A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

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Stolen diamonds spark a deadly drama involving a group of strangers in the Philippine jungle.

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The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series 1960)
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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.

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Climax! (1954–1958)
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Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Western
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

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The first full-hour Monday-through-Friday colour television drama series in the United States. It was shown live 15:00-16:00. See more »

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