Best Western Movies of 1937


Way Out West


Stan and Ollie try to deliver the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. Unfortunately, the daughter's evil guardian is determined to have the gold mine for himself and his saloon-singer wife.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Rosina Lawrence, James Finlayson, Sharon Lynn
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1937-04-16

Zorro Rides Again

Zorro Rides Again
The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden. Manuel Vega, aged co-owner, calls in the aid of his nephew James, great-grandson of the original Zorro. Alas, James seems more adept at golf than derring-do; but after he arrives, Zorro rides again! Can one black-clad man on horseback defeat a gang supplied with airplanes and machine guns?
Starring: John Carroll, Helen Christian, Reed Howes, Duncan Renaldo, Noah Beery
Directed by: John English, William Witney
Release date: 1937-11-20

The Silver Trail

The Silver Trail
Western, featuring Rin Tin Tin Jr., about a man trying to find an old friend in a town that is trying to deceive him.
Starring: Rex Lease, Mary Russell, Ed Cassidy, Roger Williams, Rin Tin Tin Jr.
Directed by: Bernard B. Ray
Release date: 1937-11-09

Left-Handed Law

Left-Handed Law
An army colonel tries to bring peace to a lawless community.
Starring: Buck Jones, Noel Francis, George Regas, Robert Frazer, Lee Phelps
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1937-03-31

Arizona Days

Arizona Days
Tex and sidekick Grass join McGill's traveling show. When Price has McGill's wagons burned, Tex becomes the county tax collector to earn money. This leads to trouble as one of those owing money is Price who says he will not pay. Business doesn´t go as plan.
Starring: Tex Ritter, Syd Saylor, William Faversham, Eleanor Stewart, 'Snub' Pollard
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1937-01-30

High, Wide, and Handsome

High, Wide, and Handsome
The setting is a small town in 1870s Pennsylvania. Sally Waterson and her father have stopped in town with their traveling medicine show, but when their wagon catches fire, they find themselves stranded. They're taken in by Mrs. Cortlandt and her grandson, Peter, who is trying to set up a pipeline that will supply oil throughout the state. Sally and Peter soon fall in love and marry. Neither their marriage nor Peter's pipe dreams flow too smoothly.
Starring: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Patterson, Raymond Walburn
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1937-07-21

Thunder Trail

Thunder Trail
A wagon train is robbed by a gang of bandits who kill everyone but a pair of young brothers. Years later, the brothers join force to bring the bandits' leader to justice.
Starring: Gilbert Roland, Charles Bickford, Marsha Hunt, J. Carrol Naish, James Craig
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1937-10-21

The Outcasts of Poker Flat

The Outcasts of Poker Flat
The 1937 film version of Bret Harte's story, starring Preston Foster.
Starring: Preston Foster, Van Heflin, Virginia Weidler, Jean Muir, Margaret Irving
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1937-04-16

Guns of the Pecos

Guns of the Pecos
A singing cowboy (Dick Foran) thwarts a thieving judge and courts a woman (Anne Nagel) in Texas.
Starring: Dick Foran, Anne Nagel, Gordon Hart, Joseph Crehan, Eddie Acuff
Directed by: Noel M. Smith
Release date: 1937-01-02

Boss of Lonely Valley

Boss of Lonely Valley
A rancher attempts to find the villain behind a land-stealing operation.
Starring: Buck Jones, Muriel Evans, Richard Holland, Harvey Clark, Walter Miller
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1937-11-14

Prairie Thunder

Prairie Thunder
To increase profits for his shipping company, Lynch has goaded the Indians to attack both the telegraph line and the new railroad. When Lynch sells rifles to the Indians, Rod Farrell captures Lynch and his gang. But Lynch's Indian friends free him and this time Farrell finds himself the prisoner.
Starring: Dick Foran, Janet Shaw, Smoke, Frank Orth, Wilfred Lucas
Directed by: B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1937-09-10

Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts

Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
Tex is after the gang that robbed a train of a gold shipment. He suspects Dorman is the culprit and is hiding their gold at his mine. When Stubby sees Dorman's henchman Stark cash in some gold nuggets, Tex tricks Dorman into moving the gold. He hopes to round them up with the help of the posse and the local Boy Scout Troop.
Starring: Tex Ritter, Marjorie Reynolds, Horace Murphy, 'Snub' Pollard, Tommy Bupp
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1937-11-26

Law of the Ranger

Working undercover, Rangers Bob and Wally arrive to take up ranching. Out to stop them is Bill Nash and his men. When Bob plans to file on a ranch, Nash finds out and heads for the Registrar ahead of him.
Starring: Robert 'Tex' Allen, Elaine Shepard, John Merton, Hal Taliaferro, Lafe McKee
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1937-05-11

Hittin' the Trail

Hittin' the Trail
his was one of the earlier uses of Robert Tansey's favorite plot (only the 3rd time he had trotted it out of the stable, but he got six more films out of it in later years) in which a group of outlaws (wrongly jailed this time) are let out to join up with the good guys against a worse bunch of outlaws. And, not unusual in the B-western genre, most of the production crew wore several hats; director Robert N. Bradbury and supervisor Lindsley Parsons wrote a song for Tommy Bupp, one of the actually good kid actors of the time who proved real quick-like that singing wasn't his strong suit, while Robert Emmett Tansey worked three jobs under three names... Robert Emmett on story and screenplay, Robert Tansey as the production manager and Al Lane as the assistant director. And, for a change, music director Frank Sanucci actually earned a composers' credit as he did write a song... Written by Les Adams
Starring: Tex Ritter, Jerry Bergh, Tommy Bupp, Earl Dwire, Charles King
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1937-04-03

The Mighty Treve

Story of a dog that is fanatically devoted to its master.
Starring: Noah Beery Jr., Barbara Read, Samuel S. Hinds, Hobart Cavanaugh, Alma Kruger
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1937-01-17

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