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1. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Solomon in All His Glory (1953)

26 min | Western

9.0
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Solomon is a newspaper man who sold his paper 10 years earlier and has been drunk ever since. His letters to his sister Agnes in the East have been lies about his success and wealth. When ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: James Griffith, Phyllis Coates, Leonard Penn, Gloria Winters

Votes: 10

2. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Vendetta (1955)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.6
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The Cisco Kid settles an old family feud between two ranchers.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Alan Wells, Claudia Barrett

Votes: 7

3. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Man on the Run (1958)

Western

8.5
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Billy Benson believes in the easy life and it doesn't involve marrying Annie Parker who would like that to happen. He relocates to Greenwater where as a bad typesetter he accidentally ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Billy Nelson, Mary Field, Hank Patterson, Ralph Neff

Votes: 6

4. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Diamond Babe (1953)

26 min | Western

8.5
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The good folks of town look down on Diamond Babe because of her saloon background. But a deadly epidemic hits the area and the citizens learn a lesson as Babe's care is responsible for saving lives.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Ann Savage, Charles Victor, Jil Jarmyn, Mira McKinney

Votes: 16

5. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Trial of Red Haskell (1957)

Western

8.5
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Andrew Clayton, a down and out miner, finds himself on trial for robbery plus murder. As every witness identifies him, Andrew recounts his encounter with Red Haskell, his near double and a bad deal that could cost him his life.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Gregg Palmer, Chuck Roberson, George Milan, Leonard Penn

Votes: 8

6. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Vengeance Trail (1957)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Earp receives word that Fred Colby has been released from prison. Earp has no knowledge of him so he fills in the blanks with info from Hal, others and old city records. Fred may be out for revenge for the killing of his brother Larry.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jan Merlin, Charles Evans, Jan Englund

Votes: 11

7. Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955–1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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Typical western with a twist. The two stars appeared as Texas Rangers but in a different scenario each program. One week, they might be Rangers in the 1840s and the next week they would be ... See full summary »

Stars: Willard Parker, Harry Lauter, William Boyett, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 70

8. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: 3-7-77 (1954)

26 min | Western

8.4
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Soon after Hoppy and Red arrive where the murderous outlaws operate with impunity and precision in lawless Canyon City to help sheriff Barnett the mark of the vigilante, 3-7-77, starts to appear at the locations of those Hoppy suspects.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, James Anderson, James Seay

Votes: 7

9. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Lady with the Blue Silk Umbrella (1953)

26 min | Western

8.4
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After the divisive issue of statehood for California is resolved, a woman and her daughter sail to the Sunshine state, hiding the official statehood documents from ruffians who seek to destroy them.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Kathleen Case, Rick Vallin, Ernestine Barrier, Howard Negley

Votes: 11

10. Stage 7 (1955– )
Episode: A Note of Fear (1955)

8.3
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A nightclub singer fears she's marked for death. The racketeer she testified against vowed to have her murdered if he "got the chair" and it's the night of his execution. Despite being ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Jan Sterling, Gordon Mills, Christopher Dark, Lawrence Dobkin

Votes: 6

11. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

8.2
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John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

Votes: 65

12. Your Favorite Story (1953– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Adolphe Menjou, John Hamilton, Gertrude Michael, Bruce Payne

Votes: 12

13. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: 11,000 Miners Can't Be Wrong (1954)

25 min | Western

8.2
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Jim Hardwicke's act of self defense becomes a murder charge because of an ambitious politician Pike. An effort to make Columbia, California the new capital involves 11,000 signatures and lawyer Barrett uses that to his advantage.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: William Boyett, Claudia Barrett, Bill Kennedy, Gordon Barnes

Votes: 13

14. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: The Boy Who Hated Superman (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.2
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Clark Kent temporarily takes in Frankie, a juvenile street tough who has hooked up with Duke, a criminal. Clark, in his civilian identity, is trying to set Frankie on the right path. But ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 65

15. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt Fights (1958)

26 min | Western

8.2
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Earp is caught in the middle between two saloon owners who want to force the owners of the Long Branch Saloon out and take it over. Earp wants to use peaceful methods to control the situation but that will force the truth into the open.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Grant Richards, Charles Tannen, William Tannen

Votes: 14

16. Stage 7 (1955– )

30 min

8.1
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A weekly half-hour anthology series, similar to "Four Star Playhouse".

Stars: Gordon Mills, Dan Barton, Macdonald Carey, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 18

17. Stage 7 (1955– )
Episode: End of the Line (1955)

8.1
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The ex-girlfriend of mobster Al Maxim provided him with an alibi in a murder case. Now she now wants to leave town before the trial and marry her new boyfriend. Al tries to shoot her, but ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Maria Riva, Don Haggerty, Michael Emmet, Stuart Randall

Votes: 8

18. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Bank Robbers (1955)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Wounded bank robber Clem Parker and his girl Bonnie Dawson want no part of Tarp Anders' brash gang of thieves, but Wyatt isn't sure whether to believe Bonnie's story that the Anders gang plans to rob the Union Bank without Parker.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Damian O'Flynn, Robert Lowery, Rita Lynn

Votes: 21

19. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: The Newspaper (1955)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.1
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When Porky finds his uncle's old mimeograph, Jeff and Porky decide to print a newspaper and, while looking for news stories, uncover a plot to swindle the town of Calverton.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Jan Clayton, Tommy Rettig, George Cleveland, Joey D. Vieira

Votes: 12

20. 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: 120

21. The Range Rider (1951–1953)

30 min | Western

8.0
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The Range Rider, had a reputation for fairness, fighting ability, and accuracy with his guns and was known far and wide, even by the Indians.

Stars: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones, Bob Woodward, Al Wyatt Sr.

Votes: 93

22. Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )

Drama

8.0
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Stars: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

Votes: 10

23. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 105,394 | Gross: $30.00M

24. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Lane Bradford

Votes: 1,436

25. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Hopalong and his horse Topper catch bad guys with Red Connors for comic relief.

Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks

Votes: 207

26. The Way of All Flesh (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Akim Tamiroff, Gladys George, William Henry, Muriel Angelus

Votes: 45

27. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Juggler's Silver (1955)

Approved | 25 min | Western

7.9
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A former circus juggler blames Cisco and Pancho for the worthless mine he recently purchased and tries to kill them.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Fortune Gordien, Rodd Redwing

Votes: 9

28. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, John Hamilton, Bill Kennedy

Votes: 2,479

29. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,529 | Gross: $14.93M

30. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 488

31. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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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: 288

32. 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: 243

33. Crossroads (1955–1957)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille, G. Pat Collins

Votes: 53

34. High School Hero (1946)

69 min | Musical, Comedy

7.8
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The students at Anytown, USA high school (Monogram version) are down in the dumps as; their football team faces almost certain defeat; the school paper may have to suspend publication ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Noel Neill, Anne Rooney

Votes: 12

35. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Canyon City Kid (1952)

Approved | 30 min | Western

7.8
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When Cisco becomes suspicious of a group of strangers staying in Canyon City, he goads a young gunslinger into a duel.

Director: George Cahan | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Leonard Penn, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 8

36. 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, CA. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product mined in Death Valley.

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

Votes: 494

37. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

Votes: 2,925

38. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 75

39. Dick Tracy (1950–1952)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Ralph Byrd, Joe Devlin, William Woodson, Dick Elliott

Votes: 88

40. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: War Horse (1949)

TV-G | 25 min | Western

7.7
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A promoter wants to purchase the famous war horse 'Black Cloud' owned by the Chief Lame Bear. Instead of purchasing the horse the people he employs steal the animal instead, taking Lame ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz Jr. | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Leonard Penn, Jean De Briac

Votes: 39

41. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,258

42. The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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The exploits of Champion, a wild stallion who befriends twelve year-old Ricky North in the American Southwest in the 1880's. Although Ricky, who lived on his Uncle Sandy's ranch, had a ... See full summary »

Stars: Champion, Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon, Blaze

Votes: 81

43. The Gene Autry Show (1950–1955)

30 min | Western

7.6
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The already legendary singing cowboy rode with his comic pal Pat from town to town bringing justice, song and his horse Champion to the old Southwest.

Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Pat Buttram, Bob Woodward

Votes: 147

44. Ladies in Distress (1938)

Approved | 54 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Alison Skipworth, Polly Moran, Robert Livingston, Virginia Grey

Votes: 5

45. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)
Episode: Outlaw Brand (1956)

30 min | Western

7.6
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While rummaging through an old trunk, Tagg and his friend Johnny Ward, the son of a murdered lawman, find evidence that they believe proves his uncle is an ex-convict and may be part of the outlaw gang who recently robbed Diablo's bank.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson, Leonard Penn

Votes: 5

46. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
Episode: Treasure of the Incas (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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While Lois is on her way to an auction featuring South American items, a man asks her to purchase an Inca tapestry for him. Soon after, the man is killed and the tapestry is stolen from ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 63

47. To Catch a Thief (1955)

PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Votes: 50,892 | Gross: $8.75M

48. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)

30 min | Western

7.5
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A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who ... See full summary »

Stars: Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins, Bob Woodward

Votes: 155

49. 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: 59

50. Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

7.5
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Buffalo Bill Jr. and his kid sister Calamity are raised under the watchful eye of Judge Ben 'Fair and Square" Wiley. Together this dynamic trio keep law and order in small town of Wileyville, Arizona.

Stars: Dickie Jones, Nancy Gilbert, Harry Cheshire, Bob Woodward

Votes: 56