Films set in Kansas.

Here's a list of films, probably far from exhuastive, that are set in Kansas.
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1.
Touched by Fire: Bleeding Kansas (2005 Documentary)
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From 1854 to 1861, the eyes of the nation were on Kansas Territory. Two sides emerged, intent on extending or eliminating the spread of slavery... (78 mins.)
 
2.
In Cold Blood (1967)
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After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity. (134 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
3.
Red River (1948)
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Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son. (133 mins.)
 
4.
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)
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A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children. (98 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
5.
Resurrection (1980)
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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband... (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
6.
Superman (1978)
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An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
7.
Picnic (1955)
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic. (115 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
8.
Crime Wave (1985)
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A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end... (80 mins.)
Director: John Paizs
 
9.
Winchester '73 (1950)
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The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive. (92 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
10.
Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer. (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
11.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
12.
The Naked Spur (1953)
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A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers. (91 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
13.
Sheriff of Wichita (1949)
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It has been almost five years since the outlaws have stolen the army payroll from Lt. Raymond D'Arcy... (60 mins.)
 
14.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
15.
The Kid from Kansas (1941)
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Competition among fruit growers takes a nasty turn when the main buyer offers unrealistically low prices for their crops. (66 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
 
16.
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld. (112 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
17.
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938)
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A short plot summary finds Wild Bill Hickok (Bill Elliott), the U.S. Marshal in Abilene, Kansas, opposing the Phantom Raiders...
 
18.
Veggietales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007 Video)
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Meet Darby (Junior Asparagus), the son of a Kansas floss farmer who, more than anything else in the world... (47 mins.)
Director: Brian Roberts
 
19.
Dodge City (1939)
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
20.
The Lookout (2007)
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Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Frank
 
21.
Murder Ordained (1987 TV Movie)
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Based on the true story of a bedroom-eyed Kansas preacher who decided that getting rid of his wife, and his secretary's husband, was the will of the Lord. (185 mins.)
Director: Mike Robe
 
22.
Infamous (2006)
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While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. (110 mins.)
Director: Douglas McGrath
 
23.
The Proud Ones (1956)
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Marshal Cass Silver has to deal with his old nemesis, a corrupt gambler, and his hired guns come to town as well as recurring bouts of blindness. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
 
24.
The Stripper (1963)
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Lila Green is an insecure and aging showgirl for Madame Olga's stage shows. When her boyfriend, Rick... (95 mins.)
 
25.
Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)
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(68 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
26.
Wild Harvest (1947)
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Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson... (92 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
27.
Hellgate (1952)
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Man is framed & sent to toughest prison in the territory. (87 mins.)
 
28.
Tumbleweeds (1925)
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The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The... (78 mins.)
Director: King Baggott
 
29.
Silver Streak (1976)
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On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. (114 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
30.
Wichita (1955)
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In 1874, after noticing the total lawlessness in Wichita, Wyatt Earp reluctantly accepts the Marshal's job and runs into the worst local troublemakers. (81 mins.)
 
31.
Skylark (1993 TV Movie)
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Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay... (95 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
32.
City Heat (1984)
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A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder. (93 mins.)
 
33.
Dark Command (1940)
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In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders. (94 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
34.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
35.
Kansas vs. Darwin (2007 Documentary)
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Character-driven story of the politics and motivations behind the school board decision to challenge... (82 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tamblyn
 
36.
The Soccer Nanny (2011)
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A dramedy about a recently widowed woman, living on a buffalo ranch in central Kansas, who hires a Norwegian soccer player to be a male au pair and help her raise two sons. (95 mins.)
Director: J.T. O'Neal
 
37.
Angel in My Pocket (1969)
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A homespun minister (Andy Griffith) and his family move to a small town where he tries to win the support and trust of his new congregation. (105 mins.)
Director: Alan Rafkin
 
38.
The Devil's Trail (1942)
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Its pre-civil war days and Bull McQuade is trying to keep Kansas from becomming a free state. He controls the town of Tiburon... (61 mins.)
Director: Lambert Hillyer
 
39.
Manhattan, Kansas (2006 Documentary)
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A loving daughter documents her reunion with her mentally-unstable mother in this heartfelt and decidedly... (75 mins.)
Director: Tara Wray
Stars: Evie Wray
 
40.
36 Hours to Kill (1936)
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Gangster Benson is on a train with G-man Evers and newswoman Marvis. First these two have to get the gangster, then they have to get each other. (66 mins.)
Director: Eugene Forde
 
41.
Palindromes (2004)
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Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
42.
Nurse Betty (2000)
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Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
43.
Knight and Day (2010)
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A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name. (109 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
44.
Barbed Wire (1952)
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When the Texas cattle trails to Kansas are blocked, cattle buyer Gene Autry (Gene Autry) goes to Texas to investigate... (61 mins.)
 
45.
Rolling Kansas (2003)
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An independent film about a road trip to find a magical forest of marijuana. (89 mins.)
 
46.
The Jayhawkers! (1959)
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Before the U.S. Civil War rebel leader Luke Darcy sees himself as leader of a new independent Republic of Kansas but the military governor sends an ex-raider to capture Darcy. (100 mins.)
Director: Melvin Frank
 
47.
The Locusts (1997)
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A drifter enters a small town looking for employment. While working at the local cattle ranch, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Kitty and becomes involved in a deadly yet erotic love triangle. (124 mins.)
 
48.
Leap of Faith (1992)
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Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
 
49.
Negro Leagues Baseball (1946 Documentary)
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Footage of Reece 'Goose' Tatum and other players, taken prior to a game between the Indianapolis Clowns and the Kansas City Monarchs. (8 mins.)
 
50.
The Gypsy Moths (1969)
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Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend. (107 mins.)
 
51.
Bare Fists (1919)
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Il padre di Harry viene ucciso in un duello alla pistola e la madre gli fa giurare che non userà mai armi e farà affidamento soltanto sui pugni... (60 mins.)
Director: Jack Ford
 
52.
Prairie Schooners (1940)
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Being unable to grow crops and pay their land owner Stull due to the drought, Wild Bill gets a group... (58 mins.)
Director: Sam Nelson
 
53.
Frontier Scout (1938)
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After fighting in the Civil War, Wild Bill Hickok and Whiney head west to investigate missing cattle herds... (61 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield
 
54.
Trail Street (1947)
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Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war. (84 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
55.
Jam Session (1944)
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Terry Baxter is a never-say-die Hollywood newcomer from Waterfall Kansas, determined to make it big. And does she have talent. Filled, of course, with lots of musical numbers that showcase her many talents. (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Barton
 
56.
Quick Money (1937)
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Bluford H. Smythe, who has made it big in the big city, has returned to his small hometown of Glenwood after being away for twenty years... (59 mins.)
Director: Edward Killy
 
57.
Law of the Lawless (1964)
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Hothead Pete Stone has been arrested for the murder of George. (87 mins.)
 
58.
Across the Plains (1939)
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Two brothers separated when young meet as adults, one good and one bad. (59 mins.)
Director: Spencer Bennett
 
59.
Cave of Outlaws (1951)
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Released after serving 15 years in prison for train robbery Pete Carver being the only survivor of the gang goes looking for the loot in the caves where it was hidden. (75 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
60.
Critters (1986)
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A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town. (82 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
61.
Critters 2 (1988)
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Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the town of Grover's Bend. (86 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
 
62.
Firecracker (2005)
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A young boy who lives in a dysfunctional home went to the carnival and met a singer. Shortly after, a murder took place... (112 mins.)
Director: Steve Balderson
 
63.
The Storm Rider (1957)
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Smaller ranchers hire a gunman (Scott Brady) to lead them against the big ranchers. (72 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
64.
Americana (1981)
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In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride. (91 mins.)
Director: David Carradine
 
65.
Kansas Pacific (1953)
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With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction. (73 mins.)
Director: Ray Nazarro
 
66.
The Kansan (1943)
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Wounded while stopping the James gang from robbing the local bank, a cowboy wakes up in the hospital to find that he's been elected town marshal... (79 mins.)
 
67.
Siege at Red River (1954)
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Cavalry Captain Farraday attempts to prevent the delivery of Gatling Guns into the hands of hostile Indians. (86 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
68.
Pep Squad (1998)
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Set in and around a small town high school in Kansas, Beth is a naive senior student who asks her two new friends... (94 mins.)
Director: Steve Balderson
 
69.
Superman III (1983)
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Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel. (125 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
70.
Liquid Dreams (1991)
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Eve Black finds a job as a dancer in a shady night club to find out more about the mysterious death of her sister, who danced there before she died. The club is using girls for a strange drug experiment, so she asks a cop for help. (92 mins.)
Director: Mark S. Manos
 
71.
The Gunfighters (1987 TV Movie)
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The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas but Deke Turner... (96 mins.)
Director: Clay Borris
 
72.
War Stories (2009)
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For Tim Curtright, life in his quiet Kansas hometown seems boringly ordinary. For Tim, his gay best-friend... (113 mins.)
Director: Lee M. Whitman
 
73.
Outlaw Queen (1957)
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Christina, the daughter of a Greek-immigrant family who does not share their belief that a woman's place is with her husband at the fireside... (70 mins.)
Director: Herbert Greene
 
74.
Lady Tubbs (1935)
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A cook in a railroad construction camp inherits $500,000. She pretends to be English royalty and barges into the New York social scene. (69 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
75.
The Second Greatest Sex (1955)
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In 1880, Osawkie, Kansas is feuding with rival town Mandaroon over which will be county seat, keeping the town's men away from home most of the time... (87 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
76.
The Dead Can't Dance (2010)
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Three Native Americans discover they are somehow immune to a virus that's turning everyone else into zombies. (98 mins.)
 
77.
Out Late (2008 Documentary)
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This feature film looks at five individuals who made a decisive change later in life-to come out as lesbian... (64 mins.)
 
78.
The Mysterious Pilot (1937)
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A 15-episode serial in which our hero, Jim Dorn helps hide Jean McNain from a man she can implicate in a murder. (300 mins.)
 
79.
Buckskin Frontier (1943)
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A railroad man and the owner of a freight line battle for control of a crucial mountain pass. (65 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander
 
80.
The Crude Oasis (1995)
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Lonely Kansas housewife Karen Webb despondent about her love life, her husband Jim Webb coldness and philandering... (81 mins.)
Director: Alex Graves
 
81.
By Hook or by Crook (2001)
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By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search... (98 mins.)
 
82.
The Notorious Colonel Steel (2008)
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War has always been mankind's most terrible creation. Even in the midst of war, there's a line that most men never cross... (74 mins.)
 
83.
Quantrill's Raiders (1958)
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A Civil War guerilla gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal. (68 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds