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1. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: First Stop (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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The when the gang is traveling through Ohio, the stop at a diner and motel run by a man who takes advantage of them.

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

Votes: 225

2. 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: 123

3. 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: 21,014

4. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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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: 24

5. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Episode: Go Fight City Hall (1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Grampa defies the city road commissioner when he decides to take matters into his own hands, by fixing a pesky hole in the road in front of his house.

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

Votes: 12

6. The Forsaken Westerns (2017– )

30 min | Western

8.2
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Rare unsold western TV show pilots, anthology and western series episodes. Neglected for years some never transferred to digital format until now. Hundreds of shows are being rescued for this series.

Stars: Bob Terry, Ray Corrigan, Michael Hinn, Bill Hale

Votes: 28

7. Allergic to Love (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

8.2
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In an arranged marriage, the prospective bride discovers she gets hay-fever whenever her future husband is near.

Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Martha O'Driscoll, Noah Beery Jr., David Bruce, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 9

8. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Episode: When a Fellow Needs a Friend (1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Grampa is in desperate need of character witnesses to testify on his behalf at his parking ticket trial.

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

Votes: 12

9. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 270,626 | Gross: $198.68M

10. The Donald O'Connor Show (1954–1955)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Sid and Donald are two young songwriters trying to market their wares. The situations created around this premise primarily enabled them to perform.

Stars: Donald O'Connor, Sidney Miller, Joyce Cunning, Mitzi Gaynor

Votes: 18

11. The Old Raid Mule (1938)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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Andy arrives in town with a loaded shotgun and vowing to shoot a neighbor because, as he tells the loafers at the country store, he has been skinned in a deal. He calls out the neighbor and... See full summary »

Director: Charley Chase | Stars: Andy Clyde, Ann Doran, Olin Howland, Vernon Dent

Votes: 6

12. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, George Wallace, Rick Vallin

Votes: 255

13. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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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: 128

14. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: A Day in the Country (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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The family prepares for a trip to a family reunion. Jim finds a shortcut on a map they can travel to Margaret's family home. Alas, it is a rarely traveled road and their car breaks down. Jim walks to a small town and tries to find help.

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

Votes: 22

15. 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

16. The Forsaken Westerns (2017– )
Episode: Officer's Choice (2017)

Western

7.8
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A county's respected sheriff faces a dilemma - five years earlier, he was the only member of an outlaw gang that escaped from a botched train robbery. Since then, he moved to a new ... See full summary »

Directors: Ralph Murphy, Bob Terry | Stars: Bob Terry, Randolph Scott, Scott Brady, Paul Kelly

Votes: 5

17. The Mickey Rooney Show (1954–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of an eager but somewhat bumbling young actor who gets a job as a page at a television studio in Hollywood while trying to break into show business.

Stars: Mickey Rooney, Regis Toomey, Claire Carleton, John Hubbard

Votes: 39

18. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: The Knife of Carlos Valero (1952)

Approved | 26 min | Western

7.7
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When a young Mexican is framed for murder, Hoppy and Red hide him from a lynch mob and attempt to trap the real killer.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, Harry Cording, John Crawford

Votes: 14

19. A Star Is Born (1954)

Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 14,516 | Gross: $14.93M

20. The Good Fellows (1943)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

7.6
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The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly ... See full summary »

Director: Jo Graham | Stars: Cecil Kellaway, Helen Walker, Mabel Paige, James Brown

Votes: 28

21. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Fay Bainter, Carolyn Lee, Hugh Herbert, Barbara Jo Allen

Votes: 16

22. Buy Me That Town (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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With the gang business washed up, Rickey Deane, suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran, and Louie Lanzer, a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Constance Moore, Albert Dekker, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 25

23. Santa Fe Saddlemates (1945)

Approved | 58 min | Western

7.6
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Governor Price sends Sunset Carson to investigate a smuggling ring which is baffling the Border Patrol. Newspaper woman Ann Morton is working incognito in the saloon waiting for a break on ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Carr, Yakima Canutt | Stars: Sunset Carson, Linda Stirling, Olin Howland, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 45

24. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)
Episode: Life, Liberty and Orrin Dooley (1952)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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When Orrin Dooley, returning from war, is rejected by a woman for his ignorance, he enters grade school under his G.I. benefits where the woman betrothed to the insensitive principal is the teacher.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Will Rogers Jr., Marguerite Chapman, John Archer, Doreen McCann

Votes: 7

25. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Episode: Time to Retire (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The retirement of the postman convinces Luke and Kate that Grandpa Amos should take it easier. It backfires when Grandpa instead works too hard and ends up bedridden.

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

Votes: 16

26. 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: 765

27. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 7,729

28. Fibber McGee and Molly (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Fibber McGee and Molly was the finest husband and wife comedy team. It ran on the radio from 1935 to 1959 then switched to television in 1959. Its running gags and characters inspired many imitators.

Stars: Bob Sweeney, Cathy Lewis, Pat McGeehan, Paul Smith

Votes: 24

29. Henry and Dizzy (1942)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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In order to impress Phyllis Michael, Henry Aldrich takes a sales job. Soon he is involved with vacuum cleaners, motor boats and a father-son race at a picnic in which he hires a tramp to ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, Mary Anderson, John Litel

Votes: 37

30. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 1,693

31. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.4
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A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 7,533

32. Stella Dallas (1937)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A working-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 4,207 | Gross: $2.00M

33. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,431

34. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952–1954)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.

Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Lowell Gilmore

Votes: 142

35. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Episode: New Doctor in Town (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Grampa has a cold, but he doesn't trust the new doctor - or any doctor, for that matter.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Lydia Reed

Votes: 14

36. Little Women (1949)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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61 Metascore

A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 5,840

37. A Star Is Born (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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77 Metascore

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 7,996 | Gross: $4.36M

38. 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: 171

39. Private Scandal (1934)

62 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.3
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Private Scandal is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Ralph Murphy and written by Vera Caspary, Garrett Fort and Bruce Manning. The film stars ZaSu Pitts, Phillips Holmes, ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Phillips Holmes, Mary Brian, Ned Sparks

Votes: 18

40. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Episode: The Perfect Swine (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Grampa schemes to pass off a prized pig as his own at the county fair.

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

Votes: 11

41. Little Women (1933)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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92 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 5,724

42. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 18,507

43. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

Directors: William Dieterle, George Cukor | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington

Votes: 1,874

44. The Great Lie (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.2
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After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson

Votes: 3,216

45. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 6,853

46. The Californians (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.2
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San Franciscans during the goldrush of the 1850s attempt to maintain law and order in their wild city. Newly arrived Matthew Wayne becomes sheriff, then marshal, and organizes the city ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Coogan, Sean McClory, Adam Kennedy, Nan Leslie

Votes: 48

47. Golden Harvest (1933)

72 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Richard Arlen, Chester Morris, Genevieve Tobin, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 28

48. Mountain Music (1937)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Mary Beamish (Martha Raye), a folksy Ozark girl, yearns for the glitter of show business and for a man. She knows she is anything but gorgeous, but figures her enthusiasm offsets that small... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bob Burns, Martha Raye, John Howard, Terry Walker

Votes: 13

49. Circus Boy (1956–1958)
Episode: Meet Circus Boy (1956)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.2
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An evil sollicitor and his boys vows revenge on Big Tim Champion after a brawl. Champion want to send Corky to a school, however his uncle Joey want to take care of him. On the road, they ... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Walker | Stars: Micky Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Robert Lowery, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 15

50. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)
Episode: Up the Creek (1958)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.2
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A family of backwoods grifters capture Bowie and convince him to pay them a dowry in exchange for not marrying the family's daughter. Bowie and his cousin try to recoup the money but their plan goes awry.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Scott Forbes, Barbara Lawrence, Manning Ross, Olin Howland

Votes: 8



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