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1. The North Star (1943)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 999

2. My Little Chickadee (1940)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran

Votes: 2,284

3. In Old California (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.4
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During the California Gold Rush, Boston pharmacist Tom Craig sets up shop in Sacramento where he clashes with local town crook Britt Dawson.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish

Votes: 939

4. The Sea Ghost (1931)

Unrated | 62 min | Action, Drama, War

5.7
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A crooked lawyer trying to cheat a young girl out of her inheritance tries to convince a sea captain to help him.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Alan Hale, Laura La Plante, Clarence Wilson, Peter Erkelenz

Votes: 55

5. New Frontier (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.8
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The Three Mesquiteers convince a group of settlers to exchange their present property for some which, unbeknownst to our good guys, is going to be worthless. They are captured before they can warn the ranchers.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Jones

Votes: 339

6. Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)

Passed | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A crusading newspaper editor recruits his old friend Hoppy to take the job of marshal in a town rife with vice and murder directed at helpless miners.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Gail Sheridan, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 141

7. Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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Hydraulic Mining versus Sacramento Valley Farming.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 335

8. 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 »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Sigrid Gurie, Charles Coburn, Spencer Charters

Votes: 596

9. Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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Mesquite banker Calvin Drake plans to profit from the Santa Fe Railroad's acquisition of right-of-way by gaining control of the land in the territory. In the ensuing war of intimidation ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery, Tommy Cook, Maude Allen

Votes: 85

10. North of the Rio Grande (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Western

6.9
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Hoppy's brother has been murdered and he is on the trail of the murderers. To get them he makes himself seem to be a wanted man.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 95

11. Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and faces the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Richard Dix, Kent Taylor, Edgar Buchanan, Frances Gifford

Votes: 54

12. The Night Riders (1939)

Passed | 56 min | History, Western

6.0
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Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Doreen McKay

Votes: 255

13. Belle of the Yukon (1944)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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In the Yukon mining town of Malemute, saloon owner John Calhoun and an assortment of shady characters are after the bags of gold dust the miners deposit in the new bank managed by Calhoun himself.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dinah Shore, Bob Burns

Votes: 292

14. Hell's Heroes (1929)

Unrated | 68 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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When four men rob a bank, one is killed and the other three escape into the desert where they lose their horses in a storm. Finding a woman who gives birth, they are made godfathers only to... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charles Bickford, Raymond Hatton, Fred Kohler, Fritzi Ridgeway

Votes: 405

15. Wagons Westward (1940)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Republic, in pre-production trade announcements, had John Wayne slated as the star of this film but cooler heads, once the script was read, realized that Wayne wasn't exactly the dual-role,... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Anita Louise, Buck Jones, Ona Munson

Votes: 17

16. Rustlers' Valley (1937)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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Hoppy clears Lucky on a charge of bank robbery and foils the plot of a crooked lawyer to rustle a herd of pedigree cattle and take over the valley.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 106

17. The Woman of the Town (1943)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.2
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Bat Masterson's girl tries to get him to give up gunfighting and become a respectable journalist, but Bat has other problems - his rival is in town gunning for him.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Claire Trevor, Albert Dekker, Barry Sullivan, Henry Hull

Votes: 104

18. Frontier Badmen (1943)

Approved | 73 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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A group of cowboys ending their cattle drive in Abilene find that cattle prices are being kept artificially low, driving down the price they'll get for their beef. They set out to change the situation.

Directors: Ford Beebe, William C. McGann | Stars: Robert Paige, Anne Gwynne, Noah Beery Jr., Diana Barrymore

Votes: 33

19. Leather Burners (1943)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. Realizing his telegram about Slack was intercepted, he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Victor Jory

Votes: 102

20. Three Men from Texas (1940)

Approved | 76 min | Western

7.1
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Hoppy and new sidekick California Carlson head to California to help out Lucky Jenkins.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 121

21. Stagecoach War (1940)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Music, Romance

6.9
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Hoppy is busy chasing stagecoach bandits who sing as they rob.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Julie Carter, Harvey Stephens

Votes: 85

22. Lost Canyon (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Western

7.1
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Johnny is accused of robbing and bank and runs off into the hills. Hoppy tries to prove his innocence and get the real bad guys.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Lola Lane

Votes: 63

23. Border Patrol (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Western

6.5
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When three Texas Rangers try to investigate kidnapped Mexicans being used as forced labor in the mines of Silver Bullet, they are framed for murder by the town's corrupt sheriff.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Russell Simpson

Votes: 179

24. Doomed Caravan (1941)

Not Rated | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.7
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Stephen Westcott and Ed Martin scheme to put Jane Travers' wagon line out of business. They want to use it take over all the wagon- train traffic going west. Hoppy, California and Lucky must make sure that doesn't happen.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde, Minna Gombell

Votes: 87

25. Buckskin Frontier (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Western

6.1
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A railroad man and the owner of a freight line battle for control of a crucial mountain pass.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt, Albert Dekker, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 114

26. Melody Ranch (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance, Western

6.3
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His Arizona hometown of Torpedo invites Gene back to be the honorary sheriff of the Frontier Days Celebration.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Gene Autry, Jimmy Durante, Ann Miller, Barton MacLane

Votes: 176

27. Man of Conquest (1939)

Passed | 105 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.4
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The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Richard Dix, Gail Patrick, Edward Ellis, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 109

28. Back in the Saddle (1941)

Not Rated | 73 min | Western

6.3
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After Gene discovers copper on his ranch, Bennett tries to get control of the fortune by framing him in a jail-break.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Edward Norris

Votes: 122

29. Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)

Passed | 302 min | Action, Mystery, Crime

7.0
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A mad doctor named Zanoff uses a drug to bring himself back from the dead after his execution in prison. Dick Tracy sets out to capture Zanoff before he can put his criminal gang back together again.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Irving Pichel, Ted Pearson, Jennifer Jones

Votes: 266

30. Marked Trails (1944)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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Following completion of the "Trail Blazers" series, Bob Steele and Hoot Gibson were paired in three other Monogram westerns, with the only connection to the "Trail Blazers" series being ... See full summary »

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Veda Ann Borg, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 33

31. Sin Town (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.7
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Two con artists arrive in a western boom town that they think is ripe for the pickings, only to get swindled themselves.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Constance Bennett, Broderick Crawford, Patric Knowles, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 23

32. Silver on the Sage (1939)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.3
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Hoppy goes undercover as a gambler from the East when Bar 20 cattle are stolen by unknown rustlers. Brennan/Talbot are twin brothers (one a casino owner, the other a rancher) and Hoppy ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Ruth Rogers

Votes: 80

33. The Ranger and the Lady (1940)

Approved | 59 min | Music, Western

6.4
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While Sam Houston in in the nation's capital trying to get Texas into the Union, his aide is trying to impose a self-serving tax on the use of the Santa Fe trail. The lady owner of a wagon ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Julie Bishop, Harry Woods

Votes: 61

34. Hidden Gold (1940)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.8
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Hoppy and Lucky confront a gang of outlaws which has been ravaging stagecoaches and gold mines. The final gunfight is at Ed Colby's mine.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Minor Watson, Ruth Rogers

Votes: 102

35. Secret of the Wastelands (1941)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.1
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The usual gang of bad guys is out to grab up all the available ranch land. This time their object is land belonging to Chinese. As an aside, Hoppy leads some archaeologists through parts of California.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King, Soo Yong

Votes: 79

36. The Arizona Kid (1939)

Passed | 61 min | Music, War, Western

6.3
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Roy is a Confederate officer stationed in Missouri during the Civil War. He must put an end to outlaw gangs working under the pretense of service to the Confederacy.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally March, Stuart Hamblen

Votes: 146

37. Dangerous Venture (1947)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.8
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Sue Harmon gets Hoppy and his friends to join their expedition looking for Indian artifacts. Expedition leader Atwood makes a deal with nearby cattle rustler Morgan to loot the Indian ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Fritz Leiber

Votes: 86

38. Outlaws of the Desert (1941)

Not Rated | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.6
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Hoppy, Johnny and California go to Arabia to buy some horses. There they get involved with a sheik and a harem and a kidnapping plot.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 64

39. Call of the Rockies (1944)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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Sunset Carson's first western and, despite the misleading video box that indicates otherwise, he was billed as Sonny Carson and was billed 2nd behind Smiley Burnette. Republic dropped the "... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Smiley Burnette, Sunset Carson, Harry Woods, Kirk Alyn

Votes: 66

40. Mystery Man (1944)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.8
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Hoppy's ranch is threatened by rustlers. Hoppy and the gang oblige as usual.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers, Don Costello

Votes: 69

41. Lumberjack (1944)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Julie's husband has been murdered and land agents want her to sign away her property rights. Hoppy warns against this but she does so anyway. It looks as though she will be unable to ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jimmy Rogers, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 91

42. The Fourth Horseman (1932)

57 min | Western

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Learning that Molly O'Rourke owns the entire town of Stillwell but the back taxes have not been paid, Ben Jones takes over. When Molly arrives and learns of the tax situation, Tom rides off... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Tom Mix, Margaret Lindsay, Fred Kohler, Donald Kirke

43. Silver Queen (1942)

80 min | Western

6.0
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A well-known and confident young woman from the Barbary Coast decides to give up her chance at love in order to succeed in card games.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: George Brent, Priscilla Lane, Bruce Cabot, Lynne Overman

Votes: 109

44. Robbers' Roost (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.6
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Running from the law, Jim Hall joins Hays' gang. Hays is foreman on the Herrick ranch and plans to rustle Herrick's cattle. Attracted to Herrick's sister Helen, Jim decides to tell the ... See full summary »

Directors: David Howard, Louis King | Stars: George O'Brien, Maureen O'Sullivan, Walter McGrail, Maude Eburne

Votes: 18

45. The Last Frontier (1932)

Passed | 213 min | Western

5.8
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A frontier newspaper editor Kirby battles outlaw Tiger Morris who is causing indian uprisings to drive away settlers so that he will can claim a gold deposit as his own. With the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Storey | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dorothy Gulliver, Francis X. Bushman Jr., William Desmond

Votes: 32

46. Overland Mail (1942)

Approved | 279 min | Adventure, Western

6.7
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Two investigators for a stagecoach company are assigned to find out why the company's stages keep being ambushed. They discover that the culprits are white men disguised as Indians, and they set out to discover who is behind the plot.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Helen Parrish, Noah Beery Jr., Don Terry

Votes: 35

47. Man from Frisco (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Matt Braddock (a fictional version of real-life Henry Kaiser) is an engineer with revolutionary ideas for shipbuilding. When he tries to set up yards for prefabricating ships on the West ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Anne Shirley, Gene Lockhart, Dan Duryea

Votes: 27

48. Down Texas Way (1942)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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The sixth film of Monogram's eight-film series, "The Rough Riders", has U. S. Marshals Buck Roberts (Buck Jones) and Tim McCall (Tim McCoy) coming to a Texas town to visit their friend, U. ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Luana Walters

Votes: 46

49. Riders of the Timberline (1941)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.7
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Some Easterners intend to seize a tract of valuable timber land. Hoppy must try to stop them before they blow up a major dam.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King, Victor Jory

Votes: 89

50. Fighting Bill Fargo (1941)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Music, Western

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Bill Fargo returns from prison to find Scanlon controlling the town including the Sheriff and the editor. First Scanlon has the Sheriff's opposition in the upcoming election murdered. Then ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Jean Brooks, Kenneth Harlan



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