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1. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Another Man's Poison (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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Diamond sets out to find the man who is trying to kill him and who failed in a previous attempt leaving an innocent bystander dead.

Director: John Rich | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Claude Akins, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 5

2. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Counselor (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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A henpecked marriage columnist hires Diamond to protect him, claiming someone's trying to kill him. Diamond turns him down, feeling that the man should go to the police. He thus feels guilty when the man is murdered.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Russ Conway, King Donovan, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 9

3. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Limping Man (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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A terrified woman calls Diamond for help after her life is threatened, however by the time Diamond arrives to meet with her she has disappeared.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: David Janssen, Bethel Leslie, DeForest Kelley, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 6

4. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Jean Byron, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 94

5. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: One Foot in the Grave (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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A beat cop who used to work with Diamond is shot to death and Diamond vows to find the hood who threatened him a couple of years ago.

Director: Mark Sandrich Jr. | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Grant Richards, Peggy Maley

Votes: 5

6. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: The Bomb (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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An engaged couple and the woman's former suitor take shelter in an abandoned house, too late to notice an unexploded bomb. Their retreat is cut off by a cave-in, and they must defuse the bomb with instructions delivered over a phone line.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Sheridan, John Dehner, Philip Tonge

Votes: 17

7. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Murder at the Mansion (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Diamond is hired by a man to find a missing wife. The man's father is the wealthy and powerful Mr. Harding Sr., an invalid in a wheel chair who thinks the woman married his son for his money and for the opportunity to stay in this country.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: David Janssen, James Drury, John Hoyt, Robert Ellenstein

Votes: 6

8. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Fine Art of Murder (1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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A fading actress hires Diamond to find the person who sold her a phony painting.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Russ Conway, Hillary Brooke, Howard McNear

Votes: 6

9. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 30

10. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Runaway (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Richard Diamond is shot and wounded in a San Francisco hotel room and sets out to find the would-be killer.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: David Janssen, Ross Elliott, Maxine Cooper, Charles Aidman

Votes: 7

11. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,537

12. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Escape from Oak Lane (1957)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Diamond is hired to escort a beautiful wife while her husband is on a business trip. Frightened, the wife runs out on Diamond while they are dancing. Returning to her hotel room, she is drugged and kidnapped with Diamond in pursuit.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: David Janssen, Christine White, Jeanette Nolan, Hugh Brooke

Votes: 10

13. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Snow Queen (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Diamond tries to get to the bottom of a heroin trafficking scheme.

Director: Mark Sandrich Jr. | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Phyllis Avery, Zachary Charles

Votes: 6

14. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Image (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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After a meeting at a restaurant Diamond wakes up the next morning seriously hung over and unable to remember anything about the previous day. But the police inform him that he has been charged with murder.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Whitney Blake, Russ Conway, Richard Devon

Votes: 8

15. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Pete Rocco Case (1957)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Pete Rocco escapes from prison to pay Richard Diamond back for putting him there. What he doesn't know is that his brother Dan has plans of his own. Soon, Richard Diamond finds himself at ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Charles Bronson, Bill Erwin

Votes: 15

16. Boston Terrier (1963 TV Movie)

30 min | Adventure

8.4
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Blake Edward's second try at creating a pilot for a proposed adventure series about a private detective who graduated from Harvard.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Stanley Adams, Paul Comi, John Hoyt, Frank Killmond

Votes: 7

17. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Bungalow Murder (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Diamond is called upon to investigate the murder of a film producer, and upon arriving at the scene of the crime learns that the police have not been notified of the man's death.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: David Janssen, Gordon Jones, Marguerite Chapman, Arthur Batanides

Votes: 5

18. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Dead to the World (1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A friend of Sam's wants Diamond to prove that her uncle's death was murder.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Geraldine Brooks, Robert Lowery, Richard Devon

Votes: 7

19. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway (1995)

85 min | Music

8.4
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Director: David Horn | Stars: Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards, Carol Burnett, Richard Burton

Votes: 21

20. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: Knockout (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A young man follows a quick trajectory from beginning boxer to the middleweight championship match. The night before the championship fight, he learns that the match is fixed, with him as the chosen winner.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ron Hargrave, Buddy Wright, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 14

21. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Marked for Murder (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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When his latest client steals his car, private detective Richard Diamond is plunged into a case involving stolen money, a social club for the lonely and a criminal with a conscience.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: David Janssen, Russ Conway, Patricia Huston, Peter Leeds

Votes: 10

22. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: No Laughing Matter (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Joey Bishop is a comedian who hires Diamond to find out who is following him. Diamond becomes mixed up in a web of treachery and murder.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Russ Conway, Carole Mathews, Don Haggerty

Votes: 7

23. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 561

24. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Anita Colby, Dorothy Green

Votes: 36

25. Audrey Hepburn Remembered (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Audrey Hepburn was one of movies best-loved stars, blessed with beauty, talent, an elegant sophistication, and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she... See full summary »

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Richard Attenborough, Richard Brown

Votes: 107

26. Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

8.3
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Stars: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

Votes: 14

27. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: Love Me to Death (1959)

25 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Mr. Bowers booby-traps his basement, electrocuting his wife when she turns on an overhead bulb. Next, the widower ties the knot with a mousy heiress, Maggie, whom he has seduced. While Edie... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Hope Emerson, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 58

28. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Episode: They Shall Not Pass (1959)

26 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.3
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Honest gamblers Joe Adams (alias Mr. Lucky) and Andamo arrive in the Port of Los Angeles on a freighter as crewmen-broke but cheerful.They meet up with a notorious conman,help save his life... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Pippa Scott, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 35

29. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Based on actual cases from the San Francisco Police files, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector Grebb work as a team to track down criminals. In the last season Inspectors Delaney and Summers are ... See full summary »

Stars: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed, Ruta Lee

Votes: 73

30. City Detective (1953– )

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Lieutenant Bart Grant is a city detective more in theory then reality. His police work takes him into Mexico and the Mojave desert. Grant primarily solves his cases with physicality then sleuthing ability.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Dorothy Green, Jorja Curtright, Ross Elliott

Votes: 19

31. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Body of the Crime (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Mobster Joey Kane is a marked man. There's been an attempt on his life so he decides to blow the whistle on the mob operation and turn state's witness. He hires Richard Diamond as his go-between with the police.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Bain, Lawrence Dobkin, Dolores Donlon

Votes: 10

32. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: Detective's Holiday (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A detective (Dick Powell) takes a trip to a cabin in the woods to get away from it all. A man, his wife, and his two kids entertain him. When one of the kids let's it slip that their ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Camden, Dick Foran, Ralph Moody

Votes: 13

33. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: Slight Touch of Homicide (1960)

25 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Peter Gunn is hired by the local Syndicate Boss (who once put out a contract on Gunn) to find out who is killing Mob members.Gunn only takes the job to avoid a gang war,which could end up ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Herschel Bernardi, Howard McNear

Votes: 41

34. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Soft Touch (1959)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Richard Diamond is hired to find a woman who is living in exile in America, a woman who's opposed to the dictator of her South American country. Diamond isn't sure who he can trust.

Director: Andrew McCullough | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Bain, Celia Lovsky, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 6

35. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The George Dale Case (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Richard Diamond gets a call from his answering service that a new client is willing to pay triple his daily fee. It's a trick and Diamond is mistaken for a guy who stole a painting. Now he has to find out who set him up and why.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Jean Willes, Jack Lambert

Votes: 6

36. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Episode: The Parolee (1960)

25 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.2
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A crooked businessman has convicts paroled to him and then threatens to have them sent back unless they do exactly as he says-including strong-arming and murder.Mr. Lucky and Andamo help ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Jeremy Slate

Votes: 26

37. The Pink Panther Show (1969–2011)
Episode: The Pink Phinx (1969)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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The Pink Panther sees a house being painted and wishes to paint it pink. But the painter wishes for it to be blue. It soon turns into a war to paint the house.

Director: Hawley Pratt

Votes: 66

38. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Space Society (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A man hires Diamond to investigate an outer space society which he suspects is out to bilk his rich uncle since they have talked him into leaving the society $100,000 in his will.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: David Janssen, Luis Van Rooten, Ellen Corby, Douglas Dick

Votes: 6

39. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: The Ugly Frame (1959)

25 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Late at night in an empty greasy spoon, a mug coolly kills the owner, but when the register yields only $14, he just shrugs and unscrews his silencer. The diner was Lt. Jacoby's teenage ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Hope Emerson, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 61

40. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Two for Paradise (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Two brothers inherit some orange groves when their father dies. Their partner in the company is recently engaged to a much younger woman. The brothers don't trust her and hire Diamond to investigate her.

Director: John Peyser | Stars: David Janssen, Christine White, Charles Aidman, Lee Farr

Votes: 5

41. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: Welcome Home (1952)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A notorious criminal returns to his home town after 15 years away, and a young man wants to join him in notoriety and, probably, death at the hands of police.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dick Powell, David Holt, Howard McNear, Claire Carleton

Votes: 11

42. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Widow's Walk (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Diamond is hired to safeguard some valuable paintings.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Christopher Dark, Dorothy Green

Votes: 6

43. The Adventures of McGraw (1957–1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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McGraw is a solitary type who manages to get entangled in the stopping of criminal activity despite not having any official capacity. He often doesn't carry a weapon, especially if an attractive woman is involved.

Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Jean Willes, James Flavin, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 33

44. Julie on Sesame Street (1973 TV Special)

60 min | Family, Music

8.1
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Julie Andrews and Perry Como join the "Sesame" Muppets for an hour of music and comedy.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Julie Andrews, Perry Como, Caroll Spinney, Jane Henson

Votes: 17

45. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: Bullet for a Badge (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Lt. Jacoby scurries out for a night rendezvous with a tipster, but it's a set-up, and he's wounded by gangsters, so Peter Gunn leaps into the case. 2 real informants talk to Gunn, but one ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Hope Emerson, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 52

46. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Episode: Hijacked (1959)

25 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.1
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An armed robbery of the Fortuna II curiously includes the taking of personal checks which were used to pay off gambling losses. This oddity leads Mr. Lucky and Andamo to the true reason for the crime - and very nearly to Davy Jones' Locker.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, David White, Lili Kardell

Votes: 25

47. Biography (1987– )
Episode: James Garner: Hollywood Maverick (2000)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Stars: Stephen J. Cannell, Clint Eastwood, Blake Edwards, Sally Field

Votes: 61

48. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: The Maître d' (1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A gourmand gangster blows up his rival and a gourmet restaurant at the same time. The restaurant's cordon bleu owner helps Edie open her own supper club ("Edie's") and in return Gunn teams up with him to bring the mobster to justice.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Herschel Bernardi, Alan Reed

Votes: 38

49. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: The Mickey Farmer Case (1957)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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No good killer Mickey Farmer is on the run. Shot and betrayed by his partner and trapped inside a building by police, Mickey has a dying request. Always loyal to a client, Diamond accepts much to the frustration of Lieutenant McGough.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Christopher Dark, Lewis Charles

Votes: 12

50. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Episode: Vendetta (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Two men arrive at a closed restaurant. They ask one of the people inside if they are Edie Hart (Peter's girlfriend) she confirms her identity and is shot with a warning "Tell Peter the 3 ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Hope Emerson, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 48



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