The BEST episodes written by Robert C. Dennis

Memo from a Dead Man
star
8.83
5 votes

#1 - 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

#2 - Flight Plan

Cannon - Season 1 - Episode 14

Cannon helps a supposed political refugee.

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To Denise, With Love and Murder
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8.50
4 votes

#3 - To Denise, With Love and Murder

Barnaby Jones - Season 1 - Episode 11

Alex Chandler kills his mistress Denise during a quarrel, because she talked to his rich wife Hazel hoping to encourage a divorce. A disappointed Hazel leaves home and as she does not return her brother hires Barnaby to find out whether Alex murdered Hazel.

Joey's Here
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8.40
5 votes

#4 - Joey's Here

Matt Houston - Season 1 - Episode 10

When the owner of a company that manufactures among other things robots is killed by one. Murray asks Houston to help his friend, the designer who was at odds with the man because he was planning to shut his project down. And among the suspects are the man's brother who was battling him for control and an unscrupulous businessman whom Houston knows who was in the building at the time of the incident.

Carnival of Spies
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8.37
16 votes

#5 - Carnival of Spies

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 4 - Episode 19

Steve trails a East German scientist who fakes a heart attack at a conference, then goes to a traveling carnival located suspiciously close to the test flight of a new B-1 bomber.

The Mystery of King Tut's Tomb
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8.29
7 votes

#6 - The Mystery of King Tut's Tomb

The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries - Season 2 - Episode 3

After a young woman denies the handbag he recovered is hers, Frank is left with a stolen Egyptian idol and a pile of trouble.

The Case of the Golden Fraud
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8.27
45 votes

#7 - The Case of the Golden Fraud

Perry Mason - Season 3 - Episode 7

Richard Vanaman is up for a promotion at his investment firm but is sabotaged and framed for murder.

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Face of a Shadow
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8.25
4 votes

#8 - Face of a Shadow

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 6 - Episode 32

Paladin is hired by a man to deliver ten thousand dollars. When the man is found dead, with the money missing, Paladin has to sift through a numbr of suspects, including a band of gypsies and the men who found the body.

The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle
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8.18
26 votes

#9 - The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle

Perry Mason - Season 6 - Episode 7

An unscrupulous uncle, who is in reality the father of his niece, returns home from the sea seeking money from the sale of oil leases on his land. When the uncle is found murdered, his shipmate is charged with the crime.

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The Lipstick Killer
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8.17
6 votes

#10 - The Lipstick Killer

T.J. Hooker - Season 3 - Episode 13

Following the bludgeoning to death of a nurse, Hooker and co. investigate the case, the latest in a series of similar murders - a string of killings that Hooker investigated years before that has recently began again, in which the attacker sends a rose to the intended victim prior to the attack. With the aid of a disabled veteran detective and a top psychiatrist, Hooker and the team investigate and find evidence that the murderer, always dressed as an old-fashioned nurse, may actually be a man. But the pattern of the killings suggests that they have less than 48 hours to catch the killer before he / she strikes again...

The Mind Reader
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8.17
11 votes

#11 - The Mind Reader

The Rifleman - Season 1 - Episode 40

When a wealthy rancher is killed, Mark suggests that they seek the aid of a mind reader to identify the murderer.

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The Candy Store Robberies
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8.14
14 votes

#12 - The Candy Store Robberies

Dragnet - Season 1 - Episode 8

Friday and Gannon try to figure out a pattern to a series of candy store hold-ups. The solution comes when they discover that there are two suspects.

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Task Force
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8.08
15 votes

#13 - Task Force

The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 4 - Episode 12

other characters: Jim (helicopter pilot) Steve goes undercover as Steve Ferguson, a hired mercinary, in order to infiltrate a ring of thieves attempting to steal a military missile called the Hornet.

Loser Takes All
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8.00
8 votes

#14 - Loser Takes All

Kojak - Season 2 - Episode 15

A woman (Ja'net DuBois) intentionally plots to have her husband murdered during a diamond heist that she had planned with her secret love interest (Leslie Nielson).

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Perchance to Kill
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8.00
6 votes

#15 - Perchance to Kill

Barnaby Jones - Season 1 - Episode 5

Tony Bloom accuses his associate Steve Kingston of a theft and of having an affair with his wife. Steve kills Tony pretending an assault by two hippies. Barnaby is hired to find Christie and her hippy friend Eric who will be arrested under suspicion of murder.

The Investigator
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8.00
1 votes

#16 - The Investigator

Cannon - Season 4 - Episode 20

A case of police corruption and the death of a reporter.

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The Investigation
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8.00
8 votes

#17 - The Investigation

Dragnet - Season 2 - Episode 26

Friday and Gannon are screening applicants for the Police Academy. One seems to have all the right qualifications, except that six months are missing from his application.

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The Gladiators
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7.97
34 votes

#18 - The Gladiators

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 3 - Episode 27

Allison Windrom hires Paladin to stop her father and Graham Beckley from dueling.

Somebody to Remember
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7.97
61 votes

#19 - Somebody to Remember

The Fugitive - Season 1 - Episode 26

While working as a warehouse worker, Kimble is recognized by the Greek-born owner, Gus Priamos. Gus tells Kimble that he is dying from cancer and has only six months to live and hopes to aid the Fugitive with a scheme to make it look that Kimble has fled the country to Greece. But when Gus' jealous girlfriend Sophie learns Kimble's idenity through a magazine article, she contacts Gerard whom gets a heads-up on Kimble and Gus' plan.

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The Case of the Violent Vest
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7.95
37 votes

#20 - The Case of the Violent Vest

Perry Mason - Season 4 - Episode 24

Advertising executive Herman Albright is in the wrong place at the wrong time wearing the wrong clothes. These mistakes cost poor Herman his life in a case of mistaken identity. Perry is called on to defend the fashion model charged with the crime. It seems as though horny Herman had been hitting on her for quite a while with no success.

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The Case of the Polka Dot Pony
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7.93
27 votes

#21 - The Case of the Polka Dot Pony

Perry Mason - Season 6 - Episode 12

A wealthy woman is confronted by two girls who claim to be the daughters she was forced to abandon 20 years before.

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Brushfire
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7.88
94 votes

#22 - Brushfire

Emergency! - Season 1 - Episode 4

Station 51 is called up to fight an out-of-control brushfire. An elderly woman breaks her ankle, a man is injured by a horse stampede, a looter is injured in a motorcycle accident, a boy breaks his arm and loses his dog, and a firefighter is trapped and injured under a fallen tree. The out-of-control brushfire also threatens the house of a pregnant woman in labor, who cannot be moved.

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The Case of the Fifty-Millionth Frenchman
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7.81
24 votes

#23 - The Case of the Fifty-Millionth Frenchman

Perry Mason - Season 7 - Episode 19

A Frenchman is giving money to an old lady love from his hometown, unaware that she's sharing the cash with her husband. When hubby turns up murdered guess who gets charged with the crime?

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Burglary - Baseball
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7.80
5 votes

#24 - Burglary - Baseball

Dragnet - Season 4 - Episode 25

A furniture store has been burglarized overnight and the thief took $1900 from a locked safe. The store's secretary find a lead and Joe uses it to track down a "baseball fan".

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Our Cook's a Treasure
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7.79
169 votes

#25 - Our Cook's a Treasure

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1 - Episode 8

A man fears that the new cook he's hired is actually a murderess.

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Juvenile - DR-05
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7.75
8 votes

#26 - Juvenile - DR-05

Dragnet - Season 3 - Episode 2

Joe and Bill are working the night watch of Juvenile division. They handle a run away boy from New York, an underage marriage, an abandoned baby, a boy on drugs, and a girl accused of stealing money.

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Sweet Terror
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7.73
11 votes

#27 - 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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Forty Feet High And It Kills!
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7.72
36 votes

#28 - Forty Feet High And It Kills!

Hawaii Five-O - Season 2 - Episode 3

A tsunami warning is called and a geneticist is evacuated from a conference. He is then kidnapped under the orders of Wo Fat, but he uses his diabetic medical condition as a ploy to stop Wo Fat from carrying out the plan to return him to China.

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The Right Kind of House
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7.68
56 votes

#29 - The Right Kind of House

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 3 - Episode 23

After the death of her troubled son, a mother decides to sell her house, but a potential buyer discovers she may be hiding something.

The Sanctuary
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7.67
6 votes

#30 - The Sanctuary

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 4 - Episode 16

Coming off the trail, Paladin pulls into a mission seeking a night's rest and ends up helping a man running from a lynch mob.

The Case of the Absent Artist
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7.64
27 votes

#31 - The Case of the Absent Artist

Perry Mason - Season 5 - Episode 23

Cartoonist Pete Manders is elated when the owner of the comic strip "Zingy" offers to sell him the strip for a song. Pete is less than elated when he learns that his girlfriend Leslie is running away to Europe with Gabe Phillips, the strip owner. When Phiilips is murdered, Pete is charged with the crime and retains Perry's services. Investigating the case, Perry soon discovers that the deceased Phillips was leading a double life.

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Don't Come Back Alive
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7.62
206 votes

#32 - Don't Come Back Alive

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1 - Episode 4

Frank Partridge and his wife plot to cheat their life insurance company by having her hide out for 7 years and declared legally dead, but an investigator believes Mr. Partridge has murdered her.

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D.H.Q. - Medical
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7.60
5 votes

#33 - D.H.Q. - Medical

Dragnet - Season 4 - Episode 4

Joe and Bill are working a medial detail at a hospital. They handle an old man who's hobby is sitting in hotel lobbies, question a man who brings in a dead woman, investigates a man who had writing a letter threatening to blow up a radio station and try to get a dieing declaration from a shooting victim.

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The Case of the Crying Comedian
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7.58
35 votes

#34 - The Case of the Crying Comedian

Perry Mason - Season 5 - Episode 5

Comic Charlie Hatch learns that the woman he loved and lost, Anne Gilrain, has escaped from a sanitarium to which she was forced to commit herself by her husband, Tom. When Tom Gilrain is murdered, Charlie is afraid that Anne did the deed and sets himself up as a likely suspect to protect her. Perry arrives on the scene to try and free Charlie from his abysmal stupidity.

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Juvenile - DR-19
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7.57
7 votes

#35 - Juvenile - DR-19

Dragnet - Season 3 - Episode 20

Joe and Bill are asked to investigate allegation of child abuse by his mother. The story deals with the difficulty of having a child removed from an abusive home.

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Training - DR-18
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7.57
7 votes

#36 - Training - DR-18

Dragnet - Season 3 - Episode 9

Joe and Bill are instructors at the Police Academy. They are teaching a class of women cadets. Joe is asked to assist a woman reporter who is writing a story about women in the police force. On of the cadets is being pressured to resign by her boy friend and Joe must convince her to stay.

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The Bank Jobs
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7.56
16 votes

#37 - The Bank Jobs

Dragnet - Season 2 - Episode 4

A nervy bank robber uses innocent women to help commit his crimes. Friday and Gannon are nearly sidetracked when one of the victims lies about her involvement and later proves to have a criminal record of her own.

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The Case of the One-Eyed Witness
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7.53
75 votes

#38 - The Case of the One-Eyed Witness

Perry Mason - Season 1 - Episode 23

Della and Perry's dinner at a fancy French restaurant is interrupted by a phone call and an envelope containing $500.00 from a mysterious woman named Marian Fargo. She wants him to make an exchange for her: the money for some documents regarding her fugitive brother. Unbeknownst to Marion, her own husband is in on the blackmail scheme which is being masterminded by one Samuel Carlin. Marion's husband and Carlin both turn up dead but Marion, who has fled on a bus, has an eyewitness, Diana Maynard, who can provide her with an alibi for the murders. Unfortunately for all concerned, Ms. Maynard has only one good eye and may not be telling the truth about who she is.

I, Robot
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7.53
74 votes

#39 - I, Robot

The Outer Limits - Season 2 - Episode 9

A grotesque, but gentle, robot is put on trial for the murder of his creator.

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S.I.U. - The Ring
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7.50
5 votes

#40 - S.I.U. - The Ring

Dragnet - Season 4 - Episode 3

Joe and Bill are working the Special Investigation Unit. Informant “Black 10” asks for a meeting with Joe and Bill and gives them a tip about a bartender who is fencing stolen jade ring. Joe and Bill set up a sting to recover the ring and other stolen jewelry.

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Missing Persons - The Body
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7.50
7 votes

#41 - Missing Persons - The Body

Dragnet - Season 4 - Episode 20

Joe and Bill investigate the identity of a dead 23 year old woman found under the Venice Pier. They check missing person reports to try to identify the woman, and they use a ring she was wearing and a piece of paper found on the body to track down the identity.

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The Badge Racket
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7.50
13 votes

#42 - The Badge Racket

Dragnet - Season 2 - Episode 3

Three con artists have been swindling businessmen from out-of-town by posing as a prostitute and two policemen. The detectives set a trap as Gannon pretends to be a manufacturer from Lincoln Nebraska.

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The Case of the Antic Angel
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7.47
15 votes

#43 - The Case of the Antic Angel

Perry Mason - Season 7 - Episode 26

A recovering alcoholic takes to the bottle after he sees his wife, who's supposedly been dead for five years. Then she turns up dead for real and he's arrested for her murder.

The Case of the Surplus Suitor
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7.46
26 votes

#44 - The Case of the Surplus Suitor

Perry Mason - Season 6 - Episode 19

Attorney Sherman Hatfield is sought out by a blackmail-plagued industrialist.

The Case of the Prankish Professor
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7.44
27 votes

#45 - The Case of the Prankish Professor

Perry Mason - Season 6 - Episode 15

On trial: the estranged wife of a professor who's written a lurid novel.

Death Notice
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7.44
57 votes

#46 - Death Notice

Starsky & Hutch - Season 1 - Episode 6

When a message is left scrawled on a table cloth in a strip club that one of the strippers will be killed, Starsky and Hutch are called in to protect the dancing girls and find the strange man who was sitting at the table. The hunt for the man intensifies as the stripper who was threatened is murdered, and another warned in a message that she is next; but a surprise twist means that the duo may not be looking for the right man...

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Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore
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7.43
47 votes

#47 - Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 4 - Episode 12

Two women plot to do away with an irascible old man and seize his money, but their plan is foiled when one of them decides she deserves more of the fortune.

The Case of the Tandem Target
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7.41
17 votes

#48 - The Case of the Tandem Target

Perry Mason - Season 7 - Episode 29

Irma Hodge's wealthy step-father, Sumner Hodge, is withholding her inheritance because he dislikes her folksinger boyfriend, Con Bolton. When someone supposedly takes a shot at Sumner, he suggest to the police that Con is to blame. Then another attempt is made on Sumner's life which proves successful. His car goes over a cliff with him behind the wheel and an investigation reveals that the brake line had been severed. Witnesses then claim Con was fooling around with the brakes minutes before the crash and he's charged with murder.

The Case of the Deadly Debt
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7.40
15 votes

#49 - The Case of the Deadly Debt

Perry Mason - Season 8 - Episode 25

Danny Talbert, a LA cop, resigns when a mobster he is investigating contacts his family after Danny's dad dies. Danny's brother, Carl, works in his club and has been in trouble before. Danny is seen by Perry leaving the dead man's cabin.

Homicide - DR-06
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7.38
7 votes

#50 - Homicide - DR-06

Dragnet - Season 3 - Episode 6

Joe and Bill review the progress report of a homicide (thus the name of the episode). Joe has invited Bill and his wife to his apartment for dinner. The dinner is constantly interrupted by neighbors asking for advice and complaining about a loud party. One neighbor calls to say that someone is breaking into the coin boxes in the laundry room. Joe and Bill grab their guns and investigate.

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