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1. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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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.

Stars: Van Williams, Andrew Duggan, Richard Long, Arlene Howell

2. Inner Sanctum (1954– )

27 min | Mystery

8.3
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Stars: Edward Binns, Rusty Lane, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart

3. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

8.1
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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen

4. Banyon (1971–1973)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.9
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The adventures of 1930's Los Angeles private eye Miles Banyon.

Stars: Robert Forster, Joan Blondell, Richard Jaeckel, Julie Gregg

5. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Cinderella of the Yukon (1956)

Action, Western

7.9
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The abusive young widow of an elderly mine owner conspires with thieves to conceal the fact that the deceased man's gentle teen-aged granddaughter may be the rightful heir to his estate.

Creator: Fran Striker | Director: Chuck Skinner | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Maureen Cassidy, Karen Scott

6. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: The Cache (1956)

30 min | Action, Western

7.8
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Attempting to be the first to reach a new gold strike, greedy prospectors assault a trail-wise competitor, steal his coveted food cache, and cruelly leave him to die from wolves or exposure.

Writers: Tom Dougall, Lawrence L. Goldman, George W. Trendle | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Edgar Dearing, Harry Tyler

7. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: The Life You Save (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Writers: Nelson Gidding, Flannery O'Connor | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Buddy Hart, Gene Kelly, Agnes Moorehead, Barbara Pepper

8. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Turnabout (1956)

Action, Western

7.8
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Creator: George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Donald Kohler, Morgan Jones

9. The Haunting (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Horror

7.7
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Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical ... See full summary »

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Shirley Jackson | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

10. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)

30 min | Action, Western

7.7
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Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.

Creators: George W. Trendle, Fran Striker | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin, Rex

11. Warner Brothers Presents (1955–1956)

60 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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This show featured three rotating series, "Kings Row", "Cheyenne" and "Casablanca". The last 15 minutes was devoted to promoting Warner Brothers movies but this was dropped along with "... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Bronson, Charles McGraw, Marcel Dalio, Dan Seymour

12. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Walter Coy

13. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Revenge (1956)

30 min | Action, Western

7.6
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Released after 10 years in prison, psychopathic Carl Stack holds Sergeant Preston responsible for his incarceration and hires assassin Pierre La Fitte to murder him from ambush.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Francis De Sales, Fred Cavens

14. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Totem Treasure (1956)

Action, Western

7.6
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While searching for a missing university professor, Sergeant Preston and the professor's son are taken captive by Kutchin Indians and face execution unless Yukon King can quickly find evidence that the Kutchins' "Totem Spirit" is a fraud.

Creator: George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Ray Boyle, Stanley Fraser

15. I Want to Live! (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for alleged murder, pleads her innocence.

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz, Ed Montgomery, Barbara Graham | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

16. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Blind Justice (1957)

30 min | Action, Western

7.5
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Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Alma Lawton, Donald Lawton

17. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke is looking to hire two men to assist him in a bank raid: Earle Slater, a white ex-convict, and Johnny Ingram, a black gambler. Both are reluctant; but Burke arranges for Ingram's... See full summary »

Writers: William P. McGivern, Abraham Polonsky, Nelson Gidding, John O. Killens | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

18. The Man Behind the Badge (1953–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Stories taken from the files of various law-enforcement agencies, including city, county and state police, park rangers, military police, etc.

Stars: Charles Bickford, Joel Aldred, Norman Rose, Paul Brinegar

19. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Father of the Crime (1956)

Action, Western

7.4
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When a greedy mining executive files an unwarranted lawsuit against the claim of two brothers, his debt-laden son convinces one of the brothers to assist him in robbing his father's gold shipment.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, John Dennis, Joan Granville

20. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Luck of the Trail (1956)

Action, Western

7.4
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Two thieves who robbed an elderly miner meet Sergeant Preston on the trail and attempt to arrange an "accident" when King repeatedly sniffs near the stolen gold.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Thom Carney, Paul McGuire

21. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: One Bean Too Many (1956)

30 min | Action, Western

7.4
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An aspiring news photographer with a curious knack for being in the right place at the right time helps Sergeant Preston and King in their pursuit of fur thieves who were responsible for the death of an Indian brave.

Creator: Fran Striker | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Hank Patterson

22. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: The Assassins (1955)

Action, Western

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Aware that he is suspected of misappropriating gold-rich land, a corrupt gold commissioner schemes to cover his crimes by murdering his replacement.

Writers: Maurice Tombragel, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Paul McGuire

23. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A group of scientists investigates a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Nelson Gidding | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

24. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Ghosts of the Anvils (1956)

Action, Western

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Sergeant Preston poses as a cheechako in an effort to expose a pair of murderous thieves who dress in eerie all-white outfits to ambush (and frequently kill) would-be prospectors to steal their supplies.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Charles Fredericks, Pierce Lyden

25. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Gold Fever (1956)

Action, Western

7.3
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Concerned for his mother's safety, young Jimmy Greenwood leads murderous fur thieves on a dangerous chase over treacherous and little-used trails with Sergeant Preston and Constable Malloy in close pursuit.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Betty Farrington, George Crise

26. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: One Good Turn (1956)

30 min | Action, Western

7.3
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An aging miner finds a rich lode with the help of his newly-acquired English partner, but the sudden wealth makes him the target of his envious brother-in-law and a murderous claim jumper.

Creator: George W. Trendle | Director: John Peyser | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Sharon Lee, Francis De Sales

27. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: The Fancy Dan (1956)

Action, Western

7.3
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A dishonest promoter with a disdain for "Fancy Dan" boxing rules schemes to abscond with the proceeds from a heavily-attended fight in the remote mining town of Wheelers.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Joe Downing, I. Stanford Jolley

28. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Treasure of Fifteen Mile Creek (1955)

Action, Western

7.3
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Claim jumpers Hunch and Shanto are determined to steal a valuable mining claim document that has been concealed inside the violin of itinerant musician Jim Dallas.

Creator: Fran Striker | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, George E. Mather

29. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Eye of Evil (1956)

Action, Western

7.2
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Treachery abounds as a wealthy man's business manager murders a jewel thief in order to obtain the "Eye of Evil", a $100,000 black pearl that was stolen in the U. S. and smuggled into the Yukon in the hope of finding a buyer.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Jan Shepard, Ray Boyle

30. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Pack Ice Justice (1956)

30 min | Action, Western

7.2
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After his Eskimo tribe saves two white men from from freezing to death, tribe leader Ooluk vows revenge when the two decide to repay the kindness by stealing furs and assaulting Ooluk's wife and brother.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Weaver Levy, Ralph Neff

31. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Phantom of Phoenixville (1956)

Action, Western

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Sergeant Preston offers help to an inexperienced young couple while pursuing thieves who have tapped into the RCMP's telegraph line in order to obtain confidential information concerning gold shipments.

Creator: Fran Striker | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Don Durant

32. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: The Coward (1956)

30 min | Action, Western

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The pusillanimous son of a crusading local newspaper publisher discovers his courage after he is abducted and threatened by the henchmen of the corrupt town boss and his dishonest attorney.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Wayne Mallory, Edmund Cobb

33. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Justice at Goneaway Creek (1956)

30 min | Action, Western

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Sergeant Preston must act quickly to prevent a lynching when struggling miner Johnny Johnson is falsely accused of murdering the man who held an overdue note on his claim.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: John Peyser | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Linda Leighton, Dehl Berti

34. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Cry Wolf (1955)

Action, Western

7.0
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Ruthless gold thieves target a rich claim that was reportedly staked by "Windy" Brown, a man with an understanding wife and a reputation as an incurable teller of tall tales.

Creator: Fran Striker | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Sherman Sanders

35. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Limping King (1956)

Action, Western

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Yukon King's "lame dog" trick helps Sergeant Preston get close enough to reason with Tom Elders, a gentle veterinarian who turned into a rifle-brandishing hermit after apparently being swindled out of his life's savings of $9,000.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, George Selk

36. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: The Boy Nobody Wanted (1955)

30 min | Action, Western

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Recently orphaned Denny Pickens finds that his Aunt Flora is unreceptive to taking him in, but he gets a chance to prove himself by helping Sergeant Preston in his pursuit of bank robber Cris Darby and his smooth-talking brother.

Creator: Fran Striker | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Craig Duncan

37. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Vindication of Yukon King (1955)

Action, Western

7.0
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Sergeant Preston must work to clear King's reputation after a murderous claim-jumper falsely (and publicly) accuses the dog of causing a prospector's death.

Creator: George W. Trendle | Director: Chuck Skinner | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Paul McGuire

38. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Bad Medicine (1955)

30 min | Action, Western

6.9
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A self-serving Chilcotte medicine man further endangers his diphtheria-stricken tribe by convincing the chief to reject serum treatment in favor of carrying out superstitious rituals and taking Sergeant Preston as a hostage.

Writers: Maurice Tombragel, George W. Trendle | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Charles Stevens

39. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Lost Patrol (1956)

Action, Western

6.9
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Sergeant Preston searches rough and uncharted country for a lost party that was delivering a vital Indian treaty, but he is unaware that his "guide" is actually a saboteur who strongly opposes the treaty.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Patrick Whyte, Ted Jacques

40. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: The Rookie (1956)

Action, Western

6.9
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Sergeant Preston is close behind as young Constable Dennis Burns doggedly pursues murderous Lefty Burke across rough country, unaware that Burke is actually his long-absent father.

Creator: Fran Striker | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Ed Hinton

41. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Trouble at Hogback (1955)

Action, Western

6.9
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The death of an Indian brave leads Sergeant Preston and King to investigate whether sabotage could be the reason for a series of "accidents" that are plaguing the Hog Back Mining Company.

Writers: Robert Bennett, George W. Trendle | Director: Chuck Skinner | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Frank Fenton

42. Nine Hours to Rama (1963)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History

6.8
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"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (... See full summary »

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Stanley Wolpert | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Horst Buchholz, José Ferrer, Valerie Gearon, Don Borisenko

43. I Want to Live (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Cotler, Nelson Gidding, Barbara Graham, Don Mankiewicz, Ed Montgomery | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Martin Balsam, Pamela Reed, Harry Dean Stanton

44. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Gene Saks, Albert Dekker, Nina Foch, Russell Hicks

45. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Hidden Gold (1955)

30 min | Action, Western

6.8
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When gold thieves implicate an aging and reformed ex-convict in a robbery, the old man's last best hope for vindication is the unshakable faith of a little girl.

Writers: Andre Bohen, George W. Trendle, Louis Vittes | Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Rex, Cheryl Callaway

46. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: King of Herschel Island (1956)

Action, Western

6.8
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Sergeant Preston and King go on a determined mission to remote Herschel Island after receiving word that violent mutineers from a stranded whaling vessel have virtually enslaved the peaceful Eskimos who inhabit the area in winter.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Charles D. Livingstone | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Lane Bradford, Charles Stevens

47. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Remember the Maine (1956)

Action, Western

6.8
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A dishonest troupe of traveling performers plans to frame a former war hero for the theft of $17,000 in contributions intended for the families of the American servicemen who died as a result of the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine.

Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle | Director: Charles D. Livingstone | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Ed Hinton, John Pickard

48. Casablanca (1983– )
Episode: The Cashier and the Belly Dancer (1983)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: Joan Alison, Murray Burnett, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Nelson Gidding, Howard Koch | Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Ray Liotta

49. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Trapped (1956)

30 min | Action, Western

6.8
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Treacherous sneak thief Milt Strang is saved from freezing by compassionate Yukon newcomer Eileen Mabry. Strang repays the young woman's kindness by attempting to steal her husband's valuable gold claim at gunpoint.

Creator: Fran Striker | Director: Charles D. Livingstone | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Lyn Thomas, Jay Douglas

50. Lost Command (1966)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama, War

6.7
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This is the story of French Lt. Col. Pierre-Noel Raspeguy who leads his French paratroopers in battle against the Communist Viet Minh guerrilla in French Indochina and later during the Algerian war of independence.

Writers: Jean Lartéguy, Nelson Gidding | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan