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1. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Good Samaritan (1963)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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Kildare stops on a farm road to help a woman and her daughter-in-law, whose car has stalled. The young woman goes into labor and Kildare has to deliver her baby, who is stillborn. Afterward... See full summary »

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Thomas Gomez, Ruth White

Votes: 7

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

9.0
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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: 64,137

3. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
Episode: Something About Lee Wiley (1963)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.9
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Lee Wiley was a jazz singer. This episode dramatizes certain incidents in her life. She had suffered from temporary blindness as a teenager after a fall from a horse, and her eyesight troubled her ever since.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Steven Hill, Steve Ihnat, Piper Laurie, Claude Rains

Votes: 7

4. New York Television Theatre (1965– )

Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Stars: John C. Becher, Charlotte Rae, George Rose, Sada Thompson

Votes: 6

5. 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

6. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Harvey (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.6
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Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Larry Blyden, Raymond Bramley, Art Carney, Fred Gwynne

Votes: 7

7. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)
Episode: The Barbara Bowers Story (1962)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Elizabeth Ashley, John Beal

Votes: 5

8. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.5
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 140

9. Premiere (1968– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Composed of pilots for CBS, including Call to Danger (with Peter Graves), Lassiter (starring Burt Reynolds), and Walk in the Sky (by Robert Altman, with Carroll O'Connor).

Stars: John McMartin, Albert Paulsen, Billy Dee Williams, Shirley Jones

Votes: 28

10. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1958 TV Movie)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Lane Bradbury, Larry Hagman, Burton Mallory, George C. Scott

Votes: 8

11. ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)
Episode: The Trap of Solid Gold (1967)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.4
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A mid-level company executive is assured by his superiors that he's being groomed for better things, and an upcoming project could assure his future at the company, but in the meantime he ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Dina Merrill, Conrad Nagel, James Broderick

Votes: 5

12. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 278,268

13. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

14. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Survivors (1965)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Kimble comes back into contact with his wife's family when he learns of their financial difficulties. Kimble may have a way to help, but his mother-in-law's hatred for him may lead to his capture.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: David Janssen, Ruth White, Louise Sorel, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 82

15. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 890

16. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried

Votes: 107

17. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Very Cautious Boy (1961)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A gangland syndicate headed by lawyer Roy Baxter has been collecting protection money from Joe and Mama Ganoulian, owners of a local restaurant. The Ganoulians hire protection called Lee Staunton to free them from the extortionists.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Peter Falk

Votes: 30

18. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: Today I Am a Man (1962)

26 min | Comedy

8.2
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Tired of being stereotyped as a mama's boy, Muldoon feigns having a hot date at "the hottest club in the Bronx". When his bluff is called by doubting coworkers, he quickly commandeers a ... See full summary »

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 50

19. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 53

20. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 69

21. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 3,022

22. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 2,107

23. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 314

24. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 147

25. For the People (1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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David Koster is an obsessive New York City assistant district attorney who gets into trouble because of his passion for justice. His boss, Anthony Celese, tries to keep him under control ... See full summary »

Stars: William Shatner, Howard Da Silva, Lonny Chapman, Jessica Walter

Votes: 22

26. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Philip Coolidge

Votes: 116

27. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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American television anthology series of wide range of genres, from history and drama, to fantasy, and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage plays, fairytales, and historic events are dramatized in each episode.

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, Irene Dailey, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart

Votes: 19

28. Great Ghost Tales (1961– )

30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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The last regularly scheduled television series to be broadcast live in the U.S. was hosted by Frank Gallop, and featured dramatizations of ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural,... See full summary »

Stars: John Abbott, Lou Antonio, R.G. Armstrong, Barbara Barrie

Votes: 27

29. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas, and one of the first U.S. television dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 54

30. The Clock (1949–1952)

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Suspense/Anthology series based on a ABC radio series which ran from 1946-48. The half-hour series mostly consisted of original dramas concerning murder, mayhem or insanity. Series narrator... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Semon, Parker McCormick, Oliver Thorndike, Frankie Thomas

Votes: 24

31. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama, Western

7.8
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79 Metascore

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 93,214 | Gross: $44.79M

32. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 187

33. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 62

34. ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)

51 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: Lee Grant, The Doodletown Pipers, Arthur Kennedy, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 52

35. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Mr. Peepers is a shy science teacher at Jefferson Junior High. He is always faced with problems but is never outwitted.

Stars: Wally Cox, Patricia Benoit, Tony Randall, Marion Lorne

Votes: 113

36. Brenner (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.

Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Walter Greaza

Votes: 29

37. Rocky King, Detective (1950–1954)

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.8
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At the end of each show, Rocky King (Roscoe Karns) calls his wife, Mabel, and says, "Case is closed Mabel, I'm coming home".

Stars: Roscoe Karns, Todd Karns, Grace Carney, Earl Hammond

Votes: 41

38. The Magic Cottage (1949–1951)

7.8
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A well-received children's series that was broadcast live from New York City.

Stars: Pat Meikle, Stuart Bradley, Don Hastings, Bernard Kates

Votes: 16

39. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The misadventures of two of New York's finest in the 53rd precinct in the Bronx. Toody, the short, stocky and dim-witted one, either saves the day or messes things up, much to the chagrin ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Al Lewis

Votes: 1,196

40. 'Way Out (1961)
Episode: 20/20 (1961)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Nearsighted salesman Hervey Cartwright discovers that when he puts on his new glasses, he is transported to a taxidermists shop where they rent out a poisonous viper that can eliminate unwanted people-like Hervey's nasty wife.

Director: Paul Bosner | Stars: Roald Dahl, Ruth White, Sudie Bond, Tom Shirley

Votes: 15

41. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1954)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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A group of school children perform what appears to be a play, but it progresses into a trial when the school janitor is accused of murder.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: John C. Becher, Frances Fuller, Betty Furness, Priscilla Gillette

Votes: 10

42. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: The Tragic Success of Alfred Tiloff (1961)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Kidnappers target a millionaire to pay the ransom for their victim, a young girl from a poor family. The criminals are a husband who's failed at everything he's tried and a still-ambitious ... See full summary »

Director: Alex March | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Jan Sterling

Votes: 35

43. The Nun's Story (1959)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama

7.6
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After leaving a wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, Sister Luke struggles with her devotion to her vows during crisis, disappointment, and World War II.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 8,695 | Gross: $12.80M

44. 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: 139

45. Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949–1955)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.5
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"Guardian of the Safety of the World", private citizen-scientist Captain Video, assisted by his teenage helper The Ranger and an army of Video Rangers, preserves the peace in the far-off ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Hastings, Al Hodge, Ben Lackland, Hal Conklin

Votes: 81

46. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Other Side of the Mountain (1963)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A friendly country girl has a crush on Kimble and wants to help him escape on the condition she can go with him, as the Sheriff and Lt. Gerard close in on them.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: David Janssen, Sandy Dennis, Frank Sutton, Ruth White

Votes: 140

47. Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White

Votes: 1,759

48. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Lights Out was an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 114

49. Johnny Belinda (1967 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Mia Farrow, Ian Bannen, David Carradine, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 19

50. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Night They Shot Santa Claus (1962)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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It's Christmas eve 1930 and Eliot Ness and his men are investigating the murder of a close friend of his, Hap Levinson. The man had been playing Santa Claus at a children's orphanage and ... See full summary »

Director: Alex March | Stars: Robert Stack, Ruth White, Russell Collins, Nita Talbot

Votes: 40



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