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1. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Western

8.1
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, Willis Goldbeck, Dorothy M. Johnson | Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

2. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.9
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A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Writers: Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Barbash, Richard H. Landau, Gerry Day | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

3. Blue Hawaii (1961)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great ... See full summary »

Writers: Allan Weiss, Hal Kanter | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters

4. Thunder in the Sun (1959)

81 min | Western

5.5
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1850 adventure story of the Basque immigrants on their way to California, their struggle with the Indians, and the development of a complicated love triangle.

Writers: James Hill, Russell Rouse, Stewart Stern, Guy Trosper | Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac, Blanche Yurka

5. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A House Divided (1960)

60 min | Western

7.0
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Ben tries to uncover the reason gold and silver exporter, Frederick Kyle, has befriended Little Joe before the shadowy businessman's hidden Civil War agenda tears Virginia City, and the Cartwright family, apart.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

6. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Rose for Lotta (1959)

60 min | Western

7.1
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Lotta Crabtree is hired by mining tycoon Alpheus Troy to lure one of the Cartwrights into town and hold him for ransom in exchange for Ponderosa timber rights.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

7. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Bitter Water (1960)

60 min | Western

7.3
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A neighboring rancher, Andy, is good friends with Ben, but his son (Todd) wants to sell their land for mining operations which will spoil the water rights agreement that Andy and Ben made years ago.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: George Blair | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

8. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Blood on the Land (1960)

60 min | Western

6.8
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Jeb Drummond is a murderous sheep herder that has Adam taken hostage to try and force Ben to sign over a large section of Ponderosa land to him.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene

9. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Dark Star (1960)

60 min | Western

6.7
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Little Joe comes upon a gypsy girl. Frightened, she runs and falls becoming unconscious. When she wakes, they discover that she believes she is bewitched and so do her people who banished ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Lawrence | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts

10. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Death at Dawn (1960)

60 min | Western

7.8
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Organized crime comes to Virginia City -- in the form of a protection racket.

Writer: Laurence E. Mascott | Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker

11. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Death on Sun Mountain (1959)

60 min | Western

7.1
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The Cartwrights go up against two San Francisco men who plan to get rich by killing off the antelope herds--which the Indians rely on for their food--and selling the meat to Virginia City's swarms of gold miners.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

12. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Desert Justice (1960)

60 min | Western

7.4
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When a brutal U.S. Marshal arrests one of the Ponderosa's workers for murder to transport him to Los Angeles for trial, and a doubtful Hoss and Adam come along in the stagecoach, along with... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts

13. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: El Toro Grande (1960)

60 min | Western

6.8
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After tangling with bandits on the way to California to buy a prize bull for the Ponderosa, Little Joe fends off a pretty senorita and her jealous fiancé, while Hoss discovers that the bull... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

14. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Enter Mark Twain (1959)

60 min | Western

6.9
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The Cartwrights help Virginia City reporter Samuel Langhorne Clemens investigate suspected shady goings-on between a railroad company and a local judge.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

15. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Escape to Ponderosa (1960)

60 min | Western

6.8
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Three deserters escaped from an Army stockade to the Ponderosa. When a Captain comes looking for them, Ben realizes what they've had to deal with and promises to let his good friend in charge of that fort know the real truth.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

16. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Feet of Clay (1960)

60 min | Western

7.8
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A woman dies. Her husband is in prison, and the sheriff needs someone to look after the boy until the boy's uncle can come to claim him. The Cartwrights begin to take care of the boy at the... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene

17. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Mr. Henry Comstock (1959)

60 min | Western

7.3
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As the Cartwrights return from moving the herd, they pause to cool off by the lake when suddenly a shot rings out... See full synopsis »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

18. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: San Francisco (1960)

60 min | Western

7.1
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The Cartwrights, with Hop Sing, finish a cattle drive in San Francisco. Ben warns the other men of the dangers of the big city. Nevertheless, some of the men are careless and naive. Two of ... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker

19. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Avenger (1960)

60 min | Western

7.6
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Ben and Adam are locked in jail, about to hung for a crime they didn't commit. Joe and Hoss must find out why the witnesses to the alleged crime have perjured themselves before the ... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene

20. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Fear Merchants (1960)

60 min | Western

7.1
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The Cartwrights come to the aid of a Chinese-American stable hand accused of murder. Opposing them is a manipulative mayoral candidate who wants all "foreigners" to leave Virginia City.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker

21. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Gunmen (1960)

60 min | Western

6.9
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Hoss and Little Joe are mistaken for bloodthirsty hired killers in a small Texas town dominated by two feuding families.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts

22. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Hanging Posse (1959)

60 min | Western

7.5
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Little Joe and Adam join a posse bent on catching the murderers of Vannie Johnson. The longer they take to catch them, the more whipped into a lynching party they become, much to the liking of the grieving widower.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

23. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Julia Bulette Story (1959)

60 min | Western

6.9
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Little Joe falls in love with an older woman, the owner of the town's saloon/brothel, much to the chagrin of his family, moralizing town leaders, and a rival for her affection.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

24. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Last Hunt (1959)

60 min | Western

7.0
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Hoss and Little Joe soon discover that the Shoshone Indian brave who tries to rob their hunting camp is actually a soon-due, pregnant Shoshone woman who refuses to tell them why she left ... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

25. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Last Trophy (1960)

60 min | Western

6.4
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When an English couple comes to the Ponderosa on vacation, the beautiful wife slowly makes it clear that is no longer proud of her great hunter husband, because he has become less of the ... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts

26. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Magnificent Adah (1959)

60 min | Western

6.6
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Adah Isaac Menken and her touring company come to Virginia City to perform the reknowned "Mazeppa". Intrigued by the picture of a naked woman riding horseback... See full synopsis »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

27. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Newcomers (1959)

60 min | Western

7.2
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The Cartwrights discover an old enemy killing steers on The Ponderosa. Their camp has a sickly woman who needs to get to the high desert country. When an innocent man is killed, Ben decides... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

28. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Outcast (1960)

60 min | Western

7.2
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The Cartwrights come to the aid of Leta Malvet when she is ostracized by the community after her father and brother are hanged by a lynch mob for killing two men while trying to rob the ... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

29. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Paiute War (1959)

60 min | Western

7.3
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In order to escape punishment for mistreating two Paiute women, a trader blames it on Adam Cartwright. The Paiutes seize Adam and make him a hostage as war erupts between the tribe and a local militia.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

30. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Phillip Diedesheimer Story (1959)

60 min | Western

7.6
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Adam and Hoss put their lives and the Cartwright reputation on the line to help German engineer, Philip Diedesheimer, convince greedy silver mine owners and shareholders to use his ... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

31. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Saga of Annie O'Toole (1959)

60 min | Western

6.9
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Feisty Annie O'Toole comes west with her old Da to mine silver and winds up feeding the silver miners, shanghaiing Adam Cartwright to be her partner in her tent-kitchen, "The Square Meal", ... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

32. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Sisters (1959)

60 min | Western

6.6
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Adam has a duel with someone who insulted a saloon girl he likes. Ben is concerned that his son is getting involved with a girl who's past hasn't been very rosy. When she is shot and killed... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

33. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Spanish Grant (1960)

60 min | Western

6.5
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The Cartwrights try to disprove the validity of a Spanish land grant to stop the De La Cuesta family from seizing part of the Ponderosa and all of the Carson Valley settlers' homestead lands.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

34. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Stranger (1960)

60 min | Western

7.2
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Inspector Leduque comes from New Orleans to Virginia City to take Ben Cartwright back for a 20 year murder. When Ben declares publicly that he is withdrawing from the Governor's race, the ... See full summary »

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

35. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Truckee Strip (1959)

60 min | Western

7.0
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Caught in the middle of a longtime family feud over a disputed piece of land, star-crossed lovers Joe Cartwright and Amy Bishop try to convince their stubborn fathers to resolve their differences as tension escalates into violence.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

36. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Vendetta (1959)

60 min | Western

7.4
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When one of the Morgan brothers is shot and killed by Ben during a bank holdup, they vow revenge. The friends he thought he had in town decide to hide away while a wounded Ben lays up waiting for them to ride into town.

Creator: David Dortort | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon