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1. You Are There (1953–1957)

30 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, E.G. Marshall, Todd Hunter

2. Medic (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and... See full summary »

Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Richard Boone, Mary Stewart, Robert Bray, Jean Engstrom

3. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

4. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Short Wave (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Bud buys a shortwave radio and, while showing it off to the family, hears a distress call. A family had become caught in a tropical storm while offshore in their cabin cruiser, and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ed James, Paul West | Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

5. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.1
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The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

6. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

7. Steve Canyon (1958–1960)

30 min | Adventure

7.8
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Stars: Dean Fredericks, Jackson Beck, Paul Frees, Jerry Paris

8. Lock Up (1959–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Joan Granville, Olive Carey

9. Official Detective (1957– )

Mystery, Adventure

7.6
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Stars: Everett Sloane, Bart Burns, Ted de Corsia, James Griffith

10. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »

Creator: Ed James | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

11. Secret Honor (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.

Writers: Donald Freed, Arnold M. Stone | Director: Robert Altman | Star: Philip Baker Hall

12. Men of Annapolis (1957– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Art Gilmore, Mason Alan Dinehart, Bill Swan, John Brinkley

13. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Quarantine (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.3
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Two scientists who can't get along are assigned to the same space station, and McCauley has to keep the peace.

Writer: Stuart J. Byrne | Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: William Lundigan, Warren Stevens, Simon Oakland, John Milford

14. Target (1958– )

30 min | Drama

7.2
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This anthology program featured shows about horror and suspense.

Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Troy Melton, Macdonald Carey, Charles Davis

15. On the Threshold of Space (1956)

98 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Shimon Wincelberg, Francis M. Cockrell | Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Guy Madison, Virginia Leith, John Hodiak, Dean Jagger

16. Executive Action (1973)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed, Mark Lane | Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

17. Of Love and Shadows (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama

5.1
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Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Isabel Allende, Donald Freed | Director: Betty Kaplan | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly, Stefania Sandrelli, Diego Wallraff

18. Easy Six (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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Packard Schmidt is a burnt-out, middle-aged college English professor. In a desperate attempt to restore some sense of vitality to his lonely existence he embarks on a series of impulsive ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Allen, Chris Iovenko | Director: Chris Iovenko | Stars: Julian Sands, Alex Sol, Ruth Williamson, John Savage

19. Paper Boys (2009)

126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

3.7
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A ragtag bunch of teenage door to door salesmen wreak havoc and spread the news of their coming of age in this summer before they begin their college lives. It centers around Sean, a ... See full summary »

Writer: Bryan E. Hall | Director: Bryan E. Hall | Stars: Louis Lavdas, Chris Whitley, David Hall, Jus Riddick

20. Men of Annapolis (1957– )
Episode: All American (1957)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Richard Dorso | Director: William Castle | Stars: Willis Bouchey, George Chandler, Gerald Frank, Donald Freed

21. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: Decision for a Hero (1957)

30 min | Drama

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Writers: William E. Barrett, Gabrielle Upton | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Wade Cagle, Patrick Clement, Hooper Dunbar, John Ericson

22. Steve Canyon (1958–1960)
Episode: Fear of Flying (1958)

Adventure

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Canyon is pressed into defending a court-martialed pilot who has been accused of reckless flying and negligence but who will not cooperate in his own defense.

Writers: Milton Caniff, Joseph Landon | Director: Andrew McCullough | Stars: Dean Fredericks, Philip Abbott, Robert Brubaker, Donald Freed

23. Men of Annapolis (1957– )
Episode: Mr. Number Five (1957)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Richard Dorso | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Bert Convy, Donald Freed, Art Gilmore, Ed Kemmer

24. Men of Annapolis (1957– )
Episode: Rescue at Sea (1958)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Sutton Roley | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Donald Buka, Leo Carrillo, Donald Freed, Art Gilmore

25. Lock Up (1959–1961)
Episode: Sentenced to Die (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Maris investigates the case of Joey Nelson who's sentenced to death for killing his former employer. Joey admits to arguing with the boss after slugging his insulting cousin. Herb talks ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert J. Shaw | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, William Bryant, Angie Dickinson

26. You Are There (1953–1957)
Episode: The Heroism of Clara Barton (September 17, 1862) (1956)

30 min | Drama, History

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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Peggy Converse, Tommy Cook, Edward Earle

27. Official Detective (1957– )
Episode: The Man with the Goatee (1957)

30 min | Mystery, Adventure

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Stars: George Becwar, Sidney Clute, Donald Freed, John Kidd

28. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: Trial by Midnight (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Creator: Eric Ambler | Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Dana Andrews

29. Target (1958– )
Episode: Unreasonable Doubt (1958)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Robert J. Shaw | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Macdonald Carey, Angie Dickinson, John Doucette

30. Medic (1954–1956)
Episode: Walk with Lions (1955)

Drama

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Unaware that he has developed diabetes, a struggling young prizefighter who is also a gifted artist endangers his life by continuing to push himself in order to earn the money needed to further his education.

Creator: James E. Moser | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Richard Boone, John Saxon, George E. Stone, Bart Burns