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1. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: The Court Martial (1956)

Comedy, Family

9.2
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Colonel Hall is attempting to set a new Army record for inducting new recruits. Unfortunately he also inducts a chimpanzee then has to convene a court martial to discharge Private Harry Speakup.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 56

2. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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This was an anthology series which aired live. It often featured adaptations of one-act stage plays.

Stars: Guy Kibbee, Faye Emerson, John Conte, Vicki Cummings

Votes: 22

3. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: Toody Undercover (1962)

26 min | Comedy

8.7
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Toody winds up undercover as part of a mob ring. His intimate knowledge of the area (bank layouts, burglar alarms & patrolmen habits) makes him a better crook than cop.

Director: Nat Hiken | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Bruce Gordon, Al Lewis

Votes: 37

4. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Sergeant Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas U.S. Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base, tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 1,182

5. 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: 109

6. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 810

7. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 283

8. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.2
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Jackie Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "The Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 209

9. Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )

Drama

8.2
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Stars: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

Votes: 12

10. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Army Memoirs (1956)

Comedy, Family

8.2
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Bilko comes under pressure when the other sergeants complain about his activity on the base. Hall carpets Bilko and the resulting fall out sees Bilko crowned as the oldest private in the army.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 24

11. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Rest Cure (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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During a heat wave, Bilko schemes to be sent to cooler climes. When his request to visit a sick aunt in upstate Wisconsin is denied - an officer found the "deathly ill" lady water skiing - ... See full summary »

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 18

12. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Once to Every Man (1961)

51 min | Adventure

8.2
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Tod and Buz fail to save their ship-builder boss from accidentally drowning, but stay on when his free-spirited daughter takes over the yard. Misnamed Prudence's as conflicted and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Janice Rule, Ann Shoemaker

Votes: 32

13. 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, 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: 67

14. 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: 67

15. 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: 29

16. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

8.0
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern, Gertan Klauber

Votes: 38

17. For the People (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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David Koster is an obsessive New York City assistant district attorney who gets into trouble because of his passion for justice. His boss, Anthony Celese, tries to keep him under control ... See full summary »

Stars: William Shatner, Howard Da Silva, Lonny Chapman, Jessica Walter

Votes: 21

18. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko the Genius (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Bilko is mistakenly declared a genius and is transfered to a special camp of high IQ intellectuals to work on secret projects. It's not long before he introduces them to the science of gambling.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 20

19. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Vacation (1958)

Comedy, Family

8.0
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The doctor orders Col. Hall to take a vacation. He also recommends that the Col. give Bilko and his platoon a furlough. Bilko makes a deal with Dimmeldorf's Lodge and suckers both the platoon and Col. & Mrs.Hall into vacationing there too.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 11

20. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Papa Bilko (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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A little girl, befriended by Bilko while he was stationed in France during World War II, pays a visit to Ft. Baxter - only she's not little, anymore.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 12

21. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: The Weekend Colonel (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Col. Hall installs CCTV at Camp Fremont. When he spends the weekend at Lake Tahoe, Bilko brings in a lookalike and has all the cameras removed. The Col. comes home early and finds what Bilko has been up to.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 22

22. The Journey of the Fifth Horse (1966 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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Directors: Larry Arrick, Earl Dawson | Stars: Jack Aaron, Susan Anspach, William Bassett, Jim Doerr

Votes: 57

23. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko Retires from Gambling (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Col. Hall hires a card shark who takes Bilko to the cleaners. Bilko turns into a shadow of his former self & morale at Fort Baxter hits an all-time low. When Bilko learns the truth about the card shark he sets out for revenge.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 12

24. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Hollywood Romance (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Hollywood star Monica Malamar is ordered to clean up her image & embarks on a romance with Bilko. When he reaches Hollywood he plays the shy, country boy but it's not long before he's up to his scheming tricks.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 10

25. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Secret Mission (1958)

Comedy, Family

7.8
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Bilko is sent to Yucca Flats to work on a nuclear test program. Ritzik is magnetized by one of the scientists machines. They skip the base and head for Las Vegas where Rupert is keen to demonstrate out his 'attractive' gambling skills.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 12

26. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Lieutenant Bilko (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Bilko's stint in the army is up and he decides to strike out in the big business world. When he learns that a temporary WWII commission was never rescinded he decides it's time to collect his back pay.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 13

27. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 1,109

28. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest in the 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one, either saves the day or messes things up, much to the chagrin ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 1,098

29. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko and the Chaplain (1958)

Comedy, Family

7.7
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Bilko is sent to San Francisco & the Col. asks the Chaplain to accompany him. The Chaplain takes Bilko to see his pet project - a center for military kids. Bilko realizes that the Chaplain has been duped by a crooked real estate dealer.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 11

30. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Ape Man (1959)

Comedy, Family

7.7
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A fitness instructor is placed in Bilko's platoon. To get rid of him and to make some money, Bilko tries to get him cast in a Tarzan movie. To do this, Bilko tries to fix it so his man wins... See full summary »

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 9

31. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Bopster (1959)

Comedy, Family

7.7
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When jazz musician Skinny Sanders arrives at Camp Fremont, he keeps Bilko and the platoon awake with his music. Bilko is about to have him transferred to Alaska when he finds out that Skinny is actually a famous jazz musician.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 10

32. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Formula Seven (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Pvt. Jenkins dumps his hooch in the engine of a jeep. When he gets some of the mix on his face he looks younger. Bilko asks the beauty industry to buy the miracle cream. All looks good until they discover it has some unusual ingredients.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 10

33. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: The Colonel's Second Honeymoon (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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During a heat wave, Sergeant Bilko schemes to be sent to a ski lodge in the Rockies for a rest cure. To do so, he first has to convince Colonel Hall that he needs to take his wife on a second honeymoon.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 10

34. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: The Human Trap (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A wealthy playboy is dead from an icepick wound. He died in the upscale apartment of a woman whose ex-husband is a notorious gambling czar. The lady freely admits she killed the playboy - ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Ruth Roman, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Jack Lord

Votes: 30

35. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko in Outer Space (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Grover & Ritzik win $600 & Bilko wants their winnings. They hide from Bilko but are suckered into volunteering for a special detail involving a space chamber where they think they will be alone for three days. But Bilko has other plans.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 16

36. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko the Potato Sack King (1958)

Comedy, Family

7.6
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When Bilko gets his hands on a surplus of burlap sacking he spots a money-making opportunity when he thinks he can talk the Pentagon into making the new-issue army uniforms from burlap.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Maurice Gosfield, Allan Melvin

Votes: 12

37. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Deluxe Tours (1958)

Comedy, Family

7.6
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Bilko invests money in a broken down coach and plans to fix it up and set up a coach travel service for GI's. When the railroad offers a cheaper deal, The Bilko Bus Company decides to offer deluxe tours of California.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Maurice Gosfield, Allan Melvin

Votes: 10

38. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Guinea Pig Bilko (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Colonel Hall tricks Bilko into subjecting himself to a secret experiment conducted by the Army. Unbeknownst to Bilko, he's being dosed with tranquilizers.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 10

39. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Platoon in the Movies (1956)

Comedy, Family

7.6
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When the Motor Pool at Fort Baxter is chosen as the location to shoot an army training film about the care and maintenance of the humble spark plug, Sgt.Bilko cooks up a scheme to shoot his own film.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 23

40. Martin Kane (1949–1954)
Episode: Rest Home Murder (1951)

Drama

7.6
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When an affluent patient dies in an asylum, Kane suspects foul play.

Director: Frank Burns | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Judith Evelyn, Walter Kinsella, Frank M. Thomas

Votes: 5

41. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: The Mess Hall Mess (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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There's a contest for the best original American recipe & a $50,000 prize. Bilko uses a French chef's secret casserole recipe and enters it in the contest. But the so-called secret recipe was actually in the Army cookbook all along.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 18

42. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Lights Out was an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 101

43. Martin Kane (1949–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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Private detective Martin Kane works in New York solving crimes. Depending on the year, Kane was either smooth and suave or hard bitten and the cooperation he received from the police ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Kinsella, Nicholas Saunders, King Calder, William Gargan

Votes: 32

44. Invisible Thread (1987 TV Movie)

45 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A pair of magicians perform a magic trick involving "invisible thread" which could affect the fate of human existence.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Donald Acree, Evan Handler

Votes: 86

45. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Boys Town (1957)

Comedy, Family

7.5
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Bilko is keen to go on desert maneuvers knowing he'll be near Las Vegas. Col. Hall orders him to stay at Fort Baxter. Bilko turns Fort Baxter into a Summer Camp for boys. With the fees set at $125 a kid he hopes to rake in the money.

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Maurice Gosfield

Votes: 14

46. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: How Smart Can You Get? (1962)

25 min | Comedy

7.5
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The smartest rookie cop is assigned to ride w/chatty Toody & reticent Muldoon. Can Car 54 survive, now that Muldoon has stimulating conversation?

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 29

47. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: The Siege (1964)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Gary Degan blames Lawrence Preston for his prison term - and now he holds him hostage.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Robert Redford, Daniel J. Travanti

Votes: 7

48. The Defection of Simas Kudirka (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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Based on the true story of the attempted defection in 1970 by a Lithuanian seaman seeking political asylum in the United States. Kudirka was denied asylum and returned to the Soviets, ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alan Arkin, Richard Jordan, Donald Pleasence, George Dzundza

Votes: 113

49. The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse (1949– )

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Boris Karloff, Gus Aubrey, Margaret Bannerman, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 5

50. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Bilko's Allergy (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Bilko uses Col. Hall's tax refund for his own purposes. He develops an allergy to playing cards and has to give up poker. The doctor discovers that Bilko is suffering from a guilt complex over the way he treated Colonel Hall.

Directors: Al De Caprio, Aaron Ruben | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Maurice Gosfield, Allan Melvin

Votes: 9



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