My Top 10 List of Coolest Sounding Western Movie Titlesby classicsoncall | created - 07 Jun 2011 | updated - 20 Jan 2015 | Public
The criteria for this list is that the title has to sound cool. I've only seen a couple of these myself, but am always on the lookout for those I haven't. These are all B Westerns that came out before 1956, a pretty cool fact.
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1. Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937)
Approved | 58 min | Mystery, Western
A supernatural western! The Three Mesquiteers accompany an archeological expedition to a lost Indian city of gold called Lukachuke.
A rugged mountain cliff resembles an Indian face and the howling wind makes it a whistling skull - very cool!
2. Under the Tonto Rim (1947)
Passed | 61 min | Western
When the Tonto Rim gang attack Brad's stagecoach, they take the strongbox and kill one of his workers. Learning the gang member Patton is in jail, Brad gets himself thrown in also. Chito ... See full summary »
Tim Holt had his share of cool sounding Westerns, this one's the best.
3. Stone of Silver Creek (1935)
Approved | 63 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A saloon owner falls for one of his girls.
Buck Jones as an honest saloon owner - what?
4. Riders of the Deadline (1943)
Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
When Hoppy's falsely accused young friend is killed while supposedly trying to escape from jail, an embittered Hoppy is blamed and drummed out of the Texas Rangers.
Hopalong Cassidy with regular sidekick California Carson (Andy Clyde).
5. Thunder in God's Country (1951)
Passed | 67 min | Western
Hidden Valley has managed to retain its Old Western atmosphere, free of modern-day corruption, until escaped convict Smitty arrives with plans of taking over and opening the town up as a ... See full summary »
This one features Rex Allen - future 'Frontier Doctor'.
6. The Stranger from Ponca City (1947)
Passed | 56 min | Western
A saddle-weary Steve Larkin (Charles Starrett), also the Duranko Kid, rides into Red Mound, a town filled with cattle rustlers. Cafe owner Smiley (Smiley Burnette), befriends Steve and ... See full summary »
Oh yeah - Charles Starrett as the Durango Kid!
7. The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (1936)
60 min | Western
A man impersonates his double to clear himself of a murder conviction.
The Boss in this case is Buck Jones.
8. Fury at Gunsight Pass (1956)
Approved | 68 min | Western
When the loot from a botched bank robbery disappears, the Hogan gang takes over the whole town and threatens to kill everyone if the loot is not found.
I got a warm spot in my heart for sheriffs, especially dead ones.
9. Buckaroo from Powder River (1947)
Passed | 55 min | Action, Music, Western
Bandit Pop Ryland and his two sons, Clint and Dave, are planning their biggest job; the printing and distribution of territorial bonds. The elder Ryland contracts a hired gunman, McCall, to... See full summary »
Starrett's Durango Kid aided by Smiley Burnette.
10. Son of Roaring Dan (1940)
Approved | 63 min | Music, Western
One of Thorndyke's men has murdered a man and Eris is the only witness. Jim Reardon breaks up Thorndyke's first attempt to kidnap Eris but the second attempt is successful, Jim now not only... See full summary »
Saddle up with Johnny Mack Brown and Fuzzy Knight.