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The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of the Shy Ballerina" Originally aired November 22, 1954. A simple case of mistakenly switched coats suddenly turns into blackmail and then murder! When poor Watson's hat was found at the scene of the crime, even he becomes a suspect. This episode features Natalie Schaffer, best known in her role later on in television history as Mrs. Lovey Howell in Gilligan's Island.
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Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery
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Annie Oakley Ep. Sharp Shootin' Annie
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Beverly Hillbillies Ep06 Trick Or Treat
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Topics: Beverly Hillbillies, Classic TV
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Beverly Hillbillies Ep07 The Servants
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Topics: Beverly Hillbillies, Classic TV
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Annie Oakley | Season 1, Episode 9
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Topics: Annie Oakley, Gail Davis, Western, Classic TV, 1950s
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The Adventures Of Robin Hood season 2 ep05
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Topics: The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Classic TV
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The Lucy Show ep Lucy Meets Tennessee Ernie Ford
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Topics: The Lucy Show, Classic TV
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The Lucy Show ep Lucy and George Burns
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Topics: The Lucy Show, Classic TV
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The Adventures of Robin Hood ep 01 The Coming Of Robin Hood
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Topics: The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Classic TV
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An episode of the NBC daytime show from December 1954.Pretty simplistic format,some singing,some light hearted banter.This episode is from Monday,which is wish day.Today,Betty grants the wish of Ralph Richardson,a 10 year old Negro boy.
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Topics: Classic TV, Betty White, NBC, 1954, Daytime, Frank De Vol
1950s Classic TV
by George E. Foley
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From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. After a customer is overly eager to buy a crystal egg, an antique shop owner does the only logical thing: takes it to the chairman of Cambridge's physics department (played by Thomas Mitchell, Uncle Billy from It's a Wonderful Life), who discovers the egg's secret. From a story by H. G. Wells More info at the IMDB . Upload courtesy of Inventing Situations . Hopefully in the public domain.
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Topics: H. G. Wells, scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow, Thomas Mitchell
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26 Men | Season 1, Episode 8
Topics: 26 Men, Western, Classic TV, 1950s
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The Red Skelton Show With Amanda Blake as Guest
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Topics: Red Skelton, Classic TV, Amanda Blake
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An artistic masterpiece from the early 1950's, this episode of "Howdy Doody" comes from the 1st of April, 1952. As such, the episode starts with a practical joke which probably annoyed many people. This episode also contains lots of advertising for the sponsors, including Colgate Dental Cream and Kellogg's cereal. Like many TV broadcasts from this period, this episode features some talk about elections, though in a safe and light-hearted manner suited to the program's young audience.
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Topics: Classic TV, Art, Artistic, Masterpiece, Masterpoxen, Brilliant, Genius, Intelligent, Quality TV,...
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The Lucy Show ep Lucy Gets Jack Bennys Account
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Topics: The Lucy Show, Classic TV
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep The Great Silence * Season: 2 * Episode: 27 * First Aired: 2/20/1953
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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The Lucy Show ep Lucy The Babysitter
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Topics: The Lucy Show, Classic TV
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Annie Oakley ep Joker on Horseback
Topics: Annie Oakley, Gail Davis, Western, Classic TV, 1950s
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Studio One : The Nativity IMDB PAGE TV Series: "Studio One" (1948) Original Air Date: 22 December 1952 (Season 5, Episode 13) CAST : Thomas Chalmers, Hurd Hatfield, Paul Tripp
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Topics: studio one, christmas, nativity, christianity, jesus, christ, old time television, classic tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Sneak Attack * Season: 1 * Episode: 13 * First Aired: 12/7/1951
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Many Happy Returns (aka: Invaders at Ground Zero) Season: 2 Episode: 10 First Aired: 10/24/1952
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Jack Benny ep Road To Nariobi
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Topics: Jack Benny, Classic TV
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Ghost Writer * 75. * Season: 2 * Episode: 32 * First Aired: 3/27/1953
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Another Chance * Season: 2 * Episode: 26 * First Aired: 2/13/1953
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep World of Water * Season: 1 * Episode: 34 * First Aired: 5/23/1952
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Ahead of His Time * Season: 1 * Episode: 41 * First Aired: 7/18/1952
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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1950 episode of CBS Network's 'The Ed Wynn show' with original Camel commercials. Ed's guests are Helen Forrest, The Three Stooges and William Frawley. This entry was broadcast live March 11, 1950 on the west coast. The Ed Wynn show was the first network series to be aired live on the west coast and have the kinescopes shipped east, where they would air a couple of weeks later. The kinescope of this shown was seen on the east coast March 25, 1950. Ratings were not great, but the show won two...
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950's, Fifties, Variety, Vaudeville, show, Ed Wynn show, The Three Stooges, Helen...
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I Married Joan EP 79 Neighbors
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Topics: I Married Joan, Classic TV
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The Adventures Of Robin Hood season 2 ep02
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Topics: The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Classic TV
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Episode 'All the time in the world' of the series "Tales of tomorrow", originally broadcast June 13, 1952 (Season 1, Episode 37). Featuring: Esther Ralston, Jack Warden, Don Hammer and Lewis Charles. Directed by: Don Medford. With commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1950's, Fifties, Kinescope, ABC, Tales of Tomorrow
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Read to Me Herr Doktor * Season: 2 * Episode: 31 * First Aired: 3/20/1953
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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The Red Skelton Show Carol Channing Guest
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Topics: Red Skelton, Classic TV, Carol Channing
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Annie Oakley - Season 1, Episode 2
Topics: Annie Oakley, Gail Davis, Western, Classic TV, 1950s
1950s Classic TV
by Various
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This is another Howdy Doody show. The shrinking Machine.
Topics: Old TV shows, Howdy Doody, Vintage TV shows
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Jackie Gleason on segment of the popular 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars", doing a sketch called "The Honeymooners", which was later turned into a sitcom. "Cavalcade of Stars" started in 1949 and quickly became one of the most popular shows on The DuMont Television Network. Jackie Gleason was the 3rd and most popular host of the series. "The Honeymooners" started as a series of sketches, and later became a classic CBS sitcom still shown in syndication...
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Topics: Jackie Gleason, The Honeymooners, Cavalcade of Stars, 50's TV, 1950's Television, Classic TV,...
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I Married Joan_EP 26 The Lady And The Prizefighter
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Topics: I Married Joan, Classic TV
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The Adventures Of Robin Hood season 2 ep16
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Topics: The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Classic TV
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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 ep 25
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Topics: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Robin Hood
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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 ep20
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Episode "The little black bag" of the "Live" 50's TV series 'Tales of Tomorrow'. This episode originally aired 30 May 1952 (Season 1, Episode 35). Cast: Vicki Cumming, Joan Blondell Directed by: Charles S. Dubin Complete with original commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950's, Fifties, ABC, Live TV, Kinescope, Tales Of Tomorrow
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Test Flight * Season: 1 * Episode: 10 * First Aired: 10/26/1951
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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An episode of the popular children's TV series. Includes original commercials for Kellogg's Rice Krispies and Halo Shampoo. Also includes the classic network ID. 
Topics: Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob, 1951, 1950s, Early television, Kinescope, Classic TV, Television
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Season 1 of the Public Domain series The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1954)
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Topic: sherlock holmes
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep The Bitter Storm * Season: 2 * Episode: 19 * First Aired: 12/26/1952
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Verdict from Space * Season: 1 * Episode: 1 * First Aired: 8/3/1951
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
1950s Classic TV
by George E. Foley
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A live tv production of Frankenstein from the anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. Legend has it that Lon Chaney Jr. (playing the monster) was unaware that it wasn't a rehearsal, so rather than break up props as planned, he simply put them down. While he certainly does some odd things with the chairs and appears to ask a question to somebody off stage (at 12:04), he does break up some props, and certainly isn't the only one flubbing (or was 'elictricigate' a word in the day of Mary Shelley?)...
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Topics: frankenstein, horror, monster, scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Red Dust * Season: 1 * Episode: 31 * First Aired: 5/2/1952
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Peter Lorre plays a recently released criminal mastermind who has hatched a plot to get even with the criminologist who sent him to prison. Aired: January 14, 1961
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Topics: classic tv, Peter Lorre, checkmate, private detective
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by George F. Foley
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From the live tv anthology series Tales of Tomorrow. Mysterious menacing minerals in Michigan. More info at the IMDB . Upload courtesy of Inventing Situations . Hopefully in the public domain.
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Topics: scifi, live tv, television, tv, tales of tomorrow
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep The Horn * Season: 2 * Episode: 8 * First Aired: 10/10/1952
Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep Flight Overdue * Season: 1 * Episode: 26 * First Aired: 3/28/1952
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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(uploaders note; This is a very bad encode. I thought about not posting it but decided to do so in hopes that someone has a better print. I will delete this upload if a better one is found) Tales Of Tomorrow ep Youth on Tap (aka: Young Blood) * Season: 2 * Episode: 6 * First Aired: 9/26/1952
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep The Evil Within * Season: 2 * Episode: 37 * First Aired: 5/1/1953
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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Tales Of Tomorrow ep The Fatal Flower * Season: 2 * Episode: 17 * First Aired: 12/12/1952
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Topics: Tales Of Tomorrow, Classic Tv
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An unsold television pilot presumably from the 1950's. Based partially on the real-life murder of criminal Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. Air date is unknown.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Television Pilot, Crime, Murder, Murderer, Criminal,...
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Episode of the popular 50's TV series, "Mama" (AKA "I Remember Mama"), starring Peggy Wood. This light-hearted Classic TV series was about a immigrant family in 1910's America. The shows mix of drama and Comedy proved popular with both the critics and the American public. Sadly, Most episodes of this show are lost. This is a kinescope of a 1950 episode, Complete with original Maxwell House Coffee commercials.
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Topics: Mama, Classic TV, 50's TV, Drama, Sitcom, Kinescope, Maxwell House Coffee, Old Time Television,...
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GE Presents The Bing Crosby Show ep Debut
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Topics: The Bing Crosby Show, GE Presents, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Classic TV
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You Can Change The World 1951 tv ?documentary?
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Topics: documentary, Jack Benny, Loretta Young, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Classic TV
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An early example of a filmed television series. A western series. This episode was originally telecast 15 December 1951 according to IMDb. It contains a commercial for your friendly Coca-Cola bottler.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Kit Carson, The Adventures of Kit Carson
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The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet Season One
Topic: The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet Season One
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The Liberace Show From 1955
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Topics: The Liberace Show, Classic TV
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The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet Season 8 to 14
Topic: The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet Season 8 to 14
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The Cisco Kid ep Buried Treasure
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Topics: Cisco Kid, The Cisco Kid, Pancho and Cisco, Classic TV
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Preston enlists Yukon King and a blind Husky on the sled team to track down two cold-blooded killers.
Topics: Sergeant Preston, Classic TV, Yukon King, Dick Simmons
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The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet Season Two
Topic: The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet Season Two
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This is the first episode of Nigel Kneale's third Quatermass serial from 1958. Other episodes can be viewed via these links: Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6
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Topics: Classic Television, British, Quatermass, sci-fi, Thriller
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The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet Season Three
Topic: The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet Season Three
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26 Men | Season 1, Episode 2
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Topics: 26 Men, Western, Classic TV, 1950s
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The second episode of Nigel Kneale's third Quatermass serial from 1958. Other episodes can be viewed at the following links. Episode 1 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6
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The fourth episode of Nigel Kneale's third Quatermass serial from 1959. Other episodes can be viewed at the following links. Episode 1  (start) Episode 2 Episode 3  (previous) Episode 5  (next) Episode 6
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Topics: Classic Television, British, Quatermass, sci-fi, Thriller
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The fifth episode of Nigel Kneale's third Quatermass serial from 1959. Other episodes can be viewed at the following links. Episode 1  (start) Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4  (previous) Episode 6  (next)
Topics: Classic Television, British, Quatermass, sci-fi, Thriller
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The third episode of Nigel Kneale's third Quatermass serial from 1959 Other episodes can be viewed at the following links. Episode 1  (start) Episode 2  (previous) Episode 4  (next) Episode 5 Episode 6
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Topics: Classic Television, British, Quatermass, sci-fi, Thriller
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Mike Kovac looks into a murder at a amusement park. Air Date-1-25-60
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Topic: Charles Bronson-Camera- Mike Kovac
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The final episode of Nigel Kneale's third Quatermass serial from 1959. Other episodes can be viewed at the following links. Episode 1  (start) Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5  (previous)
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Topics: Classic Television, British, Quatermass, sci-fi, Thriller
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An episode of early 1950s western TV series "Range Rider'. 
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Range Rider, Dick Jones, Dickie Jones