Most Popular Titles With Frank Overton

1. Star Trek (1966–1969)
50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

3. Bonanza (1959–1973)
49 min | Western
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

4. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

5. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

6. The Virginian (1962–1971)
75 min | Western
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

7. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
75 min | Drama, Western
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

8. The Invaders (1967–1968)
51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

9. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

10. Route 66 (1960–1964)
60 min | Adventure
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Only fiction series written & shot all over North America. Two young adventurers in a Corvette explore early 60's social problems and changing mores, looking for the right place to settle ... See full summary »

11. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

12. Thriller (1960–1962)
49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

13. Fail-Safe (1964)
112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

14. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
60 min | Drama
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

15. Naked City (1958–1963)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. Season one stars were... See full summary »

16. American Masters (1985– )
90 min | Documentary, Biography, History, Music, Romance
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17. Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

18. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)
60 min | Drama, War
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This series chronicles the adventures--in the air and on the ground--of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

19. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime, Drama
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

20. The Rebel (1959–1961)
30 min | Western
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After the end of the American Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

21. The Defenders (1961–1965)
60 min | Drama
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

22. The Deputy (1959–1961)
30 min | Western
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"That was the Arizona territory in 1880, and I was its chief marshal." So began this western series starring Henry Fonda as Simon Fry. Unfortunately, Fonda's character was fully integrated ... See full summary »

23. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
60 min | Drama
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24. No Way Out (1950)
106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

25. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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26. Lawman (1958–1962)
30 min | Western
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

27. Wild River (1960)
110 min | Drama, Romance
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A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a ... See full summary »

28. Laramie (1959–1963)
60 min | Western
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

29. Checkmate (1960–1962)
60 min | Crime, Drama
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

30. Lonelyhearts (1958)
100 min | Drama
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Eager to land a journalistic position, Adam White goes to work as an advice-giving newspaper columnist. His editor, Shrike, takes pleasure in browbeating his alcoholic wife Florence for her... See full summary »

31. Desire Under the Elms (1958)
111 min | Drama, Romance
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Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into ... See full summary »

32. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
60 min | Drama
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33. Posse from Hell (1961)
89 min | Western
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Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

34. You Are There (1953–1957)
30 min | Drama, History
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

35. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
124 min | Drama
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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

36. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)
60 min | Adventure
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

37. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
92 min | Action, Biography, Crime, Western
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The last eighteen years in the life of Jesse James, showing his home life in Missouri, his experiences with Quantrill's raiders, his career of banditry with his brother Frank and the ... See full summary »

38. Riverboat (1959–1961)
60 min | Adventure, Western
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39. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

40. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

41. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

42. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)
60 min | Drama, Sport, Western
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Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

43. Mystery Street (1950)
93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

44. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )
30 min | Drama
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45. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

46. Boomerang! (1947)
88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

47. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
60 min | Drama
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

48. Bus Stop (1961–1962)
60 min | Drama
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Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.

49. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy, Family
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

50. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
60 min | Drama
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »