Best Western Movies of 1942

1.

The Ox-Bow Incident

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn, Jane Darwell, Matt Briggs, Frank Conroy, Marc Lawrence, William Eythe, Paul Hurst ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1942-12-04
2.

The Spoilers

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

When honest ship captain Roy Glennister gets swindled out of his mine claim, he turns to saloon singer Cherry Malotte for assistance in his battle with no-good town kingpin Alexander McNamara.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1942-06-11
3.

Ride 'Em Cowboy

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of them knows anything about cowboys, horses, or anything else.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne, Johnny Mack Brown, Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Joe McMichael, Mary Lou Cook, Ella Fitzgerald ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1942-02-13
Best Western Movies of 1942 : The Old Chisholm Trail
4.

The Old Chisholm Trail

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Dusty Gardner, and other Texas ranchers, are driving a herd of cattle to Abilene, Kansas along the Chisholm Trail. Desperate need of water takes them to the Turner ranch, where Belle Turner demands exorbitant prices for the water. Dusty learns that Belle is also trying to oust Mary Lee and Montana Smith from the trading post Mary operates. The sheriff sides with Belle following a fight between the two women. Belle knows there is artesian springs under the land the trading post occupies and intends to get the property by any means.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Fuzzy Knight, Jennifer Holt, Mady Correll, Earle Hodgins, Roy Barcroft, Edmund Cobb, Budd Buster, Johnny Bond ..
Directed by: Elmer Clifton
Release date: 1942-12-11
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Heart of the Rio Grande
5.

Heart of the Rio Grande

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

As foreman of a dude ranch, Gene has two problems. One is a guest, the spoiled daughter of a millioniare, and the other is the disgruntled ex-foreman that Gene replaced, now just a ranch hand. Gene eventually gets the daughter straightened out but has to fire the ex-foreman and this leads to trouble when he returns intent on revenge.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fay McKenzie, Edith Fellows, Pierre Watkin, Joe Strauch Jr., William Haade, Sarah Padden, Jean Porter, Jimmy Wakely Trio ..
Directed by: William Morgan
Release date: 1942-03-11
Best Western Movies of 1942 : In Old California
6.

In Old California

3.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.

Starring: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish, Patsy Kelly, Edgar Kennedy, Dick Purcell, Harry Shannon, Charles Halton, Emmett Lynn ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1942-05-31
Best Western Movies of 1942 : The Great Man's Lady
7.

The Great Man's Lady

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

In Hoyt City, a statue of founder Ethan Hoyt is dedicated, and 100 year old Hannah Sempler Hoyt (who lives in the last residence among skyscrapers) is at last persuaded to tell her story to a 'girl biographer'. Flashback: in 1848, teenage Hannah meets and flirts with pioneer Ethan; on a sudden impulse, they elope. We follow their struggle to found a city in the wilderness, hampered by the Gold Rush, star-crossed love, peril, and heartbreak. The star "ages" 80 years.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, K.T. Stevens, Thurston Hall, Lloyd Corrigan, Etta McDaniel, William B. Davidson, Lillian Yarbo, Helen Lynd ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1942-04-15
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Perils of the Royal Mounted
8.

Perils of the Royal Mounted

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Sergeant MacLane of the Mounties investigates the disruptive activities of a bunch of troublemakers.

Starring: Robert Kellard, Nell O'Day, Kenneth MacDonald, Herbert Rawlinson, John Elliott, Richard Fiske, Forrest Taylor, George Chesebro, Jack Ingram, I. Stanford Jolley ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1942-05-29
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Call of the Canyon
9.

Call of the Canyon

3.0
6.6/10 IMDB

A radio saleswoman (Ruth Terry) helps a singing cattleman (Gene Autry) trap a shady meat buyer with a bogus broadcast.

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Ruth Terry, Thurston Hall, Joe Strauch Jr., Cliff Nazarro, Dorothea Kent, Edmund MacDonald, Marc Lawrence, John Harmon ..
Directed by: Joseph Santley
Release date: 1942-08-17
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Texas Trouble Shooters
10.

Texas Trouble Shooters

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

The Range Busters are together again to try and stop a swindle.

Starring: Ray Corrigan, John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Elmer, Julie Duncan, Glenn Strange, Riley Hill, Eddie Phillips, Frank Ellis, Ted Mapes ..
Directed by: S. Roy Luby
Release date: 1942-06-12
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Jackass Mail
11.

Jackass Mail

2.9
6.1/10 IMDB

An unknowing orphan idolizes the horse thief/mail robber who has shot his father.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish, Darryl Hickman, William Haade, Dick Curtis, Hobart Cavanaugh, Joe Yule, King Baggot, Bobby Barker ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1942-07-01
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Ghost Town Law
12.

Ghost Town Law

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

When two of their Marshal friends are killed, the Rough Riders are sent to investigate. They have to find the killers in a ghost town where the houses and an old mine are interconnected by secret passages and tunnels.

Starring: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Virginia Carpenter, Murdock MacQuarrie, Charles King, Tom London, Howard Masters, Ben Corbett ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1942-03-27
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Romance on the Range
13.

Romance on the Range

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Romance on the Range is a 1942 American film. Fur theives are looting the traps on the ranch where Roy is foreman and they have murdered one of Roy's friends.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne, Linda Hayes, Edward Pawley, Harry Woods, Hal Taliaferro, Glenn Strange, Roy Barcroft, Richard Alexander ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1942-05-18
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Cactus Makes Perfect
14.

Cactus Makes Perfect

2.7
7.3/10 IMDB

The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to find the treasure. After some mishaps with Curly's gold finding invention, they locate the mine and strike it rich. When two crooked miners try to take their gold they hole up in an abandoned hotel and, although they get bombarded by dynamite, triumph over the crooks.

Starring: Curly Howard, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Ernie Adams, Monte Collins, Vernon Dent, Eddie Laughton ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1942-04-23
Best Western Movies of 1942 : El Gaucho Goofy
15.

El Gaucho Goofy

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

American cowboy Goofy gets taken mysteriously to the Argentine pampas to learn the ways of the native gaucho.

Starring: George Johnson, Fred Shields, Pinto Colvig ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1942-08-24
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Undercover Man
16.

Undercover Man

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A bandit who robs both Americans and Mexicans is causing each side of the border to blame the other. Hoppy has to settle matters.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Antonio Moreno, Nora Lane, Chris-Pin Martin, Esther Estrella, John Vosper, Eva Puig, Alan Baldwin ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1942-10-23
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Apache Trail
17.

Apache Trail

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

The brother of a notorious outlaw is put in a charge of a stagecoach line way station in dangerous Apache territory. A stagecoach arrives at the station with a valuable box of cargo, and the outlaw brother soon shows up, though denying that he's planning to take the cargo box. Soon, however, rampaging Apaches attack the station, and the station manager, his brother and a disparate group of passengers and employees must fight them off.

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Donna Reed, William Lundigan, Ann Ayars, Connie Gilchrist, Chill Wills, Miles Mander, Gloria Holden, Ray Teal, Grant Withers ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe, Richard Rosson
Release date: 1942-09-01
Best Western Movies of 1942 : The Omaha Trail
18.

The Omaha Trail

2.7
5.4/10 IMDB

The coming of the railroad to the West triggers an Indian war.

Starring: James Craig, Pamela Blake, Dean Jagger, Edward Ellis, Chill Wills, Donald Meek, Howard Da Silva, Harry Morgan, Morris Ankrum, Joe Yule ..
Directed by: Edward Buzzell, Edward L. Cahn
Release date: 1942-09-01
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Red River Robin Hood
19.

Red River Robin Hood

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

An honest cowpoke (Tim Holt) comes to the rescue when the ranchers of Red River, AZ have their property seized by a greedy businessman (Eddie Dew). This 1942 B-western, directed by Lesley Selander, also stars Barbara Moffett, Cliff Edwards, Otto Hoffman and Russell Wade.

Starring: Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Barbara Moffett, Eddie Dew, Otto Hoffman, Russell Wade, Tom London, Earle Hodgins, Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart, Reed Howes ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1942-11-01
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Sunset Serenade
20.

Sunset Serenade

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Bad guys plot to trick a newly arrived Eastern girl out of a ranch which belongs to her infant ward. Roy, of course, saves the ranch for the girl. Songs include "I'm Headin's for the Home Corral," "He's a No Good Son of a Gun," "Sandman Lullaby," "Song of the San Joaquin," and "I'm a Cowboy Rockefeller."

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bob Nolan, Helen Parrish, Onslow Stevens, Joan Woodbury, Frank M. Thomas, Roy Barcroft, Jack Kirk, Pat Brady ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1942-09-14
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Come on Danger
21.

Come on Danger

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

When a woman turns outlaw, she is suspected of murder.

Starring: Tim Holt, Frances E. Neal, Ray Whitley, Lee 'Lasses' White, Karl Hackett, Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart, Glenn Strange, Evelyn Dockson, Davison Clark, John Elliott ..
Directed by: Edward Killy
Release date: 1942-06-05
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Sunset on the Desert
22.

Sunset on the Desert

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Judge Kirby is being blackmailed and forced to let outlaws go free. He was once the partner of Roy's father and when Roy reads in the paper that he is in trouble he heads out to help him. Arriving, Roy quickly realizes he has been mistaken for one of the outlaws and is not wanted in town. However he stays, and now posing as that outlaw, hopes to learn who is causing all the problems.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lynne Carver, Frank M. Thomas, Beryl Wallace, Glenn Strange, Douglas Fowley, Fred Burns, Roy Barcroft, Henry Wills ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1942-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Boot Hill Bandits
23.

Boot Hill Bandits

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Bolton's men blow up the wagon carrying the mine payroll and Marshal Crash Corrigan is supposedly killed in the explosion. A man finds his badge and gives it to Bolton. Thinking Crash dead, Bolton gives the badge away and it ends up with the Sheriff. Crash is OK and the Range Busters know Bolton is the head of the gang but that he gets his orders from someone else and that is the man they want.

Starring: Ray Corrigan, John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Elmer, Jean Brooks, John Merton, Glenn Strange, I. Stanford Jolley, Steve Clark, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: S. Roy Luby
Release date: 1942-04-24
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Stagecoach Express
24.

Stagecoach Express

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Ellen has the contract for the South West Stage Line through the panhandle. Her father had the run for years and Haney, who runs the office, worked for him. But Ellen does not know that Haney is in league with Elkins and they want the stage line so they can rob the gold shipments. All they need do is stop the stage and end her contract, but that is not easy with Dave driving for Ellen.

Starring: Don Barry, Lynn Merrick, Emmett Lynn, Al St. John, Robert Kent, Guy Kingsford, Ethan Laidlaw, Tommy Coats, Eddie Dean, Eddie Phillips ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1942-03-06
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Ten Gentlemen from West Point
25.

Ten Gentlemen from West Point

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

This historical drama tells the story of the first class to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In the early 19th Century, Congress appropriated the money to build the school, but opponents who believed it to be an illegitimate expansion of the powers of the federal government decided to sabotage the school. They put the hard-as-nails Major Sam Carter in charge of the academy, and he ruthlessly put the recruits through grueling training -- until only ten prospective soldiers remained. They include Dawson, a patriotic farm boy and Howard Shelton, a selfish playboy who has come to West Point only because of its prestige. The two vie for Carolyn Bainbridge, while they, along with the other eight, try convince Carter that the school is worth keeping.

Starring: George Montgomery, Maureen O'Hara, John Sutton, Laird Cregar, Shepperd Strudwick, Victor Francen, Harry Davenport, Ward Bond, Douglass Dumbrille, Ralph Byrd ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1942-06-26
Best Western Movies of 1942 : The Rangers Take Over
26.

The Rangers Take Over

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Jim Steele spots Pete Dawson taking horses over the Mexico-Texas border, but Dawson has an alibi. A new group of recruits arrives at the Ranger station, among them Tex Wyatt, the son of Ranger Captain John Wyatt, whom he hasn't seen for many years. Captain Wyatt tells Tex that he is in the Rangers strictly on his own merit and there will be no favors played. He assigns Tex to pick up Dawson's trail, but orders that no arrest be made without proof.

Starring: Dave O'Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson, Iris Meredith, Forrest Taylor, I. Stanford Jolley, Charles King, Carl Mathews, Harry Harvey, Lynton Brent ..
Directed by: Albert Herman
Release date: 1942-12-25
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Dawn on the Great Divide
27.

Dawn on the Great Divide

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.

Starring: Buck Jones, Mona Barrie, Raymond Hatton, Robert Lowery, Rex Bell, Maude Eburne, Christine McIntyre, Betty Blythe, Robert Frazer, Harry Woods ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1942-12-18
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Sheriff Of Sage Valley
28.

Sheriff Of Sage Valley

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Billy and his pals, on the run from the law again, travel to Sage Valley where Billy is made Sheriff. The local outlaw gang is run by Kansas Ed who closely resembles Billy. Ed captures Billy and changing clothes with him, now plans to run the town as Sheriff.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Dave O'Brien, Maxine Leslie, Charles King, John Merton, Kermit Maynard, Hal Price, Jimmy Aubrey, Lynton Brent ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1942-09-02
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
29.

Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Uneven version of Wyatt Earp vs. the Clanton Gang with a little romance thrown in haphazardly.

Starring: Richard Dix, Kent Taylor, Edgar Buchanan, Frances Gifford, Rex Bell, Harvey Stephens, Victor Jory, Don Castle, Clem Bevans, Hal Taliaferro ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1942-06-13
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns
30.

Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Knowing the Army is arriving to establish a post. Doc Hagan and his gang and the crooked Sheriff are trying to drive the ranchers off the land. When the gang wound a rancher, the Doc finishes him off with his needle. Running from the law again, Billy and his pals arrive and take up the ranchers fight. But when Billy's pal Jeff is wounded, Fuzzy unknowningly takes him to Doc Hagan.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Dave O'Brien, John Merton, Milton Kibbee, Ted Adams, Karl Hackett, Frank Ellis, Slim Whitaker, Budd Buster ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1942-05-01
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Silver Queen
31.

Silver Queen

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

A beautiful heiress is an excellent poker player. Her comfortable life changes when her father and his fortune die during market crash of the 1800's.

Starring: George Brent, Priscilla Lane, Bruce Cabot, Lynne Overman, Eugene Pallette, Janet Beecher, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Frederick Burton, Spencer Charters, Eleanor Stewart ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1942-11-14
32.

Valley of the Sun

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

An Arizona frontiersman steals an Indian agent's girlfriend, followed by trouble.

Starring: Lucille Ball, James Craig, Cedric Hardwicke, Dean Jagger, Peter Whitney, Billy Gilbert, Tom Tyler, Antonio Moreno, George Cleveland, Hank Bell ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1942-02-06
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Stagecoach Buckaroo
33.

Stagecoach Buckaroo

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Saved from a lynching party by a pair of young women, an itinerant cowpuncher signs on as a stagecoach guard to protect a shipment of gold.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day, Anne Nagel, Herbert Rawlinson, Glenn Strange, Henry Hall, Ernie Adams, Lloyd Ingraham, Frank Brownlee ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1942-02-13
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Saps in Chaps
34.

Saps in Chaps

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Sagebrush site gags depicting wild west wackiness.

Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1942-04-10
Best Western Movies of 1942 : The Mysterious Rider
35.

The Mysterious Rider

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

Billy the Kid and his pal Fuzzy escape from the Marshal and find themselves in the ghost town of Laramy. The city was abandoned because of Sykes and his gang, who are in search of a gold mine.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Caroline Burke, John Merton, Edwin Brian, Jack Ingram, Slim Whitaker, Kermit Maynard, Jimmy Aubrey, Art Dillard ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1942-11-20
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Wild Bill Hickok Rides
36.

Wild Bill Hickok Rides

2.3
6.0/10 IMDB

The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Bruce Cabot, Warren William, Betty Brewer, Walter Catlett, Ward Bond, Howard Da Silva, Frank Wilcox, Faye Emerson, Lucia Carroll ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1942-01-31
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Billy the Kid Trapped
37.

Billy the Kid Trapped

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

Stanton breaks Billy and his two friends Fuzzy and Jeff out of jail. He wants them free so three of his men can impersonate them for the robberies and murders he has planned.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart, Anne Jeffreys, Glenn Strange, Walter McGrail, Ted Adams, Jack Ingram, Milton Kibbee, Eddie Phillips ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1942-02-27
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Western Mail
38.

Western Mail

2.3
5.4/10 IMDB

Working undercover, Allen and sidekick Mendoza are out to stop the mail train robberies. Rivers and his gang are the culprits and by joining up with them, they hope to get the evidence they need.

Starring: Tom Keene, Frank Yaconelli, LeRoy Mason, Jean Trent, Fred Kohler Jr., Glenn Strange, Gene Alsace, James Sheridan, Karl Hackett, Prince ..
Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey
Release date: 1942-02-13
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Arizona Round-Up
39.

Arizona Round-Up

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Tom Kenyon and his sidekick Pierre La Farge are hired by rancher Mike O'Day who, with his daughters Toni and Sugar, provides wild horses for the government remount station.

Starring: Tom Keene, Frank Yaconelli, Sugar Dawn, Jack Ingram, Hope Blackwood, Steve Clark, I. Stanford Jolley, Tom Seidel, Nick Moro, Hal Price ..
Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey
Release date: 1942-06-03
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Bandit Ranger
40.

Bandit Ranger

2.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Rancher Clay Travers finds and brings in the body of ranger Frank Mattison, murdered on the road to Trail City, where he had been sent to deal with an outbreak of cattle rustling. Businessman Art Kenyon, who has hired gunman Ed Martin to impersonate Mattison to further his rustling schemes, quickly changes Martin's story and has Travers framed for the ranger's murder. Managing to escape, Travers must come up with proof to clear his name and bring the true killers to justice.

Starring: Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Joan Barclay, Kenneth Harlan, LeRoy Mason, Glenn Strange, Jack Rockwell, Frank Ellis, Bob Kortman, Bud Geary ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1942-09-28
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Thundering Hoofs
41.

Thundering Hoofs

2.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Bill Underwood falls out with his father and chooses the life of a cowhand rather than take charge of his father's stage line.

Starring: Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Lee 'Lasses' White, Luana Walters, Archie Twitchell, Gordon De Main, Charles R. Phipps, Monte Montague, Joseph E. Bernard, Frank Fanning ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1942-07-24
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Sin Town
42.

Sin Town

2.0
6.2/10 IMDB

Two con artists arrive in a western boom town that they think is ripe for the pickings, only to get swindled themselves.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Broderick Crawford, Patric Knowles, Anne Gwynne, Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Ward Bond, Rondo Hatton, Arthur Aylesworth, Ralf Harolde ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1942-09-25
Best Western Movies of 1942 : The Lone Rider and the Bandit
43.

The Lone Rider and the Bandit

2.0
5.0/10 IMDB

A singing cowboy and his sidekick rescue miners from a bad deal.

Starring: George Houston, Al St. John, Dennis Moore, Vickie Lester, Glenn Strange, Jack Ingram, Milton Kibbee, Carl Sepulveda, Eddie Dean, Slim Whitaker ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1942-01-16
Best Western Movies of 1942 : American Empire
44.

American Empire

2.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Richard Dix as Dan Taylor and Preston S. Foster as Paxton Bryce are two longtime friends seeking their fortune in Texas after the war. The two men decide, not without problems, to establish a cattle empire. Paxton becoming too ambitious, distances himself from Dan and Abby, Paxton's wife. It will only be after a personal tragedy that he will come back to his senses.

Starring: Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, Frances Gifford, Robert Barrat, Jack La Rue, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Cliff Edwards, Merrill Rodin, Chris-Pin Martin ..
Directed by: William C. McGann
Release date: 1942-12-11
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Arizona Stage Coach
45.

Arizona Stage Coach

2.0
4.8/10 IMDB

In the midst of some friendly horseplay on their "Flying R" ranch, the Range Busters, Crash Corrigan, Dusty King and Alibi Terhune, are sobered by the arrival of a buckboard bearing their old friend Larry Meadows and his niece Dorrie Willard. Meadows seeks their aid against a gang of outlaws terrorizing his town. Ernie Willard, Dorrie's brother, has been taken in by Tex Laughlin who is using the Willard ranch as an undercover for his real occupation as a member of a gang of outlaws led by Tim Douglas, a supposed friend of the Willards.

Starring: Ray Corrigan, John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Nell O'Day, Charles King, Riley Hill, Kermit Maynard, Carl Mathews, Slim Whitaker, Slim Harkey ..
Directed by: S. Roy Luby
Release date: 1942-09-04
Best Western Movies of 1942 : The Silver Bullet
46.

The Silver Bullet

1.9
5.8/10 IMDB

A cowboy heads for the town where his father was murdered to find out who was responsible.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, William Farnum, Jennifer Holt, LeRoy Mason, Rex Lease, Grace Lenard, Claire Whitney, Slim Whitaker, Michael Vallon ..
Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis
Release date: 1942-08-05
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Shadows on the Sage
47.

Shadows on the Sage

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Shadows on the Sage is a 1942 American Western "Three Mesquiteers" B-movie directed by Lester Orlebeck. The Three Mesquiteers, Tucson, Stony, and Lullaby arrive to help Sheriff Lippy fight the outlaws. But when the gang leader Curly Joe captures Tucson and notices the resemblance, he assumes Tucson's identity.

Starring: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd, Cheryl Walker, Harry Holman, Bryant Washburn, Griff Barnett, Freddie Mercer, Tom London, Yakima Canutt ..
Directed by: Lester Orlebeck
Release date: 1942-08-24
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Code of the Outlaw
48.

Code of the Outlaw

1.7
6.6/10 IMDB

After a payroll robbery the Mesquiteers catch up with the gang. But the members escape, the gang leader is killed, and they end up with only the leaders young son who is quickly sent to a work farm. They adopt the boy hoping to learn where the money is. Just as their kindness is about to pay off a gang member takes the boy away forcing him to retrieve the money. - Written by Maurice VanAuken

Starring: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis, Weldon Heyburn, Benny Bartlett, Linda Leighton, Donald Curtis, John Ince, Kenne Duncan, Phil Dunham ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1942-01-30
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Texas Justice
49.

Texas Justice

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Tom Cameron and Fuzzy Q. Jones come to the aid of their old friend Smoky, who is having trouble with power hungry cattle rancher Huxley.

Starring: George Houston, Al St. John, Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Claire Rochelle, Arch Hall Sr., Slim Whitaker, Edward Peil Sr., Karl Hackett, Julian Rivero ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1942-06-05
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Jesse James, Jr.
50.

Jesse James, Jr.

1.7
5.2/10 IMDB

Though Don "Red" Barry is the star of Jesse James, Jr., he plays a character named Johnny Barrett. The scene is a small western town, lacking telegraph service. Every time the locals try to set up communications with the Outside World, they are thwarted by an outlaw gang.

Starring: Don Barry, Lynn Merrick, Al St. John, Douglas Walton, Karl Hackett, Lee Shumway, Stanley Blystone, Jack Kirk, George Chesebro, Kermit Maynard ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1942-03-25

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