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Born Jules Guy on July 26, 1926, in Powderly, Kentucky, actor James Best was orphaned at the age of 3. He was eventually adopted by a family in Indiana and renamed James Best. Following high school, Best enlisted in the Army in the mid 1940s, during which time he began to harbor an interest in acting. After his discharge from the Army, he trod the boards in stock company plays until he was spotted by a Universal talent agent. Signing a contract with Universal-International Pictures in 1949, Best's first film role was a bit part in Hugo Fregonese's film noir flick One Way Street (1950; with James Mason and William Conrad). He followed up in a bigger, credited role in the western Comanche Territory (1950; with Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, and Charles Drake). After several more film roles, Best and Universal-International parted ways in 1953, and afterward he freelanced in a number of films and began making frequent television appearances. Although he became identified with western films and television shows, Best acted in a variety of film genres, including the horror flick The Killer Shrews (1959; with Ken Curtis), war films such as The Naked and the Dead (1958; with Aldo Ray and Barbara Nichols) and Verboten! (1959; with Susan Cummings and Tom Pittman), and film noir crime dramas, including Man on the Prowl (1957; with Mala Powers and Jerry Paris) and Hot Summer Night (1957; with Leslie Nielsen and Colleen Miller). While his film career began to ebb into the 1960s, Best found plenty of work on television in such hit shows as Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, and Combat!.

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Kansas Raiders (1950) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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James Best as Cole Younger in the Universal-International western Kansas Raiders

Air Cadet (1951)

James Best, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake, Gail Russell, Stephen McNally, Richard Long, and Robert Arthur

From the Universal-International drama Air Cadets with Alex Nicol, Charles Drake, Gail Russell, Stephen McNally, Richard Long, and Robert Arthur

Target Unknown (1951)

Alex Nicol and James Best

From the Universal-International war flick Target Unknown with Alex Nicol

The Cimarron Kid (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

James Best

Best as Bitter Creek Dalton in the Universal-International western The Cimarron Kid

Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

James Best, Lori Nelson, and Marjorie Main

With Lori Nelson and Marjorie Main in the Universal-International series comedy Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair

Hot Summer Night (1957)

Leslie Nielsen, James Best, and Colleen Miller

With Leslie Nielsen and Colleen Miller in the MGM crime drama Hot Summer Night

Man on the Prowl (1957)

Mala Powers and James Best

With Mala Powers in United Artists' film noir release Man on the Prowl

Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958)

Frank Lovejoy and James Best

From the Allied Artists western Cole Younger, Gunfighter with Frank Lovejoy

Cast a Long Shadow (1959) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

James Best

From the Allied Artists western Cast a Long Shadow

The Killer Shrews (1959) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

James Best

From the low-budget horror flick The Killer Shrews

Ride Lonesome (1959) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Karen Steele, James Best, Randolph Scott, Pernell Roberts, and James Coburn

From the Columbia western Ride Lonesome with Karen Steele, Randolph Scott, Pernell Roberts, and James Coburn

Shock Corridor (1963) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Peter Breck and James Best

With Peter Breck in the Allied Artists drama Shock Corridor

Black Gold (1963)


Fay Spain and Claude AkinsJames Best and Fay Spain

From the Warner Bros. period adventure Black Gold with Fay Spain

The Twilight Zone (1959-1964 CBS TV Series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

James Best, Laura Devon, and Anne Francis

From a season four episode of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone with Laura Devon and Anne Francis titled Jess-Belle. This episode originally aired February 14, 1963

Three on a Couch (1966)

James Best, Jerry Lewis, Gina Golan, Leslie Parrish, and Mary Ann Mobley

From the Columbia comedy Three on a Couch with Jerry Lewis, Gina Golan, Leslie Parrish, and Mary Ann Mobley

Sounder (1972) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

James Best and Carmen Mathews

Best as Sheriff Young with Carmen Mathews in the well-respected drama Sounder, released by 20th Century-Fox

The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-1985 CBS TV Series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Sorrell Booke, Catherine Bach, and James Best

Best as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane with Sorrell Booke and Catherine Bach from the CBS TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, produced by Warner Bros.

james best today

James Best is probably best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the hit CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard, which aired from 1979 through 1985. He became heavily identified with the role, and he has worked only occasionally since the series wrapped. Best's most recent film release is the family film Moondance Alexander (2007; with Don Johnson and Lori Loughlin), which was directed by his son-in-law, Michael Damian. Now 86 years old, he is currently in semi-retirement but has recently acted in two recent films, including Return of the Killer Shrews (2012; with John Schneider). Best is also a noted acting teacher and artist.

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TELEVISION
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Three [DVD](1957) DVD
All 39 episodes from the series's third season--including "The Glass Eye" (with Jessica Tandy and William Shatner), "Together" (with Joseph Cotten), "Foghorn" (with Michael Rennie), "A Dip in the Poole" (with Fay Wray), and "Little White Frock" (with Julie Adams)--are collected in a five-disc set. 17 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Have Gun Will Travel: The Complete First Season [DVD](1957) DVD
All 39 episodes from season one--including "Three Bells to Perdido," "The Colonel and the Lady," "The Bostonian," "Hey Boy's Revenge," and "The Statue of San Sebastian"--are collected in a six-disc set. 17 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; biographies; episode information. **39 episodes on 6 discs. 17 hrs.**
Wanted: Dead Or Alive: Complete Series [DVD] DVD
All 94 episodes of the series--including "The Martin Poster," "Die by the Gun," "Montana Kid," "Pay-Off at Pinto," and "Barney's Bounty"--are collected in an 11-disc set. 40 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **94 episodes on 11 discs. 40 hrs.**
The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray](1960)
All 32 episodes from the series's debut season are featured in a four-disc set. 13 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurette. **32 episodes on 4 discs. 13 2/3 hrs.**
The Andy Griffith Show: The Complete First Season [DVD](1960) DVD
All 32 episodes from the series's debut season--including "The New Housekeeper," "Ellie Comes to Town," "Mayberry Goes Hollywood," "The Beauty Contest," and "Bringing Up Opie"--are featured in a four-disc set. 15 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. **32 episodes on 4 discs. 15 1/4 hrs.**
Perry Mason: 50th Anniversary Edition [DVD] DVD
Twelve of the series's best episodes--including "The Case of the Wary Wildcatter," "The Case of the Treacherous Toupee," "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank," "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe," and "The Case of the Final Fade-Out"--have been collected in this four-disc set. Also included is "Perry Mason Returns" (1985), the TV movie that finds the legal eagle (Raymond Burr), now a judge, stepping down from the bench to defend former secretary Della Street (Barbara Hale) when she's accused of murder. 12 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; featurette; interviews; photo gallery; TV spots; screen tests; more.
The Twilight Zone: Season 3 [Blu-ray](1961)
All 37 episodes from the third season--including "Two," "It's a Good Life," "Deaths-Head Revisited," "Kick the Can," "To Serve Man," and "I Sing the Body Electric"--are featured in a five-disc set. 16 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English PCM mono; audio commentary on selected episodes; interviews; promos; isolated music score; radio dramas; more. **37 episodes on 5 discs. 16 hrs.**
The Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition: Season 3 [DVD](1961) DVD
All 37 episodes from the third season--including "Two," "It's a Good Life," "Deaths-Head Revisited," "Kick the Can," "To Serve Man," and "I Sing the Body Electric"--are featured in a five-disc set. 16 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary on selected episodes; interviews; promos; DVD-ROM content; more. **37 episodes on 5 discs. 16 hrs.**
The Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition: Season 4 [DVD](1962) DVD
All 18 hour-long episodes from the fourth season--including "In His Image," "Miniature," "The Incredible World of Horace Ford," "On Thursday We Leave for Home," and "The Bard"--are featured in a six-disc set. 15 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary on selected episodes; interviews; promos; DVD-ROM content; more. **18 episodes on 6 discs. 15 1/2 hrs.**
The Twilight Zone: Season 4 [Blu-ray](1962)
All 18 hour-long episodes from the fourth season--including "In His Image," "Miniature," "The Incredible World of Horace Ford," "On Thursday We Leave for Home," and "The Bard"--are featured in a five-disc set. 15 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Uncompressed PCM mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), audio commentary on selected episodes; interviews; radio shows; isolated music score; promos; vintage commercial; blooper; bonus footage; more. **18 episodes on 5 discs. 15 1/2 hrs.**
Honey West: Complete Series [DVD](1965) DVD
Based on the mystery novels by G.G. Fickling, this fantastic "Burke's Law" spin-off was TV's first action-drama with a female lead. Join sexy and glamorous private eye Honey West (Anne Francis) as she uses her wits and martial arts skills to investigate a diverse assortment of cases with the help of partner Sam Bolt (John Ericson). Irene Hervey co-stars. All 30 episodes of the series--including "The Swingin' Mrs. Jones," "A Stitch in Crime," "The Fun-Fun Killer," "Little Green Robin Hood," and "An Eerie, Airy Thing"--are featured in a four-disc set. 15 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; commercials; photo gallery. 30 episodes on 4 discs. 15 hrs.
The Guns Of Will Sonnett: Season One [DVD](1967) DVD
All 26 episodes from the debut season--including "Ride the Long Trail," "A Son for a Son," "First Love," "End of the Rope," and "A Fool and His Money"--are featured in a three-disc set. 10 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; featurettes; bonus program "DuPont Playhouse: Woman's Work." **26 episodes on 3 discs. 10 1/2 hrs.**
The Guns Of Will Sonnett: Season Two [DVD](1968) DVD
All 23 episodes from the second season--including "Reunion," "The Straw Man," "Meeting in a Small Town," the two-part "A Town in Terror," and "The Man Who Killed James Sonnett"--are featured in a three-disc set. 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1. **23 episodes on 3 discs. 9 hrs.**
The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1979) DVD
All 23 episodes from the series's second season--including "Days of Shine and Roses," "Road Pirates," "Find Loretta Lynn," "Return of the Ridge Raiders," and "Southern Comfurts"--are featured in a four-disc set. 19 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; documentary. **23 episodes on 4 discs. 19 hrs.**
The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete Third Season [DVD](1980) DVD
All 22 episodes from the series's third season--including the two-part "Carnival of Thrills," "Mrs. Rosco P. Coltrane," "Along Came a Duke," "The Hack of Hazzard," and "The Canterbury Crock"--are featured in a four-disc set. 19 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary on one episode; featurette. **22 episodes on 4 discs. 19 hrs.**
The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete Fourth Season [DVD](1981) DVD
All 27 episodes from the series's fourth season--including the two-part "10 Million Dollar Sheriff," "Sadie Hogg Day," "Trouble at Cooter's," "Miz Tisdale on the Lam," and "Birds Gotta Fly"--are featured in this nine-disc set. 22 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary on one episode; documentary; featurette; interviews. **27 episodes on 9 discs. 22 hrs.**
The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete Fifth Season [DVD](1982) DVD
While Bo and Luke "race the NASCAR circuit," good-ol'-boy cousins Vance (Christopher Mayer) and Coy (Byron Cherry) take the wheel of the General Lee for most of this season. All 22 episodes from the series's fifth season--including "The New Dukes," "Coy Meets Girl," "Vance's Lady," "Welcome Back, Bo 'n' Luke," and "Daisy's Shotgun Wedding"--are featured in an eight-disc set. 17 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurette. **22 episodes on 8 discs. 17 2/3 hrs.**
The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete Sixth Season [DVD](1983) DVD
Having returned at the end of the fifth season, Bo and Luke are back for good, ready for more gulch-jumpin', moonshine-runnin' fun. All 19 episodes from the series's sixth season--including "Lulu's Gone Away," "Boss Behind Bars," "Twin Trouble," "Heiress Daisy Duke," and "Cooter's Confession"--are featured in a four-disc set. 17 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; featurettes. **19 episodes on 4 discs. 17 2/3 hrs.**
The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete Seventh Season [DVD](1984) DVD
All 17 episodes from the seventh and final season--including "Happy Birthday, General Lee," "Robot P. Coltrane," "Cool Hands, Luke & Bo," "Sittin' Dukes," and "Opening Night at the Boar's Nest"--are featured in a six-disc set. 13 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; featurettes; music video. **17 episodes on 6 discs. 13 3/4 hrs.**
The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete Seasons 1-7 [DVD] DVD
**143 episodes on 38 discs. 119 1/2 hrs.**

FILM
James Stewart: The Western Collection [DVD] DVD
Six-disc set includes "Destry Rides Again," "Winchester '73" (1950), "Bend of the River," "The Far Country" (1955), "Night Passage," and "The Rare Breed."
Classic Western Round-Up, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
One-time desperadoes Fred MacMurray and Jack Oakie go straight and join "The Texas Rangers" (1936) in their fight to uphold the law in Lone Star territory. When one of their former partners continues his outlaw ways, MacMurray and Oakie are called on to catch him. Lloyd Nolan, Jean Peter co-star. Next, the Oregon Territory of the 1850s is the setting for a bitter rivalry between scout-turned-general store owner Dana Andrews and crooked banker Brian Donlevy--a rivalry that intensifies when beautiful Susan Hayward comes between them--in "Canyon Passage" (1946). Audie Murphy stars as a young Jesse James, who becomes the protege of notorious outlaw William Quantrill (Donlevy) before making history as leader of his own gang, in "Kansas Raiders" (1950). With Marguerite Chapman, Tony Curtis. And, in his fir st starring role, Rock Hudson plays famed frontier badman John Wesley Hardin in director Raoul Walsh's well-crafted Western biodrama "The Lawless Breed" (1953). Julia Adams, John McIntyre and Lee Van Cleef also star. 6 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailers.
Classic Western Round-Up, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
Prairie fires, snowstorms, hostile Indians, and a gun-smuggling Joan Bennett are just some of the problems trail boss Randolph Scott has to cope with on a 10,000-head cattle drive to Kansas, in "The Texans" (1938). With May Robson, Robert Cummings, Walter Brennan. Barbara Stanwyck is a gambling queen with a shady past who joins forces with an Army deserter and an old-time miner to face off against a powerful land baron, in "California" (1946). Ray Milland, Barry Fitzgerald also star. Then, Audie Murphy is a gunman who is wrongly accused of helping the Dalton gang in a train robbery--then joins them for real, in "The Cimarron Kid" (1952). With Beverly Tyler, James Best. Finally, Glenn Ford stars as "The Man from the Alamo" (1953), Branded a coward for his actions at the doomed fortress, Ford must fight to prove himself during the Mexican War. Julia Adams, Victor Jory, Hugh O'Brian co-star. 6 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailers.
The Adventures Of Ma And Pa Kettle, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride lead the hilarious backwoods brood to the county fair with hopes of winning some tuition money for their college-bound daughter in "Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair" (1952). Jim Backus co-stars. Next, the Kettles wind up in the middle of an espionage plot involving secret plans during a trip to Paris in "Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation" (1953). Then, Ma and Pa try to help Elwin, one of their 15 kids, win a scholarship to an agricultural college in "Ma and Pa Kettle at Home" (1954). And, when their cousin becomes ill in Hawaii, Ma and Pa head to the islands to help out in her pineapple factory in "Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki" (1955). 5 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French.
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)/Them! (1954) [DVD] DVD
Atomic testing in the Arctic revives a gigantic "rhedosaurus" frozen in the ice for millions of years, and soon the creature is cutting a path of destruction down the streets of New York. Based on a Ray Bradbury story, "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" features stop-motion animation by Ray Harryhausen. Paul Christian, Paula Raymond star. And, the landmark sci-fi classic "Them!" chronicles how atomic testing in a New Mexico desert results in ordinary ants being mutated into behemoth killing machines. As the enlarged insects wreak murderous havoc across the Southwest, police sergeant James Whitmore teams with FBI agent James Arness to stop a pair of queen ants before they can give birth to another generation of terror. With Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon. 171 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; featurttes; theatrical trailers.
The Caine Mutiny (Collector's Edition) [DVD](1954) DVD
Electrifying performances highlight this naval drama based on Herman Wouk's novel. The unstable behavior of U.S.S. Caine commander Humphrey Bogart during World War II forces a group of officers led by Van Johnson and Fred McMurray to reluctantly assume command, leading to a sensational court-martial trial for the mutineers. With Robert Francis, May Wynn, E.G. Marshall, Lee Marvin; nominated for seven Oscars. 125 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French; documentary; audio commentary.
WWII 60th Anniversary Collection Box Set [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "The Caine Mutiny," "Anzio," "Das Boot," and the History Channel documentary "Dead Men's Secrets: The Secrets of Sea Wolves" examining the Nazis' dominion over the seas during World War II.
James Stewart: The Signature Collection [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "The Stratton Story," "The Naked Spur," "The Spirit of St. Louis," "The FBI Story," "The Cheyenne Social Club," and "Firecreek."
The Left-Handed Gun [DVD](1958) DVD
Director Arthur Penn's first feature is a compelling and unflinching look at the life of Billy the Kid. Paul Newman portrays the notorious outlaw as an uneducated misfit who finds himself trapped in his role. With Hurd Hatfield, Lita Milan. 102 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailer. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
Ride Lonesome [DVD](1959) DVD
Bounty hunter Randolph Scott sets out with a young widow and two reformed outlaws to capture a wanted killer, but none of them know Scott's real motive: to bring the killer's brother, who murdered his wife, out of hiding. Fine frontier drama also stars James Best, Lee Van Cleef, Pernell Roberts, Karen Steele, James Coburn; Budd Boetticher directs. 73 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Verboten! (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1959) DVD
In post-World War II Germany, American soldier Sgt. David Brent (James Best) defies military policy when he falls in love with Helga (Susan Cummings), a beautiful local woman. But Brent has bigger problems looming as he must contend with a group of neo-Nazi guerrillas who are waging a war of terror against U.S. forces. Samuel Fuller's stunning drama incorporates documentary footage shot during his own wartime experiences. With Tom Pittman, Paul Dubov. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Cast A Long Shadow [DVD](1959) DVD
A hard-drinking, long-drifting cowpoke (Audie Murphy) finds his fate changing with the unexpected inheritance of a ranch from the father who had never acknowledged him. With the spread saddled by debt, can he manage the cattle drive needed to save it? Long-sought oater co-stars Terry Moore, John Dehner, James Best, Denver Pyle. 102 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Killer Shrews (1959)/The Giant Gila Monster (B&W/Color Versions) [DVD](1959) DVD
No, "The Killer Shrews" is not Shakespeare's long-missing sequel! It's the shocking story of a group of scientists whose experiments create a man-eating strain of rodents (and, yes, the shrews are really dogs with fake fangs). With Ken Curtis ("Gunsmoke"), James Best and 1957 Miss Universe Ingrid Goude. And, youthful hipsters in Northern Texas defend the drag races and sock hops of the Panhandle from "The Giant Gila Monster." Lethal lizard action from director Ray Kellogg and producer Curtis stars Don Sullivan, Lisa Simone and Shug Fisher. Includes both the original black-and-white and the newly colorized versions. 143 min. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; featurettes; theatrical trailer.
Shock Corridor (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray](1963)
Maverick filmmaker Samuel Fuller wrote and directed this unflinching drama that follows reporter Peter Breck into an asylum. Feigning insanity in order to learn the truth about an inmate's death, he soon falls into his own madness. Violent, emotional thriller also stars James Best, Hari Rhodes, Constance Towers. Restored version features special color scenes. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English PCM mono; bonus footage; interviews; art gallery; theatrical trailer.
Shock Corridor (Criterion Collection) (Restored Edition) [DVD](1963) DVD
Maverick filmmaker Samuel Fuller wrote and directed this unflinching drama that follows reporter Peter Breck into an asylum. Feigning insanity in order to learn the truth about an inmate's death, he soon falls into his own madness. Violent, emotional thriller also stars James Best, Hari Rhodes, Constance Towers. Restored version features special color scenes. 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; bonus footage; interviews; art gallery; theatrical trailer.
The Quick Gun [DVD](1964) DVD
After two years away, gunslinger Clint Cooper (Audie Murphy) returns to his hometown to find he's none too popular with the locals. He soon helps fight off a band of outlaws led by an old buddy, but will it be enough to get back in the good graces of the townsfolk--and the pretty school marm (Merry Anders) he's always loved? James Best, Ted de Corsia, Walter Sande co-star in this thrilling western. 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Shenandoah [DVD](1965) DVD
Epic western drama with James Stewart as a wealthy Virginia farmer whose opposition to slavery causes him to remain neutral during the Civil War. But Stewart finds himself forced to choose sides when his youngest son is taken prisoner by Union troops who think he's a Confederate spy. Doug McClure, Katharine Ross, Patrick Wayne, Glenn Corbett co-star. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.
First To Fight [DVD](1967) DVD
Filmed at the height of the Vietnam War, this action-filled WWII drama stars Chad Everett as a decorated Marine whose plans to settle down with wife Marilyn Devin are derailed when he is driven by a sense of duty to return to the service. Fighting in the Pacific under tough sergeant Gene Hackman, Everett gets an opportunity to prove his heroism. With Dean Jagger. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)/Firecreek [DVD](1970) DVD
Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda team in the wry western satire "The Cheyenne Social Club," as two aging cowpokes inherit a Wyoming brothel and learn a lesson in the real winning of the West from fancy gals Shirley Jones, Sue Ann Langdon and Jackie Joseph. Gene Kelly directs. Then, in the tradition of "High Noon" comes the gripping sagebrusher "Firecreek," starring Stewart as a part-time sheriff who tries to stop a group of ornery crooks led by Fonda from taking over his town. Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood, Jack Elam, and Dean Jagger co-star. 3 2/3 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurette; theatrical trailers.
Sounder [DVD](1972) DVD
Based on the novel by William H. Armstrong, this powerful drama tells the story of a black sharecropper family in the 1930s. When patriarch Paul Winfield is arrested for stealing food to feed his children, wife Cicely Tyson struggles to hold the family together while oldest son Kevin Hooks sets out to visit his father in a prison camp. With Carmen Mathews, Taj Mahal; directed by Martin Ritt. 104 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Nickelodeon (1976)/The Last Picture Show [DVD](1971) DVD
Ryan O'Neal stars as a young lawyer hired to shut down production of a silent film for the "Nickelodeon." Instead of halting filming, he winds up working on the set and soon finds himself fighting for the affections of the movie's leading lady. Director/co-writer Peter Bogdanovich's comedy-drama set in the early days of American cinema co-stars Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, John Ritter, Stella Stevens. Includes both the original color, theatrical version and the B&W director's cut, as well as Bogdanovich's director's cut of "The Last Picture Show." 122 min./125 min./126 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailer.
The Savage Bees [DVD](1976) DVD
It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans, but something scarier than drunken revelers has the city abuzz: Deadly African killer bees from a Brazilian banana boat have come ashore and are swarming across Louisiana. Can law enforcement officials and an entomologist stop the bugs before it's too late? Michael Parks, Ben Johnson, Gretchen Corbett, and Horst Buchholz star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Ode To Billy Joe [DVD](1976) DVD
Why did Billy Joe McAllister jump off the Tallahatchie Bridge? This poignant drama's take on the hit 1967 Bobbie Gentry song stars Robby Benson as the title character, a 1950s Mississippi teen whose guilt over a homosexual encounter throws his relationship with his young girlfriend (Glynnis O'Connor) into turmoil, leading to his tragic suicide. With Joan Hotchkis, James Best; directed by Max Baer, Jr. 106 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; featurette.
Semi-Tough (1977)/Gator (1976) [DVD] DVD
Two-disc set includes "Semi-Tough" and "Gator."
Rolling Thunder [Blu-ray](1977)
This action-packed, knock-out drama, written by Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), stars William Devane as a Vietnam P.O.W. who comes home to find things have changed since he left: His family has been murdered, and he's out to find who did it--and get revenge. With Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best, and Dabney Coleman. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Rolling Thunder [DVD](1977) DVD
An action-packed, knock-out drama, written by Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"). William Devane plays a Vietnam P.O.W. who comes home to find things have changed since he left: His family has been murdered, and he's out to find who did it-and get revenge. With Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best, and Dabney Coleman. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The Brain Machine (1977)/The Astral Fiend [DVD](1977) DVD
First, in "The Brain Machine," a government-run experiment in mind control produces a deadly computer, and four scientists become unwitting guinea pigs. Can they possibly escape from the technological terror? James Best, Barbara Burgess and Gerald McRaney star. AKA: "Grey Matter," "Mind Warp," "The E-Box," "Time Warp." Then, in "The Astral Fiend," a convicted murderer in prison learns the secret of becoming invisible and escapes, swearing vengeance on those who testified against him. Robert Foxworth, Elke Sommer and Stefanie Powers star. AKA: "Invisible Strangler," "The Astral Factor." 176 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Stroker Ace (1983)/Hooper (1978)/Sharky's Machine (1981) [DVD] DVD
The unglamorous and dangerous life of Hollywood stuntmen is portrayed in "Hooper," a comedy from star Burt Reynolds and director Hal Needham (two former stuntmen themselves). Burt plays a premier trick driver whose body has seen better days and who is roped into performing one last death-defying stunt by a young up-and-comer (Jan-Michael Vincent). With Sally Field, Brian Keith. Next, demoted after his cover is blown, an Atlanta cop (Reynolds, who also directed) musters up his new vice squad members to bring down the underworld kingpin (Vittorio Gassman) responsible for a crime wave hitting the city, in "Sharky's Machine." Rachel Ward, Bernie Casey, Keith also star. And, Reynolds assembles Jim Nabors, Ned Beatty, Loni Anderson, and director Needham for the fast-paced comedy "Stroker Ace," about a champion stock car racer forced to perform some outlandish stunts, such as wearing a chicken costume, for his new sponsor, a fried chicken company. 5 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Dukes Of Hazzard: Two Movie Collection [DVD] DVD
"The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!" (1997) finds Bo (John Schneider) and Luke (Tom Wopat) back behind the wheel of the General Lee, employing some good ol' boy charm and daredevil driving to thwart a plan to drain Hazzard Swamp and open a theme park. Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle, Sonny Shroyer co-star. Next, the Duke cousins (Wopat, Schneider) help raise money to build a hospital by getting into the music business, but will their Southern-fried sass sell in Tinseltown? "The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood" (2000) co-stars Bach, James Best, Ben Jones. 178 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French.
Hot Tamale [DVD](2006) DVD
Dreaming of playing in a salsa band, a Wyoming-based drummer decides to move to Los Angeles to jump-start his career. Stopping at a roadside cafe, he encounters a mysterious stranger who surreptitiously places stolen diamonds in his car. After arriving in L.A., his would-be girlfriend is kidnapped by thugs seeking the loot. Enlisting the help of some new friends to rescue her, he must also contend with problems caused by an alluring femme fatale. Randy Spelling, Carmen Electra, Jason Priestley star. 98 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Moondance Alexander [DVD](2007) DVD
A dull summer becomes thrilling for teenager Moondance (Kay Panabaker) when she comes across a wandering pony she's convinced could be a champion jumper. The pony's owner (Don Johnson) dislikes the idea at first, but Moondance eventually persuades him to allow her to train him. Based on a true story, this heartwarming drama co-stars Lori Loughlin, Sasha Cohen. 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; behind-the-scenes footage; featurette; interviews; music video; theatrical trailer.
<The Sweeter Side Of Life [DVD](2013) DVD
A well-kept Manhattan doctor's wife (Kathryn Morris) was out on her ear when her spouse announced she was being dumped for the acupuncturist. Stiffed in the pre-nup, her sole option was to go back to her small Jersey town and help her dad (James Best) with the struggling family bakery. Will going back to her roots (and her business degree) put her on the rise? Jane March, Stephen Hogan co-star. 81 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

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FILM
The Sweeter Side of Life (2013) with Kathryn Morris
Return of the Killer Shrews (2012) with John Schneider and Bruce Davison
Moondance Alexander (2007) with Don Johnson and Lori Loughlin
Hot Tamale (2006) with Randy Spelling, Carmen Electra, and Jason Priestley
The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (2000) with Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Rick Hurst, Sonny Shroyer, Ben Jones, and Nicholas Coster
Death Mask (1998) with Linnea Quigley
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997) with Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle, Ben Jones, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst, and Stella Stevens
Hooper (1978) with Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field, Brian Keith, Robert Klein, and Adam West
The End (1978) with Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, Joanne Woodward, Norman Fell, Myrna Loy, Kristy McNichol, Pat O'Brien, Robby Benson, and Carl Reiner
Rolling Thunder (1977) with William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, and Dabney Coleman
The Brain Machine (1977) with Gerald McRaney
Nickelodeon (1976) with Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Keith, Stella Stevens, and John Ritter
The Savage Bees (1976) with Ben Johnson, Michael Parks, and Horst Buchholz
Ode to Billy Joe (1976) with Robby Benson and Glynnis O'Connor
The Runaway Barge (1975) with Bo Hopkins, Tim Matheson, Jim Davis, Nick Nolte, and Lucille Benson
Savages (1974) with Andy Griffith, Sam Bottoms, and Noah Beery Jr.
Sounder (1972) with Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, and Kevin Hooks
Run, Simon, Run (1970) with Burt Reynolds, Inger Stevens, Royal Dano, and Joyce Jameson
Firecreek (1968) with James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood, Dean Jagger, Ed Begley, Jay C. Flippen, and Jack Elam
First to Fight (1967) with Chad Everett, Dean Jagger, Bobby Troup, Claude Akins, and Gene Hackman
Three on a Couch (1966) with Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Leslie Parrish, Mary Ann Mobley, and Gila Golan
Shenandoah (1965) with James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, Rosemary Forsyth, Katharine Ross, Denver Pyle, and George Kennedy
Black Spurs (1965) with Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Scott Brady, Lon Chaney Jr., Bruce Cabot, Richard Arlen, and Terry Moore
The Quick Gun (1964) with Audie Murphy, Merry Anders, and Gregg Palmer
Shock Corridor (1963) with Peter Breck, Constance Towers, and Gene Evans
Black Gold (1962) with Philip Carey, Diane McBain, Fay Spain, Claude Akins, and Dub Taylor
The Mountain Road (1960) with James Stewart, Glenn Corbett, and Harry Morgan
Cast a Long Shadow (1959) with Audie Murphy, Terry Moore, John Dehner, Denver Pyle, Ann Doran, and Stacy Harris
The Killer Shrews (1959) with Ingrid Goude and Ken Curtis
Verboten! (1959) with Susan Cummings and Tom Pittman
Ride Lonesome (1959) with Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, Lee Van Cleef, and James Coburn
The Naked and the Dead (1958) with Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Barbara Nichols, William Campbell, and Richard Jaeckel
The Left Handed Gun (1958) with Paul Newman, Lita Milan, and John Dehner
Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958) with Frank Lovejoy, Abby Dalton, Jan Merlin, Frank Ferguson, and Myron Healey
Man on the Prowl (1957) with Mala Powers and Jerry Paris
Hot Summer Night (1957) with Leslie Nielsen, Colleen Miller, Edward Andrews, Jay C. Flippen, and Claude Akins
Last of the Badmen (1957) with George Montgomery, Keith Larsen, Willis Bouchey, and Michael Ansara
The Rack (1956) with Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien, Anne Francis, Lee Marvin, and Cloris Leachman
Calling Homicide (1956) with Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Jeanne Cooper, and Lyle Talbot
Gaby (1956) with Leslie Caron, John Kerr, Cedric Hardwicke, Taina Elg, Joe Di Reda, Ruta Lee, and Narda Onyx
Come Next Spring (1956) with Ann Sheridan, Steve Cochran, Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Sonny Tufts, and Mae Clarke
Seven Angry Men (1955) with Raymond Massey, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, John Lupton, Larry Pennell, John Smith, Dennis Weaver, and Guy Williams
The Raid (1954) with Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin, Tommy Rettig, and Peter Graves
Return from the Sea (1954) with Jan Sterling, Neville Brand, Lloyd Corrigan, and Alvy Moore
The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) with Rory Calhoun, Peggie Castle, Noah Beery Jr., Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef, and Rita Moreno
Riders to the Stars (1954) with William Lundigan, Martha Hyer, Herbert Marshall, Richard Carlson, King Donovan, and Dawn Addams
Column South (1953) with Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Robert Sterling, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Gregg Palmer, and Russell Johnson
Seminole (1953) with Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson, Hugh O'Brian, Russell Johnson, and Lee Marvin
Francis Goes to West Point (1952) with Donald O'Connor, Lori Nelson, Gregg Palmer, William Reynolds, Les Tremayne, and David Janssen
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952) with Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, and Lori Nelson
Steel Town (1952) with Ann Sheridan, John Lund, Howard Duff, Chick Chandler, and Nancy Kulp
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952) with John Lund, Jeff Chandler, Beverly Tyler, Susan Cabot, John Hudson, Regis Toomey, Richard Egan, Hugh O'Brian, Gregg Palmer, William Reynolds, and Jay Silverheels
The Cimarron Kid (1952) with Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler, Yvette Duguay, John Hudson, Hugh O'Brian, Noah Beery Jr., and Leif Erickson
Apache Drums (1951) with Stephen McNally and Coleen Gray
Target Unknown (1951) with Mark Stevens, Alex Nicol, Gig Young, and Joyce Holden
Air Cadet (1951) with Stephen McNally, Gail Russell, Alex Nicol, Richard Long, Charles Drake, Rock Hudson, Peggie Castle, and Parley Baer
Kansas Raiders (1950) with Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady, Tony Curtis, Richard Arlen, Richard Long, Dewey Martin, and Richard Egan
Winchester '73 (1950) with James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Charles Drake, John McIntire, Will Geer, Jay C. Flippen, Rock Hudson, Steve Brodie, and Tony Curtis
Peggy (1950) with Diana Lynn, Charles Coburn, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Lawrence, Charles Drake, Rock Hudson, Jerome Cowan, and Ellen Corby
Comanche Territory (1950) with Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, Will Geer, Charles Drake, Parley Baer, and Glenn Strange

TELEVISION SERIES
The Dukes of Hazzard, 1979-1985 CBS TV Series. Best portrayed Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane
The Dukes, 1983 CBS animated TV series

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
In the Heat of the Night, episode Sweet, Sweet Blues, originally aired November 26, 1991
B.L. Stryker, episode Night Train, originally aired May 5, 1990
Enos, episode Grits and Greens Strike Again, originally aired December 17, 1980
How the West Was Won, episode Luke, originally aired April 2, 1979
Hawkins, episode Blood Feud, originally aired December 4, 1973
Dan August, episode In the Eyes of God, originally aired October 21, 1970
Lancer, episode Goodbye, Lizzie, originally aired April 28, 1970
Gunsmoke, episode Charlie Noon, originally aired November 3, 1969
The Guns of Will Sonnett, episode Robber's Roost, originally aired January 17, 1969
Felony Squad, episode The Distant Shore, originally aired December 2, 1969
The Mod Squad, episode The Price of Terror, originally aired November 26, 1968
I Spy, episode Suitable for Framing, originally aired March 15, 1968
Bonanza, episode The Price of Salt, originally aired February 4, 1968
The Guns of Will Sonnett, episode Meeting at Devil's Fork, originally aired October 21, 1967
Hawk, episode Blind Man's Bluff, originally aired December 29, 1966
The Green Hornet, episode Deadline for Death, originally aired December 21, 1966
I Spy, episode Lisa, originally aired December 7, 1966
Felony Squad, episode Flame Out, originally aired October 17, 1966
The Iron Horse, episode High Devil, originally aired September 26, 1966
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Unwelcome Well, originally aired April 3, 1966
The Virginian, episode Letter of the Law, originally aired December 22, 1965
Honey West, episode A Matter of Wife and Death, originally aired October 8, 1965
Burke's Law, episode Steam Heat, originally aired September 29, 1965
Flipper, episode The Call of the Dolphin, originally aired April 4, 1965
Ben Casey, episode A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow, originally aired March 8, 1965
Daniel Boone, episode The Devil's Four, originally aired March 4, 1965
Death Valley Days, episode Hero of Fort Halleck, originally aired October 9, 1964
Rawhide, episode Incident at El Toro, originally aired April 9, 1964
Destry, episode Go Away, Little Sheba, originally aired March 27, 1964
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, episode The Jar, originally aired February 14, 1964
Combat!, episode Mail Call, originally aired February 1, 1964
Death Valley Days, episode Sixty-Seven Miles of Gold, originally aired January 14, 1964
Gunsmoke, episode The Glory and the Mud, originally aired January 4, 1964
The Fugitive, episode Terror at High Point, originally aired December 17, 1963
Bonanza, episode The Legacy, originally aired December 15, 1963
Rawhide, episode Incident of the Rawhiders, originally aired November 14, 1963
Ben Casey, episode Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, originally aired November 13, 1963
Redigo, episode Little Angel Blue Eyes, originally aired October 29, 1963
Gunsmoke, episode With a Smile, originally aired March 30, 1963
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Surplus Suitor, originally aired February 28, 1963
The Gallant Men, episode The Warriors, originally aired February 23, 1963
The Twilight Zone, episode Jess-Belle, originally aired February 14, 1963
Rawhide, episode Incident at Spider Rock, originally aired January 18, 1963
G.E. True, episode Open Season, originally aired January 6, 1963
Death Valley Days, episode The $275,000 Sack of Flour, originally aired October 1, 1962
Cheyenne, episode Sweet Sam, originally aired October 8, 1962
Hawaiian Eye, episode Day in the Sun, originally aired October 2, 1962
Cheyenne, episode Satonka, originally aired October 1, 1962
Bronco, episode Then the Mountains, originally aired April 30, 1962
The Rifleman, episode The Day a Town Slept, originally aired April 16, 1962
77 Sunset Strip, episode The Long Shot Caper, originally aired March 23, 1962
The Twilight Zone, episode The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank, originally aired February 23, 1962
Laramie, episode The Runaway, originally aired January 23, 1962
The Twilight Zone, episode The Grave, originally aired October 27, 1961
Surfside 6, episode One for the Road, originally aired October 2, 1961
Whispering Smith, episode The Hemp Reeger Case, originally aired July 17, 1961
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, episode Make My Death Bed, originally aired June 27, 1961
The Andy Griffith Show, episode The Guitar Player Returns, originally aired May 15, 1961
Stagecoach West, episode The Dead Don't Cry, originally aired May 2, 1961
The Barbara Stanwyck Show, episode The Choice, originally aired April 17, 1961
Michael Shayne, episode Strike Out, originally aired March 10, 1961
Stagecoach West, episode The Arsonist, originally aired February 14, 1961
Bonanza, episode The Fugitive, originally aired February 1, 1961
Have Gun - Will Travel, episode Quiet Night in Town: Parts 1 and 2, originally aired January 7 and January 14, 1961
Bat Masterson, episode Dakota Showdown, originally aired November 17, 1960
The DuPont Show with June Allyson, episode Love on Credit, originally aired November 17, 1960
The Rebel, episode Deathwatch, originally aired October 23, 1960
Lock Up, episode The Beau and Arrow Case, originally aired October 22, 1960
The Andy Griffith Show, episode The Guitar Player, originally aired October 17, 1960
Stagecoach West, episode High Lonesome, originally aired October 4, 1960
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, episode Cell 227, originally aired June 5, 1960
The Rebel, episode Night on a Rainbow, originally aired May 29, 1960
Overland Trail, episode Escort Detail, originally aired May 22, 1960
Men Into Space, episode Beyond the Stars, originally aired May 11, 1960
The Texan, episode Killer's Road, originally aired April 25, 1960
General Electric Theater, episode Aftermath, originally aired April 17, 1960
Pony Express, episode The Story of Julesberg, originally aired March 9, 1960
Wagon Train, episode The Clayton Tucker Story, originally aired February 10, 1960
Laramie, episode Company Man, originally aired February 9, 1960
Wagon Train, episode The Colonel Harris Story, originally aired January 13, 1960
Startime, episode Cindy's Fella, originally aired December 15, 1959
The Lineup, episode Lonesome as Midnight, originally aired November 18, 1959
Laramie, episode The Lawbreakers, originally aired October 20, 1959
The Man and the Challenge, episode Maximum Capacity, originally aired September 19, 1959
The David Niven Show, episode Good Deed, originally aired July 7, 1959
Frontier Justice, episode The Three Graves, originally aired July 6, 1959
The David Niven Show, episode Portrait, originally aired June 16, 1959
Wagon Train, episode The Andrew Hale Story, originally aired June 3, 1959
Black Saddle, episode Client: Nelson, originally aired May 2, 1959
Rescue 8, episode Trail by Fire, originally aired January 13, 1959
Wanted: Dead or Alive, episode Six-Up to Bannach, originally aired January 10, 1959
Behind Closed Doors, episode The Enemy on the Flank, originally aired December 4, 1958
Wanted: Dead or Alive, episode Sheriff of Red Rock, originally aired November 29, 1958
Trackdown, episode Sunday's Child, originally aired November 21, 1958
Bat Masterson, episode Stampede at Tent City, originally aired October 29, 1958
The Restless Gun, episode Jebediah Bonner, originally aired September 22, 1958
The Millionaire, episode The Fred Morgan Story, originally aired September 17, 1958
Target, episode Assassin, originally aired May 30, 1958
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, episode Death Sentence, originally aired April 27, 1958
Trackdown, episode The Mistake, originally aired April 18, 1958
Tombstone Territory, episode Guilt of a Town, originally aired March 19, 1958
Climax!, episode The Secret Love of Johnny Spain, originally aired February 20, 1958
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, episode Guys Like O'Malley, originally aired January 10, 1958
Code 3, episode Death in an Alley, originally aired November 19, 1957
Have Gun - Will Travel, episode The Long Night, originally aired November 16, 1957
Trackdown, episode Marple Brothers, originally aired October 4, 1957
Richard Diamond, Private Detective, episode Merry-Go-Round Case, originally aired September 23, 1957
West Point, episode Dragoon Patrol, originally aired July 5, 1957
Sheriff of Cochise, episode Lynching Party, originally aired February 1, 1957
Zane Grey Theater, episode Three Graves, originally aired January 4, 1957
Cavalcade of America, episode Women's Work, originally aired November 20, 1956
Telephone Time, episode The Gingerbread Man, originally aired July 1, 1956
Frontier, episode Out from Texas, originally aired June 24, 1956
The Adventures of Champion, episode Andrew and the Deadly Double, originally aired February 13, 1956
Frontier, episode The Texicans, originally aired January 8, 1956
The Adventures of Champion, episode The Stone Heart, originally aired December 13, 1955
Cavalcade of America, episode One Day at a Time, originally aired November 15, 1955
The Lone Ranger, episode Framed for Murder, originally aired August 4, 1955
Buffalo Bill, Jr., episode The Death of Johnny Ringo, originally aired March 22, 1955
Death Valley Days, episode Million Dollar Wedding, originally aired March 1, 1955
The Adventures of Kit Carson, episode The Phantom Uprising, originally aired January 8, 1955
The Adventures of Kit Carson, episode Frontier Empire, originally aired November 27, 1954
The Gene Autry Show, episode Hoodoo Canyon, originally aired August 17, 1954
The Gene Autry Show, episode Holdup, originally aired July 20, 1954
Annie Oakley, episode Annie and the Outlaw's Son, originally aired July 3, 1954
Annie Oakley, episode Outlaw Mesa, originally aired June 26, 1954
Stories of the Century, episode Little Britches, originally aired June 17, 1954
Hopalong Cassidy, episode Silent Testimony, originally aired February 19, 1954
Hallmark Hall of Fame, episode McCoy of Abilene, originally aired October 18, 1953
Cavalcade of America, episode Night Strike, originally aired April 29, 1953

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