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1. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: The Long Shadow (1961)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Major Will Sinclair is delivering the possessions of a soldier that has died under his command. On his way someone tries to ambush him and his companion. When he arrives at the boy's house, he is not well received.

Writer: Richard Fielder | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Scott Marlowe, Roberta Shore

Votes: 5

2. Hong Kong (1960–1961)

60 min | Adventure

8.7
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Glenn Evans, a two-fisted journalist in Hong Kong, follows up stories involving smugglers, spies, murderers, and beautiful women in distress, with the help of his friend Chief Inspector Neil Campbell.

Creator: Robert Buckner | Stars: Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Kruschen, Gerald Jann

Votes: 75

3. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

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

Votes: 1,724

4. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Documentary

8.4
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Stars: Jean-Claude Dauphin, Jean Douchet, David Lynch, Souleymane Cissé

Votes: 54

5. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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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

Votes: 1,260

6. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: According to Hoyle (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.2
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A Southern belle targets Bret and cleans him out at poker. Bret gets staked to switch to a different paddle-wheeler, so she'll follow, and plenty spectators will too. Different riverboat, ... See full summary »

Writers: Russell S. Hughes, Horace McCoy | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: James Garner, Diane Brewster, Leo Gordon, Jay Novello

Votes: 53

7. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Stopover (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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Lucas and Mark are in the barn. Outside a snowstorm is raging and the wind is howling. After they reach the house, they hear Scotty, the driver on a stagecoach. He asks to spend the night. ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Browne Jr. | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Adam West

Votes: 38

8. The More the Merrier (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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During the WW2 housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Writers: Robert Russell, Frank Ross, Richard Flournoy, Lewis R. Foster | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

Votes: 3,574

9. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: War of the Silver Kings (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.0
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We first glimpse Bret unshaven & dirty, lugging a rifle, trying to register at a classy hotel. Using the $1000 bill pinned inside his jacket, and adding some dollar-size strips cut from a ... See full summary »

Writers: James O'Hanlon, C.B. Glasscock | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: James Garner, Edmund Lowe, John Litel, Leo Gordon

Votes: 68

10. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 880

11. Of Mice and Men (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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George Milton and Lennie Small are migrant workers in the 1930s Depression. Lennie is mentally disabled and George looks after him. While working as hands on a Western ranch, they dream of ... See full summary »

Writers: John Steinbeck, Eugene Solow | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

Votes: 3,985

12. My Kingdom For... (1985)

85 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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When Robert and Rosemarie Stack (Robert starred in Boetticher's "The Bullfighter and the Lady") visit Mary and Budd Boetticher to attend the Boettichers' showing of their exquisite ... See full summary »

Writer: Budd Boetticher | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Carlos Arruza Jr., Budd Boetticher, Mary Chelde, Robert Stack

Votes: 9

13. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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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.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 192

14. Seven Men from Now (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Western

7.6
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A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Writer: Burt Kennedy | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed

Votes: 3,015

15. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )

30 min

7.6
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Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.

Stars: A.J. Benza, Noel Britton, Jeanne Carmen, Kyle J. Wood

Votes: 133

16. Public Defender (1954– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Creators: Mort R. Lewis, Sam Shayon | Stars: Reed Hadley, John Close, Ben Welden, Jeri Lou James

Votes: 35

17. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Point Blank (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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Kicked out of one town, jailed for running a con in the next, Bret's luck turns when a sultry waitress eases him out of stir to work as a spotter in a casino. A cattle drive's heading to ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Huggins, Howard Browne | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: James Garner, Karen Steele, Mike Connors, Richard Garland

Votes: 56

18. The Tall T (1957)

Approved | 78 min | Thriller, Western

7.4
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An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.

Writers: Burt Kennedy, Elmore Leonard | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 2,683

19. A Chump at Oxford (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

7.4
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As a reward for capturing a bank robber, Stan and Ollie get scholarship to Oxford, but are met with resentment by other students.

Writers: Charley Rogers, Felix Adler, Harry Langdon | Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 2,271

20. Ride Lonesome (1959)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder.

Writer: Burt Kennedy | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

Votes: 2,560

21. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.3
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A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: George Dolenz, Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron, Henry Corden

Votes: 19

22. Arruza (1972)

PG | 73 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Biography of bullfighter "Carlos Arruza" who tragically died in a car wreck in 1966.

Writer: Budd Boetticher | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Carlos Arruza, Ruben Padilla, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 22

23. Comanche Station (1960)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive.

Writer: Burt Kennedy | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier

Votes: 1,811

24. Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writers: Georgia Searle, Harvey Adman, John Budris | Director: Len Morris | Stars: James Garner, Tom Selleck, Clint Eastwood, Daniel Stern

Votes: 69

25. The Fleet That Came to Stay (1945)

20 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.1
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Director: Budd Boetticher

Votes: 10

26. General Electric Summer Originals (1956– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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Stars: Herb Vigran, Hugh Beaumont, Joe E. Brown, Reginald Denny

Votes: 13

27. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

M | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.0
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Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.

Writers: Budd Boetticher, Albert Maltz | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin

Votes: 15,085

28. Cover Girl (1944)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Writers: Virginia Van Upp, Marion Parsonnet, Paul Gangelin, Erwin S. Gelsey | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Votes: 3,010

29. Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.

Writers: Charles Lang, Jonas Ward | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley, Tol Avery

Votes: 1,253

30. Blood and Sand (1941)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.

Writers: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Jo Swerling | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 1,384

31. Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.0
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Johnny Regan, a U.S. citizen, goes to Mexico and takes up bullfighting as a lark, hoping to impress a Mexican beauty, Anita de la Vega. His lighthearted studying, under the tutelage of ... See full summary »

Writers: James Edward Grant, Budd Boetticher, Ray Nazarro | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Stack, Joy Page, Gilbert Roland, Virginia Grey

Votes: 371

32. Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)

82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Forrest J Ackerman, John Badham, Diane Baker, Sidney D. Balkin

Votes: 416

33. As muxicas (2002)

17 min | Drama, Mystery, Short

7.0
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Writers: Carlos Alberto Alonso, Mia Couto | Director: Carlos Alberto Alonso | Stars: Fely Manzano, Antonio Lagares, Manuel Lourenzo

Votes: 16

34. Decision at Sundown (1957)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.

Writers: Charles Lang, Vernon L. Fluharty | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele, Valerie French

Votes: 1,294

35. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

101 min | Crime, History

6.9
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Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewellery thieves. After a spell in jail the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph Landon | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Jesse White

Votes: 574

36. Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Writer: Dave Kehr | Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Ed Harris, Peter Bogdanovich, Larry Cohen, Andrew Sarris

Votes: 106

37. Westbound (1959)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.7
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In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War.

Writers: Berne Giler, Albert S. Le Vino | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Michael Dante

Votes: 570

38. The Killer Is Loose (1956)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.

Writers: Harold Medford, John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 975

39. The Cimarron Kid (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.6
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Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Stevens, Kay Lenard | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler, James Best, Yvette Duguay

Votes: 431

40. Behind Locked Doors (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter believes that the judge is hiding in a private sanitarium, so she seeks out a private ... See full summary »

Writers: Eugene Ling, Malvin Wald | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Lucille Bremer, Richard Carlson, Douglas Fowley, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 454

41. Destroyer (1943)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.6
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Flagwaving story of a new American destroyer, the JOHN PAUL JONES, from the day her keel is laid, to what was very nearly her last voyage. Among the crew, is Steve Boleslavski, a shipyard ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Wead, Lewis Meltzer, Borden Chase | Directors: William A. Seiter, Ray Enright | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 790

42. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Audie Murphy: Great American Hero (1996)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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Stars: Peter Graves, Budd Boetticher, James Cagney, Monroe Hackney

Votes: 54

43. The Man from the Alamo (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Western

6.5
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During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Fisher, D.D. Beauchamp, Niven Busch, Oliver Crawford | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 944

44. A Time for Dying (1969)

M | 67 min | Western

6.5
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In Silver City, naive farm boy Cass and newcomer saloon girl Nellie are married by Judge Roy Bean in a shotgun wedding but their honeymoon is marred by outlaws.

Writer: Budd Boetticher | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Richard Lapp, Anne Randall, Robert Random, Beatrice Kay

Votes: 169

45. Black Midnight (1949)

Approved | 66 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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Writers: Clint Johnston, Erna Lazarus | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Damian O'Flynn, Lyn Thomas, Kirby Grant

Votes: 33

46. The Desperadoes (1943)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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A wanted outlaw arrives in town to rob a bank that has already been held up! His past and his friendship with the sheriff land them both in trouble.

Writers: Robert Carson, Max Brand | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes

Votes: 694

47. Red Ball Express (1952)

83 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Story of the military truck drivers who kept the Allied armies supplied in Europe during WW2.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Marcy Klauber, William Grady Jr. | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake, Judith Braun

Votes: 334

48. Seminole (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.3
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A calvary Lt. on trial for murder, recounts his efforts make peace with the Siminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

Writer: Charles K. Peck Jr. | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson

Votes: 560

49. Horizons West (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.2
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.

Writer: Louis Stevens | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun

Votes: 472

50. The Missing Juror (1944)

66 min | Mystery

6.2
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Writers: Charles O'Neal, Leon Abrams, Richard Hill Wilkinson | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Jim Bannon, Janis Carter, George Macready, Jean Stevens

Votes: 130