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1. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Jean Byron, Paul Bryar

Votes: 93

2. Pantomime Quiz (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.6
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 54

3. Восход солнца (1927)

94 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 42,079

4. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 194

5. Fort Apache (1948)

128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.6
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 14,518

6. 3 Bad Men (1926)

92 min | Romance, Western

7.6
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

Votes: 871

7. Mystery Ranch (1932)

56 min | Mystery, Western

7.5
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An undercover ranger investigates a deranged rancher who acts as a law unto himself, finding a girl held as a prisoner until she agrees to marry the madman.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Cecilia Parker, Charles Middleton, Charles Stevens

Votes: 55

8. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

104 min | Western

7.4
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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 13,909

9. Assignment: Underwater (1960– )

30 min | Adventure

7.4
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The story of Bill Greer, an ex-marine turned owner of the "Lively Lady", a charter boat for hire.

Stars: Bill Williams, Diane Mountford, William Henry, Ralph Moody

Votes: 28

10. Smoke Lightning (1933)

63 min | Romance, Western

7.4
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After Smoke wins the Blake ranch in a poker game, Blake commits suicide and Smoke deeds the ranch to Blake's young daughter. But the Sheriff is after the ranch and has Smoke arrested for ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Nell O'Day, Betsy King Ross, Frank Atkinson

Votes: 11

11. The Iron Horse (1924)

150 min | History, Romance, Western

7.3
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After witnessing the murder of his father by a renegade as a boy, the grown-up Brandon helps to realize his father's dream of a transcontinental railway.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick

Votes: 1,687 | Gross: $0.94M

12. The Sea Hawk (1924)

123 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery

Votes: 412 | Gross: $0.78M

13. The Ghost Breaker (1922)

57 min | Comedy, Horror

7.1
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A young man and his manservant, escaping from a backwoods family feud, are persuaded by a beautiful young heiress to help her rid her newly-gained Spanish castle of ghosts. The ghostly ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Wallace Reid, Lila Lee, Walter Hiers, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 8

14. East Side, West Side (1927)

90 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.0
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Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Valli, J. Farrell MacDonald, Dore Davidson

Votes: 64

15. Prairie Law (1940)

59 min | Western

6.9
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Judge Curry is selling Austin's land to nesters and his men are rustling his cattle to provide beef. When the Sheriff accuses butcher Gore of possessing stolen beef, Gore kills him. Curry ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Dick Hogan, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 40

16. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

154 min | Drama, History, Western

6.8
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The Cheyenne, tired of broken U.S. government promises, head for their ancestral lands but a sympathetic cavalry officer is tasked to bring them back to their reservation.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo

Votes: 4,474

17. Paid to Love (1927)

76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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An American banker goes to a small Balkan country looking to invest his bank's money and shore up the country's weak economy in order to maximize the return on their investment. Towards ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Valli, J. Farrell MacDonald, William Powell

Votes: 97

18. When a Man's a Man (1935)

68 min | Western

6.8
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A landslide has diverted water from the Baldwin ranch to Cambert's. With their cattle dying, Cambert refuses to let them have any water. Easterner Larry Knight takes a job with the Baldwins... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: George O'Brien, Dorothy Wilson, Paul Kelly, Harry Woods

Votes: 45

19. The Dancers (1925)

70 min | Drama

6.8
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Young Tony, unable to make a living in crowded and fast-paced London, goes to South America in search of his fortune. He soon becomes the owner of a saloon and dance hall. One of the ... See full summary »

Director: Emmett J. Flynn | Stars: George O'Brien, Alma Rubens, Madge Bellamy, Templar Saxe

Votes: 25

20. Robbers' Roost (1932)

64 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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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: 28

21. Lawless Valley (1938)

59 min | Western

6.7
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On parole (he was framed of course), Larry Rhodes can't carry a gun. And his sweetheart is in danger of a forced marriage...

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Kay Sutton, Walter Miller, Fred Kohler

Votes: 50

22. Just Tony (1922)

70 min | Western

6.7
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A cowboy seeks revenge against the man who shot him in a bar-room brawl. While searching for him, he comes across a wild stallion that he is determined to capture and break, and unknowingly... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Reynolds | Stars: Tony the Horse, Tom Mix, J.P. Lockney, Claire Adams

Votes: 21

23. Noah's Ark (1928)

135 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 587 | Gross: $1.37M

24. Fig Leaves (1926)

70 min | Comedy

6.6
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In the modern day (1920s) story, Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she accidentally meets a supercilious fashion designer. At the prompting of... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver, George Beranger

Votes: 187

25. Riders of the Purple Sage (1931)

58 min | Western

6.6
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Lassiter's sister was killed and her young daughter taken and raised by outlaws. Years later Lassiter arrives at the Withersteen ranch looking for the now grown daughter. He immediately ... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: George O'Brien, Marguerite Churchill, Noah Beery, Yvonne Pelletier

Votes: 49

26. Моран леди Летти (1922)

68 min | Adventure

6.6
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A milquetoast young man of society toughens up once he's shanghaied and falls for the captain's tomboy daughter.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Dorothy Dalton, Charles Brinley, Emilius Jorgensen, Rudolph Valentino

Votes: 286

27. Sharp Shooters (1928)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A "love-'em-and-leave-'em" sailor hooks up with a dance-hall girl in Paris while waiting for his ship to sail. She falls in love with him, and when his ship leaves port she decides to show ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: George O'Brien, Lois Moran, Noah Young, Tom Dugan

Votes: 17

28. Legion of the Lawless (1940)

59 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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In the 13th film of the 17 B-westerns made by George O'Brien in 1937-1940 for RKO, (who would remake "Legion of the Lawless" two years later as "Pirates of the Prairie" with Tim Holt), ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Herbert Heywood, Norman Willis

Votes: 47

29. The Dude Ranger (1934)

65 min | Action, Comedy, Western

6.6
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An Easterner inherits a cattle ranch, only to discover that thousands of cattle have been stolen. He secretly signs on as a hired hand at his own ranch to discover who's stealing them.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: George O'Brien, Irene Hervey, LeRoy Mason, Syd Saylor

Votes: 76

30. The Rainbow Trail (1932)

65 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Cecilia Parker, Minna Gombell, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 17

31. Whispering Smith Speaks (1935)

65 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.6
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Railroad president's son learns the business by starting as a track walker. He alerts a girl he meets that her land contains valuable minerals.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Irene Ware, Kenneth Thomson, Maude Allen

Votes: 21

32. The Last Trail (1933)

60 min | Western

6.6
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Director: James Tinling | Stars: George O'Brien, Claire Trevor, El Brendel, Matt McHugh

Votes: 7

33. Racketeers of the Range (1939)

62 min | Western

6.6
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A large packing company is trying to obtain a monopoly by taking over the last small independent meat packer. Barney O'Dell, owner of the largest ranch, is trying to stop them. When the ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: George O'Brien, Chill Wills, Marjorie Reynolds, Gay Seabrook

Votes: 30

34. My Wild Irish Rose (1947)

101 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Andrea King, Arlene Dahl, Alan Hale

Votes: 306

35. The Border Patrolman (1936)

60 min | Western

6.5
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When a border patrolman catches their spoiled daughter smoking in a no-smoking area, parents hire him to watch over her. She then runs over to Mexico and gets involved with jewel thieves ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Polly Ann Young, Smiley Burnette, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 38

36. The Golden West (1932)

74 min | Western

6.4
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Lovers David Lunch and Betty Summers are caught in the feud between their two families. When David kills the Summers son, he escapes to the West. He marries and when his boy is two he and ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Chandler, Marion Burns, Arthur Pierson

Votes: 16

37. Stage to Chino (1940)

59 min | Western

6.4
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To investigate a gold-shipping scam, a postal inspector goes undercover and tries to infiltrate the gang he believes is responsible.

Director: Edward Killy | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Hobart Cavanaugh, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 51

38. Trouble in Sundown (1939)

60 min | Western

6.4
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The bank has been robbed, the night watchman killed and the safe opened. The townspeople want John as he was the only one with the combination. Clint gets John out of town but before the ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Rosalind Keith, Ray Whitley, Chill Wills

Votes: 53

39. Painted Desert (1938)

58 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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Faucett has obtained the deed to Banning's mine. Thinking the mine is worthless he sells it to Bob McVey. But when he learns the mine contains Tungsten, he sets out to get it back.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Laraine Day, Ray Whitley, Stanley Fields

Votes: 66

40. The Marshal of Mesa City (1939)

62 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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School teacher Virginia King, annoyed by the unwanted attentions from Mesa City sheriff Jud Cronin, resigns and departs for Yuma. Her stagecoach is attacked by a gang led be Cronin's ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Leon Ames, Henry Brandon

Votes: 95

41. Screen Snapshots: Seeing Hollywood (1940)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Hobart Cavanaugh, Lewis Stone, Tom Mix, Freeman F. Gosden

Votes: 5

42. Triple Justice (1940)

66 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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Rancher Brad Henderson (George O'Brien) rides to Star City to be the best man at the wedding of his boyhood friend, Sheriff Bill Gregory (LeRoy Mason) Encountering Fred Cleary (Paul Fix), ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Vale, Peggy Shannon, Harry Woods

Votes: 55

43. December 7th (1943)

82 min | Action, History, War

6.2
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

Votes: 624

44. The Fighting Gringo (1939)

59 min | Western

6.2
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Ben Wallace is after Don Aliso's rancho. After falsifying his land survey, he frames him for murder. But Wallace has a dull-witted accomplice in Rance Potter and this is who Wade Barton ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Lupita Tovar, Lucio Villegas, William Royle

Votes: 43

45. Arizona Legion (1939)

58 min | Western

6.2
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This region of Arizona is lawless. Even when the criminal are captured, they are acquitted by the jury or the witness takes a sudden illness. Boone is a hard drinking, shoot up the town ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Laraine Day, Carlyle Moore Jr., Chill Wills

Votes: 63

46. Thunder Mountain (1935)

68 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.1
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Gold prospector O'Brien stakes a claim but is cheated by a saloonkeepr. He plots revenge.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Barbara Fritchie, Frances Grant, Morgan Wallace

Votes: 21

47. The Gay Caballero (1932)

60 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.1
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Football star Ted Radcliffe goes west to manage an inherited cattle ranch. Empire builder and cattle thief Don Paco is hounded by El Coyote (who is really Don Bob) who now has a partner in ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: George O'Brien, Victor McLaglen, Conchita Montenegro, Linda Watkins

Votes: 7

48. Timber Stampede (1939)

59 min | Western

6.1
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The cattlemen graze their cattle in the big pines, but the railroad wants to clear cut the land and sell the timber for profit. Then they can sell the land to another railroad and make a ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Chill Wills, Marjorie Reynolds, Morgan Wallace

Votes: 36

49. O'Malley of the Mounted (1936)

59 min | Drama, Western

6.1
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O'Malley pretends to be an outlaw in order to join a gang terrorizing towns along the American border.

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Irene Ware, Stanley Fields, James Bush

Votes: 8

50. The Renegade Ranger (1938)

59 min | Western

6.0
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Texas Ranger Jack Steele is assigned to bring in former ranch owner Judith Alvarez, now the leader of a gang who is waging war against the crooked government officials who cheated the ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: George O'Brien, Rita Hayworth, Tim Holt, Ray Whitley

Votes: 149



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