The Best Episodes Directed by Abner Biberman
#3 - Brass Ring
The Fugitive Season 2 - Episode 16
In Santa Monica, California, Kimble is hired by Norma Sessions to help care for her invalid brother Leslie, who was crippled in a car accident. Kimble doesn't realize that Norma, with her boyfriend Lars, are ploting to murder Leslie to collect his insurance money. When Norma suspects Kimble is hiding from the police, she plots to frame him for Leslie's murder.
#4 - Which Way Did They Go?
Hawaii Five-O Season 2 - Episode 14
A career criminal, Connors, fools McGarrett and the team into protecting the wrong bank, and robs a nearby one, taking the wife of the manager hostage. Things turn ugly when one of his goons assaults and murders her. McGarrett must race to capture Connors before he can do any more damage.
#5 - Little Island, Big Gun
Gilligan's Island Season 1 - Episode 17
A well known crook tries to evade police after a heist and is dropped off on the island by his henchmen to be picked up later after the heat cools down. After being discovered by Gilligan he poses as a doctor but the truth is soon revealed. Now he must keep the castaways at bay and get off the island with his money. Of course with Gilligan on the island this is much easier said than done.
#9 - Blind Tiger
Hawaii Five-O Season 2 - Episode 15
McGarrett gets a surprise birthday party, but when he goes to pack the presents in his car, it explodes and blinds him. Danno, Chin Ho and Kono must work to catch those responsible, whilst McGarrett has to get used to not having his eyesight.
#12 - Silent Partner
The Untouchables Season 3 - Episode 14
Chicago, March 2, 1932. The hottest nightspot in town is the Club Tunisian, owned by gangster Pete Kalik, who built it up from a small speak. Ness and Lee Hobson show up, but not to see gorgeous singer Mavis Carroll-- they had gotten an anonymous phone tip earlier. Lee Hobson is tired, he is due to take his vacation leave starting Friday. Ness and Hobson get contacted by the club comedian Eddie Paris, he is the one who phoned them. After his show, he meets with Ness and Hobson at the Denton Street wharf; Eddie wants Pete Kalik put away behind bars, he says Kalik is working out a big alcohol deal with the Partner, the mysterious man who had backed Torrio and Capone. That's all that Ness and Hobson find out; later, Eddie is taken for the infamous ""one way ride"" by one of Kalik's boys, Woody Lubek. In the wee hours of March 6 (Walter Winchell means March 3), a caravan of 16 trucks, carrying 8,000 gallons of whiskey, paid for by the Partner, head from the Midwest to Pete Kalik's club
#13 - The Whitey Steele Story
The Untouchables Season 3 - Episode 15
New York City. July 23, 1934. The Underworld, which had long made big money by covering bets on horse races, wants to get their hands on a new invention-- the racewire, which can speed the results of horse races to bookmakers everywhere. That rainy night, Michael Barrigan and Frederic Withers (who, along with their partner Douglas Barrows, own and run the Trans-Pacific News Service) receive an urgent call from Barrows-- but Barrigan finds Barrows dead in a bookie joint (the back room of Hayes florists) when he gets there. Joker takes Barrigan to Joe Kulak's car; they all take a short ride. Kulak makes it simple: he wants Barrigan's racewire. Barrigan has until tomorrow at midnight. 3 hours later, Barrigan goes to his office; the names Barrigan, Withers and Barrows are on the door, but the bottom name has been ominously crossed out. Barrigan notices someone is inside, and he pulls out his gun; but the surprise intruder is Eliot Ness-- who already knows about Barrows' murder, and
#15 - Yesterday's Timepiece
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 17
Stacey buys a gold watch that may have belonged to his dead dad. It sets him off on a journey to find the truth about his parent's deaths. He meets an orphaned girl who owned the watch and is curious about her parents who she never knew.
#17 - Kiss The Queen Goodbye
Hawaii Five-O Season 2 - Episode 25
Camilla Carver, a con-artist, blackmails a politician to take her to an event where she can steal the priceless Queen of Polynesia emerald and swap it for a fake. However, McGarrett and the team are at the event and make sure that neither the gem, Carver or her accomplice vanish.
#18 - Tug of War
The Fugitive Season 2 - Episode 7
Kimble is working on a farm when he is captured by a sheriff and his deputy. The two men start fighting about how and when to turn Kimble over to the authorities-and one of them will go to any lengths to make sure he gets the credit for the capture.
#19 - Fun and Games and Party Favors
The Fugitive Season 2 - Episode 19
While working as a chauffeur for a wealthy family, Kimble learns that the teenage daughter of the family is dating the pool cleaner. While chaperoning a party for the daughter's friends, Kimble throws out a unruly young man who crashes the party. But Kimble is soon faced with a little blackmail when the man turns out to be a crime buff and recongizes Kimble from a police magazine.
#20 - Masquerade
The Fugitive Season 2 - Episode 26
While traveling through an small Oklahoma town, Kimble is arrested, not because the police recognize him, but because they've mistaken him for Leonard Hull, a former numbers runner about to testify against a big-time racketeer, whom has run away from a witness relocation program in that very town. Kimble is taken to a motel where Leonard's wife, Mavis, knows he's not Leonard in which Kimble asks for her help to get away from the police, and a local hit man pursuing them.
#21 - An Echo of Thunder
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 4
After helping deliver a herd of horses, Trampas decides to take a few days to visit an old friend nearby but he arrives in time for his friend's funeral. He is bothered by the circumstances of his death, so he decides to investigate.
#22 - Trail to Ashley Mountain
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 8
Sheriff Mark Abbott (Ross Elliott) arrives at Ed Wells (Hugh Marlowe) ranch and finds him playing checkers with Trampas and being served lemonade by Ed's wife, Connie (Monica Lewis). The Sheriff finds a horse in the corral missing a shoe and reveals a shoe, along with a piece of fringe from a distinctive shirt Ed owned, were found at the scene of the murder of Cy Bates who had been robbed of $8,000 in gold. The shirt is missing and Ed claims he was home at the time of the robbery, meeting with travelling salesman/tinker Gabe Styles. Marks wants Ed to come to town with him. In private Ed asks his wife where the shirt is and she says she gave it to her brother Willy (Steve Carlson) who lives with them, a fact Ed hides from the Sheriff. After the Sheriff and Ed leave, Willy arrives and admits to his sister that he was at the robbery but claims an accomplice killed Cy Bates and that Ed will get off anyway once Gabe Styles confirms his alibi. However, unknown to all, Gabe has died a natural
#23 - The Long Way Home
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 13
Jim Boyer Sr. returns to his wife and son living in Medicine Bow and takes a job at Shiloh. Boyer is a very capable but ignores detail in his work as he tries to earn the foreman job at another ranch Grainger is hoping to purchase.
#24 - The Modoc Kid
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 19
Five men arrive in Medicine Bow intent on robbing the bank: Bob Archer (Harry Carey Jr.), Frank Cave (Gene Ellis), brothers Roy (John Goddard) and Cullen Tindall (Harrison Ford), and leader and well-known gunslinger, Del Stetler alias the Modoc Kid (John Saxon). However, they have been observed by Deputy Emmett Ryker and are ambushed by him, Sheriff Abbott (Ross Elliott) and other deputies. Cave is killed and Archer is wounded and captured but the others escape even though Roy Tindall is seriously wounded. They manage to elude the posse and go to Shiloh ranch where the hands are away on a trail drive and only the Graingers are home. They take the Graingers prisoner, forcing Elizabeth to tend to the wounded Roy, and it soon becomes clear the Modoc Kid is obsessed with his own notoriety as a gunslinger. Roy needs medical attention and so the Modoc Kid forces John Grainger to lure Dr. Hinton (Paul Fix) to Shiloh with the pretense that Elizabeth Grainger has broken her collar bone in an ac
#25 - Melanie
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 22
An old and successful friend and his daughter from Chicago visit the Graingers. John is surprised when he learns they want to stay in the area. The high society daughter falls in love with Trampas who doesn't know about her secret illness.
#26 - Nightmare at Fort Killman
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 24
Watched by two men, Stacey Grainger buys a train ticket to San Francisco where he is to meet the Virginian. He leaves his bag with the Station Master (Harry Harvey Sr.) but when he returns to the station to catch the train he is waylaid by the men who had been watching him. One of the men, whom it turns out is army Sergeant Tom Beale (Johnny Seven), dresses Stacey in an army uniform, fills him with rotgut and takes him to Fort Killman where he gives the clerk (Wally Strauss) papers saying Stacey is Willard J. Thorne, a new recruit. Beale is surprised to learn, however, that his own army discharge papers have not yet arrived and won't come through for two days. The unconscious Stacey is thrown in the guardhouse where he meets black soldier Billy Martin (Don Mitchell). The top Sergeant, Joe Trapp (James Daly) and commanding officer, Captain MacDowell (Les Crane), return to the fort from a reconnaissance. It is clear the two distrust one another and are not on good terms, with Trapp imply
#27 - A Welcoming Town
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 26
Trampas goes to visit Ida Martin and son Joe who he lived with as a child. Having not seen them in a few years he finds their place deserted. When he learns Joe was killed by a posse, he can't believe the reason given for his death.
#28 - Lady of the House
The Virginian Season 5 - Episode 28
John Grainger asks an old friend from Maryland to come to Shiloh to take the rough edges off his grandkids. She does as he asks quite well but is less than popular with the kids and The Virginian. Unknown to them, she has a secret plan.
#29 - Reckoning
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 1
The Virginian, John and Elizabeth go to Texas where The Virginian is seen by members of a gang whose leader thinks The Virginian is responsible for the death of his brother seven years earlier. Elizabeth is kidnapped to trap him.
#30 - The Deadly Past
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 2
After receiving the third letter with his name on a list of people being killed, Trampas decides to learn who is after him. He meets a gunfighter who is on the list. Together they are trying to solve the mystery which involves his ex-wife.
#31 - Star Crossed
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 4
An old friend of Ryker's settles on a ranch with a new wife and stepson under a new name due to being wanted. Ryker helps him but loses his job when the man confesses to killing a Shiloh hand who was blackmailing him due to his past.
#32 - Johnny Moon
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 5
The Virginian rescues a man who has been shot. As he recovers at Shiloh he and the Grainger kids realize the man is a bit different as well as being from England. A private detective looking for him provides a clue to his background.
#33 - To Bear Witness
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 11
Harness maker Walter Varig (Harry Landers) and Dr. Baldwin (Malachi Throne) have an argument due to the fact Varig is reneging on a promise to let the doctor use some property for a new hospital in Medicine Bow. In town on business, Trampas has to restrain the doctor and escorts him back to his office. At the office, Dr. Baldwin finds his nurse, Carol Fisk (Joanna Moore), removing the damaged leg brace of Nancy (Lorette Strome), the young daughter of lawyer Arthur Blanton (William Windom). Trampas accompanies Carol to the blacksmith's, she to leave the leg brace for repairs, he to get a plow fixed. As Carol leaves she is approached by a drunken Walter Varig, her former boyfriend. He accuses her of having an affair with the doctor and reveals that is why he put a stop to the hospital. He knocks Carol down so Trampas intervenes and knocks down Varig who swears he will get Carol. He begins staking out Carol's residence to catch her with the doctor. After dinner, Trampas goes to retrieve t
#34 - The Barren Ground
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 12
The Virginian returns the body of one of Asa Keogh's sons to him after The Virginain shot and killed him during an attempted theft of his horse. After the burial the crippled Asa suffers a heart attack. Asa is dying and asks The Virginian to see if his daughter who was stolen by Indians when she was ten will return home. He had found her eight years after her capture but she decided to stay with the Shoshone at that time. Asa wants to give her his farm as his only other child is an outlaw. The daughter, Sarah, agrees to return with her son as her Shoshone husband is dead. Sarah's other brother Dobie upon hearing that Dick was killed comes to avenge his brother's death. Complicating the situation for The Virginian a couple of men in town want the property due to silver ore on it. Asa has died splitting the property between Sarah and The Virginian. One is a lawyer who takes Asa's will from Sarah and tries to say Asa died with no will but Sarah surprises everyone.
#35 - The Fortress
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 15
The Viginian takes a herd of cattle to Montana near the Canadian border for the ranchers in Medicine Bow. He receives the $100,000 for the herd but the bank is robbed where he left the funds. He tracks the robbers into Canada where he learns the real thief is the buyer of the cattle who controls the area and people around him in his own empire. The Virginian devises a sting to recover the funds but not without consequences for others.
#36 - Jed
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 17
An old friend of Trampas, Jed Matthews, is hired for his gun to come to Medicine Bow by rancher Tom Tallman to fight homesteaders blocking a pass used by the ranchers to take their cattle to market. Tallman has Jed go to work at Shiloh to spy on their plans as the ranchers have differing views on how to handle the problem. Trampas introduces Jed to the sister of a homesteader who falls for Jed forcing him to choose sides in the dispute.
#37 - The Crooked Path
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 22
Kiley Cheever's father, the sheriff, is fed up with his son's bratty behavior. After publicly humiliating him, Kiley decides to leave Texas and find his old friend Trampas and ask for a job at Shiloh. His personality trait of embellishing his abilities creates tension with the hands at Shiloh. Melissa, niece of the Graingers, visiting Shiloh takes a shine to Kiley while still seeing his flaws and letting him know it. An old hand, Charlie, who knows Kiley's dad takes a shine to Kiley but loses his job when Kiley lets him take the blame for starting a fire in the stable.
#38 - The Handy Man
The Virginian Season 6 - Episode 24
Ward Bowden is pressing his father to fight for total ownership of a strip of land between their ranch and Shiloh that has been shared. When their attorney tells them their case is weak, Ward initiates activities to sway public opinion in their favor. A drifter, Jim, comes to the aid of Trampas when Ward leaves him knocked out on a runaway wagon. One of the Bowden hands recognizes him as a known gunfighter from Virginia City leading the Bowdens to believe Shiloh has upped the ante in the conflict. As the Shiloh handyman, Jim continues to come to the aid of Trampas.
#39 - A Vision of Blindness
The Virginian Season 7 - Episode 4
Elizabeth is blinded by a stagecoach accident. She is found by Ben Oakes who wanted to kill Trampas who had to miss the stage. Ben tries to help her home but becomes lost. After they are found, She is in love with the conflicted Ben.
#40 - The Dark Corridor
The Virginian Season 7 - Episode 10
The Viriginian finds a woman unconscious on a remote mountain trail on the way to visit his friend Jingo. He takes her to Jingo's cabin and they wait for her to recover as no help is available. She wakes up but is slow to communicate and recover her memory. At the same time another visitor arrives with a lame horse asking to stay until his horse can travel again. As the woman recovers she is attracted to The Virginian in a romantic manner but remembers no details.
#43 - The Mysterious Mr. Tate
The Virginian Season 9 - Episode 5
Colonel MacKenzie is traveling on a train with Lark Walters, the young and sheltered daughter of a wealthy friend of his. At a stop in a town, he sees a young man shoot another man in self-defense. Later, MacKenzie saves the same young man from being lynched, and brings him onto the train, where the overly romantic Lark falls for the young stranger. MacKenzie tries to keep them apart, but Lark won't give up. Meanwhile, other men on the train hatch up a scheme to kidnap Lark and hold her for ransom, and try to get the young man, Tate, to join with them. This episode introduces Tate as a series regular.
#44 - Wolf Track
The Virginian Season 9 - Episode 23
After being mauled by a cunning wolf he has been tracking, and then robbed of his horse, gun, and other possessions by a stranger on the road, Col. MacKenzie is taken in by a homesteader and her young son. The wolf, however, is still at large and MacKenzie is determined to hunt him down.