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1. The Millionaire (1955–1960)
Episode: The Doris Winslow Story (1958)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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After Elliot Smith marries nurse Delores Winslow who is unaware of Smith's great family wealth, another jealous nurse jeopardizes the marriage by causing Smith to believe that Winslow has married him for his money.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Marvin Miller, Joanna Moore, Larry Pennell, Roland Winters

Votes: 5

2. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 899

3. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: Every Man a Witness (1958)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Sheriff Alvin Freemont and a mob take prisoner Char Lopez out of jail and threaten to lynch him unless he confesses. The horse bolts and Lopez is hanged. Hoby is sent in to investigate who was responsible.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Robert Culp, Walter Coy, Edward Platt, Kasey Rogers

Votes: 7

4. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Screaming Woman (1958)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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An elderly nurse visits Perry for advice but leaves not listening. Later, she arrives at the police station to confess to killing a columnist who is using a book she stole from a doctor to blackmail him into giving her a baby of her own.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 161

5. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

Votes: 136

6. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 9,386

7. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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: 746

8. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,607

9. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »

Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Votes: 354

10. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

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

Votes: 43

11. Hey, Jeannie! (1956–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Jeannie MacLennan, a cheerful and carefree Scottish woman, arrives in New York without a job or knowing anyone. Cabbie Al Murray is one of the first people she meets and he agrees to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo, Jack Kirkwood

Votes: 25

12. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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A variety of hijinks ensue when Jack treats a group of youngsters to a day at the carnival.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Harry Shearer, Ted Marc

Votes: 18

13. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Over Protection (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Ozzie and Harriet anguish over whether or not to allow 13-year-old Ricky to take a 150-mile train trip on his own.

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

Votes: 5

14. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Deal (1956)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Friday and Smith attempt to solve a series of car thefts but are getting nowhere until they learn that the car thieves are selling the stolen cars illegally.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Dick Ryan, Thomas E. Jackson

Votes: 13

15. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)
Episode: The Great Land Purchase (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Miss Brooks helps Mrs. Davis in a dispute with her sister Angela but she accidentally buys Mr. Conklin's house next to a bowling alley. Connie must have a different scheme so his new home seems less desirable.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Bob Sweeney, Jane Morgan

Votes: 9

16. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,448

17. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.1
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Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Gilman Rankin

Votes: 132

18. Target: The Corruptors (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone, Burt Brinckerhoff

Votes: 42

19. This Man Dawson (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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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: 17

20. Colgate Theatre (1958– )

8.1
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Add a Plot

Stars: Rachel Ames, Bill Goodwin, Harry Harvey Jr., Nancy Kulp

Votes: 10

21. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 106,306 | Gross: $7.63M

22. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 336

23. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: The Miracle (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Ozzie tells his family a story from his childhood of when he wished for a white Christmas.

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

Votes: 5

24. The Gertrude Berg Show (1961–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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A middle-aged widow enrolls in college as a freshman when her children are grown up, and her experience of life outside academia together with her gentle humor and emotional dignity prove an invaluable asset to the students' young minds.

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Wickes, Skip Ward

Votes: 34

25. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Wager on Payday (1961)

Not Rated | 52 min | Western

7.9
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Rowdy is framed for murder when a young practical joker's scheme to rob his father's bank takes a tragic turn.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 26

26. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,537 | Gross: $14.93M

27. Advise & Consent (1962)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 5,228

28. Summer and Smoke (1961)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,468

29. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 53

30. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Widowed Dove (1959)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

7.8
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The drovers party in a small town but with big consequences. One drover is killed over a crooked roulette wheel and Rowdy quits the drive to help a woman. Rowdy may pay with his life because the woman is the wife of the Marshal.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sally Forrest, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 72

31. Tombstone Territory (1957– )
Episode: Revenge (1960)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Jonas Bell is killed in a scuffle with Hollister after a bank clerk murder and robbery. Siblings Noah and Lady Bell conspire to avenge their father, and Lady finds work in Tombstone. Hollister's kindness to her leaves her in a quandary.

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Mary Anderson, Andrew Prine

Votes: 6

32. 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: 600

33. Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Music

7.7
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Maggie is resentful of being pointed out and laughed at in public because she resembles the cartoon character in the George McManus comic strip "Bringing Up Father." She visits McManus in ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Joe Yule, Renie Riano, George McManus, June Harrison

Votes: 7

34. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Railroad Station Program (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Preparing for a train trip to New York, he's held up at home by a slow moving plumber there to fix a dripping faucet, and phone calls from a girl looking for her boyfriend to elope with. ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc

Votes: 21

35. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,374

36. Dante (1960–1961)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Willie Dante carries his shady history, and old-time buddies Biff and Stewart, into the operation of his legit San Francisco nightclub. Neither the cops nor the bad guys really believe he's done with the underworld however. Much humor.

Stars: Howard Duff, Alan Mowbray, Tom D'Andrea, James Nolan

Votes: 33

37. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: New Chairs (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Confusion reigns when the local department store delivers two new chairs to the wrong Nelson family and then drops off additional chairs or takes back the wrong pieces of Nelson's furniture.

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

Votes: 7

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: 838

39. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

Votes: 643

40. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 6,752

41. The D.I. (1957)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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Gunnery Sergeant Jim Moore is one of the toughest Drill Instructors on Parris Island. But he's got a thorn in his side: Pvt. Owens, who always seems to foul up when the pressure's on. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Don Dubbins, Jackie Loughery, Lin McCarthy

Votes: 740

42. 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: 2,345

43. House of Strangers (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler

Votes: 2,110

44. Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters (1949)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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With Maggie laid low with sneezing fits, Jiggs spends his time listening to radio trivia contests. Maggie, an inveterate social climber, wants to join the prestigious Northchester Hunt Club... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Joe Yule, Renie Riano, George McManus, Tim Ryan

Votes: 7

45. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Ozzie's Double (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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A stranger with a British accent is passing through town, and he looks exactly like Ozzie. It's bad enough that he's been seen about town with an attractive young redhead - he's a wanted pickpocket, too.

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

Votes: 9

46. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Safe Husbands (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Ozzie and Joe scheme to make their wives jealous.

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

Votes: 5

47. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Life of Jack Benny (1954)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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When Jack's studio proposes a TV special adapting the story of his life, Jack takes personal responsibility for casting the roles.

Directors: James V. Kern, Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Mel Blanc

Votes: 21

48. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake

Votes: 6,657

49. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Visits Dennis' Home (1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Jack is in good spirits about the new season until Don and his wife, Lois, come by and harass him about fat jokes. Then, it's an infuriating visit to Dennis' home where his mother insults Jack for not making her son the star of the show.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Votes: 10

50. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Bat Trap (1960)

30 min | Western

7.2
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Midas Creek hires Bat to run their annual shooting contest. The council believe that the local bully will generally do anything in his power to win the contest. When the local gunsmith wins, it's the thug's rifle vs. Bat's pistol.

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Gene Barry, Lon Chaney Jr., Maggie Pierce, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 15