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1. 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: 4,364

2. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)

Western

8.3
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The Macahans, a family from Virginia, headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb, William Kirby Cullen

Votes: 1,548

3. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 22,116

4. Gunsmoke: The Last Apache (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Western

7.2
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James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the U.S. Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 television series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: James Arness, Richard Kiley, Amy Stoch, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 259

5. The Thing from Another World (1951)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 22,758

6. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 1,723

7. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 17,861

8. Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins", is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there around twelve years ago, Marshal Matt Dillon and Miss Kitty Russell.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Georgie Collins, Amanda Blake, James Arness, Buck Taylor

Votes: 376

9. Gunsmoke: To the Last Man (1992 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Western

7.3
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Retired Marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: James Arness, Pat Hingle, Amy Stoch, Matt Mulhern

Votes: 221

10. Hondo (1953)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Votes: 8,266

11. Wagon Master (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Western

7.2
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Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 3,694

12. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,017

13. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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True tale about a squad of the 101st Airborne Division coping with being trapped by the Nazis in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 6,042 | Gross: $10.29M

14. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 902

15. Island in the Sky (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness

Votes: 2,876

16. Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Western

7.2
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Retired Marshal Matt Dillon goes after a fifteen-year-old boy who is determined to kill the men responsible for the murder of his mother during a stagecoach robbery.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Amy Stoch, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 227

17. Alias Jesse James (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.5
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Outlaw T.J. "Jesse" James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth, who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Gloria Talbott

Votes: 1,082

18. The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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After leaving her family's farm to study nursing in the city, a young woman finds herself on an unexpected path towards politics.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Bickford

Votes: 2,057

19. Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1993 TV Movie)

94 min | Western

7.4
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Retired Marshal Matt Dillon must clear his name after a lying witness makes him wanted: dead or alive.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: James Arness, James Brolin, Amy Stoch, Christopher Bradley

Votes: 203

20. The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Western

5.6
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At the turn of the century, Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets, they embark on the even more hazardous project of selling ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Barry Nelson, Carol Channing, David Brian

Votes: 526

21. The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Arness, Brian Keith, Alec Baldwin, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 490

22. McClain's Law (1981–1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Jim McClain was a cop and after being injured and deemed unfit for duty he was retired and for the past fifteen years was working on a fishing boat. One day he and his partner sell their ... See full summary »

Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

Votes: 54

23. Big Jim McLain (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.4
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down Communists.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

Votes: 1,788

24. Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.3
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Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards

Votes: 904

25. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 82

26. Red River (1988 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Western

6.3
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A remake of the 1948 movie of the same name. Arness portrayed a rancher at odds with his son.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, James Arness, Gregory Harrison, Stan Shaw

Votes: 208

27. The Sea Chase (1955)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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As World War II begins, German freighter Captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gauntlet of Allied warships.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger

Votes: 2,514

28. Flame of the Islands (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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The story of a café singer who buys a gambling casino, and the men who fall in love with her.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Howard Duff, Zachary Scott, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 85

29. Carbine Williams (1952)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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David Marshall Williams is sent to a prison farm where he works in the tool shop and eventually develops the precursor of the famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in World War II.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 1,610

30. Horizons West (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.2
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun

Votes: 693

31. Stars in My Crown (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

7.5
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In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous, that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale

Votes: 1,544

32. The People Against O'Hara (1951)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son facing a homicide charge.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak

Votes: 862

33. The Lone Hand (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.7
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In 1870, widowed farmer Zachary Hallock secretly joins a group of outlaws as a solution to his money problems.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake

Votes: 292

34. Sierra (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Western

6.8
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Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name, but some would rather see them dead.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives, Dean Jagger

Votes: 560

35. Pioneers of Television (2008– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Phyllis Diller, Florence Henderson, Betty White

Votes: 185

36. Iron Man (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

6.5
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An ambitious coal miner is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes, Stephen McNally, Rock Hudson

Votes: 139

37. Gun the Man Down (1956)

Passed | 76 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Two bank robbers abandon their wounded partner to the posse and run with the loot but their partner, after serving time in prison, seeks revenge.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Angie Dickinson, Robert J. Wilke, Emile Meyer

Votes: 402

38. Roses Are Red (1947)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A paroled convict who bears a striking resemblance to the local District Attorney is hired by the mob to impersonate him, while the real District Attorney is kidnapped and held captive at a secret location.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Don Castle, Peggy Knudsen, Patricia Knight, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 112

39. Hellgate (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.5
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A man is framed and sent to toughest prison in the territory.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond, James Arness

Votes: 320

40. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

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Add a Plot

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Nanette Fabray, Bette Davis

Votes: 96

41. Wyoming Mail (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Western

6.2
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In 1869, when the railroad mail service is threatened by frequent bandit attacks, the government hires Steve Davis to infiltrate a gang in order to destroy it from inside.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Howard Da Silva, Ed Begley

Votes: 148

42. The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (1997– )

Biography, History

4.9
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After two decades and 874 in-depth oral history interviews, The Archive of American Television will be the foundation of The Interviews: An Oral History of Television. The Interviews houses... See full summary »

Stars: Karen Herman, Stephen J. Abramson, Jenni Matz, Michael Rosen

Votes: 7

43. Double Crossbones (1951)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.0
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After being falsely accused of dishonesty, a young man decides to become a pirate.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer, John Emery

Votes: 193

44. The Girl in White (1952)

92 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: June Allyson, Arthur Kennedy, Gary Merrill, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 264

45. Two Lost Worlds (1951)

Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.4
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When the American clipper ship "The Queen" is attacked by pirates off the Hebrides in 1830, Mate Kirk Hamilton is injured and must be put ashore at Queensland Colony, Australia, for ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Dawn | Stars: Kasey Rogers, James Arness, Bill Kennedy, Gloria Petroff

Votes: 150

46. Her Twelve Men (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An inexperienced female teacher is hired at a private elite school for boys where she raises a few eyebrows among the all-male faculty.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Robert Ryan, Barry Sullivan, Richard Haydn

Votes: 321

47. The Veils of Bagdad (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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The Ottoman leadership entrusts Antar with the task of preventing the Pasha of Bagdad from using local leader Mustapha's united hill tribes against the Ottoman Sultan.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Victor Mature, Mari Blanchard, Virginia Field, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 82

48. The Man from Texas (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Western

5.7
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Tobias Simms (James Craig) is torn between his criminal career as the masked bandit named the "El Paso Kid", and the life of a law-abiding citizen with his long-suffering wife Zoe (Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: James Craig, Lynn Bari, Johnny Johnston, Una Merkel

Votes: 47

49. Cavalry Scout (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.2
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After 3 Gatling Guns are stolen from a Montana army arsenal, a Cavalry scout is dispatched there to retrieve them before the thieves can sell them to the Indians.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rod Cameron, Audrey Long, Jim Davis, James Millican

Votes: 93

50. Belle Le Grand (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.0
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After serving a prison sentence in 1850, a New Orleans woman becomes a rich gambler, opens a casino on the Barbary Coast, gets romantically involved with Nevada mine owners and watches over the interests of her little sister.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Vera Ralston, John Carroll, William Ching, Hope Emerson

Votes: 106



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