The Westerns A-L
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3 Bad Men
Starring: George O'Brien, Olive Borden & Lou Tellegen
Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her mother is killed. An outstanding example of the silent western and one of John Ford's earliest triumphs. The photography is stunning and the land rush sequences truly impressive, and while the story of redemption and sacrifice is predictable it is nonetheless still moving. This movie was remade years later by Ford himself as “ 3 Godfathers” starring John Wayne.
40 Guns to Apache
Starring: Audie Murphy, Michael Burns
& Loraine Stephens
The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers.
Advance to the Rear
Starring: Glenn Ford, Joan Blondell, Stella Stevens
& Jim Backus
A Union army outfit of misfits and rejects is sent
the Western territory. Southern spies try to figure out what they're up
Alias, Jesse James
Starring: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming &
Many of Hollywood's Legendary Cowboys
Inept insurance salesman Milford Farnsworth sells a
a $100,000 policy. When his boss learns the man was Jesse James he
Milford after him with money to buy back the policy. After a masked
robs Milford of the money, Milford's boss heads out with more money.
learns about it and plans to rob him, have Milford dressed as him get
in the robbery, and then collect the $100,000.
Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Brian Donlevy
& George Sanders
In British colonial America, Captain Swanson's
to the rules results in Trader Callendar's selling to the Indians under
cover of a government permit. Jim Smith won't sit still for that. He
troopers to dress up as Indians and intercept the shipments, which, of
course, gets him thrown in jail.
Starring: Robert Taylor, John Hodiak & Arlene Dahl
An Indian scout is sent to rescue a woman who is
deep in Apache territory. The woman's sister, naturally, goes along for
the ride where they encounter terrors along the way.
Ambush at Cimarron Pass
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Scott Brady & Margia Dean
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap
Starring: John Derek, John Hodiak & David Brian
Four released convicts go back
the ghost town of Tomahawk Gap searching for the Army payroll they
several years earlier. Not only did they have trouble finding the
but they had to deal with a horde of mean, bloodthirsty indians and a
of conniving white men intent on getting the money or themselves.
western with plenty of gunplay, horses, and action.
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck & Preston Foster
Starring: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Linda Lawson
& John Archer
A young cavalry officer is assigned the job of
in a band of Apaches who have been terrorizing the countryside.
Starring: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William,
Porter Hall & Paul Harvey
Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. But Peter won't be distracted from his journey and Phoebe is left alone and plenty busy with villains Jefferson Carteret and Lazarus Ward plotting at every turn to destroy her freighting company. She has not seen the last of Peter, however.
Arizona (Also Released as
Are Like That")
Starring: John Wayne & Laura La Plante
While at West Point Denton
Evelyn Palmer who shows up later as the wife of his commanding officer
in Arizona. When he takes a shine to her sister Bontia Evelyn accuses
to making illicit advances toward her while the Colonel's away. The
asks for Denton's resignation.
Starring: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante & Buster Crabbe
Murphy plays ex-Quantrill's Raider who's let out of jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words of the loose-lipped saloon dancer. The goons are found hiding in an Indian mission. Murphy and Cooper pretend to want to rejoin the gange, but the bad guys catch on and brutally eat Cooper, who protects Murphy's true sentiments to the death.
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Malone
& Walter Brennan
Starring: Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy
& Andy Devine
Josie Minick is a widow, who is forced to fend for herself. Josie, living in cattle country, finds herself in odds and war with the cattlemen of the town, when she decides to make a sheep farm her livelihood.
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ursula Thiess, Gilbert Roland
& Zachary Scott
American arms dealer Kennedy hopes to make a killing
selling to the "Regulares" in the 1916 Mexican revolution. American
Wilson favors the rebel faction headed by Escobar, and they plot to
Kennedy's arms; but Wilson also has his eye on Kennedy's wife. Raids,
and escapes follow in a veritable hail of bullets.
Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews & Randolph Scott
The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath.
family has lost their land to Yankees. She marries Confederate guerilla
leader Sam Starr and they continue activities against exploiters until
she is shot riding to alert Sam to a trap. Highly romanticized and
connection with history.
A Big Hand for the
Starring: Henry Fonda, Jason Robbards,
Joanne Woodward, Burgess Meredith,
Kevin McCarthy & Charles Bickford
A naive couple and a child arrive to the town on the way to California to buy there a farm. There is a poker play between the richest men in the region. The man cannot resist it and though he is a very bad poker player, enters the game betting all the money of his family. In the climax of the game he suffers a heart-attack. His wife then takes his place in the table. That's the only way of recovering their savings. But there is a little problem. Can anybody explain her how to play poker?
The true story of the famous
leader, Brigham Young and his battle to transport his people across the
Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The plot focuses on two of
his people, Jonathan Kent and Zina Webb and the hardships they have to
face along the way.
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Richard Widmark,
Robert Wagner, Hugh O'Brien,
Earl Holliman & E.G. Marshall
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux
a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property
among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets
years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his
sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
Tensions rise as a bitter sheriff (Taylor) of a small Western town makes life miserable for his deputy (McCrea) and the son of a rival (Nicholson). One of Nicholson’s earliest, & more forgotten roles.
Starring: Audie Murphy, Terry Moore, Rita Lynn
& Denver Pyle
Starring: Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour & Linda Darnell
Wells Fargo stages are being robbed by 'The Poet'
no one can find out who he is. Wylie is a gambler who is found by the
and gives him the option of going back to a questionable trial in
City or finding 'The Poet' for the stage line. Wylie decides to look
the outlaw and he rides out in the stage with Ann and Emily to
He soon finds that the Sundance gang is waiting for 'The Poet' so he
him and finds that Ann is the wife of the outlaw. Wylie is concerned
the gang, 'The Poet' and Ann.
Starring: Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Dennis Weaver
& Jack Kelly
As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War
and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S.
and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the
of Confederate sympathizers.
The Cowboy and the Lady
Starring: Gary Cooper, Patsy Kelly & Walter Brennan
Poor Mary Smith can't go
or have any other fun because any hint of scandal could damage her
political career. She decides to rebel and convinces her two maids to
her go along with them on a blind date with some rodeo performers. She
tells her date, Stretch, that she's a parlor maid and that she left
because her father beat her. The two fall in love and elope. Now Mary
a double dilemma: continuing her charade with Stretch and keeping her
a secret from her father.
Starring: George O'Brien, Heather Angel
& John Carradine
In 1775, Daniel Boone leads thirty settler families
Kentucky where they face two threats: Indian Raiders led by renegade
Simon Girty, who opposes settlement; and the schemes of effete Stephen
Marlowe to seize title to the new lands. Perils, battles, escapes, and
a love interest round out the story.
of The Bad Man
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Joan Weldon, John Ericson
& Marie Windsor
The vicious Hayes clan amble into town
on the day Judge Jim
Scott is expected to sentence murderer Rudy Hayes to hang. Scott, who
wear a gun, seems unconcerned and businesslike, even when Charlie Hayes
an explicit death threat against him. But the townsfolk start wondering
much bloodshed one hanging is worth. Complicating factor: the sheriff,
chief ally, is also the secret lover of Scott's fiancee Myra
Day of the Evil Gun
Starring: Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy & Dean Jagger
Warfield is the dispassionate ex-gunslinger
by his neighbor Forbes to help him track down the Apache Indians
who have kidnapped Forbes' wife and children. They employ Jimmy Noble ,
the eccentric scout who feigns feeble impedances by talking in rhyme.
three encounter torture, Indian attacks, and Confederates who
as Union soldiers. The hardened gunslinger eventually keeps a level
while the even-tempered Forbes turns into a cold-blooded killing
Warfield and Forbes eventually complete their personality changes that
lead to the inevitable western showdown.
Starring: Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, Randolph Scott
& Claire Trevor
Starring: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger, Alan Hale Jr & Mary Wickes
In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover. Remake of the 1939 classic “ Destry Rides Again” starring Jimmy Stewart.
Starring: Alan Ladd & Audrey Dalton
President Grant orders Indian fighter MacKay to
with the Modocs of northern California and southern Oregon. On the way
he must escort Nancy Meek to the home of her aunt and uncle. After
renegade Captain Jack engages in ambush and other atrocities, MacKay
fight him one-on-one with guns, knives and fists.
The Duel at Silver Creek
Starring: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue,
Stephen McNally, Lee Marvin, Susan Cabot,
A gang of claim jumpers is infesting the territory, gaining ownership of undermanned mining operations through extortion...and leaving no live witnesses. But one victim, quick-drawing gambler Luke Cromwell, escapes. Meanwhille, Marshal Lightnin' Tyrone is also after the gang; recovering from one raid, he meets femme fatale Opal Lacy, who may not be healthy for him to know. When Luke, now calling himself the Silver Kid, joins forces with Marshal Tyrone, the gang had better watch out ...unless something drives a wedge between the new allies
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Lin McCarthy, Dorothy Green
& Alan Baxter
A man who was falsely accused for murder
escapes the sheriffs and starts a new life in a town at the border of
States to Mexico. But he cannot settle in peace as his chasers are
Fastest Gun Alive
Starring: Jeanne Crain, Glenn Ford
& Broderick Crawford
Whenever it becomes known how good he is
ex-gunman George and his wife Dora have to flee the town, in fear of
gunmen who might want to challenge him. Unfortunately he again spills
secret when he's drunk. All citizens swear to keep his secret and
to give up his guns forever -- but a boy tells the story to a gang of
criminals. Their leader threatens to burn down the whole town, if he
Starring: Gary Cooper & Lili Damita
A young frontier scout helps
a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil
traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling
Starring: Ann Sheridan & Randolph Scott
A mining engineer teams up
a crusty deputy sheriff to solve the mystery killings at an old mine
the owner's family waits for him to die, and where a valuable radium
may have been made.
The First Traveling Saleslady
Starring: Ginger Rogers, Clint Eastwood,
Carol Channing, Barry Nelson
& James Arness
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan
& Dean Jagger
A gunfighter-turned-lawman and his brothers find
up against an outlaw gang led by a wealthy woman.
Starring: Henry Fonda, Ward Bond & Delores Del Rio
The Gambler Returns: Luck of The Draw
Starring: Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Rick Rossovich, Claude Akins, Gene Berry, David Carradine, Chuck Connors, Linda Evans & Brian Keith
The Gambler Brady Hawkes is back and he's about to lose his primary means of livelihood, when a law banning gambling is about to be passed. But in honor of that there's going to be one last great poker game and all what one needs to join is one hundred thousand dollars. Features many guest appearances by some of TV’s biggest western characters
Garden of Evil
Starring: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward
& Richard Widmark
When 4 men follow a woman into redskin country to
rescue her husband they find trouble within their own ranks as well as
having to face a deadly threat from the savages who claimed the land as
Starring: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Jimmy Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi
& Gene Lockhart
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
Go West Young Girl
Starring: Karen Valentine, Sandra Wills
& Stuart Whitman
A female New England reporter and the widow of a
officer team up to go out West, and wind up trying to evade outlaws,
and the law. A made for TV classic!!
Go West Young Lady
Starring: Glenn Ford, Penny Singleton & Ann Miller
Federal Marshall Tex Miller,
his girl-friend Belinda Pendergast are having problems with the masked
bandit 'Pecos Pete'. Penny Singleton is adorably ditzy as the heroine,
Glenn Ford honed his comic skills as "the tenderfoot" and sparkling Ann
Miller as the tart-tongued saloon-singer steals the show. The Sammy
score is a treat, and Annie's tip-tapping with Allen Jenkins singing "I
Wish That I could Be a Singing Cowboy" is one of the many highlights of
this unique lark of a film.
The Great Bank Robbery
Starring: Kim Novak, Zero Mostel, Clint Walker
& Claude Akins
In this hilarious western farce, a bogus preacher, a
gang and all the local outlaws try to break into a well-guarded bank.
Great Scout & Cathouse
Starring: Kay Lenz, Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed,
Robert Culp & Elizabeth Ashley
Gunfight at Comanche Creek
Starring: Audie Murphy, Ben Cooper,
DeForest Kelley & Colleen Miller
Comanche Creek, Colorado,
Prisoner Jack Mason is broken out of jail by a gang of strangers. They
use him in a robbery, then when the dead-or-alive reward is high
they shoot him and collect. The National Detective Agency, now knowing
the gang's methods, arranges to have agent Bob Gifford jailed in
Creek for train robbery. The gang takes the bait (not before Gifford
the eye of lovely saloon-keeper Abbie). But how will the bait get off
The Guns of Fort Petticoat
Starring: Audie Murphy & Kathryn Grant
Murphy deserts the Union Army
warn former Texas neighbors of impending Indian attacks triggered by
massacre. He overcomes initial distrust and convinces the homesteaders
(all women whose men are away fighting in the Confederate Army) to take
refuge in an abandoned mission. He trains them to fight and shoot in
of the attack. The only other man at the mission runs away o save his
and ends up leading the Indians back to the mission. Surrounded and
the defenders prepare for the final assault.
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence,
Brian Keith & Martin Landau
Starring: Joanne Dru, John Ireland & MacDonald Carey
Professional killer Bus Crow
hired by cattlemen to eliminate squatters. When Marshal Sam Rochelle is
sent to investigate, saloon owner Hallie becomes a reluctant witness.
Heaven With a Gun
Starring: Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Barbara Hershey,
& David Carradine
In the small western town of Vinegarroon the
between cattle and sheep breeders escalates. When a stranger appears in
the town, the ranchers suspect he's a gun man, hired by the sheep
But Jim Killian turns out to be a priest - a tough one however, who
shall make unscrupulous rancher Esa Beck's life quite harder.
Home In Oklahoma
Starring: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans & Gabby Hayes
Flying U ranch owner Sam Talbot is killed by a fall
a horse. St. Louis reporter Connie Edwards comes to check a rumor that
he might have been murdered. She goes to Roy Rogers, editor of the
newspaper, and he takes her to the reading of Talbot's will. The ranch
is left to Talbot's ward, Duke Lowery, much to the dismay of Talbot's
Jan Holloway. After some attempts on Duke's life, Roy finally proves
Jan, Steve McClory and attorney Jim Jadnick had Talbot killed and are
to do the same for Duke, making Jan the last heir.
The Hunting Party
Starring: Oliver Reed, Gene Hackman & Candice Bergen
The rich and ruthless rancher Brandt Ruger keeps his beautiful young wife Melissa like a part of his property, subdued to his will. But one day she's kidnapped by the famous outlaw Frank Calder - just to teach him reading, so he tells her. Calder doesn't know or care who's wife she is. He takes care of her well, and eventually Melissa falls in love with him. But Ruger feels humiliated. Full of hate, he sets out to kill him - and Melissa too, if necessary. Together with his friends and the newest technology in guns, which carry 800 yards, he initiates a battue on Calder and his gang.
Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Glenn Ford, Rod Steiger
& Valarie French
Starring: Audie Murphy, Gale Storm & Albert Decker
Billy the Kid becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivete to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife with whom he's infatuated. Falls into trap by Pat Garrett and is shot down while gazing at woman thru window.
Starring: Dana Andrews, Jon Hall, Lynn Bari
Clayton Moore & Ward Bond
Trapper Kit Carson and his band of men join John C.
on his way to California. Enroute they are subjected to Indian attacks
that are propagated by the Mexican Government, that does not want the
to reach California. Once in California, Fremont and Carson initiate a
campaign to free the state from Mexican control.
The Last Challenge
Starring: Glenn Ford, Angie Dickinson, Chad Everett
& Jack Elam
In this western, a town sheriff contends with his
as the "fastest gun in the West." When a young gunslinger calls him out
for a showdown, the sheriff is struck by the fellows resemblance to
when he was young. He therefore, attempts to talk him out of his
career choice, but the young man refuses to listen. The saloon hostess
attempts to talk the sheriff out of the duel, but the old fellow does
The Last Posse
Starring: John Derek, Broderick Crawford
& Wanda Hendrix
A sheriff's posse pursues
men accused of robbing a rancher.
The Last Rebel
Starring: Joe Namath, Jack Elam & Woody Strode
Set in Missouri near the end of the American Civil War, Confederate soldiers Burnside Hollis, a pool shark, and his friend Matt Graves rescues a black man from a lynching. Burnside begins to win pool matches for bigger and bigger stakes, and his friends begin to fall by the wayside as he woos the ladies and wins the games. The local madam, however, has a soft spot in her heart for him and watches with concern as the situation builds up for a showdown with his former friend Matt.
Last Train From Gun Hill
Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn & Carolyn Jones
The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and
The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognizes
belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town
of Gun Hill. Belden is sympathetic, until it transpires that one of the
murderers is his own son Rick, whom he refuses to hand over. Morgan is
determined to capture Rick and take him away by the 9.00 train; but he
is trapped in the town alone, with Belden and all his men now looking
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