Best Western Movies of 1939

1.

Stagecoach

5.7
7.9/10

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo, and learn something about each other in the process.

Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1939-03-02
2.

Destry Rides Again

3.9
7.7/10

When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1939-11-30
3.

Dodge City

3.7
7.1/10

Michael Curtiz's epic Western stars Errol Flynn as Wade Hatton, a wagon master turned sheriff who tames a cow town at the end of a railroad line.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot, Frank McHugh
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1939-03-31
4.

Drums Along the Mohawk

3.6
7.1/10

Set in America's Colonial period, John Ford's adventure tale follows Gilbert (Henry Fonda) and Lana Martin (Claudette Colbert) as they try to survive the rugged frontier. After their settlement is repeatedly attacked by Indians, the couple is taken in by a spinster (Edna May Oliver). Lana bears a son, while Gilbert heads off to fight the Indians and the British. He returns, wounded, to find his family once again under attack by the Indians.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins, John Carradine
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1939-11-03
5.

Union Pacific

3.6
7.1/10
Union Pacific
One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit from obstructing it. Chief troubleshooter Jeff Butler has his hands full fighting Barrows' agent, gambler Sid Campeau; Campeau's partner Dick Allen is Jeff's war buddy and rival suitor for engineer's daughter Molly Monahan. Who will survive the effort to push the railroad through at any cost?
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1939-05-05
6.

Jesse James

3.5
7.0/10

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott, Henry Hull
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1939-01-14
7.

Wyoming Outlaw

2.8
6.3/10
Wyoming Outlaw
Will Parker has been destroyed by a local politician and now must steal to feed his family. He steals a steer from the Three Mesquiteers.
Starring: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, Don Barry, Pamela Blake
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1939-06-27
8.

Frontier Marshal

2.7
6.7/10

Wyatt Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly, Cesar Romero, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1939-07-28
9.

Zorro's Fighting Legion

2.7
7.1/10
Zorro's Fighting Legion
The mysterious Don Del Oro ("Lord of Gold"), an idol of the Yaqui Indians, plans to take over the gold and become Emperor. Francisco was put in charge of a legion to combat the Yaqui tribe and protect the land, but when attacked Zorro came to his rescue. Francisco's partner recognized Zorro as the hidalgo Don Diego Vega, then ask him to take over the fighting legion as his alter-ego Zorro.
Starring: Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, Leander De Cordova, Edmund Cobb, John Merton
Directed by: William Witney, John English
Release date: 1939-12-16
10.

The Return of the Cisco Kid

2.7
6.5/10
The Return of the Cisco Kid
In Arizona a young woman who's being manipulated by an evil businessman is helped by the Cisco Kid who happens to be there on holiday.
Starring: Warner Baxter, Lynn Bari, Cesar Romero, Henry Hull, Kane Richmond
Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds
Release date: 1939-04-28
11.

Susannah of the Mounties

2.6
6.6/10
Susannah of the Mounties
This classic family drama stars Shirley Temple as young orphan Susannah Sheldon, the sole survivor of a brutal Indian attack who's befriended by Canadian Mountie Angus Montague (Randolph Scott) and his girlfriend, Vicky (Margaret Lockwood). The couple takes Susannah under their wing and soon learn that having a precocious child around can come in handy; when the Indians return, the girl uses her charm to broker peace.Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in...
Starring: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lockwood, J. Farrell MacDonald, Martin Good Rider
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1939-06-13
12.

The Cisco Kid and the Lady

2.3
6.2/10
The Cisco Kid and the Lady
An orphan whose father has been killed by bandits inherits a mine. Cisco saves the mine and the child and also finds the child's real mother.
Starring: Cesar Romero, Marjorie Weaver, Chris-Pin Martin, George Montgomery, Robert Barrat
Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds
Release date: 1939-12-29
13.

Sundown on the Prairie

1.4
6.2/10
Sundown on the Prairie
Tex and Ananias are sent by the government to capture some Santa Fe rustlers. Tex recognizes Hendricks as an outlaw, captures him and learns that Hendricks intends to meet a rustler named Dorgan. Tex goes instead and finds out that Dorgan plans to move rustled cattle through the ranch owned by Graham and his daughter Ruth. Dorgan has Graham Pass set to be dynamited to stop any pursuit.
Starring: Tex Ritter, Horace Murphy, Dorothy Fay, Karl Hackett, Charles King
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1939-02-08
14.

The Arizona Wildcat

1.4
6.1/10
The Arizona Wildcat
In 1870 Arizona Jane helps her foster-father ex-bandit (Carrillo) who has been accused of gold robbery.
Starring: Jane Withers, Leo Carrillo, Pauline Moore, William Henry, Henry Wilcoxon
Directed by: Herbert I. Leeds
Release date: 1939-02-11
15.

The Fighting Gringo

1.4
6.0/10
The Fighting Gringo
A gunfighter and his partners clear a Spanish rancher charged with murder.
Starring: George O'Brien, Lupita Tovar, Lucio Villegas, William Royle, Glenn Strange
Directed by: David Howard
Release date: 1939-08-08
16.

Geronimo

1.4
6.0/10
Geronimo
The army's effort to capture Apache chief Geronimo, who is leading a band of warriors on a rampage of raiding and murder, is hampered by a feud between two officers--who are father and son.
Starring: Preston Foster, Ellen Drew, William Henry, Andy Devine, Ralph Morgan
Directed by: Paul Sloane
Release date: 1939-11-26
17.

Six-Gun Rhythm

1.3
5.7/10
Six-Gun Rhythm
Western - When football player Tex fletcher arives home he finds his father missing. Jim Davis has killed the father and learning of Tex's identity - Tex Fletcher, Joan Barclay, Ralph Peters
Starring: Tex Fletcher, Joan Barclay, Ralph Peters, Reed Howes, Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1939-02-17
18.

Allegheny Uprising

0.0
6.3/10
Allegheny Uprising
Allegheny Uprising is a 1939 film produced by RKO Pictures, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne as pioneers of early American expansion in south central Pennsylvania. Clad in buckskin and a coonskin cap (as he would be a decade later in The Fighting Kentuckian), Wayne plays real-life James Smith, an American coping with British rule in colonial America. The film is loosely based on a historical event known as the Black Boys Rebellion during the 1760s.
Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy, Wilfrid Lawson
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1939-11-10

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