Western

Can’t Help Singing (1944) Frank Ryan, Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, Akim Tamiroff, Musical, Western

Can't Help Singing (1944)
With the California Gold Rush beginning, Senator Frost’s singing daughter Caroline loves a young army officer; the Senator can’t stand him, and has him sent to California. Headstrong Caroline follows him by train, riverboat, and covered wagon, gaining companions en route: a vagrant Russian prince and gambler Johnny Lawlor, who just might take her mind off the army.
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The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940) Joseph H. Lewis, Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor, Western

The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940)
In the third of his four Wild Bill Saunders Westerns, Bill Elliott, “the Peaceable Man,” is assigned by Governor Dawson (Don Beddoe) to put a stop to the reign of terror, including cold-blooded murder, perpetrated by Powder Kilgore (Raphael Bennett). When the state legislature refuses to fund a legitimate rangers organization, Wild Bill instead enlists a group of tough convicts, whom he promises freedom if they help capture Kilgore and his chief lieutenant, Lightning Barlow (Francis Walker). Unfortunately, one of the convicts, Shifty (Ernie Adams), lives up to his name by betraying his comrades in arms to Kilgore but after a furious gun battle at the gang’s shootout, Wild Bill manages to bring peace to the area. Nevertheless, when asked to captain the newly founded rangers organization, the hero instead promotes his new friend, former convict Honest John (Al Hill), and heads off to new adventures.
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The Stand at Apache River (1953) Lee Sholem, Stephen McNally, Julie Adams, Hugh Marlowe, Western

The Stand at Apache River (1953)
Sheriff Lane Dakota captures robbery-murder suspect Greiner just as the latter is wounded in an Apache ambush. At remote outpost Apache River, Lane and his prisoner spend the night with other travelers, including 2 women with a surprising number of fancy dresses. In the morning, who should appear but a band of ostensibly peaceful Apaches strayed from the reservation. And bigoted Colonel Morsby is strongly inclined to shoot first and ask questions afterward…
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Gunman’s Walk (1958) Phil Karlson, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Kathryn Grant, Western

Gunman's Walk (1958)
Widower Lee Hackett (Van Heflin), a cattle rancher who is a product of the old west, tries to bring up his two sons, Ed (Tab Hunter)and Davy (James Darren), in his image, but Ed is wild and unruly. The two brothers are both attracted to Clee Chourard (‘Kathryn Grant(I)’) but she prefers Davy. Ed’s efforts to outshine his father and brother and everyone else leads him into a career of a gunfighter, and a confrontation with his father.
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Black Bart (1948) George Sherman, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Jeffrey Lynn, Western

Black Bart (1948)
Cheerful outlaw Charlie Boles leaves former partners Lance and Jersey and heads for California, where the Gold Rush is beginning. Soon, a lone gunman in black is robbing Wells Fargo gold shipments. One fateful day, the stage he robs carries old friends Lance and Jersey…and notorious dancer Lola Montez, coming to perform in Sacramento. Black Bart and Lance become rivals for both Lola’s favors and Wells Fargo’s gold.
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The Halliday Brand (1957) Joseph H. Lewis, Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors, Betsy Blair, Drama, Western

The Halliday Brand (1957)
As a man returns home to see his dying father, the story of the alienation between father and son is told in flashback. Purposely letting his daughter’s lover get lynched, shooting the lynched man’s father when he threatens him with a gun, and the bullying tactics used by him as a Sheriff causes the son to leave. The son now plans to ruin his father and get his Sheriff’s badge removed.
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Duel at Diablo (1966) Ralph Nelson, James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Western

Duel at Diablo (Ralph Nelson, 1966)
Lieutenant McAllister is ordered to transport several ammunition wagons to another fort through Apache territory with only a small troop of rookie soldiers to guard them. Along for the ride is ex-scout Jess Remsberg who is trying to track down Ellen Grange, who, having recently been freed from Apache captivity, has mysteriously run off again to rejoin them. Remsberg frees Ellen again and leaves her with the embattled soldiers as he rides off to the fort, not only for help, but to find the man who killed and scalped his Indian wife.
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Buffalo Bill (1944) William A. Wellman, Joel McCrea, Maureen O’Hara, Linda Darnell, Biography, Western

Buffalo Bill (William A. Wellman, 1944)
A fictionalized account of the life of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. A hunter and Army Scout in the early part of his life, he rescues a US Senator and his beautiful daughter, Louisa Frederici. Cody is portrayed as someone who admires and respects the Indians and is a good friend of Yellow Hand who will eventually become Chief of the Cheyenne. Everyone else, including the military, politicians and businessmen on the other hand hate the Indians and are perfectly prepared to trample on their lands and destroy their buffalo hunting grounds. He’s eventually forced to fight the Cheyenne however. He’s also met a writer, Ned Buntline, who writes about Cody’s exploits and he becomes a sensation when he travels East. His career is not assured however, particularly when he attacks those in positions of authority over their maltreatment of the Native American population. He eventually establishes his wild west show that becomes an international sensation.
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Joe Kidd (1972) John Sturges, Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Western

Joe Kidd (John Sturges, 1972)
Joe Kidd is a former bounty hunter and all-around tough-guy in the American Southwest. When a band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all relevant records destroyed in a courthouse fire, they turn to force of arms. Luis Chama is their charismatic leader, spouting revolutionary rhetoric and demanding land reform. A wealthy landowner with interests in the disputed area, Frank Harlan, decides to settle things his own way. He hires a band of killers and wants Joe Kidd to help them track Chama. Initially, Kidd wants to avoid any involvement, until Chama makes the mistake of stealing Kidd’s horses and terrorizing his friends.
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