Government agent Red Barton is sent to a small western town to find both the source of a recent series of gold robberies and the method they use to get the gold out of the county unseen. Complicating matters is the arrival of pretty Barbara Morgan who has come to claim her inheritance – the ranch the outlaw gang is using for their headquarters.
The Cherokee Strip (1937) Noel M. Smith, Dick Foran, Jane Bryan, Robert Paige, Action, Music, Western
It’s the opening of the Cherokee Strip and Ling Carter has slipped in early and now controls the new town of Big Rock. His old nemesis Dick Hudson is also there but he is unsuccessful in his battle with Carter. But when Carter turns to rustling and then to murder, Lawyer Hudson is ready.
Bids submitted to win the U.S. Mail contract for their stagecoach lines are entered by both singing cowboy Bill Harkins and the Banton brothers, Roy and Bart. During a stagecoach race to determine who is awarded the contract, Roy, fueled by his greed as well as his desire for Bill’s lady friend, resorts to sabotaging his rival’s rig in order to win. Bill, having an idea who is behind a recent rash of stagecoach robberies, devises a plan to catch the highwaymen but not before he is himself arrested for robbery and murder, having been seen committing the crime by impartial eye witnesses.
When Major Burton is killed and his horses rustled, Ranger Steve Ainslee joins the outlaws in their drive north. Seeing Judge Blake’s name on the payoff check, Steve plans to trap Blake and arrest him. When his plan fails and he is arrested instead, Blake incites the townsmen to lynch him.
The Big Trail (1930) Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Adventure, Western, Romance
Breck Coleman leads a wagon train of pioneers through Indian attack, storms, deserts, swollen rivers, down cliffs and so on while looking for the murder of a trapper and falling in love with Ruth Cameron.
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) Norman Tokar, Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, Family, Comedy, Western
Three orphaned siblings are forced upon confirmed bachelor Donovan (Bixby) in a 19th century boom town of Quake City, CA. After an earthquake shakes the area, the children find a large gold nugget worth tens of thousands of dollars. But their newfound wealth is causing more problems than it’s solving, so they agree to “give” the gold to two bumbling outlaws (Knotts & Conway). But they only way they can get the gold is to steal it from the bank vault where it’s being held for safe keeping.
As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the machinations of Confederate sympathizers.
Texas Ranger Jack Steele is assigned to bring in former ranch owner Judith Alvarez, now the leader of a gang who is waging war against the crooked government officials who cheated the ranchers out of their land.
From Noon Till Three (1976) Frank D. Gilroy, Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Douglas Fowley, Comedy, Romance, Western
Bank robber Graham Dorsey spends a few hours with beautiful widow Amanda Starbuck, in which time his gang takes part in a disastrous holdup. Learning of his comrades’ demise, Dorsey goes on the lam. Believing her short-term lover was killed by the law, Amanda decides to make the most of having had a liaison with the supposedly deceased desperado by writing a book about him. Much to his confusion, the still-living Dorsey watches as his name becomes legendary.
Mexican gunfighter Dave Robles outdraws the town’s outlaw-turned-sheriff and is invited to fill the dead man’s shoes. But a tin star doesn’t bring automatic respectability and Robles is shunned by the town’s leading citizens. His popularity with its less-savory element, particularly saloonkeeper Bannister, wanes dramatically, too, as he starts to take his job seriously. It is his love for a decent, caring woman that keeps Dave in town, but can she convince him to lay down his gun and start a new life?