Old Westerns I Like, and some I love

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1. Red River (1948)

Passed | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

Votes: 25,766

2. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Passed | 104 min | Western

Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 14,413

3. Wagon Master (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Western

Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 3,760

4. Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

PG | 154 min | Drama, History, Western

The Cheyenne, tired of broken U.S. government promises, head for their ancestral lands but a sympathetic cavalry officer is tasked to bring them back to their reservation.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo

Votes: 4,603

5. Sam Whiskey (1969)

M | 96 min | Comedy, Western

A widow hires an ex-gambler to retrieve gold bars from a sunken river boat in Colorado and discreetly return them to the Federal Mint, from where they had been stolen by her dead husband.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Clint Walker, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,083

6. Cattle King (1963)

Passed | 88 min | Western

A rich landowner of Wyoming fights to prevent the Texas herds from trampling his rich meadows.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, Joan Caulfield, Robert Middleton

Votes: 345

7. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Western

Marshal Jake Wade aids outlaw Clint Hollister escape jail but Clint wants to know where Wade hid an old hold-up loot taken while both men were outlaws in the same gang.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton

Votes: 1,901

The cast includes J. DeForest Kelley, aka Bones, the doctor from the original Star Trek series.

8. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 7,568

One of my favorites. They're outlaws but they have honor, and they keep their promises.

9. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

98 Metascore

Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 104,724 | Gross: $5.01M

10. Yuma (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 73 min | Western

A tough marshal is sent to clean up a lawless western town.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Walker, Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 372

11. Fort Dobbs (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Western

Eluding a sheriff's posse, an escaped man saves a farming family from a Comanche attack and escorts it to the nearby Fort Dobbs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo, Brian Keith, Richard Eyer

Votes: 579

12. My Name Is Nobody (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Western

A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 21,279

13. Canyon River (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Western

When a Wyoming rancher goes to Oregon to buy cattle, his foreman and a gang of town criminals plot together to steal the herd but the rancher's cattle-drive hired hands are old convicts and rustlers themselves.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, Peter Graves, Richard Eyer

Votes: 184

14. Pursued (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger

Votes: 2,568

A Western, of course, filmed in black and white with Noir influence.



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