Darren McGavin Actor

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Darren McGavin (May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006) was an American actor best known for playing the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker and his portrayal in the film A Christmas Story of the grumpy father given to bursts of profanity that he never realizes his son overhears. He appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the 1950s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. From 1959-1961, McGavin starred in the NBC western series Riverboat, first with Burt Reynolds and then with Noah Beery, Jr., and in later years, he had a recurring role in the sitcom Murphy Brown, as the title character's father, for which he received an Emmy Award. McGavin was born William Lyle Richardson in Spokane, Washington, a son of Grace Watson (née Bogart) and Reed Daniel Richardson. He graduated from Puyallup High School. In magazine interviews in the 1960s, he said his parents divorced when he was very young. His father, not knowing what else to do, put him in an orphanage at the age of 11. McGavin began to run away, sleeping on the docks and in warehouses. He lived in three orphanages.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 7th, 1922
Place of birth
Spokane, Washington, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
February 25th, 2006 at age of 83
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Natural causes

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Education

1. Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre Colleges/University

The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre is an actor training school at 340 East 54th Street in New York City, generally associated with the Meisner technique of Sanford Meisner.

Founded
1915
Headquarters
340 E 54th St, 10022 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2010. 64
2009. 90
Official web page www.neighborhoodplayhouse.org
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre connected by profession and/or age

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2. Actors Studio Theater Company

The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights at 432 West 44th Street in the Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded October 5, 1947, by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford, Robert Lewis and Anna Sokolow who provided training for actors that were members. Lee Strasberg joined later and took the helm in 1951 until his death on February 17, 1982. It is currently run by Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn. The Studio is best known for its work refining and teaching method acting. This approach was originally developed by the Group Theatre in the 1930s based on the innovations of Constantin Stanislavski. While at the Studio, actors work together to develop their skills in a private environment where they can take risks as performers without the pressure of commercial roles.

Founded
October 5th, 1947
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Actors Studio connected by profession and/or age

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3. Puyallup High School High school

Puyallup High School is a high school in the Puyallup School District in Pierce County, Washington state, commonly referred to as PHS.

Type High school
Founded
1890
Headquarters
105 Seventh St Sw, 98371 - Puyallup, Washington
Official web page schools.puyallup.k12.wa.us
Wikipedia article

People attended Puyallup High School connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy135.99
Family46.98
Drama196.66
Action95.32
Thriller75.71
Sport26.45
Crime46.18
Horror66.63
Sci-Fi34.03
Romance56.1
Biography26.1
Mystery36.17
War26.95
Western35.83
Adventure25.45

1. Still Waters Burn (2008)

Drama, Romance
played Paddy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
Kathleen Powell
,
Tom McEnery
Halfdan Hussey
Halfdan Hussey
,
Tom McEnery
3 Show list $350K

Still Waters Burn is a 2008 drama romance film written by Halfdan Hussey and Tom McEnery and directed by Halfdan Hussey.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Price
Laura Harper
Marvin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Marty Collins
English
United States of America

2. Pros & Cons (1999)

Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
Boris Damast
2 Show list

Pros & Cons is a 1999 comedy film starring Larry Miller and Tommy Davidson. It was directed by Boris Damast. It was released straight to video and is shown on cable television.

Awards

Top cast

Prison man #1
Prison Man #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Durinda Wood
English
United States of America

3. Billy Madison (1995)

Comedy
played Brian Madison
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
14 Show list $10M

Billy Madison is a 1995 American comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam Sandler in the title role, along with Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald and Darren McGavin. The film was written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy, and produced by Robert Simonds. It made over $26.4 million worldwide and debuted at #1. The film is about a slacker who must go back to school in order to take over his father's company. The comedy also features Chris Farley and Steve Buscemi with uncredited appearances. Sandler would later form a production company, Happy Madison Productions, named after a combination of this film's title character and Happy Gilmore's.

Awards

Top cast

Danny McGrath
Eric Gordon
Mr. Oblaski
Carl Alphonse
Principal Max Anderson
Architect #1
Veronica Vaughn
Bus Driver
High School Principal
Nodding 1st Grader
10th Grader #2
Juanita
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Victor Hammer
Marie-Sylvie Deveau
Spanish, French, English
United States of America

4. Danielle Steel's A Perfect Stranger (1994)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0

Danielle Steel's A Perfect Stranger, also known as A Perfect Stranger is a 1994 American romantic-drama film directed by Michael Miller, whose most important element is the love triangle which characterizes it. The special effects were created by Brock Jolliffe. The film is set in San Francisco, California and was released in the USA in 1994.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mike Fash
English
United States of America

5. Happy Hell Night (1992)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Brian Owens
2 Show list

Happy Hell Night is a 1992 horror thriller film directed by Brian Owens.

Awards

Top cast

Young Henry Collins
Kappa Sig Girl
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Yugoslavia, Canada

6. Perfect Harmony (1991)

Drama, Family, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
1 Show list

Perfect Harmony is a Disney movie that is set in the US Civil Rights era. The story highlights the racial tensions of the Black and White populations within a South Carolina town and its private school. The production was filmed at Berry College, and is noted for its soundtrack which featured classical choir pieces. It was released on VHS and later on DVD.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. Captain America (1990)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
played General Fleming
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
Stephen Tolkin
12 Show list

Captain America is a 1990 American-Yugoslavian superhero film directed by Albert Pyun. The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. While the film takes several liberties with the comic's storyline, it features Steve Rogers becoming Captain America during World War II to battle the Red Skull, being frozen in ice, and subsequently being revived to save the President of the United States from a crime family that dislikes his environmentalist policies.

Awards

Top cast

Sam Kolawetz
Alaskan Surveyor
Tom Kimball
Lt. Colonel Louis
Mrs. Rogers
Red Skull, Army Doctor
Valentina de Santis
Captain America
General Fleming
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Philip Alan Waters
Heidi Kaczenski
English
Yugoslavia, United States of America

8. Child in the Night (1990)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller
played Os Winfield
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Christopher Stark
Mike Robe
Michael Petryni
4 Show list

Child In The Night is a motion picture made for television broadcast during the 1990 May Sweeps. It aired on the CBS Network before a subsequent release to home video and syndication. The psychological thriller stars JoBeth Williams as a child psychologist, Tom Skerritt as a local police chief and introduced nine-year-old Elijah Wood as a troubled witness to a brutal slaying. Darren McGavin co-starred.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Hollis
Dr. Wendt
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jim Burt
Gerald Hirschfeld
Elizabeth Kaye
English
United States of America, Italy

9. Dead Heat (1988)

Action, Comedy, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
2 Show list $5M

Dead Heat is a 1988 movie about an LAPD police officer, Roger Mortis, killed while attempting to arrest zombies who have been reanimated by the head of Dante Laboratories in order to carry out violent armed robberies. Joe Piscopo co-stars.

Awards

Top cast

Arthur P. Loudermilk
Det. Doug Bigelow
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lisa Jensen
English
United States of America

10. From the Hip (1987)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
1 Show list

From the Hip, is a 1987 courtroom dramedy film directed by Bob Clark from a screenplay by Bob Clark and David E. Kelley. The film stars Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt and Beatrice Winde.

Awards

Top cast

Robin 'Stormy' Weathers
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Raw Deal (1986)

Action, Crime, Thriller
played Harry Shannon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
Martha De Laurentiis
21 Show list $8.5M

Raw Deal is 1986 American action film directed by John Irvin, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathryn Harrold, Darren McGavin and Sam Wanamaker. The film was released in the United States on June 6, 1986. The film tells the story of an elderly and embittered high ranking FBI chief, Harry Shannon, who wants to get revenge against a Mafia organization and sends a former FBI agent and now small-town sheriff Mark Kaminsky to destroy the organization from the inside.

Awards

Top cast

Mark Kaminsky
Patrovita's Bearded Bodyguard
Max Keller
Dangerous Man
Baker
Man in Tux
Captain
Paulo Rocca
Dingo
Killer #1
Nurse at Center
Patrovita's Bodyguard
Martin Lamanski
Luigi Patrovita
Patrovita's Double
Washington 2nd Sergeant
Marvin Baxter
Lamanski's Driver
Monique
Lamanski's Girl
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Chris Boardman
Raw Deal
English
United States of America

12. Turk 182! (1985)

Action, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
,
René Dupont
James Gregory Kingston
,
John Hamill
,
Denis Hamill
4 Show list

Turk 182! is a 1985 film starring Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall, Robert Culp and Peter Boyle. It is also one of the first movies to receive a PG-13 rating.

Awards

Top cast

Det. Ryan
Danny Boudreau
Jimmy Lynch
Terry Lynch
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Reginald H. Morris
English
United States of America

13. The Baron and the Kid (1984)

Drama, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0

The Baron and the Kid is a 1984 sport drama film directed by Gary Nelson.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. The Natural (1984)

Drama, Sport
played Gus Sands
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
138.0
19 Show list $28M

The Natural is a 1984 film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall. The film, like the book, recounts the experiences of Roy Hobbs, an individual with great "natural" baseball talent, spanning decades of Roy's success and his suffering. It was the first film produced by TriStar Pictures. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress, and nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Many of the baseball scenes were filmed in Buffalo, New York's War Memorial Stadium, built in 1937 and demolished a few years after the film was produced. Buffalo's All-High Stadium stood in for Chicago's Wrigley Field in a key scene.

Awards

Top cast

Max Mercy
Bartholomew 'Bump' Bailey
Boone
Roy Hobbs
Iris Gaines
Memo Paris
Harriet Bird
The Whammer
Al's Customer
The Judge
Pop Fisher
Hospital Doctor
Sam Simpson
Ed Hobbs
Emil LaJong
Additional Knight #8
Pirates Manager
Hank Benz
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Baseball
The Natural
English
United States of America

15. A Christmas Story (1983)

Comedy, Family
played The Old Man Parker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
,
René Dupont
,
Leigh Brown
,
9 Show list 2 Show list

A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, with some elements derived from Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories. It was directed by Bob Clark. The film has since become a holiday classic and is shown numerous times on television during the Christmas season on the American network TBS, often in a 24-hour marathon. The film earned director Clark two Genie Awards. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Awards

1984 Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Screenplay
1984 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction

Top cast

Scut Farkus
Mother Parker
Christmas Tree Man
Ming the Merciless
Swede
Grover Dill
Ralphie
Randy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christmas
,
Carl Zittrer
Reginald H. Morris
A Christmas Story
English
United States of America, Canada

16. Firebird 2015 AD (1981)

Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
David M. Robertson

Firebird 2015 AD is a 1981 film directed by David M. Robertson.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Wendy Partridge
English
Canada

17. Hangar 18 (1980)

Action, Biography, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0

Hangar 18 is a 1980 science fiction film that was released to capitalize on the UFO interest of the era. The film itself carries ties to Area 51, as well as ufology. Although it flopped, it tantalized those who saw government cover-ups of UFOs. In May 1989, Hangar 18 was featured in an episode of the movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 during the KTMA era. The picture was released by Sunn Classic Pictures, an independent U.S.-based film distributor whose library is now owned by Paramount Pictures, notable for presenting what TV Guide called "...awful big-screen 'documentaries' [like] In Search of Noah's Ark and In Search of Historic Jesus".

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

18. The Users (1978)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
150.0
2 Show list

The Users is a 1978 television film directed by Joseph Hardy. The film, whose executive producer was Aaron Spelling, is based on a Joyce Haber novel released in the same year. The film focuses on the insiders of the Hollywood film industry.

Awards

Top cast

Randy Brent
Elena Scheider
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

19. Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)

Family, Western, Action
played Mayor Ragsdale
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
18 Show list

Hot Lead and Cold Feet is a comedy western film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution Company, starring Jim Dale, Don Knotts, Karen Valentine, Darren McGavin, and Jack Elam released on July 5, 1978.

Awards

Top cast

Saloon Man 1
Rattlesnake
Denver Kid
Mansfield
Saloon Man 3
Old Codger
Eli, Wild Billy, Jasper Bloodshy
Bartender
Saloon Man 2
Farmer 3
Cowboy 2
Boss Snead
Cowboy 1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, Canada

20. Zero to Sixty (1978)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0

Zero to Sixty is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Don Weis. The film never received a theatrical release, but it was later reviewed by TV Guide, which called McGavin "fun to watch" in the film but noted the premise was brought to the screen six years later in a different film, Repo Man.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

21. Airport '77 (1977)

Action, Drama, Thriller
played Stan Buchek
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
William Frye
Jerry Jameson
David Spector
,
Michael Scheff
25 Show list

Airport '77 is a 1977 disaster film and third movie in the Airport franchise. The film stars a number of veteran actors, including Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Joseph Cotten, Christopher Lee and Olivia de Havilland. Like its predecessors, Airport '77 was a box office hit earning $30 million, making the film the 19th highest-grossing picture of 1977. It was nominated for two Academy Awards and was directed by Jerry Jameson.

Awards

Top cast

Martin Wallace
Dr. Williams
Hunter
Philip Stevens
Chambers
Capt. Joe Patroni
Capt. Don Gallagher
Emily Livingston
Gerald Lucas
Nicholas St. Downs III
Karen Wallace
Passenger #3
Eve Clayton
Eddie
Larry
Ralph Crawford
Dorothy
Radioman #1
Mrs. Jane Stern
Frank Powers
Steve
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
Hungarian language, English
United States of America

22. No Deposit, No Return (1976)

Family, Comedy
played Duke
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
16 Show list

No Deposit, No Return is a 1976 comedy film directed by Norman Tokar. It was written by Arthur Alsberg and Don Nelson. It is the story of two children who hold themselves for ransom, reluctantly aided by a couple of inept petty criminals, an expert safecracker who somehow never manages to steal anything, and his bungling sidekick.

Awards

Top cast

Ming Lo
Freddie
Policeman #3
J.W. Osborne
Bert
Jameson
Big Joe
Tracy
Housewife
Peter
Sgt. Turner
Banana Cop
Carolyn
Sgt. Benson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

23. Crackle of Death (1974)

Comedy, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
74.0

Crackle of Death is a 1976 film, the third produced in the Night Stalker film series. It combined the Kolchak: The Night Stalker episodes "Firefall" and "The Energy Eater" with additional narration by Darren McGavin as Kolchak. It also contains new dialogue by McGavin, Oakland and Grinnage, as well as new "scenes", such as a newspaper on a desk and the image of the Doppelganger being inserted into old footage. Crackle of Death was followed by a fourth movie entitled Demon and The Mummy that combined two more episodes in a similar manner; namely, "Demon In Lace" and "Legacy of Terror". All four episodes comprising these films were subsequently withdrawn from the original television syndication package. They were not made available in their entirety again until a Columbia House VHS video release in the 1990s. The TV-edited films have never been released on home video.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

24. The Night Stalker (1972)

Horror, Thriller
played Carl Kolchak
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
74.0
10 Show list 1 Show list $450K

The Night Stalker is a made for television movie which aired on ABC on January 11, 1972. In it an investigative reporter, played by Darren McGavin, comes to suspect that a serial killer in the Las Vegas area is in fact a vampire. Based on the then-unpublished novel by Jeff Rice entitled The Kolchak Papers, Rice wrote the novel because "I'd always wanted to write a vampire story, but more because I wanted to write something that involved Las Vegas." Rice had difficulty finding any publisher willing to buy the manuscript until agent Rick Ray read the manuscript and realized the novel would make a good movie. The 1973 novel wasn't published until after the TV movie had already aired, and was delayed according to Rice because the publisher wanted both Rice's original novel and the 1974 sequel The Night Strangler so "they could be placed on the top of the publisher's list in the 1 and 2 positions for 1974.".

Awards

1973 Edgar Awards for Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay

Top cast

Vincenzo
Mickey Crawford
Chief Masterson
Fred Hurley
Bernie Jenks
Sheriff Butcher
Gail Foster
D.A. Paine
Makurji
Janos Skorzeny
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

25. Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)

Adventure, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
1 Show list

Mrs. Pollifax-Spy is a comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Rosalind Russell and Darren McGavin, and released by United Artists. This was Russell's last theatrical film role, with one TV movie in 1972. Russell adapted the novel The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, written by Dorothy Gilman under the pseudonym C. A. McKnight.

Awards

Top cast

Emily Pollifax
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

26. The Great Sioux Massacre (1965)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0

The Great Sioux Massacre is a 1965 film directed by Sidney Salkow.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. Bullet for a Badman (1964)

Western
played Sam Ward
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
Gordon Kay
Mary Willingham
,
Willard W. Willingham
7 Show list

Bullet for a Badman is a 1964 western film based on the story by Marvin H. Albert, written by Mary Willingham and Willard W. Willingham, and directed by R. G. Springsteen.

Awards

Top cast

Tucker
Lottie
Logan Keliher
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Eddie Armand
,
Olive Koenitz
English
United States of America

28. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0

The Case Against Brooklyn is a 1958 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Darren McGavin and Margaret Hayes. It was based on a True Magazine article I Broke the Brooklyn Graft Scandal by crime reporter Ed Reid. It featured depictions of American police corruption though no police officer in uniform is shown to be corrupt.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

29. The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

Comedy
played Mike Damon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
Don McGuire
Don McGuire
17 Show list $460K

The Delicate Delinquent is a 1957 American comedy film starring Jerry Lewis. Shot in black-and-white and VistaVision in 1956 and released on June 6, 1957 by Paramount Pictures, it is notable as the first film Lewis made without his longtime partner Dean Martin.

Awards

Top cast

Wise Guy on Street
Mr. Kellin
Police Academy Drill Instructor #2
Policeman #3
Sgt. Levitch
Policeman #2
Togo's Japanese Interpreter
Mr. Herman
Police Cadet William C. Goerner
Martha Henshaw
Sgt. Kelly
Capt. Riley
Police Lieutenant
Patricia
Italian girl
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, Japanese
United States of America

30. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

Biography, Drama, War
played Capt. Russ Peters
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
9 Show list

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell is a 1955 film directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gary Cooper as Billy Mitchell, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger and Elizabeth Montgomery in her film debut.

Awards

Top cast

Maj. Allan Guillion
Congressman Frank R. Reid
Capt. Bob Elliott
Col. Billy Mitchell
Col. Moreland
Lt. Col. Herbert White
Lt. Cmdr. Zachary 'Zack' Lansdowne
Gen. Jimmy Guthrie
Margaret Lansdowne
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
Howard Shoup
English
United States of America

31. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Drama
played Louie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
119.0
, ,
Lewis Meltzer
17 Show list

The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a heroin addict who gets clean while in prison, but struggles to stay that way in the outside world. It stars Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang and Darren McGavin. It was adapted for the screen by Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer and Ben Hecht, and directed by Otto Preminger. It was nominated for three Academy Awards: Sinatra for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Joseph C. Wright and Darrell Silvera for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White and Elmer Bernstein for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Sinatra was also nominated for best actor awards by the BAFTAs and The New York Film Critics. The film was controversial for its time; the Motion Picture Association of America refused to certify the film because it showed drug addiction. The black-and-white film uniquely portrayed heroin as a serious literary topic as it rejected the standard "dope fiend" approach of the time. It was the first of its kind to tackle the marginalized issue of illicit drug use.

Awards

Top cast

Molly
Brunette in Window
Dominiwski
Sam Markette
Harry Lane
Zosch Machine
Street Vagrant #2
Schwiefka
Sparrow
Detective Bednar
Street Vagrant #1
Williams
Turnkey
Drunky
Jazz Musician
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

32. Summertime (1955)

Romance, Drama
played Eddie Yaeger
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
4 Show list

Summertime is a 1955 American/British Technicolor romance film directed by David Lean. The screenplay by Lean and H. E. Bates is based on the play The Time of the Cuckoo by Arthur Laurents.

Awards

Top cast

Jane Hudson
Renato de Rossi
Vito de Rossi
Signora Fiorini
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, Italian
United Kingdom, United States of America

33. A Word to the Wives (1955)

Short, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

A Word to the Wives is a 1955 sponsored comedy film directed by Norman Lloyd and starring Marsha Hunt and Darren McGavin. The film, now in the public domain, was sponsored by the American Gas Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and Woman's Home Companion magazine, and features products by Caloric, Whirlpool Corporation, Formica Corporation, Republic Steel Kitchens, and Ruud.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

34. She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)

Comedy, Romance
played The Kid
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Alexander Hall
,
Sarett Tobias
,
John Jacoby
11 Show list

She Wouldn't Say Yes is a 1945 romantic-comedy film screenplay by Virginia Van Upp, John Jacoby and Sarett Tobias, story by László Görög and Wilhelm Thiele, and directed by Alexander Hall.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Susan A. Lane
Mrs. Peterson
Mr. Lindsay
Laura Pitts
Colonel Brady
Doctor Lane
Judge Whittaker
Michael Kent
Allura
Mrs. Martha Whittaker
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Marlin Skiles
English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark
Documentary,Adventure,Drama
1992
Henning Schellerup

Starring TV roles

1. Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer

Action, Crime, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
January 28th, 1958 1960 3
Bart Burns
English

2. Small & Frye

Comedy, Fantasy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
March 7th, 1983 June 15th, 1983 1
Jack Blessing
English

3. The Night Strangler

Crime, Horror, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
January 16th, 1973 English

4. The Martian Chronicles

Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
January 27th, 1980 January 29th, 1980 1 English

5. Riverboat

Adventure, Western
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
September 13th, 1959 June 3rd, 1961 2
William D. Gordon
Michael McGreevey
English

6. The Night Stalker

Horror, Thriller
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
January 11th, 1972

7. Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 13th, 1974 March 28th, 1975 2
Jack Grinnage
English

8. The Outsider (US)

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
September 18th, 1968 1

Guest TV appearances

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 December 25th, 1955 Lyle Endicott
S01-E03 October 16th, 1955 Red Hillman

Ben Casey

Program genre

Medical fiction
Drama
Medical drama

External resources

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E11 November 30th, 1964 guest star
Allen Reisner

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variety of formats, including musical, dramatic, and comedy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E07 November 27th, 1964 Joe Mason
S01-E26 May 1st, 1964 Franklin Carson

Bracken's World

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Bracken's World is an American drama series broadcast on NBC from September 19, 1969 to December 25, 1970. The series was created and produced by Dorothy Kingsley. The Lettermen were featured on the theme song, World.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 September 25th, 1970 Max Lassiter

Cade's County

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Western
Drama
Police procedural
Action

External resources

Cade's County is a modern-day Western/crime drama which aired on CBS during the 1971–1972 television season. There were 24 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 19th, 1971 Courtney Vernon

Cimarron Strip

Program genre

Western
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown, the series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke. Reruns of the original show were aired in the summer of 1971.nCimarron Strip was one of only three 90-minute weekly Western series that aired during the 1960s, and the only 90-minute series of any kind to be centered primarily around one lead character.nCimarron Strip is set in the late 1880s in the Cimarron Territory, which would become the Oklahoma Panhandle in 1890. For complex historical reasons, this rugged strip of land existed as a virtually ungoverned U.S. territory for several decades. It was sometimes called No Man's Land, with a reputation for lawlessness and vigilante activity. On the show, Marshal Jim Crown is trying to bring order to the region before its political status is finally resolved.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 September 14th, 1967 Jud Starr
Richard Fielder

Civil Wars

Program genre

Legal drama
Legal
Drama

External resources

Civil Wars is an American legal drama that aired on ABC from November 20, 1991 to March 2, 1993. The series was produced by Steven Bochco, known for his work on NYPD Blue, L.A. Law and Hill Street Blues. After a brief syndicated run on the FX Network in the mid 90s, the series has not aired since.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 January 29th, 1992 Noah Caldecott

Climax!

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E08 October 25th, 1956 Walter

Custer

Program genre

Western
Drama

External resources

Custer, also known as The Legend of Custer, is a 17-episode military-western television series which ran on ABC from September 6 to December 27, 1967, with Wayne Maunder in the starring role of then Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. During the American Civil War, Custer had risen to the rank of major general, the youngest in the Union Army. He was demoted after the war during force reductions to the rank of Captain, but was reinstated in 1866 as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Seventh Cavalry, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. Many of the soldiers in the regiment were derelicts, former Confederates, or even criminals. The series was cancelled before the script timeline would have reached the Little Big Horn River of southeastern Montana, where all perished on June 25, 1876, in a Sioux Indian ambush,nRobert F. Simon played Custer's commanding officer, U.S. General Alfred H. Terry, who disapproved of Custer's long hair and much of his methodology of fighting Indians. Slim Pickens starred as a scout named California Joe Milner. Michael Dante appeared as Sioux Chief Crazy Horse. Peter Palmer played Sergeant James Bustard, a former Confederate soldier.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 November 8th, 1967 ,

Death Valley Days

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series
Western

Official site

External resources

Death Valley Days is an American radio and television anthology series featuring true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and continued from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns continuing through August 1, 1975.nThe series was sponsored by the Pacific Coast Borax Company and hosted by Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, and Dale Robertson. With the passing of Dale Robertson in 2013, all the former Death Valley Days hosts are now deceased. Hosting the series was Reagan's final work as an actor; he also was cast in eight episodes of the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E28 April 12th, 1961 Zacharias Gurney

Dr. Kildare

Program genre

Medical drama

External resources

Dr. Kildare is an NBC medical drama television series which ran from September 27, 1961 until April 5, 1966, encompassing a total of 190 episodes. The show, which premiered at the same time as an ABC medical drama, Ben Casey, quickly achieved success and helped spark a number of new shows dealing with the medical field. Kildare told the story of a young intern, Dr. James Kildare (Richard Chamberlain), working in a fictional large metropolitan hospital (Blair General) whilst trying to learn his profession, dealing with the problems of the patients, and winning the respect of the senior doctor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey).
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E29 December 21st, 1965
S05-E28 December 20th, 1965
S05-E26 December 13th, 1965 Felix Holman
S05-E27 December 14th, 1965

Felony Squad

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Felony Squad is a half-hour television crime drama originally broadcast on the ABC network from September 12, 1966 to January 31, 1969, a span encompassing seventy-three episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 September 12th, 1966 Leslie Gorman

Gargoyles

Program genre

Crime
Urban fantasy
Mystery
Animated series
Animation
Children's television series
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Action
Animated cartoon

Official site

External resources

Gargoyles is an American animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from October 24, 1994 to February 15, 1997. It is noted for its relatively dark tone, complex story arcs, and melodrama; character arcs were heavily employed throughout the series, as were Shakespearean themes.nThe series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day. After spending a thousand years in a petrified state, the gargoyles are reawakened in modern-day New York City, and take on roles as the city's secret night-time protectors.nIts video game adaptation and a spin-off comic series were released in 1995. The show's storyline continued from 2006–2009 in a comic book series of the same title produced by Slave Labor Graphics.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E06 September 12th, 1995 Dominic Dracon

Grace Under Fire

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Grace Under Fire is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 29, 1993 to February 17, 1998. The show starred Brett Butler, as a single mother learning how to cope with raising her three children alone after finally divorcing her no-good husband. The series was created by Chuck Lorre and produced by Carsey-Werner Productions.nGrace Under Fire was the highest rated new comedy of the 1993–1994 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E23 May 1st, 1996 Dad

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S12-E06 October 22nd, 1966 Joe Bascome
S10-E29 April 10th, 1965 Will Helmick
S11-E12 December 4th, 1965 Lon Gorman

Highway to Heaven

Program genre

Family
Supernatural
Fantasy
Drama

External resources

Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in California. The series starred Michael Landon as Jonathan Smith and Victor French—Landon's co-star from Little House on the Prairie—as Mark Gordon.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E19 February 24th, 1988 Hale Stoddard

Magnum, P.I.

Program genre

Action
Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network.nAccording to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first five years that the series was originally broadcast in the United States. Originally appearing in a prime time American network timeslot of 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, Magnum, P.I. was one of the highest-rated shows on U.S. television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 26th, 1981 Buck Gibson

Mannix

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Police procedural
Action/Adventure
Drama

External resources

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He is played by Mike Connors. Mannix was the last series produced by Desilu Productions.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E01 September 19th, 1970 Mark

Millennium

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Science Fiction
Adventure Film
Drama
Action
Horror
Thriller
Miniseries
Crime Fiction

External resources

Millennium is an American television series created by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, that aired on the Fox Network between 1996 and 1999. The series follows the investigations of ex-FBI agent Frank Black now a consultant, with the ability to see inside the minds of criminals, working for a mysterious organization known as the Millennium Group.nThere was also a crossover episode of The X-Files titled Millennium that featured the Millennium group and Frank Black.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E10 December 19th, 1997
Erin Maher
,
Kay Reindl

Mission: Impossible

Program genre

Adventure Film
Suspense
Action
Thriller
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure
Espionage
Drama

External resources

Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin.nThe series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990, retaining only Graves in the cast. It later inspired a popular series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 5th, 1967 J. Richard Taggart
Allan Balter

Monsters

Program genre

Horror
Anthology
Drama
Fantasy
Mystery
Thriller
Science Fiction

External resources

Monsters is a syndicated horror anthology series which originally ran from 1988 to 1991 and reran on the Sci-Fi Channel during the 1990s. As of 2011, Monsters airs on NBC Universal's horror/suspense-themed cable channel Chiller in sporadic weekday marathons.nIn a similar vein to Tales from the Darkside, Monsters shared the same producer, and in some ways succeeded the show. It differed in some respects nonetheless. While Tales sometimes dabbled in stories of science fiction and fantasy, this series was more strictly horror. As the name implies, each episode of Monsters featured a different monster which the story concerned, from the animatronic puppet of a fictional children's television program to mutated, weapon-wielding lab rats.nSimilar to Tales, however, the stories in Monsters were rarely very straightforward action plots and often contained some ironic twist in which a character's conceit or greed would do him in, often with gruesome results. Adding to this was a sense of comedy often lost on horror productions which might in some instances lighten the audience's mood but in many cases added to the overall eeriness of the production.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 October 8th, 1989

Murder, She Wrote

Program genre

Cozy mystery
Crime Fiction
Crime
Procedural drama
Drama
Mystery

External resources

Murder, She Wrote is an American television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network, with 264 episodes transmitted. It was followed by four TV films and a spin-off series, The Law & Harry McGraw. It is one of the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, with close to 23 million viewers in its prime, and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. The series is also successful around the world.nLansbury was nominated for a total of ten Golden Globes and 12 Emmy Awards for her work on Murder, She Wrote. She holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a television drama series and the most Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for Murder, She Wrote, with those nominations netting her four Golden Globe awards. The series received three nominations but no wins in the Outstanding Drama Series category at the Emmys. It was nominated for a Golden Globe in the same category six times and won twice.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E20 May 3rd, 1992 Martin Tremaine
Robert Swanson

Murphy Brown

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor for FYI, a fictional CBS television newsmagazine.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E12 December 14th, 1992
Gary Dontzig
,
S04-E06 October 14th, 1991
S02-E10 November 27th, 1989
S02-E11 November 27th, 1989 Bill Brown

Night Stalker

Program genre

Science Fiction
Drama
Horror

External resources

Night Stalker is a television series that ran for six weeks in fall 2005 on ABC in America. The series starred Stuart Townsend as Carl Kolchak, an investigative reporter whose wife was murdered. Kolchak spends his time investigating other strange murders, believing they are linked in some way to his wife's murder. He is helped along the way by a fellow crime reporter Perri Reed, photographer Jain McManus and editor Anthony Vincenzo.nNight Stalker was a remake of the 1974 series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. ABC owned the rights to the original television movies, but not the Universal television series, and was limited to using only characters that had appeared in those movies.nIts first episode was broadcast on Thursday, September 29, at 9 p.m. against CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS, The Apprentice on NBC and the 2005 MLB playoffs on Fox. Night Stalker was canceled after six episodes due to low ratings. However, the Sci-Fi Channel, which frequently shows canceled network genre shows, showed all ten filmed episodes during summer 2006. The ratings were poor on SciFi Channel as well. In 2007, the show continued in rotation on the network's weekday series marathons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 29th, 2005 Reporter Standing at Desk

Omnibus

Program genre

Variety show
Educational television
Live television

External resources

Omnibus is an American, commercially sponsored, educational television series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 November 28th, 1954 guest star

Password

Program genre

Game show

External resources

Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions. The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been well known as the host of the G.E. College Bowl.nPassword originally aired for 1,555 daytime telecasts each weekday from October 2, 1961 to September 15, 1967 on CBS, along with weekly prime time airings from January 2, 1962 to September 9, 1965 and December 25, 1966 to May 22, 1967. An additional 1,099 daytime shows aired from April 5, 1971 to June 27, 1975 on ABC.nThe show's announcers were Jack Clark and Lee Vines on CBS and John Harlan on ABC.nTwo revivals later aired on NBC from 1979–1982 and 1984–1989, followed by a prime time version on CBS from 2008–2009.nIn 2013, TV Guide ranked it #8 in its list of the 60 greatest game shows ever.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E33 May 13th, 1965

Police Story

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.nAlthough it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 February 12th, 1974

Rawhide

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.nSpanning seven and a half years, Rawhide was the fifth-longest-running American television Western, exceeded only by eight years of Wagon Train, nine years of The Virginian, fourteen years of Bonanza, and twenty years of Gunsmoke.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E02 October 2nd, 1961 Jed Hadley
George Templeton

Robert Montgomery Presents

Program genre

Anthology
Drama

External resources

Robert Montgomery Presents is an American dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title was altered to feature the sponsor, usually Lucky Strike cigarettes, for example, Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater, ....The Johnson's Wax Program, and so on.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E12 November 26th, 1956 Joe Gillis

Route 66

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America in a Chevrolet Corvette sports car. It ran weekly on Fridays on CBS from October 7, 1960, to March 20, 1964. It was shot on location, and though it derived its title from a famous American highway, very few episodes involved that highway.nThe program starred Martin Milner as Tod Stiles and, for the first two and a half seasons, George Maharis as Buz Murdock. Maharis was ill for much of the third season, leading to his eventual departure from the series. During his absence, Tod was shown traveling on his own, though references were made to Buz. Late in the third season, with Maharis gone from the show, a new character, Lincoln Case, played by Glenn Corbett, was introduced. He and Tod traveled together until the end of the fourth and final season, parting ways in a then-unusual wrap-up episode. The series currently airs on Me-TV, My Family TV and RTV.nAmong the series' more notable aspects were the featured Corvette convertible, and the program's instrumental theme song, which became a major pop hit.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E28 June 2nd, 1961 Johnny Copa ,

Sisters

Program genre

Comedy
Soap opera
Drama

External resources

Sisters is a television drama which aired on NBC for six seasons, from 1991 to 1996. The series was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who were also the executive producers and showrunners. The show debuted on May 11, 1991 for a seven-episode test run and was subsequently renewed for the 1991 fall schedule. Sisters was the first primetime network television series to focus specifically on the lives of women, and the issues relating to them. It was also one of the first 'demographic' hits because of its strong female viewership. Other series about women would eventually follow, but at the time it was regarded as being groundbreaking.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E19 April 1st, 1995 Judge Harrison Bradford

Stagecoach West

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Western

External resources

Stagecoach West is an American Western drama television series which ran for thirty-eight episodes on the ABC network from October 4, 1960, until June 27, 1961. Characters Luke Perry and Simon Kane operate the Timberland Stage Line from fictitious Outpost, Missouri to San Francisco, California.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 April 11th, 1961 Pierce Martin

Studio One

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Studio One is an American radio–television anthology series, created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E22 March 3rd, 1958 Tom Kendall
S10-E02 September 16th, 1957 Johnny Quigg
S06-E40 June 21st, 1954 Will Sorrell

Suspense

Program genre

Drama
Anthology series

External resources

Suspense is an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. It was adapted from the radio program of the same name which ran from 1942 to 1962. Like many early television programs, the show was broadcast live from New York City. It was sponsored by the Auto-Lite corporation, and each episode was introduced by host Rex Marshall, who promoted Auto-Lite spark plugs, car batteries, headlights, and other car parts.nSome of the early scripts were adapted from Suspense radio scripts, while others were original for television. Like the radio program, many scripts were adaptations of literary classics by well-known authors. Classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Charles Dickens all had stories adapted for the series, while contemporary authors such as Roald Dahl and Gore Vidal also contributed. Many notable actors appeared on the program, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Franchot Tone, Robert Emhardt, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, and many more.nThe program was a live television series, but most episodes were recorded on kinescope. However, only about 90 of the 260 episodes survive today.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E22 January 26th, 1954
S05-E22 February 3rd, 1953
S04-E44 July 15th, 1952

Tales from the Darkside

Program genre

Horror
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Anthology series
Anthology
Suspense
Drama

External resources

Tales from the Darkside is an American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it debuted in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Crypt, Monsters, and Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour, each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 November 17th, 1985 Van Conway

Tales of Tomorrow

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series
Science Fiction

External resources

Tales of Tomorrow is an American anthology science fiction series that was performed and broadcast live on ABC from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such stories as Frankenstein, starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo, and many others featuring such performers as Boris Karloff, Brian Keith, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Bruce Cabot, Franchot Tone, Gene Lockhart, Walter Abel, Leslie Nielsen, and Paul Newman. The series had many similarities to the later Twilight Zone which also covered one of the same stories, What You Need. In total it ran for eighty-five 30-minute episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E40 July 4th, 1952

Tales of the Unexpected

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Tales of the Unexpected is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988. Each episode told a story, often with sinister and wryly comedic undertones, with an unexpected twist ending. Early episodes were based on short stories by Roald Dahl collected in the books Tales of the Unexpected, Kiss Kiss and Someone Like You.nThe series was made by Anglia Television for ITV with interior scenes recorded at their Norwich studios whilst location filming mainly occurred across East Anglia. The theme music for the series was written by composer Ron Grainer.nAlthough similar in theme and title, the show is not related to the American anthology television series, Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected, which ran for one season in 1977.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E05 May 7th, 1983 Sheriff Milt Singleton

The Alcoa Hour

Program genre

Drama
Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

The Alcoa Hour is an American anthology television series that was aired live on NBC from 1955 to 1957. The series was sponsored by Alcoa.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E13 March 17th, 1957
S00-E19 June 24th, 1956

The Bold Ones: The Lawyers

Program genre

Legal drama
Legal
Drama

External resources

The Bold Ones: The Lawyers is an American legal drama that aired for three seasons on NBC from September 1968 through February 1972. At present, this series has not been released on home video.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 September 26th, 1971 Kevin Ireland

The Commish

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural
Crime
Comedy
Drama
Comedy-drama

External resources

The Commish is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC in the United States from 1991 to 1996. The series focuses on the work and home life of a suburban police commissioner in upstate New York.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E03 December 14th, 1995
S05-E02 December 7th, 1995 Terry Boyle

The Defenders

Program genre

Drama
Legal
Legal drama

External resources

The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, conscientious objectors, civil rights demonstrators, a schoolteacher fired for being an atheist, an author accused of pornography, and a physician charged in a mercy killing. It was created by television writer Reginald Rose.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E32 May 11th, 1963 Howard Potter

The Evil Touch

Program genre

Thriller
Anthology
Anthology series
Drama

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The Evil Touch is an Australian-produced television series, originally broadcast in Australia in 1973. It was an anthology series where each episode had a self-contained story and a new set of characters. Each episode feature a new cast of guest actors, although several guest stars appeared in more than one episode, playing different characters. Each story is a thriller or horror story of some variety, ranging from tales of the occult and the supernatural, science fiction horror stories, to more standard murder schemes and whodunits. Most stories feature a twist ending.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 March 3rd, 1974 Alvin
S01-E06 October 21st, 1973 Dr. Thomas Sullivan
S01-E11 November 25th, 1973 George Manners

The Hitchhiker

Program genre

Anthology series
Science Fiction
Anthology
Drama

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The Hitchhiker is a mystery anthology series that aired from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and First Choice in Canada. The series later moved to the USA Network from 1989 to 1991.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E14 October 15th, 1985 Old Man

The Islanders

Program genre

Adventure Film

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The Islanders is an American adventure television series which aired on ABC from 1960 to 1961, starring William Reynolds, James Philbrook, and Diane Brewster.nAt the beginning of the series, Sandy Wade and Zack Malloy, co-owners of a Grumman Goose amphibious aircraft, start their one-plane airline in the Moluccas or Spice Islands of the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Throughout the series they experience a variety of adventures where seemingly harmless charter flights put them into danger. They are frequently aided in their endeavours by the unusually-named Wilhelmina ”Steamboat Willy” Vanderveer and Shipwreck Callighan.nThe Islanders, primarily sponsored by Liggett & Myers' Chesterfield cigarettes, aired at 9:30 Eastern time on Sunday evenings opposite The Jack Benny Program and Candid Camera on CBS and the second half of The Dinah Shore Show and the last season of The Loretta Young Show on NBC.nWilliam Reynolds stated in an interview, The series went from being sort of like a Terry and the Pirates or a Maverick type of concept to becoming just a bunch of people skulking around. It wasn't very good.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E22 February 26th, 1961

The Love Boat

Program genre

Anthology
Adventure Film
Comedy
Action
Sitcom
Soap opera
Drama
Action/Adventure

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The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ship's captain and a handful of its crew, with several passengers – played by different guest actors for each episode – having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984.nThe original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies would follow before the series began its run.nThe executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several successful series for ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E02 November 1st, 1980 Lawrence Evans
S04-E03 November 1st, 1980

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Program genre

Espionage
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action
Drama
Spy-fi
Comedy

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a tv program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E08 October 30th, 1967 Viktor Karmak

The Name of the Game

Program genre

Adventure Film
Mystery

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The Name of the Game is an American television series that starred actors Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack, and ran from 1968 to 1971 on NBC, totaling 76 episodes of 90 minutes each. It was a pioneering wheel series, setting the stage for The Bold Ones and the NBC Mystery Movie in the 1970s. The show had an extremely large budget--and an unusually high one for a television series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E04 October 9th, 1970 Eddie Gannon
S02-E06 October 24th, 1969 Sam Hardy
S01-E07 November 1st, 1968 Jesse Gil McCray

The Philco Television Playhouse

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

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The Philco Television Playhouse is an American anthology series that was broadcast live on NBC from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the series was sponsored by Philco. It was one of the most respected dramatic shows of the Golden Age of Television, winning a 1954 Peabody Award and receiving eight Emmy nominations between 1951 and 1956.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E26 August 16th, 1953 guest star

The Rogues

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Adventure Film

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The Rogues is an American television series that appeared on NBC from September 13, 1964, to April 18, 1965, starring David Niven, Charles Boyer, and Gig Young as a related trio of former conmen who could, for the right price, be persuaded to trick a very wealthy and heinously unscrupulous mark. Although it won the 1964 Golden Globe award for Best Television Series, the show was cancelled after one season consisting of thirty episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 January 31st, 1965 Amos Champion

The Six Million Dollar Man

Program genre

Action
Science Fiction
Drama
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

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The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's proposed title during pre-production. Following three television movies aired in 1973, The Six Million Dollar Man aired on the ABC network as a regular series for five seasons from 1974 to 1978. The title role of Steve Austin was played by Lee Majors, who subsequently became a pop culture icon of the 1970s. A spin-off series, The Bionic Woman, ran from 1976 to 1978. Several television movies featuring both eponymous characters were also produced between 1987 and 1994.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E02 March 7th, 1973
S00-E01 March 7th, 1973
S00-E00 March 7th, 1973

The Virginian

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Western
Action
Adventure Film

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The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E02 September 20th, 1967 Sam Evans
S02-E23 March 4th, 1964 Mark Troxel

The X-Files

Program genre

Live action
Film noir
Drama
Crime Fiction
Science Fiction
Mystery
Cryptozoology
Supernatural
Thriller
Comedy

Official site

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The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes. The series revolves around FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other. They develop a close relationship, which begins as a platonic friendship, but becomes a romance by series end. In addition to the series-spanning story arc, Monster-of-the-Week episodes form roughly two-thirds of the episodes. Such stand-alone episodes enrich the show's background while not affecting its ongoing mythology.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E13 February 21st, 1999 Arthur Dales
David Amann
S05-E15 March 29th, 1998 Arthur Dales ,

Touched by an Angel

Program genre

Fantasy
Drama
Family

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Touched by an Angel is an American supernatural drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese, as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their lives. From season three on, they are frequently joined by Andrew, the angel of death. The series went into syndication in 1998, and has been shown on Ion Television, Hallmark Channel, and Uplifting Entertainment.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E25 April 13th, 1997 George Zarko
Ken LaZebnik

What's My Line?

Program genre

Family
Game show
Comedy

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What's My Line? is a panel game show which originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with several international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game tasks celebrity panelists with questioning contestants in order to determine their occupations. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S18-E04 September 25th, 1966
S13-E13 November 26th, 1961

TV programs produced

1. Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
Networks Creators Writers Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Program runtime First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages Regular cast
American Broadcasting Company
2
60 min.
September 13th, 1974 March 28th, 1975 English
Jack Grinnage

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