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1. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
Episode: Blind Date (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Family

9.1
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Betty is embarrassed when her friends make fun of Rudy because they think he is inferior to them. She chastises her friends and leaves the soda shop. Her friends decide to play a joke on Betty by setting her up on a blind date with Rudy.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray

Votes: 14

2. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Everybody's Thankful But Us Turkeys (1961)

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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It's Thanksgiving, and the Baxter's have company. George's sister is there, upset with her husband. George's mother talks of being lonely. Hazel steps in and helps each of them while trying to get the dinner made.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 27

3. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: The Baby Buggy (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Donna wants to help obstetrician Harriet Robey receive recognition for all her years of service to the town. Donna talks the bank into purchasing a car as a gift for Harriet and has it presented at a testimonial dinner.

Director: Andrew McCullough | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 12

4. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: The Toughest Kid in School (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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Alex and Mary want Jeff to help the new kid in school get acquainted with school and friends. Jeff finds him annoying as the kid tries to prove he is better and tougher than others.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 6

5. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Explorer's Ten (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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After listening to a talk on space travel, Jeff and his Explorer friends decide to raise money to buy a telescope. Once they have the money, Jeff thinks there's a better way to use it.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 8

6. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Hazel's Day Off (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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It's Hazel's day off, but she is forced to work when a wealthy man says he will donate land for a park but the contract must be written on Sunday. When the man arrives, Hazel admonishes him for not relaxing on a Sunday.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 21

7. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Maid of the Month (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.9
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Hazel wins a magazine's contest for maid of the month. A magazine reporter is sent to interview her, thinking she sounds too good to be true.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 15

8. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: My Dad (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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Alex & Jeff enter a father & son golf tournament. Alex is called away by a medical emergency. After several back and forth attempts to spend time together, it seems the day is lost. Jeff loves his father even if he is not always there.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 15

9. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Once Upon a Timepiece (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.9
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When Alex's watch seems to be shot, Donna buys an antique one to replace it. After they discover an inscription on it Donna decides to track down the original owner, with surprising results.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 10

10. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Donna's Prima Donna (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Mary considers skipping college to pursue a singing career. Donna is skeptical until she hears her sing "Johnny Angel."

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 12

11. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Man of Action (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Jeff and his friend Smitty seem to have Smitty's little brother tagging along with them. They convince Donna to watch him while they go to visit their girlfriends.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 9

12. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Mister Nice Guy (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Jeff suddenly starts being uncharacteristically nice to Mary. Mary wonders if he has some ulterior motive in mind and impatiently waits for the other shoe to drop.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 11

13. Tightrope (1959–1960)
Episode: Night of the Gun (1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.8
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One of two witnesses to a mob killing is murdered. Though Nick has had all he can take of undercover work and requests being taken off of it, he is assigned to infiltrate the mob to protect the other witness, who has now gone into hiding.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Mike Connors, Whit Bissell, Paul Langton, Steve Mitchell

Votes: 6

14. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: The Christmas Horse (1960)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Dennis is sure that he's going to get a horse for Christmas, even though his parents repeatedly tell him that he isn't (and Mr. Wilson would be sure to object). Then Dennis hears that ... See full summary »

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 18

15. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: The Fifty-Thousandth Customer (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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With Mr. Finch offering a free 5-minute shopping spree for the 50,000th customer at his pharmacy, Mr. Wilson tries to calculate the exact moment that it will happen so that he can walk through the door and claim the prize.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Charles Lane

Votes: 19

16. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: A Very Bright Boy (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Johnny Crawford stars as the son of Donna's college roommate. According to an IQ Test, he is not very smart, but the Stone family finds him to be highly intelligent. They find out why his mother thinks he is not smart.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 11

17. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Alex, the Professor (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Donna talks Alex into being a speaker for a woman's group about child psychology. Alex gives the speech and then decides he is going to put his theories in practice with Mary and Jeff.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 6

18. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Hazel's Day (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Harold realizes there is a Mother's Day and a Father's Day, but no day to celebrate Hazel. So the family makes the next Sunday as Hazel's Day a grand celebration.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 18

19. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Mr. Wilson's Inheritance (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Mr. Wilson believes he's a millionaire when he inherits his aunt's estate.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth

Votes: 20

20. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: The Chinese Horse (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Donna attends an auction of unclaimed freight and an unknown woman asks Donna to bid on a Chinese horse. Donna wins the auction but the woman disappears. Donna brings the item home, but then strange things begin to happen.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 15

21. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: The Natural Athlete (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Hazel and Mr. B square off against one another in a bowling tournament.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 17

22. Tightrope (1959–1960)
Episode: The Shark (1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.7
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Nick goes undercover to bring down an organization of loan sharks. To do this, he raises their attention by taking out five different loans from five different underlings.

Director: Sidney Miller | Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Stanley Adams, Theodore Marcuse

Votes: 7

23. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Trouble from Mars (1961)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Mr Wilson goes for a haircut in preparation for a magazine taking his picture for an article. Unfortunately, Dennis scares the barber and the back of George's hair is accidentally shaved off.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth

Votes: 13

24. Tightrope (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Mike Connors played an unnamed police undercover agent who infiltrated organized crime to expose the leaders and their plots. His name changed with each episode in order to protect him. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia, Lewis Charles

Votes: 88

25. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: A Four-Bit Word to Chew On (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Hazel tries to learn a new word every day. It comes in handy when Mr. Griffin has George set up an educational fund for the disadvantaged youth.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 18

26. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Calling All Bird Lovers (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Hoping to be selected as a delegate to a bird lovers' convention, Mr. Wilson hosts a reception for the organization at his home. The program includes a special guest who does actual bird ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth, Parley Baer

Votes: 17

27. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Hazel Digs a Hole for Herself (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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George & Deirdre's mother visits and thinks she has nothing left to look forward to doing. Hazel gets her working in a garden, and this becomes her new passion. Deirdre thinks it is a servant's work and her mother should not be doing it.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 18

28. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Hazel's Christmas Shopping (1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Hazel moonlights to earn Christmas spending money.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 25

29. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: One of Those Days (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Alex has a frustrating day where everything goes wrong and decides to go home. Donna convinces him that they should go on a picnic to relax, but even the relaxing trip has problems.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 10

30. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)
Episode: Ransom Cross (1953)

30 min | Western

8.6
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After two archaeologists discover an ancient Spanish cross, a trio of crooks steal it and hold the relic for ransom.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Robert Lowery

Votes: 5

31. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: So Long, Brown Eyes (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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A long-lost flame re-enters Hazel's life.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 15

32. Tightrope (1959–1960)
Episode: Stand on Velvet (1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Nick goes undercover in the organization of a numbers racket boss, ultimately hoping to bring him down. Doing so, however, involves a very risky double-cross.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Mike Connors, Karl Swenson, Ruta Lee, Jack Lambert

Votes: 5

33. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: The Caravan (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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A trip across the country in a recreational trailer turns out to be more work and problems than the enjoyable vacation it started out to be.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 13

34. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Death Valley Kid (1952)

26 min | Western

8.6
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A young, bold, bandit is robbing banks and businesses in a Sheriff's territory. Pressure mounts on the Sheriff to catch the bandit. The Sheriff plots to catch him but is always outsmarted. The Sheriff is determined to catch the bandit.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Richard Emory, Ann McCrea, Bruce Edwards, Walter McGrail

Votes: 10

35. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: The Father Image (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Alex has a patient who needs constant care. Jeff wants his father to help him get his driver's license, and Mary wants him to help repair a pair of shoes she needs for her graduation ceremony.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 8

36. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Aloha, Kimi (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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When the daughter of a family friend is paralyzed in a surfing accident, Alex is asked to fly to Hawaii to assist in her treatment. Alex and Donna get to know the Doctors and Nurses of the Pacific View Clinic.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 11

37. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Dennis Goes to Camp (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Mr. Wilson is eager for Dennis to go to summer camp. And when Henry is unexpectedly unable to take Dennis and several of Dennis's friends to visit the camp, Mr. Wilson is happy to step in, and takes them there up himself.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 15

38. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: George's Niece (1961)

Comedy

8.5
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When Hazel plays matchmaker between George's niece and her own nephew, George's sister doesn't like it one bit.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 30

39. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Heat Wave (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Hazel learns that a neighbor just had air conditioning installed. The maid at that house is a friend of hers who brags how her place has air conditioning. Hazel pesters Mr B to have air conditioning installed at his house.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 19

40. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Lost Pegleg Mine (1952)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Jeanne De Courcey's family has been looking for the Lost Pegleg Mine for many years. Peter Trumble also wants to locate the mine. Peter uses Jeanne's little brother Robby to get every edge that he can to find the mine first.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Gil Frye, Gloria Eaton, Andy Clyde, Ralph Sanford

Votes: 11

41. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: The Lucky Piece (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Mr Wilson gives Dennis a coin with Good Luck written on it for mowing his lawn. Dennis thinks it is a lucky coin, and he seems to have a lot of good things happening to him.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth

Votes: 15

42. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: The New Look (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Mary returns from a date feeling a bit miffed when her boyfriend calls her wholesome. She decides to change her looks to be more exciting.

Director: Andrew McCullough | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 8

43. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: What'll We Watch Tonight? (1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The Baxters gets the first color TV on the block, and the neighbors crowd the house to watch it.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 32

44. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Donna Meets Roberta (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A friend tells Alex a woman is selling her house cheap, but in another year the house value will rise and Alex should consider buying it. Donna meets the woman, a mother like her with children to care for.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 14

45. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Hazel the Matchmaker (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The Baxters' neighbor, a widower with four children, finds himself in deep trouble when both George Baxter and Hazel decide to push him into marriage - to two different women.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 24

46. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: Hazel's Mona Lisa Grin (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Hazel discovers that the artist who painted her portrait is now famous.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 22

47. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Horseless Carriage Club (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Henry buys an antique car to enter the Horseless Carriage Road Race. He hopes the win the prize and become the president of his and Henry's local chapter for the club. Dennis talks Mr Wilson to take him & his friends on a drive in the car.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth, Laurence Haddon

Votes: 13

48. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: The Baby Came C.O.D. (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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George has good news - he might be invited to speak at a law school. Friends of Hazel are expecting a baby, but do not have enough money to pay the hospital. Hazel and George come up with a plan.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 22

49. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: The Boy Wonder (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Mr. Wilson's attempts to build a backyard barbecue are stymied by his teenage helper's playing loud music and by a search for Dennis's wandering pet turtle.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 14

50. Tightrope (1959–1960)
Episode: The Cracking Point (1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.4
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Nick infiltrates a bank robbery gang which uses blackmail to accomplish its ends, and which employs a particularly sadistic henchman who often kills in spite of his boss's orders.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Mike Connors, Richard Jaeckel, Simon Oakland, Alan Baxter

Votes: 5