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1. The Magician (1973–1974)
Episode: The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit: Part II (1974)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

8.8
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When his attempt to free his ex-girlfriend from a cell fails, Tony Blake has a confrontation with her ex-mobster father whom he still blames for his failed relationship.

Creator: Bruce Lansbury | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Bill Bixby, Joseph Sirola, Julian Christopher, John Colicos

Votes: 6

2. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Killer (1970)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.7
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The IMF is up against a contract killer who makes decisions at random at the last minute to ensure his moves are unpredictable. As Barney stands in for the intended victim, the IMF must ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

Votes: 60

3. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: The Lawman (1968)

60 min | Western

8.7
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Trouble brews when a washed-up marshal - to whom Murdoch once promised a share in the Lancer ranch - shows up with a group of deputies and a prisoner who claims to know Johnny.

Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 7

4. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.6
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,244

5. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 187

6. Flight (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

8.6
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Stars: George C. Kenney, Forrest Compton, John Pickard, James Parnell

Votes: 18

7. Steeletown (1979 TV Movie)

60 min

8.6
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Writer: Laurence Heath | Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Bibi Besch, Michael Biehn, Kraig Cassity, Frank Converse

Votes: 31

8. The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960– )

30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Robin Scott is a wealthy, Oxford-educated freelance insurance investigator, skilled in karate and judo, who travels all over the world investigating claims made against insurance companies,... See full summary »

Creators: John Abernathy, Leo Gordon | Stars: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason, Walter Reed, Merry Anders

Votes: 32

9. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Exchange (1969)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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The episode opens with a mission already underway in a foreign country. But an unforeseeable accident causes Cinnamon Carter to be captured by the foreign government just as she completes ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Votes: 66

10. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.4
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Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Gilman Rankin

Votes: 86

11. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: Condition: Red (1967)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.4
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Major Dan Keller works for NORAD, at the computer control section. There he programs complex machinery that watches the skies, constantly. The aliens need a window to bring in a great many ... See full summary »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Antoinette Bower, Jason Evers, Mort Mills

Votes: 50

12. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: Hot Rod (1956)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A career felon and his mechanically-skilled younger brother stage a series of armed robberies using a supercharged roadster as their getaway car.

Writer: Laurence Heath | Director: Jack Herzberg | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Gordon Lacy, Joel Smith, Jay Douglas

Votes: 12

13. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: The Captive (1967)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.4
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Wesley Sanders breaks into the embassy of a foreign power to steal troop movement data. But he fails to disarm the security and gets caught. Examining him, Dr. Serret notices some strange ... See full summary »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Director: William Hale | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Dana Wynter, Don Dubbins, Fritz Weaver

Votes: 44

14. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Encore (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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In order to solve a cold case the IMF and scores of actors go to extreme lengths to convince one of the killers, Thomas Kroll, that he is reliving the day of the murder - June 30, 1937.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 42

15. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: The Life Seekers (1968)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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A police officer is shot and seriously wounded by an alien, whom he then shoots and sees disintegrate. A roadblock is set up for the other two in the car that sped off. Investigating, David... See full summary »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Roy Thinnes, R.G. Armstrong, Diana Muldaur, Arthur Franz

Votes: 45

16. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Mercenaries (1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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A mercenary army in Central Africa led by Krim is destabilizing the region, and stockpiling stolen gold. Phelps and the IMF capitalize on Krim's greed, and manipulate him into arranging the... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Votes: 61

17. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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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 »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Mark Russell, Max Kleven

Votes: 1,348

18. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 130

19. Panic! (1957– )

30 min | Thriller

8.2
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Creator: Al Simon | Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Bill Erwin, Norman Alden, Robert Anderson

Votes: 36

20. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: Counter-Attack (1968)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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Professor Eliot Kramer has completed calculations that will allow the Believers to create an automated jamming station that will cause navigational malfunctions aboard incoming saucers. But... See full summary »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Lin McCarthy, Donald Davis, Ahna Capri

Votes: 42

21. The Magician (1973–1974)
Episode: Ovation for Murder (1973)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

8.2
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During a backyard party where Tony Blake performs, the magician witnesses a Greek man he rescued earlier shoot another man. Blake suspects he was impaired and arranges an elaborate illusion in a hospital to catch the real killer.

Creator: Bruce Lansbury | Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Bill Bixby, Keene Curtis, Julian Christopher, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 6

22. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Trapped (1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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The impossible mission this time is to recover the multi-million dollar booty stolen by a family of smugglers. But when the action gets hot, Jim sustains a head injury and wakes up with ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 24

23. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Break! (1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Phelps poses as a pool shark to break up a gambling ring led by Krebbs and Allen, and recover microfilm left behind by a dead agent.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 32

24. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Invasion (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Defense Department analyst Whitmore Channing has stolen microfilm detailing temporary blind spots in the nation's Defense Early Warning system. The information will be picked up from an ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 27

25. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )
Episode: Nan's Ghost: Part 1 (1995)

47 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A haunted spirit and antique smugglers are just a few challenges Jessica faces on her Irish vacation.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Leslie Bevis, Edita Brychta, Mark Lindsay Chapman

Votes: 69

26. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Phantoms (1970)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Leo Vorka, the aging Stalin-like dictator of a Communist nation, is about to begin another purge, led by the infamous head of his secret police Georgi Kull. Phelps posing as a writer, ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 35

27. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Two Thousand (1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Before he can sell it to a foreign power, the IMF force must trick a treasonous scientist into revealing the whereabouts of a cache of nuclear material by convincing him he is now living 28... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 35

28. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 4,483

29. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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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.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 159

30. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Death Squad (1970)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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Jim and Barney vacation together in a Latin American country. While there, Barney falls in love with artist Alma Ross. But the brother of the local police chief obsesses over Alma and is ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 43

31. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Kidnap (1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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In a sequel to Season Six's "Casino," Jim Phelps is on vacation with Barney when he is recognized by one of the criminals that the IMF outfoxed in the earlier episode. Jim is held hostage ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Peter Graves | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 27

32. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )
Episode: Love & Hate in Cabot Cove (1993)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Jessica returns to Cabot Cove to discover why her accountant is not paying her bills.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Richard Beymer, Matthew Flint, Wings Hauser

Votes: 58

33. The Magician (1973–1974)
Episode: The Vanishing Lady (1973)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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When Julie Carter, the singer in Tony Blake's magic opening act and personal friend, is kidnapped in her dressing room, the magician has to race against time to save her.

Creator: Bruce Lansbury | Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Bill Bixby, Keene Curtis, Julian Christopher, Todd Crespi

Votes: 5

34. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett, Vance Skarstedt

Votes: 498

35. I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, John Zaremba, Virginia Stefan, Ed Hinton

Votes: 85

36. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Anthony Eustrel, Louis Jean Heydt

Votes: 21

37. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: Motel Robbery (1956)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A man and two women who specialize in robbing roadside motels become increasingly confident and reckless.

Writer: Laurence Heath | Director: Gilbert Kay | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Rhodes Reason, Marilyn Buferd, Lynette Bernay

Votes: 14

38. The Magician (1973–1974)
Episode: The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit: Part I (1974)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Performing at the Magic Castle, Tony Blake notices his ex-girlfriend in the audience, looking distraught. A man behind her is acting strange. Tony invites her onstage and makes her vanish but the bad guy is fast on their trail.

Creator: Bruce Lansbury | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Bill Bixby, Joseph Sirola, Julian Christopher, John Colicos

Votes: 7

39. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Innocent (1970)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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Barney has been captured infiltrating an enemy laboratory in the Middle East. To make matters worse he has been exposed to the chemical weapon being manufactured at the lab. Phelps devises ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren, Greg Morris

Votes: 34

40. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Question (1973)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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A foreign agent assassin defects to the US, or he may be a foreign mole. It is up to the IMF team to kidnap him from his US safe-house, then uncover if his defection is real or a hoax.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 29

41. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Ultimatum (1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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Rogue physicist Dr. Jerome Cooper informs the government that he has planted a 50-megaton bomb in a major American city, which he will detonate unless various members of Congress are ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 28

42. Michael Shayne (1960–1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Michael Shayne is a private detective who solves crimes in Miami, Florida.

Stars: Richard Denning, Herbert Rudley, Jerry Paris, Patricia Donahue

Votes: 40

43. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Doomsday (1969)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Industrialist Carl Vandaam claims to have a hydrogen bomb for sale. He invites representatives from a variety of countries and factions to participate in an auction for the device at his ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Votes: 46

44. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )
Episode: Nan's Ghost: Part 2 (1995)

47 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Jessica is trapped in the dungeon of an ancient Irish castle, but uses her ingenuity to get rescued and find the treasure and a murderer.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Leslie Bevis, Edita Brychta, Mark Lindsay Chapman

Votes: 55

45. The Magician (1973–1974)
Episode: Pilot (1973)

70 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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A magician is asked by the mother of a plane-crash victim to check into a possible conspiracy; he discovers that the plane crash was staged.

Writers: Laurence Heath, Joseph Stefano | Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Bill Bixby, Keene Curtis, Joan Caulfield, Julian Christopher

Votes: 80

46. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: TOD-5 (1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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A domestic terror group has sent one of their agents to pick up a container of a deadly biological weapon in a small desert town. But the IMF convinces him that he's already been exposed to... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 30

47. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Controllers: Part 1 (1969)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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An Eastern Bloc nation is trying to develop a mind-controlling drug, a project led by Dr. Karl Turek. Phelps devises a plan to play Turek off against a rival, Colonel Borodin. Phelps and ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 38

48. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: The Test Case (1969)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Rollin takes the place of a human test subject for a type of meningitis being developed into a weapon. Cinnamon approaches Dr. Beck, the mercenary scientist in charge of the project, with a... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Votes: 38

49. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )
Episode: Wheel of Death (1994)

47 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The arrival of a traveling carnival in Cabot Cove coincides with a rash of burglaries and the murder of the troupe's owner.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Thom Bierdz, Maria Canals-Barrera, Jimi Defilippis

Votes: 50

50. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.7
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Colonel Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettville in Kinney County in southwest Texas, during the 1870's receives secret orders from U.S. President ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore, Riley Hill, Jack Ging

Votes: 34