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1. The Chinese Typewriter (1979 TV Movie)

75 min | Action, Adventure

6.5
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This unsold TV pilot set in Hawaii is about two PIs hired by an airline company to retrieve a stolen jet, the company's latest prototype.

Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Tom Selleck, James Whitmore Jr., Lane Bradbury, William Daniels

Votes: 22

2. Crash (1978 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

5.5
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True story recounting the crash of Eastern Airlines flight 401, which crashed in the Everglades while on approach to Miami in December 1972. Accurate in many respects, the movie goes ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: William Shatner, Adrienne Barbeau, Brooke Bundy, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 155

3. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: Gone But Not Forgotten (1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.6
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Nothing is adding up for Quincy in this episode. A prominent CEO is found apparently murdered in his office, and a suspect with a motive is in custody. However, the autopsy is uncovering ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito

Votes: 45

4. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: Passing (1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

6.9
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While returning from a coroners convention, Quincy and Sam find a human skull in the desert. They immediately hire a forensic artist to use it to try to identify it. Eventually, they ... See full summary »

Director: David Alexander | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 36

5. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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It's hijinks on the high seas when a U.S. submarine has to take on a collection of female nurses. Somehow or another, the sub gets painted pink in the process.

Stars: Melinda Naud, Jim Varney, Richard Brestoff, John Astin

Votes: 115

6. Ransom for Alice! (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 78 min | Thriller, Western

6.2
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In 1890s Seattle, a deputy marshal and his female partner set out to bust up a ring that kidnaps teenage girls and sells them into prostitution.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Gil Gerard, Yvette Mimieux, Charles Napier, Laurie Prange

Votes: 8

7. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
Episode: And Baby Makes 33 (1977)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: John Astin, Richard Gilliland, Yvonne Wilder, Melinda Naud

8. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
Episode: And Out of the Sea Came a Marine (1977)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: John Astin, Richard Gilliland, Yvonne Wilder, Melinda Naud

9. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
Episode: Coffee, Tea, or Cyanide (1977)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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When Mac is scheduled to take a first-class flight from San Francisco to Hawaii, an airline executive arrives early and in mechanic's garb on the pretext of inspecting the aircraft. His ... See full summary »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Martha Raye, Richard Gilliland

Votes: 25

10. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
Episode: Have You Heard About Vanessa? (1977)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The intrepid Mac is presented with a 70's version of the 1944 film noir "Laura" in his final episode. The play on names of the two detectives: McPherson and McMillan is the most clever part of this finale.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Martha Raye, Richard Gilliland

Votes: 22

11. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: Last of the Dinosaurs (1977)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

6.8
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Quincy's favorite movie star suddenly dies. While the case appears to be an open and shut natural death, Quincy soon discovers inconsistencies in not only the autopsy, but with witness ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Danton | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 34

12. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)
Episode: Operation Petticoat (1977)

120 min | Comedy

6.6
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A veteran naval commander is given command of a submarine full of misfits, miscreants and with a group of nurses as passengers.

Directors: Norman Abbott, William Asher, John Astin | Stars: John Astin, Richard Gilliland, Yvonne Wilder, Richard Brestoff

Votes: 146

13. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.3
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

Votes: 3,448

14. Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot for the CIA who was shot down in his spy plane over Russia, captured and imprisoned.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee Majors, Noah Beery Jr., Nehemiah Persoff, Brooke Bundy

Votes: 93

15. The Million Dollar Rip-Off (1976 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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An electronics genius, who is an ex-con, and four of his lady friends devise a plot to steal millions of dollars from the Chicago Transit Authority. A detective, who had been keeping tabs ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Freddie Prinze, Allen Garfield, Christine Belford, Linda Scruggs

Votes: 58

16. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
Episode: All Bets Off (1976)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Mac goes on vacation in Las Vegas to meet his girlfriend, a tennis professional (the first of six "girlfriends-of-the-week" who highlighted the "McMillan" series"). While she's preparing ... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Martha Raye, Richard Gilliland

Votes: 21

17. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: All Passions Spent (1976)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Thirteen years ago, Kiley' college roommate, Vince Dager married Steve's girlfriend, Susan. When Vince suffers a severe heart attack, Kiley agrees to take the case but his presence appears o be hindering the recovery.

Director: Richard Milton | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 8

18. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: How Do You Know What Hurts Me? (1976)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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June is a Vegas dancer who has become very ill from a botched silicone breast implant. The moral of the story is to go to a reputable plastic surgeon for a proper silicone implant procedure.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 6

19. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Highest Mountain (1976)

100 min | Drama

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Immense Pressure builds for Steve when Dr. Welby is away, and He has a fight with Janet. He must climb "The Highest Mountain."

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

20. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Vanity Case (1976)

120 min | Drama

6.4
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Paul Moran is ready to propose to Welby's daughter but the hospitalization of his ex-wife for severe headaches threatens to put a hitch in the plans.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 5

21. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Calculated Risk (1975)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Welby's joy at his daughter's return from South America is tempered by the realization that his son-in-law may be suffering from a serious heart problem.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 8

22. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Dark Corridors (1975)

60 min | Drama

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A young teenage violinist appears to have a disease that only occurs in adolescents and Welby feels that he may be misdiagnosing because he is in shock over the death of an old friend earlier in the day.

Director: Richard Milton | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Joanne Dru

23. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Public Secrets (1975)

60 min | Drama

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Because his wife has chronic heart disease, a financial manager has a one-night stand with a model that gives him syphilis. The illness comes out in a routine physical and the results are both professionally and personally devastating.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Mark Miller

24. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Save the Last Dance for Me (1975)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Elaine Giftos

25. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Double-Edged Razor (1975)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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A teenage girl suffers a mild stroke during a high school exam and Kiley is concerned that even though initial tests come back normal there is something seriously wrong with the girl.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 5

26. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Lie (1975)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Janet's former boyfriend, Eric Brandon, returns to LA and sees Welby about a possible recurrence of his skin cancer. When surgery is called for, Brandon deliberately doesn't tell Welby of a recent stroke, which could endanger his life.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 5

27. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Strange Behavior of Paul Kelland (1975)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A structural engineer develops severe mood swings and alternating periods of insomnia and drowsiness causing deep concern for his wife as well as Welby and Kiley.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 5

28. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Time Bomb (1975)

60 min | Drama

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A rising tennis star's career may be threatened by thyroid cancer caused from radiation treatment she received as a child.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Lucie Arnaz

29. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: To Live Another Day (1975)

60 min | Drama

5.5
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A Jewish boy named Simon, who is suffering from a series of illnesses, longs to recover in time for his Bar Mitzvah. But his parents quarrel over whether he should go through with the ceremony, complicating his recovery.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Pamela Hensley

Votes: 8

30. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Child of Silence (1974)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Dr. Welby treats a young girl who almost drowned. His biggest challenge is getting through to the girl's mother who adamantly will not let her hearing-impaired daughter be seen by a specialist.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 8

31. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Last Flight to Babylon (1974)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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A young pilot who successfully undergoes treatment for bladder cancer becomes suicidal when his medical history prevents his employment and causes his girlfriend to shun him.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Cliff De Young

Votes: 5

32. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: No Charity for the MacAllisters (1974)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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An impoverished Appalachian family have moved to Los Angeles looking for work but they are hesitant to get medical treatment for looming health problems because tradition says to not accept anything they can't pay for.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 5

33. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Out of Control (1974)

60 min | Drama

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An aspiring race car driver refuses to find out what is causing severe headaches because it may endanger his career but the headaches send him into uncontrollable fits of rage that endanger him and everyone around him.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, George Maharis

34. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The 266 Days (1974)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A career woman, delighted to be pregnant at last, joins Consuelo's medical care group for pregnant women.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 5

35. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Brittle Warrior (1974)

60 min | Drama

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A veteran police sergeant (and new grandfather) tries to hide the debilitating effects of arthritis from his superior officers ... in particular, his son-in-law.

Director: Richard Learman | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Forrest Tucker

36. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Fatal Challenge (1974)

60 min | Drama

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Kiley is frustrated by a resident at Lang Memorial's Family Practices Clinic who is prone to making rash and non-medical diagnoses.

Director: Richard Learman | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Jess Walton

37. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Last Rip-Off (1974)

60 min | Drama

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Dr. Welby's patient dies in the night and her daughter agrees, under grieving duress, to a $5000 funeral. In the meantime, Dr. Kiley's long-time friend develops problems with his kidneys, ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Richard Basehart

38. My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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In this sequel, the daughters' anniversary present is the news that their widowed father is about to get remarried.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Raymond Massey, Darleen Carr

Votes: 20

39. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: A Question of Fault (1973)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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A young boy looses his arm due to poor treatment. The boys father struggles to deal with his perception the boy wont grow up to be a man. To complicate matters the ugly notion of a malpractice is raised.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, BarBara Luna

Votes: 6

40. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Death Is Only a Side Effect (1973)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A young woman with chronic kidney disease lapses into a coma from complete renal failure and her husband blames Kiley for improperly prescribing the drug she was taking while Welby and Kiley race against time to find the actual cause.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 6

41. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: For Services Rendered (1973)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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A coronary bypass may be the only thing that can save the life of dry-cleaning store operator Fred Pulaski. But Pulaski, determined to retire with his wife to a ranch in Southern California... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Tige Andrews

Votes: 5

42. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Friends in High Places (1973)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A man dying of cancer is frustrated that his youngest son continues to pursue an acting career despite a lack of success and resents the fact that he has returned to LA for acting opportunities and not just to see him.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Frank Langella

Votes: 6

43. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: The Endless Moment (1973)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A former girlfriend comes back into Kiley's life and they quickly decide to get married but when she is diagnosed with lupus, Steve's natural reticence to impart bad news makes it difficult to let her know she will become an invalid.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 6

44. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
Episode: Two Dollars on Trouble to Win (1973)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Someone seems to want Sally's Uncle Cyrus dead. Mac and Sally are in a race to find who wants him dead before it's too late.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Rock Hudson, Susan Saint James, John Schuck, Nancy Walker

Votes: 27

45. Short Walk to Daylight (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama

7.1
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Eight people are trapped in a New York subway after an earthquake, and try to find their way out.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: James Brolin, Don Mitchell, James McEachin, Abbey Lincoln

Votes: 155

46. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Columbo arrives at a kidnapping case, which at some point turns into a murder. Everything seems to be related to a trust fund managed by a man with a great love for orchids.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Peter Falk, Ray Milland, Bob Dishy, Sandra Smith

Votes: 1,192

47. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 19,490

48. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes.

Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Susan Saint James, Nancy Walker

Votes: 1,324

49. How to Frame a Figg (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy

6.6
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Don Knotts is Hollis Figg, the dumbest bookkeeper in town. When the city fathers buy a second-hand computer to cover up their financial shenanigans, they promote Figg to look after things, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Joe Flynn, Edward Andrews, Elaine Joyce

Votes: 602

50. Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You (1971 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Detective Ellery Queen has to solve a series of murders where the victims were killed in numerically descending ages, the male victims were strangled with blue cords and the female victims with pink ones.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Peter Lawford, Harry Morgan, E.G. Marshall, Skye Aubrey

Votes: 96