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List of the best James Arness movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. James Arness's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top James Arness movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Arness movies will be at the top of the list. James Arness has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Arness movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Arness films to end the squabble once and for all.

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"This list answers the questions, "What are the best James Arness movies?" and "What are the greatest James Arness roles of all time?"

James Arness was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Chuck Connors and Clint Walker in terms of fame and success.

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Angie Dickinson, James Arness, Harry Carey Gun the Man Down is a 1956 western film distributed through United Artists and starring James Arness and Angie Dickinson in her first leading role. The movie was produced by John Wayne and his ...more

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John Wayne, James Arness, Fess Parker Island in the Sky is a 1953 American aviation adventure drama film written by Ernest K. Gann based on his 1944 novel Island in the Sky, directed by William A. Wellman, and starring and ...more

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Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker Them! is a 1954 American black-and-white science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures produced by David Weisbart, directed by Gordon Douglas, and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan ...more

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James Arness, Ed Begley, Alexis Smith Wyoming Mail is a 1950 film directed by Reginald Le Borg.

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John Wayne, Lana Turner, James Arness The Sea Chase is a 1955 World War II drama film starring John Wayne and Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger, and Tab Hunter. It was directed by John Farrow from a screenplay by James Warner ...more

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Gunsmoke: To the Last Man James Arness, Pat Hingle, Matt Mulhern Retired marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.

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The Macahans Eva Marie Saint, James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner The Macahans is a 1976 western TV film written by Jim Byrnes and directed by Bernard McEveety.

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John Wayne, James Arness, Geraldine Page Hondo is a 1953 Warnercolor 3D Western film starring John Wayne and directed by John Farrow. The screenplay is based on the July 5, 1952 Collier's short story "The Gift of Cochise" by ...more

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Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge James Arness, Steve Forrest, Ken Curtis 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

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James Arness, Geoffrey Lewis, Hugh O'Brian Gunsmoke: The Last Apache is a 1990 film directed by Charles Correll.

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John Wayne, James Arness, Harry Morgan Big Jim McLain is a 1952 political thriller film starring John Wayne and James Arness as HUAC investigators hunting down communists in the post-war Hawaii organized labor scene. Edward Ludwig ...more

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Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Amy Stock-Poynton After his mother is killed in a wagoncoach robbery a young man pursues the gang responsible. Matt Dillon goes after him hoping to stop him before the gang can kill him. Dillon is joined by Davis ...more

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The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory James Arness The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory is a made-for-TV film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo written and directed by Burt Kennedy, starring James Arness as Jim Bowie, Brian Keith as Davy Crockett, Alec ...more

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James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman The Thing from Another World is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction/horror film produced by Howard Hawks' Winchester Pictures Corporation, released by RKO Pictures, and directed by ...more

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James Stewart, James Arness, Jean Hagen Carbine Williams is a 1952 American drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring James Stewart. The film follows the life of its namesake, David Marshall Williams, who invented the ...more

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James Arness, Ben Johnson, Ward Bond Wagon Master is a 1950 Western film about a Mormon pioneer wagon train to the San Juan River in Utah. The film was conceived, produced, and directed by John Ford, who is often listed among the ...more

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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper Alias Jesse James is a 1959 American Western comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming. Based on a story by Robert St. Aubrey and Bert Lawrence, the film ...more

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Gunsmoke : The Long Ride is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Arness Movies
James Brolin, Ali MacGraw, James Arness Retired marshal Matt Dillon must clear his name after mistaken identity makes him wanted: dead or alive.

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James Arness, Loretta Young, Ethel Barrymore The Farmer's Daughter is a 1947 movie that tells the story of a farmgirl who ends up working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically powerful mother. It stars Loretta Young, Joseph ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Ginger Rogers, Carol Channing The First Traveling Saleslady was a 1956 American film, starring Ginger Rogers and Carol Channing. Commercially unsuccessful, it was among the films that helped to close RKO Pictures. Future ...more

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Rock Hudson, Raymond Burr, James Arness Horizons West is a 1952 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Robert Ryan.

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Spencer Tracy, Charles Bronson, James Arness The People Against O'Hara is a 1951 film noir directed by John Sturges and based on Eleazar Lipsky's novel. The movie features Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, and James Arness.

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James Arness, Dean Stockwell, Joel McCrea Stars In My Crown is a 1950 western film starring Joel McCrea as a preacher who tames an unruly town. It was based on the novel of the same name by Joe David Brown.

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James Arness, Harry Carey, Jr.

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Yvonne De Carlo, James Arness, Howard Duff Flame of the Islands is a 1956 drama film about a café singer, played by Yvonne De Carlo, who buys into a casino, encountering multiple men who quickly fall in love with her, and her ...more