Highest Rated Titles With Richard Carlson


1. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Welcome to Genesis (1969)

60 min | Western

9.0
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When Jelly is seriously mauled by a cougar, the closest thing to a doctor Murdoch can find to treat him is a man in jail for practicing without a license. The man is brought out to treat ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 9

2. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Martin Gabel

Votes: 116

3. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Cassie Vance Story (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.9
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Cassie Vance is accused of theft when money and items belonging to a woman on the train that she nursed turn up missing, and especially after another woman recognizes Cassie as having served time in prison for theft when young.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 24

4. The Detectives (1959–1962)
Episode: Shadow of His Brother (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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While leaving a restaurant, Captain Holbrook and a waitress are taken prisoner by homicidal maniac Vince Treynor, who is intent on killing Holbrook that night at the same time his brother ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Adam West, Mark Goddard

Votes: 6

5. The Man and the Challenge (1959–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.6
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Dr. Glenn Barton is a scientist, explorer, and all around adventurer which makes him perfect for the assignments, on which the government sends him. Whether it's testing space equipment or attempting rescues, his quick wits generally save the day.

Stars: George Nader, Joyce Meadows, Jack Ging, Michael Keith

Votes: 56

6. The Chevy Mystery Show (1960– )

Mystery

8.6
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Anthology series featuring a different mystery each week.

Stars: Walter Slezak, Vincent Price, Everett Sloane, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 14

7. The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Live dramatic series featuring top rated actors in adaptations of Broadway plays or top rated novels.

Stars: Walter Abel, Gertrude Lawrence, Kevin McCarthy, John McQuade

Votes: 19

8. Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)

90 min | Comedy

8.5
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Live, original comedy originally featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Carl Reiner and Howard Morris joined the show later. Two of the great skits on the show were "The Hickenloopers", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Felisa Vanoff, Carl Reiner

Votes: 226

9. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 108

10. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: Moment of Truth (1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A high-ranking executive of a Los Angeles bank is running a loan shark operation on the side. His son-in-law is a famous former football player and U.S. military veteran. The bank executive... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Marlyn Mason

Votes: 6

11. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

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

Votes: 167

12. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.4
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 122

13. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.3
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

Votes: 957

14. The Aquanauts (1960– )

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Ely, Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate, Peter Falk

Votes: 45

15. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 70

16. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series based in New York City which attracted a high caliber group of actors, often Broadway stars. Stories were both drama and comedies, some original but others adaptions of films and plays.

Stars: William Brower, Biff McGuire, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 29

17. West Point Widow (1941)

63 min | Comedy

8.3
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West Point Widow is a 1941 American comedy film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Anne Shirley, Richard Carlson and Richard Denning.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Anne Shirley, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Frances Gifford

Votes: 14

18. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)
Episode: Onward and Upward (1964)

75 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Corporate lackey Larry Tavener agrees to dispose of the body of his boss' s mistress after she fatally overdoses at a wild party, but when he winds up arrested for murder, he calls on Egan to defend him.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, John Larch, John Kerr

Votes: 6

19. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

TV-PG | 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: 3,763

20. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A tale of greed, one-upmanship, family distrust, abuse, apathy and lost love. It's set in the Deep South at the turn of the 20th century.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 8,620

21. I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, John Zaremba, Virginia Stefan, Ed Hinton

Votes: 102

22. This Man Dawson (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Keith Andes stars as an ex- military man hired on to root out corruption in the police department in an unnamed U.S. city.

Stars: Keith Andes, William Conrad, William Woodson, Tom McDonough

Votes: 18

23. The Chevy Mystery Show (1960– )
Episode: Enough Rope (1960)

60 min | Mystery

8.2
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Psychologist Robert Flemming wants to be rid of his wife, but his solution is not divorce. Instead, he seduces a young patient, Susan, and convinces her to join him in a conspiracy to kill ... See full synopsis »

Director: Don Richardson | Stars: Walter Slezak, Frank Behrens, Richard Carlson, Bert Freed

Votes: 6

24. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Smile of a Dragon (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.2
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An injured Trampas is thought to be a stagecoach robber according to a Sheriff and is reported dead to Shiloh. He is forced to rely on a young Chinese woman for help until a grieving Steve arrives to find he must help rescue Trampas.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 34

25. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Clay Shelby Story (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.2
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With Hawks ill and Comanches threatening to attack, an Army troop meets up with the wagon train. The Indians appear to greatly outnumber the soldiers, so to give the train hope the troop's ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Robert Fuller, John McIntire, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 8

26. The Detectives (1959–1962)
Episode: The Legend of Jim Riva (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Mark Goddard, Adam West

Votes: 5

27. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
Episode: The Naked Billionaire (1969)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Daniel Ryder's electronics firm has won a defense contract, but the SIA suspects the reclusive billionaire is being impersonated. Al's old flame Nina Gray is involved with the firm. Can Al trust her help and will she be in danger?

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Robert Wagner, Malachi Throne, Sally Kellerman, Richard Carlson

Votes: 18

28. Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Episode: Who Killed Sweet Betsy ? (1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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One of a set of identical sisters with odd personalities is poisoned with cyanide at the residence of a beach bum and Burke and Tilson uncover a family history of suspicious deaths involving a cast of quirky characters.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 30

29. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 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: 2,549

30. 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: 2,639

31. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.1
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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: 128

32. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 167

33. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Joan Elan

Votes: 65

34. Going My Way (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower class New York City to assist old, crusty pastor Father Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Featherstone is the housekeeper in the rectory. When he arrives, Father... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Votes: 58

35. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

Votes: 121

36. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Los Angeles is where Sergeant Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense, while the prosecution is lead by Jerry Miller.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

Votes: 87

37. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, et cetera.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Joan Chandler

Votes: 18

38. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Deadlock (1959)

30 min | Western

8.0
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An outlaw gang steals an army wagon full of repeating rifles and hightails it for Mexico. Mackenzie and his men cross the Rio Grande and steal the wagon back. Trying to hide the wagon's ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Richard Carlson, Fortunio Bonanova, Jim Bannon, Suzanne Lloyd

Votes: 5

39. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Pistol Whipped (1958)

30 min | Western

8.0
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While pursuing a gang of outlaws, Colonel Mackenzie enters a remote farmhouse and finds a woman bludgeoned to death and Andy Wheeler barely conscious from what he claims as a pistol ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Carlson, Charles Maxwell, George Gilbreth, Charles Heard

Votes: 6

40. Daktari (1966–1969)
Episode: Return of the Killer: Part 1 (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Family

8.0
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Dr. Tracy, Jack, and Mike leave the compound to look for a wounded leopard, not knowing that escaped killer Roy Meadows (seen in the earlier episode "Trail Of The Cheetah") is on the loose ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Cheryl Miller, Yale Summers, Hedley Mattingly

Votes: 6

41. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Tragic Trophy (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Movie producer Anthony Fry returns from Mexico supposedly engaged to aspiring actress Kathy Anders. In reality, she is trying to clear her father, who Fry claimed worked drunk on a film. When Fry is murdered, Kathy is seen leaving the site.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 86

42. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 176

43. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Colonel Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettville in Kinney County in southwest Texas during the 1870s, receives secret orders from President Ulysses... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore, Riley Hill, Jack Ging

Votes: 55

44. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Brush War at Buford (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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Rowdy fights to drive his steers across the Red River without getting into a range war between ruthless carpetbagger Duke Aberdeen, and Southern gentleman Major Buford. A raid into ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Ireland, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines

Votes: 28

45. Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Episode: Who Killed My Girl? (1964)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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Using a .38 revolver with a silencer, an assailant murders heiress Diana Mercer in her bedroom after she's been dropped off by her date that night -- her old flame, Amos Burke. As he ... See full summary »

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 17

46. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Murray Pollack

Votes: 1,366

47. Riverboat (1959–1961)

60 min | Adventure, Western

7.8
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Grey Holden wins a river boat in a poker game, which he then pilots, along with his crew, in various adventures along the Mississippi River. This action series is set in the nineteenth century.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Dick Wessel, Jack Lambert, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 136

48. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Farewell to Honesty (1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.8
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The Virginian goes to Honesty, Wyoming to collect $8000 owed the Judge on a crooked cattle deal. The town is owned and run by the corrupt man who owes the money. The fight over the money spills into a murder charge against the Virginian.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Roberta Shore

Votes: 24

49. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Thirteenth Man (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.8
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The Cattlemen's Association hire a range detective to put an end to the cattle rustling affecting all in their area. What they soon learn is that he has a shady past which includes killings with never any witnesses.

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Richard Carlson

Votes: 32

50. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: The Torch (1972)

Not Rated | 51 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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When a clothing manufacturer is accused of arson and murder, his daughter hires Cannon to find who actually did the deed and to exonerate her father.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: William Conrad, Larry Blyden, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Carlson

Votes: 36

51. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Colonel MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,377

52. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 76

53. Bus Stop (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.

Stars: Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Joan Freeman, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 54

54. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 55

55. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
Episode: Christmas on the Moon (1959)

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.7
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McCauley and two astronomers are on the Moon on Christmas day, and one of them is stricken with appendicitis.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Keith Larsen, Whit Bissell

Votes: 22

56. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The cases of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds, Stephen Brooks

Votes: 697

57. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

7.6
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After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 2,872

58. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 391

59. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Lights Out was an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 99

60. O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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James O'Hara of the United States Treasury works in several branches to stop illegal activities such as smuggling contraband, tax evasion, and the like.

Stars: David Janssen, Paul Picerni, Stacy Harris, Joe E. Tata

Votes: 87

61. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.5
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 1,927

62. Burke's Law (1963–1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. The hallmarks of this series were ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey, Leon Lontoc

Votes: 551

63. The Blue Veil (1951)

113 min | Drama

7.5
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Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »

Directors: Curtis Bernhardt, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 278

64. Hemo the Magnificent (1957 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

7.5
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A marvelous animated documentary that told everything there was to know (and more!) about Blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems. In 1957 it inspired me to learn all I could about the human body.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 219

65. The Ken Murray Show (1950– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Stars: Ken Murray, Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall, Betty Lou Walters

Votes: 11

66. The Christophers (1952– )

30 min

7.5
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Stars: Jack Haley, Gigi Perreau, Dean Jagger, Dolores Hope

Votes: 26

67. Celanese Theatre (1951–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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This program consisted of adaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights.

Stars: Philip Coolidge, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan, Wesley Addy

Votes: 11

68. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Village of Guilt (1964)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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In the Fjords of a small Norwegian fishing village a small boat manned by three drunken fishermen is attacked by what appears to be a giant sea monster. When Admiral Nelson hears of this he... See full summary »

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Richard Carlson, Anna-Lisa

Votes: 48

69. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Hosted by famous dancer and actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Astaire, Keir Dullea, Paul Comi, Joan Staley

Votes: 83

70. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Stars: Claudette Colbert, Reginald Gardiner, Margaret Hamilton, Helen Hayes

Votes: 22

71. The Unchained Goddess (1958 TV Movie)

57 min | Animation

7.4
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A scientist and a writer explain the various meteorological phenomena to Meteora, the goddess of weather, while giving an insight into the technology involved in predicting them and warning about the threat of global climate change.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Bernard C. Hunt, Mel Blanc

Votes: 90

72. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Deadly Mirror (1958)

30 min | Western

7.4
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In order to trap a band of outlaws who have been raiding ammunition wagons being sent to the Mexican army, Colonel Mackenzie uses a heliograph, a signaling device that uses mirrors, to coordinate his troops ambush on the marauders.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Richard Carlson, Robert Tafur, Steve Gravers, Riley Hill

Votes: 5

73. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Indian Agent (1958)

30 min | Western

7.4
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A crooked Indian agent encourages young Indian braves to attack white settlers. Colonel Mackenzie suspects his treachery, but needs to find proof before he can take action.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Carlson, Stephen Ellsworth, Dehl Berti, Craig Duncan

Votes: 5

74. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Avenging Angel (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Perry is hired to help foster the career of singer Sandy Chester. The man hiring Perry wants his name kept secret. Perry contacts Clete Hawley to do the job but Clete's actions cause him to regret it. Sandy is charged when Clete is killed.

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

Votes: 94

75. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 6,448

76. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and Police Department contact Tobias.

Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Ron Nyman

Votes: 1,980

77. The Ghost Breakers (1940)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant, and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Votes: 2,543

78. The Sound of Fury (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 793

79. Lancer (1968–1970)

60 min | Western

7.3
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"Bonanza" clone about the Lancer family and its ranch.

Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Elizabeth Baur

Votes: 199

80. Off to See the Wizard (1967–1968)

60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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Family-oriented TV series, produced by MGM, in which guest hosts and animated versions of the "Wizard of Oz" characters were used as wrap-arounds to introduce various family-oriented films ... See full summary »

Stars: Daws Butler, Mel Blanc, June Foray, Vito Scotti

Votes: 29

81. The Young in Heart (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, Gilbert Pratt, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 986

82. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Choose a Victim (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.3
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A beach bum locks onto a wealthy young woman whose sadness is as obvious as her flashy jewels and sports car. At first Ralphie Teal only desires a quick score, but when the comely Ms. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Larry Blyden, Susan Oliver, Guy Mitchell

Votes: 84

83. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell, Del Monroe

Votes: 2,530

84. Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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In a small California town, attorney Owen Marshall, assisted by several different younger lawyers, defends clients with great compassion for the accused.

Stars: Arthur Hill, Joan Darling, Lee Majors, Christine Matchett

Votes: 168

85. A Stranger in Town (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers, Porter Hall

Votes: 382

86. Appointment with a Shadow (1957)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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George Nader plays a reporter whose career is ruined by liquor. A comeback opportunity presents itself when Nader is a bystander at the arrest of a well-known criminal.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: George Nader, Joanna Moore, Brian Keith, Virginia Field

Votes: 73

87. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)
Episode: Adventure in Connecticut (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Arriving in America, Antonin and granddaughter Vlasta learn that their sponsor is deceased, so they escape the immigration authorities to try to persuade the sponsor's son to take his father's place, but the son is resistant to do so.

Director: Victor Stoloff | Stars: Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas, Osa Massen, Ralph Dumke

Votes: 5

88. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Joe Ironhat (1959)

30 min | Western

7.2
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Joe Topanga returns to Fort Clark as the first member of his tribe to receive a formal education. Upon his return, he suffers prejudice from the white and ridicule from his fellow tribesman... See full summary »

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Richard Carlson, Dehl Berti, Anne Anderson, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 5

89. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: Kill My Love (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.2
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Apparent "family man" Guy Guthrie murders his mistress when she threatens to expose him, then his wife when she figures out what he's done. But what will he do about his beloved teenage son... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Carlson, Patricia Breslin, K.T. Stevens

Votes: 64

90. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Moving Target (1973)

PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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To protect an author whose life has been threatened, Cannon puts him in a motor-home to finish his manuscript and investigates who might want the writer dead.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: William Conrad, Susan Oliver, Gordon Pinsent, Richard Carlson

Votes: 27

91. Daktari (1966–1969)
Episode: The Scent of Fear (1967)

60 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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Dr. Tracy is puzzled by the hostile and defensive reactions Wameru animals---including the usually tame Clarence---are showing toward a student game warden, a former bullfighter who is hoping to overcome his fear of animals.

Director: Dick Moder | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Cheryl Miller, Yale Summers, Hari Rhodes

Votes: 5

92. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Uprising (1959)

30 min | Western

7.2
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After learning of Crazy Horse and the Sioux's victory over General George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment, Comanche war chief Black Hawk decides to attack the 4th Cavalry and kill ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Richard Carlson, Harry Carey Jr., Clancy Cooper, Robert Dix

Votes: 5

93. Daktari (1966–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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Dr. Marsh Tracy was a veterinarian running an animal study center in Africa. Helping him were his daughter Paula, American Jack Dane and Mike, a local. Also living with the Tracys, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Marshall Thompson, Cheryl Miller, Judy the Chimpanzee, Clarence

Votes: 673

94. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 145

95. All I Desire (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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In 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson, Lyle Bettger, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 1,387

96. Three for Jamie Dawn (1956)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Laraine Day, Ricardo Montalban, Richard Carlson, June Havoc

Votes: 15

97. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror

7.0
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 20,942 | Gross: $1.30M

98. Back Street (1941)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

7.0
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Five years after meeting and falling in love with a banker, a willful shop girl decides to become his mistress upon learning he has since gotten married and had a son.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Richard Carlson, Frank McHugh

Votes: 444

99. So Well Remembered (1947)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc, Trevor Howard

Votes: 359

100. The Kate Smith Evening Hour (1951–1952)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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Live weekly variety show with stars from Hollywood and Broadway in comedy, musical and other skits.

Stars: Kate Smith, Alan Bunce, Peggy Lynch, Myron Cohen

Votes: 11