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1. Seraphim Falls (2006)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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62 Metascore

At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.

Writers: David Von Ancken, Abby Everett Jaques | Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Anjelica Huston, Michael Wincott

2. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Writers: James Fenimore Cooper, John L. Balderston, Paul Perez, Daniel Moore, Philip Dunne, Michael Mann, Christopher Crowe | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

3. Bonanza (1959–1973)

49 min | Western

7.4
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Creators: David Dortort, Fred Hamilton | Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

4. The Searchers (1956)

TV-G | 119 min | Adventure, Western

8.0
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

5. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Writers: Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Elmore Leonard | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman

6. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Writer: Michael Blake | Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

7. Pale Rider (1985)

R | 115 min | Western

7.3
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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

Writers: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny

8. Heaven's Gate (1980)

R | 219 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a sheriff born into wealth attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Writer: Michael Cimino | Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

9. Open Range (2003)

R | 139 min | Action, Romance, Western

7.5
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67 Metascore

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Writers: Lauran Paine, Craig Storper | Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi

10. Wyatt Earp (1994)

PG-13 | 191 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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47 Metascore

Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals.

Writers: Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, David Andrews

11. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 145 min | Western

8.1
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Writers: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

12. The Missing (I) (2003)

R | 137 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western

6.5
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55 Metascore

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Writers: Thomas Eidson, Ken Kaufman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd

13. Assassin's Creed III (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

8.8
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The American Colonies, 1775. It's a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution.

Writers: Richard Farrese, Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Corey May, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Jeffrey Yohalem, Ceri Young | Directors: Alex Hutchinson, Shea Wageman | Stars: Noah Watts, Neil Napier, Robin Atkin Downes, Adrian Hough

14. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Vardis Fisher, Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker, John Milius, Edward Anhalt | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

15. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

7.6
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Frontier hero Daniel Boone conducts surveys and expeditions around Boonesborough, running into both friendly and hostile Indians, just before and during the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

16. How the West Was Won (1962)

TV-G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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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.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

17. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.6
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A reformed outlaw goes back west, at the demand of the federal government, to find the members of his former gang and bring them in dead or alive.

Writers: Dan Houser, Michael Unsworth, Christian Cantamessa, David McGrath, John Zurhellen | Directors: Rod Edge, John Zurhellen | Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

18. The Cowboys (1972)

GP | 131 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to get his herd to market in time to ... See full summary »

Writers: William Dale Jennings, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst

19. The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

Writer: Thomas McGuane | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd

20. They Call Me Trinity (1970)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Western

7.4
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A drifter comes to town where his brother is sheriff. His brother is actually a robber who broke the real sheriff's leg and left him for dead, and became sheriff in order to hide out. They ... See full summary »

Writer: Enzo Barboni | Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias, Dan Sturkie

21. Calamity Jane (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.3
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Writer: James O'Hanlon | Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

22. The Man from Laramie (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Western

7.4
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A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Frank Burt, Thomas T. Flynn | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

23. Chisum (1970)

G | 111 min | Biography, Western

6.8
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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.

Writer: Andrew J. Fenady | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson

24. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »

Writers: Bradbury Foote, Honore Morrow | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

25. The Naked Spur (1953)

Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western

7.5
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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.

Writers: Sam Rolfe, Harold Jack Bloom | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

26. Texas Rangers (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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29 Metascore

A ragtag group of youngsters band together after the American Civil War to form the Texas Rangers, a group charged with the dangerous, ruthless duty of cleaning up the West.

Writers: George Durham, Scott Busby, Martin Copeland | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Rachael Leigh Cook, Ashton Kutcher, Dylan McDermott

27. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Writers: David O. Selznick, Niven Busch, Oliver H.P. Garrett | Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore

28. The War Wagon (1967)

Unrated | 96 min | Western

6.8
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Taw Jackson returns from prison having survived being shot, to the ranch and gold that Frank Pierce stole from him. Jackson makes a deal with Lomax, the man who shot him 5 years ago to join... See full summary »

Writer: Clair Huffaker | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr.

29. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and ... See full summary »

Writers: John Milius, C.L. Sonnichsen | Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

30. Crossfire Trail (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Western

6.9
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Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis L'Amour, Charles Robert Carner | Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley, David O'Hara

31. Dakota (1945)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Western

6.0
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In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be ... See full summary »

Writers: Carl Foreman, Lawrence Hazard, Howard Estabrook | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond

32. Ride the High Country (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

Writer: N.B. Stone Jr. | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

33. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During World War II, 12-year old Ivan works as a spy on the eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care... See full summary »

Writers: Vladimir Bogomolov, Mikhail Papava | Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

34. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Family, Western, Adventure

7.2
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Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell ... See full summary »

Writer: Thomas W. Blackburn | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, Hans Conried

35. The Mountain Men (1980)

R | 102 min | Adventure, Western

6.4
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A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight indians, guzzle liquor, and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this ... See full summary »

Writer: Fraser Clarke Heston | Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo, Stephen Macht

36. Hannie Caulder (1971)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.4
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After she is raped and her husband murdered a woman hires a bounty hunter to instruct her in the use of a gun so she can get her revenge on the 3 outlaws responsible.

Writers: Ian Quicke, Bob Richards, Peter Cooper, Burt Kennedy, David Haft | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam

37. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 158 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

7.3
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Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Writer: Hal G. Evarts | Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

38. Cimarron (1931)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

6.0
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A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Howard Estabrook | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil

39. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994 TV Mini-Series)

273 min | Drama, History, War

5.7
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Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Kyle Chandler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Lesley-Anne Down

40. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, Walter D. Edmonds | Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

41. Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)

G | 98 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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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.

Writers: Patricia MacLachlan, Carol Sobieski | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

42. Love's Unending Legacy (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.0
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Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle. She and her son Mattie move back in with her parents Clark and Marty. She finds a ... See full summary »

Writers: Pamela Wallace, Janette Oke | Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Dale Midkiff, Victor Browne, Samantha Smith

43. Conagher (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Western

7.5
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Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis L'Amour, Jeffrey M. Meyer, Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross | Director: Reynaldo Villalobos | Stars: Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Barry Corbin, Billy Green Bush

44. Against the Wind (1978 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama, History

8.1
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Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Larkin, Kerry McGuire, Jon English, Warwick Sims

45. Will Penny (1968)

Approved | 108 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son.

Writer: Tom Gries | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors

46. The Westerner (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.5
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Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinergaroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

47. Comes a Horseman (1978)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Western, Romance

6.2
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Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Lynton Clark | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard

48. In July (2000)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.8
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71 Metascore

Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?

Writer: Fatih Akin | Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus, Idil Üner

49. The Tracker (2002)

90 min | Drama, History, Western

7.6
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71 Metascore

It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »

Writer: Rolf de Heer | Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page

50. All the Rivers Run (1983 TV Mini-Series)

400 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Orphaned after a shipwreck off the Victorian coast of Australia, the beautiful and spirited Philadelphia Gordon finds both love and adventure aboard a paddle-steamer on the Murray River.

Stars: Sigrid Thornton, John Waters, John Alansu, Kirk Alexander