Highest Rated Titles With Martin Balsam


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: 47,280

2. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Glory Hunter (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A famous doctor, who has made a name for himself working with the poor people of India, comes to Blair for tests due to a suspected neurological disorder, and also to raise more money for his hospital overseas.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Alfred Ryder, Martin Balsam

Votes: 9

3. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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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: 471,632

4. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Hole in the City (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Armored car robbers vanish across from Yankee Stadium, so Lt. Busti dragnets the neighborhood, house-to-house. Brutal gang mastermind Nunda has much more to worry about, because he's barged... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 39

5. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: New York to L.A. (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Det. Flint and Lt. Busti head to Los Angeles to extradite two sociopath brothers to face robbery and murder charges back in New York.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 35

6. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Which Is Joseph Creeley? (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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A man sentenced to die for the coldblooded murder of another man, is given an operation to remove a tumor from his brain. When the tumor is removed, he becomes a docile individual with no ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Paul Burke, Nancy Malone, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 23

7. 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: 9,910

8. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

Votes: 45

9. Inner Sanctum (1954– )

27 min | Mystery

8.6
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A hosted horror and mystery anthology series hosted by Paul McGrath and later by House Jameson as "Your Host".

Stars: Paul McGrath, House Jameson, Edward Binns, Rusty Lane

Votes: 37

10. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 15

11. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Return of Sammy (1980)

Comedy

8.6
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Sammy Davis Jr. accepts Archie's invitation to visit the restaurant after Archie sees him on a local talk show.

Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 16

12. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: What Happened to All the Sunshine and Roses? (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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A hospitalized doctor learns that his wife is pregnant, and searches to find someone to take over his practice.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 15

13. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 440,527 | Gross: $32.00M

14. 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: 1,598

15. 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: 194

16. 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: 96

17. La piovra 2 (1985 TV Mini-Series)

384 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Part 1 - PAOLA - Police Inspector Cattani fights a losing battle to save his loved daughter's sanity, after what she suffered (see "La Piovra", original mini-series). He loses her, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Michele Placido, Florinda Bolkan, Paul Guers, Jacques Dacqmine

Votes: 770

18. Ocean (1989 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Drama

8.5
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After defending his sister from a wealthy landowner's sex-crazed son, Asdrubale is forced to go into hiding while his parents and sister, Yaiza, deal with the landowner Don Matjias who plots to abduct them in order to find Asdrubale.

Stars: Irene Papas, Mario Adorf, Thomas Patti, Gregg Thomsen

Votes: 71

19. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie Alone: Part 1 (1980)

Comedy

8.5
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Archie struggles to cope with the death of his beloved wife, Edith. A month earlier, Edith had suffered a fatal stroke in her sleep. A stunned Archie rebuffs efforts from his friends to help him grieve.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 27

20. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
Episode: The Time Element (1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A man is sent back in time to December 6, 1941 and tries to warn people about the upcoming Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: William Bendix, Martin Balsam, Darryl Hickman, Jesse White

Votes: 144

21. 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: 723

22. 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: 98

23. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 74

24. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 46

25. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: A Patient Lost (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Kildare catches a patient/doctor snooping on the interns and incurs the wrath of Dr. Carl Noyes.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 16

26. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 2 (1979)

Comedy

8.4
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The Stivics wonder how they will cope with Mike being jobless. Mike goes to Archie to air his grievances, and in a show of sympathy and support, he decides to loan him some money until he can find another job.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 13

27. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: The Best Defense (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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As a favor to an old friend, a disbarred alcoholic attorney trying to get a new start, Lawrence agrees, after some hesitancy, to defend his client---a racketeer charged with the murder of a rival.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Martin Balsam, Edward Andrews

Votes: 5

28. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Manhunter (1958)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.4
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While hunting down the cold blooded killer Jimmy Dawes, Paladin is forced to kill him. When Paladin returns the body, he must face the sheriff and Dawes' angry brothers.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Richard Boone, Joseph Calleia, Martin Balsam, David Whorf

Votes: 50

29. 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: 119

30. 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 TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

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

Votes: 80

31. Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

8.3
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The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Stapleton, Martin Balsam

Votes: 542

32. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 94

33. Valiant Lady (1953)

15 min | Drama

8.3
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Helen Emerson was daytime's "valiant lady", a fortyish matron who was widowed in the serial's first year. Helen valiantly endured sudden financial hardship while alternately fretting over ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerome Cowan, James Kirkwood Jr., Lydia Reed, Helen Wagner

Votes: 7

34. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie Alone: Part 2 (1980)

Comedy

8.3
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Archie's refusal to grieve over Edith's sudden death continues to take its toll on his friends and family ... until one day he happens to go into their bedroom and sees Edith's slippers.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 21

35. La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema (1990– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1990)

113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Director: Luigi Perelli | Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Patricia Millardet, Remo Girone, Claudine Auger

Votes: 14

36. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Out of a Concrete Tower (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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The animosity between Dr. Noyes and Dr. Orloff reaches a boiling point after Yvonne's overdose. Conclusion of five-part story.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 14

37. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Enemy Before Us (1970)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Martin Balsam, Richard Conte, Katina Paxinou

Votes: 7

38. On the Waterfront (1954)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 104,907 | Gross: $9.60M

39. 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: 251

40. 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: 56

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

60 min | Drama

8.2
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's 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: 55

42. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 39

43. Mr. Broadway (1964– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Life and times of a press agent and man-about-town.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Lani Miyazaki, Horace McMahon, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 14

44. La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema (1990 TV Mini-Series)

522 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Superintendent Corrado Cattani is dead. After his lover, the beautiful judge Silvia Conti, recovers somewhat from the shock over his death, she decides to take vengeance and carry on his ... See full summary »

Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Patricia Millardet, Remo Girone, Claudine Auger

Votes: 386

45. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Bomber's Moon (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A hard-hearted Colonel loses many men in his group's bombing missions over World War Two Germany, but keeps on going and won't tolerate lightly a young Major losing his nerve under the strain,who refuses to continue.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Martin Balsam, Hazel Court, Robert Cummings, Larry Gates

Votes: 8

46. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: Saturday Night (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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Paladin is suspected of murder after taking the wrong road East in a gale, stranding him in a wild town under the gun of a corrupt sheriff. The lawman doesn't mind bar fights, as long as he... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Richard Boone, Martin Balsam, Raoul De Leon, Terence de Marney

Votes: 40

47. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Defender: Part 1 (1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A young criminal attorney and his firm-owning father defend a 19 year-old on trial for a murder that he swears he did not commit. Personal conflicts arise with the attorney and his father ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Martin Balsam, Ralph Bellamy, Rudy Bond, Betty Furness

Votes: 60

48. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The New Exhibit (1963)

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

8.2
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A wax-museum employee fights to preserve five figures of famous murderers.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Martin Balsam, Will Kuluva, Margaret Field, William Mims

Votes: 664

49. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,232

50. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,381

51. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 1,638

52. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.1
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 194

53. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Fingers is a double agent working for the US. His cover? Talent agent.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

Votes: 34

54. Second Serve (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.1
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Fact-based story about tennis pro Renee Richards, whose player status was challenged in 1976 when it was revealed that she was a transsexual. Flashback to 1964 and meet Richard Radley, a ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Balsam, William Russ, Alice Krige

Votes: 196

55. Target: The Corruptors (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone, Burt Brinckerhoff

Votes: 37

56. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Beyond Truth (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A recurring nightmare haunts a murderer - that he's been framed. But when his loving wife begs the 65th Precinct's skeptical detectives to re-investigate, Arnold Fleischman refuses to ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: James Franciscus, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Martin Balsam

Votes: 14

57. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Murray's Daughter (1980)

Comedy

8.1
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When Murray's daughter comes to town to take possession of a family inheritance, Archie gets the two to make peace after years of estrangement. Murray's daughter in this episode is played by Martin Balsam's real-life daughter, Talia.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Jon Sharp | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 14

58. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Taste of Crow (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Kildare thinks he's finally diagnosed a dancer's mysterious malady but must persuade her to re-enter Blair Hospital for tests to prove his diagnosis.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 14

59. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Whipping (1964)

75 min | Western

8.1
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With Hale gone for supplies, Bill Hawks is in charge of the wagon train, and he threatens to punish Barnaby with a whipping after the boy's pranks get out of line. Feeling humiliated and ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath

Votes: 17

60. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.0
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 76,922

61. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 414

62. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 157

63. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 41

64. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Los Angeles is where Sgt. 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: 82

65. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

8.0
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 33

66. Brenner (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.

Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Walter Greaza

Votes: 26

67. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Edith Gets Hired (1979)

Comedy

8.0
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When Edith begins looking for another job, she must overcome both Archie's objections and her own insecurities about possibly being rejected (due to her having been fired from the Sunshine Home).

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 15

68. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Odd Man Affair (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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UNCLE, seeking to infiltrate a meeting of terrorists, reluctantly recruits former agent Albert Sully, a supposed expert on one of the attending terrorists. In reality, he knows no more than... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Balsam

Votes: 50

69. Seven Days in May (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

Votes: 9,701

70. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 34

71. Decoy (1957– )

30 min | Drama, Crime

7.9
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New York City policewoman Casey Jones' assignment to fight crime often entails her going undercover in some of the seediest and most dangerous parts of the city.

Stars: Beverly Garland, Joseph Sullivan, Frank Campanella, Simon Oakland

Votes: 79

72. The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (1958–1959)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The second adaptation of the adventures of supersleuth Ellery Queen, this time videotaped in New York. Queen was a mystery writer who assisted his father, a detective with the New York ... See full summary »

Stars: George Nader, Les Tremayne, Lee Philips, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 19

73. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Building the Restaurant (1979)

Comedy

7.9
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Archie's buddies step in when the opening of the new restaurant is threatened by a shady contractor.

Director: Bob LaHendro | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 12

74. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Edith Versus the Energy Crisis (1979)

Comedy

7.9
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Archie can only complain when the height of the 1979 energy crisis prompts Murray to take severe conservation measures. Surely, Archie would find some peace and warmth at home, right? Not with Edith minding the thermostat!

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 12

75. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Thanksgiving Reunion: Part 1 (1979)

Comedy

7.9
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Mike and Gloria (don't forget little Joey) come back to New York to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Bunkers. But Mike's got some devastating secrets to hide: He's been fired from his ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 14

76. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: The Lone Woman (1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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An Indian is skulking around a ranch house and kills the eldest son of the family living there. The mother is filled with hate and wants him dead. Soon the Indian returns.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Martin Balsam, George Keymas, Joel Crothers

Votes: 11

77. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: The Overnight Case (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A woman has recurring nightmares where she dreams she has woken up but her husband is a stranger who calls her by an unfamiliar name, as people and places keep shifting around her--and she never knows when the dream is over.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Roald Dahl, Martin Balsam, Barbara Baxley, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 7

78. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: Tunnel of Horrors (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Acting on an anonymous tip, Eliot Ness and his men find themselves at a local carnival keeping an eye on an impending purchase of narcotics. The seller is Alexander Rader, a known drug ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Stack, Martin Balsam, Bruce Gordon, Don Gordon

Votes: 27

79. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Cosmo Sardo

Votes: 3,417

80. Cape Fear (1962)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 21,003

81. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 6,486

82. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Cole, Dennis Dun, Arthur Taxier, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 872

83. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 354

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

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.8
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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: 108

85. Pursuit (1958–1959)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Votes: 28

86. Suspense (1964– )

30 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Stars: Neville Brand, Arthur Kennedy, James Whitmore, Corey Allen

Votes: 9

87. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie and the Oldest Profession (1979)

Comedy

7.8
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Archie and Murray discover that a local hooker has been soliciting customers at the bar.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 12

88. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie's New Partner: Part 1 (1979)

Comedy

7.8
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When Archie decides to buy the business next to his and turn Archie's Place into a bar and grille, Harry gets cold feet and decides to sell his share of the business.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 20

89. La piovra 2 (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (1986)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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Director: Florestano Vancini | Stars: Michele Placido, Florinda Bolkan, Martin Balsam, Paul Guers

Votes: 14

90. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Alabaster Plain (1959)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

7.8
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The drovers stop to fill water barrels at a mission where Rowdy finds his close friend from the Army is getting married. The drovers are invited to the wedding feast that evening but the bride's stepbrother's arrival causes complications.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 78

91. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Defender: Part 2 (1957)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Martin Balsam, Ralph Bellamy, Rudy Bond, Betty Furness

Votes: 30

92. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Shabbat Dinner (1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Edith cooks an authentic Jewish meal for Stephanie and unknowingly causes some tension between Murray and his mother.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois

Votes: 12

93. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Van Ranseleer's Operation (1980)

Comedy

7.8
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The guys read an article in the paper about an experimental operation that restores sight to blind people and thinks it may help Mr. VanRenseeler.

Director: Joe Gannon | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 10

94. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 127,898

95. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 20,379

96. 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: 930

97. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.7
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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: 267

98. Everybody Go Home! (1960)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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When Italy surrenders to the Allies, part of the Italian army is dispersed and soldiers begin to return to their homes.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Serge Reggiani, Carla Gravina, Martin Balsam

Votes: 632

99. Trilogy (1969)

G | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting... See full summary »

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Geraldine Page, Donnie Melvin, Lavinia Cassels, Christine Marler

Votes: 82

100. The 38th Annual Academy Awards (1966 TV Special)

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Elizabeth Ashley, Burt Bacharach

Votes: 92