Highest Rated Titles With Bill Catching


1. Klondike (1960–1961)
Episode: Klondike Fever (1960)

30 min | Adventure, Western

9.0
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On board a vessel with other miners headed for the Klondike gold fields, Mike Halliday wins a hefty sum Jefferson Durain in a poker game. He out-maneuvers Durain's thugs, but has all his ... See full summary »

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Ralph Taeger, James Coburn, Joi Lansing, Karl Swenson

Votes: 5

2. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: Those Who Stay Behind (1964)

60 min | Western

9.0
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Hale is unable to take everybody on the next phase and has to turn down some of those applying. One is Ben Campbell, an ex-convict who is being hunted by his escaped former partner, who believes Ben turned him in to the law among others.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Robert Fuller, John McIntire, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 8

3. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt Earp Rides Shotgun (1958)

30 min | Western

9.0
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Earp is asked by Wells Fargo to ride shotgun to help catch the Purvis gang. Earp agrees with conditions including a posse to follow the state but a grandmother complicates the situation when she refuses to wait for a later stage.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Isabel Randolph, Mason Alan Dinehart, William Tannen

Votes: 14

4. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.9
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 83

5. The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960– )

30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Robin Scott is a wealthy, Oxford-educated freelance insurance investigator, skilled in karate and judo, who travels all over the world investigating claims made against insurance companies,... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason, Walter Reed, Merry Anders

Votes: 29

6. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: Weight of Command (1961)

60 min | Western

8.9
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Bill and Major Adams plan on going hunting with a friend but when he is not home they suspect a renegade party of Cheyenne who have broken the peace treaty and the wagon train may be their next target.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath

Votes: 22

7. Law of the Plainsman (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.8
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Sam Buckhart was an Apache Indian who had saved the life of a U.S. Cavalry officer after an Indian ambush. When the officer died, he left Sam money that was used for an education at private... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Ansara, Gina Gillespie, Dayton Lummis, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 41

8. The Brothers Brannagan (1960– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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Brothers Mike and Bob Brannigan are private detectives who work out of a resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob is a serious, down-to-earth professional, while Mike is more of a free spirit, ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Dunne, Mark Roberts, Barney Phillips, Paul Bryar

Votes: 8

9. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Tombstone (1959)

30 min | Western

8.8
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Earp decides to ride into Tombstone alone and unarmed to see for himself how bad it is. He finds himself caught in the midst of an ongoing dispute between the miners and Clantons. Mistaken for a cowboy, he is helped by Nellie Cashman.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Randy Stuart, Trevor Bardette

Votes: 17

10. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Episode: Reluctant Traveling Companion (1982)

60 min | Action, Adventure

8.7
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Colt is sent to bring a woman back from the East Coast. Problem is that the woman is not going easy and refuses to go by plane. So they go by train and she continues to be disruptive. And ... See full summary »

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

Votes: 34

11. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,158

12. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy, Robert Paige

Votes: 138

13. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: Cowards Die Many Times (1966)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Jason arrives 'home' and gets reacquainted with Ann as he begins a job surveying land for a railroad. Ann is happy for him, but Ted Evers is not. Ted has a freight company, which he knows ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Chuck Connors, Lola Albright, John Ireland, William 'Billy' Benedict

Votes: 9

14. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.6
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Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Poodles Hanneford, Gracie Hanneford

Votes: 5

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

30 min | Western

8.6
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While Earp is out of town bringing in Blackie Saunders against Kelley's orders, Curly and Ringgold take over Dodge City forcing Kelley to fire Earp and pay a ransom of $20,000 to prevent them from burning the city to the ground.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Walter Maslow, Ralph Sanford

Votes: 13

16. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Second Witness (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.6
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As the second witness of a murder, Lucas is asked to travel to another town to testify at the accused man's trial. The catch is, the only other witness has been murdered and his killer has not been identified.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Michael Pate

Votes: 45

17. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Trafton (1971)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.6
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An outlaw used to killing with ease, kills a priest and then strangely starts to show compassion, mercy, and remorse towards his victims.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 55

18. Brave Eagle (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Reflecting the Native American viewpoint in the settlement of the American West, This was the first series where an American Indian was the lead character.

Stars: Keith Larsen, Anthony Numkena, Kim Winona, Bert Wheeler

Votes: 51

19. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Old Jake (1957)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Earp spots old buffalo hunter Jake Caster in a saloon. Jake lives with the his wife's tribe, the Cheyenne. He tells Earp his wife is dead as he eyes some soldiers. When one of the soldiers is killed, trouble erupts and Earp suspects Jake.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Francis McDonald, Carol Thurston, Ewing Mitchell

Votes: 13

20. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Palms of Glory (1965)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Every property owner in the Valley is in danger of losing their land due to the legal trickery of a ruthless railroad baron who backs up his action with an army of 200 men. Into this tense ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 95

21. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Railroaded (1959)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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When a young runaway is framed for killing a Pinkerton agent, Randall turns detective to uncover the real killer. He learns there has been a series of murders on the railroad and there is a $200 reward for anyone killing an agent.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Steve McQueen, Edgar Buchanan, Buzz Martin, Mort Mills

Votes: 57

22. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Brawlers (1965)

60 min | Western

8.5
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Claude Akins plays Jimmy Callahan, the proud leader of a group of six families who have come from Ireland to make a new life for themselves. They arrived by way of San Francisco where they ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 49

23. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: The Lady Belle (1960)

30 min | Western

8.5
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Lily insists that the new arrival, Lady Belle, is no lady. Dan learns the hard way how right she is when he is caught in the middle of her and her gang trying to rob the bank.

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Joan Marshall

Votes: 11

24. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 56,483

25. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 235,935

26. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,266

27. 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: 68

28. The Rough Riders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

8.4
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After the Civil War, two former Union soldiers and an ex-Confederate team up to travel the West.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Jan Merlin, Peter Whitney, Bill Catching

Votes: 42

29. Pony Express (1959– )

30 min | Western

8.4
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Stars: Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 19

30. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: His Life in His Hands (1960)

30 min | Western

8.4
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Earp has convinced Wells Fargo to use undercover agents to help protect shipments but the job is dangerous. After stopping one of Clanton's robbery attempts, Earp realizes the agent is in danger for his life unless Earp acts to save him.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Morgan Woodward, Trevor Bardette

Votes: 14

31. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: The Greatest Coward on Earth (1965)

22 min | Western

8.4
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While attending a circus performance, Jason impresses P. T. Barnum after licking the wrestling champion, but refuses his offer as the new champion. Later, Jason learns Bernum has a new performance: a reenactment of Bitter Creek.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Chuck Connors, Pat O'Brien, Dick Clark, James Chandler

Votes: 12

32. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 9,057

33. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.

Stars: Jack Palance, Stuart Erwin, Michael Consoldane, Del Graham

Votes: 84

34. Wichita Town (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Wichita, Kansas, USA was a growing town after the American Civil War. Helping the town grow were Marshal Mike Dunbar and his deputies, Ben Matheson and Rico Rodriguez. Also appearing were ... See full summary »

Stars: Joel McCrea, Jody McCrea, Robert Foulk, Robert Anderson

Votes: 21

35. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Hammerhead (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.3
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Festus takes part in a horse race in which big money is at stake, tempting some to sabotage in order to make sure of the outcome.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 39

36. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Jason (1960)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.3
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Josh brings in "Doc" Phillips hoping he can lure Clell Fanning out as he has an old score to settle with Clell. He is shot by one of Clell's henchman and he must rely on the deputy, Jason Nichols, who takes over after the Sheriff is killed.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Steve McQueen, Sean McClory, Barry Kelley, Pierre Watkin

Votes: 46

37. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,062

38. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 5,157

39. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,339

40. Tombstone Territory (1957– )

30 min | Western

8.2
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Tough sheriff Clay Hollister keeps the law in Tombstone, Arizona--"The Town Too Tough to Die"--with the support of his faithful deputies and the editor of the local newspaper.

Stars: Pat Conway, Richard Eastham, Quintin Sondergaard, Gilman Rankin

Votes: 117

41. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.2
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Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

Stars: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen, Frances Bergen

Votes: 178

42. Ripcord (1961– )

30 min | Adventure

8.2
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Operating their skydiving service company "Ripcord", Jim Buckley and Ted McKeever are able to get to places that others can't and get there much faster. This leads them on many exciting ... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher, Paul Comi

Votes: 105

43. 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

44. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Cisco and the Tappers (1955)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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Cisco and Pancho help a pair of lawmen capture a band of outlaws who tap into telegraph wires to learn of upcoming gold shipments.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Wayne Mallory, Britt Wood

Votes: 6

45. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Deadly Diamonds (1960)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Bat's friend, Ellie Winters, is hired by promoters selling shares in their diamond mine. Although Ellie is convinced that the mine is legitimate, Bat investigates and discovers the owners are salting the mine with high-grade quartz.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Gene Barry, Kenneth Tobey, Allison Hayes, William Tannen

Votes: 20

46. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
Episode: Die Twice (1960)

25 min | Western

8.2
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Acting on information provided by a neighboring sheriff, Ringo requests the exhumation of Boone Hackett's grave. Needing the signature of his next of kin, Johnny asks his "widow" to travel ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Moder | Stars: Don Durant, Mark Goddard, Jean Allison, Brett King

Votes: 5

47. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Earp Ain't Even Wearing Guns (1959)

30 min | Western

8.2
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Earp is goaded by a southern lady into hanging up his guns while her father's Texas crew is in Dodge City. He and Shotgun are forced to resort to their fists to control the outfit. When Earp and Shotgun win, she tries something different.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Nancy Hale, Charles Evans

Votes: 12

48. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Strangers at Sundown (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.2
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A outlaw gang traps Garth and Betsy and several stagecoach passengers at a way station. The gang wants one of the passengers who betrayed the gang. The people discuss their lives as time expires on whether to turn over the man.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 30

49. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)
Episode: The Alcatraz Story (1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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Mike is hired by three brothers who want him to teach them how to Scuba dive.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Christopher Dark, Leonard Nimoy, Bill Catching

Votes: 9

50. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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West and Gordon must help Professor Neilsen reach Washington with his invention - a new and extremely powerful explosive. But a diminutive genius has ambitions of his own, and they require ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Michael Dunn, Leslie Parrish

Votes: 122

51. Rawhide (1959–1965)

50 min | Western

8.1
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Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive; he is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 2,340

52. Sky King (1951–1962)

30 min

8.1
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King,... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Grant, Gloria Winters, Ewing Mitchell, Ron Hagerthy

Votes: 275

53. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

8.1
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 689

54. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 439

55. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 199

56. The Sheriff of Cochise (1956–1959)

30 min | Crime, Western

8.1
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While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bromfield, Stan Jones, Roy Engel, Joe Kirk

Votes: 48

57. Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )

60 min | Mystery

8.1
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A successor to Kraft Television Theater with a change of focus away from straight drama. The high productions remained along with the ability to attract well known talent.

Stars: Frank Gallop, Keir Dullea, Richard Anderson, George Kennedy

Votes: 34

58. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: A Distant Fury (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.1
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Ed Frazer returns to Medicine Bow after serving three years for burglary. Steve fears for his life because his testimony was crucial in convicting him. Frazer's main interest isn't revenge but renewing his acquaintance with Helen Blaine.

Director: John English | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 33

59. The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
Episode: High Stakes (1957)

Western

8.1
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Jerry Hill is the star witness against the Collins outlaw gang. After Jerry is ambushed and almost killed, Roy has to make sure he keeps Jerry alive and well so he can testify against the gang.

Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 7

60. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Stage to Nowhere (1960)

30 min | Western

8.1
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After Bat and the stagecoach he is riding is robbed, Bat's plan to catch the gang of stagecoach robbers backfires, when not only the silver bullion the stagecoach was carrying is stolen, but the stagecoach itself disappears.

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Gene Barry, Constance Ford, James Seay, Michael Forest

Votes: 18

61. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Loggerheads (1956)

Western

8.1
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Silas, an expert lumberjack, attracts the attention of pretty Florence. Si despairs when she moves as he can't read or write so friend Vic steps up and writes her sweet letters. Trouble is ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Bill Catching, Gregg Palmer, Camille Franklin, Marjorie Bennett

Votes: 7

62. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night That Terror Stalked the Town (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Dr. Loveless imprisons Jim and surgically creates his double called a doppelganger, code-named Janus. Arte must find Jim and uncover the truth behind the warped scheme.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Michael Dunn, Richard Kiel

Votes: 100

63. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: The Prescott Campaign (1961)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Bat's old friend from Dodge City, Marshal Ben Holt, asks him to help fight a scheme plotted by the power-grabbing land baron General Silas Guild. When he arrives, Bat isn't sure that the Marshal is on the side of law and order.

Director: Elliott Lewis | Stars: Gene Barry, John Dehner, Philip Ober, Valerie Allen

Votes: 10

64. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: The Truckers (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A husband and wife team rob pharmaceutical trucks after slipping the drivers pills that render them temporarily unconscious.

Director: Monroe P. Askins | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ed Nelson, Celia Whitney, William Boyett

Votes: 8

65. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 3,640

66. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.0
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Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the 3-mile limit, where he could ... See full summary »

Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Votes: 182

67. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Blackie and gal pal Mary, and their dog Whitey, solve lots of Los Angeles crimes before the cops can do it.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Bill Catching

Votes: 86

68. 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: 115

69. I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, John Zaremba, Virginia Stefan, Ed Hinton

Votes: 93

70. Jefferson Drum (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

8.0
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A widower with a young son starts a newspaper in a wild Western town.

Stars: Jeff Richards, Eugene Mazzola, Cyril Delevanti, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 19

71. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Doc Holliday Rewrites History (1958)

30 min | Western

8.0
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A man arrives in Dodge City professing to write histories of locations. Doc Holliday decides to use him to stir up Dodge City. The man takes the photographs but Doc is to write the actual histories. Earp smells a plan to create a riot.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Myron Healey, Paul Brinegar, Damian O'Flynn

Votes: 12

72. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
Episode: The Arrival (1959)

25 min | Western

8.0
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Johnny Ringo, a notorious gunslinger, is hired as the sheriff of Velardi, Arizona, a wide-open frontier town. His first act as the Velardi's lawman is to hire the town drunk, Case Thomas, ... See full summary »

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Don Durant, Karen Sharpe, Mark Goddard, Terence de Marney

Votes: 10

73. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Colonel Harris Story (1960)

60 min | Western

8.0
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Flint goes to Fort Young to see the Harris family and Bowman Lewis who were friends from his youth. He finds Mrs. Harris dead and her husband swearing to wipe out all Indians including Lewis who leads the Comanche and his mother, Princess.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, John Howard, James Best

Votes: 27

74. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Lady from Mesa (1967)

60 min | Western

8.0
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The daughter of an old and valued ranch hand is brought to the Barkley home to see her dying father. She blames him for ruining her life.

Director: Joe Mazzuca | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 32

75. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Inferno (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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President Grant, beset by problems, recalls his top troubleshooter James West to service. West and his partner Artemus Gordon must discover why Juan Manolo has staged a series of raids in ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Suzanne Pleshette, Victor Buono

Votes: 158

76. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Puppeteer (1966)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The mad puppeteer Zachariah Skull re-creates a courtroom drama, using life-size puppets, to seek revenge on both Jim and the Supreme Court Justices who sentenced him to death.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Lloyd Bochner, John Hoyt

Votes: 92

77. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)
Episode: The Night the Russians Landed (1959)

26 min | Action, Western, Adventure

8.0
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Hard-partying heir to the Russian throne breezes into the Big Easy but assassins offer uncharacteristic Southern hospitality. The Reconstruction authorities implore Yancy & Pahoo to protect... See full summary »

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Kevin Hagen, X Brands, Nick Adams

Votes: 12

78. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: This Side of Paradise (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.0
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The Enterprise investigates a planet whose colonists should be dead, but are not.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Jill Ireland, Frank Overton

Votes: 1,645

79. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Trouble Town (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Candy finally leaves the Ponderosa and the Cartwright family to marry his longtime fiancé, Lila, in River Bend. His life changes radically, however, when he arrives in the town and finds ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Robert J. Wilke

Votes: 29

80. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Wyatt Meets Doc Holliday (1957)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Earp is looking for information on Mike Roarke at Shanssey's Camp where he finds Doc Holliday may be able to help. Doc refuses as he has his own agenda with Roarke. Kate Holliday arrives with news of Roarke and a plan to take Doc away.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Douglas Fowley, Carol Stone, Don Diamond

Votes: 16

81. Spartacus (1960)

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

7.9
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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: 103,361

82. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 304

83. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

7.9
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Mike Nelson is a Scuba Diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone and the plot was always mostly carried through his voice over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 766

84. Seven Days in May (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

Votes: 10,008

85. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces.

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett, Vance Skarstedt

Votes: 633

86. Cimarron City (1958–1960)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Cimmaron City is booming due to oil and gold and hopes to become capital of the future state of Oklahoma. Matthew Rockford is the son of the city's founder; he's now mayor and a major cattle rancher. Sheriff Temple must keep law and order.

Stars: George Montgomery, John Smith, Audrey Totter, Dan Blocker

Votes: 98

87. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Colonel Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettville in Kinney County in southwest Texas, during the 1870's receives secret orders from U.S. President ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore, Riley Hill, Jack Ging

Votes: 47

88. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)

25 min | Adventure

7.9
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Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United States during the French and Indian War (1754-1759). Helping Rogers, an experienced ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Philip Tonge

Votes: 68

89. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Cattle Thieves (1958)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Earp and Judge Tobin are forced to enforce a rustling law they think is too strict. A group of five ranchers have filed a complaint against another rancher but all of them have been guilty. Even Shotgun Gibbs is accused of stealing Roscoe.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Dorothy Green, John Hubbard

Votes: 13

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

30 min | Western

7.9
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Now in the heart of Texas, Earp is about to find the last survivor of the Dry Gulcher gang, who killed his Indian friend. But his task happens to be even tougher than expected, for the bandit is protected by a rancher and his daughter.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Trevor Bardette, Shirley Patterson, Stuart Randall

Votes: 12

91. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Episode: Happy Trails (1983)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.9
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Colt is working on a project with Roy Rogers. Colt sends Howie to get a car that they can use for a stunt they're doing. A guy sells Howie a car at a very cheap price but what Howie doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

Votes: 23

92. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: Little Brother (1958)

30 min | Western

7.9
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The stage Morgan Earp is riding on is held up. Morgan recognizes one of the bandits Smiley Dunlap as a friend of Doc Holliday. When Morgan arrives in Dodge City, Doc asks Morgan to keep the news from Wyatt as they try to find Smiley.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Ray Boyle, John Doucette, Lyn Guild

Votes: 10

93. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Big Fight at Total Wreck (1960)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Dick Gird has hired Irish and Welsh miners to work at the Total Wreck mine but the old country feud between the two nationalities creates constant fights. Contary to Earp's advice Nellie Cashman believes she can create peace between them.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Randy Stuart, Duncan Lamont, Clancy Cooper

Votes: 14

94. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Hole Up (1958)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Wells Fargo asks Earp to go undercover into the badlands to capture Blackie Saunders wanted for a robbery and murder. Earp agrees to go as a man blamed for Blackie's crime. He finds the outlaw hangout and a solitary neighbor he must fight.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Morgan Woodward, Ralph Sanford, Walter Maslow

Votes: 14

95. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: The Meeting (1965)

60 min | Western

7.9
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Favor and another trail boss are taken by force to a remote cabin where they are held by some of the West's most wanted outlaws, who have been summoned there by a man who plans to use them,... See full summary »

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

Votes: 15

96. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Howling Light (1965)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Jim and Arte must deliver a message of peace to Chief Ho-Tami, head of the Indian tribes. Dr. Arcularis captures Jim in an attempt to stop the treaty signing.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Sam Wanamaker, Scott Marlowe

Votes: 82

97. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 103,564 | Gross: $119.50M

98. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

7.8
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The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 1,808

99. Laramie (1959–1963)

60 min | Western

7.8
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It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 546

100. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.8
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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Stars: David Carradine, Radames Pera, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn

Votes: 3,990