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List of James Franciscus Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Outsider (1961)
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The Outsider
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This is a biopic about Ira Hamilton Hayes, one of the six Marines who raised the US flag on Iwo Jima. Born Pima Native American, he joins the Marine Corp at the age of seventeen only to suffer prejudice at the hands of his fellow Marines. Only Jim Sorenson becomes friendly with him and when he dies Hayes starts suffering from survivor’s guilt. 

Role:
Pvt. James B. Sorenson
Starring:
Tony Curtis, Bruce Bennett, Gregory Walcott, Vivian Nathan
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
2. 29th Street (1991)
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29th Street
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Starring:
Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Robert Forster, Anthony LaPaglia, Frank Pesce
Directed By:
George Gallo
3. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
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The Cat o' Nine Tails
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An unknown individual breaks into the Terzi Medical Institute without stealing anything. Calabresi, one of the doctors in the institute, thinks that he knows the identity of the perpetrator. However, before he could reveal his name, he is killed. Meanwhile, a newsman works with a blind puzzle-solver to catch the killer.

Role:
Carlo Giordani
Starring:
Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Horst Frank, Pier Paolo Capponi
Directed By:
4. Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
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Miracle of the White Stallions
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Miracle of the White Stallions is an adventure war film which tells the story of Alois Podhajsky, who sets out to protect his beloved Lipizzaner stallions, from starving refugees as well as the advancing Soviet Army, who might also view them as a source of food. 

Role:
Maj. Hoffman
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Lilli Palmer, Robert Taylor, Curd Jürgens
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
5. Snow Treasure (1968)
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Snow Treasure
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Role:
2nd Lt. H. Kalasch
Starring:
Wilfred Breistrand, Paul Austad, Tina Austad, Randi Kolstad
Directed By:
Irving Jacoby
6. I Passed for White (1960)
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I Passed for White
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Role:
Rick Leyton
Starring:
Sonya Wilde, Patricia Michon, Elizabeth Council, Griffin Crafts
Directed By:
Fred M. Wilcox
7. Four Boys and a Gun (1957)
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Four Boys and a Gun
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Role:
Johnny Doyle
Starring:
Otto Hulett, Frank Sutton, William Hinnant, Tarry Green
Directed By:
William Berke
8. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
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The Valley of Gwangi
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Role:
Tuck Kirby
Starring:
Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson, Gila Golan
Directed By:
Jim O'Connolly
9. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
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Beneath the Planet of the Apes
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American astronaut Brent is the only survivor after their spacecraft, sent to find missing astronaut Taylor, crashes through time-barrier on the earth in the future, which is ruled by talking-apes, determined to destroy humans. While searching for Taylor, he finds underground civilization of mutated telepathic humans, trying to save their race. Caught in their clash, Brent must find Taylor and save themselves.

Role:
Brent
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Victor Buono, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans
Directed By:
Ted Post
10. Kidnapped (1971)
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Kidnapped
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Young David Balfour is cheated out of his inheritance by his Uncle Ebeneezer Balfour, who has David kidnapped by sea captain Hoseason. David forms a friendship with Alan Breck on board the ship and the two embark on a life-changing adventure, with David even falling in love with Catriona. 

Starring:
Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Trevor Howard, Jack Hawkins, Lawrence Douglas, Vivien Heilbron
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
11. Youngblood Hawke (1964)
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Youngblood Hawke
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Youngblood Hawke is a 1964 drama film, which tells the story of a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer.

Role:
Arthur Youngblood Hawke
Starring:
Werner Klemperer, Eva Gabor, Mary Astor, Geneviève Page, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed By:
Delmer Daves
12. Veliki transport (1983)
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Veliki transport
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Role:
John Mason
Starring:
Robert Vaughn, Helmut Berger, Edward Albert, Steve Railsback
Directed By:
Veljko Bulajic
13. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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2
Role:
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (voice)
Starring:
Dorothy McGuire, Hal Holbrook, Philip Ahn, David Ladd
Directed By:
Hall Bartlett
14. The Mugger (1958)
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The Mugger
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Role:
Eddie Baxter
Starring:
Kent Smith, Stefan Schnabel, Dick O'Neill, Nan Martin
Directed By:
William Berke
15. The Great Sex War (1969)
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The Great Sex War
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2
Starring:
Cantinflas, George Raft, Joan Marshall, Fred H. Sills
Directed By:
Norman Foster
16. Marooned (1969)
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Marooned
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2
Role:
Clayton Stone
Starring:
Gregory Peck, Gene Hackman, Lee Grant, John Forsythe, Richard Crenna, David Janssen
Directed By:
John Sturges
17. Nightkill (1980)
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Nightkill
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This thriller-horror film tells the story of a rich industrialist’s wife who plots with her lover to kill her husband and have him assume the dead man’s identity. However, she becomes terrified when she finds her lover dead as well.

Role:
Steve Fulton
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Mike Connors, Jaclyn Smith, Fritz Weaver
Directed By:
Ted Post
18. Concorde Affaire '79 (1979)
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Concorde Affaire '79
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2
Role:
Moses Brody
Starring:
Edmund Purdom, Venantino Venantini, Mimsy Farmer, Fiamma Maglione
Directed By:
Ruggero Deodato
19. Hell Boats (1970)
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Hell Boats
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Role:
Lt. Comdr. Jeffords, R.N.V.R.
Starring:
Ronald Allen, Elizabeth Shepherd, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Mark Hawkins
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos
20. The Greek Tycoon (1978)
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The Greek Tycoon
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Loosely based on the real-life romance between Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy, the movie tells the story of Greek mogul Theo Tomasis and his relationship with Liz Cassidy, the widow of an assassinated US President. Political twists and personal tragedies further complicate their lives. 

Role:
President James Cassidy
Starring:
Charles Durning, Jacqueline Bisset, Joss Ackland, Anthony Quinn, Raf Vallone, Luciana Paluzzi
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
21. The Amazing Dobermans (1976)
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The Amazing Dobermans
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2

The Amazing Dobermans is a crime comedy film, which tells the story of an ex con man Daniel, who along with his trained Dobermans help an undercover agent of the Treasury department in nabbing a crook. 

Role:
Lucky
Starring:
Barbara Eden, Fred Astaire, Jack Carter, Billy Barty
Directed By:
Byron Chudnow
22. Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
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Good Guys Wear Black
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Role:
Conrad Morgan
Starring:
Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, Dana Andrews, Lloyd Haynes
Directed By:
Ted Post
23. Butterfly (1982)
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Butterfly
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When a pregnant Kady Tyler returns home to her estranged father figure Jess Tyler, who is the caretaker of an unused silver mine, she plans to steal silver from the mine. She begins an incestuous relationship with Jess but things get complicated when her past catches up and true identities are revealed. 

Starring:
Orson Welles, Stacy Keach, Lois Nettleton, Edward Albert, Pia Zadora
Directed By:
Matt Cimber
24. When Time Ran Out... (1980)
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When Time Ran Out...
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Starring:
William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Edward Albert
Directed By:
James Goldstone
25. The Last Shark (1981)
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The Last Shark
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Role:
Peter Benton (as James Francicus)
Starring:
Vic Morrow, Micaela Pignatelli, Giancarlo Prete, Joshua Sinclair
Directed By:
Enzo G. Castellari
26. Killer Fish (1979)
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Killer Fish
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After stealing several priceless emeralds, a cunning thief hides the jewels at the bottom of a reservoir which is filled with deadly piranhas. Several gang members try their best to recover the loot, but they end up getting killed.

Role:
Paul Diller
Starring:
Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson
Directed By:
Antonio Margheriti
27. City on Fire (1979)
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City on Fire
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A resentful ex-employee floods the city sewers with petrochemicals by opening valves of an oil refinery which was built at the center of the town with a corrupt mayor’s consent. After a major explosion at refinery the fire spreads rapidly throughout the city. Dr. Whitman and Nurse Harper at the city hospital and fire-chief, Risley, fight valiantly to save the disaster victims. 

Role:
Jimbo
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Henry Fonda, Leslie Nielsen, Ava Gardner, Barry Newman, Susan Clark
Directed By:
Alvin Rakoff

TV Movie(s)

1. One of My Wives Is Missing (1976)
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One of My Wives Is Missing
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Role:
Daniel Corban
Starring:
Jack Klugman, Elizabeth Ashley, Milton Selzer, Joel Fabiani
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
2. A Girl Named Sooner (1975)
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A Girl Named Sooner
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Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Lee Remick, Anne Francis, Don Murray, Richard Crenna
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
3. The Dream Makers (1975)
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The Dream Makers
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2
Role:
Sammy Stone
Starring:
Katey Sagal, Diane Baker, John Astin, Kenny Rogers
Directed By:
Boris Sagal
4. Shadow Over Elveron (1968)
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Shadow Over Elveron
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2
Role:
Dr. Matthew Tregaskis
Starring:
Don Ameche, Leslie Nielsen, Shirley Knight, Franchot Tone, James Dunn
Directed By:
James Goldstone
5. The Red Pony (1973)
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The Red Pony
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2
Starring:
Henry Fonda, Clint Howard, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Jack Elam
Directed By:
Robert Totten
6. The Pirate (1978)
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The Pirate
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2
Starring:
Olivia Hussey, Armand Assante, Ian McShane, Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Christopher Lee, Anne Archer
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
7. Heidi (1968)
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Heidi
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12
2
Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons, Michael Redgrave, Walter Slezak, Jennifer Edwards
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
8. Jane Eyre (1970)
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Jane Eyre
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2
Starring:
George C. Scott, Jack Hawkins, Ian Bannen, Susannah York, Nyree Dawn Porter
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
9. Night Slaves (1970)
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2
Night Slaves
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2
Role:
Clay Howard
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Lee Grant, Andrew Prine, Tisha Sterling
Directed By:
Ted Post
10. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981)
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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
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2
Role:
John F. Kennedy
Starring:
Rod Taylor, Stephen Elliott, Claudette Nevins, Jaclyn Smith
Directed By:
Steve Gethers
11. Trial Run (1969)
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Trial Run
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2
Role:
Louis Coleman
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Diane Baker, Janice Rule, John Vernon
Directed By:
William A. Graham
12. The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (1975)
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2
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen
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2
Role:
Chaplain Andrew Jensen
Starring:
Charles Durning, Dorothy Tristan, Joanna Miles, Lynda Day George
Directed By:
Robert Day
13. Puzzle (1978)
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Puzzle
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2
Role:
Harry Scott
Starring:
Robert Helpmann, Gerard Kennedy, Wendy Hughes, Peter Gwynne
Directed By:
Gordon Hessler
14. Secrets of Three Hungry Wives (1978)
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2
Secrets of Three Hungry Wives
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2
Role:
Mark Powers
Starring:
Eve Plumb, Jessica Walter, Gretchen Corbett, Heather MacRae
Directed By:
Gordon Hessler
15. The Man Inside (1976)
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2
The Man Inside
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2
Role:
Rush
Starring:
Stefanie Powers, Len Birman, Jacques Godin, Donald Davis
Directed By:
Gerald Mayer
16. Secret Weapons (1985)
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2
Secret Weapons
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2
Starring:
Linda Hamilton, Viveca Lindfors, Sally Kellerman, Geena Davis
Directed By:
Don Taylor

TV Shows and Videos

The Twilight Zone (1959)
The Twilight Zone
TV-PG
Starring:
George Takei, Lee Marvin, Carol Burnett, James Doohan, Mickey Rooney, John Carradine, Cliff Robertson
Directed By:
John Brahm, Douglas Heyes, Buzz Kulik, Lamont Johnson, Richard L. Bare
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV-14
Starring:
Wayne Rogers, Mel Blanc, Clint Eastwood, Mary Wickes, Art Carney, Roger Moore, Slim Pickens
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Paul Henreid, Herschel Daugherty, Norman Lloyd, Alfred Hitchcock
The Silent Service (1957)
The Silent Service
Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Jack Lord, Dick Van Patten, Bob Denver, Claude Akins, Bert Convy, Werner Klemperer
Directed By:
Bernard L. Kowalski, Jean Yarbrough, Sobey Martin, Gilbert Kay, Derwin Abbe
Combat! (1962)
Combat!
Starring:
James Whitmore, John Aniston, Dennis Hopper, Luise Rainer, Frankie Avalon, Robert Duvall, Sal Mineo
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Richard Benedict, Bernard McEveety, Paul Stanley, Sutton Roley
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957)
Have Gun - Will Travel
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Vincent Price, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, James Coburn, Angie Dickinson, Charles Bronson, Patrick Wayne
Directed By:
William Conrad, Richard Donner, Don Taylor, Gary Nelson, Buzz Kulik
The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959)
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
Starring:
Lloyd Bridges, David Niven, Anne Baxter, Harpo Marx, Ron Howard, Steve Allen, Ginger Rogers
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Paul Henreid, Robert Butler, Richard Dunlap, James Neilson
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
Starring:
Dina Merrill, John Drew Barrymore, Buddy Ebsen, Michael Landon, Rory Calhoun, Carl Reiner, Jane Wyman
Directed By:
Jerry Thorpe, Claudio Guzmán, Allen H. Miner, Allen Reisner, Douglas Heyes
Naked City (1958)
Naked City
Role:
Det. Jimmy Halloran (39 episodes, 1958-1959)
Starring:
William Shatner, Cicely Tyson, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Burt Reynolds, Telly Savalas, Jon Voight
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, John Brahm, William A. Graham, David Lowell Rich, Elliot Silverstein
Hennesey (1959)
Hennesey
Starring:
Don Rickles, Jackie Cooper, Bobby Darin, Mickey Rooney, Charles Bronson, Ron Howard, Bert Convy
Directed By:
Gene Reynolds, Jackie Cooper, Robert Butler, Don McGuire
The Rifleman (1958)
The Rifleman
Starring:
Adam West, Martin Landau, Harry Dean Stanton, Denver Pyle, Katy Jurado, Agnes Moorehead, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Joseph H. Lewis, Arnold Laven, Arthur H. Nadel, Gene Nelson, Don Medford
12 O'Clock High (1964)
12 O'Clock High
Starring:
James Brolin, Claudine Longet, Tom Skerritt, Bruce Dern, William Christopher, Eric Braeden, Sorrell Booke
Directed By:
Robert Douglas, Don Medford, William A. Graham, Laslo Benedek, Joseph Lejtes
Longstreet (1971)
Longstreet
Role:
Mike Longstreet (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Starring:
Marion Ross, Bruce Lee, Claude Akins, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Doran
Directed By:
Don McDougall, James H. Brown, Charles S. Dubin, David Lowell Rich
Judd for the Defense (1967)
Judd for the Defense
Starring:
Ed Asner, Carrie Snodgress, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Grodin, Jessica Tandy, Bonnie Bedelia, Gavin MacLeod
Directed By:
Larry Peerce, Leo Penn, John Llewellyn Moxey, Alex March, George McCowan
Whirlybirds (1957)
Whirlybirds
Starring:
Majel Barrett, Werner Klemperer, James Coburn, Gavin MacLeod, Claude Akins, Ethel Waters, Cecil Kellaway
Directed By:
Robert Altman
Black Saddle (1959)
Black Saddle
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Buddy Ebsen, James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef, J. Pat O'Malley
The Americans (1961)
The Americans
Starring:
Robert Redford, Ray Walston, Lee Marvin, Jack Lord, Slim Pickens, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, John McIntire
Directed By:
Lamont Johnson
Rawhide (1959)
Rawhide
Starring:
Frances Bavier, Julie London, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford, Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Barbara Stanwyck
Directed By:
Thomas Carr, Ted Post, Christian Nyby, Harmon Jones, Jesse Hibbs
The Millionaire (1955)
The Millionaire
Starring:
Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Carolyn Jones, Inger Stevens, Rita Moreno, Louise Fletcher, Peter Graves
Directed By:
Leslie H. Martinson, James Sheldon, John Peyser, Gerald Mayer, James V. Kern
Insight (1960)
Insight
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Peter Fonda, Alice Ghostley, Tom Bosley, Bob Newhart, Nichelle Nichols, Irene Dunne
Directed By:
Richard C. Bennett, Paul Stanley, Hal Cooper, Ralph Senensky, Michael Ray Rhodes
Mr. Novak (1963)
Mr. Novak
Role:
John Novak (60 episodes, 1963-1965)
Starring:
Teri Garr, Peggy Lipton, Micky Dolenz, Katharine Ross, Diane Ladd, Lillian Gish, Frankie Avalon
Directed By:
Allen Reisner, Richard Donner, Michael O'Herlihy, Abner Biberman, Paul Wendkos
The Eleventh Hour (1962)
The Eleventh Hour
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Walter Matthau, Robert Wagner, Richard Chamberlain, Jean Stapleton, Angela Lansbury, Linda Evans
Directed By:
Jack Arnold, Richard Donner, Paul Nickell, Don Medford
Tales of Wells Fargo (1957)
Tales of Wells Fargo
Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Steven McQueen, Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Sydney Pollack, Charles Bronson, Leonard Nimoy
Directed By:
Earl Bellamy, Sidney Salkow, R.G. Springsteen, William Witney, Lewis R. Foster
Ghost Story (1972)
Ghost Story
Starring:
Leif Garrett, Jodie Foster, Patricia Neal, Hal Linden, Helen Hayes, Geraldine Page, Janet Leigh
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Don McDougall, Robert Day, Walter Doniger, Daryl Duke
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Anne Bancroft, Warren Beatty, Grace Kelly
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Bob Hope, Don Knotts, George Peppard, Louis Jourdan, Donny Osmond, Edd Byrnes
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Winston, David Butler, Lawrence Dobkin
The Investigators (1961)
The Investigators
Role:
Russ Andrews (13 episodes, 1961)
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Jane Wyman, Mickey Rooney, Dina Merrill, Dennis Hopper, Gavin MacLeod, James Philbrook
Directed By:
Joseph H. Lewis
Death Valley Days (1952)
Death Valley Days
Starring:
Paul Winfield, Jane Russell, Alan Young, Nick Nolte, Veronica Cartwright, Michael York, Marion Ross
Directed By:
Stuart E. McGowan, Harmon Jones, Jack Hively, Tay Garnett, Jean Yarbrough
The F.B.I. (1965)
The F.B.I.
Starring:
Tom Selleck, Jeff Bridges, Harvey Keitel, Diane Keaton, Laurence Luckinbill, Harrison Ford, David Cassidy
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Don Medford, Jesse Hibbs, William Hale, Ralph Senensky
Wagon Train (1957)
Wagon Train
Starring:
David Carradine, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Jane Wyatt, Lou Costello, Peter Falk, Elaine Stritch
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Joseph Pevney, Jerry Hopper, Allen H. Miner, Herschel Daugherty
Father Knows Best (1954)
Father Knows Best
Starring:
John Banner, Robert Reed, Greer Garson, Elinor Donahue, Rita Moreno, Jane Wyatt, Marion Ross
Directed By:
William D. Russell, Peter Tewksbury
Ben Casey (1961)
Ben Casey
Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Rod Steiger, Gloria Swanson, Doris Roberts, Elsa Lanchester, Leslie Nielsen, Telly Savalas
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Allen Reisner, Alex March, Charles R. Rondeau, Vince Edwards
Dr. Kildare (1961)
Dr. Kildare
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Lauren Bacall, Lesley Ann Warren, Joyce Bulifant, Gena Rowlands, Sam Waterston, Barbara Bel Geddes
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Corey Allen, John Newland, Jack Arnold, Paul Stanley
The Deputy (1959)
The Deputy
Starring:
Vivian Vance, Anna Kashfi, Henry Fonda, Mary Tyler Moore, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Sydney Pollack, Richard Chamberlain
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Tay Garnett, Louis King, Otto Lang, Robert B. Sinclair
Hunter (1976)
Hunter
Role:
James Hunter (13 episodes, 1976-1977)
Starring:
Linda Evans, Sorrell Booke, Broderick Crawford, Teri Garr, Ralph Bellamy
Directed By:
Barry Crane, Gary Nelson
Doc Elliot (1973)
Doc Elliot
Role:
Benjamin Elliot / ... (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Starring:
Meredith Baxter, Sam Elliott, Leif Garrett, Sam Elliott
Directed By:
Harry Harris, James Sheldon, Robert Totten
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
Starring:
Bea Benaderet, Peggy Lee, Edward G. Robinson, Donna Reed, Paul Muni, Amanda Blake, Ethel Merman
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen