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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 53,029

2. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical people, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 82

3. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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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: 86

4. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Jean Byron, Paul Bryar

Votes: 93

5. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: Lady on the Stagecoach (1959)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.7
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Paladin shares a stage with an enthralling Apache princess and a large shipment of gold.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Richard Boone, John Doucette, Vitina Marcus, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 64

6. 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 backgrounds 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: 11,441

7. The Silent Service (1957– )

30 min | Action, War

8.6
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Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris, Robert Knapp, Ron Foster

Votes: 81

8. Tightrope (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Mike Connors played an unnamed police undercover Agent who infiltrated organized crime to expose the leaders and their plots. His name changed with each episode in order to protect him. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia, Lewis Charles

Votes: 88

9. Union Pacific (1958– )

30 min | Western

8.6
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Bart McClelland supervises rail construction for Union Pacific west of Omaha dealing with everything from marauders to land issues. He's aided by surveyor Billy Kincaid and Georgia who runs the mobile Golden Nugget saloon.

Stars: Jeff Morrow, Judson Pratt, Susan Cummings, J.M. Kerrigan

Votes: 40

10. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,789

11. 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: 248

12. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Green, Robert Paige

Votes: 30

13. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Matter of Principle (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Joe Mannix is visited by Portia and Penelope Penhaven, two elderly, eccentric sisters who insist that Mannix investigate a hit-and-run earlier that day, which damaged one of the headlights ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Elsa Lanchester, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 25

14. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Walk in the Shadows (1972)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A man named Tom Farnon suspects his wife of having an affair, and follows her to his boat where she is to meet her lover. But a shot rings out, the other man flees, the boat explodes, and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ed Flanders, Robert Colbert

Votes: 26

15. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Gone Straight (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.4
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When Matt serves a warrant in another town for a wanted man, there are two men answering the possible suspect's description, and they both have gone totally straight.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Carl Betz, Marianne Stewart

Votes: 55

16. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Obituary (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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A newspaper article extolling Lucas' skills with a gun brings him trouble when a gunfighter shows up in town aiming to prove that he's faster than Lucas.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Brian G. Hutton

Votes: 45

17. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: The Girl in the Frame (1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Wealthy art collector Calvin Norris, while visiting an artist friend, sees a woman modeling for a sculptor in the studio across the alley. Norris is shocked. The woman looks exactly like ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Mike Connors, Joseph Campanella, Leslie Parrish, Paul Mantee

Votes: 40

18. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,429

19. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Votes: 8,963

20. Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955–1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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Typical western with a twist. The two stars appeared as Texas Rangers but in a different scenario each program. One week, they might be Rangers in the 1840s and the next week they would be ... See full summary »

Stars: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter, William Boyett, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 71

21. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Closely Watched Planes (1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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CONTROL couriers are disappearing on airliners. Max is assigned as the next courier and has to solve the mystery or die.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Pete Barbutti

Votes: 69

22. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Sunburst (1970)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Mannix is on his way to go fishing in the desert when he stops at a roadside diner for gas and a check of his engine. While having a cup of coffee, he discovers that the couple who run the ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Patricia Quinn, Paul Carr

Votes: 36

23. Ripcord (1961– )

30 min | Adventure

8.2
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Operating their skydiving service company "Ripcord", Jim Buckley and Ted McKeever are able to get to places that others can't and get there much faster. This leads them on many exciting ... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher, Paul Comi

Votes: 108

24. Official Detective (1957– )

Mystery, Adventure

8.2
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Stars: Everett Sloane, Ted de Corsia, James Griffith, Steve Pendleton

Votes: 10

25. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Mask for a Charade (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Eye witnesses saw policeman Al Reardon commit murder. He hires Joe to prove it was a frame-up, but can't seem to get his story straight.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Claude Akins, Marj Dusay

Votes: 19

26. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: The Dark Hours (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Joe is shot and dumped in the middle of nowhere. He tries to figure it all out from his hospital bed.

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Elizabeth Ashley, Victor French

Votes: 19

27. Troubleshooters (1959–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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Stars: Keenan Wynn, Bob Mathias, Robert Fortier, Forrest Compton

Votes: 29

28. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Edge of the Web (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Mannix must find and learn the truth, when a former college student's accused of killing his former anthropology professor.

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, James A. Watson Jr., Joshua Bryant

Votes: 19

29. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Search for a Dead Man (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A hit man shoots his victim, a notorious crime boss, from a sniper's perch, but moments later can find no body where the man fell. Unable to convince the men who hired him that the crime ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, John Hillerman, Robert Symonds

Votes: 16

30. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Hangman (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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A friend of Lucas is found murdered and robbed. Suspicion falls on an ex-con, and a lynching seems inevitable.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Whit Bissell

Votes: 45

31. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: The Mouse That Died (1970)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Mannix is hired by the sister of Geoffrey Paradine, a college student who has disappeared. As the episode opens, Mannix is taken off the case because she claims to have found him. Then she ... See full summary »

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Patricia Stich, Hugh Beaumont

Votes: 34

32. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: The Survivor Who Wasn't (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A man survives a plane crash and undergoes plastic surgery but when his wife second guesses his identity, she hires Mannix to uncover the truth.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Paul Burke, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 18

33. 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: 3,880

34. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Los Angeles is where Sergeant Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense, while the prosecution is lead by Jerry Miller.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

Votes: 86

35. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Choice of Evils (1971)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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On a rainy day in Los Angeles, Joe Mannix' secretary Peggy is kidnapped by two men on the instructions of crime boss Lawrence Powers. Powers has the two men hold Peggy to force Mannix to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Stephen McNally, Georg Stanford Brown

Votes: 24

36. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Problem of Innocence (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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William Avery is released after serving a prison sentence for embezzlement, but almost immediately dies in a car accident. Someone nevertheless begins to stalk his daughter, apparently ... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, John Randolph, Anne Archer

Votes: 23

37. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Catspaw (1971)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Tip Ellis, a fellow private investigator and friend of Joe Mannix, is murdered while looking into a case of industrial espionage in Fresno. Mannix travels to Fresno to pay his respects, and... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harvey Jr. | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Peter Donat, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 24

38. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: End Game (1969)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Mannix gets an urgent call from the police. Lt. Art Malcolm, Mannix's friend who also served with the detective during the Korean War, is being held hostage in an abandoned building. The ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Steve Ihnat, Ward Wood

Votes: 44

39. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Murder Revisited (1970)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A controversial television interviewer telephones a shadowy figure named Harry Armitage for the "hot seat" segment of his show, accusing Armitage of bribery and influence peddling. As he ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Don DeFore, Arlene Martel

Votes: 28

40. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Fifth Man (1959)

Not Rated | 25 min | Western

8.0
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A killer escapes from prison, steals back to his hometown, then hangs around methodically picking off his enemies. Four respected citizens fall quickly. A terrified local resident contracts... See full summary »

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Richard Boone, John Emery, Leo Gordon, Walter Burke

Votes: 41

41. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: To Quote a Dead Man (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A hobo known as Boston comes to see Joe Mannix, explaining that someone has recently tried to kill him, and asking Mannix to find out who it is and why. Mannix agrees to look into the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, David Wayne, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 21

42. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 357

43. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett, Vance Skarstedt

Votes: 693

44. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)

30 min | Western

7.9
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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: 149

45. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1955–1959)

30 min

7.9
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Robert Middleton, Frank Gerstle, Everett Sloane

Votes: 65

46. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Blood on the Vine (1972)

Not Rated | 51 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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Cannon is called by a winemaker's secretary after several suspicious accidents happen to the vintner.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: William Conrad, Theodore Bikel, Katherine Justice, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 33

47. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Hardball (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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In the series' final show: To ensure a safe release of 6 hostages taken by a desperate drug dealer, Mannix, with no other choice, must find and deliver a member who turned informer against the dealer and his men.

Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, William Windom, James Hampton

Votes: 15

48. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Light and Shadow (1972)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The wife of a wealthy jet-setter is accused of murdering a philandering playboy on her husband's yacht, and the wealthy man hires Joe Mannix to investigate the crime, hoping he will turn up... See full summary »

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Christine Belford, Tina Sinatra

Votes: 17

49. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Search in the Dark (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Victor Buono is a blind man obsessed with finding the Auroras, a fabulous diamond collection stolen years ago.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Victor Buono, Bethel Leslie

Votes: 18

50. The Felony Squad (1966–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Twenty-year veteran Detective Sergeant Sam Stone is paired with rookie Briggs in a large Western metropolis. The tough as nails desk Sergeant is the father of young Briggs, and helps the ... See full summary »

Stars: Howard Duff, Ben Alexander, Dennis Cole, Frank Maxwell

Votes: 90