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1. The Masked Rider (1941)

Approved | 58 min | Drama, Music, Western

6.7
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The beautiful owner of a silver mine in Mexico asks an employee for help when bandits keep robbing her shipments.'

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Grant Withers

Votes: 20

2. Bells of Coronado (1950)

Approved | 67 min | Thriller, Western

6.3
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Roy is an insurance investigator looking into the theft of uranium ore. He must prevent the thieves from taking off in a plane with the stolen ore.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 142

3. The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.3
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A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, Glenn Strange

Votes: 1,440

4. Pals of the Golden West (1951)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.5
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Cattle smugglers are working along the U.S. border with Mexico. Hoof-and-mouth disease is discovered among the stolen cattle. Roy becomes involved when a fellow border patrolman is murdered... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 42

5. Partners of the Plains (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Western

7.1
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Lorna Drake has inherited a ranch. Hoppy teaches her a bit about ranching and handles Scar Lewis, the bad guy, in the process.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Harvey Clark, Gwen Gaze

Votes: 108

6. The Big Show (1936)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.8
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At the Texas Centennial in Dallas Autry confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double.

Directors: Mack V. Wright, Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes, Sally Payne

Votes: 222

7. Heart of the Rockies (1951)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Music, Western

6.3
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Roy Rogers, a highway engineer, strongly favors a youth-rehabilitation camp sponsored by retired State Prison Warden Parker where young first-offenders can be reformed without being exposed... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones

Votes: 56

8. Colorado Sundown (1952)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.4
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Rancher helps a friend claim a spread he's inherited, only to get involved in his murder.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Mary Ellen Kay, Slim Pickens

Votes: 98

9. Law of the Pampas (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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Hoppy and Lucky are headed to South America to deliver a herd of cattle. Bad guy Ralph Merritt gets in their way. For a while.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Sidney Toler, Steffi Duna

Votes: 117

10. Marshal of Gunsmoke (1944)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Citizens of Gunsmoke are being intimidated by Lon Curtis (Harry Woods) and his gang who are preventing an election to vote on a township charter. Town banker Sam Garrett (Herbert Rawlinson)... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Tex Ritter, Russell Hayden, Fuzzy Knight, Jennifer Holt

Votes: 43

11. 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: 106 | Gross: $1.00M

12. The Old Corral (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.9
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As the sheriff of a small western town, Autry sings his way into a relationship with Eleanor, a singer from a Chicago nightclub who earlier witnessed a murder.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Irene Manning, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 195

13. Rustlers' Valley (1937)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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Hoppy clears Lucky on a charge of bank robbery and foils the plot of a crooked lawyer to rustle a herd of pedigree cattle and take over the valley.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 143

14. In Old Amarillo (1951)

Approved | 67 min | Western

6.5
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A drought is about to end the cattle business. The owner of a canning factory wants to buy all the remaining cattle cheap. He plans to ruin the cattlemen's plans to ship water by train and ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards

Votes: 48

15. The Fighting Frontiersman (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Prospector Cimarron Dobbs (Emmett Lynn) stumbles on a vast cache of Spanish gold left in Texas by Santa Anna's army, and knows he will be swindled out of his discovery unless he gets help. ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Charles Starrett, Helen Mowery, Hank Newman, The Georgia Crackers

Votes: 65

16. Arizona Trail (1943)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Western

5.9
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A young cowboy returns home to help his father fight off a gang trying to take over the family ranch.

Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Tex Ritter, Fuzzy Knight, Dennis Moore, Janet Shaw

Votes: 57

17. Texas Trail (1937)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and gang battle sabotaging crooks as they gather more horses for the Spanish-American war.

Director: David Selman | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Judith Allen

Votes: 143

18. Romance of the Rio Grande (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.0
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When an old rancher (Cordoba)'s grandson is murdered, the Cisco Kid takes his place to find who's trying to take over the ranch.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Cesar Romero, Patricia Morison, Lynne Roberts, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 42

19. Range War (1939)

Passed | 65 min | Western

7.2
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Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) comes to the rescue of the railroad when a land baron and his gang try to prevent its construction.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Pedro de Cordoba

Votes: 97

20. Heart of the Golden West (1942)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.2
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Lambert owns the trucking line that ships cattle to market. When he raises his rates Roy decides to ship the cattle on the River Boat. When Lambert and his men are unable to stop the boat, they rustle the cattle.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bob Nolan

Votes: 66

21. Fool's Gold (1946)

Passed | 63 min | Western

6.6
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The son of an Army friend is about the join an outlaw gang. Hoppy prevents this and brings the gang to justice.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Robert Emmett Keane

Votes: 93

22. Idaho (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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A deputy sets out to prove that a respected judge, who had once been a criminal, is being framed for crimes committed by a crooked saloon owner.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 100

23. Springtime in the Rockies (1937)

Passed | 60 min | Western

5.6
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Ranch owner Sandra, fresh from animal husbandry school, brings a flock of sheep into cattle country. The local ranchers don't like it, and ranch foreman Gene must deal with it.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Polly Rowles, Ula Love

Votes: 124

24. Spoilers of the Plains (1951)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.4
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This is an odd one for Roy. There are foreign spies, desert sites for rocket-launching and artificial satellites. The climax is a one-on-one fight on top of an oil derrick.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones

Votes: 75

25. Sinister Journey (1948)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.1
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Lee Garvin has eloped with the daughter of a railroad man who didn't approve of the marriage. Hoppy steps in when the young man is framed for murder.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Elaine Riley

Votes: 109

26. The Singing Cowboy (1936)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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Gene heads for the big city to convince a coffee company to sponsor a radio broadcast so he can raise the money for an operation which will save a girl from being crippled for life.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lois Wilde, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 84

27. Wildfire (1945)

Passed | 57 min | Western

5.9
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Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Bob Steele, Sterling Holloway, John Miljan, Eddie Dean

Votes: 80

28. Under Fiesta Stars (1941)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.2
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Gene inherits a gold mine and a whole lot of trouble as well.

Directors: Frank McDonald, George Sherman | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Frank Darien

Votes: 60

29. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.6
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A young mining engineer sets out to catch the killers of both his brother and a beautiful young girl's father.

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

Votes: 52

30. Git Along Little Dogies (1937)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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When war breaks out between oilmen and cattle ranchers, Gene sides with the ranchers until he learns that oil will bring a railroad to town.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Judith Allen, Maple City Four

Votes: 121

31. Old Overland Trail (1953)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.2
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Indian agent Rex Allen must protect local citizens and a tribe of volatile Native Americans from unscrupulous railroad contractors--including his own brother.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 56

32. Pecos River (1951)

Approved | 55 min | Western

7.1
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Utilizing his past as a former outlaw and his secret identity as the Durango Kid, postal inspector Steve Baldwin goes undercover to arrest the three highwayman who murdered lovable old driver Old Henry.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Charles Starrett, Jock Mahoney, Anne James, Steve Darrell

Votes: 56

33. Red River Valley (1936)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Music, Western

5.5
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Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site.

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant, Boothe Howard

Votes: 175 | Gross: $0.23M

34. Boots and Saddles (1937)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.8
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Young Englishman inherits ranch which he wants to sell, but Gene's gonna turn him into a real westerner instead..

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Judith Allen, Ronald Sinclair

Votes: 194

35. Son of Roaring Dan (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Music, Western

5.9
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One of Thorndyke's men has murdered a man and Eris is the only witness. Jim Reardon breaks up Thorndyke's first attempt to kidnap Eris but the second attempt is successful, Jim now not only... See full summary »

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Jean Brooks

Votes: 12

36. Sioux City Sue (I) (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Utilizing a script from 1939's "She Married a Cop" with a 1946 Hit Parade song for the title, Gene Autry's screen return following his WW II Army Air Corps service, "Sioux City Sue" has ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank McDonald, Walter Lantz | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion Jr., Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 81

37. 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

38. The Hawk of Wild River (1952)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Steve Martin (Charles Starrett)is sent to Wild River to recover stolen gold and finds the town is being terrorized by The Hawk (Clayton Moore) and his outlaw gang. The Hawk attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Charles Starrett, Jock Mahoney, Clayton Moore, Eddie Parker

Votes: 54

39. Rawhide Rangers (1941)

Passed | 56 min | Western

6.4
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One of the most recycled plots of the B-western genre in which a friend/brother of a lawman/Ranger/Mountie is killed by a gang of outlaws, and the lawman/Ranger/Mountie quits his job (as a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 39

40. Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942)

Approved | 62 min | Music, Western

5.7
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Jim Malloy (Johnny Mack Brown) returns from the Civil War to Texas to find his father, Colonel Malloy (William Franum), leading a band of land grabbers and carpet-baggers during the Reconstruction Era.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Fuzzy Knight, Jennifer Holt

Votes: 59

41. Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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Tex is after the gang that robbed a train of a gold shipment. He suspects Dorman is the culprit and is hiding their gold at his mine. When Stubby sees Dorman's henchman Stark cash in some ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Tex Ritter, Forrest Taylor, White Flash, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 55

42. Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.9
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Gene and Pokie are on vacation in Mexico when they learn that their buddy Dusty has been bumped off.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion Jr., Sterling Holloway, Adele Mara

Votes: 47

43. Blue Montana Skies (1939)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.8
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Autry follows a clue written on a rock by a dead man to get to a smuggling operation near the Canadian border.

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Harry Woods

Votes: 62

44. Beyond the Last Frontier (1943)

Approved | 60 min | Western

5.8
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The Rangers are after Hadley and his men and have planted Johnny Revere into his gang to warn them of his raids. But Hadley realizes he has a spy in his group and gets Trigger Dolan to join... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Eddie Dew, Smiley Burnette, Lorraine Miller, Robert Mitchum

Votes: 26

45. South of the Border (1939)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.3
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Federal Agent Gene Autry and his sidekick Frog are sent to Mexico to prevent foreign powers from gaining control of Mexican oil refineries and fomenting revolution among the Mexican people.... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Lupita Tovar

Votes: 95

46. Riders of the Rockies (1937)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Comedy, Music

4.9
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Tex and his pals join the Rangers to fight rustlers along the border. When Doc and Pee Wee get framed for rustling and then jailed, Tex deserts the Rangers, crosses the border, and joins up... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Tex Ritter, White Flash, Louise Stanley, Horace Murphy

Votes: 55

47. The Old Barn Dance (1938)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.5
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Autry and his buddies have a horse selling business which is threatened by a tractor company which claims horses are out of date.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Joan Valerie, Sammy McKim

Votes: 109

48. Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Musical

6.2
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Gene's investigation of a bank robbery takes him to a showboat. There he finds that teenage singer Patsy's father has been working with the robbers to provide for her future.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Carol Adams

Votes: 86

49. Hands Across the Rockies (1941)

Not Rated | 56 min | Western

5.9
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Wild Bill and Cannonball arrive looking for the killer of Cannonball's father only to become involved in a family feud. A man has been charged with kidnaping the girl he plans to marry. So ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Bill Elliott, Mary Daily, Dub Taylor, Kenneth MacDonald

Votes: 63

50. The Rough, Tough West (1952)

Approved | 54 min | Musical, Western

6.8
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When Steve Holden plus his alter ego, the Durango Kid, is reunited with his old Texas Ranger saddlemate Jack Mahoney, he finds his former friend has become greedy and power hungry.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Charles Starrett, Jock Mahoney, Carolina Cotton, Pee Wee King

Votes: 54



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