Highest Rated Titles With Claude Akins


1. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Splinter Station (1960)

Western

9.6
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Mary runs an outpost on the American frontier where her most important job is providing horses to the Union side. But a confederate Caleb is intent on derailing her operation until they meet over a horse's foal delivery.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Claude Akins, Phil Dean, Jeff DeBenning, Raymond Guth

Votes: 5

2. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: The Waiting (1960)

30 min | Western

9.2
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Yuma stops at a bar where a bounty hunter is holding the wife of the outlaw he hopes to collect on. Seeing Yuma's descriptive resemblance to the outlaw, the bounty hunter decides upon an alternative plan---killing Yuma and passing him off as the outlaw. Will the wife go along with this idea?

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Nick Adams, Claude Akins, William Bryant, Harry Whisner

Votes: 16

3. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 51,168

4. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Among the Missing (1962)

60 min | Western

9.0
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Jess and Sheriff Cory find two of the three men who held up the Laramie bank and shot Mike. Before he dies one tells them they may find the third man Mitch in Chlorine. Jess must go alone but the reception in Chlorine is icy at best.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 37

5. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Cabin (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

9.0
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To escape a potentially lethal blizzard, Matt seeks shelter in a cabin in which two psychopathic bandits have enslaved and repeatedly molested a young woman after murdering her father.

Director: John Rich | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 93

6. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity.

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Rod Serling, Claude Akins, Barry Atwater, Jack Weston

Votes: 2,589

7. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 107

8. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 83

9. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Queen of Diamonds (1960)

60 min | Western

8.9
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A beautiful woman tries to avoid her marshal husband for his own protection, because a gang of robbers is planning on killing him over a robbery he foiled, thanks to her warning. She draws Slim in to help but Jess thinks she is bad luck.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Julie London, Claude Akins

Votes: 43

10. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Target in the Mirror (1973)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.9
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Cannon turns down a client, and when she is killed in her house shortly after his visit, he is drawn into both her murder investigation and the reason she called him.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: William Conrad, Claude Akins, Frank Marth, Alex Rocco

Votes: 21

11. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.8
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Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 42

12. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.8
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

Votes: 20

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Desert Island (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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While filming a movie, actor Claude Akins, dressed in wild native costume, meets with Ricky and agrees to scare Lucy and Ethel for playing a trick that got them stranded on the island earlier.

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 123

14. Slattery's People (1964–1965)
Episode: Question: When Do We Hang the Good Samaritan? (1965)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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One of the two episodes of this highly praised, but sadly almost forgotten, series that I have seen. Directed by Richard( "Vanishing Point") Sarafian and co-starring Claude Akins, Barbara ...

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Richard Crenna, Claude Akins, Joe Brooks, Owen Bush

Votes: 6

15. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Safe Guard (1958)

30 min | Family, Western

8.8
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A Texas gunslinger is hired to protect the bank of North Fork. When he appears at the McCain Ranch, he doesn't leave a very good impression with Lucas, and for good reason - he has a secret. Mark is proud when he sells his first pig.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Claude Akins, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 65

16. Medic (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Boone, Mary Stewart, Robert Stevenson, Robert Bray

Votes: 93

17. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 92

18. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 61

19. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Epilogue (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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An attorney is involved in a duel of wits with a psychopath.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: David Niven, Lee Marvin, Ricardo Montalban, Claude Akins

Votes: 6

20. Longstreet (1971–1972)
Episode: Eye of the Storm (1972)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Mike travels to a lonely roadside diner to meet the representative of a gang that stole a valuable jade chess set, in order to pay the ransom for its return. The man he is supposed to meet ... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Claude Akins

Votes: 9

21. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: He Learned About Women (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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Taken prisoner by a band of comancheros, Chester is helped to escape by one of the band's women and flees with another who may or may not be worthy of his trust.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 53

22. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: The Sendoff (1961)

Not Rated | 50 min | Western

8.7
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While gathering mavericks in deep brush, Favor discovers the remnants of a wagon train destroyed by Comanches along with 12 graves. Some are looking for a a survivor including a woman whose son was killed and the man helping her.

Director: George Templeton | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 29

23. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 10,992

24. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,908

25. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 218

26. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 144

27. The Silent Service (1957– )

30 min | Action, War

8.6
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Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris, Robert Knapp, Ron Foster

Votes: 76

28. The Alaskans (1959–1960)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Moore, Dorothy Provine, Jeff York, Ray Danton

Votes: 53

29. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Green, Robert Paige

Votes: 27

30. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Greater Love (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.6
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Killer Jed Butler takes Doctor Adams hostage to help his dying partner, and learns the true meaning of love for a friend, when Matt risks his life to rescue the good doctor.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 79

31. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident of the Lost Idol (1961)

Not Rated | 52 min | Western

8.6
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The drovers come across a teenage brother and sister and their ill dying mother, alone on the trail. The family had planned to relocate to the East to elude the outlaw father who had just escaped from jail and is evading bounty hunters.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 33

32. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Innocence (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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Art and Bob both have an eye on a new girl in town. She works at the Long Branch but only has eyes for the most well liked man in town. On the eve of their marriage, it all comes to a head and the town is out for blood.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 47

33. B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)
Episode: Run for the Money (1979)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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All of B.J.'s greatest adversaries are assembled in Las Vegas for a Sheriff's Convention when a criminal gang stages an ambitious and inventive robbery of the Dunes Casino. Caught near ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Greg Evigan, James Olson, Jeannie Wilson, Deborah Shelton

Votes: 5

34. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,728

35. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,785

36. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.5
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 42

37. Crusader (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.5
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In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

Stars: Brian Keith, Edwin Reimers, Arthur Space, Leon Askin

Votes: 26

38. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Death Wind (1960)

60 min | Western

8.5
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A stage arrives with passengers that want to continue on at the same time a twister is supposed to hit the area. One of the passengers is hurt when Slim has to hit him when he pulls a gun. They are followed by a hit man who is after him.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 38

39. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Quivira (1962)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Monty Fox wanders into camp dehydrated and starved. Once revived he has Mushy believing his story about Quivira which is a pot of gold and Fountain of Youth all in one. They steal supplies to search for Quivira forcing Rowdy to find them.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Charles H. Gray

Votes: 26

40. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Snap Decision (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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Matt quits his job as Marshal when he shoots Ray Gilcher, a prisoner and wartime buddy, dead in apparent self defense and it turns out Glicher was actually trying to save Matt's life.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 56

41. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: The Besieged (1958)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Bronco hears gunfire while riding. He spots a family headed for California being attacked by a band of gunmen. The family is not firing back so he helps assuming they are out of ammo but they are Quakers who do not believe in fighting.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Ty Hardin, Claude Akins, Sue Randall, Jack Elam

Votes: 23

42. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: The Toughest Men in America (1975)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

8.5
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Sonny's comment published in a trucker's magazine about truckers being "the toughest men in America" draws the ire of the US Marines, and results in a challenge to complete one week of Marine basic training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Roosevelt Grier, Art Metrano

Votes: 6

43. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 18,854

44. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,451

45. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 105

46. State Trooper (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Rod Blake, a State Trooper is an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The setting is in the 1950s American West.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Don Haggerty, Paul Stader

Votes: 60

47. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A flamboyant, Shakespeare-quoting, New York City defense attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 59

48. The Roaring 20's (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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The adventures of a newspaper reporter covering the world of cops and gangsters in 1920s Chicago.

Stars: Dorothy Provine, Donald May, Gary Vinson, Mike Road

Votes: 117

49. Pony Express (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.4
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Stars: Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 19

50. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Nightmare on the Red Ball Run (1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.4
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A tyrannical sergeant, snipers and a dangerous cargo plague Kirby and Littlejohn as they drive trucks to the front lines.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Claude Akins, Jack Hogan

Votes: 30

51. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Brawlers (1965)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Claude Akins plays Jimmy Callahan, the proud leader of a group of six families who have come from Ireland to make a new life for themselves. They arrived by way of San Francisco where they ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 51

52. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Long Search (1958)

60 min | Western

8.4
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When a young boy is trapped in a cave-in, the locals think the Sioux took him in retribution when Cheyenne's Sioux friend is found with the boy's horse. Cheyenne must prove the truth but a hardcore sheriff doesn't believe him.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Clint Walker, Randy Stuart, Claude Akins, Gail Kobe

Votes: 28

53. The Millionaire (1955–1960)
Episode: The Ralph McKnight Story (1955)

Drama

8.4
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Ralph McKnight use his money to hire a detective to track for sworn payback several fellow soldiers who made his military service nearly unbearable but the outcome is something other than he imagined.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Marvin Miller, Richard Crenna, Jeanne Baird, Claude Akins

Votes: 5

54. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The Way It Is (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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While Matt is out of town, putting lawman's business ahead of Kitty yet again, a new man in her life has plenty of time and attention to give--perhaps too much attention.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 50

55. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,348

56. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat.... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra, Troy Donahue

Votes: 175

57. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Based on actual cases from the San Francisco Police files, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector Grebb work as a team to track down criminals. In the last season Inspectors Delaney and Summers are ... See full summary »

Stars: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed, Ruta Lee

Votes: 62

58. The Dakotas (1962– )

60 min | Western

8.3
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Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

Stars: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Votes: 61

59. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.3
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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

Votes: 42

60. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 41

61. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 91

62. Combat! (1962–1967)
Episode: Ask Me No Questions (1966)

Action, Drama, War

8.3
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Saunders is imprisoned in a German compound where an enemy soldier is posing as a GI.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Claude Akins, Ed Peck

Votes: 23

63. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: From Baltimore to Eternity (1975)

TV-PG | 46 min | Drama

8.3
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Sonny and Will pick up a load from a Baltimore furniture factory whose owner has refused to pay a local thug "protection" money. The bomb intended for the factory ticks hidden in the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, George Dzundza, Thom Christopher

Votes: 6

64. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Ladies from St. Louis (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.3
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When a bank robber saves five nuns, the nuns look to a higher power to convince the man to turn himself in to the authorities.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 47

65. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Prison Trail (1960)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.3
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Josh and Jason are escorting four prisoners - three men and one woman - to Leavenworth prison when a stranger begins following along behind asking to travel with the group for protection from the Pawnee Indians but Josh refuses.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Brad Dexter, Claude Akins

Votes: 54

66. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: Will the Last Trucker Leaving Charlotte Please Turn Out the Lights (1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.3
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Sonny and Will try to get a load out of Charlotte, where the local truckers are under the thumb of a broker and his thug, and wind up with the four-year-old daughter of another trucker instead.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Ned Austin, Jack Canon

Votes: 7

67. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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: 3,577

68. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,387

69. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Teenager and weirdness investigator Marshall Teller goes through adventures in his new small-town home with his two friends, geeky Simon and mysterious Dash X.

Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

Votes: 3,955

70. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 22,507

71. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 157

72. The Monroes (1966–1967)

60 min | Western

8.2
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Five orphans try to survive as a family on the frontier.

Stars: Michael Anderson Jr., Barbara Hershey, Keith Schultz, Kevin Schultz

Votes: 170

73. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

Votes: 98

74. TV Reader's Digest (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Family-oriented stories from the pages of "Reader's Digest" were dramatized on film.

Stars: Hugh Reilly, Gene Raymond, Paul Cavanagh, Anthony Eustrel

Votes: 21

75. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: Landslide (1975)

Drama

8.2
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While detouring around a road construction site, Will and Sonny are trapped by a landslide on a wilderness road, along with six other people: a runaway and her boyfriend, an alcoholic ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Cameron Mitchell, John Ritter

Votes: 6

76. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Mask for a Charade (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Eye witnesses saw policeman Al Reardon commit murder. He hires Joe to prove it was a frame-up, but can't seem to get his story straight.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Claude Akins, Marj Dusay

Votes: 19

77. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Episode: Sister Ann (1959)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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A badly injured man is brought to a hospital, needing long term care with his hands and eyes covered during his period of treatment. he's gruff, irritable and ill mannered, not realizing ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Morris | Stars: Loretta Young, Claude Akins, Hope Summers, Donna Jo Boyce

Votes: 6

78. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Great Mojave Chase (1957)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.2
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Paladin gambles on eluding an accomplished team of man-hunters in their own stretch of arid wasteland - with the help of an unorthodox Army surplus purchase.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Boone, Lawrence Dobkin, Claude Akins, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 91

79. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: The Old South Will Rise Again (1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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After a hot-air balloon lands on the rig while they are going down the road, Will and Sonny get involved in an old man's obsession with entering his balloon, The Old South, in a race.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Dub Taylor, Devon Ericson

Votes: 6

80. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: The Time of His Life (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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Will and Sonny stop to help a young trucker when he almost runs them off of the road. When they find that he is very ill, they determine to give him "The Time of His Life". This includes bowling and girls.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Michael J. Pollard, Karen Jensen

Votes: 12

81. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Unhired Assassin: Part 1 (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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While a crazed derelict in Florida is obsessed with assassinating President Roosevelt, Capone's mob is planning to take over the Chicago World's Fair by killing the mayor.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Robert Stack, Bruce Gordon, Joe Mantell, Claude Akins

Votes: 39

82. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,420

83. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,874

84. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

Votes: 1,000

85. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,524

86. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 1,769

87. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 203

88. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 333

89. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.1
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Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

Stars: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen, Frances Bergen

Votes: 188

90. Longstreet (1971–1972)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of a blind insurance investigator.

Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Doran

Votes: 312

91. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)

90 min | Western

8.1
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The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.

Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Harry Morgan, Dennis Rucker

Votes: 172

92. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Richard Diamond is a suave private eye who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, where he tools around in a convertible with a car ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Roxane Brooks, Russ Conway, Regis Toomey

Votes: 156

93. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the USA. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 138

94. The Sheriff of Cochise (1956–1959)

30 min | Crime, Western

8.1
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While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bromfield, Stan Jones, Roy Engel, Joe Kirk

Votes: 50

95. The Texan (1958–1960)

30 min | Western

8.1
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The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont, James Drake

Votes: 98

96. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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An anthology series hosted by Jane Wyman.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Simon Scott, Edith Evanson

Votes: 30

97. City Detective (1953– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Lieutenant Bart Grant is a city detective more in theory then reality. His police work takes him into Mexico and the Mojave desert. Grant primarily solves his cases with physicality then sleuthing ability.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Dorothy Green, Jorja Curtright, Ross Elliott

Votes: 16

98. All-Star Salute to Mother's Day (1981 TV Special)

120 min | Comedy

8.1
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TV special where celebrities honor Mother's Day by performing for their mothers and all mothers throughout the country.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Bob Hope, Claude Akins, Melissa Sue Anderson, Foster Brooks

Votes: 8

99. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Burial Ground of the Gods (1958)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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Bart trails a thief to the Wyoming badlands where the man is leading a woman and her fiancé to where he claims to have seen her supposedly dead husband. In order to regain his money, Bart ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Jack Kelly, Nancy Gates, Robert Lowery, Claude Akins

Votes: 36

100. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: In Tandem (1974)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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Two independent truck drivers, one a veteran and the other his young, college-educated partner, get involved with a group of beleaguered citrus growers.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Richard Angarola, Sondra Blake

Votes: 43