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1. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Action, Western, Adventure

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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

2. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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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

3. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Western

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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

Writers: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

4. Emergency! (1972–1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Creators: Harold Jack Bloom, Robert A. Cinader | Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

5. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Comedy, Western

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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

6. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

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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

7. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Writers: Forrest Carter, Philip Kaufman, Sonia Chernus | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

8. Rio Bravo (1959)

Not Rated | 141 min | Western

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A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett, B.H. McCampbell | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

9. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure

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The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

10. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

11. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

12. Yellowstone Kelly (1959)

Approved | 91 min | Western

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A fur-trapper named Kelly, who once saved the life of a Sioux chief, is allowed to set his traps in Sioux territory during the late 1870s. Reluctantly he takes on a tenderfoot assistant ... See full summary »

Writers: Burt Kennedy, Heck Allen | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton

13. Man in the Saddle (1951)

87 min | Western

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A small farmer and rancher is being harassed by his mighty and powerfull neighbour. When the neighbour even hires gunmen to intimidate him he has to defend himself and his property by means... See full summary »

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Ernest Haycox | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew, Alexander Knox

14. Simon & Simon (1981–1995)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Drama

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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Creator: Philip DeGuere | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

15. Sugarfoot (1957–1961)

60 min | Western

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Correspondence-school law graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune. Unfortunately, his "cowboy" abilities leave a lot to be desired and earn him the nickname "Sugarfoot" which... See full summary »

Stars: Will Hutchins, Charles Fredericks, Don 'Red' Barry, Terry Frost

16. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Creator: Roland Kibbee | Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Edward Binns

17. Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Western

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Pistol-packing tomboy, and grandfather come to discover band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, W.R. Burnett | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur

18. McCloud (1970–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Sam McCloud is a rustic country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach to nab the bad guys.

Creator: Herman Miller | Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, Ken Lynch

19. Honkytonk Man (1982)

PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Clancy Carlile | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire, Alexa Kenin

20. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

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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

21. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

22. The Dark Corner (1946)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

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Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

Writers: Jay Dratler, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Leo Rosten | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens

23. Sitting Pretty (1948)

83 min | Comedy

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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Gwen Davenport | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

24. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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A young Space Command officer fights the evil space lord Dragos and his minions in his jurisdiction of the universe.

Creator: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Craig Littler, Sid Haig, Charlie Dell, Susan Pratt

25. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

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John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William ... See full summary »

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Irvin S. Cobb | Director: John Ford | Stars: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit

26. Somewhere in the Night (1946)

Approved | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Writers: Howard Dimsdale, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lee Strasberg, Marvin Borowsky | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte

27. Cannon for Cordoba (1970)

PG-13 | 104 min | Western

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In 1916, a Mexican rebel named Cordoba steals six cannons from the forces of General Pershing who's been sent to bring order to the Texas-Mexico border. Pershing assigns a soldier named Rod... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Kandel | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: George Peppard, Giovanna Ralli, Raf Vallone, Pete Duel

28. Legacy of Blood (1971)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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In order to qualify to inherit the family fortune, the four heirs must spend the night in the family estate. However, during the night someone starts killing them off.

Writers: Eric Norden, Carl Monson | Director: Carl Monson | Stars: Rodolfo Acosta, Merry Anders, Norman Bartold, Ivy Bethune

29. A Royal Scandal (1945)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

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In 19th century Russia,the idealistic officer Chernov is appointed chief of the Imperial Guard by the Empress Catherine the Great and navigates between the diplomacy of Grand Chancellor Nicolai Liyitch and the plots of the generals.

Writers: Edwin Justus Mayer, Bruno Frank, Lajos Biró, Melchior Lengyel | Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, William Eythe

30. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

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Creator: Lee Karson | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

31. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Western

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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Writers: Warren Duff, Sy Bartlett | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt

32. Forever Amber (1947)

Approved | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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1660, England. Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from a country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Ring Lardner Jr., Jerome Cady, Kathleen Winsor | Directors: Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl | Stars: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders

33. Fort Massacre (1958)

Not Rated | 80 min | Western

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A cavalry troop finds itself under constant attack by Indians.

Writer: Martin Goldsmith | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, Susan Cabot, John Russell

34. Undertow (1949)

71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

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After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.

Writers: Arthur T. Horman, Lee Loeb | Director: William Castle | Stars: Scott Brady, John Russell, Dorothy Hart, Peggy Dow

35. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)

25 min | Adventure

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Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United States during the French and Indian War (1754-1759). Helping Rogers, an experienced ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Philip Tonge

36. Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)

30 min | Adventure

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Stars: John Russell, Chick Chandler, John Daheim, Jan Arvan

37. A Bell for Adano (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

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Major Joppolo and his men are assigned to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano. He has to manage getting supplies into town without interfering with troop movements, all the ... See full summary »

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Norman Reilly Raine, John Hersey | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix, Glenn Langan

38. When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion (1979 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Western

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This special, hosted by Glenn Ford and set in a western saloon, served as a reunion for many of the people who played in popular western series and films over the years, including cast ... See full summary »

Writer: Fred Putman | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Rex Allen, Michael Ansara, Joe Bowman, Neville Brand

39. Saddle Tramp (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Western

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Carefree Chuck Connor is on his way west and stops off to see an old friend and his four lads. When his host is killed in a riding accident Chuck realises he must take care of the family. ... See full summary »

Writer: Harold Shumate | Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joel McCrea, Wanda Hendrix, John Russell, John McIntire

40. Untamed Youth (1957)

80 min | Drama

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Sisters Jane and Penny are arrested for hitchhiking on their way to Los Angeles when they stop for a quick skinny-dip in a rural town. Local agricultural magnate Tropp is a sponsor for a ... See full summary »

Writers: John C. Higgins, Stephen Longstreet | Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Lori Nelson, John Russell, Don Burnett

41. The Fat Man (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Mystery

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A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.

Writers: Harry Essex, Leonard Lee | Director: William Castle | Stars: J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, Clinton Sundberg

42. Hell Bound (1957)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A criminal gang plots the robbery of a ship carrying $2 million worth of surplus narcotics left over from World War II. The plan goes awry when the gang leader's girlfriend falls for an ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard H. Landau, Arthur E. Orloff | Director: William J. Hole Jr. | Stars: John Russell, June Blair, Stuart Whitman, Margo Woode

43. Under the Gun (1988)

86 min | Action, Comedy

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Mike Braxton (Sam Jones) a St. Louis cop, receives an urgent call from his brother Tony (Nick Cassavetes), a small time thief in Los Angeles. The call ends abruptly and Mike rushes to LA to... See full summary »

Writers: Almer John Davis, James Devney, James Sbardellati | Director: James Sbardellati | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Vanessa Williams, John Russell, Michael Halsey

44. Slattery's Hurricane (1949)

87 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

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A pilot wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman he has misused. The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot ... See full summary »

Writers: Herman Wouk, Richard Murphy | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake, John Russell

45. Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Musical

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A reworking of the movie Three Blind Mice (1938) based on the play of the same name, which in turn led to another remake Moon Over Miami (1941). This remake is set during the turn of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen Powys, Valentine Davies, Brown Holmes, Lynn Starling, Robert Ellis, Helen Logan | Directors: H. Bruce Humberstone, John Brahm | Stars: June Haver, George Montgomery, Vivian Blaine, Celeste Holm

46. Jubilee Trail (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

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A wild-west trader and his New York wife head out for the California by wagon train. The trader is killed enroute, and his wife finds herself with child. She continues on hoping to find a man and a home.

Writers: Bruce Manning, Gwen Bristow | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Vera Ralston, Joan Leslie, Forrest Tucker, John Russell

47. Apache Uprising (1965)

90 min | Western

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Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling through Indian country are forced to join forces against the Apaches.

Writers: Max Lamb, Harry Sanford | Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, John Russell, Lon Chaney Jr.

48. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Paul Bryar, Tim Graham, Marguerite Chapman, Robert Armstrong

49. Hostile Guns (1967)

Approved | 91 min | Western

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Western involving a U.S. marshall who takes a prison wagon full of criminals and misfits to the state penitentiary, and finds that a female passenger is the woman he once loved.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Sloan Nibley, James Edward Grant | Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: George Montgomery, Yvonne De Carlo, Tab Hunter, Brian Donlevy

50. Smoke in the Wind (1975)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Western

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Writer: Eric Allen | Directors: Andy Brennan, Joseph Kane | Stars: John Ashley, John Russell, Myron Healey, Walter Brennan