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1. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,675

2. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 5,996

3. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,239

4. The Waltons (1971–1981)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.6
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The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

Stars: Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott, Judy Norton

Votes: 4,169

5. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

7.8
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The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 1,826

6. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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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: 2,284

7. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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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

Votes: 2,361

8. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.6
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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

Votes: 1,786

9. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.8
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 562

10. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

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

Votes: 505

11. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 466

12. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 835

13. The Californians (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.2
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San Franciscans during the goldrush of the 1850s attempt to maintain law and order in their wild city. Newly arrived Matthew Wayne becomes sheriff, then marshal, and organizes the city ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Coogan, Sean McClory, Art Fleming, Carole Mathews

Votes: 35

14. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 201

15. The Monroes (1966–1967)

60 min | Western

8.3
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Five orphans try to survive as a family on the frontier.

Stars: Michael Anderson Jr., Barbara Hershey, Keith Schultz, Kevin Schultz

Votes: 164

16. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 139

17. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch, Steve Conte

Votes: 139

18. Custer (1967– )

60 min | Western

7.4
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In 1868, after the Civil War, Custer takes charge of a mix of ex-Confederates and criminals, the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays, Kansas. His boss General Terry doesn't like his methods ... See full summary »

Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Robert F. Simon, Peter Palmer

Votes: 63

19. The Westerner (1960– )

30 min | Action, Western

8.3
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Laconic cowboy Dave Blasingame wanders the Wild West with his faithful dog Brown and the occasional companionship of pal Burgundy Smith.

Stars: Brian Keith, Hank Gobble, Jimmy Lee Cook, Michael T. Mikler

Votes: 95

20. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.7
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 129

21. Gunslinger (1961– )

60 min | Western

8.5
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Cord, a gunfighter, works undercover for the local army garrison commander, trying to help keep peace in the territory.

Stars: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Votes: 30

22. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.8
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Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 42

23. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 38

24. Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Jane Wyman, Paul Bryar, Simon Scott, Edith Evanson

Votes: 30

25. Grandpa Goes to Washington (1978–1979)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A crusty down-to-earth professor with no previous political experience is elected to the U.S. Senate.

Stars: Patti Deutsch, Jack Albertson, Larry Linville, Sue Ane Langdon

Votes: 9

26. The Rounders (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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Hi Lo, Texas is home to down on their luck cowboys Howdy Lewis and Ben Jones. They're in debt to Jim Ed Love, 2nd richest man in the state and must do what he asks. They find some happiness... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Hayes, Chill Wills, Patrick Wayne, Bobbi Jordan

Votes: 20

27. The Tiger Woman (1945)

Approved | 57 min | Crime

7.2
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Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Adele Mara, Kane Richmond, Richard Fraser, Peggy Stewart

Votes: 23

28. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Stars: Scott Brady, Angela Lansbury, Howard Duff, Philip Carey

Votes: 16

29. Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (1955– )

30 min | Western

5.0
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Steve Donovan is the law in Wyoming with Rusty Lee as his deputy in this syndicated series.

Stars: Douglas Kennedy, Eddy Waller, Stephen Bekassy, Kathryn Card

Votes: 8

30. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: A Good Man (1959)

30 min | Western

7.5
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A reformed gambler Tittle comes to Dodge City preaching against gambling and the devil. In this case the devil is the saloon owner Ganly who wants Tittle removed by any means forcing Earp to intervene when Tittle preaches in his saloon.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Denver Pyle, Frank Gerstle

Votes: 14

31. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: A Murderer's Return (1960)

30 min | Western

8.7
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Convict Dobie Jenner arrives in Tombstone after being released from Yuma prison for murder. When his old mining partner George McKean sees him in town, he goes to Earp telling him to run Jenner out of town saying he is dangerous.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Rachel Ames, Randy Stuart

Votes: 11

32. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: A Passage of Saints (1969)

60 min | Western

6.4
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Stern, religious people lease a Barkley farm. When townspeople discover the newcomers are Mormons who practice plural marriage, they plan to drive them out. Jarrod hides the truth as he attempts to mediate the situation.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 27

33. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: A Question of Survival (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Jules Bricken | Stars: William Challee, Sam Edwards, Clark Howat, Kevin McCarthy

34. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: A Touch of Hands (1969)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.0
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A pig tailed brat returns home from finishing school for a two week vacation as a beautiful woman catching Trampas' eyes again. They fall in love as she remembers the good times but her father wants her to return to school in the east.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: John McIntire, Doug McClure, Tim Matheson, Sara Lane

Votes: 7

35. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Alarm at Pleasant Valley (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.0
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While on the way back to Dodge, Matt and Chester help homesteaders besieged by Indians.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Lew Brown, Helen Wallace

Votes: 55

36. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: Bitter Parting (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Directors: Paul Henreid, James Neilson | Stars: Jane Barclay, Laraine Day, Ronald Green, Paul Henreid

37. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Episode: Bluebeard's Seventh Wife (1958)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Phyllis Avery, Pat Colby, Robert Ellenstein, Jackie Loughery

38. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: China Mary (1960)

30 min | Western

8.5
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With several hundred Chinese in Tombstone, resentment brews among them about their treatment. suddenly a rash of beatings and thefts cause problems for Earp when a man is killed by the Chinese Earp turns to their queen China Mary for help.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Anna May Wong, John Baxter

Votes: 16

39. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Circle of Fire (1959)

60 min | Western

8.2
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The stage arrives after a female passenger shoots a Pawnee who is the son of Chief Yellow Knife. The group is trapped at the relay station resulting in discord when they learn the woman is traveling with an ex-major accused of cowardice.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

Votes: 44

40. The Monroes (1966–1967)
Episode: Court Martial (1966)

60 min | Western

6.2
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An army Captain arrives at the Monroe cabin and arrests Jim for murder. Clayt is allowed to come to stand up for Jim at his trial, but they must first fight a band of renegade Indians.

Director: Robert L. Friend | Stars: Michael Anderson Jr., Barbara Hershey, Keith Schultz, Kevin Schultz

Votes: 6

41. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Cow Doctor (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.5
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Doc is called to a farm to treat a sick farmer, who has always hated doctors.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 71

42. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Day of the Hunter (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

7.5
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A famous old frontiersman, with a reputation as the best rifleman around, challenges Luke to see who's really the best with a rifle.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Dick Elliott

Votes: 46

43. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Doc's Revenge (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.8
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A stranger comes to Dodge, and Doc bewilders and dismays Chester and Matt by arming himself and vowing to kill the man.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Chris Alcaide

Votes: 46

44. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Dutch George (1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.0
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Dutch George runs a large horse theft operation. The law can't touch him because others take the risk. He makes a big mistake when he personally steals one horse for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Amanda Blake, Robert Middleton

Votes: 47

45. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Execution at Triste (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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Trampas and two hands deliver cattle to a remote Army outpost. Trampas runs into an old friend who is a gunfighter in a nearby town where Trampas must pick up the payment. However, his friend has his eye on killing Trampas for no reason.

Director: Robert L. Friend | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 13

46. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)
Episode: Fathers and Sons (1957)

30 min | Western

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Coxhise's son and young braves kidnap an influential white man whom Jeffords has brought to negotiate the man's plan to clear the reservation for settlement which act creates a life and death confrontation of Chiricahua fathers and sons.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Willis Bouchey, Nico Minardos

47. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: For the Living (1961)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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A friend of Kildare is in a coma after falling and hitting his head. The man's wife, son, and brother struggle with whether to continue treatment at home or in an institution, and even whether or not life is worth living for him anymore.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Charles McGraw, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 10

48. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: General Parsley Smith (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.7
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An inveterate liar is loudly insistent that Dodge City's new banker is a swindler who will abscond with the townspeople's savings at his earliest opportunity.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 65

49. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)
Episode: Ghostface (1957)

30 min | Western

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During a harsh winter, Jeffords is compelled to use his own means to provide food for the reservation and keep the peace while an army officer and government agencies delay the delivery of promised provisions .

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Robert F. Simon, Steven Ritch

50. The Californians (1957–1959)
Episode: Guns for King Joseph (1959)

30 min | Western

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Jeremy's friendship with an Indian outlaw angers Matt.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Richard Coogan, Art Fleming, Jerry Oddo, Anna Navarro