Films set in Missouri

Here's a list, I'm sure not exhuastive, of films that are at least partially set in The Show Me State!
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1.
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
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An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance. (84 mins.)
 
2.
Winter's Bone (2010)
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An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
 
3.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
4.
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
 
5.
I Shot Jesse James (1949)
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Bob Ford murders his best friend Jesse James in order to obtain a pardon that will free him to marry his girlfriend but is plagued by guilt and self-disgust. (81 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
6.
Living in Missouri (2001)
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Living In Missouri is a comedy of manners which tells the story of RYAN, AMY, and TODD, whose humdrum... (90 mins.)
Director: Shaun Peterson
 
7.
Kansas City (1996)
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Robert Altman's jazz-scored film explores themes of love, crime, race, and politics in 1930s Kansas City... (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
8.
Adam at Six A.M. (1970)
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After the death of a relative, a professor goes to the funeral and gets himself a job there working with power lines. He soon finds his entire life changing before his eyes. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Scheerer
 
9.
Paper Moon (1973)
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. (102 mins.)
 
10.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
 
11.
Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)
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Laying on the Missouri-Arkansas border, the neutral Border City, its female mayor and city council, take no side in the ongoing Civil War and they're prepared to hang any troublemaker, Yankee or Confederate, who stirs the townsfolk up. (90 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
12.
One Night at McCool's (2001)
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Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night. (93 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
 
13.
The Return of Jesse James (1950)
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Frank James resents and tries to stop a ruthless drifter who has adopted the name of his dead brother in order to duplicate his crimes. (75 mins.)
 
14.
Best of the Badmen (1951)
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The outlaws of the Clanton and Younger gangs are the heroes of this fictionalized biography. (84 mins.)
 
15.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
16.
Road House (1989)
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A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar. (114 mins.)
 
17.
Begging for Billionaires (2009 Documentary)
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Explores the erosion of private property rights in United States and exposes how municipal governments use tax money and abusive eminent domain policies to aid private developers and corporations. (57 mins.)
Director: Phil Klein
 
18.
The World's Greatest Fair (2004)
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(116 mins.)
 
19.
The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936)
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The countrymen in the hills of Missouri take the hounds on night fox hunts. This goes on until Jacob... (72 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
20.
Show Boat (1936)
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady. (113 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
21.
Show Boat (1951)
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The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour. (108 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
22.
The Long Riders (1980)
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The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge. (100 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
23.
Bend of the River (1952)
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When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them. (87 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
24.
Heroes for Sale (1933)
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The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break... (76 mins.)
 
25.
Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)
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Jesse James returns to Missouri, and he and brother Frank come to the aid of a young woman who owns a gold mine... (180 mins.)
 
26.
The Mysterious Stranger (1982 TV Movie)
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A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter H. Hunt
 
27.
American Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
Episode: The Fifth of July (1982)
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Ken Talley is 32, strong, goodlooking and a Vietnam vet with both legs shot off seven years earlier...
 
28.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
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Misadventures of a mischievous boy in 1850 Missouri. (91 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
29.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1986)
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In the 1840s, two boys get mixed up with an Indian accused of stealing money and rescue a pretty girl who is trapped in a cave. (51 mins.)
 
30.
Les aventures de Tom Sawyer (1968 Mini-Series)
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(360 mins.)
 
31.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
32.
Parenthood (1989)
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The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (124 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
33.
Blues in the Night (1941)
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"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powelll... (88 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
34.
How the West Was Won (1962)
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
 
35.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
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In 1905, a crusading priest tries to help poor newsboys. (93 mins.)
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
 
36.
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
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Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children. (126 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
37.
Skin Game (1971)
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In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
38.
Jesse James at Bay (1941)
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Jesse James joins with Missouri settlers in their battle with rich, land-grabbing railroad tycoons. (56 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
39.
Kansas City Princess (1934)
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Two wisecracking manicurists flee an irate gangster. (64 mins.)
 
40.
The Return of Frank James (1940)
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Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
41.
Ride with the Devil (1999)
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Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights... (138 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
42.
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
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In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
43.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish... (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
44.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
46.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1981 TV Movie)
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Mark Twain's classic about how Tom Sawyer's best friend, Huckleberry Finn, runs away from his drunken father and helps the runaway slave Jim to escape. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack B. Hively
 
47.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1997)
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Director: Colin Blaine
 
48.
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
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Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri. (91 mins.)
Director: John Cherry
 
49.
Turbine (2011)
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Nick, an adulterous New Yorker, relocates to the Midwest with his wife Sarah. Nick soon forms a unique bond with a wealthy local farmer and discovers that the secret haunting him is not so easily left behind. (85 mins.)
 
50.
Kansas City Kitty (1944)
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Polly, an amiable wisecracking piano teacher, becomes involved with some shady music publishers. She... (71 mins.)
Director: Del Lord
 
51.
Renegade Girl (1946)
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Ann Shelby, whose family is allied with the notorious William Quantrill, turns outlaw to revenge herself on a renegade Indian who killed her brother. (65 mins.)
Director: William Berke
 
52.
The Dalton Gang (1949)
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Deputy Marshall Larry West goes undercover to find out who has been terrorizing the territory, Navajos or the Dalton Gang. (58 mins.)
Director: Ford Beebe
 
53.
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? (1968)
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Agatha Knabenshu arrives in a small town in Missouri to sell player pianos to the locals. She's fired... (96 mins.)
Director: Don Weis
 
54.
Savage Journey (1983 TV Movie)
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A story of the settling in the West and the hardship and determination it took to do it. (96 mins.)
Director: Tom McGowan
 
55.
Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942)
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Nazi spies mistake Snuffy Smith's moonshine for a new secret rocket fuel and try to steal the "formula." (63 mins.)
Director: Roy Mack
 
56.
Fixer Dugan (1939)
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A young girl is orphaned when her mother, a circus aerialist, is killed in a fall. A rival circus informs the sheriff that the girl is an orphan... (68 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers
 
57.
The Mystery Man (1935)
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When he runs short of money, a newspaper reporter pawns a police revolver he was given after he helped the police solve a case. Later on the gun is used in a murder, and the reporter is suspected of committing the crime. (65 mins.)
Director: Raymond McCarey
 
58.
Supervan (1977)
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A man named Clint enters a solar-powered van called Vandora into a competition called Freakout. (91 mins.)
Director: Lamar Card
 
59.
Jealousy (2008)
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After a lifetime of friendship, two friends, Brian Young and Nathan Beckman, soon find themselves plagued by the ending of their relationship when they become envious of each other's lives. (97 mins.)
Director: Brent Madison
 
60.
Deadly Is the Female (1950)
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A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is. (86 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
61.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
 
62.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
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A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
63.
The Naughty Nineties (1945)
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When their captain is swindled out of his riverboat by a trio of gamblers, stage show star Abbott and his bumbling sidekick Costello must put things right. (76 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
64.
The Lucky Ones (2008)
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The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering... (115 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
65.
King of the Hill (1993)
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A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest. (103 mins.)
 
66.
The Pride of St. Louis (1952)
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The story of Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s. (93 mins.)
Director: Harmon Jones
 
67.
Whipsaw (1935)
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Hoping to nab a gang of jewel thieves, a government agent pretends to be a crook and travels across country with a lady thief. (82 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
68.
White Palace (1990)
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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife... (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
69.
Possessed (2000 TV Movie)
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An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably... (107 mins.)
 
70.
The Rare Breed (1966)
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An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome both greedy criminals and the natural elements. (97 mins.)
 
71.
The Black Hole (2006 TV Movie)
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An atomic research experiment goes awry in St. Louis, Missouri unleashing not only a big black hole, but also a creature from beyond that feeds on electricity through the streets of this Midwest city. (90 mins.)
Director: Tibor Takács
 
72.
The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)
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A gang's plans for a St. Louis bank robbery are complicated when the sister of one of the thieves starts voicing her well-founded suspicions. (89 mins.)
 
73.
In Our Backyard (2009 Documentary)
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An expose on the polluted industrial towns surrounding the St. Louis area, and their connections to a well known chemical company known as Monsanto. (47 mins.)
 
74.
St. Louis Blues (1939)
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A Broadway musical comedy star tires of the same old grind and flees the city. She runs into the skipper of a showboat who befriends her... (92 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
75.
High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (1994 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Rachel Liebling
 
76.
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
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AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation... (97 mins.)
 
77.
Albino Farm (2009)
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College students exploring the Ozark Mountains for a school assignment, stumble upon a group of scary, redneck cave-dwellers. (90 mins.)
Director: Joe Anderson
 
78.
Smart House (1999 TV Movie)
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A teenager wins a fully automated dream house in a competition, but soon the computer controlling it begins to take over and everything gets out of control, then Ben the teenager calms down the computer named Pat and everything goes back to normal. (82 mins.)
Director: LeVar Burton
 
79.
The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
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Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs. (101 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
80.
Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? (2006 Documentary)
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(82 mins.)
Director: Frank Popper
 
81.
Jesse James (1939)
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge. (106 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
82.
The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982 TV Movie)
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It's quiet in Chastity Gulch, a small town in the Wild West. The men of the village are all in the army and fight their battles far away... (100 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
83.
Mad Money (2008)
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Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed. (104 mins.)
Director: Callie Khouri
 
84.
Casino (1995)
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Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends, a mafia underboss and a casino owner, for a trophy wife over a gambling empire. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
85.
AIR: The Musical (2010)
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Three musical stories of people who feel out of place in the world, and their longing to find a connection with someone else... (100 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Osbern
 
86.
Missouri Fish (1985 Video)
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Director: Gregory Gutenko
 
87.
In Old Missouri (1940)
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The Weavers play sharecroppers. They confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too... (68 mins.)
Director: Frank McDonald
 
88.
Alias Jesse James (1959)
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The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy. (92 mins.)
 
89.
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening. (90 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
90.
The Big Land (1957)
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Alan Ladd stars as a Kansas cattle rancher battling the elements and corrupt cattle buyers to build a railroad spur to the Rio Grande just after the United States' Civil War. (92 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
91.
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
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Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom. (99 mins.)