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1. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Pack Rat and the Prima Donna (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Kildare is assigned to work with the highly frugal, penny-pinching veteran central supply nurse to clean out obsolete equipment. But the nurse doesn't think most of the equipment in the "... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Celeste Holm, Ed Nelson

Votes: 7

2. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Episode: Bride and Doom (1959)

26 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Showgirl Ruby Duvall is roughed up by her future sister-in-law, arrogant society snob Joyce Conroy, and offered $5000 not to marry Philip and soil the family name. It seems an open-and-shut... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Darren McGavin, Frances Robinson, DeForest Kelley, Sue Ane Langdon

Votes: 9

3. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: For Better or Worse (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Alex and his friends plan a fishing trip, and the others say they have to ask permission from their wives to go. Alex says he does not have to ask for permission - until he tells her he is going.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 13

4. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Donna's Helping Hand (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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The Board of Health Director retires, and Donna campaigns to have Alex nominated. It would mean he could have regular office hours. Alex enjoys his job as a pediatrician.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 12

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: 125

6. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 1,137

7. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 176

8. Casey Jones (1957–1958)
Episode: Dark Rider (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Western

8.4
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A passenger becomes ill and it is realized he has smallpox meaning all the passengers on the train are in danger. Casey needs to get life saving drugs but no town will let them stop.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Alan Hale Jr., Bobby Clark, Eddy Waller, Dub Taylor

Votes: 5

9. Johnny Midnight (1960– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Johnny Midnight (Edmond O'Brien) is an ex-actor/theater owner, now turned private eye. His turf is Broadway and New York City's theater district. He lives in a penthouse apartment above the... See full synopsis »

Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Yuki Shimoda, Arthur Batanides, Barney Phillips

Votes: 24

10. A Storm in Summer (1970 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.3
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Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Peter Ustinov, N'Gai Dixon, Peter Bonerz, Anne Collings

Votes: 34

11. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 49

12. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)
Episode: Fear (1958)

30 min | Adventure

8.2
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During a raging forest fire, Chuck and P.T. rescue three injured youths who had volunteered to battle the blaze. The young men react with such intense panic when they meet the doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Harve Foster | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Walter Coy

Votes: 5

13. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Renews Driver's License (1964)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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While doing a PSA promoting safe driving, it's discovered that Jack's license expired, so the organization the PSA is for stalks out. Jack's attempt to renew his license at the Kafkaesque motor vehicle office is nightmarish.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Charles Cantor, Parley Baer, Cliff Norton, Ross Elliott

Votes: 22

14. The Adventures of McGraw (1957–1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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McGraw is a solitary type who manages to get entangled in the stopping of criminal activity despite not having any official capacity. He often doesn't carry a weapon, especially if an attractive woman is involved.

Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Jean Willes, James Flavin, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 33

15. Lux Playhouse (1958–1959)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

8.1
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This filmed series of light comedies, romances and melodramas alternated on Friday nights with the "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" between October 1958 and Sepetmeber 1959.

Stars: Alice Backes, Charles Keane, Nesdon Booth, Polly Bergen

Votes: 34

16. Border Patrol (1959– )

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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Don Jagger is a Border Patrol deputy chief who is a troubleshooter from to various locations. His assignments take him from the Florida Everglades to Washington logging camps in this syndicated series.

Stars: Richard Webb, Rico Alaniz, John Indrisano, Don Gordon

Votes: 17

17. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Episode: Kate's Career (1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Kate creates a successful dress alteration business at home, much to the consternation of Grampa and the local tailor.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 15

18. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 70

19. Damon Runyon Theater (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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An anthology, the episodes of which were based mostly on the original short stories of Daymon Runyan.

Stars: Donald Woods, Wally Vernon, Allen Jenkins, Clegg Hoyt

Votes: 29

20. Colonel Humphrey Flack (1953–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Colonel Humphrey Flack is the consummate con-man, swindling swindlers at every opportunity.

Stars: Alan Mowbray, Frank Jenks, Boris Aplon, Jack Klugman

Votes: 21

21. Westinghouse Playhouse (1961– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Nan, a successful Broadway star, marries Dan McGovern a widower. On their way home, Dan tells her that he had not told his two children, Buddy and Nancy, that he was getting married. Nan is... See full summary »

Stars: Nanette Fabray, Wendell Corey, Bobby Diamond, Jacklyn O'Donnell

Votes: 15

22. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 258

23. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 419

24. 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: 185

25. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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A drama anthology series presented by, and occasionally starring, June Allyson.

Stars: June Allyson, Don Rickles, Naomi Stevens, Dick Powell

Votes: 110

26. Run Buddy Run (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Buddy Overstreet was an everyday, ordinary sort of guy... until the one day he overheard a member of "The Syndicate" (a crime organization) say the words "Chicken Little!" Now The Syndicate... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Sheldon, Bruce Gordon, Nicholas Georgiade, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 66

27. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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This show started in New York City, with Broadway actors and actresses. It then moved to Hollywood, California, where Hollywood actors and actresses headed the cast.

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

Votes: 128

28. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Is Kidnapped (1963)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Jack is kidnapped and forced to make a $10,000 withdrawal from the bank.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, George Burns

Votes: 28

29. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: One Way Out (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Diana finally leaves her playboy husband and moves to an apartment in New York. Soon after arriving at her new place, she finds herself locked in with no electricity and very little food. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Scott Forbes, Frances Robinson, Gayle Kellogg

Votes: 21

30. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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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: 77

31. The Jean Arthur Show (1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Widowed Patricia Marshall is a successful attorney who welcomes her newly graduated son Paul into her law firm. She uses her chauffeur Morton as a sounding board and occasionally dates the eligible Richie Wells.

Stars: Jean Arthur, Ron Harper, Richard Conte, Leonard Stone

Votes: 25

32. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, et cetera.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Joan Chandler

Votes: 20

33. 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: 85

34. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: A Ticket for Thaddeus (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A Polish refugee and new citizen gets involved in a slight car accident, but he doesn't fully understand American life, and believes he will be sent to a concentration camp.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Raymond Bailey, Clem Bevans, Russ Conway, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 47

35. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: The Ideal Wife (1959)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Donna comes to the conclusion that she's too nice for her own good. She decides to be more assertive to see what people think then.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 30

36. 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: 327

37. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 138

38. Casey Jones (1957–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

Stars: Alan Hale Jr., Bobby Clark, Eddy Waller, Dub Taylor

Votes: 123

39. My Brother the Angel (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Dick is a rising young business executive who life is turned upside down when his younger brother Tom reenters his life. This wouldn't be too unusual, but Tom had died two years earlier in ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, Roland Winters, Ann Elder

Votes: 97

40. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 30

41. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 778

42. Our Man Higgins (1962–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Alice and Duncan MacRoberts are looking forward to an unexpected inheritance from Scotland but than are surprised when it's a servant. Higgins is a prim butler who lends a hand with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Stanley Holloway, Audrey Totter, Frank Maxwell, Rickey Kelman

Votes: 22

43. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

Votes: 4,537 | Gross: $0.79M

44. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 1,243

45. Circus Boy (1956–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.3
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12-year-old Corky has been adopted by a traveling circus owned by Big Tim Champion. He is water boy to baby elephant Bimbo and otherwise participates in the behind-the-scenes life of the circus.

Stars: Micky Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Robert Lowery, Bimbo the Elephant

Votes: 172

46. Secrets of a Nurse (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Sport

7.3
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When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge to take care of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Helen Mack, Dick Foran, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 6

47. The Jury's Secret (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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Bill Sheldon has a grudge against Midland City newspaper publisher Brandon Williams as Sheldon blames the city's recent flood against Williams for using his power and influence to hold up ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Kent Taylor, Fay Wray, Jane Darwell, Nan Grey

Votes: 9

48. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, this show was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well-known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.

Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

Votes: 114

49. Risky Business (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Crime

7.2
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Radio commentator Dan Clifford takes desperate chances to save the life of a young girl who has been kidnapped.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: George Murphy, Dorothea Kent, Eduardo Ciannelli, Leon Ames

Votes: 12

50. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)
Episode: A Summer's Ending (1959)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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A divorce lawyer and a married woman on vacation resist their attraction to one another.

Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: June Allyson, Dick Powell, Les Tremayne, Frances Robinson

Votes: 6



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