The Best Episodes Directed by John Peyser

Ride a Dark Trail

#1 - Ride a Dark Trail

The Virginian Season 2 - Episode 1

The Virginian accidentally comes upon, and is held at gunpoint by, young Lon Mortison (Buzz Martin). The boy had been searching for a gambler who he thinks is responsible for his father's suicide and had already shot and wounded a man who interfered. In order to convince the boy to give himself up, the Virginian recounts in flashback how Trampas first came to Shiloh Ranch. He came seeking revenge on Judge Garth who had been forced to kill Trampas' father (Sonny Tufts) in self-defence. This object lesson serves to get Lon to realize the error of his actions and convince him to surrender to the Sheriff.

star 8.25
8 votes
The Lady from Baltimore

#2 - The Lady from Baltimore

Bonanza Season 3 - Episode 17

An overbearing friend of the family tries to force her daughter into marrying Joe, though she does not love him. The situation grows more complex when Adam stumbles onto the scheme.

star 7.92
13 votes
High Jinx

#3 - High Jinx

Black Sheep Squadron Season 1 - Episode 4

Greg and Larry go to Espritos for a special briefing. Greg learns that the Japanese have a new kind of zero that is more difficult to shoot down. He and other squadron leaders are advised to not engage the enemy until a viable defense can be found. Greg can't believe that they are being told not to fight. After the meeting he goes to find Larry. He is in the middle of a poker game with several other officers. Greg watches them finish one hand then tells Casey that it is time to go. Before they leave one of the other players stands up and introduces himself to Greg as Doug Rafferty. When they are alone Larry tells Greg that Doug is Admiral Rafferty's son, and Boyington quickly deducts that Doug would come in handy as a contact if he was to be in the 214th. Pulling a few strings he has Rafferty assigned to the Black Sheep Squadron. When Doug arrives at Vella La Cava and deplanes, a mechanic tells Jim Gutterman that he won't believe who got off the transport...Doug Rafferty. Jim l

star 7.90
65 votes
New Blood

#4 - New Blood

Quincy, M.E. Season 5 - Episode 18

Asten forces Quincy to take some unwanted vacation time and brings in a temporary replacement, Dr. McCracken, a pathologist rather than a Medical Examiner. That very same day the body of a controversial Congressman, Laurence Bridges, is found at the bottom of a flight of stairs in his office. With the press and police wanting a quick answer to what happened to Brideges Quincy is convinced that McCracken will not do a thorough enough job. A personality clash occurs between him and McCracken as he tries to get himself involved in her case.

star 7.86
7 votes
The Green Opal Affair

#5 - The Green Opal Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 1 - Episode 6

In the Yucatan, THRUSH agent Walter Brach (Carroll O'Connor) brainwashes important people from many nations to be "time bombs" who will return to their jobs and do THRUSH's bidding. After eluding Brach's henchmen Chuke (Shuji J. Nozawa) and his leopards, Solo and housewife Chris Linnel (Joan O'Brien) enlist the aid of Mrs. Karda (Dovima), Brach's numerologist, to help them escape.

star 7.77
47 votes
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Ring Of Life

#6 - Ring Of Life

Hawaii Five-O Season 7 - Episode 18

A million dollar reward for the return of five figurines sparks off a trail of murder and theft that leads to Hawaii.

star 7.67
3 votes
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... And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin

#7 - ... And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin

Hawaii Five-O Season 1 - Episode 7

Danny Williams is accused of shooting an apparently unarmed young boy. Meanwhile, in his investigation, McGarrett comes up against Big Chicken, a nasty dope dealer.

star 7.57
14 votes
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The Case of the Difficult Detour

#8 - The Case of the Difficult Detour

Perry Mason Season 4 - Episode 21

Contactor Pete Mallory is charged with the murder of a vacation resort developer.

star 7.54
24 votes
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6,000 Deadly Tickets

#9 - 6,000 Deadly Tickets

Hawaii Five-O Season 7 - Episode 24

Five-O works with a air traffic investigator in order to put a stop to illegal ticket sales which have already cost several lives.

star 7.50
2 votes
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The Dove Affair

#10 - The Dove Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Season 1 - Episode 12

When a minor European leader is assassinated, Solo steals a medallion from his body containing a microdot listing the THRUSH agents in the country, but must elude the secret police and outwit intelligence agent Satine (Ricardo Montalban), who also wants the medal. Teacher and tour guide Sara Taub (June Lockhart) and her high school students are used by Solo to try and sneak the medal over the border.

star 7.46
13 votes
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The Case of the Misguided Missile

#11 - The Case of the Misguided Missile

Perry Mason Season 4 - Episode 25

Jerry Reynolds, an old war buddy of Perry's, is accused of killing an officer at Vandenburg Air Force Base during the investigation into some mysterious missile crashes.

star 7.44
25 votes
Taxi Angels

#12 - Taxi Angels

Charlie's Angels Season 5 - Episode 10

When the owner of a cab company is badly burned in an explosion, the Angels go undercover to catch the culprit.

star 7.00
7 votes
Finders Keepers

#13 - Finders Keepers

CHiPs Season 5 - Episode 9

Steve is chased and harassed by criminals after recovering their stolen car. Jon falls for a country and western singer.

star 6.90
10 votes
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Steal Now -- Pay Later

#14 - Steal Now -- Pay Later

Hawaii Five-O Season 7 - Episode 4

A sophisticated thief is selling his goods to legitimate businessmen, and Five-O must find a way of trapping him.

star 6.67
3 votes
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Hit Gun For Sale

#15 - Hit Gun For Sale

Hawaii Five-O Season 7 - Episode 21

McGarrett must prevent a mob war by tracking down an unknown hitman and his intended target.

star 6.33
3 votes
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