Best Western Movies of 1938


Gold Is Where You Find It

6.2/10 IMDB

Colonel Ferris, a wealthy farmer in northern California, is strongly opposed to hydraulic mining, a new method developed during the gold rush of the 1870's, which is flooding the area's prosperous farmlands. Despite Ferris' political stance, Jared Whitney, a mining engineer from the East, becomes friends with the colonel's son Lance and falls in love with his daughter Serena. Family tensions deepen when the colonel's brother Ralph gives up farming to go to San Francisco to work for his wife Rosanna's father, Harrison McCooey, a leader in the mining venture. When Lance follows Ralph, the colonel, focusing his anger on Jared, forbids him to see Serena.

Starring: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel, Marcia Ralston, Barton MacLane, Tim Holt, Sidney Toler, Henry O'Neill ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1938-02-12
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Of Human Hearts

Of Human Hearts

6.9/10 IMDB

This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm. It is a rich story about striving for excellence, the tension of father-son rebellion, and the love of a mother that can never die.

Starring: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Gene Reynolds, Guy Kibbee, Charles Coburn, John Carradine, Ann Rutherford, Leatrice Joy Gilbert, Charley Grapewin ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1938-02-11
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Billy The Kid Returns

Billy The Kid Returns

6.0/10 IMDB

After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ranchers. As Billy's death is unknown, Roy gets Garrett to let him pose as Billy to continue the fight, but without the killing.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Lynne Roberts, Morgan Wallace, Wade Boteler, Fred Kohler, Edwin Stanley, Horace Murphy, Joseph Crehan, Robert Emmett Keane ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1938-09-04
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Under Western Stars

Under Western Stars

6.1/10 IMDB

In his starring debut Roy gets elected to congress in order to bring water to the ranchers in his district. In Washington he learns he needs the backing of a key congressman and gets that man to go west for an inspection trip. When the Congressman is initally unimpressed, Roy gets the inspection party stranded without water to show the true conditions.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Maple City Four, Guy Usher, Tom Chatterton, Kenneth Harlan, Stephen Chase, Brandon Beach, Earl Dwire ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1938-04-20
Best Western Movies of 1938 : The Renegade Ranger

The Renegade Ranger

5.9/10 IMDB

Two Texas Rangers have their worlds rocked by a wrongfully accused female bandit.

Starring: George O'Brien, Rita Hayworth, Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Lucio Villegas, William Royle, Cecilia Callejo, Neal Hart, Monte Montague, Bob Kortman ..
Directed by: David Howard
Release date: 1938-09-16
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Overland Stage Raiders

Overland Stage Raiders

6.1/10 IMDB

After gold shipments from a mining town have been hijacked, the three Mesquiteers buy a plane to fly the gold out. The owner of the shipping line brings in Eastern gangsters to thwart them.

Starring: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Louise Brooks, Anthony Marsh, John Archer ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1938-09-20
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Red River Range

Red River Range

6.0/10 IMDB

The Cattlemen's Association has called in the Mesquiteers to find cattle rustlers. They get Tex Riley to pose as Stony so Stony can arrive posing as a wanted outlaw. This gets Stony into the gang of rustlers and he alerts Tucson and Lullaby as to the next raid. But Hartley is on hand and unknown to anyone is the rustler's boss and he joins the posse with a plan that will do away with the Mesquiteers.

Starring: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Polly Moran, Lorna Gray, Kirby Grant, Sammy McKim, William Royle, Perry Ivins, Stanley Blystone ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1938-12-22
Best Western Movies of 1938 : The Texans

The Texans

6.3/10 IMDB

After the Civil War, an ex-Confederate soldier faces new battles, including the elements and a carpetbagger intent on destroying him.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Joan Bennett, May Robson, Walter Brennan, Robert Cummings, Raymond Hatton, Robert Barrat, Harvey Stephens, Francis Ford, Bill Roberts ..
Directed by: James P. Hogan
Release date: 1938-08-12
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Heart of the North

Heart of the North

5.5/10 IMDB

A two-fisted Canadian Mountie leads lawmen in pursuit of the thieves who stole an Edmonton-bound freighter's cargo.

Starring: Dick Foran, Gloria Dickson, Gale Page, Allen Jenkins, Patric Knowles, Janet Chapman, James Stephenson, Anthony Averill, Joe Sawyer, Joe King ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1938-12-10
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Riders of the Black Hills

Riders of the Black Hills

7.1/10 IMDB

Riders of the Black Hills is a 1938 American Western directed by George Sherman. The intrepid cowboys known as the Three Mesquiteers; Stony (Robert Livingston), Tucson (Ray Corrigan) and Lullaby (Max Terhune) are on the case when rancher Peg Garth's (Maude Eburne) prize racehorse is abducted by bookie Rod Stevens (Tom London) and a secret cohort to prevent it from winning an important race.

Starring: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Ann Evers, Roscoe Ates, Maude Eburne, Frank Melton, Johnny Lang Fitzgerald, Jack Ingram, John P. Wade ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1938-06-15

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