The BEST episodes directed by David Friedkin

The Trade-Off
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8.50
8 votes

#1 - The Trade-Off

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 24

Kojak arrests the ringleader (Mark Stevens) of a drug operation, whose gang kidnaps Captain McNeil's wife in order to trade her for the evidence they have against him.

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How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars
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8.00
6 votes

#2 - How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars

Kojak - Season 3 - Episode 15

(Christmas Episode) Stavros helps a woman (Betsy Slade) find her desperate boyfriend (Darrell Fetty), while Kojak tries to find out why a man (James Griffith) shot at a woman (Jesse Welles) in a local bar.

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On the Edge
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8.00
6 votes

#3 - On the Edge

Kojak - Season 3 - Episode 17

Kojak is concerned that a fellow detective's obsessive work habits are endangering both his home life and his career.

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Chrysanthemum
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8.00
2 votes

#4 - Chrysanthemum

I Spy - Season 1 - Episode 4

A French spy hampers the search for missing files.

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Night Train to Madrid
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8.00
1 votes

#5 - Night Train to Madrid

I Spy - Season 2 - Episode 26

USO tour interrupted by adverse machinations toward angry comedian.

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Change of Address
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7.93
14 votes

#6 - Change of Address

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 3 - Episode 2

Over the protests of his wife Elsa, Keith Hollin rents a beach house. Elsa dislikes the house and is disturbed by her husband's digging of a gravelike hole in the basement. She is further disturbed when she finds out that Keith is seeing a local girl named Rachel. When Keith tells Elsa that he wants to buy the house, she decides to foil his plan by contacting the wife of the current owner to tell her to not to sell. Keith, however, grows angry and kills Elsa. He buries her body in the basement, but is surprised when the police arrive. The police carry shovels and want to dig up the basement. The police tell Keith that Elsa discovered the wife of the house's owner was missing. She tipped off the police and they began an investigation. They called the house's owner in for questioning and he confessed to murdering his wife. He told them that he buried his wife in the basement of the beach house. The police are at the beach house to dig up the basement so they can find the body.

Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die
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7.83
6 votes

#7 - Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 13

A mentally depressed woman (Andrea Marcovicci) witnesses her date being murdered by her neighbor who has an interest in her.

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Crimson Witness
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7.55
11 votes

#8 - Crimson Witness

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 3 - Episode 12

Ernest Mullett is a playboy who loses his job, his wife, and his girlfriend to his hated overachieving brother Farnum Mullett. Ernest's hatred turns to murder when he decides to reenact the biblical story of Cain and Abel.

Thou Still Unravished Bride
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7.50
7 votes

#9 - Thou Still Unravished Bride

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 3 - Episode 22

On a transatlantic cruise Sally Benner falls in love with a London policeman named Tommy Bonn. On the eve of their wedding, Sally gets cold feet and takes a walk in the London fog. Tommy grows worried because there has recently been a number of stranglings in London. He and his partner Stephen Leslie go looking for her. The find a man named Clarke and suspect that he is the strangler. Clarke tells them that he has just murdered a woman that matches Sally's descriptions. He tells them that he dumped the body into a river. Tommy returns to tells is family, but is shocked when he finds Sally alive and well. Sally tells him that the wedding is back on. Clarke, however, was the strangler and the body of his victim is dredged out of the water.

The Clarence Bibs Story
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7.36
9 votes

#10 - The Clarence Bibs Story

The Rifleman - Season 3 - Episode 28

A janitor-turned-gunfighter whose reputation hangs on one lucky shot and a lot of gall.

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The Executioners
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7.13
24 votes

#11 - The Executioners

The Virginian - Season 1 - Episode 1

Ne'er-do-well Tom Newcombe is publicly hanged for murdering a woman because the local school teacher, Celia Ames (Colleen Dewhurst), refuses to alibi him. A mysterious man, Paul Taylor (Hugh O'Brien), comes to town, signs on to work as a Shiloh Ranch hand and begins romancing Celia. However, his odd behaviour begins to raise the suspicions of Judge Garth and the local Sheriff who wonder about the motives of the stranger.

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The McGregor Affair
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7.12
42 votes

#12 - The McGregor Affair

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 3 - Episode 7

During the year 1827 in Edinburgh, Scotland, John McGregor must take care od his alcoholic wife Aggie. He works for Dr. Knox and must lug large boxes of tanbark to his medical academy. When John learns that the boxes actually contain the murdered victims of two bodysnatchers Burke and Hare, he decides to get rid of his wife by getting her drunk and leaving her on the body snatcher's doorstep. The plan is successful, but John is overtaken by remorse. Unfortunately, he ends up to be Burke and Hare's next victim.

The Double-Edged Corner
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7.00
3 votes

#13 - The Double-Edged Corner

Ironside - Season 7 - Episode 12

A violent gang kills two men during a robbery, and the Chief enlists the help of a regular informant in order to capture those responsible. The informant, Baxter, is a happy-go-lucky gambler with a wife and child, who has been keeping his duel identity a secret for years. This time, however, it looks as though his secret is going to become known to everybody.

Tatia
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7.00
1 votes

#14 - Tatia

I Spy - Season 1 - Episode 10

Vietnam has not seen three agents assigned there, and Scott suspects Robinson's girlfriend.

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A Room with a Rack
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7.00
1 votes

#15 - A Room with a Rack

I Spy - Season 2 - Episode 21

Torture pure and simple has Robinson down in the dumps, with his career in jeopardy.

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Mainly on the Plains
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7.00
1 votes

#16 - Mainly on the Plains

I Spy - Season 2 - Episode 22

Don Quixote is the fascination of a professor with vital plans and an errant mind.

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Strangers at Sundown
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6.67
6 votes

#17 - Strangers at Sundown

The Virginian - Season 1 - Episode 27

Judge Garth and Betsy are among the passengers on an overcrowded stage which is waylaid by an outlaw gang led by Pauk (Paul Richards). The passengers are trapped in a way station and the outlaws demand that one of the male passengers, a George Wilson who is traveling incognito, be given to them. Wilson is a former outlaw who had betrayed the gang. The various passengers must decide whether to live with their consciences and hand Wilson over, or risk their own lives in a gun battle with the desperate gang.

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The Man Who Couldn't Die
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6.25
4 votes

#18 - The Man Who Couldn't Die

The Virginian - Season 1 - Episode 19

The owners of the Bradford and Willson Transportation Co. had been contracted to build a railway line for Judge Garth and other investors but had been procrastinating in starting the project. When the Judge threatens them with legal action, they send a woman, Mrs. Wallace (Vera Miles), to spy on the Judge by becoming Betsy Garth's private tutor. Matters become complicated when the Judge falls in love with Mrs. Wallace. They become even more complicated when the Judge shoots in self-defence, Willson (David White), but can convince no one, including the police, that the man is dead.

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A Sentence To Steal
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6.00
1 votes

#19 - A Sentence To Steal

Hawaii Five-O - Season 8 - Episode 24

McGarrett sends an undercover agent into a rehabilitation home for juvenile offenders to find out who is behind the theft of gold from dental supply warehouses.

Act of Vengeance
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6.00
1 votes

#20 - Act of Vengeance

Ironside - Season 8 - Episode 9

A convict awaiting parole hears that his son has been shot dead following a clash with a rival teenage gang. Although eager for vengeance he has another son to think about, and the Chief is determined to keep them both on the straight and narrow, whilst at the same time finding out who really killed the boy.

Far Side of the Fence
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6.00
1 votes

#21 - Far Side of the Fence

Ironside - Season 8 - Episode 10

After the killing of one of his men, gangland boss Lew Parker puts out a contract on Ironside, which the undercover Ed is forced to pick up. Unable to contact the rest of the team Ed has to go along with the preparations for a heist, but when his cover is blown and he winds up a prisoner, the Chief and co must find the missing links before it is too late.

Close to the Heart
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0 votes

#22 - Close to the Heart

Ironside - Season 7 - Episode 21

When a woman crashes her car into the Chief's van after suffering a minor heart attack, doctors discover a bullet lodged in her chest, where it has apparently been for several years. When she claims to have no knowledge of ever being shot, the Chief investigates, and soon links her case to that of an unsolved murder.