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1. My Three Sons (1960–1972)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.0
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Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.

Stars: Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady, Barry Livingston

Votes: 2,753

2. 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: 823

3. 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: 1,667

4. 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: 1,620

5. 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: 938

6. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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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, Don Herbert, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 227

7. 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: 2,051

8. Bronco (1958–1962)

60 min | Western

7.3
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A former confederate soldier wanders the old west, and meets such famous characters as Jesse James, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Stars: Ty Hardin, Robert Colbert, Mike Road, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 281

9. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)

30 min | Western

7.2
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A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins, Bob Woodward

Votes: 203

10. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

R | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

4.0
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When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat -- the local graveyard. Only one problem -- soon cats develop a ... See full summary »

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Sean Kenney, Monika Kelly, Sanford Mitchell, J. Byron Foster

Votes: 1,172

11. Life with Elizabeth (1952–1955)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.1
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The day to day events in the lives of a newly married couple. Each episode consists of three short, unrelated sketches in which characters often break the imaginary fourth wall.

Stars: Betty White, Del Moore, Jack Narz, Frank De Vol

Votes: 172

12. The Crawling Hand (1963)

Approved | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Rod Lauren, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,427

13. Erotica (1961)

68 min | Comedy

4.5
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A lurid journey into female sexuality told in six segments: "Naked Innocence", "Beauties, Bubbles, and H2O", "The Bear and the Bare","Nudists on the High Seas", "The Nymphs" and "The Bikini Busters".

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Sherry Knight, Bertha von Büstenhalter, Werner Kirsch, Charles G. Schelling

Votes: 73

14. The Big Turnaround (1988)

Action

5.4
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Two trained men, one angry local woman and the local priest take on the local crime lord and his crew of narcotic smugglers and human traffickers in a small town next to the US-Mexico border.

Director: Joe Cranston | Stars: Luis Latino, Rick Le Fever, Mindi Miller, Ruben Castillo

Votes: 28

15. Space Patrol (1950–1955)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

Votes: 86

16. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner travelling the world.

Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

Votes: 153

17. Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)

G | 75 min | Musical

5.7
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Rock-n-roll promoter Alan Freed holds a talent search to develop a new rock star, then must find the elusive, mystery contestant (Jimmy Clanton) who doesn't know he has won.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Alan Freed, Jimmy Clanton, Sandy Stewart, Chuck Berry

Votes: 310

18. 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

19. Trauma (1962)

93 min | Horror

5.3
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Emmaline, who, as a teenager, discovered the drowned body of her aunt (Lynn Bari), returns to the family mansion as a married woman. Eventually, she falls for the caretaker's nephew, and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Malcolm Young | Stars: John Conte, David Garner, Lorrie Richards, Lynn Bari

Votes: 106

20. The Corpse Grinders

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

Landau, the young owner of "Lotus Cat Food", is struggling to keep the company alive as business is worse than expected. Landau is broke and down on his luck and can no longer afford to pay... See full summary »

Director: Timo Rose | Stars: Shawn C. Phillips, Ted V. Mikels, Donna Hamblin, Yazmeen Baker

21. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)
Episode: A Beautiful Friendship (1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Gale Storm, Joe Cranston, James Fairfax, Zasu Pitts

22. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)
Episode: A Tall Tale (1956)

Not Rated | 30 min | Western

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An miner's boastful letters to his grandson living in the East comes back to haunt him when the youngster announces he will be visiting the old man to learn more about his crime-fighting ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson, Sam Flint

23. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)
Episode: Angela, the Angel (1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Gale Storm, Joe Cranston, James Fairfax, Queenie Leonard

24. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
Episode: Auto Show (1955)

Adventure, Drama, Family

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The 1956 line of Chrysler, Plymouth and Desoto automobiles is promoted during commercials and sketches. Jack Benny delivers a monologue, with interruptions from Frankie Laine and Joe Besser... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, Joe Besser, Mary Costa

25. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud, the Boxer (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Bud tries to avoid a bully at school, but Jim tells Bud he cannot avoid his problems forever. Jim suggests the boys get in a boxing ring to be sportsmen. Bud wins, and joins the boxing team. Soon, Bud starts to become a bully.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 25

26. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: Clem Goes to Mexico (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

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Red Skelton performs as Clem Kadiddlehopper. Special Guest: Lola Montes.

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Red Skelton, Jan Arvan, Joe Cranston, David Rose and His Orchestra

27. Life with Elizabeth (1952–1955)
Episode: Collection Agency/Monster with Green Eyes/Good Neighbor Policy. (1954)

Not Rated | Comedy

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A notice about an overdue hill concerns Elizabeth but doesn't recall the purchase. Alvin expresses admiration for a beautiful actress and Elizabeth becomes jealous. Neighbors who are jingle writers run some by Alvin and Elizabeth.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Betty White, Del Moore, Joe Cranston, Peggy Sell

28. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)
Episode: Happy Birthday, Captain (1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Eugene Borden, Joe Cranston

29. My Three Sons (1960–1972)
Episode: Instant Hate (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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New neighbors move in across from the Douglas', but they are not neighborly. Steve tells everyone to try to get along, but he finds it difficult when he is involved in a fender bender with his neighbor as he backs out of his driveway.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Fred MacMurray, William Frawley, Tim Considine, Don Grady

Votes: 14

30. Life with Elizabeth (1952–1955)
Episode: Magazine quiz/Mental telepathy/Backyard golf

Not Rated | Comedy

1) Elizabeth gives Alvin a magazine quiz. 2) The couple experiments with mental telepathy. 3) Golf practice in the backyard has its own hazards.

Stars: Betty White, Del Moore, Joe Cranston, Jack Narz

31. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: Masquerade (1960)

60 min | Western

7.8
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Bronco's undercover efforts to turn four teenage wanna-be outlaws he caught is interrupted when a violent gang of outlaws decides to rob the same gold shipment. When the sheriff is killed, the town threatens to lynch Bronco for it.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Ty Hardin, Jennifer West, Joel Grey, Rusty Lane

Votes: 19

32. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: Mountain Copter (1956)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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An injured felon discovered in a mountain cabin leads the Highway Patrol helicopter on a difficult chase in treacherous terrain.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Michael Legend, Nancy Hadley, Brad Trumbull

Votes: 35

33. Life with Elizabeth (1952–1955)
Episode: Oak Tree/TV Repair/Drive-In

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy

In the first vignette, Elizabeth tries to convince Alvin to let her plant an oak tree in the middle of their patio; in the second, Alvin attempts to repair his malfunctioning television set... See full summary »

Director: Duke Goldstone | Stars: Betty White, Del Moore, Joe Cranston, Charlotte Lawrence

34. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: R.S.V.P. (1960)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Joe Cranston, Ralph Dumke, Greer Garson

35. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)
Episode: Royal Welcome (1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Gale Storm, Joe Cranston, James Fairfax, Don Kennedy

36. Life with Elizabeth (1952–1955)
Episode: Shutterbug Alvin/Honeymoon's Over/Sickbay (1953)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy

5.3
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Elizabeth does not take seriously Alvin's attempt to win a photo contest. Elizabeth's performance of domestic duties falls short. The effects of physical events for Alvin, Elizabeth and Mrs. Skinridge alter their ability to act normally.

Director: Duke Goldstone | Stars: Betty White, Del Moore, Loie Bridge, Joe Cranston

Votes: 9

37. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)
Episode: Susanna and the Pirates (1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Joe Cranston, Don Durant

38. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Frank (1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A man is pulled from his car, beaten and robbed. The criminal apparently makes his escape in the man's car. Friday and Smith have to find him.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Jack Kruschen, Ralph Moody

Votes: 31

39. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Hate (1953)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Gordon Miller, a young pianist, is found near an abandoned freight car holding the dead body of a woman in his arms. He claims he has killed her. Called to interrogate him, Friday and Smith remain skeptical.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Sam Edwards, Lillian Buyeff

Votes: 20

40. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Hit-Run Killer (1954)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A truck kills an old lady and her little grandson at a crossing and drives away. The owner of the truck asserts that he let a man called Paul lend the truck for one hour, but he doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, James Anderson, Walter Reed

Votes: 45

41. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Love (1957)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Jack Webb, John Close, Joe Cranston, Peggy Maley

42. Space Patrol (1950–1955)
Episode: The Giant of Planet X (1953)

Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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Director: Dick Darley | Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Ken Mayer, Nina Bara

43. Space Patrol (1950–1955)
Episode: The Mystery of Planet X (1953)

Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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Director: Dick Darley | Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Ken Mayer, Nina Bara

44. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)
Episode: The Ouija Board (1958)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, James Fairfax, Colin Campbell

45. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)
Episode: The Phantom Valise (1957)

30 min | Comedy

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A mysterious valise, stuffed full with cash, keeps appearing and disappearing aboard the Ocean Queen.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, Robert Rockwell

46. Space Patrol (1950–1955)
Episode: The Space Derelict (1953)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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Director: Dick Darley | Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Ken Mayer, Nina Bara

47. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)
Episode: Tuffy (1957)

Not Rated | 30 min | Western

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An ex-convict recently released from prison is killed by outlaws before he can recover the gold he stole ten years earlier. The crooks believe he may have confided the location of the ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson, Harry Lauter

48. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)
Episode: Who Stole That Melody? (1959)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, Buddy Bregman



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