Highest Rated Titles With Arthur Franz


1. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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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: 39

2. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Devil's Blessing (1969)

60 min | Western

8.9
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Murdoch leaves on a stage for Yuma in hope of disproving assumptions that he's getting too old to take care of himself. But on the way, he and the stage driver are held up and left for dead... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 8

3. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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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: 44

4. 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: 89

5. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

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

Votes: 16

6. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Gene Darfler, John Hoyt, Walter Matthau, Simon Oakland

Votes: 45

7. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 61

8. The George Sanders Mystery Theater (1957– )

30 min | Mystery

8.7
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Thirty minute mystery drama series hosted by George Sanders.

Stars: George Sanders, Don Haggerty, Paul Harber, Toni Gerry

Votes: 13

9. 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: 141

10. 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: 73

11. The Alaskans (1959–1960)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton

Votes: 53

12. The Chevy Mystery Show (1960– )

Mystery

8.6
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Anthology series featuring a different mystery each week.

Stars: Walter Slezak, Vincent Price, Everett Sloane, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 13

13. 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: 242

14. 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: 98

15. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: A Gold Record for Murder (1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The parents of an up an coming songwriter ask Barnaby for help in uncovering the truth after he dies of a heroin overdose.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Marjoe Gortner, Meg Foster

Votes: 6

16. Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976–1977)
Episode: Chapter XVII (1977)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Rudy is faced with charges of falsifying evidence connected to the Senate hearings into Estep's businesses.

Director: Jules Irving | Stars: Peter Strauss, Gregg Henry, James Carroll Jordan, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 10

17. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Jud Steele Story (1962)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Bill Hawks returns the horse and belongings of a horse thief he shot to the local town sheriff. These identify the thief as a long dead war hero with a monument in the middle of town who was declared dead after a payroll robbery.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Horton, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath

Votes: 11

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. 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

20. The Whistler (1954– )

30 min | Mystery

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

Votes: 18

21. Mod Squad (1968–1973)
Episode: The Sands of Anger (1971)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Julie, Linc and Pete attend a dune buggy race where a pickup truck blows up, killing a young man Julie had just met. The trio then investigate the incident, suspecting foul play.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

Votes: 13

22. The Missiles of October (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

8.3
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Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: William Devane, Ralph Bellamy, Howard Da Silva, James Hong

Votes: 807

23. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

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

Votes: 41

24. 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: 89

25. 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

26. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: No Tears for Savannah (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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The Virginian is in the southwest to collect for a bad check. He gets his money from the man's dad but when he is killed, The Virginian's old flame is convicted of it and he has to protect her while hoping Garth can prove her innocence.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 36

27. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: The Life Seekers (1968)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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A police officer is shot and seriously wounded by an alien, whom he then shoots and sees disintegrate. A roadblock is set up for the other two in the car that sped off. Investigating, David... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Roy Thinnes, R.G. Armstrong, Diana Muldaur, Arthur Franz

Votes: 55

28. 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: 3,524

29. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,357

30. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.2
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The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

Votes: 110

31. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

Votes: 96

32. Ripcord (1961– )

30 min | Adventure

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

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

Votes: 106

33. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

8.2
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John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

Votes: 62

34. 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

35. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Sugar Creek (1962)

60 min | Western

8.2
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As the herd nears Sugar Creek Sam Garrett is seriously hurt and they learn the herd is facing tick fever ahead. When the people of Sugar Creek learn Sam is with the herd, the town turns on the drovers except for Marcie who runs the saloon.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Charles H. Gray

Votes: 29

36. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Landscape with Running Figures: Part 1 (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Kimble's joined on the run by Lt. Gerard's wife, who's had it with being no.2 to a phantom. Kimble stumbles, signing his own name on a time-sheet, which sets off a manhunt, while residents ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Herschel Bernardi, Jud Taylor

Votes: 52

37. 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: 2,379

38. 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: 2,484

39. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 1,717

40. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Votes: 319

41. 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: 329

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

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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

43. 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

44. The Law and Mr. Jones (1960–1962)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Abraham Lincoln Jones is a lawyer assisted by his law clerk, young C.E. Carruthers, and his secretary Marsha Spear. His cases usually did not involve violence but rather "white collar" ... See full summary »

Stars: James Whitmore, Janet De Gore, Conlan Carter, Russ Brown

Votes: 26

45. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Simon Scott, Edith Evanson

Votes: 30

46. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Golden Fraud (1959)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Sylvia Welles asks Rip Conners to bug her apartment to make a bogus tape as a joke. She asks Richard Vanaman over to explain an investment prospectus. He discovers the bug and makes threatening remarks, but Welles blames it on her husband.

Director: Herbert Hirschman | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 79

47. Police Story (1973–1979)
Episode: Wyatt Earp Syndrome (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Officer Nations is feeling the strain, in both his job and his personal life, of trying to solve all the world's ills from his patrol car.

Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Cliff Gorman, Smokey Robinson, Mel Ferrer, Scott Brady

Votes: 20

48. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,701

49. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 5,960

50. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

8.0
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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: 320

51. 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: 166

52. The Outcasts (1968–1969)

60 min | Western

8.0
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A bounty hunter who was a Confederate Officer teams up with an ex-slave who was a Union Soldier during the Civil War. They are the Outcasts.

Stars: Don Murray, Otis Young, Art Metrano, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 73

53. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 189

54. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 104

55. 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: 42

56. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Cherry Red (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.0
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The widow of a stagecoach robber is courted by the man who, unbeknownst to the widow, is the one who shot her husband.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 50

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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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: 76

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When an important government job is offered to the Mayor of Upton, his wife will go to any lengths to help her husband get the job including putting her own illegal activities on hold and resorting to blackmail which ends with her murder.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 84

59. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Married Moonlighter (1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Danny Harrison, a schoolteacher, holds a second job at Luke Hickey's diner to make ends meet. Frank Curran comes to the diner flashing a wad of cash, which is tempting to Danny. When Curran is robbed and killed, Danny is charged.

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

Votes: 106

60. Mod Squad (1968–1973)
Episode: The Hot, Hot Car (1971)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A businessman reports the theft of his partner's car---and admits that he wired it with dynamite, set to go off in eight hours. Unfortunately, the search for the car is complicated, as the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

Votes: 11

61. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Lane Bradford

Votes: 1,380

62. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, War

7.9
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When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 21,064 | Gross: $21.75M

63. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 841

64. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Wanted Painter (1960)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

7.9
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The drovers find a painter from back East on their way, whose paintings help the men of a former Army Major map the town in attempt to bust him out of jail. Mr. Favor gets in the way to help justice be served and stop future bloodshed.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 28

65. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Annie Duggan Story (1963)

60 min | Western

7.9
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An elderly couple and then a young girl become ill with typhoid fever on the wagon train. A young servant girl has attended to them all in isolation. One of the women on the train has an idea about the cause but no one wants to listen.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: John McIntire, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Denny Miller

Votes: 9

66. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Episode: The Strange People at Pecos (1955)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A high-strung radar operator is convinced that UFOs are following the test rockets he monitors at a secret facility in Pecos, New Mexico. His kids' new playmate, an odd little girl who ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Truman Bradley, Arthur Franz, Doris Dowling, Barry Froner

Votes: 20

67. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 839

68. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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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: 284

69. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 51

70. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 182

71. World of Giants (1959– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.8
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The adventures of a six-inch-tall American spy.

Stars: Marshall Thompson, Arthur Franz, Tom McKee, Tom Brown

Votes: 20

72. Mod Squad (1968–1973)
Episode: Love (1968)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Pete's cousin, a young woman desperate for attention, kidnaps a child.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

Votes: 19

73. Room 222 (1969–1974)
Episode: Mismatch Maker (1973)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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Alice encourages Woody in writing poetry over the objections of his businessman dad because there's no money in it. Alice connects Woody with musician Melinda and they sell a song but that doesn't make Woody or his father happy.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 5

74. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Most Beautiful Woman (1960)

Approved | 25 min | Western

7.8
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Josh, down on his luck, hires out for $100/day to find a woman - one catch is she may be dead. A man wants Josh to help find his fiancé who was last heard from at Hogan but the people there refuse to divulge what happened to her.

Director: Arthur Hilton | Stars: Steve McQueen, Arthur Franz, Mort Mills, Gordon Polk

Votes: 38

75. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,243

76. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.7
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 479

77. Room 222 (1969–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.

Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 588

78. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 104

79. Primus (1971– )

30 min | Adventure

7.7
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In this syndicated series, Carter Primus is a deepwater troubleshooter called upon to solve a vast array of situations. He relied on a variety of devices, including a robot, a curmudgeonly friend Charlie and the lovely Toni.

Stars: Robert Brown, Will Kuluva, Eva Renzi, Susan Oliver

Votes: 23

80. Medical Story (1975– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Catherine Burns, Tony Musante, Meredith Baxter, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 27

81. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

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

Votes: 28

82. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Condemned (1965)

30 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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This episode involves the testing of a new air mixture that will allow a submarine to go to the "bottom of the sea" literally! A brash, news hogging, admiral and his aide, along with his ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Horn | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, J.D. Cannon, Arthur Franz

Votes: 23

83. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: The Recruiter (1971)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.7
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A criminal conducts a bank robbery in Lincoln, Nebraska. The robbery nets $12,000 but is only a preliminary job. The criminal's next job involves robbing a New York City department store. ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Monte Markham

Votes: 6

84. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: To Kill a Guinea Pig (1972)

Not Rated | 51 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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A medical researcher, who has a research project at a prison, is being intimidated by thugs, and Cannon is hired to find out why.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: William Conrad, Vera Miles, Michael Strong, Stephen R. Hudis

Votes: 25

85. The Waltons (1971–1981)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.6
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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

Votes: 4,185

86. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.6
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 1,793

87. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Stephen Brooks

Votes: 651

88. Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976–1977)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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This is the sequel to the mini-series, RICH MAN, POOR MAN. It begins with Rudy Jordache apprehending the man who killed his brother, Falconetti. He then also takes in his nephew, Wesley. He... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Gregg Henry, James Carroll Jordan, Susan Sullivan

Votes: 450

89. Whispering Smith (1961– )

30 min | Western

7.6
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Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Audie Murphy, Guy Mitchell, Sam Buffington, John Harmon

Votes: 94

90. Assignment: Underwater (1960– )

30 min | Adventure

7.6
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The story of Bill Greer, an ex-marine turned owner of the "Lively Lady", a charter boat for hire.

Stars: Bill Williams, Diane Mountford, William Henry, Ralph Moody

Votes: 26

91. Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976–1977)
Episode: Chapter XIV (1977)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Billy, working for Estep in Las Vegas, follows Falconetti. Back in Washington, the Senate decides to go forward on hearings investigating Estep.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Peter Strauss, Gregg Henry, James Carroll Jordan, Philip Abbott

Votes: 8

92. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Choice (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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The Grand Duchess Theresa of the European duchy of Trent has come under the sway of a self-proclaimed mystic, the Rasputin-like Emile Vautrain. The IMF's assignment is to prevent Vautrain ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Greedy | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 46

93. Police Story (1973–1979)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

Votes: 575

94. Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955)

67 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Neville Brand, Arthur Franz, Jean Willes, Walter Reed

Votes: 17

95. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Episode: Brain Unlimited (1956)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Before blacking out on a test flight during an experiment under increased oxygen storage, a scientist experiences a sudden increase in his brain activity, which he determines to investigate further.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Truman Bradley, Arthur Franz, Diana Douglas, Thomas Browne Henry

Votes: 8

96. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Moonquake (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.5
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Trailblazer I is on route to the Moon when one of the crew gets word his wife has been hurt in a car wreck. Although distracted, the crewman needs to focus all his skills and abilities to overcome a major accident.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: William Lundigan, Arthur Franz, Denver Pyle, Bek Nelson

Votes: 11

97. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

Votes: 4,371

98. Lancer (1968–1970)

60 min | Western

7.4
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"Bonanza" clone about the Lancer family and its ranch.

Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 188

99. Custer (1967– )

60 min | Western

7.4
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In 1868, after the Civil War, Custer takes charge of a mix of ex-Confederates and criminals, the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays, Kansas. His boss General Terry doesn't like his methods ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Robert F. Simon, Peter Palmer

Votes: 63

100. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 28