Royal Dano Actor

Royal dano

Royal Edward Dano (November 16, 1922 – May 15, 1994) was an American film and television character actor. Dano was born in New York City to Mary Josephine (née O'Connor), an Irish immigrant, and Caleb Edward Dano, a printer for newspapers. He reportedly left home at the age of twelve and at various intervals, lived in Florida, Texas and California. After reaching an agreement with his father, he agreed to continue his education, on the condition that he be allowed to travel.He was a Mason and a member of Al Malaikah Shrine in Los Angeles, Ca. Dano is remembered for his supporting roles in a number of 1950s western and mystery films. In "Mr. Lincoln", a five-part TV episode appearing in 1952-53 on Omnibus, Royal Dano very convincingly portrayed Lincoln. He often worked with Anthony Mann and James Stewart. He played Elijah in John Huston's film version of Moby Dick, memorably intoning to Richard Basehart as Ishmael, "A day will come when you'll smell land and there'll be no land, and on that day, Ahab will go to his grave, but he'll rise again within the hour. He will rise and beckon! Then all - all save one - shall follow!" In The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964), he portrayed Carey.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 16th, 1922
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
May 15th, 1994 at age of 71
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Family

Parents
Children

Education

1. New York University Colleges/University

New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City, USA. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 2.83 bil. $
2011. 2.75 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1831
Headquarters
70 Washington Sq South, 10012 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2012. 22,498
2011. 20,815
2010. 22,097
2009. 21,759
Postgraduates
2012. 18,557
2010. 21,700
Acceptance rate
2014. 34.0 %
2013. 35.0 %
2011. 30.0 %
2010. 32.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 43.2 K $
2010. 37.9 K $
Official web page www.nyu.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended New York University connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama306.55
Western206.73
Adventure96.61
Comedy125.79
History27.5
Horror55.36
Mystery47.05
Sci-Fi25.65
Fantasy36.47
Romance66.95
Crime56.42
Family36.67
Biography26.4
Action45.65
Thriller26.6

1. Spaced Invaders (1990)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
1 Show list $3M

Spaced Invaders is a 1990 science fiction comedy directed by Patrick Read Johnson and starring Douglas Barr, Royal Dano and Ariana Richards.

Awards

Top cast

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

2. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
played Farmer Gene Green
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Charles Chiodo
,
Edward Chiodo
,
Helen Sarlui-Tucker
,
Stephen Chiodo
Stephen Chiodo
Charles Chiodo
,
Stephen Chiodo
,
Edward Chiodo
6 Show list $2M

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy movie made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder. It is the only Chiodo Brothers' directed and written film – they have worked in many other projects in other roles, such as producing and visual effects. The filming took place in the city of Watsonville and at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The film is about a race of aliens that arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people to use as sustenance. A sequel entitled Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D is currently in the works and possible scheduled for release in 2016.

Awards

Top cast

Curtis Mooney
Debbie Stone
Klown Performer #8
Dave Hanson
Mike Tobacco
Bob McReed
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Coulrophobia
John Massari
Alfred Taylor
Darcie F. Olson
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
English
United States of America

3. Ghoulies II (1988)

Comedy, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0

Ghoulies II is a comedy horror film directed by Albert Band.

Awards

Top cast

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

4. House II: The Second Story (1987)

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
2 Show list

House II: The Second Story is a 1987 American comedy horror film and sequel to the 1986 film House. While a sequel, the film ignores the storyline and characters from the first film, in favor of a new supernatural comedy. The film's tone was much lighter than the original film.

Awards

Top cast

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

5. Red Headed Stranger (1986)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
2 Show list

Red Headed Stranger is a 1986 American western drama film written and directed by William D. Wittliff. The film stars Willie Nelson and Morgan Fairchild. It is based on Nelson's album Red Headed Stranger.

Awards

Top cast

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

6. Cocaine Wars (1985)

Action, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
1 Show list

Cocaine Wars is a 1985 Argentine-American action drama film directed by Héctor Olivera and written by Olivera with Steven M. Krauzer and David Viñas. It stars John Schneider, Royal Dano and Federico Luppi. The associate producer of the film was Fernando Ayala. The film premiered in Argentina on August 1, 1985. This is one of the nine movies that Roger Corman produced in Argentina during the 80's.

Awards

Top cast

DEA Agent Cliff Adams
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Spanish
Argentina, United States of America

7. Teachers (1984)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
4 Show list

Teachers is a 1984 satirical dark comedy-drama film starring Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, and Judd Hirsch, written by W. R. McKinney and directed by Arthur Hiller. The movie was shot in Columbus, Ohio, mostly at the former Central High School. The building is now home to the COSI Columbus museum.

Awards

Top cast

Al Lewis
Alex Jurel
Diane
Eddie Pilikian
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
38 Special
,
David M. Walsh
Ruth Myers
Teachers
English
United States of America

8. The Right Stuff (1983)

Adventure, Drama, History
played Minister
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
193.0
Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
19 Show list 6 Show list $27M

The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as well as the seven military pilots who were selected to be the astronauts for Project Mercury, the first attempt at manned spaceflight by the United States. The Right Stuff stars Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid and Barbara Hershey. Levon Helm is the narrator in the introduction and elsewhere in the film, as well as having a co-starring role as Air Force test pilot Jack Ridley. In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Awards

1984 London Film Critics Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year
1983 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
1983 Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1983 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score
1983 Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
1983 Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing

Top cast

John Glenn
Recruiter
Alan Shepard
Wally Schirra
Recruiter
Gordon Cooper
Chuck Yeager
Scott Crossfield
Glennis Yeager
Betty Grissom
Louise Shepard
Lyndon B. Johnson
Annie Glenn
Trudy Cooper
Jack Ridley
Deke Slayton
Scott Carpenter
Fred, the bartender at Pancho's
Pancho Barnes
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
History of aviation
Douglas A-26 Invader
Aviation
Astronaut
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
Lockheed T-33
Aeronautics
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Flight test
North American T-6 Texan
North American F-86 Sabre
Sikorsky H-34
Test pilot
NASA
Project Mercury
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Northrop T-38 Talon
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Supersonic speed
North American P-51 Mustang
Spaceflight
LTV A-7 Corsair II
Innovation
English, Russian
United States of America

9. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Drama, Family, Fantasy
played Tom Fury
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
9 Show list $19M

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1983 Disney horror fantasy film directed by Jack Clayton from a screenplay written by Ray Bradbury based on his novel of the same name. The film stars Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, and Pam Grier. It was shot in Vermont and at the Walt Disney Studios.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Dark
Charles Halloway
Dust Witch
Mrs. Nightshade
Mrs. Halloway
Mr. Crosetti
Mr. Cooger
Dr. Douglas
Miss Foley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ruth Myers
English
United States of America

10. Hammett (1982)

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

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

Awards

Top cast

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

11. Take This Job and Shove It (1981)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
$3.5M

Take This Job and Shove It is a 1981 film starring Robert Hays, Barbara Hershey, Art Carney, and David Keith, and directed by Gus Trikonis. The film was named after a popular country song, "Take This Job and Shove It", which was written by David Allan Coe and sung by Johnny Paycheck; both men had minor roles in the film.

Awards

Top cast

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

12. The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (1979)

Action, Western
played Pa Dalton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
142.0
10 Show list

The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang is a 1979 action western TV movie written by Earl W.

Awards

Top cast

Grat Dalton
George 'Bitter Creek' Newcomb
Billy Doolin
Blackface / Charlie Bright
Nafius, the reporter
Flo Quick
Bill Dalton
Bob Dalton
Charlie Powers
Emmet Dalton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
James M. George
English
United States of America

13. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Western
played Ten Spot
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
135.0
Philip Kaufman
,
Sonia Chernus
9 Show list $3.7M

The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western film set during and after the American Civil War. It was directed by and starred Clint Eastwood, with Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms, and Geraldine Keams. The film was adapted by Sonia Chernus and Philip Kaufman from author Forrest Carter's 1973 novel The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Awards

Top cast

Terrill
Jamie
Carpetbagger
Fletcher
Grandma Sarah
Laura Lee
Little Moonlight
Lone Watie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American Civil War
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Navajo, Spanish, English
United States of America

14. 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

15. Capone (1975)

Biography, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
1 Show list

Capone is an American crime film directed by Steve Carver and stars Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely and Sylvester Stallone in an early film appearance. The movie is a biography of the infamous Al Capone, although much of it is supposedly fiction. The film was released on DVD in the U.S. for the first time on March 29, 2011 through Shout! Factory and has been available in Europe for some time.

Awards

Top cast

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

16. The Wild Party (1975)

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

The Wild Party is a 1975 Merchant Ivory Productions film directed by James Ivory, produced by Ismail Merchant, and starring James Coco and Raquel Welch. An aging silent movie comic star of the 1920s named Jolly Grimm attempts a comeback by staging a party to show his new film. But the party turns into a sexual free-for-all and the comic ends up killing his mistress, Queenie, and an actor who has taken an interest in her. The film was loosely based on a poem by Joseph Moncure March and filmed in Riverside, California. The poem was also made into two musicals, a Broadway show, composed by Michael John LaChiusa, which followed the poem very closely, and an off-Broadway production, composed by Andrew Lippa, which took some artistic liberties with the poem but still less than this movie. A dance scene was choreographed by Patricia Birch.

Awards

Top cast

Queenie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Walter Marks
The Wild Party
English
United States of America

17. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

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

Cahill U.S. Marshal is a 1973 American Western film in Technicolor starring John Wayne as a driven lawman in a black hat. The film was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and filmed on location in Durango, Mexico.

Awards

Top cast

J. D. Cahill
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

18. Messiah of Evil (1973)

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

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

Awards

Top cast

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

19. Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

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

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

Awards

Top cast

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

20. Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
2 Show list

Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies is a 1973 American adventure-comedy film, with a story by Steven Spielberg. The film centers on a barnstorming pilot and his son as they fly around the United States in the 1920s, and their adventures along the way.

Awards

Top cast

Ace Eli Walford
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
David M. Walsh
Room 222 / Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
English
United States of America

21. Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Horror
played Tom Sr.
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0
Alvin Sapinsley
7 Show list

Moon of the Wolf is an American made-for-television Gothic horror film first broadcast on September 26, 1972, on ABC Movie of the Week. It starred David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Geoffrey Lewis and Bradford Dillman, with a script by Alvin Sapinsley. The film was directed by Daniel Petrie and filmed on location in Burnside, Louisiana. All of the downtown footage was from Clinton, Louisiana.

Awards

Top cast

Lawrence
Dr. Druten
Andrew Rodanthe
Louise Rodanthe
Sheriff Aaron Whitaker
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bernardo Segall
English
United States of America

22. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

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

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

Awards

Top cast

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

23. Run, Simon, Run (1970)

Adventure, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
74.0
1 Show list

Run, Simon, Run is a 1970 adventure thriller TV film directed by George McCowan and written by Lionel E. Siegel.

Awards

Top cast

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

24. The Undefeated (1969)

Western
played Maj. Sanders
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
119.0
Robert L. Jacks
14 Show list

The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne and starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson. The film portrays events surrounding the French Intervention in Mexico and is also loosely based on General J. O. Shelby's escape to Mexico after the Civil War and his attempt to join with Maximilian's forces.

Awards

Top cast

Col. John Henry Thomas
Soloman Webster
Gen. Joe Masters
Short Grub
Sgt. Jeff Newby
Col. James Langdon
Dan Morse
Lt. Bubba Wilkes
Margaret Langdon
Capt. Anderson
Cpl. Little George
Ann Langdon
Blue Boy
Juarista Gen. Rojas
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American Civil War
Bill Thomas
Spanish, French, English
United States of America

25. Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

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

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

Awards

Top cast

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

26. Gunpoint (1966)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0

Gunpoint is a 1966 American Western film starring Audie Murphy.

Awards

Top cast

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

27. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

Fantasy, Mystery, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
1 Show list

7 Faces of Dr. Lao is a Metrocolor 1964 film adaptation of the 1935 fantasy novel The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney. It details the visit of a magical circus to a small town in the southwest United States, and the effects that visit has on the people of the town. The novel was adapted by Charles Beaumont, directed by George Pal and starred Tony Randall in the title roles.

Awards

1964 Academy Honorary Award

Top cast

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

28. Savage Sam (1963)

Western, Family, Adventure
played Pack Underwood
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
,
William Tunberg
10 Show list

Savage Sam is a 1963 film sequel to Old Yeller based on the novel of the same name by Fred Gipson. Norman Tokar directed the live-action film, which was released by Walt Disney Productions on June 1, 1963.

Awards

Top cast

Willy Crup
Uncle Beck Coates
Lester White
Bud Searcy
Bandy Legs
Travis Coates
Arliss Coates
Broken Nose
Comanche Chief
Lisbeth Searcy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Edward Colman
Chuck Keehne
,
Gertrude Casey
English
United States of America

29. Posse from Hell (1961)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
Herbert Coleman
1 Show list

Posse from Hell is a 1961 Audie Murphy Western written by Clair Huffaker based on his 1958 novel of the same name. Herbert Coleman made his directoral debut.

Awards

Top cast

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

30. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1960 American film directed by Michael Curtiz. Based on the famous Mark Twain novel of the same name, it was the third sound film version of the story and the second filmed by MGM. The film was the first adaptation of Huckleberry Finn to be filmed in Cinemascope and Technicolor. It starred Eddie Hodges as Huck and former boxer Archie Moore as the runaway slave, Jim. Tony Randall also appeared in the film, and Buster Keaton had a bit role in what proved to be his final film for his old studio, MGM. Neville Brand portrayed Huck's alcoholic father, Pap Finn. Some scenes in the film were shot on the Sacramento River, which doubled for the Mississippi River.

Awards

Top cast

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

31. Hound-Dog Man (1959)

Comedy, Drama
played Fiddling Tom Waller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
9 Show list

Hound-Dog Man is a film directed by Don Siegel that was released in 1959.

Awards

Top cast

Grandma Wilson
Hog Peyson
Aaron McKinney
Doc Cole
Blackie Scantling
Clint
Cora McKinney
Dony Wallace
Nita Stringer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Adele Palmer
English
United States of America

32. The Boy and the Bridge (1959)

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

The Boy and the Bridge is a 1959 British drama film directed by Kevin McClory. It featured Ian Maclaine, Liam Redmond, James Hayter, Geoffrey Keen and Arthur Lowe. The film was filmed and set around London's Tower Bridge from which the film takes its name.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

33. These Thousand Hills (1959)

Drama, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0

These Thousand Hills is a 1959 Western film starring Patricia Owens, Alfred Hayes and Richard Egan, and based on the novel of the same name by A. B. Guthrie Jr.. It was directed by Richard Fleischer. The movie stars Don Murray as Lat Evans, a sheltered rancher brought up under the stern gaze of his Bible-thumping father. Lat heads off into the world intent upon making his fortune, and befriends Tom on the cattle-herding trail. Eventually his friendship with Tom is tested in the fire of his craving for wealth and respectability, and he spurns the devoted love of Callie, a dancehall girl from whom he borrows money to buy a ranch, in favor of a conservative society woman, Joyce. Ultimately, Lat is faced with a choice between his ambitions and his loyalty to his old friends.

Awards

Top cast

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

34. 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

35. Saddle the Wind (1958)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
1 Show list

Saddle the Wind is a 1958 film directed by Robert Parrish.

Awards

Top cast

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

36. Man in the Shadow (1957)

Drama, Thriller, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
$600K

Man in the Shadow is a CinemaScope crime film starring Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander, and John Larch.

Awards

Top cast

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

37. Trooper Hook (1957)

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

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

38. All Mine to Give (1957)

Drama, Family, Romance
played Howard Tyler
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
Allen Reisner
Dale Eunson
10 Show list

All Mine to Give is a 1958 family drama film directed by Allen Reisner.

Awards

Top cast

Kirk Eunson
Mrs. Raiden
Jo Eunson
Annabelle Eunson
Mrs. Runyon
Robert Eunson
Doctor Delbert
Katie Tyler
Mrs. Pubmeister
Lelia Delbert
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

39. Crime of Passion (1957)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
2 Show list

Crime of Passion is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Jo Eisinger. The drama features Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden and Raymond Burr.

Awards

Top cast

Police Inspector Anthony Pope
Kathy Ferguson Doyle
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

40. Moby Dick (1956)

Adventure, Drama
played Elijah
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
116.0
19 Show list

Moby Dick is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury. The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn. The music score was written by Philip Sainton.

Awards

Top cast

Captain Ahab
Ship's Lookout, Barman
Captain Gardiner
Captain Boomer
Starbuck
The Manxman
Bible Woman
Peleg
Ship's Carpenter
Lead shantyman, Shanty adviser
Peter Coffin
Young Girl #2
Daggoo
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Elijah
Elizabeth Haffenden
English
United States of America

41. Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

Drama, Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
2 Show list

Tribute to a Bad Man is a 1956 western film starring James Cagney about a rancher whose harsh enforcement of frontier justice alienates the woman he loves. It was directed by Robert Wise and based on the short story "Hanging's for the Lucky" by Jack Schaefer, the author of Shane.

Awards

Top cast

Fat Jones
Jeremy Rodock
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

42. 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

43. The Trouble with Harry (1955)

Comedy, Mystery
played Deputy Sheriff Calvin Wiggs
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
8 Show list 1 Show list $1.2M

The Trouble with Harry is a 1955 American black comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes was based on the 1950 novel by Jack Trevor Story. It starred Edmund Gwenn and John Forsythe; Shirley MacLaine and Jerry Mathers co-starred, both in their first film roles. The Trouble with Harry was released in the United States on October 3, 1955, then re-released in 1984 once the distribution rights had been acquired by Universal Pictures. The action in The Trouble with Harry takes place during a sun-filled autumn in the Vermont countryside. The fall foliage and the beautiful scenery around the village, as well as Bernard Herrmann's light-filled score, all set an idyllic tone. The story is about how the residents of a small Vermont village react when the dead body of a man named Harry is found on a hillside. The film is, however, not really a murder mystery; it is essentially a romantic comedy with thriller overtones, in which the corpse serves as a Macguffin. Four village residents end up working together to solve the problem of what to do with Harry. In the process the younger two fall in love and become a couple, soon to be married.

Awards

1954 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress

Top cast

Jennifer Rogers
Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition
Sam Marlowe
Miss Ivy Gravely
Capt. Albert Wiles
Mrs. Wiggs
Arnie Rogers
Millionaire
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

44. The Far Country (1955)

Adventure, Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
1 Show list

The Far Country is a 1954 American Western Technicolor romance film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Ruth Roman, and Walter Brennan. Written by Borden Chase, the film is about a self-minded adventurer who locks horns with a crooked lawman while driving cattle to Dawson. It is one of the few Westerns, along with The Spoilers, North to Alaska, to be set in Alaska. This is the fourth Western film collaboration between Anthony Mann and James Stewart.

Awards

Top cast

Jeff Webster
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
, ,
Milton Rosen
English
United States of America

45. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Drama, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
,
Republic Pictures
Roy Chanslor
,
1 Show list

Johnny Guitar is a 1954 American Republic Pictures western drama film starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, and Scott Brady. The screenplay was based upon a novel by Roy Chanslor. Though credited to Philip Yordan, he was merely a front for the actual screenwriter, blacklistee Ben Maddow. Filmed in Republic's Trucolor process, the film was directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Herbert J. Yates. In 2008, Johnny Guitar was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Awards

Top cast

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

46. Carrie (1952)

Drama, Romance
played Captain
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
118.0
Augustus Goetz
,
Ruth Goetz
35 Show list

Carrie is a 1952 feature film based on the novel Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Directed by William Wyler, the film stars Jennifer Jones in the title role and Laurence Olivier as Hurstwood. Carrie received two Academy Award nominations: Costume Design, and Best Art Direction. Additionally, Laurence Olivier received a BAFTA nomination for his performance. It was screened as part of the 13th Venice Film Festival official program.

Awards

Top cast

George Hurstwood
Wine Steward
Lola
Restaurant Patron #2
Factory Foreman
Restaurant Patron #1
Mrs. Oransky
Maitre D' #1
Charles Drouet
Patron at Slawson's #1
Mr. Meeber
Lunch Wagon Counterman
Waiter at Slawson's
Mr. Goodman
Allen
Stage Manager
Man at Bar
Carrie Meeber
Jessica Hurstwood
Slawson
Mrs. Meeber
O'Brien
Beer-Drinking Stagehand
Vagrant #4
Mr. Fitzgerald
Customer at Slawson's
Patron at Slawson's #2
Businessman #2
George Hurstwood, Jr.
Older Waiter at Slawson's
Vagrant #1
Servant Girl
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

47. Bend of the River (1952)

Action, Adventure, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
,
Frank Cleaver
2 Show list

Bend of the River is a 1952 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, and Rock Hudson. Based on the 1952 novel Bend of the Snake by Bill Gulick, the film is about a tough cowboy who risks his life to deliver confiscated supplies to homesteaders after gold is discovered in the region. Bend of the River was filmed on location is on Mount Hood, Sandy River, and Timberline, Oregon. This is the second Western film collaboration between Anthony Mann and James Stewart.

Awards

Top cast

Glyn McLyntock
Trey Wilson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

48. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
69.0
$1.64M

The Red Badge of Courage is a 1951 war film made by MGM. Directed by John Huston, it was produced by Gottfried Reinhardt with Dore Schary as executive producer. The screenplay is by John Huston, adapted by Albert Band from Stephen Crane's novel of the same name. The cinematography is by Harold Rosson, and the music score by Bronislau Kaper. The making of the film is the subject of Lillian Ross's 1952 book Picture, originally in The New Yorker. The American Civil War film is a sparse but faithful retelling of the story, incorporating narration from the text to move the plot forward. Audie Murphy, a hero of World War II who later went into acting, played the lead role of Henry Fleming. Other actors include cartoonist Bill Mauldin, Andy Devine, Arthur Hunnicutt and Royal Dano.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Courage
American Civil War
Cowardice
English
United States of America

49. Bad Georgia Road

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
,
Jeffrey Bernini
2 Show list

Bad Georgia Road is a 1977 American film.

Awards

Top cast

Hackett
Earl DePue
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Don Peake
English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
In Search of Historic Jesus
Documentary,Drama
1979
Henning Schellerup

Guest TV appearances

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E33 May 29th, 1960
S02-E17 January 20th, 1957

Alias Smith and Jones

Program genre

Action
Western
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from January 1971 to January 1973.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 February 11th, 1971

Amazing Stories

Program genre

Anthology series
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Anthology

External resources

Amazing Stories is a fantasy, horror, and science fiction television anthology series created by Steven Spielberg. It ran on NBC from 1985 to 1987, and in 1992 was somewhat erratically screened in Britain by BBC1 and BBC2 - billed in the Radio Times as Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories - with episodes airing at any time from early on Sunday morning to weekday evenings to very late at night; it later received a more coherent run on Sci-Fi.nThe series was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and won five. The first season episode The Amazing Falsworth earned writer Mick Garris an Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 January 19th, 1986
S01-E16 February 2nd, 1986

Ben Casey

Program genre

Medical fiction
Drama
Medical drama

External resources

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E20 January 22nd, 1964
Anthony Lawrence
Charles R. Rondeau

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
S08-E29 April 9th, 1967
S07-E11 November 21st, 1965
S03-E21 February 11th, 1962

CHiPs

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Adventure Film
Police procedural

External resources

CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E21 April 10th, 1983

Cannon

Program genre

Drama
Action
Crime Fiction
Adventure Film
Police procedural
Action/Adventure

External resources

Cannon is a CBS detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from March 26, 1971 to March 3, 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad. He also appeared on two episodes of Barnaby Jones.nCannon is the first Quinn Martin-produced series to be aired on a network other than ABC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E01 September 12th, 1973
S03-E02 September 12th, 1973

Cimarron Strip

Program genre

Western
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown, the series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke. Reruns of the original show were aired in the summer of 1971.nCimarron Strip was one of only three 90-minute weekly Western series that aired during the 1960s, and the only 90-minute series of any kind to be centered primarily around one lead character.nCimarron Strip is set in the late 1880s in the Cimarron Territory, which would become the Oklahoma Panhandle in 1890. For complex historical reasons, this rugged strip of land existed as a virtually ungoverned U.S. territory for several decades. It was sometimes called No Man's Land, with a reputation for lawlessness and vigilante activity. On the show, Marshal Jim Crown is trying to bring order to the region before its political status is finally resolved.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 November 30th, 1967
Richard Fielder
Charles R. Rondeau
S01-E03 September 21st, 1967

Climax!

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E19 January 23rd, 1958
S02-E30 May 17th, 1956

Code R

External resources

Code R is an American action-adventure television series that aired on CBS from January 21 to June 10, 1977. Code R focuses on the emergency services of the California Channel Islands. The series stars James Houghton, Martin Kove and Tom Simcox and ran for a single season of thirteen episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 February 11th, 1977

Daniel Boone

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama

External resources

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Dallas McKennon portrayed innkeeper Cincinnatus. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E07 October 26th, 1967
S02-E28 March 31st, 1966

Death Valley Days

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series
Western

Official site

External resources

Death Valley Days is an American radio and television anthology series featuring true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and continued from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns continuing through August 1, 1975.nThe series was sponsored by the Pacific Coast Borax Company and hosted by Stanley Andrews, Ronald Reagan, Robert Taylor, and Dale Robertson. With the passing of Dale Robertson in 2013, all the former Death Valley Days hosts are now deceased. Hosting the series was Reagan's final work as an actor; he also was cast in eight episodes of the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S18-E15 January 12th, 1970
S18-E17 January 2nd, 1970
S16-E20 April 13th, 1968
S13-E11 January 14th, 1965
S14-E02 October 7th, 1965

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-E29 May 11th, 1961

Doc Elliot

Program genre

Medical drama

External resources

Doc Elliot is an American medical drama that aired from March 5, 1973 until May 1, 1974.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 January 23rd, 1974

Emergency!

Program genre

Medical drama
Action/Adventure
Action
Adventure Film
Drama
Medical fiction

External resources

Emergency! is an American television series that combines the medical drama and action-adventure genres. It was produced by Mark VII Limited and distributed by Universal Studios. It debuted as a midseason replacement on January 15, 1972, on NBC, replacing the two short-lived series The Partners and The Good Life, and ran until May 28, 1977, with six additional two-hour television films during the following two years.nEmergency! was created and produced by Jack Webb and Robert A. Cinader, both of whom were also responsible for the police dramas Adam-12 and Dragnet. Harold Jack Bloom is also credited as a creator; Webb does not receive screen credit as a creator in the show's original TV-movie pilot, being only credited as its director.nThe series starred Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe as two specially-trained firefighters who formed Squad 51, part of a then-innovative field known as paramedics who were authorized to provide initial emergency medical care to victims of accidents, fire and other incidents in the field.. Squad 51 worked in concert with the Rampart General Hospital medical staff, who took over each patient's case from the paramedics who worked in the field.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E19 February 7th, 1976
Georg Fenady
S01-E06 March 4th, 1972

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E05 October 14th, 1956

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
S17-E01 September 13th, 1971
S16-E16 January 4th, 1971
S15-E24 March 9th, 1970
S15-E02 September 29th, 1969
Herman Groves
S13-E05 October 9th, 1967
S13-E04 October 2nd, 1967
S13-E07 October 23rd, 1967
S11-E17 January 15th, 1966
S10-E17 January 16th, 1965
S10-E02 October 3rd, 1964
S09-E25 March 21st, 1964
S01-E30 June 16th, 1956
S01-E05 October 15th, 1955

Have Gun – Will Travel

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Western

External resources

Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. It was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons. It was one of the few television shows to spawn a successful radio version. The radio series debuted November 23, 1958.nHave Gun – Will Travel was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and produced by Frank Pierson, Don Ingalls, Robert Sparks, and Julian Claman. There were 225 episodes of the TV series, 24 written by Gene Roddenberry. Other contributors included Bruce Geller, Harry Julian Fink, Don Brinkley and Irving Wallace. Andrew McLaglen directed 101 episodes and 19 were directed by series star Richard Boone.nThe television show is shown on the Encore-Western channel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E23 February 25th, 1961

Hawaii Five-O

Program genre

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

External resources

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E15 December 30th, 1970
Ed Adamson

Hondo

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Adventure Film
Western

External resources

Hondo is a 17-episode Western television series starring Ralph Taeger that aired in the United States on ABC during the 1967 fall season. The series was produced by Batjac Productions, Inc., Fenady Associates, Inc., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 October 27th, 1967
Arthur H. Nadel

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-E02 February 19th, 1978
S01-E04 March 5th, 1978
S01-E03 February 26th, 1978

Johnny Ringo

Program genre

Drama
Western

External resources

Johnny Ringo is an American Western television series starring Don Durant that aired on CBS from October 1, 1959, until June 30, 1960. It is loosely based on the life of the notorious gunfighter and outlaw Johnny Ringo, also known as John Peters Ringo or John B. Ringgold, who tangled with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Buckskin Franklin Leslie.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 April 7th, 1960

Kung Fu

Program genre

Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action
Western
Drama

External resources

Kung Fu is an American action-adventure western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972, to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes. Kung Fu was preceded by a full-length feature television pilot, an ABC Movie of the Week, which was broadcast on February 22, 1972. The series became one of the most popular television programs of the early 1970s, receiving widespread critical acclaim and commercial success upon its release.nKung Fu was created by Ed Spielman, directed and produced by Jerry Thorpe, and developed by Herman Miller, who was also a writer for, and co-producer of, the series.nThe series follows the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks Danny Caine, his half-brother.nKeye Luke and Philip Ahn were also members of the regular cast. David Chow, who was also a guest star in the series, acted as the technical and kung fu advisor, a role later undertaken by Kam Yuen.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 February 15th, 1973
Richard Lang
,
Allen Reisner

Little House on the Prairie

Program genre

Children's television series
Drama
Western

Official site

External resources

Little House on the Prairie is an American Western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, and Karen Grassle, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling series of Little House books. Television producer and NBC executive Ed Friendly became aware of the story in the early 1970s. He asked Michael Landon to direct the pilot movie, who agreed on the condition that he could also play Charles Ingalls.nThe regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. The series began on the NBC network on September 11, 1974, and ended on May 10, 1982. During the 1982–83 television season, with the departure of Landon and Grassle, the series was broadcast with the new title Little House: A New Beginning.nIn 1997, TV Guide ranked the two-part episode I'll Be Waving As You Drive Away #97 on its 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E17 February 9th, 1981
S07-E18 February 16th, 1981
S06-E12 December 10th, 1979

Lost in Space

Program genre

Family
Comedy
Adventure Film
Science Fiction
Space Frontier

External resources

Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series created and produced by Irwin Allen, filmed by 20th Century Fox Television, and broadcast on CBS. The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 15, 1965, and March 6, 1968. The first television season was filmed in black and white, but the remainders were filmed in color. In 1998, a Lost in Space movie, based on the television series, was released.nThough the original television series concept centered on the Robinson family, many later story lines focused primarily on Dr. Zachary Smith, played by Jonathan Harris. Originally written as an utterly evil but extremely incompetent would-be saboteur, Smith gradually becomes the troublesome, self-centered, incompetent foil who provides the comic relief for the show and causes most of the episodic conflict and misadventures. Smith was not in the un-aired pilot and neither was the robot. Of interesting note was that the plot point causing the Space Family Robinson to become Lost in Space was that it was a meteor storm in the un-aired pilot put the Jupiter Two off course.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 April 13th, 1966

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
S01-E10 December 4th, 1950

Mr. Novak

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Mr. Novak is an American dramatic series starring James Franciscus in the title role, which aired on NBC for two seasons, from 1963 to 1965.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 12th, 1963

My World and Welcome to It

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

My World... and Welcome to It is an American half-hour television sitcom based on the humor and cartoons of James Thurber. It starred William Windom as John Monroe, a Thurber-like writer and cartoonist who works for a magazine closely resembling The New Yorker called The Manhattanite. Wry, fanciful and curmudgeonly, Monroe observes and comments on life, to the bemusement of his rather sensible wife Ellen and intelligent, questioning daughter Lydia. Monroe's frequent daydreams and fantasies are usually based on Thurber material. My World — And Welcome To It is the name of a book of illustrated stories and essays, also by James Thurber.nThe series ran one season on NBC 1969-1970. It was created by Mel Shavelson, who wrote and directed the pilot episode and was one of the show's principal writers. Sheldon Leonard was executive producer. The show's producer, Danny Arnold, co-wrote or directed numerous episodes, and even appeared as Santa Claus in Rally Round the Flag.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 15th, 1969

Omnibus

Program genre

Variety show
Educational television
Live television

External resources

Omnibus is an American, commercially sponsored, educational television series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E06 February 6th, 1955
S01-E13 February 8th, 1953
S01-E09 January 11th, 1953
S01-E02 November 16th, 1952
S01-E06 December 14th, 1952
S01-E04 November 30th, 1952

Pistols 'n' Petticoats

Program genre

Western
Sitcom

External resources

Pistols 'n' Petticoats is an American Western sitcom that ran on CBS during the 1966-1967 television season. It was produced by Kayro/Universal Television for CBS Productions and ran from September 17, 1966 to March 11, 1967. The series was created by George Tibbles, who wrote the show's theme song.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 February 4th, 1967

Planet of the Apes

Program genre

Science Fiction
Adventure Film
Drama
Action

External resources

Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction television series that aired on CBS in 1974. The series stars Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Booth Colman. It is based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel of the same name by Pierre Boulle.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 13th, 1974

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
S01-E22 February 28th, 1957

Police Story

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police
Drama
Anthology

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Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.nAlthough it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 November 14th, 1975

Police Woman

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Action

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Police Woman is an American television police drama starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E24 March 2nd, 1976
Douglas Benton

Quincy, M.E.

Program genre

Drama
Crime
Medical fiction
Crime Fiction

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Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner.nInspired by the book Where Death Delights by Marshall Houts, a former FBI agent, the show also resembled the earlier Canadian television series Wojeck, broadcast by CBC Television. John Vernon, who played the Wojeck title role, later guest starred in the third-season episode Requiem For The Living. Quincy's character is loosely modelled on Los Angeles' Coroner to the Stars Thomas Noguchi.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E10 January 4th, 1979
S03-E06 October 28th, 1977

Rawhide

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

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Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood that aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959 to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965 until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.nSpanning seven and a half years, Rawhide was the fifth-longest-running American television Western, exceeded only by eight years of Wagon Train, nine years of The Virginian, fourteen years of Bonanza, and twenty years of Gunsmoke.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E18 February 5th, 1965
S07-E04 October 16th, 1964
S06-E14 January 2nd, 1964
S05-E12 December 14th, 1962

Route 66

Program genre

Drama

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Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America in a Chevrolet Corvette sports car. It ran weekly on Fridays on CBS from October 7, 1960, to March 20, 1964. It was shot on location, and though it derived its title from a famous American highway, very few episodes involved that highway.nThe program starred Martin Milner as Tod Stiles and, for the first two and a half seasons, George Maharis as Buz Murdock. Maharis was ill for much of the third season, leading to his eventual departure from the series. During his absence, Tod was shown traveling on his own, though references were made to Buz. Late in the third season, with Maharis gone from the show, a new character, Lincoln Case, played by Glenn Corbett, was introduced. He and Tod traveled together until the end of the fourth and final season, parting ways in a then-unusual wrap-up episode. The series currently airs on Me-TV, My Family TV and RTV.nAmong the series' more notable aspects were the featured Corvette convertible, and the program's instrumental theme song, which became a major pop hit.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 April 14th, 1961

Studio One

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

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Studio One is an American radio–television anthology series, created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E22 February 14th, 1955
S06-E40 June 21st, 1954
S04-E47 August 18th, 1952

Suspense

Program genre

Drama
Anthology series

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Suspense is an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. It was adapted from the radio program of the same name which ran from 1942 to 1962. Like many early television programs, the show was broadcast live from New York City. It was sponsored by the Auto-Lite corporation, and each episode was introduced by host Rex Marshall, who promoted Auto-Lite spark plugs, car batteries, headlights, and other car parts.nSome of the early scripts were adapted from Suspense radio scripts, while others were original for television. Like the radio program, many scripts were adaptations of literary classics by well-known authors. Classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Charles Dickens all had stories adapted for the series, while contemporary authors such as Roald Dahl and Gore Vidal also contributed. Many notable actors appeared on the program, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Franchot Tone, Robert Emhardt, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, and many more.nThe program was a live television series, but most episodes were recorded on kinescope. However, only about 90 of the 260 episodes survive today.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E27 March 2nd, 1954
S03-E14 November 28th, 1950
S02-E20 January 17th, 1950
S02-E28 March 14th, 1950
S03-E12 November 14th, 1950
S02-E07 October 18th, 1949

Tales of Wells Fargo

Program genre

Western

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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
S06-E32 May 12th, 1962
S04-E17 January 4th, 1960

Target: The Corruptors!

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

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Target: The Corruptors! is an American crime drama series starring Stephen McNally which aired on ABC from September 29, 1961 to June 8, 1962. The series was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 April 13th, 1962
S01-E10 December 1st, 1961
Walter Doniger

Tate

Program genre

Western

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Tate is an American Western television series starring David McLean that aired on NBC from June 8 until September 14, 1960. It was created by Harry Julian Fink, who wrote most of the scripts, and produced by Perry Como's Roncom Video Films, Inc., as a summer replacement for The Perry Como Show. Richard Whorf guest starred once on the series and directed the majority of the episodes. Ida Lupino directed one segment.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 June 8th, 1960

Temple Houston

Program genre

Comedy
Western
Legal drama
Legal

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The adventures of frontier lawyer Temple Houston, son of the legendary Texan Sam Houston.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E04 October 17th, 1963

The 20th Century Fox Hour

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

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The 20th Century Fox Hour is an American drama anthology series televised in the United States on CBS from 1955 to 1957. Some of the shows in this series were restored, remastered and shown on the Fox Movie Channel in 2002 under the title Hour of Stars. The season one episode Overnight Haul, starring Richard Conte and Lizabeth Scott, was released in Australia as a feature film.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 April 4th, 1956

The Big Valley

Program genre

Western

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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
S04-E14 January 20th, 1969
S03-E06 October 16th, 1967
S01-E22 February 23rd, 1966
S02-E14 December 19th, 1966
Arthur H. Nadel

The Dakotas

Program genre

Western

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The Dakotas is an ABC/Warner Brothers western television series starring Larry Ward and featuring Jack Elam broadcast during 1963. The short-lived program is considered a spin-off of Clint Walker's Cheyenne.nThe Dakotas is perhaps most notable for the fact that it was cancelled one week after heavy viewer protest over an objectionable scene.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 April 5th, 1963

The F.B.I.

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

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The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa co-sponsored the first season only.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E01 September 20th, 1970
S03-E12 December 31st, 1967

The Fugitive

Program genre

Thriller
Action
Drama
Mystery
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction

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The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a physician who is falsely convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a one-armed man.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 October 6th, 1964

The Guns of Will Sonnett

Program genre

Western

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The Guns of Will Sonnett is a Western television series set in the 1870s which ran on the ABC television network from 1967 to 1969. The series was the first production collaboration between Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas, who would later go on to produce one of ABC's most-memorable hits, The Mod Squad. Today, the series is distributed by King World, and, when telecast, is usually seen in tandem with Branded.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 October 4th, 1968
Jameson Brewer
S01-E07 October 20th, 1967

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Action
Suspense
Adventure Film

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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries is a television series which aired for three seasons on ABC. The series starred Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as amateur sleuth brothers Frank and Joe Hardy, respectively, and Pamela Sue Martin as detective Nancy Drew.nThe Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries was unusual in that it often dealt with the characters individually, in an almost anthological style. That is, some episodes featured only the Hardy Boys and others only Nancy Drew.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E15 January 22nd, 1978

The Iron Horse

Program genre

Western

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The Iron Horse is an American Western television series that appeared on ABC from 1966 to 1968 and featured Dale Robertson as fictional gambler-turned-railroad baron Ben Calhoun. Costars included Gary Collins, Robert Random and Ellen Burstyn.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 January 2nd, 1967

The Legend of Jesse James

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Western
Drama

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The Legend of Jesse James is an American western series starring Christopher Jones in the tile role of notorious outlaw Jesse James. The series aired on ABC from September 13, 1965, to May 9, 1966. Allen Case joined Jones as Jesse's brother, Frank James.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 November 15th, 1965

The Loretta Young Show

Program genre

Drama

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Letter to Loretta is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes. The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the lead in various episodes.nLetter to Loretta was sponsored by Procter & Gamble from 1953 through 1960. The final season's sponsor was Warner-Lambert's Listerine.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E22 March 1st, 1959

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
S04-E08 November 13th, 1957

The New Breed

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

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The New Breed is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from October 3, 1961 to June 5, 1962, with thirty-six episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 January 23rd, 1962

The Outcasts

Program genre

Western

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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-E06 November 11th, 1968

The Quest

Program genre

Western

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E02 September 22nd, 1976

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-E31 April 16th, 1961
S01-E03 October 18th, 1959

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
S04-E28 April 9th, 1962
S04-E08 November 20th, 1961
S02-E17 January 19th, 1960
Luci Ward
S01-E16 January 13th, 1959
S01-E34 May 19th, 1959 ,

The Virginian

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Western
Action
Adventure Film

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The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E29 April 13th, 1966
S04-E06 October 27th, 1965
S02-E01 September 18th, 1963
S01-E18 January 23rd, 1963
S01-E05 October 17th, 1962
James Sheldon

Then Came Bronson

Program genre

Drama
Adventure Film

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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-E07 October 29th, 1969

Twin Peaks

Program genre

Cult film
Mystery
Psychological thriller
Comedy
Supernatural
Science Fiction
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Fantasy
Horror
Suspense
Drama
Serial drama

External resources

Twin Peaks is an American television serial drama created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. It follows an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. Its pilot episode was first broadcast on April 8, 1990, on ABC. Seven more episodes were produced, and the series was renewed for a second season that aired until June 10, 1991. The show's title came from the small, fictional Washington town in which it was set. Exteriors were primarily filmed in the Washington towns of Snoqualmie and North Bend, though additional exteriors were shot in southern California. Most of the interior scenes were shot on standing sets in a San Fernando Valley warehouse.nTwin Peaks became one of the top-rated shows of 1990 and was a critical success both nationally and internationally. It captured a devoted cult fan base and became a part of popular culture that has been referenced in television shows, commercials, comic books, video games, films and song lyrics. Declining viewer ratings led to ABC's insistence that the identity of Laura's murderer be revealed midway through the second season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 October 20th, 1990 Clinton Sternwood , , ,
S02-E05 October 27th, 1990 Clinton Sternwood
Barry Pullman

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
S07-E05 October 14th, 1963
S02-E31 May 6th, 1959

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Program genre

Western

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Wanted: Dead or Alive is an American Western television series starring Steve McQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. It aired on CBS for three seasons in 1958–61. The black-and-white program was a spin-off of a March 1958 episode of Trackdown, a 1957–59 western series starring Robert Culp. Both series were produced by Four Star Television in association with CBS Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 September 19th, 1959
Frank McDonald

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on CBS television between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 November 18th, 1958
Robert B. Sinclair

Wire Service

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Wire Service is an American drama series that aired on ABC as part of its 1956-57 season lineup.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E30 May 13th, 1957

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