Lee Van Cleef's Westerns

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1. Untamed Frontier (1952)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.0
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Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the U.S. government free grazing land but the incoming settlers cannot reach it without trespassing on the Denbow property which is defended by an army of Denbow cowhands.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Shelley Winters, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball

Votes: 213

2. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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89 Metascore

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 85,916 | Gross: $9.45M

3. The Lawless Breed (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Western

6.3
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After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle, John McIntire

Votes: 794

4. Tumbleweed (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Western

6.8
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Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills, Roy Roberts

Votes: 409

5. Jack Slade (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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A twelve year old Joey Slade sees his father gunned down in front of him and decides that he will dedicate his life to ridding society of all outlaws. He assumes the name Jack and as an ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Mark Stevens, Dorothy Malone, Barton MacLane, John Litel

Votes: 157

6. Arena (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Sport, Western

5.4
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Rodeo rider's marriage is endangered because of his commitment to the sport.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Gig Young, Jean Hagen, Polly Bergen, Harry Morgan

Votes: 162

7. The Nebraskan (1953)

Approved | 68 min | Western

4.8
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Trying to make peace with the Nebraska Sioux leads frontier scout Wade Harper through many perils.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes, Wallace Ford, Richard Webb

Votes: 152

8. Arrow in the Dust (1954)

79 min | Romance, Western

5.5
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A calvary deserter risks his life to warn and protect a wagon train from an impending Indian attack.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Keith Larsen, Tom Tully

Votes: 252

9. Gypsy Colt (1954)

G | 72 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.2
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A beautiful spirited horse is so devoted to his young mistress that he undertakes an incredible 500-mile journey over treacherous terrain to be reunited with her.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Donna Corcoran, Ward Bond, Frances Dee, Larry Keating

Votes: 153

10. The Desperado (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Western

7.0
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From 1870 to 1873, Texas suffered under the carpetbag administration of reconstructionist Governor E. J. Davis (the name and the stated conditions was about the last of anything authentic ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Wayne Morris, Jimmy Lydon, Beverly Garland, Rayford Barnes

Votes: 47

11. Dawn at Socorro (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Gunfighter Brett Wade, diagnosed with tuberculosis, tries to get out of his former life while helping a young woman.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian, Kathleen Hughes

Votes: 305

12. The Yellow Tomahawk (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Western

6.1
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When the army insists on building a fort on Indian land, in defiance of a treaty, the warnings of a scout go unheeded.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Peggie Castle, Noah Beery Jr., Warner Anderson

Votes: 219

13. Rails Into Laramie (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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A railroad sends an agent to Laramie to try to find out who is behind the efforts to stop the railroad from building its line into the area.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea, Joyce Mackenzie

Votes: 186

14. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

6.0
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When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 810

15. A Man Alone (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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A gunfighter's main hope lies in the trust of a beautiful woman who hides him out when he is wrongly suspected of a stagecoach massacre.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr

Votes: 581

16. Treasure of Ruby Hills (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Western

5.7
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Unscrupulous ranchers feud among themselves for control of the valley but a newcomer owns the water rights to the sole water source, without which grazing lands are useless.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Zachary Scott, Carole Mathews, Barton MacLane, Dick Foran

Votes: 72

17. The Road to Denver (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.4
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Two fugitive Texan brothers at odds with one another flee to Colorado where they take jobs with rival bosses.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Payne, Lee J. Cobb, Mona Freeman, Ray Middleton

Votes: 181

18. The Vanishing American (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.4
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A white woman who inherits land in New Mexico makes an alliance with the local Navajos against greedy land grabbers and crooked white traders.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Scott Brady, Audrey Totter, Forrest Tucker, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 72

19. Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.7
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With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Cagney, Don Dubbins, Stephen McNally, Irene Papas

Votes: 1,098

20. Pardners (1956)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.3
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A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, Jeff Morrow

Votes: 1,169 | Gross: $7.92M

21. The Tin Star (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Western

7.4
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A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer, Michel Ray

Votes: 4,091

22. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.2
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 11,489 | Gross: $11.75M

23. The Lonely Man (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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Aging gunslinger Jacob Wade hopes to settle down with his estranged son, but his old enemies have other plans for him.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Jack Palance, Anthony Perkins, Neville Brand, Robert Middleton

Votes: 497

24. Raiders of Old California (1957)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, History, Western

6.0
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At the end of the Mexican-American War, a crooked U.S. Cavalry Captain and his men force a captive Mexican officer to sign the deeds to his vast lands and large hacienda over to the Captain.

Director: Albert C. Gannaway | Stars: Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan, Faron Young, Marty Robbins

Votes: 134

25. Joe Dakota (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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A stranger rides into town and says he is looking for a local Indian. Told he left town, the truth everyone has been hiding comes out including the stranger's true identity.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Luana Patten, Charles McGraw, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 231

26. The Quiet Gun (1957)

Approved | 77 min | Western

6.4
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Sheriff Carl Brandon must uphold the law and prevent a lynching when his best friend is accused of murder and immorality by the townsfolk.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Mara Corday, Jim Davis, Kathleen Crowley

Votes: 165

27. The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Romance, Western

5.8
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A pseudo-marshal, a local doctor and the town sheriff must join forces to battle a greedy cattle-baron whose herd, locally sold, is contaminated with a contagious disease.

Director: Albert C. Gannaway | Stars: Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan, Carl Smith, Harry Lauter

Votes: 118

28. Gun Battle at Monterey (1957)

Approved | 67 min | Romance, Western

4.8
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Reno and Turner are partners who robbed the express in Monterey. But when Turner wants to leave the partnership, Reno shoots him and leaves him for dead. But Turner is found by Maria and ... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Franklin Jr., Carl K. Hittleman | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Pamela Duncan, Ted de Corsia, Mary Beth Hughes

Votes: 123

29. The Last Stagecoach West (1957)

Approved | 67 min | Western

5.9
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The coming of the railroad to Cedar City spells the end of the stagecoach as the government gives the mail contract to the fastest means of delivery. McCord loses the stagecoach line ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Victor Jory, Lee Van Cleef

Votes: 28

30. The Bravados (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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A man is chasing four outlaws who killed his wife and finds them in a small town's jail but they escape to Mexico.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi

Votes: 3,694

31. Day of the Badman (1958)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.2
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Judge Jim Scott must contend with the vicious relatives of a murderer he's about to sentence...and his unfaithful fiancee.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Joan Weldon, John Ericson, Robert Middleton

Votes: 243

32. Ride Lonesome (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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A bounty hunter escorts a killer to be tried for murder, but allows the man's outlaw brother to catch up with them to have a showdown over a previous shocking murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

Votes: 3,390

33. Posse from Hell (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.7
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Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

Director: Herbert Coleman | Stars: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert, Vic Morrow

Votes: 548

34. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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94 Metascore

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Votes: 58,825

35. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 15,808 | Gross: $46.50M

36. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

8.3
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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Votes: 182,982 | Gross: $15.00M

37. La resa dei conti (1966)

Approved | 110 min | Western

7.5
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Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 4,363

38. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 567,579 | Gross: $6.10M

39. Day of Anger (1967)

M/PG | 95 min | Action, Western

7.1
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A scruffy garbage boy becomes the pupil of a famed gunfighter, and the stage for confrontation is set when the gunman becomes unhinged and overruns the boy's town through violence and corruption.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Lee Van Cleef, Walter Rilla, Christa Linder

Votes: 3,030

40. Death Rides a Horse (1967)

R | 114 min | Western

7.2
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A young gunfighter plans to track down and eliminate the bandits who killed his family, and forms a tenuous alliance with an aging ex-outlaw to achieve this end.

Director: Giulio Petroni | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli

Votes: 5,489

41. Al di là della legge (1968)

PG | 90 min | Western

6.3
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A trio of thieves plot to steal a town's silver shipment but a turn of events makes them the town's heroes.

Director: Giorgio Stegani | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Antonio Sabato, Gordon Mitchell, Lionel Stander

Votes: 870

42. Sabata (1969)

PG-13 | 111 min | Western

6.8
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A master gunfighter teams up with his banjo-playing partner and a Mexican bandit to foil the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas, who want to steal $100,000 from their own bank to buy land that the approaching railroad will cross.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Ignazio Spalla, Aldo Canti

Votes: 3,606

43. Barquero (1970)

R | 115 min | Western

6.3
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At a river crossing, a stand-off between a gang of outlaws and local townsfolk ensues when the ferry barge operator refuses to ferry the gang across the river.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Warren Oates, Forrest Tucker, Kerwin Mathews

Votes: 1,101

44. El Condor (1970)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.0
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The El Condor, the fabled Mexican stronghold rumoured to contain Emperor Maximilian's mythical reserves in gold, will attract two adventurous fortune seekers, who with eyes gleaming with desire, will shortly know that only fools rush in.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Patrick O'Neal, Marianna Hill

Votes: 807

45. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (1971)

PG | 100 min | Western

5.8
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Hobsonville's citizens hire a gunslinger to rid them of the McIntock clan that is forcibly and unlawfully taxing the townsfolk under the pretext of town development.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Reiner Schöne, Giampiero Albertini, Ignazio Spalla

Votes: 1,381

46. Bad Man's River (1971)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

4.6
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Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, James Mason, Gina Lollobrigida, Simón Andreu

Votes: 539

47. The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)

PG | 100 min | Action, Western

5.6
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Forced by personal circumstances, Marshal Chris Adams recruits a writer and five prisoners to help him eliminate a gang of Mexican bandits.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 2,036

48. The Grand Duel (1972)

R | 98 min | Western

6.5
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A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

Director: Giancarlo Santi | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn, Horst Frank

Votes: 1,919

49. El kárate, el Colt y el impostor (1974)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Western

5.9
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A martial artist joins a hard-hitting gunfighter in the search for treasure while bandits step into their way.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Lieh Lo, Patty Shepard, Femi Benussi

Votes: 643

50. Take a Hard Ride (1975)

PG | 103 min | Western

5.9
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After selling his cattle in town, ranch owner Morgan unexpectedly dies, and his foreman Pike has to deliver the payroll to Sonora, despite the perilous journey during which he's followed by many shady characters who want the money.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Fred Williamson, Catherine Spaak

Votes: 810

51. Diamante Lobo (1976)

R | 94 min | Western

5.0
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A priest and his twin brother take turns defending a small town from the vicious Clayton gang.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Jack Palance, Richard Boone, Sybil Danning

Votes: 1,049

52. Vengeance (1977)

R | 94 min | Western

5.0
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A prospector whose gold was stolen by an outlaw teams up with a kid whose parents were murdered and sister kidnapped by the same outlaw.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown, Leif Garrett, Glynnis O'Connor

Votes: 388

53. When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion (1979 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Western

8.2
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This special, hosted by Glenn Ford and set in a western saloon, served as a reunion for many of the people who played in popular western series and films over the years, including cast ... See full summary »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Rex Allen, Michael Ansara, Joe Bowman, Neville Brand

Votes: 30