Barbara Stanwyck's Westerns

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1. Annie Oakley (1935)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Western

A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 1,346

2. Union Pacific (1939)

Not Rated | 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: 2,042

3. 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: 525

4. California (1947)

Passed | 97 min | Romance, Western

Epic account of how California became a state, featuring a wagon train, the Gold Rush, a wicked saloon queen, and an evil profiteer.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Barry Fitzgerald, George Coulouris

Votes: 640

5. The Furies (1950)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

Votes: 2,249

6. The Moonlighter (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Western

A cattle herder turned rustler runs from a lynch mob and falls, again, for an ex-lover.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond, William Ching

Votes: 403

7. Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Western

Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan, Gene Evans, Lance Fuller

Votes: 672

8. The Violent Men (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Western

A bitter land dispute causes a Civil War veteran to take extreme action.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster

Votes: 1,939

9. The Maverick Queen (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Western

A Pinkerton detective goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of thieves whose boss is a feisty lady saloonkeeper. Complications ensue.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Scott Brady, Mary Murphy

Votes: 343

10. Forty Guns (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson

Votes: 3,646

11. 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: 548

12. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Trail to Nowhere (1958)

30 min | Western

There is drought in the land and only one rancher has water and he will not share. He is killed and the prime suspect heads for Mexico. The sheriff won't follow but the man's wife will.

Director: William D. Faralla | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Janssen, Richard Shannon, Stephen Chase

Votes: 15

13. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: The Freighter (1958)

30 min | Western

Belle Garrison is determined not to let the ruthless Murdock clan put her grandfather's freight line out of business, even after they start attacking and burning her wagons and killing her drivers.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert H. Harris, John Archer, James Bell

Votes: 13

14. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: The Lone Woman (1959)

30 min | Western

An Indian is skulking around a ranch house and kills the eldest son of the family living there. The mother is filled with hate and wants him dead. Soon the Indian returns.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Martin Balsam, George Keymas, Joel Crothers

Votes: 12

15. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: Hang the Heart High (1959)

30 min | Western

Regan Moore's husband believes people can turn their lives around but constantly reminds them of their past. She wants to get away from him. Dix Porter is hired to work the ranch. Regan thinks he may be her way out.

Director: William D. Faralla | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Janssen, Paul Richards, John Anderson

Votes: 15

16. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Maud Frazer Story (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Maud Frazer takes command of her wagon train after all the men are killed. Flint tries to dissuade Maud from going through hostile Indian country where there is gold.. She proceeds anyway but is forced to change plans.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Robert Horton, John McIntire, Frank McGrath, Barbara Stanwyck

Votes: 27

17. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Caroline Casteel Story (1962)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Indian captive Caroline Casteel is traded to a man who brings her to the wagon train. She encounters prejudice and hostility from many of the train members. But her biggest hurdle comes when her family, who had long given up hope, arrives.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Denny Miller

Votes: 18

18. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: The Captain's Wife (1962)

Not Rated | 50 min | Western

When Favor goes to a fort for supplies, he finds only civilians left to hold off Comancheros in the area. The wife of the commandant sent out the last of the soldiers on her own hoping her husband would win a promotion and trip east.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 40

19. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Molly Kincaid Story (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

Having just left St. Joseph Hale tells everyone there are no Indians when in fact two escaped Comanche captives steal two horses and show up at the wagon trains first stop. The female wants to kill a man there - her cowardly husband.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 46

20. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Kate Crawley Story (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

When Hale begins to romance tough, independent freight line operator Kate Crawley, the others begin to fear she will wind up dominating Chris, and try to encourage her adoring assistant to better himself so that she'll notice him instead.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Robert Fuller, John McIntire, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath

Votes: 25

21. The Big Valley (1965–1969)

60 min | Western

The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 1,980