Watchin' westerns!

by ReelRarities | created - 18 Jan 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. The Vanishing American (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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: 87

2. Jessi's Girls (1975)

R | 80 min | Western

Jessica has been raped by a bunch of hoodlums and goes for revenge.

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Sondra Currie, Geoffrey Land, Ben Frank, Regina Carrol

Votes: 130

3. Man or Gun (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Western

A gun-slinging drifter, armed with a legendary pistol, saves a town from the greedy clutches of an evil family. But what makes him so fast? Is it the man or the gun?

Director: Albert C. Gannaway | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Audrey Totter, James Craig, James Gleason

Votes: 81

4. Cutter's Trail (1970 TV Movie)

100 min | Western

Marshal returns home to find his town almost wiped out by Mexican bandits, enlists the help of a young Mexican boy and his mother to track them down.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: John Gavin, Manuel Padilla Jr., Marisa Pavan, Beverly Garland

Votes: 27

5. Stagecoach to Fury (1956)

Approved | 76 min | Western

A cavalry officer organizes fellow passangers against Mexican outlaws, while at a stagecoach stop. A character study of each passenger is provided, via flashback.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Mari Blanchard, Wallace Ford, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr.

Votes: 82

6. Secret of Treasure Mountain (1956)

Approved | 68 min | Western

The lost Dutchman mine story but set some where else. A very similar movie would be "Lust for Gold" with Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford.

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Valerie French, Raymond Burr, William Prince, Lance Fuller

Votes: 54

7. Dakota Lil (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Female outlaw helps lawmen trap railroad bandits.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: George Montgomery, Rod Cameron, Marie Windsor, John Emery

Votes: 128

8. Gunslinger (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Western

After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as Marshal of a small Western town.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: John Ireland, Beverly Garland, Allison Hayes, Martin Kingsley

Votes: 1,334

9. Comanche (1956)

Approved | 87 min | Action, History, Romance

Common efforts of the U.S. government and the Comanche nation to negotiate a peace treaty are sabotaged by renegade Indians and by the short-sighted Indian Commissioner.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Dana Andrews, Kent Smith, Nestor Paiva, Henry Brandon

Votes: 440

10. Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956)

Approved | 76 min | Western

While doing a good deed, the title hero has to shoot a man in self defense, and go into hiding. His peace is interrupted when a cattle baron rides into his territory, and decides to settle ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Howard Duff, Victor Jory, Margaret Field, Angela Stevens

Votes: 98

11. Raw Edge (1956)

Approved | 77 min | Romance, Western

In 1842 lawless Oregon, a gunfighter seeks vengeance when his innocent brother is lynched and his beautiful Indian wife is claimed by the local tyrant.

Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Yvonne De Carlo, Mara Corday, Neville Brand

Votes: 288

12. Red Sundown (1956)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A gunfighter takes a deputy sheriff job in a town caught in a feud between a powerful rancher and small farmers.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Martha Hyer, Dean Jagger, Robert Middleton

Votes: 463

13. 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: 393

14. The Three Outlaws (1956)

Approved | 74 min | Romance, Western

Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid and Bill Carver rob a train and go to Mexico to start a legitimate business but a Pinkerton man trails them and Mexican bandits want the trio's capital.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Neville Brand, Alan Hale Jr., Bruce Bennett, Jose Gonzales-Gonzales

Votes: 61

15. Great Day in the Morning (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A Confederate drifter wins a hotel-saloon at poker in Denver but two rival female admirers, local Union sympathizers, Southern gold miners and an orphaned boy complicate his life.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Robert Stack, Ruth Roman, Alex Nicol

Votes: 637

16. Star in the Dust (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A Sheriff planning on legally hanging a killer, has to contend with farmers who want to lynch him, and cattlemen who want to help him escape.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: John Agar, Mamie Van Doren, Richard Boone, Coleen Gray

Votes: 425

17. The Rawhide Years (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Arthur Kennedy, William Demarest

Votes: 570

18. Showdown at Abilene (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

After the Civil War, Confederate Jim Trask returns to his native Abilene to find his sweetheart engaged to his old friend Dave Mosely who's leading the cattlemen in a feud against the farmers.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Martha Hyer, Lyle Bettger, David Janssen

Votes: 204

19. Dakota Incident (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Western

Indians attack a stagecoach, and a disparate band of passengers must band together to fight them off.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Linda Darnell, Dale Robertson, John Lund, Ward Bond

Votes: 415

20. Frontier Gambler (1956)

Approved | 71 min | Western

A marshal investigating the death of a woman who owned a gambling house finds that he's developing an attraction to the image of the dead woman, and then she shows up very much alive.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: John Bromfield, Coleen Gray, Kent Taylor, Jim Davis

Votes: 118

21. The Peacemaker (1956)

82 min | Western

A former gunfighter who went to prison but then took up religion arrives in a western town as the new preacher. There he finds a feud between the ranchers and the farmers. The Railroad ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Mitchell, Rosemarie Stack, Jan Merlin, Jess Barker

Votes: 77

22. Reprisal! (1956)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Half-breed Frank Madden claims he's White, in order to own land, but violent racial clashes in town force him to abandon his neutrality and chose a side.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Guy Madison, Felicia Farr, Kathryn Grant, Michael Pate

Votes: 276

23. The Storm Rider (1957)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Smaller ranchers hire a gunman (Scott Brady) to lead them against the big ranchers.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Scott Brady, Mala Powers, Bill Williams, John Goddard

Votes: 62

24. Drango (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Western

A participant of Sherman's March becomes governor of a southern city directly effected by the destruction- and they have yet to learn of his involvement.

Directors: Hall Bartlett, Jules Bricken | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Joanne Dru, Julie London, Donald Crisp

Votes: 287

25. Revolt at Fort Laramie (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Western

At the start of the Civil War, the soldiers manning Fort Laramie are split between Yanks and Confederates but the real threat is the warpath Sioux surrounding them all.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Dehner, Gregg Palmer, Frances Helm, Don Gordon

Votes: 213

26. Hell's Crossroads (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Western

An imprisoned gunfighter is offered parole on one condition--that he track down and bring in Jesse James.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Stephen McNally, Peggie Castle, Robert Vaughn, Barton MacLane

Votes: 75

27. The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Romance, War

Union Army deserter, Lt. Hewitt, trains a rag tag band of all-female homesteaders to defend themselves against a Comanche tribe on the warpath.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Hope Emerson, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 983

28. 40 Guns to Apache Pass (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Burns, Kenneth Tobey, Laraine Stephens

Votes: 754

29. Bullet for a Badman (1964)

Approved | 80 min | Western

Former Texas Rangers Sam Ward and Logan Keliher become enemies when Sam turns bank robber and Logan marries Sam's ex-wife.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Audie Murphy, Darren McGavin, Ruta Lee, Beverley Owen

Votes: 533

30. Showdown (1963)

Not Rated | 79 min | Western

A cowboy has to get 12,000 dollars in stolen bonds from the ex-girlfriend of his partner, or the gang holding him hostage will kill him.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Audie Murphy, Kathleen Crowley, Charles Drake, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 374

31. Six Black Horses (1962)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A beautiful woman with an ulterior motive hires two gunslingers to escort her through Indian territory so she can be reunited with her awaiting husband.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Joan O'Brien, George Wallace

Votes: 523

32. The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957)

Approved | 76 min | Romance, Western

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: 126

33. Utah Blaine (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Romance, Western

Gunslinger Utah Blaine rescues rancher Joe Neal from lynching by vigilante land-grabbers and runs afoul of vigilante leader Russ Nevers' interests.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Susan Cummings, Angela Stevens, Max Baer

Votes: 177

34. Posse from Hell (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Western

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: 738

35. Hell Bent for Leather (1960)

Approved | 82 min | Western

Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally, Robert Middleton

Votes: 649

36. Texas Lady (1955)

Approved | 86 min | Western

A strong-headed woman from the East inherits a newspaper in a small Texas town where the local cattle barons, who control the region, want her out of their hair.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Barry Sullivan, Ray Collins, James Bell

Votes: 220

37. Apache Warrior (1957)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Western

This is the story of the Apache Kid; how he aided in the capture of Geronimo and his band, and later became a hunted renegade himself.

Director: Elmo Williams | Stars: Keith Larsen, Jim Davis, Rodolfo Acosta, John Miljan

Votes: 76

38. Joe Dakota (1957)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 313

39. The Parson and the Outlaw (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Western

Pretending death at the hands of his friend, Marshal Pat Garrett, (Bob Duncan). Billy the Kid (Anthony Dexter) rides away to live in peace under a new name in a far away frontier town, only... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Drake | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Sonny Tufts, Marie Windsor, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

Votes: 103

40. Slim Carter (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Western

Hughie Mack, a not so nice western singer, is discovered by Clover Doyle as the next movie cowboy hero. His name is changed to Slim Carter and a promotional buildup begins. Leo Gallaher, an... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Julie Adams, Tim Hovey, William Hopper

Votes: 49

41. 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 Pate

Votes: 555

42. The Hard Man (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Western

A lawman becomes a Deputy in a town where he suspects the friend he had to kill in self defense, was framed for murder.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Guy Madison, Valerie French, Lorne Greene, Barry Atwater

Votes: 265

43. Gunman's Walk (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Western

A powerful rancher always protects his wild adult son by paying for damages and bribing witnesses, until his crimes become too serious to rectify.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Kathryn Grant, James Darren

Votes: 1,358

44. Wild Heritage (1958)

Passed | 78 min | Western

The Breslins (Jake, Emma, three boys, and nubile daughter) cross the plains in a covered wagon, then pause in a lawless western town where Jake is shot by gunslingers Arn and Jud. But ... See full summary »

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Will Rogers Jr., Maureen O'Sullivan, Rod McKuen, Casey Tibbs

Votes: 116

45. Badman's Country (1958)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Showdown in Abilene between lawmen Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Butch Cassidy's gang over a large shipment of money arriving by train.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: George Montgomery, Neville Brand, Buster Crabbe, Karin Booth

Votes: 159

46. Money, Women and Guns (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Mystery, Western

After a gold prospector is killed by masked robbers, a detective is hired to find the surviving killer as well as the prospector's legal inheritors.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Kim Hunter, Tim Hovey, Gene Evans

Votes: 209

47. The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Western

Lieutenant Hemp Brown's army payroll wagon is robbed by ex-sergeant Jed Givens' gang, forcing Brown to search for the culprits after he is deemed a coward by the court martial.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Beverly Garland, John Larch, Russell Johnson

Votes: 164

48. Mustang! (1959)

Approved | 73 min | Romance, Western

In the hills and forest surrounding a horse-breeding ranch an unbroken wild mustang (played by a male horse named Autumn Moon, who is not a human actress) who has been a constant challenge ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Jack Buetel, Madalyn Trahey, Stephen Keyes, Milt Swift

Votes: 28

49. Gunmen from Laredo (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Western