This anthology series focused on characters at odds or having struggles in life. Alternating with Warner Brothers westerns, the episodes were set in various centuries and different casts.
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Cash McCall (1960)
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At Lisbon airport, an American businessman is mistaken for a British secret-agent, by friend and foe alike, with hilarious consequences.

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Up Periscope (1959)
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In 1942, Navy Lieutenant Kenneth Braden from the underwater demolition team is sent to a Japanese island to photograph secret radio codes.

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The lives, loves, and battles of fictional characters in the Army's First Ranger Battalion during WWII.

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Bombers B-52 (1957)
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Sgt. Chuck Brennan always disliked playboy and hotshot, Col. Jim Herlihy. Now Chuck has even more reason to, Jim is dating his daughter, Lois.

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The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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 Himself - Host (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Capt. Horatio Hornblower / ... (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Will Hutchins ...
 Ed Masters (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Jim Curtis / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Johnny Vlakoz / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
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 B. O. Boyne (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Ed Novak (2 episodes, 1957)
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 Vince (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Dani Crayne ...
 Jackie McQuade / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
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 Judge Walsh (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Miguel Ángel Landa
(2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Glen Callister (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Carl Milletaire
(2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 April (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Betty Callister / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
June Blair ...
 Blonde (2 episodes, 1957)
(2 episodes, 1957)
Ainslie Pryor
(2 episodes, 1957)
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 Stuart Bailey (2 episodes, 1957)
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This anthology series focused on characters at odds or having struggles in life. Alternating with Warner Brothers westerns, the episodes were set in various centuries and different casts.

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(20 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Law Vs Gangster,
2 January 2008 | by (Coalville, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a youngster, I fondly remember seeing a Warner Bros B film in my home town of Coalville, Leicestershire, UK. This was Law Vs Gangster; although i'm going back 50 years when i was a regular at the Saturday afternoon matinées, I believe the star was Frank Gifford. I'd tried tracing this film previously without success but I've now discovered it was actually an episode from this Warner Bros TV series, - which I'd not heard of before. Looking at the cast lists, I would be delighted if Warners were to release a sampler DVD in their Television Favourites series. Not much hope of that I'm sure. I also recall seeing the Natalie Wood episode, Girl On The Subway on BBC Television as a youngster.


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