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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: I'll Ride the Wind (1977)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

9.0
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Mr. Edwards adopted son, John, must choose between going away to school for several years to realize his dream of becoming a writer or marrying his true love, Mary Ingalls, and living the life of a farmer in Walnut Grove.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 108

2. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Willie and the Yank: The Deserter (1967)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.9
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Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James MacArthur, Nick Adams, Jack Ging, Kurt Russell

Votes: 8

3. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Hunters (1976)

TV-PG | 74 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Laura feels like she has grown enough to go hunting with Charles so they let her. While unrolling the bedroll, she accidentally knocks over the gun that Charles left loaded and ready to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 108

4. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Talking Machine (1976)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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A new-fangled talking machine that has the ability to record voices is just what treacherous Nellie Oleson needs to embarrass rival Laura Ingalls when both girls vie for the same boy's affections.

Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 124

5. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: Weight of Command (1961)

60 min | Western

8.8
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Bill and Major Adams plan on going hunting with a friend but when he is not home they suspect a renegade party of Cheyenne who have broken the peace treaty and the wagon train may be their next target.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath

Votes: 25

6. Flight (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

8.7
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Hosted by well known General George Kenney, the show was an anthology featuring the importance of aviation. Frequently war stories, it also dealt with the practical uses of civilian air as in severe weather conditions.

Stars: George C. Kenney, Forrest Compton, Mason Alan Dinehart, John Pickard

Votes: 19

7. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: If I Should Wake Before I Die (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Certain that only her funeral will bring her distant children and grandchildren to Walnut Grove for a long overdue visit, Amy Hearn convinces Doc Baker and the Ingalls to fake her death and... See full summary »

Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 156

8. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Will Santee Story (1961)

60 min | Western

8.7
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The Santee family---Will, his mother, and his younger sister---join the wagon train under a false surname. They have been forced out of town after town because of a terrible thing a family ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Horton, Dean Stockwell, Millie Perkins

Votes: 10

9. 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 species 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: 10,680

10. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,170

11. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,815

12. The Chevy Mystery Show (1960– )

Mystery

8.6
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Anthology series featuring a different mystery each week.

Stars: Walter Slezak, Vincent Price, Everett Sloane, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 13

13. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
Episode: Massacre at Fort Phil Kearney (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

8.6
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A dramatic retelling of the 1866 Sioux victory where 81 soldiers were killed. Colonel Henry Carrington runs a severe command but finds his authority challenged by the more likeable Captain William Fetterman.

Stars: Richard Egan, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Fuller, Michael Sarrazin

Votes: 5

14. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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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: 238

15. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.4
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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

Votes: 41

16. Panic! (1957– )

30 min | Thriller

8.4
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A short-lived anthology series narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis. Each episode tells its own thriller story and featured its own unique cast.

Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Bill Erwin, Norman Alden, Robert Anderson

Votes: 39

17. The Whistler (1954– )

30 min | Mystery

8.4
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Stars: William Forman, Danni Sue Nolan, Arthur Franz, Dorothy Green

Votes: 18

18. Colgate Theatre (1958– )

8.4
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Stars: Rachel Ames, Bill Goodwin, Harry Harvey Jr., Nancy Kulp

Votes: 8

19. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Throw a Long Rope (1962)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.4
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The ranchers losing cattle with homesteaders the prime suspects nearly hang an innocent man. The Judge's decision to apply the law of the range to the suspected cattle thieves drives a wedge into the loyalty of his foreman.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 46

20. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Jeremy Dow Story (1960)

60 min | Western

8.3
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When the wagon train passes through town, habitually drunk Jeremy Dow finds that his past has caught up with him. His choices: continue running, or face the demons from his past when he is confronted with this wife and son on the train.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Robert Horton, John McIntire, Leslie Nielsen, Frank McGrath

Votes: 26

21. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)
Episode: The Mystery of Chalk Hill (1973)

74 min | Western

8.3
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Hec quits his job and relocates to Enid, Oklahoma, where he immediately finds himself hard driven to solve a tragic double-homicide.

Director: Harry Morgan | Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Pat Hingle, Bruce Davison

Votes: 13

22. 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: 3,503

23. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Bang! You're Dead (1961)

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

8.2
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A 5-year-old boy finds his uncle's revolver, partially loads it with bullets, and plays it with in public, unaware of its deadly power.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Dunne, Biff Elliot, Lucy Prentis

Votes: 257

24. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Candy O'Hara Story (1960)

60 min | Western

8.2
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Gabe Henry and his son have been sorely missing the female touch over five years now. Finding a wife during a stopover is his top priority but his choice is known to Major Adams and he does not approve.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Joan O'Brien, Jim Davis

Votes: 22

25. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Madcap Modiste (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A fashion designer on live TV negates a deal her husband/partner brokered with another firm. Later, before their fashion show she takes a pill with champagne provided by her husband and shortly falls to the floor saying she was poisoned.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 83

26. The Chevy Mystery Show (1960– )
Episode: The Machine Calls It Murder (1960)

60 min | Mystery

8.2
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An insurance company statistician compiles computer figures for accidental deaths to young women and finally develops it to such detail that it indicates that several girls may have been ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Walter Slezak, Larry Blyden, Everett Sloane, Betsy von Furstenberg

Votes: 5

27. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)

90 min | Western

8.1
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The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.

Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Harry Morgan, Dennis Rucker

Votes: 165

28. 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: 41

29. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Red Riding Boots (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Everyone is against Burt Farwell marrying Rita Conover including his daughter who is having severe problems over it. Rita is no hit with the hands on Burt's ranch as well. When Rita is murdered, the family tries to cover for each other.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 68

30. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Shiloh Degnan Story (1962)

60 min | Western

8.1
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An officer Chris knows is found near the wagon train near death. He tells Chris that a passage in the bible describes him and his commander - Shioh Degnan. Chris returns him to Fort Bannerman to the Army where the truth is revealed.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Denny Miller

Votes: 8

31. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,674

32. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch, Steve Conte

Votes: 139

33. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Body in the Barn (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Wilkins put up a fence, which causes the next-door neighbor to fall from a seaside cliff, presumably dying, although his body is not found. Samantha Wilkins is a shrew who owns a large ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Lillian Gish, Maggie McNamara, Peter Lind Hayes

Votes: 122

34. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Pilot (1985)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Four classic Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) episodes, "Incident in a Small Jail", "Man from the South", "Bang. You're Dead!" and "An Unlocked Window", have been remade for the new show's pilot.

Directors: Steve De Jarnatt, Randa Haines, Joel Oliansky, Fred Walton | Stars: Ned Beatty, Lee Ving, Tony Frank, John Shearin

Votes: 234

35. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Danny Benedict Story (1959)

60 min | Western

8.0
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He says his name is Tom Smith but a young man Major Adams meets on the trail refuses to join the wagon train and won't say why. When he does find out he meets an old friend and why the boy is so tortured.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Brandon De Wilde, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 22

36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Twelve Hour Caper (1962)

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

8.0
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Herbert Wiggam has been the assistant cashier at his securities trading firm for 11 years. He has always been a loyal employee but things may be changing. He's advised by his boss that he ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dick York, Sarah Marshall, Wendell Holmes

Votes: 73

37. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 117

38. Buckskin (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Annie O'Connell's boarding house in Buckskin, Montana, in 1880, is the setting for dramas unfolding for travelers and townies alike. Stories are seen through the eyes of 10-year-old Jody.

Stars: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road, Orville Sherman

Votes: 27

39. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Clementine Jones Story (1961)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Clementine Jones is in the process of being thrown out of a town when a bank robbery occurs. She ends up joining the Hale wagon train on a wagon with one of the bank robbers using it to escape who she was in love with in the past.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Horton, Ann Blyth, Dick York

Votes: 13

40. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Iron Butterfly (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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Vengeful Sen. Carson pins the blame on Hoss when his son is killed by his ex-girlfriend. The Cartwrights do all they can to stop Carson from destroying the Ponderosa.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 25

41. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 284

42. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 101

43. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Rascal: Part 1 (1973)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Rascal (1969) re-edited into a two-part television presentation.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Steve Forrest, Bill Mumy, Pamela Toll, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 5

44. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Rascal: Part 2 (1973)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Rascal (1969) re-edited into a two-part television presentation.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Steve Forrest, Bill Mumy, Pamela Toll, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 5

45. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Sulky Girl (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An impetuous niece who demands her trust fund be released comes to Perry Mason for help. But it's her boyfriend who needs defending when he is charged with murdering her controlling uncle as Perry learns their real situation.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 139

46. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Long Shot (1955)

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

7.8
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Heavily indebted Charlie Raymond is hired to accompany a British visitor on a trip across the USA, and looks for a way to take advantage of his employer.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Lawford, John Williams, Gertrude Hoffman

Votes: 495

47. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Lonnie Fallon Story (1962)

60 min | Western

7.8
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Cowboy Lonnie Fallon is in love with Kathy Jennings---but her strict father forbids the relationship.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Horton, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 5

48. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders (1967)

Unrated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James MacArthur, Nick Adams, Jack Ging, Kurt Russell

Votes: 51

49. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,239

50. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) originally produced by the Master of Suspense himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,375