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1. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

TV-PG | 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: 4,215

2. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 93,058 | Gross: $8.18M

3. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,531

4. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.

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

Votes: 1,615

5. Small Town Girl (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one ... See full summary »

Director: László Kardos | Stars: Jane Powell, Farley Granger, Ann Miller, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 535

6. House of Wax (1953)

GP | 88 min | Horror

7.1
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An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 14,478 | Gross: $23.75M

7. The Danny Thomas Show (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 754

8. 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 The Twilight Zone (1959), this series was an extension of the tradition of radio horror and supernatural dramas such as Light's Out, The ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,071

9. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 36,909 | Gross: $2.65M

10. The Silver Chalice (1954)

Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver, and sculpt around its rim, the faces of the disciples and Jesus. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli, Jack Palance, Paul Newman

Votes: 1,295

11. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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: 243

12. O. Henry's Full House (1952)

Approved | 117 min | Drama

7.3
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John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film.

Directors: Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Henry King, Henry Koster, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain, Farley Granger

Votes: 1,960

13. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

6.9
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 3,098

14. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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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: 144

15. Elephant Walk (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,957

16. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 226

17. 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: 130

18. I Married Joan (1952–1955)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge.

Stars: Joan Davis, Jim Backus, Geraldine Carr, Beverly Wills

Votes: 266

19. You Are There (1953–1972)

30 min | Drama, History

8.6
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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: 127

20. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 118

21. Track of the Cat (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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Around the turn of the 20th century, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while the two oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Diana Lynn, Tab Hunter

Votes: 1,641

22. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 285

23. Les Girls (1957)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rashomon... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg

Votes: 2,281

24. Darby's Rangers (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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The lives, loves, and battles of fictional characters in the Army's First Ranger Battalion during WWII.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Garner, Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 1,053

25. The Prodigal (1955)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

5.3
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A wealthy young Hebrew traveling in Damascus renounces his faith after he is seduced by an alluring pagan priestess and cheated of his fortune by the High Priest as well.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Lana Turner, Edmund Purdom, Louis Calhern, Audrey Dalton

Votes: 524

26. My Friend Flicka (1955–1960)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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Set in Montana about 1900, this was a story about young Ken McLaughlin and his horse Flicka. Ken lived on a ranch with his parents Rob and Nell and the ranch-hand Gus and had many an adventure.

Stars: Gene Evans, Anita Louise, Johnny Washbrook, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 116

27. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

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

Votes: 179

28. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 85

29. Macabre (1958)

Passed | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her.

Director: William Castle | Stars: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 896

30. Invisible Invaders (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.0
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Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Agar, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton

Votes: 1,331

31. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Joan Elan

Votes: 74

32. Pardners (1956)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.3
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow

Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $7.92M

33. The Silent Service (1957– )

30 min | Action, War

8.5
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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: 88

34. This Earth Is Mine (1959)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

6.5
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In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons, Claude Rains, Dorothy McGuire

Votes: 346

35. Love from a Stranger (1947)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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A newly married woman begins to suspect that her husband is a killer. Even worse, she soon comes to believe that she will be his next victim.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: John Hodiak, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards, John Howard

Votes: 148

36. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 70

37. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner travelling the world.

Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

Votes: 151

38. 26 Men (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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True stories of the Arizona rangers around 1900.

Stars: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson, Hal Hopper, Jack Riggs

Votes: 75

39. Blithe Spirit (1956 TV Movie)

75 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.0
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Television adaptation of Noel Coward's famous play about an unhappily married man plagued by the spirit of his dead previous wife.

Directors: Noël Coward, Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, Noël Coward, Brenda Forbes

Votes: 51

40. Panic! (1957– )

30 min | Thriller

8.5
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A short-lived anthology series narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis. Each episode tells its own thriller story and featured its own unique cast.

Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Bill Erwin, Norman Alden, Robert Anderson

Votes: 44

41. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)

25 min | Adventure

7.9
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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: 74

42. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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Add a Plot

Stars: Noël Coward, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 42

43. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.3
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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: 87

44. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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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: 44

45. Scandal at Scourie (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 399

46. The Lone Wolf (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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Michael Lanyard is a debonair gentleman who travels the world solving crimes and getting lawbreakers arrested. He operates on the edge of what is legal and occasionally finds time to romance the beautiful women he encounters.

Stars: Louis Hayward, John Doucette, Burt Mustin, James Anderson

Votes: 81

47. His Double Life (1933)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hopkins | Stars: Roland Young, Lillian Gish, Montagu Love, Lumsden Hare

Votes: 269

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

60 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jesse White, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes

Votes: 94

49. Passport to Danger (1954–1958)

30 min | Adventure

7.6
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The adventures of a U.S. diplomatic courier, as he travels to distant countries with important communiques to America's allies and dodges enemy agents.

Stars: Cesar Romero, Charles Horvath, Victor Romito, Steven Geray

Votes: 24

50. Khyber Patrol (1954)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, History, War

5.8
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British officers battle bandits and guerrillas in India.

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Richard Egan, Dawn Addams, Raymond Burr, Patric Knowles

Votes: 59



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