The BEST episodes directed by Richard Donner

The Twain Shall Meet
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - The Twain Shall Meet

Wanted: Dead or Alive - Season 3 - Episode 5

Josh allows an Eastern newspaper reporter to go with him on a manhunt for a story.

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No Trumpets, No Drums
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9.85
32 votes

#2 - No Trumpets, No Drums

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 32

Caje must deal with killing a Frenchman. He does this by turning his attention to the dead man's daughter, shirking his duty and worrying the squad. Sgt. Saunders must find a way to bring Caje back to reality before losing him. Saunders finds what he needs when the town is attacked by the Germans.

Wife Killer
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9.84
31 votes

#3 - Wife Killer

The Fugitive - Season 3 - Episode 17

Reporter Barbara Webb spots Fred Johnson, the one-armed man, in a police roundup of suspicious character during a murder investigation. Calling to mind the Kimble case with her publisher boss Herb Malone, Barbara takes a photo of Johnson and publishes it in the local newspaper. The image of the one-armed man draws both Kimble and Gerard to the town. While Gerard waits for Kimble to show up at the police station, the fugitive is outside and sees Johnson in the jail courtyard. But the one-armed man spots Kimble and escapes from the jail and steals a getaway car. Barbara spots Kimble and tells him to get in her car as they chase after the one-armed man. During the chase down a winding mountain road, the one-armed man's car crashes, and Kimble has to tend to Johnson's injuries knowing that he's the only one to clear Kimble of his wife's murder. Unable to speak because of a head injury, Johnson nodds when Kimble asks if he murdered Helen. While Kimble rests, Barbara types a confession paper

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Barney's Bounty
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8.87
31 votes

#4 - Barney's Bounty

Wanted: Dead or Alive - Season 3 - Episode 26

Josh stops at his friend Barney's to get horses for his two prisoners, they manage to escape, leaving Josh and Barney to get them back for the reward.

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Memo from a Dead Man
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8.83
5 votes

#5 - Memo from a Dead Man

Cannon - Season 3 - Episode 3

Cannon's latest client is a dead man via a will.

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Flight Plan
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8.50
3 votes

#6 - Flight Plan

Cannon - Season 1 - Episode 14

Cannon helps a supposed political refugee.

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In a Plain Paper Wrapper
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8.40
5 votes

#7 - In a Plain Paper Wrapper

The Fugitive - Season 3 - Episode 29

Kimble, working as a bartender in a local diner, becomes involved with waitress Susan Cartwright. But their growing romance is complicated by the arrival of Susan's orphaned nephew Gary, who is trying to break into a small group of local boys. When Gary recognizes Kimble from growing up in Stafford, Gary tells them of his find and they decide to capture the fugitive with a rifle they purchase from a magazine ad. Meanwhile, Susan's social worker, Mr. Shaw, investigates Susan and her ability to raise Gary, but then focuses on Kimble.

A Drop of Blood
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8.29
7 votes

#8 - A Drop of Blood

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 5 - Episode 12

Paladin is invited to best man at Rivka Shotness' wedding. When he arrives he finds that Billy Buckstone, the man the bride's family helped to convict, has been freed from prison and is on his way back.

Commitment
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8.27
11 votes

#9 - Commitment

The Streets of San Francisco - Season 2 - Episode 15

accidental or intentional? the killing of a cop by another cop is the theme as one of our ""81"" investigators finds himself being investigated by his own department.

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Odds for Big Red
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8.14
7 votes

#10 - Odds for Big Red

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 5 - Episode 4

Paladin trails a killer and bank robber to a saloon but while trying to capture him, the saloon's owner, Big Red, is shot. With the doc away, her ex starts taking bets on whether she will last till morning. Odds against her, the ex must try to save her or face Paladin's gun.

The Case of the Tragic Trophy
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8.05
19 votes

#11 - The Case of the Tragic Trophy

Perry Mason - Season 8 - Episode 9

Investigating the ""other woman"" in a betrothed man's life, Mason finds himself neck-deep in a murder mystery.

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Death is a Double-Cross
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8.00
4 votes

#12 - Death is a Double-Cross

Cannon - Season 1 - Episode 12

A bridegroom's father-in-law suspects him.

The Piano
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8.00
5 votes

#13 - The Piano

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 5 - Episode 9

European pianist Franz Lister comes to the United States to give a concert for Mona Lansing, a former saloon hostess. When Lister's piano is stolen, Mona hires Paladin to get it back.

Cream of the Jest
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8.00
3 votes

#14 - Cream of the Jest

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 5 - Episode 34

Paladin travels to Santa Fe on a personal errand - to purchase one of the last authentic pieces of early Santa Clara pottery. On his return, he rides into a town that has a resident practical joker whose wife enlists/hires him to stop her husband from playing one too many jokes on a local gambler.

Blind Circle
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8.00
6 votes

#15 - Blind Circle

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 5 - Episode 14

Two years ago the Cattleman's Association put a bounty of $500 on a rustler who was never caught. Now they don't want him pursued but a bounty hunter, who seems to only care about, doesn't know or maybe he doesn't care.

A String of Puppets
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8.00
13 votes

#16 - A String of Puppets

The Streets of San Francisco - Season 2 - Episode 19

Det. Keller goes undercover as an ex-con musician to bust a crooked parole officer and his ring of parolees.

Our Man in Leotards
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7.96
119 votes

#17 - Our Man in Leotards

Get Smart - Season 1 - Episode 10

Enilio Naharana steals a new drug invented by CONTROL named Immobilo, in order to use it against the Ambassador of Pinerovia. Max and 99 disguise themselves in order to save the day. Dancer and rebel Enilio Naharana steals a new CONTROL drug, Immobilo, to use against the Ambassador of Pinerovia. Immobilo paralyzes people instantly and Naharana plans to use it to prevent the Ambassador from signing a treaty with the U.S. Disguised as dancers, Max and 99 try to foil a peach of a plot. Unfortunately, Max is not a dancer and he gets caught! Keep an eye out for the bass drum sequence, which is one of the funniest bits in the entire series.

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Who'll Cry for My Baby?
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7.67
3 votes

#18 - Who'll Cry for My Baby?

Ironside - Season 6 - Episode 13

The Chief meets a man whose daughter has been murdered, and who is unable to rest until the killer is found. Moved by the old man's predicament as a victim lost in the system, Ironside decides that, since one of his statistics now has a face, he will do all that he can to see justice done.

The Iowa-Scuba Affair
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7.66
82 votes

#19 - The Iowa-Scuba Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Season 1 - Episode 2

Solo investigates the curious death of an air force man in Iowa with scuba gear, and with the help of Jill Denison (Katherine Crawford) uncovers a plan by Clint Spinner (Slim Pickens) to steal a missile- plane from a secret base under a farm.

The Giuoco Piano Affair
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7.65
43 votes

#20 - The Giuoco Piano Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Season 1 - Episode 7

The continuation of "The Quadripartite Affair". Gervaise Ravel (Anne Francis) returns and Solo and Illya again enlist Marion Raven (Jill Ireland) to help them pursue her through the Andes, where the treachery of police lieutenant Manuera (James Frawley) impedes their efforts to capture Ravel.

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The Jeopardy Room
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7.64
157 votes

#21 - The Jeopardy Room

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 29

Trying to defect, Major Ivan Kuchenko is trapped inside a hotel room with Commissar Vassiloff, a hitman, and Boris, his assistant, in the room across the street. Vassiloff has planted a bomb in the room and Ivan must find it within three hours or be blown to bits.

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The Best War in Town
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7.63
8 votes

#22 - The Best War in Town

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 12

A rookie cop (Mark Shea) stumbles upon an attempted murder of a rival gang leader in which he foils, triggering a gang war.

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Home Sweet Hut
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7.61
362 votes

#23 - Home Sweet Hut

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 2

A hurricane is coming, so the Castaways must quickly build one large community hut in which to weather the storm. However, they soon get on each-others nerves, so they later decide to branch out and build individual huts.

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The Quadripartite Affair
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7.58
80 votes

#24 - The Quadripartite Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Season 1 - Episode 3

In Yugoslavia, Solo and Illya are aided by Marion Raven (Jill Ireland) in stopping Gervaise Ravel (Anne Francis) and her partners from using a fear gas to overthrow various governments. While two of them are captured, two of them escape, and the story continues in "The Giuoco Piano Affair"

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The Ventriloquist's Dummy
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7.56
272 votes

#25 - The Ventriloquist's Dummy

Tales from the Crypt - Season 2 - Episode 10

A ventriloquist seeks out his old hero, Ingels, who he always admired. He soon meets up with his ventriloquist dummy Morty and discovers a shocking secret.

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The Case of the Gambling Lady
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7.46
13 votes

#26 - The Case of the Gambling Lady

Perry Mason - Season 8 - Episode 26

Peter Warren owns a novelty company and is divorcing his wife, who has developed a gambling habit. She becomes involved in a scheme to pass chips at Nevada casinos with evidence Peter made them. When she is murdered, Peter is charged.

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
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7.43
363 votes

#27 - Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 3

Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of his commercial aircraft.

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He Who Digs a Grave (1)
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7.43
7 votes

#28 - He Who Digs a Grave (1)

Cannon - Season 3 - Episode 1

A writer is down for the murder of his wife and her lover, but she's left a contradictory note. ""Who builds stronger than a mason, a shipwright, or a carpenter?""

Wall Street Gunslinger
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7.38
39 votes

#29 - Wall Street Gunslinger

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 5

Kojak goes undercover as a Greek millionaire to track down the person responsible for the theft of $20 million in securities as well as three murders.

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The Terbuf Affair
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7.33
18 votes

#30 - The Terbuf Affair

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Season 1 - Episode 14

On vacation Solo is asked by an old love interest, Clara Valdar (Madlyn Rhue) to help her smuggle Gypsy leader Emil (Jacques Aubuchon) out of Terbuf with evidence that the corrupt head of the secret police, Colonel Morisco (Alan Caillou), has been embezzling foreign aid money with the aid of the repulsive Major Vicek (Albert Paulsen).

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Outlaw's Shoes
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7.33
7 votes

#31 - Outlaw's Shoes

The Rifleman - Season 4 - Episode 31

A head wound wipes out Lucas's memory, leaving him with only one clue: he's wearing an outlaw's gun.

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The Night of the Returning Dead
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7.26
42 votes

#32 - The Night of the Returning Dead

The Wild Wild West - Season 2 - Episode 5

Agents West and Gordon investigate a mysterious Confederate "ghost" rider.

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He Who Digs a Grave (2)
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7.25
4 votes

#33 - He Who Digs a Grave (2)

Cannon - Season 3 - Episode 2

Cannon begins to see a doubtful situation. ""The houses he makes last till doomsday.""

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Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone
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7.21
508 votes

#34 - Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone

Tales from the Crypt - Season 1 - Episode 3

A bum named Ulric is given the chance of a lifetime when a scientist puts the gland of a cat inside his body. Soon Ulric becomes the main attraction at a sideshow.

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The Brain Center at Whipple's
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7.13
129 votes

#35 - The Brain Center at Whipple's

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 33

A factory CEO replaces human workers with machines.

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Guilty Conscience
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7.11
8 votes

#36 - Guilty Conscience

The Rifleman - Season 4 - Episode 27

No one's more surprised than Micah when newcomer Leota Carraway claims he's her long-lost husband and the father of her child.

The Night of the Bars of Hell
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7.10
42 votes

#37 - The Night of the Bars of Hell

The Wild Wild West - Season 1 - Episode 22

West, posing as a prison inspector, hunts for clues to a pillaging outlaw band. When things don't go as planned, Arte's special talents are required.

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The Case of the Missing Button
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7.06
35 votes

#38 - The Case of the Missing Button

Perry Mason - Season 8 - Episode 1

A man's campaign to prove his estranged wife an unfit mother is interrupted when he's arrested for murder.

The Night of the Murderous Spring
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7.03
37 votes

#39 - The Night of the Murderous Spring

The Wild Wild West - Season 1 - Episode 27

West helps a powerfully built girl carry her trunk, not knowing it contains his shrewd enemy, the diminutive, giggling Dr. Loveless. What devious plan to take over the world does he have this time?

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Come Wander with Me
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7.03
109 votes

#40 - Come Wander with Me

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 34

A singer searches for an authentic folk song.

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The Voice of Silence
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6.91
32 votes

#41 - The Voice of Silence

Wanted: Dead or Alive - Season 3 - Episode 20

Josh is hired by Frank Hagen to protect his deaf-mute daughter Carol Hagen while he's away on business. During Josh's stay at the Hagen Farm, he encounters a strange drifter and former bank robber named Harry Brice accompanied by his criminal partners.

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One for the Morgue
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6.90
52 votes

#42 - One for the Morgue

Kojak - Season 1 - Episode 3

Kojak is suspicious of anonymous tips implicating an underworld boss in the attempted assassination of his rival(Art Metrano).

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Showdown
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6.85
121 votes

#43 - Showdown

Tales from the Crypt - Season 4 - Episode 8

A gunman being is chased down by another quickdrawing gunslinger in an old abandoned western town. The gunman wins the duel but he soon learns a new meaning to the phrase ""ghost town"" as the spirits of all his victims come back to haunt him.

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Washington 4, Indians 3
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6.76
156 votes

#44 - Washington 4, Indians 3

Get Smart - Season 1 - Episode 6

Indians threaten to use a bomb if they don't get all of their land back. Smart then goes into their camp and foils their plan. While on his three-week vacation Agent 43 is confronted by a group of rebel Indians. They demand the return of all Indian lands or they will fire their secret weapon on Washington. Max calls an all-out alert, though we're not sure if it's because of an Indian attack or because he doesn't get three weeks vacation. Once saturation bombing of Arizona is discarded as a plan, Max and 99 mount 'em up and head out to disarm the secret weapon. Max, disguised as a Papawahsee, infiltrates the camp. The Papwahsee is actually the Indian word for fiancee and Max is forced to romance Chief Red Cloud's daughter to fulfill his assignment. A jealous 99 raids the camp to prevent Max from kissing the daughter and tries to prevent the Indians from launching their secret weapon, a giant arrow.

Sounds and Silences
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6.65
128 votes

#45 - Sounds and Silences

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 27

A man's wish to listen to loud noise backfires.

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Deadly Image
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6.38
37 votes

#46 - Deadly Image

The Rifleman - Season 4 - Episode 22

Lucas has double trouble: his lookalike is tearing up the town.

From Agnes - with Love
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6.33
82 votes

#47 - From Agnes - with Love

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 20

A computer technician must deal with the queen of all femme fatales: a computer named Agnes who wreaks havoc on his love life.

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Milly's Brother
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6.30
35 votes

#48 - Milly's Brother

The Rifleman - Season 4 - Episode 30

A veteran returns with tales of heroism and the fate of Milly's brother in the Civil War.

The Debt
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6.17
34 votes

#49 - The Debt

The Rifleman - Season 4 - Episode 23

Mark learns that the prisoner Micah is escorting to the gallows is the man that saved his life three years previously.

The Day the Town Slept
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6.15
38 votes

#50 - The Day the Town Slept

The Rifleman - Season 4 - Episode 29

The town of North Fork becomes a haven for outlaws when suave Ben Judson smooth-talks his way into the marshal's job.