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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

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

7.3
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

Votes: 10,777

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 6,945

3. 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.

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

Votes: 4,829

4. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Creator: Leonard Freeman | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

Votes: 3,593

5. 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.

Creator: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 2,887

6. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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

Votes: 2,804

7. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,059

8. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash

Votes: 977

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols

Votes: 974

10. 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: 965

11. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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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: 913

12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Premonition (1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Musician Kim Stanger returns to his hometown, but is troubled by a vague premonition that something is wrong. Indeed, his friends and family seem quite uncomfortable to see him. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Harold Swanton | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe, Cloris Leachman, Warren Stevens

Votes: 629

13. The Ballad of Josie (1967)

102 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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A young woman stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.

Writer: Harold Swanton | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, Andy Devine

Votes: 567

14. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Long Shot (1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Heavily indebted Charlie Raymond is hired to accompany a British visitor on a trip across the USA, and looks for a way to take advantage of his employer.

Writer: Harold Swanton | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Lawford, John Williams, Gertrude Hoffman

Votes: 406

15. Rascal (1969)

G | 85 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of ... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Swanton, Sterling North | Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Steve Forrest, Bill Mumy, Pamela Toll, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 268

16. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Portrait of Jocelyn (1956)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When Mark Halliday and his new wife unexpectedly see a portrait of Halliday's first wife, it is only the first in a series of disturbing developments.

Writers: Harold Swanton, Edgar Marvin | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Philip Abbott, Alfred Hitchcock, Nancy Gates, John Baragrey

Votes: 263

17. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

8.4
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 229

18. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Pilot (1985)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Four episodes are remakes of the original episodes from the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" series. In the first, "Incident in a Small Jail", a mild-mannered traveling businessman is ... See full summary »

Writers: Joel Oliansky, Henry Slesar, Steve De Jarnatt, William Fay, Roald Dahl, Harold Swanton, Christopher Crowe, Margery Vosper, Fred Walton, James Bridges, Ethel Lina White | Directors: Steve De Jarnatt, Randa Haines, Joel Oliansky, Fred Walton | Stars: Ned Beatty, Lee Ving, Tony Frank, John Shearin

Votes: 224

19. Cimarron Strip (1967–1968)

90 min | Western

7.5
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The western adventures of tough but fair Marshal Jim Crown.

Creator: Christopher Knopf | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert, Randy Boone, Jill Townsend

Votes: 222

20. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.7
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 203

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Bang! You're Dead (1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A 5-year-old boy finds his uncle's revolver, partially loads it with bullets, and plays it with in public, unaware of its deadly power.

Writers: Harold Swanton, Margery Vosper | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Dunne, Biff Elliot, Lucy Prentis

Votes: 194

22. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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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, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 174

23. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)

90 min | Western

8.0
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The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.

Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Harry Morgan, Dennis Rucker

Votes: 146

24. The Thin Man (1957–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.6
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Nick Charles, an ex-private detective, marries Nora and lives in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Nick's former underworld friends still hang around and get him involved ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk, Asta, Jack Albertson

Votes: 123

25. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Sulky Girl (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An impetuous niece who demands her trust fund be released comes to Perry Mason for help. But it's her boyfriend who needs defending when he is charged with murdering her controlling uncle as Perry learns their real situation.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Harold Swanton | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 116

26. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)

30 min | Western

8.1
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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: 107

27. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.7
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 104

28. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In the Civil War, Union soldiers are about to hang a defiant Confederate planter from a bridge, for sabotage. The noose is placed around his neck, but the rope breaks and he plummets from ... See full summary »

Writers: Ambrose Bierce, Harold Swanton | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Ronald Howard, Juano Hernandez, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 97

29. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 94

30. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Body in the Barn (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Wilkins put up a fence, which causes the next-door neighbor to fall from a seaside cliff, presumably dying, although his body is not found. Samantha Wilkins is a shrew who owns a large ... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Swanton, Margaret Manners | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Lillian Gish, Maggie McNamara, Peter Lind Hayes

Votes: 94

31. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Coyote Moon (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A good Samaritan, a Professor driving to California to take up a new teaching post, stops at a gas station with an orphaned coyote cub and agrees to give a ride to a hitchhiker, Julie. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Kenneth Perkins, Harold Swanton | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Macdonald Carey, Edgar Buchanan, Collin Wilcox Paxton

Votes: 87

32. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: If I Should Wake Before I Die (1974)

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

7.6
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Certain that only her funeral will bring her distant children and grandchildren to Walnut Grove for a long overdue visit, Amy Hearn convinces Doc Baker and the Ingalls to fake her death and... See full summary »

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 84

33. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Hosted by famous dancer/actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Astaire, Keir Dullea, Paul Comi, Joan Staley

Votes: 76

34. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Anniversary Gift (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Myra Jenkins has quite a menagerie in her home: birds, a turtle, a monkey, a chameleon and on and on. She is quite devoted to them, usually at the expense of her husband Hermie. Their ... See full summary »

Writers: John Collier, Harold Swanton | Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Morgan, Barbara Baxley, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 73

35. The Chisholms (1979 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Western

7.7
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The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

Creators: David Dortort, Evan Hunter | Stars: Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, James Van Patten, Susan Swift

Votes: 67

36. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Madcap Modiste (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A fashion designer on live TV negates a deal her husband/partner brokered with another firm. Later, before their fashion show she takes a pill with champagne provided by her husband and shortly falls to the floor saying she was poisoned.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Harold Swanton | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 67

37. Whispering Smith (1961– )

30 min | Western

7.6
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Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Audie Murphy, Guy Mitchell, Sam Buffington, John Harmon

Votes: 66

38. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Summer Shade (1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The Kendalls move into their new home in a rural area of Massassuchetts and are concerned that their 9-year old daughter Kate wont make any friends until school starts in a few weeks. ... See full summary »

Writers: Nora H. Caplan, Harold Swanton | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Julie Adams, James Franciscus, John Hoyt

Votes: 66

39. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Talking Machine (1976)

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

7.7
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A new-fangled talking machine that has the ability to record voices is just what treacherous Nellie Oleson needs to embarrass rival Laura Ingalls when both girls vie for the same boy's affections.

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Director: Victor French | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 64

40. The Hellions (1961)

86 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.1
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Luke Billings and his four reprobate sons ride into a small South African settlement in search of revenge on Police Sergeant Sam Hargis. Hargis knows he cannot outgun the five outlaws and ... See full summary »

Writers: Harold Huth, Patrick Kirwan, Harold Swanton | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Richard Todd, Anne Aubrey, Jamie Uys, Marty Wilde

Votes: 63

41. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Museum Piece (1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Mr. Hollister now runs a small museum that is actually something of a shrine to his late son, Ben. He tells a visitor that the human skeleton in the museum is actually that of his son. In a... See full summary »

Writers: William C. Morrison, Harold Swanton | Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Larry Gates, Myron McCormick, Bert Convy

Votes: 57

42. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Hunters (1976)

TV-PG | Drama, Family, Romance

7.6
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Laura feels like she has grown enough to go hunting with Charles so they let her. While unrolling the bedroll, she accidentally knocks over the gun that Charles left loaded and ready to ... See full summary »

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 56

43. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Twelve Hour Caper (1962)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Herbert Wiggam has been the assistant cashier at his securities trading firm for 11 years. He has always been a loyal employee but things may be changing. He's advised by his boss that he ... See full summary »

Writers: Mike Marmer, Harold Swanton | Director: John Newland | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dick York, Sarah Marshall, Wendell Holmes

Votes: 55

44. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: I'll Ride the Wind (1977)

TV-PG | Drama, Family, Romance

7.9
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Mr. Edwards adopted son, John, must choose between going away to school for several years to realize his dream of becoming a writer or marrying his true love, Mary Ingalls, and living the life of a farmer in Walnut Grove.

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 54

45. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Red Riding Boots (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Everyone is against Burt Farwell marrying Rita Conover including his daughter who is having severe problems over it. Rita is no hit with the hands on Burt's ranch as well. When Rita is murdered, the family tries to cover for each other.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Harold Swanton | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 54

46. Appointment with Murder (1948)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.6
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The Falcon is hired by an insurance company to recover two stolen paintings, a job that takes him across the country and then across the Atlantic to Italy. Before he knows it, his ... See full summary »

Writers: Joel Malone, Harold Swanton, Don Martin, Michael Arlen | Director: Jack Bernhard | Stars: John Calvert, Catherine Craig, Jack Reitzen, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 52

47. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

Votes: 51

48. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)
Episode: Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders (1967)

Unrated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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Add a Plot

Writer: Harold Swanton | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James MacArthur, Nick Adams, Jack Ging, Kurt Russell

Votes: 47

49. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 42

50. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.3
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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

Votes: 36