TV Episode, Western, History (Sorted by Number of Votes Ascending)



1. Custer (1967)
Episode: Breakout (1967)

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.2
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Custer, having been ambushed by Indians, finds himself in a desperate standoff with a combustible mix of people at a stagecoach relay station. Custer is unsure if the Sioux or the people at the station will be the ones to kill him.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 5

2. Custer (1967)
Episode: War Lance and Saber (1967)

51 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.6
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Custer and California are out hunting with a party when Custer is presumed killed in an avalanche. As he makes his way home, he must contend with Black Foot and Sioux war parties, and possibly have to find an ally in Crazy Horse.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 5

3. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Biggest Machines in the West (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.4
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Examines the biggest tools used in the West, such as weaponry and mining equipment.

Director: Andrew Nock | Stars: Marcos Akiaten, David Carradine, Frank Lorey, Roger McGrath

Votes: 5

4. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Civil War in the West (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

8.6
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Shows the impact of the Civil War in the West, explaining how the characteristics of the terrain challenged the armies and how they adapted to the situation.

Stars: David Carradine, Jonathan Erickson Eisley, Roger McGrath, Richard D. Moore

Votes: 5

5. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Alamo Tech (2004)

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary, History, Western

9.0
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Studies the technology behind the famous 1836 siege of the Alamo, showing both the tools and the tactics used by both sides.

Director: Amy Huggins | Stars: David Carradine, Bill Chemerka, Terry Ike Clanton, Drew Gomber

Votes: 5

6. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Shootout Tech (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

8.8
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Examines the tricks and techniques used by the Wild West pistoleers.

Director: Amy Huggins | Stars: David Carradine, Joey Rocketshoes Dillon, Jonathan Erickson Eisley, Drew Gomber

Votes: 5

7. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Bounty Hunters (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

8.8
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Tracks the most famous fugitives and the trackers and lawmen who followed them.

Stars: David Carradine, Drew Gomber, Marcus Huff, Keith Lewis

Votes: 5

8. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Native American Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

8.4
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Director: Tony Long | Stars: Keith Carradine, Marcos Akiaten, James A.E. Fuentez, Elaine Meyers

Votes: 5

9. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Vices (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.4
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Shows how technology helped many vices in the Old West, not only legal, but also easy to get.

Director: Andrew Nock | Stars: John Boessenecker, Tom Burkhardt, David Carradine, Jillian Difusco

Votes: 5

10. Cowboys & Outlaws (2009– )
Episode: Billy the Kid (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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This is the true story behind one of the most notorious names from the Golden Age of the Wild West. Who was "Billy the Kid"? A cold-blooded killer who murdered 21 men? Or an orphaned ... See full summary »

Director: Pip Gilmour | Stars: Lawrence Gonzales, John Hobbs, Brett McInnes, Richard Montoya

Votes: 5

11. Custer (1967)
Episode: Suspicion (1967)

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Custer's team is ambushed by a small group of Indians. Custer is furious the Indians knew the nature of his mission, and decides he needs to get to the bottom of how the Indians found out and who is the traitor in his unit. When the troops learn that one of their lieutenants is a Kiowa, suspicion falls on him.

Director: Alex March | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 6

12. Custer (1967)
Episode: To the Death (1967)

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.5
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Chief Yellow Hawk is captured by the 7th. Later he manages to escape and begins a campaign to draw Custer into a personal battle to the death.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 6

13. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Disaster Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.3
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Some of the worst disasters in Ameerican history were caused human arrogance or stupidity and frequently both. This program explains the causes of: the Scofield mine explosion, the Goliad ... See full summary »

Stars: David Carradine, Curt Collier, Michael Essrig, Paul Fanning

Votes: 6

14. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Gold Rush Tech (2004)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, Western

6.7
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Examines the technology used during the gold rush, namely the evolving of mining tools, as pumps, drills, elevators or cables

Director: Amy Huggins | Stars: Keith Carradine, James A.E. Fuentez, Rick Groat, Frank Lorey

Votes: 6

15. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Gambling Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

5.8
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Details about gamblers, gambling games, and methods of cheating in the west are described from the early days to its evolution toward the end of the 19th century. Gambling was an addition practiced by almost everyone in the west.

Director: Donna E. Lusitana | Stars: Keith Carradine, Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson, Marshall Fey, James A.E. Fuentez

Votes: 6

16. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Vigilante Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

8.0
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Shows the technology used by average citizens (the vigilantes) committed to defend their cities against criminals.

Director: Andrew Nock | Stars: David Carradine, Frederick Allen, John Boessenecker, Curt Collier

Votes: 6

17. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Military Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.7
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Director: Martin Kent | Stars: Steve Alexander, Keith Carradine, Venustiano Carranza, Richard Dean

Votes: 6

18. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Law & Order Tech (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.6
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Depicts the life and shows the technology used by the law enforcers in the Wild West.

Stars: David Carradine, John Boessenecker, Jonathan Erickson Eisley, Paul Fanning

Votes: 7

19. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Outlaw Tech: Pilot 1 (2003)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.7
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This episode talked about the various methods used by outlaws (no one ever rode a horse up to a moving train and jumped aboard to rob it except in the movies) and new tools they used and ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Huggins | Stars: Keith Carradine, Andy Anderson, Bob Boze Bell, John Boessenecker

Votes: 7

20. Cowboys & Outlaws (2009– )
Episode: Frontier Hitman (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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The notorious Tom Horn, hanged for a murder of a 14-year-old boy in 1903, is a pivotal figure in the taming of the Old West. A cowboy-turned-range-detective for big ranchers, he built a ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Martin | Stars: Paul A. Hutton, Roger McGrath, Tom Rea, Travis McNiven

Votes: 7

21. Rough Riders (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1997)

Action, Drama, History

6.4
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Director: John Milius | Stars: Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson

Votes: 7

22. Rough Riders (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1997)

Action, Drama, History

6.6
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Director: John Milius | Stars: Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson

Votes: 7

23. Custer (1967)
Episode: Glory Rider (1967)

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.4
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Custer and the 7th Cavalry are tasked with helping a cattle drive reach a fort west of Fort Hays. Both groups of men distrust the other but in the face of potential Indian attack they must learn somehow to work together.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 8

24. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Massacre Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

8.0
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Shows the technology used in some the most famed crimes perpetrated at the time, including the weapons that played the central role in each of them.

Stars: David Carradine, Marcos Akiaten, Drusilla Claridge, Drew Gomber

Votes: 8

25. Cowboys & Outlaws (2009– )
Episode: The Real Lonesome Dove (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Two cattle partners set off to blaze a trail to reach new markets. Only one returns. The epic adventure of Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving defines the spirit of the American cowboy and ... See full summary »

Director: Pip Gilmour | Stars: Kleve Bain, Mike Foth, Don Peterson, Bray Poor

Votes: 8

26. Deadly Shootouts (2016– )
Episode: Gunfight at the OK Corral (2016)

TV-14 | Documentary, Action, Crime

8.0
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When a yearlong feud between two sides of the law in the frontier town of Tombstone culminates in 30 seconds of lead-fueled fury, one of the most glorified shootouts in the west is born, or... See full summary »

Director: Kevin R. Hershberger | Stars: Thomas Alleman, Ian Anderson, J.P. Andrews, John Paul Andrews

Votes: 8

27. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Freak Show Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.6
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Shows how technology could turn deformed and handicapped people into entertainment, creating the hideously famous freak shows.

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: David Carradine, John Boessenecker, Jillian Difusco, Tanya Douglas

Votes: 9

28. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Cowboy Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

6.9
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Stars: Keith Carradine, Donald Chavez, James A.E. Fuentez, Drew Gomber

Votes: 9

29. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Train Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.4
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The show covers the changes in the railroad industry from the 23 miles in 1830 to the 200,000 miles by 1900. It starts with a basic explanation of how a steam locomotive works and the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Nock | Stars: Keith Carradine, Jeff Ellingson, James A.E. Fuentez, Drew Gomber

Votes: 9

30. Custer (1967)
Episode: Massacre (1967)

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.4
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Custer and the 7th are tasked with taking a mysterious shipment through very difficult Indian country. Failure to complete the mission could lead to serious ramifications for the whole United States

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 10

31. Custer (1967)
Episode: Sabers in the Sun (1967)

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Custer arrives at his new command, the 7th cavalry, to find the men dispirited and under-prepared. He clashes with his commanders over both his status and his unit, then begins the process ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 10

32. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Execution Tech (2004)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

6.0
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Shows the execution technology used at the time, from hanging to electrocution, analyzing how they worked and what could go wrong.

Director: Andrew Nock | Stars: Keith Carradine, Phil Spangenberger, Tom Wing, Drew Gomber

Votes: 10

33. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Gang Tech (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

8.0
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Explores the life of some of the most famous gang of the West, showing their lives and the technology that helped them commit their crimes.

Stars: David Carradine, Jacqui Allen, Matt Annecharico, John Boessenecker

Votes: 10

34. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: The Unexplained (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

7.9
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Demonstrates how technology helped create tales and legends on the West.

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: David Carradine, Julie Boehne, Ryan de Quintal, Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 10

35. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Brothel Tech (2004)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary, History, Western

7.2
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The show covers aspects of the prostitution business in the wild west. It starts with the lack of women in the west relative to the number of men after the 1849 gold strike. Prostitutes ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Huggins | Stars: Keith Carradine, Ronald M. James, Drew Gomber, Marcus Huff

Votes: 10

36. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: Revenge Tech (2005)

TV-G | Documentary, History, Western

8.5
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Shows the impact technology had in acts of revenge.

Stars: David Carradine, Marcos Akiaten, Drew Gomber, Marcus Huff

Votes: 10

37. Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
Episode: The Gunslingers: Pilot 2 (2003)

TV-G | 42 min | Documentary, History, Western

8.1
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The key to the west was the use of guns and their rapid development. The traditional quick draw gunfight was very rare in the west. If you wanted to shoot someone, you usually did it from ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Long | Stars: Keith Carradine, Drew Gomber, Greg Martin, Bob Boze Bell

Votes: 10

38. Custer (1967)
Episode: Accused (1967)

60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Custer must contend with both a powerful newspaper publisher and his spoiled brat son, an arrogant lieutenant whose disobedience has provoked Crazy Horse's Sioux Nation.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 11

39. The Wild West (2006– )
Episode: Custer's Last Stand (2007)

Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Talking heads and documentary style narration combine with reenactment of Custer's last stand. In 1876 Lakota and Cheyenne tribes fled the reservations,taking guns given them for hunting ... See full summary »

Director: David Stewart | Stars: Toby Stephens, David Enemy Shoots at Him, Alan Cox, Stephen Billington

Votes: 12

40. Cowboys & Outlaws (2009– )
Episode: The Real Wyatt Earp (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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Exploits of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp

Director: Pip Gilmour | Stars: Dennis Foulkrod, Morgan Knox, Aaron Kreltszheim, Chuck Paul

Votes: 15

41. The Wild West (2006– )
Episode: The Gunfight at the OK Corral (2007)

Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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In 1881 Virgil Earp,marshal of Tombstone, suspects Billy Clanton and the McLaury brothers of stealing cattle and,backed up by his brothers Wyatt and Morgan and 'Doc' Holliday,challenges ... See full summary »

Director: David Stewart | Stars: Liam Cunningham, Christopher Fulford, Nigel Lindsay, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 16

42. The Wild West (2006– )
Episode: Billy the Kid (2006)

59 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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This episode focused on Billy The Kid - whether he really deserved his infamy as a 'badman' and whether he should be posthumously granted a Pardon. The general consensus of considered opinion is that he should be granted this Pardon.

Director: Tim Robinson | Stars: David Leon, Clive Russell, Damian O'Hare, Sam Heughan

Votes: 20

43. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Murder on the Western Express (2015)

TV-PG | 41 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.8
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Kate and Will take on a case where client and victim are one and the same, after the coach bringing their new employer to Kansas City arrives with a gruesome cargo - a trio of bodies, the victims of foul play.

Director: Douglas Mitchell | Stars: Jacob Blair, David Lawrence Brown, Darren Felbel, Rebecca Gibson

Votes: 21

44. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: The Better Angels of Our Nature (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.6
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A reading of an incendiary biography of famed Confederate spy Rose Greenhow includes scandalous allegations about Allan Pinkerton. When the book's publisher turns up dead, Will and Kate must find the killer - and clear Allan's good name.

Director: Jeff Beesley | Stars: Jacob Blair, David Lawrence Brown, Dean Fujioka, Dean Harder

Votes: 21

45. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Old Pap (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.4
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A murder coincides with the arrival of notorious Confederate General Sterling Price in Kansas City. As the Pinkertons investigate, Kate finds herself in grave danger when she comes face to face with an old enemy.

Director: Don McCutcheon | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Mariam Bernstein, Jacob Blair, David Lawrence Brown

Votes: 23

46. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: On Account of Huckleberries (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.6
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The Pinkertons tackle their first cold case after a skeleton turns up on the outskirts of Kansas City. When the search for a suspect leads them to Logan's doorstep, Will and Kate must face the possibility that the Sheriff is a killer.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Jacob Blair, Dylann Bobei, David Lawrence Brown, Dean Fujioka

Votes: 23

47. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Mudd and Clay (2015)

TV-PG | 41 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.3
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The Pinkertons are tasked with protecting a notorious criminal awaiting trial. When a brutal snowstorm traps them in the Dubois and the locals get wind of the monster in their midst, Kate and Will find themselves facing a dangerous mob.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Martha MacIsaac, Jacob Blair, Jennifer Pudavick, Chris Sigurdson

Votes: 23

48. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Review (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Biography, Crime, History

6.8
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Robert Pinkerton is in Kansas City to conduct Will and Kate's annual performance review. When Robert raises questions about their partnership, Will and Kate's loyalties will be tested.

Director: Douglas Mitchell | Stars: Martha MacIsaac, Jacob Blair, Ray Strachan, Jennifer Pudavick

Votes: 23

49. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: The Devil's Trade (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Biography, Crime, History

7.4
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When a medium's prediction of murder comes true, Kate and Will are hired by a troupe of spiritualists for a case that will test their deductive skills - and challenge their beliefs.

Director: Gary Yates | Stars: Martha MacIsaac, Jacob Blair, Jennifer Pudavick, Lee White

Votes: 24

50. The Pinkertons (2014–2015)
Episode: Think of the Children (2015)

TV-PG | 41 min | Biography, Crime, History

8.1
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When a children's' charity administrator is found murdered on the eve of a benefit dinner, the Pinkertons go undercover in Kansas City high society.

Director: Douglas Mitchell | Stars: Jacob Blair, Dan De Jaeger, Tamara Gorski, Aaron Hughes

Votes: 24


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