Most Popular Titles With Joseph Sweeney


1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 503,313

2. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 53,157

3. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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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, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin

Votes: 1,298

4. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 982

5. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 166

6. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness

Votes: 513

7. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 765

8. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one either saves the day or muffs ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 1,001

9. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 268

10. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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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.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 202

11. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

Votes: 368

12. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 2,204

13. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Approved | 153 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 2,686

14. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Cris Roberts, Mike Ragan, David Armstrong

Votes: 257

15. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 60

16. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 121

17. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 70

18. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 104

19. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 106

20. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum.... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 87

21. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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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.

Stars: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Votes: 99

22. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 85

23. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 61

24. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 65

25. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 61

26. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 55

27. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 110

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. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 35

30. The Big Story (1949–1959)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell, Ben Grauer, Ernest Chappell

Votes: 15

31. Out There (1951–1952)

30 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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Innovative anthology series was one of the first adult-oriented science fiction series of the early-fifties and probably suffered for it. Teleplays were adapted from the best science ... See full summary »

Stars: Casey Allen, Robert Webber, Arthur Batanides, Stewart Bradley

Votes: 8

32. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 60

33. Outside the Wall (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A paroled convict's infatuation with a gold-digger nurse working at a sanitarium leads him to crime.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Richard Basehart, Marilyn Maxwell, Signe Hasso, Dorothy Hart

Votes: 76

34. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 76

35. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 29

36. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

37. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 28

38. Front Row Center (1955–1956)

60 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.7
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Broadway plays are presented live in condensed one hour versions.

Stars: Robert Sterling, Fletcher Markle, James Daly, Olive Sturgess

Votes: 12

39. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Stars: Gene Saks, Albert Dekker, Nina Foch, Russell Hicks

Votes: 20

40. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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This program consisted of adaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights.

Stars: Philip Coolidge, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan, Wesley Addy

Votes: 10

41. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Parker Fennelly, James Dean, Don Hanmer, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 11

42. The Herb Shriner Show (1949–1956)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Variety show hosted by humorist Herb Shriner.

Stars: Herb Shriner, Mary Ford, Les Paul, Milton Delugg

Votes: 12

43. Soak the Rich (1936)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Conservative millionaire Humphrey Craig is fearful that a "soak-the-rich" bill will pass in the United States Senate. He keeps apprised of the situation by having Captain Pettijohn report ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Stars: Walter Connolly, John Howard, Mary Taylor, Lionel Stander

Votes: 24

44. Sylvia on a Spree (1918)

Comedy

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Director: Harry L. Franklin | Stars: Emmy Wehlen, Walter Percival, Frank Currier, Eugene Acker

45. The Telltale Clue (1954– )

Approved | 30 min | Crime, Drama

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Stars: Anthony Ross, Charles Webster, Nathaniel Frey, Peg Hillias

46. The Jaywalker (1930)

10 min | Short

7.8
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Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Chester Clute, Jim Diamond, Joseph Sweeney

Votes: 5

47. Where's That Tiger? (1933)

Short, Musical

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Borrah Minnevitch and his Harmonica Rascals are practicing in the basement of a building owned by a nasty landlord. He has them arrested for disturbing the peace but Borrah and the Rascals serenade the judge and the charges are dismissed.

Stars: Borrah Minevitch, Joseph Sweeney

48. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)
Episode: A Little Child Shall Lead Them (1954)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Garry Simpson | Stars: Eileen Heckart, Morton Stevens, Joseph Sweeney

49. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: A Matter of Pride (1957)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Philip Abbott, Burt Brinckerhoff, George Eberling, Henderson Forsythe

50. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: A Short Biographical Sketch of James Tuttle Peabody, M.D. (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Claudia Bryar, Gage Clarke

51. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: A Terrible Day (1955)

60 min | Drama

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A ruthless landowner is terrorizing a small Western town, aided by his hired killers and the cowardice of the local gentry.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Royal Beal, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Jack Klugman

52. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Episode: Brand from the Burning (1951)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Thomas Coley, Grace Kelly, Lester Lonergan, Tom McElhaney

53. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Bridge Party (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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A determined and utterly logical retiree wants an agreement to raise a drawbridge honored by a railroad - no matter what. When the railroad makes a series of trumped up charges against the ... See full summary »

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, James Barton

Votes: 23

54. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)
Episode: Circle of Choice (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Alex Cord, Barbara Dana

55. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: Coming of Age (1955)

Drama

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Fears lead to upheaval in Terry Ballard's life as he suffers a mid-life crisis at his 40th birthday. His wife wants them to buy a new house and he's been offered a new position at work. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Felton | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Lee Bowman, Ralph Bunker, Jan Miner

56. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: Dancing Dan's Christmas (1950)

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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In the days of prohibition, jewel thief "Dancing Dan" is taken with the gorgeous speakeasy hostess. In the holiday spirit, he makes like Santa for the woman's elderly grandmother.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Joe Bushkin, Wally Cox, Harold Gary, Ethel Griffies

57. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
Episode: Ernie Barger Is 50 (1953)

Drama

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Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ed Begley, Carmen Mathews, Howard St. John, John Connell

58. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)
Episode: Father Malachy's Miracle (1950)

Drama

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Stars: William Brower, Francis De Sales, Joe Foley, Henry Jones

59. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Episode: Flare-Up (1954)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Philip Abbott, Sandy Becker, Leora Dana, Joseph Sweeney

61. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: Here Comes Charlie (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The boys of the 53rd Precinct attempt to help rehabilitate chronically drunk Charlie by finding him a job where he won't be tempted to drink, but the officers'regular visits to check up on ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Larry Storch, Al Lewis

Votes: 24

62. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: If I Die Before I Live (1958)

60 min | Drama

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A banker embezzles a large sum of money and flees. While hiding out in New York City he suffers a heart attack and can't take his medicine. He's rescued by a girl who is unemployed and starving.

Director: Frank P. Rosenberg | Stars: Edie Adams, James Congdon, James Gregory, Joseph Sweeney

63. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: If You Knew Elizabeth (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Claire Trevor, Gary Merrill, Natalie Schafer

64. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Incident on Fifth Avenue (1951)

60 min | Drama

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An invisible elfin creature, a troll, teaches a hardened New Yorker about Christmas.

Stars: Gene Lee, Hildy Parks, Joseph Sweeney

65. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: Joan Crawford Didn't Say No (1963)

30 min | Comedy

3.6
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When a septuagenarian delicatessen owner reports he will be marrying Joan Crawford, the boys of the 53rd are sent out to bust the phony matrimonial service that promises to pair its clients with Hollywood movie stars.

Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Molly Picon, Al Lewis

Votes: 95

66. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Loophole (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Philip Bruns, Nell Harrison

67. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)
Episode: Marked Money (1954)

Drama

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Director: Garry Simpson | Stars: Dean Harris, Kate McComb, Joseph Sweeney

68. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)
Episode: One Loud Clear Voice (1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Jack Bittner, Larry Blyden, Frank Conroy, Wendell Corey

69. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: One Red Rose for Christmas (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Clarice Blackburn, Patty Duke, Helen Hayes, Ruth McDevitt

70. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: One Red Rose for Christmas (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Martine Bartlett, Clarice Blackburn, Patty Duke, Helen Hayes

71. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
Episode: Other People's Houses (1953)

60 min | Drama

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A senile old man causes heartache for his two daughters and son-in-law.

Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Eileen Heckart, Earl Rowe, Rod Steiger, Joseph Sweeney

72. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Plan for Escape (1952)

59 min | Drama

5.3
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A crooked club owner's wife witnesses his murder, and has to flee from gangsters.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Peggy Ann Garner, Frank Overton, Jean Carson, Robert Webber

Votes: 50

73. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: Ramshackle Inn (1949)

Drama

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An old maid librarian has saved her money for twenty years, in order to buy a hotel where she can meet interesting people. She purchases a strange rundown place near the ocean and gets what she bargains for.

Stars: Richard Bishop, Lewis Charles, Don De Leo, Joe Downing

74. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: Run for the Money (1954)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Phyllis Love, Joseph Sweeney

75. Front Row Center (1955–1956)
Episode: Search for a Stranger (1956)

Biography, Drama, Romance

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Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Malcolm Atterbury, Robert Eyer, Don Keefer, Dewey Martin

76. Out There (1951–1952)
Episode: Sense of Wonder (1951)

Sci-Fi

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Stars: Casey Allen, Paul Anderson, Russell Collins, Nancy Franklin

77. Lights Out (1946–1952)
Episode: Strange Legacy (1951)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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After suffering a concussion in a car accident on the Oregon coast, Stephen Elliott is carried to the home of an old man and his beautiful daughter-in-law to recover. The young woman tells ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Schwab Jr. | Stars: Robert Stack, Margaret Hayes, Henry Hart, Joseph Sweeney

Votes: 11

78. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Summer Pavilion (1955)

60 min | Drama

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In an old Louisiana plantation, the the furnishings and the once great family are fading fast.The matriarch desperately tries to hold on the a gazebo that's slated for destruction as part ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Charles Drake, Elizabeth Montgomery, Ruth White

Votes: 15

79. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Amazing Mrs. Halliday (1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Richard Goode | Stars: Claud Allister, Robert Burton, Herbert Butterfield, Ken Carpenter

80. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: The Big Break (1957)

60 min | Drama

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An elderly actor has a chance at a career comeback in television. He has great trouble remembering his lines to the crew tries to rig up an electronic contraption to help him. A young script girl comes up with a better solution.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: James Barton, Patsy Kelly, Kathleen Maguire, Frank McHugh

81. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: The Big Deal (1953)

Drama

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Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Anne Jackson, Bernard Kates, Joe Maross, Jerry Morris

82. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)
Episode: The Bus Trip (1953)

30 min | Comedy

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Mr. Weskit takes a bus trip to visit Mom and Sis Peepers.

Director: Hal Keith | Stars: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Patricia Benoit, Tony Randall

83. The Telltale Clue (1954– )
Episode: The Case of the Hit and Run (1954)

Approved | Crime, Drama

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Director: Charles Martin | Stars: Anthony Ross, Peg Hillias, Patrica Smith, Joseph Sweeney

84. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: The Curse of the Snitkins (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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A jinx arrives at the 53rd and continues his streak of bringing bad luck wherever he goes.

Directors: Nat Hiken, Stanley Prager | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Jack Gilford

Votes: 24

85. Playwrights '56 (1955– )
Episode: The Day the Trains Stopped Running (1956)

Comedy, Drama

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After fifty years of service to the railroad, Sam Rasher must come to grips with the fact that he is retired and that the railroad will go on without him.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Joanne Douglas, George Ebeling, Dan Frazer, Cliff Hall

86. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Gift of the Koodjanuk (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Alfred Freely, a cheerful Irishman, comes in to Blair for a check-up, and tells Kildare that he is his long-lost uncle, though Kildare does not really remember him. Because of the man's ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Brian Keith, Joseph Sweeney

Votes: 5

87. Omnibus (1952–1961)
Episode: The Golden Dress (1953)

Drama, History, Music

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Stars: Raymond Bramley, Jocelyn Brando, Alistair Cooke, Doro Merande

88. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: The Good Neighbor (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Margret receives the title deeds to a second property; Jim suggests she take responsibility for cleaning and renting out the property. They meet the neighbor, Mr. Boomhauer, who is a very ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 5

89. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: The Grand Tour (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Percy Helton, Lori March, Scott McKay, Audrey Meadows

90. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Great Gold Mountain (1960)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Ed Begley, Polly Bergen, Burt Brinckerhoff, Carolyn Groves

91. Justice (1954–1956)
Episode: The Greedy Man (1954)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Eddie Firestone, Nancy Guild, Russell Hardie, Joseph Sweeney

92. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Haven (1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Don Richardson | Stars: Shirley Booth, Fran Myers, Gene Raymond, Truman Smith

93. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Last Autumn (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Pat Hingle, House Jameson, Alexis Smith, Joseph Sweeney

94. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Sylvia Schnauser helps the police dept. to set a trap for con artists posing as book publishers.

Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Charlotte Rae, Al Lewis

Votes: 25

95. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: The Oklahoma Land Rush (April 22, 1889) (1954)

Drama, History

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Stars: James Broderick, Royal Dano, Parker Fennelly, Stuart Germain

96. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Petrified Forest (1955)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.2
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Gabrielle Maple works in a dusty desert gas station-café, but yearns for the life of an artist in France, knowing there must be something finer than the provincial dead-end she is trapped ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Paul Hartman

Votes: 40

97. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)
Episode: The Petrified Forest (1952)

Drama

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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Maurice Burke, Lloyd Gough, Kim Hunter, Dan Matthews

98. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Prince and the Puppet (1955)

60 min | Drama

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A pair of puppeteers seek funds for a trailer tour and do a show for a wealthy man's party with unusual results.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Bil Baird, Cora Baird, Betty Furness, Phyllis Hill

99. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: The Riot (1961)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Inmates riot at a prison cell block, taking four hostages and threatening to kill them unless their demands are met. At the request of one of the riot's leaders, the warden asks Lawrence Preston to negotiate for the prisoners.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Fritz Weaver, Frank Sutton

Votes: 11

100. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Rise of Carthage (1954)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Paul Douglas, Nina Foch, John Gibson, Mike Kellin