Highest Rated Titles With Morris Ankrum


1. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Tobias Jones Story (1958)

60 min | Western

9.2
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Major Adams allows two stowaways, Tobias Jones and his young friend Midge, to stay with the train. But Tobias is in trouble due to his drinking, and things get worse when he's accused of murder.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Lou Costello, Harry von Zell

Votes: 44

2. Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Sheldon Leonard, Barbara Whiting, Jack Kruschen, Steve Brodie

Votes: 7

3. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated.

Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Votes: 474

4. 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: 104

5. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: The Newlyweds (1956)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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When Emily Vanderlip arrives in Manhattan after eloping with Airman Second Class Frank Foster, the newlyweds and Burns men attempt to keep Gracie from finding out about their nuptials, fearing that she'll blab to Emily's parents.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 9

6. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 81

7. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

Votes: 20

8. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 87

9. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Stars: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

Votes: 16

10. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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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.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 865

11. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.7
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

Votes: 43

12. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 38

13. Union Pacific (1958– )

30 min | Western

8.7
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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: 36

14. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Star in the Dust (1956)

60 min | Western

8.7
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Cheyenne meets a sheriff he admires and a town he likes so he decides to stick around. When he finds he has an agenda too that involves a pretty woman and some easy money, he has second thoughts and a decision to make.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Clint Walker, Adele Mara, Don Megowan, Ian Wolfe

Votes: 49

15. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: The Burning Springs (1959)

60 min | Western

8.7
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Bronco rides into a town and finds himself confronted by a man from his past who shoots him. While testifying at the court martial of the man who tried to kill him, Bronco finds himself reliving his experiences during the Civil War.

Director: Edward Dein | Stars: Ty Hardin, Suzanne Lloyd, Berry Kroeger, Adam West

Votes: 13

16. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Episode: The Voice (1956)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.7
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An attorney has evidence that could clear a man scheduled to be executed in a few days. But on his way to present the evidence, he is involved in a plane crash that leaves him paralyzed and... See full summary »

Director: Paul Guilfoyle | Stars: Truman Bradley, Donald Curtis, Kristine Miller, William Phipps

Votes: 11

17. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 138

18. The Gray Ghost (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, War, Western

8.6
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The Civil War exploits of Confederate cavalry officer John Singleton Mosby, nicknamed the Gray Ghost, was the basis of this syndicated series. Sgt. Magruder was the only other regular ... See full summary »

Stars: Tod Andrews, Phil Chambers, Sherwood Price, Jean Willes

Votes: 68

19. 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: 71

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

30 min | Drama

8.6
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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: 26

21. Wire Service (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Adventures of three globetrotting reporters working for an international wire service.

Stars: Dane Clark, George Brent, Mercedes McCambridge, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 18

22. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Screaming Woman (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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An elderly nurse visits Perry for advice but leaves not listening. Later, she arrives at the police station to confess to killing a columnist who is using a book she stole from a doctor to blackmail him into giving her a baby of her own.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 156

23. 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: 1,669

24. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 239

25. 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: 238

26. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.5
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 97

27. Frontier Doctor (1958– )

30 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a small town doctor working in the Arizona territory during the early 1900s.

Stars: Rex Allen, Mason Alan Dinehart, Chubby Johnson, Louise Beavers

Votes: 68

28. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Antic Angel (1964)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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William Sherwood, a recovering alcoholic, thinks he sees his dead wife, Ruth, leaving a bar. The experience causes him to start drinking. Perry is contacted about the issue as she died in a plane crash but then she turns up dead - again.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 80

29. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Lucky Loser (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Ted Balfour is convicted of vehicular manslaughter and given a suspended sentence through a plea bargain. When the police discover the victim actually died of a gunshot wound to the head, Ted is charged with first degree murder.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 115

30. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Young Toughs (1959)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Ike Smith's three ranch hands are young, tough and don't respect authority. He is killed trying to fire them so they go to Laramie. Troop is away and their attitude makes Johnny take notice. They won't go away without forcing a showdown.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Sig Ruman, Barbara Lang

Votes: 11

31. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: White Warrior (1958)

60 min | Western

8.5
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While wagon master of a train, Cheyenne trades for a Comanche prisoner of the Apaches because he notices the boy is white. Cheyenne hopes to convince him to stay with them rather than return to the Comanche but prejudice may stop him.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Clint Walker, Randy Stuart, Peter Whitney, Michael Landon

Votes: 33

32. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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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: 2,267

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

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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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: 68

34. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.4
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Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 75

35. The Whistler (1954– )

30 min | Mystery

8.4
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Stars: William Forman, Danni Sue Nolan, Arthur Franz, Dorothy Green

Votes: 18

36. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: A Matter of Honor (1959)

30 min | Western

8.4
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On his way to build a gambling casino in a boomtown, Bat is confronted by an inept robber - an Austrian nobleman who has been cheated at a crooked saloonkeeper's roulette table who is in love with a dance hall girl.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Gene Barry, Paula Raymond, John Vivyan, Stephen Bekassy

Votes: 20

37. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: Death of an Outlaw (1960)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Bronco as ramrod for John Tunstall gets involved in a range war and is helped by outlaw Billy the Kid. However, after everything is settled, Billy still remains a wanted outlaw and is being pursued by bounty hunter Sheriff Pat Garrett.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Ty Hardin, Rhodes Reason, Stephen Joyce, Miriam Colon

Votes: 13

38. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: Guns of the Lawless (1961)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Bronco finds the owners of the Rocking Chair ranch, Gil Groves and Petrie Munger, have split the ranch allowing a feud to develop. Munger has hired a sadistic gunman, who beats Bronco and Groves' foreman leaving them in the desert to die.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Ty Hardin, Olive Sturgess, Corey Allen, Fred Beir

Votes: 11

39. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Prodigal Parent (1958)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Philip Larkin is killed, and his step-father, Joseph Harrison, is charged with murder. Joe is recently divorced from Larkin's mother, Ethel Harrison. With Joe in serious difficulty, Ethel asks Perry Mason to defend him but disappears.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 124

40. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 685

41. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, Philip Ahn

Votes: 92

42. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

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

Votes: 40

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

60 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 88

44. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Broken Word (1961)

Not Rated | 52 min | Western

8.3
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Rancher Ben Foley is trying to sell off his herd to Favor in bad faith. Meanwhile, drover Frank Price is falsely accused of murder.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 22

45. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: Nobody's Boy (1954)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Fictionalized story of a Chicago juvenile delinquent who meets Jack Robbins, founder of the BBR, a boy's club that still exists today. A familiar face in one scene is the ubiquitous ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, Chick Chandler, Peter Raynolds, Peter Brocco

Votes: 6

46. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: That Washburn Girl (1961)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Wells Fargo agent Jim Hardie becomes involved with a woman Wells Fargo agent, Nora Washburn whose brother, Tom Washburn, has become engaged to the daughter, Ruby Coe, of a former outlaw Jonas Coe.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mari Aldon, John Archer, Jack Nicholson

Votes: 20

47. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Rolling Bones (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Daniel Reed is forcibly placed in a mental sanitarium as incompetent. Mason takes the case to court and wins Reed's freedom on a writ of habeas corpus. Before the writ can be served, however, Reed escapes and is charged with murder.

Director: Roger Kay | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 119

48. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1959)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Bishop Arthur Mallory searches for a young woman who may be the heiress to $1,000,000 from the Charles Burroughs estate. Carole Delaney fills the bill. Mallory is beaten by Wallace Lang and his henchman to persuade him to drop the case.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 106

49. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,477

50. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.2
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,790

51. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.2
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 973

52. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.2
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Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Gilman Rankin

Votes: 117

53. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

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

Votes: 154

54. The Texan (1958–1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont, James Drake

Votes: 96

55. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 20

56. Official Detective (1957– )

Mystery, Adventure

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

Votes: 10

57. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Actress (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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Lucas fulfills the dying wish for an old friend.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 30

58. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Madcap Modiste (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A fashion designer on live TV negates a deal her husband/partner brokered with another firm. Later, before their fashion show she takes a pill with champagne provided by her husband and shortly falls to the floor saying she was poisoned.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 83

59. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Provocative Protege (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A renown concert pianist with a disabled hand appears to commit suicide invalidating his life insurance. A fight starts over the future of his young protégé. When the suicide becomes a homicide, it is the protégé who is charged.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 71

60. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Waylaid Wolf (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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An aggressive playboy has a steno work late, sabotages her car, and then offers her a ride and dinner. He detours them to a Malibu beach house where he makes heavy advances. She runs away and takes his car but he is found dead later.

Director: Gene Fowler Jr. | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 70

61. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Trial by Fire (1957)

Drama

8.2
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A forest fire spreads with fury, threatens a town with destruction, and brands a boy a murderer.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: William Lundigan, Linda Darnell, Forrest Tucker, Harry Townes

Votes: 5

62. 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: 2,340

63. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 439

64. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 199

65. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 324

66. The Sheriff of Cochise (1956–1959)

30 min | Crime, Western

8.1
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While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bromfield, Stan Jones, Roy Engel, Joe Kirk

Votes: 48

67. Racket Squad (1950– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont, Keith Richards, Griff Barnett

Votes: 70

68. The Lone Wolf (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

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Stars: Louis Hayward, John Doucette, James Anderson, Adele Mara

Votes: 72

69. City Detective (1953– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Rod Cameron, Dorothy Green, Jorja Curtright, Ross Elliott

Votes: 16

70. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Borrowed Brunette (1959)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Attractive brunette Eva Martell interviews with Melvin Slater for a special assignment--to pose as Helen Reynolds. Eva takes the job chaperoned by her Aunt Agnes Nulty. Eva and Agnes find Slater dead and are charged with murder.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 107

71. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Deadly Toy (1959)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Claire Alison contacts Perry for help after Martin Selkirk sends her threatening letters and assaults her boyfriend Dick Benedict. Selkirk is romantically interested in her. When Martin is found shot, it's Claire who is charged.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 85

72. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Garrulous Gambler (1959)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Larry Benton plays poker with Ben Wallace, Johnny Clay and Mike Granger at Clay's beach house. When he caught Granger cheating, a scuffle ensues and a gun goes off leaving Mike dead. Ben blackmails Larry. Not all is as it seems, however.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 75

73. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A wealthy woman hires Mason to buy stock in her husband's land company, hoping to force his mistress out. But her plan goes awry when she is charged with the murder of her husband's business partner Mason bought the stock from.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 157

74. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Singular Double (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A woman fed up with working as a mule carrying money for illegal activities fakes her own suicide to get away. When the money on her last trip turns up missing, she finds herself involved in the murder of the woman who picked up the money.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 72

75. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Sleepy Slayer (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Bruce Jay works as a secretary for the old curmudgeon, Abner Gordon, who has promised him $50,000. When Abner is killed, the spotlight is on his niece at the beginning as she shot him. But he was dead beforehand, so Bruce is charged.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 69

76. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Startled Stallion (1959)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Clara Hammon marries disabled "John Brant", but the bridegroom is really actor Earl Malden. Through a series of crafty moves, the real John Brant has gained control of everything Jo Ann Blanchard and her brother Terry have inherited.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 77

77. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Wednesday Woman (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Phillip Stewart, about to be released from prison, has been refusing to see his wife. A $500,000 diamond was stolen at the business where he worked. After he is released, he is charged with killing a detective who is looking for the gem.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 75

78. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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: 3,640

79. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 18,687

80. 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: 163

81. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 155

82. Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )

Drama

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Stars: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

Votes: 10

83. Gruen Guild Theater (1951–1953)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, Bonita Granville, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 19

84. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: Lassie's Day (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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While the gang is at a wedding, Lassie runs after a bakery truck to a delivery, is taken on a hitchhike by transient worker at a delivery, given by the worker to a little girl from whom she flees and helped by campers before coming home.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Jan Clayton, Tommy Rettig, George Cleveland, Joey D. Vieira

Votes: 7

85. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Captain's Coins (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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For decades two branches of the Faraday family have quarreled about which branch of the family should control it. Philip Andrews, engaged to one of the have nots, is charged with murder after already being accused of fraud in the case.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 74

86. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A dowdy woman comes to Perry Mason for help. Her wealthy but ailing father is being blackmailed by a disreputable private investigator for embezzling and she's afraid if her fiancé finds out, he'll break off their engagement.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 119

87. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Polka Dot Pony (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Maureen Thomas is contacted by Burt Renshaw who believes he can put her in contact with the mother who abandoned her. An inheritance is involved and James Grove has found another Maureen. When Renshaw is murdered, Maureen Thomas is charged.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 65

88. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)
Episode: The Gun (1951)

30 min | Comedy

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The Kingfish purchases a gift for Sapphire for their anniversary and inside the gift is a gun that some crooks have hidden. Kingfish decides to pawn the gun so he can buy Sapphire a nicer gift, but things don't work out as planned.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Ernestine Wade

Votes: 9

89. Sugarfoot (1957–1961)
Episode: The Wild Bunch (1959)

60 min | Western

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Tom learns that the law clerk job he came to accept no longer exists due to shortage of funds, but he is offered another job - that of temporary schoolteacher. He accepts, even though the ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Will Hutchins, Connie Stevens, Troy Donahue, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 5

90. 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 badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

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

Votes: 304

91. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

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Mike Nelson is a Scuba Diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone and the plot was always mostly carried through his voice over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 766

92. Good News (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken

Votes: 2,042

93. Cimarron City (1958–1960)

60 min | Western

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Cimmaron City is booming due to oil and gold and hopes to become capital of the future state of Oklahoma. Matthew Rockford is the son of the city's founder; he's now mayor and a major cattle rancher. Sheriff Temple must keep law and order.

Stars: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Votes: 99

94. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)

60 min | Western

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Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks

Votes: 197

95. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game which he then captains,along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi river. This action series is set in 19th century America.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 124

96. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Colonel Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettville in Kinney County in southwest Texas, during the 1870's receives secret orders from U.S. President ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore, Riley Hill, Jack Ging

Votes: 47

97. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)

25 min | Adventure

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Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United States during the French and Indian War (1754-1759). Helping Rogers, an experienced ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Philip Tonge

Votes: 68

98. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jan Chaney, Henry Daniell, Christopher Dark

Votes: 63

99. Public Defender (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Bart Matthews defends the poor and others who cannot afford an attorney. All episodes are based on actual cases from across the country.

Stars: Reed Hadley, John Close, Ben Welden, John Harmon

Votes: 42

100. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: A Place Full of Strangers (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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A man who is stressed over the affairs of his business walks out and goes on a surreal train ride to the nonexistent town of Meadbrook.

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: Dick Powell, Dina Merrill, Morris Ankrum, Howard McNear

Votes: 13