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1. Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 5 (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

9.4
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This entry in Columbia's long-running Screen Snapshots' series opens in Hollywood with numerous movie stars playing a goofy new game that is the (then) current rage of the film capitol. It ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Ralph Staub, George Murphy, Nan Grey, Chester Morris

Votes: 51

2. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: An Expensive Glass of Water (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Harry Landers, Bettye Ackerman

Votes: 13

3. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Death and Life of Larry Benson (1954)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Larry Benson was reported missing on the battlefield more than three years ago and the entire town is excited about his unexpected homecoming.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Peg Hillias, Ruth Amos, Lee Remick, Chester Morris

Votes: 16

4. 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: 129

5. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City. His boss is Frieda Hechlinger, and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 135

6. Starlight Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Stars: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 10

7. 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: 3,092

8. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.4
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 150

9. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident on the Road to Yesterday (1960)

Not Rated | 52 min | Western

8.4
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Reformed thief Ralph Bartlett is determined to repay all his victims. Gil Favor is the second last name on the list. The last victim lives in a nearby town where unknown to Bartlett, he is wanted for murder.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 45

10. The Tonight Show Starring Jack Parr (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 197

11. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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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: 979

12. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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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: 989

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Of the many anthology series, this 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: 265

14. Coronet Blue (1967)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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Michael Alden is an amnesiac, who must discover his real identity before the operatives of a mysterious group locate him and kill him. The key to his past might be "Coronet Blue", a meaningless phrase he for some reason remembers.

Stars: Frank Converse, Joe Silver, Brian Bedford, Robert Burr

Votes: 134

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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, Biff McGuire, Mona Freeman

Votes: 116

16. Mr. Broadway (1964– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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: 18

17. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 83

18. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Dolly's Dilemma (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Gillespie wants to appoint his widowed friend Dolly Marlowe to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees. But Dolly has bigger plans---to get Gillespie to marry her.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Joan Blondell, Chester Morris

Votes: 6

19. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: Portrait of a Man Running (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 11

20. 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: 3,107

21. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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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: 163

22. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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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: 339

23. Cavalcade of Stars (1949–1952)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Music

8.0
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An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra, Jack Carter, Jack Lescoulie

Votes: 39

24. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The Name of the Game (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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An old-time union leader is eager to go against a corporate executive he has battled in the past, but it seems that he'd rather fight than come to a compromise that would benefit all sides.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 9

25. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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

7.9
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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: 394

26. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 193

27. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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There were only two seasons of this show. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 81

28. The Milton Berle Show (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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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, Arnold Stang

Votes: 100

29. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

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

7.9
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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: 179

30. Pursuit (1958–1959)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Robert Alda, Warner Anderson, Lew Ayres, Jimmy Baird

Votes: 32

31. The Philip Morris Playhouse (1953–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Stars: Everett Sloane, John Beal, Donald Cook, Kent Smith

Votes: 15

32. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: The Empty Chute (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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An army sergeant is charged with murdering a fellow officer by cutting the lines in his parachute, thus causing it not to open when he jumped. He requests the Prestons to assist in his defense even though they are civilians.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Michael Strong, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 10

33. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Charlton Heston, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 201

34. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas, and one of the first U.S. television dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 57

35. Suspense (1964– )

30 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Stars: Neville Brand, Arthur Kennedy, James Whitmore, Corey Allen

Votes: 10

36. The Hollywood Gad-About (1934)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A parade highlights the Screen Actors Guild's Film Stars Frolic, hosted by Walter Winchell as Master of Ceremonies. The Royal Canadian Mounted parade; William Gargan, Gary Cooper and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Walter Winchell, Mary Astor, Sy Bartlett, Billy Barty

Votes: 6

37. Route 66 (1960–1964)

TV-Y7 | 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: 1,332

38. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.7
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This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 488

39. Espionage (1963–1964)

48 min | Drama, War

7.7
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

Stars: Victor Platt, Martin Lyder, Maxwell Shaw, Alan Tilvern

Votes: 44

40. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Mae West: Dirty Blonde (2020)

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Mae West achieved great acclaim in every entertainment medium that existed during her lifetime, spanning eight decades of the 20th century. A full-time actress at seven, a vaudevillian at ... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Marchesi, Sally Rosenthal | Stars: Jim Bailey, Gina Barreca, Rona Barrett, Jeanine Basinger

Votes: 103

41. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.6
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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: 338

42. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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: 229

43. To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

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

7.6
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »

Stars: Bud Collyer, Kitty Carlisle, Tom Poston, Peggy Cass

Votes: 378

44. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 89

45. The Name's the Same (1951–1955)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.6
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Guests who have the same name as famous persons, fictional characters, or things, are quizzed by celebrity panelists who try to determine their name.

Stars: Joan Alexander, Robert Q. Lewis, Gene Rayburn, Roger Price

Votes: 77

46. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Soda Pop and Paper Flags (1963)

TV-Y7 | 50 min | Adventure

7.6
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Tod and Linc are en route from St. Louis to Memphis, Tennessee. They stop in Mapleton, Mo., for gas. Tod defends a transient hobo from troublemakers. Deciding to stay, Tod & Linc go to work... See full summary »

Director: Fred Jackman Jr. | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Chester Morris, Frank Overton

Votes: 39

47. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)
Episode: Without Honor (1968)

TV-PG | 71 min | Western

7.6
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Crown tries to help Major Covington capture his son, an expert with dynamite, who has deserted the army and joined a band of murderous marauders.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 31

48. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network television. Dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 148

49. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Hosted by famous dancer and actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 91

50. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

Stars: Jonathan Blake, E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard

Votes: 33



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