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1. 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: 4,291

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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

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: 62,813

3. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 4,514

4. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 7,121

5. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

Votes: 5,965

6. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 76,676

7. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,838

8. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 72,731

9. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.4
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 2,074

10. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

7.9
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women, and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,211

11. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.8
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 1,787

12. The Big Heat (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

Votes: 21,008

13. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Herbert Anderson, Jay North, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth

Votes: 1,575

14. 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: 590

15. 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: 18,180

16. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Votes: 28,421 | Gross: $12.00M

17. 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: 1,596

18. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.6
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 617

19. The Naked and the Dead (1958)

Approved | 131 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Set during the Pacific War against the Japanese, this WW2 drama discerns between achieving one's mission at any cost versus preserving the lives under one's command and enforcing discipline through fear as opposed to mutual respect.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr

Votes: 1,106

20. 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: 2,070

21. 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: 805

22. 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: 994

23. 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: 1,093

24. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provides George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 1,072

25. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter

Votes: 9,324

26. The High and the Mighty (1954)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack

Votes: 5,041

27. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.3
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

Votes: 758

28. 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: 243

29. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.0
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Tough Sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona with the support of his faithful Deputies and the Editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quentin Sondergaard, Bill Catching

Votes: 168

30. 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: 453

31. Halls of Montezuma (1951)

Approved | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 2,324

32. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)

30 min | Action, Western

7.6
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Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.

Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin, Rex

Votes: 280

33. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 3,409

34. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Giant mollusk monsters attack California.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Barbara Darrow

Votes: 2,253

35. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 244

36. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Margie lives with her father Vern and her crazy schemes get him into trouble especially with his boss Mr. Honeywell. She frequently involves Charlie and Mrs. Odetts in her plans. Freddie is her boyfriend while Roberta likes Vern.

Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Votes: 281

37. The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954–1959)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.1
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Rusty was orphaned in an Indian raid. He and his dog Rin Tin Tin were adopted by the troops at Fort Apache in Arizona, and helped establish law and order in and around Mesa Grande.

Stars: Lee Aaker, James Brown, Rin Tin Tin II, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 581

38. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 225

39. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed

Votes: 6,910

40. Pat and Mike (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.0
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Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

Votes: 4,745

41. Beginning of the End (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a ... See full summary »

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Peter Graves, Peggie Castle, Morris Ankrum, Than Wyenn

Votes: 2,038

42. The Breaking Point (1950)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 2,253

43. Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History

6.5
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Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten, Jeff York, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 1,431

44. Hit the Deck (1955)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other gobs try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 638

45. The Deadly Mantis (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Donald Randolph

Votes: 2,843

46. 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: 182

47. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino, and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 130

48. Al Capone (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of Chicago crime boss Al Capone during the Prohibition era.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory

Votes: 1,326

49. Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating

Votes: 974

50. 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: 181



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