The War of the Worlds (1953) from producer extraordinaire George Pal amazed audiences, with its solid script and mind-boggling special effects. As with most classic sci-fi films, this one stands above its remakes and retreads.
Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of real-life marshal/gambler/dandy Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black-and-white shows ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. The series was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.