Best Western Movies of 1911


Greater Love Hath No Man

6.3/10 IMDB

Short film by Alice Guy about a Western love triangle.

Starring: Romaine Fielding, Vinnie Burns ..
Directed by: Alice Guy-Blaché, Alexander Butler
Release date: 1911-06-29
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Mexican Filibusters

Mexican Filibusters

5.5/10 IMDB

The setting is the Mexican Revolution and friends Pedro and Alvarez get a message to transport some weapons across the border.

Starring: Carlyle Blackwell, Alice Joyce ..
Directed by: Kenean Buel
Release date: 1911-03-03
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Billy and His Pal

Billy and His Pal

5.4/10 IMDB

Billy and His Pal, released on February 16, 1911, is about a cowboy, Jim (Francis Ford), who is idolised by young Billy (actress Edith Storey in drag). When Jim runs afoul of a gang of Mexican thieves, it’s up to Billy to rescue his hero. Billy and His Pal is short on plot but long on local atmosphere with the director (probably William Haddock) and cameraman William “Daddy” Paley making the most of the starkly beautiful Texas countryside.

Starring: Francis Ford, Edith Storey ..
Directed by: William F. Haddock
Release date: 1911-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Fighting Blood

Fighting Blood

5.3/10 IMDB

After the Civil War, an ex-soldier and his family settle in the Dakota Territory. The son quarrels with the father and leaves home. Riding in the hills, he spots a band of Indians attacking a neighboring homestead, and he races back to warn his family as the Indians chase him.

Starring: George Nichols, Kate Bruce, Robert Harron, Lionel Barrymore, Florence La Badie, Francis J. Grandon, Edward Dillon, Kate Toncray, Lionel Barrymore, Mae Marsh ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-06-28
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The Last Drop of Water

The Last Drop of Water

5.8/10 IMDB

A wagon train heading west across the great desert runs out of water, and is attacked by Indians. One man -- their last hope -- is sent out to find water.

Starring: Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Joseph Graybill, Francis J. Grandon, Alfred Paget, John T. Dillon, Robert Harron, Dell Henderson ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1911-07-26
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The Ranchman's Vengeance

The Ranchman's Vengeance

5.7/10 IMDB

Lorenz Pedro, a Mexican half-breed, owns a small sheep ranch, and lives happily with his wife Marie and little daughter Lois. One exceedingly hot afternoon, Tom Flint, riding across the ranch looking for work is overcome by the heat, and Pedro, acting the part of a good Samaritan, takes him to his home, where Marie, through careful nursing, soon has him quite himself again. Pedro is out daily with his flock, leaving Marie and Flint together, offering an opportunity which Flint ungratefully takes advantage of, resulting in his completely winning Marie's love. Manuelito, Marie's father, is suspicious and comes upon them while Flint is declaring his love.

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Dot Farley, George Periolat, Gilbert P. Hamilton ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1911-05-14
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Little Dove's Romance

Little Dove's Romance

5.8/10 IMDB

A white woodsman rescues Little Dove from danger on two occasions and she crushes out on him... but wiser heads prevail.

Starring: Red Wing, Charles Inslee, J. Barney Sherry, James Young Deer ..
Directed by: Fred J. Balshofer
Release date: 1911-09-04
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner

Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner

5.1/10 IMDB

It's Christmas, and a young woman is on her way to celebrate the holidays with her parents. A group of drunk cowboys startle her horses making her wagon, with the woman on it, speed off. By chance Broncho Billy saves her life and the grateful girl invites him over for Christmas dinner. Little does he know that the young lady is the Sheriff's daughter…

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, Edna Fisher, Arthur Mackley, Julia Mackley, Willis Elder, Brinsley Shaw, Augustus Carney, Fred Church, R. Henry Grey, Margaret Joslin ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1911-12-23
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Alkali Ike's Auto

Alkali Ike's Auto

4.9/10 IMDB

Alkali Ike and Mustang Pete are both wooing the same woman. Ike hopes to take her for a horseback ride, but she chooses instead to go with Pete, who has a horse and carriage. Ike trades his horses for an automobile, hoping to win her over that way, but things do not work out as planned.

Starring: Augustus Carney, Harry Todd, Margaret Joslin, Arthur Mackley, Victor Potel, Fred Church, John B. O'Brien ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1911-05-19
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The Cowboy Coward

The Cowboy Coward

4.5/10 IMDB

Henry and Steve, two "bunkies" on the "LL" ranch, are in love with Katie, their employer's daughter. While she likes Steve the best, she feels she cannot accept him because of his craving for gambling. Cash Wilkins, a bully, insults Steve, whereat he receives a good thrashing, and Wilkins, to get even, insults Katie and steals a small revolver that she carries with her. He then sends a note to Katie, that if she wants the gun back to send Henry for it. Henry is afraid of the bully and frightenedly tells Steve that he is afraid he must lose Katie as he can never face Wilkins. Steve looks pityingly at the coward, and taking the note, goes to Wilkin's cabin, and after another thrashing, makes Wilkins write a note of apology to Katie, and a promise to leave the country forever. Steve gives the note and the girl's gun to Henry and tells him to take them to Katie. The girl never suspects and Steve, realizing that "two's company and three's a crowd," packs his clothes and leaves.

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, Gladys Field, Brinsley Shaw, R. Henry Grey ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1911-12-16
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The Abernathy Kids' Rescue

The Abernathy Kids' Rescue

4.0/10 IMDB

A short adventure film. Two boys ride through the woods on horseback and are chased by wolves. They climb up a tree and are rescued by their father, who captures the wolves. In real life as well, this man was a well-known wolf-trapper.

Starring: Jack Abernathy, Phillip Abernathy, Tom Abernathy ..
Release date: 1911-05-09
Best Western Movies of 1911 : When the Tables Turned

When the Tables Turned

7.1/10 IMDB

A staged Wild West kidnapping goes awry when the cowboys accidentally capture an actress who uses her acting skills to turn the tables on them.

Starring: Edith Storey, Francis Ford ..
Directed by: William F. Haddock
Release date: 1911-06-15

Broncho Billy's Adventure

5.8/10 IMDB

Fairfax, California, is the location used for this film, one of the earliest Broncho Billy films. Anderson includes his usual mix of comedy and drama as Broncho Billy gets caught in the middle of a family dispute between a jealous hotel owner and his daughter when she flirts with her boyfriend, a cowboy her father dislikes.

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, Arthur Mackley, Edna Fisher, Fred Church, Victor Potel, Kite Robinson, Patrick Rooney, Augustus Carney, Willis Elder, Louis Morisette ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1911-12-30
Best Western Movies of 1911 : A Frontier Girl's Courage

A Frontier Girl's Courage

5.2/10 IMDB

A short Western in which a group of settlers are ambushed and slain by Indians. A girl escapes the massacre, and flees with the gold digger Jim. After this adventure, a romance begins between Jim and the girl.

Starring: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte, Frank Clark, Jane Keckley, Roy Watson, Frank Richardson, Anna Dodge ..
Directed by: Hobart Bosworth, Frank Montgomery
Release date: 1911-12-05
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The Hero Track Walker

The Hero Track Walker

5.2/10 IMDB

Bill is discharged from Bar K Ranch and in his desperation decide to turn train robber. On his way to town he rescues Myrtle Mulligan, who has been driven from protection to the high branches of a tree by a vicious bull. Arriving in town Bill applies to the superintendent of the railroad and secures a job as track walker. Pinto Joe, a friendly Indian, learns of Bill's train wrecking plans, and tells Myrtle about it. Hearing Bill intends to dynamite the bridge the plucky girl decides to take a hand in the game. Arriving on the scene just after Bill has lighted the fuse she fearlessly picks up the cartridge and throws it where it can do little damage. Rushing up the bank to the track she flags the oncoming train. When the passengers and trainmen cluster about her to learn the cause of the explosion she tells them that Bill saved their lives by finding the burning fuse just in time to prevent the blowing up of the bridge.

Starring: George Melford, Alice Joyce, Frank Lanning, Jane Wolfe ..
Release date: 1911-03-30
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The Mother of the Ranch

The Mother of the Ranch

5.2/10 IMDB

James Collins leaves his dear old mother and goes West, where he becomes connected with the Bar Diamond Outfit. He finds the life of a cowboy arduous and the pay meager. The possibilities of owning a herd of his own by blotting brands or branding calves, occurs to him, as it has to many others, who desire quick results from very little effort. Six months later, he is a full-fledged cattle thief, branding cattle, under his own registered brand, while ostensibly an honest cowboy in the employ of the Bar Diamond Ranch. He writes his mother of his success and she, never dreaming of the hazardous occupation her son is following, plans to join him in the West.

Starring: Louise Lester, J. Warren Kerrigan, Pauline Bush, Jack Richardson, George Periolat, Wallace Reid, Pete Morrison, Carl Morrison ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1911-09-14
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Life on the Border

Life on the Border

5.2/10 IMDB

Life on the Border is a true story of life in the early days of America. It is the terrible experience of a young pioneer mother left alone for the day in her wilderness home with only a five-year-old child as company. The mother is accidentally imprisoned in a woodshed near the cabin, by her child. The little one tries in vain to lift the heavy latch, and while the mother is thus imprisoned, a bear, being pursued by a band of prowling Indians, arrives upon the scene. Frightened nearly to death, the child hides near a pile of logs. The imprisoned mother, thoroughly frightened, becomes frantic as the pursuing Indians come upon the scene. The Indians explore the grounds and ransack the empty cabin, finding the "fire water" and medicine chest. In their subsequent hilarity they set fire to the cabin and out-buildings, among them the shed in which the terrified mother is imprisoned. The drunken Indians, suddenly remembering the bear, depart in search of the animal.

Starring: Charles Clary, Kathlyn Williams, Lynette Griffin, Tom Mix ..
Directed by: Otis Turner
Release date: 1911-08-22
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Three Million Dollars

Three Million Dollars

4.9/10 IMDB

Mr. Joseph Close, ranch man, with his wife and daughter, visit the town for supplies. The daughter makes a hit with the storekeeper and it is with difficulty that the ranch man induces his daughter to leave. They return home, and the ranch man finds a letter in his mail box from Wm. Schrider, Attorney-at-Law, informing him that his brother is dead, and has left the sum of three million dollars to his daughter, on condition that she produce an official certificate of her marriage one month from the date of her uncle's death.

Starring: J. Warren Kerrigan, Pauline Bush, George Periolat ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1911-09-06
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Saved by the Pony Express

Saved by the Pony Express

5.2/10 IMDB

Our first scene shows cowboys and their sweethearts, enjoying a quadrille on horseback. "Happy Jack" rides off with Belle Archer, the sweetheart of Jim. Jim, furiously angry, attacks Happy and the cowboys, taking Jim's pistol from him, hustle him out of the bunk-house. Later the pistol falls to the floor and explodes, the bullet striking and killing Happy, who is alone. The brave fellow writes on a piece of paper before he dies, "I shot myself accidentally, Jack." A gust of wind blows the note into a corner, Jim entering, is discovered examining his revolver over the dead man, and is accused of murder. Later, we see Jim on trial for his life. The lame cowboy finds the last message of Happy Jack. He limps out to the road and hands the paper to Jim's friend, the Pony Express rider. His horse goes lame. He lassos and mounts an unbroken broncho and is on his way again in a wild dash to save the life of his friend.

Starring: Tom Mix, Thomas Carrigan, Old Blue ..
Directed by: Frank Boggs
Release date: 1911-07-31
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Big Noise Hank

Big Noise Hank

4.5/10 IMDB

Hank Rouser, "Big Noise Hank," as a daring stranger had called him, was mad clear through. Julius Jones had faithfully promised to return that $500 after thirty days, and now it was long past due, and not even a line from Mr. Jones. So after a little friendly persuasion, in which Hank's six-shooter was brought into prominence, the bar was effectively cleared of its patrons, despite the protests of the barkeeper, and the bully sat down to dispatch a few terse sentences to his tardy friend, upon the receipt of which, Julius, with the aid of Caleb, his old family servant, quickly packed his traveling bag and started on a little journey, which he wrote to H. Rouser, would surely keep him away several months. (Moving Picture World)

Starring: Arthur E. Sprague, Charles Waldron ..
Directed by: Milton J. Fahrney
Release date: 1911-11-01
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The Rose of Old St. Augustine

The Rose of Old St. Augustine

4.1/10 IMDB

Captain Lafitte receives word that Alicante, a young Spaniard, is to wed Dolores, the Rose of St. Augustine, whom he has not seen since childhood. He objects to the wedding. Lafitte captures Alicante, dresses in his clothes, and with Dalroy, his lieutenant, dresses as his valet, and Black Hawk, a Seminole Indian of his band, go to St. Augustine and pose as the suitor Alicante. Dolores falls in love with him as Alicante. Dalroy falls madly in love with her, is refused and betrays Lafitte to her father, the commandant. Lafitte is made prisoner and while Dalroy leads her father and soldiers to capture the camp of the Privateers, Black Hawk and Dolores rescue Lafitte from the dungeon.

Starring: Kathlyn Williams, Charles Clary, William Stowell, Tom Mix, Frank Weed, True Boardman, Vera Hamilton, Harrison Gray ..
Directed by: Otis Turner
Release date: 1911-05-31

The Ransom of Red Chief

7.0/10 IMDB

After reading a newspaper article regarding old Tightwad's rise in the world, Bill and Jim hit upon a plan to get some of Tightwad's easy money by holding young Tightwad for ransom. They accordingly hire a rig, take the boy and conceal him in a cave. The boy, instead of weeping and wailing for home and mother, proclaims himself "Red Chief" and makes it uncomfortable for his captors. (Moving Picture World)

Starring: Yale Boss ..
Directed by: J. Searle Dawley
Release date: 1911-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1911 : In Northern Forests

In Northern Forests

0.0/10 IMDB

A story of escape and manhunt in the Canadian forests.

Starring: Edwin R. Phillips, Florence Foley, Julia Swayne Gordon, Robert Gaillard, Flora Finch ..
Release date: 1911-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1911 : A Romance of the Rio Grande

A Romance of the Rio Grande

0.0/10 IMDB

The Texas Rangers, led by Tom Wilson, are hot on the trail of the Mexican bootleggers, who have been smuggling whiskey into American territory and supplying it to the Indians.

Starring: Tom Mix, William Duncan, George Hooker, Myrtle Stedman, Betty Harte ..
Directed by: Otis Thayer, Colin Campbell
Release date: 1911-12-12
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The Law of the Range

The Law of the Range

0.0/10 IMDB

A white man befriends a half-breed, who subsequently saves his life.

Starring: Harold Lockwood ..
Directed by: Milton J. Fahrney
Release date: 1911-12-13
Best Western Movies of 1911 : A Western Girl

A Western Girl

0.0/10 IMDB

Dick, an easterner, comes west to try his luck at mining. No sooner does he arrive than Hartley, the local gambler and all-around villain, commences to make sport at his expense. Dick endeavors to bear it patiently, but a clash is inevitable, until the arrival at the village store of Mary Brown, one whom all held in respect, excepting Hartley.

Starring: Francis Ford, Mildred Bracken, William Clifford, Henry Stanley ..
Directed by: Gaston Méliès
Release date: 1911-12-07
Best Western Movies of 1911 : The New Superintendent

The New Superintendent

0.0/10 IMDB

James Morley, superintendent of the Crown Hill oil refinery, is unable to cope with the rough element in the works. Jack Hartway asks for a position, and Mr. Hastings discharges Morley. Hartway is duly installed as the new superintendent, and his first act is to put up a sign that Rooney, the bully, has formerly resented. Rooney tears the sign down, goes to the office to confront Hartway, is knocked down, and is made to nail the sign up again.

Starring: Herbert Rawlinson, Tom Santschi, Fred Huntley, George Hernandez, Nick Cogley, Edward H. Philbrook, Major J.A. McGuire, Frank Opperman, Iva Shepard, Genevieve Davis ..
Directed by: Francis Boggs
Release date: 1911-11-16
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Western Hearts

Western Hearts

0.0/10 IMDB

Sam Long leaves his invalid wife to seek work in a neighboring town. He is unsuccessful in his quest and being penniless, and his wife in need of food and medicine, he steals a wallet of money from Dr. Lane. While returning home he loses the wallet on the road. It is found by some of the boys, who return it to the doctor.

Starring: Thomas Carrigan, Tom Mix, Otis Thayer, William Duncan, Myrtle Stedman, Ralph Kennedy, Richard Trethwick ..
Directed by: Joseph A. Golden
Release date: 1911-11-07

The Faithful Indian

0.0/10 IMDB

Will Talbot, a miner, is severely injured in an explosion of dynamite on his claim and his life is saved through the aid of his faithful Indian servant. The Indian carries him to their shack and rides to town for the doctor. When the latter arrives he finds that Talbot has not only suffered severe face burns, but seems to have also lost all knowledge of his identity, a species of insanity occasionally the result of a violent shock.

Starring: Gilbert M. Anderson, Brinsley Shaw, Arthur Mackley, Fred Church, Harry Todd, John B. O'Brien, Joseph Smith ..
Directed by: Gilbert M. Anderson
Release date: 1911-03-18
Best Western Movies of 1911 : Told in Colorado

Told in Colorado

0.0/10 IMDB

Told in Colorado is a short, silent thriller

Starring: William Duncan, Thomas Carrigan, Myrtle Stedman, Olive Mix, Otis Thayer, Tom Mix ..
Directed by: Joseph A. Golden
Release date: 1911-10-10

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