The BEST episodes directed by Richard Benedict

Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember
star
9.10
40 votes

#1 - Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember

Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 - Episode 14

When a young female student is found murdered on campus, suspicions fall on her boyfriend but McGarrett senses that something is not right.

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Dangerous Waters
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9.00
1 votes

#2 - Dangerous Waters

The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 5

Frank and Joe Hardy journey from the South of France to the Caribbean to find a girl who disappeared while hunting for pirate treasure.

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The Legend
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8.88
52 votes

#3 - The Legend

Mission: Impossible - Season 1 - Episode 20

An imprisoned member of the Nazi party, Herbert Raynor, is released from prison and is being flown (along with his daughter) to Puerto Huberra in South America, along with other Nazis. All of them are being flown there by an unknown benefactor. Briggs and Cinnamon take the Raynors' place.They and the others are introduced to Martin Bormann, now a bedridden invalid. Borman's secretary, Rudd, informs them that Bormann will lead the Third Reich to new glories. Dan ducks a murder attempt, breaks into Bormann's room, and finds that he is a mannequin with a voice provided by Rudd. Rudd has recorded tapes duplicating Bormann's voice, and the last tape will turn leadership of the party over to him. To stymie Rudd, Rollin dresses up as Bormann and is suddenly not so bedridden. Of course, Rudd knows Rollin is an imposter but can't reveal it without exposing his own ploy. "Bormann" gives orders that eliminate Rudd once and for all and end the threat posed by the Nazis.

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The Outsider
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8.80
5 votes

#4 - The Outsider

Combat! - Season 5 - Episode 10

The squad didn't take to Culley, a poor farmer from Virginia with a chip on his shoulder. Culley bitterly recalls the events that put him in the hospital.

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A Joyful Noise
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8.50
2 votes

#5 - A Joyful Noise

The High Chaparral - Season 1 - Episode 27

Ramon Novarro, silent film notable is guest star as Padre Guillermo, who flees Mexico to escape the vendetta of a twisted killer. The padre is accompanied by two nuns and Maria. John Cannon agrees to protect the group when Maria's demented fiancé Ramon, who has plundered the padre's Mexican convent, arrives on the scene. Maria rides into the desert intent on sacrificing herself to prevent more bloodshed. Manolito finds Maria, but is trapped with the girl by Ramon.

Cry for Help
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8.38
8 votes

#6 - Cry for Help

Combat! - Season 5 - Episode 14

On a mission to destroy an observation post, Hanley's patrol encounter a German machine gun nest. They lose two men and pick up a German medic, who is forced to choose between duty to his country and his compassion for humanity.

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Doctor from Dodge
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8.33
3 votes

#7 - Doctor from Dodge

The High Chaparral - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Billy Blue Cannon is forced into a showdown with wanted gunfighters, he is saved by a wandering dentist who proves to be fast with a gun. John Cannon returns the favor to Doc Henry by agreeing to send Billy Blue to help the dentist establish a practice in Tucson. Billy Blue is kidnapped en route and held for ransom by the gunfighters, Jacques Dubois and Kid Curry. The boy loses faith in his new friend when the dentist throws in with the crooks. John Cannon corners Doc Henry with the ransom and prepares for a shoot-out.

Chorus Girl / Surrogate Father
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8.00
3 votes

#8 - Chorus Girl / Surrogate Father

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 16

In "Chorus Girl" when a dance teacher Franklin Adams gives his deaf pupil the gift of hearing, he runs the risk of losing her forever. And in "Surrogate Father" if the loving father Evan Watkins of a precocious 8-year-old daughter Amy fails to conquer his addiction to gambling, his daughter will be taken away.

The Lonely Way to Go
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8.00
4 votes

#9 - The Lonely Way to Go

Ironside - Season 4 - Episode 6

The accountant for the Police Pension Fund confesses to the murder of his secretary, but all of the evidence suggests that he could not possibly be guilty, instead pointing to another culprit and a man merely suffering from alcohol-induced hallucinations. As always, however, the Chief does not go along merely with what is 'obvious'.

Ride the Savage Land
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8.00
2 votes

#10 - Ride the Savage Land

The High Chaparral - Season 1 - Episode 22

Buck and Manolito invade the Apache stronghold to rescuer a captive white girl. Ann, an Apache slave for five years, is rescued by Buck and Manolito as she flees from her captors, but her frail sister Olive is recaptured. John asks a passing Army detachment for aid, but the unit is massacred before it can help. Buck and Manolito ride unarmed into the Apache stronghold prepared to buy the girl's freedom, but the Apache chief and the medicine man offer to let them go free with the girl if Manolito can survive a test of courage.

The Bargain
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7.78
57 votes

#11 - The Bargain

Mission: Impossible - Season 3 - Episode 10

An exiled general, Neyron, is living in his private estate in Florida. He's cut a deal with Frank Layton, a Syndicate man. In return for a big payoff of several million dollars to finance his coup, Neyron will let Layton have all gambling rights in his country when he returns to power in Suranaica. Rollin and Jim (as a billionaire financier and his aide) try to buy out Layton's hotel, but Layton finds out it's a ploy to distract Rollin from cutting a deal with Neyron over the Suranaica gambling rights. Meanwhile, Barney, Willy, and Cinnamon are on Neyron's kitchen staff and use IMF wizardry to convince him he has a disease that lets him predict the future. Neyron then foresees his murder thanks to a projection of Rollin-as-Layton and shoots Layton as he arrives to confront the general.

Sweet Terror
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7.75
12 votes

#12 - Sweet Terror

Hawaii Five-O - Season 2 - Episode 7

McGarrett must counter a threat by international terrorist Erich Stoss to use a fungus to wipe out Hawaii's sugar cane, half of the world's supply.

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Absorb the Greek
star
7.59
31 votes

#13 - Absorb the Greek

Get Smart - Season 4 - Episode 19

The Chief takes up computer dating and winds up dating a gorgeous young woman. The Chief's boss (unseen) orders Max and 99 to follow the Chief to make sure that this romance is not a security risk. 99 also thinks that the Chief should be dating someone more his age, like her mother. The young woman is actually the wife of Dr. Paponickolini, who is giving the Chief a secret formula for eternal youth. The Chief arrives at Max's apartment for a dinner date with 99's mom but instead KAOS shows up and kidnaps 99's mother, thinking she's the wife of Dr. Paonickolini.

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The Apes of Rath
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7.56
23 votes

#14 - The Apes of Rath

Get Smart - Season 5 - Episode 10

Several agents have been murdered by someone with incredible strength. The only clue is an empty banana peel. It is soon deduced that the killer is an ape. CONTROL agents are receiving bananas in the mail and then being murdered, completely puzzling CONTROL. What they don't know is KAOS is using Chucko, an ape made to look like a human being, as the assassin. The plot thickens when Max receives a banana in the mail and a new agent, Chuck Armstrong, is assigned as his protector. Unfortunately, Armstrong is actually Chucko the Ape. Before Max discovers Armstrong's real identity, Armstrong reverts back to Chucko and takes 99 to the roof of Max's building, just like in King Kong.

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The Vault
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7.55
62 votes

#15 - The Vault

Mission: Impossible - Season 3 - Episode 23

Phillipe Pereda, finance minister of Costa Mateo has stolen $40 million from the vault of the country's president, De Varo. De Caro plans to announce the money will be used for an industrialization process. Pereda plans to frame the president for embezzlement when it is found the money is missing from the supposedly impenetrable vault, then take over the country. The IMF must stop him. Willy sneaks Barney into the vault and he gets it open and makes it look like it was robbed before setting off the alarm. Rollin (as an auditor) lets a guard see Barney before knocking him out, then knocking himself out. Pereda realizes that with this new robbery, he won't be able to frame De Caro. Cinnamon and Jim (as representatives trying to cut a deal with Pereda to buy land once he is in power) suggest he temporarily replace the stolen money with Treasury cash before De Caro confirms the theft. Pereda sneaks into the vault using an audio tape of De Varo's perfectly pitched code, he puts in the money

Tiger By The Tail
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7.53
77 votes

#16 - Tiger By The Tail

Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 - Episode 5

A young singer, Bobby George, plans his own kidnapping as a stunt, but when his father offers $500,000 for his release, his co-conspirators decide to double-cross him and take the money.

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The Great Shell Game
star
7.52
71 votes

#17 - The Great Shell Game

Alias Smith and Jones - Season 1 - Episode 6

Heyes seems to be reverting to his old thieving ways when he sets up a pretty young woman to lose $10,000 in a phony horse betting operation.

Seven Eleven
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7.50
4 votes

#18 - Seven Eleven

Police Woman - Season 1 - Episode 4

Pepper goes undercover and impersonates an airline stewardess who is a link in a complex heroin smuggling chain.

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Full Fathom Five
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7.40
91 votes

#19 - Full Fathom Five

Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 - Episode 3

Victor Reese and his wife Nora are conning rich widows out of their savings, and then poisoning them and dumping them in the ocean. McGarrett and company hatch a plan to use a female officer to trap the duo.

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The Condemned
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7.25
12 votes

#20 - The Condemned

The Invaders - Season 1 - Episode 17

The invaders frame Vincent for the death of an owner of an electronics plant who had made discoveries about the aliens.

A Bullet for Mark
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7.25
4 votes

#21 - A Bullet for Mark

Ironside - Season 3 - Episode 6

When Mark is shot, everybody assumes that the hitman was aiming for Ironside. It soon transpires, however, that Mark was the intended victim. With no apparent motive, and no clues as to who hired the assassin, can the team find the people responsible before they find out that Mark is still alive?

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Beyond a Shadow
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7.25
4 votes

#22 - Beyond a Shadow

Ironside - Season 3 - Episode 13

An old friend of the Chief's tries to commit suicide, after local gossip and the media both blame her for the murder of her husband. Ironside is determined to find out the truth about the death, even if it means proving that his friend really is guilty.

All The King's Horses
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7.19
31 votes

#23 - All The King's Horses

Hawaii Five-O - Season 2 - Episode 10

An assassination attempt on a prominent politician, Charles Irwin, leads Five-O to Mike Finney, a former racketeer who has been clean for nine years. However, Finney insists he is innocent, and the trail of clues leads right back to Irwin.

Stagecoach Seven
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7.17
41 votes

#24 - Stagecoach Seven

Alias Smith and Jones - Season 1 - Episode 9

A stationmaster battles for his own interests against a band of outlaws.

Face of the Dragon
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7.11
9 votes

#25 - Face of the Dragon

Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 - Episode 17

A man is found dead after having been robbed by a motorcyclist with a gun, and McGarrett is shocked to discover that the man was suffering from bubonic plague. The islands are quarantined, and the team must follow a series of clues to discover the cause of the outbreak.

Moving Target
star
7.10
9 votes

#26 - Moving Target

Mannix - Season 5 - Episode 18

The fictitious name on a partnership contract apparently comes to life.

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Red Gap
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7.03
33 votes

#27 - The Man Who Broke the Bank at Red Gap

Alias Smith and Jones - Season 2 - Episode 17

The guys are framed for bank robbery by an embezzling banker, but they turn the tables on him by arranging for a second bank robbery to clear their names.

Along Came Joey
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7.00
33 votes

#28 - Along Came Joey

Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 - Episode 20

When the boxing son of a policeman, Phil Kalama, is killed, he starts a personal vendetta, and McGarrett must both solve the crime and stop Kalama from committing another murder.

The Proxy Billionaire / The Experiment
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7.00
3 votes

#29 - The Proxy Billionaire / The Experiment

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 19

In "The Proxy Billionaire" Wall Street Analyst Frank Miller gets into some very big trouble when he switches places with billionaire Avery Williams. And in "The Experiment" driven by grief Dr. Lucas Bergmann and his lonely daughter Lisa both wish to do some resurrecting of the dead.

Crystal Water, Sudden Death
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7.00
4 votes

#30 - Crystal Water, Sudden Death

Man from Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 7

Schubert attempts to make a satellite weapon to knock out the Earth's communications. However, to power the weapon he needs the energy crystals protected by a forcefield under the ocean. The crystals actually power the forcefield that protects an underwater city.

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Genesis
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7.00
20 votes

#31 - Genesis

The Invaders - Season 1 - Episode 5

Vincent's search for aliens lead him to an underwater sea lab.

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The Pawn Shop
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7.00
1 votes

#32 - The Pawn Shop

Police Woman - Season 2 - Episode 17

Pepper goes undercover to catch a burglar dealing in high grade antiques through a pawnshop.

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Sons
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7.00
1 votes

#33 - Sons

Police Woman - Season 4 - Episode 16

Rookie cop Lance Johnson is new on the beat in one of the most dangerous areas in town. He makes it a rule to become acquainted with folks there, being real friendly and helpful. One night he is lured into a trap by a local motorbike gang and severely beaten.

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Pamela's Voice
star
6.88
32 votes

#34 - Pamela's Voice

Night Gallery - Season 1 - Episode 13

A harried husband murders his magpie wife only to find the arrangement less permanent than he'd hoped.

Thanks For The Honeymoon
star
6.77
30 votes

#35 - Thanks For The Honeymoon

Hawaii Five-O - Season 5 - Episode 15

McGarrett agrees to let Toni, a tough female convict, get married and have a honeymoon in protective custody as long as she will testify against a local hood.

The Cradle Robbers
star
6.67
3 votes

#36 - The Cradle Robbers

Police Woman - Season 1 - Episode 12

A search for a missing granddaughter of Sergeant Crowley's old friend leads Pepper to an adoption racket in which children are bought and sold.

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The Dream of Stavros Karas
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6.50
4 votes

#37 - The Dream of Stavros Karas

The Virginian - Season 4 - Episode 11

Judge Garth visits middle-aged widower Stavros Karos' (Michael Constantine) who, along with his two young children, Sophie (Vicki Malkin) and Yanko (Joey Russo), is digging a well which he hopes to use to irrigate his fig trees. Charlie Cousins (Russ Conway), who owns the adjacent ranch, had for no apparent reason refused to allow Stavros to divert water from a stream on his property. The Judge takes the children to Shiloh while Stavros goes to the train station to pick up his bride to be, a woman he has never met. In town, Trampas lounges around while Randy does all the work picking up supplies and meets his friend Sam Cousins (Anthony Hayes) on the street. They both note the arrival on the train of the young, beautiful Eleni (Louise Sorel) and the two, especially Sam, try to chat her up. Stavros arrives to pick up his promised bride and does not realize Eleni is the woman as he expects someone older. He also has a run-in with Sam who derides him about the young Eleni. Sam returns hom

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Follow the Leader
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6.50
2 votes

#38 - Follow the Leader

The Virginian - Season 9 - Episode 11

Ritter Miley, the leader of an unschooled backwoods clan of thieves, kills a cousin who wanted to go straight. Colonel MacKenzie finds that the type of gun used in the killing was sold to only two men, Ritter and Trampas. Trampas thus tries to prove his innocence by bringing Ritter in and locating his gun, but Ritter's brothers come up with their own ideas to force his release.

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One Hour to Kill
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6.50
2 votes

#39 - One Hour to Kill

Ironside - Season 3 - Episode 21

Ironside becomes trapped in his office on his own, when a man comes looking for revenge. With Mark at school and Ed dragged to the opera by Eve, the Chief has to improvise a series of defences, whilst his team gradually come to realise that something is very wrong.

The Listener
star
6.42
55 votes

#40 - The Listener

Hawaii Five-O - Season 5 - Episode 16

A crazed electronics wizard threatens the lives of a psychiatrist and his patients by using electronic devices and gadgets.

Angels on Wheels
star
6.35
48 votes

#41 - Angels on Wheels

Charlie's Angels - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Angels go undercover to investigate the mysterious "accidental" death of a roller derby star.

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Unreasonable Doubt
star
6.30
33 votes

#42 - Unreasonable Doubt

Quincy, M.E. - Season 8 - Episode 5

A new pathologist (Walter Ross) is working in the lab who is disabled. When he looks into a case of electrocution of a handicapped baby (Sturge – weber disease) he is convinced that the baby was murdered by its father, Quincy's friend, Gerald Preston. Quincy is alarmed at Walter's blinkered view and decides to investigate Walters findings for himself.

The Killing Kind
star
6.28
115 votes

#43 - The Killing Kind

Charlie's Angels - Season 1 - Episode 6

The Angels pose as employees and guests of an exclusive hotel-resort to solve the murder of an investigative reporter.

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The Fiery Angel Affair
star
6.25
4 votes

#44 - The Fiery Angel Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Season 4 - Episode 9

In a Latin American country, Illya and Solo try to help the popular national leader, Angela (Madlyn Rhue) protect her government from the Secret Three, a revolutionary group backed by THRUSH. Solo is captured by the Secret Three, but escapes after learning that Vinay (Victor Ludlin), a friend of Angela's is plotting against her. He tells her husband, General Abaca (Joe Sirola), but the general is actually the one plotting to overthrow his wife's government and have her killed.

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A Stranger In His Grave
star
6.00
3 votes

#45 - A Stranger In His Grave

Hawaii Five-O - Season 10 - Episode 23

Five-O become involved in a complex case of body-switching, mystery investments and suitcases full of money.

The Peacemaker
star
6.00
1 votes

#46 - The Peacemaker

The High Chaparral - Season 1 - Episode 25

Billy Blue Cannon quits the ranch after a quarrel with his father and leads a peace representative of the President to Cochise. On the trail Blue falls in love with Kelly's adopted Apache daughter, Moonfire. Kelly, an idealistic dreamer, meets Cochise's demands for a strip of land separating the High Chaparral from Tucson. This would cut the Cannons' supply route and threaten them with bankruptcy. John, angered by the peace terms and his son's choice of a wife, prepares to defend the ranch against the Apaches.

Passage to Helena
star
5.67
3 votes

#47 - Passage to Helena

The Fugitive - Season 4 - Episode 23

After being arrested in a small Montana town for a minor loitering charge, Kimble is put in jail next to a suspect in a race-related killing. A determined black deputy becomes determined to transport Kimble and the racist murderer to the state capital for arraignment. But their journey is filled with adventure and danger when they are ambushed by the killer's accomplices and are now forced to travel on foot through hostile territory.

Dangerous Memories
star
5.67
3 votes

#48 - Dangerous Memories

S.W.A.T. - Season 2 - Episode 24

As Lt. Harrelson lies in a hospital bed, severely wounded, the other members of the team reminisce about their best moments together in clips from previous episodes.

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The Hope of Elkwood
star
5.33
33 votes

#49 - The Hope of Elkwood

Quincy, M.E. - Season 6 - Episode 5

When a potential Olympic champion is cut down in his prime his coach is accused of negligent homicide. A young lawyer, the only man who is willing to defend him, must rely on Quincy to find evidence to clear his clients' name.

The Banzai Pipeline
star
5.00
1 votes

#50 - The Banzai Pipeline

Hawaii Five-O - Season 6 - Episode 16

An exciting surf beach is the location for a filming session, where a man catches a killer on camera.