Best Western Movies of 1943


The Ox-Bow Incident

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: 1943-03-11
Best Western Movies of 1943 : Riders of the Northwest Mounted

Riders of the Northwest Mounted

5.7/10 IMDB

Fur thieves, who murder trappers when they refuse to give up their pelts at a low price, occupy the attention of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. The leader of the gang is Victor Renaud (Dick Curtis), also the mayor of the small Canadian town where the gang is headquartered. Lucky Kerrigan is broken from the mounted service for apparent disobedience to orders, which results in the death of a fellow Mountie. Lucky, working undercover, aids the Mounties in rounding up the gang and gains back his uniform, and also the love of Gabrielle Renaud (Adele Mara), Renaud's sister who was unaware of his criminal activities.

Starring: Russell Hayden, Dub Taylor, Bob Wills, Richard Bailey, Dick Curtis, Jack Ingram, Adele Mara, Vernon Steele, Wen Wright, The Texas Playboys ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1943-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1943 : The Desperadoes

The Desperadoes

6.5/10 IMDB

Popular mailcoach driver Uncle Willie is in fact in league with the town's crooked banker. They plan to have the bank robbed after emptying it, and when Willie's choice for this doesn't show in time, he gets some local boys to do it. When his man does turn up he decides to stick around, as he is pals with the sheriff and also takes a shine to Willie's daughter Allison. This gives the bad men several new problems.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, Edgar Buchanan, Guinn Williams, Raymond Walburn, Porter Hall, Irving Bacon, Francis Ford ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1943-05-25
Best Western Movies of 1943 : Leather Burners

Leather Burners

6.8/10 IMDB

As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. Realizing his telegram about Slack was intercepted, he locks up the operator Lafe knowing he can escape. Tailing Lafe he finds a secret entrance to a mine and inside finds the missing cattle. But Slack's men also find him just as the cattle are stampeded through the mine shaft.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Victor Jory, George Givot, Ellanora Needles, Bobby Larson, George Reeves, Robert Mitchum, Hal Taliaferro ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1943-05-28
Best Western Movies of 1943 : The Woman of the Town

The Woman of the Town

6.1/10 IMDB

Originally, producer Harry Sherman's Woman of the Town was slated for Paramount release, but that studio was overloaded with product, so the film was deferred to United Artists. Nonetheless, the finished product has the "look" of a Paramount, right down to the presence of character actor Albert Dekker in a leading role. Dekker plays Bat Masterson, who after failing to secure a job as a newspaper reporter becomes marshal of Dodge City. Preferring socializing to peacekeeping, Masterson falls in love with Dora Hand (Claire Trevor), the obligatory golden-hearted chorus girl whose concern for the welfare of her fellow citizens at time reaches Madonna-like dimensions. When Dora is shot down cattle baron King Kennedy (Barry Sullivan), Masterson begins taking his job seriously. After taking care of Kennedy, Masterson determines to enshrine the memory of Dora, whose efforts to clean up Dodge City were largely ignored by the "decent" townsfolk.

Starring: Claire Trevor, Albert Dekker, Barry Sullivan, Henry Hull, Marion Martin, Percy Kilbride, Porter Hall, Beryl Wallace, Arthur Hohl, Clem Bevans ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1943-12-31
Best Western Movies of 1943 : Phony Express

Phony Express

7.7/10 IMDB

Set in the old west, the stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them to be three famous lawmen coming to clean up the town. Assigned to guard the bank, the boys have the local gang scared at first, but when the gang learns who the stooges really are, they rob the bank. The boys go in pursuit, find the bad guy's hideout, subdue the bandits and recover the money. Written by Mitch Shapiro

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shirley Patterson, Bud Jamison ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1943-11-18
Best Western Movies of 1943 : War of the Wildcats

War of the Wildcats

6.5/10 IMDB

Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.

Starring: John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Marjorie Rambeau, Dale Evans, Grant Withers, Sidney Blackmer, Paul Fix, Cecil Cunningham ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1943-12-06
Best Western Movies of 1943 : Colt Comrades

Colt Comrades

6.8/10 IMDB

While oil drilling, Hoppy and California discover an underground well - a potential threat to Jebb Hardin's monopoly on water in the region.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Teddi Sherman, Victor Jory, George Reeves, Robert Mitchum, Douglas Fowley, Herbert Rawlinson, Earle Hodgins ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1943-06-18
Best Western Movies of 1943 : Cattle Stampede

Cattle Stampede

6.5/10 IMDB

Billy the Kid (Buster Crabbe) and Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) are on their way out of Arizona being chased by some riders who hope to cash in on the reward money for their capture. They are warned in time by Ed Dawson (Hansel Warner), but Ed is wounded in the getaway. They get a doctor (John Elliott) to attend to Ed. The latter tells them there is a range war in progress across the border and that he is looking for men to help make a cattle drive to the rail junction. Agreeing to help, they head for the Dawson ranch and run across a Dawson man who has been killed from ambush. Mary Dawson (Frances Gladwin), Ed's sister, thinks they did it but they convince her of their innocence. The news of the killing causes ranch foreman Brandon (Charles King), secretly working for the rustlers, to try and get the rest of the Dawson hands to quit, but Billy intercedes and agrees to take the cattle through for Sam Dawson (Ed Cassidy)...

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Frances Gladwin, Charles King, Ed Cassidy, Hansel Warner, Ray Bennett, Frank Ellis, Steve Clark, Roy Brent ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1943-08-16
Best Western Movies of 1943 : Border Patrol

Border Patrol

6.4/10 IMDB

When three Texas Rangers try to investigate kidnapped Mexicans being used as forced labor in the mines of Silver Bullet, they are framed for murder by the town's corrupt sheriff.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Russell Simpson, Claudia Drake, George Reeves, Robert Mitchum, Duncan Renaldo, Pierce Lyden, Cliff Parkinson ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1943-04-02

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