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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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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: 63,329

2. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Alas, Babylon (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Dana Andrews, Robert Crawford Jr., Judith Evelyn, Gina Gillespie

Votes: 33

3. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

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

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

Votes: 1,219

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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

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

Votes: 2,882

5. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 1,052

6. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

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

Votes: 78

7. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

8.3
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A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.

Stars: Frank Gallop, Conrad Phillips, Lee Patterson, S. John Launer

Votes: 39

8. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

8.3
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Jayne Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 114

9. The 31st Annual Academy Awards (1959 TV Special)

100 min | Family

8.3
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Nick Adams, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eddie Albert

Votes: 112

10. The Mike Wallace Interview (1957–1960)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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The Mike Wallace Interview is a series of 30-minute television interviews conducted by host Mike Wallace from 1957 to 1960. Before The Mike Wallace Interview was televised nationally on ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Wallace, Cyrus Eaton, Bennett Cerf, Alexander de Seversky

Votes: 15

11. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Time Is Now (1970)

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

8.3
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Glenn Howard investigates when racial tensions seem likely to erupt on a campus.

Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: Gene Barry, Jack Klugman, Yaphet Kotto, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 11

12. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, Anna May Wong

Votes: 103

13. Frances Farmer Presents (1958– )

120 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Frances Farmer, John Payne, Donna Reed, John Agar

Votes: 13

14. A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud (1978)

19 min | Short

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Star: Dana Andrews

Votes: 8

15. The New Bike (2009)

Short, Drama

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Director: David Gantz | Stars: Matt Zemlin, John Riley Billings

Votes: 49

16. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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: 243

17. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Nanette Fabray, Bette Davis

Votes: 98

18. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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92 Metascore

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 53,904 | Gross: $23.65M

19. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 4,292

20. Laura (1944)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Votes: 39,074 | Gross: $4.36M

21. The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 19,339 | Gross: $1.64M

22. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

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

8.0
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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: 367

23. 100 Years of Horror (1996– )
Episode: Demons (1996)

Unrated | 24 min | Documentary, Horror

8.0
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100 Years of Horror looks at films focusing on the devil and demons.

Stars: Dana Andrews, Peter Atkins, James Bernard, John Carpenter

Votes: 21

24. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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Henry Fonda is honored for his career in theater, television and film by friends, family, and co-workers.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Alexander, Lucille Ball, Richard Burton

Votes: 151

25. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,037

26. Ball of Fire (1941)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

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A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 9,774

27. The 13th Annual Tony Awards (1959 TV Special)

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Director: Bud Collyer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Dana Andrews, Ina Balin, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 5

28. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of the Judas Tree (1976)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Family

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Soemone makes the murder of wealthy George Sherman look like a ritualistic killing, hanging his corpse from a Cersis tree (aka a Judas tree, after the one Judas Iscariot supposedly hanged ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Dana Andrews, Bill Dana

Votes: 64

29. Family Affair (1966–1971)
Episode: The Wings of an Angel (1969)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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A former friend of Bill's visits, asking for a favor. Harv has just gotten out of prison and needs to find a job. The twins are afraid of Harv, and Cissy thinks she can help him adjust to living outside of prison again.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, Kathy Garver, Anissa Jones

Votes: 17

30. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Tuesday Weld (1962)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.8
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Tuesday Weld is the mystery guest. Dana Andrews and Johnny Carson are guest panelists.

Stars: Bennett Cerf, Dana Andrews, Dorothy Kilgallen, Johnny Carson

Votes: 12

31. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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This groundbreaking series had 3 rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme; Howard Publications, the publishing empire of Glenn Howard.... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 441

32. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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: 215

33. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Crazy Sunday (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Tyro screenwriter Joel Coles makes a fool of himself at a Hollywood party, and finds out a few hard truths about life in the movie business.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Dana Andrews, Vera Miles, Rip Torn, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 10

34. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed

Votes: 7,012

35. To Tell the Truth (1956–1968)

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

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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: 351

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

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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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: 138

37. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: No Time Like the Past (1963)

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

7.6
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A scientist attempts to use a time machine to prevent tragedies, both in world history and in his own past.

Director: Justus Addiss | Stars: Dana Andrews, Patricia Breslin, Malcolm Atterbury, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 898

38. Curse of the Demon (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham

Votes: 10,804

39. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, June Allyson, David Niven, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 124

40. Bright Promise (1969–1972)

30 min | Drama

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Trials, tribulations, affairs & heartbreaks of students, faculty & administration of fictitious Bancroft College.

Stars: Susan Brown, Paul Lukather, Dana Andrews, Susannah Darrow

Votes: 25

41. The Westerner (1940)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

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78 Metascore

Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

Votes: 4,591

42. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.4
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The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.

Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin, Ed Gilbert

Votes: 1,171

43. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 118

44. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.4
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, Mitchell Ayres

Votes: 69

45. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 87

46. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 7,462 | Gross: $4.20M

47. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)
Episode: Assault on the Tower (1978)

60 min | Family, Mystery

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The Hardy brothers travel to London, England in search of their missing father and stumble onto a crime wave culminating in the robbery of the century.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Ed Gilbert, Dana Andrews

Votes: 21

48. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Benny Goodman (2) (1958)

Family, Game-Show

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Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: Arlene Francis, Dana Andrews, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 10

49. Boomerang! (1947)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Votes: 3,730

50. 100 Years of Horror (1996– )

Unrated | 343 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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Clips from Horror Films.

Stars: Christopher Lee, Roger Corman, Hugh Hefner, Fred Olen Ray

Votes: 304



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