Western Actresses, # 3.

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1. Hellfire (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Western

A reformed gambler turned preacher, partners with a pretty, female fugitive outlaw, runs into an old pal who's also a marshal and they both fall for the same bad gal.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Bill Elliott, Marie Windsor, Forrest Tucker, Jim Davis

Votes: 194

Lillian Molieri

10 TV, 6 F

1-10, covers

2. The Warrior's Way (2010)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Western

45 Metascore

A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

Director: Sngmoo Lee | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

Votes: 24,490 | Gross: $5.66M

3. The Buckskin Lady (1957)

Passed | 66 min | Western

A tough beautiful, woman is attracted to a new young doctor in town, but has to contend with a reckless gunslinger who wants her at any cost.

Director: Carl K. Hittleman | Stars: Patricia Medina, Richard Denning, Gerald Mohr, Henry Hull

Votes: 74

Juney Ellis

7 S, '57-'81

32 TV

4. The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In Wyoming, Sweetwater town sheriff Stan Blaine finds himself in the middle of a range war between greedy cattle barons and newcomer settlers who compete for public lands and unbranded stray cattle.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, William Bishop, Robert Strauss

Votes: 357

Jeanne Cooper

1928-2013, 84

33 S, '53-'69

89 TV, 5 F 1953-1970

5. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Yellow River (1959)

60 min | Comedy, Western

Losing his stake in a bank robbery, Bart agrees to hold two men for $300 on a pretty woman's say-so. When the story proves false, he rides after her only to find she is partnering a cattle drive and they are being murdered one by one.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Jack Kelly, Patricia Breslin, Peter Miles, Mike Lane

Votes: 48

Patricia Breslin

11 S, '59-'64

22 TV

6. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: The Durango Kid (1953)

TV-G | 23 min | Western

The Durango Kid has broken out of jail and has sworn to take revenge on the judge who put him in jail.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: John Hart, Jay Silverheels, James Griffith, Nan Leslie

Votes: 13

Nan Leslie

24 S, '49-'66

105 TV, 14 F

7. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: Kiz (1960)

60 min | Comedy, Western

An eccentric woman hires Beau to be her bodyguard and claims she has been subject to repeated threats. But every time she claims there has been a threat, there is no evidence to support the... See full summary »

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Roger Moore, Kathleen Crowley, Whit Bissell, Tristram Coffin

Votes: 34

Peggy McCay

9 S, '57-'78

29 TV

8. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Spanish Grant (1960)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

The Cartwrights try to disprove the validity of a Spanish land grant to stop the De La Cuesta family from seizing part of the Ponderosa and all of the Carson Valley settlers' homestead lands.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 93

Patricia Medina

11 S, '58-'66

29 TV, 4 F

9. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Forbidden City (1961)

60 min | Comedy, Western

Brent is arrested for gambling while passing through Sunburst on the stage. When a cell mate is murdered while escaping by three masked men, he is asked to leave on the next stage before his value as an eyewitness proves useful.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Jack Kelly, Robert Colbert, Nina Shipman, Lisa Montell

Votes: 33

Lisa Montell

29 TV, 5 F

10. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Christmas Story (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

The Lone Ranger meets a young boy who's Christmas wish is to be re-united with his father. The Lone Ranger and Tonto go on a quest to find the boy's father and grant the boy his wish.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, William Henry, Aline Towne

Votes: 19

Mary Newton

6 TV, 6 F

11. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)
Episode: Dorothy's Book (1995)

48 min | Drama, Family, Western

Dorothy gets her book about the town published, but the townsfolk read her depiction of them differently than she intended.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen, Jessica Bowman

Votes: 65

Barbara Babcock

2 S, '82-'98

104 TV, 3 F

2nd group, most western credits, through # 38

12. Hopalong Cassidy (1952–1954)
Episode: Lawless Legacy (1952)

TV-PG | 27 min | Western

While searching for a missing calf, Hoppy and Red are shot at from ambush. They quickly capture the would-be drygulchers, who turn out to be a couple of hungry kids riding cross-country to ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: William Boyd, Edgar Buchanan, Claudia Barrett, Steve Rowland

Votes: 13

Claudia Barrett

19 S, '52-'61

46 TV, 6 F

13. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Taffeta Mayor (1959)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

When a mayoral candidate is killed in an explosion, Paladin sees fit to remind the widow that her great state of Wyoming is the first to grant women suffrage.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Boone, Norma Crane, Edward Platt, Robert Karnes

Votes: 53

Jeanne Bates

21 S, '53-'80

58 TV, 4 F

14. Pony Express (1959– )
Episode: The Good Samaritan (1959)

30 min | Western

Clark is knocked out and his horse stolen by a pretty blonde whom he had stopped to help along the road. When he fails to file on land the Pony Express wants to use for a station, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Grant Sullivan, Don Dorrell, Whitney Blake, Burt Reynolds

Whitney Blake

24 S, '57-'73

57 TV

Lillian Bronson

23 S, '55-'71

56 TV, 4 F

16. Laramie (1959–1963)
Episode: Ladies' Day (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

Slim and Jess need to present a good image to a visiting judge to keep Mike. However, when a saloon girl looking for a job, a woman who has been conned, a bounty hunter, and a doctor who is really an outlaw appear it doesn't look good.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 54

Spring Byington

1 S, '61-'63

58 TV, 1 F

17. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Along the Oregon Trail (1956)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Add a Plot

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Walt Disney, Fess Parker, Jeff York, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 13

Kathleen Crowley, 1931-

24 S, '54-'69

60 TV, 7 F 1953-1969

Susan Cummings

14 S, '54-'61

69 TV, 4 F

19. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: The Lady from Wichita (1967)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

The owner of a ranch next to Shiloh dies leaving his entire estate to a woman who runs a saloon in Wichita. Her and her partner go to Medicine Bow expecting to sell the ranch but she decides to stay on the ranch despite their background.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 25

Ann Doran

22 S, '52-'82

57 TV, 13 F

20. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Girl on the Glass Mountain (1966)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

Howie is leaving his free life on the range to marry the beautiful Donna whose father is a leading businessman. Once married, they move into a new saddle shop Howie starts. He finds the life confining and gambles away the payment on it.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Charles Bickford, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, Don Quine

Votes: 25

Dorothy Green

17 S, '53-'68

49 TV, 1 F

Bethel Leslie, 1929-1999, 70

27 S, '58-'74

63 TV 1958-1974

Suzanne Lloyd, 1934-

22 S, '58-'63

55 TV, 1 F 1954-1963

23. Judge Roy Bean (1955– )
Episode: Connie Comes to Town (1956)

25 min | Western

Pretty Connie Ward comes to town but the reasons why are a mystery. But when two villainous men harass Letty about her whereabouts the Judge and Taggart look into why. A missing cache of stolen money may tie things together.

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery, Doris Simons

Votes: 8

Jackie Loughery, 1930-

9 S, '55-'66

54 TV, 3 F 1953-1966

24. Wide Country (1962–1963)
Episode: Farewell to Margarita (1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

Delirious after being hit by a car, Mitch rides a bus deep into Mexico, where he is taken in by a beautiful young Mexican woman. She tells him she works as a secretary, but he learns soon ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, BarBara Luna, Frank Puglia

BarBara Luna, 1939-

19 S, '58-'90

44 TV, 3 F 1958-1990

25. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Rose for Lotta (1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

Lotta Crabtree is hired by mining tycoon Alpheus Troy to lure one of the Cartwrights into town and hold him for ransom in exchange for Ponderosa timber rights.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 154

Martha Manor

445 TV, 2 feature

6 acting credits 32 miscellaneous credits

26. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)
Episode: Apache Girl (1957)

30 min | Western

Cochise's niece wants to live among white people to learn their ways, though Cochise disagrees. This leads to conflict between settlement ruffians and a Chiricahua suitor.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Donna Martell, Jan Merlin

Donna Martell, 1927-

16 S, '51-'63

41 TV, 6 F, 7 short 1947-1967

27. Man Without a Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Daughter of the Dragon (1959)

30 min | Western

Adam McLean finds a young Chinese woman lying on the trail who has been left for dead. He soon finds himself targeted by the smuggling ring that brought her in the country.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Rex Reason, Mort Mills, Harry Harvey, Forrest Taylor

Frances Morris

11 S, '51-'64

27 TV, 17 F, 1 short

28. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: A Woman's Place (1962)

Not Rated | 51 min | Drama, Western

Harv's chest is crushed by a wagon. The closest doctor is female who the men don't trust. Complicating the situation a quack in the town is plotting to have her run out of town to save his business.

Director: Justus Addiss | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Charles H. Gray

Votes: 41

Mala Powers, 1931-2007, 75

19 S, '57-'69

43 TV, 5 F 1952-1969

29. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)
Episode: The Wanderer (1962)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

Stoney helps a pregnant old friend find her husband whom she thinks has been wandering with different rodeos for the last six months.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Jack Lord, Albert Salmi, Jacqueline Scott, Milton Selzer

Votes: 6

Jacqueline Scott, 1932-

16 S, '58-'79

54 TV, 2 F 1958-1979

Anne Seymour, 1909-1988, 79

9 S, '59-'86

50 TV, 5 F 1959-1986

34. Shotgun Slade (1959–1961)
Episode: Mother Sixgun (1961)

30 min | Western

A bar is robbed. The Sheriff - who is a friend of Slade's - starts to investigate and then disappears. Slade arrives in town to visit his friend and is determined to find out what happened to him.

Stars: Scott Brady, Ed Nelson, Lurene Tuttle, Paul Genge

Lurene Tuttle

25 S, '56-'76

57 TV, 1 F

35. Zorro (1957–1959)
Episode: The Hound of the Sierras (1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After escaping from jail mountain man Joe Crane hides out at barmaid Carlotta's house. Garcia and his lancers barely miss finding him there, but a worse problem for Crane is that Don Carlos... See full summary »

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Guy Williams, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Jean Willes

Votes: 31

Jean Willes, 1923-1989, 65

38 S, '53-'68

95 TV, 8 F, 1 short 1951-1975

37. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)
Episode: The Schoolteacher (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

The stage arrives with the driver shot and $5000 of new silver dollar coins stolen. The driver gives Earp details about the robbery but they turn out to be false. Upon his return Earp finds the driver shot dead at the doctor's office.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Rachel Ames, Bill Cassady, Rico Alaniz

Votes: 22

Rachel Ames

14 S, '56-'69

40 TV, 4 F

38. Fury (1955–1960)
Episode: Trial by Jury (1956)

30 min | Family, Western

Rustlers hide a stolen truck full of cattle in an unsuspecting new neighbor's barn, where police find it, and arrest him. His little girl seeks Joey's help in exposing the real crooks.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Peter Graves, Bobby Diamond, William Fawcett, Ray Montgomery

Votes: 5

Pamela Baird

20 TV, 2 F

39. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: Miracle at Santa Marta (1971)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

It will take a Miracle at Santa Marta for Curry to escape a firing squad after a wealthy visitor to a Mexican resort town is murdered. The miracle comes from Heyes visiting and discovering ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, Joanna Barnes, Craig Stevens

Votes: 36

Joanna Barnes

27 TV, 2 F

40. Hudson's Bay (1959– )
Episode: Old Dog

Adventure, Family, Western

The lovely Maggie MacGregor resists her arranged marriage to the old frontiersman Cluny, a match coordinated by her father. It is common knowledge that Maggie and young Colin Shaw are in ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Antoinette Bower, John Clark, Anne Collings, Gillie Fenwick

Antoinette Bower

11 S, '59-'69

37 TV

41. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Episode: The Hunter and the Hunted (1961)

60 min | Western

When Casey Thompson is seriously injured, Tony Gentry rides to the nearest settlement to get a doctor. He discovers the town is being held captive by an outlaw gang whose leader is forcing ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Eddie Albert

Votes: 6

Jocelyn Brando

28 TV, 1 F

42. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Jenny (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

A strict judge interferes when Newly allows an outlaw to make arrangements for his 10 year old daughter, and to surrender afterwards.

Director: Robert Totten | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 61

Michele Breeze

42 TV, 1 F

43. Cimarron City (1958–1960)
Episode: Runaway Train (1959)

Approved | 60 min | Western

While traveling by train to Denver, Matt Rockford meets and falls in love with Lisa Caldwell, a beautiful woman who, unbeknownst to him, has been falsely accused of murder. Lisa is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: George Montgomery, Audrey Totter, John Smith, Diane Brewster

Votes: 11

Diane Brewster

44 TV, 4 F

44. A Man Called Shenandoah (1965–1966)
Episode: A Long Way Home (1966)

30 min | Western

Literally, just as Shenandoah comes into yet another Western town, he is shot at and slightly wounded by an escaping bank robber, who obviously recognizes Shenandoah's face. The local ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Robert Horton, Geraldine Brooks, Ron Hayes, Lyle Bettger

Votes: 10

45. The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
Episode: High Stakes (1957)


Jerry Hill is the star witness against the Collins outlaw gang. After Jerry is ambushed and almost killed, Roy has to make sure he keeps Jerry alive and well so he can testify against the gang.

Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 12

Helen Brown

21 TV, 12 F

47. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
Episode: Newspaper Crusader (1950)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Cisco and Pancho arrive in the town of Sundance. The town is in turmoil with a local thug 'Judd' trying to take over. After Cisco sees the destruction of a local newspaper office, he decides to hang around and sort things out.

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Ellen Hall, Dennis Moore

Votes: 25

Betty Burbridge

Writer: 10 TV episodes, 3 TV series, 97 F, 6 short

48. Iron Horse (1966–1968)
Episode: Steel Chain to a Music Box (1967)

60 min | Western

Young Frank Wyatt is accidentally shot in a fight with Barnabas, who thought he was behaving improperly with a young woman. Calhoun tries to take Frank to the nearest doctor by using the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles R. Rondeau | Stars: Dale Robertson, Gary Collins, Robert Random, James Wainwright

Ahna Capri

31 TV, 1 F

49. The Englishman's Boy (2008– )

Drama, Western

A movie producer in 1920s Hollywood tries to track down an elusive Western star for his next picture.

Stars: Alden Adair, Ryland Alexander, Kent Allen, Tim Allen

Votes: 112

Tantoo Cardinal

22 TV, 6 F