John Dehner Actor

John Dehner (November 23, 1915 - February 4, 1992) was an American actor in radio, television, and films, playing countless roles, often as a droll villain. Between 1941 and 1988, he appeared in over 260 films and television programs. Prior to acting, Dehner had worked as an animator at Walt Disney Studios, and later became a radio disc jockey. He was also a professional pianist. Dehner had an extensive career as a radio actor, appearing as a lead or supporting player in such series as Gunsmoke and Philip Marlowe. He starred as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun — Will Travel, one of the few times a show began on television and then was later adapted for radio. On CBS radio in 1958, he starred in Frontier Gentleman, a radio Western series that opened with a trumpet theme by Jerry Goldsmith and this introduction: Written and directed by Antony Ellis, the short-lived series followed the adventures of journalist Kendall as he roamed the Western United States in search of stories for The Times. Dehner appeared with Maudie Prickett in the 1953 episode "Bad Men of Marysville" of the syndicated Western television series The Adventures of Kit Carson, starring Bill Williams.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 3rd, 1915
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
February 4th, 1992 at age of 76
Place of death
Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Emphysema

Family

Spouses

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy116.53
Sci-Fi26.05
Drama156.39
Western226.19
Crime76.13
Romance66.35
Fantasy26.2
Adventure76.24
Action85.99
Family46.58
Animation36.93
War25.4

1. Jagged Edge (1985)

Crime, Thriller, Mystery
played Judge Carrigan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
21 Show list $15M

Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote. Robert Loggia received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in this film. It is a courtroom thriller, written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Richard Marquand.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Forrester
Frank Martin
Teddy Barnes
Sam Ransom
Andrew Hardesty
Thomas Krasny
Reporter #11
Richard Duffin
Dan Hislan
Greg Arnold
Carl Siegal
Fabrizi
Duane Bendix
Butler
Matthew Barnes
Julie Jensen
Virginia Howell
David Barnes
Bobby Slade
First Judge
Dr. Holloway
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Law
Jagged Edge
English
United States of America

2. Creator (1985)

Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
played Paul
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
15 Show list

Creator is a 1985 film directed by Ivan Passer, starring Peter O'Toole, Vincent Spano, Mariel Hemingway, and Virginia Madsen. It is based on a book of the same title by Jeremy Leven.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Spencer
Dr. Harry Wolper
Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
Barbara Spencer
Mrs. Mallory
Dean Harrington
Mrs. Spencer
Dr. Whitaker
Prof. Brauer
Krauss
Guard #2
Boris Lafkin
Woman with monkey
Lucy Wolper
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Julie Weiss
English
United States of America

3. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Comedy, Sci-Fi
played The Commissioner
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
47 Show list

Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn, and Sonny Bono. The team that wrote and directed the original Airplane! had no involvement whatsoever with this sequel.

Awards

Top cast

Bud Kruger, Ronald Reagan
Doctor
Court Photographer
Clerk
Man in White
Dr. Rumack
Officer #2
Elaine
Captain Clarence Oveur
Steven McCroskey
Witness
Psychiatrist
Religious Zealot #1
Judge D.C. Simonton
Witness
Simon Kurtz
Ted Striker
Texan
Ticket Agent
Controller #2
Prosecuting Attorney
Businessman #1
Officer #1
Controller #3
Dave Walters
Jimmy Wilson
Navigator Dave Unger
The Sarge
Father O'Flanagan
Little Breather
Controller #1
Juror
Mrs. Seluchi
Moscow TV news anchor
Joe Seluchi
Lt. Pervis
Phoenix Six Captain
Creature #1
Nurse
Jeopardy Host
Educational Network Woman
Lounge Singer
Buffalo Anchorman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
Rosanna Norton
English
United States of America

4. The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)

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

The Lincoln Conspiracy is a 1977 film directed by James L. Conway that dramatizes certain conspiracy theories concerning the 1865 assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The film, which was based on the 1977 book of the same name by David W. Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier Jr., starred Robert Middleton as Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, John Dehner as Col. Lafayette C. Baker, Bradford Dillman as John Wilkes Booth, and John Anderson as Lincoln. The hypothesis of the film was that, far from being the work of the ringleader of a lonely band of fanatics as most historians had become agreed that it was, Lincoln's assassination was the result of a vast conspiracy involving Secretary Of War Edwin Stanton, Chief of National Police Colonel Lafayette Baker, and various Northern Senators and politicians who were determined to stop Lincoln from carrying out his lenient Reconstruction policies towards the South. The movie further professed that the man killed at Garret's farm in Virginia was not John Wilkes Booth, but another man named James William Boyd.

Awards

Top cast

Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
English
United States of America

5. Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

Comedy
played Jane's Father
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
11 Show list $3M

Fun with Dick and Jane is a 1977 American comedy film starring George Segal and Jane Fonda. Directed by Ted Kotcheff, the film is caustically critical of the 'anarchy' of the American way of life. The character names come from the Dick and Jane series of children's educational books and the title is taken from the title of one of the books in the series.

Awards

Top cast

Dick Harper
Pete Winston
Billy
Jane Harper
Mr. Weeks
Charlie Blanchard
Loan Company Manager
Jane's Mother
Charles' Secretary
Dr. Will
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Donfeld
English
United States of America

6. The Killer Inside Me (1976)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
1 Show list

The Killer Inside Me is a 1976 American crime drama film directed by Burt Kennedy and based on Jim Thompson's novel of the same name. In this adaption, the action was shifted from the west Texas oilfields to a Montana mining town, and several other changes made. It stars Stacy Keach and Susan Tyrrell. A remake of The Killer Inside Me was released in 2010, starring Casey Affleck.

Awards

Top cast

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

7. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
played Bertram Copeland Rumfoord
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
18 Show list 3 Show list $3.2M

Slaughterhouse-Five is a 1972 film based on Kurt Vonnegut's novel of the same name. The screenplay is by Stephen Geller and the film was directed by George Roy Hill. It stars Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, and Valerie Perrine, and features Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans, Holly Near, and Perry King. The scenes set in Dresden were filmed in Prague. The other scenes were filmed in Minnesota. Vonnegut wrote about the film soon after its release, in his preface to Between Time and Timbuktu: "I love George Roy Hill and Universal Pictures, who made a flawless translation of my novel Slaughterhouse-Five to the silver screen ... I drool and cackle every time I watch that film, because it is so harmonious with what I felt when I wrote the book.

Awards

1973 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
1972 Cannes Grand Prize of the Jury
1972 Cannes Jury Prize

Top cast

Wild Bob
Roland Weary
English Officer #1
Singer #3
Robert Pilgrim
German Guard #1
Army Doctor
Billy's Mother
Lionel Merble
German Leader
Billy Pilgrim
Driver
Lily Rumfoord
Barbara Pilgrim
Howard Campbell
Young German Guard
Eliot Rosewater
Valencia Merble
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Alien abduction
World War II
Prisoner of war
Forced labour under German rule during World War II
Bombing of Dresden in World War II
English
United States of America

8. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

Comedy, Romance, Western
played Colonel Ames
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
23 Show list

Support Your Local Gunfighter is a 1971 comic western film starring James Garner, directed by Burt Kennedy, and written by James Edward Grant. The film shares many cast and crew members and plot elements with the earlier Support Your Local Sheriff! but is not a sequel. It actually parodies Yojimbo and its remake A Fistful of Dollars, using the basic storyline of a stranger who wanders into a feuding town and pretends to work as an enforcer for both sides.

Awards

Top cast

Mrs. Perkins
Latigo
Townsman #6
Doc Schultz
Abigail
Jug May
Waiter Aboard Train
Taylor
McLaglen
'Swifty' Morgan
Goldie
Butcher
Headwaiter
Morris
Bartender #2
Colorado
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)

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

Dirty Dingus Magee is a comic 1970 anti-western film starring Frank Sinatra as the title outlaw and George Kennedy as a sheriff out to capture him. The movie was based on the novel The Ballad of Dingus Magee by David Markson and the screenplay was partly written by Joseph Heller. It was directed by Burt Kennedy.

Awards

Top cast

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

10. Stiletto (1969)

Crime, Drama
played District Attorney
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
,
A.J. Russell
10 Show list

Stiletto is a 1969 American crime film directed by Bernard L. Kowalski and starring Alex Cord, Britt Ekland and Patrick O'Neal. Based on the novel Stiletto by Harold Robbins.

Awards

Top cast

Edwards
Bennett
Tonio
Illeano
Hannibal Smith
Don Andrea
Count Cesare Cardinali
Ahn Dessie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jack Priestley
English
United States of America

11. Winchester '73 (1967)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0

Winchester '73 is a film directed by Herschel Daugherty released on Mar 14, 1967.

Awards

Top cast

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

12. Critic's Choice (1963)

Comedy
played S.P. Champlain
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Frank P. Rosenberg
Jack Sher
6 Show list

Critic's Choice is a 1963 film comedy directed by Don Weis. Based on the 1960 Broadway play of the same name by Ira Levin, the movie starred Bob Hope and Lucille Ball and included Rip Torn, Marilyn Maxwell, Jim Backus, Marie Windsor and Jerome Cowan in the cast. This was the last of four films that Hope and Ball made together.

Awards

Top cast

Dion Kapakos
Charlotte Orr aka Charlie
Dr. William Von Hagedorn
Parker Ballantine
Angela Ballantine
Ivy London
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. Aquamania (1961)

Family, Comedy, Animation
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
8.0
2 Show list

Aquamania is a cartoon produced by The Walt Disney Company in 1961. This cartoon was the last from Disney's "Golden Era" which featured Goofy as a solo star, and the first time the xerography animation-technique was used in a Goofy cartoon. Aquamania basically combined Goofy's three familiar areas in his career: sports, fatherhood, and documentary-subject.

Awards

Top cast

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

14. The Canadians (1961)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0

The Canadians is a 1961 Anglo-Canadian CinemaScope Western film written and directed by Burt Kennedy. It starred Robert Ryan, John Dehner and Torin Thatcher.

Awards

Top cast

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

15. Timbuktu (1959)

Action, Adventure, Romance
played Emir Bhaki
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
4 Show list

Timbuktu is a 1959 U.S. black-and-white adventure film set in Timbuktu but filmed in the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kanab, Utah. It was directed by Jacques Tourneur in 1958.

Awards

Top cast

Natalie Dufort
Mike Conway
Captain Girard
Colonel Charles Dufort
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

16. Cast a Long Shadow (1959)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0

Cast a Long Shadow is a 1959 Western film starring Audie Murphy. It was made by a company Murphy formed with Walter Mirisch.

Awards

Top cast

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

17. Man of the West (1958)

Drama, Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
,
Will C. Brown
2 Show list

Man of the West is a 1958 western film starring Gary Cooper and directed by Anthony Mann. The screenplay, written by Reginald Rose, is based on the novel The Border Jumpers by Will C. Brown.

Awards

Top cast

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

18. Apache Territory (1958)

Action, Western
played Grant Kimbrough
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
72.0
10 Show list

Apache Territory is a 1958 Western film released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Ray Nazarro and produced by and starring Rory Calhoun. The story is based on the novel Last Stand at Papago Wells by Louis L'Amour. It was Calhoun's last film before moving to television as The Texan on CBS. It was also the final film in the career of co-star Barbara Bates. The film was shot on location at Red Rock Canyon, California.

Awards

Top cast

Sgt. Sheehan
Zimmerman
Jennifer Fair
Logan Cates
Junie Hatchett
Styles
Lonnie Foreman
Graves
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

19. The Left Handed Gun (1958)

Biography, Crime, Drama
played Pat Garrett
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
2 Show list $700K

The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett. The screenplay was written by Leslie Stevens from a teleplay by Gore Vidal, which he wrote for the television series The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1955 episode The Death of Billy the Kid, in which Newman also played the title character. Vidal revisited and revised the material in 1989 with a TV-movie entitled Billy the Kid. The title refers to the belief that Billy the Kid was left handed, and he shoots left handed in the film, though it is possible that this was a false conclusion drawn from a reversed photograph. The film attempts to portray Billy the Kid as a misunderstood youth who got mixed up in a cattle war and was dragged down by the hostile population of New Mexico.

Awards

Top cast

Billy the Kid
John Tunstall
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Billy the Kid
English
United States of America

20. The Sign of Zorro (1958)

Adventure, Drama, Family
played Viceroy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
6 Show list

The Sign of Zorro is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.

Awards

Top cast

Don Alejandro de la Vega
Zorro
Sgt. Raul Garcia
Bernardo
Padre Felipe
Capitán Monastario
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

21. Trooper Hook (1957)

Western
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Trooper Hook is a 1957 Western film starring Joel McCrea as the title character and Barbara Stanwyck as the woman he frees from the Indians. The fact that, during her captivity, she has had a son by a much-feared chief makes her situation very difficult.

Awards

Top cast

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

22. Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957)

Action, Romance, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
73.0

Revolt at Fort Laramie is a 1957 action film directed by Lesley Selander.

Awards

Top cast

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

23. The Iron Sheriff (1957)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
73.0

The Iron Sheriff is a 1957 Western.

Awards

Top cast

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

24. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0

The Fastest Gun Alive is a 1956 western film starring Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain and Broderick Crawford.

Awards

Top cast

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

25. Terror at Midnight (1956)

Crime, Drama
played Lew Hanlon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
John K. Butler
7 Show list

Terror at Midnight is a 1956 crime/drama film written by John K. Butler and directed by Franklin Adreon.

Awards

Top cast

Fred Hill
Helen Hill
Police Lt. Conway
Neal 'Rick' Rickards
Speegie
Police Capt. Allyson
Police Officer Gaudino
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
R. Dale Butts
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

26. Please Murder Me (1956)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Dist. Atty. Ray Willis
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0
Donald Hyde
Peter Godfrey
Donald Hyde
,
Al C. Ward
7 Show list

Please Murder Me is a 1956 American film directed by Peter Godfrey, and starring Angela Lansbury and Raymond Burr. The film is in the public domain and is available for free download at the Internet Archive.

Awards

Top cast

Myra Leeds
Attorney Craig Carlson
Lieut. Bradley
Joe Leeds
Jenny the Maid
Jury Member
Carl Holt
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Alan Stensvold
English
United States of America

27. Carousel (1956)

Drama, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
128.0

Carousel is a 1956 film adaptation of the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical of the same name which, in turn, was based on Ferenc Molnár's non-musical play Liliom. The 1956 Carousel film stars Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones, and was directed by Henry King. Like the original stage production, the film contains what many critics consider some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beautiful songs, as well as what may be, along with the plots of Allegro and South Pacific, the most serious storyline found in their musicals.

Awards

Top cast

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

28. A Day of Fury (1956)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0

A Day of Fury is a 1956 western film directed by Harmon Jones.

Awards

Top cast

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

29. Tension at Table Rock (1956)

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

Tension at Table Rock is a 1956 western drama film directed by Charles Marquis Warren.

Awards

Top cast

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

30. Tall Man Riding (1955)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
1 Show list

Tall Man Riding is a 1955 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and starring Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, and Peggie Castle. Based on the novel Tall Man Riding by Norman A. Fox, the film is about a cowboy seeking revenge against a ranch owner for publicly whipping him years earlier and for breaking up his relationship with the ranch owner's daughter.

Awards

Top cast

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

31. The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955)

Western
played Ranse Jackman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
Howard Pine
Teddi Sherman
,
Lawrence Roman
8 Show list

The Man from Bitter Ridge is a 1955 film directed by Jack Arnold.

Awards

Top cast

Walter Dunham
Shep Bascom
Holly Kenton
Jeff Carr
Linc Jackman
Clem Jackman
Alec Black
Norman Roberts
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jay A. Morley Jr.
English
United States of America

32. Apache (1954)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Paul Iselin Wellman
,
1 Show list

Apache is a 1954 Western film starring Burt Lancaster.

Awards

Top cast

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

33. The Steel Lady (1953)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0

The Steel Lady is an American 1953 adventure film.

Awards

Top cast

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

34. Fort Algiers (1953)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0

Fort Algiers is a 1953 film directed by Lesley Selander.

Awards

Top cast

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

35. Powder River (1953)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0

Powder River is a 1953 Western film starring Rory Calhoun. The screenplay was written by Stuart N. Lake, who two years later was the story consultant on the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.

Awards

Top cast

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

36. Plymouth Adventure (1952)

Adventure, Drama, History
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
3 Show list 1 Show list

Plymouth Adventure is a 1952 drama film with an ensemble cast starring Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson and Leo Genn, made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Clarence Brown, and produced by Dore Schary. The screenplay was adapted by Helen Deutsch from the novel The Plymouth Adventure by Ernest Gébler. The supporting cast includes Barry Jones, Dawn Addams, Lloyd Bridges and John Dehner. The film is notable as being the last film directed by veteran director Clarence Brown.

Awards

1952 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

Top cast

Capt. Christopher Jones
Coppin
Dorothy Bradford
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Plymouth Colony
Pilgrim Fathers
Mayflower
Transatlantic crossing
English
United States of America

37. Scaramouche (1952)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
4 Show list $3.5M

Scaramouche is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor romantic adventure film based on the 1921 novel Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini as well as the 1923 film version starring Ramón Novarro. The film stars Stewart Granger, Eleanor Parker, Janet Leigh, and Mel Ferrer. It was directed by George Sidney and produced by Carey Wilson from a screenplay by Ronald Millar and George Froeschel. The original music score was composed by Victor Young and the cinematography by Charles Rosher.

Awards

Top cast

Aline de Gavrillac
Marie Antoinette
Andre Moreau
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
French Revolution
English
United States of America

38. Desert Passage (1952)

Western
played Bronson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
62.0
Norman Houston
9 Show list

Desert Passage is a 1952 western film written by Norman Houston and directed by Lesley Selander.

Awards

Top cast

Pop Burley
Allen
Tim Holt
Dave Warwick
John Carver
Langdon
Roxie Van Zell
Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty
Emily Bryce
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

39. Aladdin and His Lamp (1952)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy
played Prince Bokra
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0
,
Howard Dimsdale
6 Show list

Aladdin and His Lamp is a 1952 adventure, family and fantasy film written by Howard Dimsdale and Millard Kaufman and directed by Lew Landers.

Awards

Top cast

Kafan
Hassan
Princess Jasmine
Captain of the Guard
Aladdin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Marlin Skiles
English
United States of America

40. Hot Lead (1951)

Western
played Turk Thorne
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
60.0
Stuart Gilmore
William Lively
9 Show list

Hote Lead is a 1951 western film directed by Stuart Gimore.

Awards

Top cast

Stoney Dawson
Warden Lewis
Tim Holt
Dave Collins
Dakota
Sheriff Lacy
Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty
Gail Martin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

41. When the Redskins Rode (1951)

Western
played John Delmont
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0
7 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Christopher Gist
Col. George Washington
Chief Shingiss
Gov. Dinwiddie
Prince Hannoc
Elizabeth Leeds
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lester H. White
English
United States of America

42. Fort Savage Raiders (1951)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
54.0

Fort Savage Raiders is a film directed by Ray Nazarro released on March 15, 1951.

Awards

Top cast

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

43. Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard (1950)

Crime, Drama
played Agent Bob Reynolds
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
193.0
Seymour Friedman
Harold Greene
7 Show list

Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard is a film directed by Seymour Friedman released on November 21, 1950.

Awards

Top cast

David Harding
Agent Simon Langton
Hugo Borne
Dr. Victor Ritter
Karen Michelle
Barbara Taylor
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Philip Tannura
English
United States of America

44. Last of the Buccaneers (1950)

Action, Adventure, War
played Sgt. Belchue
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0
6 Show list

Last of the Buccaneers is a 1950 action adventure war film written by Robert E. Kent and directed by Lew Landers.

Awards

Top cast

Jean Lafitte
Swallow
Sgt. Dominick
Sailor Cragg Brown
George Mareval
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vincent J. Farrar
English
United States of America

45. Barbary Pirate (1949)

Action, Adventure
played Murad Reis
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
Frank Burt
,
Robert Libott
9 Show list

Barbary Pirate is a 1949 action adventure film written by Frank Burt and Robert Libott and directed by Lew Landers.

Awards

Top cast

Dexter Freeman
Cathcart
Rindeff
Thomas Jefferson
Ezra Fielding
Maj. Tom Blake
Yusof, the Bey of Tripoli
Commodore Preble
Anne Ridgeway
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

46. Dream Girl (1948)

Comedy, Romance
played Radio Announcer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
P.J. Wolfson
11 Show list

Dream Girl is a 1948 romantic comedy film written by Arthur Sheekman and directed by Mitchell Leisen, based from the play by Elmer Rice.

Awards

Top cast

Antonio
Society Reporter
Lucy Allerton
Jim Lucas
Clark Redfield
George Allerton
Georgina Allerton
Mollie Hand
Miriam Allerton Lucas
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

47. Out California Way (1946)

Music, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
64.0

Out California Way is a 1946 American Trucolor film starring Monte Hale and Roy Rogers.

Awards

Top cast

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

48. The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

Animation, Comedy, Family
played Tall Baby Weems Storyboard Artist With Mustache
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
73.0
14 Show list 1 Show list

The Reluctant Dragon is a 1941 American live action and animated film produced by Walt Disney, directed by Alfred Werker, and released by RKO Radio Pictures on June 20, 1941. Essentially a tour of the then-new Walt Disney Studios facility in Burbank, California, the film stars radio comedian Robert Benchley and many Disney staffers such as Ward Kimball, Fred Moore, Norman Ferguson, Clarence Nash, and Walt Disney, all as themselves. The first twenty minutes of the film are in black-and-white, the remainder is in Technicolor. Most of the film is live-action, with four short animated segments inserted into the running time: a black-and-white segment featuring Casey Junior from Dumbo; and three Technicolor cartoons: Baby Weems, Goofy's How to Ride a Horse, and the extended-length short The Reluctant Dragon, based upon Kenneth Grahame's book of the same name. The total length of all animated parts is 40 minutes.

Awards

1988 British Academy Television Award for Best Short Animation

Top cast

Sound Effects Man
Frank
Goofy
Franklin Roosevelt
Donald Duck
Mrs. Benchley
Sculptor
Studio Guard
Humphrey's Boss
Sir Giles
The Boy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

49. Something for a Lonely Man

played Sam Ball
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
Richard E. Lyons
4 Show list

'Something for a Lonely Man' is a made-for-television western movie. It was first broadcast in 1968; NBC aired it a second time on December 9, 1969.

Awards

Top cast

Eben Duren
Angus Duren
Mary Duren
John Killibrew
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Benjamin H. Kline
English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
The Truth About Mother Goose
Documentary,Animation,Short
1957

Starring TV roles

1. The Doris Day Show

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

Cy Bennett
CBS
1970 1973
James Fritzell
September 24th, 1968 March 12th, 1973 5
Todd Starke
English

2. Young Maverick

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
CBS
1979 1 English

3. The Alaskans

Adventure
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
October 4th, 1959 June 19th, 1960 1 English

4. Enos

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

CBS
November 12th, 1980 May 20th, 1981 1 English

5. Morning Star

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

1964 1

6. Bare Essence

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

NBC
February 15th, 1983 June 13th, 1983 1
Jennifer O'Neill
Michael Woods
Ian McShane
English

7. Temperatures Rising

Comedy
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 12th, 1972 August 29th, 1974 2 English

8. The Roaring 20's

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

American Broadcasting Company
October 15th, 1960 January 20th, 1962 2 English

9. Big Hawaii

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
NBC
September 21st, 1977 November 23rd, 1977 1 English

10. The Baileys of Balboa

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

CBS
September 24th, 1964 April 1st, 1965 1 English

11. The Westerner

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

NBC
September 30th, 1960 December 30th, 1960 1 English

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
S05-E27 April 12th, 1963
S04-E32 April 27th, 1962
S05-E02 October 19th, 1962
S04-E06 October 27th, 1961
S03-E36 May 19th, 1961
S03-E01 September 16th, 1960

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-E15 December 27th, 1965

Adventures in Paradise

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Action

External resources

Adventures in Paradise is an American television series created by James Michener which ran on ABC from 1959 until 1962, starring Gardner McKay as Adam Troy, the captain of the schooner Tiki III, which sailed the South Pacific looking for passengers and adventure. USA Network aired reruns of this series between 1984 and 1988. The plots deal with the romantic and detective stories of Korean War veteran Troy. The supporting cast, varying from season to season, features George Tobias, Guy Stockwell, and Linda Lawson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 December 19th, 1960

Barbary Coast

Program genre

Western
Spy-fi
Action
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Espionage

External resources

Barbary Coast is an American television series that aired on ABC. The pilot movie first aired on May 4, 1975 and the series itself premiered September 8, 1975; the last episode aired January 9, 1976.nBarbary Coast was inspired by a similar 19th-century spy series, The Wild Wild West, and like the earlier program, Barbary Coast mixed the genres of Western and secret agent drama.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 December 26th, 1975
Stephen Lord

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
S03-E18 February 2nd, 1961
S02-E02 October 15th, 1959

Black Saddle

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Western
Drama

External resources

Black Saddle is an American Western television series starring Peter Breck that aired 44 episodes on ABC from January 10, 1959 to May 6, 1960. The half-hour program was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television, and the original pilot was an episode of CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, with Chris Alcaide portraying the principal character, Clay Culhane.nFor syndicated reruns, Black Saddle was combined with three other Western series from the same company, Law of the Plainsman starring Michael Ansara, Johnny Ringo starring Don Durant and Mark Goddard, and the critically acclaimed creation of Sam Peckinpah, The Westerner with Brian Keith, under the umbrella title, The Westerners, with new hosting sequences by Keenan Wynn.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E22 April 15th, 1960
S01-E07 February 21st, 1959

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
S05-E18 February 2nd, 1964
S02-E02 September 17th, 1960

Branded

Program genre

Talk show
Music
Western

External resources

Branded is an American Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966, sponsored by Procter & Gamble in its Sunday night 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time period, and starred Chuck Connors as Jason McCord, a United States Army Cavalry captain who had been drummed out of the service following an unjust accusation of cowardice.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 April 18th, 1965
Jameson Brewer

Bronco

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It was shown by the BBC in the United Kingdom. The program starred Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne, a former Confederate officer who wandered the Old West, meeting such well-known individuals as Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Theodore Roosevelt, Belle Starr, Cole Younger, and John Wesley Hardin.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 January 27th, 1959

Captain Nice

Program genre

Fantasy
Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Captain Nice is an American comedy TV series that ran from 9 January 1967 to 28 August 1967 on NBC. Reruns aired on Ha! in 1991.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 May 1st, 1967
S01-E05 February 20th, 1967

Cheyenne

Program genre

Adventure Film
Action
Western
Action/Adventure

External resources

Cheyenne is an American western television series of 108 black-and-white episodes broadcast on ABC from 1955 to 1963. The show was the first hour-long western, and in fact the first hour-long dramatic series of any kind, with continuing characters, to last more than one season. It was also the first series to be made by a major Hollywood film studio which did not derive from its established film properties, and the first of a long chain of Warner Brothers original series produced by William T. Orr.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E20 June 4th, 1957

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-E04 November 1st, 1958

Columbo

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Thriller
Drama
Mystery
Police procedural

Official site

External resources

Columbo is an American detective mystery television film series, starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The character and television show were created by William Link and Richard Levinson. The show popularized the inverted detective story format. Almost every episode begins by showing the commission of the crime and its perpetrator; the series therefore has no whodunit element.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E06 March 2nd, 1976
S03-E07 March 3rd, 1974

Combat!

Program genre

Drama
Military

External resources

Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The program starred Rick Jason as platoon leader Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley and Vic Morrow as Sergeant Chip Saunders. The series was unusual in that Hanley and Morrow would play the lead in alternating episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E18 January 14th, 1964

Dangerous Assignment

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 1951
S01-E33 1951
S01-E22 1951

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Western
Anthology series

External resources

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, sometimes simply called Zane Grey Theatre, is an American Western anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E05 November 10th, 1960
S03-E05 November 6th, 1958
S01-E29 May 17th, 1957
S02-E11 December 13th, 1957

Ellery Queen

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Period piece

External resources

Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard Queen, and Tom Reese as Sgt. Velie. Created by the writing/producing team of Richard Levinson and William Link, the title character breaks the fourth wall to ask the audience to consider their solution.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 December 18th, 1975 ,
Walter Doniger

Empire

Program genre

Drama
Western

External resources

Empire is an hour-long Western television series set on a 1960s 500,000-acre ranch in New Mexico, starring Richard Egan, Terry Moore, and Ryan O'Neal. It ran on NBC from September 25, 1962, to May 14, 1963.nIn the second abbreviated season, from September 24 to December 31, 1963, it was renamed Redigo after Egan's title character, Jim Redigo, the general manager of the fictitious Garrett ranch in Empire, and reduced to a half-hour.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E11 December 11th, 1962

F Troop

Program genre

Sitcom
Western
Comedy
Military
Satire

External resources

F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West during the 1860s that originally aired for two seasons on ABC-TV. It debuted in the United States on September 14, 1965 and concluded its run on April 6, 1967 with a total of 65 episodes. The first season of 34 episodes was filmed in black-and-white, but the series switched to color for its second season.nThe series relies heavily on character-based humor; verbal and visual gags, slapstick, physical comedy and burlesque comedy make up the prime ingredients of F Troop. The series also plays fast and loose with historical events and persons and often deliberately parodies them for comical effect There are even some indirect references made to the culture of the 1960s such as a Playbrave Club and imitations of Rock & Roll bands.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 November 30th, 1965 ,
Charles R. Rondeau

Frontier

Program genre

Western

External resources

Frontier is an American Western anthology series that aired on NBC from September 1955, to September 1956. The series de-emphasizes gunplay and focuses on the hazards of the settlement of the American West. It was only the second anthology Western series in television history, having been preceded by Death Valley Days.nFrontier aired premiered on September 25, 1955, and ran sporadically in its last five months. Walter Coy narrated the series and starred in occasional episodes, which are dramatizations based on actual events. The program was produced by Worthington Miner.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 January 8th, 1956

Get Smart

Program genre

Espionage
Crime
Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry said they created the show by request of Daniel Melnick, who was a partner, along with Leonard Stern and David Susskind, of the show's production company, Talent Associates, to capitalize on the two biggest things in the entertainment world today—James Bond and Inspector Clouseau. Brooks said: It's an insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E06 October 31st, 1969

Glynis

Program genre

Drama
Sitcom

External resources

Glynis is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 25 to December 18, 1963.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 October 16th, 1963

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
S13-E17 January 8th, 1968
S10-E30 April 17th, 1965
S09-E26 March 28th, 1964
S08-E23 February 16th, 1963
S08-E04 October 6th, 1962
Kathleen Hite
S07-E07 November 11th, 1961
Gerald Mayer
S06-E09 November 12th, 1960
S03-E28 March 22nd, 1958
S02-E36 June 1st, 1957
S03-E01 September 14th, 1957
S01-E22 March 24th, 1956
S01-E02 September 17th, 1955
E. Jack Neuman

Hardcastle and McCormick

Program genre

Drama
Action
Crime Fiction
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action Film

External resources

Hardcastle and McCormick is an American action/drama television series from Stephen J. Cannell Productions, shown on ABC from 1983 through 1986. The series stars Brian Keith as Judge Milton C. Hardcastle and Daniel Hugh Kelly as ex-con and race car driver Mark Skid McCormick.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E19 March 4th, 1985
Patrick Hasburgh

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-E07 November 24th, 1981

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
S01-E08 November 2nd, 1957

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
S12-E18 March 22nd, 1980

Hogan's Heroes

Program genre

Comedy
Military
Sitcom

External resources

Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, co-ordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the incompetent commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 November 25th, 1966
S02-E10 November 18th, 1966
S01-E04 October 9th, 1965

How the West Was Won

Program genre

Drama
Western

External resources

How the West Was Won is an American western television series that starred James Arness, Eva Marie Saint, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, and Richard Kiley. Loosely based on the 1962 Cinerama film of the same name, it aired as a mini-series in 1977, and as a regular series in 1978 and 1979. A 2 hour long pilot episode, The Macahans, ran in 1976. A total of 25 episodes were aired.nThe show was a great success in Europe, apparently finding a larger and more lasting audience there than in the United States. It has been rebroadcast many times on various European networks, e.g. in France, Germany, Italy and Sweden, and has built a cult following. It was released on DVD in Europe in November 2009.nA sequence of paintings by Charles Marion Russell were shown during the end credits.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 March 5th, 1978
S01-E02 February 19th, 1978
S01-E03 February 26th, 1978

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
S02-E13 December 12th, 1968
Carey Wilber
Anton Leader

Jericho

Program genre

Espionage
Historical fiction
Military

External resources

Jericho is an American espionage series set during World War II. The series stars John Leyton, Don Francks and Marino Masé as secret agents, and aired on CBS from September 1966, to January 1967.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 October 27th, 1966

Judd, for the Defense

Program genre

Drama
Legal drama
Legal

External resources

Judd, for the Defense is an American legal drama originally broadcast on the ABC network on Friday nights from September 8, 1967, to September 19, 1969.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 February 21st, 1969
William Kelley
S02-E22 February 28th, 1969
William Kelley
S01-E04 September 29th, 1967

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Program genre

Horror
Science Fiction
Thriller
Drama
Fantasy
Supernatural

External resources

Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago newspaper reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin—who investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up. These often involved the supernatural or even science fiction, including fantastic creatures.nThe series was preceded by two television movies, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler. Although the series only lasted a single season, it remains popular in syndication. It is often cited as the inspiration for the popular series The X-Files. Following the success of The X-Files, the franchise was resurrected in 2005 in a second television series with a new cast and characters, as well as subsequent in novels and comic books.nThe entire series is available in syndication and is occasionally rerun on the Sci-Fi Channel under an expanded title, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. In 2008, it was aired on Chiller.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E18 March 7th, 1975

Land of the Giants

Program genre

Science Fiction
Action
Fantasy
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

Official site

External resources

Land of the Giants is an hour-long American science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968, and ending on March 22, 1970. The show was created and produced by Irwin Allen. Land of the Giants was the fourth of Allen's science fiction TV series. The show was aired on ABC and released by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was filmed entirely in color and ran for 51 episodes. The show starred Gary Conway and Don Marshall. Author Murray Leinster also wrote three novels in 1968 and 1969 based on the television series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E20 February 1st, 1970

Laramie

Program genre

Western
Drama

External resources

Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1963. A Revue Studios production, the program originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman, Robert Fuller as Jess Harper, Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy and Robert L. Crawford, Jr., as Andy Sherman.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 February 9th, 1960

Law of the Plainsman

Program genre

Western

External resources

Law of the Plainsman is a Western television series starring Michael Ansara that aired on the NBC television network from October 1, 1959, until May 5, 1960. The character of Native American U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart was introduced in two episodes of the popular ABC Western television series The Rifleman starring Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain.nLaw of the Plainsman is distinctive and unique in that it was one of the few television programs that featured a Native American as the lead character, a bold move for U.S.network television at that time. Ansara had earlier appeared in the series Broken Arrow, having portrayed the Apache chief, Cochise. Ansara, however, was not Native American but of Syrian descent.nAnsara played Sam Buckhart, an Apache Indian who saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private schools and Harvard University. After school, he returned to New Mexico where he became a Deputy Marshal working for Marshal Andy Morrison. He lived in a boarding house run by Martha Commager.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 December 17th, 1959

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-E41 June 2nd, 1955

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-E15 January 18th, 1969
Allen Reisner

Maverick

Program genre

Comedy
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Maverick is an American Western television series with comedic overtones created by Roy Huggins. The show ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and stars James Garner as Bret Maverick, an adroitly articulate cardsharp. Eight episodes into the first season, he was joined by Jack Kelly as his brother Bart, and from that point on, Garner and Kelly alternated leads from week to week, sometimes teaming up for the occasional two-brother episode. The Mavericks were poker players from Texas who traveled all over the American Old West and on Mississippi riverboats, constantly getting into and out of life-threatening trouble of one sort or another, usually involving money, women, or both. They would typically find themselves weighing a financial windfall against a moral dilemma. More often than not, their consciences trumped their wallets since both Mavericks were intensely ethical.nWhen Garner left the series after the third season due to a legal dispute, Roger Moore was added to the cast as their cousin Beau Maverick. Robert Colbert appeared later in the fourth season as a third Maverick brother, Brent Maverick.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E10 April 1st, 1962
S04-E31 April 16th, 1961
S04-E32 April 23rd, 1961
S03-E26 March 13th, 1960
S02-E10 November 23rd, 1958

Mission: Impossible

Program genre

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

External resources

Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin.nThe series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990, retaining only Graves in the cast. It later inspired a popular series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 October 13th, 1968
Allan Balter
S03-E02 October 6th, 1968
Allan Balter

Movin' On

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Movin' On is an American drama series that ran for two seasons, between 1974 and 1976. It originally appeared on the NBC television network. The pilot episode for the series was known as In Tandem.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 November 25th, 1975

NBC Matinee Theater

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1955 to 1958. The series, which ran daily in the afternoon, was frequently live. It was produced by Albert McCleery, Darrell Ross, George Cahan and Frank Price with executive producer George Lowther. McCleery had previously produced the live series Cameo Theatre which introduced to television the concept of theater-in-the-round, TV plays staged with minimal sets.nJim Buckley of the Pewter Plough Playhouse recalled:nWhen Al McCleery got back to the States, he originated a most ambitious theatrical TV series for NBC called Matinee Theater: to televise five different stage plays per week live, airing around noon in order to promote color TV to the American housewife as she labored over her ironing. Al was the producer. He hired five directors and five art directors. Richard Bennett, one of our first early presidents of the Pewter Plough Corporation, was one of the directors and I was one of the art directors and, as soon as we were through televising one play, we had lunch and then met to plan next week’s show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E18 November 23rd, 1955

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
S02-E04 October 11th, 1958

Philip Marlowe

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Philip Marlowe is a 1959-1960 half-hour ABC crime series, featuring Philip Carey as Marlowe, the fictional detective originally created by Raymond Chandler.nThe private detective Marlowe of Carey, departed very much from the original character.nThe show first aired October 6, 1959 with the episode: The Ugly Duckling with Virginia Gregg and Rhys Williams.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 25th, 1959

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
S03-E35 June 4th, 1959

Quincy, M.E.

Program genre

Drama
Crime
Medical fiction
Crime Fiction

External resources

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
S04-E18 February 22nd, 1979

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
S06-E20 February 20th, 1964
S05-E19 February 8th, 1963
S05-E05 October 26th, 1962
S03-E17 March 3rd, 1961
S02-E20 March 11th, 1960

Run for Your Life

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Adventure Film
Action

External resources

Run for Your Life is an American television drama series starring Ben Gazzara as a man with only a short time to live. It ran on NBC from 1965 to 1968. The series was created by Roy Huggins, who had previously explored the man on the move concept with The Fugitive.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E07 October 24th, 1966

S.W.A.T.

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

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-E11 November 15th, 1975

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
S04-E13 December 3rd, 1954
S03-E47 July 23rd, 1954

Stagecoach West

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Western

External resources

Stagecoach West is an American Western drama television series which ran for thirty-eight episodes on the ABC network from October 4, 1960, until June 27, 1961. Characters Luke Perry and Simon Kane operate the Timberland Stage Line from fictitious Outpost, Missouri to San Francisco, California.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E25 March 28th, 1961
S01-E17 January 31st, 1961

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-E31 May 10th, 1960

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-E16 January 21st, 1963

Surfside 6

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

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-E35 May 21st, 1962
S02-E13 December 18th, 1961
Michael Fessier

Switch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Crime

External resources

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
S01-E04 September 30th, 1975

Tales of Wells Fargo

Program genre

Western

External resources

Tales of Wells Fargo is an American Western television series starring Dale Robertson that ran from March 18, 1957, to June 2, 1962, on NBC. Produced by Revue Productions, the series aired in a half-hour format until its final season when it expanded to an hour.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E36 June 5th, 1961
S05-E01 September 5th, 1960
S05-E11 December 5th, 1960
S04-E01 September 7th, 1959

Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers

Program genre

Adventure Film

External resources

Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers is a television series broadcast in the United States by NBC during its 1956-57 season.nIn a period in which much of the programming on U.S. television consisted of Westerns, Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers could best be described as an Eastern. It consisted of the adventures of a fictional regiment of the famed real-life cavalry of the British Indian Army.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E20 March 3rd, 1957

Tarzan

Program genre

Action
Drama
Adventure Film

External resources

Tarzan is a series that aired on NBC from 1966 – 1968. The series portrayed Tarzan as a well-educated character, one who, tired of civilization, had returned to the jungle where he had been raised.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 December 15th, 1967

Temple Houston

Program genre

Comedy
Western
Legal drama
Legal

External resources

The adventures of frontier lawyer Temple Houston, son of the legendary Texan Sam Houston.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E23 March 5th, 1964
S01-E13 December 19th, 1963

The Adventures of Kit Carson

Program genre

Action
Western
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

The Adventures of Kit Carson is an American Western series that aired in syndication from August 1951 to November 1955, originally sponsored by Coca-Cola. It stars Bill Williams in the title role as frontier scout Christopher Kit Carson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E24 January 10th, 1953

The Andy Griffith Show

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a precocious young son, Opie. Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E24 March 11th, 1963

The Beverly Hillbillies

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from September 26, 1962 to March 23, 1971, starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr.nThe series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E26 March 6th, 1968

The Big Valley

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. It was created by A.I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman, and produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E16 December 29th, 1965

The Colbys

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

External resources

The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985 to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, which had been the highest rated series for the 1984–1985 U.S. television season. The Colbys revolved around another wealthy, upper-class family, who were distant relatives of the Carringtons of Dynasty and who owned a large multi-national corporation. Intended to surpass its predecessor in opulence, the series' producers were handed an immensely high budget for the era and cast a handful of well-known movie stars among its leads, including Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Ross and Ricardo Montalban. However, The Colbys was ultimately a ratings disappointment, and was canceled after two seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E15 January 15th, 1987
S02-E16 January 22nd, 1987
S02-E13 January 1st, 1987
S02-E12 December 18th, 1986

The Crusader

Program genre

Adventure Film
Drama

External resources

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-E35 June 8th, 1956

The Flying Nun

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom
Fantasy

External resources

The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the 1965 book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios. It starred Sally Field as Sister Bertrille. The series originally ran on ABC from September 7, 1967, to April 3, 1970, producing 82 episodes, including a one-hour pilot episode.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E28 March 21st, 1968

The Gallant Men

Program genre

Historical fiction
Military

External resources

The Gallant Men is a 1962–1963 ABC television series which depicted an infantry company of American soldiers fighting their way through Italy in World War II.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 November 2nd, 1962

The Great Adventure

Program genre

History
Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

The Great Adventure is a historical anthology series that appeared on CBS for the 1963-1964 television season. The series, narrated each week by Van Heflin, and featuring theme music by Richard Rodgers, presented a weekly one-hour dramatization of the lives of famous Americans and important historical events in American History.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E19 February 28th, 1964

The Greatest Show on Earth

Program genre

Drama

External resources

The Greatest Show on Earth is an American drama series starring Jack Palance about the American circus, which aired on ABC from September 17, 1963, to April 28, 1964. It was produced by Desilu, the production company founded by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Sr..
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 January 7th, 1964

The High Chaparral

Program genre

Western

External resources

The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David Dortort, who had previously created the hit Bonanza for the network. The theme song was also written and conducted by Bonanza scorer David Rose, who also scored the two-hour pilot.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E22 February 28th, 1969
S03-E11 November 28th, 1969

The Immortal

Program genre

Drama
Science Fiction

External resources

The Immortal is an American television series, starring Christopher George as a man whose blood chemistry and resistance to almost all diseases makes him both almost immortal and a target of a rich elderly man who would basically use him as a personal blood bank, aired on ABC from September 1970 to January 1971. The series is based on a pilot movie of the same name, which aired in September 1969. The pilot is based on the science fiction novel The Immortals, by James Gunn. Although the series was canceled at midseason, episodes were rerun by ABC in the summer of 1971. It was later shown in reruns on the Sci Fi Channel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 November 5th, 1970

The Millionaire

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama

External resources

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
S01-E07 March 2nd, 1955

The Monroes

Program genre

Western

External resources

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-E20 January 25th, 1967

The Outcasts

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Outcasts is an American Western genre television series, appearing on ABC in the 1968-69 season. The series stars Don Murray and Otis Young. It is most notable for being the first television Western with an African American co-star.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 October 28th, 1968

The Real McCoys

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Real McCoys is an American situation comedy co-produced by Danny Thomas's Marterto Productions in association with Walter Brennan and Irving Pincus's Westgate company.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 April 24th, 1958

The Rebel

Program genre

Western

External resources

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-E19 January 22nd, 1961
S02-E13 December 11th, 1960

The Rifleman

Program genre

Western
Action/Adventure
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son, Mark McCain. It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black-and-white, half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958 to April 8, 1963 as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on American television to show a widowed parent raising a child.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E25 March 14th, 1961
S02-E03 October 13th, 1959
S02-E12 December 15th, 1959
S01-E33 May 12th, 1959 ,

The Rockford Files

Program genre

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

External resources

The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based private investigator Jim Rockford with Noah Beery, Jr., in the supporting role of his father, a retired truck driver nicknamed Rocky.nThe show was created by Roy Huggins and Stephen J. Cannell.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E12 January 7th, 1977

The Texan

Program genre

Western

External resources

The Texan is a western television series starring popular B movie actor Rory Calhoun, which aired on the CBS television network from 1958 to 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E17 January 4th, 1960

The Tom Ewell Show

External resources

The Tom Ewell Show is an American television situation comedy that aired on CBS during the 1960-61 television season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 January 24th, 1961

The Twilight Zone

Program genre

Mystery
Horror
Suspense
Drama
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Anthology

External resources

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science-fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E32 May 8th, 1964
S03-E12 December 1st, 1961
William Claxton
S01-E07 November 13th, 1959

The Untouchables

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

External resources

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
S02-E28 May 11th, 1961

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-E22 February 16th, 1966
S04-E24 March 2nd, 1966
S04-E21 February 9th, 1966
Anton Leader
S01-E26 March 27th, 1963
S02-E02 September 25th, 1963

The Wild Wild West

Program genre

Western
Espionage
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Drama
Action
Comedy
Steampunk

External resources

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-E16 January 7th, 1966
Calvin Clements Sr.
S01-E05 October 15th, 1965

Then Came Bronson

Program genre

Drama
Adventure Film

External resources

Then Came Bronson is an American adventure/drama television series starring Michael Parks that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1970, and was produced by MGM Television. The series, created by Denne Bart Petitclerc, began with a movie pilot on Monday, March 24, 1969. The series was approved for one year and began its first run on September 17, 1969. The pilot was also released in Europe as a feature film.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 January 21st, 1970

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
S02-E21 February 25th, 1959
S01-E07 October 30th, 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
S01-E35 May 2nd, 1959
S02-E12 November 21st, 1959
S01-E33 April 18th, 1959

War and Remembrance

Program genre

Drama
Miniseries
War film

External resources

War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 November 13th, 1988
S01-E02 November 15th, 1988

Wichita Town

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wichita Town is a half-hour western television series starring Joel McCrea, Jody McCrea, Carlos Romero, and George Neise that aired on NBC from September 30, 1959, until April 6, 1960.nJoel McCrea played Marshal Mike Dunbar, in charge of keeping the peace the booming cowtown of Wichita, Kansas. His deputies were Ben Matheson, played by McCrea's real life son, Jody, and Rico Rodriquez, portrayed by Carlos Romero. Making occasional appearances were the town doctor, Nat Wyndham, the blacksmith, Aeneas MacLinahan, and the bartender in the local saloon, Joe Kingston, played in six episodes by Robert Foulk.nThe model for shows such as these had already been laid out by other western programs such as Gunsmoke, Lawman, and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, so Wichita Town may not have been unique in its plotting and structure. The two most unusual features about the series were the presence of Joel McCrea, a favorite of Western movie audiences for his performance in such films as Union Pacific, Buffalo Bill, and Ramrod, and the fact that his real life son was in Wichita Town, but did not play his son.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 December 16th, 1959

Yancy Derringer

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Western
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

Yancy Derringer is an American Western series that ran on CBS from 1958 to 1959, with Jock Mahoney in the title role. The show was produced by Derringer Productions and filmed in Hollywood by Desilu Productions. Derringer Productions consisted of half interest for Warren Lewis and Don Sharpe as executive producers, and a quarter interest to Jock Mahoney for starring in the series, and a quarter interest to Richard Sale and Mary Loos, husband and wife, as creators. Desilu had just completed the 1956 series The Adventures of Jim Bowie which was also mostly set in New Orleans. The show's sponsor was Johnson Wax, now S. C. Johnson, and CLEAR floorwax was a regular sponsor.nThe Sales based the series on a 1938 short story that Richard Sale had written. In the 1930s, Sale was one of the highest paid pulp writers. Which story was never mentioned, but it was about a destitute aristocrat and troublemaker who returns to New Orleans three years after the Civil War. In the story, Derringer has no first name; Yancy was added for the TV series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 December 4th, 1958

Zorro

Program genre

Drama
Comedy
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action

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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
S01-E13 January 2nd, 1958

Wikipedia

Check John Dehner on wikipedia.

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