The Best of Ida Lupino the TV Director!by Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Yes, that Ida Lupino, famed Movie actress of the 1930s, 40s, and 50's, was a pioneer female director of a few Movies and many a TV Program in the 1950s and 1960s. While only directing an episode or two of some well know shows, she was acting on television throughout the same period. She definitely was one busy lady.
Which TV Show is your favorite where Ida directed at least one episode?
After voting, please discuss here.
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1. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
50 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.
3 Episodes 1962-63
2. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.
The Garden House (1964)
Glass Tightrope (1963)
3. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
60 min | Drama
The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.
To Walk in Grace (1964)
4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.
The Masks (1964)
5. Bewitched (1964–1972)
TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.
A Is for Aardvark (1965)
6. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
30 min | Comedy, Family
The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in... See full summary »
A Difference of Opinion (1959)
7. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.
The Producer (1966)
Wrongway Feldman (1964)
Good Night Sweet Skipper (1964)
8. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama.
The Jukebox Caper (1959)
A Check Will Do Nicely (1959)
9. The Virginian (1962–1971)
TV-PG | 75 min | Western
Personable Western series based in Wyoming from the 1890s onward.
Dead-Eye Dick (1966)
10. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
60 min | Adventure, History, Western
Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.
The King's Shilling (1967)
11. Honey West (1965–1966)
30 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After the death of her father, Honey West took over his high-tech private detective firm, assisted by rugged Sam Bolt and her pet ocelot Bruce.
How Brillig, O, Beamish Boy (1966)
12. Hong Kong (1960–1961)
60 min | Adventure
Glenn Evans, a two-fisted journalist in Hong Kong, follows up stories involving smugglers, spies, murderers, and beautiful women in distress, with the help of his friend Chief Inspector Neil Campbell.
The Turncoat (1960)
Clear for Action (1960)
13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.
A Crime for Mothers (1961)
14. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Approved | 25 min | Western
The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.
8 Episodes 1959-61
15. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western
The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.
16. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama
An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
5 Episodes 1961-62
17. Thriller (1960–1962)
50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »
9 Episodes 1961-62
18. Sam Benedict (1962–1963)
60 min | Drama
Sam Benedict is the go to lawyer in the San Francisco area with a reputation for winning impossible cases. Trudy has his office running efficiently while Hank keeps things from getting too serious as Benedict's right hand man.
3 Episodes 1962-63
19. Breaking Point (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
Dr. Raymer is the mentor and also boss of Dr. McKinley Thompson at York Hospital. The actions centers around the lives of the people who eventually seek help and their situations rather than the treatment prescribed.
Heart of Marble, Body of Stone (1963)
20. The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968–1970)
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Lovely young widow Carolyn Muir, her two young children, and the maid discover that the New England seaside house they've moved into is haunted by the former owner -- an old salt named ... See full summary »
Madeira, My Dear? (1968)
21. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.
The Threatening Eye (1964)
22. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network television. Dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of... See full summary »
Holloway's Daughters (1966)
23. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)
60 min | Drama
The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »
3 Episodes 1963, 64, 65
24. The Rogues (1964–1965)
50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.
Bow to a Master (1965)
Hugger-Mugger, by the Sea (1964)
25. Dante (1960–1961)
30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Willie Dante carries his shady history, and old-time buddies Biff and Stewart, into the operation of his legit San Francisco nightclub. Neither the cops nor the bad guys really believe he's done with the underworld however. Much humor.
Opening Night (1960)
Trivia: Ida's husband Howard Duff Stars as Dante
26. Tate (1960– )
30 min | Western
The adventures of a one-armed gunfighter (he lost the use of an arm during the Civil War) in the Old West.
The Mary Hardin Story (1960)
27. Mr. Adams and Eve (1957–1958)
30 min | Comedy
Two famous Hollywood actors Eve Drake and Howard Adams, a married couple, are shown at home plus at work usually to comedic effect. They wrangle with studio head J.B. Hafner and deal with agent, the affable Steve.
Teenage Idol (1958)
28. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1955–1959)
30 min | Crime
The Trial of Mary Surratt (1956)
29. Climax! (1954–1958)
60 min | Drama
This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.
Fury at Dawn (1956)
30. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.
No. 5 Checked Out (1956)