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James Arness
May 26, 1923 - June 3, 2011 (age 88)
James Arness (May 26, 1923 – June 3, 2011) was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon for 20 years in the television series Gunsmoke. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of Dillon in five separate decades: 1955 to 1975 in the weekly series, then in Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987) and four more made-for-television Gunsmoke films in the 1990s. In Europe,... full bio
The Thing from Another World
[1951]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 27min
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
Gunsmoke
[1955]
 
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TV Series | Western | 1h
Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in rough and tumble Dodge City.
How the West Was Won
[1976]
 
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TV Series | Western
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.
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
[2011]
 
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Big Jim McLain
[1952]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, History | 1h 30min
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists.
The Macahans
[1976]
 
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TV Movie | Western | 1h 59min
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Zeb Macahan, a pioneering westerner, help's move his brother's family to the wild west. They run into several obstacles including the breakout of the Civil War. This sends the father back to fight in the war and leaves the family to move on ahead.
TV Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2h 20min
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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.
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
[1987]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Western | 1h 40min
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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 some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache
[1990]
 
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TV Movie | Western | 1h 34min
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James Arness rides again as Matt Dillon, the US Marshal he made popular in the 1955-75 TV series. In this movie he goes after a renegade Apache named Wolf (Joe Lara) who has taken his daughter captive. As a bargaining chip, Dillon helps two sons of Apache chief Geronimo out of the fort stockade and offers them in trade. Dillon is aided by an Army scout, Chalk Brighton (Kiley).
Gunsmoke: To the Last Man
[1992]
 
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TV Movie | Western | 1h 31min
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Retired marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Western | 1h 34min
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Retired marshal Matt Dillon must clear his name after a lying witness makes him wanted: dead or alive.
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice
[1994]
 
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TV Movie | Western | 1h 31min
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Retired marshal Dillon goes after a 15 year old boy who is determined to kill the men responsible for the murder of his mother during a stagecoach robbery.
Red River
[1988]
 
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TV Movie | Western | 1h 36min
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A remake of the 1948 movie of the same name. Arness portrays a rancher at odds with his son.
Gun the Man Down
[1956]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 16min
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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.
McClain's Law
[1981]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
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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 boat. His partner encashes the check and is walking around with the cash in his pocket and is robbed and killed. McClain feels that the police are not doing enough so he tried to get reinstated, which the current head... see more
Two Lost Worlds
[1951]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h 1min
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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 treatment and recuperation. There, he meets and falls in love with Elaine Jeffries, daughter of the magistrate and all-but-fiancée to rancher Martin Shannon. She also finds herself attracted to Kirk, and a rivalry develops... see more
The Johnny Carson Show
[1955]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 30min
Comedy routines, featuring Johnny Carson and guests, and singing were the theme of this program.
CBS: On the Air
[1978]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary | 7h 30min
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7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.
In a Lonely Place
[1950]
 
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Movie | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 1h 34min
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...
Them!
[1954]
 
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Movie | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 34min
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.
Hondo
[1953]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 23min
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Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector.
Battleground
[1949]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, War | 1h 58min
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A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.
Wagon Master
[1950]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Western | 1h 26min
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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.
Island in the Sky
[1953]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 49min
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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.
The Sea Chase
[1955]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, War | 1h 57min
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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.
The Farmer's Daughter
[1947]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 37min
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Katie Holstrom leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is sidetracked into domestic service, romance, and politics.
Carbine Williams
[1952]
 
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Movie | Biography, Crime, Drama | 1h 32min
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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 WWII.
Stars in My Crown
[1950]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, Western | 1h 29min
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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.
Alias Jesse James
[1959]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance, Western | 1h 32min
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The 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.
Pioneers of Television
[2008]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary, History | 55min
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.
The People Against O'Hara
[1951]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 42min
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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 a homicide charge.
Many Rivers to Cross
[1955]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance, Western | 1h 34min
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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.
Horizons West
[1952]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 21min
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.
The First Traveling Saleslady
[1956]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Western | 1h 32min
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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 barbed wire to highly suspicious Texas cowboys.
Sierra
[1950]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 23min
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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.
Hellgate
[1952]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 27min
Man is framed & sent to toughest prison in the territory.
The Lone Hand
[1953]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 20min
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In 1870, widowed farmer Zachary Hallock secretly joins a group of outlaws as a solution to his money problems.
Her Twelve Men
[1954]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 31min
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Jan Stewart, a new teacher at The Oaks, a boys' boarding school, becomes instructor and mother-figure to a class of twelve. She must overcome the disapproval of Joe Hargrave, head of the lower school, who has misgivings about Jan's inexperience.
The Girl in White
[1952]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 32min
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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 blossoms between her and the head doctor.
Double Crossbones
[1951]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, History | 1h 15min
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After being falsely accused of dishonesty, a young man decides to become a pirate.
Flame of the Islands
[1956]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 30min
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The story of a café singer who buys a gambling casino and the men who fall in love with her.
Belle Le Grand
[1951]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 30min
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Upon her release from prison for a murder she didn't commit, a woman finds that her younger sister has been placed in an orphanage. Determined to do whatever it takes to get her out, she eventually becomes the proprietor of a notorious gambling establishment.
Wyoming Mail
[1950]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 27min
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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.
This Is Your Life
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Reality-TV | 30min
Cavalry Scout
[1951]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 18min
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Kirby Frye, a former Confederate officer but now a Union Cavalry scout, is sent into Montana territory to locate and retrieve three Gatling Guns stolen from the U.S. Arsenal by outlaws believed to have taken them west to sell to the Soiux and Cheyenne. The trail leads him to Red Bluff where, aided by Claire Corville, he and the audience discover together and real quick like that Martin Gavin, a supposedly-honest... see more
Iron Man
[1951]
 
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Movie | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport | 1h 22min
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An ambitious coal miner is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother.
The Veils of Bagdad
[1953]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 22min
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Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand-man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar!
Man from Texas
[1948]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 11min
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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 (Bari). Throughout the film, he tells his worried wife "just one more time," but is unable to stop, angering Zoe greatly. However, he does have brief moments of heroics when he helps the Widow Weeks *Merkel) save her farm. This was Eagle-Lion... see more
Roses Are Red
[1947]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1h 7min
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A paroled convict who bears a striking resemblance to the local D.A. is hired by the mob to impersonate him while the real D.A. is kidnapped and held captive at a secret location.
Documentary | Documentary | 56min
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Directors Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron discuss the science fiction movies of the 1950s that influenced them.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 26min
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The Horror Show
[1979]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Horror, Thriller | 1h 40min
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A history of horror movies hosted by Anthony Perkins, and featuring clips from scores of horror and sci-fi classics.
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