The Westerns M-Z

The Westerns A-L

Man of Conquest
    Starring: Joan Fontaine & Richard Dix

This solid and impressive biography of Sam Houston reveals a slice of American History that is rarely investigated, the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the US government's treatment of the Cherokee tribe, and the annexation of Texas. It's all fascinating and quite well done.

Man Without a Star
    Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor,
                        Richard Boone & William Campbell


Dempsey Rae, a cowboy with no clear aim in life, winds up working on a spread with a hard lady owner just arrived from the East. She needs a tough new top hand and uses all her means of persuasion to get Rae to take the job. But he doesn't like the way the other settlers are getting treated and starts to side with them, despite their introduction of the barbed wire he loathes.

Mask of The Avenger
    Starring: John Derek, Anthony Quinn, Jody Lawrance
                    & Arnold Moss


When his father is murdered, an Italian nobleman becomes a masked outlaw to avenge the crime. Along the way he endeavors to save a small village from its tyrant ruler, who happens to be the man who killed his father


Montana Moon
    Starring: Joan Crawford & Johnny Mack Brown

While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On their wedding night she does a sultry dance with Jeff, which ends with a prolonged kiss. Larry slugs Jeff. Angry Joan entrains for New York, but train robbers kidnap her. The leader of the pretend-bandits is Larry.

Mrs. Sundance
    Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery & Robert Foxworth

The girlfriend of the Sundance Kid is on the run with a price on her head, when she hears rumors that the Sundance Kid may still be alive.

Mustang Country
    Starring: Joel McCrea, Patrick Wayne, Robert Fuller
                    & Nika Mina

A rancher and former rodeo star comes across a runaway boy while he is hunting a wild stallion.

My Name is Nobody
    Starring: Henry Fonda & Terrence Hill

Gunfighter, Jack Beauregard, wants to retire. He even has a berth on the ship "Sundowner," destination Australia, reserved. However a young gunfighter out to make a name for himself, "Nobody," Hill, wants Beauregard to go out in style.... so he creates a showdown with the Wild Bunch: one man against 150 of the meanest SOBs in the West. The resolution of this conflict is.... interesting.

Night Passage
    Starring: Jimmy Stewart & Audie Murphy

The workers on the railroad haven't been paid in months --- that's because Whitey and his gang, including fast-shooting, dangerous, but likable Utica Kid, keep holding up the train for its payroll. Grant McLaine, a former railroad employee who was fired in disgrace, is recruited to take the payroll through under cover. A young boy and a shoe box figure into the plot when Whitey's gang tries to hold up the train and Grant and the Kid meet again to settle an old score.

No Name On the Bullet
    Starring: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake & Virginia Grey

John Gant, hired assassin rides into town. No one is sure of the identity of his intended victim. Townsfolk have shady pasts that make each one believe that John Gant is there to kill them. While each townsperson is falling apart from guilt, Gant is waiting in the hotel but is still given the blame for the shootings and the suicide of the Banker. An excellent film with some fine acting by Audie Murphy.

Northwest Mounted Police
    Starring: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard
                    & Robert Preston

In 1885, three mismatched frontiersmen (teacher Riel, whiskey trader Corbeau, and trapper Duroc) foment rebellion in central Canada; only the local Mounties stand in their way. Constable Ronnie Logan loves Corbeau's savage daughter Louvette; his pal Jim Brett loves April, the district nurse, but finds a rival in visitor Dusty Rivers, a Texas Ranger who wants Corbeau for murder. Treachery, battle, and tense situations follow in rapid order, with more lighthearted intervals.

Of Human Hearts
    Starring: Jimmy Stewart, Walter Houston & Beulah Bondi

This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm. It is a rich story about striving for excellence, the tension of father-son rebellion, and the love of a mother that can never die.

The Oklahoma Kid
    Starring: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart,
                    Rosemary Lane & Ward Bond


After his father is lynched, a high spirited gunslinger goes after the villains responsible. Set during the birth of Tulsa. A Cagney classic & Bogey’s only western.


On the Old Spanish Trail
    Starring: Roy Rogers, Andy Devine, Jane Frazee
                        & Sons of the Pioneers

With a $10,000 note Roy co-signed for the Pioneers due, Roy plans to get the money from the reward for the capture of the Gypsy. After he captures him he lets him go realizing he is innocent and it's not long before the real outlaws show their hand.

One Foot in Hell
    Starring: Alan Ladd, Don Murray & Delores Michaels

Mitch Barrett becomes embittered because his wife is allowed to die when he can't pay for the medicine she needs. The remorseful townspeople hire Mitch to be a deputy sheriff, thereby enabling him to plot an elaborate bank robbery with the help of an artist, a pickpocket, a gunslinger and a bar-girl. In conjunction with the robbery, Mitch plans to avenge himself upon every man who hindered his purchase of a single bottle of medicine costing one dollar and eighty seven cents so many years ago.


The Oregon Trail
    Starring: Fred MacMurray, William Bishop,   
                    John Carradine, Nina Shipman
                    & Gloria Talbott

In 1846, a reporter for the New York Herald joins a wagon train bound for the Oregon Territory. He hopes to confirm a rumor that President Polk is sending in soldiers disguised as settlers in order to strengthen American claims to the Territory.

The Outriders
    Starring: Arlene Dahl,
Joel McCrea & James Whitmore

Late in the Civil War, three Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison camp in Missouri. They soon fall into the hands of pro-Confederate raiders, who force them to act as "outriders" (escorts) for a civilian wagon train that will be secretly transporting Union gold from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to St. Louis, Missouri. The three men are to lead the wagons into a raider trap in Missouri, but one of them starts to have misgivings

The Plainsman
    Starring: Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur

Cecile B. DeMille brings you Gary and Jean in their grandest picture...the story of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, the hardest boiled pair of lovers who ever rode the plains...a glorious romance set against the whole flaming pageantry of the Old West. Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Prairie Rustlers
    Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John & Evelyn Finley

Billy Carson is accused of the crimes committed by his dead-ringer, outlaw cousin, Jim Slade, and barely escapes a lynching. With the aid of his pal, Fuzzy Jones, Billy catches up with his cousin and clears his own name.

The President's Lady
    Starring: Susan Hayward & Charleston Heston

The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.

The Quick Gun
    Starring: Audie Murphy & Mary Anders

Murphy is enroute to his home town to face up to the citizens who think he murdered the two sons of a local rancher, despite the fact that it was self-defense. Before arriving at the town, Murphy runs into the gang of outlaws he used to ride with. He finds out that they plan to rob the bank and burn the town to the ground.Murphy tries to warn the citizens, but their prejudice against him makes them reluctant to listen. But Sheriff James Best, an old friend of Murphy's, DOES believe, and he organizes the citizens to defend the town.

The Raid
    Starring: Van Heflin, Anne Baxter, Lee Marvin,
                    Richard Boone & Peter Graves

A group of confederate prisoners escape to Canada and plan to rob the banks and set fire to the small town of Saint Albans in Vermont. To get the lie of the land, their leader spends a few days in the town and finds he is getting drawn into its life and especially into that of an attractive widow and her son.

Ramona
    Starring: Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Kent Taylor
                    & John Carradine

Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household.

A Reason to Live A Reason to Die
    Starring: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Terrence Hill
                    & Bud Spencer

Having relinquished Fort Holman to the Confederacy without a shot being fired, Col. Pembroke is in danger of a court-martial finding him guilty of treason. To escape certain death, he agrees to try to retake the lost fort using the services of seven men already condemned to death. The men are no happier to serve under him than he is to have them, but despite their own quarrels (and threats on the Colonel's life), they arrive at the fort and mount their attack.

Rebellion
    Starring: Tom Keene & Rita Hayworth

Set in California in 1850. At the time, California was a newly acquired land of the United States. America had signed a treaty to protect the Mexicans living in the area, which it was not living up to. When some American outlaws murder the father of Paula Castillo (Hayworth billed as Cansino) she goes to Washington to make a petition for help to protect her people and their homes and bring peace. In response to her plea, the president sends Captain John Carroll (Tom Keene) to enforce the treaty, bring about peace and see to it that the outlaws stop stealing their land.

Red River Robin Hood
    Starring: Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards & Barbara Moffett

Arriving in Red River to join their friend Chet Andrews in the ownership of a cattle ranch, Jim Carey and his pal Ike  discover that Chet has been jailed for resisting the efforts of a swindler, Scott Yager, to evict him from the ranch. Yager, through a Spanish land grant, and with the help of a crooked Judge, has proven ownership to all the land in the Red River territory. He and his henchmen have been evicting all of the ranchers who won't pay rent on their own ranches. Jim and Ike gain the confidence of a crusading newspaper editor, Sam Sterling and his daughter Carol. Jim and Ike, dressed in black robes and masks, attend a meeting ot the ranchers and offer to help them. They join Yager's gang and, following orders, collect the rent money, but then don their robes as Mr. Justice, and hold up Yager's other collectors and return the money. Jim breaks into Yager's office and finds proof that the land grant is a fake, but Yager discovers the robes worn by Jim and Ike, both as Mr. Justice, and has two of his henchmen wear them and take money from the ranchers, thus breaking their confidence in "Mr. Justice." And then, Jim and Ike are captured by Yager.

Relentless
    Starring: Robert Young, Barton MacLaine
                       & Margurite Chapman

A framed fugitive attempts to track down a murderer while avoiding the bloodthirsty posse on his trail and a woman after his heart.

Ride Beyond Vengeance
   Starring: Chuck Connors, Gloria Grahame, Joan Blondell,
                    Bill Bixby, Claude Raines, Michael Rennie,
                    Jamie Farr, Kathryn Hays, James MacArthur
                    & Frank Gorshin

Buffalo hunter Jonahs Trapp returns to claim the woman he left behind-10 years ago. On his way into town he is robbed of his fortune, and there are several suspects Trapp will have to investigate. One of them is his estranged wife's suitor.

Ride Vaquero
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Anthony Quinn, Ava Gardner
                       & Richard Keel

Esqueda, an outlaw, attempts to force settlers King and Cordelia Cameron out of his territory. Esqueda's mother raised Rio as her own. Rio has loyalty to Esqueda but also feels the settlers should be able to stay. A showdown between the two raised as brothers is unavoidable.

Rogue of the Rio Grande
    Starring: Myrna Loy, Raymond Hatton & Walter Miller

The adventures of a group of Mexican bandits who steal from the rich and give to the poor to oust a crooked sheriff

The Romance of Rosy Ridge
    Starring: Janet Leigh & Van Johnson

Janet Leigh’s 1st Feature Film! In the days following the Civil War, a Missouri farming community lives in a state of constant tension due to conflicting pro-North and pro-South sentiments. Into this situation ambles ex-Union soldier Henry Carson, who briefly camps out at the farm of unforgiving Confederate sympathizer Gill MacBean. Suspecting that Carson is up to no good, MacBean is sure of it when the handsome stranger begins courting MacBean's daughter Lissy Anne, Things come to a head dramatically when the heretofore easygoing Carson comes face to face with a band of hooded, night-riding barn burners who've been fomenting discord among the farmers.

Roughshod
    Starring: Gloria Grahame & Robert Sterling

Wrangler Clay Phillips and his young brother are taking horses to Sonora when they come across four dancehall girls heading the same way, stuck with a wrecked buggy. He takes the girls on to the nearest ranch, where it turns out one of the girls is the homesteader's wayward daughter. As he already has an escaped killer after him he is less than thrilled to have to take the remaining girls on with him. But it has to be said that Mary is damn easy on the eyes.

The Rounders
    Starring: Glenn Ford, & Henry Fonda

Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out of Sedona for Jim Ed Love, a slick operator if ever there was one. Sisters, Meg and Agatha, have their eyes on Ben and Howdy, but the boys aren't ready to settle down yet. They spend the winter in the high country corralling more than 100 stray cattle at $7 a head for Jim Ed. Most years, they blow their winter pay in one spring night at a Sedona bar, but this year, Ben and Howdy have a plan: to take an ornery roan that Ben has been unable to break and bet their bankroll that no cowboy at the Sedona rodeo can stay on the horse. What will they do if they win - marry the sisters or head for Tahiti?

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans: Pilots & Rarities

This round up of rare Roy & Dale TV items leads off with the Un – aired pilot of  “Queen of the West”, a 1950 unsold pilot starring Dale Evans. Also featured is the 1951 promo film for “King of the Cowboys” & the pilot episode for “The Innocent Fugitive” (later retitled “The Innocent Pursuit”) starring Roy Rogers. Also included is a guided tour of The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Museum in Victorville, CA.

Run for Cover
    Starring: James Cagney, John Derek & Ernest Borgnine


When an innocent man is given a full pardon and released from prison, he sets out to find a new town to make a fresh start in. Along the way he meets up with a young kid. Soon the two are mistaken for train robbers, but not before the kid is left a cripple by an irate posse. When the two are cleared of the crime, the town appoints them Sheriff & Deputy. Before long, the bitter Deputy foolishly decides to make the town pay for his injury, and the Sheriff must choose sides.


Sam Whiskey
    Starring: Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickenson
                    & Clint Walker

Sam Whiskey is an all-round talent, but when the attractive widow Laura offers him a job, he hesitates: he shall salvage gold bars, which Laura's dead husband stole recently, from a sunken ship and secretly bring them back to the mint before they are missed. But how shall he manage to get several hundred pounds of gold into the mint without anyone noticing?

Santa Fe Passage
    Starring: John Payne, Faith Domergue, Rod Cameron
                     
& Slim Pickens

A disgraced scout guides a wagon train through hostile Kiowa country to Santa Fe and overcomes his prejudice towards Indians and accepts the love of a half-breed woman. Kirby Randolph is blamed for abandoning a wagon train that was later massacred but redeems himself as he saves another train from a stampede of wild ponies and Kiowa chief Satank's warriors, battling them at every bend in the trail. Randolph even gets a measure of personal revenge against the chief by partially scalping and disfiguring him in front of his tribesmen. There is the usual love triangle between Randolph, Jess Griswold and pretty brunette Aurelie St. Clair, but Randolph wins the maiden's hand at the finish. Utah's landscape nearly steals the film because of the beautiful vistas and high skies that mirror an artist's canvas. The pony stampede through a canyon is very effective and displays the beauty of the Wild West with the wagon train in harm's way.

Savage Pampas
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Marc Lawrence
                    & Rosenda Monteros

In the late 1800's, an army captain tries to tame the open plains of Argentina which are dominated by Indians and bandits. To help do this, the captain brings in a party of women to keep his soldiers happy.

Shadow Valley
    Starring: Eddie Dean, Jennifer Holt & Roscoe Ates

Eddie and sidekick Soapy get involved in Gunnison's attempt to acquire the Jarvis ranch. Gunnison knows there is gold there and having already killed Mary Ann's father and uncle, he now tries to persuade her to leave, but Eddie gets her to stay and then starts his search for the killer.

The Sheepman
    Starring: Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen,
                        Slim Pickens & Pernell Roberts

Regarded as one of the best Western-Comedies ever made. A stranger in a Western cattle-town behaves with remarkable self-assurance, establishing himself as a man to be reckoned with. The reason appears with his stock: a herd of sheep, which he intends to graze on the range. The horrified inhabitants decide to run him out at all costs.

Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
    Starring: Jayne Mansfield & Robert Moore

Lightweight fluff that derives most of its humour from the incongruity of Moore's mild-mannered English tenderfoot among the gunslingers, Indians and chorus girls of the Wild West. Though the wedding line-up of Moore, Mansfield and the Indian Chief, complete with war-bonnet, as Mansfield's "father" is one of the more bizarre sights in the western genre.

Showdown
    Starring: Dean Martin, Rock Hudson & Susan Clark

Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

Shut My Big Mouth
    Starring: Joe E. Brown & Adele Mara

Wellington Holmes, a timid horticulturist, heads for Big Bluff. When the stage is held up by Buckskin Bill and his men, he accidently knocks out three of them earning himself the unwanted job of Marshal. Escaping town disguised as a woman, the stage is again held up by Buckskin and he, Elena Montoya and her father are made prisoners. He escapes and when Buckskin arrives in town he again accidently overpowers him. Having been previously masked, Buckskin now claims to be Buckskin's enemy and the townspeople believe him. They release him and offer him the reward for leading Wellington to Buckskin's hideout. So Wellington and Elena with the ranson money for her father, but no posse, head out to bring in Buckskin.


The Siege at Red River
    Starring: Van Johnson, Joanne Dru & Richard Boone

Cavalry Captain Farraday attempts to prevent the delivery of Gatling Guns into the hands of hostile Indians.

Sioux City Sue
    Starring: Gene Autry & Lynn Roberts

Talent scout Sue Warner takes Gene to Hollywood to play the voice of a singing donkey in a musical. Disgusted, he goes back home to find outlaws plan to blow up his dam  and drown his animals.

Song of Nevada
    Starring: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

Western girl moves east and influenced badly by her snobby fiancé. She returns to sell her deceased father's ranch. The father isn't really dead, though; he's hoping that his friend Roy can restore the girl's western values. Songs include "New Moon Over Nevada," "A Cowboy has to Yodel in the Morning," and "The Harum Scarum Baron of the Harmonium."

Sons of the Pioneers
    Starring: Roy Rogers, Gabby Hayes
                        & The Sons of the Pioneers

Night raiders are burning down the ranchers' barns and poisoning their cattle. Sheriff Gabby, unable to cope, goes east to get help from Roy, descendent of two famous sheriffs. Roy is a young entomologist who would rather study bugs than strap on guns. He finally gives in to Gabby's wishes and ends the terror. Songs include "He's Gone Up The Trail," "Come And Get It," "Things Are Never What They Seem," Trail Herdin' Cowboy," and "The West Is In My Soul."

Stagecoach
    Starring: Ann Margret, Bing Crosby, Van Heflin,
                    Red Buttons, Mike Connors, Stefanie Powers,
                    Slim Pickens & Kennan Wynn

Stagecoach passengers face attacks by Indians, dangerous outlaws and the unexpected birth of a baby on a long journey.

Stand Up & Fight
    Starring: Robert Taylor & Florence Rice

The pending arrival of the railroad cause a stagecoach driver and his bitter enemy to clash more often.

The Story of Will Rogers
    Starring: Jane Wyman & Will Rogers Jr.

Will Rogers, Jr. portrays his dad in this biography examining the life and times of the homespun vaudeville comedian-turned-cowboy-star and philosopher.


Texas Across This River

    Starring: Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Rosemary Forsyth
                    & Peter Graves

The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to Texas, where he meets up with Sam Hollis and his Indian sidekick, Kronk, who are carrying rifles to the town of Moccasin Flats. Don Andrea rescues an Indian maiden, Lonetta, tames some longhorns, competes with Sam for Phoebe's affections, eludes a Comanche war party and the cavalry (who have come to Moccasin Flats to celebrate Texas' statehood) and ultimately saves the town and gets his girl.

Texas Lady
    Starring: Claudette Colbert & Barry Sullivan

Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons.

The Texican
    Starring: Audie Murphy & Broderick Crawford

A framed lawman living in Mexico returns to the U.S. to avenge his brother’s death and clear his own name.

These Thousand Hills
    Starring: Lee Remick, Richard Egan & Don Murray

Don Murray plays Latt Evans, an ambitious cowboy who puts himself in the fast lane for success in Montana's cattle country. There is a very good supporting cast in this story with Stuart Whitman as his friend, Albert Dekker as a banker and Patricia Owens as the banker's niece. Lee Remick plays her usual strong role as Callie, another friend of Evans. Richard Egan plays an uncharacteristically villainous role and does it pretty well.

They Rode West
    Starring: Donna Reed, Robert Francis & Jack Kelly

An Army outpost doctor clashes with his commander when he attempts to treat a band of malaria-stricken Indians.

Three Hours to Kill
    Starring: Donna Reed, Dana Andrews, Carolyn Jones
                    & Dianne Foster

A wrongly accused stagecoach driver searches for the man who murdered his fiancée’s brother.

A Ticket to Tomahawk
    Starring: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter,
                    Walter Brennan & Rory Callhoun


In 1876 Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk CO on time, to keep it from competing with his stage coach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk

A Time for Killing
    Starring: Glenn Ford, Inger Stevens, George Hamilton
                    & Harrison Ford

Union POW camp commander Major Walcott, rides out to capture escaped Confederate prisoner Captain Bentley. Bentley and his men have kidnapped Walcott's fiancee Emily Biddle to assure themselves safe passage, but several of the escaped Rebs hope to divest themselves of Bentley and have their way with their beautiful captive.

The Trackers
    Starring: Sammy Davis Jr, Ernest Borgnine, Julie Adams
                    & William Katt

A rancher comes home and finds that his son has been murdered and his daughter kidnapped by a bandit gang. He hires a professional tracker with a reputation for finding his quarry to help him find the gang and rescue his daughter

Trooper Hook
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea
                    & Earl Holliman

Problems arise when a woman, held captive by the Apaches for years, returns home with her half-Apache son.

Troopers Three
    Starring: Rex Lease, Dorothy Gulliver & Roscoe Karns

Tiffany Studios' all-purpose leading man, heads the cast of Troopers Three. Eddie Haskins and his buddies Bugs and Sunny are washed-up vaudevillians who decide to join the Cavalry, if only for three square meals a day. Once they've filled their bellies, they attempt to bid farewell to the Army, only to learn that they've signed up for a three-year hitch -- and this contract is non-negotiable.

Villa!
    Starring: Brian Keith, Cesar Romero & Margia Dean

This historical adventure recounts the many exploits of the notorious Mexican bandit Poncho Villa as he evolves from a womanizing thief to a passionate leader of the Mexican revolution.

Villa Rides
    Starring: Robert Mitchum, Yul Bryner
                    & Charles Bronson

Lee Arnold , an American pilot and gun-running mercenary, comes into the picture when he asks Luis Gonzalez, a blacksmith in a little Mexican village, to repair his plane . During Arnold's stay at the home of Gonzalez, the village is attacked by soldiers, known as "Colorados", who, hang by the neck, those fighting back. In the chaos, Arnold is captured, but Pancho Villa and his revolutionaries arrive on the scene to avenge the town by slaughtering the Colorados, and take Arnold prisoner. Upon being mistaken as a mercenary for the Colorados, Arnold persuades Villa not to put him to death when he pledges to fly his plane for Villa. Together, Villa and Arnold work and fly for "the Cause”.

The Violent Men
    Starring: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck,
                    Edward G. Robinson & Brian Keith

An ex-confederate officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiance, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilising his war experience. All is anyway not well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who anyway has a Mexican moll in town.

The Virginian
    Starring: Joel McCrea & Brian Donlevy

Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher Molly Woods meets two cowboys, irresponsible Steve and the "Virginian," who gets off on the wrong foot with her. To add to his troubles, the Virginian finds that his old pal Steve is mixed up with black-hatted Trampas and his rustlers...then finds himself at the head of a posse after said rustlers; and Molly hates the violent side of frontier life.

Welcome to Hard Times
    Starring: Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn
                     
& Lon Chaney Jr.

In the town of Hard Times, a stranger rides in and terrorizes the small settlement. He kills a number of townsfolk, including Fee, the town's founder. Mayor Will Blue fails to stand up to the man, who rapes saloon whore Molly and burns down the town. Blue promises to rebuild the town after the stranger rides on, but the townsfolk give up and leave. A wagon load of prostitutes led by "entrepeneur" Zar shows up and together with Blue, they rebuild the town. But Molly's desire for revenge and her anger at Blue for not protecting her eat at her, and Blue promises that things will be different when the stranger returns. And return he does.

Western Union
    Starring: Robert Young,  Dean Jagger,
                      Randolph Scott, Virginia Gilmore,
                      John Carradine, Chill Willis & Russell Hicks


Vance Shaw gives up outlawing and goes to work for the telegraph company; his brother Jack Slade leads outlaws trying to prevent the company connecting the line between Omaha and Salt Lake City. Loaded with lots of Indian fighting and gunplay.

Westward The Women
    Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcell, Hope Emerson,
                        John McIntire, Julie Bishop
                        & George Chandler


In a time when "The West" pretty much ends in Texas and only California is slowly being populated by the white men, there's a severe lack of women among the workers on Roy Whitman's farm in the California Valley. So he goes back east to Chicago to recruit 150 women willing to become wives for his employees. From the candidates he selects 138 who seem able to survive a months long journey across "The Great American Desert" and the Rocky Mountains.


Westward Trail
    Starring: Eddie Dean, Phyllis Planchard & Roscoe Ates

Ann and Tom Howard arrive from the east to take up ranching. But Tom wants to return and forges his sister's name to the deed and sells it to Larson. Eddie knows there is silver ore in the area and that Lawson, who killed the Sheriff, is out to get all the ranches. When Lawson appoints himself the new Sheriff, Eddie organizes the ranchers to fight Lawson and his men.

Whispering Smith
    Starring: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, William Demarest
            &
Brenda Marshall

By far his next great Western after Shane, Alan Ladd starred in this exciting film about Whispering Smith, a hard-bitten railroad detective know for his grit and tenacity. When his longtime friend Murray is justifiably fired for stealing merchandise from train wrecks, Smith doesn't hesistate to go after his friend when Murray becomes involved with the gang responsbile for the train wrecks. Top-notch performances by Ladd and Robert Preston, who played Murray, plus an excellent script and stellar direction from Leslie Fenton, make this film a classic

The Wild & the Innocent
    Starring: Audie Murphy, Sandra Dee, Joanne Dru,
                        Jim Backus & Gilbert Roland

Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver pelts, and tags along with the reluctant Murphy. They get into all manner of trouble in town, and Murphy has to shoot the sheriff to rescue Dee from her job as a dancehall girl.

The Windmill
    Starring: Jimmy Stewart & Barbara Hale

A down & out rancher has a plan to bring water to the farmers of a dry region of land in the old west. But he has to raise $500.00 to purchase a windmill & equipment to build the irrigation system. After the bank turns his loan down, he enters a 6 shooter contest in town. To win he will have to reveal a deadly secret from his past and loose his family. However, if he doesn’t win, he risks loosing his land & his family both. This is a long lost TV movie from the GE Theater series from the late 50’s….A true must for any Stewart fan!!!

The Wonderful Country
    Starring: Robert Mitchum, Julie London & Satchel Paige

Having fled to Mexico from the U.S. many years ago for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss, strongman Governor Cipriano Castro. Brady breaks a leg and while recuperating in Texas the gun shipment is stolen. Complicating matters further the wife of local army major Colton has designs on him, and the local Texas Ranger captain makes him a generous offer to come back to the states and join his outfit. After killing a man in self defense, Brady slips back over the border and confronts Castro who is not only unhappy that Brady has lost his gun shipment but is about to join forces with Colton to battle the local raiding Apache Indians.


Yellow Sky
    Starring: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark
                        & Harry Morgan

A band of bank robbers on the run from a posse flee into the desert. Near death from lack of water they stumble into what appears to be a ghost town, only to discover an old prospector and his granddaughter living there. The robbers discover that the old man has been mining gold and set out to make a quick fortune by robbing the pair. Their plan runs foul when the gang leader, Stretch (Gregory Peck), falls for the granddaughter (Anne Baxter), which sets off a showdown between the entire gang.

Young Billy Young
    Starring: Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson,
                     
Robert Walker Jr., David Carradine
                        
& John Anderson

A peace-loving man named Ben Kane takes a job as deputy marshal of Lords, in the old West. Kane is no lawman, but he accepts the badge because he has an old score to settle with the town's chief trouble-maker. Once on the job, Kane must also deal with a young sharpshooter named Billy Young and a sharp and sassy saloon dancer, Lily.


 The Westerns A-L



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