Best Western Movies of 1930

1.

The Big Trail

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Young scout Breck Coleman leads a wagon train along the dangerous trail to Oregon as he tries to get the affection of the beautiful pioneer Ruth Cameron and plans his revenge on the harsh scoundrels who murdered a friend of his in the past.

Starring: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr., David Rollins, Frederick Burton, Ian Keith, Charles Stevens, Louise Carver ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1930-11-01
Best Western Movies of 1930 : The Texan
2.

The Texan

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The Texan is a 1930 American Western film directed by John Cromwell and starring Gary Cooper and Fay Wray. Based on the short story "The Double-Dyed Deceiver" by O. Henry, the film is about a daring bandit called the Llano Kid who shoots a young gambler in self-defense and is forced to hide from the law.

Starring: Fay Wray, Gary Cooper, Emma Dunn, Oscar Apfel, James A. Marcus, Donald Reed, Soledad Jiménez, Veda Buckland, César Vanoni, Ed Brady ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1930-05-10
Best Western Movies of 1930 : Way Out West
3.

Way Out West

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Wise-guy carnival barker Windy bilks a group of cowboys out of their money, gets caught and is forced into working off the debt on their ranch. He falls in love with Molly, the pretty owner of the ranch, but runs afoul of foreman Steve, who also loves Molly.

Starring: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Cliff Edwards, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Vera Marshe, Charles Middleton, Jack Pennick, Buddy Roosevelt, Jay Wilsey ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1930-08-02
Best Western Movies of 1930 : Men of the North
4.

Men of the North

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Part of a gold shipment has been stolen and the Sergeant suspects Louis LeBey. When Louis is attracted to newly arrived Nedra Ruskin, Woolie-Woolie becomes jealous and tells the Sergeant where Louis hid the gold. First Louis rescues the Sergeant whose dog team crashes chasing him and then he saves Nedra from an avalanche. When he returns the injured Nedra to the settlement, the Sergeant takes him prisoner.

Starring: Gilbert Roland, Barbara Leonard, Arnold Korff, Robert Elliott, George Davis, Nina Quartero, Dorothy DeBorba, Helmut Gorin, Frank Lackteen, Margaret Mann ..
Directed by: Hal Roach
Release date: 1930-09-27
Best Western Movies of 1930 : The Lash
5.

The Lash

2.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A nobleman returns home to Southern California after the Mexican American War to find his people mistreated by unscrupulous Americans.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Mary Astor, Marian Nixon, Fred Kohler, James Rennie, Robert Edeson, Erville Alderson, Barbara Bedford, Arthur Stone, Xavier Cugat ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1930-12-14
6.

The Land of Missing Men

2.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Steve O'Neil robs the stage and kidnaps Nita to keep Lopez from doing the same. Then he and Buckshot head for Lopez's hideout for a showdown. The townspeople head after them not knowing what they will find.

Starring: Bob Steele, Al St. John, Eddie Dunn, Caryl Lincoln, Al J. Jennings, Fern Emmett, Emilio Fernández, Noah Hendricks, C.R. Dufau ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1930-10-14
Best Western Movies of 1930 : Billy the Kid
7.

Billy the Kid

2.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Billy, after shooting down land baron William Donovan's henchmen for killing Billy's boss, is hunted down and captured by his friend, Sheriff Pat Garrett. He escapes and is on his way to Mexico when Garrett, recapturing him, must decide whether to bring him in or to let him go.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson, Karl Dane, Wyndham Standing, Russell Simpson, Blanche Friderici, Roscoe Ates, Warner Richmond, James A. Marcus ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1930-10-18
8.

The Last of the Duanes

1.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Buck Duane avenges his father's murder by gunning down the killer, but must flee from the law. He finds Ruth, whom he once loved, in the clutches of the outlaw Bland. In rescuing Ruth, he becomes entangled with Bland's amorous wife.

Starring: George O’Brien, Lucile Browne, Myrna Loy, Walter McGrail, Clara Blandick, Natalie Kingston, Lloyd Ingraham, Nat Pendleton, Willard Robertson, Ed Brady ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1930-08-31
Best Western Movies of 1930 : The Oklahoma Cyclone
9.

The Oklahoma Cyclone

1.9
4.3/10 IMDB

A cowboy looking for his missing father, poses as an outlaw and joins the gang he thinks is responsible.

Starring: Bob Steele, Rita Rey, Al St. John, Charles King, Slim Whitaker, Cliff Lyons, N.E. Hendrix, Hector V. Sarno ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1930-08-08
Best Western Movies of 1930 : The Light of Western Stars
10.

The Light of Western Stars

1.6
4.6/10 IMDB

A friend of Dick Bailey is killed by a mysterious assailant, whom Dick suspects to be Stack, who is in league with the crooked sheriff. Out on a spree Dick swears he will marry the first woman he sees, who happens to be Ruth Hammond, sister of his dead friend, arriving to take charge of the Hammond ranch. Revolted by his rough proposal,she fires him as the Hammond foreman and she proceeds to the ranch. Stack informs her he has purchased the ranch for the payment of the back-due taxes, and she relents and rehires Dick and his friends to aid her in her fight against Stack.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Harry Green, Regis Toomey, Fred Kohler, Guy Oliver, George Chandler ..
Directed by: Otto Brower, Edwin H. Knopf
Release date: 1930-04-19

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