The BEST episodes directed by Jack Smight

Somebody's Out to Get Jennie
2 votes

#1 - Somebody's Out to Get Jennie

McCloud - Season 2 - Episode 3

There's trouble in the skies above when McCloud investigates a fatal helicopter crash and a woman who claims that someone's trying to drive her insane.

The Dark Pool
15 votes

#2 - The Dark Pool

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 1 - Episode 29

Dianne Castillejo is a recovering alcoholic who gets into trouble when her adopted son drowns in the family swimming pool. Dianne is visted by a mysterious woman named Consuela Sandine who threatens to tell everyone that Dianne was negligent and drunk at the time of the drowning. Consuela says she is the boy's mother and wants blackmail money. Consuela also demands to be allowed to stay as their houseguest where she hopes to drive Dianne back to alcohol while simultaneously seducing her wealthy husband Victor. The plan works at first, but when Dianne finds out that her adopted son's real mother died in childbirth she fights back by telling Victor the whole thing. Victor believes her and promptly kicks Consuela out of the house.

Let's Hear It for a Living Legend
37 votes

#3 - Let's Hear It for a Living Legend

Banacek - Season 1 - Episode 1

When a professional football player vanishes from the field of play in front of a large crowd and millions of TV viewers, Banacek is called in by the owner of the team to solve the mystery.

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The Lateness of the Hour
397 votes

#4 - The Lateness of the Hour

The Twilight Zone - Season 2 - Episode 8

Dr. Loren enjoys the faultless robot servants he has invented. His daughter, however, feels imprisoned by them--and soon learns how right she is.

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The Lonely Hours
12 votes

#5 - The Lonely Hours

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 1 - Episode 23

Louise Henderson rents a room to woman named Vera Brandon who begins to show an unreasonable amount of interest in Louise's newborn son. Louise begines investigating and discovers that she and Vera shared the same maternity ward when her son was born. She also discovers that Vera's baby died during childbirth and this death has left her mentally disturbed. She comes home only to both Vera and her son missing. She finds an address and calls the police. The police go to the address and discover Vera rocking the baby back and forth and claiming that the child is hers. The police return the child to Louise and send Vera to a mental hospital for treatment.

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Dead Weight
502 votes

#6 - Dead Weight

Columbo - Season 1 - Episode 5

A famous general kills a business associate, then woos a neurotic female witness to thwart Columbo's investigation.

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The Lonely
759 votes

#7 - The Lonely

The Twilight Zone - Season 1 - Episode 7

Corry, a man stranded on an asteroid after being convicted of a crime, receives a present of a robot who looks and sounds like a real woman.

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The Night of the Meek
262 votes

#8 - The Night of the Meek

The Twilight Zone - Season 2 - Episode 11

A down-on-his-luck department store Santa Claus discovers a bottomless sack of toys.

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What Really Happened
12 votes

#9 - What Really Happened

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 1 - Episode 16

Over the protests of his wife Eve, Howard Raydon fires Addie the family maid when her son breaks a valuable antique. Unwilling to leave, she poisons Howard's milk and kills him. An autopsy reveals the poison, but Eve is the chief suspect after she is fingered by Howard's mother. Believing that Eve's innocence will come out in trial, Addie remains silent about any wrong doing. Unfortunately, the prosecution reveals that Addie's 'son' is really Eve's son from a previous marriage. They claim that Eve killed her husband to prevent being seperated from the boy. As things begin to look worse for Eve, Addie confesses her guilt in a note and attempts suicide. Her suicide attempt is stopped in time and she is forced to stand trial.

Twenty Two
255 votes

#10 - Twenty Two

The Twilight Zone - Season 2 - Episode 17

Miss Powell has a recurring nightmare about room 22 in a morgue.

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A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley
0 votes

#11 - A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley

McCloud - Season 2 - Episode 5

The black market is hot with sales of stolen penicillin that is being diluted and sent south of the border. When McCloud investigates too closely, he is held hostage by smugglers who want him out of their territory.

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