Best Western Movies of 1938

1.

Of Human Hearts

3.4
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
2.

Gold Is Where You Find It

2.9
6.1/10 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 : Cassidy of Bar 20
3.

Cassidy of Bar 20

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Hopalong Cassidy, boss of the Bar 20 ranch in Texas, rides down the Camino Real in the New Mexico cattle country near Alamogordo, in response to an urgent message from his lifelong sweetheart, Nora Blake, who is in serious trouble. Before he and his saddlemates, "Lucky" Jenkins and "Pappy", can reach her ranch, they are stopped by Clay Allison, a cattle-rustler who is in almost complete control of the district, and wants to extend his holdings by seizing Nora's cattle and driving her out. Seeing Cassidy as a menace to his plans, he has him arrested on a trumped-up charge. Cassidy and his pals shoot their way out of the trouble and reach Nora;s ranch where they learn that Allison's henchmen have murdered her foreman, Tom Dillon, and Allison has sent for a crew of outlaws on the Texas border.

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Frank Darien, Nora Lane, Robert Fiske, John Elliott, Margaret Marquis, Gertrude Hoffmann, Carleton Young, Gordon Hart ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1938-02-25
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Painted Desert
4.

Painted Desert

2.9
5.9/10 IMDB

A cowboy and a bandit face off over possession of a valuable mine.

Starring: George O’Brien, Laraine Day, Ray Whitley, Stanley Fields, Maude Allen, Fred Kohler, Lloyd Ingraham, Harry Cording, Max Wagner, Lee Shumway ..
Directed by: David Howard
Release date: 1938-08-12
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Six Shootin' Sheriff
5.

Six Shootin' Sheriff

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Cowboy star Ken Maynard is Jim "Trigger" Morton, in town undercover while pursuing the man who framed him for robbery. But a well-placed shot tames a band of scofflaws and gains Morton the sheriff's badge. Now, he's riding on both sides of the law. The line is further blurred when old buddy Chuck (Walter Long) offers evidence of Morton's innocence in exchange for a blind eye to Chuck's impending postal heist in this classic Western.

Starring: Ken Maynard, Marjorie Reynolds, Lafe McKee, Walter Long, Bob Terry, Ben Corbett, Roger Williams, Harry Harvey, Tom London, Richard Alexander ..
Directed by: Harry L. Fraser
Release date: 1938-05-20
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Pals of the Saddle
6.

Pals of the Saddle

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

The first of eight "Three Mesquiteers" Westerns to star John Wayne.

Starring: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Doreen McKay, Joseph Forte, George Douglas, Frank Milan, Ted Adams, Harry Depp, Dave Weber ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1938-08-28
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Under Western Stars
7.

Under Western Stars

2.6
6.0/10 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 initially 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 : Thunder in the Desert
8.

Thunder in the Desert

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Bob arrives looking for the killer of his uncle. When the Sheriff chases him and his partner Rusty, Reno thinks they are the men he is looking for and takes them into his gang. There Bob finds his uncle's gun and knows he has found the right gang. However he realizes the gang has an unknown leader and he sets out to find him.

Starring: Bob Steele, Louise Stanley, Don Barclay, Ed Brady, Charles King, Horace Murphy, Lew Meehan, Ernie Adams, Richard Cramer, Budd Buster ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1938-03-08
Best Western Movies of 1938 : The Frontiersmen
9.

The Frontiersmen

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

The local school is causing Hoppy problems. First Bar 20 cattle are stolen when Hoppy investigates a problem there. Then the new teacher arrives and disrupts the routine of the Bar 20 hands. Later with the Bar 20 hands at graduation, the rustlers are poised to strike again. But there is dissension among them and this will lead to the break that Hoppy needs.

Starring: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Evelyn Venable, Charles Anthony Hughes, William Duncan, Clara Kimball Young, Emily Fitzroy, Dickie Jones, John Beach ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1938-12-16
Best Western Movies of 1938 : Man from Music Mountain
10.

Man from Music Mountain

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Scanlon is pulling off a land swindle by selling lots in a ghost town claiming the power company is bringing in a line. As a bonus he throws in shares in a worthless gold mine. Gene is on to Scanlon and tries to get him to buy back the deeds by salting the mine with gold. But when a new vein is really discovered Gene has to stop the sales but is trapped in the mine by Scanlon's men.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Sally Payne, Ivan Miller, Ed Cassidy, Lew Kelly, Howard Chase, Al Terry, Frankie Marvin ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1938-08-15

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