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1. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.7
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Jack Sher, Jack Schaefer | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 26,064

2. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Western

7.4
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Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Writer: Sidney Carroll | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

Votes: 2,759

3. The Outsider (2002 TV Movie)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded.

Writers: Penelope Williamson, Jenny Wingfield | Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Tim Daly, Naomi Watts, Keith Carradine, David Carradine

Votes: 1,331

4. Follow That Dream (1962)

109 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Richard Powell | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore

Votes: 1,511

5. Love's Long Journey (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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Missie's surprise pregnancy sets her on a new course that is both thrilling and terrifying. After all the planning and dreaming, she and her husband, Willie, have headed west in a covered ... See full summary »

Writers: Douglas Lloyd McIntosh, Michael Landon Jr., Cindy Kelley, Janette Oke | Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Erin Cottrell, Logan Bartholomew, William Morgan Sheppard, James Tupper

Votes: 1,329

6. 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

Votes: 3,289

7. Seven Men from Now (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Western

7.6
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A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Writer: Burt Kennedy | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed

Votes: 3,040

8. Little House on the Prairie (2005 TV Mini-Series)

95 min | Music

7.1
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Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Erin Cottrell, Kyle Chavarria, Danielle Chuchran

Votes: 441

9. The Sea of Grass (1947)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she ... See full summary »

Writers: Conrad Richter, Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 1,277

10. Buck and the Preacher (1972)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.4
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

Writers: Ernest Kinoy, Drake Walker | Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 904

11. Heartland (1979)

PG | 96 min | Western, Drama

7.4
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A widow with a young daughter travels to a ranch in Wyoming to manage the household of a rancher. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.

Writers: Beth Ferris, William Kittredge | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom

Votes: 664

12. Dakota (1945)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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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

Votes: 761

13. Coroner Creek (1948)

Passed | 90 min | Western

6.8
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A man is bent on taking revenge on those responsible for his fiance's death.

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Luke Short | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready, Sally Eilers

Votes: 389

14. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.9
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Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Writers: Lillie Hayward, Harold Shumate, Luke Short | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,323

15. Abilene Town (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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Sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War.

Writers: Ernest Haycox, Harold Shumate | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 512

16. Cattle King (1963)

Approved | 88 min | Western

5.7
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Writer: Thomas Thompson | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, Joan Caulfield, Robert Middleton

Votes: 263

17. Pioneer Woman (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Western

6.1
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A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.

Writer: Suzanne Clauser | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Joanna Pettet, William Shatner, David Janssen, Lance LeGault

Votes: 137

18. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 621

19. Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West (2000– )

60 min | History, Reality-TV

7.8
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Creator: Jamie Brown | Stars: Brian Hartigan, Alana Logie, Frank Logie, Deanna Treadway

Votes: 41

20. Brimstone (1949)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.5
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A U.S. Marshal goes undercover to stop a cattle smuggling gang, but when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Writers: Thames Williamson, Norman S. Hall | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 131

21. The Trackers (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Western

6.1
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When a rancher's daughter is kidnapped by Apaches, he forms a posse and sends for the U.S. Marshal but an African-American Deputy Marshal shows up instead.

Writer: Gerald Gaiser | Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Ernest Borgnine, Julie Adams, Connie Kreski

Votes: 141

22. Stranger on the Run (1967 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.6
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Former inmate and drunkard Ben Chamberlain arrives in a railroad town looking for Alma, who's found dead, causing the railroad police deputies to manhunt for Ben.

Writers: Dean Riesner, Reginald Rose | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Henry Fonda, Anne Baxter, Michael Parks, Dan Duryea

Votes: 231

23. Frontier House (2002 TV Mini-Series)

History, Reality-TV

8.6
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The Year: 1883. The Place: The Montana Territory. The Challenge: Blizzards, hunger, scorching sun, forest fires, the neighbors, and more ... Three modern families experienced life on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristen Brooks, Nate Brooks, Rudy Brooks, Adrienne Clune

Votes: 349

24. Three Faces West (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Viennese surgeon Dr. Braun and his daughter Leni come to a small town in North Dakota as refugees from Hitler. When the winds of the Dust Bowl threaten the town, John Phillips leads the ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Joseph Moncure March, Samuel Ornitz | Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

Votes: 481

25. The Little Kidnappers (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Paterson | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Adrienne Corri, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 345

26. The Durango Kid (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Western

6.8
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The first film in which Charles Starrett played an alter-ego character known as "The Durango Kid" but this entry, for all intents and purposes, has only the names of Starrett and "Durango" ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Franklin | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Charles Starrett, Luana Walters, Kenneth MacDonald, Francis Walker

Votes: 97

27. Tumbleweeds (1925)

Approved | 78 min | Western

7.1
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The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and ... See full summary »

Writers: Hal G. Evarts, C. Gardner Sullivan | Directors: King Baggot, William S. Hart | Stars: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield, J. Gordon Russell

Votes: 370

28. Gunfighters of Abilene (1960)

Approved | 66 min | Romance, Western

4.9
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A gunman receives a request for help from his brother, but arrives too late to save him from the lawless rancher who wanted him dead.

Writer: Orville H. Hampton | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Barton MacLane, Rachel Ames, Russell Thorson

Votes: 75

29. The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Western

6.9
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Due to a home-steading law, a fur trapper schemes to keep his land by hiring a hooker, a pickpocket and a thief to pose as his family.

Writer: Paul Savage | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Karen Valentine, Lesley Ann Warren, Sandra Dee

Votes: 105

30. The Lone Ranger (1938)

Approved | 264 min | Western

7.1
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CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take control of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Shipman, George Worthing Yates, Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Lois Eby, Fran Striker | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Silver King the Horse, Chief Thundercloud, Lynne Roberts, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 134

31. Our Daily Bread (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread!

Writers: King Vidor, Elizabeth Hill, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 833

32. Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Western

5.5
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Writers: Paul Leslie Peil, Robert L. Joseph | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Mark Stevens, Forrest Tucker, Gale Robbins, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 59

33. Billy the Kid Returns (1938)

Passed | 53 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Natteford | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Lynne Roberts, Morgan Wallace

Votes: 151

34. Sugarfoot (1951)

Passed | 80 min | Western, Action, Romance

6.3
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Arriving in Arizona on a wagon train in 1866 former Confederate officer Jackson Redan partners with local businessman Don Miguel while their competitor Asa Goodhue is joined by opportunistic drifter Jacob Stint.

Writers: Russell S. Hughes, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Adele Jergens, Raymond Massey, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 123

35. Fargo (1952)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Western

6.8
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The brother (House Peters Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack DeWitt, Joseph F. Poland | Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Phyllis Coates, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 121

36. The Marauders (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Western

5.6
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Writers: Earl Felton, Jack Leonard, Alan Marcus | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jeff Richards, Keenan Wynn, Jarma Lewis

Votes: 103

37. Buckskin (1968)

G | 97 min | Western

4.9
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A marshal goes up against a crooked gambler and his henchmen who control a western town, but meets resistance from the local townspeople when he asks for their help.

Writer: Michael Fisher | Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Joan Caulfield, Wendell Corey, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 99

38. Wagon Wheels (1934)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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SIn 1844 scout Cint Belmet and his two sidekicks guide a wagon train to the newly opened Oregon territory despite hardships and Indian attack.

Writers: Zane Grey, Jack Cunningham, Carl A. Buss, Charles Logue | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick, Billy Lee, Monte Blue

Votes: 121

39. Code of the West (1947)

Approved | 57 min | Western

6.2
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Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ... See full summary »

Writers: Zane Grey, Norman Houston | Director: William Berke | Stars: James Warren, Debra Alden, John Laurenz, Steve Brodie

Votes: 57

40. Gun Brothers (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Western

6.1
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After 6 years in the cavalry, Chad Santee plans to raise cattle with his brother Jubal but Jubal is involved in a different line of work.

Writers: Gerald Drayson Adams, Richard Schayer | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ann Robinson, Neville Brand, Michael Ansara

Votes: 104

41. Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)

Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.1
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Belle Andrews' (Constance Bennett) gambling hall burns down in the Chicago fire of 1871 and, now penniless, she accepts Jim Farrel's (Warren William) invitation to accompany him to Powder ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Grayson, Paul Girard Smith, Raymond L. Schrock | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot, Warren William, Betty Brewer

Votes: 93

42. Cowboys from Texas (1939)

Passed | 55 min | Western

7.1
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Texas has opened up land for homesteaders. Clay Allison wants their land and has his men led by Plummer try to start a range war between them and the ranchers. With each side suspecting the... See full summary »

Writers: William Colt MacDonald, Oliver Drake | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Carole Landis

Votes: 44

43. The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 263 min | Western

7.2
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Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Fran Striker, Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Sol Shor, Barry Shipman | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Robert Livingston, Chief Thundercloud, Silver Chief, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 76

44. Wyoming (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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Small ranchers battle against a land baron trying to take their spreads.

Writers: Lawrence Hazard, Gerald Geraghty | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, John Carroll, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 57

45. The Green Wall (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young couple forsakes their urban existence for life in the exciting but dangerous Peruvian jungle.

Writers: Omar Aramayo, Juan Cuadros | Director: Armando Robles Godoy | Stars: Julio Alemán, Sandra Riva, Raúl Martin, Lorena Duval

Votes: 161

46. Barbed Wire (1952)

Passed | 61 min | Music, Western

6.0
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When the Texas cattle trails to Kansas are blocked, cattle buyer Gene Autry (Gene Autry) goes to Texas to investigate. There, he finds his friend, land-agent "Buckeye" Buttram (Pat Buttram)... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald Geraghty | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Anne James, William Fawcett

Votes: 69

47. Stampede (1949)

Approved | 76 min | Western

6.3
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Brothers Mike and Tim McCall own a large ranch in Arizona, using the surrounding lands for grazing cattle. Stanley Cox and LeRoy Stanton sell this land to settlers who arrive to find it ... See full summary »

Writers: John C. Champion, Blake Edwards, Edward Beverly Mann | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rod Cameron, Gale Storm, Johnny Mack Brown, Don Castle

Votes: 47

48. In Old Cheyenne (1941)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.3
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Roy is a newspaper reporter. He goes to Cheyenne to cover the activities of supposed bad guy Arapahoe Brown. Roy, of course, discovers who the real bad guy is.

Writers: John W. Krafft, Olive Cooper | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Joan Woodbury, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 67

49. The First Bad Man (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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The first Texas bad man come running into town a million years B.C.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Star: Tex Ritter

Votes: 194

50. Old Overland Trail (1953)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.0
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Indian agent Rex Allen must protect local citizens and a tribe of volatile Native Americans from unscrupulous railroad contractors--including his own brother.

Writer: Milton Raison | Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 52