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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: 4,294

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: 62,821

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: 4,515

4. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 10,831

5. 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

6. Green Acres (1965–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville.

Stars: Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester, Pat Buttram

Votes: 5,016

7. Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964–1969)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.0
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The misadventures of a bumbling U.S. Marine named Gomer Pyle.

Stars: Jim Nabors, Frank Sutton, Ronnie Schell, Roy Stuart

Votes: 2,478

8. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.1
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,669

9. 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: 1,638

10. 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

11. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,567

12. Ironside (1967–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 2,737

13. 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: 2,965

14. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 442

15. Branded (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

7.4
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In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant, John Pickard

Votes: 571

16. Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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Ever-cheerful Nanny helps the Everett family with her subtly magical abilities, such as seemingly reading minds, seeing the future or making fortunate coincidences happen.

Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus, Trent Lehman

Votes: 562

17. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Ozzie and Harriet Nelson raise their two sons Ricky and David. As the sons age, they experience teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 999

18. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 90 min | Western

7.3
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The western adventures of tough, but fair, Marshal Jim Crown.

Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 310

19. The Naked City (1948)

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

7.6
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Two New York City detectives investigate the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 10,893

20. 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

21. Medical Center (1969–1976)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Located in the Los Angeles area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus. Dr. Paul Lochner was the chief of staff, an experienced... See full summary »

Stars: James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson, Virginia Hawkins

Votes: 541

22. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.2
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 160

23. The Trouble with Girls (1969)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

5.4
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Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Elvis Presley, Marlyn Mason, Nicole Jaffe, Sheree North

Votes: 1,236

24. Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, George Segal, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 1,562

25. Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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While on a business trip just before Christmas, Tom Phillips gets into a car accident, which was caused by the reckless driving of the other car involved. Although Tom suffered no paralysis... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer, Laurie Mock

Votes: 842

26. Teenage Cave Man (1958)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.2
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A young man defies tribal laws and searches for answers. The result of his quest yields knowledge of past generations.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Darah Marshall, Leslie Bradley, Frank DeKova

Votes: 1,217

27. Portrait in Black (1960)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart, Sandra Dee

Votes: 1,108

28. You Are There (1953–1972)

30 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 129

29. 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

30. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dennis Sallas, Frank London

Votes: 171

31. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 128

32. It's a Man's World (1962– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Wes and Tom-Tom are friends going to college and with musician Vern share a houseboat. Wes also watches out for his younger brother Howie and the four of them deal with girls, jobs, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Corbett, Ted Bessell, Michael Burns, Randy Boone

Votes: 92

33. 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

34. For Love or Money (1963)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 357

35. Some Kind of a Nut (1969)

M | 90 min | Comedy

4.6
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In this comedy-satire on conformity, Dick Van Dyke plays a Manhattan bank teller who grows a beard when he develops a rash from a bee sting. He is promptly fired from his job while his ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra Lampert

Votes: 226

36. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)

30 min | Drama

6.9
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Each week Adam Shepherd introduces a news event, either current or the past, discussing its relevance. Then he becomes part of the story, portraying the lead character in the reenactment.

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, J. Pat O'Malley, Morris Buchanan, George Sawaya

Votes: 38

37. Harrigan and Son (1960– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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James Harrigan and his son run a law firm, but have different ways of proving their clients' innocence.

Stars: Roger Perry, Pat O'Brien, Georgine Darcy, Helen Kleeb

Votes: 42

38. Window on Main Street (1961–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Cam Brooks, a writer, returns to Millsberg, his hometown, and renews his friendship with the editor of the local newspaper, Lloyd Ramsey. The inhabitants of the town were subjects of Cam's ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Young, Constance Moore, Ford Rainey, Brad Berwick

Votes: 32

39. Hotel de Paree (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Sundance, a reformed gunslinger just released from prison, drifts into the town of Georgetown, Colorado. A tangle with the town villain ends up with Sundance being forced to shoot him, ... See full summary »

Stars: Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Strother Martin, Judi Meredith

Votes: 33

40. Mickey (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Mickey Grady leaves the Coast Guard to manage a ritzy beach hotel with his wife Nora plus boys Timmy and Buddy. But former supervisor Sammy has left problems that creates crazy situations for the by the book Mickey.

Stars: Mickey Rooney, Emmaline Henry, Sammee Tong, Tim Rooney

Votes: 13

41. Little Women (1946 TV Movie)

70 min | Family, Drama, Romance

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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Colling | Stars: Margaret Hayes, Dorothy Emery, Madeline Lee, Billie Lou Watt

42. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: A Bell for Volcano (1965)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A town drunk and a businessman from a small town make a trip to San Francisco to buy a bell for the new Church In Volcano, California. While on the way back the businessman gets sick in ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Jay Novello, Dick Simmons, Robert Carricart, Jean Willes

Votes: 20

43. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: A Black Day for Mayberry (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Andy and Barney have to protect a shipment of gold which will be going through Mayberry on the way to Fort Knox. It's critical that they keep it a secret, but Barney spills the beans ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 172

44. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: Among Others, a Girl Named Abilene (1962)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Mabel Albertson, William Allyn

45. Johnny Staccato (1959– )
Episode: An Act of Terror (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Johnny solves the murder of a ventriloquists wife through his dummy.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: John Cassavetes, Maurice McEndree, Joan Chambers, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 13

46. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney's Physical (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Barney has to gain weight and somehow grow taller in a week's time in order to meet new guidelines for sheriff's deputies or lose his job. Can he do it?

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 162

47. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)
Episode: Bowie's Baby (1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

6.8
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On the trail, Bowie rescues a sole surviving baby from a burning covered wagon. When the local sheriff refuses to get involved, a tavern owner agrees that she will watch the baby while Bowie tries to find a family willing to adopt.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Scott Forbes, Linda Watkins, James Westerfield, Seymour Green

Votes: 6

48. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Contract: Kill Ironside (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A hit man is given the job of killing Ironside before he can testify before the Grand Jury, and the hit man has well-deserved the reputation of never missing his mark.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 22

49. The Third Man (1959–1965)
Episode: Dark Island (1959)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina, Abraham Sofaer, Alan Napier

50. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Emily (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.0
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Little Joe catches a glimpse in town of an old love, not knowing she's now a married woman--and willing to lie Joe into a hangman's noose if he doesn't give her what she wants.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Beth Brickell

Votes: 44



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