Walter Baldwin Actor

Walter Baldwin (January 2, 1889 − January 27, 1977) was a prolific character actor whose career spanned five decades and 150 film and television roles, and numerous stage performances. Baldwin, who was born Walter S. Baldwin Jr. in Lima, Ohio from a theatrical family, served in the First World War. He was probably best known for playing the father of the handicapped sailor in The Best Years of Our Lives. He was the first actor to portray "Floyd the Barber" on The Andy Griffith Show. Prior to his first film roles in 1939, Baldwin was appeared in more than a dozen Broadway plays. He played Whit in the first Broadway production of Of Mice and Men, and also appeared in the original Grand Hotel in a small role, as well as serving as the production's stage manager. He originated the role of Bensinger, the prissy Chicago Tribune reporter, in the Broadway production of The Front Page. In the 1960s he had small acting roles in television shows such as Petticoat Junction and Green Acres. He continued to act in motion pictures, and one of his last roles was in Rosemary's Baby.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 2nd, 1889
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
January 27th, 1977 at age of 88
Place of death
Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Pneumonia

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama97.19
Horror27.05
Mystery27.5
Film-Noir47.35
Crime27.2
Romance76.79
Thriller27.1
Musical26.55
Western46.63
Comedy46.38

1. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

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

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

Awards

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

Top cast

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

2. Oklahoma Territory (1960)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0

Oklahoma Territory is a 1960 Western film.

Awards

Top cast

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

3. The Desperate Hours (1955)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played George Patterson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
22 Show list 1 Show list $2.39M

The Desperate Hours is a 1955 film from Paramount Pictures starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March. The movie was produced and directed by William Wyler and based on a novel and play of the same name written by Joseph Hayes which were loosely based on actual events. The original Broadway production had actor Paul Newman in the Bogart role but he was passed over for the movie because Bogart was a much bigger star. The character was made older in the script so Bogart could play the part. Bogart said he viewed the story as "Duke Mantee grown up," Mantee having been Bogart's breakthrough movie role in The Petrified Forest. Spencer Tracy was first cast to be in the film with Bogart, but the two friends both insisted on top billing and Tracy eventually withdrew. The role of Glenn Griffin was Bogart's last as a villain. The Desperate Hours was the first black-and-white movie in VistaVision, Paramount's wide-screen process. The house used in the final seasons of the television series Leave it to Beaver was used for exterior shots of the Hilliards' home. In 1956, Joseph Hayes won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.

Awards

1956 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay

Top cast

Glenn Griffin
Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard
FBI Agent Carson
Ellie Hilliard
Detective #1
Sheriff Masters
Dutch
Mrs. Walling
Dan C. Hilliard
Detective #2
State Police Lt. Fredericks
Tom Winston
Hal Griffin
Mr. Walling
Cindy Hilliard
Motorist Hijacked by Hal
Sam Kobish
Miss Swift
Miss Wells
Ralphie Hilliard
Sheriff #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Stranger on Horseback (1955)

Romance, Western
played Vince Webb
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
66.0
Herb Meadow
,
Don Martin
9 Show list

Stranger on Horseback is a 1955 American Western film directed by Jacques Tourneur starring Joel McCrea. The screenplay is based on a story by Louis L'Amour.

Awards

Top cast

Josiah Bannerman
Col. Buck Streeter
Tom Bannerman
Sam Kettering
Judge Richard Thorne
Arnold Hammer
Barfly
Sheriff Nat Bell
Caroline Webb
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Living It Up (1954)

Comedy
played Isaiah Jackson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
7 Show list

Living It Up is a 1954 film comedy starring the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Paul Jones. The screenplay by Jack Rose and Melville Shavelson was based on the 1953 musical Hazel Flagg by Ben Hecht, in turn based on the story Letter to the Editor by James H. Street. An earlier film, Nothing Sacred, had been made in 1937 by Selznick International Pictures with Carole Lombard and Fredric March, and directed by William A. Wellman. The 1954 version had original music by Walter Scharf, cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp, art direction by Albert Nozaki and Hal Pereira, and costume design by Edith Head. Living It Up also features Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold, Fred Clark, Sheree North, and Sig Ruman.

Awards

Top cast

Wally Cook
Oliver Stone
The Mayor
Dr. Emile Egelhofer
Dr. Lee
Jitterbug Dancer
Waiter
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Carrie (1952)

Drama, Romance
played Mr. Meeber
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
Captain
Charles Drouet
Patron at Slawson's #1
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

7. The Winning Team (1952)

Biography, Drama, Romance
played Pa Alexander
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
Seeleg Lester
,
Ted Sherdeman
,
Merwin Gerard
11 Show list

The Winning Team is a 1952 biographical film directed by Lewis Seiler. It is a fictionalized biography of the life of major league pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander starring Ronald Reagan as Alexander, Doris Day as his wife, Aimee and Frank Lovejoy as baseball star Rogers Hornsby. The story covers Alexander's life as telephone company lineman and amateur ballplayer, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs, his battles with alcoholism and epilepsy, and finally his comeback with the St. Louis Cardinals. It includes his heroic performance in three games in the 1926 World Series against the New York Yankees, where the 7th inning strikeout of Tony Lazzeri is used as the game-ending, Series-winning pitch. The film earned an estimated $1.7 million at the North American box office in 1952.

Awards

Top cast

Willie Alexander
Joe McCarthy
Bill Killefer
Ma Alexander
Rogers Hornsby
Sam Arrants
George Glasheen
Jesse 'Pop' Haines
Ballplayer
Ballplayer
Ballplayer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Baseball
English
United States of America

8. I Want You (1951)

Drama
played George Kress Sr.
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
10 Show list

I Want You is a 1951 film directed by Mark Robson taking place in America during the Korean War. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Greer
Martin Greer
Judge Jonathan Turner
Harvey Landrum
George Kress Jr.
Ned Iverson
Sarah Greer
Nancy Greer
Thomas Greer
Gladys
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Korean War
English
United States of America

9. The Racket (1951)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
1 Show list

The Racket is a 1951 is a black-and-white film noir drama directed by John Cromwell with uncredited directing help from Nicholas Ray, Tay Garnett, Sherman Todd and Mel Ferrer. The production features Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Conrad and Ray Collins. The film, a remake of the 1928 film The Racket, is based on the Bartlett Cormack play.

Awards

Top cast

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

10. Storm Warning (1951)

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

Storm Warning is a 1951 American thriller, directed by Stuart Heisler, and featuring Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day and Steve Cochran. Lauren Bacall was originally cast in the part eventually played by Rogers. Bacall turned it down and was put on suspension by Warners for her defiance.

Awards

Top cast

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

11. Thieves' Highway (1949)

Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
played Officer Riley
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
11 Show list

Thieves' Highway is a 1949 film noir directed by Jules Dassin. The screenplay was written by A. I. Bezzerides, based on his novel Thieves' Market.

Awards

Top cast

Nick Garcos
Mike Figlia
Ed Kinney
Slob
Italian grocer
Yanko Garcos
Polly Faber
Announcer
Midge
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
German, Italian, English
Germany, United States of America

12. The Gay Amigo (1949)

Action, Adventure, Mystery
played Editor Stoneham
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
63.0
Philip N. Krasne
6 Show list

The Gay Amigo is a 1949 American film starring Duncan Renaldo in the lead role of the Cisco Kid. This film was one entry in a series of Cisco Kid B Westerns.

Awards

Top cast

Henchman Duke
Lieutenant
Sgt. McNulty
Pancho Gonzales
The Cisco Kid
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

13. The Man from Colorado (1948)

Romance, Western
played Tom Barton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
Jules Schermer
22 Show list

The Man from Colorado is a 1948 American western-psychological drama film directed by Henry Levin and produced by Jules Schermer for Columbia Pictures. It stars Glenn Ford as a Union officer who becomes addicted to killing during the American Civil War, William Holden as his best friend, and Ellen Drew as their common love interest. Robert Andrews and Ben Maddow based the screenplay on a story by Borden Chase.

Awards

Top cast

Capt. Del Stewart
Parks
Col. Owen Devereaux
Easy Jarrett
Roger MacDonald
Big Ed Carter
Sgt. Jericho Howard
Bartender
Doc Merriam
Jack Rawson
Deputy #1
Glory Hill Townsman #4
Powers
Soldier at Dance
Mutton McGuire
Caroline Emmet
Johnny Howard
Nagel
Morris
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American Civil War
English
United States of America

14. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

Drama
played Amos Ames
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
157.0
16 Show list 2 Show list

Mourning Becomes Electra is a 1947 American film by Dudley Nichols adapted from the 1931 Eugene O'Neill play of the same title. The film stars Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou, Leo Genn and Kirk Douglas. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role. Originally released by RKO Radio Pictures at nearly three hours, it was eventually edited down to 105 minutes after it performed poorly at the box office and won no Oscars. It has since been restored to its full length and shown on Turner Classic Movies. An Oscar upset occurred in connection with the film. All who saw it had taken it for granted that Rosalind Russell would win for her performance as Lavinia, to the point that Russell actually began to rise from her seat just before the winner's name was called. However, it was Loretta Young, and not Russell, who was named Best Actress for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter. The movie recorded a loss of $2,310,000, making it one of RKO's biggest financial disasters.

Awards

1947 National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
1947 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama

Top cast

Peter Niles
Lavinia Mannon
Brig. Gen. Ezra Mannon
Orin Mannon
Mrs. Borden
Adam Brant
Ira Mackel
Seth Beckwith
Josiah Borden
Abner Small
Landlady
Mrs. Hills
Dr. Blake
Christine Mannon
Hazel Niles
Minnie Ames
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. The Power of the Whistler (1945)

Thriller
played Western Union agent
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
66.0
Leonard S. Picker
7 Show list

The Power of the Whistler is a 1945 mystery film noir based on the radio drama The Whistler. Directed by Lew Landers, the production features Richard Dix, Janis Carter and Jeff Donnell. It is the third of Columbia Pictures' eight "Whistler" films starring Richard Dix produced in the 1940s.

Awards

Top cast

Elite Bakery Truck Driver, Joe Blainey
Kaspar Andropolous
Constantina Ivaneska
Francie
William Everest
Jean Lang
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
L. William O'Connell
English
United States of America

16. Together Again (1944)

Comedy, Romance
played Witherspoon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
12 Show list

Together Again is 1944 comedy romance film based on the story by Stanley Russell and Herbert J. Biberman, written by Virginia Van Upp and F. Hugh Herbert, and directed by Charles Vidor.

Awards

Top cast

Leonardo
George Corday
Jonathan Crandall Sr
Anne Crandall
Morton Buchanan
Diana Crandall
Perc Mather
Gilda LaVerne
Gilbert Parker
Miss Thorn
Lillian
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

17. I'm from Arkansas (1944)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
played Packing Company Attorney
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
E.H. Kleinert
,
Irving Vershel
Joseph Carole
,
Marcy Klauber
9 Show list

I'm from Arkansas is a 1944 American film directed by Lew Landers.

Awards

Top cast

Stowe Packing Company Representative
Harry Cashin
Bob Hamline
Doris
Juniper Jenkins
Commissioner of Agriculture
Matilda Alden Jenkins
Farmer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robert Pittack
English
United States of America

18. For Me and My Gal (1942)

Musical, Romance, War
played Bill
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
Richard Sherman
, ,
20 Show list $802K

For Me and My Gal is a 1942 American musical film directed by Busby Berkeley and starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly – in his screen debut – and George Murphy, and featuring Martha Eggerth and Ben Blue. The film was written by Richard Sherman, Fred F. Finklehoffe and Sid Silvers, based on a story by Howard Emmett Rogers inspired by a true story about vaudeville actors Harry Palmer and Jo Hayden, when Palmer was drafted into World War I. It was a production of the Arthur Freed unit at MGM.

Awards

Top cast

Eddie Milton
Member of The King's Men #1
Harry Palmer
New York Palace Doorman
Elevator Operator
France Taxi Driver
Sid Simms
Mr. Waring
Newark Palace Stagehand
Orchestra Conductor & Arranger
France Doctor
Jimmy K. Metcalf
Danny Hayden
Fred
Dough Boy Dan
Lily Duncan
Eve Minard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War I
,
Robert Kalloch
French, English
United States of America

19. Miss Polly (1941)

Comedy
played Lem Wiggins
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
45.0
Eugene Conrad
,
Edward E. Seabrook
12 Show list

Miss Polly is a 1941 comedy film written by Eugene Conrad and Edward E. Seabrook and directed by Fred Guiol.

Awards

Top cast

Miss Pandora Polly
Drug Store Owner
Elmer, the Grocery Boy
Townsman
Slim Wilkins
Mrs. Minerva Snodgrass
Elvira Pennywinkle
Mrs. Frisbee
Barbara Snodgrass
Mayor Walsh
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robert Pittack
English
United States of America

20. The Devil Commands (1941)

Horror, Sci-Fi
played Seth Marcy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
11 Show list

The Devil Commands is a 1941 American horror film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Boris Karloff. The working title of the film was The Devil Said No. In it, a man obsessed with contacting his dead wife falls in with a sinister phony medium. The Devil Commands is one of the many films from the thirties and forties in which Karloff was cast as a mad scientist with a good heart. It was one of the last in line of the low-budget horror movies that were produced before Universal Studios' The Wolf Man. The story was adapted from the novel The Edge of Running Water by William Sloane.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Julian Blair
Professor Walt
Mrs. Marcy
Mrs. Blanche Walters
Sheriff Ed Willis
Postmaster
Dr. Richard Sayles
Mr. Booth
Dr. Van Den
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

21. Arizona (1940)

Western
played Man Who Declares for the South
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
125.0
26 Show list $2M

Arizona is a 1940 American Western film starring Jean Arthur, William Holden and Warren William. It was directed by Wesley Ruggles. Victor Young was nominated for the Academy Award for Original Music Score, while Lionel Banks and Robert Peterson were considered for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black-and-White.

Awards

Top cast

Peter Muncie
Lazarus Ward
Southern Lieutenant
Grant Oury
Phoebe Titus
Judge Bogardus
Timmins - Ward's Henchman
Solomon Warner
Restaurant Man
Bill Oury
Lieutenant Chapin
Haley - Ward's Henchman
Leatherface
Pete Kitchen
Jefferson Carteret
Teamster #2
Union Commanding Officer
Capt. Hunter
Townsman
Bart Massey
Teamster #1
Courier
Pauline Weaver
U.S. Cavalryman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Hallenberger
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

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-E07 November 13th, 1955

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E18 January 29th, 1961
S09-E02 September 25th, 1960
S06-E08 November 24th, 1957

Green Acres

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat Junction, the series was first broadcast on CBS, from September 15, 1965 to April 27, 1971.nReceiving solid ratings during its six-year run, Green Acres was cancelled in 1971 as part of the rural purge by CBS. The sitcom has been in syndication and is available in DVD and VHS releases and is archived on YouTube.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 14th, 1966
S01-E11 November 24th, 1965

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-E03 September 27th, 1971
S12-E21 February 11th, 1967

Lancer

Program genre

Western
Drama

External resources

Lancer is an American Western series that aired on CBS from September 1968, to May 1970. The series stars Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, and Wayne Maunder as a father with two half-brother sons, an arrangement similar to the more successful Bonanza on NBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 December 10th, 1968
Jack Turley

Lassie

Program genre

Drama
Family
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Action
Children's television series

External resources

Lassie is an American television series that follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, human and animal. The show was the creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and was televised from September 12, 1954, to March 24, 1973. The fourth longest-running U.S. primetime television series after The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, and Law & Order, the show chalked up seventeen seasons on CBS before entering first-run syndication for its final two seasons. Initially filmed in black and white, the show transitioned to color in 1965.nThe show's first ten seasons follow Lassie's adventures in a small farming community. Fictional eleven-year-old Jeff Miller, his mother, and his grandfather are Lassie's first human companions until seven-year-old Timmy Martin and his adoptive parents take over in the fourth season. When Lassie's exploits on the farm end in the eleventh season, she finds new adventures in the wilderness with a succession of United States Forest Service Rangers. After traveling without human leads for a year, Lassie finally settles at a children's home for her final two syndicated seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 September 26th, 1954

Lawman

Program genre

Western
Drama

External resources

Lawman is an American western television series originally telecast on ABC from 1958 to 1962 starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and featuring Peter Brown as Deputy Marshal Johnny McKay. The series was set in Laramie, Wyoming during 1879 and the 1880s. Warner Bros. already had several western series on the air at the time, having launched Cheyenne with Clint Walker as early as 1955. The studio continued the trend in 1957 with the additions of Maverick with James Garner and Jack Kelly, Colt .45 with Wayde Preston, and Sugarfoot with Will Hutchins. One year later, Warner Bros. added Lawman and Bronco with Ty Hardin.nPrior to the beginning of production, Russell and Brown and producer Jules Schermer made a pact to maintain the quality of the series so that it would not be seen as just another western.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E33 May 17th, 1959

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
S01-E09 November 18th, 1967
Gerald Mayer

My Mother the Car

Program genre

Legal
Fantasy
Fantasy television
Sitcom
Comedy
Car

External resources

My Mother the Car is an American fantasy sitcom which aired for a single season on NBC between September 14, 1965 and April 5, 1966. A total of 30 episodes were produced by United Artists Television.nCritics and adult viewers generally panned the show, often savagely. In 2002, TV Guide proclaimed it to be the second-worst of all time, just behind The Jerry Springer Show. In 2010 The O'Reilly Factor recorded its viewers as listing it as the worst show of all time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 February 1st, 1966

Nanny and the Professor

Program genre

Children's television series
Fantasy
Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Nanny and the Professor is an American fantasy situation comedy created by AJ Carothers and Thomas L. Miller for 20th Century Fox Television. During pre-production, the proposed title was Nanny Will Do.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E15 December 27th, 1971

Petticoat Junction

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Petticoat Junction is an American situation comedy produced by Wayfilms that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural characters created by Paul Henning. Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off Green Acres.nThe setting for the series is the Shady Rest Hotel, just outside the farming town of Hooterville. The hotel is situated on the train line of the C. & F.W. Railroad, halfway between the towns of Pixley and Hooterville, each 25 miles away.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E20 February 7th, 1970
S07-E13 December 20th, 1969
S04-E25 March 21st, 1967
S04-E31 May 2nd, 1967
S04-E19 February 7th, 1967
S05-E10 November 11th, 1967
S02-E13 January 5th, 1965
S02-E22 March 9th, 1965
S02-E02 September 29th, 1964

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
S01-E12 December 26th, 1960

The Dakotas

Program genre

Western

External resources

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-E01 January 7th, 1963

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
S03-E08 November 2nd, 1965
Daniel B. Ullman

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
S03-E28 April 3rd, 1957

Wikipedia

Check Walter Baldwin on wikipedia.

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