. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: A Child Is Born (1951)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Fay Bainter, Lloyd Bochner, Horace Braham, Lee Filips

39. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: A Child Is Born (1950)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Jacques Aubuchon, Fay Bainter, Anne Bancroft, William Becker

40. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)
Episode: A Child Is Born (1949)

Drama

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Stars: Marc Connelly, Jean Muir, Howard Wierum, Martin Balsam

41. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: A Gentleman of Fortune (1957)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Stars: John Conte, Morey Amsterdam, Charles Ruggles

42. Seedlings (2013– )
Episode: Black Sheep (2013)

Comedy

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Ancient lore and destructive discoveries.

Directors: Jon Finger, Ian Hinck, Justin Yngelmo | Stars: Ed Crasnick, A.J. LoCascio

43. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: Daniel Webster and the Sea Serpent (1957)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: John Conte, John Carradine, John McGiver

44. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: Elementals (1957)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: John Conte, Conrad Nagel, Mala Powers, Tom Tryon

45. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: Famous (1961)

Comedy, Drama

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Broadway has made songwriter Jordan Blake famous. But, now a widower, he wants his children to escape the dark side of show business. He asks Susan, his sister-in-law, to bring up his ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Eddie Albert, Lola Albright, Louise Allbritton, Zina Bethune

46. TV de Vanguarda (1952– )
Episode: O Homem Que Vendeu a Alma (1952)

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Director: Cassiano Gabus Mendes | Stars: Vida Alves, Dionísio Azevedo, Maria Cecília, Lima Duarte

47. The Chevy Show (1960– )
Episode: O'Halloran's Luck (1961)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Art Carney, Barbara Cook, Warde Donovan, Pat Harrington Sr.

48. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)
Episode: O'Halloran's Luck (1961)

Music

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Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Bil Baird's Marionettes, Art Carney, Barbara Cook, Warde Donovan

49. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)
Episode: O'Halloran's Luck (1949)

Drama

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Director: Fred Carr | Stars: Marc Connelly, George Reeves, Cloris Leachman, Don Hanmer

50. The Plymouth Playhouse (1953– )
Episode: Sketchbook (1953)

Drama

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Star: Donald Cook