Best Western Movies of 1947



7.2/10 IMDB

A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.

Starring: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger, Alan Hale, John Rodney, Harry Carey, Jr., Clifton Young, Ernest Severn, Charles Bates ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1947-03-02

Angel and the Badman

6.8/10 IMDB

Notorious shootist and womanizer Quirt Evans' horse collapses as he passes a Quaker family's home. Quirt has been wounded, and the kindly family takes him in to nurse him back to health against the advice of others. The handsome Evans quickly attracts the affections of their beautiful daughter, Penelope. He develops an affection for the family and their faith, but his troubled past follows him.

Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot, Irene Rich, Lee Dixon, Stephen Grant, Tom Powers, Paul Hurst, Olin Howland ..
Directed by: James Edward Grant
Release date: 1947-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1947 : The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

6.7/10 IMDB

Chester Wooley and Duke Egan are travelling salesmen who make a stopover in Wagon Gap, Montana while enroute to California. During the stopover, a notorious criminal is murdered, and the two are charged with the crime.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Main, Audrey Young, George Cleveland, Gordon Jones, William Ching, Peter M. Thompson, Bill Clauson, Billy O'Leary ..
Directed by: Charles Barton
Release date: 1947-10-08
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Ramrod


6.7/10 IMDB

A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore, Donald Crisp, Preston Foster, Arleen Whelan, Charles Ruggles, Lloyd Bridges, Nestor Paiva, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1947-05-02

The Sea of Grass

6.3/10 IMDB

A St. Louis woman marries a New Mexico cattleman who is seen as a tyrant by the locals.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas, Phyllis Thaxter, Edgar Buchanan, Harry Carey, William Holmes, Ruth Nelson, William Phillips ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1947-04-25


6.8/10 IMDB

England, 1763. After being convicted of a crime, the young and beautiful Abigail Hale agrees, to escape the gallows, to serve fourteen years as a slave in the colony of Virginia, whose inhabitants begin to hear and fear the sinister song of the threatening drums of war that resound in the wild Ohio valley.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff, Cecil Kellaway, Ward Bond, Virginia Campbell, Katherine DeMille, Henry Wilcoxon, C. Aubrey Smith ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1947-10-10
Best Western Movies of 1947 : The Fugitive

The Fugitive

6.3/10 IMDB

Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río, Pedro Armendáriz, J. Carrol Naish, Leo Carrillo, Ward Bond, Robert Armstrong, John Qualen, Fortunio Bonanova, Rodolfo Acosta ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1947-11-11


6.5/10 IMDB

Slick gambler James Wylie (Dennis Morgan) is apprehended by the law and given the option to forgo a prison sentence if he poses as a bandit. His mission is to uncover the identity of the Poet, a notorious outlaw who has been holding up bank-owned stagecoaches and leaving verses at the crime scenes to taunt the authorities. James finds time to woo the Poet's lovely wife, Ann (Jane Wyman), who initially cold-shoulders him. But, as a romance develops, they partner up to find the robber.

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman, Janis Paige, Bruce Bennett, Alan Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Barton MacLane, Tom Tyler, Bob Steele, John Compton ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1947-06-06
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Out West

Out West

7.4/10 IMDB

The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. The villains have locked up the Arizona Kid and their leader plans to marry his girl, Nell. The boys help the Arizona Kid escape and he rides to fetch the Cavalry. Somehow, the stooges manage to defeat the bad guys before the Cavalry arrives.

Starring: Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Christine McIntyre, Norman Willis, Jock Mahoney, Vernon Dent, Heinie Conklin, Stanley Blystone ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1947-04-24
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Bowery Buckaroos

Bowery Buckaroos

6.0/10 IMDB

The Bowery Boys head west to clear Louie of an old murder charge that he had killed his gold-mine partner. Sach has the map to the gold mine painted on his back, and Blackjack McCoy has him kidnapped by Indian Joe. Gabe poses as a dangerous gunman, the Klondike Kid, while Slip is in charge of all the remaining loose ends.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, David Gorcey, William Benedict, Julie Gibson, Russell Simpson, Minerva Urecal, Norman Willis ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1947-11-22

The Romance of Rosy Ridge

6.9/10 IMDB

A mysterious Civil War veteran courts a Missouri farmer's daughter amid postwar unrest.

Starring: Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Janet Leigh, Marshall Thompson, Selena Royle, Charles Dingle, Dean Stockwell, Guy Kibbee, Elisabeth Risdon, Jim Davis ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1947-08-04
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Wyoming


6.8/10 IMDB

Small ranchers battle against a land baron trying to take their spreads.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, John Carroll, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Albert Dekker, Virginia Grey, Maria Ouspenskaya, Grant Withers, Harry Woods, Minna Gombell ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1947-07-28


6.1/10 IMDB

"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.

Starring: Ray Milland, Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Fitzgerald, George Coulouris, Albert Dekker, Anthony Quinn, Frank Faylen, Gavin Muir, James Burke, Eduardo Ciannelli ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1947-02-21
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Apache Rose

Apache Rose

5.7/10 IMDB

Roy is an oil prospector. His efforts to get drilling rights on an old Spanish land grant are countered by gamblers from an off-shore gambling boat determined to control the land (and oil) themselves.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Olin Howland, George Meeker, John Laurenz, Russ Vincent, Minerva Urecal, LeRoy Mason, Donna Martell ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1947-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Trail Street

Trail Street

6.2/10 IMDB

Bat Masterson cleans up Liberal, Kansas.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Madge Meredith, Steve Brodie, Billy House, Virginia Sale, Harry Woods, Phil Warren ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1947-02-19
Best Western Movies of 1947 : The Last Round-up

The Last Round-up

6.4/10 IMDB

A rancher tries to convince an Indian tribe to relocate so their land can be used to provide water for Kansas City.

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Jean Heather, Ralph Morgan, Carol Thurston, Mark Daniels, Robert Blake, Russ Vincent, Ernie Adams, Jonathan Gilmore ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1947-11-05
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Homesteaders of Paradise Valley

Homesteaders of Paradise Valley

6.3/10 IMDB

Red Ryder convinces homesteaders to settle in Paradise Valley. Business men in nearby Central City want control of the valley and water supply and propose to build a dam for half interest in the land. They use Red to generate interest in the dam but when the dam is completed, they rig the stockholder's meeting so Central City will get the water.

Starring: Allan Lane, Robert Blake, Martha Wentworth, Ann E. Todd, Gene Roth, Mauritz Hugo, Emmett Vogan, Milton Kibbee, Tom London, Edythe Elliott ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1947-03-31
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Black Gold

Black Gold

6.1/10 IMDB

A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Katherine DeMille, 'Ducky' Louie, Raymond Hatton, Kane Richmond, Thurston Hall, Moroni Olsen, Jonathan Hale, Darryl Hickman, Charles Trowbridge ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1947-09-16
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Wild Country

Wild Country

5.9/10 IMDB

Caxton has broken out of prison and Eddie has been sent to bring him in. Caxton is known by the polka dot band on his hat and Eddie has Soapy wear one like it. This gets Soapy arrested as soon as he rides into town but it leads Eddie to Varney and he realizes Varney will lead him to Caxton.

Starring: Eddie Dean, Flash, Roscoe Ates, Peggy Wynne, Douglas Fowley, I. Stanford Jolley, Lee Roberts, Forrest Matthews, William Fawcett, Henry Hall ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1947-01-17
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Robin Hood of Monterey

Robin Hood of Monterey

6.4/10 IMDB

Eduardo Belmonte overhears his new step-mother, Maria, and her lover, Don Ricardo Gonzales plotting to take over the Belmonte rancho on the night of the fiesta given by her husband, Don Carlos Belmonte. Eduardo offers Maria money if she will depart the hacienda premises, but she refuses and then accuses Eduardo of making love to her. The old Don doesn't take kindly to his son hitting on his step-mother and attacks him in a rage. The lights go out, the father is killed and Maria blames Eduardo, who escapes from the house, chased by Ricardo's men. The Cisco Kid and Pancho rescue Eduardo, who has been shot, and hide him while they investigate. Cisco discovers that bullets from Maria's gun, a handy little derringer, are the same type that killed Don Carlos. But the Alcalde arrests Cisco and Pancho, and Cisco is "supposedly" executed by a firing squad, but IS NOT shot and escapes by a trick. And now Maria and Ricardo are in real trouble with Cisco on the loose.

Starring: Gilbert Roland, Chris-Pin Martin, Evelyn Brent, Jack La Rue, Pedro de Cordoba, Travis Kent, Donna Martell, Thornton Edwards, Nestor Paiva, Ernie Adams ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1947-09-06
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Stallion Road

Stallion Road

5.9/10 IMDB

A veterinarian and a novelist compete for the heart of a lady rancher.

Starring: Ronald Reagan, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Peggy Knudsen, Patti Brady, Harry Davenport, Angela Greene, Frank Puglia, Ralph Byrd, Lloyd Corrigan ..
Directed by: James V. Kern, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1947-04-12
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Gunfighters


6.3/10 IMDB

Gunfighter "Brazos" Kane lays aside his guns "forever" when he is forced to shoot his best friend, and decides to join another friend, Bob Tyrell, as a cowhand on the Inskip ranch. Upon arriving there he finds the bullet-riddled body of his friend. He carries the body to the Banner ranch, the largest in the territory, and is accused by Banner of murdering Tyrell; Banner orders Deputy Sheriff Bill Yount, who is in Banner's pay, to arrest Kane. But Kane has the sympathy of Banner's daughter, Jane, who notifies Inskip of Kane's plight, and Inskip arrives in time to prevent a lynching. Sheriff Kiscade dismisses the murder charge for lack of evidence. Brazos then sets out to find the killer of his friend. Bess Bannister, Jane's sister, is in love with the Banner ranch foreman, Bard Macky, and knowing that Bard killed Tyrell and that Kane will track him down, then hampers Kane's mission somewhat by pretending to be in love with him.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Dorothy Hart, Bruce Cabot, Charley Grapewin, Steven Geray, Forrest Tucker, Charles Kemper, Grant Withers, Griff Barnett ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1947-07-15
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Gas House Kids Go West

Gas House Kids Go West

5.5/10 IMDB

The second of three "Bowery Boys" rip-offs produced by bargain-basement Producers Releasing Corporation.

Starring: Emory Parnell, Chili Williams, Vince Barnett, William Wright, Lela Bliss, Ronn Marvin, Ray Dolciame, Carl Switzer, Benny Bartlett, Rudy Wissler ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1947-06-12
Best Western Movies of 1947 : The Fighting Vigilantes

The Fighting Vigilantes

6.2/10 IMDB

Taylor's men are robbing incoming supply wagons to enable Taylor to sell goods at inflated prices. The Vigilantes led by Frank Jackson are doing the same so the ranchers won't starve. Marshals Lash and Fuzzy arrive to try and find the real culprits.

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Jennifer Holt, George Chesebro, Lee Morgan, Marshall Reed, Carl Mathews, Russell Arms, Steve Clark, John Elliott ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1947-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1947 : On the Old Spanish Trail

On the Old Spanish Trail

5.9/10 IMDB

A cowboy turns bounty hunter to pay off his debts.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Tito Guízar, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, Estelita Rodriguez, Charles McGraw, Fred Graham, Steve Darrell, Marshall Reed ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1947-10-15
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Law of the Lash

Law of the Lash

5.9/10 IMDB

When Decker's gang holds up a stage, henchman Lefty takes a lady's rings. Later lefty accidentally exposes the rings buying ammunition and Cheyenne sees them. When Lefty tries to shoot Cheyenne he is captured. Now Cheyenne wants the rest of the gang and their leader.

Starring: Lash LaRue, Al St. John, Mary Scott, Jack O'Shea, Lee Roberts, Charles King, Carl Mathews, Matty Roubert, John Elliott, Slim Whitaker ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1947-02-28
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Code of the West

Code of the West

6.3/10 IMDB

Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ranchers money, Carter has them burned out. Bob knows Carter is responsible and when Carter's henchman Saunders is recognized, Bob goes into action.

Starring: James Warren, Debra Alden, John Laurenz, Steve Brodie, Rita Lynn, Harry Woods, Carol Forman, Raymond Burr, Harry Harvey, Phil Warren ..
Directed by: William Berke
Release date: 1947-02-20
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Last of the Redmen

Last of the Redmen

5.2/10 IMDB

A family-oriented adaption of James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans." As the French-Indian War rages across the untamed territory of the Great Northwest, the embattled wilderness gives birth to a legend -- the proud legend of "The Last of the Red Men." August, 1757, General Montcalm and his Iroquois alalies are on the war path -- and General Munro fears for the lives of his children as they travel to join him at Fort William Henry. Although Munro dispatches a letter urging them to take refuge at Fort Edward until the road is safe, an Iroquois scout intercepts the warning. So Major Duncan Hayward, handsomely portrayed by Jon Hall, is unaware of the danger as he escorts Alice Munro (Evelyn Ankers), her sister Cora (Julie Bishop), and her young brother Davy (Buzz Henry) from the sanctuary of the fort. When their guide Magua, a vengeful Iroquois played by Buster Crabbe, betrays them, only one man can save the travelers from his savage trap. Starring Jon Hall and Michael O'Shea.

Starring: Jon Hall, Michael O'Shea, Evelyn Ankers, Julie Bishop, Buster Crabbe, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Rick Vallin, Frederick Worlock ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1947-08-01
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Heaven Only Knows

Heaven Only Knows

6.6/10 IMDB

Also released as Montana Mike, Heaven Only Knows is an offbeat western with fantasy overtones. Hard-bitten gambling boss Brian Donlevy rules his frontier community with brawn and bullets. To his dismay, Donlevy discovers that he has a guardian angel (Robert Cummings), who shows up in the guise of an Eastern tenderfoot. The angel has been sent from Above to save Donlevy's soul, and to that end encourages the one-time villain to squire a minister's daughter (Jorja Curtwright) rather than his usual dance-hall girls. Donlevy is also given tips on winning against his enemies without resorting to gunplay. The gambler finally redeems himself with Heaven by rescuing the angel from a lynch mob (how can you lynch an angel?) Heaven Only Knows deserves an "E" for Effort for bringing a fresh twist to the venerable western genre.

Starring: Robert Cummings, Brian Donlevy, Marjorie Reynolds, Jorja Curtright, Bill Goodwin, John Litel, Stuart Erwin, Gerald Mohr, Edgar Kennedy, Lurene Tuttle ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1947-09-12
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Look-Out Sister

Look-Out Sister

5.9/10 IMDB

A famous bandleader, suffering from overwork and exhaustion, goes to a sanitarium for a rest. While there he dreams of being out west at a dude ranch, where he finds himself involved in the beautiful owner's struggle to keep her ranch from falling into the hands of the villain, who wants either her or her ranch (or, preferably, both).

Starring: Louis Jordan, Suzette Harbin, Monte Hawley, Bob Scott, Glen Allen, Jack Clisby ..
Directed by: Bud Pollard
Release date: 1947-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Yankee Fakir

Yankee Fakir

5.7/10 IMDB

A medicine show pitchman investigates a small town murder in Arizona.

Starring: Douglas Fowley, Joan Woodbury, Clem Bevans, Frank Reicher, Ransom M. Sherman, Marc Lawrence, Walter Soderling, Eula Guy, Elspeth Dudgeon, Tom Bernard ..
Directed by: W. Lee Wilder
Release date: 1947-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Springtime in the Sierras

Springtime in the Sierras

6.0/10 IMDB

Jean Loring has her men illegally killing and selling game. Roy suspects her and gets himself invited to stay at her ranch. Investigating he finds the freezer where the slaughtered game are kept. But he is caught, tied up, and left to freeze.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, Stephanie Bachelor, Harold Landon, Harry Cheshire, Roy Barcroft, Chester Conklin, Hank Patterson, Whitey Christy ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1947-07-15
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Border Feud

Border Feud

5.9/10 IMDB

A marshal with a whip and a sheriff with a sense of humor end a gold-mine feud.

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Ian Keith, Gloria Marlen, Kenneth Farrell, Ed Cassidy, Bob Duncan, Casey MacGregor, Buster Slaven, Mikel Conrad ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1947-05-10
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Bells of San Angelo

Bells of San Angelo

5.6/10 IMDB

Gridley is mining silver from an old Mexican mine and bringing it into the USA thru a passage into his worthless mine. Border guard Rogers suspects Gridley and finally finds the secret entrance to the Mexican mine. He sends Lee Madison for help only to have her captured by Gridley. Trigger brings help that takes care of Gridley's men and now Roy has to rescue Madison.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Andy Devine, John McGuire, Olaf Hytten, Fritz Leiber, Hank Patterson, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Eddie Acuff, David Sharpe ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1947-04-15
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Pirates of Monterey

Pirates of Monterey

5.7/10 IMDB

A woman journeys to Spanish California to marry a Spanish officer, but on the way she meets and falls in love with an American adventurer who is part of a movement to overthrow the Spanish in California.

Starring: Maria Montez, Rod Cameron, Mikhail Rasumny, Phillip Reed, Gilbert Roland, Gale Sondergaard, Tamara Shayne, Robert Warwick, Michael Raffetto, Neyle Morrow ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1947-12-01
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Ghost Town Renegades

Ghost Town Renegades

5.7/10 IMDB

Gold has been found and Sharp is out to get the land. He has the land owners killed and then has Watson forge new deeds. Cheyenne and Fuzzy arrive in time to save Trent. Then they go after the gang and its leader.

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Jennifer Holt, Jack Ingram, Terry Frost, Steve Clark, Lee Roberts, Lane Bradford, Henry Hall, William Fawcett ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1947-07-26
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Return of the Lash

Return of the Lash

5.7/10 IMDB

Six wanted outlaws are rounded up and captured by the Cheyenne Kid. Collecting the reward money, Cheyenne instructs his sidekick Fuzzy Q. Jones to give the money to a group of financially strapped ranchers. Alas, Fuzzy falls off his horse, loses his memory, and forgets what became of the money.

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Mary Maynard, Buster Slaven, George Chesebro, Lee Morgan, Lane Bradford, Curley Gibson, Dee Cooper, Roy Butler ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1947-10-10
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Bells of San Fernando

Bells of San Fernando

5.1/10 IMDB

In the New Spain era, a tyrant ruling the San Fernando Valley attempts to wrestle a blacksmith’s daughter from the arms of her Irish sailor fiancé.

Starring: Donald Woods, Gloria Warren, Byron Foulger, Shirley O'Hara, Anthony Warde, Monte Blue, Paul Newlan, David Leonard, Gordon B. Clarke, Frank Cody ..
Directed by: Terry O. Morse
Release date: 1947-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Valley of Fear

Valley of Fear

7.5/10 IMDB

Johnny Williams (Johnny Mack Brown) returns to his home town of Beaufort, and finds himself when being chased by banker Henry Stevens (Tristram Coffin), Grangers Association head Les Travers (Ed Cassidy as Edward Cassidy) and real estate agent Frank Wilkins (Ted Adams.)

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Christine McIntyre, Tris Coffin, Ed Cassidy, Eddie Parker, Edward Peil Sr., Ted Adams, Pierce Lyden, Steve Darrell ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1947-09-14
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Hollywood Barn Dance

Hollywood Barn Dance

5.4/10 IMDB

Based on and built around the west coast radio program, "The Hollywood Barn Dance", although no members of the 1947 cast of the program are in the film, but the better-known (on a national scale) Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadors, Jack Guthrie and Jimmy and Leon Short more than make up for that. The slight plot, around 18 songs, begins with Tubb and his band searching for $2000 needed to rebuild their town chuch after it burned down while they were rehearsing in it. Hollywood, here they come!

Starring: Ernest Tubb, Helen Boyce, Lori Talbott, Ann Kunde, Earle Hodgins, Frank McGlynn Sr., Pat Combs, Emmett Vogan ..
Directed by: Bernard B. Ray
Release date: 1947-06-21
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Last Days of Boot Hill

Last Days of Boot Hill

6.8/10 IMDB

Treasury Department Steve Waring, and also, unknown to others, the Durango Kid, comes to Sunset Pass in search of $1000,000 in gold coins, stolen from the government by the late Forrest Brent. He is aided by Smiley Burnette, the local deputy sheriff. Later, Paula Thorpe, Brent's daughter from his first marriage, arrives with her lawyer sweetheart Frank Raeburn, with intentions of proving her father's estate belongs to her and not to Mrs. Brent, his wife of record when he died. The widow Brent has no intentions of giving up one single cent.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Virginia Hunter, Paul Campbell, Mary Newton, Smiley Burnette ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1947-11-20
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Oregon Trail Scouts

Oregon Trail Scouts

6.5/10 IMDB

Red Ryder battles an unscrupulous fur thief named Hunter for the right to trap beaver and otter on the land of Chief Running Fox.

Starring: Allan Lane, Robert Blake, Martha Wentworth, Roy Barcroft, Emmett Lynn, Edmund Cobb, Earle Hodgins, Ed Cassidy, Frank Lackteen, Billy Cummings ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1947-05-04
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Marshal of Cripple Creek

Marshal of Cripple Creek

6.6/10 IMDB

Tom Lambert arrives and Long John Case gets him into trouble. To protect his wife and son he refuses to talk and is sent to prison. Long John then gets Lambert's son into his outlaw gang but Lambert is told the boy's problems are caused by Red Ryder. So Lambert breaks prison planning to kill Red. [Written by Maurice Van Auken]

Starring: Allan Lane, Robert Blake, Martha Wentworth, Trevor Bardette, Tom London, Roy Barcroft, Gene Roth, William Self, Helen Wallace ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1947-08-15
Best Western Movies of 1947 : The Fabulous Texan

The Fabulous Texan

6.5/10 IMDB

A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.

Starring: Bill Elliott, John Carroll, Catherine McLeod, Albert Dekker, Andy Devine, Patricia Knight, Ruth Donnelly, Johnny Sands, Harry Davenport, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1947-11-09
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Rustlers of Devil's Canyon

Rustlers of Devil's Canyon

6.6/10 IMDB

Red Ryder returns to Sioux City, Wyoming, at the close of the Spanish-American War, settling down at the ranch of his aunt, The Duchess, with his pals Little Beaver and "Blizzard". But Red soon discovers that the country is over-run by rustlers.

Starring: Allan Lane, Robert Blake, Martha Wentworth, Peggy Stewart, Arthur Space, Emmett Lynn, Roy Barcroft, Tom London, Harry Carr, Pierce Lyden ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1947-06-30
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Buckaroo from Powder River

Buckaroo from Powder River

6.6/10 IMDB

Steve arrives looking for the person printing counterfeit bonds. He finds his man in Pop Ryland who has two sons and a stepson. The stepson doesn't want to be an outlaw like the other sons and helps Steve out by posing as the Durango Kid when needed and then leading him to the evidence he is looking for.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Eve Miller, Forrest Taylor, Paul Campbell, Smiley Burnette ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1947-10-13
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Unexpected Guest

Unexpected Guest

6.7/10 IMDB

At the reading of his late cousin's will, California learns the estate will be divied among whoever remains of the seven relatives. With one already dead, another immediately murdered, and the Lawyer telling them the ranch is almost worthless, Hoppy investigates.

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Una O'Connor, John Parrish, Patricia Tate, Nedrick Young, Earle Hodgins, Joel Friedkin, Robert B. Williams ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1947-03-28
Best Western Movies of 1947 : The Stranger From Ponca City

The Stranger From Ponca City

6.6/10 IMDB

A saddle-weary Steve Larkin, also the Duranko Kid, rides into Red Mound, a town filled with cattle rustlers. Cafe owner Smiley, befriends Steve and fills him in on the activities. Steve angers the rustler's leader, Flip Dugan when he purchases the old Atkins ranch which is supposedly haunted. Flip and his henchmen try to prevent the recording of the deed, but the Durango Kid and Deputy Marshal Tug Carter win the gun battle.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Virginia Hunter, Texas Jim Lewis, Smiley Burnette, Jock Mahoney, Kermit Maynard ..
Directed by: Derwin Abrahams
Release date: 1947-07-03
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Trail of the Mounties

Trail of the Mounties

5.8/10 IMDB

A Canadian mountie is framed for committing crimes, while investigating a gang of criminals.

Starring: Russell Hayden, Jennifer Holt, Emmett Lynn, Terry Frost, Harry Cording, Charles Bedell, Zon Murray, Pedro Regas, Frank Lackteen, Britt Wood ..
Directed by: Howard Bretherton
Release date: 1947-12-20
Best Western Movies of 1947 : Jesse James Rides Again

Jesse James Rides Again

6.3/10 IMDB

Jesse James wants to start a new life in a new location, but quickly finds himself wrapped-up in protecting townsfolk from the machinations of evil oilmen.

Starring: Clayton Moore, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, John Compton, Tris Coffin, Tom London, Mike Ragan, Edmund Cobb, Gene Roth, Fred Graham ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon, Thomas Carr
Release date: 1947-08-02

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