Best Western Movies of 1942


The Spoilers

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

Ride 'Em Cowboy

6.7/10 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 : Heart of the Rio Grande

Heart of the Rio Grande

6.6/10 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

In Old California

6.4/10 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

The Great Man's Lady

6.7/10 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 : Call of the Canyon

Call of the Canyon

6.8/10 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 : Jackass Mail

Jackass Mail

6.3/10 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 : Cactus Makes Perfect

Cactus Makes Perfect

7.6/10 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 ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1942-04-23
Best Western Movies of 1942 : Bandit Ranger

Bandit Ranger

6.3/10 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 : El Gaucho Goofy

El Gaucho Goofy

6.4/10 IMDB

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

Starring: George Johnson, Fred Shields ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1942-08-24

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