The BEST episodes directed by Ted Post

Rescue
star
10.00
5 votes

#1 - Rescue

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 29

This episode is all Lt. Hanley in a tightly constructed plot. Concussed during an artillery barrage and separated from his platoon, Hanley starts to come out of his daze to find he is being taken prisoner by an SS soldier. The surprising plot twists start immediately and keep on coming, so one needs to pay attention.

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The Long Way Home (2)
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9.43
6 votes

#2 - The Long Way Home (2)

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 5

Interred in a German P.O.W. camp, Sgt. Saunders and his squad must find a way to escape before they all die in the hands of SS Capt. Steiner. Billy, who escaped, reaches Lt. Hanley, but no help is coming. Saunders plots a scheme to escape. He convinces Sgt. Akers and his men to work with them.

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Incident at Poco Tiempo
star
8.76
29 votes

#3 - Incident at Poco Tiempo

Rawhide - Season 3 - Episode 8

The Poco Tiempo bank has been. Rowdy and Quince are suspects and are taken to two nuns to be identified. They say they are not the men. Two desperadoes are holding Father Sebastian until the nuns deliver the money to Blainesville.

Incident of the Dowery Dundee
star
8.50
3 votes

#4 - Incident of the Dowery Dundee

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 17

Rowdy and Jim looking for strays, return with five - four bulls and a lost Scottish lady returning to Scotland. She says her husband stole her inheritance so she is taking her remaining items home with her plus a surprise for all.

Incident Before Black Pass
star
8.20
5 votes

#5 - Incident Before Black Pass

Rawhide - Season 3 - Episode 27

Pete and Rowdy are captured by the Kiowa. Two other indians want to accompany the herd to Black Pass.

The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary
star
8.06
62 votes

#6 - The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 17

Arlene Dowling reports the theft of all her belongings, including a diary she is anxious to get back.

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Chesterland
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8.04
52 votes

#7 - Chesterland

Gunsmoke - Season 7 - Episode 8

Chester becomes engaged more or less accidentally, but he takes to heart his obligation to his betrothed, leaving his job with Mr. Dillon to devote himself to homesteading a barren quarter section.

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The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink
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8.03
58 votes

#8 - The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 13

Restrauteur Morey Allen, a friend of Perry and Della's, has a problem: his waitress, Dixie Dayton, was struck by a car while fleeing the restaurant after spotting a man stalking her. The only item she left behind was a moth-eaten mink. When the stalker is found murdered, Morey and Dixie are both strong suspects and eventually get arrested for the murder. The case also ties in with the murder of a young policeman several months before.

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Incident of the Rusty Shotgun
star
8.00
3 votes

#9 - Incident of the Rusty Shotgun

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 15

After a stampede Mushy and Wishbone go to town for fresh supplies. When Wishbone is able to stop Amie Claybank from harassing a vendor, her brothers decide he is the man for her. Back at camp, Mushy says Wishbone disappeared.

Incident at Ten Trees
star
8.00
5 votes

#10 - Incident at Ten Trees

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 14

The drovers find a young white woman dressed as an indian, babbling.

Incident of the Buffalo Soldier
star
8.00
29 votes

#11 - Incident of the Buffalo Soldier

Rawhide - Season 3 - Episode 10

Rowdy chases after a buffalo soldier who has killed another soldier and has taken off on his horse.

The Hostages
star
8.00
4 votes

#12 - The Hostages

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 20

After capturing a town, Saunders, Caje, and Doc briefly enjoy a hot shower, when they are captured by SS Captain Aptmeyer (Mark Richman) and Sgt. Ecktmann (Hans Gudegast aka Eric Braeden). Doc is called well beyond his duty again and again to save his comrades, almost losing himself in the effort.

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Crack-Up
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7.96
80 votes

#13 - Crack-Up

Gunsmoke - Season 3 - Episode 1

Gunman Nate Springer arrives in Dodge with the obvious intention of committing murder, but his nervousness and unpredictability make Matt determined to find out who hired him and why he seems so different from his steel-nerved reputation.

Nora
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7.89
8 votes

#14 - Nora

The Rifleman - Season 2 - Episode 35

Lucas finds himself involved in murder when he gallantly steps to the aid of a beautiful woman.

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Old Yellow Boots
star
7.88
31 votes

#15 - Old Yellow Boots

Gunsmoke - Season 7 - Episode 2

Matt becomes suspicious when drifter Frank Cassidy publicly announces his engagement to spinsterish Beulah Parker immediately after the seemingly unrelated murders of an old prospector and her abusive brother Leroy.

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The Bridge at Chalons
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7.88
8 votes

#16 - The Bridge at Chalons

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 1

Sgt. Turk (Lee Marvin) commands a small demolition team that Saunders and his squad is ordered to take behind German lines to destroy a bridge. Turk had a close friend killed on a previous mission, and does not believe the squad can handle the job. He is hostile and abrasive. As casualties mount, it begins to appear that his doubts may be well placed.

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Incident of the Lost Idol
star
7.86
7 votes

#17 - Incident of the Lost Idol

Rawhide - Season 3 - Episode 24

Billy Manson, his mom and sister Laurie are on the way to meet their aunt, who is to take them back east. Two bounty hunters shadow them, hoping to find Clete their wanted father.

Laughing Gas
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7.81
57 votes

#18 - Laughing Gas

Gunsmoke - Season 3 - Episode 29

When town bully Cloud Marsh experiences public humiliation during a laughing gas show, he and his surly brothers assault proprietor Earle Stafford and attempt to molest his kind-hearted wife.

Sins of the Father
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7.80
9 votes

#19 - Sins of the Father

The Rifleman - Season 2 - Episode 30

After shooting a man in self-defense, Andy Moon turns to Lucas for protection from his vengeful brothers.

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Incident of his Brother's Keeper
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7.80
5 votes

#20 - Incident of his Brother's Keeper

Rawhide - Season 3 - Episode 21

Paul Evans is confined to a wheelchair. His wife is preparing to run away with Paul's brother. Pete gets stuck in the middle.

Skid Row
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7.78
64 votes

#21 - Skid Row

Gunsmoke - Season 2 - Episode 22

When a lady comes to town looking for her betrothed, Matt takes it upon himself to sober up the man, who, in his fiancée's absence, has become the town drunk.

Incident of the Curious Street
star
7.77
13 votes

#22 - Incident of the Curious Street

Rawhide - Season 1 - Episode 13

Favor and Rowdy are looking for strays. They enter a deserted mining town. Matt Lucas is the caretaker. He says he's the only one there. Leaving they hear an organ. Mrs. Miller and her daughter, Angie, say Lucas and his son, Waldo, gunned down the stage coach driver, and is holding them hostage.

Incident at Dragoon Crossing
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7.76
34 votes

#23 - Incident at Dragoon Crossing

Rawhide - Season 3 - Episode 3

An ailing Favor asks John Cord to take over the herd. He heads them to Dragoon Crossing where the Bates boys demanded tribute when he brought his herd through.

Gone Straight
star
7.76
70 votes

#24 - Gone Straight

Gunsmoke - Season 2 - Episode 20

When Matt serves a warrant in another town for a wanted man, there are two men answering the possible suspect's description, and they both have gone totally straight.

Mr. Garrity and the Graves
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7.75
117 votes

#25 - Mr. Garrity and the Graves

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 32

Jared Garrity arrives in the Old West town of Happiness, Arizona, proclaiming he can revive the dead.

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Incident of the Portrait
star
7.75
4 votes

#26 - Incident of the Portrait

Rawhide - Season 5 - Episode 2

Frank Trask enters the Curtis' at night through a window. He's hungry and takes a picture of a woman. Raymond Curtis hears a noise and checks it outs. Trask knocks him out. Marion, the woman in the picture, ""sees"" Trask leave.

Cain
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7.73
64 votes

#27 - Cain

Gunsmoke - Season 2 - Episode 24

Told he has only two months to live, a man determines to avenge the suicide of a young woman by killing the womanizer he blames for her death.

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Incident of the Town in Terror
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7.73
22 votes

#28 - Incident of the Town in Terror

Rawhide - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Rowdy and two steers are thought to have anthrax, The only medical help is a young lady with two years of nursing school. Her town doesn't want anything to do with the drovers or the herd.

Half Straight
star
7.71
14 votes

#29 - Half Straight

Gunsmoke - Season 7 - Episode 20

A man has been hired to kill Matt, but when he meets and quickly falls in love with a decent girl, he has a change of heart--or does he?

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Bless Me Till I Die
star
7.71
17 votes

#30 - Bless Me Till I Die

Gunsmoke - Season 6 - Episode 31

Vengeful former convict Nate Bush sets off a tragic series of events when he informs Matt that well-liked new arrival Cole Treadwell is actually Cole Trankin, an escapee from the Arizona Territorial Prison.

Kitty Lost
star
7.70
61 votes

#31 - Kitty Lost

Gunsmoke - Season 3 - Episode 15

Kitty takes a buggy ride with a dandified stranger. When he makes a pass, her spirited rejection of it results in her being left alone on the prairie.

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Old Fool
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7.70
20 votes

#32 - Old Fool

Gunsmoke - Season 6 - Episode 15

A scheming woman (Else Hedgepath), who is after the money and wealth of Hannibal Bass, makes a play for Hannibal, but runs into some serious, SERIOUS trouble though when she tangles with *MRS* Bass!

Alarm at Pleasant Valley
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7.69
42 votes

#33 - Alarm at Pleasant Valley

Gunsmoke - Season 1 - Episode 39

While on the way back to Dodge, Matt and Chester discover a homsteading family fleeing Pleasant Valley, which is besieged by Indians.

Incident of the Rawhiders
star
7.67
6 votes

#34 - Incident of the Rawhiders

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 8

While scouting Rowdy stumbles on rawhiders. After Rowdy refuses to kill Brock in a fight, the leader forces Brock to give Rowdy his intended bride in return for his life. Rowdy is allowed to escape leading the rawhiders to the herd.

Incident of the Geisha
star
7.67
3 votes

#35 - Incident of the Geisha

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 13

After Rowdy tells Hey Soos to let a wild stallion go, Hey Soos tries to saddle it again. It bolts knocking Rowdy down and injuring his back. The remuda is stampeded. Out collecting the horses Hey Soos sees the stallion. He tries to lasso it. He is knocked of his horse by a limb and rolls down a hill into a stream. He awakes with his clothes drying overhead. He is in a kimona and a geisha kneels nearby.

How to Cure a Friend
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7.66
98 votes

#36 - How to Cure a Friend

Gunsmoke - Season 2 - Episode 7

Matt is put in a difficult position by the arrival of Nick Search, an old friend who has since become a gambler with a fast draw and a reputation for dishonesty.

Big Girl Lost
star
7.64
28 votes

#37 - Big Girl Lost

Gunsmoke - Season 2 - Episode 30

A saloon gal's old beau is in town, and she expects trouble when he finds out where she is working.

Romeo
star
7.63
35 votes

#38 - Romeo

Gunsmoke - Season 3 - Episode 9

A powerful landowner threatens to wipe out Dodge when his daughter falls in love with the son of his archenemy. Matt has to find a way to stop it.

Unmarked Grave
star
7.62
39 votes

#39 - Unmarked Grave

Gunsmoke - Season 1 - Episode 38

On a stage heading for Dodge Sheriff Darcy has a heart attack while guarding a murderer, Blackie. Mrs. Randolph is looking for her son Whitey. Matt tells her he was shot by a deputy two years ago. Darcy brings the kid in to Matt. He shot the cashier in a bank robbery in Caldwell. Mrs. Randolph fawns over the kid. Tasca Sloan and his gang, who the kid rode with, ride into town. Matt takes the kid to the Dodge House. Randolph tries vainly to try to help the kid escape. In the morning Blackie breaks a window to let Tasca know where he is. Matt heads for the train with Blackie. Mrs. Randolph follows. Tasca shoots Blackie. Matt shoots Tasca. Matt's wounded. The rest of the gang bite the dust. Mrs. Randolph tells Matt she was wrong.

Rio Salado
star
7.60
5 votes

#40 - Rio Salado

Rawhide - Season 4 - Episode 1

Rowdy and Hey Soos are robbed by Antonio Marcos. He is leading a revolution against the Texas land grant. Rowdy meets his Dad, who ran out on him and his Ma.

Incident of the Travellin' Man
star
7.60
5 votes

#41 - Incident of the Travellin' Man

Rawhide - Season 6 - Episode 4

Jagger is fished out of the river with leg irons on. His story doesn't match that of Matt Harger.

A World of Difference
star
7.59
583 votes

#42 - A World of Difference

The Twilight Zone - Season 1 - Episode 23

Businessman Arthur Curtis finds his phone dead. He is then surprised to hear a voice yell, "Cut!" and see that his office is just a set on a sound stage. Everyone tells him that he is Jerry Raigan, a drunken movie star on the decline, and "Arthur Curtis" is a character he is playing in the movie "The Private World of Arthur Curtis".

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Incident of the Widowed Dove
star
7.58
31 votes

#43 - Incident of the Widowed Dove

Rawhide - Season 1 - Episode 4

Rowdy tries to help Clovis leave her sheriff husband.

Print Asper
star
7.58
19 votes

#44 - Print Asper

Gunsmoke - Season 4 - Episode 36

Print Asper is suspected of attempted murder when he forces a crooked lawyer, at gunpoint, to return the ranch he stole from him, and the lawyer still ends up getting shot later by someone.

Buffalo Man
star
7.57
23 votes

#45 - Buffalo Man

Gunsmoke - Season 3 - Episode 18

Doc finds a half-dead man on the side of the road and tells Matt. Matt and Chester ride out to a buffalo hunter's camp but before they get far, the occupants show up not treating them much better than the man the doc found.

The Fear
star
7.56
148 votes

#46 - The Fear

The Twilight Zone - Season 5 - Episode 35

Two people in a remote cabin find signs of an extraterrestrial.

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Incident of the Slavemaster
star
7.56
9 votes

#47 - Incident of the Slavemaster

Rawhide - Season 3 - Episode 5

Mrs. Bradley pulls a gun on Victor Laurier and wants to know where her husband is. She knows he isn't dead. Victor was in charge of a POW camp. At the end of the war Victor says he sent 27 union soldiers and three guards, one his son east, but they never reached their destination. Mrs. Bradley got a letter from her husband four years after he was supposed to have died.

Joke's on Us
star
7.54
28 votes

#48 - Joke's on Us

Gunsmoke - Season 3 - Episode 27

A horse thief is headed for a rope. At least that's how his friends see it. They find out too late they may have the wrong man. The joke may be on all of them now as someone is killing them one by one.

Weep No More
star
7.50
4 votes

#49 - Weep No More

Combat! - Season 2 - Episode 27

Lt. Hanley aids a French girl, in shock and mentally scarred. She returns to where she feels safe. When Hanley goes alone to look for her, he discovers the Germans are setting up a command post there.

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The Sniper
star
7.50
6 votes

#50 - The Sniper

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 28

A never-say-die German stays behind after the German withdrawal to wage his own private war, aided by a beautiful but bitter Frenchwoman who has her own reasons to hate the town that her German lover terrorizes.