Highest Rated Titles With Vivi Janiss


1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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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: 53,953

2. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: Dance with Death (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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A beautiful disco dancer is harassed by numerous men from the disco where she dance's and her life is threatened. When her roommate is murdered she believes it was meant to be her and she asks J.R. to investigate.

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, Sandra Kerns

Votes: 5

3. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: Imagine a Long Bright Corridor (1962)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Bettye Ackerman, Lillian Adams

Votes: 7

4. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)
Episode: The Deep End (1967)

60 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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Judd defends a skipper charged with the murder of four people aboard his boat. The only witness is a little girl who was also wounded during the slaughter.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Leslie Nielsen, Beverly Garland

Votes: 5

5. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: The Night That Nothing Happened (1962)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 5

6. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: George and the 14-Karat Gold Trombone (1955)

Comedy

8.9
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A trombone entrusted to George causes a lot of trouble for the two Harrys.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 9

7. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.8
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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: 109

8. 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: 92

9. 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: 42

10. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

Votes: 21

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: No Children Allowed (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Lucy has a difficult night with Little Ricky crying constantly. A neighbor, Mrs Trumbull complains and says the lease does not allow children. Ethel says the lease does not matter because the Ricardos can stay.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 143

12. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 88

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: The Charm School (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Ethel and Lucy are upset that Ricky and Fred don't seem interested in them. After seeing how they react to a friend's beautiful and poised date, they enroll in charm school.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 158

14. 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: 11,683

15. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 963

16. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Burnses & Mortons Going to Hear Antonelli Concert (1954)

Comedy

8.6
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George thinks he's come up with the perfect plan to get out of attending a concert. He gives Gracie a jigsaw puzzle and hopes she'll be too distracted to remember the concert's starting time.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 11

17. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Kitty Angel Story (1959)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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Kitty Angel finds herself not welcome on the wagon train due to her past. When Flint returns to the train toting a sick Indian baby, she has everyone's prejudices to deal with as well as this life threatening illness.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Anne Baxter, Henry Hull

Votes: 35

18. 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: 1,829

19. State Trooper (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.5
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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: 63

20. 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: 98

21. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Dick Jarvis Story (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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A boy hurt in a crippling accident and a domineering mother meet a runaway boy who she feels is making him do things outside his capabilities. Another accident reveals something unexpected since it may pit two friends against each other.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Tom Nolan, Bobby Diamond

Votes: 24

22. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: The Kid (1958)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Hoby stakes out a hotel hallway waiting for a burglar and then shoots somebody running away who refuses to stop only to find out it was a 16 year old boy.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Robert Culp, Ellen Corby, Jack Kruschen, Vivi Janiss

Votes: 13

23. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 19,496

24. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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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, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 166

25. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.4
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 121

26. 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: 83

27. Panic! (1957– )

30 min | Thriller

8.4
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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: 40

28. Crusader (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

Stars: Brian Keith, Edwin Reimers, Arthur Space, Leon Askin

Votes: 28

29. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Missing at FL307 (1975)

PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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A young woman hires Cannon to find her father, an ex-convict who apparently failed to get off when the jet plane he was on landed.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: William Conrad, Bradford Dillman, Jess Walton, Mark Gordon

Votes: 17

30. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Cathy Eckhart Story (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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One murder begets a second murder while a treacherous journey awaits the wagon train. An unknown scout and Kiowa Indians threaten the pass. Now there may be a renegade and murderer in their midst which Adams must resolve before continuing.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Susan Oliver, Martin Landau

Votes: 25

31. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Girl on the Pinto (1967)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.4
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Trampas tries to make friends with a beautiful girl he spots riding a pinto but she avoids him. Once he learns who she is, he asks her to a dance but her and her family are hesitant. Eventually she agrees to go but old issues haunt her.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 17

32. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Visitor (1959)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Jack Rollins, a famous gunfighter, comes to town on some personal business. When Troop finds out what that is he intervenes to make sure Jack's reputation doesn't hurt someone he says he cares for very much.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Charles Cooper, Vivi Janiss

Votes: 8

33. Trackdown (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman travels the Old West tracking down assorted killers, bank robbers, horse thieves and other evildoers.

Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Ellen Corby, Peter Leeds

Votes: 151

34. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 280

35. Hennesey (1959–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Jackie Cooper played Hennesey, a Navy doctor in an onshore office. Abby Dalton, very young and beautiful then, played his blonde yeoman/secretary/nurse. She had a crush on Hennesey but he ... See full summary »

Stars: Jackie Cooper, Abby Dalton, Roscoe Karns, Henry Kulky

Votes: 135

36. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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: 54

37. 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: 93

38. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie & George Try for a Day at the Beach (1955)

Comedy

8.3
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George has an important business meeting at the beach, but Gracie thinks it's a pleasure trip and invites their friends to tag along. Unfortunately, each time they're prepared to leave, some interruption detains them.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 13

39. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: The Cure That Kills (1974)

PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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Cannon investigates the death of two women who were connected to a faith healer who preaches to his flock that modern medicine is the work of Satan. A young man with a brain tumor may be the next victim.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: William Conrad, Peter Strauss, Ramon Bieri, Richard X. Slattery

Votes: 20

40. 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: 3,740

41. Barney Miller (1975–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 3,797

42. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the U.S. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 142

43. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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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: 64

44. I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, John Zaremba, Virginia Stefan, Ed Hinton

Votes: 101

45. This Man Dawson (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Keith Andes stars as an ex- military man hired on to root out corruption in the police department in an unnamed U.S. city.

Stars: Keith Andes, William Conrad, William Woodson, Tom McDonough

Votes: 18

46. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Question of Midnight (1969)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Benjamin Holland, a former physician, runs a general store in a small town up the coast from Los Angeles. Holland lost his medical license two years earlier when he reported the wrong lab ... See full summary »

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Tom Troupe, Lee Meriwether

Votes: 30

47. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

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

8.1
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 5,533

48. 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, Sandra Gould

Votes: 246

49. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 166

50. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.1
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This is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming, and his Deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season, Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon, ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 451

51. City Detective (1953– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Lieutenant Bart Grant is a city detective more in theory then reality. His police work takes him into Mexico and the Mojave desert. Grant primarily solves his cases with physicality then sleuthing ability.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Dorothy Green, Jorja Curtright, Ross Elliott

Votes: 16

52. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: Son, This Is Your Father (1954)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Flashbacks tell the story of a charming but irresponsible ex-husband who re-enters the lives of his wife and son. The father/son relationship is similar to that of Gloria's son and her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Loretta Young, Alan Hale Jr., Norman Ollestad, Frances Bavier

Votes: 8

53. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Devil's Children (1962)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.1
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Tabby McCallum, beautiful but cruel teenage daughter of Tucker McCallum, is banned by the Virginian from Shiloh after she kills a steer by "mistake". With the unwitting help of her fiancé, Dan Flood, Tabby sets off a tragic set of events.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 49

54. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born (1968)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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McGarrett is gunned down during his morning run on the beach. While the lawman is in critical condition, Dan Williams leads the investigation. Shortly thereafter, another man is killed and ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong

Votes: 116

55. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,950

56. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Votes: 121

57. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 356

58. Cimarron City (1958–1960)

Approved | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Cimmaron City is booming due to oil and gold and hopes to become capital of the future state of Oklahoma. Matthew Rockford is the son of the city's founder; he's now mayor and a major cattle rancher. Sheriff Temple must keep law and order.

Stars: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Votes: 112

59. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

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: 160

60. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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An anthology series hosted by Jane Wyman.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Simon Scott

Votes: 33

61. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Paul Cavanagh, Anthony Eustrel

Votes: 22

62. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: A Medal for Margaret (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Bud wins awards from track, and the family talks about all the metals, ribbons, and plaques stored in drawers. They decide to build a trophy case. Everyone has something to give - except Margaret. She sets out to win something.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 14

63. Barney Miller (1975–1982)
Episode: Abduction (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A couple wants Barney's assistance with their cult-influenced daughter. Nick's bookie is arrested. Harris gets a short story published in a slick gentleman's magazine. Bernice interviews for a job over Fish's objections.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Ron Glass

Votes: 47

64. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Polka Dot Pony (1962)

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

8.0
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Maureen Thomas is contacted by Burt Renshaw who believes he can put her in contact with the mother who abandoned her. An inheritance is involved and James Grove has found another Maureen. When Renshaw is murdered, Maureen Thomas is charged.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 83

65. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Terry Morrell Story (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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After the Sheriff escorts Ben Morrell and his son Terry to the wagon train, the members find Ben Morrell and his son very antisocial: the two can't even tolerate each other. One woman wants to adopt Terry believing he is being mistreated.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Horton, Henry Jones, David Ladd

Votes: 15

66. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 60 min | Western

7.9
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 373

67. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett, Vance Skarstedt

Votes: 702

68. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 39

69. The Jim Backus Show (1960–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: Jim Backus, Nita Talbot, Bobs Watson, Bill McLean

Votes: 17

70. The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (1958–1959)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Ellery Queen was a mystery writer who assisted his father, a detective with the New York Police Department, in solving murders. Queen's methods were arcane and intellectual rather than ... See full summary »

Stars: George Nader, Les Tremayne, Lee Philips, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 19

71. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Brief Holiday (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Margaret gets tired of all the housework and demands of the children, expecting her to do their every whim. She decides to take a day off and go into town. She browses the stores and has her picture drawn by a street artist.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 21

72. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Nancy Palmer Story (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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A married couple use the wife's innocent face and winning way with children to gain the trust of their companions on the wagon train so that they won't be suspected when the husband pulls off a bank robbery nearby.

Director: John English | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Audrey Meadows, Jack Cassidy

Votes: 23

73. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: You Got to Have Luck (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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During a massive manhunt for escaped convict Sam Cobbett, Cobbett invades a house where young housewife Mary Schaffner is home alone.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Cassavetes, Marisa Pavan, Lamont Johnson

Votes: 509

74. Laramie (1959–1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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It is the 1870s in the Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his fourteen-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father was shot by a land grabber. They augment their... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 664

75. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 298

76. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 111

77. It's a Great Life (I) (1954–1956)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Two ex G.I.'s Denny and Steve return home and take a room at the boarding house of the doting Amy Morgan. Also in the house are the young and beautiful Cathy, and Amy's irrasciable, ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bishop, Michael O'Shea, Frances Bavier, James Dunn

Votes: 49

78. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Dear Teacher (1953)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.8
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New schoolteacher arrives, keeps unruly students in line with her sweet demeanor and sharpshooting skills. One vindictive female student and some town busybodies try to get her run out of town.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Nancy Hale, Donna Corcoran, Michael Moore, Paul McGuire

Votes: 31

79. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Ride the Wild Wind (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Andy runs away after Slim wants to sell his horse which was returned after being stolen a year earlier but is causing damage. He runs into the outlaws who had his horse. The leader wants to keep him but the two partners want him dead.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Robert Crawford Jr., Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 44

80. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: Second Chance (1977)

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

7.8
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When the life of Gandy Fitch's (Isaac Hayes) girlfriend is in danger, he turns to Rockfish for help.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 88

81. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Saul Bevins Story (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Saul Bevins, a blind doctor traveling with his son, his sister, and his dog, asks to join the wagon train. Many others on the train object that he will slow them down, but Hale agrees to ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Horton, Rod Steiger, Rachel Ames

Votes: 9

82. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,366

83. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.7
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, California. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 517

84. 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: 1,060

85. 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: 76

86. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 55

87. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: Reckless Driving (1955)

26 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Tragedy results when an impatient traveling salesman refuses to heed numerous warnings concerning his predilection for speeding and taking chances while driving.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Hugh Sanders, Vivi Janiss, Grant Scott

Votes: 32

88. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Episode: Surprise Party (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Danny asked his family not to make a big deal about his birthday and is unhappy that they are doing as he asked. Kathy had planned a surprise party for that night and asked Danny's ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 6

89. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,420

90. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The cases of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Stephen Brooks

Votes: 694

91. Outlaws (1960–1962)

60 min | Western

7.6
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The adventures of a Marshal and his young Deputies in a section of Oklahoma infested with bandit gangs, gunmen, and robbers.

Stars: Don Collier, Barton MacLane, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens

Votes: 45

92. Treasury Men in Action (1950–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A squad of Treasury Department agents, headed by "The Chief", go after counterfeiters and other criminals who commit crimes that fall under the Treasure Department's jurisdiction.

Stars: Walter Greaza, Ross Martin, Tom McKee, John Stephenson

Votes: 34

93. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Bird of Prey (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Keller goes undercover as a USAF officer to investigate a woman's murder that might involve a USAF Colonel.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Dennis Cole, William Watson

Votes: 34

94. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.5
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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. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,911

95. 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. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,406

96. 99 River Street (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen

Votes: 1,809

97. Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A private detective in his early twenties uses his youthful looks to an advantage in his work.

Stars: Dennis Dugan, Robert Hogan, Barbara Bosson, John Randolph

Votes: 63

98. Code 3 (1957– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Richard Travis, Eugene W. Biscailuz, Fredd Wayne, Christopher Dark

Votes: 30

99. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bad Influence (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Bud starts hanging out with a new friend in school. The friend takes things from the store without paying for them. Bud gets blamed. Everyone later finds out Bud's friend suffers from kleptomania.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 21

100. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big No Rain (1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Joe and Frank try to find out who badly assaulted a woman in the street. Their two suspects are her husband and a mentally ill man. The woman can't help them because she is in a coma.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Anthony Lawrence, Ray Lennert

Votes: 11