Highest Rated Titles With Sam Scar


1. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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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: 235

2. Sky King (1951–1962)

30 min

8.1
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King,... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Ewing Mitchell, Ron Hagerthy

Votes: 265

3. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.1
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 674

4. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Blackie and gal pal Mary, and their dog Whitey, solve lots of Los Angeles crimes before the cops can do it.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Bill Catching

Votes: 86

5. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: The Kill (1958)

26 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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A gang attempts to extort money from Mother. When she refuses to pay, the gang dynamites her club and critically injures its owner. When the police investigation into the bombing moves too ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Hope Emerson, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 65

6. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )

30 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.

Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Lowell Gilmore

Votes: 113

7. Baretta (1975–1978)
Episode: Everybody Pays the Fare (1977)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Director: John Ward | Stars: Robert Blake, Hope Alexander-Willis, Bernard Behrens, Paul Bryar

Votes: 7

8. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,302

9. The Fighting Chance (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A horse trainer and his friend, a jockey, fall in love with the same girl. Complications ensue.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rod Cameron, Julie London, Ben Cooper, Taylor Holmes

Votes: 17

10. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 5,997

11. Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand

Votes: 4,161

12. Ramar of the Jungle (1952–1954)

30 min | Adventure

7.4
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Missionaries' kid Tom Reynolds returns to the jungle as a doctor where he treats natives ("Ramar" means "White Medicine Man") and takes care of bad guys, aided by Prof. Ogden.

Stars: Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart, Victor Millan

Votes: 65

13. Baretta (1975–1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta.

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts, Edward Grover

Votes: 1,398

14. Al Capone (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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This factual biography of gang lord Al Capone follows his rise and fall in Chicago gangdom during the Prohibition era.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory

Votes: 1,137

15. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)
Episode: Cop Killer (1951)

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Blackie goes after a gang that used a bazooka to rob an armored car, and then killed a cop who was a friend of Blackie's during the getaway. The only clue he has is that the the money was scorched by the bazooka's blast.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Richard Crane

Votes: 6

16. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Episode: Who Is This Man? (1956)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Tommy Cooper's shyness is so crippling, he's failing his college courses. At the request of his sister, Dr. Bentley of the psychology department puts Tommy under hypnosis to find the cause ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Truman Bradley, Bruce Bennett, David Alpert, Harlow Wilcox

Votes: 12

17. The Great Sinner (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.7
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A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston

Votes: 780

18. Kismet (1955)

Approved | 113 min | Adventure, Musical, Fantasy

6.4
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A roguish poet is given the run of the scheming Wazir's harem while pretending to help him usurp the young caliph.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen | Stars: Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone

Votes: 1,068

19. Sirocco (1951)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Märta Torén, Everett Sloane

Votes: 1,495

20. The Desert Song (1953)

Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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Shiek Yousseff, poses as a friend of the French while secretly plotting to overthrow them. Apposing Yousseff are the Riffs, whose secret leader, The Red Shadow, is Paul Bonnard, a professor... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Gordon MacRae, Steve Cochran, Raymond Massey

Votes: 360

21. The Don Is Dead (1973)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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After his mistress is savagely beaten up a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri

Votes: 740

22. Hoodlum Empire (1952)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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After WW2, ex-mobster war hero Joe Gray goes straight, to the dismay of his New York mob boss uncle who's afraid that his nephew will testify against his outfit before a Grand Jury.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, Forrest Tucker, Vera Ralston

Votes: 134

23. Front Page Detective (1951–1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A newspaper columnist who helps police solve especially difficult mysteries. The title derived from a popular mystery magazine of the same name.

Stars: Edmund Lowe, Paula Drew, George Pembroke, Norman Budd

Votes: 20

24. Salome (1953)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, History

5.9
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After her banishment from Rome, Jewish Princess Salome returns to her Roman-ruled native land of Galilee where prophet John the Baptist preaches against Salome's parents, King Herod and Queen Herodias.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson

Votes: 1,142

25. Experiment Alcatraz (1950)

Approved | 57 min | Crime, Mystery

5.7
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A doctor tests his theory that blood diseases can be cured by atomic radiation by using prison inmates as experiments.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Howard, Joan Dixon, Walter Kingsford, Lynne Carter

Votes: 136

26. The Silver Chalice (1954)

Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli, Jack Palance, Paul Newman

Votes: 1,131

27. Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1973)

PG | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

2.7
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Lorraine and Mark enter the world of witchcraft where Mara foretells the future and helps them remember their past lives. When a series of mysterious murders begin to occur, they turn to Dr. Helsford for advice.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Lila Zaborin, Victor Izay, Tom Pace, Leslie McRay

Votes: 487

28. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)
Episode: Faraday Murder Case (1951)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Blackie helps Inspector Farraday try to find out who planted a bomb in his Dictaphone and took a shot at him. He soon finds that someone has planted a bomb in his own car.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Bill Catching

29. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )
Episode: Seven Sacred Rubies (1953)

26 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

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Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Adele Jergens

30. Dragnet (1951–1959)
Episode: The Big Close (1957)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Stars: Jack Webb, Paula Hill, Hugh Lawrence, Len Lesser

31. Front Page Detective (1951–1953)
Episode: The Intruder (1951)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Arnold Wester | Stars: Al Eben, Joseph Granby, Elizabeth Harrower, Edmund Lowe

32. Ramar of the Jungle (1952–1954)
Episode: The Tiger's Claw (1954)

Adventure

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A plantation owner is killed in an apparent tiger attack, but Reynolds and Prof. Ogden don't believe it was a tiger. They set out to determine who the real killer is before they themselves become the next victims.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Jon Hall, Ray Montgomery, Stephen Chase, Sam Scar

33. Sky King (1951–1962)
Episode: Triple Exposure (1958)

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Director: Clark L. Paylow | Stars: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Ewing Mitchell, Barbara Knudson