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1. The Texas Ranger (1931)

61 min | Western

8.1
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Taylor has his men burning out the ranchers. When they kill Clayton, his daughter Helen and her men turn outlaw. The Rangers send Logan, and posing as a cowhand he joins her gang. But ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, Carmelita Geraghty, Harry Woods, Ed Brady

Votes: 8

2. Oklahoma Renegades (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Western

7.9
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Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico, known as The Three Mesquiteers, return to Oklahoma at the close of the Spanish-American War, and are concerned that some of their wounded buddies have ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Lee 'Lasses' White

Votes: 7

3. Saddlemates (1941)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.8
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In this remake of "Ride, Ranger, Ride" (1936), Texas Rangers Stony Brooke, Tucson Smith and Lullaby Joslin (The Three Mesquiteers) are detailed by Ranger Captain Miller, of the Red River ... See full summary »

Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis, Gale Storm

Votes: 33

4. Shadows on the Sage (1942)

Passed | 55 min | Western

7.7
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The Three Mesquiteers, Tucson, Stony, and Lullaby (Dodd's 1st appearance in the series) arrive to help Sheriff Lippy fight the outlaws. But when the gang leader Curly Joe captures Tucson ... See full summary »

Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd, Cheryl Walker

Votes: 36

5. 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

6. 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

7. Pals of the Pecos (1941)

Passed | 56 min | Western

7.6
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Dan Burke is after a mail contract and Stevens through his henchman Keno is out to stop him. When Burke's son Larry brings the payroll he is murdered and the Three Mesquiteers blamed. Young... See full summary »

Director: Lester Orlebeck | Stars: Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis, June Johnson

Votes: 40

8. 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

9. 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

10. The Return of Wild Bill (1940)

Approved | 60 min | Western

7.3
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To get possession of choice ranch lands, Matt and Jake Kilgore frame Sam Griffin for stealing cattle from Lige Saunders, set themselves up as vigilantes and then hang him. Then they urge Ol... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor, George Lloyd

Votes: 22

11. The Trail Blazers (1940)

Approved | 58 min | Western

7.3
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The Continental Telegraph Co. is putting a telegraph line to the town and the fort. They know that the telegraph is needed to stop the activities of the outlaws, but only the outlaws can ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis, Pauline Moore

Votes: 18

12. The Texas Bad Man (1932)

60 min | Western

7.3
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The Rangers have planted wanted posters of their man Tom Logan around hoping he can join the outlaw gang they are after. Robbing the stage ahead of the gang gets him in and he learns Keefe ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Laemmle | Stars: Tom Mix, Lucille Powers, Willard Robertson, Fred Kohler

Votes: 21

13. 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

14. Raiders of the Range (1942)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Daggett is out to stop the completion of an oil well. He cheats Foster at poker and then forces him to delay the drilling. But the Mesquiteers are on the job with Lullaby posing as a cleaning lady to get evidence.

Director: John English | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis, Lois Collier

Votes: 15

15. Wagon Tracks West (1943)

Approved | 55 min | Western

7.2
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Fleetwing has gone east to become a doctor and the first patient that he gets is Gabby. Gabby swallowed bad water escaping from Indians and has Indian fever. Fleetwing and Elliott know that... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Bill Elliott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Tom Tyler, Anne Jeffreys

Votes: 12

16. Frontier Gunlaw (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Music, Western

7.2
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Jim Stewart (Charles Starrett) comes to Mesa City and buys a ranch from publisher Matt Edwards (Weldon Heyburn), who is confined to a wheelchair. The area is terrorized by an outlaw gang ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Charles Starrett, Tex Harding, Dub Taylor, Jean Stevens

Votes: 10

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)

Approved | 211 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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Using a diabolical disguise, Harry Crowel embarks on a vengeful career of destruction...opposed by three heroic daredevils.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Charles Quigley, Bruce Bennett, David Sharpe, Carole Landis

Votes: 163

22. The Miracle Rider (1935)

Approved | 306 min | Action, Comedy, Western

7.1
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Texas Ranger tries to stop takeover of Indian lands.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Tom Mix, Charles Middleton, Joan Gale, Robert Frazer

Votes: 119 | Gross: $1.00M

23. 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 »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Carole Landis

Votes: 48

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

29. Sheriff of Sundown (1944)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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Bringing his large cattle herd to Sundown, Tex Jordan sells to Hatfield. He does OK but learns Hatfield is cheating the small outfits. When one refuses to sell he is murdered and Tex then ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Max Terhune, Twinkle Watts

Votes: 29

30. 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: 94

31. 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

32. 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

33. In Old Colorado (1941)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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Joe Weller has instigated a conflict over water rights between two ranchers. The idea is to have the ranchers do each other in then move in and take over. Hoppy and the good guys won't let this happen.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 92

34. Calling Wild Bill Elliott (1943)

Approved | 55 min | Western

6.9
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The ruthless self-appointed Governor Nichols and his militia are driving ranchers off their land. When they go after the Culver's, Wild Bill arrives to help them and the outnumbered ranchers fight back.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Bill Elliott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Anne Jeffreys, Herbert Heyes

Votes: 53

35. 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

36. 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

37. 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

38. 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

39. Forbidden Trails (1941)

Approved | 54 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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When two outlaws are released from prison, they travel to Arizona to "take care of" the newly retired Marshal that put them behind bars.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 77

40. The Ghost Rider (1943)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.8
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The first of a long-running series of Monogram-produced westerns starring Johnny Mack Brown and Raymond Hatton that replaced the Rough Riders series following the death of Buck Jones in the... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Harry Woods, Beverly Boyd

Votes: 19

41. Silver City Kid (1944)

Passed | 55 min | Crime, Western

6.8
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Molybdenum deposits can make a man rich, but Stoner finds that the deposits run under the Clayton Ranch. Judge Ballard wants the Ranch so he has Garvey shoot Steve. When Ruth blames Stoner ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Allan Lane, Peggy Stewart, Wally Vernon, Twinkle Watts

Votes: 26

42. Sunset in Wyoming (1941)

65 min | Western

6.8
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By stripping all the timber from the land, a lumber baron threatens everyone with flooding. Gene won't let that happen.

Director: William Morgan | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, George Cleveland, Maris Wrixon

Votes: 43

43. Mojave Firebrand (1944)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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In 1877, the mule of prospector Hayes knocks over a rock filled with Silver. With the rich strike, Hayes want to build a peaceful town, but with the mines comes outlaws and Epitaph is soon ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Bill Elliott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Anne Jeffreys, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 29

44. Stardust on the Sage (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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The foreman of a mining company is out to steal the mine from its owners, and Gene must stop him.

Director: William Morgan | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, William Henry, Edith Fellows

Votes: 49

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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

49. Below the Border (1942)

Approved | 57 min | Western

6.7
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A gang of rustlers blackmails young Joe Collins into helping them, Sandy poses undercover as a janitor in the leader's saloon, and Buck impersonates a well-known crooked fence.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Linda Brent

Votes: 80

50. 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



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