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1. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Dark Verdict (1959)

60 min | Western

9.2
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It's a case of murder and revenge when a friend of Jess Harper's is unjustly accused, tried, convicted and hung for the murder of Doc Webb and Sheriff Kiley. The problem is John MacLean was... See full summary »

Writers: Lee Erwin, Donn Mullally | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: John Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr., Robert Fuller

2. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: The Race (1964)

60 min | Western

9.2
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Yates and Favor argue over giving the drovers time off but Favor has a herd lined up to leave the next day. Rowdy quits but on Favor's word is offered a herd of his own. He vows to beat Favor but will skill or luck be the deciding factor?

Writer: Robert Lewin | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

3. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Gila Flats (1964)

60 min | Western

8.9
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The drovers find a Sergeant carrying a dead soldier in Apache country. They send for the Army learning the Apaches are due 200 cattle to keep a treaty. A renegade stands in the way. Favor, Jim, and Wishbone help try to deliver the cattle.

Writers: Paul King, Samuel Roeca | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

4. Tightrope (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.8
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Mike Conners played an unnamed police undercover agent who infiltrated organized crime to expose the leaders and their plots. His name changed with each episode in order to protect him. ... See full summary »

Creators: Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse | Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia, Jan Arvan

5. The Magician (1973–1974)
Episode: The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit: Part II (1974)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

8.8
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When his attempt to free his ex-girlfriend from a cell fails, Tony Blake has a confrontation with her ex-mobster father whom he still blames for his failed relationship.

Creator: Bruce Lansbury | Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Bill Bixby, Joseph Sirola, Julian Christopher, John Colicos

6. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Richard Crenna, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson, Maxine Stuart

7. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Fall of a Hero (1968)

60 min | Western

8.7
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A man is dead after having a disagreement with Heath,who cannot remember what happened. Despite being on trial for his life, Heath seeks with Jarrod's help to find the truth.

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

8. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Paid in Full (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.7
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Frank returns from prison to find his father crippled after saving Trampas and working at a low level job for Clay Grainger. Frank accepts a job but his attitude toward Trampas and Grainger push him toward getting revenge via rustling.

Writers: Richard Wendley, Owen Wister | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: James Drury, Charles Bickford, John McIntire, Doug McClure

9. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Shadow of the Past (1962)

60 min | Western

8.7
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Jess Harper is filling in as deputy sheriff in Laramie when he discovers his big sister Francie is not dead as he's believed for years. Francie has come to Laramie seeking Jess' help to ... See full summary »

Writers: David Lang, Daniel B. Ullman | Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Jim Davis

10. 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

11. Flight (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

8.6
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Stars: George C. Kenney, Forrest Compton, John Pickard, James Parnell

12. Tightrope (1959–1960)
Episode: The Frame (1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Writers: Tony Barrett, Robert Bloomfield | Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Mike Connors, John Marley, L.Q. Jones, Joan Tabor

13. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.5
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Creator: Kathleen Hite | Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

14. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: First to Thine Own Self (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.5
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Randy, a lonely, distrusting drifter comes to the aid of a child, only to be accused of killing her father. Only Betsy's faith in him prevents harm from coming to him and the young girl he tries to protect from the killers.

Writers: Les Crutchfield, Owen Wister | Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

15. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Lady from Wichita (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.5
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The owner of a ranch next to Shiloh dies leaving his entire estate to a woman who runs a saloon in Wichita. Her and her partner go to Medicine Bow expecting to sell the ranch but she decides to stay on the ranch despite their background.

Writers: True Boardman, Owen Wister | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: James Drury, Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager

16. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: The Replacement (1962)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Paul Halleck has arrived in Laramie with his daughter Sharon to become the new deputy sheriff and possibly Sheriff Mort Corey's replacement. Halleck's arrival stirs up bitter memories for ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Newman | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

17. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Vengeance Trail (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.5
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Stacey is forced to kill a man who tries to rob him. He returns the body to the man's sister who asks Stacey to leave rather than see the Sheriff. She is afraid their younger brother who joins the Shiloh cattle drive will try for revenge.

Writers: John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins, Owen Wister | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: James Drury, Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager

18. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.4
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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

19. The Americans (1961– )

60 min | Action, War

8.4
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Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post," this series focuses on the impact war has on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire, John Doucette

20. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Blind Man's Bluff (1969)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Blinded by an outlaw's bullet, Johnny finds succor and love with a young mute woman as he struggles to evade the outlaw and his brothers, who plan to finish Johnny off.

Creator: Samuel A. Peeples | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Paul Brinegar

21. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Chicken (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Mistakenly hailed as a hero who downed four robbers, a man rethinks his decision to let folks regard him as a gunfighter when protecting the woman he wants calls for a gunman's skill.

Writer: John Meston | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Burt Reynolds

22. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Run Quiet (1963)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.4
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Steve helps a deaf mute who was once jailed for fighting. With Steve's help he learns to fit in at Shiloh but when two men kill a gambler and he is seen with the body, everyone assumes the worst. He finds a second friend in a lonely woman.

Writers: Ed Adamson, Norman Katkov, Owen Wister | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

23. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Six Weeks to Bent Fork (1965)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Rowdy is a week late to start a drive with a tight deadline. If they make the it, a big bonus awaits. However, Rowdy has to take Lash Whitcomb as his Segundo. Lash drives the men hard but near the end Rowdy learns why Lash is on the drive.

Writer: Mort R. Lewis | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Raymond St. Jacques

24. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Lonely Heiress (1958)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A lonely heiress, Marylin Clark, looks for a con man who swindled her sister through a lonely hearts magazine, leading to the sister's death. Marylin finds Charles Barnaby, but he winds up dead, and she is charged with murder.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Donald S. Sanford | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

25. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Evil That Men Do (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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Garth takes on a parolee that The Virginian has an interest in who has been in an orphanage or prison since he was a baby. He has trouble adjusting to life outside prison and Garth is worried about Betsy's growing interest in him.

Writers: Frank Chase, Owen Wister | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

26. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Girl from Yesterday (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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Steve is asked by a US Marshal to renew an old relationship with a woman who is now believed to be part of the Wade gang. The reluctant Steve goes along with the idea but finds it a hard task made harder when old feelings resurface.

Writers: Mark Rodgers, Louis Vittes, Owen Wister | Director: John Florea | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager

27. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Intruders (1964)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.4
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Betsy's Chicago visitor has a shaky visit starting with Garth ignoring his wire. Garth wants the ranch deserted to host a secret meeting with an Indian Chief but intruders invade to kill the Chief and further impede the couple's visit.

Writers: Dean Riesner, Owen Wister | Director: Charles R. Rondeau | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke

28. 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

29. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

30. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.3
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

31. How the West Was Won (1978 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Western

8.3
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The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

32. 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

33. The Silent Service (1957– )

30 min | Action, War

8.3
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Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris, Robert Knapp, Ross Elliott

34. The Detectives (1959–1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson, Mark Goddard

35. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)

30 min | Western

8.3
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A man shot and left for dead on the trail is found and revived. He has no recollection of his past and, calling himself Shenandoah, roams the West in search of his identity.

Creator: E. Jack Neuman | Stars: Robert Horton, Christopher Riordan, James Griffith, Gregory Walcott

36. Two Faces West (1960– )

30 min | Western

8.3
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Marshal Ben January and his twin brother, Dr. Rick January (both played by Charles Bateman) fight to establish law and order in the wild frontier town of Gunnison in the 1860s.

Stars: Charles Bateman, Francis De Sales, Joyce Meadows, Paul Comi

37. Wichita Town (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Wichita, Kansas, USA was a growing town after the American Civil War. Helping the town grow were Marshal Mike Dunbar and his deputies, Ben Matheson and Rico Rodriguez. Also appearing were ... See full summary »

Stars: Joel McCrea, Jody McCrea, George N. Neise, Robert Foulk

38. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Ambush (1967)

60 min | Western

8.3
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Victoria revisits a desert mission. She fights to protect three Indian women from killers and only has a recently reformed alcoholic to help her.

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

39. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Melanie (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.3
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An old and successful friend and his daughter from Chicago visit the Graingers. John is surprised when he learns they want to stay in the area. The high society daughter falls in love with Trampas who doesn't know about her secret illness.

Writers: Stephen Lord, Owen Wister | Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: James Drury, Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager

40. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Siege at Jubilee (1961)

60 min | Western

8.3
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Daisy Cooper and Jess Harper get more that they bargained for when Daisy takes Jess to the dentist in Cheyenne and he ends up deputized to escort prisoner Hobey Devon back to Laramie. Devon... See full summary »

Writers: John C. Champion, Rod Peterson | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

41. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

42. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

43. 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

44. Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Western

8.2
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The setting is 1870 Wretched, Colorado, where the local sheriff is jealous of the popular Hanks family, who do a better job of keeping the peace.

Creator: George Tibbles | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Ruth McDevitt, Douglas Fowley, Gary Vinson

45. Passion & Poetry: Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs (2007 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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A look behind the scenes of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 film STRAW DOGS.

Writer: Mike Siegel | Director: Mike Siegel | Stars: R.G. Armstrong, Ernest Borgnine, Susan George, Katherine Haber

46. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
Episode: Angel Hunt (1979)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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The Angels are lured to Diablo Island by an old enemy of Charlie's who plans to hunt them down and kill them to avenge himself on their boss.

Creators: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, David Doyle

47. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Court Martial (1967)

60 min | Western

8.2
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A retired Civil War era Union general is tried for war crimes by ex-Confederates at the Barkley ranch while the family is held captive.

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

48. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Old Cowboy (1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.2
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Trampas feeling sorry for an old cowboy and his grandson decides to hire him at Shiloh on his own. The old man complains about the way the other hands do their jobs but his mistakes and accidents proved costly to others and Shiloh itself.

Writers: Gabrielle Upton, Owen Wister | Director: William Witney | Stars: James Drury, Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager

49. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Badgered Brother (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Todd Baylor has a chance to inherit half of his father's chain of stores with his brother Martin. His chance depends on an exclusive dress brand but Martin spoils his plans. When Todd goes to confront Martin, Martin is stabbed to death.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

50. 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