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1. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 227

2. 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

3. Jungle Jim (1955– )

20 min | Adventure

8.6
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Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Huston, Dean Fredericks, Tamba

Votes: 162

4. Crusader (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

Stars: Brian Keith, Edwin Reimers, Arthur Space, Leon Askin

Votes: 25

5. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Pigeon (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Lou is set up by his sexy neighbor to take the fall for her infidelity, so that Lou is the one who gets killed by her jealous mobster boyfriend.

Writer: Clyde Bruckman | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gloria Henry, Ted Hecht

Votes: 11

6. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 751

7. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 35

8. Stage 7 (1955– )

30 min

8.5
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A weekly half-hour anthology series, similar to "Four Star Playhouse".

Stars: Gordon Mills, Dan Barton, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 11

9. Jungle Jim (1955– )
Episode: Jungle Justice (1955)

30 min | Adventure

8.5
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When Kaseem's friend Niron is falsely accused of stealing, he turns to Jungle Jim for help in capturing the real crook.

Writer: J. Benton Cheney | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Huston, Dean Fredericks, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 11

10. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Based on actual cases from the San Francisco Police files, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector Grebb work as a team to track down criminals. In the last season Inspectors Delaney and Summers are ... See full summary »

Stars: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed, Ruta Lee

Votes: 53

11. Adventures of the Falcon (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

8.2
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Stories of an Espionage Agent.

Creator: Michael Arlen | Stars: Charles McGraw, James Flavin, G. Pat Collins, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 13

12. This Man Dawson (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Keith Andes stars as an ex- military man hired on to root out corruption in the police department in an unnamed U.S. city.

Stars: Keith Andes, William Conrad, William Woodson, Tom McDonough

Votes: 16

13. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: The Magic Necklace (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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Lois (Noel Neill) writes a story about the discovery of an ancient necklace with alleged magic powers. It is said that whosoever wears the necklace will be protected from all harm. Gangster... See full summary »

Writer: Jackson Gillis | Director: George Blair | Stars: George Reeves, Jack Larson, Noel Neill, John Hamilton

Votes: 44

14. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: Star of Fate (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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A mysterious box from Egypt causes a bidding war between two men, Whitlock and Barnak. The box also is said to carry a curse and three people, including Lois Lane, are stricken opening it. ... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Hamilton | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 37

15. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: Tomb of Zaharan (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Louis Lane is kidnapped by a third world country after a strange necklace she is wearing indicates she is the reincarnation of that country's legendary queen who'd died 5000 years ago.

Writer: David T. Chantler | Director: George Blair | Stars: George Reeves, Jack Larson, Noel Neill, John Hamilton

Votes: 48

16. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 24,873

17. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Blackie and gal pal Mary, and their dog Whitey, solve lots of Los Angeles crimes before the cops can do it.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Bill Catching

Votes: 82

18. Captain Midnight (1954–1958)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.0
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Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Webb, Sid Melton, Olan Soule, Henry Rowland

Votes: 77

19. Terry and the Pirates (1952– )

30 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Colonel Terry Lee travels to the orient in search of a gold mine left to him by his grandfather. While searching, he is a pilot employed by a "no questions asked" airline run by Chopstick ... See full summary »

Stars: John Baer, Jack Reitzen, Gloria Saunders, Sandra Spence

Votes: 30

20. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 2,130

21. Gilda (1946)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.8
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer.

Writers: E.A. Ellington, Jo Eisinger, Marion Parsonnet | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 20,198

22. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.7
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 382

23. China Smith (1952– )

30 min | Adventure

7.7
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Con artist and private eye China Smith works out of a bar in Singapore, roaming Asia in search of beautiful women (who like his tough style) and quick money. His nemeses are the friendly British Inspector and the scheming "empress."

Stars: Dan Duryea, Douglass Dumbrille, Myrna Dell, Clarence Lung

Votes: 15

24. Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure

7.7
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The show tells the story of two lieutenants, Michael Rhodes and William Storm, assigned to the 77th Bengal Lancers in India during the late 19th century. Colonel Standish is the commanding ... See full summary »

Creator: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Philip Carey, Warren Stevens, Patrick Whyte, Michael Carr

Votes: 21

25. So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.

Writer: Allan Scott | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves

Votes: 1,175

26. M Squad (1957–1960)
Episode: The Shakedown (1958)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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Ballinger suspects an inside job when a dry cleaning company refuses to knuckle under to a shakedown mob.

Writers: Jack Laird, Wilton Schiller | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Katharine Bard, Dean Harens, June Dayton

Votes: 9

27. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 77

28. The New Adventures of China Smith (1954–1956)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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In this syndicated series China Smith is an adventurer based in 1950's Singapore. He takes on an array jobs to earn money, from fleecing the deserving to doing investigative work. Hobson is... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Duryea, Nestor Paiva, Keith McConnell, Regina Gleason

Votes: 16

29. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.4
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Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

Stars: Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 411

30. 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 »

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

Votes: 77

31. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)
Episode: 101 Blonde (1952)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Writer: Robert C. Dennis | Director: Sobey Martin | Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Marjorie Weaver

Votes: 9

32. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Barré Lyndon | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 25,216

33. Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Sally Benson, Margaret Landon | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,624

34. New York Confidential (1955)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him.

Writers: Jack Lait, Lee Mortimer, Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse | Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte, Anne Bancroft, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 328

35. Dangerous Assignment (1952– )

26 min | Adventure

7.1
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"The Commissioner" sent US special agent Steve Mitchell to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and international intrigue, all played out using extreme violence.

Stars: Brian Donlevy, Herbert Butterfield, Lyle Talbot, Jan Arvan

Votes: 48

36. Time to Kill (1942)

61 min | Mystery

7.1
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A private detective is hired to retrieve a valuable antique coin that was stolen from its owner by her son, who used it to pay off a blackmailer. The private eye soon finds himself up to ... See full summary »

Writers: Clarence Upson Young, Raymond Chandler, Brett Halliday | Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Heather Angel, Doris Merrick, Ralph Byrd

Votes: 61

37. Counter-Attack (1945)

90 min | War, Drama

7.1
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This drama centers on a Red Army officer (Paul Muni), a Russian woman (Lisa Elenko), and seven German soldiers who have been trapped in the ruined cellar of a bombed out factory in a ... See full summary »

Writers: John Howard Lawson, Mikhail Ruderman, Janet Stevenson, Philip Stevenson, Ilya Vershinin | Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Paul Muni, Marguerite Chapman, Larry Parks, Harro Meller

Votes: 215

38. Lights Out (1946–1952)
Episode: The Faceless Man (1951)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Francis Carvel visits a plastic surgeon to erase a lifetime of ugliness from his face. Now handsome, he returns to the French inn where, a year earlier, an lovely woman had spurned his ... See full summary »

Writer: George Lefferts | Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Robert Sterling, Ted Hecht, Pat Peardon, Louis Sorin

Votes: 10

39. Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Writers: Oscar Brodney, Don McGuire | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett, Lori Nelson

Votes: 80

40. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955– )

28 min | Adventure

7.0
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Stars: Irish McCalla, Chris Drake, Neal the Chimp, Virgil Richardson

Votes: 66

41. Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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A shortage of zoo animals after World War II brings beautiful animal trainer Tanya, her financial backer and her cruel trail boss to the jungle. After negotiating a quota with the native ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome Gruskin, Rowland Leigh, Edgar Rice Burroughs | Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison

Votes: 1,685

42. Secret Agent X-9 (1945)

Approved | 246 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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American, Chinese and Australian agents join forces to stop the Nazis from obtaining the formula for synthetic fuel.

Writers: Joseph O'Donnell, Harold Channing Wire, Patricia Harper | Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Keye Luke, Jan Wiley, Victoria Horne

Votes: 57

43. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Jonesy and Lou are in Algeria looking for a wrestler they are promoting. Sergeant Axmann tricks them into joining the Foreign Legion, after which they discover Axmann's collaboration with ... See full summary »

Writers: D.D. Beauchamp, John Grant, Martin Ragaway, Leonard Stern | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,279

44. We Were Strangers (1949)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.7
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China Valdes joins the Cuban underground after her brother is killed by the chief of the secret police, Ariete. She meets and falls in love with American expatriate Tony Fenner. Tony ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Viertel, John Huston, Robert Sylvester | Director: John Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, Pedro Armendáriz, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 722

45. Bad Men of Tombstone (1949)

Approved | 75 min | Western

6.7
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A marshal goes up against a collection of vicious outlaws terrorizing his own.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Arthur Strawn, Jay Monaghan | Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Reynolds, Broderick Crawford, Fortunio Bonanova

Votes: 58

46. Back at the Front (1952)

87 min | Comedy

6.7
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Further misadventures of comic soldiers Willie and Joe, now in Japan.

Writers: Lou Breslow, Oscar Brodney, Bill Mauldin, Don McGuire | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Tom Ewell, Harvey Lembeck, Mari Blanchard, Richard Long

Votes: 34

47. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Unrated | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Writers: Lee Loeb, John Grant | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 3,805

48. The Gangster (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Writer: Daniel Fuchs | Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 415

49. Song of India (1949)

77 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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A young arrogant Indian prince and his girl decide to hunt animals in the forbidden jungle for a zoo. A local boy helps the captured animals and confronts the prince.

Writers: Jerome Odlum, Art Arthur, Kenneth Perkins | Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Sabu, Gail Russell, Turhan Bey, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 89

50. Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948)

79 min | Adventure

6.5
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A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. In time the doctor experiences a personal change when he accepts their native customs and beliefs.

Writers: Jim Corbett, Jeanne Bartlett, Lewis Meltzer, Richard G. Hubler, Alden Nash | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Sabu, Wendell Corey, Joy Page, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 56