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1. 330 Independence Avenue, SW (1963– )

Drama

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Stars: Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, George Segal

Votes: 5

2. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: No Strings Attached (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.3
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On a point of principle, a top-flight attorney agrees to represent a stripper who works in a cheap club - something of which his boss does not approve.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Dick Powell, Angie Dickinson, Mamie Van Doren, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 7

3. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)
Episode: Dark Morning (1959)

30 min | Drama

9.2
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A woman takes in her niece who is suspected of murdering her parents. Although she fights her neighbors' attempts to shun the girl, she has to admit she believes their suspicions are true.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Bette Davis, Leif Erickson, Sandy Descher, Gail Bonney

Votes: 106

4. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Tissue of Hate (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.2
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A plastic surgeon receives an unusual request.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Charles Boyer, Henry Fonda, Polly Bergen, Gloria Vanderbilt

Votes: 13

5. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: The Old Man and the City (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.2
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A ruthless millionaire threatens the future of a township.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: June Allyson, Charles Ruggles, Bruce Dern, Joan Blackman

Votes: 5

6. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Seeds of April (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.2
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Lawyer Robert Thatcher would rather his wife didn't find out he was seeing another woman while she was in hospital. But then his mistress is murdered.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Dick Powell, Gene Barry, Nina Foch, Beverly Garland

Votes: 5

7. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: The Protector (1959)

30 min | Western

9.1
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Hoby shows a wanted poster for Frank Wilson to the Sheriff of Blanton who lies and says he never heard of him (because he knows his daughter is in love with Frank).

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Robert Culp, Richard Jaeckel, Grace Raynor, Russell Thorson

Votes: 17

8. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: Quiet Night in Porter (1959)

30 min | Western

9.1
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Chad Winter, the owner of the general store, finds an old woman in his store after closing then two men walk in and shoot him. Hoby has to find out who killed him.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Robert Culp, Norman Leavitt, Addison Richards, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 18

9. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Price of Tomatoes (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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A truck driver on a very tight schedule stops to give a lift to a pregnant hitch-hiker; and then his life gets very complicated.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Dick Powell, Peter Falk, Inger Stevens, William Challee

Votes: 74

10. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: Back to Crawford (1959)

30 min | Western

9.0
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Hoby returns home to Crawford to help his sister Nora after she sends him a telegram that somebody has been threatening her and because he gets a telegram from town drunk Fred Sales to come home quick because his sister is going to die.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Robert Culp, Nancy Asch, King Calder, Peggy Webber

Votes: 21

11. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Limping Man (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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A terrified woman calls Diamond for help after her life is threatened, however by the time Diamond arrives to meet with her she has disappeared.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: David Janssen, Bethel Leslie, DeForest Kelley, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 6

12. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Counselor (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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A henpecked marriage columnist hires Diamond to protect him, claiming someone's trying to kill him. Diamond turns him down, feeling that the man should go to the police. He thus feels guilty when the man is murdered.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Russ Conway, King Donovan, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 9

13. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Another Man's Poison (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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Diamond sets out to find the man who is trying to kill him and who failed in a previous attempt leaving an innocent bystander dead.

Director: John Rich | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Claude Akins, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 5

14. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
Episode: Uncertain Vengeance (1960)

25 min | Western

9.0
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When Emilia Crane's younger son, Harley, announces his intention of riding off with his outlaw brother, she informs Ringo that her older son, Red, is a notorious criminal who dyes his hair ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Stewart | Stars: Don Durant, Mark Goddard, Don Dubbins, Stella Stevens

Votes: 11

15. The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959–1961)
Episode: Suspected (1959)

30 min | Drama

9.0
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A private stenographer is accused of murdering her employer by a cynical, woman-hating detective. She is booked and arraigned and confers with a rookie attorney who advises her to plead guilty before the truth finally comes out.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Ann Blyth, Gerald Mohr, Marjorie Bennett, Regina Gleason

Votes: 7

16. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Up Jumped the Devil (1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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When ambitious executive Jack Farmer hits a winning streak with his compulsive gambling, he decides to use the money entrusted to him at work by his boss.

Director: Otto Lang | Stars: Dick Powell, Hugh O'Brian, Otto Kruger, Josephine Hutchinson

Votes: 12

17. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: The Sea Witch (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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When Cleo kills her husband on board ship, a mutiny seems likely.

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Dick Powell, Carolyn Jones, Harry Guardino, John Ericson

Votes: 6

18. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: The Big Day (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Fred is the longest-serving employee of a big department store, and new management has decided it's time for him to go.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dick Powell, Robert Morley, Joan Blondell, Jack Cassidy

Votes: 7

19. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: Stranger in Town (1959)

30 min | Western

8.9
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Henrietta Porter receives a letter from Harry Keller who was just released from prison warning the town of Porter to stay away from Hoby because Harry is coming to kill Hoby in revenge for killing his brother. Making things worse, Hoby doesn't even know what Keller looks like.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Robert Culp, Peter Leeds, Ellen Corby, Norman Leavitt

Votes: 14

20. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: Every Man a Witness (1958)

30 min | Western

8.9
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Sheriff Alvin Fremont and a mob take prisoner Char Lopez out of jail and threaten to lynch him unless he confesses. The horse bolts and Lopez is hanged. Hoby is sent in to investigate who was responsible.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Robert Culp, Walter Coy, Edward Platt, Kasey Rogers

Votes: 16

21. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
Episode: Four Came Quietly (1960)

30 min | Western

8.9
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When Billy Boy Jethro forces his attentions upon Laura, Ringo thrashes the younger man and throws him jail. A lonely waitress who takes a shine to Billy Boy sneaks a pistol into his cell ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Don Durant, Karen Sharpe, Mark Goddard, Terence de Marney

Votes: 11

22. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Tomorrow, the Man (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Young Davey is quite exceptionally bright, and his father has big dreams for him.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Dick Powell, Eli Wallach, Kim Hunter, Larry Blyden

Votes: 7

23. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Everybody Loves Sweeney (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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If truth be known, Sweeney is a second-rate sort of comedian. But his wife Aura believes in him - maybe a bit too much.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Joanne Linville, Dennis James, David White

Votes: 7

24. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Epilogue (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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An attorney is involved in a duel of wits with a psychopath.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: David Niven, Lee Marvin, Ricardo Montalban, Claude Akins

Votes: 9

25. Black Saddle (1959–1960)
Episode: The Long Rider (1959)

30 min | Western

8.9
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On his way to Albuquerque, Marshal Scott's horse goes lame, and he gets a ride in a passing wagon train. The train son comes across a woman and two men, one of whom is injured, traveling on... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Stacy Harris, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 7

26. Black Saddle (1959–1960)
Episode: The Cabin (1960)

30 min | Western

8.9
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Clay finds himself trapped in a cabin with Laurie Wicks, her new husband and their sick child, who may die unless they can get help. Outside the cabin is Laurie's ex-husband Frank, a ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Peter Breck, Gene Nelson, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Spain

Votes: 7

27. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: The Gang (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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On his way back to Porter, Hoby meets Frank on the road. Frank is dying and warns him of trouble in Porter. Riding into Porter, Hoby learns the Hastings Gang has treed the town.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Robert Culp, Peter Leeds, Ellen Corby, Nick Adams

Votes: 13

28. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Two Ounces of Tin (1962)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.8
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A super fast, black gunman who killed the 5 men the law allowed to murder his father years ago, demands that deputy McCain symbolically throw his badge in the dirt.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Johnny Ginger

Votes: 73

29. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Sharpshooter (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.8
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Lucas is ordered by a murderous town owner to lose a public shooting match, or he will kill his sharpshooting opponent and possibly harm his son Mark.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Leif Erickson, Sidney Blackmer, Chuck Connors

Votes: 204

30. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Death Never Rides Alone (1962)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.8
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A famous fast gunslinger comes looking for his old friend Lucas to help him retire in North Fork, but 3 gunman followed him and want his help to dominate the town.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 76

31. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: One Foot in the Grave (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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A beat cop who used to work with Diamond is shot to death and Diamond vows to find the hood who threatened him a couple of years ago.

Director: Mark Sandrich Jr. | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Grant Richards, Peggy Maley

Votes: 5

32. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )
Episode: The Rawhiders (1960)

30 min | Western

8.8
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A gypsy who is hated by the locals is accused of a rancher's murder. Sam believes the man is innocent and works to clear him and find the real killer.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Peter Whitney, Joe De Santis

Votes: 6

33. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )
Episode: Full Circle (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Sam travels to Clay Junction looking for an outlaw named Pete Falon. When he gets there, he meets a Sheriff who no longer has a good gun hand and a deputy who's been threatened by the gang ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Michael Ansara, Lyle Bettger, Gail Kobe, Wayne Rogers

Votes: 9

34. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )
Episode: Desperate Decision (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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After rustlers steal two of Cameron's prized horses and kill the foreman, Sam Buckhart and his deputy, Walt Timmins, go looking for a Comanchero party. The problem, however, is that neither... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Michael Ansara, Robert J. Wilke, Donald Buka, John Marley

Votes: 5

35. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )
Episode: Common Ground (1960)

30 min | Western

8.8
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After Gentleman Frank Deegan is shot while robbing a stage, he take refuge in Martha's barn. He then takes Tess and Martha hostage. Sam arrives back in town and is told that Deegan is on ... See full summary »

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Nora Marlowe, Michael Pate

Votes: 5

36. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: The Bomb (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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An engaged couple and the woman's former suitor take shelter in an abandoned house, too late to notice an unexploded bomb. Their retreat is cut off by a cave-in, and they must defuse the bomb with instructions delivered over a phone line.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Sheridan, John Dehner, Philip Tonge

Votes: 17

37. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: Award (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Valerie is a world famous movie actress who just bombed on her first attempt at live acting on Broadway. She goes to Ben, renowned acting instructor, to teach her how to be a live actress. He refuses unless she can succeed at a challenge.

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Franchot Tone

Votes: 5

38. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Pericles on 31st Street (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Racial tensions break out on 31st Street, a multi-ethnic community.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Dick Powell, Theodore Bikel, Arthur O'Connell, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 17

39. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Borderline (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Pamela manages a small Tijuana hotel, and becomes very intrigued by the attentions paid her by a mystery man, John Fitts.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Dick Powell, John Payne, Hazel Court, Frank Silvera

Votes: 6

40. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Prize (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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While returning to the ranch with a horse he just purchased, Heath becomes side tracked and ends up taking home a baby after the mother dies. The father, an outlaw, eventually heads for the... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 48

41. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Death Merchant (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.8
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Everyone except Heath extends a warm welcome to an aging cowboy who killed Tom Barkley's murderer- a result of the Barkley-Railroad War. The man, as it turns out, is a friend to no one, he ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 66

42. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.8
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Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 49

43. 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: 46

44. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Honor Bright (1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.7
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Danny Thomas plays an ex-convict who vows to get revenge on the man who almost married his daughter (played by Marlo Thomas) - and helped to cause her death.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Danny Thomas, Ed Nelson, Robert Warwick, Grace Lee Whitney

Votes: 16

45. Trackdown (1957–1959)
Episode: The Kid (1958)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Hoby stakes out a hotel hallway waiting for a burglar and then shoots somebody running away who refuses to stop only to find out it was a 16 year old boy.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Robert Culp, Ellen Corby, Jack Kruschen, Vivi Janiss

Votes: 21

46. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Sheridan Story (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.7
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Lucas McCain hires an bitter ex-Confederate to help him around the ranch. When General Philip Sheridan and his staff stop at McCain's ranch to camp, Lucas is afraid there will be trouble.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Lawrence Dobkin, Frank Wilcox

Votes: 107

47. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Most Amazing Man (1962)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.7
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A famous gun fighter, whom Mark idolizes, is in town telling more of his stories. But this time, he tells one story too many and is challenged. Lucas begins thinking that maybe he's not "the most amazing man" after all.

Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 67

48. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Fine Art of Murder (1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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A fading actress hires Diamond to find the person who sold her a phony painting.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Russ Conway, Hillary Brooke, Howard McNear

Votes: 6

49. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Murder at the Mansion (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Diamond is hired by a man to find a missing wife. The man's father is the wealthy and powerful Mr. Harding Sr., an invalid in a wheel chair who thinks the woman married his son for his money and for the opportunity to stay in this country.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: David Janssen, James Drury, John Hoyt, Robert Ellenstein

Votes: 6

50. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
Episode: Gentleman in Blue (1962)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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While researching the final days of the Civil War in Appomattox, Virginia, Shepherd stumbles upon a grave at the gate of a grand home and learns that it contains the body of a Union soldier... See full summary »

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Dianne Foster, Rex Ingram, Jim Boles

Votes: 7


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