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1. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

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

2. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Western

8.1
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89 Metascore

A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.

Writers: Carl Foreman, John W. Cunningham | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

3. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.2
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

4. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When Ygor brings the monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the monster's current criminal brain, with a normal brain.

Writers: Scott Darling, Eric Taylor | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

5. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

6. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.3
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

7. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.6
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

8. The Monkees (1966–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

9. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

10. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

11. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

12. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

13. The Wolf Man (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Writer: Curt Siodmak | Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

14. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

15. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

16. Of Mice and Men (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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George Milton and Lennie Small are migrant workers in the 1930s Depression. Lennie is mentally retarded and George looks after him. While working as hands on a Western ranch, they dream of ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Eugene Solow | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

17. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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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.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

18. The Deputy (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.1
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The Deputy is Clay McCord, a storekeeper in 1880's Silver City, Arizona Territories, who is an expert shot, but refuses to use his gun because he believes they are the major cause of ... See full summary »

Creators: Roland Kibbee, Norman Lear | Stars: Henry Fonda, Allen Case, Read Morgan, Wallace Ford

19. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

20. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Passed | 87 min | Horror

6.8
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Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Writers: Charles Beaumont, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

21. Jesse James (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Writer: Nunnally Johnson | Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings | Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott

22. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures do battle.

Writer: Curt Siodmak | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi

23. One Million B.C. (1940)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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Tumak, member of the prehistoric Rock tribe, is exiled and makes his way to the more peaceful Shell tribe, where he is taken in and taught manners by the lovely Loana. Forced to leave the ... See full summary »

Writers: Mickell Novack, George Baker, Joseph Frickert, Grover Jones | Directors: Hal Roach Jr., Hal Roach | Stars: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr., Conrad Nagel

24. House of Frankenstein (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Curt Siodmak | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Anne Gwynne

25. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

26. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

27. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

Unrated | 61 min | Horror

5.7
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An Egyptian high priest travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis. Learning that Ananka^Òs spirit has been ... See full summary »

Writers: Griffin Jay, Henry Sucher, Brenda Weisberg | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Robert Lowery, Ramsay Ames

28. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

29. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

30. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., Jack Cunningham, Ernest Haycox | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

31. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Writers: William Pugsley, Samuel M. Sherman | Director: Al Adamson | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Anthony Eisley, Regina Carrol

32. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Walter Abel, Edgar Stehli

33. House of Dracula (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek a cure for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and the Frankenstein monster have their own troubles.

Writer: Edward T. Lowe Jr. | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Onslow Stevens, John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., Martha O'Driscoll

34. Only the Valiant (1951)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Western

6.5
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Capt. Richard Lance is unjustly held responsible, by his men and girlfriend, for an Indian massacre death of beloved Lt. Holloway. Holloway is killed while escorting a dangerous Indian ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Brown, Charles Marquis Warren | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young

35. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Ken, Dave and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on and working out of a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their houseboat.... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Troy Donahue, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra

36. Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1957– )

Approved | 30 min | Adventure, Western

8.0
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Nat Cutler, known as Hawkeye, is a fur trader. With his faithful Indian companion Chingachgook, the last of the Mohican tribe, he fights to protect settlers against the raiding Huron ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hart, Lon Chaney Jr., Bill Walsh, Ed Holmes

37. Cobra Woman (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are ... See full summary »

Writers: Gene Lewis, Richard Brooks, Scott Darling | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Lon Chaney Jr.

38. Not as a Stranger (1955)

135 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.8
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An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Writers: Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt, Morton Thompson | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame

39. The Indian Fighter (1955)

Not Rated | 88 min | Western

6.4
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A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.

Writers: Robert L. Richards, Frank Davis, Ben Hecht | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas

40. The Black Sleep (1956)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.

Writers: Gerald Drayson Adams, John C. Higgins | Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine

41. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A caretaker devotes himself to three demented adults after their father's death.

Writer: Jack Hill | Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker, Beverly Washburn

42. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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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, Harry Townes, Michael Rennie

43. Son of Dracula (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Horror

6.2
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Count Alucard (read his name backwards) finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.

Writers: Eric Taylor, Curt Siodmak | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers

44. Bird of Paradise (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.1
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A native girl falls for a visitor to her island, but she's chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god.

Writers: Richard Walton Tully, Wells Root, Wanda Tuchock, Leonard Praskins | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

45. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Jesse Lasky Jr., C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

46. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, Richard Sherman | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

47. Pardners (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

Writers: Sidney Sheldon, Jerry Davis, Mervin J. Houser | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow

48. Welcome to Hard Times (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Burt Kennedy | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn, Janis Paige

49. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.5
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Creator: James A. Michener | Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

50. The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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An irrigation project in the rural bayous of Louisiana unearths Kharis the living mummy (Lon Chaney Jr.), who was buried in quicksand 25 years earlier.

Writers: Bernard Schubert, Leon Abrams, Dwight V. Babcock | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Coe, Virginia Christine, Kay Harding