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1. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Monsters of the Deep (1955)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.9
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Directors: Peter Godfrey, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 13

2. 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, Paul Bryar

Votes: 93

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man from the South (1960)

TV-14 | 26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Neile Adams

Votes: 562

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 12,457

5. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,386

6. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 1,053

7. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,149

8. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 189

9. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland/A Tribute to Mickey Mouse (1955)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Nancy Abbate, Julie Bishop, Lonnie Burr, Robert Cummings

Votes: 14

10. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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100 Metascore

A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 461,625 | Gross: $1.02M

11. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.5
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Live variety show with Jackie Gleason.

Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 278

12. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 79

13. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: Clem Strikes Oil (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The Kadiddlehopper's at first dismayed at the black gooey stuff on their land learn that it is worth a fortune with which Clem uses to create a financial empire that employs to make Daisy June a star so she will marry him.

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Red Skelton, Jan Arvan, Seymour Berns, Carol Channing

Votes: 6

14. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,706

15. The Best of the Post (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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A syndicated anthology series adapted from stories published in the Saturday Evening Post magazine.

Stars: John Conte, Karl Swenson, Alan Lee, Burt Douglas

Votes: 17

16. Evocator (2009)

Short, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Director: Matt Zemlin | Stars: Matt Zemlin, Colin Smith, Sam Lohan, Liz Maine

Votes: 518

17. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: The Peter Lorre/Joanie Sommers Show (1963)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Jack is thrilled to introduce his guest, actor Peter Lorre, who seems very modest and timid - until Jack congratulates him on his ability to personify evil, spurring Lorre to pull a knife ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Peter Lorre, Joanie Sommers, Don Wilson

Votes: 25

18. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 122,974 | Gross: $0.03M

19. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 872

20. 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: 240

21. 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

22. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.3
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 79

23. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried

Votes: 104

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 20th Century Fox movies.

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

Votes: 96

25. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 83

26. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Alexander Portlass Story (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.3
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Kidnapped, Flint is forced to scout and find a lost Aztec treasure. As some of the men were previously thrown off the wagon train, their unfriendliness is certain unless he can help them find the lost treasure of Montezuma.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Peter Lorre, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 38

27. 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: 141

28. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Operation Undersea (1954)

Not Rated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Walt Disney tells the history of the exploration of the sea.

Directors: Winston Hibler, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Walt Disney, Winston Hibler, Kirk Douglas, Earl Felton

Votes: 28

29. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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96 Metascore

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 136,980

30. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.1
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Garry Moore, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 365

31. The Paul Winchell Show (1950–1954)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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The Paul Winchell Show, or The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show, or The Spiedel Show, was a variety program which aired on NBC prime time from 1950 to 1954, starring ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his dummy, Jerry Mahoney. (1950)

Stars: Paul Winchell, Diane Sinclair, Jimmy Blaine, Sue Bennett

Votes: 35

32. Cavalcade of Stars (1949–1952)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Music

8.1
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An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Jack Carter, The June Taylor Dancers, Art Carney

Votes: 35

33. The Milton Berle Show (1958–1962)

30 min | Music, Comedy

8.1
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The second incarnation of 'Mr. Television' Milton Berle's variety TV series.

Stars: Milton Berle, Billy May, Ed Herlihy, Billy May and His Orchestra

Votes: 29

34. The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (1955– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Eddie Cantor, Keith Richards, Joe Besser, Ida Tobias Cantor

Votes: 20

35. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Slavemaster (1960)

Not Rated | 52 min | Western

8.1
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Confederate prison commandant is shot by a wife whose Union soldier husband disappeared after the War Between the States. She tracked the ex-warden down because she believes her spouse is ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 35

36. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Western

8.0
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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: 2,683

37. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 60,452

38. 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: 208

39. 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: 168

40. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Fingers is a double agent working for the US. His cover? Talent agent.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

Votes: 38

41. Die verschwundene Frau (1929)

Comedy

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Director: Karl Leiter | Stars: Harry Halm, Iris Arlan, Mary Kid, Peter C. Leska

Votes: 7

42. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)
Episode: Arsenic and Old Lace (1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Herbert B. Swope Jr. | Stars: John Alexander, Orson Bean, Richard Bishop, Patricia Breslin

Votes: 10

43. 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., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 1,022

44. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Hal Sawyer

Votes: 92

45. 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: 1,131

46. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: 80

47. The Gertrude Berg Show (1961–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A middle-aged widow enrolls in college as a freshman when her children are grown up, and her experience of life outside academia together with her gentle humor and emotional dignity prove an invaluable asset to the students' young minds.

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Cedric Hardwicke, Mary Wickes, Skip Ward

Votes: 40

48. The George Gobel Show (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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For Gobel's half-hour series, he used a successful comedy format of a monologue segment, followed by a story set up segment, then a musical interlude with the show's girl singer, then the main skit with the guest performers.

Stars: George Gobel, Peggy King, John Scott Trotter, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 47

49. Tell It to Groucho (1962– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Groucho Marx engages in humorous conversation with studio guests followed by a photo recognition game.

Stars: Groucho Marx, Joy Harmon, Jack Wheeler, Fabian

Votes: 10

50. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing (1962)

50 min | Adventure

7.7
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Tod and Buz are working as Guest Liaisons at a motel just outside of Chicago. Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Peter Lorre meet there to discuss whether the old monster costumes they used ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gist | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 73



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