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1. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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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

Votes: 39

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 10,906

3. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 204

4. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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: 98

5. The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (1955– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Eddie Cantor, Keith Richards, Joe Besser, Ida Tobias Cantor

Votes: 17

6. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 265

7. The Higgins Family (1938)

54 min | Comedy

8.3
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Pa Higgins' attempts at success in the advertising business are constantly frustrated by his eccentric family.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: James Gleason, Lucile Gleason, Russell Gleason, Lynne Roberts

Votes: 6

8. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.2
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 996

9. Cavalcade of Stars (1949–1952)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Music

8.2
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An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Jack Carter, The June Taylor Dancers, Art Carney

Votes: 31

10. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: No Time at All (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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An airliner flying nonstop at night from Miami to New York fails to check in, then disappears from radar. We see how its disappearance affects people on the ground.

Director: David Swift | Stars: William Lundigan, Betsy Palmer, Jane Greer, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 5

11. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 5,934

12. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 330

13. Racket Squad (1950– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont, Keith Richards, Griff Barnett

Votes: 70

14. Damon Runyon Theater (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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An anthology, the episodes of which were based mostly on the original short stories of Daymon Runyan.

Stars: Donald Woods, Wally Vernon, Allen Jenkins, Clegg Hoyt

Votes: 26

15. It's a Wise Child (1931)

83 min | Comedy

8.1
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Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Sidney Blackmer, James Gleason, Polly Moran

Votes: 23

16. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 69,289

17. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 57,491

18. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Travelers (1956)

42 min | Western

7.9
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Deputy Cheyenne is forced to bring an outlaw in for a murder Cheyenne doesn't think he committed after the US Marshal is killed in a shootout. At the same time the father of the victim is trailing Cheyenne and wants to hang the outlaw.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Clint Walker, James Gleason, Diane Brewster, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 51

19. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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The adventures of Vint Bonner, a cowboy in the post Civil War era.

Stars: John Payne, Dan Blocker, Jeanne Bates, Stuart Randall

Votes: 112

20. Blondie of the Follies (1932)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

7.8
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Two young women find their friendship strained when one wins a role in a Broadway show, and the other's boyfriend begins to fall for her.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Billie Dove, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 927

21. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 183

22. Fast Companions (1932)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A crooked jockey tries to reform.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Tom Brown, Maureen O'Sullivan, James Gleason, Andy Devine

Votes: 9

23. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 583

24. Meet John Doe (1941)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

Votes: 9,880

25. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

Votes: 4,749

26. Public Defender (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Bart Matthews defends the poor and others who cannot afford an attorney. All episodes are based on actual cases from across the country.

Stars: Reed Hadley, John Close, Ben Welden, John Harmon

Votes: 45

27. So This Is Hollywood (1955– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Two young women try to make it in Hollywood, one as an actress, the other as a stuntwoman.

Stars: Mitzi Green, Jimmy Lydon, Virginia Gibson, Gordon Jones

Votes: 15

28. Should Husbands Work? (1939)

71 min | Comedy

7.7
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Director: Gus Meins | Stars: James Gleason, Lucile Gleason, Russell Gleason, Harry Davenport

Votes: 6

29. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
Episode: The Clubhouse (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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A rainy day indoors prompts Wally and his friends to build a clubhouse across the street. When Beaver can only join if he comes up with $3, he decides to hit the streets with a newfound entrepreneurial spirit.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers

Votes: 53

30. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Episode: The Matchmaker (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Grandpa trades a date with Flora for a hound dog.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 6

31. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

Votes: 5,027

32. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 10,881

33. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 380

34. The Stu Erwin Show (1950–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Stu Erwin played a mild-mannered high-school principal, with June Collyer as his wife.

Stars: Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd, Sheila James Kuehl

Votes: 69

35. Servants' Entrance (1934)

88 min | Comedy

7.6
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Servants' Entrance is a 1934 American Pre-Code musical comedy film. The movie was written by Samson Raphaelson from the Sigrid Boo novel and directed by Frank Lloyd, with a cartoon sequence... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Lew Ayres, Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly

Votes: 30

36. The Alan Young Show (1950–1953)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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A dynamic combination of comedy vignettes and visually attractive musical numbers, hosted by Alan Young.

Stars: Alan Young, Gloria DeHaven, Joe Besser, Nelson Eddy

Votes: 14

37. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The End of Indian Summer (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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An insurance investigator and his wife look into the case of Mrs. Gillespie, who has been widowed twice -- and has twice enjoyed windfalls from her husbands' life insurance.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve Forrest, Gladys Cooper, James Gleason

Votes: 222

38. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 824

39. The Clock (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1945, during a 48-hour leave, a soldier accidentally meets a girl at Pennsylvania Station and spends his leave with her, eventually falling in love with the lovely New Yorker.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 2,398 | Gross: $2.78M

40. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

Votes: 1,462

41. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor of a U.S. town for the last time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 2,332

42. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.

Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

Votes: 97

43. Two Gals and a Guy (1951)

70 min | Comedy

7.4
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A singing couple gets their own television show, and the strains of putting on a TV show every week starts to jeopardize their relationship.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Robert Alda, Janis Paige, James Gleason, Lionel Stander

Votes: 5

44. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Approved | 137 min | Drama

7.3
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A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Rose Stradner

Votes: 1,972

45. Manila Calling (1942)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, War

7.3
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When the Japanese capture the principal radio station of the American Radio Communications Company in the Philippines, the staff manages to escape into the jungle, tie up with a band of ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Carole Landis, Cornel Wilde, James Gleason

Votes: 81

46. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 132

47. Home, Sweet Homicide (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.2
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Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Peggy Ann Garner, Randolph Scott, Lynn Bari, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 154

48. Grandpa Goes to Town (1940)

66 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Gus Meins | Stars: James Gleason, Lucile Gleason, Russell Gleason, Harry Davenport

Votes: 5

49. The Life of Riley (1949)

90 min | Comedy

7.1
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A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 203

50. Come Fill the Cup (1951)

113 min | Drama

7.1
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Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Cagney, Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey, James Gleason

Votes: 320