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1. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: A Bullet for the Captain (1959)

Western

8.6
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After the army is issued new 50 caliber rifles they are chronically short of ammunition during Indian troubles. The fort's Major suspects Pierson of supplying the warriors who seem fully armed. But the captain is able to solve the mystery.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Morris Ankrum, Johnny Carpenter, Laurie Carroll, Michael Emmet

Votes: 5

2. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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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: 2,434

3. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Pioneer Circus (1959)

Western

8.3
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Ma's circus has fallen on hard times but she plans reviving the show's fortune rest on Juliette and her equestrian act. The situation begins to improve thanks to Holland's efforts but Forbes and Laura undermine the circus at every turn.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Johnny Carpenter, Winnie Chandler, Bill Hale, John Holland

Votes: 9

4. Outlaw Treasure (1955)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.1
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When two outlaw gangs team up to rob gold shipments, the U.s. Army sends their ace-troubleshooter, Dan Parker, to the area. Sam Casey, the mystery-man behind the gangs, kills Parker's ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Drake | Stars: Johnny Carpenter, Adele Jergens, Glenn Langan, Harry Lauter

Votes: 43

5. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Nora (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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Nora Sanford, an old flame of Lucas' who came from a wealthy family, arrives in town, ill and penniless. When Lucas hears of her condition, he goes to see her and help nurse her back to ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Julie Adams

Votes: 42

6. Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951–1958)

30 min | Western

8.0
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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.

Stars: Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Sam Flint, William Haade

Votes: 123

7. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)
Episode: Totem Treasure (1956)

Action, Western

8.0
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While searching for a missing university professor, Sergeant Preston and the professor's son are taken captive by Kutchin Indians and face execution unless Yukon King can quickly find evidence that the Kutchins' "Totem Spirit" is a fraud.

Director: Eddie Dew | Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Ray Boyle, Stanley Fraser

Votes: 7

8. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 360

9. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1967–1973)

30 min | Drama

7.9
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A sort of sequel to the 1955 movie, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" first involved Mia Elliot, a Korean immigrant who fell in love with Paul Bradley and Dr. Jim Abbott. These interracial ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Wade, Robert Burr, Leslie Charleson, Jan Farrand

Votes: 45

10. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Stagecoach Spy (1959)

Western

7.9
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A woman named Whipple, has a good eye for remembering details and the Sheriff asks her to ride on a stage coach run to help describe the hold-up men who have been robbing the stage coach ... See full synopsis »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Claudia Barrett, Brad Johnson, Tom Keene, Bob Steele

Votes: 7

11. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955–1958)

30 min | Action, Western

7.8
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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.

Stars: Dick Simmons, Yukon King, Vic Perrin, Rex

Votes: 252

12. 26 Men (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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True stories of the Arizona rangers around 1900.

Stars: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson, Hal Hopper, Jack Riggs

Votes: 74

13. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)

25 min | Western

7.7
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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, California. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley.

Stars: Stanley Andrews, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Dale Robertson

Votes: 509

14. Overland Trail (1960– )

60 min | Western

7.7
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The adventures of a crusty superintendent for the Overland Stage Co. and his young sidekick as they try to keep the stage routes safe.

Stars: William Bendix, Doug McClure, Harry Guardino, Sean McClory

Votes: 45

15. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: The Gambler (1958)

30 min | Western

7.7
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When a stage breaks down, a passenger who is returning home after three years in prison for a crime he said he didn't commit, becomes upset with his treatment. Hardie decides to take a gamble on him with a loan to solve a dispute.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Dale Robertson, Tom Pittman, Wilton Graff, Richard Deacon

Votes: 17

16. Santa Fe Saddlemates (1945)

Approved | 58 min | Western

7.6
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Governor Price sends Sunset Carson to investigate a smuggling ring which is baffling the Border Patrol. Newspaper woman Ann Morton is working incognito in the saloon waiting for a break on ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Carr, Yakima Canutt | Stars: Sunset Carson, Linda Stirling, Olin Howland, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 41

17. Judge Roy Bean (1956– )

30 min | Western

7.5
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Western set in the Texas town of Langtry, named after Lillie Langtry. When storekeeper Roy Bean becomes fed up with the lawlessness in the town, he sets establishes himself as a judge and introduces a system of law and order.

Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery, X Brands

Votes: 60

18. The Lawless Rider (1954)

Approved | 62 min | Western

7.5
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U.S. Marshal Johnny Carpenter turns in his badge in order to return to his ranch where cattle thieves have been operating. Reno Frost is the brains behind the rustling gang, and his main ... See full summary »

Director: Yakima Canutt | Stars: Johnny Carpenter, Rose Bascom, Frankie Darro, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 52

19. The El Paso Kid (1946)

Approved | 54 min | Western

7.5
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In one of the most-used plots of the B-western genre, sometimes officially and sometimes just "borrowed" (see Movie Connections), Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) is a member of an outlaw gang... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Sunset Carson, Marie Harmon, Hank Patterson, Edmund Cobb

Votes: 67

20. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.4
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere

Votes: 5,511

21. Overland Trail (1960– )
Episode: West of Boston (1960)

60 min | Western

7.4
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Fred Kelly agrees to get Flip's pretty fiancée a job as a schoolteacher if the young man will forge a new stagecoach route to called Mesa Flats. The arduous journey to the boomtown, during ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: William Bendix, Doug McClure, Guy Mitchell, Carolyn Craig

Votes: 5

22. Thundering Trails (1943)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.3
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In 1871, the Rangers are disbanded due to lack of funds so Monroe County sets up it's own police force. All ranchers must pay for protection, but those who do not are quickly robbed and/or ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd, Nell O'Day

Votes: 46

23. Larceny (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A con man sets out to swindle a widow out of the money she's received to build a memorial to her war-hero husband, but winds up falling in love with her instead.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Payne, Joan Caulfield, Dan Duryea, Shelley Winters

Votes: 131

24. Up Front (1951)

Unrated | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.2
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Based on the famed W.W.II cartoons: Lowbrow G.I.s Willie and Joe, on the Italian front, are good soldiers in combat, but meet the antics of gung-ho Captain Johnson and other military snafus... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: David Wayne, Tom Ewell, Marina Berti, Jeffrey Lynn

Votes: 66

25. Judge Roy Bean (1956– )
Episode: The Horse Thief (1956)

Western

7.2
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The townspeople are angry when a local rancher is in jail accused of stealing horses, and the judge tries to keep things calm so they don't turn into a lynch mob.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery, X Brands

Votes: 5

26. The Stranger from Ponca City (1947)

Passed | 56 min | Western

7.1
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A saddle-weary Steve Larkin (Charles Starrett), also the Duranko Kid, rides into Red Mound, a town filled with cattle rustlers. Cafe owner Smiley (Smiley Burnette), befriends Steve and ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Charles Starrett, Virginia Hunter, Texas Jim Lewis, The Lone Star Cowboys

Votes: 12

27. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Sailor on a Horse (1959)

Western

7.0
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A US Navy officer is assigned to chart the Missouri River, but he runs into some unexpected hostility from a bull-headed army officer.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Johnny Carpenter, Robert Dix, Roy Engel, Ken Mayer

Votes: 8

28. Song of Old Wyoming (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Ma Conway, owner of a cattle ranch and publisher of the Laramie Bulletin, wages an up-hill battle to have Wyoming join the Union. She refuses to be intimidated by corrupt politician Lee ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Eddie Dean, Sarah Padden, Ian Keith, Lash La Rue

Votes: 49

29. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.8
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 596

30. The Sheriff of Medicine Bow (1948)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.8
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Banty Prentiss returns to Medicine Bow after his parole on the recommendation of his friend Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown, who had arrested him for bank thefts. Outlaws, led by Buckeye, fail in... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Max Terhune, Evelyn Finley

Votes: 10

31. The Lone Hand (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.7
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In 1870, widowed farmer Zachary Hallock secretly joins a group of outlaws as a solution to his money problems.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake

Votes: 257

32. Undercover Girl (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A young woman joins the Police Department in order to track down the killer who murdered her father.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Alexis Smith, Scott Brady, Richard Egan, Gladys George

Votes: 36

33. Judge Roy Bean (1956– )
Episode: Black Jack (1956)

30 min | Western

6.7
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An infamous and dangerous train robber escapes from prison, and the judge sets out to bring capture him and send him back.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery, Allan Nixon

Votes: 9

34. Backlash (1956)

Not Rated | 84 min | Mystery, Romance, Western

6.6
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Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell, John McIntire

Votes: 1,082

35. The Navajo Trail (1945)

Approved | 56 min | Western

6.6
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U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie and Sandy Hopkins are working undercover to capture a gang stealing horses from the Navajos, and to capture the killer of a Ranger. Nevada poses as an ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Holt, Riley Hill

Votes: 11

36. Judge Roy Bean (1956– )
Episode: Slightly Prodigal (1956)

Western

6.6
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A woman arrives in town looking for her son. Roy checks around, and finds out that her son is not only in the area, but has become a notorious outlaw.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery, X Brands

Votes: 5

37. Relentless (1948)

Passed | 93 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Framed for a murder he didn't commit, a cowboy must stay one step ahead of the law as he hunts for the real killer.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Young, Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 222

38. Roses Are Red (1947)

67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A paroled convict who bears a striking resemblance to the local District Attorney is hired by the mob to impersonate him, while the real District Attorney is kidnapped and held captive at a secret location.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Don Castle, Peggy Knudsen, Patricia Knight, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 81

39. The Kid from Texas (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.5
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In New Mexico, Billy the Kid is involved in the Lincoln County War, kills many rivals and eventually becomes a wanted fugitive.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gale Storm, Albert Dekker, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 381

40. Iron Man (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

6.5
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An ambitious coal miner is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes, Stephen McNally, Rock Hudson

Votes: 119

41. Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.5
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Traveling entertainer gets mixed up with bank robbers.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Gale Storm, Walter Brennan, Vincent Price

Votes: 73

42. Romance of the West (1946)

Approved | 58 min | Western

6.5
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The happy Indians live in Antelope Valley and Eddie is the new Indian Agent. Everything seems fine until the town selectmen want the valley occupied by the Indians because it contains ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Eddie Dean, Emmett Lynn, Joan Barton, Forrest Taylor

Votes: 45

43. Trail of Kit Carson (1945)

Approved | 57 min | Western

6.5
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Bill Harmon receives a letter from his partner, Dave MacRoy informing him of a rich gold strike in their California mine. Arriving there, Bill learns from elderly miner John Benton that ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Allan Lane, Helen Talbot, Tom London, Twinkle Watts

Votes: 26

44. The Undercover Woman (1946)

56 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Stephanie Bachelor, Robert Livingston, Isabel Withers, Helene Heigh

Votes: 14

45. Red Sundown (1956)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.4
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A gunfighter takes a deputy sheriff job in a town caught in a feud between a powerful rancher and small farmers.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Martha Hyer, Dean Jagger, Robert Middleton

Votes: 336

46. The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Western

6.4
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Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot

Votes: 957

47. Red Canyon (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Western

6.3
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A young girl set out to tame a wild horse so she can enter him in a race.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Ann Blyth, Howard Duff, George Brent, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 122

48. Son of the Renegade (1953)

Approved | 56 min | Western

6.3
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In a throw-back to the worse of the 1930's indie westerns, Red River Johnny gathers his friends (most of whom are called some variation of the name Bill) and returns to claim the heritage ... See full summary »

Director: Reg Browne | Stars: Johnny Carpenter, Lori Irving, Joan McKellen, Valley Keene

Votes: 127

49. Colorado Serenade (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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Duke Dillon has his gang robbing stagecoaches carrying gold which is then melted down by his father. But Eddie and his sidekick Soapy are on the job and they are aided by undercover man Nevada.

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Eddie Dean, Roscoe Ates, David Sharpe, Mary Kenyon

Votes: 80

50. Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

6.2
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A fast-talking salesman is "kidnapped" by a town, which intends to use him in its annual race with a rival community.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Penny Edwards

Votes: 118