The BEST episodes directed by Ida Lupino
#1 - A Fist of Five
The Untouchables - Season 4 - Episode 10
Chicago, 1929. Mike Brannon's been a cop for 15 years, but now he's being suspended for hospitalizing ""one of Tony Lamberto's dope-pushing punks."" Mike thinks Captain Bellows is corrupt for not going to bat for him. There is a tense moment when the Captain asks for Mike's gun-- Mike points it at him. But then, Mike turns the gun over and leaves. The dollar value of the city's wholesale industrial trade is $6-billion; the revenue of organized crime is $200-million. ""Tough Tony"" Lamberto's Market Street Produce Co. is just a legit faÃ§ade; it takes in a percentage off the top-- from every racket dollar in the Southside of Chicago. Tony Lamberto is often the target of rival gangsters, so he rides around in a steel-plated limo with bulletproof glass; it cost $30,000. (this is a time when most people make $600 to $1,000 a year, and cars cost $500.) Right now Tony has another problem: a visit from Eliot Ness and his men. One of Tony's boys, Max Templar, is eating a honeydew melon; buWatch Now:Amazon
#7 - The Day of the Badman
Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 3 - Episode 17
Cynthia Palmer hires Paladin to clean up the town of Cedar Wells and get a gang out. She also wants him to send her schoolteacher nephew named Laredo back east. Paladin decides he can restore Laredo's self-respect and get rid of the gang at the same time.Watch Now:Amazon
#8 - The Trial
Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 3 - Episode 38
Paladin is hired by Morgan Gibbs to bring in his son, who is wanted for murder. There is a $500 dead or alive bounty on him and Morgan offers to pay Paladin $5000 to bring him in alive. When Paladin brings him in draped over his horse, Paladin is put on trial for killing him.Watch Now:Amazon
#9 - The Gold Bar
Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 4 - Episode 26
Paladin tries to help a timid bank clerk return the gold he stole from his employer before it's discovered missing.
#10 - A Is for Aardvark
Bewitched - Season 1 - Episode 17
Darrin sprains his ankle and is confined to bed with his foot in a cast. Wearying of running up and down stairs on errands for Darrin, Samantha suggests he use her power of witchcraft during the emergency. Endora warns Samantha that she is making a mistake. After his initial wishes are granted, Darrin, as Endora had predicted, becomes drunk with power. After showering Samantha with gifts, Darrin not only decides to use his power to get a larger home, but also tells Larry Tate, his boss, that he is retiring so that he and Samantha can take a trip around the world. Samantha's initial plan to stop Darrin by showering him with new luxuries fails. Then Darrin gives Samantha flowers and a wristwatch he has purchased with his own money. From Samantha's happy reaction, Darrin realizes these gifts mean more to her than all the others. Samantha happily agrees to his request that she take back his powers of witchcraft.Watch Now:Apple TV
#11 - First, Catch a Tiger
Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 3 - Episode 1
Two of the three men who brought in and helped to hang an outlaw have been killed by an assassin. The third man, Paladin, is staying at a hotel where one of the guests is the killer.
#13 - Fatso
The Fugitive - Season 1 - Episode 10
After getting into a car accident in a rural Kentucky town, Kimble lands in jail by the redneck sheriff who hates outsiders. But Kimble manages to escape with his cellmate Davey ""Fatso"" Lambert. Hiding out at the Lambert ranch, Kimble sees that Davey's father and brother, Frank, treat the slow-witted Davey badly for blaming him for a barn fire years earlier. Kimble tries to prove Davey's innocence as Gerard flies out to Kentucky after learning of Kimble arrest and forms a posse to track him down.
#14 - The Garden House
The Fugitive - Season 1 - Episode 16
Kimble is working as the caretaker at a spacious ranch in Connecticut which is owned by newspaper heiress Ann Guthrie who lives with her husband Harlan and her sister Ruth. Ann and Ruth's late father founded the Westborne Clarion, the newspaper that Harlan currently runs. Although Ann is the sole benefactor of her father's estate, she believes Ruth is entitled to part of the fortune. But Ann is unaware that the greedy Ruth is having an affair with Harlan and they plot to murder Ann and claim everything. When Kimble suspects Ruth and Harlan's plan and informs Ann, the skeptic heiress refuses to believe Kimble. Knowing that Kimble knows, the crafty couple plot to frame him for Ann's murder.Watch Now:Amazon
#15 - The Producer
Gilligan's Island - Season 3 - Episode 4
Famous Hollywood director Herald Hecuba lands on the island during his world-wide talent search. The castaways put on a musical version of Hamlet in order to impress the director, with hopes that he will take them back to Hollywood when he leaves.Watch Now:Amazon
#16 - Glass Tightrope
The Fugitive - Season 1 - Episode 12
Working as a stock clerk in a department store, Kimble witnesses his boss, Martin Rowland, accidentally kill a business associate in the parking lot after hours. When Kimble learns that a local vagrant found near the crime scene is the prime suspect, Kimble anonymously phones Rowland to get him to confess to the murder. But Rowland and his wife, Ginny, thinking that the caller is blackmailing them, hires the store detective, Angstrom, to find the person ""blackmailing"" Rowland.Watch Now:Amazon
#17 - A Crime for Mothers
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 6 - Episode 16
When a mother returns to seek out her long-lost abandoned daughter, money rather than love seems to be her driving motive. Refusing to pay, the girl's pseudo-adoptive parents call the woman's bluff and demand a court settlement to the matter.
#18 - The King's Shilling
Daniel Boone - Season 4 - Episode 6
A father takes a soldier hostage to force British troops to free his rebel son; guest Barbara Hershey.
#19 - Sybilla
Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 6 - Episode 10
On the passing of his wife, a man reflects on a marriage filled with bitterness and suspicion through the pages of her diary, and comes to realize he never really knew her at all.
#20 - Assault
The Rifleman - Season 3 - Episode 26
A salesman can't talk his way out of an assault charge.
#22 - Deadeye Dick
The Virginian - Season 5 - Episode 9
Lucy Hammond (June Vincent) and her teenage daughter Marjorie (Alice Rawlings) arrive by train in Medicine Bow. Marjorie is enthralled by her first trip west which she imagines to be like the dime novels featuring her hero Deadeye Dick. At Medicine Bow they are met by Lucy's widowed sister Livvy Underhill (Patricia Donahue). While Marjorie is waiting in the buggy for her mother and aunt, a tumbleweed spooks the horse but is calmed down by the Virginian who happens to be nearby and she tells the Virginian that was how the heroine of her novels met Deadeye Dick. Marjorie and Lucy arrive at the Underhill ranch and while out riding Marjorie spies the Virginian rounding up cattle and meets him by pretending her horse is a runaway so he will rescue her. She even pretends to see a snake to see how fast the Virginian is on the draw. The two meet neighbouring farmer Tom Foley (William Schallert) and his teenage son Bob (David Macklin) and the Virginian gets Bob to escort Marjorie home. Bob disc
#23 - The Man in the Cooler
The Untouchables - Season 4 - Episode 21
January 1932. Smalltime bootlegger Al Remp is serving 3-5 years in prison; he's done 3 years and is up for parole next week, but it seems he won't get it. The guards put him in solitary, and Remp has a visitor: Eliot Ness. Remp tells him, ""I got nothing to say to you."" But Ness tells him that if he agrees to help him nail bigtime bootlegger ""Fat"" Augie Strom, his former boss, he'll get that parole; or else 2 more years is a long time. Remp is married to a good woman; the whole time he's been in prison, she did ""stand by her man."" Remp agrees to help Ness. ""Fat"" Augie Strom is a very heavyset man who perspires even in winter, his operation is at a meat packing plant by the Chicago stockyards; he likes the large refrigeration section where the meat is prepared, it's nice and cool in there-- he's the Man in the Cooler. A big man with a big temper, he has ""Bitsy"" Whyller rub out Pete Laffey for bungling a job. Remp is reunited with his faithful wife Marcie; but he also has to meetWatch Now:Amazon
#24 - The Torpedo
The Untouchables - Season 4 - Episode 28
April 3, 1931. Vic's Diner, near the Chicago railroad yards; on the surface, no different than a hundred other diners. The blue plate special is 35 cents; a nickel would buy either a hamburger, or a cup of Joe and a sinker. The backroom is the headquarters of Victor Kurtz, bootleg czar of the Chicago southside. Right now he, along with his enforcer Holly Kester, The Torpedo, are having a meet with the boss of the northside, Monk Lyselle and his lieutenant Carl Danzig. Victor Kurtz uses a knife to draw a line bisecting a map of Chicago, then he says, ""Cross that line and you get cut down,"" and then jams the knife through the map and into the table, making his point. No more knocking off each other's speaks, warehouses and booze trucks. Everything's quiet until the night of September 3rd. A 3-truck convoy carrying Canadian whiskey to Chicago is hijacked. One of the masked bandits is Enrico Rossi; Eliot Ness and Lee Hobson and the rest of the Untouchables are there, too. Since thWatch Now:Amazon