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1. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Stanley Andrews, Don Haggerty, Gregg Palmer

2. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.3
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

3. Lock Up (1959–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Joan Granville, Olive Carey

4. Macabre (1958)

Approved | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her.

Writers: Robb White, Anthony Boucher | Director: William Castle | Stars: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott

5. Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)

82 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Forrest J Ackerman, John Badham, Diane Baker, Sidney D. Balkin

6. Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher, Teacher/Artist (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Narrated by Robert De Niro, Hans Hofmann: Artist/Teacher Teacher Artist is both an explanation of modern art and the story of a man who influenced thousands, some of whom are today's leading artists.

Stars: Betty Bishop, Robert De Niro, Ray Eames, Robert Fisher

7. Lock Up (1959–1961)
Episode: A French Affair (1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Herb Maris travels to Paris to close a merger deal with a corporate client and Lt. Weston goes along to learn from Interpol. When his client can't be found, Herb suspects foul play and ... See full summary »

Writer: Gene Lesser | Director: Joe McDonald | Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Richard Arlen, Danielle De Metz

8. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: A Mule... Like the Army's Mule (1968)

30 min | Drama, Western

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Sandy King, the youngest member of an outlaw gang, is wounded. The gang captures army lieutenant Jason Beal, but agree to free him on condition that he take King for treatment by army ... See full summary »

Writer: Gene Lesser | Director: Jack B. Hively | Stars: Sam Melville, Luke Halpin, Robert Yuro, Hal Baylor

9. Lock Up (1959–1961)
Episode: Flying High (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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The investigation of a murdered stewardess implicates one of her two roommates, Jean Davis. Maris uncovers romantic jealousies between two of the women who had dated the same pilot, and a ... See full summary »

Writer: Gene Lesser | Director: Jack Herzberg | Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Joan O'Brien, Mary Webster

10. Lock Up (1959–1961)
Episode: Never Bet the Odds (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Businessman Martin Reeves knows his teenage son Paul is somehow involved in an attempted robbery and shooting. With a big merger pending, Martin is more concerned with his reputation. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Gene Lesser | Director: Henry S. Kesler | Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Charles Davis, Howard Dayton

11. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Stagecoach Spy (1959)

Drama, Western

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A woman named Whipple, has a good eye for remembering details and the Sheriff asks her to ride on a stage coach run to help describe the hold-up men who have been robbing the stage coach ...

Writer: Gene Lesser | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Claudia Barrett, Brad Johnson, Tom Keene, Bob Steele

12. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: The Accuser (1958)

30 min | Western

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Writers: Gene Lesser, Christopher Knopf | Director: John English | Stars: David Niven, Chris Alcaide, Malcolm Brodrick, Gail Kobe

13. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Man Who Didn't Want Gold (1967)

Drama, Western

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Writer: Gene Lesser | Stars: Ken Del Conte, Hal Smith, Guy Wilkerson, Robert Taylor

14. Lock Up (1959–1961)
Episode: The Wildcatter (1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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A masked, armed robber holds up an oil executive and his secretary and takes a quarter of a million dollars in securities. Based on a cuff-link, the secretary identifies the robber as an ... See full summary »

Writer: Gene Lesser | Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Adele Mara, Guy Stockwell, Gene Damian

15. Lock Up (1959–1961)
Episode: Top Secret (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Physicist Alan Decker is held for the murder of a fellow scientist with whom he worked. Maris is in the awkward position of clearing him without revealing to Lt. Weston that his client is ... See full summary »

Writer: Gene Lesser | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Andrea King, Charles Maxwell