Best Western Movies of 1923


Our Hospitality

7.8/10 IMDB

A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts, Natalie Talmadge, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Craig Ward, Joe Keaton, Kitty Bradbury, Buster Keaton Jr., Erwin Connelly, Edward Coxen ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton
Release date: 1923-11-19
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim

7.3/10 IMDB

The Tramp is an escaped convict who is mistaken as a pastor in a small town church.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Kitty Bradbury, Syd Chaplin, Mack Swain, Mai Wells, Paul Mason, Dean Riesner, Raymond Lee, Mickey Daniels ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1923-02-19
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Grub Stake

The Grub Stake

7.1/10 IMDB

A young woman is lured to the Yukon by a gambler with promises of marriage and a grubstake for a gold mine. She takes her ailing father with her, only to discover when she gets there that the gambler was lying to her and actually planned to sell her to a dance hall. She gathers her father and an old miner she has met, takes a dogsled and supplies from the gambler and the three of them head for the wilderness to look for a lost gold claim the old miner has been looking for.

Starring: Nell Shipman, Hugh Thompson, Alfred Allen, Lillian Leighton, George Berrell, Walt Whitman, Cecil Van Auker, Ah Wing ..
Directed by: Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle
Release date: 1923-02-18
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Covered Wagon

The Covered Wagon

6.6/10 IMDB

Two wagon caravans converge at what is now Kansas City, and combine for the westward push to Oregon. On their quest the pilgrims will experience desert heat, mountain snow, hunger, and Indian attack. To complicate matters further, a love triangle develops, as pretty Molly must chose between Sam, a brute, and Will, the dashing captain of the other caravan. Can Will overcome the skeleton in his closet and win Molly's heart?

Starring: Lois Wilson, Alan Hale, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Charles Ogle, J. Warren Kerrigan, Ethel Wales, Guy Oliver, Johnny Fox, Frank Albertson ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1923-03-15
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Go West

Go West

6.4/10 IMDB

Western Movies with monkeys in the roles. The son of mom and dad Monkey gets home too late after a wet night. The father, tired of this behavior has enough and throws his son out of the house.

Directed by: Len Powers
Release date: 1923-11-25
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Forbidden Trail

The Forbidden Trail

5.9/10 IMDB

When Red Hawk Dugan and his men attack a small wagon train, Colonel Merriwell is killed and the young girl Isobel taken and raised thinking Dugan is her father. Fifteen years later the Colonel's son Jack arrives looking for Dugan whom he learned killed his father. As he hunts for Dugan he meets and falls in love with Isobel only to then learn Dugan is her father.

Starring: Jack Hoxie, Evelyn Nelson, Frank Rice, William Berke, Joseph McDermott, Thomas G. Lingham, Steve Clemente, Marin Sais ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1923-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1923 : North of Hudson Bay

North of Hudson Bay

5.4/10 IMDB

On a steamboat heading North, where his brother has struck gold, Mike Dane falls in love with Estelle MacDonald. When he arrives at the Canadian trading post, Dane learns that his brother has been murdered and his partner sentenced to death as the killer.

Starring: Tom Mix, Kathleen Key, Jennie Lee, Frank Campeau, Eugene Pallette, Will Walling, Frank Leigh, Fred Kohler ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1923-11-18
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Pioneer Trails

Pioneer Trails

5.4/10 IMDB

Jack is orphaned as a young child when his wagon train is ambushed by Indians. Twenty years later, he rescues Rose from a runaway stagecoach. The two fall in love, much to the displeasure of Blaney. To put him out of the way, Blaney kills Jack's adoptive mother and frames Jack for the crime.

Starring: Cullen Landis, Alice Calhoun, Bertram Grassby, Otis Harlan, T.D. Crittenden, Virginia True Boardman, Aggie Herring, Nelson McDowell, Joe Rickson ..
Directed by: David Smith
Release date: 1923-05-01
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok

7.0/10 IMDB

The former gambler turned upholder of law and order after a run-in with a gang of stage robbers.

Starring: William S. Hart, Ethel Grey Terry, Kathleen O'Connor, Jack Gardner, Carl Gerard, Jim Farley, William Dyer, Bert Sprotte, Leo Willis, Naida Carle ..
Directed by: Clifford Smith
Release date: 1923-12-18
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Ruggles of Red Gap

Ruggles of Red Gap

6.4/10 IMDB

An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.

Starring: Edward Everett Horton, Ernest Torrence, Lois Wilson, Fritzi Ridgeway, Charles Ogle, Louise Dresser, Anna Lehr, William Austin, Lillian Leighton, Thomas Holding ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1923-10-07
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Kindled Courage

Kindled Courage

6.0/10 IMDB

Andy Walker, bullied and taunted with being a coward, leaves town on a freight. The brakeman shoots two ruffians, but Andy is hailed as the hero and made a deputy sheriff.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Beatrice Burnham, Harold Goodwin, Harry Tenbrook, J. Gordon Russell, Russ Powell, Al Hart ..
Directed by: William Worthington
Release date: 1923-01-08
Best Western Movies of 1923 : It Happened Out West

It Happened Out West

6.7/10 IMDB

The foreman of a cattle-ranch located on the Texas-Mexico border is the leader of a gang of alien-smugglers bringing Chinese immigrants illegally into the United States. An under-cover Texas Ranger is sent to investigate.

Starring: Franklyn Farnum, Virginia Lee, Shorty Hamilton, Al Hart ..
Release date: 1923-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Don Quickshot of the Rio Grande

Don Quickshot of the Rio Grande

6.3/10 IMDB

"Pep" Pepper, a romantic cowboy whose faculty for dreaming loses him his job, tries to emulate Don Quixote's courage after reading the Spanish classic.

Starring: Jack Hoxie, Emmett King, Elinor Field, Fred C. Jones, William Steele, Robert McKenzie, Harry Woods, Hank Bell, Ben Corbett, Skeeter Bill Robbins ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1923-06-04
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Man Who Won

The Man Who Won

5.6/10 IMDB

Bill is a gambler, whose friend Scipio goes in search of his wife Jessie. Jessie, fed up with her life of poverty, has run off with the wealthy and villainous James. She has left behind her two children on James' promise that she can send for them later. Scipio leaves the tots with Bill when he goes on his search..

Starring: Dustin Farnum, Jacqueline Gadsden, Lloyd Whitlock, Ralph Cloninger, Mary Warren, Gilbert Holmes, Lon Poff, Harvey Clark, Ken Maynard ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1923-08-26
Best Western Movies of 1923 : To the Last Man

To the Last Man

5.3/10 IMDB

Feuding ranchers and sheepherders.

Starring: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Robert Edeson, Frank Campeau, Fred Huntley, Ed Brady, Eugene Pallette, Tom London, Guy Oliver ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1923-09-23
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Call of the Canyon

The Call of the Canyon

5.0/10 IMDB

Returning from World War I, Glenn Kilbourne travels to Arizona to regain his health. He meets a local girl, Flo Hutler, who helps him recover. His fiancee, Carley Burch, follows him to Arizona but soon decides she'd rather go back to New York. When Flo is badly hurt in an accident, Glenn decides to repay her for her help in bringing him back to health by proposing marriage.

Starring: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Marjorie Daw, Noah Beery, Ricardo Cortez, Fred Huntley, Lillian Leighton, Helen Dunbar, Tom London, Eddie Clayton ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1923-12-16
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Border Law

Border Law

4.7/10 IMDB

Texas Ranger Chuck Williams is the bashful sweetheart of the daughter, Ellen, of the captain of his Texas Rangers troop. He is working with the Mexican Rurales in an effort to stop a gang of gun runners. The gang-leader shows up, posing as an artist, and Ellen takes him in as a boarder to make Chuck jealous. But Chuck is wise to the boarder, who kidnaps Ellen and heads for the mountain hideout of his gang.

Starring: Leo D. Maloney, Pauline Curley, Pedro Valenzuela, Bud Osborne, Tom Grimes ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1923-01-20
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Big Dan

Big Dan

4.4/10 IMDB

Dan O'Hara, known as "Big Dan," returns from the war, and finding that his wife has left him, turns his home into a boys' camp and begins to train boxers. He meets Dora Allen, rescues her from an unwanted suitor, and gives her shelter in the camp. For a time, their relationship, which has become serious, is complicated by the intrusion of another suitor and by a woman who informs Dora that O'Hara is already married. The wife dies, however, and O'Hara wins Dora.

Starring: Buck Jones, Marian Nixon, Ben Hendricks Jr., Trilby Clark, Jacqueline Gadsden, Charles Coleman, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Monte Collins ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1923-10-13
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Three Jumps Ahead

Three Jumps Ahead

4.1/10 IMDB

John Ford both directed and wrote the story (based on his published work The Hostage), a typical western romance in which Mix falls for the daughter of an imperiled rancher. This above-average Tom Mix western contains one of the star's more spectacular stunts -- a jump on horseback across the 20-foot Beale's Cut. Truth be told, the star, who frequently did his own stunt work, was forced to use a double this time

Starring: Tom Mix, Alma Bennett, Edward Peil Sr., Joseph W. Girard, Virginia True Boardman, Margaret Joslin, Francis Ford, Harry Todd, Buster Gardner ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1923-03-25
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Footlight Ranger

The Footlight Ranger

0.0/10 IMDB

Cowboy Bill sells his prize dogs to pay Janet's way back to New York and, in love with the girl, follows her to Manhattan where he obtains a job as a construction worker.

Starring: Buck Jones, Fritzi Brunette, Jim Mason, Lillian Langdon, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Henry A. Barrows ..
Directed by: Scott R. Dunlap
Release date: 1923-01-14
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Brass Commandments

Brass Commandments

0.0/10 IMDB

"Flash" Lanning returns to Bozzam City from the East to put an end to cattle rustling. Gloria Hallowell, who has known him by reputation, falls in love with Lanning but believes that he loves Ellen Bosworth, an eastern "lady." Campan, the leader of the rustlers, hoping to lure Lanning into a trap, kidnaps both girls. Lanning rescues the girls, punishes Campan, and indicates to Gloria that she is the girl for him.

Starring: William Farnum, Wanda Hawley, Tom Santschi, Claire Adams, Charles Le Moyne, Joe Rickson, Lon Poff, Al Fremont, Ken Maynard ..
Directed by: Lynn Reynolds
Release date: 1923-01-28
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Gunfighter

The Gunfighter

0.0/10 IMDB

Billy Buell (William Farnum), a stranger involving himself with a long-standing mountain feud. The Benchleys and the Camps have been feuding ever since Lew Camp (J. Morris Foster) learned that his daughter Nellie (Doris May) was stolen by Jacob Benchley (Arthur Morrison) to replace a dead Benchley baby. Buell, who has fallen in love with Nellie, returns her to her mother (Virginia True Boardman). That doesn't sit well with the Benchley clan, who arrive for a final shootout.

Starring: William Farnum, Doris Mayer, Lee Shumway, J. Morris Foster, Virginia True Boardman, Irene Hunt, Arthur Morrison, Cecil Van Auker, Ken Maynard ..
Directed by: Lynn Reynolds
Release date: 1923-09-02
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Soft Boiled

Soft Boiled

0.0/10 IMDB

John Steele, a rich uncle, threatens to disinherit his nephew, Tom Steele, unless the latter learns to curb his violent temper. Tom is put on a 30-day trial and must resist all temptation to get mad or fight back no matter how provoked. And he is easily provoked, especially when called a lavender sissy-boy.

Starring: Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, Billie Dove, Joseph W. Girard, Lee Shumway, Tom Wilson, Tom Beale, Jack Curtis, Charles Hill Mailes, Harry Dunkinson ..
Directed by: John G. Blystone
Release date: 1923-08-26
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Dead Game

Dead Game

0.0/10 IMDB

"Katy" Didd holds up the stage in which his sweetheart, Alice Mason, is traveling to her wedding to Prince Tetlow, to whom her guardian insists that she be married. Katy hides her at his ranch, but Tetlow finds her and abandons Katy in the desert.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Robert McKim, Harry Carter, Laura La Plante, William Welsh, Tony West, William Steele, Tony West ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1923-04-23
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Eyes of the Forest

Eyes of the Forest

0.0/10 IMDB

The Rangers use airplanes to catch the bad guys in this Tom Mix Western filmed on location in Santa Cruz, California.

Starring: Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, Pauline Starke, Sid Jordan, Buster Gardner, J.P. Lockney, Thomas G. Lingham, Edwin Wallock ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1923-12-30
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Mile-a-Minute Romeo

Mile-a-Minute Romeo

0.0/10 IMDB

Three men, Lucky Bill ( Tom Mix ), Landry ( J. Gordon Russell ), and Morgan ( Jim Mason ) are in love with the same girl, pretty Molly ( Betty Jewel ). Lucky Bill finally wins her with his skillful horsemanship and dogged determination.

Starring: Tom Mix, Betty Jewel, J. Gordon Russell, Jim Mason, Duke R. Lee, James Quinn, Charles K. French, Tony the Horse ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1923-11-18
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Blinky


0.0/10 IMDB

Blinky, the bespectacled son of Col. "Raw Meat" Islip, is scorned by his fellow cavalrymen stationed on the Mexican border because his previous military experience was as a Boy Scout.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Esther Ralston, Mathilde Brundage, DeWitt Jennings, Elinor Field, D.R.O. Hatswell, Charles K. French, John Judd, W.E. Lawrence, W.T. McCulley ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1923-08-17
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Shootin' for Love

Shootin' for Love

0.0/10 IMDB

Duke Travis returns from the war suffering from shell shock and an inordinate fear of guns. His father, a ranch owner, refuses to accept Duke's disability and considers him a coward.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Laura La Plante, Alfred Allen, William Welsh, William Steele, Arthur Mackley, W.T. McCulley, Kansas Moehring ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1923-06-28
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Out of Luck

Out of Luck

0.0/10 IMDB

Believing he has committed murder, Sam Pertune, a simple westerner, enlists in the Navy, then cannot get released when he learns that his "victim" is alive.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Laura La Plante, Howard Truesdale, Elinor Hancock, DeWitt Jennings, Freeman Wood, Jay Morley, Kansas Moehring, John Judd ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1923-07-23
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Ramblin' Kid

The Ramblin' Kid

0.0/10 IMDB

The Ramblin' Kid, a cowboy, falls in love with Carolyn June, a beautiful easterner, and wins her after he triumphs in a rodeo in spite of having been doped by his enemy, Sabota the Greek, a crafty racetrack tout.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Laura La Plante, Harold Goodwin, William Welsh, W.T. McCulley, Charles K. French, G. Raymond Nye, Carol Holloway, Goober Glenn, George King ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1923-10-14
Best Western Movies of 1923 : McGuire of the Mounted

McGuire of the Mounted

0.0/10 IMDB

A film about a man named McGuire of the Royal Mounted Police.

Starring: William Desmond, Louise Lorraine ..
Directed by: Richard Stanton
Release date: 1923-07-08
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Spoilers

The Spoilers

0.0/10 IMDB

Based on the novel The Spoilers by Rex Beach.

Starring: Milton Sills, Anna Q. Nilsson, Barbara Bedford, Robert Edeson, Ford Sterling, Wallace MacDonald, Noah Beery, Mitchell Lewis, John Elliott, Robert McKim ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1923-08-26

Smoked Out

0.0/10 IMDB

Walt Rogers finds a man that has been injured and robbed. The man was returning home after a long absence. When Walt goes to his ranch he is assumed to be the long missing son. Unable to tell the dying mother he assumes the part. But then there is trouble when the robber arrives with the papers to prove he is the son.

Starring: Leo D. Maloney, Pauline Curley, Ray Myers, Bud Osborne ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe, Leo D. Maloney
Release date: 1923-02-04
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Red Warning

The Red Warning

0.0/10 IMDB

Phillip Haver, who, along with his friend Toby Jones, finds David Ainslee dying in the desert. After rustlers stole his cattle, Ainslee went off in search of a lost mine and fell victim to a killer. Before he kicks the bucket, Ainslee hands Haver a poke of gold dust to pay off the mortgage on the ranch.

Starring: Jack Hoxie, Fred Kohler, Elinor Field, Frank Rice, Jim Welch, William Welsh, Ben Corbett, Ralph McCullough ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1923-12-17
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Wolf Tracks

Wolf Tracks

0.0/10 IMDB

Poverty-row Western story of two young strangers -- Jack Hastings and Jean Meredith -- inheriting one-half of a map to a hidden gold mine. A villain, Wolf Santell, steals Jack's half of the map, which is enclosed in a locket, only to lose it again in the river.

Starring: Jack Hoxie, Andrée Tourneur, Jim Welch, Albert J. Smith, Thomas G. Lingham, William Berke, Marin Sais, Kate Price ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1923-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Secret of the Pueblo

The Secret of the Pueblo

0.0/10 IMDB

Indians have taken lovely Ruth Bryson prisoner, but handsome Bob Benson, who has managed to locate the secret entrance to the memorial altar room, and attempts a rescue in the nick of time!

Starring: Neal Hart, Hazel Deane, Tom Grimes, Monte Montague ..
Directed by: Neal Hart
Release date: 1923-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Huntress

The Huntress

0.0/10 IMDB

Bela, reared by Indians, learns that she is a white orphan and runs away from the Indian village to avoid marrying a brave from the tribe. She determines to marry land prospector Sam Gladding, who resists her advances but later falls in love with Bela when an Indian sage gives him some advice.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Russell Simpson, Walter Long, C.E. Anderson, Snitz Edwards, Wilfrid North, Helen Raymond, William Marion, Lila Leslie ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon, Lynn Reynolds
Release date: 1923-08-20
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Buster

The Buster

0.0/10 IMDB

In an attempt to try and tame young city girl Charlotte Rowland, Bill Coryell, a young rancher, plans a fake kidnapping party from which he is to rescue her. However, a bully interferes and incites her against Bill, but Charlotte discovers the ruse in time to save herself and Coryell.

Starring: Dustin Farnum, Doris Pawn, Francis McDonald, Gilbert Holmes, Lucille Hutton ..
Directed by: Colin Campbell
Release date: 1923-02-18
Best Western Movies of 1923 : The Virginian

The Virginian

6.0/10 IMDB

Molly Wood arrives in a small western town to be the new schoolmarm. The Virginian, foreman on a local ranch, takes a shine to her, and vows that he will make her love him. The Virginian's best friend, Steve, falls in with bad guys led by Trampas. The Virginian catches them cattle rustling. As foreman, he must give the order to hang his friend. Trampas gets away and shoots the Virginian in the back. Molly nurses him to health, and falls in love with him. They plan to marry, but on their wedding day Trampas returns, looking for trouble.

Starring: Kenneth Harlan, Florence Vidor, Russell Simpson, Pat O'Malley, Raymond Hatton, Milton Ross, Sam Allen, Bert Hadley, Fred Gamble, Cammilla Johnson ..
Directed by: Tom Forman
Release date: 1923-09-29
Best Western Movies of 1923 : Hell's Hole

Hell's Hole

0.0/10 IMDB

Cowboy Tod Musgrave and his pal Del Hawkins steal a ride on a train after being kicked out of a saloon. The conductor throws them off when he discovers they have no tickets, and the two men swear revenge.

Starring: Buck Jones, Maurice 'Lefty' Flynn, Ruth Clifford, Eugene Pallette, George Siegmann, Kathleen Key, Hardee Kirkland, Charles K. French, Rube Miller, Fred Kohler ..
Directed by: Emmett J. Flynn
Release date: 1923-09-23

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