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1. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: The Clown (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Circus clown Emmett Kelly creates his famous character Weary Willie.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Malone, Barry Kelley

Votes: 8

2. The Millionaire (1955–1960)
Episode: The Nancy Marlborough Story (1955)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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An English teacher's use of her money to invest in a boxer puts her in conflict with school administration and crooked promoters.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Marvin Miller, Ellen Corby, Richard Jaeckel, Stafford Repp

Votes: 11

3. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)
Episode: The Risk (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Novak helps a former teacher and mentor obtain a position at the school. The instructor is a recovering alcoholic, while his much-younger wife is still afflicted with the disease.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Alexander Scourby, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 6

4. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Anthology series featured plays by host, John Nesbitt. Beginning in September 1957, world from other authors were presented, as well.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 91

5. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Beholden (1961)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

8.6
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Cheyenne rides into Winslow to deliver a letter to banker Smaller. When he's killed in a holdup, Cheyenne is hired to chase after the robbers. But who should he really be worried about? The robbers? The town council? or the sheriff?

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Clint Walker, Patrice Wymore, Don Megowan, Hanley Stafford

Votes: 45

6. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Long Search (1958)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

8.6
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When a young boy is trapped in a cave-in, the locals think the Sioux took him in retribution when Cheyenne's Sioux friend is found with the boy's horse. Cheyenne must prove the truth but a hardcore sheriff doesn't believe him.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Clint Walker, Randy Stuart, Claude Akins, Gail Kobe

Votes: 41

7. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Angry Man (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.5
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Although his son has been seriously hurt in an accident, one of Lucas' neighboring ranchers refuses to let him have medical assistance, and because of that the boy may well die.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Kim Charney, Fritz Ford

Votes: 77

8. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: Five Minutes to Doom (1953)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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Clark Kent and Lois Lane interview Winters, a man on death row. As Clark listens to Winter's story, he checks the convict's pulse. It remains steady and Clark is convinced Winters is ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 107

9. Black Saddle (1959–1960)
Episode: Four from Stillwater (1959)

30 min | Western

8.4
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En route to the town of Stillwater, Clay finds that one of his friends, an ex-gunfighter, has been lynched by four local men. When he gets to town to report it he discovers that the town ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Peter Breck, Karl Swenson, Barney Phillips, Ken Mayer

Votes: 7

10. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: Red Water North (1959)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Bronco is hired to deliver a riverboat to his friend Martha Chandler. He hasn't counted, though, on a ruthless businessman who doesn't want the ship to complete the trip, and a beautiful blonde passenger who has her own agenda.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Ty Hardin, Dorothy Provine, Karl Swenson, Burt Douglas

Votes: 17

11. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,872

12. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 257

13. Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955–1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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Typical western with a twist. The two stars appeared as Texas Rangers but in a different scenario each program. One week, they might be Rangers in the 1840s and the next week they would be ... See full summary »

Stars: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter, William Boyett, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 81

14. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Anita Colby, Dorothy Green

Votes: 36

15. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

Votes: 19

16. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Hunch (1959)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Dan jails Frank Judson for robbery when all the evidence points in his direction. His gut says otherwise so he decides to play a hunch to catch the real thief.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Tom Drake

Votes: 22

17. Black Saddle (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 67

18. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Strange Family in Town (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.1
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A Quaker family encounters prejudice, hostility, and harassment from the residents of the closest town, who mistake their pacifism for cowardice. They also encounter it from the rancher ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Payne, Jacques Aubuchon, Patrick McVey, Virginia Christine

Votes: 9

19. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The John Darro Story (1957)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.1
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When the train picks up an abandoned drunk on the trail, he exposes John Darro to be the reviled coward John Thurman who abandoned a previous train during a massacre. Darro's young son Tommy is unable to cope with the truth.

Director: Mark Stevens | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Eddie Albert, Margo

Votes: 57

20. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.0
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This is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming, and his Deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing.

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 585

21. The Sheriff of Cochise (1956–1959)

30 min | Crime, Western

8.0
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While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bromfield, Stan Jones, Roy Engel, Joe Kirk

Votes: 64

22. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: Double Reverse (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Western

8.0
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Responding to a request from a friend who is a Wells Fargo agent, Jim visits Josh Wilkins who is worried. His office clerk is the wife of a bad outlaw who escaped jail and he is worried as he does not want to fire her a she needs the job.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Dale Robertson, Judith Evelyn, Denver Pyle, Joseph Sullivan

Votes: 23

23. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

7.9
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women, and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,278

24. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 416

25. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 184

26. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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This show started in New York City, with Broadway actors and actresses. It then moved to Hollywood, California, where Hollywood actors and actresses headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 128

27. Man Without a Gun (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of Adam MacLean, publisher and chief reporter for the Yellowstone Sentinel of Yellowstone, Wyoming, in the late 19th century.

Stars: Rex Reason, Mort Mills, Harry Harvey, Forrest Taylor

Votes: 27

28. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

Votes: 14

29. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Second Son (1960)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Charlie May says he robbed the paymaster at Fort Laramie. He hopes his admission squares things with his dad for what his ma did to him. Lily doesn't believe it and suspects his half-brother instead, especially after the paymaster dies.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Harry Shannon

Votes: 20

30. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Art Felix, Kit Carson, William Demarest

Votes: 479

31. 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: 84

32. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
Episode: Beaver's Football Award (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Beaver stubbornly refuses to put on a suit for his school's father and son football awards banquet after he and the other team members secretly agree to wear casual clothes to the formal event.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers

Votes: 63

33. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 3,075

34. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Helen Mowery, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 29

35. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 326

36. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple.

Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 132

37. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

Votes: 6,165

38. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,656

39. 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: 118

40. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.5
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The adventures of Vint Bonner, a cowboy in the post Civil War era.

Stars: John Payne, Dan Blocker, Jeanne Bates, Stuart Randall

Votes: 157

41. Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955)

67 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Neville Brand, Arthur Franz, Jean Willes, Walter Reed

Votes: 20

42. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Pardon My Gloves (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Donna is vying for a role in an amateur stage production and doesn't get along so well with the director. Things get worse when Jeff comes home with a black eye, given to him by the director's son.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 44

43. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 2,203

44. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Hosted by famous dancer and actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Astaire, Keir Dullea, Paul Comi, Joan Staley

Votes: 87

45. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 1,234

46. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
Episode: Beaver, the Hero (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Beaver gains instant fame...and the inflated ego to go with it...when he catches the ball that wins the school football game.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers

Votes: 57

47. Bronco (1958–1962)

60 min | Western

7.2
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A former confederate soldier wanders the old west, and meets such famous characters as Jesse James, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Stars: Ty Hardin, Robert Colbert, Mike Road, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 288

48. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 17,445 | Gross: $46.50M

49. Because of You (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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A female ex-con falls in love and hesitates to reveal her past.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Loretta Young, Jeff Chandler, Alex Nicol, Frances Dee

Votes: 151

50. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Backtrail (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.0
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Kane Eldridge wants to own the whole valley. He brings in a gunman to scare the small ranchers off. The gunman thinks he knows one of the small ranchers - a man he used to ride with.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Dick Powell, Catherine McLeod, James Anderson, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 22



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