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?

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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.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 2,085

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.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,981

The Garden House (1964)

Glass Tightrope (1963)

Fatso (1963)

3. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness

Votes: 633

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.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 63,268

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.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 14,884

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 »

Stars: Donna Reed, Paul Petersen, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 1,191

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.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 11,472

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.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 1,102

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.

Stars: Doug McClure, James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

Votes: 1,619

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.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

Votes: 1,460

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.

Stars: Anne Francis, John Ericson, Bruce, Irene Hervey

Votes: 523

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.

Stars: Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Kruschen, Gerald Jann

Votes: 101

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.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,367

A Crime for Mothers (1961)

Sybilla (1960)

14. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 2,090

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.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,811

Assault (1961)

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.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Don Herbert, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 225

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 »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, Lillian O'Malley

Votes: 1,122

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.

Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Richard Rust, Joan Tompkins, Alexander Lockwood

Votes: 45

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.

Stars: Paul Richards, Eduard Franz, Cece Whitney, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 43

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 »

Stars: Hope Lange, Edward Mulhare, Reta Shaw, Harlen Carraher

Votes: 970

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.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 172

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 »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 138

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 »

Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Vince Howard, Marian Collier

Votes: 114

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.

Stars: Robert Coote, Gig Young, Charles Boyer, David Niven

Votes: 272

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.

Stars: Howard Duff, Alan Mowbray, Tom D'Andrea, James Nolan

Votes: 37

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.

Stars: David McLean, Don Wilbanks, Robert Redford, Jean Allison

Votes: 63

The Mary Hardin Story (1960)

Stopover (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.

Stars: Howard Duff, Ida Lupino, Olive Carey, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 33

Teenage Idol (1958)

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.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 155

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.

Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

Votes: 113

No. 5 Checked Out (1956)



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