The Best Episodes Directed by Harry Falk
#1 - The Drop
The Streets of San Francisco Season 5 - Episode 4
Mike thinks he's a murder target when a kidnapper specifies that he deliver the ransom money.
#2 - The Honorable Profession
The Streets of San Francisco Season 4 - Episode 16
Robert Reed plays a ficticious doctor. During Act IV he packs up to leave town. The well-written episode begs the question whether Reed's character did more good than harm posing as a doctor.. Contributor: frank91165, nelsonexpert State: New
#3 - The Glass Dart Board
The Streets of San Francisco Season 4 - Episode 2
A psycopathic killer uses San Francisco High-rises as target practice.
#5 - The Look
Magnum, P.I. Season 4 - Episode 9
With help from T.C. and Rick, Thomas is preparing a surprise construction for Higgins' upcoming birthday, when they wager a bet that a presenter on a local radio station is the same woman that was a much-loved presenter for the troops in Saigon. Thomas goes to the radio station to try and confirm whether it is indeed the same person or not and finds that she is the self same person, but now is being terrorised by malicious death threats phoned in to the station. The woman also has been searching for her lover, with whom she lost contact with 12 years ago during the war, when the man was accused of theft and disappeared, and asks Thomas' help in finally finding him...
#6 - Jacob's Boy
The Streets of San Francisco Season 3 - Episode 7
The prime suspect in a murder case may be innocent of this crime, but he fears Stone and Keller will discover he got away with murder once before... 25 years ago.
#9 - A Good Cop...But
The Streets of San Francisco Season 5 - Episode 15
A cop-killer's henchmen hunt the only witnesses to his crime, an officer and an informer.
#11 - Requiem for Murder
The Streets of San Francisco Season 4 - Episode 17
A bishop tries to protect the person who shot him.
#12 - Breakup
The Streets of San Francisco Season 5 - Episode 21
An episode where there are two parallel stories: A small business owner (Roberts) is going through divorce proceedings while his business is in financial straits. His wife's lawyer (Pressman) just happens to also be hunted by a revenge-seeking ex-con (Murdock).
#13 - A Partridge by Any Other Name
The Partridge Family Season 1 - Episode 24
Preparing for a Canadian tour the Family must have their birth certificates. The attic produces certificates for all except Danny â€“ his is not to be found. When introduced to the Family, booking agent Marty Burns jokingly refuses to believe Danny is a Partridge, """"not with that hair and those ears,"""" and Danny is convinced he is an adopted child. Shirley tries hard to talk him out of his belief, but Reuben and the others, in trying to kid Danny about his origin, only confirm his opinion he is not a Partridge. At the hospital where all the others were born Danny finds there is no record of his birth. Heartbroken, he refuses to believe Shirley's story that he was born unexpectedly while the family was on a picnic and thus missed the """"regular"""" hospital. On a return visit to the hospital Danny learns the name of the one male child born there on his birthday â€“ a son to Mr. & Mrs. Young. The phone book provides the name of all the M. Youngs in the city and Danny takes off to find his paren
#14 - Age Before Duty
Get Smart Season 5 - Episode 11
Max is bewildered when his young contact dies of old age. Max goes to meet CONTROL Agent Carruthers and finds Carruthers dying of old age. The problem is that Carruthers is only 28 years old. After that, more and more agents are rapidly aging and dying, thanks to a new invention by KAOS, Dorian Gray Paint. The paint ages the real person once it's put on a picture of that person. They turn Max, 99, and the Chief into senior citizens right before they locate KAOS HQ.
#15 - God Bless the Child
T.J. Hooker Season 1 - Episode 3
When a school-mate of Hooker's daughter is found dead, after being pumped full of drugs and pushed off a roof after threatening to expose a drug runner's racket, Hooker realises that it could just as easily have been his daughter, and is determined to nab the culprits...
#16 - Interlude
The Streets of San Francisco Season 5 - Episode 19
Refusing to believe he murdered his wife, a man escapes from an institution for the criminally insane to find her.
#17 - Squeeze Play
Magnum, P.I. Season 4 - Episode 7
After a high stakes game of poker against high-flying men's magazine publisher Buzz Benoit, Robin Masters wagers use of his Hawaiian Estate for a year, to be decided in a softball game between the King Kamehameha Club softball team and a team assembled by Buzz. Higgins, upon learning that Buzz intends to use him as a butler, plans to leave the Estate if the King Kamehameha team loose, but Magnum is less worried, looking forward to a luxurious year on the Estate surrounded by Buzz's beautiful glamour models - until he learns that as a result of Buzz's planned changes, there will be no place for him on the Estate either. Meanwhile, Magnum is working for one of the members of the softball team, trying to find her missing ex-husband who owes her alimony money, but things look gloomy for Higgins and Magnum's future on the Estate when they find that ruthless Buzz has hired a professional team of players. But it looks as if Magnum's team may have a glimmer of hope when it turns out that t
#18 - The Crime
Centennial Season 1 - Episode 9
The Wendells easily con the people of Centennial, while blackmailing Reverend Holly. The Wendell son, Philip idolizes Sheriff Dumire, who is investegating the disappearance and possible murder of a traveling businessman, carrying a briefcase full of money. Newly widowed Charlotte Seccombe, returns to England briefly, but returns to run the Venneford Ranch. Meanwhile, Hans Brumbaugh, with the help of Japanese laborers has built his farm into a successful potatoe farm.
#19 - Star Quality
The Partridge Family Season 1 - Episode 13
Sheila Faber, a famous syndicated columnist, writes an item about the Partridge Family after catching their performance. However her article singles out Danny â€“ praising him for his """"personal magnetism"""" and """"star quality."""" When Danny reads Sheila's column, all the praise goes straight to his head and that night he dreams he leaves the family act and becomes the biggest star in show business. The next night, he calls Reuben Kincaid and Danny's mysterious urgency has Reuben on the next plane. When Reuben arrives, Danny proceeds to tell him about his plans to leave the act and make it a single â€“ stressing that his only reason for this decision is financial security for his family don't know what to make of Danny's strange behavior â€“ or Reuben's unexplained visit. A few days later, Shirley sees children and their mothers heading for the garage. When she goes to investigate, she finds Danny holding Danny holding auditions to find his replacement and Shirley learns of his plans. Shirley,
#20 - The Canine Collar
The Streets of San Francisco Season 5 - Episode 24
Mike and Dan pursue a smuggler who will stop at nothing to locate a dog collar containing stolen diamonds
#21 - The Winds of Fortune
Centennial Season 1 - Episode 10
Charlotte Seccombe and Jim Lloyd fall in love, while Zendt's troubled daughter Clemma returns. The notorious Pettis gang arrive for a showdown with Sheriff Dumire. Hans Brumbaugh's Japanese laborers quit him to follow after their own dreams of owning their own farms.
#22 - The Storm
Centennial Season 1 - Episode 8
Mervin Wendell, his wife Maude and son Philip, a theatrical / professional con man comes to Centennial. Jim Lloyd is in love with Levi Zendt's beautiful, but wild daughter Clemma and pursues her. Meanwhile, the British investors have sent Scottish accountant Finlay Perkin to the Venneford Ranch to do an audit. Not able to understand Seccombe's accounting or spendage of running a cattle ranch, he accuses him of thief.
#23 - The Posse That Wouldn't Quit
Alias Smith and Jones Season 2 - Episode 5
After being chased for weeks by a posse, Heyes and the Kid hide out on a ranch where a nice but poor family lives. They become idols of sorts for the two daughters, and quickly learn to like all of them. Then, when the posse finally shows up and demand that Heyes and the Kid come out, Heyes suggests that the family collects the bounty rather than the posse. The posse reluctantly gives them up, and the leader of the posse will not leave their side. On the way to the nearest sheriff office, however, the remaining posse are attacked - by the daughters. Heyes and the Kid get away, but changes their mind when they realize that the family could get in trouble for their sake. They return, but how can they stay out of jail if they have to give their identities away to the judge?
#24 - Images
Dynasty Season 8 - Episode 14
Ignoring Blake's objections, Krystle continues her investigation into Alexis' deathbed marriage to Cecil Colby. Cecil's nurse approaches Krystle and volunteers information concerning his death. Krystle learns Alexis wielded her influence over the hospital administrators to persuade Cecil's doctor to allow the highly unusual wedding. Leslie follows Sean to his father's gravesite and discovers his true identity as Joseph Aynders' son. Threatening to reveal his charade, Leslie coerces Sean to accept her as an equal partner in his scheme. Heeding Sammy Jo's advice, Dana returns to Adam. Realizing he almost her forever, Adam holds Dana in a desperate embrace. After Dana tells Adam of Sean's blackmail, he calls Sean, promising to kill him if he hurts Dana again. Fallon and Dex fly to Natumbe to check out the Vitron oil deal. Satisfied with what Harry Thresher has to show her, Fallon decides to fight Steven in favor of the deal. Celebrating her affirmative stance, an inebriated Fallon is carr
#25 - Model for Murder
T.J. Hooker Season 4 - Episode 7
Investigating the killing of a fashion model, who had also been working as a high-class prostitute, Stacy's contact, another model, is too found murdered in similar circumstances. Stacy befriends the murdered girl's room-mate, and goes undercover as a model at the company that the girls belonged to, to try and root out the killer, who is using sale of the girls to ensure a large order of costumes. But Stacy's handling of the case causes some friction between Corrigan and herself...
#26 - Death Carrier
S.W.A.T. Season 1 - Episode 3
In a period of a year, model Janet Warren dated three young men, and each has been killed by a sniper's bullet. Police have been unable to find motives or suspects. Since Janet is the only link, Hondo assigns officer Jim Street to pose as the beautiful girl's latest boyfriend in a plan to draw out the sniper who apparently has Janet under constant surveillance.
#28 - Mom Drops Out
The Partridge Family Season 1 - Episode 15
Logan Mayes, a middle-aged concert promoter who tries to dress and act just a little too """"cool,"""" arranges a European tour for the Partridge Family â€“ but the contract doesn't include Shirley. Logan thinks she won't appeal to a young European audience and doesn't want her in the group. Shirley knows the kids will never accept Logan's contract but she doesn't want them to miss out on a trip to Europe. So, she announces her retirement, telling the kids that she's tired of show business and wants to go back to being the kids that she's tired of show business and wants to go back to being just a mother. The next day, Keith and Laurie go to Logan's hotel room and learn the real reason behind Shirley's sudden resignation. Furious, they try to get their mother back in the group by deliberately messing up a nightclub performance in front of Logan. When that fails, they all decide to quit until Shirley tells them she'll join the group after the tour. When they arrive in Paris for the first conc
#29 - The Setup
Dynasty Season 8 - Episode 9
Prodded on by Alexis' incessant questioning, Dana reluctantly explains the reason for her infertility was due to a botched abortion many years before. Suspecting Dana is manipulating Adam to selfishly benefit her own future, Alexis schemes to prevent Dana from legally becoming the mother of Adam's surrogate child. Seeking to undermine Steven's position of power at Denver-Carrington, Adam anonymously informs the press of Skip Maitland's arrest for dealing drugs to players on Steven's football team. This sets off a scandal linked to Blake's campaign. Returning from New York guilt stricken by his weekend affair with Leslie, Jeff hopes to work out his problems with Fallon. But when Fallon walks in on Leslie and Jeff innocently finishing business matters, she is convinced their marriage is over. Concerned by his poor playing performance, Steven requests Josh Harris have a physical. Fearing his drug use will be detected Josh quits the team. After Alexis informs Sean of Dana's ill-fated abort
#30 - Hit Men
S.W.A.T. Season 1 - Episode 5
Vincent Ritchie, serving a prison sentence, agrees to expose the secrets of a crime syndicate before a Senate committee when he learns of "family" plans to insure his permanent silence. As he is transported with a police escort from the penitentiary, Ritchie is gravely wounded in an ambush attack which claims the life of a police officer. While doctors fight to save the convict's life, Hondo's team and other S.W.A.T. units station themselves throughout the hospital, awaiting an expected attempt to finish Ritchie off.
#31 - Killing Ground
S.W.A.T. Season 1 - Episode 1
Street's partner, officer Rob Duran, is killed in the premeditated police assassination by two brothers bent on revenging their father's death. That and subsequent police killings serve to shape the psychology of Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson's newly formed Special Weapons and Tactics team, "S.W.A.T." The team's task is to combat high risk, contemporary, urban crime as a strike force. The team consists of James Street, David "Deacon" Kay, T.J.. McCabe, Dominic Luca, and Harrelson. "S.W.A.T."'s first assignment is an acid test of their ability to survive as individuals and as a team. Their rigorous training is literally a fight against time.
#32 - The Jinn Who Clears The Way
Hawaii Five-O Season 5 - Episode 5
Wo Fat is suspected of being behind the theft of a mobile ICBM device, and McGarrett with other top officials must stop him selling it off to the highest bidder.
#33 - The Gang at Don's Drive-In
The Rockford Files Season 4 - Episode 15
A beleaguered author asks Rockford to look into the cold case of a murdered high school girl and the suspects who want the case permanently put on ice.
#34 - Killer on the Hill
Cannon Season 4 - Episode 17
A contractor refuses to pay bribes, and is accused of plotting a political asassination.