50s The Best 1950s Drama Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite dramas that aired on TV in the '50s

These are the best 1950s drama series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Weekly drama TV shows were very popular with viewers in the 1950s. And there was really something for everybody, from 50s drama TV series that were action packed, to good 50s drama series that revolved around murder mysteries, and even science fiction head scratchers.

What shows will you find on this best 1950s drama series list? Alfred Hitchcock Presents appears near the top of our list. This great drama show often involved murderous intentions that somehow went wrong. The Twilight Zone is another great drama show that aired in the 1950s.

Gunsmoke premiered in 1955 and remained a popular drama series until its finale in 1975. It holds the title of being the longest running primetime series of the 20th Century. Other good shows that appear on this top 50s drama series list include Perry Mason, Bonanza and Public Defender.

Which 50s TV drama do you think is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Have Gun – Will Travel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Have Gun – Will Travel Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham

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The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
The Lone Ranger Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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Wagon Train is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Wagon Train Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton

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Bonanza is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Bonanza Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Perry Mason Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper

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Dragnet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Dragnet Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
The Untouchables Robert Stack, Jerry Paris, Walter Winchell

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Gunsmoke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Gunsmoke James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

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Lassie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Lassie June Lockhart, Andy Clyde, Pamelyn Ferdin

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams

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Zorro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Zorro Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, George J. Lewis

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Lawman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Lawman Peggie Castle, Peter Brown, Barbara Lang

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Peter Gunn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Peter Gunn Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright

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Highway Patrol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Highway Patrol Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett

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Climax! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
JimThomas added Climax! William Lundigan, Mary Costa

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Wanted: Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Wanted: Dead or Alive Steve McQueen

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Playhouse 90 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
JimThomas added Playhouse 90 Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter

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The Loretta Young Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
JimThomas added The Loretta Young Show Loretta Young

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Rawhide is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Rawhide Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Charles Gray

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77 Sunset Strip is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
77 Sunset Strip Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith

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Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Cheyenne Clint Walker, Russ McCubbin

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The United States Steel Hour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
JimThomas added The United States Steel Hour James Dean, Helen Hayes, Cliff Robertson

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Studio One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
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My Little Margie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
My Little Margie Hillary Brooke, Gale Storm, Charles Farrell

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Davy Crockett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Davy Crockett Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Kenneth Tobey

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Fury is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Fury Peter Graves, Roger Mobley, William Fawcett

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Public Defender is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series
Public Defender Natalie Wood, Patrick O'Neal, Reed Hadley

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Ivanhoe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1950s Drama Series