Best Western Movies of 1945


Star in the Night

7.7/10 IMDB

Nick, a motel owner who has lost faith in more than just the humanity of mankind, is visited by a kindly stranger on Christmas Eve. The motel's guests are only concerned for themselves until a poor man and his wife drive up to the motel, unable to go any further. Out of rooms, Nick's wife prepares a place for them in a shed under a neon star Nick had just finished hanging. Their plight brings out the generosity in everyone, including Nick, who remembers another family almost two thousand years earlier that also found a makeshift room at an inn under another kind of star.

Starring: J. Carrol Naish, Rosina Galli, Donald Woods, Lynn Baggett, Anthony Caruso, Irving Bacon, Virginia Sale, Dick Elliott, Claire Du Brey, Richard Erdman ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1945-10-13

San Antonio

6.3/10 IMDB

Rancher Clay Hardin arrives in San Antonio to search for and capture Roy Stuart, notorious leader of a gang of cattle rustlers. The vicious outlaw is indeed in the Texan town, intent on winning the affections of a beautiful chanteuse named Jeanne Starr. When the lovely lady meets and falls in love with the charismatic Hardin, the stakes for both men become higher.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, S.Z. Sakall, Victor Francen, Florence Bates, John Litel, Paul Kelly, Robert Shayne, John Alvin, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: David Butler, Robert Florey, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-12-29

Along Came Jones

6.4/10 IMDB

An easy-going cowboy is mistaken by the townsfolk for a notorious gunman. The cowboy decides it would be best to leave town, until he meets the gunman's girlfriend.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea, Frank Sully, Don Costello, Walter Sande, Russell Simpson, Arthur Loft, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1945-07-19
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Saratoga Trunk

Saratoga Trunk

6.4/10 IMDB

An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin, John Warburton, Florence Bates, Curt Bois, John Abbott, Ethel Griffies ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1945-11-21
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Hare Trigger

Hare Trigger

7.7/10 IMDB

Yosemite Sam is trying to rob the train that Bugs Bunny is riding on, and the two face off in several different ways.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1945-05-05

Flame of Barbary Coast

6.2/10 IMDB

Duke Fergus falls for Ann 'Flaxen' Tarry in the Barbary Coast in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. He loses money to crooked gambler Boss Tito Morell, goes home, learns to gamble, and returns. After he makes a fortune, he opens his own place with Flaxen as the entertainer; but the 1906 quake destroys his place.

Starring: John Wayne, Ann Dvorak, Joseph Schildkraut, William Frawley, Virginia Grey, Russell Hicks, Jack Norton, Paul Fix, Manart Kippen, Eve Lynne ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1945-05-28
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Wanderer of the Wasteland

Wanderer of the Wasteland

6.2/10 IMDB

In this western, a young cowboy rides out to avenge his father's killer. Eventually, he finds the scoundrel, but by this time opts not to kill him for the cowboy has fallen in love with the outlaw's niece. Later, the killer ends up killed and the hero is blamed for the crime.

Starring: James Warren, Richard Martin, Audrey Long, Robert Barrat, Robert Clarke, Harry Woods, Minerva Urecal, Harry D. Brown, Tommy Cook, Harry McKim ..
Directed by: Wallace Grissell, Edward Killy
Release date: 1945-05-31
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Dakota


5.9/10 IMDB

In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender and Bigtree Collins, who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire... trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce, an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin and Carp, board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy..

Starring: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Ona Munson, Hugo Haas, Mike Mazurki, Olive Blakeney, Paul Fix, Grant Withers ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1945-12-15
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Wild and Woolfy

Wild and Woolfy

7.2/10 IMDB

Droopy chases the wolf, a dangerous outlaw, after he kidnaps Lou, a sexy female singer, from the saloon.

Starring: Pinto Colvig, Bill Thompson, Paul Frees ..
Directed by: Tex Avery
Release date: 1945-11-03
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Blazing the Western Trail

Blazing the Western Trail

5.8/10 IMDB

Stage line owner Brent has his men robbing Halliday stages and when his manager Waring learns of it, Brent has him killed. Jeff Waring arrives and takes his uncle's job. He soon learns what's happening and the Durango Kid goes into action. This keeps Halliday going and gives them a chance to get the mail contract by winning the stagecoach race.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Tex Harding, Dub Taylor, Carole Mathews, Bob Wills, Virginia Sale, Frank LaRue, Edmund Cobb, Dee Cooper, Nolan Leary ..
Directed by: Vernon Keays
Release date: 1945-09-08
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Wagon Heels

Wagon Heels

6.7/10 IMDB

Porky leads a wagon train into "Injun Joe Territory," and finally comes up against the fearsome Superchief. But Sloppy Moe, a survivor of a previous Injun Joe attack, knows something about him he won't tell... until the very end.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce, Robert Clampett ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1945-07-25
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Under Western Skies

Under Western Skies

5.4/10 IMDB

An Arizona teacher (Noah Beery Jr.) saves a vaudeville star (Martha O'Driscoll) and her troupe from a bandit (Leo Carrillo).

Starring: Martha O'Driscoll, Noah Beery Jr., Leo Carrillo, Leon Errol, Irving Bacon, Ian Keith, Jennifer Holt, Edna May Wonacott, Earle Hodgins, Al Shaw ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1945-01-19
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Bells of Rosarita

Bells of Rosarita

6.1/10 IMDB

Sue Farnum inherits a circus, but her dead father's partner is trying to take it away from her. Roy and Bob Nolan are filming a movie on location at the circus. They and a number of other western movie stars come to Sue's aid, putting on a show and catching the bad guys.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Adele Mara, Grant Withers, Addison Richards, Roy Barcroft, Janet Martin, Bob Nolan ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1945-06-19
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Wagon Wheels Westward

Wagon Wheels Westward

6.4/10 IMDB

In this western, Red Ryder leads a wagon train of homesteaders into a ghost town and discovers that it has become an outlaw's hideout.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, Emmett Lynn, Dick Curtis, Jay Kirby, George J. Lewis, Bud Geary ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1945-12-21
Best Western Movies of 1945 : The Royal Mounted Rides Again

The Royal Mounted Rides Again

6.9/10 IMDB

In time-honored fashion, a couple of supporting players -- George Dolenz and Bill Kennedy -- found themselves elevated to starring roles in this minor Universal serial. They played Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers investigating the murder of a miner. The story, of course, was less important than speed and action, which directors Ray Taylor and Lewis D. Collins delivered in typical slap-dash Universal style. Starlet Daun Kennedy did not make much of an impression as the imperiled leading lady, and former star Robert Armstrong (of King Kong fame) was wasted in a subordinate role. Rondo Hatton, a non-actor whose grotesque appearance (caused by acromegaly, the so-called "Elephant Man" disease) was tastelessly exploited by Universal in the '40s, appeared as one of the outlaws.

Starring: Bill Kennedy, Daun Kennedy, George Dolenz, Milburn Stone, Robert Armstrong, Rondo Hatton, Paul E. Burns, Danny Morton, Addison Richards, Tom Fadden ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor, Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1945-10-23
Best Western Movies of 1945 : His Brother's Ghost

His Brother's Ghost

5.3/10 IMDB

When a group of gunmen are running sharecroppers off their land, rancher Andy Jones sends for his friend Billy Carson to organise the sharecroppers to fight. Andy is soon mortally wounded by the gunmen, but before his death schemes for his no good twin brother Fuzzy to be sent for to impersonate him. The gunmen, witnessing Andy's funeral fear that Fuzzy is Andy's avenging ghost.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Karl Hackett, Charles King, Arch Hall Sr., Roy Brent, Bud Osborne, John L. Cason, Frank McCarroll, George Morrell ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-02-03
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Both Barrels Blazing

Both Barrels Blazing

5.8/10 IMDB

The outlaw gangs are robbing the railroads and the Rangers cannot follow them when they move to New Mexico. So Kip decides to take a vacation to New Mexico and, as the Durango Kid, bring Cass and his gang back to justice. But Cass and his gang are killed at the bank in a double cross and Kip must still find the loot. For this, he enlists the help of Tex and Grubstake, although Grubstake does not know it.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Tex Harding, Dub Taylor, Pat Parrish, Guy Bonham, Walter Carlson, Dwight Latham ..
Directed by: Derwin Abrahams
Release date: 1945-05-16
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Rustlers' Hideout

Rustlers' Hideout

5.8/10 IMDB

A cowboy and his sidekick fight evil guys who want to rustle cattle in order to get hold of land.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Patti McCarty, Charles King, John Merton, Terry Frost, Hal Price, Falcon, Lane Chandler, Al Ferguson ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-09-02
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Song of Old Wyoming

Song of Old Wyoming

6.5/10 IMDB

Old Ma Conway champions statehood for Wyoming, believing the measure would put an end to the territory's lawlessness; but the elderly woman is opposed by cattle buyer and tax assessor Lee Landow and greedy banker Dixon. When Ma offers her opinion in a newspaper article, Landow sends his henchman Ringo to put the fear of God in the woman.

Starring: Eddie Dean, Sarah Padden, Ian Keith, Lash LaRue, Jennifer Holt, Ray Elder, Emmett Lynn, Robert Barron, Johnny Carpenter, Gene Alsace ..
Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey
Release date: 1945-10-11
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Shadows of Death

Shadows of Death

5.8/10 IMDB

With the railroad coming to Red Rock, trouble is expected and Billy has been sent to help his friend Fuzzy who is the town's sheriff, judge, and barber. When the man that sent Billy is murdered and the railroad location map stolen, broken match sticks point to Vic Landreau. While Billy tries to find the missing map, Landreau suspects Billy is on to him and plans to have him killed.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Dona Dax, Charles King, Karl Hackett, Eddie Hall, Frank Ellis, John Cason ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-04-19
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Gangster's Den

Gangster's Den

5.8/10 IMDB

Fuzzy purchases a saloon with a large sack of gold from the mine he owns with his partner Billy. When a crooked lawyer uses underhanded methods to try taking over the saloon, Billy works to bring the lawyer and his no-good gang to justice.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Sydney Logan, Charles King, Emmett Lynn, Kermit Maynard, Ed Cassidy, I. Stanford Jolley, Falcon ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-06-14
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Rockin' in the Rockies

Rockin' in the Rockies

5.7/10 IMDB

Rancher Rusty Williams is away at agricultural college and leaves his spread in the hands of his older cousin Shorty. Shorty wants to do more than run a ranch, however -- he wants to prospect for gold, but he has no money. He recruits a pair of partners in the guise of two runaway vagrants and a pair of backers in two stranded singers. But then Rusty shows up, and his four somewhat bumbling hired hands manage to compound Larry and Curly's deep ineptitude, and Rusty wants them all out of his hair.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Mary Beth Hughes, The Hoosier Hotshots, Ken Trietsch, Paul Trietsch, Charles Ward, Gil Taylor, Jay Kirby ..
Directed by: Vernon Keays
Release date: 1945-04-17
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Bandits of the Badlands

Bandits of the Badlands

7.8/10 IMDB

Sunset Carson is a wandering cavalier who rides into the Badlands. Hallie Wayne is bedeviled by bandits who've been raiding the livestock of her ranch.

Starring: Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Si Jenks, John Merton, Forrest Taylor, Wade Crosby, Jack Ingram, Monte Hale, Fred Graham, Alan Ward ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1945-09-14
Best Western Movies of 1945 : West of the Pecos

West of the Pecos

6.1/10 IMDB

Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find themselves mixed up in Pecos' trouble. Pecos has killed Sawtelle's brother and Sawtelle as head of the vigilantes is after him.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Hale, Richard Martin, Thurston Hall, Rita Corday, Russell Hopton, Bill Williams, Harry Woods ..
Directed by: Edward Killy
Release date: 1945-08-10
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Northwest Trail

Northwest Trail

5.7/10 IMDB

Mountie Matt O'Brien is assigned to escort Miss Owens to a remote outpost. But when he finds an illegal mining operation there that is smuggling gold across the border, his superior Sgt. Means orders him to leave.

Starring: Bob Steele, Joan Woodbury, John Litel, Raymond Hatton, Madge Bellamy, Madge Bellamy, George Meeker, Charles Middleton, Poodles Hanneford, Gracie Hanneford ..
Directed by: Derwin Abrahams
Release date: 1945-11-30
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Don't Fence Me In

Don't Fence Me In

6.6/10 IMDB

Wildcat Kelly has been dead and buried for years. Or has he? Dale is a reporter for an Eastern magazine who comes West to find out the true story of Kelly, of whom Gabby seems to have mysterious knowledge.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Robert Livingston, Moroni Olsen, Marc Lawrence, Lucile Gleason, Andrew Tombes, Paul Harvey ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1945-10-20
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Utah


5.5/10 IMDB

A singing ranch foreman (Roy Rogers) and his friend (George "Gabby" Hayes) urge a chorus-girl heiress (Dale Evans) not to sell the property.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Peggy Stewart, Beverly Lloyd, Jill Browning, Vivien Oakland, Grant Withers, Hal Taliaferro, Trigger ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1945-03-21
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Frontier Gal

Frontier Gal

5.8/10 IMDB

Johnny Hart (Rod Cameron) is on the run from the law after killing one of the men who shot his partner. He passes through a town and stops at a saloon owned by singer Lorena Dumont (Yvonne de Carlo). The two seem a good, albeit tempestuous match, although Johnny has no plans to marry -- Lorena has other ideas and a shotgun wedding ensues.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, Andy Devine, Fuzzy Knight, Andrew Tombes, Sheldon Leonard, Clara Blandick, Jan Wiley, Jack Overman, Frank Lackteen ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1945-12-14
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Sunset in El Dorado

Sunset in El Dorado

6.4/10 IMDB

The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who looks very much like Roy. Roy, of course, also exists in the present for Dale.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Trigger, Hardie Albright, Margaret Dumont, Roy Barcroft, Tom London, Stanley Price, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1945-09-29
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Marked for Murder

Marked for Murder

4.8/10 IMDB

In this western, the Texas Rangers must stop a range war between sheepherders and cattle ranchers from erupting.

Starring: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson, Marilyn McConnell, Ed Cassidy, Henry Hall, Charles King, Jack Ingram, Bob Kortman ..
Directed by: Elmer Clifton
Release date: 1945-02-08
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Lonesome Trail

Lonesome Trail

5.3/10 IMDB

Jimmy and partner Dusty have bought a ghost town in the Cherokee strip. When they arrive they find their other partner Lasses has sold 51% to four crooks.

Starring: Jimmy Wakely, Lee 'Lasses' White, John James, Iris Lancaster, Horace Murphy, Lorraine Miller, Eddie Majors, Zon Murray, Roy Butler, Jasper Palmer ..
Directed by: Oliver Drake
Release date: 1945-12-08
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Salome, Where She Danced

Salome, Where She Danced

5.4/10 IMDB

During the Austrian-Prussian war, Anna Marie is a dancer who is forced to flee her country after she is accused of being a spy. She ends up in a lawless western town in Arizona, where she uses her charms and dancing skills to transform herself into "Salome" during her dance routines.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak, Albert Dekker, Marjorie Rambeau, J. Edward Bromberg, Abner Biberman, John Litel, Kurt Katch ..
Directed by: Charles Lamont
Release date: 1945-04-17
Best Western Movies of 1945 : The Daltons Ride Again

The Daltons Ride Again

5.9/10 IMDB

The notorious Dalton Boys have decided to go straight and move to Argentina. Just before they leave, they learn of a friend whose land is about to be seized by a greedy land company. Before they can help, the man is killed by a company assassin. The brothers do manage to rescue his widow and head for the hills. There, they decide to revert back to outlaw life. Meanwhile, a newspaper publisher's daughter falls for one of the brothers.

Starring: Alan Curtis, Lon Chaney Jr., Kent Taylor, Noah Beery Jr., Martha O'Driscoll, Jess Barker, Thomas Gomez, John Litel, Milburn Stone, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1945-11-23
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Frisco Sal

Frisco Sal

5.7/10 IMDB

Sal comes to the Barbary Coast from New England to find out who murdered her brother. She gets a job signing in Dude's saloon, falls in love with Dude, then wonders if he might be involved in the murder.

Starring: Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Alan Curtis, Andy Devine, Thomas Gomez, Collette Lyons, Samuel S. Hinds, Fuzzy Knight, William E. Green, Ernie Adams ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1945-02-22
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Frontier Days

Frontier Days

4.6/10 IMDB

U.S. Marshal Clay Stacy brings law and order to a frontier community terrorized by an old Nemesis.

Starring: Robert Shayne, Dorothy Malone, Rory Mallinson, Truman Bradley, Trevor Bardette, Monte Blue, Barbara Brown, Robert Homans, Fred Kelsey, Jack Mower ..
Directed by: Jack Scholl
Release date: 1945-12-08
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Rough Ridin' Justice

Rough Ridin' Justice

7.0/10 IMDB

Steve Holden and his men successfully raid a wagon train. Among the local ranchers who decide to stop the raiding are Virgil Trent and his daughter Gail. At a meeting, Sidney Padgett, Cannonball and other townspeople conclude that someone is tipping the gang off on important shipments. Trent volunteers to contact the outlaws. He meets Steve and persuades him to cross to the side of the law and protect the ranchers. Steve soon suspects Padgett and tricks him into revealing his identity as the secret leader of the bandits, and in a furious battle between Steve's men and the outlaws, the former win.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Dub Taylor, Betty Jane Graham, Jimmy Wakely, George Chesebro, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Derwin Abrahams
Release date: 1945-03-14
Best Western Movies of 1945 : The Cherokee Flash

The Cherokee Flash

7.7/10 IMDB

Lawyer Butler, wanting Jeff Carson's ranch, has the Sheriff and his gang frame the bank holdup on him. Then they kill a witness that could free Carson and blame the murder on his son Sunset. But Sunset escapes, frees his father, and then sets a trap to catch the real killers.

Starring: Sunset Carson, Linda Stirling, Tom London, Roy Barcroft, John Merton, Bud Geary, Frank Jaquet, Fred Graham, Joe McGuinn, Pierce Lyden ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1945-12-13
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Santa Fe Saddlemates

Santa Fe Saddlemates

7.3/10 IMDB

Governor Price sends Sunset Carson to investigate a smuggling ring which is baffling the Border Patrol. Newspaper woman Ann Morton is working incognito in the saloon waiting for a break on ...

Starring: Sunset Carson, Linda Stirling, Olin Howland, Roy Barcroft, Bud Geary, Kenne Duncan, George Chesebro, Robert J. Wilke, Henry Wills, Forbes Murray ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1945-06-01
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Rough Riders of Cheyenne

Rough Riders of Cheyenne

7.6/10 IMDB

Sunset returns to find the Carson-Sterling feud still going. Sterling has been killed and it's not long before Andrew Carson is murdered. To end the feud Sunset challenges Martin Sterling to a shootout. Unknown to Sunset, Martin's sister Melinda has waylaid her brother and now appears for the shootout disguised in her brother's clothes.

Starring: Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Mira McKinney, Monte Hale, Wade Crosby, Michael Sloane, Kenne Duncan, Tom London, Eddy Waller, Jack O'Shea ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1945-10-31
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail

7.3/10 IMDB

Hoping to find a fortune in stolen gold bullion, railroad detective Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) goes undercover as an outlaw to infiltrate the gang responsible, but winds up being hired as the sheriff of Gunsight by town founder George Layton (Frank Jaquet).

Starring: Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Frank Jaquet, John Merton, Mary Carr, Si Jenks, Bud Geary, Kenne Duncan, Steve Winston, Lee Shumway ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1945-07-14
Best Western Movies of 1945 : The Cisco Kid Returns

The Cisco Kid Returns

7.2/10 IMDB

After several years' dormancy, the "Cisco Kid" western-film series returned to the screen with Monogram's The Cisco Kid Returns. Duncan Renaldo, actually Rumanian, starred as the Mexican "Robin Hood of the Old West", with Martin Garralaga as his corpulent sidekick Pancho. In the tradition of 20th Century-Fox's earlier "Cisco" efforts, our hero comes to the aid of an orphaned child, clears himself of a kidnapping charge, and proves that a "solid citizen" is in fact a criminal mastermind.

Starring: Duncan Renaldo, Martín Garralaga, Roger Pryor, Cecilia Callejo, Fritz Leiber, Jan Wiley ..
Directed by: John P. McCarthy
Release date: 1945-02-16
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Great Stagecoach Robbery

Great Stagecoach Robbery

7.0/10 IMDB

In this western, Red Ryder tries to be a good example for a young man who idolizes his father, an outlaw. The boy wants to follow in his father's footsteps when the hero intervenes.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Don Costello, Francis McDonald, John James, Sylvia Arslan, Bud Geary, Leon Tyler, Freddie Chapman ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1945-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Three in the Saddle

Three in the Saddle

6.0/10 IMDB

Peggy Barlou is a young rancher who refuses to sell her spread to greedy stage-line proprietor John Rankin. Tex Haines, meanwhile, is accused of killing Bill Dugan, Rankin's bodyguard, but eludes capture long enough to hook up with Dave Wyatt and Panhandle Perkins, a couple of rangers in disguise.

Starring: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson, Lorraine Miller, Charles King, Edward Howard, Ed Cassidy, Bud Osborne ..
Directed by: Harry L. Fraser
Release date: 1945-07-26
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Song of the Prairie

Song of the Prairie

6.7/10 IMDB

Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat. Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers they try to keep her father away from the show. But he eventually finds out and decides they will return east

Starring: Ken Curtis, June Storey, Andy Clyde, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Jeff Donnell, Grady Sutton, Thurston Hall, Deuce Spriggins, Carolina Cotton ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1945-09-27
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Jeep-Herders


6.7/10 IMDB

A wildcat oil outfit is seeking to take over the ranch belonging to Pop Martin and his son Bob and daughter Helen. Bob sends his ex-army pals a "stay-way" message, which brings them on the double. The WW II vets use their jeeps, first for a cattle roundup, and then to round up the gang of crooks, including the crooked family-lawyer Thatcher, brains of the gang.

Starring: June Carlson, John Daheim, Pat Michaels, Steve Clark, Ashley Cowan, Slim Gaut, Paul Bradley, Dale Van Sickel, Tom Steele, Sol Gorss ..
Directed by: Harvey Parry, Richard Talmadge
Release date: 1945-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Stagecoach Outlaws

Stagecoach Outlaws

6.3/10 IMDB

Kirby sends his henchmen to break killer Matt Brawley out of jail. But Brawley has already broken out and they return with Fuzzy instead. Realizing they think he's Brawley, Fuzzy plays the part. He and Bill plan to round up the gang but Fuzzy is in trouble when the real Brawley shows up to expose the hoax.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Frances Galdwin, Ed Cassidy, Al St. John, I. Stanford Jolley ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1945-08-17
Best Western Movies of 1945 : South of the Rio Grande

South of the Rio Grande

6.2/10 IMDB

The Kid (Duncan Renaldo) masquerades as a government inspector in this pleasant, and pleasantly tuneful, Cisco Kid series entry. Learning that his old friends have been killed and Manuel Gonzales (Tito Renaldo) wrongly accused of cattle rustling by corrupt district officer Miguel Sanchez (George J. Lewis), the Kid assumes the identity of the murdered government official.

Starring: Duncan Renaldo, Martín Garralaga, Armida, George J. Lewis, Lillian Molieri, Francis McDonald, Charles Stevens, Pedro Regas, Soledad Jiménez, Tito Renaldo ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1945-09-15
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Lawless Empire

Lawless Empire

6.2/10 IMDB

In the lawless town of Dusty Gulch, the Durango Kid comes to the aid of Reverend Harding in his fight against Blaze Howard and his henchman. When Durango foils all bad guy's plans, Blaze's boss Doc Weston realizes Cannonball it tipping off Durango. Weston then lets Cannonball overhear false information that will send Durango into a fatal trap.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Tex Harding, Dub Taylor, Mildred Law, Bob Wills ..
Directed by: Vernon Keays
Release date: 1945-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Man from Oklahoma

Man from Oklahoma

6.2/10 IMDB

The feuding Lanes and Whittakers are brought together with the help of Roy Rogers, when a business tycoon tries to play one family against the other.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Roger Pryor, Arthur Loft, Maude Eburne, Si Jenks, June Gittelson, Elaine Lange ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1945-07-01
Best Western Movies of 1945 : Along the Navajo Trail

Along the Navajo Trail

6.3/10 IMDB

U.S. Deputy Marshal Roy investigates the disappearance of a government agent who has come to Dale's father's Ladder A Ranch. The bad guys want the land the ranch sits on because they know an oil pipeline is planned through this location.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez, Douglas Fowley, Roy Barcroft, Nestor Paiva, Trigger, Sam Flint, Emmett Vogan ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1945-09-15

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