The BEST episodes directed by Robert Douglas

Death on Deposit
5 votes

#1 - Death on Deposit

Barnaby Jones - Season 3 - Episode 11

When customer Sturmer wants to withdraw a large amount of money from his account, bank president Ellen Blazeford, who ravaged trust accounts for years, kills him by letting loose a bull. But Barnaby, hired by Sturmer's nephew, and two bank employees are on her trail.

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Runway Cowboy
3 votes

#2 - Runway Cowboy

Baretta - Season 3 - Episode 3

Behind the Locked Door
11 votes

#3 - Behind the Locked Door

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 2 - Episode 22

Newlyweds Dave and Bonnie Snowden visit the abandoned home of Bonnie's late father. In the home, Dave finds a locked door and comes to believe that there is something valuable inside. Later, Dave and Bonnie tell Bonnie's elderly mother Mrs. Daniels that they are married. Bonnie's mother is convinced that Dave is after her daughter inheritance. She tries to bribe Dave to annull the marriage. Dave refuses, but he is desperate for money. In an effort to convince Bonnie's mother of his good intentions. He convinces Bonnie to fake a suicide attempt by overdosing on sleeping pills. Dave hopes that Mrs. Daniels will see him caring for her and change her mind about him. Unfortunately, Bonnie is allergic to sleeping pills and accidently dies. After the funeral, Mrs. Daniels tells Dave that she has had a change of heart. She gives him the abandoned house. Dave heads to the home and again wonders what is behind the locked door. As he talks to himself, Dave accidently reveals to a secretly listeni

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Trial by Terror
4 votes

#4 - Trial by Terror

Cannon - Season 3 - Episode 12

A mob boss on trial has the judge's daughter kidnapped.

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Dutchman's Gold
3 votes

#5 - Dutchman's Gold

Maverick - Season 4 - Episode 19

Beau Maverick wins half-ownership in the Blue Bell Saloon in Arizona. In an attempt to raise funds for the floundering business, Beau and his partner Charlotte become partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as the Dutchman. Along the trail to Superstition Mountain where the gold is located, Beau, Charlotte, and the Dutchman encounter danger in various forms.

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The Shadow Man
4 votes

#6 - The Shadow Man

Cannon - Season 2 - Episode 10

When a real estate tycoon disappears with a fortune in bonds, Cannon is hired to investigate.

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26 votes

#7 - Timelock

The Streets of San Francisco - Season 1 - Episode 8

Stone appears to be the only one willing to give the benefit of the doubt to a convict who is accused of a murder while out of prison on a 36-hour pass.

11 votes

#8 - Asylum

The Streets of San Francisco - Season 3 - Episode 21

Keller goes undercover at a mental hospital to uncover the truth about a string of mysterious deaths.

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The Long Silence
9 votes

#9 - The Long Silence

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 1 - Episode 25

In an elaborate con, Ralph Mason marries a rich woman named Nora Cory for her money. Unfortunately his schemes goes awry when he murders one of her sons from a former marriage. As he attempts to make the death look like a suicide, he is caught by Nora as he is writing a fake suicide note. Nora collapses and falls into a paralyzed, yet conscious, state. She is bedridden and worried that her husband will try to kill her. She is also unable to speak and cannot tell anyone about her dangerous husband. When her nurse Jean Dekker allows her husband to adminster her medicine, she grows fearful that he will try to poison her. Fortunately, the nurse figures out a way to communicate with Nora. Nora squeezes her hand in response to yes or no questions. Jean discovers the truth about Ralph, but when Ralph finds out he tries to kill both Nora and Jean . Fortunately, Nora comes out of her paralysis in time to scream. She alerts her second son who manages to subdue Ralph before he can kill again.

In the Midst of Strangers
24 votes

#10 - In the Midst of Strangers

The Streets of San Francisco - Season 1 - Episode 9

When a corner newspaper vendor goes after the muggers who stole his life savings, Stone and Keller discover that the crime is linked to the murder of a housing commissioner.

Legion of the Lost
8 votes

#11 - Legion of the Lost

The Streets of San Francisco - Season 1 - Episode 27

Stone and Keller look into the beating death of three homeless men.

The Deadly Jinx
7 votes

#12 - The Deadly Jinx

Barnaby Jones - Season 2 - Episode 15

After several boyfriends of rich orphaned Jenny Sutherland have been killed or crippled, the housekeeper Kathy Revere asks Barnaby to investigate. Jenny believes she is a jinx, but Barnaby tries to find out whether these were accidents or murder was involved.

Log 034: Astro
43 votes

#13 - Log 034: Astro

Adam-12 - Season 2 - Episode 13

LAPD incorporates a helicopter unit into their patrols which helps Malloy and Reed track down armed criminals.

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The Diamond
60 votes

#14 - The Diamond

Mission: Impossible - Season 1 - Episode 19

Henrik Durvard has taken over the country of Lombounda by military coup, and holds the natives in terror. He has obtained a diamond from the native miners, and the IMF are assigned to take it away from him. In London to auction the diamond, Durvard is approached by the team who offer to top all bids if they get exclusive rights to diamond production in Lombounda. Since Lombounda is not known for its diamond production, Durvard is suspicious. Eventually the team lets him figure out that they have a plan to use his country as a blind to distribute artificial diamonds that they claim they can manufacture. Durvard insists on being part of the scam, and forces the team to "make" a diamond from him using a piece off of the original stone. They do so, but when it comes time to fake the real diamond, the machine apparently overloads from the strain. The team slips the diamond out of the machine and leaves, as Durvard and the machine blow up.

The Matchmaker
6 votes

#15 - The Matchmaker

Daniel Boone - Season 3 - Episode 7

Boone and Mingo agree to transport an unwilling Creek princess to an arranged wedding with a Shawnee.

Perfect Alibi
5 votes

#16 - Perfect Alibi

Cannon - Season 3 - Episode 9

A payroll robbery has one main suspect who happens to be in prison.

The Sign of Satan
9 votes

#17 - The Sign of Satan

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 2 - Episode 27

Karl Jorla is a European horror movie star that is contracted by a Hollywood studio to appear in his first American film. The producers of the film watch a demo film of Jorla as the leader of a satanic cult and feel that he will be perfect for their new film. After he comes to America, Jorla becomes worried that real satanists are after him. He thinks they may want to kill him for allowing his demo film to be shown. Jorla is given around the clock protection by the studio, but he is almost killed anyway. Jorla manages to convince the studio to allow him to stay at a secret location unknown to anyone but him. The studio agrees, but later become worried when he doesn't show up for the first day of filming. The director begins to film scenes around him, until Jorla suddenly appears on the set. He moans an address in Topanga Canyon and disappears. The police are called and everyone goes to the address where the find Jorla beaten to death. The murder becoms even more mysterious when it is r

Second Sight
4 votes

#18 - Second Sight

The Fugitive - Season 4 - Episode 7

While working in a film supply store as a photo developer, Kimble spots Fred Johnson, the one-armed man, in a photo. After tracking down the freelance photographer, Howie Keever, whom took the photo, Kimble learns that Johnson works at a nearby chemical warehouse. Kimble goes to the warehouse and suprises Johnson. During the scuffle, Johnson accidently ignites some chemicals, chreating an expostion which leaves him badly injured and Kimble blinded by the flash. Johnson manages to escape and once again reports Kimble to the police. Kimble manages to escape from the hospital before the police arrive and tries to get back to Howie's apartment to ask him to hide him. But the police question Howie and his uncle whom learn Kimble's true idenity, as well as the $10,000 reward.

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You'll Be the Death of Me
10 votes

#19 - You'll Be the Death of Me

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Season 2 - Episode 4

During a lovers' quarrel Dandy Arthur kills his ex-girlfriend. Unfortunately, a button torn from her coats lands in his pocket during the struggle. His wife finds the button and Dandy sets out to kill her as well. Eventually, however, Dandy gives himself away by talking too much and is arrested by the police.

Murder by Proxy
6 votes

#20 - Murder by Proxy

Cannon - Season 3 - Episode 6

A prima facie murder case involving a lady journalist.

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Log 153: Find Me a Needle
13 votes

#21 - Log 153: Find Me a Needle

Adam-12 - Season 2 - Episode 2

The "Mulholland Mauler" is the object of a department wide search and several cars are assigned to patrol 'lovers lane' but more than one suspect ends up matching the description. How do they smoke out the Mauler?

Log 142: As High as You Are
42 votes

#22 - Log 142: As High as You Are

Adam-12 - Season 2 - Episode 11

Malloy and Reed encounter a lion in an apartment building and investigate a break-in at a medical supply warehouse. Malloy fends off cop haters and maintains the peace.

Log 083: A Different Thing
47 votes

#23 - Log 083: A Different Thing

Adam-12 - Season 2 - Episode 5

Malloy and Reed are called to investigate a hit-and-run incident that soon begins to look like a homicide.

Log 024: A Rare Occasion
32 votes

#24 - Log 024: A Rare Occasion

Adam-12 - Season 2 - Episode 17

Malloy and Reed deal with a purse snatcher focused on being jailed in time for dinner, a young boy on drugs with his dealer out to kill him, while enduring worry and concern over two policemen friends hospitalized in critical care resulting from a crackup in a high speed pursuit.

Log 052: Good Cop: Handle with Care
52 votes

#25 - Log 052: Good Cop: Handle with Care

Adam-12 - Season 2 - Episode 3

A pair of freelance reporters are determined to do a story on police brutality, and harass Reed and Malloy as their marks. The officers warn the reporters to cease their behavior, but they don't and they end up causing a tragedy.

The Prophet
11 votes

#26 - The Prophet

The Invaders - Season 2 - Episode 11

David exposes an alien disguised as a prophet who capitalizes on his ability to glow red as a tool to deceive people into thinking that his ""gift"" is from God.

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Old Fashioned Murder
291 votes

#27 - Old Fashioned Murder

Columbo - Season 6 - Episode 2

The female head of a museum hires one of the guards to rob the museum to collect the insurance money. But during the robbery she kills him and her own brother, and makes it look like they killed each other. The guard/robber's brother reports a strange message on his answering machine, that makes it seem that he has been killed. And Columbo gets the case. When Columbo first comes to the crime scene, he notices that the lights are off, a gold medallion in the robber's pants, and signs that pointed to the fact that he was going abroad after the heist. And he concluded that these clues mean that someone else was involved.

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2 votes

#28 - Kiz

Maverick - Season 4 - Episode 12

Beau Maverick crashes a party in Virginia City thrown by eccentric socialite Kiz Bouchet. Kiz has a penchant for smoking cigars, playing poker, and fighting fires. Recognizing Beau as a fellow free spirit, she hires him to protect her. She believes her life is in danger. Beau discovers that Kiz's cousin Melissa, along with family doctor Pittman and attorney Hanford, are plotting to have Kiz judged incompent so they can split her $2 million inheritance. Beau comes up with a scheme to turn the tables on Melissa.

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11 votes

#29 - Counter-Attack

The Invaders - Season 2 - Episode 18

David deceives the aliens that he is willing to work with them for a fee, all the while with a plan of attack in mind.

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Dear Tony
1 votes

#30 - Dear Tony

Baretta - Season 3 - Episode 8

Can't Win for Losing
1 votes

#31 - Can't Win for Losing

Baretta - Season 3 - Episode 11

The Endangered Species
5 votes

#32 - The Endangered Species

Cannon - Season 2 - Episode 12

When a hunting accident turns out to be murder, Cannon steps in to clear his friend.

The Doom Buggy
1 votes

#33 - The Doom Buggy

Shazam! - Season 1 - Episode 9

Don has dropped out of school to be a mechanic. But when he and Billy get lost in the desert, he sees that he doesn't know as much as he thought he did. Moral: If you close your mind to learning, sooner or later you're going to have it opened and be surprised at just how much you've shortchanged yourself. So if you ever think about dropping out of school, you're only hurting yourself.

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Double Death
73 votes

#34 - Double Death

Quincy, M.E. - Season 3 - Episode 19

A rushed autopsy by Dr. Asten places Quincy in a difficult position as he tries to clear his bosses' name.

The Toymaker
23 votes

#35 - The Toymaker

Lost in Space - Season 2 - Episode 18

Will and Smith are trapped in a four-dimensional toyshop, where a toymaker mistakes them for playthings.

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The Final Hour
4 votes

#36 - The Final Hour

The Virginian - Season 1 - Episode 30

Strip mining operations begin in the Medicine Bow area. While Judge Garth sees the mining as ""progess"" other locals see it as a threat to their way of life and also do not like the influx of polish miners. Amongst the miners' families is the beautiful Polcia (Ulla Jacobsson). A ""love quadrangle"" develops as three men desire Polcia: Jan (Dean Fredericks) the son of the leader of the miners, Jack Anderson (Don Galloway) the son of the rancher most opposed to the mining, and Trampas, who had been assigned by Judge Garth to assist the miners in getting settled and who is Polcia's true love. Fueled by ethnic sentiments events escalate into a series of conflicts and tragedies.

Why Me?
0 votes

#37 - Why Me?

Baretta - Season 4 - Episode 12

A woman who was attacked is so traumatized that she clings to Baretta and hampers his investigation of the robbery and murder she witnessed.