Joseph H. Lewis' Westerns

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1. Courage of the West (1937)

Approved | 56 min | Western

8.0
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Rangers go after bandits holding up Wells Fargo offices.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bob Baker, J. Farrell MacDonald, Lois January, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 5

2. The Last Stand (1938)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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Tip Douglas is sent after cattle rustlers, the same rustlers that murdered his father. Posing as a notorious outlaw, he is able to join the gang. Learning that the gang's boss Thorn Evans ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bob Baker, Constance Moore, Fuzzy Knight, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 16

3. Border Wolves (1938)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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Just after Carson's gang murder members of a wagon train, Rusty and Clem come along and are arrested. Knowing they are innocent Judge Coleman breaks them out and sends them after Carson. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bob Baker, Constance Moore, Fuzzy Knight, Dickie Jones

Votes: 23

4. Two-Fisted Rangers (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Mystery, Romance, Western

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Thad Lawson arrives in Oak Valley to avenge the murder of his brother, the local sheriff. He learns that Jack Rand, powerful overlord of the town is to blame. After Rand murders newspaper ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Nolan

5. Blazing Six Shooters (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Romance, Western

7.7
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Karsin and Lash are after the Kenyon and Rawlins ranches where they have spotted silver ore. When Lash robs Rawlins and kills Kenyon, Jeff suspects them and makes a plan to nab the two. He ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Dick Curtis, Al Bridge

Votes: 6

6. The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940)

Passed | 59 min | Western

6.0
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Powder Kilgore (Ray Bennett as Raphael Bennett) kills freighter Jeff Cameron (Edward LeSaint) and the latter's daughter, "Spunky" (Iris Meredith), sends for gunfighter Wild Bill Saunders (... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor, Ray Bennett

Votes: 79

7. The Return of Wild Bill (1940)

60 min | Western

7.5
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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, George Lloyd, Luana Walters

Votes: 20

8. Texas Stagecoach (1940)

60 min | Western

6.6
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The Kinkaids and the Harpers both run stage lines and are friendly competitors. Appleby is after the stage line and convinces the two owners to build a spur line to the same town. Then he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Charles Starrett, Iris Meredith, Bob Nolan, Dick Curtis

Votes: 13

9. Arizona Cyclone (1941)

Approved | 59 min | Western

5.8
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Crenshaw and Randolph are competing freight haulers and Randolph's lead man Tom Baxter has given him an advantage. A big hauling contract is coming up that requires a large deposit. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Kathryn Adams

Votes: 16

10. The Silver Bullet (1942)

Approved | 58 min | Music, Western

5.8
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A cowboy heads for the town where his father was murdered to find out who was responsible.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, William Farnum, Jennifer Holt

Votes: 38

11. Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.5
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Judge Ezra Barnes, crooked-lawyer Clint Ranier and saloon-owner Flash Hollister control the town of Hangtown Mesa. The completion of the Rocky Mountain Telegraph Company will loosen and ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, William Farnum, Rex Lease

Votes: 16

12. A Lawless Street (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.4
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A Marshal must face unpleasant facts about his past when he attempts to run a criminal gang out of town.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Randolph Scott, Angela Lansbury, Warner Anderson, Jean Parker

Votes: 891

13. 7th Cavalry (1956)

Approved | 75 min | Western

5.9
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An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Faylen

Votes: 830

14. The Halliday Brand (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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Sheriff Halliday doesn't approve of his children dating or marrying half-breeds and his blind hate threatens to alienate his whole family.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors, Betsy Blair, Ward Bond

Votes: 287

15. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazzola

Votes: 1,244

16. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Duel of Honor (1958)

30 min | Family, Western

8.6
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When the stagecoach breaks down in North Fork an Italian Count, Alfredo di Montova, has to spend the night at the hotel. His fancy dress and accented English makes him a target for town ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Jack Elam, Joe Bassett

Votes: 66

17. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Safe Guard (1958)

30 min | Family, Western

8.8
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A Texas gunslinger is hired to protect the bank of North Fork. When he appears at the McCain Ranch, he doesn't leave a very good impression with Lucas, and for good reason - he has a secret. Mark is proud when he sells his first pig.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Claude Akins, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 67

18. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Letter of the Law (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.5
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An outlaw gang kidnaps Micah and threatens to kill him unless their leader is released from jail. Lucas must decide whether to turn loose the notorious killer or face the possibility of the murder of his friend Micah.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Ken Lynch

Votes: 35

19. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Shivaree (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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A wagon train master forces a young couple to marry after they hide the fact that one is a girl, and Lucas takes them in to help them; but trouble soon arises when a drunken crowd calls for a Shivaree.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Paul Carr

Votes: 61

20. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Trade (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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Lucas McCain is surprise when someone he once worked with, Sam Morley, shows up at the ranch. Lucas thought Morley had died but it turns out he's a wanted man and wants Lucas to do him a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Paul Richards

Votes: 49

21. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Boomerang (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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Lucas takes in an orphaned young boy, and one of the things he teaches the boy is how to use a gun. What Lucas doesn't know, however, is that the boy wants to learn how to use a gun so he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Harlan Warde, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 42

22. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Pet (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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Lucas helps a man after he's shot in a shootout by a man who wants to keep a secret about his past. When he allows Mark to take in a pet, he doesn't know that his decision will endanger his son's life.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Robert J. Wilke, Bill Erwin

Votes: 48

23. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Deadly Wait (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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Dan Maury, a criminal arrested by Micah Torrance, returns from five years in prison determined to avenge himself upon the town marshal.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Bill Quinn

Votes: 45

24. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Patsy (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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An outlaw gang plans to take over and loot the town of North Fork by getting rid of the one man who could stand in their way: Lucas McCain.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Whit Bissell

Votes: 45

25. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Eddie's Daughter (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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When two outlaws threaten the life of Lil Halstead, daughter of the town's hotel clerk, Lucas sets out to determine the reason behind the threats.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, John Harmon

Votes: 34

26. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Panic (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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Town ne'er-do-well Brett Conway finds out that a couple who moved near North Fork and soon fell sick are actually ill with highly contagious and potentially fatal yellow fever. Knowing that... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Enid Jaynes

Votes: 38

27. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Surveyors (1959)

30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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Mark tells Lucas that he overheard a plot to rob North Fork's bank. When Lucas questions him more closely about it, Mark, thinking that his father doesn't believe him, runs away from home.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Lin McCarthy

Votes: 33

28. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Martinet (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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A Cavalry captain discovers that a son has been an outlaw who was killed by Lucas. He is determined to punish Lucas for the tragedy.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, John Hoyt

Votes: 39

29. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Hero (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

7.9
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Stablehand Colly Vane, while out hunting, gets the drop on notorious wanted gunfighter The Domino Kid, and is forced to shoot him. When Colly brings the Kid's body into town to claim the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 39

30. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Strange Town (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.0
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When Micah is badly injured by an escaping prisoner, Lucas tracks the prisoner back to his home town where they do not give up their own.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, William Schallert

Votes: 44

31. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Shotgun Man (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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An ex-convict with a grudge against Lucas comes to town determined to kill him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, John Anderson

Votes: 45

32. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Deserter (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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Lucas sets out to save the life of a young soldier who has deserted from the army and is now scheduled to be executed.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 53

33. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Hangman (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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A friend of Lucas is found murdered and robbed. Suspicion falls on an ex-con, and a lynching seems inevitable.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Whit Bissell

Votes: 43

34. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Heller (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.5
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A young boy and his sister, victims of an abusive father, come to the conclusion that the only way to protect themselves from further abuse is to kill him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Peter Whitney

Votes: 44

35. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Day of the Hunter (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

7.5
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A famous old frontiersman, with a reputation as the best rifleman around, challenges Luke to see who's really the best with a rifle.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Dick Elliott

Votes: 53

36. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Visitor (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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Lucas finds himself attracted to a young widow who stops in North Fork on her way to claim an inheritance.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Christine White

Votes: 48

37. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Baranca (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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In Micah's absence, Lucas is forced into a duel to determine to which system of justice the blatant murder of a rural Hispanic resident applies: the old justice of traditional New Mexico Hispanics, administered by "Baranca", or the US law.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, John Milford

Votes: 40

38. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Spoiler (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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An older couple settles down in North Fork, but they have a secret--they're not using their real names because they don't want anyone to know that their son is a notorious gunfighter and killer.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Ellen Corby

Votes: 37

39. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Miss Milly (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

7.9
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Milly Scott buys Hattie's general store. Her background as a schoolteacher does little to prepare her for what she bought into when she hires a stranger in town to collect all the debts owed to the store.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joan Taylor

Votes: 46

40. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Fourflusher (1960)

30 min | Family, Western

8.5
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Gabe Fenway, a sharecropper for local landlord Preston, plans to run his quarterhorse Sapphire in a local horse race. Mark also plans to race his horse, Blueboy, in the race. Preston, who ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, James Westerfield

Votes: 30

41. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Closer Than a Brother (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.6
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When Micah's recurring nightmares drives him back to drunkenness, Lucas decides that the marshal must confront the source of those nightmares - a gunslinger he failed to face down sixteen years before.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Rex Ingram

Votes: 43

42. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Shattered Idol (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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Lucas and Mark meet Mark Twain. Later they find out that he has a sad secret.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Jack Elam

Votes: 40

43. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Wyoming Story: Part 1 (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.7
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After his herd is wiped out by hoof-and-mouth disease, McCain agrees to serve as an undercover detective for the U.S. government in order to raise enough cash to buy more cattle. He travels... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joan Taylor

Votes: 41

44. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Wyoming Story: Part 2 (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.7
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Lucas continues his undercover assignment - searching for the source of repeating rifles that have fallen into the hands of renegade Indians. Meanwhile McCain's absence is keenly felt back in North Fork.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joan Taylor

Votes: 38

45. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Honest Abe (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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An eccentric man who pretends he's Abe Lincoln spends a weekend with Lucas and Mark. He finds himself in trouble when he gets in a fight with a man in the saloon and breaks the man's arm.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Charles Cooper

Votes: 36

46. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Face of Yesterday (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.7
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When he sees the face of a young man who is calling him out, Lucas experiences a shocking flashback to his civil war days.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Ben Cooper

Votes: 52

47. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Vaqueros (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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In Mexico to buy a seed-bull, Lucas and Mark McCain fall prey to bandits. These bandits strip Lucas of his shirt, hat, and boots. Then they tie him to a tree and leave him to die while they ride off with his kidnapped son.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Ziva Rodann

Votes: 45

48. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Long Gun from Tucson (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

7.9
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North Fork has a problem. A man named John Holliver wants revenge for something that happened five years ago.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Whit Bissell

Votes: 38

49. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Sheer Terror (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.6
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Lucas is asked to stand guard when $50,000 is transferred from a specially designed stagecoach strongbox to the North Fork Bank's vault. Sloan, a former bank clerk plans to rob the shipment... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joan Taylor

Votes: 38

50. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Stand-In (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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A prison wagon stops at the McCain ranch. One of the guards asks Lucas for a bottle of alcohol. He refuses. Later the guards return and take Lucas prisoner.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Richard Devon

Votes: 34

51. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Journey Back (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.0
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Mark gets a job from a neighbor who he initialed shied away from because of his facial scars. When his military past is revealed, Mark has to decide if his new friend has been lying or is the man on his trail seeking vengeance justified.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, John Anderson

Votes: 34

52. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Prisoner (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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Major Aaron King and Corporal Troc arrive in North Fork on horseback. When they see Lucas, they remember that he was a Lt. in the Union Army fifteen years ago. They see this chance meeting as a lucky break.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joan Taylor

Votes: 32

53. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Flowers by the Door (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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A book salesman gives flower seeds to a woman who's husband is away from home. He then covers her mouth with one of his hands as she tries to scream for help!

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Jean Allison

Votes: 46

54. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Actress (1961)

30 min | Family, Western

7.9
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Lucas fulfills the dying wish for an old friend.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 37

55. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Death Never Rides Alone (1962)

30 min | Family, Western

8.9
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Johnny Drako is looking for Lucas McCain. He makes sure to tell Sweeney the bartender. After Johnny leaves the saloon, Sweeney hurries to tell Lucas, who is in Micah's office.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 53

56. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Waste: Part 1 (1962)

30 min | Family, Western

8.0
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When Lucas, Mark, and Micah get lost in Old Mexico, they are held hostage by a bunch of bandits who intend to kill the men and make Mark a slave. Micah is seriously hurt and buried alive - so it is all up to Lucas to save them.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Vito Scotti

Votes: 49

57. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Waste: Part 2 (1962)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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While trapped in a ghost town saloon, Lucas tries to come up with a plan of escape in order to save his son and Micah after Mark refuses to leave without him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Vito Scotti

Votes: 39

58. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Squeeze Play (1962)

30 min | Family, Western

8.2
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When Lucas refuses to sell his land to Mr. Prescott, he hires men to try to change his mind But no matter what challenges are thrown at him, he refuses. Even Lou and Mark don't understand his refusal.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 36

59. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: A Young Man's Fancy (1962)

30 min | Family, Western

8.6
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The stage arrives in North Fork, and a young lady gets off. She is Sally Walker, a niece of Milly. When Mark sees Sally, he is instantly smitten and stopped in his tracks by her good looks.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joan Taylor

Votes: 40

60. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: I Take This Woman (1962)

30 min | Family, Western

7.9
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Dennis O'Flarrety arrives in North Fork. Upon seeing an opportunity to help, he single-handedly lifts part of a wagon. But, his real reason for being in town is that he intends to marry Lou Mallory, the owner of the hotel.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 32

61. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Sidewinder (1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.4
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Lucas shot and killed a man years ago. Now, his son - who is Mark's age - is in North Fork for revenge. After he threatens a gunfight with Mark, Lucas demands him arrested and charged, but Lou Mallory has other plans.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 50

62. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: And the Devil Makes Five (1963)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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After running into Micah on the trail, Mark and Lucas stay to help him when the prisoner he is transporting injures Micah's arm. But the morning yields a serious problem. Lucas's life is in mortal danger and only the prisoner can save him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 31

63. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Suspicion (1963)

30 min | Family, Western

7.7
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Mark and Lucas help a stranded stranger back to town. When he starts giving away items stolen in murderous robberies, he is accused of the murders. But Lucas isn't so sure he's guilty.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 28

64. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Quality of Mercy (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.4
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Little Joe struggles with his conscience, trying to believe that his friend, Seth Pruitt, did the right thing after Seth admits to the mercy-killing of his fiancée's father when the man was... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 45

65. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: Old Tony (1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.1
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Mark and his girlfriend, Lorrie, become entangled in a feud between two old codgers. The teenagers soon learn that the "Hermit" has a bark that's worse than his bite when the old man ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Karen Sue Trent

Votes: 48

66. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Guest (1963)

30 min | Family, Western

7.6
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A stranger arrives in North Fork claiming to be an old acquaintance of a good friend from Lucas's past. In reality, he has been hired to kill Lucas, but his plans go sour when Mark befriends him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 37

67. The Rifleman (1958–1963)
Episode: The Bullet (1963)

30 min | Family, Western

7.8
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Lucas travels to a town and gets mixed up in a murder mystery when he tries to find a missing friend. The Sheriff introduces a strange concept: ballistics. Lucas is leery, but plays along with him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Patricia Blair

Votes: 32

68. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
Episode: Pompey (1964)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

8.0
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Daniel runs afoul of Carolina law when he helps Pompey, a runaway slave, remove his leg iron and refuses to turn him over to Calhoun, the bond servant in charge of him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Fess Parker, Albert Salmi, Patricia Blair, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 22

69. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Thursday's Child (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.2
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Kitty welcomes her mentor to town, but her friend is burdened by a secret: she's here to deliver the child of her outlaw son, a man willing to take his own mother hostage.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 51

70. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
Episode: Incident at Dry Creek (1965)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Shenandoah arrived in Dry Creek hard pressed for money and looking for a man named Bart Teller. Come to find out, Teller was a known outlaw. He took a job for the Sheriff to earn some money... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Robert Horton, Leif Erickson, Nina Shipman, Michael Burns

Votes: 12

71. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Night of the Wolf (1965)

60 min | Western

8.2
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Nick is bitten by a rabid wolf, an attack only Heath witnesses. Thinking he is going to die, Nick leaves the ranch and Stockton without any explanation to his family. His journey leads him ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 57

72. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: One Killer on Ice (1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.1
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Anderson, a stylish bounty hunter, rides into Dodge City. He informs Matt that his partner has a wanted criminal at an ice house. The locale is a two-day ride from Dodge; Anderson wants ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 57

73. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: The Vindicators (1965)

30 min | Western

7.7
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Ned Travis is a reporter for the New York Herald who's made something of a career for himself writing about Jason McCord and Bitter Creek. He wants McCord to tell him the truth about what ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Chuck Connors, June Lockhart, Claude Akins, John Litel

Votes: 24

74. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Boots with My Father's Name (1965)

60 min | Western

8.2
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A Stockton memorial to Tom Barkley and his last pair of dress boots stir memories of him for Victoria and Heath. Victoria travels to Strawberry, Heath's birthplace, to find out just what Tom Barkley felt for Heath's mother Leah.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 86

75. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
Episode: The Death of Matthew Eldridge (1966)

30 min | Western

7.5
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As soon as Shenandoah arrives in the town of Eldridgeville, he is accused of and jailed for the four year old murder of Matthew Eldridge, for whom the town is named.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Robert Horton, Douglas Fowley, Louise Latham, Byron Morrow

Votes: 11

76. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
Episode: Plunder (1966)

30 min | Western

8.1
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This time Shenandoah is in search of Sam Waters, the man for whom the locket from episode 10 was made. Instead he finds his frightened daughter and a U.S. Marshall (Pat Hingle), who is also... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Robert Horton, Pat Hingle, Mark Allen, Paul Fix

Votes: 10

77. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Man from Nowhere (1966)

60 min | Western

7.5
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A woman, her mother-in-law and young son are considered squatters. The Cattlemen want her off the land. The woman will not make it easy for them. She fights to remain in what she considers ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 37