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1. Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross, Clark Howat

Votes: 2,112

2. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

Votes: 3,042

3. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.2
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, Lillian O'Malley

Votes: 1,165

4. The Sixth Sense (1972)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Dr. Michael Rhodes is a college professor with an interest in the paranormal. He and his assistant Nancy spend much of their time investigating mysteries involving extra-sensory perception,... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Collins, Rod Serling, Catherine Ferrar, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 354

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

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

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: 1,016

6. Backtrack! (1969)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Wyoming cowhand and gambler Trampas is sent by his employer to Mexico to buy a bull but in Laredo he unwillingly joins three Texas Rangers on a dangerous mission into Mexico.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Neville Brand, James Drury, Doug McClure, Peter Brown

Votes: 175

7. FTV (1985– )

Comedy, Music

7.5
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A rock music oriented sketch comedy show parodying music videos.

Stars: Bill Bentley, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Wayne 'Crescendo' Ward

Votes: 20

8. Chevron Theatre (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: Lynn Bari, Onslow Stevens, Lynne Roberts, Randy Stuart

Votes: 7

9. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Dead Weight (1971)

TV-PG | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A war hero shoots and kills his business partner; an easily manipulated young divorcée is the only witness.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Peter Falk, Eddie Albert, Kate Reid, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 2,012

10. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Murder by the Book (1971)

TV-PG | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When one member of a mystery writing team wants to break from his less talented partner, he becomes the victim in a real-life murder mystery.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Peter Falk, Jack Cassidy, Rosemary Forsyth, Martin Milner

Votes: 3,266

11. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Ransom for a Dead Man (1971)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Lee Grant, John Fink, Harold Gould

Votes: 2,170

12. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Suitable for Framing (1971)

PG | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A wealthy art collector is murdered, and all signs point to a robbery gone wrong. But the nephew's alibi is a little too convenient, and Columbo pulls a fast one to ferret out the killer.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Peter Falk, Ross Martin, Don Ameche, Kim Hunter

Votes: 2,177

13. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: Detour to Nowhere (1972)

TV-PG | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An insurance investigator tries to find an armored car carrying gold bullion that disappeared in the middle of a deserted Texas highway.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: George Peppard, Christine Belford, Don Dubbins, Murray Matheson

Votes: 241

14. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Blueprint for Murder (1972)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Elliot Markham, a brilliant architect and con-man, murders a Texas millionaire and hides his body in order to keep his visionary construction project financed.

Director: Peter Falk | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick O'Neal, Janis Paige, Pamela Austin

Votes: 1,882

15. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Dagger of the Mind (1972)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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In London, a respected Shakespearean acting duo cover up the unintended killing of their producer.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Falk, Richard Basehart, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bernard Fox

Votes: 1,820

16. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Death Lends a Hand (1971)

TV-PG | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Columbo matches is skills against Brimmer, a former cop turned private investigator with a quick temper who tries to blackmail a client's wife, when she refuses he accidentally kills her and it's up to Columbo to nail him.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Pat Crowley, Ray Milland

Votes: 2,296

17. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Lady in Waiting (1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A mousy heiress murders her brother, pretending she thought he was a burglar. Lt. Columbo unravels her alibi.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Peter Falk, Susan Clark, Jessie Royce Landis, Richard Anderson

Votes: 1,962

18. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Short Fuse (1972)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Pressured to give up his birthright, a chemical company heir enacts a clever plan to get rid of his blackmailing uncle and take over the family business. But Lt. Columbo suspects the man's death was not just a tragic accident.

Director: Edward M. Abroms | Stars: Peter Falk, Roddy McDowall, Anne Francis, James Gregory

Votes: 1,930

19. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Columbo arrives at a kidnapping case, which at some point turns to worse. Everything seems to be related to a trust fund managed by a man with a great love for orchids.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Peter Falk, Ray Milland, Bob Dishy, Sandra Smith

Votes: 1,746

20. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Most Crucial Game (1972)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The manager of a football team murders its callow owner, making it look as if the young man had had an accident in his swimming pool. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Dean Jagger, James Gregory

Votes: 1,724

21. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Candidate for Crime (1973)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Senatorial candidate Nelson Hayward murders his domineering campaign manager, staging it to appear that Hayward himself was the intended victim of a mob hit gone wrong.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Peter Falk, Jackie Cooper, Joanne Linville, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 1,652

22. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Double Shock (1973)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A smarmy TV chef and his identical twin brother, a rigidly proper banker, are suspects in the electrocution of their rich uncle.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Peter Falk, Martin Landau, Jeanette Nolan, Tim O'Connor

Votes: 1,696

23. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Lovely But Lethal (1973)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The formula for a miracle wrinkle cream leads the founder of a cosmetics company to murder and Columbo is on this case.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Peter Falk, Vera Miles, Martin Sheen, Sian Barbara Allen

Votes: 1,696

24. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Most Dangerous Match (1973)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A chess player murders his opponent before a big match. Lt. Columbo must out-maneuver this crafty, but craven, killer.

Director: Edward M. Abroms | Stars: Peter Falk, Laurence Harvey, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 1,724

25. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Requiem for a Falling Star (1973)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A faded movie actress commits murder. Lt. Columbo, one of her biggest fans, is on the case.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Falk, Anne Baxter, Frank Converse, Pippa Scott

Votes: 1,685

26. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Terror in Teakwood (1961)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.7
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A concert pianist, so obsessed by the death of an arch-rival that he desecrates his grave, announces he will play a sonata written especially for the dead man's oversized hands.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Boris Karloff, Guy Rolfe, Hazel Court, Charles Aidman

Votes: 148

27. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)
Episode: The Drugstore (1952)

TV-G | 27 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

7.9
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Bud & Lou get jobs in Mr. Fields' Drugstore.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Hillary Brooke, Gordon Jones

Votes: 49

28. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: A Crime for Mothers (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Jane and Ralph Birdwell get an unexpected and unwelcome visit from Mrs. Meade, their foster daughter's biological mother. It's been seven years since they took responsibility for the girl, ... See full summary »

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claire Trevor, Biff Elliot, Patricia Smith

Votes: 172

29. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Incident in a Small Jail (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A suspected serial killer is put in a jail house with a salesman, while a lynch mob waits outside.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Fiedler, Richard Jaeckel, Ronald Nicholas

Votes: 222

30. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Most Likely to Succeed (1962)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A seemingly poor man who was supreme in his college class, gets a servant's job from a rich former classmate, where he finds he makes unlawful tax deals, and should be stopped.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Carter, Joanna Moore, Howard Morris

Votes: 142

31. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Children of Alda Nuova (1962)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Frankie Fane is an American who has been in Rome for about six weeks and is starting to get bored. He hasn't picked up much of the language, and has visited most of the tourist sites in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Carson, Stefan Schnabel, Thano Rama

Votes: 133

32. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Door Without a Key (1962)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A man goes to a police station claiming memory loss , followed by a boy who says he was accidentally left behind by his father, but the desk Sgt. is suspicious of both their stories.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, John Larch, Connie Gilchrist

Votes: 161

33. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Horse Player (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Father Amion discovers that the large amounts of money turning up on the collection plate come from a grateful horse player who has hit a winning streak.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, Ed Gardner, Percy Helton

Votes: 258

34. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Matched Pearl (1962)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Laurent Dubois is a jeweler who manages to sell a magnificent black pearl for $4000. Turns out the buyer's wife doesn't know what to do with only one pearl and insists that they find ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Ireland, Ernest Truex, Émile Genest

Votes: 155

35. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Money (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Larry Chetnick and his girlfriend are always bickering about money. She wants more of it and he assures her that he has plans to get a job with a better future. Larry visits his father's ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Loggia, Doris Dowling, Will Kuluva

Votes: 138

36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Silk Petticoat (1962)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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In 1817 London, a silk petticoat belonging to the first wife of a newly remarried husband reveals him to be a very evil man.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Rennie, Antoinette Bower, Jack Livesey

Votes: 151

37. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: A Million the Hard Way (1972)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Banacek must figure out who stole a million dollars from a supposedly tamper-proof display case.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: George Peppard, Margot Kidder, Don Porter, Murray Matheson

Votes: 83

38. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: Let's Hear It for a Living Legend (1972)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When a football player vanishes from the field in full view of network cameras and a live audience, it's up to Banacek to figure out how his kidnappers spirited him away without a trace.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: George Peppard, Stefanie Powers, Madlyn Rhue, Robert Webber

Votes: 108

39. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: No Sign of the Cross (1972)

TV-PG | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A miraculous mystery: a priceless gold crucifix seemingly transforms into worthless iron while en route from a retired gangster in Mexico to a church in LA.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: George Peppard, Broderick Crawford, Louise Sorel, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 89

40. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: Project Phoenix (1972)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The multi-million dollar Phoenix, prototype for a revolutionary new car, disappears from a non-stop train en route to Boston - flat-car included. Banacek is called in to find the missing vehicle before a huge insurance claim must be paid.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: George Peppard, Joanna Pettet, William Windom, Herb Edelman

Votes: 100

41. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: Ten Thousand Dollars a Page (1973)

TV-PG | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When a priceless book vanishes from a sealed display case in a room that no thief could possibly escape, it's up to Banacek to show how someone beat the supposedly foolproof alarms to make off with the artifact.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: George Peppard, Stella Stevens, Joel Fabiani, David Doyle

Votes: 85

42. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: The Greatest Collection of Them All (1973)

TV-PG | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Banacek figures out how $23 million worth of paintings vanished from a moving truck transporting them from New York to Boston.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: George Peppard, Penny Fuller, Mike Farrell, Murray Matheson

Votes: 69

43. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack (1973)

TV-PG | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Just before Cap'n Jack's seafood restaurant franchise is set to go public, millions of dollars in stock certificates are stolen from a non-stop elevator, leaving Banacek to find them before someone walks through walls with a fortune.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: George Peppard, Jessica Walter, Andrew Duggan, Linden Chiles

Votes: 68

44. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: To Steal a King (1972)

TV-PG | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A king's ransom in precious coins vanishes from a hotel suite vault while the owners sleep only a few feet away. Banacek arrives to figure out how the impossible-to-open vault was so easily breached without a sign left behind.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: George Peppard, Brenda Vaccaro, Kevin McCarthy, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 76

45. Buckskin (1958–1959)
Episode: The Lady from Blackhawk (1958)

30 min | Western

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The local schoolmaster has sent away for a mail-order bride, but when she arrives in town she has a surprise in store for him--she refuses to marry him.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road, Shirley Knight

46. Buckskin (1958–1959)
Episode: The Outlaw's Boy (1958)

30 min | Western

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A notorious outlaws's son enters the spelling bee at Jody's school. All the other children withdraw from the contest, except Jody.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Michael Lipton, Tom Masters

47. Buckskin (1958–1959)
Episode: The Trial of Chrissy Miller (1958)

30 min | Western

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Chrissy Miller, Jody's best friend, causes an injury to her father's best mare, and she makes Jody promise not to tell anyone. When she arrives home four hours late her friends and family ... See full summary »

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Jennifer West, Myron Healey

48. Cimarron City (1958–1960)
Episode: Blind Is the Killer (1959)

Approved | 60 min | Western

7.2
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A young would-be gunslinger trying to earn a reputation challenges Matt Rockford to a gunfight. The youngster panics and accidentally shoots a whiskey bottle, splattering glass shards into ... See full summary »

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: George Montgomery, Audrey Totter, John Smith, Robert Fuller

Votes: 13

49. Cimarron City (1958–1960)
Episode: Child of Fear (1959)

Approved | 60 min | Western

6.4
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An itinerant printer moves to Cimarron City with his pretty daughter and gets a job at the town's newspaper. The paper's apprentice is attracted to the girl, though her father does his best... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: George Montgomery, Audrey Totter, John Smith, John Carradine

Votes: 11

50. Cimarron City (1958–1960)
Episode: Chinese Invasion (1959)

Approved | 60 min | Western

7.4
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Cimarron City's businessman band together to build a railroad spur to the main track, but have only 90 days to do it or a neighboring town will be awarded the contract. The general ... See full summary »

Director: Justus Addiss | Stars: George Montgomery, John Smith, John McIntire, Dan Blocker

Votes: 11


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