Television 1950

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1. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 2,109

2. Dick Tracy (1950–1952)

30 min | Drama

Intrepid detective Dick Tracy tangles with a bizarre rogue's gallery of villians. But as always our stoic officer of the law, virtuous to a fault, proves himself up to the task of putting the criminals behind bars.

Stars: Ralph Byrd, Joe Devlin, William Woodson, Dick Elliott

Votes: 102

3. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 949

4. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 891

5. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game, which he then pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 151

6. Public Defender (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

Bart Matthews defends the poor and others who cannot afford an attorney. All episodes are based on actual cases from across the country.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Herschel Graham, John Close, Brick Sullivan

Votes: 58

7. Ramar of the Jungle (1952–1954)

30 min | Adventure

Missionaries' kid Tom Reynolds returns to the jungle as a doctor where he treats natives ("Ramar" means "White Medicine Man") and takes care of bad guys, aided by Prof. Ogden.

Stars: Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart, Victor Millan

Votes: 77

8. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

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: 2,839

9. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,720

10. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

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

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: 3,014

11. Man Against Crime (1949–1954)

30 min | Action, Drama, Crime

Mike Barnett is the title character, a bright and tough private detective in New York. This very violent show was broadcast live until 1952.

Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Nita Talbot, Henry Lascoe, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 61

AKA Follow That Man

12. Racket Squad (1950– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont, Keith Richards, Griff Barnett

Votes: 87

13. Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)

30 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The experiences of Robert Cannon and Helen Davis, foreign correspondents for "Consolidated News". Stories relate to their attempts to infiltrate and expose espionage rings.

Stars: Jerome Thor, Gerald Mohr, James Daly, John Padovano

Votes: 21

14. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Western

Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 167

15. The Veil (1958– )

25 min | Horror

An anthology of horror stories hosted by actor Boris Karloff.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Denise Alexander, Tod Andrews, Harry Bartell

Votes: 305

16. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

Votes: 777

17. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 2,111

18. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Western

Gil Favor (Eric Fleming) is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood). The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,896

19. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

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

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: 4,402

20. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett, Vance Skarstedt

Votes: 835

21. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 276

22. Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (1952– )

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Craig Kennedy is a prominent scientist at a prestigious university. He uses his knowledge of chemistry plus newer devices such as lie detectors to solve difficult cases.

Stars: Donald Woods, Sydney Mason, Lewis Wilson, Tom Hubbard

Votes: 12

23. Decoy (1957–1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

New York City policewoman Casey Jones' assignment to fight crime often entails her going undercover in some of the seediest and most dangerous parts of the city.

Stars: Beverly Garland, Frank Campanella, Joseph Sullivan, Ed Holmes

Votes: 146

24. Gang Busters (1952– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

True crime stories and their investigations are dramatized.

Stars: Robert Bice, Mike Ragan, Myron Healey, Don C. Harvey

Votes: 49



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