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1. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
Episode: Four Came Quietly (1960)

30 min | Western

9.0
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When Billy Boy Jethro forces his attentions upon Laura, Ringo thrashes the younger man and throws him jail. A lonely waitress who takes a shine to Billy Boy sneaks a pistol into his cell ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Don Durant, Karen Sharpe, Mark Goddard, L.Q. Jones

Votes: 6

2. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Live variety show with Jackie Gleason.

Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 263

3. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: Explosives (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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A disgruntled truck driver abducts his estranged wife and threatens to detonate a truckload of unstable pure potassium while she remains trapped inside it.

Director: Jack Herzberg | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Alan Wells, Jan Shepard, Jeff DeBenning

Votes: 15

4. Highway Patrol (1955–1959)
Episode: Train Copter (1958)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The Highway Patrol helicopter is called into action to pursue a train carrying a bank robber and $35,000 in stolen money.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Broderick Crawford, William Boyett, Mauritz Hugo, Steve Drexel

Votes: 10

5. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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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: 2,593

6. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: Shriek of Silence (1961)

Approved | Western

8.2
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Yuma is forced to kill outlaw Jake Fellows in a gunfight and then learns he has a deaf mute son. Yuma proceeds to help the boy find a home but two of Fellows' associates are on the trail to take the boy to recover loot that they think he held.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Nick Adams, Frank DeKova, Tom Nolan, Yvette Vickers

Votes: 11

7. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: The Law and the Gun (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.2
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John Welker's new bride is killed by bank robbers. John goes undercover to try and infiltrate the gang.

Director: John English | Stars: Lyle Bettger, Michael Ansara, Paul Carr, Don Diamond

Votes: 9

8. The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk, John Newland

Votes: 169

9. Black Saddle (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

8.1
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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

Stars: Peter Breck, Russell Johnson, Anna-Lisa, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 60

10. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Lottery of Death (1959)

30 min | Western

8.1
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During a high stakes poker game Bat agrees to accept one-half of a lottery ticket as payment for a gambling IOU. His trouble starts when his ticket is declared the winner but the other owner is found dead without the half of the ticket.

Director: Walter Doniger | Stars: Gene Barry, John Sutton, Constance Ford, Myron Healey

Votes: 18

11. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Matt for Murder (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

8.1
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Matt is suspended by the War Department, after Red Samples comes to Dodge with his gang and an alleged witness, claiming Matt shot an unarmed man in cold blood.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 71

12. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

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

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

Votes: 4,108

13. Lock Up (1959–1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Joan Granville, Olive Carey

Votes: 63

14. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Pistol Whipped (1958)

30 min | Western

8.0
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While pursuing a gang of outlaws, Colonel Mackenzie enters a remote farmhouse and finds a woman bludgeoned to death and Andy Wheeler barely conscious from what he claims as a pistol ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Carlson, Charles Maxwell, George Gilbreth, Charles Heard

Votes: 6

15. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 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 bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

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

Votes: 393

16. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 955

17. 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: 732

18. The Rebel (1959–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

7.9
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After the end of the Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West, and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Stars: Nick Adams, Chuck Hamilton, Sid Troy, Ross Sturlin

Votes: 368

19. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Dead Men Don't Pay Debts (1959)

30 min | Western

7.9
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When Bat learns that the two thousand dollars the Bassett brothers owe him is in jeopardy because of the shooting feud between the Bassetts and the Clements, Bat decides to intervene to protect his investment.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Barry, Robert J. Wilke, Jack Ging, June Blair

Votes: 22

20. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Promoter (1960)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

7.9
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A con man and his fast-gun friend come to North Fork. Lucas enters a target shooting contest.

Director: Dick Moder | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 51

21. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: The Quiet Village (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Western

7.9
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Jim Hardie arrives in Kimball as a man forces the Wells Fargo agent into the office to rob him. He wounds the agent and kills another man. Several clues come in but one sounds right except the suspect has helped turn the life of a widow.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Dale Robertson, Tom Laughlin, Katherine Squire, John Anderson

Votes: 15

22. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

7.8
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An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 307

23. The Flight of Dragons (1982 Video)

Passed | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.8
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A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Victor Buono, James Gregory, James Earl Jones, Harry Morgan

Votes: 4,816

24. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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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 1870s, receives secret orders from President Ulysses... See full summary »

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

Votes: 56

25. Klondike (1960–1961)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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Klondike was set during the early days of the Klondike Gold Rush 1897 in the town of Skagway in the Alaskan Klondike region.

Stars: Ralph Taeger, Mari Blanchard, James Coburn, Joi Lansing

Votes: 27

26. The Last Unicorn (1982)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin

Votes: 21,525 | Gross: $6.46M

27. Harbor Command (1957– )

30 min | Action

7.5
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The workings of the US Coast Guard Harbor Command.

Stars: Wendell Corey, Bill Baldwin, Casey Walters, Clark Howat

Votes: 28

28. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 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.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 6,603

29. Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

7.4
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Ex-gunfighter Johnny Ringo is now the sheriff of a small Western town, and attempts to keep the peace with the aid of his deputy, Cully, and his girl, Laura Thomas.

Stars: Don Durant, Mark Goddard, Karen Sharpe, Terence de Marney

Votes: 84

30. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)

30 min | Western

7.4
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Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun.

Stars: Gene Barry, Allison Hayes, Allen Jaffe, Ken Drake

Votes: 700

31. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.4
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A late entry in the television Western boom of the late 1950s. Shotgun Slade was unlike other show heroes. He wasn't a Marshal, Sheriff, or gunfighter for hire, but Slade was a private ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Brady, Frank Ferguson, Monica Lewis, Andy Clyde

Votes: 69

32. Target (1958– )

30 min | Drama

7.3
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This anthology program featured shows about horror and suspense.

Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Troy Melton, Charles Davis, Frank Warren

Votes: 13

33. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Denver McKee (1960)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

7.2
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Ranchers are being killed, cattle stolen, and retired U.S. Deputy Marshall Denver McKee leads various posses after the suspects but never seems to be able to find them. In the meantime, ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker

Votes: 80

34. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Episode: Tonight at 12:17 (1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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Laura Perkins is expecting a baby, and the pregnancy is worrying her. She is soon shocked to discover, however, that her condition has resulted in her having extraordinary psychic powers. ... See full summary »

Director: John Newland | Stars: Peggy Ann Garner, John Lasell, Gene Lyons, Jack Lester

Votes: 40

35. Bat Masterson (1958–1961)
Episode: Debt of Honor (1960)

30 min | Western

7.0
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Bat grubstakes Cactus Charlie, an elderly prospector searching for a gold strike. Charlie finds gold, all right, the proceeds from a recent robbery and the crooks who buried the loot will stop at nothing to recover their ill-gotten gains.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Gene Barry, Edgar Buchanan, Paul Langton, Don Haggerty

Votes: 15

36. Adventures in Odyssey: Electric Christmas (1994 Video)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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It's Christmastime, and all Dylan Taylor wants is an XR-7 limited edition speedster. However, his hopes are zapped when he discovers its extravagant price tag. That is, until he hears that ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Stiles, Robert Vernon, Mike Joens, Ken C. Johnson | Stars: Jack Lester, Will Ryan, Victor DiMattia, Janna Michaels

Votes: 52

37. The Betty Hutton Show (1959– )

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A talkative manicurist inherits a legacy and the custody of three children from a rich Wall Street broker customer.

Stars: Betty Hutton, Dennis Olivieri, Peter Miles, Gigi Perreau

Votes: 31

38. The Rebel (1959–1961)
Episode: The Found (1961)

Approved | Western

6.6
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While traveling with a posse, Yuma encounters the quarry's wife, who is having a baby. He stays with her and the baby while the outlaw is trapped between the posse and two bounty hunters.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Nick Adams, Lorrie Richards, Jack Lester, Karl Held

Votes: 14

39. Man of Steel (1967)

81 min

6.4
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An odd morality tale of a film that falls into three distinct parts. It opens in a steel town where a group of workers oppose the forces of capitalism, then switches to a wilderness ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Anderson | Stars: Harry Elders, Louise Kearley, Jack Lester, Barry Moore

Votes: 14

40. Rat Fink (1965)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Director: James Landis | Stars: Schuyler Hayden, Hal Bokar, Warrene Ott, Judy Hughes

Votes: 32

41. The Two Little Bears (1961)

81 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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Harry Davis, principal of the Burberry Elementary School, is concerned because his two little boys wish they were bears. One day, the two boys meet an old gypsy who tells them to use a ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Hood | Stars: Eddie Albert, Jane Wyatt, Soupy Sales, Butch Patrick

Votes: 58

42. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.0
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After inadvertently stopping an Indian attack on his stagecoach while traveling in the American West, an English gentleman finds himself appointed sheriff of a nearby town.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire

Votes: 816

43. Redheads on Parade (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Musical

5.9
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Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: John Boles, Dixie Lee, Jack Haley, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 9

44. McDuff, the Talking Dog (1976– )

Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Calvin Campbell is a veterinarian, who is also the parent to his sister Kimmy. Now Calvin though not very bright and confident is very nice. Now Amos Ferguson his neighbor wants to buy his ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lester, Johnnie Collins III, Gordon Jump, Monty Margetts

Votes: 5

45. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 219

46. Jennie: Wife/Child (1968)

83 min | Drama

5.3
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Seeds of revenge become planted in an old farmer's mind after he learns that his child bride is getting cozy with the hired help.

Directors: Robert Carl Cohen, James Landis | Stars: Jack Lester, Beverly Lunsford, Jim Reader, Virginia Wood

Votes: 59

47. The Road Hustlers (1968)

94 min | Drama, Action

4.9
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A family of bootleggers fight against the sheriff and local gangsters.

Director: Larry E. Jackson | Stars: Jim Davis, Scott Brady, Bruce Yarnell, Robert Dix

Votes: 14

48. Deadwood '76 (1965)

Approved | 97 min | Western

4.7
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A young drifter is mistaken for Billy the Kid. The consequences prove deadly.

Director: James Landis | Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Jack Lester, La Donna Cottier, Arch Hall Sr.

Votes: 163

49. Die Sister, Die! (1978)

PG | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A man hires a nurse to care for his ailing but nasty and shrewish sister. What he really intends to do, however, is to convince the nurse to join him in a plot to kill her.

Director: Randall Hood | Stars: Jack Ging, Edith Atwater, Antoinette Bower, Kent Smith

Votes: 274

50. The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.2
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Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony M. Lanza | Stars: Bruce Dern, Pat Priest, Casey Kasem, Albert Cole

Votes: 1,142



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