Joel McCrea's Westerns

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1. Scarlet River (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

Unable to find open range near Hollywood, western actor Tom Baxter and his troop head to Judy Blake's ranch to shoot their film. Tom soon learns her foreman has been rustling and poisoning ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Tom Keene, Dorothy Wilson, Lon Chaney Jr., Betty Furness

Votes: 124

2. Barbary Coast (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,283

3. Wells Fargo (1937)

Passed | 97 min | History, Western

The life and career of a Wells Fargo official frames this fictionalized account of the express company's formation.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Joel McCrea, Bob Burns, Frances Dee, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 372

4. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,133

5. The Great Man's Lady (1942)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A 100-year-old pioneer woman tells her story in flashbacks.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, K.T. Stevens

Votes: 547

6. Buffalo Bill (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Romance, Western

The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,139

7. The Virginian (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western

In Medicine Bow, a newly arrived eastern schoolteacher is courted by two cowpokes but their courtship is interrupted by violent incidents involving local cattle rustlers.

Director: Stuart Gilmore | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton

Votes: 838

8. Ramrod (1947)

Not Rated | 94 min | Romance, Western

Violent feud between Connie Dickason, the owner of the Circle 66 ranch and rancher Frank Ivey, the self-proclaimed boss of an otherwise public grazing land.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,041

9. Four Faces West (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Western

In New Mexico, a cowpoke forces a banker at gunpoint to give him a loan without collateral, in exchange for an IOU but the marshal and his posse chase after him.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Joel McCrea, Frances Dee, Charles Bickford, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 591

10. Colorado Territory (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Western

In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, Henry Hull

Votes: 2,003

11. South of St. Louis (1949)

Approved | 88 min | Western

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, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 290

12. Stars in My Crown (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

In 1865, the small Southern town of Walsburg has become so dangerous, that Parson Josiah Doziah Gray gives his sermons while holding a gun.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale

Votes: 1,439

13. The Outriders (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Romance, Western

In 1865, three escaped Confederate POWs join the Quantrill raiders who are planning to rob a Union gold shipment concealed in a civilian wagon train.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 463

14. Frenchie (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Joel McCrea, Shelley Winters, Paul Kelly, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 253

15. Saddle Tramp (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Western

A saddle tramp unexpectedly becomes foster parent to four children for whom he provides by working on a ranch that's embroiled in a feud with another ranch and cattle rustlers.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joel McCrea, Wanda Hendrix, John Russell, John McIntire

Votes: 302

16. Cattle Drive (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Western

A cowboy finds the spoiled son of a railroad magnate lost in the deserted hills and teaches him survival skills and hard work values.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills, Leon Ames

Votes: 390

17. The San Francisco Story (1952)

Passed | 80 min | Western

In 1856, San Francisco is the scene of political battles between criminal organizations led by corrupt politicians and Vigilantes Committees formed by honest citizens.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Blackmer, Richard Erdman

Votes: 212

18. The Lone Hand (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

In 1870, widowed farmer Zachary Hallock secretly joins a group of outlaws as a solution to his money problems.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake

Votes: 281

19. Border River (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

A Confederate officer and his men journey to Mexico to buy guns to continue the war effort. A Union officer determines to stop them.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Pedro Armendáriz, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 250

20. Black Horse Canyon (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance, Western

The story of a wild black stallion and the cowboys who set out to capture him.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Joel McCrea, Mari Blanchard, Race Gentry, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 224

21. Wichita (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

In 1874, after noticing the total lawlessness in Wichita, Wyatt Earp reluctantly accepts the Marshal's job and runs into the worst local troublemakers.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford

Votes: 1,253

22. Stranger on Horseback (1955)

Approved | 66 min | Romance, Western

A circuit judge in the old west attempts to bring a suspected killer to justice. The judge runs afoul of the killer's rich cattle baron father in the process.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Joel McCrea, Miroslava, Kevin McCarthy, John McIntire

Votes: 405

23. The First Texan (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Biography, Drama, History

Eastern lawyer Sam Houston moves to Texas where, at the request of President Jackson, he leads the Texan independence movement and wins several battles against the Mexican army.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Joel McCrea, Felicia Farr, Jeff Morrow, Wallace Ford

Votes: 274

24. The Oklahoman (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Western

A doctor stops in a small Midwestern town to bury his wife. He decides to stay there and start a practice,but soon runs into violent cattle ranchers.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Brad Dexter, Gloria Talbott

Votes: 329

25. Trooper Hook (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Western

When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Holliman, Edward Andrews

Votes: 566

26. The Tall Stranger (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Western

Back from the Civil War, an ex-Yankee officer aids a wagon train of former Confederates settle in a prosperous valley marred by cattle-rustling and land-grabbing feuds.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Barry Kelley, Michael Ansara

Votes: 479

27. Gunsight Ridge (1957)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Stage line agent investigates a series of robberies by taking the job of a deputy sheriff in a border Arizona town.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Joel McCrea, Mark Stevens, Joan Weldon, Addison Richards

Votes: 370

28. Fort Massacre (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Western

A cavalry troop finds itself under constant attack by Indians.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker, John Russell, Susan Cabot

Votes: 644

29. Cattle Empire (1958)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Released from prison, a trail boss is solicited by rival cattle barons to drive their respective cattle herds to Fort Clemson.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joel McCrea, Gloria Talbott, Don Haggerty, Phyllis Coates

Votes: 400

30. The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)

Approved | 81 min | Western

After his brother the sheriff is murdered, Bat Masterson is elected to the job and is determined to find the killer and make Dodge City safe.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Nancy Gates

Votes: 620

31. Wichita Town (1959–1960)

30 min | Western

Wichita, Kansas, USA was a growing town after the American Civil War. Helping the town grow were Marshal Mike Dunbar and his deputies, Ben Matheson and Rico Rodriguez. Also appearing were ... See full summary »

Stars: Joel McCrea, Jody McCrea, Robert Foulk, Robert Anderson

Votes: 24

32. Ride the High Country (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Western

An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

Votes: 10,588

34. Cry Blood, Apache (1970)

R | 82 min | Western

Gang of sadistic cowboys let nothing stand in their way in their search for gold.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: Jody McCrea, Marie Gahva, Dan Kemp, Robert Tessier

Votes: 390

35. Mustang Country (1976)

G | 79 min | Western

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

Director: John C. Champion | Stars: Joel McCrea, Robert Fuller, Patrick Wayne, Nika Mina

Votes: 207



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