Eduard Franz Actor

Eduard franz

Eduard Franz (born Eduard Franz Schmidt; October 31, 1902 – February 10, 1983) was an American actor of theater, film, and television. Franz portrayed King Ahab in the 1953 biblical low-budget film Sins of Jezebel, Jethro in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1956), and Jehoam in Henry Koster's The Story of Ruth (1960). Franz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a leading Broadway actor for nearly 20 years, in such plays as First Stop to Heaven and Embezzled Heaven, before making his film debut opposite John Wayne in Wake of the Red Witch in 1948. He portrayed Chief Broken Hand in White Feather. He played such intellectuals as Dr. Stern in The Thing (From Another Planet) (1951), a university professor in The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959), and Justice Louis Brandeis in The Magnificent Yankee. He appeared in a 1957 television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's novel, Beyond This Place, which was directed by Sidney Lumet. In 1956, he guest starred with Joan Fontaine in the episode "The De Santre Story" of the NBC anthology series, The Joseph Cotten Show. By 1958, he was in the second season of Zorro, playing the role of Señor Gregorio Verdugo.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 31st, 1902
Place of birth
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
February 10th, 1983 at age of 80
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Sci-Fi27.2
Drama136.65
Horror35.8
Action36.4
Adventure36.4
Biography46.82
History46.27
Film-Noir26.85
Crime26.85
Comedy26.9
Western56.2
Thriller26.95
Romance26.25

1. The President's Analyst (1967)

Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
played Ethan Allan Cocket
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103.0
Stanley Rubin
14 Show list

The President's Analyst is an American satirical comedy film written and directed by Theodore J. Flicker, starring James Coburn. The widescreen cinematography was by William A. Fraker, and Lalo Schifrin provided the film's musical score. The film has elements of political satire and science fiction, and resembles many of the spy spoofs that proliferated in the mid-60s in the wake of the James Bond phenomenon, including Coburn's Our Man Flint and In Like Flint. The film's themes include modern ethics and privacy concerns, specifically regarding the intrusion of the Telecom system, working with the U.S. Government, into the private lives of the country's citizens. it was released theatrically on December 21 1967.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Sidney Schaefer
Wynn Quantrill
Chinese Agent
Dirty Old Man
V.I. Kydor Kropotkin
Sullivan
Henry Lux
White House Tourist
Arlington Hewes
Don Masters
2nd Puddlian
Snow White
Jeff Quantrill
Old Wrangler
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Paul Potash
Jack Bear
English, Russian, Standard Chinese
United States of America

2. Beauty and the Beast (1962)

Family, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0

Beauty and the Beast is a 1962 film directed by Edward Cahn.

Awards

Top cast

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

3. Hatari! (1962)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played Dr. Sanderson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
157.0
10 Show list

Hatari! is a 1962 American action/adventure romantic drama film directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne. Portraying a group of professional animal catchers in Africa working for zoos, the film includes dramatic wildlife chases and the magnificent backdrop scenery of Mount Meru, a dormant volcano. Hatari! was shot in Technicolor and filmed on location in Tanganyika. The film gathers its several characters from different parts of the world: Sean Mercer, Pockets, Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Alessandro, Kurt Müller, Brandy De la Court, Charles 'Chips' Maurey, Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez.

Awards

Top cast

Sean Mercer
Little Wolf
Pockets
Kurt Muller
Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez
Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Allesandro
Charles 'Chips' Maurey
Brandy de la Court
Radio Operator
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Hatari!, Hatari! / High Time
Swahili, English
United States of America

4. Francis of Assisi (1961)

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

Francis of Assisi is a 1961 DeLuxe CinemaScope film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on the novel The Joyful Beggar by Louis de Wohl. It was shot entirely in Italy. The film was not a box-office success. It starred Bradford Dillman in one of his few sympathetic leading film roles. Two years after the release of Francis of Assisi, Dolores Hart, the 24-year-old actress who plays a nun in the film, became a real-life Roman Catholic nun at the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut.

Awards

Top cast

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

5. The Story of Ruth (1960)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
132.0

The Story of Ruth is a 1960 film directed by Henry Koster.

Awards

Top cast

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

6. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)

Horror, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0

The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake is a 1959 American black-and-white horror film written by Orville H. Hampton and directed by Edward L. Cahn, one of a series of films they made in the late 1950s for producer Robert E. Kent on contract for distribution by United Artists. It was made as a part of a package with Invisible Invaders.

Awards

Top cast

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

7. A Certain Smile (1958)

Drama
played M. Vallon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
8 Show list

A Certain Smile is a 1958 American drama film directed by Jean Negulesco, based on the book of the same name by Francoise Sagan.

Awards

Top cast

Françoise Ferrand
Denis
Bertrand Griot
Luc Ferrand
Mme. Vallon
Mlle. Minot
Pierre
Dominique Vallon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)

Western
played Padre Jose
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82.0
Howard Christie
David P. Harmon
7 Show list

The Last of the Fast Guns is a 1958 western film written by David P. Harmon and directed by George Sherman.

Awards

Top cast

Sam Grypton
Miles Lang
John Forbes
Michael O'Reilly
Maria O'Reilly
Brad Ellison
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Alex Phillips Jr.
English, Spanish
United States of America

9. Day of the Bad Man (1958)

Western
played Andrew Owens
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
Gordon Kay
Harry Keller
Lawrence Roman
13 Show list

Day of the Bad Man is a 1958 western film written by Lawrence Roman and directed by Harry Keller.

Awards

Top cast

Jake Hayes
Judge James Edward Scott
Martha Mordigan
Deputy Floyd
Sam Wyckoff
Cora Johnson
Sheriff Barney Wiley
Charlie Hayes
Howard Hayes
Rudy Hayes
Myra Owens
Mrs. Marv Quary
Mr. Slocum
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bill Thomas
English
United States of America

10. Man Afraid (1957)

Drama, Thriller
played Carl Simmons
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84.0
Gordon Kay
Harry Keller
Herb Meadow
10 Show list

Man Afraid is a 1957 drama thriller film directed by Harry Keller.

Awards

Top cast

Ronnie 'Skunky' Fletcher
Reporter
Shep Hamilton
Lisa Collins
Lieutenant Marlin
Nurse Willis
Wilbur Fletcher
Rev. David Collins
Michael Collins
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bill Thomas
English
United States of America

11. The Indian Fighter (1956)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
2 Show list

The Indian Fighter is a 1956 American Western film directed by Andre De Toth and based upon an original story by Robert L. Richards.

Awards

Top cast

Johnny Hawks
Wes Todd
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. The Burning Hills (1956)

Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
1 Show list

The Burning Hills is a 1956 Warner Bros. CinemaScope Western based on a 1956 novel by Louis L'Amour. The film features young stars popular with the teenagers of the time such as Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood and has a strong emphasis on the importance of tracking.

Awards

Top cast

Maria-Christina Colton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ted D. McCord
English
United States of America

13. White Feather (1955)

History, Western
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102.0

White Feather is a 1955 Technicolor western film directed by Robert D. Webb and starring Robert Wagner. The movie was filmed in Durango, Mexico. The story is based on fact; however, the particulars of the plot and the characters of the story are fictional.

Awards

Top cast

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

14. Beachhead (1954)

War, Drama
played Bouchard, French Planter
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90.0
Richard Alan Simmons
5 Show list

Beachhead is a 1954 Technicolor war film based on Captain Richard G. Hubler USMCR's 1945 novel I've Got Mine. It was filmed in Kauai by Aubrey Schenck Productions, released through United Artists and directed by Stuart Heisler.

Awards

Top cast

Burke
Maj. Scott
Nina Bouchard
Sgt. Fletcher
Reynolds
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Gordon Avil
English
United States of America

15. Sins of Jezebel (1953)

Drama, History
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
74.0
$100K

Sins of Jezebel is a 1953 film directed by Reginald Le Borg.

Awards

Top cast

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

16. Everything I Have Is Yours (1952)

Musical
played Phil Meisner
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Ruth Brooks Flippen
,
6 Show list

Everything I Have Is Yours is a 1952 American Technicolor musical film.

Awards

Top cast

Pamela Hubbard
Alec Tacksbury
Pamela Hubbard
Sybil Meriden
Chuck Hubbard
Monty Dunstan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

17. Shadow in the Sky (1952)

Drama
played The Doctor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0
William H. Wright
8 Show list

Shadow in the Sky is a 1952 film.

Awards

Top cast

Lou Hopke
Larkin
Stella Murphy
Intern
Clayton
Attendant
Betty Hopke
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

18. The Thing from Another World (1951)

Horror, Sci-Fi
played Dr. Stern
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Charles Lederer
11 Show list

The Thing from Another World is a 1951 RKO Pictures black-and-white science fiction film based on the 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell. The story concerns an Air Force crew and scientists at a remote Arctic research outpost forced to defend themselves against a malevolent, plant-based humanoid alien. The film stars Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, Robert Cornthwaite, and Douglas Spencer. James Arness played The Thing, but he is difficult to recognize in costume and makeup, due to both low lighting and other effects used to obscure his features. No actors are named during the film's dramatic "slow burning letters through background" opening title sequence; the cast credits appear at the end of the film. The film was partly shot in Glacier National Park and interior sets built at a Los Angeles ice storage plant. The Thing from Another World is considered one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s. In 2001 the film was deemed to be a "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant motion picture by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Vorhees
Captain Patrick Hendry
Dr. Chapman
Ned 'Scotty' Scott
Crew Chief Bob
Dr. Arthur Carrington
The Thing
Corporal Barnes
Captain
Dr. Redding
Nikki Nicholson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Cold War
The Thing
English
United States of America

19. The Great Caruso (1951)

Biography, Drama, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
1 Show list

The Great Caruso is a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Mario Lanza in the title role. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Joe Pasternak with Jesse L. Lasky as associate producer from a screenplay by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig. The original music was by Johnny Green and the cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Costume design was by Helen Rose and Gile Steele. The film is a highly fictionalized biography of the life of tenor Enrico Caruso.

Awards

1951 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

Top cast

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

20. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Biography, Drama, History
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
2 Show list

The Desert Fox is a 1951 biographical film about Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in the later stages of World War II. It stars James Mason in the title role, was directed by Henry Hathaway, and was based on the book Rommel by Brigadier Desmond Young, who served in the Indian Army in North Africa.

Awards

Top cast

Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
Capt. Hermann Aldinger
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
20 July plot
World War II
Erwin Rommel
English
United States of America

21. The Goldbergs (1950)

Comedy
played Alexander 'Abie' Abel
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83.0
Walter Hart
6 Show list

The Goldbergs is a 1950 comedy film and written by Gertrude Berg and N. Richard Nash and directed by Walter Hart.

Awards

Top cast

Debby Sherman
Mr. Dutton
Ted Gordon
Mrs. Bertha Kramer
Uncle David
Molly Goldberg
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

22. The Magnificent Yankee (1950)

Biography, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
Emmet Lavery

The Magnificent Yankee is a 1950 American biographical film adapted by Emmet Lavery from his play of the same title, which was in turn adapted from the book Mr. Justice Holmes by Francis Biddle. The story examines the life of United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. The film was directed by John Sturges, with stars Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, and Philip Ober. Calhern created the role of Oliver Wendell Holmes in the play's original Broadway production, and the part was his only starring role in a sound film. A grateful Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer purchased the film rights of the play specifically as a reward to Calhern for playing secondary roles for the studio for years. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Costume Design, Black-and-White. A Hallmark Hall of Fame television production of the same title was broadcast in 1965 starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

Awards

Top cast

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

23. Whirlpool (1949)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Martin Avery
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98.0
,
Andrew Solt
7 Show list

Whirlpool is a 1949 thriller film noir directed by Otto Preminger and written by Ben Hecht and Andrew Solt, adapted from Guy Endore's novel Methinks the Lady. The film stars Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer and Charles Bickford, and features Constance Collier in her final film role. Due to anti-British statements Hecht had recently made regarding their involvement in Israel, UK prints of the film replaced his credit with a pseudonym, Lester Barstow. The drama combines psychological thriller with melodrama, as the central character's marriage is threatened. Four years later, Conte starred in The Blue Gardenia, which has a strikingly similar plot, but replaces the psycho-analysis angle with a more straight-forward procedural storyline.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. William 'Bill' Sutton
David Korvo
Theresa Randolph
Feruccio di Ravallo
Tina Cosgrove
Ann Sutton
Lt. James Colton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Italian, English
United States of America

24. Outpost in Morocco (1949)

Action, Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0

Outpost in Morocco is a 1949 drama directed by Robert Florey, starring George Raft and Marie Windsor. Paul Gerard, a Moroccan Spahi officer and his French Foreign Legion garrison, holds off attacks from the native tribes of the Emir of Bel-Rashad, the father of Cara, the woman he loves. As a rarity amongst American films of the Foreign Legion genre, the Legion cooperated with the producers. A second unit led by Robert Rossen filmed scenes in Morocco. Some of the large scale action scenes of the film were reused in Fort Algiers and Legion of the Doomed.

Awards

Top cast

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

25. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

Action, Adventure, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
1 Show list $1.2M

Wake of the Red Witch is a 1948 drama film from Republic Pictures starring John Wayne and Gail Russell, produced by Edmund Grainger, and based upon the 1946 novel with the same name by Garland Roark. The supporting cast includes Gig Young, Adele Mara, and Luther Adler, and was directed by Edward Ludwig. John Wayne stars as a sea captain in the early 1860s East Indies out for revenge against a wealthy shipping magnate.

Awards

Top cast

Capt. Ralls
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

26. Hollow Triumph (1948)

Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
Murray Forbes
,

Hollow Triumph is a 1948 American film noir directed by Steve Sekely and starring Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett. It was released by Eagle-Lion Films, based on the 1946 novel of the same title written by Murray Forbes.

Awards

Top cast

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

Starring TV roles

1. Breaking Point

Drama
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 16th, 1963 April 27th, 1964 1 English

Guest TV appearances

A Man Called Shenandoah

Program genre

Western

External resources

A Man Called Shenandoah is an American Western series that aired Monday evenings on ABC-TV from September 13, 1965 to September 5, 1966. It was produced by MGM Television. Some of the location work for the 34 half-hour black and white episodes were filmed in California's High Sierras and Mojave Desert. When reruns aired on Turner Network Television in the 1990s, Only 29 of the 34 episodes were rebroadcast. In February 2014, Warner Archive Instant offered all 34 uncut episodes as part of their streaming service, but they still are not available on DVD.nThe series starred Robert Horton, who had costarred on Wagon Train from 1957 to 1962. He left that series, vowing to never do another television western, but agreed to star in A Man Called Shenandoah because he felt the show would be a great opportunity for him as an actor.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E34 May 16th, 1966
Robert Hamner
,
Ed Adamson

ABC Afterschool Special

Program genre

Children's television series
Anthology series

External resources

The ABC Afterschool Special is an American television anthology series that aired on ABC from 1972 to 1997, usually in the late afternoon on week days. Most episodes were dramatically presented situations, often controversial, of interest to children and teenagers. Several episodes were either in animated form or presented as documentaries. Topics included illiteracy, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy. The series won 51 Daytime Emmy Awards during its 25-year run.nIn 2004 and 2005, BCI Eclipse and Sunset Home Visual Entertainment issued six DVD collections of episodes from the series that had been produced by Martin Tahse, each collection containing four episodes. A boxed set, in the shape of a school bus, was also released containing all of the DVD releases, with a detailed information booklet of all the specials on the set and including an extra DVD of two specials that had previously not been released on DVD. The DVDs are currently out of print.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E07 April 27th, 1975

Adam's Rib

Program genre

Sitcom
Legal drama
Legal
Comedy

External resources

Adam's Rib is an American situation comedy broadcast on ABC-TV from September 14 to December 28, 1973. It was produced by MGM Television and had 13 episodes. The series was a TV adaptation of the 1949 motion picture of the same name.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 December 7th, 1973

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-E03 September 28th, 1964
S03-E01 September 9th, 1963

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-E02 October 9th, 1964

Bonanza

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Bonanza is an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series, and within the top 10 longest running, live-action American series. It continues to air in syndication.nThe show centers on the Cartwright family, who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series stars Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, and later, David Canary and Mitch Vogel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E20 February 10th, 1963
Anthony Lawrence

Cimarron City

Program genre

Western
Action/Adventure

External resources

Cimarron City is an American Western television series, starring George Montgomery as Matt Rockford and John Smith as Lane Temple, that aired on NBC from October 11, 1958 until April 4, 1959. The name Cimarron City refers to a boom town in Logan County north of Oklahoma City.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E26 April 4th, 1959
Lewis Meltzer

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
S04-E21 February 6th, 1958
S01-E05 November 11th, 1954

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
S10-E15 February 3rd, 1962

Ford Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and known as Ford Television Theatre for the TV version, was a radio and television anthology series broadcast in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. At various times the television series appeared on all three major television networks, while the radio version was broadcast on two separate networks and on two separate coasts. Ford Theatre was named for its sponsor, the Ford Motor Company, which had an earlier success with its concert music series, The Ford Sunday Evening Hour.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E21 February 17th, 1955

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E23 March 6th, 1960
S05-E17 January 13th, 1957
Jules Munshin
S02-E02 July 19th, 1953

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
S20-E10 November 18th, 1974
S01-E23 March 31st, 1956

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of television, it has a historically long run, beginning during 1951 and continuing into 2014. From 1954 onward, all of its productions have been shown in color, although color television video productions were extremely rare in 1954. Many television movies have been shown on the program since its debut, though the program began with live telecasts of dramas and then changed to videotaped productions before finally changing to filmed ones.nThe series has received eighty Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody Awards, nine Golden Globes, and four Humanitas Prizes. Once a common practice in American television, it is the last remaining television program where the title includes the name of its sponsor. Unlike other long-running TV series still on the air, it differs in that it broadcasts only occasionally and not on a weekly broadcast programming schedule.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S14-E03 January 28th, 1965
Emmet Lavery

Hart to Hart

Program genre

Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Drama
Mystery
Crime
Action/Adventure
Action

External resources

Hart to Hart is an American television series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who moonlight as amateur detectives. The series was created by writer Sidney Sheldon and produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg. It ran from 1979 to 1984 on the ABC Television Network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E23 May 11th, 1982
S01-E18 March 11th, 1980

Have Gun – Will Travel

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Western

External resources

Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. It was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons. It was one of the few television shows to spawn a successful radio version. The radio series debuted November 23, 1958.nHave Gun – Will Travel was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and produced by Frank Pierson, Don Ingalls, Robert Sparks, and Julian Claman. There were 225 episodes of the TV series, 24 written by Gene Roddenberry. Other contributors included Bruce Geller, Harry Julian Fink, Don Brinkley and Irving Wallace. Andrew McLaglen directed 101 episodes and 19 were directed by series star Richard Boone.nThe television show is shown on the Encore-Western channel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E31 April 22nd, 1961

Hawaii Five-O

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime
Action
Crime Fiction
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S11-E15 January 25th, 1979
Seeleg Lester
S10-E20 March 23rd, 1978
Seeleg Lester

It Takes a Thief

Program genre

Drama
Espionage
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Action

External resources

It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for three seasons between January 9, 1968, and March 24, 1970. It stars Robert Wagner in his television debut as sophisticated thief Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison. For most of the series, Malachi Throne played Noah Bain, Mundy's boss.nIt was among the last of the 1960s spy television genre, although Mission: Impossible continued for several more years. It Takes A Thief was inspired by, though not based upon, the 1955 Cary Grant motion picture To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock; both of their titles stem from the English proverb It takes a thief to catch a thief.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E14 December 25th, 1969

Lux Video Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Lux Video Theatre is an American anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1959. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E54 September 1st, 1955
S04-E04 September 24th, 1953

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
S02-E13 January 4th, 1969
Gerald Mayer

Medical Center

Program genre

Medical drama
Drama
Medical fiction

External resources

Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. It was produced by MGM Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E18 February 3rd, 1975

Playhouse 90

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Playhouse 90 is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City near the Los Angeles district of Hollywood in California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E30 April 10th, 1958

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-E25 March 30th, 1962

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E23 March 14th, 1958
S04-E42 June 24th, 1955
S05-E10 December 2nd, 1955
S05-E02 October 7th, 1955

Startime

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Startime is an anthology show of drama, comedy, and variety, and was one of the first American television shows broadcast in color. The program was aired Tuesday nights in the United States on the NBC Television network in the 1959-60 television season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 October 13th, 1959

Stoney Burke

Program genre

Western

External resources

Stoney Burke is an American western television series broadcast on ABC from October 1, 1962 until May 20, 1963. Six years before the premiere of his CBS crime drama, Hawaii Five-O, Jack Lord starred in the title role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 October 15th, 1962

The 20th Century Fox Hour

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

External resources

The 20th Century Fox Hour is an American drama anthology series televised in the United States on CBS from 1955 to 1957. Some of the shows in this series were restored, remastered and shown on the Fox Movie Channel in 2002 under the title Hour of Stars. The season one episode Overnight Haul, starring Richard Conte and Lizabeth Scott, was released in Australia as a feature film.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E07 December 26th, 1956
S01-E07 December 28th, 1955

The Bionic Woman

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Science Fiction
Adventure Film

External resources

The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis pro Jaime Sommers who is nearly killed in a skydiving accident. Sommers' life is saved by Oscar Goldman and Dr. Rudy Wells, by bionic surgical implants similar to those of The Six Million Dollar Man Steve Austin. As the result of Jaime's bionics, she has amplified hearing in her right ear, a greatly strengthened right arm, and stronger and enhanced legs which enable her to run at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour.nThe series premiered on ABC in January 1976, as a mid-season replacement for When Things Were Rotten. With thirteen episodes airing from January 1976 to May 1976, it became the fifth most-watched television show of the whole 1975–76 season – despite only running for half the season – ranking behind Maude, Laverne & Shirley, Rich Man, Poor Man, and All In The Family, and slightly ahead of The Six Million Dollar Man. Season two ran from September 1976 to May 1977 with 22 episodes and finished with good ratings.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E13 January 14th, 1978

The DuPont Show with June Allyson

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

The DuPont Show with June Allyson is an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS from September 21, 1959 to April 3, 1961 with rebroadcasts continuing until June 12, 1961. The series was hosted by actress June Allyson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 October 20th, 1960

The F.B.I.

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa co-sponsored the first season only.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E01 September 14th, 1969
S02-E06 October 30th, 1966

The Fugitive

Program genre

Thriller
Action
Drama
Mystery
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a physician who is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a one-armed man.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E04 October 4th, 1966
Gerald Mayer

The Invaders

Program genre

Science Fiction

External resources

The Invaders is an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from January 10, 1967 to March 26, 1968. Dominic Frontiere, who had provided scores for Twelve O'Clock High and The Outer Limits, provided scores for The Invaders as well. The series was later shown in reruns on the Sci Fi Channel.nThe series was a Quinn Martin Production.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 October 31st, 1967
S02-E10 November 7th, 1967

The Loretta Young Show

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Letter to Loretta is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes. The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the lead in various episodes.nLetter to Loretta was sponsored by Procter & Gamble from 1953 through 1960. The final season's sponsor was Warner-Lambert's Listerine.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E13 December 27th, 1959

The Rookies

Program genre

Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Rookies is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookie police officers working in an unidentified city for the fictitious Southern California Police Department.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E06 October 28th, 1974

The Streets of San Francisco

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Crime
Adventure Film
Action
Police procedural
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. This was an updated version of the 1954-60 The Lineup.nIt starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The show ran for five seasons, between September 16, 1972, and June 9, 1977, on ABC, amassing a total of 119 60-minute episodes.nThe series started with a pilot movie of the same title a week before the series debuted. Edward Hume, who wrote the teleplay for the pilot, was credited as having developed the series based on characters in Weston's novel. The pilot featured guest stars Robert Wagner, Tom Bosley and Kim Darby. Douglas left the series at the start of its final season and was replaced by Richard Hatch.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E07 October 23rd, 1975

The Virginian

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Western
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

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
S04-E24 March 2nd, 1966

The Waltons

Program genre

Drama

External resources

The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and World War II.nThe series pilot aired as a television movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story and was broadcast on December 19, 1971. Beginning in September 1972, the series originally aired on CBS for a total of nine seasons. After the series was canceled by CBS in 1981, NBC aired three television movie sequels in 1982, with three more in the 1990s; on CBS. The Waltons was produced by Lorimar Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in syndication.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E25 March 4th, 1976
John McGreevey
S01-E18 January 25th, 1973

Treasury Men in Action

Program genre

Action
Police procedural
Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure

External resources

Treasury Men in Action is an American crime drama series broadcast live and which aired from 1950 through 1955 on ABC. The series stars Walter Greaza, Ross Martin, and Tom McKee. It was directed by William Beaudine, Leigh Jason, and Will Jason among others.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E05 November 4th, 1954
Will Jason

Vega$

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Drama
Crime

External resources

Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC from 1978 until 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced entirely in Las Vegas.nThe show stars Robert Urich as private detective Dan Tanna, who drove around the streets of Las Vegas in a red 1957 Ford Thunderbird solving crimes and making Las Vegas a better place for residents and tourists alike.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E22 May 9th, 1979
Lawrence Doheny

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E36 June 6th, 1962
S01-E05 October 16th, 1957

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wanted: Dead or Alive is an American Western television series starring Steve McQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. It aired on CBS for three seasons in 1958–61. The black-and-white program was a spin-off of a March 1958 episode of Trackdown, a 1957–59 western series starring Robert Culp. Both series were produced by Four Star Television in association with CBS Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E24 February 20th, 1960
George Blair
S01-E33 April 18th, 1959

Zorro

Program genre

Drama
Comedy
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action

Official site

External resources

Zorro is an American action-adventure western drama series produced by Walt Disney Productions. Based on the well-known Zorro character, the series premiered on October 10, 1957 on ABC. The final network broadcast was July 2, 1959. Seventy-eight episodes were produced, and 4 hour-long specials were aired on the Walt Disney anthology series between October 30, 1960 and April 2, 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 October 30th, 1958
S02-E03 October 23rd, 1958
S02-E02 October 16th, 1958
S02-E01 October 9th, 1958
S02-E05 November 6th, 1958

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