Elisha Cook, Jr. Actor

Elisha cook jr

Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Jr. (December 26, 1903 – May 18, 1995) was an American character actor who made a career out of playing cowardly villains and weedy neurotics in dozens of films. He was perhaps most noted for his portrayal of the "gunsel" Wilmer, who tries to intimidate Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. Cook was born in San Francisco, the son of Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Sr., a pharmacist. He grew up in Chicago. He started out in vaudeville and stock by the age of 14. He was a traveling actor in the East and Midwest before arriving in New York City, where Eugene O'Neill cast him in his play Ah, Wilderness!, which ran on Broadway for two years. In 1936, Cook settled in Hollywood and, after playing a series of college-aged parts, began a long stint playing weaklings or sadistic losers and hoods. His acting career spanned more than 60 years. Cook's characters usually ended up being killed off (strangled, poisoned or shot); he was arguably Hollywood's most notable fall guy for many years. He made a rare appearance in slapstick comedy in the cameo role of The Screenwriter in 1941's Hellzapoppin'.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 26th, 1903
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
May 18th, 1995 at age of 91
Place of death
Big Pine
Cause of death
Stroke
Places lived
Chicago , Illinois
pop. 2,718,782 (2013)

Family

Parents
Spouses

Education

1. St. Alban's College Boarding school

St Alban's College is a private boarding school/day school for boys situated in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. It was founded in 1963 by Anton Murray.

Type Private school
Institution colors
Founded
1963
Headquarters
110 Clearwater Road, 0081 - Pretoria, Gauteng
Official web page www.stalbanscollege.com
Wikipedia article

People attended St. Alban's College connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1980., TV Host
b. 1971.

2. School of the Art Institute of Chicago Colleges/University

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is one of America's largest accredited independent schools of art and design, located in the Loop in Chicago, Illinois. It is associated with the museum of the same name, and "The Art Institute of Chicago" or "Chicago Art Institute" often refers to either entity. Providing degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels, SAIC has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top graduate art programs in the nation, as well as by Columbia University's National Arts Journalism survey as the most influential art school in the United States.

Institution info

Type Private school
Endowment
2010. 149 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1866
Headquarters
36 South Wabash Avenue, 60603 - Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduates
2012. 2,510
2010. 2,573
2009. 2,375
Postgraduates
2012. 735
2010. 755
Acceptance rate
2012. 78.3 %
2010. 77.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 39.8 K $
2010. 35.6 K $
Official web page www.saic.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Mystery117.14
Drama246.83
Film-Noir117.16
Horror106.47
Crime146.91
Thriller66.93
Western86.44
Action46.28
Romance76.74
Comedy95.79
War36.0
Sport26.5
Adventure36.57
Musical26.45

1. National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1983)

Comedy
played Mousy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
32 Show list

National Lampoon's Movie Madness is an American comedy film produced by National Lampoon as the second film from the magazine. The film was originally produced under the title National Lampoon Goes to the Movies; completed in 1981, the film was not released until 1983, and was reedited and retitled as Movie Madness. Movie Madness consists of three short segments which satirize personal growth films, glossy soap operas, and police stories. The first two segments of the film, Growing Yourself and Success Wanters, were directed by Bob Giraldi, while the film's final segment, Municipalians, was directed by Henry Jaglom. Its title song, "Going to the Movies", was sung by Dr. John. The film was a critical failure.

Awards

Top cast

Samuel Starkman
M.C., Agent
Dr. Hans Kleiner
President Robert Fogerty
Liza
Mrs. Falcone
Greek Priest
Jason Cooper
Lawyer #2
Bodyguard
Susan Cooper
Helena Naxos
Nixos Naxos
Brent Falcone
Secretary
Stan Nagurski
Little Jewish Prostitute
More Lecherous Dairy President
First Lady Lousille Fogerty
Crazed Husband
Jeffrey Cooper
Paul Everest
Nicholas Naxos
Dominique Corsaire
Black Cop
Junkie
Mr. Haggis
Old Lady
Senator's Wife
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Hammett (1982)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
played Eli
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
,
Don Guest
,
Ronald Colby
Dennis O'Flaherty
,
Thomas Pope
,
19 Show list

Hammett is a 1982 homage to noir films and pulp fiction produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Wim Wenders. The film is a fictionalized story about writer Dashiell Hammett, based on the novel of the same name by Joe Gores. The film was entered into the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. It stars Frederic Forrest, Marilu Henner and Peter Boyle.

Awards

Top cast

Jimmy Ryan
Dashiell Hammett
Lt. O'Mara
Gary Salt
Donaldina Cameron
Fong Wei Tau
Miss Cameron's Assistant
Detective Bradford
Pool Room Attendant
Pops
Kit Conger, Sue Alabama
English Eddie Hagedorn
Old Man in Pool Hall
Frank
Man in Boardroom #1
Man in Boardroom #6
Chinese Bouncer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dashiell Hammett
Ruth Morley
Hammett
English
United States of America

3. Harry's War (1981)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0

Harry's War is a feature length independent film from American Film Consortium and Taft International Pictures, released in 1981. Starring Edward Herrmann, Geraldine Page, Karen Grassle, David Ogden Stiers, Elisha Cook, Salome Jens and Noble Willingham. It was written and directed by Kieth Merrill.

Awards

Top cast

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

4. 1941 (1979)

Action, Comedy, War
played The Patron - Dexter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
118.0
Buzz Feitshans
46 Show list $35M

1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Lee, Toshiro Mifune and Robert Stack. The story involves a panic in the Los Angeles area after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Although not as financially or critically successful as many of Spielberg's other films, it received belated popularity after an expanded version aired on ABC, and its subsequent home video reissues, raising it to cult status. Co-writer Gale stated the plot is loosely based on what has come to be known as the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942 as well as the shelling of the Ellwood oil refinery, near Santa Barbara by a Japanese submarine. Many other events in the film were based on real incidents, including the Zoot Suit Riots and an incident in which the U.S. Army placed an anti-aircraft gun in a homeowner's yard on the Maine coast.

Awards

Top cast

Sailor in Fight
Sgt. Frank Tree
Officer Miller
Ward Douglas
Pvt. Foley
Martinez
Maxine Dexheimer
Cpl. Chuck 'Stretch' Sitarski
Raoul Lipschitz
Salesman
Mizerany
Claude Crumn
Capt. Loomis Birkhead
USO Girl #2
Mr. Malcomb
Cmdr. Akiro Mitamura
Donna Stratton
Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones
Hollis P. Wood
Joan Douglas
Kid Sailor
Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
Herbie Kazlminsky
Polar Bear Woman
Miss Fitzroy
Map Man
Lydia Hedberg
Zoot Suiter #2
Angelo Scioli
Col. 'Madman' Maddox
Capt. Wild Bill Kelso
Babyface
Wally Stephens
Dennis DeSoto
Interceptor Commander
USO Girl #4
USO Girl #3
Hinshaw
Maddox's Soldier
Meyer Mishkin
Betty Douglas
USO Girl - Jitterbugger
Gus Douglas
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
1941
English, German, Japanese
United States of America

5. The Champ (1979)

Drama, Sport
played Georgie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
121.0
17 Show list 1 Show list

The Champ is a 1979 remake, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, of the 1931 Academy Award-winning film of the same name which was directed by King Vidor. It stars Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky Schroder. It is also the final film for actress Joan Blondell to be released during her lifetime. Blondell who died from leukemia on Christmas Day eight months later, also starred in two other films that were released after her death.

Awards

1979 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor

Top cast

Billy
Jackie
Annie
Cuban Girl
Charlie Goodman
Hoffmaster
Dolly Kenyon
Boxer Corner Man
Whitey
Uncle Eddie
Steward
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Boxing
English
United States of America

6. Dead of Night (1977)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
76.0

Awards

Top cast

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

7. Mad Bull (1977)

Action, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
Walter Doniger
,

Awards

Top cast

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

8. The Black Bird (1975)

Comedy
played Wilmer Cook
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
1 Show list

The Black Bird is a 1975 film released December 25, 1975 starring George Segal and Stéphane Audran. It is a comedy sequel to the well-regarded 1941 film version of The Maltese Falcon with Segal playing Sam Spade's son, Sam Spade, Jr., and Lee Patrick and Elisha Cook Jr. reprising their roles of Effie Perrine and Wilmer Cook. The Black Bird was panned by critics and audiences alike, and is still considered the weakest film adaptation of the novel; Pauline Kael wrote that the film is "a dumb comedy, with an insecure tone and some good ideas mixed with some terrible ones.

Awards

Top cast

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

9. Winterhawk (1975)

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

Awards

Top cast

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

10. Messiah of Evil (1973)

Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Messiah of Evil is a film made in 1973 by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, the husband and wife team behind the film version of Howard the Duck as well as the screenplay for American Graffiti.

Awards

Top cast

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

11. Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
,
Rupert Hitzig
2 Show list

Electra Glide in Blue is a 1973 film starring Robert Blake as a motorcycle cop in Arizona and Billy "Green" Bush as his partner. It was produced and directed by James William Guercio. The name stems from the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle issued to traffic cops.

Awards

Top cast

Hippie Kid
John Wintergreen
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rita Riggs
English
United States of America

12. Emperor of the North (1973)

Action, Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
118.0
,
Kenneth Hyman
Christopher Knopf

Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 American film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Keith Carradine. It was re-released under the shorter title Emperor of the North, and is best known under the latter name. The film is about hobos during the 1930s and is set in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is based, in part, on the books The Road by Jack London and From Coast to Coast with Jack London by "A-No.-1", although both books predate the 1930s by a few decades. Carradine's character, Cigaret, uses the moniker that Jack London used on the road, and like London, is portrayed as a young traveling companion to the older A-No.-1, but that is where the similarity between Carradine's character and Jack London ends, as Cigaret is portrayed in the film as immature, loud-mouthed, and none too bright. The title is a reference to a joke among hobos during the Great Depression that the world's best hobo was "Emperor of the North Pole", a way of poking fun at their own desperate situation since somebody ruling over the North Pole would reign over a wasteland.

Awards

Top cast

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

13. Blacula (1972)

Horror, Thriller
played Sam
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
,
Joseph T. Naar
,
Norman T. Herman
Raymond Koenig
,
Joan Torres
9 Show list $500K

Blacula is a 1972 American blaxploitation horror film produced for American International Pictures. It was directed by William Crain and stars William Marshall in the title role about an 18th-century African prince named Mamuwalde, who is turned into a vampire and later locked in a coffin by Count Dracula. Two centuries later, the now-undead Mamuwalde rises from his coffin attacking various residents in modern day Los Angeles. Mamuwalde later meets Tina, a woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his deceased wife Luva. Blacula was released to mixed reviews in the United States, but was one of the top grossing films of the year. It was the first film to receive an award for Best Horror Film at the Saturn Awards. Blacula was followed by the sequel Scream Blacula Scream in 1973 and inspired a small wave of blaxploitation themed horror films.

Awards

Top cast

Lt. Jack Peters
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer
Skillet
Dr. Gordon Thomas
Michelle
Juanita Jones
Musician # 1 from the Group Performing in Club
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John M. Stephens
Blacula
English
United States of America

14. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

Western
played Bunker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
11 Show list

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid is a 1972 Technicolor Western film about the James-Younger Gang distributed by Universal Pictures. It was directed by Philip Kaufman in a cinéma vérité style and starred Cliff Robertson as Cole Younger, Robert Duvall as Jesse James, Luke Askew as Jim Younger, R. G. Armstrong as Clell Miller, John Pearce as Frank James, and Matt Clark as Bob Younger. The film purports to recreate the James-Younger Gang's most infamous escapade, the September 7, 1876, robbery of "the biggest bank west of the Mississippi" in Northfield, Minnesota.

Awards

Top cast

Jesse James
Cole Younger
Clell Miller
Manning
Bob Younger
Jim Younger
Allen
Gustavson
Frank James
Heywood
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Helen Colvig
English, Swedish
United States of America

15. The Night Stalker (1972)

Horror, Thriller
played Mickey Crawford
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
Chief Masterson
Fred Hurley
Carl Kolchak
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

16. The Condor (1970)

Action, Adventure, Romance
played Old Convict
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
Steven W. Carabatsos
,
8 Show list 1 Show list

El Condor is a 1970 western war film directed by John Guillermin. Jim Brown and Lee Van Cleef lead a band of Apaches against a fortress commanded by Patrick O'Neal. The fortress is said to contain the gold reserves of Emperor Maximilian. The movie was shot in 35mm Technicolor in Andalusia, Spain, and involved the construction of the huge adobe fortress set that was re-used in later films, including Conan the Barbarian. El Condor was among the first movies rated R.

Awards

1970 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Top cast

Claudine
Luke
Santana
Colonel Anguinaldo
Dolores
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Henri Persin
Apache languages, English
United States of America

17. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Drama, Horror, Mystery
played Mr. Nicklas
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
136.0
26 Show list 4 Show list $2.3M

Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer and Charles Grodin. It was produced by William Castle. Farrow plays a pregnant woman who fears that her husband may have made a pact with their eccentric neighbors, believing he may have promised them the child to be used as a human sacrifice in their occult rituals in exchange for success in his acting career. The film was an enormous commercial success, earning over $33 million in the United States on a modest budget of $3.2 million. It was met with near universal acclaim from film critics and earned numerous nominations and awards. The American Film Institute ranked the film 9th in their 100 Years...100 Thrills list. The official tagline of the film is "Pray for Rosemary's Baby.

Awards

1969 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress
1969 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director
1968 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
1968 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Rosemary Woodhouse
Dr. Abraham Sapirstein
Donald Baumgart
Dr. C.C. Hill
Lou Comfort
Edward 'Hutch' Hutchins
Dr. Shand
Grace Cardiff
Guy Woodhouse
Minnie Castevet
Roman Castevet
Mrs. Gilmore
Workman
Elise Dunstan
Laura-Louise McBirney
Mr. Wees
Sun-Browned Man
Man by Pay Phone
Devil
Rosemary's Girl Friend #2
Claudia Comfort
Rosemary's Girl Friend #1
Allen Stone
Man at Party #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Pregnancy
Anthea Sylbert
Rosemary's Baby
English
United States of America

18. Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

Drama, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0

Welcome to Hard Times is a 1967 Western film based upon a novel by E. L. Doctorow. The movie was directed by Burt Kennedy. It stars Henry Fonda as the leader of a dying town who is too weak to stand up to a brute terrorizing the few remaining residents.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Sukman
Harry Stradling Jr.
English
United States of America

19. The Glass Cage (1964)

Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Antonio Santean
,
Antonio Santean

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jean-Phillippe Carson
English
United States of America

20. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
1 Show list

The Haunted Palace is a 1963 horror film released by American International Pictures, starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., and Debra Paget in a story about a village held in the grip of a dead necromancer. The film was directed by Roger Corman, and is often regarded as one in his series of eight films largely based on the works of American author Edgar Allan Poe. Although marketed as "Edgar Allan Poe's The Haunted Palace," the film actually derives its plot from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, a novella by H. P. Lovecraft. The title, The Haunted Palace, is borrowed from a poem by Poe published in 1839.

Awards

Top cast

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

21. Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0

Papa's Delicate Condition is a 1963 comedy film starring Jackie Gleason and Glynis Johns. It was an adaptation of the Corinne Griffith memoir of the same name, about her father and growing up in Texarkana, Texas. Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn won an Academy Award for Best Song for "Call Me Irresponsible". Another Cahn/Van Heusen song, "Walking Happy," was used in a scene with Gleason and his on-screen daughter Linda Bruhl walking down a street while he sings about the people they meet along the way, but the scene was cut before the film's release. The song was later used in a Broadway musical of the same name.

Awards

Top cast

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

22. Black Zoo (1963)

Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Robert Gordon

Black Zoo is a 1963 American horror film produced and co-written by Herman Cohen. It is a violent, gore-filled tale directed by Robert Gordon.

Awards

Top cast

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

23. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Horror, Mystery
played Watson Pritchard
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0
6 Show list $200K

House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American horror film. It was directed by William Castle, written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren. He and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a "haunted house" party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors. Exterior shots of the house were filmed at the historic Ennis House in Los Feliz, California.

Awards

Top cast

Frederick Loren
Nora Manning
Dr. David Trent
Lance Schroeder
Ruth Bridgers
Annabelle Loren
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Haunted house
Carl Guthrie
English
United States of America

24. Chicago Confidential (1957)

Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
played Candymouth Duggan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0
6 Show list

Chicago Confidential is a 1957 film directed by Sidney Salkow, starring Brian Keith, Beverly Garland and Dick Foran. It is based on the 1950 novel Chicago: Confidential! by Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer. Chicago Confidential was the first film produced for Edward Small by Robert E. Kent, who had been a writer and story supervisor at Columbia. Small and Kent went on to make many movies together.

Awards

Top cast

Dist. Atty. Jim Fremont
Alan Dixon
Arthur 'Artie' Blaine
Laura Barton
Police Capt. Jake Parker
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

25. The Lonely Man (1957)

Western
played Willie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
14 Show list

The Lonely Man is a 1957 western film directed by Henry Levin.

Awards

Top cast

Jacob Wade
Riley Wade
Butcher
Brad, Red Bluff Sheriff
Sundown Whipple
Dr. Fisher
Blackburn
King Fisher
Bixby
Red Bluff Poker Player #4
Ben Ryerson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

26. Voodoo Island (1957)

Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
1 Show list $150K

Voodoo Island is a 1957 horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg and written by Richard H. Landau. The cast includes Boris Karloff, Elisha Cook Jr. and Rhodes Reason. The film is set in the South Pacific and was filmed on Kauai, Hawaii back to back with Jungle Heat.

Awards

Top cast

Weather Station #4 Radio Operator
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. Baby Face Nelson (1957)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
$175K

Baby Face Nelson is a 1957 crime film noir based on the real-life 1930s gangster, directed by Don Siegel, co-written by Daniel Mainwaring—who also wrote Siegel's 1956 sci-fi thriller Invasion of the Body Snatchers—and starring Mickey Rooney as Baby Face Nelson, and featuring Leo Gordon as John Dillinger.

Awards

Top cast

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

28. Plunder Road (1957)

Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
72.0

Plunder Road is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Hubert Cornfield, starring Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper and Wayne Morris.

Awards

Top cast

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

29. The Killing (1956)

Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
played George Peatty
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
6 Show list $320K

The Killing is a 1956 film noir produced by James B. Harris and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson and based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. The drama features Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Marie Windsor, and Elisha Cook Jr.

Awards

Top cast

Johnny Clay
Nikki Arane
Marvin Unger
Sherry Peatty
Val Cannon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

30. 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

31. Drum Beat (1954)

Western, Adventure
played Blaine Crackel
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
12 Show list

Drum Beat is a 1954 CinemaScope western film in WarnerColor written and directed by Delmer Daves and co-produced by Daves and Alan Ladd in his first film for his Jaguar Productions company. Ladd stars along with Audrey Dalton, Charles Bronson as Captain Jack, and Hayden Rorke as President Ulysses S. Grant. Filmed in Sedona, Arizona, the story uses elements of the 1873 Modoc War in its narrative, with Ladd playing a white man asked by the U.S. Army to attempt negotiations with Native Modocs who are about to wage war. In his first role, Charles Bronson plays Captain Jack as a memorable villain wearing the coat of a deceased US Cavalry Captain.

Awards

Top cast

Kintpuash, aka Captain Jack
Bogus Charlie
Johnny MacKay
Bill Satterwhite
Gen. Canby
President Ulysses S. Grant
Scarface Charlie
Modoc Jim
Nancy Meek
Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

32. Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

Romance, War, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
2 Show list

Thunder Over The Plains is a 1953 western film directed by André de Toth and starring Randolph Scott and Lex Barker. This was the first film that Lex Barker appeared in after completing a series of 5 Tarzan films. The tag line on the original movie poster was “A tornado of adventure from Warner Bros.

Awards

Top cast

Kirby
Captain David Porter
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

33. Shane (1953)

Drama, Romance, Western
played Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0
19 Show list 1 Show list $3.1M

Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs. The film stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin, and features Brandon deWilde, Elisha Cook, Jr., Jack Palance and Ben Johnson. Shane was listed No. 45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies list and No. 3 on AFI's 10 Top 10 in the category Western.

Awards

1953 Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Top cast

Jack Wilson
Mrs. Liz Torrey
Ryker Man #4
Chris Calloway
Mrs. Shipstead
Morgan Ryker
Marian Starrett
Joe Starrett
Mrs. Howells
Fred Lewis
Axel 'Swede' Shipstead
Shane
Joey Starrett
Ruth Lewis
Rufus Ryker
Ernie Wright
Little Boy
Knock Him Into That Pigpen, Chris!
Ryker Man #6
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Range war
English
United States of America

34. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
76.0

Don't Bother to Knock is a 1952 American thriller film starring Richard Widmark and Marilyn Monroe, directed by Roy Ward Baker. The screenplay was written by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong, published in 1951. Monroe is featured as a disturbed babysitter watching a child at the same New York hotel where a pilot, played by Widmark, is staying. Her strange behavior makes him increasingly aware that she is the last person the parents should have entrusted with their daughter.

Awards

Top cast

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

35. The Great Gatsby (1949)

Drama
played Klipspringer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
11 Show list

The Great Gatsby is a feature film released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Elliott Nugent, and produced by Richard Maibaum, from a screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume. It is based on the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The music score was by Robert Emmett Dolan and the cinematography by John F. Seitz. The production was designed by Roland Anderson and Hans Dreier and the costumes by Edith Head. The film stars Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey, and Barry Sullivan and features Shelley Winters, Howard Da Silva and Elisha Cook, Jr.. Da Silva would later appear in the 1974 film also titled The Great Gatsby.

Awards

Top cast

Myron Lupus
Myrtle Wilson
Jordan Baker
Dan Cody
Nick Carraway
Tom Buchanan
Jay Gatsby
Daisy Buchanan
Kinsella
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

36. The Long Night (1947)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
,
Raymond Hakim
,
Robert Hakim
Jacques Viot
,
John Wexley
1 Show list

The Long Night is a 1947 American film noir directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by RKO. It is a remake of Le Jour Se Lève by Marcel Carné. The drama stars Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price and Ann Dvorak. The Long Night was the first screen appearance by character actress Barbara Bel Geddes and it served as a springboard for Bel Geddes's career. RKO signed Bel Geddes to a seven-year contract.

Awards

Top cast

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

37. Born to Kill (1947)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Eve Greene
,
James Gunn
,
Richard Macaulay

Born to Kill is a 1947 American film noir starring Lawrence Tierney and directed by Robert Wise. It was the first film noir to be directed by Wise, who later directed The Set-Up, The Captive City, and Odds Against Tomorrow. The film also features Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak, and Elisha Cook Jr. The film was released in the U.K. as Lady Of Deceit and in Australia as Deadlier Than the Male.

Awards

Top cast

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

38. The Big Sleep (1946)

Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
played Harry Jones
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
12 Show list

The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge in a story about the "process of a criminal investigation, not its results". William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay. In 1997, the U.S. Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", and added it to the National Film Registry.

Awards

Top cast

Philip Marlowe
Vivian Rutledge
Art Huck
Joe Brody
Acme Book Shop Proprietress
Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls
Lash Canino
Eddie Mars
General Sternwood
Mona Mars
Carmen Sternwood
Agnes Lowzier
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

39. The Falcon's Alibi (1946)

Crime, Mystery
played Nick
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
61.0
Paul Yawitz
10 Show list

The Falcon's Alibi is a 1946 crime mystery film written by Paul Yawitz and directed by Ray McCarey.

Awards

Top cast

Police Inspector Blake
The Falcon
Metcalf
Goldie Locke
Lola Carpenter
Gloria Peabody
Harvey Beaumont
Baroness Lena
Joan Meredith
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Frank Redman
English
United States of America

40. Dillinger (1945)

Biography, Crime, Drama
played Kirk Otto
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
King Brothers Productions
24 Show list $193K

Dillinger is a 1945 gangster film telling the story of John Dillinger. The film was directed by Max Nosseck. Dillinger was the first major film to star Lawrence Tierney. The B-movie was shot in black and white and features a smoke-bomb bank robbery edited into the film from the 1937 Fritz Lang film, You Only Live Once. The film was released on DVD by Warner Bros. for the Film Noir Classic Collections 2 in 2005 even though the film is generally regarded as not being film noir. Some sequences were shot at Big Bear Lake, California.

Awards

Top cast

John Dillinger
Doc Madison
Prison Guard
Mr. Otto
Bank Employee
Man in Bar
Jack, Black Prisoner
Marco Minelli
Mug in Police Lineup
Dentist
Pa Dillinger
Watchman #1
Train Conductor
Police Officer
Guard
Specs Green
Bank President
Train Porter
Helen Rogers
Federal Agent Who Shoots Dillinger
Movie Theatre Patron
Nurse in Dentist's Office
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
John Dillinger
English
United States of America

41. Dark Waters (1944)

Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Dark Waters is a 1944 Gothic film noir based on the novel of the same name by Francis and Marian Cockrell. It was directed by André De Toth and starred Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone and Thomas Mitchell.

Awards

Top cast

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

42. Dark Mountain (1944)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
56.0
Pine-Thomas Productions

Dark Mountain is a 1944 American film directed by William Berke. It is also known as Thunderbolt and Thunder Mountain.

Awards

Top cast

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

43. Phantom Lady (1944)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0

Phantom Lady is a 1944 film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, his first Hollywood noir. It was also a first for producer Joan Harrison, Universal Pictures' first female executive, who was Alfred Hitchcock's former screenwriter. The film was based on the novel of the same name.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
stock music
Vera West
Portuguese, English
United States of America

44. Baptism of Fire (1943)

Documentary, Drama, War
played Bill
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
1 Show list

Baptism of Fire is a 1943 American documentary film starring Elisha Cook Jr. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Awards

Top cast

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

45. A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
68.0
,
Stanley Rauh

A-Haunting We Will Go is a 1942 Laurel and Hardy feature film released by 20th Century Fox and directed by Alfred L. Werker. The story is credited to Lou Breslow and Stanley Rauh. The title is a play on the song "A-Hunting We Will Go".

Awards

Top cast

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

46. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
played Wilmer Cook
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
19 Show list $375K

The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Directed by John Huston, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade and Mary Astor as his femme fatale client. Gladys George, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet co-star, with Greenstreet appearing in his film debut. The Maltese Falcon was Huston's directorial debut and was nominated for three Academy Awards. The story follows a San Francisco private detective and his dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers, all of whom are competing to obtain a jewel-encrusted falcon statuette. The film premiered on October 3, 1941, in New York City, and was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 1989. The Maltese Falcon was considered to be one of the greatest films ever made by Roger Ebert and was cited by Panorama du Film Noir Américain as the first major film noir.

Awards

Top cast

Sam Spade
Det. Tom Polhaus
Joel Cairo
Kasper Gutman
Effie Perine
Reporter #3
Captain Jacoby
Det. Dundy
Reporter #1
Reporter #2
Miles Archer
Ruth Wonderly
Frank Richman
Iva Archer
Ship's Mate
Policeman
Announcer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

47. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
64.0
Lee S. Marcus
Boris Ingster
1 Show list $171K

Stranger on the Third Floor is a 1940 film noir, starring Peter Lorre and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film was directed by Boris Ingster and co-written by Nathaniel West. Stranger on the Third Floor is often cited as the first "true" film noir of the classic period. But it was released August 16, 1940, which was after both Rebecca and They Drive by Night. Nonetheless, it has many of the hallmarks of noir: an urban setting, heavy shadows, diagonal lines, voice-over narration, a dream sequence, low camera angles shooting up multi-story staircases, and an innocent protagonist falsely accused of a crime who is desperate to clear himself.

Awards

Top cast

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

48. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

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

Tin Pan Alley is a 1940 musical film starring Alice Faye and Betty Grable as vaudeville singers/sisters and John Payne and Jack Oakie as songwriters in the years before World War I. Alfred Newman received the 1940 Academy Award for his work on the film. This was his first of nine Oscars.

Awards

1940 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score

Top cast

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

49. Danger: Love at Work (1937)

Comedy, Romance
played Chemist
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
Harold Wilson
Ben Markson
,
12 Show list

Danger – Love at Work is a 1937 American screwball comedy film directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by James Edward Grant and Ben Markson focuses on an attorney's frustrating efforts to deal with a wildly eccentric family.

Awards

Top cast

Henry MacMorrow
Herbert Pemberton
Junior Pemberton
Uncle Alan
Howard Rogers
Toni Pemberton
Mrs. Alice Pemberton
Albert Pemberton
Allan Duncan
Uncle Goliath
Aunt Pitty
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

50. Two in a Crowd (1936)

Comedy, Romance
played Skeeter
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
,
Samuel Hoffenstein
,
Earle Snell
, ,
Edward E. Paramore Jr.
,
Doris Malloy
14 Show list

Two in a Crowd is a romantic comedy film directed by Alfred E. Green, starring Joan Bennett and Joel McCrea, and released by Universal Pictures. The screenplay was written by Lewis R. Foster, Doris Malloy, and Earle Snell, based on story by Lewis R. Foster.

Awards

Top cast

Julia Wayne
Bonelli's Henchman
Policeman
James Stewart Anthony
Bennett
Larry Stevens
Bonelli's Henchman
Toscani
Lillie Eckleberger
Jonesy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vera West
English
United States of America

51. Pigskin Parade (1936)

Musical, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
1 Show list

Pigskin Parade is a 1936 musical comedy film which tells the story of husband and wife college football coaches who convince a backwoods player to play for their team so they can go to the big Bowl Game. It was written by William M. Conselman, Mary Kelly, Nat Perrin, Arthur Sheekman, Harry Tugend and Jack Yellen, and was directed by David Butler. The cast includes Stuart Erwin, Jack Haley, Patsy Kelly, Arline Judge, Dixie Dunbar, Betty Grable, Tony Martin and, in her feature film debut, 14-year-old Judy Garland. 20th Century Fox distributed this film.

Awards

Top cast

Laura Watson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American football
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

77 Sunset Strip

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long.nThe show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers, which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but, as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E04 October 13th, 1961

ALF

Program genre

Sitcom
Science Fiction
Comedy
Puppet

External resources

ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround sound system.nThe title character is Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF, who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family. The series stars Max Wright as father Willie Tanner, Anne Schedeen as mother Kate Tanner, and Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory as their children, Lynn and Brian Tanner. ALF was performed by puppeteer/creator Paul Fusco.nProduced by Alien Productions, ALF originally ran for four seasons and produced 99 episodes, including three one-hour episodes which were divided into two parts for syndication totaling 102 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E16 January 25th, 1988

Adventures of Superman

Program genre

Adventure Film
Science Fiction
Action/Adventure
Action
Children's television series
Film noir
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Police procedural

External resources

Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The show is the first television series to feature Superman and began filming in 1951 in California on RKO-Pathé stages and RKO Forty Acres back lot. Sponsored by cereal manufacturer Kellogg's, the syndicated show's first, and last, air dates are disputed but generally accepted as September 19, 1952 and April 28, 1958. The show's first two seasons were filmed in black-and-white; seasons three through six were filmed in color but originally telecast monochromatically in first-run syndication. Television viewers would not see Superman in color until the series was syndicated to local stations in 1965.nGeorge Reeves plays Clark Kent/Superman with Jack Larson as Jimmy Olsen, John Hamilton as Perry White, and Robert Shayne as Inspector Henderson. Phyllis Coates plays Lois Lane in the first season with Noel Neill stepping into the role in the second season. Stories follow Superman as he battles crooks, gangsters, and other villains in the fictional city of Metropolis while masquerading off-duty as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E18 January 16th, 1954
George Blair

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-E06 November 6th, 1955

Baretta

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Action
Crime Fiction
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

External resources

Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978. The show was a milder version of a successful 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. While popular, Toma received intense criticism at the time for its realistic and frequent depiction of police and criminal violence. When Musante left the series after a single season, the concept was retooled as Baretta, with Robert Blake in the title role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E21 March 9th, 1977
S03-E04 October 13th, 1976
Robert Hamner
S02-E09 November 5th, 1975

Bat Masterson

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of real-life marshal/gambler/dandy Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black-and-white shows ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. The series was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 October 22nd, 1959
John McGreevey
S01-E01 October 8th, 1958
Walter Doniger

Batman

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy
Action/Adventure
Camp
Science Fiction
Action
Adventure Film
Fantasy

External resources

Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. The show was aired twice weekly for its first two seasons and weekly for the third, with a total of 120 episodes produced during its run. The program was known for its upbeat theme music and camp moral lessons, which included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables and drinking milk among children.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E59 March 29th, 1967
S02-E60 March 30th, 1967

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
S12-E03 September 27th, 1970
S07-E33 May 15th, 1966

Burke's Law

Program genre

Action
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Crime Fiction

External resources

Burke's Law is an American detective series that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965 and was revived on CBS in the 1990s. The show starred Gene Barry as Amos Burke, millionaire captain of Los Angeles police homicide division, who was chauffeured around to solve crimes in his Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. Though the original series was converted from a detective show to a spy drama in its third and final season, the revived series was again a cop show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E06 October 20th, 1965

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-E06 October 12th, 1967

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-E12 November 29th, 1956

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
S09-E23 March 5th, 1961
S10-E09 November 19th, 1961
S06-E16 January 26th, 1958

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
S10-E25 March 13th, 1965
S10-E08 November 14th, 1964
S05-E11 November 21st, 1959
S04-E01 September 13th, 1958

Ironside

Program genre

Crime
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967, to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When broadcast in the United Kingdom the show was initially titled A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E10 November 21st, 1974
David Friedkin

Johnny Ringo

Program genre

Drama
Western

External resources

Johnny Ringo is an American Western television series starring Don Durant that aired on CBS from October 1, 1959, until June 30, 1960. It is loosely based on the life of the notorious gunfighter and outlaw Johnny Ringo, also known as John Peters Ringo or John B. Ringgold, who tangled with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Buckskin Franklin Leslie.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 19th, 1959

Johnny Staccato

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

Johnny Staccato is an American private detective series which ran for 27 episodes on NBC from September 10, 1959 through March 24, 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 February 11th, 1960
S01-E07 October 29th, 1959

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
S08-E13 May 1st, 1988
S08-E05 November 11th, 1987
S07-E21 April 1st, 1987
S07-E10 November 26th, 1986
Deborah Dean Davis
S07-E12 December 10th, 1986
Mary Ann Kasica
,
Michael Scheff
Jerry Jameson
S06-E17 February 20th, 1986
S07-E05 October 22nd, 1986
Russ Mayberry
S06-E20 April 3rd, 1986
S05-E17 February 14th, 1985
Steven Hensley
,
J. Miyoko Hensley
S05-E04 October 18th, 1984
S04-E04 October 20th, 1983
S02-E12 December 24th, 1981

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
S08-E05 October 20th, 1974

McCloud

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

McCloud is an American television police drama that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1977. The title role is played by Dennis Weaver as Marshal Sam McCloud, a law officer from Taos, New Mexico, on semi-permanent special assignment with the New York City Police Department.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 22nd, 1971
Russ Mayberry

Outlaws

Program genre

Western
Drama

External resources

Outlaws is an NBC Western television series, starring Barton MacLane as U.S. marshal Frank Caine, who operated in a lawless section of Oklahoma Territory about Stillwater.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E12 January 4th, 1961

Perry Mason

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Legal
Legal drama

External resources

Perry Mason is an American dramatized court show produced by Paisano Productions that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner, others are based on characters created by him. At one time, the show was television's most successful and longest-running lawyer series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E10 November 26th, 1964
S02-E03 October 4th, 1958

Peter Gunn

Program genre

Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Action
Action/Adventure
Police procedural

External resources

Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series which aired on the NBC and later ABC television networks from 1958 to 1961. The show's creator was Blake Edwards. It was also directed by Boris Sagal, Robert Gist, Jack Arnold, Lamont Johnson, one episode by Robert Altman, and several others. A total of 114 thirty-minute episodes were produced by Spartan Productions. Season one was filmed at Universal Studios, seasons two and three were filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Philip H. Lathrop and William W. Spencer were cinematographers on many episodes. Craig Stevens' wardrobe was tailored by Don Richards and Lola Albright's fashions by Jax.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E24 March 14th, 1960

Police Story

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police
Drama
Anthology

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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
S03-E09 November 28th, 1975

Quincy, M.E.

Program genre

Drama
Crime
Medical fiction
Crime Fiction

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Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner.nInspired by the book Where Death Delights by Marshall Houts, a former FBI agent, the show also resembled the earlier Canadian television series Wojeck, broadcast by CBC Television. John Vernon, who played the Wojeck title role, later guest starred in the third-season episode Requiem For The Living. Quincy's character is loosely modelled on Los Angeles' Coroner to the Stars Thomas Noguchi.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 February 11th, 1977
Alex March
S03-E11 December 9th, 1977
Alex March

Rawhide

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

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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
S07-E03 October 9th, 1964
S03-E22 April 7th, 1961
S01-E22 June 26th, 1959

S.W.A.T.

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Drama
Crime Fiction

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S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976.nLike The Rookies, S.W.A.T. was produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 1st, 1975
S01-E00 March 3rd, 1975
Robert Hamner
Harry Falk
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Simon & Simon

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama

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Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two brothers who run a private detective agency together.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E05 October 23rd, 1986
S03-E06 November 3rd, 1983

Star Trek: The Original Series

Program genre

Science Fiction
Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

Official site

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Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.nThe show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk, first officer and science officer Spock, and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy. Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:nSpace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.nThe series was produced 1966–67 by Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television 1968–69. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. Star Trek's Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 February 2nd, 1967

Starsky & Hutch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Police procedural
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

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Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast between April 30, 1975, and May 15, 1979, on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 November 12th, 1975 ,

Surfside 6

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

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Surfside 6 is an ABC television series which aired from 1960 to 1962. The show centered on a Miami Beach detective agency set on a houseboat and featured Troy Donahue as Sandy Winfield II; Van Williams as Kenny Madison; and Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne. Diane McBain co-starred as socialite Daphne Dutton, whose yacht was berthed next to their houseboat. Margarita Sierra also had a supporting role as Cha Cha O'Brien, an entertainer who worked at The Boom Boom Room, a popular Miami Beach hangout at the Fontainebleau Hotel, directly across the street from Surfside 6. Surfside 6 was in fact a real address in Miami Beach, where an unrelated houseboat was moored at the time; it can also be seen in the sweeping aerial establishing shot of the Fontainebleu in 1964's Goldfinger.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E06 October 23rd, 1961

Switch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Crime

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Switch is an American action-adventure, tongue-in-cheek detective series starring Eddie Albert and Robert Wagner, who work as private eyes, for a deceptive sting operation. It was broadcast on the CBS network for three seasons between September 9, 1975 and August 20, 1978, bumping the Hawaii Five-O detective series to Friday nights.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E19 February 13th, 1977
Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

Temple Houston

Program genre

Comedy
Western
Legal drama
Legal

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The adventures of frontier lawyer Temple Houston, son of the legendary Texan Sam Houston.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E06 October 31st, 1963

The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok

Program genre

Western

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The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok is an American Western television series which ran for eight seasons from 1951 through 1958. The Screen Gems series began in syndication, but ran on CBS from 1955 through 1958, and, at the same time, on ABC from 1957 through 1958. The series was also exported to Australia during the late-1950s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E09 January 16th, 1955

The Bionic Woman

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Science Fiction
Adventure Film

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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
S02-E22 May 4th, 1977
Alan J. Levi

The Blue Knight

Program genre

Police procedural

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The Blue Knight is an American CBS crime TV series, running in 1975 and 1976, starring George Kennedy as Officer Bumper Morgan. The show was based on the best selling novel by author Joseph Wambaugh and produced by Lorimar Productions. It was also inspired by the 1973 TV film The Blue Knight, starring William Holden, which ran before the TV show premiered.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 22nd, 1976

The Crusader

Program genre

Adventure Film
Drama

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Crusader is a half-hour black-and-white American adventure/drama series that aired on CBS for two seasons from October 7, 1955 to December 28, 1956.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E08 November 23rd, 1956

The Dakotas

Program genre

Western

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The Dakotas is an ABC/Warner Brothers western television series starring Larry Ward and featuring Jack Elam broadcast during 1963. The short-lived program is considered a spin-off of Clint Walker's Cheyenne.nThe Dakotas is perhaps most notable for the fact that it was cancelled one week after heavy viewer protest over an objectionable scene.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 May 13th, 1963
Charles R. Rondeau

The Fugitive

Program genre

Thriller
Action
Drama
Mystery
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction

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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
S01-E02 September 24th, 1963

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-E15 January 8th, 1961

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Western
Adventure Film

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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is a western television series loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour black-and-white program aired for 229 episodes on ABC from 1955 to 1961 and featured Hugh O'Brian in the title role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E32 April 16th, 1957

The Lone Wolf

Program genre

Action/Adventure

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E14

The Millionaire

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama

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The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from January 19, 1955, to June 8, 1960, originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who insisted they never know him, with one exception. The series was known in syndication by two titles—The Millionaire, and as If You Had a Million.nThe 1932 film If I Had A Million had a similar plot to this TV show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E23 February 20th, 1957

The Monroes

Program genre

Western

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The Monroes was a 26-episode Western television series which originally aired on ABC during the 1966-1967 season. The series centered on five orphans trying to survive as a family on the frontier in the area around what is now Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyoming.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E18 January 11th, 1967

The Odd Couple

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

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The Odd Couple, formally titled onscreen Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, is an American television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount Television. The show is based upon the play of the same name, which was written by Neil Simon.nFelix and Oscar are two divorced men. Felix is neat and tidy while Oscar is sloppy and casual. They share a Manhattan apartment, and their different lifestyles inevitably lead to conflicts and laughs.nIn 1997, the episodes Password and The Fat Farm were ranked #5 and #58 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The show received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E10 November 21st, 1974
Harvey Miller

The Rebel

Program genre

Western

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The Rebel is a 76-episode American western television series starring Nick Adams that debuted on the ABC network from 1959 to 1961. The Rebel was one of the few Goodson-Todman Productions outside of their game show ventures. Beginning in December 2011, The Rebel reruns began to air Saturday mornings on Me-TV.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 September 25th, 1960

The Third Man

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 May 13th, 1960

The Twilight Zone

Program genre

Drama
Fantasy
Anthology series
Anthology
Suspense
Science Fiction

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The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E42 February 7th, 1986

The Untouchables

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

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The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness' experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables. The book was later made into a film in 1987 by Brian De Palma, with a script by David Mamet, and a second less successful TV series in 1993.nA powerful, hard-hitting crime drama, and a landmark police series, The Untouchables won series star Robert Stack an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E06 October 30th, 1962

The Wild Wild West

Program genre

Western
Espionage
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Drama
Action
Comedy
Steampunk

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The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on CBS for four seasons from September 17, 1965 to April 4, 1969. Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, and the series was adapted for a motion picture in 1999.nDeveloped at a time when the television western was losing ground to the spy genre, this show was conceived by its creator, Michael Garrison, as James Bond on horseback.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E22 March 4th, 1966
S01-E09 November 12th, 1965

Thriller

Program genre

Thriller
Anthology
Anthology series
Suspense

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Thriller is an American anthology television series that aired during the 1960–61 and 1961–62 seasons on NBC. The show featured host Boris Karloff introducing a mix of macabre horror tales and suspense thrillers. Reruns currently air on the MeTV television network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 November 29th, 1960
Gerald Mayer

Tightrope

Program genre

Crime Fiction

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Tightrope is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS from September 1959 to September 1960, under the alternate sponsorship of the J.B. Williams Company, and American Tobacco. Produced by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene in association with Screen Gems, the series stars Mike Connors as an undercover agent named Nick who was assigned to infiltrate criminal gangs. The show was to have originally been titled Undercover Man but it was changed before going to air.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 February 16th, 1960

Trackdown

Program genre

Western
Action

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Trackdown is an American western television series starring Robert Culp that aired more than seventy episodes on CBS between 1957 and 1959. The series was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television and filmed at the Desilu-Culver Studio. Trackdown was a spin-off of Powell's anthology series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 February 28th, 1958

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

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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
S07-E26 March 16th, 1964
S04-E24 March 7th, 1961
S03-E22 March 9th, 1960

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