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1. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Strange Sanctuary (1957)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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In the old southwest, a pair of bank robbers must ride out after killing a man. They intend on eventually getting far away, but one seeks to reunite with his daughter in a nearby convent. ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Michael Rennie, Cesar Romero, Rita Moreno, Osa Massen

Votes: 7

2. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Dangerous Crossing (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

8.8
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A group of religious settlers tangles with outlaws who have set up an illegal tollgate.

Stars: William Lundigan, Annelle Hayes, Sandra Dale, Victoria James

Votes: 8

3. The Star and the Story (1955– )
Episode: Total Recall (1955)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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A couple vacationing in cabin in the wilderness encounter a madman bent on murder.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: William Lundigan, Mary Anderson, Don Haggerty, Ross Elliott

Votes: 8

4. 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

5. 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: 89

6. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Night of Execution (1955)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

8.3
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A woman is forced to leave her marriage by her violent, over-bearing husband whose objective is to train their young son to follow his evil footsteps.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Nina Foch, Vincent Price, Dick Foran, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 13

7. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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: 248

8. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 297

9. 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: 47

10. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: No Time at All (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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An airliner flying nonstop at night from Miami to New York fails to check in, then disappears from radar. We see how its disappearance affects people on the ground.

Director: David Swift | Stars: William Lundigan, Betsy Palmer, Jane Greer, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 6

11. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Trial by Fire (1957)

Drama

8.2
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A forest fire spreads with fury, threatens a town with destruction, and brands a boy a murderer.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: William Lundigan, Linda Darnell, Forrest Tucker, Harry Townes

Votes: 5

12. The Jim Backus Show (1960–1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Mike O 'Toole owns and runs a second rate news service that he struggles to keep aflloat financially. His employees include the attractive Dora and Dave as reporters. Sidney is the office boy who often gets into misadventures.

Stars: Jim Backus, Nita Talbot, Bobs Watson, Bill McLean

Votes: 21

13. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Scream in Silence (1958)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama

8.1
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Medical student tries to help depressed neighbor.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Anne Francis, Skip Homeier, Betty Field, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 7

14. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Is There Another Civilization? (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.0
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While on a routine flight one of the rockets is hit by a meteor fragment. On Earth they run tests to discover the meteor is not only made of metal, but appears to have been artificially ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Paul Carr, John Compton

Votes: 64

15. 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: 182

16. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.9
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The adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

Votes: 148

17. 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: 127

18. 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

19. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Christmas on the Moon (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.8
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McCauley and two astronomers are on the Moon on Christmas day, and one of them is stricken with appendicitis.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Keith Larsen, Whit Bissell

Votes: 24

20. The Sea Hawk (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.7
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Votes: 8,482

21. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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A successful lawyer (Ben Gazzara) is told by his doctor he's terminally ill, and will be dead in less than 2 years. He decides to do all the things which he never had time. Each episode ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 278

22. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.6
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, California. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 602

23. The Old Maid (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,896

24. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Flight to the Red Planet (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.6
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The first mission to Mars is nearing the red planet when a series of accidents and break downs put the mission in doubt. The crew must balance the need for caution and safety against the ... See full summary »

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: William Lundigan, Marshall Thompson, Michael Pate, Tom Middleton

Votes: 12

25. Insight (I) (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Martin Sheen, Brian Keith

Votes: 165

26. 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: 125

27. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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A CBS variety show that ran monthly from 1954-1958, broadcast in color. Stars appearing included Betty Grable, Mario Lanza, Jack Benny, Basil Rathbone, Fredric March, Shirley MacLaine and ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

Votes: 49

28. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: A Promise to Murder (1955)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Lady Bertha Wetherby (Ann Harding) befriends mild-mannered palm reader Mr. Vorhees (Peter Lorre) and invites him to live with her at her estate. Her nephew, Randy (Louis Hayward), suspects ... See full synopsis »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Louis Hayward, Peter Lorre, Ann Harding, William Lundigan

Votes: 13

29. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Four Hours in White (1958)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama

7.5
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Trapped in a crossfire of human emotions, a hospital chief surgeon fights his own conscience to decide the fate of two men. He must weigh the possible sacrifice of one life for another.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Dan Duryea, Ann Rutherford, Steve McQueen, Eduard Franz

Votes: 15

30. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Tankers in Space (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.5
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It is decided to attempt fuel transfers between space craft while flying in orbit. The requirement for precision control of two spacecraft is met by using a pair of specially trained twins.... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: William Lundigan, James Drury, Murray Hamilton, Phillip Terry

Votes: 14

31. The Star and the Story (1955– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Each show features a different star or stars in this dramatic anthology produced by the successful team by Four Star Productions, there are many young actors that went onto bigger things.

Stars: Henry Fonda, Hugh Sanders, Hillary Brooke, Robin Hughes

Votes: 29

32. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: A Handful of Hours (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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Four men a stranded after their spacecraft crash lands on the Moon. Their only hope of survival is to walk to Moonbase. All goes well till they realize the oxygen tank they are carrying to ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: William Lundigan, Peter Baldwin, Mark Dana, William Schallert

Votes: 14

33. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Flash in the Sky (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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A ship tasked with retrieving a malfunctioning Venus probe runs into issues when the scientist in charge, a friend of McCauley's insists on going despite previously disobeying McCauley's orders.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, John Lupton, Joan Marshall

Votes: 19

34. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
Episode: High Pitch (1955)

Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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In this musical/comedy, the Brooklyn Hooligans ball club is having troubles. Its manager, Gabby Mullins, fears they'll go broke without a cash infusion. To the rescue comes opera star ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Mel Allen, Fortunio Bonanova, Jeff Donnell, Tom Drake

Votes: 8

35. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Keep Me in Mind (1957)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama

7.4
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Publicity hungry, Las Vegas lounge singer, Mike Owens stages a hoax publicity stunt making the local police and his entourage furious with him, especially his press agent. And like the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Johnny Desmond, Marisa Pavan, James Dunn, Gil Stratton

Votes: 5

36. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Mission to Mars (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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On the Moon the US and Soviets are in an informal race to be the first to Mars. Both sides play down the need to rush with concerns about safety. Ultimately both missions launch within ... See full summary »

Director: William Conrad | Stars: William Lundigan, Jeremy Slate, John Van Dreelen, Jack Hogan

Votes: 14

37. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Moonquake (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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Trailblazer I is on route to the Moon when one of the crew gets word his wife has been hurt in a car wreck. Although distracted, the crewman needs to focus all his skills and abilities to overcome a major accident.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: William Lundigan, Arthur Franz, Denver Pyle, Bek Nelson

Votes: 17

38. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Quarantine (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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Two scientists who can't get along are assigned to the same space station, and McCauley has to keep the peace.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: William Lundigan, Warren Stevens, Simon Oakland, John Milford

Votes: 17

39. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Verdict in Orbit (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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Col McCauley, while serving on the space station gets word his son has been seriously injured in a hit and run accident near the rocket base. Tension mounts as word comes through the driver... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Peter Adams, Tod Griffin

Votes: 14

40. You Don't Say (1963–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

7.3
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Two teams of two players compete against each other to determine the name of a famous person. One member of the team, who knew the answer, would give clues to his or her teammate.

Stars: Tom Kennedy, John Harlan, Pat Carroll, Betty White

Votes: 30

41. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: In Search of April (1966)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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One night during Mardi Gras is all it takes to obsess Paul with April, a carefree young woman. She vanishes from the French Quarter the next morning, after being spied on by a tiny heckler ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Carol Lynley, Don Rickles, Don Galloway

Votes: 9

42. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Moon Cloud (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.3
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A scientist's wife warns McCauley that her husband Perry's's co-worker Hal Carter is jealous of his success. McCauley doesn't believe her, but when Perry's theory about radioactive gas on the moon prove correct, Hal plots to kill Perry.

Director: Otto Lang | Stars: William Lundigan, Robert Vaughn, Douglas Dick, Allison Hayes

Votes: 16

43. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Water Tank Rescue (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.3
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When an astronaut is stricken by a heart attack on the Moon, McCauley must find a way to get him back to Earth.

Director: Otto Lang | Stars: William Lundigan, Jon Shepodd, Joan Taylor, Paul Langton

Votes: 15

44. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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A light-skinned black woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,454 | Gross: $4.20M

45. The Jury's Secret (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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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: 8

46. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Asteroid (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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An asteroid straying close to Earth becomes the subject of an experiment. It is decided to scout the asteroid with a view of turning it into a mobile space station. If not the rock must be destroyed.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: William Lundigan, Bill Williams, Herbert Rudley, Joyce Meadows

Votes: 18

47. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Edge of Eternity (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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Shortly after leaving the Moon a spacecraft is hit by an asteroid destroying their oxygen supply. The three man crew now become engaged in a life and death battle to extend their oxygen supply long enough to make it home.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Corey Allen, Kem Dibbs

Votes: 14

48. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Emergency Mission (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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A miss-fire of the MR28 sees the craft miss the Moon and head for deep space. The only chance of rescue is a new MX experimental rocket. In theory, the new ship should have the range. In practice, no one really knows.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: William Lundigan, Donald Woods, William Leslie, John Baer

Votes: 12

49. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Into the Sun (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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A new project involves launching capsules of atomic waste into orbit and then assembling them with an atomic rocket motor. The unit is then accelerated for disposal into the Sun. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Herzberg | Stars: William Lundigan, Paul Picerni, Harp McGuire, Nelson Leigh

Votes: 12

50. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Space Trap (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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Returning from the Moon with valuable spore samples the crew of MR7 are rendered unconscious. Earth sends a rescue mission but a decision has to be made that could put everyone's life at risk.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: William Lundigan, Peter Hansen, Robert Gist, Russ Conway

Votes: 16



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