Most Popular Titles With Dean Riesner

1. 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.

2. Dirty Harry (1971)
102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

3. Rawhide (1959–1965)
50 min | Drama, Western
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

4. 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 »

5. Ironside (1967–1975)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

6. Play Misty for Me (1971)
102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

7. High Plains Drifter (1973)
105 min | Western
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A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

8. Starman (1984)
115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

9. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)
30 min | Comedy, Family
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Dobie Gillis is an average teenager living in average Central City with an average desire--girls! He lusts after many nubile women, notably Thalia Menninger. Rivals for affection include ... See full summary »

10. Sudden Impact (1983)
117 min | Action, Thriller
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A rape victim is exacting revenge on her agressors in a small town outside San Francisco. Dirty Harry, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.

11. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

12. The Enforcer (1976)
96 min | Action, Thriller
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Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.

13. Rich Man, Poor Man (1976 TV Mini-Series)
60 min | Drama
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An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.

14. Blue Thunder (1983)
109 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

15. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »

16. Coogan's Bluff (1968)
93 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
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An Arizona deputy goes to New York City to escort a fugitive back into custody.

17. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
30 min | Western
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

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. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, War, Western
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20. Charley Varrick (1973)
111 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.

21. Fatal Beauty (1987)
104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of "Fatal Beauty"... See full summary »

22. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
60 min | Drama
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

23. The Sting II (1983)
102 min | Comedy, Crime
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Lonnegan is planning to get back at Gondorff and Hooker for bilking him out of half a million. At the same time Gondorff and Hooker are planning their next caper. And their mark is a man ... See full summary »

24. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
60 min | Western
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

25. 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 »

26. Sugarfoot (1957–1961)
60 min | Western
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Correspondence-school law graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune. Unfortunately, his "cowboy" abilities leave a lot to be desired and earn him the nickname "Sugarfoot" which... See full summary »

27. Young Man with a Horn (1950)
112 min | Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
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A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).

28. Bronco (1958–1962)
60 min | Western
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29. The Fighting 69th (1940)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
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Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

30. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)
60 min | Drama
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Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat.... See full summary »

31. The Thin Man (1957–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Mystery
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Nick Charles, an ex-private detective, marries Nora and lives in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Nick's former underworld friends still hang around and get him involved ... See full summary »

32. The Texan (1958–1960)
30 min | Western
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The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

33. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)
30 min | Western
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A late entry in the TV Westerns boom of the late 50s. Shotgun Slade unlike other show hero wasn't a marshal, sheriff or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private detective, hired to ... See full summary »

34. Colt .45 (1957–1960)
30 min | Western
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Christopher Colt was apparently a gun salesman but was in fact a government agent tracking down notorious bad guys. His cousin Sam took the lead when the studio had contract disputes with the original star.

35. 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 »

36. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
30 min | Western
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37. The Pilgrim (1923)
40 min | Short, Comedy
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The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

38. Mesa of Lost Women (1953)
70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.

39. The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices.

40. Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (1976 TV Mini-Series)
390 min | Drama
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This is the story of the happenings at a major bank. The first of which is that the bank's president announces that he is dying and that with no heir to take his place, he informs the ... See full summary »

41. Lost Flight (1970 TV Movie)
104 min | Action, Drama
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Bridges is the captain of a downed airliner who must help his crew and passengers survive on a deserted jungle island in the midst of a power struggle - an adult version of "Lord of the Flies."

42. Lancer (1968–1970)
60 min | Western
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"Bonanza" clone about the Lancer family and its ranch.

43. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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44. The Long, Hot Summer (1965–1966)
48 min | Drama
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45. The Dakotas (1963– )
60 min | Western
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Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

46. The Intruders (1970 TV Movie)
100 min | Western
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The James and Younger outlaw gangs ride into town, and it is up to the local marshal, who has lost both his nerve and his gun skills, to stop them.

47. Slattery's People (1964–1965)
60 min | Drama
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48. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)
60 min | Crime, Drama
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

49. Stranger on the Run (1967 TV Movie)
97 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
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A drifter finds himself wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert, then he will send his ... See full summary »

50. Vanished (1971 TV Movie)
196 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Government agencies investigate the mysterious disappearance of a powerful presidential adviser.