MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,674 this week

The Bushwhackers (1951)

 -  Western  -  October 1951 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 130 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 1 critic

An evil arthritic rancher and his murderous daughter are having settlers killed to prevent them from selling their land to the railroad.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1025 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 250 titles
created 14 Mar 2012
 
a list of 951 titles
created 20 Mar 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 314 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bushwhackers (1951)

The Bushwhackers (1951) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Bushwhackers.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Borderline (1950)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr
Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.

Directors: Otto Brower, David Burton
Stars: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence
Comedy | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does he know that all gangland has its eye on that dog. Who will be bumbling Bill's undoing - the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law?

Director: George Beck
Stars: Farley Granger, Shelley Winters, William Demarest
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor
Stars: Ann Harding, Leslie Howard, Myrna Loy
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

Director: Alfred Zeisler
Stars: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A writer tells a crowd in a café about a woman he knows, who once feel deeply in love with a desperate, compulsive gambler.

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Merle Oberon, Richard Todd, Leo Genn
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K.T. Stevens
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Somewhat fictionalized dramatic account of Late Roman Emperor Constantine, his rise to power, and his establishment of religious tolerance among Roman subjects. Constantine's adoption of ... See full summary »

Director: Lionello De Felice
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Belinda Lee, Massimo Serato
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ailing African leader is admitted to a hospital. A male nurse at the hospital kidnaps him, but it turns out that things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Simon Sabela
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The friendship of three Texas Ranchers. Later their ranch was destroyed by Cotrell, of the Union army,and his band of outlaw raiders. The original title was "Distant Drums", this was a description of Civil War army deserters.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Joel McCrea, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jefferson Waring
...
Marshal John Harding
...
Sam Tobin
...
Cathy Sharpe
...
Artemus Taylor (as Lon Chaney)
Myrna Dell ...
Norah Taylor
Frank Marlowe ...
Peter Sharpe
William Holmes ...
'Ding' Bell (as Bill Holmes)
...
Cree
Ward Wood ...
Second Henchman (as Bob Wood)
Charles Trowbridge ...
Justin Stone
...
Deputy Yale
Stuart Randall ...
Slocum
George Lynn ...
Guthrie
Gordon Wynn ...
John Quigley (as Gordon Wynne)
Edit

Storyline

Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin and Cree, are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm... way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

REVENGE - Frightening in it's Naked Fury!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Rebel  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jefferson Waring: I can't feel a thing for ya, Taylor. You're a beaten old man and I'm not sorry. You've ruined so many lives yours isn't even a down payment.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a civil war vet, turned pacifist, becomes involved in a range war
8 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

At times this seems like two separate movies:the first half is a mature study of a disgruntled war vet-the second half degenerates into a routine shoot 'em up. Ireland is great as the brooding war vet, Tierney(as in "Resevoir Dogs")the sullen villain. Chaney is reminiscent of Barrymore as the wheel-chair bound cattle baron. Highlight of the film is Chaney's damning accusation "You lose, soldier. You lose again!" Once the fireworks begin,all is predictable. Morris shows flashes of real talent as the corrupt town sheriff; Dell is good as the vixen. This one almost seems to be a pimer for the Ireland directed "Hannah Lee" that was released the following year. Worth staying up for, or at least setting the VCR.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Bushwhackers (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?