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some grat shows from the golden age of television
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The Ed Sullivan Show (1948 TV Series)
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances. (60 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Whelan
 
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The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse (1949 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Alex Segal
 
3.
Cavalcade of Stars (1949 TV Series)
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An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age. (60 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cates
 
4.
Your Show of Shows (1950 TV Series)
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later... (90 mins.)
Director: Max Liebman
 
5.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950 TV Series)
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy. (30 mins.)
 
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The Jack Benny Program (1950 TV Series)
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Your Hit Parade (1950 TV Series)
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The format was to sing the seven top rated popular songs for the week; the songs were sung by the regular cast of vocalists... (30 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
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I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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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. (30 mins.)
 
9.
The Jackie Gleason Show (1952 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Frank Bunetta
 
10.
My Little Margie (1952 TV Series)
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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. (30 mins.)
 
11.
I Married Joan (1952 TV Series)
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The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge. (30 mins.)
 
12.
Adventures of Superman (1952 TV Series)
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet. (30 mins.)
 
13.
Mister Peepers (1952 TV Series)
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Wally Cox as Mr. Peepers played a shy science teacher at "Jefferson Junior High". Mr. Peepers was always facing problems, but never outwitted. (30 mins.)
 
14.
The Abbott and Costello Show (1952 TV Series)
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies. (25 mins.)
 
15.
Make Room for Daddy (1953 TV Series)
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations... (30 mins.)
 
16.
Father Knows Best (1954 TV Series)
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty... (30 mins.)
 
17.
The Honeymooners (1955 TV Series)
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A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
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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. (25 mins.)
 
19.
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956 TV Series)
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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. (60 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
20.
Playhouse 90 (1956 TV Series)
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season. (90 mins.)
 
21.
Leave It to Beaver (1957 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Bachelor Father (1957 TV Series)
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly... (30 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
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Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)