Best Western Movies of 1931


The Vanishing Legion

6.7/10 IMDB

A mysterious master criminal known as The Voice plots with his gang to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Company, but the rightful heir has a secret army of her own to protect her rights.

Starring: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, William Desmond, Frankie Darro, Philo McCullough, Yakima Canutt, Joe Bonomo, Tom Dugan, Lafe McKee, Bob Kortman ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1931-06-01


5.8/10 IMDB

When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot of the free land for himself and moves his family there from Wichita. A newspaperman, lawyer, and just about everything else, Cravat soon becomes a leading citizen of the boom town of Osage. Once the town is established, however, he begins to feel confined once again, and heads for the Cherokee Strip, leaving his family behind. During this and other absences, his wife Sabra must learn to take care of herself and soon becomes prominent in her own right.

Starring: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil, William Collier Jr., Roscoe Ates, George E. Stone, Stanley Fields, Robert McWade, Edna May Oliver ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1931-02-09
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Cisco Kid

The Cisco Kid

6.8/10 IMDB

The Cisco Kid rides again! This time, he robs a bank to save pretty widow Sally Benton and her ranch. After developing a good relationship with Sally’s children, he risks life and limb in order to save her little one. Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Conchita Montenegro and Nora Lane star in this western tale.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe, Conchita Montenegro, Nora Lane, Frederick Burt, Willard Robertson, James Bradbury Jr., John Webb Dillion, Charles Stevens, Chris-Pin Martin ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1931-11-14
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Secret Service

Secret Service

5.7/10 IMDB

In 1864 a Secret Service agent for the Union army goes undercover in Richmond and pretends to be a Confederate captain.

Starring: Richard Dix, Shirley Grey, Gavin Gordon, Clarence Muse, William Post Jr., Frederick Burton, Nance O'Neil, Harold Kinney, Eugene Jackson, Florence Lake ..
Directed by: J. Walter Ruben
Release date: 1931-11-14
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Wild Horse

Wild Horse

5.9/10 IMDB

Ben Hall offers $1000 for the wild Devil Horse which Jim Wright and Skeeter capture. While Jim is away, Gil Davis kills Skeeter and takes the horse. The Sheriff then arrests Jim for Skeeter's murder. But unknown to them, an outlaw witnessed the killing

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Alberta Vaughn, Stepin Fetchit, Neal Hart, Edmund Cobb, George Bunny, Edward Peil Sr., Skeeter Bill Robbins, Joe Rickson, Fred Gilman ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe, Sidney Algier
Release date: 1931-08-02
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Near the Trail's End

Near the Trail's End

6.3/10 IMDB

Bart Morgan controls the town of Cactus City and is keeping all men away from Jane Rankin. When Johnny Day arrives and takes an interest in Jane, Morgan tries to kick him out. Johnny refuses to go and the stage is set for a showdown.

Starring: Bob Steele, Marion Shockley, Jay Morley, Si Jenks, Hooper Atchley, Murdock MacQuarrie, Henry Roquemore ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1931-09-29
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Squaw Man

The Squaw Man

6.3/10 IMDB

Jim Wyngate, an English aristocrat, comes to the American West under a cloud of suspicion for embezzlement actually committed by his cousin Lord Henry. In Wyoming, Wyngate runs afoul of cattle rustler Cash Hawkins by rescuing the Indian girl Naturich from Hawkins. Wyngate marries Naturich, but then learns that his cousin Lord Henry has been killed and has cleared his name before dying. As Wyngate has long loved Lady Diana, Lord Henry's wife, he is perplexed at his situation. But fate takes a hand and resolves matters as Wyngate could not have predicted.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Lupe Vélez, Eleanor Boardman, Charles Bickford, Roland Young, Paul Cavanagh, Raymond Hatton, Julia Faye, DeWitt Jennings, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1931-09-04
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Avenger

The Avenger

5.8/10 IMDB

Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.

Starring: Buck Jones, Dorothy Revier, Edward Peil Sr., Otto Hoffman, Walter Percival, Edward Hearn, Sidney Bracey, Paul Fix, Slim Whitaker, Ethan Allen ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1931-03-06
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Fighting Marshall

The Fighting Marshall

5.2/10 IMDB

Not knowing he has just been pardoned, Tim Benton (Tim McCoy, Texas Cyclone) escapes from prison with his cellmate, Red Larkin (Matthew Betz, The Wedding March), a dangerous killer. Disguised as the town's lawman, Tim sets off for Silver City to take back money that's rightfully his and hopefully clear his name. But Red has plans of his own and wants the money for himself. Newly remastered.

Starring: Tim McCoy, Dorothy Gulliver, Mary Carr, Matthew Betz, Pat O'Malley, Edward LeSaint, Lafe McKee, Anders Van Haden ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1931-11-25
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Two Gun Man

The Two Gun Man

5.8/10 IMDB

Marshals Blackie and Joe, posing as two-gun men, hire on at Markham's ranch. They are after Tulliver and his gang of rustlers. But unknown to the two, Tulliver has planted Thorn on the ranch and he kills the foreman Riggs and puts the blame on Blackie.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Lucille Powers, Charles King, Nita Martan, Murdock MacQuarrie, Lafe McKee, Tom London, Walter Perry ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1931-05-15
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Border Law

Border Law

5.9/10 IMDB

When Shag Smith kills Jim's brother Bob, Jim and Thunder quit the rangers so they can cross the border and join Smith's gang. Jim's plan is to get the gang to cross back over the border where the rangers will be waiting.

Starring: Buck Jones, Lupita Tovar, Jim Mason, Frank Rice, F.R. Smith, Don Chapman, Lou Hicks, John Wallace ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1931-10-14
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Branded Men

Branded Men

5.9/10 IMDB

When Rod, Ramrod, and Half-A-Rod ride into Steep Gulch, they immediately become Sheriffs. The previous Sheriffs have been killed by Mace and his gang who don't wait long before they make an attempt on the new trio.

Starring: Ken Maynard, June Clyde, Irving Bacon, Billy Bletcher, Charles King, Hooper Atchley, Donald Keith, Gladden James, Robert Homans, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1931-11-07
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Conquering Horde

The Conquering Horde

6.3/10 IMDB

Not long after the Civil War, Texas cattle ranchers realize they have a problem--the Union Pacific railroad is bypassing their state and make it near impossible to get their cattle to market. Many ranchers are being forced to sell their land, and crooked state treasure Marvin Fletcher buys up the land at pennies on the dollar. However, Laguna del Sol Ranch owner Taisie Lockhart and her ranch hands are holding out. Cowboy Dan McMasters returns to the ranch and tries to rekindle his romance with Taisie, but she rejects him because he fought for the North during the war. But what she doesn't know is that Dan is on an undercover mission from the President to investigate Fletcher, and in order to do that he has to pretend to be sympathetic to Fletcher and goes to work for him, angering Taisie even more. Complications ensue.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Claude Gillingwater, Ian Maclaren, Frank Rice, Arthur Stone, George Mendoza, James Durkin, Charles Stevens, Ed Brady ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1931-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Fighting Caravans

Fighting Caravans

5.7/10 IMDB

Clint Belmet (Gary Cooper) is a bit of a firebrand and is sentenced to at least 30 days in jail, but his partners, Bill Jackson (Ernest Torrence) and Jim Bridger (Tully Marshall) talk a sympathetic Frenchwoman named Felice (Lili Damita) into telling the bumbling, drunken marshal that Clint had married her the previous night. Clint is released so he can accompany Felice on the wagon train heading west to California.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Fred Kohler, Eugene Pallette, Roy Stewart, May Boley, Eve Southern, Frank Campeau ..
Directed by: Otto Brower, David Burton
Release date: 1931-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Great Meadow

The Great Meadow

6.0/10 IMDB

Pioneers and a family man leave Virginia for Kentucky during the Revolutionary War.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Eleanor Boardman, Lucille La Verne, Anita Louise, Gavin Gordon, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Russell Simpson, Sarah Padden, Helen Jerome Eddy ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin
Release date: 1931-01-24
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Battling with Buffalo Bill

Battling with Buffalo Bill

5.8/10 IMDB

A western adventure serial in 12 episodes. Buffalo Bill battles gambler Jim Rodney who is trying to scare off the townspeople so he can gain possession of a gold strike discovered in the area. A nearby Indian tribe is provoked to attack the town and the cavalry is called in.

Starring: Tom Tyler, Lucile Browne, William Desmond, Rex Bell, Francis Ford, George Regas, Yakima Canutt, John Bose ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1931-11-22
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Range Feud

The Range Feud

5.6/10 IMDB

Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy's father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father, and his best friend, Sheriff Buck Gordon sets out to find the real killer in the face of pressure for a quick lynching of Clint.

Starring: Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming, Edward LeSaint, Will Walling, Harry Woods, Frank Austin, Wallace MacDonald, Blackjack Ward, Jack Curtis ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1931-12-01
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Alias: The Bad Man

Alias: The Bad Man

5.9/10 IMDB

A ranger joins the outlaw gang whose boss he believes is a murderer.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Virginia Brown Faire, Charles King, Frank Mayo, Robert Homans, Irving Bacon, Lafe McKee, Ethan Allen, Slim Whitaker ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1931-07-15
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Lightning Warrior

The Lightning Warrior

6.3/10 IMDB

A Rin-Tin-Tin serial presented in 12 episodes. The mysterious Wolf Man is terrorizing settlers in a western town. With the help of Rinty, young Jimmy Carter unmasks the Wolf Man and foils his evil plot.

Starring: Rin-Tin-Tin, Frankie Darro, Hayden Stevenson, George Brent, Pat O'Malley, Georgia Hale, Theodore Lorch, Lafe McKee, Frank Brownlee, Bob Kortman ..
Directed by: Armand Schaefer, Benjamin H. Kline
Release date: 1931-12-01
Best Western Movies of 1931 : A Holy Terror

A Holy Terror

5.3/10 IMDB

Eastern millionaire's son Bard finds his father murdered and flies west to see rancher Drew who may know something about it. En route he crashes his plane into Jerry's bathroom; she falls in love with him which makes her suitor Steve jealous.

Starring: George O’Brien, Sally Eilers, Rita La Roy, Humphrey Bogart, James Kirkwood, Stanley Fields, Robert Warwick, Richard Tucker, Earl Pingree, Buck Bucko ..
Directed by: Irving Cummings
Release date: 1931-07-19
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

5.1/10 IMDB

Western pardners Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates. Is Bill to be set against his own adoptive father?

Starring: William Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald, Clark Gable, Charles Sellon, Wade Boteler, Will Walling, Hugh Adams, Edmund Breese ..
Directed by: Howard Higgin
Release date: 1931-03-07
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Cavalier of the West

Cavalier of the West

5.6/10 IMDB

Burgess and Greeley are rustling horses and shooting Indians. When they kill Manual they frame Lieutenant Allister. His older brother John now attempts to defend him at his murder trial.

Starring: Harry Carey, Carmen Laroux, Kane Richmond, Christina Montt, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Ted Adams, Maston Williams, Paul Panzer, Ben Corbett, Lew Meehan ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1931-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Lariats and Six-Shooters

Lariats and Six-Shooters

5.5/10 IMDB

A gang of jewel smugglers swears to take revenge on a deputy sheriff after his dogged pursuit of them forces them to flee without their goods.

Starring: Jack Perrin, Ann Lee, George Chesebro, Art Mix, Virginia Bell, Lafe McKee, Richard Cramer, Olin Francis, Jimmy Aubrey, Gloria Joy ..
Directed by: Alan James
Release date: 1931-10-25
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Hard Hombre

The Hard Hombre

5.4/10 IMDB

When Peaceful Patton goes to work at the Martini ranch he is mistaken for the notorious outlaw the Hard Hombre. This enables him to force the ranchers to divide up the water rights. But he is in trouble when his mother arrives and exposes the hoax.

Starring: Hoot Gibson, Lina Basquette, Mathilde Comont, G. Raymond Nye, Jessie Arnold, Jack Byron, Christian J. Frank, Skeeter Bill Robbins, Florence Lawrence ..
Directed by: Otto Brower
Release date: 1931-09-20
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Pocatello Kid

The Pocatello Kid

6.4/10 IMDB

Just after Pocatello's brother is killed, a wounded Pocatello arrives being chased by the Sheriff. Larkin switches the identity of the two brothers and then expects Pocatello to assume his brother's role in the outlaw gang.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Marceline Day, Richard Cramer, Charles King, Lew Meehan, Tarzan, Arthur Millett ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1931-12-05
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Arizona Terror

The Arizona Terror

6.5/10 IMDB

Captain Porter's scheme is to buy livestock and then have his men show up later to kill the buyer and retrieve the money. When his men kill the next victim, he frames the Arizonian for the murder. The Arizonian escapes the law and joins up with the outlaw Vasquez. Knowing Porter's scheme, he plans to trap him by using Vasquez as the next buyer.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Lina Basquette, Hooper Atchley, Nina Quartero, Michael Visaroff, Murdock MacQuarrie, Tom London, Charles King, Buck Bucko, Roy Bucko ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1931-09-13
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Caught


7.1/10 IMDB

Calamity Jane is a tough and rowdy woman in the old West who owns a saloon and gambling joint (and runs a cattle rustling operation as a sideline). One day she hires a pretty but naive young woman to work as a saloon girl, and finds that the girl is bringing out the maternal instincts she never knew she had. Those instincts are put to the test when a US army cavalry troop arrives to clean up the town and the girl and the young lieutenant in charge of the troop fall in love, and Calamity Jane may know something about the lieutenant that the girl doesn't.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Louise Dresser, Frances Dee, Tom Kennedy, Martin Burton, Marcia Manners, Syd Saylor, Jim Mason, Guy Oliver, Edward LeSaint ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1931-08-08
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Riders of the Purple Sage

Riders of the Purple Sage

6.3/10 IMDB

Lassiter's sister was killed and her young daughter taken and raised by outlaws. Years later Lassiter arrives at the Withersteen ranch looking for the now grown daughter. He immediately gets caught up in the ranch's struggle against rustlers. Trailing a rustled herd of horses leads him to the rustler's hideout and the missing daughter.

Starring: George O’Brien, Marguerite Churchill, Noah Beery, Yvonne Pelletier, James Todd, Stanley Fields, Lester Dorr, Shirley Nail, Frank McGlynn Jr., Joe Brown ..
Directed by: Hamilton MacFadden
Release date: 1931-10-28
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Ridin' Fool

The Ridin' Fool

7.1/10 IMDB

The Ridin' Fool presented the bantamweight star as Steve Kendall, a young cowboy saving gambler Boston Harry from being hanged by a group of vigilantes who accuse him of having killed Jim Beckworth. The fugitives hide out at Juanita's hacienda and while their mercenary hostess decides how to best fleece her guests, the posse arrives.

Starring: Bob Steele, Frances Morris, Florence Turner, Ted Adams, Al Bridge, Eddie Fetherston, Jack Henderson, Gordon De Main, Josephine Velez, Fern Emmett ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1931-05-31
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Three Rogues

Three Rogues

7.0/10 IMDB

In 1877, thieves Ace Beaudry, Bronco Dawson and Bull Stanley head West together after having each been betrayed by a woman. They come across a wagon train bound for the town of Custer, where hundreds of people are gathering for a land rush in the Dakotas, which President Ulysses S. Grant has opened to settlers thanks to a treaty with the Sioux Indians. After the three rogues ride off, they spy a lone wagon with a tempting string of thoroughbreds. Before they can steal the horses, however, the wagon is attacked by a gang led by Layne Hunter, a shifty saloon owner from Custer. The trio chase off the gang, and as they are about to abscond with the horses, they find pretty Lee Carleton, whose father was killed in the attack.

Starring: Victor McLaglen, Fay Wray, Lew Cody, Robert Warwick, Eddie Gribbon, David Worth, Joyce Compton, Louise Huntington, Franklyn Farnum, Carol Wines ..
Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
Release date: 1931-08-03

The Wide Open Spaces

6.5/10 IMDB

A Wild West spoof by The Masquers Comedy Club of Hollywood.

Starring: Ned Sparks, Antonio Moreno, Dorothy Sebastian, William Farnum, George Cooper, Claude Gillingwater, Frank McHugh, Tom Dugan, George Chandler, Walter Hiers ..
Directed by: Arthur Rosson
Release date: 1931-12-28
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Desert Vengeance

Desert Vengeance

6.4/10 IMDB

Brother and sister Hugh and Anne Dixon pull their fake suicide scam on Jim Cardew. Hugh leaves a note for Jim to take care of Anne. After Jim proposes and leaves money to Anne, he learns of their scheme. Not revealing his knowledge he gets them to return with him to his desert hideout where he and his outlaw gang reside and from which the Dixon's only escape is 30 miles of desert on foot.

Starring: Buck Jones, Barbara Bedford ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1931-01-25
Best Western Movies of 1931 : God's Country and the Man

God's Country and the Man

5.9/10 IMDB

A government agent is sent to a tough frontier town to arrest & bring back one of the most ruthless criminals in the region.

Starring: Tom Tyler, Betty Mack, Al Bridge, Ted Adams, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Julian Rivero, William Bertram, John Elliott ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1931-05-01
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Nevada Buckaroo

The Nevada Buckaroo

6.0/10 IMDB

When the Nevada Kid gets caught in a stage robbery, the gang leader Cherokee gets him released by forging a petition to the Governor. The Kid tries to go straight but the stage he is guarding gets robbed. When the Sheriff jails Cherokee who was not in on the robbery, the Kid gets caught effecting Cherokee's escape and finds himself in jail again.

Starring: Bob Steele, Dorothy Dix, Ed Brady, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Glen Cavender, Billy Engle, Artie Ortego, Tina Menard, John Elliott, Merrill McCormick ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1931-07-28
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Texas Ranger

The Texas Ranger

6.2/10 IMDB

Taylor has his men burning out the ranchers. When they kill Clayton, his daughter Helen and her men turn outlaw. The Rangers send Logan, and posing as a cowhand he joins her gang. But Nevada eventually remembers him as a Ranger and they set out to hang him.

Starring: Buck Jones, Carmelita Geraghty, Harry Woods, Ed Brady, Nelson McDowell, Harry Todd, Billy Bletcher, Budd Fine, Bert Woodruff ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1931-05-10
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Two Fisted Justice

Two Fisted Justice

6.0/10 IMDB

It's good guy Carson and the Poncho Riders against bad guy Slavin and his gang.

Starring: Tom Tyler, Barbara Weeks, Bobby Nelson, Yakima Canutt, John Elliott, Gordon De Main, Kit Guard, Will Walling, Pedro Regas, Carl Deloro ..
Directed by: George Arthur Durlam
Release date: 1931-10-20
Best Western Movies of 1931 : West of Cheyenne

West of Cheyenne

6.0/10 IMDB

With his father accused of murder, Tom heads after the real murderer who lives in a town of outlaws where no one is allowed in or out. To gain entry he poses as an escaping outlaw with his sidekick Banty posing as the pursuing lawman. This lets Tom join the gang but there is trouble later when Banty gets caught and sentenced to die.

Starring: Tom Tyler, Josephine Hill, Harry Woods, Fern Emmett, Ben Corbett, Lafe McKee, Ethan Allen, Tom Bay, Bob Burns, Frank Ellis ..
Directed by: Harry S. Webb
Release date: 1931-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Branded


6.0/10 IMDB

A cowboy looking to sell an inherited ranch changes his mind after a female neighbour arrives on the scene.

Starring: Buck Jones, Ethel Kenyon, Wallace MacDonald, Philo McCullough, Albert J. Smith, John Oscar, Clark Burroughs, Fred Burns ..
Directed by: D. Ross Lederman
Release date: 1931-09-01
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Gun Smoke

Gun Smoke

5.8/10 IMDB

Following a killing and robbery in a big city back east, gang leader Kedge Darvas and some of his henchies take a train to a small western town in Idaho, with intentions of hiding out there until things cool down back in Chi or NYC, or wherever they lammed from.They are welcomed with open arms by the citizens under the impression they are there as capital investors with money to spend. Before long, Darvas figures the town is ripe for the taking and sends word for reinforcements, and each arriving train unloads a few suits and snappy-brim hats.Then they get rough, kill Sheriff Posey Meed and rile up the citizens, led by cowhand Brad Farley, who had Darvas spotted for a wrong number just by the way he made moves on Sue Vancey.

Starring: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, William 'Stage' Boyd, Eugene Pallette, Charles Winninger, Louise Fazenda, Brooks Benedict, William Arnold, J. Carrol Naish, Stanley Mack ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1931-04-10
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Galloping Thru

Galloping Thru

6.7/10 IMDB

A young buck returns to his hometown after several years' absence, only to see his father shot down in front of him.

Starring: Tom Tyler, Betty Mack, Al Bridge, Stanley Blystone, Gordon De Main, John Elliott, Si Jenks, Artie Ortego, Art Mix ..
Directed by: Lloyd Nosler
Release date: 1931-12-05
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The One Way Trail

The One Way Trail

5.8/10 IMDB

Tim thinks saloon owner Coldeye killed his brother. Seeking the ultimate payback, Tim gets a job in the saloon but has no idea he is targeting the wrong man.

Starring: Tim McCoy, Doris Hill, Carroll Nye, Polly Ann Young, Robert Homans, Al Ferguson ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1931-10-15
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Sunrise Trail

The Sunrise Trail

5.7/10 IMDB

Working under cover, Tex goes south of the border and joins Rand's gang where he befriends gang member Kansas. He plans to lead the gang into the Sheriff's trap, but hopes to spare his new friend.

Starring: Bob Steele, Blanche Mehaffey, Jack Rube Clifford, Germaine De Neel, Eddie Dunn, Fred Burns, Richard Alexander, Harry Allen, Jimmy Aubrey, Curley Baldwin ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1931-02-07
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Freighters of Destiny

Freighters of Destiny

5.8/10 IMDB

A young man seeks vengeance on the outlaws who killed his father.

Starring: Tom Keene, Barbara Kent, Mitchell Harris, Frank Rice, Billy Franey, William Welsh, Slim Whitaker, Jim Corey, Fred Burns, Frederick Burton ..
Directed by: Fred Allen
Release date: 1931-10-29
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Range Law

Range Law

5.4/10 IMDB

Having escaped from prison, a cowboy looks for the man that framed him.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Frances Dade, Frank Mayo, Lafe McKee, Aileen Manning, Jack Rockwell, Charles King, Tom London ..
Directed by: Phil Rosen
Release date: 1931-10-10
Best Western Movies of 1931 : Sundown Trail

Sundown Trail

5.5/10 IMDB

Dorothy, and her big city lawyer boyfriend, return to the Lazy 'B' ranch to read her late father's will. For Dorothy to inherit everything, she must stay on the ranch for 5 years. If she does not, everything goes to Buck, who is the manager. She does not like Buck, so she makes a deal with the wrong people for cattle and then the outlaws go to the ranch to get the $10,000 from her. But Buck is on the job.

Starring: Tom Keene, Marion Shilling, Nick Stuart, Hooper Atchley, Stanley Blystone, Alma Chester, William Welsh, Murdock MacQuarrie, Louise Beavers, Slim Whitaker ..
Directed by: Robert F. Hill
Release date: 1931-09-11
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Fighting Sheriff

The Fighting Sheriff

5.8/10 IMDB

A dying Jack makes Bob and Flash promise not to tell his sister that he was an outlaw. When Bob confronts Flash with his muffler found at the stage holdup, Flash tells Mary that Bob killed her brother. Believing he can now marry Mary, he plans one more robbery. But the jealous Tiana overhears and runs for the Sheriff.

Starring: Buck Jones, Loretta Sayers, Robert Ellis, Harlan Knight, Paul Fix, Tom Bay, Lillian Worth, Nina Quartero, Clarence Muse, Lillian Leighton ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1931-05-15
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Deadline

The Deadline

5.2/10 IMDB

On parole from prison for a murder he did not commit, and not allowed to carry a gun, Buck sets out to find the real killer. His clue is a corner torn off a wanted poster with some handwriting on it.

Starring: Buck Jones, Loretta Sayers, Robert Ellis, Edward LeSaint, G. Raymond Nye, Knute Erickson, George Ernest, Harry Todd ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1931-12-03

Yankee Don

5.3/10 IMDB

A crook on the run from the law in New York flees to Mexico, where he falls for a beautiful young Mexican girl and tries to help her father save the family estate from a gang of criminals.

Starring: Richard Talmadge, Lupita Tovar ..
Directed by: Noel M. Smith
Release date: 1931-05-17
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Hurricane Horseman

The Hurricane Horseman

4.5/10 IMDB

Gomex has kidnapped Don Roberto and is holding him for ransom. Hoping to rescue Roberto and his daughter, Smith gets a job in Gomez's camp supposedly to repair their guns, instead he fixes them so they will misfire. When Gomez refuses to let him go, he sends his horse for the Sheriff.

Starring: Lane Chandler, Lafe McKee, Walter Miller, Marie Quillan, Yakima Canutt, Richard Alexander, Charles Schaeffer ..
Directed by: Armand Schaefer
Release date: 1931-10-10
Best Western Movies of 1931 : The Mystery Trooper

The Mystery Trooper

4.8/10 IMDB

Jack Logan is the heir to half of a map to a hidden Indian mine. The trader and villain Jean Gregg sends his chief henchman Mack to make life difficult for Jack. Jack is aided in his quest by the heirs to the other half of the map: Helen Holt and her younger brother Billy, and by a uniformed mystery man known as "The Mystery Trooper".

Starring: Robert Frazer, Blanche Mehaffey, Buzz Barton, Al Ferguson, Charles King, William Bertram ..
Directed by: Stuart Paton
Release date: 1931-04-01

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