The BEST episodes directed by Christian Nyby

The Lotus Eater
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - The Lotus Eater

I Spy - Season 3 - Episode 12

Robinson takes a powder and calls it quits in the Greek archipelago.

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Incident of Iron Bull
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9.67
2 votes

#2 - Incident of Iron Bull

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 2

Joseph a Comanche is hired after returning the remuda. Colonel Macklin and Sargeant Graogan are accompanting the herd as far as Waycross.

Incident at Zebulon
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9.25
3 votes

#3 - Incident at Zebulon

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 22

Favor goes to Zebulon, Johnny Larkin is taken by a group of masked riders and charged with a woman's death. When Favor is horse whipped he is determined to find out the identity of the major, the head of the regulator.

Incident at Seven Fingers
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9.25
3 votes

#4 - Incident at Seven Fingers

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 30

Sam Turner steals Rowdy's horse. Sam is an escapee from the army guardhouse, charges with breaking and running in the face of fire. Rowdy's horse goes lame. Rowdy catches Sam and offers him a job. Captain Coulter and his men rush into camp and arrests Sam. Favor says things don't add up and comes to his defense.

Oedipus at Colonus
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9.00
1 votes

#5 - Oedipus at Colonus

I Spy - Season 3 - Episode 11

A holy leader of men dies apparently on the eve of religious fighting in Morocco.

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Hammerhead
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9.00
47 votes

#6 - Hammerhead

Gunsmoke - Season 10 - Episode 14

Festus takes part in a horse race in which big money is at stake, tempting some to sabotage the race in order to make sure of the outcome.

Incident of the Banker
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8.75
3 votes

#7 - Incident of the Banker

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 25

An old friend of Favor's, a banker, backs him into a corner and is allowed to take over as trail boss, while Favor runs his bank.

Nightmare at Northoak
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8.73
98 votes

#8 - Nightmare at Northoak

The Fugitive - Season 1 - Episode 11

Kimball is injured while helping save some children from a fiery crash. While recuperating at a local home, he learns that his caretakers are the local sheriff and his wife. As if this weren't bad enough, a news article describing Kimball's heroic deeds goes nationwide. The all-seeing Lt. Gerard reads the article, and then goes to the small town to arrest Kimball.

A Killing in the Second House
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8.71
14 votes

#9 - A Killing in the Second House

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 11

Kojak comes up against a former cop, now a private investigator, who tries to make his client's suicide look like murder so he can collect money from life insurance.

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Assassination
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8.70
9 votes

#10 - Assassination

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 11

A phony prowler call results in shots being fired at Malloy and Reed. Shots ring out again when the officers head to the airport to transport a blood donor. The suspect is a known check bouncer, and Reed's wife gets a disturbing phone call. Later Reed heads home and meets an acquaintance who just happens to be driving the same car as the shooting suspect. Other cases include a suicidal man who tries to incinerate himself with gasoline, and a wino who is nearly shot by a hyped-up Reed.

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Welcome to Santa Rosa County
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8.65
16 votes

#11 - Welcome to Santa Rosa County

Emergency! - Season 6 - Episode 10

Roy and John try to go fishing in Santa Rosa County, but are delayed when they rescue climbers from a cliff face and a fishing boat blows up. They help the sheriff come up with ideas for implementing emergency medical services in his county

Incident of the White Eyes
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8.50
2 votes

#12 - Incident of the White Eyes

Rawhide - Season 5 - Episode 27

Favor and Hey Soos rescue Domingo, Lt. Carter and the Butlers from a runaway stage. The make to a stage station and fight off indians.

Incident of the Gilded Goddess
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8.50
2 votes

#13 - Incident of the Gilded Goddess

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 29

Rowdy's old acquaintance, Louise Temple is on the run for killing a sheriff. She ran the Temple Of Gold gambling hall.

The Cross-Country Kidnap
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8.46
22 votes

#14 - The Cross-Country Kidnap

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 2 - Episode 12

Steve is assigned to protect Liza Leitman, an equestrian trying to make the olympic team; also the creator of the cryptography code that links computers and secret communications world-wide.

The Cross-Country Kidnap
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8.46
22 votes

#15 - The Cross-Country Kidnap

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 2 - Episode 12

Steve is assigned to protect Liza Leitman, an equestrian trying to make the olympic team; also the creator of the cryptography code that links computers and secret communications world-wide.

The Cross-Country Kidnap
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8.46
22 votes

#16 - The Cross-Country Kidnap

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 2 - Episode 12

Steve is assigned to protect Liza Leitman, an equestrian trying to make the olympic team; also the creator of the cryptography code that links computers and secret communications world-wide.

The Cross-Country Kidnap
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8.46
22 votes

#17 - The Cross-Country Kidnap

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 2 - Episode 12

Steve is assigned to protect Liza Leitman, an equestrian trying to make the olympic team; also the creator of the cryptography code that links computers and secret communications world-wide.

Incident of the Wanderer
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8.40
4 votes

#18 - Incident of the Wanderer

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 21

Michob, a peddler, comes out of a rain storm, bone dry. Things begin to go wrong and he is labeled a jinx.

Captain Hook
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8.24
17 votes

#19 - Captain Hook

Emergency! - Season 6 - Episode 8

The firemen plan to celebrate the imminent retirement of a martinet captain with a party, under the guise of throwing a farewell dinner. A model in a bear suit suffers from heat stroke during a promotion stunt. A bizarre family believes their sleeping mother is dead. The firemen rescue CHP officers from a helicopter.

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The Case of the Crooked Candle
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8.20
74 votes

#20 - The Case of the Crooked Candle

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 11

While Martha Bradford is waiting for her appointment at a beauty parlour, she meets Rita Bradford who apparently is also married to Joe Bradford and lives at the same address. Joe Bradford is preparing for a business meeting in San Diego. He makes plans to meet his wife Martha but fails to show up. Joe Bradford is found dead on his boat the next morning and Martha Bradford is accused of his murder when her fingerprints are found on a candle located on the boat.

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Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard
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8.14
7 votes

#21 - Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 20

Kojak is particularly affected by the murder of a beautiful Manhattan playgirl.

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The Case of the Hesitant Hostess
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8.12
55 votes

#22 - The Case of the Hesitant Hostess

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 29

When Albert Sanders is charged with the murder of Kim Lane, Perry offers to defend him free of charge because he knows Sanders is still devastated over the accidental death of his wife and children eight years before. The solution to the case hinges on a heroin smuggling ring operating out of a dance hall. Writer: Al C. W

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The Case of the Shapely Shadow
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8.00
32 votes

#23 - The Case of the Shapely Shadow

Perry Mason - Season 5 - Episode 16

Naive secretary Janice Wainwright carries out boss Morley Thielman's orders and places a briefcase containing more than $100,000.00 in a train station locker. Then she waits for the arrival of Thielman's ex-wife but Lt. Tragg arrives instead with an arrest warrant for Janice on the charge of murdering her boss. It seems as though witness Fred Carlyle saw a woman's shapely shadow through the shades of Thielman's office window shortly before the murder occurred.Carlyle believes the silhuette belonged to Janice. Perry manages to get to the bottom of things once the courtroom proceedings begin.

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Pinwheel
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8.00
1 votes

#24 - Pinwheel

I Spy - Season 3 - Episode 26

What is this ring of spies set up in Africa? Melanie knows, or thinks she knows, or anyway means to find out, why not?

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The Case of the Runaway Corpse
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7.99
81 votes

#25 - The Case of the Runaway Corpse

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ed Davenport learns that a sandwich he requested to be tested by a lab contains arsenic and blames his wife Myrna. When he confronts her about his suspicions she denies it. He leaves for a business trip and falls ill. Dr. Renault is called to treat him at a motel where Ed Davenport later dies. Before he dies he claims his wife poisoned some candy. After locking the motel room the doctor calls the police. The police arrive to find the corpse missing. The police test the candy and indeed find arsenic. Subsequently Ed Davenport's body is found in a shallow grave. Myrna Davenport is accused of the murder.

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Springtime
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7.94
15 votes

#26 - Springtime

Bonanza - Season 3 - Episode 2

A friend of Ben's (Mr. Milbank) arrives at the Ponderosa at a bad time...when the Cartwright boys are fighting in the mud. Mr. Milbank, who is injured by a flying log during the fight, gives an assignment to each of the three boys. Can they fulfill the assignments, or has Springtime gotten to them all?

The Wooing of Abigail Jones
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7.93
13 votes

#27 - The Wooing of Abigail Jones

Bonanza - Season 3 - Episode 24

In order to keep peace on the ranch, Hoss and Joe try to help ranch hand, Hank Meyers woo the the plain-looking schoolteacher, Abigail Jones. When their first plan backfires, they convince Adam (who doesn't want to get involved) to help and this makes things worse because Abigail believes it is Adam who is wooing her and Hank Meyers believes Adam wants to steal her away.

School Days
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7.91
23 votes

#28 - School Days

Emergency! - Season 2 - Episode 14

A new trainee appears to be lacking in confidence; a bookcase falls on an elderly gentleman searching for a book; a baseball player is injured; an ambulance is hit by a car; a boy's chemistry set explodes in his face; students play a practical joke on a sleeping man; a man is injured at a junkyard.

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Extortion
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7.91
44 votes

#29 - Extortion

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 1

Malloy and Reed investigate an extortion racket against a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors, with the owner of a dry cleaners willing to testify but others not out of fear of retribution. The officers return to handle the owner's panel truck being set ablaze and later the owner is physically assaulted. Malloy and Reed capture both suspects. Other incidents involved a robbery at a bar (the perps escaped initially, but are later captured after a shootout), and a drunk man owed back pay by a dockmaster threatens to dump his boat onto dry land from a crane unless he's paid.

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The Case of the Negligent Nymph
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7.78
82 votes

#30 - The Case of the Negligent Nymph

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 12

Perry Mason and Paul Drake are on a fishing trip when they spot a young woman named Sally Fenner being pursued by vicious guard dogs on an island estate. The only way Sally can avoid being chewed up by the dogs is to jump into the water and swim for it. Perry and Paul pull Sally out of the drink and Perry ends up defending her on a murder charge.

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The Case of the Malicious Mariner
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7.76
41 votes

#31 - The Case of the Malicious Mariner

Perry Mason - Season 5 - Episode 4

During a terrible storm at sea, First Officer Jerry Griffin dumps a million dollars worth of goods into the sea in order to lessen the chances of his cargo freighter sinking. Once on shore, Jerry is hauled before a maritime court which holds him responsible for the loss of the cargo. Captain Bancroft's testimony can clear Jerry but he is murdered before he can give it. Now Jerry stands accused of that crime too. Perry and Paul try to set things right once again.

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The Spanish Grant
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7.76
23 votes

#32 - The Spanish Grant

Bonanza - Season 1 - Episode 21

In "The Spanish Grant", a young bargirl, Rosita Morales is pretending to be a Spanish noblewoman named Isabella Marie Inez de la Cuesta and at the end of the story, it's revealed she is really Rosita Morales, but on the other hand, is she really Rosita Morales? This little twist at the end is simply entertaining everytime it's viewed, with the viewer able to determine the young woman's real identity at the end of act four.

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The Case of the Sulky Girl
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7.75
91 votes

#33 - The Case of the Sulky Girl

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 5

Fran Celane feels her uncle, Edward Norton, is too restrictive as the executor of her father's spendthrift trust. He also wants her to wait 18 months until her 25th birthday before she gets married. Arthur Crinston, Edward Norton's attorney, arrives to meet with Mr. Norton but is told to return at 11pm. When he returns, they meet for a few minutes and as he is leaving, Mr. Norton asks him to take his secretary, Donald Graves, to pick up some papers. As they drive away, Mr. Graves looks back at the house and sees someone attack Edward Norton. They return to find Edward Norton dead and Rodney Gleason, Fran's fiance, is identified as the assailant. Rodney Gleason is accused of the murder.

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The Case of the Crimson Kiss
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7.73
97 votes

#34 - The Case of the Crimson Kiss

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 8

Fay Allison is getting married in a few days to Dane Grover. Her roommate, Anita Bonsal, is having a clandestine affair with a married man, Carver Clement. When Aunt Louise arrives early the next morning to be with Fay, she finds Fay and Anita both appear to have been drugged. Louise calls her friend Perry Mason to help decide what to do. Perry and Della discover the key to another apartment in Fay's purse and go upstairs to investigate. They arrive to find Carver Clement dead in the apartment. Fay Allison is accused of the murder when the police find her fingerprints on a glass in the apartment.

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The Case of the Baited Hook
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7.73
69 votes

#35 - The Case of the Baited Hook

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 14

Robert Dawson confronts Albert Tydings, his partner, about $80K missing from Carol Stanley's trust account. Albert Tydings admits he embezzled the money and blackmails Robert Dawson to keep quiet or he will reveal some scandalous facts about Carol. Later, Carol calls and makes an appointment to meet Albert Tydings at his office to discuss the trust account. She arrives to find Albert Tydings dead. The next morning Perry goes to Albert Tydings' home and finds him there dead. Eventually the police determine Tydings body was moved from his office. The police accuse Carol Stanley when her car is reported seen at the office at the time he was murdered.

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Limelight
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7.71
17 votes

#36 - Limelight

Emergency! - Season 6 - Episode 21

A man with a history of heart trouble becomes agitated when his daughter is trapped under a backhoe. A boy shoots himself with a pellet gun. Another paramedic appears on the news and in the paper, making John jealous. A babysitter has an anxiety attack. Gage and DeSoto rescue Brice from a structure fire.

Incident at Cactus Wells
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7.67
6 votes

#37 - Incident at Cactus Wells

Rawhide - Season 5 - Episode 3

Forrester notices a man trailing the herd for a few days but he's elusive. After one of the men stampedes the herd, the man drives in a few strays and asks for a job. The men are suspicious of his actions and they soon learn he has a past.

Right in the Middle of the Season
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7.67
3 votes

#38 - Right in the Middle of the Season

The Fugitive - Season 4 - Episode 11

While working as a fishing crewman, Kimble becomes embroiled in a union strike which is orgainzed by Joe Donovan, the son of Kimble's employer, grizzled fisherman Tony Donovan. During a rally, Kimble, Tony and a few others are arrested. After being released, Kimble tries to leave town knowing his secret will be revealed, but he's prevented from doing so. When the police finally learn Kimble's idenity, they question Tony about his whereabouts, but the sympathic Tony claims not to know. He then offers to take Kimble to Mexico if he helps him out on his latest fishing trip. But Joe sees Tony smuggle Kimble on his boat and calls the authorities.

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The Honorable Assassins
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7.67
3 votes

#39 - The Honorable Assassins

I Spy - Season 3 - Episode 6

To Marrakesh with an old man's cash and his daughter and some bandits after the old man.

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The Quest
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7.60
14 votes

#40 - The Quest

Bonanza - Season 4 - Episode 2

Determined to prove he can succeed at something without the help of his Pa, Hoss, and Adam, Joe sets out on his quest and wins a timber contract for Ponderosa timber, and later discovers that having a family to rely on can definitely be an asset.

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Incident at Sugar Creek
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7.60
5 votes

#41 - Incident at Sugar Creek

Rawhide - Season 5 - Episode 9

An injured ex-con Sam Garrett is refused treatment by his home town.

An Ounce of Prevention
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7.57
46 votes

#42 - An Ounce of Prevention

Emergency! - Season 6 - Episode 13

A man with chest pains is trapped on a ferris wheel. A child ingests an illegal pesticide. While making a TV appearance to discuss fire prevention, Gage and DeSoto become stars of a real-life emergency.

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The Sisters
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7.53
28 votes

#43 - The Sisters

Bonanza - Season 1 - Episode 14

This episode begins with Adam defending the honor of Sue Ellen Terry in a duel. No one gets shot because the other man misses Adam and Adam generously shoots in the air to end the duel. Sue Ellen lives with her sister, who seems nice but turns out to be fairly evil, consumed with jealousy because she's getting older and her sister is a young beauty. When Adam drops Sue Ellen off after a date one night, half way through this episode, someone shoots her dead, and Adam becomes a suspect and is thrown in jail. When the sheriff suggests that Adam escape, he does it, but when he walks out, someone tries to shoot him. He chases after them but doesn't find them, and soon after hears Sue Ellen's sister scream. He runs up the stairs to find her dead, and of course, is then suspected of that murder as well. Of course, his family helps him during the last half hour, and it all turns out that someone we should not have suspected did all the murders, but that he actually wasn't trying to hit

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The Actress
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7.50
8 votes

#44 - The Actress

Bonanza - Season 4 - Episode 22

Joe becomes romantically involved with a woman who considers herself a serious dramatic actress. Unfortunately, she is the only one who does.

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Let's Kill Karlovassi
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7.50
2 votes

#45 - Let's Kill Karlovassi

I Spy - Season 3 - Episode 1

Assassinating a double agent on the beach in the Aegean just doesn't sound like fun.

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The Case of the One-Eyed Witness
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7.49
83 votes

#46 - The Case of the One-Eyed Witness

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 23

Della and Perry's dinner at a fancy French restaurant is interrupted by a phone call and an envelope containing $500.00 from a mysterious woman named Marian Fargo. She wants him to make an exchange for her: the money for some documents regarding her fugitive brother. Unbeknownst to Marion, her own husband is in on the blackmail scheme which is being masterminded by one Samuel Carlin. Marion's husband and Carlin both turn up dead but Marion, who has fled on a bus, has an eyewitness, Diana Maynard, who can provide her with an alibi for the murders. Unfortunately for all concerned, Ms. Maynard has only one good eye and may not be telling the truth about who she is.

The Case of the Vagabond Vixen
star
7.46
83 votes

#47 - The Case of the Vagabond Vixen

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 9

Hollywood producer John Addison picks up an attractive young woman hitchhiker. Far from being innocent she turns out to be a blackmailer and a witness to a murder that Addison is charged with. Perry, as usual, is hired to get to the bottom of things.

Adoption
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7.45
38 votes

#48 - Adoption

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 18

Malloy and Reed investigate when a college football locker room is ransacked, and uncover systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs. They also investigate parents who dispute their maid's report that their baby is missing, arrest a prowler who is suspiciously allowed into a home by his female accuser, and get involved in a high-speed chase that resulted from a domestic disturbance.

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The Jury
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7.43
19 votes

#49 - The Jury

Bonanza - Season 4 - Episode 14

When Hoss is responsible for causing a hung jury, Ben tells him, "a man is never wrong doing what he thinks is right", and Adam attempts to validate his brother's reasonable doubt.

Sub-Station
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7.43
40 votes

#50 - Sub-Station

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 20

Malloy and Reed are temporarily assigned to a police sub-station at LAX. While there, they deal with a hostage situation between a flight attendant and a man desperate for the attention of a television producer, go undercover to intercept a drug shipment from Toledo, Ohio, and prevent a rape suspect from escaping on an outbound flight.

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