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1. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Oedipus Hex (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

9.4
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A hexed bowl of popcorn turns everyone visiting the Stevens' home into irresponsible homebodies.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, David White

Votes: 161

2. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Everybody's Thankful But Us Turkeys (1961)

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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It's Thanksgiving, and the Baxter's have company. George's sister is there, upset with her husband. George's mother talks of being lonely. Hazel steps in and helps each of them while trying to get the dinner made.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 26

3. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 80

4. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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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: 38

5. 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: 10,361

6. 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: 1,136

7. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 138

8. Those Whiting Girls (1955–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The 1955 show concerned sisters Margaret and Barbara Whiting, a coed at UCLA, who lived at home with their mother in Los Angeles, California. The series concerned the adventures of the two ... See full summary »

Stars: Margaret Whiting, Barbara Whiting, Mabel Albertson, Jerry Paris

Votes: 5

9. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Such a Nice Little Man (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Hazel befriends a down-on-his luck man she meets in the park. The Baxter's hire him to do handy work around the house. Soon, as things disappear, they wonder if he is a thief.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 14

10. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 411,081

11. 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: 97

12. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Hazel and the Model T (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Hazel buys a 1920 Model T from the Johnsons, which soon becomes a part of Mr. Griffin's business deal.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 11

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Ricardos Change Apartments (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Lucy tries everything to convince Ricky to let them move to a bigger apartment.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 134

14. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 18,017

15. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 69,657

16. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 93

17. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 56

18. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: A Replacement for Phoebe (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Hazel helps an elderly couple, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, to find a new maid after their own housekeeper quits.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 18

19. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: High Finance Hits a New Low (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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George helps Mr. & Mrs. Johnson with their financial problems.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 11

20. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy Gets Her Maid (1964)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Lucy and Viv are envious of the snooty women of the Danfield Art Society, all of whom have their own maids. Lucy decides they must have one, too, so to afford a maid, Lucy goes to work as a... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Gale Gordon, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 16

21. 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: 253

22. How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Motherly Mike, ditzy but sexy Loco, and sensible Greta move to the big city to find themselves wealthy men to turn into husbands. After the first year Greta gets married with Gwen the new roommate in this syndicated series.

Stars: Merry Anders, Barbara Eden, Lori Nelson, Jimmy Cross

Votes: 27

23. 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: 61

24. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 40

25. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 88

26. Coronado 9 (1960– )

30 min | Crime

8.3
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A former Naval intelligence officer works as a private detective in San Diego, California.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Vaughn Taylor, Sue Ane Langdon, Walter Reed

Votes: 38

27. 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: 3,422

28. Private Secretary (1953–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Susie is secretary to handsome talent agent Peter Sands and keeps getting messed up in (and messing up) his private life. She's assisted (usually) by receptionist Vi and semi-rival Sylvia. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell, Joan Banks

Votes: 103

29. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner traveling the world.

Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

Votes: 112

30. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Paul Cavanagh, Anthony Eustrel

Votes: 20

31. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: A Ghost for Scotland Yard (1953)

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

8.2
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Brockhurst, a famous magician, has been dead for a number of years. Yet, he his ghost is supposed to be returning. Clark Kent, while in England on assignment for the Daily Planet with Jimmy... See full summary »

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

Votes: 53

32. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: Moochie of Pop Warner Football: From Ticonderoga to Disneyland (1960)

Unrated | 47 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Kevin Corcoran, Russ Conway, Walt Disney, Byron Foulger

Votes: 22

33. The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964)

60 min | Western

8.1
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12 year old Jamie McPheeters, along with his ne'er-do-well father and a ragtag group of pioneers, travel westward from Paducah, Ky to the California gold fields in 1849.

Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Kurt Russell, Mark Allen, Meg Wyllie

Votes: 76

34. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 150

35. I Married Joan (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge.

Stars: Joan Davis, Jim Backus, Geraldine Carr, Sandra Gould

Votes: 218

36. Millie's Daughter (1947)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Joanna Maitland, living in Boston with her very conservative relatives, runs away to Palm Beach to be with her mother, Millie Maitland, whom she has been forbidden to see. Robert Lattimer, ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Gladys George, Gay Nelson, Paul Campbell, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 8

37. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Rock-A-Bye Baby (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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George Baxter grumbles when Hazel spends half her time helping the neighbors but when she brings home one of their babies - and asks him to be its sitter - he puts his foot down.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 13

38. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 157,345 | Gross: $163.21M

39. 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: 103,133

40. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 5,485

41. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Katy O'Connor is the assistant manager of the Bartley House Hotel in New York City working for Jason Macauley. She expected to get her bosses job when he was transferred to Calcutta, India ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, Don Porter, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 103

42. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Simon Scott, Edith Evanson

Votes: 28

43. Thunder in the Valley (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Louis King | Stars: Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Edmund Gwenn, Reginald Owen

Votes: 28

44. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: Problem Bear (1969)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Mr. Drysdale is sick and Dr. Granny springs into action with a chimp as a nurse. But Ellie's bear Fairchild has taken a liking to granny's "flu" remedy. During this Mrs, Drysdale tries to impress society Mrs. Van Ransonhoff.

Director: Joseph Depew | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 20

45. Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Episode: Sorority House (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Mister Ed is stolen and hidden in a sorority house basement. It's Wilbur, dressed in drag, to the rescue.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Alan Young, Connie Hines, Larry Keating, Edna Skinner

Votes: 25

46. 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: 2,308

47. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )

30 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.

Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Lowell Gilmore

Votes: 113

48. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Margie lives with her father Vern and her crazy schemes get him into trouble especially with his boss Mr. Honeywell. She frequently involves Charlie and Mrs. Odetts in her plans. Freddie is her boyfriend while Roberta likes Vern.

Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Votes: 234

49. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 97

50. Date with the Angels (1957–1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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New bride Vickie and her insurance salesman husband Gus involve their friends and neighbors in a variety of comic episodes.

Stars: Betty White, Bill Williams, Natalie Masters, Roy Engel

Votes: 74