The name of the game

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1. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Fear of High Places (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

The mysterious death of a woman who claimed to be the mistress of a married public figure sends Jeff Dillon investigating.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Robert Webber, Claudine Longet, Jeanne Crain

Votes: 17

2. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Witness (1968)

TV-PG | 73 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Jean Thorndyke is the woman who knows too much - and Dan Farrell must find her before her murderous husband can silence her.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Robert Stack, Joan Hackett, Ruth Roman, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 9

3. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Taker (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Glenn Howard must cope with a hostile takeover bid by the unscrupulous Arthur Jellicoe.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Gene Barry, Cliff Potts, Burl Ives, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 9

4. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Collectors' Edition (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dillon's life was saved in Vietnam by photographer Peter Max; now, Max is in big trouble and Dillon must help.

Director: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Nina Foch, Paul Lukas

Votes: 8

5. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Nightmare (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Five years after his wife was shot dead in front of him, Dan Farrell has a chance to bring her killers to justice.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Robert Stack, Martin Balsam, Steve Ihnat, Troy Donahue

Votes: 16

6. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Incident in Berlin (1968)

TV-PG | 74 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a Howard Publications employee is jailed in East Germany for being an American spy, Glenn Howard attempts to negotiate for his release.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Gene Barry, Anne Francis, Kevin McCarthy, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 11

7. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Shine On, Shine On, Jesse Gil (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Wealthy farmer Jesse Gil Macrae is a respected, popular figure in his community - but is he also a murderer? Jeff Dillon investigates.

Director: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Darren McGavin, Juliet Prowse, Gary Collins

Votes: 6

8. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Lola in Lipstick (1968)

TV-PG | 74 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In Rome, Glenn Howard investigates the doings of the Jet Set - and also the mysterious death of a gangster's girlfriend.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Gene Barry, Ed Begley, Kathie Browne, Cesare Danova

Votes: 7

9. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Protector (1968)

TV-PG | 74 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Glenn Howard takes on a right-wing multi-millionaire who may be planning some sort of coup with a private army.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Gene Barry, Robert Young, Anne Baxter, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 8

10. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Ordeal (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Linda Ramsey will be executed in just a few hours - unless Dan Farrell can save her.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Robert Stack, Jessica Walter, Farley Granger, Sean Garrison

Votes: 17

11. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The White Birch (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

August, 1968: As the Russian tanks roll into Czechoslovakia, Glenn Howard has a chance to smuggle out the manuscript of a new book which is "political dynamite".

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Gene Barry, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Pete Duel, Bethel Leslie

Votes: 29

12. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: High on a Rainbow (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Children in schools are getting access to dangerous drugs. Dan Farrell goes undercover to find the supplier.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Robert Stack, Van Johnson, June Allyson, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 8

13. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Black Answer (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

When an African-American newspaper editor, a strong advocate of non-violence, is brutally murdered, a controversial militant is suspected. Jeff Dillon discovers the killing is more involved that first appears.

Director: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Susan Saint James, Ivan Dixon, Raymond St. Jacques

Votes: 8

14. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Pineapple Rose (1968)

TV-PG | 73 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Peggy is kidnapped - she's been mistaken for the sister of pop idol Lincoln Bridges. Howard's executive assistant Andy Hill leads the hunt for Peggy.

Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: Cliff Potts, Susan Strasberg, Andrew Prine, Nancy Ames

Votes: 23

15. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Revolutionary (1968)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a Latin American country, Glenn Howard becomes involved in a counter-revolution.

Stars: Gene Barry, Clive Clerk, Elana Eden, Harry Guardino

16. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Swingers Only (1969)

TV-PG | 73 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Kay Martin's husband has been mixing with some very dubious people - can the marriage be saved? Dan Farrell discovers a sinister secret behind the crowd of swingers Martin was mixing with following a girl's death.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Robert Stack, Robert Lansing, Jack Klugman, Clu Gulager

Votes: 21

17. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Inquiry (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

When Howard is accused of stealing money during a combined OSS and resistance mission during WWII by an inimical senator at an appointment hearing, he proceeds to contact those involved in the mission to determine who took the money.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Gene Barry, Barry Sullivan, Jack Kelly, Fritz Weaver

Votes: 16

18. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Incomparable Connie Walker (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Mayor Conway Walker is the victim of a smear campaign - or is he really corrupt? Jeff Dillon finds himself questioning his own loyalty.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Ivan Dixon, Jay C. Flippen, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 13

19. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Love-In at Ground Zero (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Can Glenn Howard prevent a protest group from committing mass suicide?

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Gene Barry, Keenan Wynn, Tisha Sterling, Henry Jones

Votes: 15

20. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Suntan Mob (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

American gangsters seem close to taking over a British island in the West Indies. Dan Farrell sets out to expose the gang.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Robert Stack, Donald Sutherland, Suzanne Pleshette, John Cochran

Votes: 7

21. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Keep the Doctor Away (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Could the charming Dr. Evenhauer be a killer? Jeff Dillon overhears a nurse claim a patient friend should not have died and takes a closer interest in the physician.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence, David Brian

Votes: 8

22. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Bobby Currier Story (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Bobby Currier was always trouble just waiting to happen. Now he seems to have gone on a killing spree. Dan Farrell, taken prisoner by Currier, discovers an unexpected 'accomplice' has influenced his actions.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Robert Stack, Steve Forrest, Brandon De Wilde, Tisha Sterling

23. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: A Wrath of Angels (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

An idealistic priest takes on a ruthless wealthy slum landlord, alerting Dan Farrell to the plight of poor tenants.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Robert Stack, Ricardo Montalban, John Kerr, Burr DeBenning

Votes: 12

24. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Third Choice (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

What is the link between the kidnapping of one of Glenn Howard's editors and an attempt to overthrow an African government?

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Gene Barry, Cliff Potts, Shirley Jones, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 5

25. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Breakout to a Fast Buck (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dan Farrell is alerted to a prison break out, and discovers it directly relates to a major crime planned in advance.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Robert Stack, Barry Nelson, Arthur O'Connell, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 9

26. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: An Agent of the Plaintiff (1969)

TV-PG | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Whilst visiting London, Glenn Howard finds himself being sued for libel.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Gene Barry, Honor Blackman, Maurice Evans, Brian Bedford

Votes: 10

27. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Lady on the Rocks (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In London, Glenn Howard wonders if the marriage of an ambitious British politician is all that it seems.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Gene Barry, Nigel Davenport, Peter Davies, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 7

28. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: A Hard Case of the Blues (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Blues singer Jessie Boone seems to have been swindled out of $200,000 by her manager. The curious thing is, she doesn't seem to care. Dan Farrell investigates but then becomes involved with Jesse.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Robert Stack, Sharon Farrell, Michael Anderson Jr., Norman Fell

Votes: 16

29. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Blind Man's Bluff (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Art Traeger was blinded when someone threw acid in his face. Now, he's planning his revenge with a sight restoring operation, but Jeff Dillon senses something more to it.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Jack Klugman, Michele Carey, Denny Miller

Votes: 8

30. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Emissary (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

When Chinese diplomats walk out of an important international conference in Paris, Glenn Howard is tasked with the tricky job of getting them to return.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Charles Boyer, Zvonimir Crnko

Votes: 5

31. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Chains of Command (1969)

TV-PG | 73 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dan Farrell investigates goings-on a small rural prison whose inmates are being used as slave labor.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Robert Stack, Pernell Roberts, Steve Ihnat, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 9

32. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Goodbye Harry (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Top scientist Harry Roarke has disappeared - has he fled to Cuba, as most people believe, or is he still in the United States? Freelance newsman Sam Hardy, with Peggy Maxwell, investigate on behalf of Howard Publications.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Darren McGavin, James Whitmore, Dane Clark, Strother Martin

Votes: 10

33. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Give Till It Hurts (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dan Farrell investigates charity fund-raiser Walter Grayson - and starts getting threats.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Robert Stack, Dennis Weaver, Diane Baker, Larry Storch

Votes: 5

34. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Perfect Image (1969)

TV-PG | 73 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Mayor John Adrian has a squeaky-clean image and has been endorsed by Howard Publications. Might he be too good to be true? Publisher Glenn Howard investigates.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Gene Barry, Hal Holbrook, Diana Hyland, Clu Gulager

Votes: 8

35. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Prisoner Within (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Jeff Dillon visits a special army establishment, where soldiers are trained to withstand torture techniques.

Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Susan Saint James, Steve Forrest, Tom Basham

36. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Civilized Men (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dan Farrell goes to Florida to investigate a criminal enterprise involving rustled cattle and tainted meat.

Stars: Robert Stack, Jack Kelly, Jill St. John, Kaz Garas

37. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: High Card (1969)

TV-PG | 74 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Who tipped off the Cuban revolutionary government that the invasion at the Bay of Pigs was about to happen, back in 1961? An old enemy alleges it was Glenn Howard.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Gene Barry, Cliff Potts, Barry Sullivan, John Colicos

38. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Power (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dan Farrell investigates corruption on the waterfront.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Robert Stack, Bill Catching, William Conrad, Broderick Crawford

39. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Laurie Marie (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

When Laurie Marie goes missing, a reward is offered, attracting all kinds of strange characters. Jeff Dillon becomes suspicious of a reclusive millionaire when his land falls within the search area.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Peter Mark Richman, Antoinette Bower, John Kerr

Votes: 8

40. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Tradition (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

On a Greek island, Glenn Howard and a young Greek woman, Thalia, face danger and possibly even death for defying an ancient tradition.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Gene Barry, Ina Balin, Nico Minardos, Susan Saint James

Votes: 9

41. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Brass Ring (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dan Farrell befriends a young boxer and suspects he may be under pressure to throw a fight.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Robert Stack, Van Johnson, Tim O'Connor, Jack Carter

Votes: 6

42. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Island of Gold and Precious Stones (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

After a multi-millionaire dies, Dillon investigates the source of his vast wealth - greatly to the displeasure of certain others.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Lee Meriwether, Henry Jones, Hazel Court

Votes: 11

43. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Takeover (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Howard is asked by the U.S. to assess the quality of a monk headed interim regime in which the former ruler and a friend of Howard's has disappeared on charges of treasury theft which charge Howard believes is a lie of a corrupt military.

Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Gene Barry, Anne Baxter, David Sheiner, Michael Ansara

Votes: 9

44. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Garden (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

As a result of the residency of a friend's troubled daughter, Farrell investigates a therapy facility housed in a bucolic, isolated setting and run by a greedy and opportunistic psychiatrist.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Robert Stack, Richard Kiley, Anne Francis, Brenda Scott

Votes: 9

45. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Tarot (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Soon after talking to Glenn Howard, a young woman dies - seemingly by suicide. But when Glenn discovers her links to a coven of modern-day witches, he becomes suspicious that she was murdered.

Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: Gene Barry, José Ferrer, Bethel Leslie, David Carradine

Votes: 11

46. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The King of Denmark (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Has a lost Shakespeare manuscript been discovered? Or is it an elaborate fraud? Researching a story for Jeff Dillon, Peggy Maxwell finds herself at the center of a mystery.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Susan Saint James, Joseph Cotten, Noel Harrison

Votes: 11

47. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Skin Game (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Medical supplies destined for a small, newly-emergent African nation have been tampered with, making them useless and even dangerous. Dan Farrell investigates.

Stars: Robert Stack, Ben Murphy, Booker Bradshaw, Rossano Brazzi

48. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Man of the People (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Cesar Rodriguez is a "man of the people", but he may not be quite as much of a populist as he seems. Hilary Vanderman, top female reporter for Howard Publications, investigates.

Stars: Vera Miles, Fernando Lamas, James Gregory, Jackie Coogan

49. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Echo of a Nightmare (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

The death of a kidnapper just freed from prison hampers Dan Farrell's efforts to learn more about the abduction.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Robert Stack, Arthur Hill, Andrew Prine, Tom Drake

Votes: 8

50. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Jenny Wilde Is Drowning (1970)

TV-PG | 75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Jeff Dillon tries to help aspiring actress Jenny Wilde in her career, but after a failed audition she appears to become suicidal repeatedly phoning a Disc Jockey's show, can Dillon dissuade her?

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Pamela Franklin, Susan Saint James, Frank Gorshin

Votes: 10

51. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: One of the Girls in Research (1970)

TV-PG | 73 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4