Most Popular Titles With Francis Rosenwald


1. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,547

2. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.7
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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: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 482

3. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,149

4. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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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.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 286

5. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks

Votes: 204

6. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

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The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

Votes: 112

7. Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954– )

26 min | Family, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Cruising the galaxy in his space ship "The Orbit Jet" Space Ranger, Rocky Jones, Vena Ray, and 10 year-old Bobby defend the Earth and themselves against space-bound evil doers.

Stars: Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Scotty Beckett, Robert Lyden

Votes: 128

8. The Leech Woman (1960)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

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An endocrinologist in a dysfunctional marriage with an aging, alcoholic wife journeys to Africa seeking a drug that will restore youth.

Director: Edward Dein | Stars: Coleen Gray, Grant Williams, Phillip Terry, Gloria Talbott

Votes: 1,304

9. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 85

10. Racket Squad (1950– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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This series dramatizes confidence games which fall under the jurisdiction of Captain John Braddock.

Stars: Reed Hadley, Hugh Beaumont, Keith Richards, Griff Barnett

Votes: 70

11. The Four Just Men (1959– )

30 min | Drama

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Four men - a British politician, an American journalist in Paris, a lawyer in the US and a Roman hotelier - band together to fight injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Jack Hawkins, Lisa Gastoni

Votes: 60

12. Follow Me Quietly (1949)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 990

13. Target (1958– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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This anthology program featured shows about horror and suspense.

Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Troy Melton, Charles Davis, Frank Warren

Votes: 12

14. I'm the Law (1953– )

30 min | Drama, Crime, Action

5.9
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Lieutenant George Kirby is a New York City detective whose jurisdiction appeards to cover a wide area. Whether it's murderers or thieves he approaches every situation prepared to deal violently with the criminals.

Stars: George Raft, June Vincent, Lawrence Dobkin, J. Anthony Hughes

Votes: 25

15. Strike It Rich (1948)

81 min | Comedy

7.5
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Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rod Cameron, Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 11

16. Undercover Girl (1950)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A young woman joins the Police Department in order to track down the killer who murdered her father.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Alexis Smith, Scott Brady, Richard Egan, Gladys George

Votes: 34

17. Red Stallion in the Rockies (1949)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Western

4.8
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"Good outdoors ""save the horse"" saga. The simple story is unfolded against the magnificent backdrop of the Rockies. Footage gets in a load of movement concerning wild horse hunts, equine fights, and even a circus sequence.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Arthur Franz, Wallace Ford, Ray Collins, Jean Heather

Votes: 12

18. The Dead Don't Dream (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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Three bodies turn up in a frontier hotel. Hoppy solves the murders and chases the killers through unusually misty and dark locations.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, John Parrish

Votes: 75

19. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)

Passed | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Edmund Dantes (Martin Kosleck), The Count of Monte Cristo, rides again in 1832, this time accompanied by (or stood in for) his countess wife, Haydee (Lenore Aubert. He is out for vengeance ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: John Loder, Lenore Aubert, Fritz Kortner, Charles Dingle

Votes: 47

20. Perilous Waters (1948)

Approved | 66 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Jack Bernhard | Stars: Don Castle, Audrey Long, Peggy Knudsen, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 7

21. The Little Witch (1945)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Olga San Juan is the singing and dancing star of a night club in a South America country,and is in love with Bob Graham, the orchestra leader and vocalist, whose wealthy parents are unaware... See full summary »

Director: George Templeton | Stars: Olga San Juan, Bob Graham, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Pedro de Cordoba

Votes: 6

22. A Tale of Two Cafes (1946)

18 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

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Director: George Templeton | Stars: Bob Graham, Dorothy Porter, Frank Faylen, Odette Myrtil

23. Double Rhythm (1946)

19 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

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Director: George Templeton | Stars: Lee Dixon, Eileen Nilsson, Elsa Nilsson, Helen Boyce

24. The Magnetic Moon (1956 TV Movie)

78 min | Sci-Fi

2.9
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Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Richard Crane, Jimmy Lydon, Sally Mansfield, Ann Robinson

Votes: 7

25. Naughty Nanette (1946)

17 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

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Director: George Templeton | Stars: Bob Graham, Dorothy Porter, Odette Myrtil, Miriam Nelson

26. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: A Kingdom for a Horse (1963)

30 min | Western

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The Emperor of Brazil is traveling by train to San Francisco. As his private train stops to take on water, he gets off to stretch his legs and the train leaves without him. Stranded alone ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Patricia Huston, Bill Zuckert, Butch Patrick

Votes: 18

27. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: A Matter of Pride (1963)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Participants in a pigeon race Timmy has organized are very angry when the pigeons do not return because everyone is unaware that radar operating in the area has interfered with the pigeons' navigation.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Steven Barringer, Lassie, June Lockhart, Jon Provost

28. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: Bird of Prey (1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Timmy and Paul's nephew Richard find a trapped falcon which Richard, a cadet and falconer, instructs Timmy to train and, when it is learned that Timmy is too young to keep a falcon, the falcon is donated to the Air Force Academy.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Lassie, June Lockhart, Jon Provost, Jan Stine

29. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: Casey (1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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After Mr. Grisby, a railroad worker and friend of Timmy, is injured, Timmy offers to take care of Mr.Grisby's pet chimpanzee Casey while he recuperates.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Lassie, June Lockhart, Jon Provost, George Selk

30. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: Cully's Revenge (1963)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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When Cully's hound dog Sam is killed by a runaway steer, the self-professed animal lover is determined to shoot the steer for revenge.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Andy Clyde, Lassie, June Lockhart, Jon Provost

31. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: Eager Beaver (1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Paul attempts to solve the problem of a beaver dam blocking area irrigation by trapping the beavers for relocation but Lassie's fondness for beaver causes Lassie to spring the traps while ... See full summary »

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly, Jon Provost, Lassie

Votes: 5

32. Racket Squad (1950– )
Episode: His Brother's Keeper (1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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When Longshot, a likable panhandler and compulsive gambler, stumbles onto a bunco game and informs Captain Braddock, the racketeers take their revenge.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Reed Hadley, James Gleason, Don Garner, Henry Kulky

Votes: 6

33. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: Howling Hero (1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Lassie and Timmy endeavor to accustom Chief Washburne's dog Smokey to fire department noises and commotion so Smokey might overcome his fears and become an authentic firehouse dog.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Lassie the Dog, Lassie, Dick Foran, Jon Provost

34. Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954– )
Episode: Inferno in Space: Chapter I (1954)

Family, Sci-Fi

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Stars: Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett, Sally Mansfield, Robert Lyden

35. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: Lassie and the Tiger (1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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An animal trainer permits his tiger to swim in the fishing hole at which time it flees at Lassie' s bark and terrorizes the Martins while Sheriff Miller's posse is on the hunt and the trainer attempts to prevent the animal's destruction.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Robert Foulk, Lassie, June Lockhart, Hans Naumann

Votes: 9

36. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Make It Look Good (1959)

30 min | Western

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Sam Carter is the only reb in town. He is ill treated by the town He decides to plan a holdup at the bank where he is teller. The sheriff believes the robber is a reb and believes Sam is his partner.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Parley Baer, Jacqueline Scott, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 7

37. Target (1958– )
Episode: Night Without Morning (1958)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Monty Ash, Benny Bartlett, Macdonald Carey, Ken Christy

38. I'm the Law (1953– )
Episode: O Sole Mio (1953)

Drama, Crime, Action

6.2
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When a boy's father is murdered before his eyes in Central Park, Kirby takes a special interest in him. It turns out the victim was an unscrupulous book keeper with clients in an illegal gambling ring.

Director: Robert G. Walker | Stars: George Raft, Tim Considine, Joseph Sargent, Frank Yaconelli

Votes: 6

39. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Sea of Stars (1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.1
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Col. McCauley is training a young cadet who wants to be an astronaut, and pushes the young man almost to his limit. When an onboard accident knocks out McCauley, the nervous young cadet has to bring the craft back to Earth on his own.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: William Lundigan, Fred Beir, Jack Ging, Nan Peterson

Votes: 9

40. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Space Trap (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

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Returning from the Moon with valuable spore samples the crew of MR7 are rendered unconscious. Earth sends a rescue mission but a decision has to be made that could put everyone's life at risk.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: William Lundigan, Peter Hansen, Robert Gist, Russ Conway

Votes: 12

41. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Bogey Man (1955)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Humphrey Davis, Celeste Holm, Robert Preston, Darryl Richard

42. The Four Just Men (1959– )
Episode: The Bystanders (1960)

Drama

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Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Richard Conte, Ronald Allen, Janet Bradbury, Margaret Vines

Votes: 6

43. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Irate Inventor (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Inventor James Frazer thinks his wife Thelma is having an affair, so he leaves for three months to work on his anti-collision device. James returns home to find his locked workshop in flames and Thelma dead inside of a gunshot.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 88

44. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: The Dead Don't Dream (1948)

TV-PG | 27 min | Western

The boys arrive at Jeff Potter's inn for Lucky's wedding to find the bride has postponed it to due the disappearance of her uncle who is found dead in a mine and others continue to disappear from the same room which the uncle used.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, John Parrish

45. The Four Just Men (1959– )
Episode: The Moment of Truth (1960)

30 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Dan Dailey, Honor Blackman, Jeremy Spenser, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 5

46. I'm the Law (1953– )
Episode: The Trucking Story (1953)

Drama, Crime, Action

5.7
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Lt. Kirby goes undercover on the waterfront to investigate the death of a dockworker. He discovers that the owner of a trucking company is engaged in some shady business, involving evading customs and shipping illegal cargo to China.

Director: Robert G. Walker | Stars: George Raft, Helen Parrish, John Doucette, John Harmon

Votes: 6