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1. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.8
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55 Metascore

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

Votes: 9,964 | Gross: $9.27M

2. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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46 Metascore

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Directors: Don Chaffey, Don Bluth | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 21,406 | Gross: $40.10M

3. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 31,575 | Gross: $31.56M

4. Silent Tongue (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Western

5.3
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Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.

Director: Sam Shepard | Stars: Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 1,040 | Gross: $0.06M

5. The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

GP | 103 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.9
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An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones, Sue Ane Langdon

Votes: 3,885 | Gross: $0.11M

6. The Inspector General (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A town's corrupt officials think a fool is actually an investigator in disguise.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,909

7. Wagon Master (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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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: 3,940

8. Paradise Canyon (1935)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.2
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An undercover agent for the government is sent to round up a gang of counterfeiters operating near the Mexican border.

Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 733

9. Zenobia (1939)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy

6.1
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A modest country doctor in the antebellum South has to contend with his daughter's upcoming marriage and an affectionate medicine show elephant.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke, Alice Brady

Votes: 512

10. The Kid Brother (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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A sheriff's milquetoast son has a chance to prove himself when a medicine show run by con artists comes into town.

Directors: Ted Wilde, Harold Lloyd, Lewis Milestone, J.A. Howe | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis

Votes: 3,638 | Gross: $1.55M

11. The Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Western

4.3
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The South is losing the Civil War and the coffers are nearly empty. A group of Confederate spies steals a shipment of gold in San Francisco and attempts to deliver it to a Confederate ... See full summary »

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Roy Orbison, Sammy Jackson, Maggie Pierce, Joan Freeman

Votes: 361

12. Bright Leaf (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson

Votes: 1,071

13. Operator 13 (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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Union spy Gail Loveless impersonates a black maid in the early days of the Civil War, but complications arise when she falls in love with a Confederate officer.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, Jean Parker, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 1,273

14. The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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In 1902, medicine show con man Dan Thompson settles down with the daughter he hardly knows in a New York theatrical boarding house full of eccentric characters. Forced to take a job in an ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Frank Morgan, Mary Howard, Billie Burke, Donald Meek

Votes: 131

15. The Old Fashioned Way (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Great McGonigle and his troupe of third-rate vaudevillians manage to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors and the sheriff.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen

Votes: 848

16. The Duke Is Tops (1938)

Approved | 73 min | Musical

5.5
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A theatrical producer puts aside his own success to boost the career of a talented singer.

Directors: William L. Nolte, Ralph Cooper | Stars: Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Laurence Criner, Monte Hawley

Votes: 301

17. Billy the Kid Returns (1938)

Passed | 53 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Lynne Roberts, Morgan Wallace

Votes: 196

18. Lilly Turner (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama

6.5
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A carnival magician deserts his wife when he finds out she's pregnant. She then marries the carnival's barker, but finds herself attracted to a young engineer.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 393

19. American Murder Song (2016– )

Crime, Horror, Music

8.0
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In 1816, two Blood Travelers play a game of chance and bring to life a gallery of American killers.

Stars: Saar Hendelman, Terrance Zdunich, Chibi, Toledo Diamond

Votes: 38

20. Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

4.9
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Dangerous Nan McGrew is the sharp-shooting expert of a traveling medicine show that is stranded in the Canadian northwest at the snowbound hunting lodge of wealthy Mrs. Benson. Nan is ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Helen Kane, Victor Moore, James Hall, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 37

21. Sweethearts on Parade (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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Cam Ellerby (Ray Middleton) brings his traveling medicine show to town and it spells glamor and excitement to young Sylvia Townsend (Eileen Christy). Her mother, Kathleen (Lucille Norman), ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ray Middleton, Lucille Norman, Eileen Christy, Bill Shirley

Votes: 29

22. The Medicine Man (1930)

Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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The son and daughter of an abusive shopkeeper turn to a medicine show salesman for help.

Director: Scott Pembroke | Stars: Jack Benny, Betty Bronson, E. Alyn Warren, Eva Novak

Votes: 188

23. Dude Cowboy (1941)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Crime, Music

5.8
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Federal agent Terry McVey, posing as a guest at the Silver Bar Dude Ranch, investigates the disappearance of noted engraver Frank Adams who is being forced to produce counterfeit bills by ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: Tim Holt, Marjorie Reynolds, Ray Whitley, Lee 'Lasses' White

Votes: 91

24. Phony Express (1943)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

7.7
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Set in the old west, the stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 323

25. Song of Nevada (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Western

6.9
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A western girl moves east and influenced badly by her snobby fiancé. She returns to sell her deceased father's ranch. The father isn't really dead, though; he's hoping that his friend Roy can restore the girl's western values.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Mary Lee

Votes: 78

26. Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Musical, Western

5.9
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Roy and Gabby have to establish fair business practices in the town of Deadwood, currently dominated by entrepreneurs who scare off potential competitors.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Carol Adams, Henry Brandon

Votes: 150

27. Beauty and the Bandit (1946)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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In Old California, a young Frenchman transporting a chest full of silver travels by stagecoach to San Marino, to complete a complex business deal. The stagecoach is ambushed by a band of ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Martin Garralaga, Frank Yaconelli, Ramsay Ames

Votes: 50

28. Santa Fe Marshal (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.0
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U.S. Marshal Hopalong Cassidy is called when a town becomes overrun with bad guys. Disguised as a member of a medicine show, Hoppy discovers that the ringleader is none other than sweet li'l ol' Ma Burton.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Marjorie Rambeau, Bernadene Hayes

Votes: 112

29. Guns and Guitars (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.9
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After being framed for murdering the sheriff, Gene proves his innocence, then gets elected sheriff to go after the baddie who framed him.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Dorothy Dix, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 58

30. Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976)

86 min | Comedy, Western

7.2
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The "Rattler", head of an outlaw band have been terrorizing the residents of Peaceful Valley with a crimewave of rustling, killing, robbing. The Federal Government has sent for its best 25 ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Patterson | Stars: Rex Allen, Gene Autry, Don 'Red' Barry, Robert Blake

Votes: 26

31. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Western

6.4
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After a five year absence Gene returns home to find his father murdered and his boyhood pal accused of the dastardly deed.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lucile Browne, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 107 | Gross: $1.00M

32. Dixie Jamboree (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

4.6
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A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is mistaken by two gangsters as a bootleger, and has to envade them.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Frances Langford, Guy Kibbee, Eddie Quillan, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 66

33. The Drifter (1944)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.1
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A Robin Hood-type outlaw (Buster Crabbe) rides the range and helps others. Another outlaw who looks just like him (also played by Crabbe) tries to cash in on the other outlaw's reputation.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon the Horse, Al St. John, Carol Parker

Votes: 27

34. Mountain Music (1937)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Mary Beamish (Martha Raye), a folksy Ozark girl, yearns for the glitter of show business and for a man. She knows she is anything but gorgeous, but figures her enthusiasm offsets that small... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bob Burns, Martha Raye, John Howard, Terry Walker

Votes: 14

35. Harmony Trail (1944)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Sent to investigate a payroll robbery, Marshall Rocky meets his old friends Ken, Eddie, and Max. He has the serial numbers and when Pop puts on his medicine show they get one of the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Ken Maynard, Eddie Dean, Gene Alsace, Max Terhune

Votes: 79

36. Beyond the Pecos (1945)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Oil is discovered on the ranch lands causing the dormant Remington-Randall feud to break out again. Lew Remington returns home to find himself embroiled in the struggle. The Randall faction... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Rod Cameron, Fuzzy Knight, Eddie Dew, Jennifer Holt

Votes: 11

37. Call the Mesquiteers (1938)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.1
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Smugglers hijack the Mesquiteers truck, but the police catch up, kill the smugglers, and then try to arrest the Mesquiteers as part of the gang. They escape but now have to prove their innocence while being hunted as wanted men.

Director: John English | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Lynne Roberts

Votes: 86

38. Willa: An American Snow White (1998 TV Movie)

88 min | Family

7.8
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Willa places the ancient "Snow White" story in a realistic America setting about 1915. The jealous queen is Regina Worthington, an aging beauty whose stage career has soured. Snow White is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Davenport | Stars: Jonny Elkes, Mark Jaster, Floyd King, John Neville-Andrews

Votes: 22

39. In Old Montana (1939)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Music

4.3
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The Colonel sends Fred Dawson and Doc Flanders to investigate a cattleman sheepman war. Posing as a two man medicine show, they quickly become involved. When Fred tries to bring the two ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond K. Johnson | Stars: Fred Scott, Jean Carmen, John Merton, Harry Harvey

Votes: 30

40. Over the Santa Fe Trail (1947)

Passed | 63 min | Music, Western

7.0
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The Hoosier Hotshots, Ken, Hezzie, Gil and Gabe, are partners in a medicine show with Doc Henderson traveling through Texas but are unaware that Henderson is really outlaw leader Morrell, ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, Jennifer Holt, Guy Kibbee, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 6

41. Boss of Bullion City (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.5
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A lawman sets out to disrupt the operations of a crooked town boss.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Maria Montez

Votes: 34

42. Buckshot John (1915)

50 min | Western

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A sheriff and his posse shoot it out with a gang of robbers headed by Bad Jake Kennedy. The surviving robber, Buckshot John, won't tell where the gang's loot is hidden and gets 30 years in ... See full summary »

Director: Hobart Bosworth | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Courtenay Foote, Carl von Schiller, Helen Wolcott

43. Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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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: 36

44. Swing the Western Way (1947)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Music, Western

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Well-meaning, easy-going promoter Jasper Jim Bandy, who is constantly talking himself into James, and Cornelia Catheride, poor cousin of the Boston Catheridges, have been carrying on a ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Jack Leonard, Mary Dugan, Thurston Hall, Regina Wallace

45. This Is the Life (1935)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.8
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After obtaining her from an orphanage a couple exploit entertainer Withers till she runs away and later becomes a professional.

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Jane Withers, John McGuire, Sally Blane, Sidney Toler

Votes: 40

46. Border Caballero (1936)

Approved | 59 min | Western

6.1
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Tex Weaver is working under cover to bring in a gang of bank robbers. When he is killed, Tim Ross, a marksman with Doc Shaw's traveling show, takes over. Posing as a Mexican he lays a trap for the gang.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Tim McCoy, Lois January, Ralph Byrd, J. Frank Glendon

Votes: 54

47. Song of the Prairie (1945)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Music, Western

6.9
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Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, June Storey, Andy Clyde, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 11

48. The Rangers' Round-Up (1938)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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Working undercover, the Rangers are after Bull and his gang. Ted successfully joins Dr. Aikmans traveling medicine show, but Jim's identity has been exposed and he is in danger.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Fred Scott, Al St. John, Christine McIntyre, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 24

49. Outlaws of the Prairie (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Western

6.8
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The Rangers are after a large outlaw gang. Dart arrives early with the rest of the troop following disguised as a medicine show. Dart learns Lupton is behind the gold shipment robberies and... See full summary »

Director: Sam Nelson | Stars: Charles Starrett, Donald Grayson, Iris Meredith, Norman Willis

Votes: 13

50. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam (2014)

13 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An alchemist and snake oil salesman driven by ambition embarks on a mystical journey in pursuit of redemption.

Director: Arlene Bogna | Stars: Zane Byrdy, Gladys Nyoth, Gabriel Voss, Cristina Balmores

Votes: 8



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