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1. 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, Jean Byron, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 93

2. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Pack Rat and the Prima Donna (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Kildare is assigned to work with the highly frugal, penny-pinching veteran central supply nurse to clean out obsolete equipment. But the nurse doesn't think most of the equipment in the "... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Celeste Holm, Ed Nelson

Votes: 6

3. The Forsaken Westerns (2017– )

30 min | Western

8.7
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Rare unsold western TV show pilots, anthology and western series episodes. Neglected for years some never transferred to digital format until now. Hundreds of shows are being rescued for this series.

Stars: Bob Terry, Ray Corrigan, Bill Hale, Randolph Scott

Votes: 22

4. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 170

5. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.5
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 105

6. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Ghost of the Cimarron (1958)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Cheyenne is forced to join an outlaw gang lead by the "Ghost of the Cimarron". He is the only person who can clear Cheyenne with the law who was framed for reward money. Over time Cheyenne comes to realize why the man is respected.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Clint Walker, Vaughn Taylor, Patrick McVey, Russ Conway

Votes: 38

7. State Trooper (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Rod Blake, a State Trooper is an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The setting is in the 1950s American West.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Don Haggerty, Paul Stader

Votes: 65

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

30 min | Drama

8.4
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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, Anita Colby, Dorothy Green

Votes: 34

9. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Last Man (1959)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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Scouting for a better pass, Flint finds a mountain man, hungry and half out of his mind. With no memory, his strange behavior may endanger the entire wagon train especially when everyone feels they know who he is.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Dan Duryea, Judi Meredith

Votes: 41

10. The Long, Hot Summer (1965–1966)

48 min | Drama

8.3
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Ben Quick returns to the Southern town of Frenchman's Bend to claim his inheritance and soon runs afoul of local power Boss Varner. The handsome Ben attracts the attention of the local ... See full summary »

Stars: Nancy Malone, Roy Thinnes, Paul Geary, Lana Wood

Votes: 62

11. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Fury at Rio Hondo (1956)

60 min | Western

8.3
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In a politically turbulent Mexico full of revolutionaries, Cheyenne encounters a sexy, blond pickpocket singer in Rio Hondo. She arrived on the stage with a local rancher who owes Cheyenne money from a cattle deal and he wants to be paid.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Clint Walker, Peggie Castle, Carl Esmond, Ralph Moody

Votes: 61

12. Colt .45 (1957–1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Christopher Colt was apparently a gun salesman, but was, in fact, a government Agent tracking down notorious bad guys. His cousin Sam took the lead when the studio had contract disputes with the original star.

Stars: Wayde Preston, Kenneth MacDonald, Donald May, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 77

13. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 47

14. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Episode: Hit And Run (1959)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Kookie's just driven by a hit & run killing 2 people, when a mysterious blonde repeatedly tries to run him off Sunset Boulevard. The crash disfigures the woman, & a witness disappears from ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Robert H. Harris

Votes: 35

15. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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Bret and Bart Maverick are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game.

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

Votes: 2,273

16. Warner Brothers Presents (1955–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This show featured three rotating series, "Kings Row", "Cheyenne" and "Casablanca". The last 15 minutes was devoted to promoting Warner Brothers movies but this was dropped along with "... See full summary »

Stars: Gig Young, Charles McGraw, Marcel Dalio, Dan Seymour

Votes: 19

17. Conflict (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This anthology series focused on characters at odds or having struggles in life. Alternating with Warner Brothers westerns, the episodes were set in various centuries and different casts.

Stars: Gig Young, Rex Reason, Will Hutchins, James Garner

Votes: 21

18. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: Flight from an Empire (1959)

60 min | Western

8.1
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Bronco rescues and hires a mother and son who are refugees from the fallen empire of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, but he soon discovers that bandits who believe the two know where $5 million in gold is buried are after them.

Director: Edward Dein | Stars: Ty Hardin, Kaaren Verne, Mary Tyler Moore, Barry Kelley

Votes: 17

19. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.0
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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: 1,203

20. 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: 213

21. The Texan (1958–1960)

30 min | Western

8.0
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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: 109

22. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 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: 172

23. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Border Affair (1957)

60 min | Western

8.0
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After Cheyenne takes a cattle herd to Mexico, he is captured by the French. After escaping, he aids a young runaway princess who doesn't like her much older intended husband. He takes her to a rebel camp where they learn her real identity.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Clint Walker, Erin O'Brien, Joy Page, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 40

24. Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour American television adventure series. It starred John Russell as Tim Kelly and Chick Chandler as his sidekick Toubo Smith who were ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Chick Chandler, John Daheim, Jan Arvan

Votes: 68

25. The Investigators (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Russ Andrews, Steve Banks and Bill Davis are investigators working for a very successful detective agency in New York City. Their cases are all tied to very large insurance claims. Maggie ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franciscus, James Philbrook, Mario Alcalde, Val Avery

Votes: 16

26. Chevron Theatre (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Lynn Bari, Onslow Stevens, Lynne Roberts, Randy Stuart

Votes: 8

27. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

TV-PG | 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.

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

Votes: 1,087

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: 84

29. Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)
Episode: The Danger Sisters (1956)

26 min | Adventure

7.7
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A sister knife-throwing act working in North Africa hire Tim and Toubo as bodyguards.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Russell, Chick Chandler, Adele Jergens, Cathy Downs

Votes: 6

30. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Drama, 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.

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

Votes: 2,116

31. Sugarfoot (1957–1961)

60 min | Western

7.6
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Correspondence-school law graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune. Unfortunately, his "cowboy" abilities leave a lot to be desired and earn him the nickname "Sugarfoot", ... See full summary »

Stars: Will Hutchins, Charles Fredericks, Don 'Red' Barry, Terry Frost

Votes: 297

32. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: Runaway (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A girl shows up at Corey's apartment, claiming that she is running from someone who is trying to kill her. However, the detectives all find that nothing she has said checks out, including ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Anna Maria Alberghetti

Votes: 11

33. Bronco (1958–1962)

60 min | Western

7.5
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A former confederate soldier wanders the old west, and meets such famous characters as Jesse James, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Stars: Ty Hardin, Robert Colbert, Mike Road, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 280

34. The Young Philadelphians (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Drama

7.4
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A promising lawyer tries to handle his social and professional problems while climbing the ranks in Philadelphia.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Paul Newman, Barbara Rush, Alexis Smith, Brian Keith

Votes: 2,900

35. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Hosted by famous dancer and actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Astaire, Keir Dullea, Paul Comi, Joan Staley

Votes: 87

36. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: Death Runs Wild (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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When wealthy widow Beatrice Martin Kipp hires Checkmate, Jed and Dr. Hyatt must travel with her to her ranch to discover who is trying to kill her.

Director: Jules Bricken | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Anne Baxter

Votes: 18

37. Conflict (1956–1957)
Episode: Man from 1997 (1956)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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It is 1956. Immigrant janitor Johnny Vlakoz yearns for success. He also wishes to marry pretty tenant Maureen, who lives with her shiftless brother Red, played by James Garner. Maureen is ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Jacques Sernas, Charles Ruggles, Gloria Talbott, James Garner

Votes: 23

38. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: The Human Touch (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Alonzo Pace Graham, freed from prison after 15 years, seeks revenge on Dr. Carl Hyatt. Graham devises an elaborate plot intended not only to kill Hyatt but ruin his reputation as well. ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Peter Lorre

Votes: 27

39. Born to Kill (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A calculating divorcée risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak, Phillip Terry

Votes: 3,987

40. Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)
Episode: Pipeline to Danger (1957)

30 min | Adventure

7.3
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Tim and Toubo are hired to find out the cause in the loss of production in an Arabian oil field. The first thing they discover is a murder.

Director: Laurence Schwab Jr. | Stars: John Russell, Chick Chandler, Cynthia Stone, Anthony George

Votes: 6

41. Harriet Craig (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

7.2
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Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Crawford, Wendell Corey, Lucile Watson, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 1,397

42. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Episode: Family Skeleton (1960)

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

7.2
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When an old friend of Stu is kidnapped, he's asked to deliver the ransom money. He soon begins to wonder if his friend's wife, a former singer with mob connections, his spoiled young sister... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Edd Byrnes, Louis Quinn

Votes: 18

43. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness

Votes: 621

44. All I Desire (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 1,522

45. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Episode: So That's Who It Was (1958)

26 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Mike responds to a phone call from a small-time junkie requesting protection too late; he finds his friend shot to death in a Chinatown alley. Not satisfied that the police will exert ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Darren McGavin, Anna May Wong, Bart Burns, BarBara Luna

Votes: 10

46. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: The Paper Killer (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 11

47. The Unfaithful (1947)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A Los Angeles socialite kills a man while home alone one night and claims he was an intruder she did not know. It seems like a clear case of self defense until the story hits the papers and people connected to the dead man come forward.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 820

48. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: No Fancy Cowboys (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Blake goes undercover as a dude range cowpoke to learn if the owner and her henchmen are extorting money from their guests.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Katherine Warren, Myrna Dell

Votes: 7

49. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Marquesa (1960)

60 min | Comedy, Western

6.9
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Having won a saloon, Bart arrives in town to find it closed because of a competing claim of ownership by the Marquessa, the alleged heir to the land grant on which the saloon and the town ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Jack Kelly, Adele Mara, Edward Ashley, Jay Novello

Votes: 32

50. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
Episode: The Robrioz Ring (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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In the San Diego area (at Coronado) a family heirloom/good luck piece ring is sold by a man's mother to raise money. A spinsterish school teacher on vacation from Philadelphia buys the ring... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Julie Harris, Robert Loggia, Julie Adams, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 21



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