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1. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Dog in a Bus Tunnel (1958)

60 min | Drama

10.0
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A shy girl who lost her immigrant parents is taken in by a stranger, Joe, and nursed back to health. She lost her ability to speak in a concentration camp; Joe helps her to regain her words.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Martin Balsam, Barry Jones, Frank McHugh, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 5

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 56,947

3. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Glory Hunter (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A famous doctor, who has made a name for himself working with the poor people of India, comes to Blair for tests due to a suspected neurological disorder, and also to raise more money for his hospital overseas.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Alfred Ryder, Martin Balsam

Votes: 9

4. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 565,605 | Gross: $4.36M

5. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Hole in the City (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Armored car robbers vanish across from Yankee Stadium, so Lt. Busti dragnets the neighborhood, house-to-house. Brutal gang mastermind Nunda has much more to worry about, because he's barged... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 45

6. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)
Episode: Old Friends (1990)

Drama

8.8
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Director: Robert Singer | Stars: Gary Cole, Wendy Kilbourne, Dennis Dun, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 6

7. 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: 12,365

8. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 111

9. Ocean (1989– )

90 min | Drama

8.6
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After defending his sister from a wealthy landowner's sex-crazed son, Asdrubale is forced to go into hiding while his parents and sister, Yaiza, deal with the landowner Don Matjias who plots to abduct them in order to find Asdrubale.

Stars: Irene Papas, Mario Adorf, Thomas Patti, Gregg Thomsen

Votes: 79

10. Inner Sanctum (1954– )

27 min | Mystery

8.6
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A hosted horror and mystery anthology series hosted by Paul McGrath, and later by House Jameson as "Your Host".

Stars: Paul McGrath, House Jameson, Edward Binns, Rusty Lane

Votes: 42

11. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: New York to L.A. (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Det. Flint and Lt. Busti head to Los Angeles to extradite two sociopath brothers to face robbery and murder charges back in New York.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 39

12. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: What Happened to All the Sunshine and Roses? (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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A hospitalized doctor learns that his wife is pregnant, and searches to find someone to take over his practice.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 17

13. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Which Is Joseph Creeley? (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A man sentenced to die for the coldblooded murder of another man, is given an operation to remove a tumor from his brain. When the tumor is removed, he becomes a docile individual with no ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Paul Burke, Nancy Malone, Martin Balsam, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 29

14. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 514,618 | Gross: $32.00M

15. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,934

16. La piovra 2 (1985–1986)

384 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Part 1 - PAOLA - Police Inspector Cattani fights a losing battle to save his loved daughter's sanity, after what she suffered (see "La Piovra", original mini-series). He loses her, and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Michele Placido, Florinda Bolkan, Paul Guers, Jacques Dacqmine

Votes: 910

17. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 28

18. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Manhunter (1958)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.5
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While hunting down the cold blooded killer Jimmy Dawes, Paladin is forced to kill him. When Paladin returns the body, he must face the sheriff and Dawes' angry brothers.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Richard Boone, Joseph Calleia, Martin Balsam, David Whorf

Votes: 59

19. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, and Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables (1959).

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 88

20. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring one hundred top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 52

21. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: A Patient Lost (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Kildare catches a patient/doctor snooping on the interns and incurs the wrath of Dr. Carl Noyes.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 18

22. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Out of a Concrete Tower (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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The animosity between Dr. Noyes and Dr. Orloff reaches a boiling point after Yvonne's overdose. Conclusion of five-part story.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 16

23. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: The Return of Sammy (1980)

Comedy

8.4
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Sammy Davis Jr. accepts Archie's invitation to visit the restaurant after Archie sees him on a local talk show.

Director: Dick Martin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 25

24. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
Episode: The Time Element (1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A man is sent back in time to December 6, 1941 and tries to warn people about the upcoming Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: William Bendix, Martin Balsam, Darryl Hickman, Jesse White

Votes: 182

25. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: What's God to Julius? (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Realizing he is terminally ill, a man becomes concerned about the future of his mentally disabled brother, whom he has been caring for alone.

Director: Robert Gist | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Wallace Rooney

Votes: 7

26. 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: 821

27. 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: 238

28. 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: 103

29. Mr. Broadway (1964– )

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Life and times of a press agent and man-about-town.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Lani Miyazaki, Horace McMahon, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 16

30. Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

8.3
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The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Christopher Plummer, Maureen Stapleton, Martin Balsam

Votes: 593

31. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie Alone: Part 1 (1980)

Comedy

8.3
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Archie struggles to cope with the death of his beloved wife, Edith. A month earlier, Edith had suffered a fatal stroke in her sleep. A stunned Archie rebuffs efforts from his friends to help him grieve.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 38

32. Space (1985)
Episode: Part V (1985)

180 min | Drama

8.3
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Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Garner, Susan Anspach, Beau Bridges, Blair Brown

Votes: 7

33. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Enemy Before Us (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Martin Balsam, Richard Conte, Katina Paxinou

Votes: 12

34. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Whipping (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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With Chris gone Bill is in charge of the train when Barnaby goes overboard in his pranks. After messing with a wagon wheel, Bill orders him to fix it by himself causing Barnaby to break his leg causing a major rift between them.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Robert Fuller, John McIntire, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath

Votes: 25

35. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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91 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 124,207 | Gross: $9.60M

36. 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: 285

37. 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: 140

38. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Mr. Peepers is a shy science teacher at Jefferson Junior High. He is always faced with problems but is never outwitted.

Stars: Wally Cox, Marion Lorne, Tony Randall, Patricia Benoit

Votes: 106

39. La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema (1990)

522 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Superintendent Corrado Cattani is dead. After his lover, the beautiful judge Silvia Conti, recovers somewhat from the shock over his death, she decides to take vengeance and carry on his ... See full summary »

Stars: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Patricia Millardet, Remo Girone, Claudine Auger

Votes: 460

40. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Constance Ford

Votes: 110

41. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 56

42. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: Archie Alone: Part 2 (1980)

Comedy

8.2
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Archie's refusal to grieve over Edith's sudden death continues to take its toll on his friends and family ... until one day he happens to go into their bedroom and sees Edith's slippers.

Directors: Carroll O'Connor, Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Martin Balsam, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin

Votes: 29

43. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Defender: Part 1 (1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A young criminal attorney and his firm-owning father defend a 19 year-old on trial for a murder that he swears he did not commit. Personal conflicts arise with the attorney and his father ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Martin Balsam, Steve McQueen, William Shatner

Votes: 72

44. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The New Exhibit (1963)

TV-14 | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A wax-museum employee fights to preserve five figures of famous murderers.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Martin Balsam, Will Kuluva, Margaret Field, William Mims

Votes: 900

45. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Taste of Crow (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Kildare thinks he's finally diagnosed a dancer's mysterious malady but must persuade her to re-enter Blair Hospital for tests to prove his diagnosis.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 16

46. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,754

47. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 1,937

48. Decoy (1957– )

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.1
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New York City policewoman Casey Jones' assignment to fight crime often entails her going undercover in some of the seediest and most dangerous parts of the city.

Stars: Beverly Garland, Frank Campanella, Joseph Sullivan, Ed Holmes

Votes: 120

49. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Los Angeles is where Sergeant Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense, while the prosecution is lead by Jerry Miller.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

Votes: 91

50. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 50



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