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1. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Rivals (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.7
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A rich playboy pays Bret Maverick to switch identities with him, so the playboy can court a wealthy young woman, who'd otherwise reject him.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore, Pat Crowley

Votes: 64

2. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: A Good Imagination (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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A bookworm uses his good imagination and some storylines from Poe to dispose of his cheating wife's paramours.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Boris Karloff, Edward Andrews, Patricia Barry, Ed Nelson

Votes: 164

3. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Telltale Tap (1965)

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

8.5
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Clyde Darrell is a young rising accountant at a company where the CEO's secretary has fallen in love with him. When she learns Clyde loves the niece of the CEO, she turns on him. After they have argued, she is found murdered.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 117

4. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 46

5. The Gray Ghost (1957– )

30 min | Adventure, War, Western

8.4
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The Civil War exploits of Confederate cavalry officer John Singleton Mosby, nicknamed the Gray Ghost, was the basis of this syndicated series. Sgt. Magruder was the only other regular ... See full summary »

Stars: Tod Andrews, Phil Chambers, Sherwood Price, Jean Willes

Votes: 75

6. 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: 173

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Flighty Father (1960)

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

8.4
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After funeral services for Louise Holbrook, her daughter, ten million dollar heiress Trudy, meets a man who claims to be her father, long gone Jay Holbrook. The family head, old Cousin Lawrence King, is blind and cannot identify Holbrook.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 127

8. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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: 90

9. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959–1963)

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

10. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Potted Planter (1963)

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

8.3
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Nelson Tarr bought a small town radio station due to a recommendation from his friend, Andrea Walden, who is married to the owner. However, her husband believes the rumors about her infidelity so when he is murdered, Nelson is charged.

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

Votes: 110

11. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.2
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, Lillian O'Malley

Votes: 1,144

12. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 276

13. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.2
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Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 88

14. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)
Episode: Strong Box (1960)

30 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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A thief endangers lives to secure a fortune in gems buried in the safe of a sunken ship.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Clark, William Allyn, King Moody

Votes: 10

15. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

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

8.1
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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: 4,402

16. The Rogues (1964–1965)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.

Stars: Robert Coote, Gig Young, Charles Boyer, David Niven

Votes: 273

17. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: Ex Con (1956)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Three felons enlist the unwilling aid of a former cell-mate to steal a $12,000 cash shipment from a farmers' combine.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Broderick Crawford, William Allyn, Lonie Blackman, Robert Brubaker

Votes: 34

18. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.0
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Bret and Bart Maverick are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game.

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 2,334

19. The Sheriff of Cochise (1956–1959)

30 min | Crime, Western

8.0
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While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bromfield, Stan Jones, Roy Engel, Joe Kirk

Votes: 64

20. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Richard Dawson

Votes: 7,779

21. 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: 183

22. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Katy O'Connor is the assistant manager of the Bartley House Hotel in New York City working for Jason Macauley. She expected to get her bosses job when he was transferred to Calcutta, India ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, Don Porter, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 122

23. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Stars: Darryl Hickman, Dwayne Hickman, Pat Crowley, Soupy Sales

Votes: 28

24. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Brazen Bequest (1961)

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

7.9
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Dr. Charles Cromwell is preparing to accept a large gift for Euclid College when a woman from his past makes a drunken appearance. He learns the donor's aide is behind her appearance. When the aide is found dead, Cromwell is charged.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 117

25. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known The Twilight Zone (1959), this series was an extension of the tradition of radio horror and supernatural dramas such as Light's Out, The ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 1,125

26. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 187

27. 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: 73

28. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 83

29. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Colonel Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettville in Kinney County in southwest Texas during the 1870s, receives secret orders from President Ulysses... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore, Riley Hill, Jack Ging

Votes: 68

30. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Kommandant of the Year (1965)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Hogan concocts a Kommandant of the Year award to distract Klink so a new Nazi rocket being stored protectively at Stalag 13 can be sabotaged.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary

Votes: 164

31. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Vengeance Is the Spur (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.8
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A wealthy woman persuades The Virginian to take her to the badlands to a gang lead by the previous foreman of Shiloh. Her initial story is not the full truth. She wants to kill a man there because of her daughter but falls for the leader.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 52

32. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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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: 835

33. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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: 216

34. Steve Canyon (1958–1959)

30 min | Adventure

7.7
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Air Force pilot Steve Canyon, the commander of Big Thunder Air Force Base, travels from base to base as an all around trouble shooter, when he's not dealing with the the personal and military problems of his own everyday life.

Stars: Dean Fredericks, Jackson Beck, Paul Frees, Jerry Paris

Votes: 61

35. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.6
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Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.

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

Votes: 1,655

36. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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Mike Nelson is a S.C.U.B.A. diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone, and the plot was mostly carried through his voice-over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 1,011

37. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple.

Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 131

38. And No One Could Save Her (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A woman searches for her husband, who boarded a plane for Ireland and disappeared.

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Lee Remick, Milo O'Shea, Frank Grimes, Liam Redmond

Votes: 18

39. The Rogues (1964–1965)
Episode: The Project Man (1964)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Tony and Timmy learn that officials of a Texas town plan to unscrupulously influence the placement of a space launch site to profit from land they have bought so the two plot to replace the true government officials and collect the bribe.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Gig Young, Robert Coote, Robert Middleton, Marlyn Mason

Votes: 10

40. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Episode: The High Cost of Dying (1958)

26 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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When a man convicted of armed robbery is mortally wounded in a prison knife fight, he calls on Hammer to perform a last service - retrieve the loot he hid before he was arrested and use the money to ransom his wife who has been kidnapped.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Lynne Allen, William Allyn

Votes: 24

41. My Living Doll (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Rhoda is an extremely sexy young woman living with womanizing Air Force shrink Bob McDonald. What Bob knows and the rest of the world does not is that Rhoda's real name is AF 709, and she ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Newmar, Robert Cummings, Jack Mullaney, Doris Dowling

Votes: 164

42. Goodyear Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: David Niven, Robert Ryan, Jane Powell, Peter Leeds

Votes: 35

43. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Vanishing Point (1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.3
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Quarrelsome couple Fred and Ruth Graham rent an old house but, following an argument, Ruth disappears. Fred is tried for her murder but released for lack of evidence. However, he discovers ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Edward Binns, Fredd Wayne, June Vincent, Byron Foulger

Votes: 66

44. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 452

45. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first, under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba, and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

Votes: 457

46. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 167

47. My Living Doll (1964–1965)
Episode: I'll Leave It to You (1964)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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An older man named Jonas Clay goes to see Dr. Robert McDonald, so that Dr. McDonald can certify him as sane since he wants to leave his money, 10 million dollars, in his will to a ... See full summary »

Director: Ezra Stone | Stars: Robert Cummings, Julie Newmar, Charles Ruggles, Hope Summers

Votes: 8

48. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 13,360

49. The Last Child (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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Van Heflin As Sen. Quincy George.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Harry Guardino, Janet Margolin

Votes: 158

50. To Be or Not to Be (1983)

PG | 107 min | Comedy

6.8
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61 Metascore

At the onset of WW2, a Polish actor's family and the Polish Resistance help the troupe of a theatre escape Poland and the invading Nazis.

Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Ronny Graham, Estelle Reiner

Votes: 9,636 | Gross: $13.03M



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