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2. Pioneers of Television (2008– )
Episode: Westerns (2011)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.2
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This episodes reviews various contributions to the western genre on early US television. Maverick (1957), starring 'James Garner' was an early success and noted for its humor. The Rifleman ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Boettcher | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, James Garner, Ed Ames, Linda Evans

Votes: 41

3. 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

4. The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (1997– )
Episode: James Arness (2002)

Biography, History

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Director: Jenni Matz | Stars: James Arness, Henry Coleman

5. Television: The First Fifty Years (1999 Video)

120 min | Documentary

6.0
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Trace the history of television and its impact on American culture with clips, newsreels, and exclusive interviews from television greats like Walter Cronkite, Carol Burnett, and Jay Leno.

Director: Kent Hagen | Stars: Eddie Albert, Jed Allan, Dayton Allen, Fred Allen

Votes: 7

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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. 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

11. John Wayne Standing Tall (1989 TV Movie)

70 min | Biography

6.8
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Profile of one of the world's most popular motion picture stars, told through interviews with some of the artists who worked with him, family, friends, and excerpts from many of his films and television appearances.

Director: John Musilli | Stars: James Arness, James Bacon, Peter Bogdanovich, Harry Carey Jr.

Votes: 9

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (1985 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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A televised event in honor of the 40th president, Ronald Reagan, the year he was sworn in for his second term of office.

Director: Dick McDonough | Stars: Edie Adams, Steve Allen, June Allyson, Leon Ames

Votes: 24

17. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: A Matter of Honor (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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While investigating a man's death. Evidence leads McClain to a family who are friends of his. It seems that the man was having an affair with the daughter. And the family is extremely proud... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

18. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: From the Mouths of Babes (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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A robbery witnessed by young child.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

19. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: Green Light (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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2 detectives are taken hostage in the police station.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

20. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: Takeover (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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The detectives are tracking down a bank robber.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

21. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: The Last Hero (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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McClain is taken hostage in a hospital.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

22. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: The Sign of the Beast: Part 1 (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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A crime that has been committed may be drug related.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

Votes: 5

23. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: The Sign of the Beast: Part 2 (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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A continuation of Pt. 1. ????????

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

24. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: To Save the Queen (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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The detectives try to prevent the murdering of the Deputy Mayor.

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

25. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: Use of Deadly Force (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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McClain checks the accusations of (suspect beatings) by police officers.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

26. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: What Patric Doesn't Know (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Citizens take the law into their own hands.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

Votes: 6

27. 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

28. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: A Time of Peril (1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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There's a rapist at large. McClain and Gates respond to the latest attack. While there McClain encounters a man who is running away so he chases him and knocks him out. Later a TV reporter ... See full summary »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

29. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: Let the Victims Beware (1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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McClain and his partner try to prosecute x-cons, in witness protection.

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

30. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: Pilot (1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Returning from retirement to hunt down a killer!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

Votes: 6

31. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: Portrait of a Playmate (1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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The 2 detectives with the help of an (alcoholic) x-cop, hopefully solve the murders of 2 prostitutes.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

32. McClain's Law (1981–1982)
Episode: Requiem for a Narc (1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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When an undercover cop, who's the son of an old friend of McClain's, is killed by a drug dealer he was working on. McClain tries to get the man but because of a legal technicality, the man ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Smithee | Stars: James Arness, Marshall Colt, George DiCenzo, Carl Franklin

33. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: China Girl (1979)

99 min | Western

7.9
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Li Sin's family leaves China for a better future. She is raped on the voyage to America and finds herself on the Macahan ranch on land leased for gold exploration. When Molly finds she is ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 25

34. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Hillary (1979)

99 min | Western

8.5
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Orville Gant catches a bank robber who has information about the murder of Judge Renson. He contacts Luke. Luke comes to town and sparks fly when he meets Hillary as he prepares to go out after the killer.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 23

35. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: L'Affaire Riel (1979)

99 min | Western

8.1
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General Sheridan prevails upon a reluctant Zeb to search for Louis Riel and return him to Canada. While Zeb is gone the General takes advantage of an opportunity to pursue an interest in Molly Culhane.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 22

36. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Luke (1979)

99 min | Western

8.1
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Luke is forced to kill a bounty hunter who learns the reward on Luke is still in effect and increased. He soon learns the bounty was increased by the government in order to force Luke to work undercover for them.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 27

37. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: The Enemy (1979)

99 min | Western

8.8
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Zeb joins a group of soldiers assigned to bring Two Bears back to the fort in hopes of ending Indian attacks on wagons passing west. The group is led by Lt. Ayeless who is fresh out of West Point and clashes with Zeb.

Director: Gunnar Hellström | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 33

38. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: The Forgotten (1979)

99 min | Western

8.2
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An army survey team guided by Luke is attacked and two soldiers are killed. Luke and Josh return to the site to hunt for the killer only to find a confederate soldier who is still fighting the war.

Director: Barry Crane | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 24

39. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: The Gunfighter (1979)

99 min | Western

8.8
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Frank Grayson comes to town and Luke takes an interest when he learns he has been hired to run settlers out of the valley. Things are further complicated when Laura develops a romantic interest in Frank.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 30

40. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: The Innocent (1979)

99 min | Western

7.8
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Josh tries to bring a couple of horses home but needs to cross a river and finds himself in the middle of a feud over ferries on the river. Josh befriends Willie - a boy who is slow and overprotected by his mother.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 27

41. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: The Rustler (1979)

99 min | Western

8.6
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Jessie meets a boy in town and quickly becomes fond of him. He is on his way to meet some friends with plans to steal some horses.

Director: Barry Crane | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 31

42. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: The Scavengers (1979)

99 min | Western

8.2
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Zeb, Molly, and Laura are on their way back from St. Louis when the riverboat they are on is attacked by pirates. Zeb is thrown overboard and Molly and Laura are kidnapped.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 26

43. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: The Slavers (1979)

99 min | Western

8.6
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When letters from Tap Henry's daughter are returned from Mexico, Zeb and Josh head south to find out what happened to her. When they arrive in her home town, no one is willing to answer their questions.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 27

44. CBS: On the Air (1978– )

450 min | Documentary

8.4
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7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.

Stars: James Arness, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Ken Berry

Votes: 26

45. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Amnesty (1978)

89 min | Western

8.5
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Zeb learns Beth's husband is supposedly a dead, guilt-ridden Army hero involved in a military massacre. As Jessie nears death, Zeb decides to take her to an Arapaho medicine man - with a skeptical Luke and Josh in close pursuit.

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 22

46. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Brothers (1978)

99 min | Western

8.7
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After he learns of presence of gold, Deek bribes a land agent to seize ownership of the Macahan creek. Tap takes extreme measures to keep Zeb from learning about the rustlers. Josh arrives ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 22

47. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Buffalo Story (1978)

93 min | Western

8.6
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Kate Macahan's sister, Molly Culhane, joins the family. A Mormon family arrives at the homestead while fleeing religious persecution, but the patriarch soon charms Laura. Zeb mediates ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 29

48. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Cattle Drive (1978)

87 min | Western

8.6
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Jessie recovers with the help of the Aapaho, but the tribe finds itself on the brink of starvation due to the broken promise of beef shipments. Zeb and Luke embark on a cattle-herding ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 21

49. How the West Was Won (1976–1979)
Episode: Deek (1978)

87 min | Western

8.7
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Deek Peasley is reluctantly hired to lead the search party for Jessie, who tries to bridge the language gap with Teel-O. The cattle drive gets underway, shadowed by Tap's rustler cronies. ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 20

50. CBS: On the Air (1978– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1978)

Documentary

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Directors: Clark Jones, Sid Smith | Stars: James Arness, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Ken Berry



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