Andrew V. McLaglenThis saga of the wagon-train journey of a group of Western pioneers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon along the historic Oregon Trail (from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.) is known for its breathtaking photography of the Western expanse (by William H. Clothier). Kirk Douglas portrays a widowed senator who leads the wagon train, and Robert Mitchum plays the troubled trail scout--a man plagued by poor eyesight. The trials of the trail include Indian attacks and the inevitable human conflicts of men and women who are living in close quarters in a volatile, tense and dangerous atmosphere. Among the members of the party: a highly irascible and colorful Richard Widmark, and Sally Field in her first film role.
J. Lee ThompsonGregory Peck and Omar Sharif battle to find a legendary cache of gold in this spectacular Wild West adventure. In the Arizona Territory of the 1870s, Marshal Sam Mackenna (Peck) is the only living person who knows the tortuous route to the fabulous "Canon Del Oro." During his journey, Mackenna is captured by Colorado (Sharif), a brutal Mexican bandit who has long sought his death. But if Mackenna is to lead the cutthroat gang to the lost treasure, Colorado must keep him alive. En route, Mackenna and the outlaw band are joined by renegade soldiers, vengeful Indians, cold-blooded killers and "gentlemen from town." As they near the golden canyon, all but Mackenna are swept by a sudden fever - the naked greed for gold. Mackenna's Gold is one of the most exciting Westerns ever made.
Joseph PevneyMarshall "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition both from a neighbor who wants that land for his own sons, and from a grizzly bear nicknamed "Satan" who keeps killing Cole's livestock.
Andre De TothRandolph Scott heads out to Arizona and takes up with George Macready. Both watch and plot as Joan Weldon and her father, ship gold via the stagecoach line. Scott instigates a feud between Macready and a Mexican bandit. After the smoke clears, Scott and Macready remain, and they shoot it out in a top-notch action sequence in a flaming saloon.
Robert SparrAfter serving 18 years, "Killer" Cain (Walker) is released from prison, determined never to touch a gun again. But the only job he can get is with Dan Ruffalo's (Price) traveling sideshow as the sharp shooting main attraction. As Cain works to build an honest future free of bullets and bloodshed, his enemies look to settle old scores. Now Cain must risk his new life to become the "Killer" once more or be haunted by his past forever.
Joseph H. LewisIn an interesting take on the Indian Wars, Randolph Scott is a man branded a coward for not taking part in Custer's disastrous Battle of Little Bighorn. The story follows Scott proving that his accusers are wrong and clearing his good name.
Robert ParrishAlthough a mood of melancholy or worse pervades this excellent western, it remains an honest and hard-hitting look at the realistic adventures of Martin Brady (Robert Mitchum -- who produced). Brady fled to Mexico while still quite young in order to avoid prison in the U.S. -- he had killed his father's murderer. After years spent working as a gunman for a wealthy "padron," he hates white Americans but has to go north to get weapons. Once on the wrong side of the border, he gets into trouble with U.S. Army for not helping them hunt down Apaches. But the people he meets in a small town, one a European immigrant, begin to change his black-and-white view of the world. Meanwhile, he and Ellen Colton (Julie London), the unhappy wife of an army major, begin to fall in love. Several more adventures and a tragedy or two affect the unlikely couple's future -- ultimately for the better. Baseball hero "Satchel" Paige shows up in a cameo role, leading an Afro-American unit of the U.S. army. Mexica
John GuillerminSet in Mexico during the 19th century, a gold prospector (Jaroo) and an escaped convict (Luke) team up to go after the score of a lifetime. Along the way, they enlist the help of a group of Apache Indians. Together, they hope to storm a large, heavily guarded fortress full of gold.
Henry LevinThe past—and the future—close in on a reformed gunslinger. Like Alan Ladd's Shane, Gregory Peck's The Gunfighter and Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, The Lonely Man belongs to that saddlebag full of Westerns about a gunslinger to coming to terms with his infamous past and uncertain future. Jack Palance stars as Jacob Wade, a notorious outlaw trying to ride the trail of respectability. But where Wade goes, his reputation follows. And so does trouble. Fearful citizens are quick to turn him out of their town. Vengeful killers have vowed to stalk him to his grave. And Wade's son (Anthony Perkins), embittered over his father's long absence, cannot quell the pain and hate in his heart. Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, Claude Akins and Elisha Cook co-star in this spare, ruggedly entertaining sagebrush saga.
Andrew McAllenOn a dusty chain gang in the early 1900s, inmate Zach Provo stages an escape with six other convicts. Provo isn't looking for freedom, he's looking to get back at the man who imprisoned him years before - Sheriff Sam Burgade. Provo blames Burgade for the death of his wife, as she was killed in the gunfight where he was captured. Burgade, now retired, wants nothing to do with gunslinging. Provo resorts to kidnapping Burgade's daughter, Susan. He threatens to rape and kill Susan unless Burgade comes out of retirement. Out of options, Burgade dusts off his revolvers and goes on the trail of the murderous Provo.
George MarshallAs Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns, Stewart is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task, he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy (Dietrich), an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like "The Boys in the Back Room," while winning the hero's heart. Packed with unforgettable performances, snappy dialogue and rousing tunes, Destry Rides Again is a true fan favorite which set the standard for all western comedies to come.
Ralph NelsonFrontier scout Jess Remsberg (Garner) bravely leads a wagon train through hostile territory to Fort Conchos. But underneath his valor, he has an ulterior motive: to settle a score with a man whom he believes killed his wife. When he arrives at the fort, Jess learns not only the shocking truth about the killer but also that the wagon train has come under Apache attack leaving Jess their only hope for survival.
Sam ShepardSet against the rolling hills of the Wild West, a band of cowboys cuts through the dust, selling spirits, medicine and prostitutes to the locals. A lone rider, Prescott Roe (Richard Harris) steals proprietor Eamon McCree's (Alan Bates) half-breed daughter. With Eamon and his son Reeves (Dermot Mulroney) in pursuit, Prescott delivers the kidnapped woman to his son Talbot (River Phoenix). Despite her beauty, he can't put the past behind him and seeks a new life on his untamed frontier.
Christopher CoppolaCassidy, a lightning fast, black-gloved gunfighter, seeks to avenge the death of innocent victims at the hands of a jealous outlaw. Now accompanied by two ranch hands, Cassidy's trail will have him face near death and an inevitable duel which will prove who is the fastest gunfighter in the West.
John HillcoatIn this gritty Western written by acclaimed songwriter Nick Cave, a lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother. Starring Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Ray Winstone and John Hurt.
Giuseppe ColizziWestern action adventure in the best Italian tradition, Ace High was shot in Mexico, Spain and Rome. Eli Wallach takes $300,000 from two hombres of questionable moral fiber, then proceeds to spread the cash around generously. His victims follow his trail, but when the men finally do meet, they must join forces for defense against a murderous desperado. Before that battle is over, Wallach has absconded once again with the cash. And the chase is on, leading them, ultimately, to a crooked Mississippi gaming house, a wonderful gun battle, and lots of money for everyone.
Robert ButlerThis saga of the old west involves twin brothers who compete for possession of a rickety cow town founded by their father while a crooked mayor tries to put an end to the competitors so he can inherit the town himself.
Tom GriesHollywood legend Charlton Heston stars as Will Penny, an aging cowboy on a hard-luck streak. He's out of work, out of money, and staked out to die in the desert by a gang of ruthless outlaws. Moments before death, Will is taken in by a beautiful young woman named Catherine ( Joan Hackett), who is heading west with her young son to join her husband. As Catherine nurses Will back to health, he catches a glimpse of a lifestyle he's never known. Suddenly, Will has two more problems to deal with: he's in love with another man's wife, and the outlaw gang is on its way back to finish him off...
Simon WincerTexas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae pursue three outlaws, Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump, Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf and a Mexican bandit king. Now in their middle years, they also struggle with their personal lives, Gus with Clara Forsythe, the love of his life, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young prostitute who loves him. Meanwhile their partners-in-arms Deets, Jake Spoon and Pea Eye Parker help the Rangers protect the advancing western frontier from the defiant Comanches who are determined to defend their land and way of life.
Anthony MannGary Cooper, in his last great role, portrays a former outlaw whose past returns to haunt him when he is forced by his old gang to participate in a train robbery. Julie London and Lee J. Cobb co-star.
Andrew V. McLaglenWith the integrity and depth of an epic, Shenandoah tells the dramatic story of a man caught in a dilemma. James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery, yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposed to war. When his son is taken prisoner, Stewart goes to search for the boy. Seeing first-hand the horrors of war, he is at last forced to take his stand.
Rudolph MatéAn ambitious, historic attempt to explore and document an untamed American frontier unfolds in this rousing adventure drama starting Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, Donna Reed and Barbara Hale. In 1803, Meriwether Lewis (MacMurray) and William Clark (Heston), with President Thomas Jefferson's blessing, embarked on the government-sponsored Lewis & Clark Expedition – an attempt to discover a water route connecting St. Louis, Missouri, with the Pacific Ocean. Their trek takes them through the magnificent, danger-filled territory of the Pacific Northwest, with guidance from the Native American maiden Sacajawea (Reed). It's an adventurous journey into country that, at the time, had yet to be seen by anyone except native tribes. With panoramic vistas around every bend and treacherous conditions awaiting at every turn, this account of Lewis & Clark's thrilling quest, directed by Rudolph Mate (D.O.A., When Worlds Collide), mixes rugged action and tender romance with spectacular scenery.
Robert DuvallTexas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death - even putting her own life in jeopardy.
Barry ShearRichard Harris ("Unforgiven," "Camelot") is a small-town sheriff on a path of vengeance, searching for the outlaws who killed his wife and son. The classic Western theme of the peaceable man pushed to violence is well treated in this Lukas Heller ("The Dirty Dozen") script.
Andreas ProchaskaA lone rider arrives in a small high mountain village; nobody knows where he’s from and nobody wants him there. Greider (Sam Riley - CONTROL, MALEFICENT) introduces himself as a photographer from America, and the town’s patriarch, Old Brenner, provides him with shelter for the harsh winter ahead. The village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner’s beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it’s clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner’s family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him. The Dark Valley is a masterful western with "a brooding atmosphere of suspicion and menace..." (Indiewire)
Irvin KershnerLord John Morgan (Richard Harris), disillusioned with the "civilized" aristocracy of England, returns to the American West in search of the vital and rugged life he once led among the proud Yellow Hand tribe. But what he finds instead is destruction: a brutal and bloody war inflicted on his adopted blood brothers by an unscrupulous trapper and his followers. Decimated, enslaved and swept from their home, their only hope of regrouping, retaining their ancient customs and fighting back for their sacred homeland now lies with Morgan...a man they call Horse.
Lloyd BaconAcademy Award-winners Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney star as two men on opposite sides of the law — the villainous Whip McCord and the man who's come to clean up the town and avenge the murder of his father, The Oklahoma Kid. 1893. Tulsa, Oklahoma Territory. John Kincaid (Hugh Sothern) and his son Ned (Harvey Stephens) come during the Oklahoma land rush, but they run afoul of Whip McCord (Bogart), who runs Tulsa as a haven for drinking and gambling. When the Kincaids run for mayor and sheriff of Tulsa, McCord has the elder Kincaid lynched. But McCord never counted on Kincaid's other son, Jim (Cagney)—known as The Oklahoma Kid—coming to town in search of vengeance in this sometimes comic Western.
Richard BrooksBurt Lancaster and Lee Marvin headline the top-notch, rip-roaring Western action/adventure, "The Professionals." Four soldiers of fortune are hired by a wealthy Texan oil baron (Ralph Bellamy) to rescue his kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale), who's been spirited actress the Mexican Border by a band of mercenaries led by Jesus Raza (Jack Palance). The four rugged professionals, each regarded as a specialist in his selected field - an expert marksman and tracker (Woody Strode), the explosives master(Lancaster), horse handler (Robert Ryan) and one skilled in tactics and weaponry (Marvin) - make their way across the treacherous landscape to retrieve the beautiful kidnappee, but discover all is not what it seems in the explosive climax. Excellent performances from an all-star cast, Maurice Jarre's haunting musical score and surprising plot twists make "The Professionals (1966)" a true classic. "The Professionals (1966)" garnered three Academy Award(r) nominations; two for Richard Brooks (Be
Francis D. LyonAfter his wife dies in childbirth en route to California in 1870, Joel McCrea ("Sullivan's Travels," "Buffalo Bill") settles down in Oklahoma. He quickly finds trouble when he tries to protect an Indian woman caring for his baby from the two villains who are attempting to cheat her father out of his oil-rich land. With Emmy-winner Barbara Hale ("Perry Mason") and Brad Dexter ("The Magnificent Seven").
William A. WellmanIn fur-trapping country, a man depends on his single-shot rifle and his courage. One of those men is Flint Mitchell (Clark Gable), who heads into Blackfoot territory with his fellow mountain men – and with his new Blackfoot bride (María Elena Marqués) who may be the key to their safety in the dangerous land. Mitchell is a rough, buckskinned man of action and Gable shows he's more than rough enough to portray him in a brawling, breathtakingly beautiful frontier tale. William A. Wellman directs, filming in the Colorado Rockies and combining spectacular Technicolor vistas with colorful characters who don't let the hardships of wilderness life get in the way of a good time. Adventure awaits Across the Wide Missouri.
Burt KennedyE.L. Doctorow's nontraditional Western comes to life in this 1967 adaptation from director Burt Kennedy and Henry Fonda. Fonda stars as aging sheriff Will Blue, who finds his resolve faltering in the face of unrepentant evil. A nameless drifter (Aldo Ray as the 'Man from Bodie') terrorizes the aptly named town of Hard Times, freely killing and raping. Finally, he decides to burn the town down as a parting gift and a reminder of their sheriff's inability to protect it. Vowing to rebuild the town to atone for his cowardice, Will rallies the few remaining residents around when another stranger arrives, bringing a brothel full of new life to the town. And then the Man from Bodie decides it's time for another visit. Also starring a veritable who's who of Western (and non-Western!) greats including Warren Oates, John Anderson, Royal Dano, Edgar Buchanan, Denver Pyle, Paul Fix, Elisha Cook Jr., Keenan Wynn and Lon Chaney, Jr.
Richard LangCharlton Heston and Brian Keith star in this film about the closing days of the fur-trapper era of the wild west. "The Mountain Men" features a fine supporting cast, which includes Stephen Macht, John Glover, Seymour Cassel, David Ackroyd and Victor Jory.
Phil KarlsonConfederate Major and his comrades escape from union forces in Southern Utah, near the end of the Civil War, and are pursued by Union Captain and his troops. The mission becomes personal for the Union Captain when his fiancee is taken by the rebels as a hostage. Based on a novel by Nelson and Shriley Wolford.
Burt KennedyThis vivid depiction of heroism and agony features a superb cast. Brian Keith plays Davy Crockett and James Arness is Jim Bowie. Bowie clashes with Colonel William Travis (Alec Baldwin), but is able to bury his differences to focus upon the battle against the Mexican soldiers. The battle scenes are breathtakingly lifelike.
Delmer DavesIn 1870, when white men and Indians are fighting bitterly, Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) strongly believes the Apaches are treated unfairly. After befriending their leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler) and arranging a truce, he is called upon by a U.S. Army general to negotiate a government peace treaty. Though he fulfills his mission, Jeffords soon experiences great tragedy when he, his Indian wife (Debra Paget) and good friend Cochise become targets of a renegade ambush.
William BeaudineThe pioneering trail to Oregon is littered with constant danger. Yet, the hope of the "promised land" keeps American families westward bound despite overwhelming odds. A calm, clear-thinking pioneer (Fess Parker) attempts to lead a wagon train through territory occupied by Pawnees and Sioux. Along the way, the hardy settlers face horse thieves, kidnappers, and unpredictable Indian attacks in their push to establish a new life in the rugged West.
Raoul WalshAn Arizona cavalry outpost is disciplined by a new commander in anticipation of an Indian attack. Troy Donahue ("A Summer Place") and Suzanne Pleshette ("The Bob Newhart Show"), who were in real life married at the time, find romance amid the turmoil. Action master Raoul Walsh ("Along The Great Divide," "Captain Horatio Hornblower") completed his directorial career with this reflective Western from the novel by Paul Horgan ("Whitewater").
Don SiegelElvis Presley plays Pacer Burton, a half-breed youth in the Old West torn between loyalty to the whites, as represented by his father (John McIntyre), and the Indians, represented by his mother (Dolores Del Rio). A series of brutal Kiowa raids, and the subsequent reprisals by the white settlers, sorely test Pacer's fortitude. Though offered moral support by his parents and by his girlfriend (Barbara Eden), Pacer is forced to work things out himself.
Tom GriesWhen a Mexican revolutionary, Yaqui Joe, absconds with 6,000 dollars to help further his country's revolution, an Arizona lawman is sent into Mexico to track him down. The three dodge the law and the military with the help of a local Mexican woman, Sarita. Led by an ambitious military leader, they find themselves chased through the mesas of Mexico and are captured. Their salvation comes in the form of Yaqui Joe's band of Mexican revolutionaries, who free the three and help overturn the despotic military government in their state.
Ray EnrightScreen legend Errol Flynn stars as an Australian shepherd who comes to find grazing land in Montana's cattle country and unintentionally encounters love with a rich cattle baroness who controls most of the territory.
Paul Landres"This is raw country... gun country," grumbles ornery freight magnate Beau Santee (Frank Wilcox). And sure enough, the irons start blazin' when lawman-on-the-lam Dan Beattie (George Montgomery) ambles into the sleepy town of Sundown. Beattie's looking for war buddy Curt Warren (House Peters, Jr.) - but finds only a beaten, broken man who's terrified of big boss Beau. No stranger to danger, Beattie poses as a reviled railroad agent ("You might as well paint a target on your back," the sheriff quips.) and dallies with Warren's dame to dig up the dirt on Santee. In no time, the two Civil War comrades are face to face on Main Street - but Sundown's big showdown sparks an even bigger shootout. This taut, exciting Western shows that even God's Country has a dark side.
Jacques TourneurAn all-star cast headed by Joel McCrea ("The Virginian," "Foreign Correspondent") is featured in this classic Western about Wyatt Earp, who concedes to the pleas of the town leaders and accepts the dangerous job as law enforcement officer in the wild settlement of Wichita in 1874. Always a popular story, particularly with the recent theatrical pictures, "Tombstone" and "Wyatt Earp."
Delmer DavesRomance and betrayal follow two gold robbers who seek revenge against their double-crossing partner in this acclaimed western remake of the crime thriller classic, "The Asphalt Jungle." Alan Ladd ("Shane," "This Gun for Hire") and Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine ("McHale's Navy," "Marty") star as the vengeful duo. With Oscar-nominee Katy Jurado ("High Noon").
Reynaldo VillalobosConagher is a hard-riding actioner and a character-driven look at Western life. Something about that frontier woman keeps drawing him back. But can Evie ever keep him from drifting out again?
Noel M. SmithIn Texas, just after the Civil War, a gunman is sent by the governor to make peace between cattle ranchers and land squatters. Academy Award-winner Rita Moreno ("West Side Story") and Amanda Blake (TV's "Gunsmoke") battle for the peacemaker's attentions.
Timothy Woodward Jr.Infamous gunslinger and outlaw “Wild Bill” Hickok (Luke Hemsworth) attempts to escape his past by settling in the small town of Abilene, Kansas. The mayor (Kris Kristofferson), captivated by Wild Bill’s unparalleled gun skills, offers him a job as the town marshal. Attempts to protect the town are soon challenged when a band of outlaws threaten Wild Bill and the laws he administered. Among the outlaws are powerful saloon owner Phil Poe (Trace Adkins), whose relationship with Bill’s ex-lover (Cameron Richardson) stirs tension. Poe puts a bounty on Wild Bill’s head but with the help of lawman Hardin aka Little Arkansas, Wild Bill sets out to fight the villainous bandits and save Abilene from danger.
David ButlerWith shoot-'em-ups galore, a clean-cut hero, dust-beaten horse soldiers and fearless warriors, The Command - Warner Bros.' first CinemaScope release - is a galloping entertainment success. Guy Madison portrays 7th cavalry doctor Capt. Robert MacClaw, unexpectedly handed the reins of his battered troop's command. Unfamiliar with by-the-book military tactics, MacClaw nevertheless knows how to take charge. He keeps the book closed and his mind open as he leads his men and a settlers' wagon train on a desperate journey besieged by waves of Indian attacks. Multiple Oscar winner* Dimitri Tiomkin provides the lively score pacing the thunderous action. And plenty of hoofs provide the thunder: the movie's wrangler estimated the project required 41,882 horse-hours (number of horses times number of hours used). That ain't hay!
Michael WinnerWhen Sabbath town-boss Vincent Bronson (Cobb) and his drunken ranch hands unwittingly kill an old man in Bannack, everyone knows it was an accident. Everyone, that is, except Bannack's marshal, Jered Maddox (Lancaster). A tough, no-nonsense man of the law, Maddox is determined to bring the killers to justice. Trailing them back to Sabbath, Maddox makes his intentions clear: "I'm gonna take these men back with me," he vows, "or kill them where they stand." So when Bronson sends word that he wants to make a deal, the inflexible Maddox refuses, a decision that forces Bronson's men to let their guns do the talking. But Jered Maddox is not a man to back down...he'll bring these desperate killers back to Bannack, his way. Dead or alive.
Lucio FulciHaving survived a vigilante slaughter, four hard-luck strangers - gambler Stubby Preston (Fabio Testi of THE BIG RACKET), a pregnant prostitute (Lynne Frederick), the town drunk (Michael J. Pollard of BONNIE AND CLYDE) and a madman who sees dead people (Harry Baird of THE OBLONG BOX) - escape into the lawless frontier. But when they meet a sadistic bandit named Chaco (Tomas Milian of RUN MAN RUN), the four are plunged into a nightmare of torture, brutality and beyond. In a land that screams with the pain of the damned, can four lost souls find redemption and revenge?
Sergio CorbucciOn an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski, NOSFERATU, FOR A FEW MORE DOLLARS) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant, THE CONFORMIST) stands between the innocent refugees and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci's bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.
John SturgesA gang of ruthless outlaws…a pair of larger-than-life heroes… a timeless tale of good versus evil. Blended together, the result is a sprawling, epic adventure bigger than the wild frontier — Gunfight at the O.K. Corral! Acclaimed actors Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas team up to rid Tombstone, Arizona of the murderous Clanton gang in this all-star, action-packed classic. When lawman Wyatt Earp (Lancaster) and gunfighter John "Doc" Holliday (Douglas) ride into town, they find themselves pitted against one of the biggest foes ever encountered, in the form of Ike Clanton (Lyle Bettger) and his ruthless gang. It isn't long before the confrontation explodes into a survival-at-all-costs battle, with Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Dennis Hopper, DeForest Kelley, Martin Milner and Lee Van Cleef among those swept into the drama and excitement of one of the Wild West's most legendary events!
John SturgesThe wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognizes as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill. Belden is sympathetic, until it transpires that one of the murderers is his own son Rick, whom he refuses to hand over. Morgan is determined to capture Rick and take him away by the 9:00 train; but he is trapped in the town alone, with Belden and all his men now looking to kill him.
David MillerAcademy Award® winner Kirk Douglas ignites the screen with one of his most personal roles as a cowboy on a collision course with the modern world in Lonely are the Brave. After landing himself in jail trying to break out his friend, Jack Burns (Douglas) finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson (Walter Matthau), who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive. Co-starring Gena Rowlands, George Kennedy and Carroll O'Connor, Lonely are the Brave is an unforgettable portrait of a lawless man defying life in an orderly world.
Edwin L. MarinA gun salesman (Randolph Scott) becomes a gunslinger when his merchandise falls into the wrong hands. To recover his six-shooters from outlaws, he must beat them at their own deadly game. Co-starring Lloyd Bridges ("Tucker," "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid").
Alan AutryForgiven is an inspirational story in the tradition of High Planes Drifter and Pale Rider with a faith-based message. It's 1878 and Jake Kincaid (Alan Autry from "In The Heat Of The Night") has just been released from prison for a crime he didn't commit. His heart is seeking vengeance on those responsible for landing him in jail, but he's also very interested in finding the gold he was accused of stealing. In his quest, he finds himself in the small town of Fairplay, California where Kincaid learns that love is far more powerful than hate and that redemption is more precious than gold. "Forgiven" is Alan Autry's directorial debut and a western the whole family can enjoy.
Charles HaidThe all-time best-selling Western by novelist Zane Grey comes to the screen! Ride into action with this timeless tale of a proud homesteader who joins forces with a mysterious gunman to protect her land from an entire town that's turned against her. Ed Harris (Apollo 13, The Firm) and Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams, Places in the Heart) star in this suspenseful, passionate saga set against the breathtaking beauty of the purple badlands.
John WayneIn 1836, 187 Americans and Texicans stood against the attack of Santa Ana's 7,000-man army for more than 13 days. This epic film deals with how those men happened to be inside the mission--now a converted fort--in the small village of San Antonio, Texas, and how this led to the tragedy at The Alamo. The historical players at the fort include Davy Crockett (John Wayne--who also produced and directed the film with the uncredited assistance of John Ford), James Bowie (Richard Widmark), Sam Houston (Richard Boone) and Col. William Travis (Laurence Harvey). The film is historically faithful (as few films are) to the historical events. The final battle scene (attributed to John Ford) is a classic of its kind. The film's celebrated music is by Dimitri Tiomkin.
Walter HillTop-rated miniseries! Academy Award winner Robert Duvall (1983 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Tender Mercies) and Academy Award nominee Thomas Hayden Church (2004 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Sideways) star in this moving Western drama. Set in 1897, Print Ritter (Duvall) and his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Hayden Church) become the reluctant guardians of five abused and abandoned Chinese girls. Ritter and Harte's attempts to care for the girls are complicated by their responsibility to deliver a herd of horses while avoiding a group of bitter rivals, intent on kidnapping the girls for their own purposes. Classic Western action takes center stage in this dramatic miniseries!
Don SiegelClint Eastwood is a hard-hitting high plains drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun (Shirley MacLaine) from a gang of attackers. After meeting a band of Mexican revolutionaries bent on resisting the French occupation of Mexico, the cowboy and Sister Sara decide to join forces with the freedom fighters and set off on a deadly mission to capture the enemy's garrison. But along the way, a steamy romance develops between them when the soft-spoken hero discovers the nun is not what she seems. Ending with a violent climax at the well-protected fort, this action-packed western classic cemented Eastwood's status as a true cinematic superstar!
Jack NicholsonSentenced to hang in a backwater western town, horse thief Henry Moon (Jack Nicholson) is saved when frontierswoman Julia Tate (Mary Steenburgen) agrees to marry him. Taking advantage of the town law that prohibits the execution of married men, Moon follows Tate back to her ranch, planning all the while to escape at the first possible opportunity. But Tate insists that he honor his end of the bargain at work on the ranch. She has no intention of consummating the union, a fact that drives the hot-to-trot Moon up a wall. She puts him to work on the gold mine that she has on her property, while his old gang prepares to relieve the couple of their gold once it's on the surface. Jack Nicholson personally selected movie newcomer Mary Steenburgen for Goin' South. The film also features John Belushi in the role of a dyspeptic deputy.
William WellmanHollywood legend Clark Gable stars in this soaring adaptation of the celebrated Jack London novel. Jack Thornton (Gable) is a prospector who travels the Yukon in search of gold. When Jack buys Buck, a strong and loyal sled dog with part-wolf ancestry, their thrilling adventure through the Alaskan wilderness begins.
Don TaylorWhere this army leads, action fans – especially Spaghetti Western fans – will want to follow. Set during the Mexican Revolution, The Five Man Army is a niftily executed tale of mercenaries who, on behalf of rebel forces, take on a mission to rob a trainload of gold. Make that a suicide mission, because this train is heavily armored; armed with troops, cannon and machine guns, and traveling a route guarded by more soldiers. Peter Graves, then known for his role as mastermind Jim Phelps in TV's Mission: Impossible, faces another odds-defying task as the Dutchman, leader of a handpicked commando squad consisting of a strongman, an explosives expert, a circus acrobat and a Samurai swordsman. Famed composer Ennio Morricone's throbbing score amplifies the action of this ready-to-be-rediscovered film.
Roy RowlandCattle rustler Wes Anderson has just delivered the eulogy at a funeral - his own. He was supposed to be hanged, dead and gone. But a mob put the noose around the wrong man's neck. Anderson escaped. And now he aims to settle the score with the vigilantes who arranged his necktie party. Almost a decade after their landmark Double Indemnity, Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck doubled up again for the cowboy saga The Moonlighter (seen in 3-D in some theaters). MacMurray portrays hardened outlaw Anderson. Stanwyck is the woman once romantically linked to him, but soon wearing a deputy's badge and sworn to bring Anderson back dead or alive. She always gets her man.
Russell RouseGunman gone good George and his wife Dora are trying to live a peaceful
life. But George's gunslinging ways are legendary - and attract the
attention of other gunmen who feel up for a challenge. The couple moves
to a new town in the hopes of finally finding a normal life. When George
gets drunk and spills the beans, can he and Dora trust the townfolk to
keep their secret? A Western with a message the whole family can enjoy.
Budd BoetticherAs the Civil War spills our nation's blood, Capt. John Hayes (Randolph Scott) fights on a vital but little-known battlefront. He aims to ship gold to Union banks through a small Colorado town, defying Southern sympathizers who aim to stop him. At any cost. As chiseled and bone-lean as its star, Westbound is the sixth of seven Westerns Scott made with director Budd Boetticher, films that - along with the James Stewart-Anthony Mann Westerns - helped remake the genre in the 50s, substituting grit and veracity for white-hat heroics.
Anthony MannHenry Fonda and Anthony Perkins headline "The Tin Star," a tough-minded, character-driven western nominated for an Oscar for its story and screenplay. Perkins plays Ben Owens, a greenhorn sheriff who hasn't worn his badge long... and won't live to wear it much longer unless he gets some savvy help. Fonda, bringing to his role the presence and plain speaking that made him an icon of the cinematic West, plays wily bounty hunter Morg Hickman. "A decent man doesn't want to kill," Morg counsels Ben. "But if you're going to shoot, shoot to kill." Morg backs up his words with action. And when the time comes, so will Ben.
Tommy Lee JonesOscar winner Tommy Lee Jones (Best Supporting Actor, The Fugitive, 1993) directs and stars in this poetic and striking modern-day Western. Peter Perkins (Jones) is a veteran cowboy who embodies the values of the old west, living in a small Texas town bordering the U.S. and Mexico. He hires Melquiades Estrada as a ranch hand and quickly befriends the man. But when Estrada is gunned down under mysterious circumstances, Perkins takes justice into his own hands and kidnaps a trigger-happy border patrolman (Barry Pepper - Saving Private Ryan), forcing Perkins to unearth Estrada's body and accompany Perkins on horseback on the long and treacherous journey through the frontier mountains and back roads of Mexico to bring his friend's body home.
Raoul WalshErrol Flynn ("The Adventures of Robin Hood") stars in this romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand. Oscar and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Olivia de Havilland ("Gone with the Wind," "The Heiress") and Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Arthur Kennedy ("Bright Victory") co-star in this wonderful portrayal of a significant historical event. This film also marks the last time that Flynn and de Havilland worked together.
Arthur PennAn 1880s Montana cattle baron (John McLiam) hangs a cattle rustler, mostly as an example to the gang's leader (Jack Nicholson). Nicholson vows revenge, but falls in love with the daughter (Kathleen Lloyd) of the cattle baron, and decides to settle down and become a farmer. But he continues to assist the rustlers who still raid McLiam's land. McLiam hires a top-gun bounty hunter (Marlon Brando). Nicholson sets out to kill Brando, but loses his chance. Brando resumes a murderous rampage which will soon wipe out all the outlaws-except Nicholson, who will precede his final battle to the death with Brando in a competition of mugging, switching accents (Brando) and mannerisms that would, in themselves, do in lesser men. This enormously entertaining movie was directed by Arthur Penn.
Dick LowryTom Selleck rides into Western adventure in grand, gritty style as Paul Cable in Last Stand at Saber River, from the novel Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty, Out of Sight). With his strong-willed pioneer wife (Suzy Amis) and two children (Haley Joel Osment and Rachel Duncan), ex-Confederate cavalryman Cable returns to his Arizona home to resume a quiet life. Instead, he finds Union sympathizers (David and Keith Carradine) have taken possession of the small spread. The war should be over. But Cable faces one more battle before the healing can begin.
Martin RittJohn Russell (Paul Newman), a white man raised by a band of Arizona Apaches, is forced to confront the society he despises when he sells the boarding house his father has left him. While leaving town by stagecoach, several bigoted passengers insist he ride outside with the driver (Martin Balsam). But when outlaws leave them all stranded in the desert, Russell may be their only hope for survival! Diane Cilento, Frederic March, Richard Boone and Barbara Rush co-star in this action-packed Western classic.
Bill PullmanFilmmaking's friendship with The Virginian, the laconic hero of Owen Wister's 1902 novel, is winningly renewed in this robust, observant Western that follows four previous movie versions and a TV series. Bill Pullman plays the title role and directs, steeping his film in the language and customs of the Old West, shaping it with story elements that Wister turned into staples of the Western genre and lassoing fine support from Diane Lane, John Savage, Dennis Weaver and James Drury, TV's Virginian during the series' long run. Codes of honor, murderous greed, swift retribution, a loner's impact on an untamed land: The greatest themes of Western movies ride with new vitality in this stirring and poignant saga of The Virginian.
Anthony MannOscar-nominated story stars Academy Award-winner James Stewart ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Vertigo") as a driven bounty hunter in pursuit of a ruthless outlaw, Oscar-nominee Robert Ryan ("Crossfire," "The Wild Bunch," "Bad Day at Black Rock"), and his beautiful girlfriend, Oscar-nominee Janet Leigh ("Psycho," "Touch of Evil, "Little Women"). Filmed in the stunning Rocky Mountains, it is considered by many as one of the best westerns ever made. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Walter HillThe Keachs, the Carradines, the Quaids and the Guests take on the roles of the James, Young, Miller, and Ford brothers in Walter Hill's mythic retelling of the James-Younger outlaw legend. The film begins as outlaws are robbing a bank. After the robbery Ed Miller (Dennis Quaid) finds himself kicked out of the gang when his brothers Clell (Randy Quaid) and Jesse James (James Keach) mutually agree to hand over his share of the money and tell him to leave because of his unnecessary killing during the robbery. The rest of the gang decides to split up for awhile. Cole Younger (David Carradine) travels to Texas with his prostitute girlfriend Belle Starr (Pamela Reed) while the James boys return to their wives and farms. The gang reunites after the brief respite to rob a well-stocked bank in Northfield, Minnesota. The robbery is a disaster and most of the gang ends up either wounded or dying. The James boys are the only ones not seriously hurt, and escaping while they can, they leave the rest
Burt KennedyTwo cinematic legends, John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, team up to seize a small fortune in gold in this action-packed western classic. Wayne plays Taw Jackson, a range-hardened rancher who's hell-bent on capturing the infamous War Wagon, an ironclad stagecoach protected by a small army of men and owned by a thieving cattle baron who robbed Taw of his gold and good name years before. To get even, Jackson recruits Lomax (Douglas), a brash gunslinger, and a raucous crew of misfits and readies them to pull off one of the most impossible heists of all time.
James K. McGuinness & John FordIn this John Ford classic, John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara are embroiled in an epic battle with the Apaches and each other. Lt. Col. Yorke (John Wayne) leads his cavalry troops to the Rio Grande to fight a warring tribe. Yorke’s toughest battle lies ahead when his unorthodox plan to outwit the elusive Apaches leads to possible court-martial. Locked in a bloody war, he must fight not only to save his family, but also to redeem his honor.
Andrew V. McLaglenIn the tumultuous aftermath of the Civil War, Union Calvary officer John Henry Thomas takes his heroic men west while southerner James Langdon takes his soldiers to Mexico. When their paths cross, they forge an uneasy friendship that is quickly tested as they get caught between Mexican rebels and the Emperor's forces, and find themselves fighting side by side.
Andrew V. McLaglenJohn Wayne is a U.S. Marshal beset by family problems in this dramatic western from the creators of "Dirty Harry." Compulsively dedicated to upholding the law, Wayne has neglected his family and now his sons (Gary Grimes of the "Summer of '42" and Clay O'Brien) have taken to a life of crime.
JT PettyThe Dakota Territories 1879. A handful of brave pioneers maintain isolated settlements in the badlands beyond civilization. Irish immigrant Fergus Coffey is near to winning the hand of his beloved Maryanne when she is suddenly taken from him, her family brutally abducted in a nighttime attack on their homestead. Suspicion falls immediately on hostile Indians. Experienced Indian fighters Will Parcher and John Clay form a posse and set out to rescue the kidnapped settlers. But as men vanish in the night, and horrific evidence accumulates with the dead and dying, the group discovers that their prey is far more terrifying than anything human, and their prospects are far more terrible than death.
Mateo GilIt’s been said that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in a standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908. In BLACKTHORN, Cassidy (Sam Shepard) survived and is quietly living out his years under the name James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village. Tired of his long exile from the U.S. and hoping to see his family again before he dies, Cassidy sets out on the long journey home. But when an unexpected encounter with an ambitious young criminal (Eduardo Noriega) derails his plans, he is thrust into one last adventure, the likes of which he hasn’t experienced since his glory days with the Sundance Kid.
Simon WincerA restless wanderer makes a promise to a dying friend to help the man's widow and daughter hold onto their ranch in the lush but lawless Wyoming Territory. But when oil is discovered on the land, the unsuspecting hero must contend not only with the two women who are suspicious of his motives, but also with ruthless men plotting to seize the ranch. Based on the novel by Louis L'Amour.
Brent ChristySheriff John Breaker and his son, Cal, reunite after the Civil War to track down a fellow veteran, now a notorious gang leader. Their mission turns dangerous when they find themselves caught between their former friend’s outlaw gang and the vigilantes who are taking the law into their own hands. Starring Neal McDonough (Yellowstone, Captain America), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Tarzan), Steven R. McQueen (The Vampire Diaries, Chicago Fire), and Annabeth Gish (X-Files, The Haunting of Hill House).
Howard HawksIn this epic tale, a ruthless Texas rancher is determined to get his huge herd of cattle to the market…and to have his revenge on his liberal minded son who, rebelling against his father's growing authoritarianism, takes the cattle to Abeline just over the newly opened Chishom Trail. From a magazine story "The Chisholm Trail" by Borden Chase.
Burt KennedyA feisty, beautiful widow bands together with three cowboy buddies to recover a cache of gold stolen by her husband and her attempt to clear his son's name. It's wide-open fun and dynamite excitement as The Duke meets his match in lovely Oscar-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Ann-Margret ("Grumpy Old Men").
John FordThis is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list and establishing the genre as we know it today. The quintessential tale of a group of strangers thrown together into extraordinary circumstances, Stagecoach features outstanding performances from Hollywood stalwarts Claire Trevor, John Carradine, and Thomas Mitchell, and, of course, John Wayne, in his first starring role for Ford, as the daredevil outlaw the Ringo Kid. Superbly shot and tightly edited, Stagecoach (Ford’s first trip to Monument Valley) is Hollywood storytelling at its finest.
Michael CrichtonSean Connery is Edward Pierce, a master thief who conceives a brilliant plan to steal a fortune in gold bars from a railroad payroll car. But to pull off the most daring heist in history, Pierce must join forces with a safecracker (Sutherland) and his own beautiful girlfriend (Down) in a series of intricately plotted thefts that will test all of their nerve, camaraderie and larcenous skill.
Henry HathawayKatie Elder bore four sons. The day she is buried they all return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. John Wayne is the eldest and toughest son, the gunslinger. Tom (Dean Martin) is good with a deck of cards and good with a gun when he has to be. Matt (Earl Holliman) is the quiet one - nobody ever called him yellow...twice. Bud (Michael Anderson, Jr.) is the youngest. Any hope for respectability lies with him. Directed by Henry Hathaway (True Grit), an acknowledged master of the Western, the story has a dual theme: not only is this a he-man's story, but it is also a drama of the maternal influence of Katie Elder, movingly portrayed from beginning to conclusion.
John SaylesOne of the most acclaimed movies of the 90's! The more a lawman probes into a long-ago murder, the more he uncovers layers of family and racial strife that divide this Texas border town. Year: 1996 Director: John Sayles Starring: Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Pena
Susanna WhiteBased on a true story, this riveting western follows a headstrong New York widow (Jessica Chastain) as she journeys west to meet Sioux chief Sitting Bull, facing off with an army officer (Sam Rockwell) intent on war with Native Americans.
Ti WestOn their way to Mexico, a mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog cut through the forgotten town of Denton - a place now dubbed by locals as a "valley of violence." The once popular mining town is nearly abandoned, and controlled by a brash group of misfits and nitwits - chief among them, Gilly (James Ransone) who is the troublemaking son of the town’s unforgiving Marshal (John Travolta). As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents, including two bickering sisters (Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan), bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction. Only the world-weary Marshal struggles to stop the violent hysteria, but after a gruesome discovery about Paul’s past…there is no stopping the escalation. From writer/director Ti West and Blumhouse Productions, In a Valley of Violence brings absurdist humor and West’s shocking scenes of violence to the Western genre.