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1. Kraft Television Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Dog in a Bus Tunnel (1958)

60 min | Drama

10.0
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A shy girl who lost her immigrant parents is taken in by a stranger, Joe, and nursed back to health. She lost her ability to speak in a concentration camp; Joe helps her to regain her words.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Martin Balsam, Barry Jones, Frank McHugh, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 5

2. Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 1 (1936)

10 min | Documentary, Short

9.3
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Viewers are provided a visit to Ken Maynard's private circus; Bette Davis poses for her portrait; Frank McHugh plays with his children; a visit to the West Side Tennis Club affords glimpses of many stars.

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Virginia Bruce, James Cagney, Lili Damita, Bette Davis

Votes: 63

3. The Bing Crosby Show (1964–1965)
Episode: Operation Man Save (1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Bing Crosby, Beverly Garland, Frank McHugh, Carol Faylen

Votes: 10

4. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 136

5. Disneyland (1954–1991)
Episode: Way Down Cellar: Part 1 (1968)

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.7
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Beans, Skeeter, and Frank are three friends out exploring when they come across an old house. The occupants are very mysterious so when the boys find a hidden tunnel they decide to find out what's going on.

Stars: Richard Bakalyan, Sheldon Collins, Lindy Davis, Frank McHugh

Votes: 6

6. Disneyland (1954–1991)

120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,386

7. Convention City (1933)

69 min | Comedy, Music

8.6
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Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Joan Blondell, Adolphe Menjou, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 35

8. Tonight Starring Jack Paar (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 189

9. Kraft Television Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 114

10. Starlight Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 11

11. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring one hundred top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 52

12. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Death Across the Counter (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The Prestons defend a man charged with murdering a storekeeper during a robbery, but they strongly disagree over his guilt. The drug-addicted client was found unconscious at the scene with ... See full summary »

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Frank McHugh, Harry Townes

Votes: 15

13. The Red Skelton Show (1951–2016)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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: 871

14. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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: 240

15. Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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: 179

16. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried

Votes: 104

17. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

18. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 290

19. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.2
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 183

20. Harrigan and Son (1960– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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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: 39

21. A Dream Comes True (1935)

8 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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One of the most well attended, exciting and energy driven Hollywood premiers within recent memory is for the film A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935). The story for this production began a ... See full summary »

Stars: Addison Richards, Ross Alexander, Binnie Barnes, Freddie Bartholomew

Votes: 127

22. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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

23. Going My Way (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower class New York City to assist old, crusty pastor Father Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Featherstone is the housekeeper in the rectory. When he arrives, Father... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Votes: 60

24. Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

8.1
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This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Acuff, Katharine Alexander, Fay Bainter, Robert Barrat

Votes: 159

25. Studio One (1948–1958)
Episode: Miracle at Potter's Farm (1955)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Brucie and his elder sister, Jen, are two of five children who face separation and removal from the family farm after their father's death.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Natalie Wood, Frank McHugh, Luke Halpin, Tom Middleton

Votes: 10

26. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 381

27. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Joan Elan

Votes: 69

28. One Way Passage (1932)

67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 2,875

29. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: How Much a Pound Is Albatross? (1962)

51 min | Adventure

8.0
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Tod and Buz, passing through Tucson, Arizona, encounter a sexy but odd woman. Her "albatross" (constant burden) is trying to deal with the loss of both parents, brother and sister from a ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Julie Newmar, Frank McHugh

Votes: 35

30. Schaduwen uit het verleden (1939)

106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 11,041

31. Studio One (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 185

32. Musical Comedy Time (1950–1951)

60 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.9
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Live adaptations of operettas and Broadway musical comedies.

Stars: Melville Cooper, Kem Dibbs, Billy Gilbert, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 11

33. The Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 60

34. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

108 min | War, Drama, Action

7.8
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World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh

Votes: 1,427

35. Page Miss Glory (1935)

93 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.8
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A chambermaid impersonates the fictional subject of a composite photo that won a beauty contest, with whom a famed aviator falls in love.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 1,046

36. The Spiral Staircase (1961 TV Movie)

60 min | Thriller

7.8
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Based on the screenplay by Mel Dinelli, this story revolves around Helen Warren, a beautiful mute girl, who becomes the target of a mysterious killer who preys on young handicapped women.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Lillian Gish, Gig Young, Edie Adams

Votes: 25

37. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: The Fix-It Man (1969)

60 min | Western

7.8
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The Lancers' plan to build a jail in Spanish Wells unintentionally sets an old handyman against his former protégé, a saloon owner who is the puppet of the leader of a gang of toughs.

Director: William Hale | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 9

38. Footlight Parade (1933)

104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 4,073

39. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 1,130

40. Ever Since Eve (1937)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Lecherous bosses make it difficult for an attractive secretary to keep jobs, so she decides to appear considerably more homely in hopes of holding onto work.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Frank McHugh, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 1,194

41. Kraft Television Theatre (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 30

42. Art Carney Special (1959– )

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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Stars: Art Carney, Elaine Stritch, David Doyle, Betty Garrett

Votes: 12

43. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Man Out of Time (1962)

51 min | Adventure

7.7
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Tod and Buz, are working as taxi drivers in Chicago, Illinois. They become acquainted with a Prohibition Era beer baron just released from a 32 year prison term. Tod and Buz strongly differ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Luther Adler, Frank McHugh

Votes: 26

44. Outlaws (1960–1962)

60 min | Western

7.6
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The adventures of a Marshal and his young Deputies in a section of Oklahoma infested with bandit gangs, gunmen, and robbers.

Stars: Don Collier, Barton MacLane, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens

Votes: 48

45. Love Story (1954– )

30 min | Romance, Drama

7.6
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Stars: James Gregory, Beatrice Straight, Lee Bowman, Patricia Breslin

Votes: 7

46. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.5
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 2,017

47. Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart, Alice Brady

Votes: 2,216

48. I Love You Again (1940)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

Votes: 2,577

49. Bowery to Broadway (1944)

94 min | Comedy

7.5
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Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Maria Montez, Jack Oakie, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey

Votes: 44

50. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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This program consisted of adaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights.

Stars: Philip Coolidge, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan, Wesley Addy

Votes: 11



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