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1. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical people, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 87

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: 63,274

3. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: Escape to Nowhere (1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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In New England, two convicts stage a prison escape and cross over state lines into Maine. One of them had been scheduled to testify in a major criminal case. They force their way into a ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Ron Feinberg

Votes: 5

4. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)
Episode: The Mob Riders (1962)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.9
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It's rodeo riders versus race car drivers when Stoney and company are hired to convert a community's racetrack into a rodeo arena over the violent objections of the local racing club.

Director: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bruce Dern

Votes: 8

5. Woman with a Past (1954– )

15 min | Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Lynn Sherwood is a New York dress designer who has arrived in town with her daughter, Diane, and a terrible secret. This secret, that Diane was illegitimate, becomes her worst nightmare, as... See full summary »

Stars: Constance Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Felice Camargo, Barbara Myers

Votes: 5

6. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 3,477

7. 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: 118

8. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

Votes: 49

9. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Maxine Stuart

Votes: 70

10. Eye Witness (1953– )

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Live dramatic-anthology emphasizing supernatural and strange twists of fate. Each show had a different host who would appear at the beginning of the show; this host would then appear on the... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Bowman, Wesley Addy, Joseph Anthony, Fay Bainter

Votes: 5

11. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Jason Wingreen, Gene Darfler, John Hoyt, Walter Matthau

Votes: 51

12. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: One Hour to Kill (1970)

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

8.5
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With his assistants away, the chief receives a phone call telling him to expect a deadly visitor within sixty minutes. Ironside spends the remaining time improvising self defense without weapons - and trying to identify the caller.

Director: Richard Benedict | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson, Don Mitchell

Votes: 37

13. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Why the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club Met on Thursday (1969)

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

8.5
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Ironside's Aunt Victoria suspects foul play when one of her card-playing friends vanishes. Despite her nephew's admonitions, Victoria and her bridge partners shadow their missing friend's husband, who insists his wife left him.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Raymond Burr, Arthur O'Connell, Jessie Royce Landis, Gail Kobe

Votes: 45

14. 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: 2,090

15. Hong Kong (1960–1961)

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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Glenn Evans, a two-fisted journalist in Hong Kong, follows up stories involving smugglers, spies, murderers, and beautiful women in distress, with the help of his friend Chief Inspector Neil Campbell.

Stars: Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Kruschen, Gerald Jann

Votes: 101

16. You Are There (1953–1972)

30 min | Drama, History

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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

17. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Ray Murdock's X-Ray (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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Rob thinks he can be a guest on an infamously incendiary talk show without getting burned. Boy, was HE ever wrong. Now if he can just keep Laura from seeing the show, he might just save his marriage.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 97

18. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 67,305

19. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 7,877

20. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: If You Have Tears (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

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A friend has been framed for the murder of a woman's husband in Montana. The Virginian and Trampas go there to investigate the charge as they believe their friend who says he is innocent even though he is known to them as a womanizer.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 48

21. 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: 881

22. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 75

23. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Captain Dick Mine (1965)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

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Two thieves murder an Indian for the gold he had mined, and then decide to coerce his widow into showing them the location of the mine.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Lisa Gaye, Gene Lyons, Steve Gravers, Dennis Cross

Votes: 13

24. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Gentle Oaks (1971)

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

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Ironside goes undercover at a nursing home where patients are turning up dead.

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

Votes: 30

25. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: The Courier (1967)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The FBI, investigating the theft of plans for a new cobalt bomb, comes across a Communist spy ring. One of its members is Juliet Sinclair, who runs an Asian orphanage and also an operative ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Stephen Brooks, Ruth Roman

Votes: 12

26. 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: 4,331

27. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 2,171

28. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

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Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it, but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

Votes: 127

29. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 70

30. 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: 52

31. The Dakotas (1962–1963)

60 min | Western

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Marshal Ragan and his Deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

Stars: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Votes: 70

32. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

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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

33. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Charles Drake, Gaylord Cavallaro, Gordon Tanner, Paul Massie

Votes: 19

34. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: A Taste of Armageddon (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Kirk and Spock must save their ship's crew when they are declared all killed in action in a bizarre computer simulated war where the actual deaths must occur to continue.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, David Opatoshu, Gene Lyons

Votes: 2,407

35. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: An Obvious Case of Guilt (1968)

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

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Numerous bits of evidence indicate Ironside's former girlfriend shot and killed her husband, but the chief wants all of the facts before an arrest is made. Ironside also thinks the "victim" might still be alive.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Raymond Burr, Anne Baxter, Warren Stevens, Don Galloway

Votes: 37

36. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Bently (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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A dying man confesses to a murder of which he was acquitted, but Chester suspects the man was lying.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 82

37. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Consider Her Ways (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Amnesiac woman awakens in a dystopian society formed after the extinction of all men where women are sorted at birth into one of four casts - Workers, Mothers (human incubators), Servitors and Doctors. She rebels against being a Mother.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Barrie, Gladys Cooper, Robert H. Harris

Votes: 175

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

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

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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

39. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: Episode in Laredo (1959)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

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Paladin befriends a famed gunfighter. He tries to avoid a showdown, but there is no other way out.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Richard Boone, Gene Lyons, Norma Crane, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 60

40. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: Memory of an Ice Cream Stick (1968)

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

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Ironside knows a man Mark ran errands for as a child is a convicted robber who may be involved in the murder of a gangland racketeer. Mark, however, defies a warning to stay away from his old acquaintance.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Raymond Burr, Jack Kruschen, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 43

41. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Wrathful Wraith (1965)

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

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Perry successfully defends Louise Selff when she is charged with killing her husband. The pressure of the trial has affected Louise so when strange things happen, it appears she killed him again when it turns out he was still alive.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 104

42. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: The Enemy (1967)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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An alien saucer crashes in the Utah foothills. Reports of its fiery demise draw David Vincent, even after flyovers by Air Force jets failed to locate the site of the mysterious fireball. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Barbara Barrie, Richard Anderson, Paul Mantee

Votes: 92

43. Ironside (1967–1975)
Episode: The Man Who Believed (1967)

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

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When a rising folk-singer's body is found in the water under the Golden Gate Bridge, suicide is suspected, but Ironside has reasons to suspect something else.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Raymond Burr, Guy Stockwell, Marcia Strassman, Barbara Rhoades

Votes: 57

44. 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: 2,981

45. 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: 2,085

46. 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: 146

47. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the U.S. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 160

48. The Americans (1961– )

60 min | Action, War

8.0
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Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians", a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post", this series focused on the impact war has on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire, John Doucette

Votes: 54

49. The Trip to Bountiful (1953 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Lillian Gish, Eileen Heckart, Dennis Cross, Will Hare

Votes: 54

50. Short Short Dramas (1952–1953)

15 min | Comedy, Drama

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Model Ruth Woods hosted this anthology series of twice-weekly one act plays. The stories could be either dramatic or light comedy with a different cast for each episode. The series ran for ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Jones, June Dayton, Bernard Burke, Frank Albertson

Votes: 16



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