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1. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
Episode: Visit to a Small Planet (1955)

Drama

9.5
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A visitor from another planet arrives on Earth and seems anxious to provoke a war - "one thing you people do really well".

Writer: Gore Vidal | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Edward Andrews, Theodore Bikel, Sylvia Davis, Alfred De La Fuente

Votes: 11

2. 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: 106

3. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 125

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: 13

5. 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: 66

6. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Cole Porter's 'Aladdin' (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.8
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Cole Porter's version of the story of Aladdin--his only musical written especially for television

Writer: S.J. Perelman | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sal Mineo, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Dennis King, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 16

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 856

8. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.7
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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: 99

9. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.7
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 95

10. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.7
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Stokey | Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 44

11. The Billy Rose Show (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Stars: Billy Rose, Frank Albertson, Ludwig Donath, Walter Hampden

Votes: 13

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

60 min | Music

8.6
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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: 99

13. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Gene Darfler, John Hoyt, Walter Matthau, Simon Oakland

Votes: 39

14. The Man Who Bought Paradise (1965 TV Movie)

60 min

8.6
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A fugitive is holed up in a foreign country.

Writer: Richard Alan Simmons | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Hoagy Carmichael, Dolores del Rio, Angie Dickinson, Robert Horton

Votes: 15

15. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 93

16. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 56

17. The Good Old Days of Radio (1976 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Writer: Hal Kanter | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Steve Allen, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Bill Baldwin, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 6

18. The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Live dramatic series featuring top rated actors in adaptations of Broadway plays or top rated novels.

Stars: Walter Abel, Gertrude Lawrence, Kevin McCarthy, John McQuade

Votes: 17

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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

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

Votes: 2,059

20. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 607

21. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 99

22. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Peter Pan (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.3
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A live restaging of the 1955 TV production of the Broadway musical version.

Writers: J.M. Barrie, Sumner Locke Elliott, Jerome Robbins | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Margalo Gillmore, Sondra Lee

Votes: 104

23. 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 »

Creators: Howard Merrill, Allan Sherman | Stars: Garry Moore, Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 265

24. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 54

25. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

8.1
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: Edward Villella, Jacques d'Amboise, Donald Voorhees, John Raitt

Votes: 24

26. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 37

27. 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: 148

28. 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: 88

29. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 87

30. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 12

31. The Snoop Sisters (1972–1974)
Episode: The Devil Made Me Do It! (1974)

75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The Snoop sisters uncover a satanic cult when they endeavor to unravel the murder of an airline passenger.

Creator: Alan Shayne | Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Lou Antonio, Bert Convy

Votes: 21

32. 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 its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 728

33. The Winslow Boy (1948)

117 min | Drama

7.8
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In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Writers: Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 775

34. The Snoop Sisters (1972–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A spinster and her widowed sister, who are also mystery writers, try to solve mysterious murders.

Creator: Alan Shayne | Stars: Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Lou Antonio, Bert Convy

Votes: 142

35. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 64

36. Peter Pan (1955 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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Writers: J.M. Barrie, Jerome Robbins | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Kathleen Nolan, Sondra Lee

Votes: 32

37. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: Peter Pan (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Margalo Gillmore, Heller Halliday

Votes: 9

38. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 69

39. Hans Brinker (1969 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.6
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Writers: Mary Mapes Dodge, Bill Manhoff | Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Richard Basehart, John Gregson, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 87

40. Peter Pan (1960 TV Special)

100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome Robbins, J.M. Barrie | Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Lynn Fontanne, Maureen Bailey

Votes: 1,570

41. The Kraft Music Hall (1967–1971)
Episode: Mitzi Gaynor Christmas Show (1967)

60 min | Music

7.5
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Mitzi sings and dances through several cute seasonal costumes and sings a variety of classic holiday numbers. A highlight is Santa Claus played by Johnny Carson's Tonight Show sidekick Ed ... See full summary »

Writers: John Aylesworth, Jack Burns, Pat McCormick, Frank Peppiatt | Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Mitzi Gaynor, Bill Adler, St. Thomas Church Choir, Ed Herlihy

Votes: 8

42. The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975 TV Short)

22 min | Short, Animation, Musical

7.3
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A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to ... See full summary »

Writer: Jules Bass | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, David Kelley, Dina Lynn

Votes: 229

43. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 22 December 1957 (1957)

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Robert Preston, just three days after his sensational opening of the Broadway smash, "The Music Man" appears tonight as a guest panelist. He joins regulars Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen... See full summary »

Stars: Bennett Cerf, John Daly, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 6

44. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness

Votes: 435

45. Piccadilly (1929)

TV-PG | 92 min | Drama, Crime

7.2
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A young Chinese woman, working in the kitchen at a London dance club, is given the chance to become the club's main act which soon leads to a plot of betrayal, forbidden love and murder.

Writer: Arnold Bennett | Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong, Jameson Thomas, Charles Laughton

Votes: 861

46. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Ar Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little and befriends a "pookah" a 6 ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 27

47. Blackmail (1929)

85 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Writers: Charles Bennett, Alfred Hitchcock, Benn W. Levy | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 7,048

48. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Gene Saks, Albert Dekker, Nina Foch, Russell Hicks

Votes: 17

49. The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Romeo Muller | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Orson Bean, John Huston, Brother Theodore, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 9,843

50. Tubby the Tuba (1975)

G | 81 min | Animation, Family, Musical

6.7
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When Tubby the Tuba sets out to find a melody all of his own, his journey results in this enchanting and exciting musical tale. Tubby joins the circus and striving to be part of an ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Tripp | Director: Alexander Schure | Stars: Jack Gilford, Ray Middleton, Jane Powell, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 75