Best Western Movies of 1946

1.

My Darling Clementine

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in Tombstone until James' killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner of a trinket stolen from James' dead body and the stage is set for the Earps' long-awaited revenge.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Alan Mowbray, John Ireland, Roy Roberts ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1946-10-17
2.

Duel in the Sun

4.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, Charles Bickford, Harry Carey, Joan Tetzel ..
Directed by: King Vidor, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg, William Cameron Menzies, Sidney Franklin, William Dieterle, Otto Brower
Release date: 1946-12-31
3.

The Yearling

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Starring: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills, Clem Bevans, Margaret Wycherly, Henry Travers, Forrest Tucker, Donn Gift, June Lockhart ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1946-12-18
4.

The Harvey Girls

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.

Starring: Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Selena Royle, Cyd Charisse ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1946-01-18
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Canyon Passage
5.

Canyon Passage

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850s Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Patricia Roc, Ward Bond, Hoagy Carmichael, Fay Holden, Stanley Ridges, Lloyd Bridges, Victor Cutler ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1946-07-17
Best Western Movies of 1946 : The Virginian
6.

The Virginian

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher Molly Woods meets two cowboys, irresponsible Steve and the "Virginian," who gets off on the wrong foot with her. To add to his troubles, the Virginian finds that his old pal Steve is mixed up with black-hatted Trampas and his rustlers...then finds himself at the head of a posse after said rustlers; and Molly hates the violent side of frontier life.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton, William Frawley, Fay Bainter, Henry O'Neill, Tom Tully, Bill Edwards, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Stuart Gilmore
Release date: 1946-05-05
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Abilene Town
7.

Abilene Town

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Marshall Dan Mitchell, who is the law in Abilene, has the job of keeping peace between two groups. For a long time, the town had been divided, with the cattlemen and cowboys having one end of town to themselves, while townspeople occupied the other end. Mitchell liked it this way, it made things easier for him, and kept problems from arising between the two factions. However…

Starring: Randolph Scott, Edgar Buchanan, Ann Dvorak, Rhonda Fleming, Lloyd Bridges, Helen Boyce, Howard Freeman, Richard Hale, Jack Lambert, Dick Curtis ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1946-01-11
Best Western Movies of 1946 : The Devil's Playground
8.

The Devil's Playground

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Hoppy finds a wounded girl and later finds Judge Morton who claims the girl is his daughter and he is looking for her. But Hoppy soon learns the girl is looking for stolen gold she wants to return and the Judge in not her father but only wants the gold. Hoppy and the girl find the gold but the Judge and his men find Hoppy and the boys and trap them in a cabin.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Elaine Riley, Robert Elliott, Joseph J. Greene, Francis McDonald, Nedrick Young, Earle Hodgins, George Eldredge ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1946-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Bad Bascomb
9.

Bad Bascomb

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A western bandit is reformed by his love for a little girl.

Starring: Wallace Beery, Margaret O'Brien, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish, Frances Rafferty, Marshall Thompson, Russell Simpson, Warner Anderson, Connie Gilchrist, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon
Release date: 1946-05-26
10.

The Overlanders

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a disparate group decides to drive them overland half way across the continent, from Wyndham in Western Australia through the Northern Territory outback of Australia to pastures north of Brisbane, Queensland.

Starring: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue, Helen Grieve, John Fernside, Peter Pagan, Frank Ransome, Stan Tolhurst, Marshall Crosby ..
Directed by: Harry Watt
Release date: 1946-09-27
Best Western Movies of 1946 : My Pal Trigger
11.

My Pal Trigger

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Gabby doesn´t want to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's. When Sovereign and Roy's horse escape, the Sovereign get shoot accidentally by Skoville but Roy is blamed and jailed. A year later Roy returns with Trigger, the son of the Sovereign. When Skoville reveals he was present when the horse was shot, Roy sees an opportunity to clear his name.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Jack Holt, LeRoy Mason, Roy Barcroft, Trigger, Sam Flint, Kenne Duncan, Ralph Sanford ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald, Yakima Canutt
Release date: 1946-07-10
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Heldorado
12.

Heldorado

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Roy Rogers, a Nevada State Ranger Captain in charge of the Rangers Reclamation Service, makes a trip to Las Vegas for the annual Heldorado Frontier Days Festival, as he wants to help his old friend Gabby Whittaker who originated the idea (at least, in this film).In Las Vegas, Roy meets heiress Carol Randall, who has been selected as the Queen of the Heldorado. Roy is informed that the F.B.I. wants an immediate investigation of the counterfeit thousand dollar bills that are being passed over the gambling tables at the casino.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Paul Harvey, Brad Dexter, John Bagni, John Phillips, Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart, Bob Nolan, Trigger ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1946-12-15
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Roll on Texas Moon
13.

Roll on Texas Moon

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

To get the Delaney ranch Cole's henchman Anders has started a phony range war between the cattlemen and sheepmen. After killing Delaney, he tries to kill his daughter Jill and then Roy who was sent to investigate the war. But the failed attempts gives Roy the information he needs.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Dennis Hoey, Elisabeth Risdon, Francis McDonald, Edward Keane, Kenne Duncan, Tom London ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1946-09-12
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Badman's Territory
14.

Badman's Territory

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

After some gun play with a posse, the James Gang head for Quinto in a section of land which is not a part of America. Anyone there is beyond the law so the town is populated with outlaws. Next to arrive is Sheriff Rowley, following his brother whom the Gang have brought in injured. Rowley has no authority and gets on well enough with the James boys but is soon involved in other local goings-on, including a move to vote for annexation with Oklahoma which would allow the law well and truly in.

Starring: Randolph Scott, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Ann Richards, Ray Collins, James Warren, Morgan Conway, Virginia Sale, John Halloran, Richard Hale, Harry Holman ..
Directed by: Tim Whelan
Release date: 1946-05-04
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Home in Oklahoma
15.

Home in Oklahoma

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

In this Roy Rogers entry, featuring a song written by Oklahoma Governor Roy J. Turner (making him and Lousiania's Jimmie Davis and Texas' W.E. "Pappy" O'Daniel possibly the only state governors to write songs used in a western), Flying U ranch owner Sam Talbot is killed by a fall from a horse. St. Louis reporter Connie Edwards comes to check a rumor that he might have been murdered. She goes to Roy Rogers, editor of the local newspaper, and he takes her to the reading of Talbot's will. The ranch is left to Talbot's 12-year-old ward, Duke Lowery, much to the dismay of Talbot's niece, Jan Holloway. After some attempts on Duke's life, Roy finally proves that Jan, Steve McClory and coroner Jim Judnick had Talbot killed and are conspiring to do the same for Duke, making Jan the last heir.

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Carol Hughes, George Meeker, Lanny Rees, Ruby Dandridge, George Lloyd, Arthur Space, Frank Reicher ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1946-10-18
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Out California Way
16.

Out California Way

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Newcomer Monte Hale is tying to just get a job in western films when he meet young Danny McCoy and his sister Gloria. Danny is trying to get his horse, "Pardner" into films. Monte sings a song and "Pardner" does some tricks and a casting director notices. Monte gets a singing-cowboy role and the horse gets a bit, but there is an accidental explosion, engineered by western star Rod Mason, who is jealous of Monte, and the horse is badly scared and blows his lines.

Starring: Monte Hale, Lorna Gray, Robert Blake, Roy Rogers, John Dehner, Nolan Leary, Fred Graham, Tom London, Jimmy Starr, Edward Keane ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1946-12-15
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Smoky
17.

Smoky

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Clint Barkley first sees Smoky as a runaway, and drives him back to the ranch where he meets the owner, Julie Richards. He is given a job on her ranch, but the head cowhand is doubtful about Clint and fears that since he refuses to talk about himself, he must have some dreadful secret in his past. Clint and Smoky become close to each other, weathering the hardships of Western life and the suspicions of others together, until one day, Smoky tragically vanishes. Will Clint ever see him again?

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Anne Baxter, Bruce Cabot, Esther Dale, Roy Roberts, J. Farrell MacDonald, Burl Ives, Guy Beach, Heinie Conklin, Herbert Heywood ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1946-06-26
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Rolling Home
18.

Rolling Home

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

An elderly rodeo rider, his young grandson and their injured horse help transform the lives of various citizens in a small town. Released in 1946.

Starring: Jean Parker, Russell Hayden, Raymond Hatton, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Harry Carey, Jr., Pamela Blake, Jo Ann Marlowe, Jimmy Conlin, Jonathan Hale, Milton Parsons ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1946-11-01
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Outlaws of the Plains
19.

Outlaws of the Plains

2.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A gang of swindlers takes advantage of simple-minded Fuzzy Jones.....

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Patti McCarty, Charles King, Bud Osborne, Budd Buster, Roy Brent, Slim Whitaker, Karl Hackett, Jack O'Shea ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1946-09-22
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Stars Over Texas
20.

Stars Over Texas

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Eddie Dean is a Cattlemen's Association agent investigating a serious rash of rustlings along with sidekicks Soapy (Roscoe Ates) and Waco (Lee Bennett. The latter bears a striking resemblance to Lawrence ranch foreman Bert Ford (also Bennett), who has been the target of several assassination attempts. Rancher Lawrence (Lee Roberts) and Eddie decide that Waco shall impersonate Ford, who is hiding out in a hotel room.

Starring: Eddie Dean, Roscoe Ates, Shirley Patterson, Lee Bennett, Lee Roberts ..
Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey
Release date: 1946-11-18
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Sun Valley Cyclone
21.

Sun Valley Cyclone

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

In this western, Red Ryder rounds up a gang of horse thieves who have been stealing cavalry horses.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Roy Barcroft, Kenne Duncan, Eddy Waller, Tom London, Edmund Cobb, Ed Cassidy, Monte Hale ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1946-05-10
Best Western Movies of 1946 : In Old Sacramento
22.

In Old Sacramento

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and always with a smile. But when the woman he loves begins to suspect him and the young man he befriends is arrested for being him, it's time for Johnny to rethink his priorities.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Constance Moore, Henry H. Daniels Jr., Ruth Donnelly, Eugene Pallette, Jack La Rue, Grant Withers, Charles Judels, Paul Hurst, Lionel Stander ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1946-05-31
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Stagecoach to Denver
23.

Stagecoach to Denver

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Lambert has the stagecoach wrecked killing the Commissioner so his phony replacement can alter Coonskin's land survey. When Red Ryder exposes the survey hoax, Lambert has his stooge Sheriff put Red in jail.

Starring: Allan Lane, Robert Blake, Martha Wentworth, Roy Barcroft, Peggy Stewart, Emmett Lynn, Ted Adams, Edmund Cobb, Tom Chatterton, Robert Hyatt ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1946-12-23
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Death Valley
24.

Death Valley

2.2
5.3/10 IMDB

A dance hall girl is murdered and her body robbed of a quantity of gold obtained illegally. The killer flees into Death Valley and encounters the rightful owner of the gold and her sweetheart.

Starring: Robert Lowery, Helen Gilbert, Nat Pendleton, Sterling Holloway, Russell Simpson, Barbara Read, Paul Hurst, Dick Scott, Robert Benton, Stanley Price ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1946-08-15
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Song of Arizona
25.

Song of Arizona

2.2
5.4/10 IMDB

Song of Arizona is a 1946 American Western film directed by Frank McDonald and starring Roy Rogers. Roy Rogers rides to the rescue when a bank robber's orphaned son (Tommy Cook), who is living at a ranch for homeless boys run by Gabby Whittaker (George "Gabby" Hayes), attracts the attention his father's rowdy gang, who want to claim the boy's inheritance for themselves

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Lyle Talbot, Tommy Cook, Johnny Calkins, Sarah Edwards, Tommy Ivo, Michael Chapin ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1946-03-08
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Renegade Girl
26.

Renegade Girl

2.0
4.9/10 IMDB

A special agent hunts a female outlaw out West.

Starring: Ann Savage, Alan Curtis, Edward Brophy, Russell Wade, Jack Holt, Claudia Drake, Ray Corrigan, John 'Dusty' King, Chief Thundercloud, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1946-12-25
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Overland Riders
27.

Overland Riders

2.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A honest stranger arrives in Devil's Gap and helps the local sheriff expose the murderer of a rancher.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Jack O'Shea, Patti McCarty, Slim Whitaker, Bud Osborne, Frank Ellis, Al Ferguson, John L. Cason, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1946-08-21
Best Western Movies of 1946 : The Caravan Trail
28.

The Caravan Trail

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

The Caravan Trail stars PRC Pictures' resident singing cowboy Eddie Dean. This time around, wagonmaster Dean is appointed sheriff of a lawless frontier territory. Immediately getting down to business, our hero goes after a band of land-grabbing outlaws who've been terrorizing the homesteaders. The film is stolen hands down by supporting play Al LaRue, who as "Lash" LaRue would eventually be awarded a western series of his own. Like most of Eddie Dean's 1946 releases, The Caravan Trail was lensed in the two-hued Cinecolor process. Read more at http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-caravan-trail-v8165#ome2SWX8mH31k9yd.99

Starring: Eddie Dean, Lash La Rue, Emmett Lynn, Jean Carlin, Robert Malcolm, Charles King, Robert Barron, Forrest Taylor, Bob Duncan, Jack O'Shea ..
Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey
Release date: 1946-04-19
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Cowboy Blues
29.

Cowboy Blues

1.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Starring Ken Curtis and the hayseed singing group the Hoosier Hot Shots, this musical Western is really Lady for a Day with a switch in gender. Rotund Guy Kibbee is Dusty Nelson, the handyman at the Bar B dude ranch, whose daughter Susan is arriving with her socialite fiancee, Jerome Winston. Susan believes her father owns the ranch, and to spare Dusty any embarrassment, the Hot Shots, ranch manager Curt Durant and sidekick Big Boy Stover agree to continue the deception.

Starring: Ken Curtis, Jeff Donnell, Guy Kibbee, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Isabel Randolph, Mark Roberts, Peg La Centra, Carolina Cotton ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1946-07-18
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Days of Buffalo Bill
30.

Days of Buffalo Bill

1.8
7.8/10 IMDB

In this western, a cowpoke gets in an argument; a scuffle ensues leaving the cowboy to believe that he killed his opponent. He is so wracked with guilt that he travels to the ranch of the dead man's sister, gives himself a new name and begins helping her. Rustlers come; he stops them. Trouble ensues after she learns his true identity. A scuffle ensues. She wings him with a gun; he disarms her. Later she hears the real murderer bragging about his crime during a fight with the hero.

Starring: Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Tom London, James Craven, Rex Lease, Edmund Cobb, Eddie Parker, Michael Sloane, Jay Kirby, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1946-02-02
Best Western Movies of 1946 : The Gentleman from Texas
31.

The Gentleman from Texas

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

In one of his better Monogram Westerns, Johnny Mack Brown goes up against a crooked saloon owner with more than one murder on his conscience. Steve Corbin (Tristram Coffin) and his gang of cutthroats are terrorizing the townspeople of Rimrock, who in self-defense hire Johnny Macklin (Mack Brown) as new town marshal.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Claudia Drake, Raymond Hatton, Reno Browne, Christine McIntyre ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1946-06-08
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Alias Billy the Kid
32.

Alias Billy the Kid

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Texas Ranger Sunset Carson is given the mission of tracking down the notorious Marshall gang. Uncovering their hideout, he discovers the gang is led by Ann Marshall and is comprised of three of her ranch-hands, Dakota, PeeWee and Buckskin. He soon learns that they are the innocent victims of a ring of swindlers and cattle rustlers led by the ruthless Matt Conroy.

Starring: Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Tom London, Roy Barcroft, Russ Whiteman, Tom Chatterton, Tex Terry, Pierce Lyden, James Linn, Stanley Price ..
Directed by: Thomas Carr
Release date: 1946-04-16
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Santa Fe Uprising
33.

Santa Fe Uprising

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The Duchess, the aunt of Red Ryder, comes to town to protect her property. Crawford, a town big-shot behind an outlaw gang, tries to prevent her from reaching her destination, but the attack is thwarted by Red. The latter is made town marshal, and when he gets too close to the truth and is making it too hot for the Crawford faction, Crawford has his henchman Luke kidnap Red's Indian friend Little Beaver.

Starring: Allan Lane, Robert Blake, Martha Wentworth, Barton MacLane, Jack La Rue, Tom London, Dick Curtis, Forrest Taylor, Emmett Lynn, Hank Patterson ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1946-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1946 : North of the Border
34.

North of the Border

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Rancher "Utah" Neyes crosses the border into Canada to meet his partner, only to find that the latter has been murdered by a gang led by "Nails" Nelson. "Utah", with the aid of RCMP Jack Craig and fur-trapper Ivy Jenkins, manages to clear his own name of suspicion and also break up Nelson's fur-stealing and smuggling racket.

Starring: Russell Hayden, Inez Cooper, Douglas Fowley, Lyle Talbot, Anthony Warde, I. Stanford Jolley, Guy Beach, Jack Mulhall, Richard Alexander ..
Directed by: B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1946-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Rustler's Round-up
35.

Rustler's Round-up

1.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A cowboy sets out to break up a gang of rustlers.

Starring: Kirby Grant, Fuzzy Knight, Jane Adams, Earle Hodgins, Charles Miller, Edmund Cobb ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1946-08-01
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Sheriff of Redwood Valley
36.

Sheriff of Redwood Valley

1.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Redwood Valley residents raise $50,000 for blasting a mountain tunnel to bring a new railroad there. Town leader Bidwell engineers a plot to steal the money and to blame it on the Reno Kid (Bob Steele) who has recently broken out of prison in order to clear himself of false charges that sent him there and caused him to lose his ranch. The badly-wounded sheriff turns his badge over to Red Ryder. Reno visits his wife, Molly and their ailing son Johnny, and Red, also wounded, is brought there by Little Beaver. There, Red begins to believe Reno's story about being innocent. Written by Les Adams

Starring: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Bob Steele, Alice Fleming, Peggy Stewart, Arthur Loft, James Craven, Tom London, Kenne Duncan, Bud Geary ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1946-03-29
Best Western Movies of 1946 : California Gold Rush
37.

California Gold Rush

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

California Gold Rush is set in 1849. Ryder heads to Sutter's Mill, where he must contend with claim-jumping and treachery.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Peggy Stewart, Russell Simpson, Dick Curtis, Joel Friedkin, Kenne Duncan, Tom London, Monte Hale ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1946-02-04
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Border Bandits
38.

Border Bandits

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Johnny Mack Brown dons a marshal's badge in the Monogram western Border Bandits. Brown's sworn duty is to bring in a gang of crooks whose hideout is on the other side of the Mexican border. Aiding Brown in his task are faithful sidekicks Raymond Hatton and Riley Hill. For reasons unknown, Brown is allowed to sing on occasion, despite the indifference of millions. Border Bandits benefits from the assured direction of veteran horse-opera helmsman Lambert Hillyer. Read more at http://www.allmovie.com/movie/border-bandits-v6698#KZjtZou6qvrzIxzI.99

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Riley Hill, Rosa Del Rosario, John Merton, Tom Quinn, Frank LaRue, Steve Clark, Charles Stevens, Lucio Villegas ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1946-01-12
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Singing on the Trail
39.

Singing on the Trail

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

In this Western, Ken Curtis, Columbia Pictures' low-budget answer to Gene Autry, romanced one of the studio's most beautiful starlets, Rita Hayworth-lookalike Dusty Anderson. She played Helen Wyatt, whose father (the rotund Guy Kibbee) loses his ranch to the hayseed singing group the Hoosier Hot Shots. Unbeknownst to Wyatt, the Hot Shots have been swindled by a couple of Eastern crooks (Ian Keith and Matt Willis) and consider themselves the lawful owners. Chased by the irascible Wyatt, the band members seek protection from aspiring singer Curt Stanton (Curtis), who they mistake for a gunslinger.

Starring: Ken Curtis, Jeff Donnell, Guy Kibbee, Dusty Anderson, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Four Chicks and a Chuck, Paul Trietsch, Ken Trietsch, Gil Taylor, Charles Ward ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1946-09-01
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Sioux City Sue
40.

Sioux City Sue

1.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A Hollywood scout (Lynne Roberts) averts disaster for a singing cowboy (Gene Autry) she has misled.

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway, Richard Lane ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1946-11-21
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Lawless Breed
41.

Lawless Breed

1.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Government agents Ted Everett and Tumbleweed are sent to Spearville, Texas, where the law agencies have failed to stop a series of bank robberies. Arriving incognito, they become involved with the gang, and end up being accused of murdering banker Bartlet Mellon. They escape a lynch mob and return with evidence that Mellon has faked his death, hoping to gain the insurance, and is also leading the gang under another name.

Starring: Kirby Grant, Fuzzy Knight, Jane Adams, Dick Curtis, Claudia Drake, Hank Worden, Karl Hackett, Charles King, Harry Brown ..
Directed by: Wallace Fox
Release date: 1946-08-16
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Roaring Rangers
42.

Roaring Rangers

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

When Sheriff Jeff Connor of Powder River cannot stop the crime wave, his young son, Larry, writes to the Durango Kid for aid. Taggart, the saloon owner, is the secret head of the outlaws, while Connor's brother Bill is in cahoots with him. Steve Randall, the Durango Kid, and his pal, Smiley Butterbean, arrive in time to stop a stagecoach holdup, and Steve is made a deputy sheriff. Taggart has one of his men, Slade, pose as the Durango Kid and while he is speaking to the townspeople, the rest of the outlaw gang pillages the town, and this somewhat damages the Durango Kid in the eyes of Larry and his sister Doris. Steve suggests that Sheriff Connor visit the government about a railroad project, and Taggart instructs Slade and the gang leader to kill Connor on his trip back.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Adele Roberts, Merle Travis, Smiley Burnette, Edmund Cobb, Rube Dalroy ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1946-02-14
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Under Arizona Skies
43.

Under Arizona Skies

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Dusty Smith arrives and takes a job on a ranch that is losing cattle to rustlers. When the rustlers strike again the cattle cannot be found but Dusty shoots one of the rustlers. Arrested for murder, Dusty is broken out of jail and the real outlaws put in the cell. Dusty then has them released figuring they will lead him to the hideout and the missing cattle.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Reno Browne, Raymond Hatton, Riley Hill, Tris Coffin, Reed Howes, Ted Adams, Ray Bennett, Frank LaRue, Steve Clark ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1946-05-27
Best Western Movies of 1946 : 'Neath Canadian Skies
44.

'Neath Canadian Skies

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Canadian Mountie investigates a murder posing as a criminal.

Starring: Russell Hayden, Inez Cooper, Douglas Fowley, Cliff Nazarro, I. Stanford Jolley, Jack Mulhall, Kermit Maynard, Richard Alexander, Pat Hurst, Gil Patric ..
Directed by: B. Reeves Eason
Release date: 1946-10-15
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Tumbleweed Trail
45.

Tumbleweed Trail

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Eddie Dean's assignment is to thwart the efforts of a crooked gambler, Brad Barton, to take over the property of his half-brother Bill Ryan. In order to secure the ranch, which is believed to hold large silver deposits, the scheming relative contracts to have Ryan killed. He then presents a forged will to the court naming himself as the sole heir. Shocked by the tide of events, Ryan's two rightful heirs, his grown daughter Robin and young son "Freckles" are determined to remain on their father's property. Eddie and his sidekick, Soapy Jones, arrive on the scene in time to enter the fight on the side of Robin and "Freckles."

Starring: Eddie Dean, Roscoe Ates, Shirley Patterson, Johnny McGovern, Flash, Bob Duncan, Ted Adams, Jack O'Shea, Kermit Maynard, William Fawcett ..
Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey
Release date: 1946-07-19
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Under Nevada Skies
46.

Under Nevada Skies

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Rodeo star Roy Rogers returns home to find that his old friend Tom Craig has been murdered after he was accused of stealing a family crest from Helen Williams. Helen joins up with Roy and Gabby Whittaker to find the killers and the crest.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans, Douglass Dumbrille, Leyland Hodgson, Tris Coffin, Rudolph Anders, LeRoy Mason, George Lynn ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1946-08-26
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Driftin' River
47.

Driftin' River

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Eddie Dean (Eddie Dean) and his partner Soapy Jones (Roscoe Ates), under government orders, proceed to the ranch of J.C. Morgan (Shirley Patterson to buy cavalry remounts for the Army. At the ranch, they find out that J.C. is a girl. The nearby town of Dow City is under the control of a lawless trio headed by Trigger (Lee Roberts, Clem Kensington (Foxy Callahan) and Joe Morino (Dennis Moore). A member of the gang is Tucson Brown (Lee Bennett), one of J.C.'s trusted hands. When Eddie decides to buy the horses, Tucson steals the herd to prevent the sale. Soldiers, sent to investigate, are brutally murdered. The aroused townspeople elect Tennessee (William Fawcett, J.C.'s foreman, as sheriff. When the outlaws murder Tennessee, Eddie and Soapy, along with the reformed Tucson, swing into action.

Starring: Eddie Dean, Roscoe Ates, Shirley Patterson, Lee Bennett, William Fawcett, Dennis Moore, Lottie Harrison ..
Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey
Release date: 1946-10-01
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Wild West
48.

Wild West

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Eddie and his sidekicks have been called in to help get a new telegraph line through. Dawson and his men along with his stooge Judge are out to stop them. When Eddie and the boys catch three of Dawson's men destroying telegraph equipment, the Judge releases them and this leads to the showdown between the two sides.

Starring: Eddie Dean, Flash, Roscoe Ates, Sarah Padden, Lash La Rue, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Louise Currie, Jean Carlin, Lee Bennett, Terry Frost ..
Directed by: Robert Emmett Tansey
Release date: 1946-12-01
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Fool's Gold
49.

Fool's Gold

1.5
6.2/10 IMDB

The son of an Army friend is about the join an outlaw gang. Hoppy prevents this and brings the gang to justice.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Robert Emmett Keane, Jane Randolph ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1946-10-09
Best Western Movies of 1946 : Ghost Of Hidden Valley
50.

Ghost Of Hidden Valley

1.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Dawson is running rustled cattle across the abandoned Trenton ranch and has given it the reputation of a ghost ranch to keep people away. When Henty Tenton arrives from England to take over the ranch, Dawson tries to get rid of him. But Billy and Fuzzy are on hand to help Henry and it's not long before they have to go into action.

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Jean Carlin, John Meredith, Charles King, Jimmy Aubrey, Karl Hackett, John L. Cason, Silver Harr, Zon Murray ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield
Release date: 1946-06-04

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