The BEST episodes directed by Arthur Hiller

The Case of the Desperate Daughter
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8.17
38 votes

#1 - The Case of the Desperate Daughter

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 27

Stefan Riker has come from Germany seeking the woman posing as Lisa Bannister and she believes he can cause her to be deported back to Germany. Attempting to help her stepmother, Doris Bannister pretends to be romantically interested in Stefan Riker. During the next few months Stefan Riker receives money and gifts from Doris and seems satisfied. However one night he is murdered and Doris Bannister is accused of murder because her fingerprints are found on a ladder outside of Riker's apartment.

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The Case of the Bartered Bikini
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7.82
49 votes

#2 - The Case of the Bartered Bikini

Perry Mason - Season 3 - Episode 8

Wally Dunbar seeks Perry's help in securing ownership of his new summer line of swimwear but the sketches are stolen and worse yet, chief designer Rick Stassi is murdered. Wally's girlfriend, Kitty Wynne, who was being blackmailed by Stassi goes to trial for his murder.

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Bloodlines
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7.69
15 votes

#3 - Bloodlines

The Rifleman - Season 2 - Episode 2

After Lucas kills a mountain man in a barrom brawl, his father arrives in North Fork determined to take revenge on Lucas and Marshal Torrance, once he breaks his other two boys out of jail.

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The Case of the Ominous Outcast
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7.56
45 votes

#4 - The Case of the Ominous Outcast

Perry Mason - Season 3 - Episode 24

When a notorious bank robber's son returns to his hometown it seems as though everyone is interested in missing loot supposedly hidden by the man's father. This leads to murder. Perry comes to the rescue once again.

Mail Order Groom
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7.50
9 votes

#5 - Mail Order Groom

The Rifleman - Season 2 - Episode 16

When a stranger arrives to marry the town spinster, two brothers who want her land try to discourage him with threats and a beating.

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The Case of the Fancy Figures
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7.47
51 votes

#6 - The Case of the Fancy Figures

Perry Mason - Season 2 - Episode 10

Martin Ellis is sent to jail for stealing the sum of $300,000.00. Ellis is later exonerated thanks to evidence discovered by his wife and the real thief, Charles Brewster, is arrested for the theft. Brewster manages to get out of jail on bail but later turns up dead. Ellis is charged with the killing.

Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore
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7.43
47 votes

#7 - Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 4 - Episode 12

Two women plot to do away with an irascible old man and seize his money, but their plan is foiled when one of them decides she deserves more of the fortune.

Distant Drummer
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7.36
22 votes

#8 - Distant Drummer

Gunsmoke - Season 6 - Episode 10

A young army drummer named Raffie is terrorized by two bullying mule skinners.

The Constable
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7.29
51 votes

#9 - The Constable

Gunsmoke - Season 4 - Episode 37

Dodge City's businessmen learn a hard lesson when they reject Matt's advice and hire a meek constable to handle a gang of rowdy but free-spending trail cowboys.

Love of a Good Woman
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7.26
54 votes

#10 - Love of a Good Woman

Gunsmoke - Season 4 - Episode 20

An old friend of Doc's, a nurse, is visiting and he hopes she will stay around Dodge. In the meantime Matt is worried that an ex-con is gunning for him even though he thought he was innocent five years ago.

Forty Detectives Later
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7.24
13 votes

#11 - Forty Detectives Later

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5 - Episode 28

The forty-first private eye hired by a man to find his wife's killer follows the clues to a suspect, and then realizes that the case is more complex than he had realized.

The Apprentice Sheriff
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7.19
56 votes

#12 - The Apprentice Sheriff

The Rifleman - Season 1 - Episode 11

Dan Willard is filling in as temporary marshal while Micah is away. Some Texas cowhands are in North Fork looking for some fun and relaxation, but Dan keeps coming down hard on them. Dan's father tells Lucas that he feels Dan is trying to prove himself as a man to compensate from being dropped from West Point Academy because of his poor eyesight. The Texas cowhands have had enough of being pushed around when Marshal Dan posts an ordinance that all visitors must check their guns at the Marshal's office. Now, they're out to cause some real trouble for Dan.

The Morning of the Bride
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7.16
42 votes

#13 - The Morning of the Bride

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 4 - Episode 19

A young woman with her eye on marriage wonders why she still hasn't met her boyfriend's mother.

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The Doubtful Doctor
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7.14
49 votes

#14 - The Doubtful Doctor

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 6 - Episode 2

Bewitched advertising executive Ralph Jones seeks psychiatric help when he inexplicably finds an escape from his present day marital woes by traveling back in time to his earlier carefree bachelorhood.

The Schoolmaster
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7.11
8 votes

#15 - The Schoolmaster

The Rifleman - Season 3 - Episode 10

Mark and his friend become trapped in an old mine.

Post Mortem
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7.11
43 votes

#16 - Post Mortem

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 33

When a newly married couple realizes that a lottery ticket is in her recently deceased ex-husband's burial suit, they put their love on the line to exhume the winnings.

Not the Running Type
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7.07
41 votes

#17 - Not the Running Type

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5 - Episode 19

After twelve years in prison for stealing $200,000 from his investment firm employers, Milton Potter calmly returns all the money he embezzled and pursues some very unique post-prison retirement plans.

And the Desert Shall Blossom
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7.00
48 votes

#18 - And the Desert Shall Blossom

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 4 - Episode 11

When two old men need a miracle in order to keep their home, the answer arrives in the unlikely form of a killer on the run from the law.

Festive Season
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6.98
44 votes

#19 - Festive Season

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 31

'Tis the season to resurrect old family grudges when a brother accuses his sister of murdering his wife on a less than jolly Christmas Eve.

The Jokester
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6.98
45 votes

#20 - The Jokester

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 4 - Episode 3

A morgue attendant gets the last laugh when he finally has enough of a man who has been provoking him.

Make My Death Bed
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6.97
37 votes

#21 - Make My Death Bed

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 6 - Episode 37

When music is the food of love, sweet passion spells more than cream in the coffee for two couples.

One Grave Too Many
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6.95
43 votes

#22 - One Grave Too Many

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5 - Episode 32

Chronic unemployment makes a poor husband desperate enough to steal from a man he believes is dead, but he soon regrets the decision when he sees that the lifted wallet contains more than just cash.

A Woman's Help
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6.95
42 votes

#23 - A Woman's Help

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 6 - Episode 24

When you're handsome and attractive, the ladies will always pay you the sort of attention you want. For Arnold Bourdon, there's only one problem: how to get rid of his shrewish but wealthy wife. Perhaps her new companion and nurse hold the key.

The Baby-Blue Expression
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6.93
43 votes

#24 - The Baby-Blue Expression

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 6 - Episode 12

Philip Weaver concocts a scheme to murder his employer.

The Right Price
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6.91
43 votes

#25 - The Right Price

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 4 - Episode 22

A middle-aged couple, recently wed and constantly bickering, learn how married life can be murder.

Across the Threshold
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6.91
42 votes

#26 - Across the Threshold

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 5 - Episode 22

When his over-bearing mother mentions missing her dead husband, a selfish bachelor is happy to arrange the reunion and enlists his actress girlfriend to help by posing as a clairvoyant.

Wind
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6.87
54 votes

#27 - Wind

Gunsmoke - Season 4 - Episode 28

Men start killing each other over saloon girl Dolly Varden, who seems to bring gamblers luck just by standing next to them when they're playing cards.

Flight to the East
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6.84
16 votes

#28 - Flight to the East

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 25

The plight of an American war correspondent suddenly becomes front-page news when a former British Army nurse recalls a strange incident from the past.

Disappearing Trick
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6.73
20 votes

#29 - Disappearing Trick

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 27

A debonair tennis player looks into his attractive partner's past and her presumed dead husband.

Kitty's Killing
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6.56
54 votes

#30 - Kitty's Killing

Gunsmoke - Season 5 - Episode 24

Kitty gets caught in the middle when a crazy-eyed man goes hunting for his former son-in-law, whom he blames for the death of his daughter in childbirth.

The Tragedian
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6.55
53 votes

#31 - The Tragedian

Gunsmoke - Season 5 - Episode 20

Matt and his friends try to come to the aid of a has-been actor caught cheating at cards.

Doc Judge
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6.51
57 votes

#32 - Doc Judge

Gunsmoke - Season 5 - Episode 22

While Matt is away on business, Doc gets threatened by an ex convict (Brice Harp) who claims that Doc Adams sentenced him to a long term in Prison. Doc tries to explain to the man that he was never a judge and has always been a doctor, but the man does not believe Doc. Since Chester is worried about the ex convict trying to take out some kind of revenge on Doc, Chester cooks up a scheme that will save Doc from possible danger.

The Deserter
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6.00
50 votes

#33 - The Deserter

Gunsmoke - Season 5 - Episode 38

Matt is on the trail of a badly wounded corporal for robbing the army payroll and falls into a trap when the father of the corporal gets the drop on him and wounds Chester.