With National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)



1. 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: 267,859 | Gross: $198.68M

2. Lightning Strikes West (1940)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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When Butch Taggart escapes prison, the Marshal sends Lightning Morgan to find him and his hidden gold. He finds the map to the gold on Taggart's boot. Joe Laikon and his men are also after ... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

Votes: 44

3. Dumbo (1941)

G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.2
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96 Metascore

Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

Directors: Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, John Elliotte | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, Herman Bing, Mel Blanc

Votes: 110,304 | Gross: $1.60M

4. The Borden Show (1947– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Charles Avery, John Baragrey, Doris Belack

5. Party Line (1947– )

30 min

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Star: Bert Parks

6. Public Prosecutor (1947–1951)

20 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A film noir drama-dey cop & crime show, Public Prosecutor was created for one major networks but they gave up on the series and another early TV network called DuMont picked it up.

Stars: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande, John Harmon

Votes: 7

7. America Song (1948–1949)

15 min | Music

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America has produced a wide variety of folk music and dance, raging from the fishing songs of the east coast to the cowboy ballads of the old west, and this show presented viewers with a ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Arnold, Nellie Fisher, Ray Harrison

8. Candid Camera (1948–1950)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Reality-TV

7.1
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.

Stars: Allen Funt, John Garfield

Votes: 115

9. The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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This was an anthology series which aired live. It often featured adaptations of one-act stage plays.

Stars: Guy Kibbee, Faye Emerson, John Conte, Vicki Cummings

Votes: 24

10. 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

11. Picture This (1948–1949)

10 min | Family

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Guest cartoonists draw sketches to accompany jokes or stories.

Star: Wendy Barrie

12. The Swift Show (1948– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Live music and light comedy featuring singer Lanny Ross. For the first 5 months, a quiz segment was included where contestants attempted to determine names, places and events from a series ... See full summary »

Stars: Lanny Ross, Fred Barry, Milton Berle, Delage

13. The Goldbergs (1949–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Comedy-drama about a Jewish-American family living in New York City.

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Eli Mintz, Arlene McQuade, Robert H. Harris

Votes: 138

14. 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: 250

15. Sessions (1949– )

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16. Through Wendy's Window (1948–1950)

15 min | Family

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Beginning as a short cartoon-sketch program, it evolved into a longer interview series.

Stars: Wendy Barrie, Dave Davis, Morey Amsterdam, Rusty Arden

17. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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True tale about a squad of the 101st Airborne Division coping with being trapped by the Germans in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 6,160 | Gross: $10.29M

18. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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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: 23

19. 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

20. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.6
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Beverly Garland

Votes: 56

21. Party Time at Club Roma (1950–1951)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Star: Ben Alexander

22. The Web (1950–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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Live dramas based on stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America

Stars: Jonathan Blake, E.G. Marshall, Leslie Nielsen, Haila Stoddard

Votes: 32

23. Your Show of Shows (I) (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.3
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Felisa Vanoff, Carl Reiner

Votes: 261

24. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Votes: 22,078

25. The Black Rose (1950)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.3
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A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cécile Aubry, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 1,654

26. Night and the City (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 10,743 | Gross: $3.60M

27. Riding High (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy

6.1
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A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford

Votes: 405

28. Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Thriller, Drama

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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ... See full summary »

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Sheila Manahan

Votes: 1,274

29. The Big Payoff (1951–1959)

60 min | Game-Show, Music

6.2
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Game show. A daily program in which men win prizes for the ladies that accompany them.

Stars: Robert Paige, Bess Myerson, Randy Merriman, Bert Parks

Votes: 5

30. The Bob & Ray Show (1951–1953)

15 min | Comedy

8.5
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Stars: Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Cloris Leachman, Audrey Meadows

Votes: 25

31. Doorway to Danger (1951–1953)

30 min

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Foreign and domestic enemies of the United States are dealt with under the direction of John Randolph, primarily by agent Carter in the first and third seasons, by many different agents the middle year.

Stars: Raymond Bramley, Constance Davis, Stacy Harris, Grant Richards

32. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,609

33. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 934

34. Those Two (1951–1953)

15 min

7.8
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Stars: Vivian Blaine, Martha Stewart, Pinky Lee, Anthony George

Votes: 5

35. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 24,964 | Gross: $3.97M

36. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 6,405

37. Fourteen Hours (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Debra Paget

Votes: 2,045

38. Warpath (1951)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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John Vickers joins Custer's cavalry regiment seeking private revenge.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Dean Jagger, Forrest Tucker, Harry Carey Jr.

Votes: 323

39. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 979

40. Are You Positive (1952– )

30 min | Family, Game-Show, Sport

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Hosted by Bill Stern (and later Frank Coniff), this program tested the sports knowledge of a panel sports columnists and other experts on all things athletic. One of the frequent challenges... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Stern, Frank Conniff, Jimmy Cannon, Frank Fisch

41. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Parker Fennelly, James Dean, Don Hanmer, Kristine Miller

Votes: 14

42. Doc Corkle (1952– )

30 min | Comedy

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Doc is a dentist plagued with money problems, teenage daughter problems (she's to marry a millionaire), and a screwball stepsister Melinda. The series was quickly dropped and replaced by "Mr. Peepers" (1952).

Stars: Billie Burke, Eddie Mayehoff, Chester Conklin, Hope Emerson

43. I Married Joan (1952–1955)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge.

Stars: Joan Davis, Jim Backus, Geraldine Carr, Beverly Wills

Votes: 272

44. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952–1954)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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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: 138

45. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.6
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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: 138

46. Today (1952– )

TV-G | 240 min | News, Talk-Show

4.8
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford

Votes: 1,552

47. Your Prize Story (1952– )

30 min | Drama

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The audience was requested to submit first-hand stories that were rewritten and performed on this live, weekly program.

48. Just for You (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.2
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Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Arthur

Votes: 268

49. The Pride of St. Louis (1952)

Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.6
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The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Dan Dailey, Joanne Dru, Richard Hylton, Richard Crenna

Votes: 560

50. Bank on the Stars (1953–1954)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.0
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Stars: Bill Cullen, Jack Paar, Jimmy Nelson, Bill McCord

Votes: 6


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