The BEST episodes directed by James Neilson

Too Late the Epitaph
1 votes

#1 - Too Late the Epitaph

The High Chaparral - Season 4 - Episode 8

Manolito is jailed in a case of mistaken identity on charges of holdup and murder. En route back to the Cannon ranch from a cattle purchase, Manolito is arrested when mistakenly identified as a member of a gang who held up a gold shipment hours earlier. He is released when an old friend Dave Redman, a fast-rising leader of the community in which Mano is being held, vouches for him. Later, when Mano finds himself framed for murder, he learns who his real friends are.

The Kitty Angel Story
4 votes

#2 - The Kitty Angel Story

Wagon Train - Season 2 - Episode 14

Kitty Angel finds herself not welcome on the wagon train due to her past. When Flint returns to the train toting a sick Indian baby, she has everyone's prejudices to deal with as well as this life threatening illness.

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The Broken Window
48 votes

#3 - The Broken Window

Leave It to Beaver - Season 1 - Episode 25

While playing baseball in the street with Wally, Chester and Tooey, Eddie hits a baseball through the Cleaver's window resulting in Ward forbidding the boys to play baseball so close to the house. However, later, Beaver talks Wally into pitching one, but this results in a broken car window.

The Search
41 votes

#4 - The Search

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 5

1-Adam-12 is back after routine maintenance, but the radio is having problems communicating with Central. During a robbery involving two suspects, Reed captures one while Malloy takes off in pursuit of the other one through a park, but Malloy loses control of the car and it rolls into an embankment, hidden from the road, and the officer suffers internal injuries and a broken leg. All available units are called in to search for Malloy, who has to watch helplessly while a murder suspect comes out and take his shotgun (which Malloy was using for a splint) and sidearm, and rips out the radio mike only leaving the wires. Malloy uses the wires to send signal for help, which Reed picks up and rescues his partner.

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Class of '57
3 votes

#5 - Class of '57

Ironside - Season 5 - Episode 14

Ed discovers that Bernie Simmonds, a man sought on assault charges, was in his high school class. Whilst pursuing the investigation, he meets with Ann Garfield, his first love; now widowed with two small children. Love, it seems, is set to blossom twice; unless Ann knows more about Bernie than she is letting on.

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The Last Man
6 votes

#6 - The Last Man

Wagon Train - Season 2 - Episode 19

Scouting for a better pass, Flint finds a mountain man, hungry and half out of his mind. With no memory, his strange behavior may endanger the entire wagon train especially when everyone feels they know who he is.

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The Savage
15 votes

#7 - The Savage

Bonanza - Season 2 - Episode 12

Adam's life is saved by a woman known to the Indians as White Buffalo Woman, but who is actually the daughter of Norwegian immigrants.

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The Coward
10 votes

#8 - The Coward

The Rifleman - Season 2 - Episode 13

Lucas becomes involved in a battle between an aspiring writer and a cocky, bragging trail boss.

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Who Won?
37 votes

#9 - Who Won?

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 22

Malloy and Reed work to curtail the rise in illegal street racing by working with the leaders of rival racing clubs and obtaining the legitimate use of a drag strip through a race promoter. Their work is threatened, along with an anticipated race between Reed and Officer Wells, when one of the racers resorts to sabotage.

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The Blowout
18 votes

#10 - The Blowout

The Rifleman - Season 2 - Episode 3

Newly arrived gunslinger Al Walker throws a mammoth party at the saloon, keeping acting Marshal Ben Waller busy until Lucas is forced to intervene.

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Back-Up One L-20
40 votes

#11 - Back-Up One L-20

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 21

Malloy tries to prove Sgt. MacDonald's innocence when he accidentally hits and kills a jaywalker while driving his police cruiser. Every witness on the sidewalk claims she was in the crosswalk, and the burglary suspect MacDonald is transporting is unmotivated to testify on his behalf. The truth proves to be far more complicated than the officers realized.

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An International Affair
38 votes

#12 - An International Affair

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 3 - Episode 29

A Hawaiian prince is killed in Paladin's hotel room and Paladin must find out why the prince was targeted.

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The Hopefuls
19 votes

#13 - The Hopefuls

Bonanza - Season 2 - Episode 5

Adam guides a wagon train of Quakers and falls for the leader's daughter, Regina. The force Adam must employ to protect them, conflicts with their passive philosophy of life.

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A Man Greatly Beloved
54 votes

#14 - A Man Greatly Beloved

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 2 - Episode 33

A precocious, pigtailed girl attaches herself to a grumpy loner in the hopes of learning his secrets.

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This Could Blow Your Mind
3 votes

#15 - This Could Blow Your Mind

Ironside - Season 4 - Episode 13

Ironside attends a hospital for psychological evaluation, and whilst he is tying knots in his psychiatrist's theories, it transpires that a crook is trying to use the situation to find out the whereabouts of a police informer. With Mark and Eve on holiday, however, there is just Ed to help the Chief, and a whole city to search through for clues.

The Mission
25 votes

#16 - The Mission

Bonanza - Season 2 - Episode 2

Filmed almost entirely outdoors, this is more like a feature than a series. Captain Pender is looking for a scout to lead him and his company of men across the desert, along with a currency shipment they are carrying to another army fort. Charlie Trent, a former scout and now a drunk, still blames himself for his troops being led to massacre. Hoss sees that this is Charlie's opportunity to redeem himself and win back his honor. Meantime, Captain Pender is having trouble with Cutter, another scout who is a devious and cunning bear of a man, who agreed to lead him across the desert, but Pender lets him go and with Hoss' suggestion, Captain Pender agress to have Charlie be their scout.

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Bull in a China Shop
21 votes

#17 - Bull in a China Shop

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 26

A handsome homicide detective is befriended by four old ladies who invite him for tea and proceed to play out a variation of Arsenic and Old Lace for his benefit.

The Princess and the Pig
42 votes

#18 - The Princess and the Pig

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 15

A disturbance call leads the officers to a nightclub where a singer named Kathy is strung out on drugs, and clings to Reed on the way to the hospital, telling him someone is trying to kill her and give her drugs. Narcotic detectives decide to assign Reed undercover as an AWOL soldier with a large stash of heroin to sell. Reed makes a deal, but Kathy blows his cover, and Malloy saves his partner from being killed and helps bring down the dealers.

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The Martha Barham Story
5 votes

#19 - The Martha Barham Story

Wagon Train - Season 3 - Episode 6

Flint and a longtime Sioux Indian friend reunite but trouble is brewing as the Cheyenne are on the warpath and in their way is Fort Hastings, an old flame of his and her new Army Captain fiancé.

Million Dollar Buff
44 votes

#20 - Million Dollar Buff

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 2

Police "buff" Jennings Thornton (a thorn in the side for Malloy and Reed) is back, and intervenes in a drunk driving case, runs down a shooter after a robbery (and nearly kills Reed), and finally is arrested for falsely arresting two men for stealing their own mag wheels. Another case involves a woman who stole an expensive ring from a store, leaving a cheap one in return; the suspect is found during a parking lot dispute and booked when a search found the ring on her.

42 votes

#21 - Anniversary

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 9

Sgt. MacDonald's anniversary is coming up and the officers have limited funds to spend on a gift, which is a bottle of champagne, but when the officers pick it up, the owner of the liquor store was shot in an attempted robbery. Malloy and Reed later find the robber dead in a park from a gunshot wound inflicted by the owner. Other incidents include a paralyzed ex-wrestler tearing up a bar, a man driving suspiciously turns out to be the proud owner of several traffic tickets in a 24 hour period, a used car dealer trying to take advantage of a Mexican customer who speaks little English, and two camper thieves pushing a truck with a camper that is too small for the truck bed.

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The Parole Violator
38 votes

#22 - The Parole Violator

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 17

Malloy doesn't believe that the best player on the rec-league basketball team he coaches is back on drugs, even in the face of evidence that suggests otherwise. Meanwhile on their beat, Malloy and Reed must find a hit-and-run driver who struck a child and pull over a traffic violator whose passenger is belligerent (and wanted).

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Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen
38 votes

#23 - Mary Hong Loves Tommy Chen

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 19

A young girl from Chinatown is ordered by her father to withhold information from Malloy and Reed regarding her boyfriend, an undercover cop left in a coma after investigating a potential attack on a Chinese elders' association. Meanwhile, the officers also encounter a middle-aged marijuana user and a cross-dressing criminal who leads them to a counterfeit money ring while trying to pay his lawyer.

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Citizens All
39 votes

#24 - Citizens All

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 14

Cases include a woman whose purse was robbed after two men bumped her car while on the road, then are captured along with the loot when a citizen complains about loud noise coming from their lair. A broken-down car leads to a meeting between the car's owner and a counterfeiter, and a fight in a fast-food restaurant results in an arrest of one of the combatants on outstanding warrants.

The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby
100 votes

#25 - The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1 - Episode 29

Antiques dealer Laurence Appleby thinks he has solved his financial problems by killing his wife Lena, but new complications arise in his second marriage.

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Mail Order Prophet
65 votes

#26 - Mail Order Prophet

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 2

When an ordinary clerk starts receiving letters which accurately predict the outcome of future events, he takes a dangerous gamble with his life.

39 votes

#27 - Pick-Up

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 13

Malloy and Reed find a girl who was raped and left for dead in the hills but was actually alive and identified her attacker's car as a red Porsche. Malloy spots the suspect car picking up another girl and gives chase, only to have the suspect dump the girl on the street and the officer loses the car. Later the girl's mother finds drugs in the laundry and determine she was selling and the "rapist" was her supplier, while the real rapist is caught when he checked out of the hospital after being hit by his victim's heavy purse. Also, the officers handle a robbery at a construction yard foiled by police scouts.

Crack of Doom
96 votes

#28 - Crack of Doom

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 2 - Episode 9

Mason Bridges plays poker with one of his company's wealthy clients. He gambles everything he has and everything his company owns on one single game.

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Help Wanted
129 votes

#29 - Help Wanted

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1 - Episode 27

Mr. Crabtree is grateful to find a new job, until his new employer gives him a most unexpected assignment.

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Lesson in Terror
33 votes

#30 - Lesson in Terror

Ironside - Season 4 - Episode 24

A gang of violent anarchists springs a protestor from prison and, when he is recaptured, try to force the police into releasing him again by kidnapping the son of a prominent lawyer. The boy, however, is in on the scheme, until he begins to realise just how far his new friends are prepared to go.

Ten Thousand Pieces of Silver
31 votes

#31 - Ten Thousand Pieces of Silver

The Fugitive - Season 4 - Episode 5

Kimble finds work on Jake Lawrence's farm, where he develops a special friendship with Jake's autistic daughter, Cathy. But Kimble soon becomes nervous when the local sheriff, Mel Bailey, begins searching for Joe Burmas, a convicted murder having escaped from prison a few weeks before. Burmas attacks and nearly kills Kimble after trapping him inside a truck that crashes into a creek. Meanwhile, back in Stafford, Gerard has the local newspaper establish a $10,000 reward for Kimble's capture hoping someone will respond. A local storekeeper recognizes Kimble's face in the newspaper but decides to collect the money for himself. Kimble then tries to evade capture from a local posse, but he again runs into the murderous Burmas whom also takes Cathy hostage as well.

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The Wednesday Warrior
35 votes

#32 - The Wednesday Warrior

Adam-12 - Season 4 - Episode 24

Reed is worried when his friend, an electrical engineer, is made a reserve police officer and ends up being partnered with Officer Wells. Malloy and Reed have to contend with illegal campers, a couple driving a stolen car, and help Wells and his new partner chase down a heavily-armed bank robber who forces innocent people to participate in his crimes.

Reward to Finder
58 votes

#33 - Reward to Finder

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 6

After finding a cash-laden wallet John Gaminski promises his wife that he'll return it. But when he reneges, she demands that he share the money.

The Percentage
53 votes

#34 - The Percentage

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 14

A successful businessman who once acted cowardly in the war—but got undeserved credit for heroism—attempts to buy off an old Army buddy who knows the truth.

On the Nose
51 votes

#35 - On the Nose

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 20

A gambling-addicted housewife owes money to a bookie, and resorts to desperate measures in order to raise the money.

The Equalizer
49 votes

#36 - The Equalizer

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 19

Filled with jealous rage, a man plots revenge on a coworker he is convinced has had an affair with his wife.

The Safe Place
46 votes

#37 - The Safe Place

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 36

A senior bank teller is tempted by the prospect of sudden wealth when a known gangster makes a large withdrawal from his account.

The Legacy
96 votes

#38 - The Legacy

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1 - Episode 35

When a prince who is well known as a playboy takes a sudden romantic interest in a shy, plain housewife, everyone is baffled and fascinated.

The Wagon
3 votes

#39 - The Wagon

Bonanza - Season 12 - Episode 4

After being taken into custody by a sheriff who does not care if he is guilty or innocent of a crime, Hoss escapes from the prison wagon with a woman he is convinced got a raw deal.

The Clock King's Crazy Crimes
91 votes

#40 - The Clock King's Crazy Crimes

Batman - Season 2 - Episode 11

After a robbery aided by a rigged timepiece, Batman and Robin deduce the Clock King must be in Gotham City. Disguised as a pop art expert, the villain brings his latest masterpiece to the Parkhurst Gallery. But everyone is surprised when the sculpture turns out to be more than just a piece of art, and the Clock King makes off with a valuable time-related painting. Batman and Robin follow a clue to the villain’s hideout, unaware that a trap awaits them.

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The Clock King Gets Crowned
90 votes

#41 - The Clock King Gets Crowned

Batman - Season 2 - Episode 12

Aunt Harriet purchases a clock as a birthday present for Bruce Wayne, unaware that it is a plant by the Clock King. But when the villain learns that a control switch meant for his final caper has been errantly placed on the timepiece, he breaks into Wayne Manor to retrieve it, nabbing some valuable watches in the meantime. Batman and Robin shortly deduce his master plan and race to stop him.

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water
2 votes

#42 - You Can Lead a Horse to Water

The Virginian - Season 8 - Episode 15

The accent is on comedy as a proper Southern woman, aided by Trampas and old Luther, goes after robbers who took her dowry.