Most Popular Titles With James Arness
- Movies or TV
4. Them! (1954)
Approved | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.
5. The Thing from Another World (1951)
TV-PG | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
6. Hondo (1953)
PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War
Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector.
7. Battleground (1949)
TV-PG | 118 min | Action, War, Drama
A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
8. Island in the Sky (1953)
Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama
A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while... See full summary »
9. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)
TV-G | 60 min | Comedy
Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.
12. Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987 TV Movie)
R | 100 min | Adventure, Western
Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
13. Alias Jesse James (1959)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Western
The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.
14. Carbine Williams (1952)
Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII. It all started when Marsh, who was one to do ... See full summary »
15. Big Jim McLain (1952)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter attempt to break up a ring of Communist Party troublemakers in Hawaii (ignoring somewhat, as do their ... See full summary »
16. Pioneers of Television (2008 TV Mini-Series)
55 min | Documentary
A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.
17. The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987 TV Movie)
140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.
18. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »
19. How the West Was Won (1977 TV Mini-Series)
In 1865, the Macahans are heading west from Virginia to Oregon. Mrs. Kate Macahan is waiting with her children Laura, Jessie and Josh on a farm they have built for her husband and her ... See full summary »
20. Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.
21. Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 94 min | Western
James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the US Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 TV series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken his ... See full summary »
22. The Macahans (1976 TV Movie)
119 min | Western
Zeb Macahan, a pioneering westerner, help's move his brother's family to the wild west. They run into several obstacles including the breakout of the Civil War. This sends the father back ... See full summary »
23. The Sea Chase (1955)
Approved | 117 min | Action, Drama, War
As World War II begins, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gantlet of Allied warships.
24. Gun the Man Down (1956)
76 min | Western
Three outlaw buddies rob a bank, but one of them is wounded. His two partners and his girlfriend take his share of the loot and run off, leaving him to be captured by the sheriff. Years ... See full summary »
25. Stars in My Crown (1950)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western
Civil War veteran Josiah Grey comes to a small town to be a gospel minister. In time he has a family and many friends, but he also finds friction with a few of his parishioners. A young ... See full summary »
26. Sierra (1950)
83 min | Western
Ring Hassard and father Jeff, wild horse breakers, live in a hidden mountain eyrie because Jeff is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. But things change when they take in a lost young ... See full summary »
27. Red River (1988 TV Movie)
96 min | Western
A remake of the 1948 movie of the same name. Arness portrays a rancher at odds with his son.
28. The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)
92 min | Comedy, Western
At the turn of the century Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets they embark on the even more hazardous project of selling ... See full summary »
29. The People Against O'Hara (1951)
102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son a homicide charge.
31. Wagon Master (1950)
Approved | 86 min | Western
Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.
34. Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994 TV Movie)
91 min | Western
Retired marshal Dillon goes after a 15 year old boy who is determined to kill the men responsible for the murder of his mother during a stagecoach robbery.
35. Her Twelve Men (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Jan Stewart, a new teacher at The Oaks, a boys' boarding school, becomes instructor and mother-figure to a class of twelve. She must overcome the disapproval of Joe Hargrave, head of the ... See full summary »
36. Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992 TV Movie)
R | 91 min | Western
Retired marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.
37. The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Unrated | 97 min | Comedy
Katie Holstrom leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is sidetracked into domestic service, romance, and politics.
38. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
60 min | Crime, Drama
Jim McClain was a cop and after being injured and deemed unfit for duty he was retired and for the past fifteen years was working on a fishing boat. One day he and his partner sell their ... See full summary »
41. The Girl in White (1952)
92 min | Biography, Drama
The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance ... See full summary »
42. The Lone Hand (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Western
A farmer, Zachary Hallock (Joel McCrea) & his son Joshua (Jimmy Hunt) try to establish new roots on their farm near a small western town victimized by outlaws. The merchants & ranchers form... See full summary »
45. The Veils of Bagdad (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and ... See full summary »
46. Cavalry Scout (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Kirby Frye, a former Confederate officer but now a Union Cavalry scout, is sent into Montana territory to locate and retrieve three Gatling Guns stolen from the U.S. Arsenal by outlaws ... See full summary »
47. Two Lost Worlds (1951)
Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
When the American clipper ship "The Queen" is attacked by pirates off the Hebrides in 1830, Mate Kirk Hamilton is injured and must be put ashore at Queensland Colony, Australia, for ... See full summary »
50. All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (1985 TV Movie)
60 min | Comedy, Music
A televised event in honor of the 40th president, Ronald Reagan, the year he was sworn in for his second term of office.