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1. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 44

2. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Mark of the Manhunters (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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An injured marshal is taking a prisoner to Cheyenne to testify at a trial. The wife of the man on trial wants the prisoner as does the man's gang but for different purposes. They all end up at the Sherman ranch when the marshal needs help.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Charles McGraw, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 46

3. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 201,744 | Gross: $8.82M

4. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud, the Executive (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Bud is convinced to join the school committee for a yearly picnic. He ends up being up in charge. When others do not pitch in, Bud ends up having things go wrong.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 16

5. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Dove Affair (1964)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Solo steals a dove-shaped medal from the body of the leader of a European nation as the corpse lies in state. The medal has information concerning Thrush personnel operating in the country.... See full summary »

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 168

6. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: The Meanest Professor (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Bud is stuck with having to write an article for the school paper about a teacher he doesn't like.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 19

7. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 58

8. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Safety First (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Bud's unsafe driving habits get him into trouble with the law. To make matters worse, his father has just been appointed chairman of the city's safe driving campaign.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 20

9. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud, the Ladykiller (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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When a classmate calls Bud, he is rude to her because she is the least popular girl in school and considered a nerd. Jim finds out Bud was rude and tells Bud he has to apologize. Bud tries, but the girl does not accept his apology.

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

Votes: 29

10. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: The Basketball Coach (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Bud and his friends are excited because they have a sponsor for their recreational basketball team, and they have a coach lined up. But the coach gets sick and Jim has to step in and be temporary coach.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 18

11. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud Branches Out (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Bud goes to college and quickly develops a crush on his attractive French teacher.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 23

12. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud, the Campus Romeo (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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While at the malt shop, Bud overhears three girls talking about him, all wanting to ask him to the Girls Ask Dance. He starts thinking he is a real catch and wants to play the odds.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 19

13. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Big Shot Bud (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Margaret does a favor for Bud and he wants to give her a thank you gift. He buys perfume using Sunday School money because he knew his boss will pay him later that day. However the boss is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 16

14. Laramie (1959–1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.7
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It is the 1870s in the Wyoming Territory, Slim Sherman and his fourteen-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father's death.

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 797

15. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, John Herman Shaner

Votes: 4,351

16. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part I (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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Thrush, led by the nervous Louis Strago and his assassin secretary Miss Diketon, has embarked on an ambitious project. The organization has recruited a Nazi scientist who once theorized by ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Jack Palance

Votes: 47

17. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Young Love (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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A classmate has a crush on Bud, but he thinks of her has just a friend. Bud develops a crush on a woman who is older, but she does not think of Bud that way. Bud now feels the pangs of unrequited love.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 17

18. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.6
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When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lemmon, David Niven, Robert Ryan, Charles Boyer

Votes: 49

19. The Adventures of Superboy (1961 TV Short)

26 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Jimmy, Clark Kent and Lana Lang's friend, is ashamed that his father works as a doorman at the Smallville theater. His opinion changes when Superboy is able to thwart a robbery with Jimmy's... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: John Rockwell, Bunny Henning, Ross Elliott, Monty Margetts

Votes: 114

20. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: The Gold Turnip (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Bud gets ready to graduate from school, but is annoyed at doing the same activities and ceremonies as every other graduation class. He fights against all the traditions everyone follows.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 16

21. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 752

22. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 9,067

23. The Farmer's Daughter (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Katrin "Katy" Holstrum seeks help from Congressman Glen Morley while he is in a predicament of needing a governess for his boys, Steve and Danny. Katy is hired and her common sense ... See full summary »

Stars: Inger Stevens, William Windom, Cathleen Nesbitt, Mickey Sholdar

Votes: 206

24. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Vince Howard, Marian Collier

Votes: 114

25. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: The Indispensable Man (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Bud finds out he is considered one of the football team's best player. He thinks he can do just about anything. But when he does breaks one of the team rules, he is suspended from playing one game - against a strong team.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 17

26. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Twenty-Four Hours in Tyrantland (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Tells the story of Springfield under the control of a tyrannical despot.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 11

27. 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: 1,665

28. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 103 min | Musical, Romance

7.4
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

Votes: 7,876 | Gross: $9.03M

29. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud, the Wallflower (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Bud is upset that none of the girls asked him to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. He feels he has become unpopular. Bud decides to plan a camping trip the same day as the dance as a way to show he does not care.

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

Votes: 21

30. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Episode: Kate Comes Home (1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Kate comes home from the hospital, and Hassie takes over the cooking chores.

Director: David Alexander | Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 10

31. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter

Votes: 9,371

32. Easter Parade: On the Avenue (2005 Video)

34 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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This documentary tells the story of the making of Irving Berlin's Easter Parade. From the film's pitch, script writing, rehearsals and production all the necessary elements came to gether ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fitzgerald | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ava Astaire-McKenzie, Jimmy Bates, Irving Berlin

Votes: 30

33. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Hazel Sits It Out (1965)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Steve has plans to take Susie and Harold fishing. One of his real estate clients arrives at the house and tells Steve he has to find an agent to hold an open house at one of his homes. Hazel sits in as a real estate agent.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Shirley Booth, Ray Fulmer, Lynn Borden, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 19

34. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)
Episode: Lucy, the Co-Ed (1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Harry & his classmates hold a reunion musical variety show about the roaring 20's in which of course Lucy & family are prominently featured. A fun show with good music and dancing.

Director: Jack Baker | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 11

35. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 6,813

36. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud Has a Problem (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Bud is not doing well in physics this year in school and blames the teacher. When Betty starts dating the teacher, Bud thinks his grade will improve because they are going out.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 13

37. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud, the Philanthropist (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Bud donates money towards a fund for a sick classmate in Sunday School. Kippy takes credit for that donation and Bud is upset. Knowing he should not brag of his good deed, Bud tries to find another way to get credit and have Kippy confess.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 19

38. Gidget (1965–1966)
Episode: Chivalry Isn't Dead (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.2
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After a talk with her Dad, Gidget decides that her boyfriend, Mark, needs to learn a little chivalry. Gidget and her girlfriends all gather at her house for a pajama party to teach all their boyfriends a lesson.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Sally Field, Don Porter, Lynette Winter, Beverly Washburn

Votes: 32

39. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis and the Homing Pigeons (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Dennis and Tommy use homing pigeons to send messages to each other. They use a piece of paper from Mr Wilson that has an important note on it.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jay North, Gale Gordon, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry

Votes: 15

40. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Kathy Grows Up (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Kathy is tired of being treated as a child. She tries including herself on dates with her brother and sister. Betty and her boyfriend agree to take Kathy and her friend to dinner with them, but the plans fall through and Kathy is crushed.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 14

41. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Kathy, the Indian Giver (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Kathy trades her baby doll for a neighborhood friend's baby sibling.

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

Votes: 19

42. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: The Blessed Midnight (1956)

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama

7.2
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When a boy steals a cake for his beloved aunt on Christmas Eve, his young friend tries to set things straight.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Danny Richards Jr., David Saber, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 10

43. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Voice from the Past (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Bud is nominated for the decorating committee for homecoming week. He wants a new approach from other years. Jim warns him not to be disrespectful. Bud finds Jim's old school yearbook and sees Jim played pranks when he was in school.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 16

44. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Herbert Anderson, Jay North, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth

Votes: 1,594

45. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »

Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake

Votes: 1,249

46. The Merry Monahans (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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When Jimmie Monahan's father is absent to aid the war effort, young Jimmie works hard to lift his family's spirits. Finding he has a dancing and musical talent he organizes a show at the nearby aircraft plant to raise morale.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, Ann Blyth

Votes: 64

47. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Bud the Snob (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Everyone at school thinks he is a snob because he does not talk to a lot of people. It is actually because he is terribly shy. Jim talks Bud into hosting a masquerade party at home to show his friends he is not a snob.

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

Votes: 30

48. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: The Outlaw (1961)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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After a police dog and policeman befriended by Timmy and Lassie are shot by a bank robber, the dog on the loose becomes aggressive to the point of attack and might be killed by authorities except the dog is gentled by Timmy and Lassie.

Stars: Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly, Robert Foulk

Votes: 5

49. Here's Lucy (1968–1974)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 1,123

50. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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Based on the best-selling book and movie of the same name (Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)). Set in Ridgemont, New York, the Nashes are an unusual suburban family. Jim Nash, a college ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Crowley, Mark Miller, Kim Tyler, Brian Nash

Votes: 271



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