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1. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: Zee (1969)

60 min | Western

9.4
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Scott catches one of the robbers who was trying to rob a store in a nearby town. The robber turns out to be a young woman, and Scott is deputized to keep an eye on her. It's not so easy, as... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 9

2. Guns of Paradise (1988–1990)
Episode: A Gathering of Guns (1989)

Drama, Western

9.3
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When a man thinks Ethan knows the location of a fortune, he kidnaps him and takes him to a prison where no man has ever escaped from. Amelia turns to her estranged husband, Pierce for help.... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck, Matthew Newmark, Brian Lando

Votes: 7

3. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 49,905

4. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The River: Part 2 (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.9
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Continuation of Episode #18.1, "The River, Part 1". The outlaws catch up with Matt Dillon and the two orphans, Tuttle and Hannah, at the rough mining town. Matt and the children make their ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

Votes: 54

5. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Thirty Minutes (1960)

30 min | Western

8.9
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A wanted outlaw rides into town heading for the Birdcage. When he is recognized, he kills a man and threatens to do the same to the rest of the patrons unless Troop clears the street. One of the patrons is Johnny.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Jack Elam

Votes: 17

6. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic-anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Paul Bryar, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 88

7. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 72

8. Father Murphy (1981–1983)
Episode: By the Bear That Bit Me: Part 1 (1981)

G | Drama, Family, Western

8.8
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A mountain man (Eli) comes down from the mountains with his adopted child (Drew) and brings the child to Gold Hill for some education. Later, a number of the kids get themselves put into ... See full summary »

Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn

Votes: 13

9. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Clootey Hutter (1962)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Clootey Hutter rides into town one rainy night to find the store closed. She meets two drunken brothers at The Birdcage. When one goads her into a gunfight she proves to be much faster, so Dan must arrest her but she isn't going willingly.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 12

10. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Deputy (1958)

30 min | Western

8.8
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A marshal with a reputation, finished with his last job in Abilene, comes to a town needing a new one. His job priorities are to find the killer of who he replaced and to hire a deputy, a hard job to fill.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Bek Nelson, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 39

11. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: The Hard Way (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Vic breaks the bank at Willie's gambling hall, and Willie unknowingly pays him off with counterfeit money. When Vic threatens him, Willie convinces him that they've both been duped, and they cooperate to track down the real culprit.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Dick Powell, Robert Osterloh, Regis Toomey, Elisabeth Fraser

Votes: 5

12. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.8
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Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policeman try and determine who among the passengers of a bus at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: John Hoyt, Jean Willes, Jack Elam, Barney Phillips

Votes: 1,684

13. National Velvet (1960– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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Velvet Brown lives on a dairy farm with her parents Martha and Herbert, an ex-jockey, Mi Taylor, her brother Donald and her sister Edwina. Teddy is Edwina's boyfriend. Velvet owns a ... See full summary »

Stars: Lori Martin, Ann Doran, James McCallion, Arthur Space

Votes: 75

14. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Gun Duel (1962)

60 min | Western

8.7
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Jess is deputy sheriff for the weekend while Sheriff Cory delivers some papers. Jess hopes to have a quiet weekend with only Parson Hawks as a prisoner and Mort's nephew Johnny who wants to be a deputy watching but things don't work out.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 39

15. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Outlaw's Trail (1954)

23 min | Western

8.7
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The Lone Ranger tracks an outlaw, Reno Lawrence to the small town of Painted Post. There he discovers conflict between the ranchers and farmers. He also discovers the sheriff and deputy may have a hidden past.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Chris Drake, Robert Bray

Votes: 17

16. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: The River: Part 1 (1972)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.7
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The episode has two plot threads. First, in the Oregon wilderness Matt Dillon escapes with a prisoner from a band of bank robbers led by Charley Utter. They kill the prisoner but continue ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor

Votes: 51

17. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Where'd They Go (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.7
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Accused of being the masked robber of the general store, a homesteader agrees to come along quietly with Matt and Chester, but he asks that they help him complete a few chores about the place for his poor wife, who's in the family way.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Jack Elam

Votes: 59

18. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 164 min | Western

8.6
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80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 235,622

19. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,171

20. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 139

21. Tightrope (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Mike Connors 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 »

Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia, Lewis Charles

Votes: 83

22. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Duel of Honor (1958)

30 min | Family, Western

8.6
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When the stagecoach breaks down in North Fork an Italian Count, Alfredo di Montova, has to spend the night at the hotel. His fancy dress and accented English makes him a target for town ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Jack Elam, Joe Bassett

Votes: 60

23. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Erika (1977)

97 min | Western

8.6
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Zeb finds Luke with the Simonites but before Luke is strong enough to leave, Zeb must take the opportunity to find a friend who has started a vendetta against an Indian tribe. Luke has ... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Daniel Mann, Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Eva Marie Saint, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 21

24. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Miss Jenny (1960)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Jenny Breckenridge is unhappy with her life. She would much rather be back in the city, where she comes from. than out west with her husband, a lazy drunk. A good-looking young cowboy who ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Vera Miles, Ben Cooper, Adam Williams, Jack Elam

Votes: 9

25. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Senator (1959)

30 min | Western

8.6
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A senator is arriving on the midnight train. A plot to kill him is wired to Troop and he has little time to figure out who and why before it arrives as that hour draws near.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Jack Elam, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 9

26. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: The Tumbleweed Wagon (1961)

60 min | Western

8.6
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A prisoner is killed by the son of a broke farmer as they transport him to the tumbleweed wagon for pickup. Needing the $100 for the job the farmer decides to substitute Slim when they find him alone on the road putting Slim in danger.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Jack Elam, Steve Darrell

Votes: 36

27. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,689

28. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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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: 238

29. Gunslinger (1961– )

60 min | Western

8.5
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Cord, a gunfighter, works undercover for the local army garrison commander, trying to help keep peace in the territory.

Stars: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Votes: 30

30. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: Angry Town (1960)

Western

8.5
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Yuma kills a man appointed sheriff by his gang leader brother who seeks revenge by intimidating the fearful townspeople into not transacting any business with him.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Nick Adams, Jack Elam, Ron Soble, Ian MacDonald

Votes: 15

31. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Bowie John Christie (1977)

89 min | Western

8.5
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Zeb must make the hardest choice in his life when attempting to save the life of his friend who has been taken captive by the Indians. Luke realizes that he can not stay with the Simonites ... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Kennedy, Daniel Mann, Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Eva Marie Saint, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 19

32. Father Murphy (1981–1983)
Episode: By the Bear That Bit Me: Part 2 (1981)

G | Drama, Family, Western

8.5
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After Ephram is jailed and sent to Claymore work house and Will and Drew get themselves sent there also to rescue Ephram, they discover that it isn't as easy to get out as they thought. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn

Votes: 11

33. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: Helping Hand (1961)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Seeking water, Yuma is forced to side with two brothers who are in a stand off in a feud with their uncle and cousin, who betrayed the brothers' father and brother after a bank robbery, and are now better fortified and supplied.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Nick Adams, Ray Stricklyn, Jack Elam, Eddie Ryder

Votes: 8

34. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Jayhawkers (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.5
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Trail boss Dolph Quince sends for his friend Matt to help escort his cattle herd into Dodge because he is having trouble with Jayhawkers (Kansas renegades), and he hopes to ease the animosity his men have towards all Kansans.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Jack Elam, Ken Curtis

Votes: 46

35. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: The Besieged (1958)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Bronco hears gunfire while riding. He spots a family headed for California being attacked by a band of gunmen. The family is not firing back so he helps assuming they are out of ammo but they are Quakers who do not believe in fighting.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Ty Hardin, Claude Akins, Sue Randall, Jack Elam

Votes: 22

36. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,285

37. Zorro (1957–1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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Don Diego de la Vega opposes the corrupt tyrants of Spanish California as the masked swordsman, Zorro.

Stars: Guy Williams, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin, Don Diamond

Votes: 2,211

38. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 79

39. Hotel de Paree (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Sundance, a reformed gunslinger just released from prison, drifts into the town of Georgetown, CO. A tangle with the town villain ends up with Sundance being forced to shoot him, resulting ... See full summary »

Stars: Earl Holliman, Jeanette Nolan, Strother Martin, Judi Meredith

Votes: 31

40. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: P.S. Murry Christmas (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.4
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Handyman Titus Spangler rescues seven orphans from an overly stern headmistress, Emma Grundy, and winds up in Dodge City at Christmas time.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 73

41. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Durango Brothers (1962)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Cheyenne is deputized to look for six men who went missing in the area. He finds more than he bargained for when he meets the Durango family and their strong desire to marry off the youngest in their family -- Lottie.

Director: Otto Lang | Stars: Clint Walker, Sally Kellerman, Jack Elam, Ellen Corby

Votes: 35

42. How the West Was Won (1976– )

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, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb, William Kirby Cullen

Votes: 1,302

43. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 173

44. Guns of Paradise (1988–1990)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.3
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Gunfighter Ethan Cord, left to raise his dead sister's children, tries to settle down in the town of Paradise, but finds that his past continues to haunt him.

Stars: Lee Horsley, Jenny Beck, Matthew Newmark, Brian Lando

Votes: 274

45. The Dakotas (1962– )

60 min | Western

8.3
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Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

Stars: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Votes: 59

46. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: My Father, My Son (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.3
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Fast gunman Jim Barrett kills a man in self defense. Now the man's father and brothers are gunning for him, in addition to a young man who wants Barrett dead for a different reason.

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 41

47. Kung Fu (1972–1975)
Episode: The Squawman (1973)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.3
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When a man kills the son of a wanted criminal he gets praised for it. He is then implored to go after the criminal. And he gets so determined that he shoots the wrong man. In the meantime ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: David Carradine, Jack Elam, Logan Ramsey, Elliott Street

Votes: 46

48. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,089

49. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.2
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After the Civil War, nomadic 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

Votes: 980

50. The Americans (1961– )

60 min | Action, War

8.2
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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

Votes: 41