Most Popular Titles With Russell Simpson
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1. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
75 min | Western
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 »
2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.
3. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
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.
6. The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Approved | 115 min | Adventure, War, Western
A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the ... See full summary »
7. Oklahoma! (1955)
Approved | 145 min | Musical, Romance, Western
In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.
8. My Darling Clementine (1946)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Western
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.
10. Meet John Doe (1941)
Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.
12. They Were Expendable (1945)
Approved | 135 min | Drama, War
A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II.
13. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.
14. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Unrated | 137 min | Drama, War, Western
The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.
15. Joan of Arc (1948)
Unrated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from ... See full summary »
16. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.
18. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War
Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.
19. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.
20. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
Approved | 87 min | Mystery, Western, Romance
Ranch hand Rocklin arrives in town to start his new job but his employer has been murdered and the locals don't seem too friendly.
21. San Francisco (1936)
Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.
23. Wagon Master (1950)
Approved | 86 min | Adventure, 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.
24. The Tin Star (1957)
Approved | 93 min | Western
A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.
25. Abraham Lincoln (1930)
TV-G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.
26. The Spoilers (1942)
Approved | 87 min | Drama, Western
In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.
27. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
28. The Last Command (1955)
Approved | 110 min | History, Western
Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.
29. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.
30. The Tall Men (1955)
Approved | 122 min | Western
Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to ... See full summary »
31. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951–1958)
30 min | Western
Hickok rode Buckshot and 300-pound Jingles rode Joker. Jingles described Hickok as "the bravest, Strongest, fightingest U.S. Marshal in the whole West." And that's about it: he beat up all the bad guys and somehow kept his good looks.
32. Virginia City (1940)
Approved | 121 min | Action, Drama, History
Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.
33. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Western
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 »
34. Brigham Young (1940)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History
In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.
35. Lone Star (1952)
Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, History
Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.
36. The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
74 min | Crime, Drama
A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events in the upstate New York town of Cornwall after prominant financier George Ferguson ... See full summary »
37. Along Came Jones (1945)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Western
A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick, is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.
38. Dodge City (1939)
Approved | 104 min | Western
A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.
39. Alexander Hamilton (1931)
TV-G | 70 min | Biography, Drama, History
With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, General George Washington took Colonel Hamilton with him into the newly formed government. While the main disagreements in the early days was ... See full summary »
40. The Sisters (1938)
Approved | 99 min | Drama
Three daughters of a small town pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908.
41. 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 NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.
42. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
30 min | Action, Western
Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals.
43. Albuquerque (1948)
Approved | 90 min | Western
Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival.
44. The Power and the Glory (1933)
Passed | 76 min | Drama
A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime he lost touch with his ... See full summary »
45. Swamp Water (1941)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.
46. The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
TV-G | 78 min | Drama
A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter.
Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.
48. Call Her Savage (1932)
TV-PG | 88 min | Drama
Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.
49. The Texan (1958–1960)
30 min | Western
The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.
50. The Eagle (1925)
Unrated | 73 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter.