Best Western Movies of 1948

1.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, Arturo Soto Rangel, Manuel Dondé, José Torvay, Margarito Luna ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1948-01-15
2.

Red River

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Headstrong Thomas Dunson starts a thriving Texas cattle ranch with the help of his faithful trail hand, Groot, and his protégé, Matthew Garth, an orphan Dunson took under his wing when Matt was a boy. In need of money following the Civil War, Dunson and Matt lead a cattle drive to Missouri, where they will get a better price than locally, but the crotchety older man and his willful young partner begin to butt heads on the exhausting journey.

Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Chief Yowlachie ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1948-08-26
3.

Fort Apache

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Owen Thursday sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with military form and ultimately self-destructive, he attempts to destroy the Apache chief Cochise after luring him across the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.

Starring: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz, Ward Bond, George O’Brien, Victor McLaglen, Anna Lee, Irene Rich, Dick Foran ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1948-06-14
4.

3 Godfathers

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Three outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her baby. They swear to bring the infant to safety across the desert, even at the risk of their own lives.

Starring: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey, Jr., Ward Bond, Mae Marsh, Mildred Natwick, Jane Darwell, Guy Kibbee, Hank Worden, Ben Johnson ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1948-12-31
5.

Yellow Sky

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1867, a gang led by James "Stretch" Dawson robs a bank and flees into the desert. Out of water, the outlaws come upon a ghost town called Yellow Sky and its only residents, a hostile young woman named Mike and her grandpa. The story is a Western adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

Starring: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur, John Russell, Harry Morgan, James Barton, Charles Kemper, Victor Kilian, Norman Leavitt ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1948-12-24
6.

Blood on the Moon

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Mitchum plays drifter cowboy Jim Garry. After receiving a job-offer letter from smooth-talking Tate Riling (Preston), Garry rides into an Indian reservation and finds himself in the middle of a feud between cattle ranchers and homesteaders. What Garry doesn't realize is that Riling, the man he now works for, is crooked.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, Phyllis Thaxter, Frank Faylen, Tom Tully, Charles McGraw, Clifton Young, Tom Tyler ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1948-11-11
Best Western Movies of 1948 : The Gallant Legion
7.

The Gallant Legion

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Joseph Schildkraut, Bruce Cabot, Andy Devine, Jack Holt, Grant Withers, Adele Mara, James Brown, Harold Landon ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1948-05-24
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Rachel and the Stranger
8.

Rachel and the Stranger

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of a passing stranger threatens their burgeoning relationship.

Starring: Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum, William Holden, Gary Gray, Tom Tully, Sara Haden, Frank Ferguson, Walter Baldwin, Regina Wallace ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1948-09-18
9.

The Paleface

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Bob Hope stars in this laugh-packed wild west spoof co-starring Jane Russell as a sexy Calamity Jane, Hope is a meek frontier dentist, "Painless" Peter Potter, who finds himself gunslinging alongside the fearless Calamity as she fights off outlaws and Indians.

Starring: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian, Bobby Watson, Jackie Searl, Joseph Vitale, Charles Trowbridge, Clem Bevans, Jeff York ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1948-12-17
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Whispering Smith
10.

Whispering Smith

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Smith is an iron-willed railroad detective. When his friend Murray is fired from the railroad and begins helping Rebstock wreck trains, Smith must go after him. He also seems to have an interest in Murray's wife (and vice versa).

Starring: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall, Donald Crisp, William Demarest, Fay Holden, Murvyn Vye, Frank Faylen, John Eldredge, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Leslie Fenton
Release date: 1948-12-09
Best Western Movies of 1948 : The Man from Colorado
11.

The Man from Colorado

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as his behavior becomes more erratic--and violent--his friend desperately tries to find a way to help him.

Starring: Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Ray Collins, Edgar Buchanan, Jerome Courtland, James Millican, Jim Bannon, William Phillips, David Clarke ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1948-08-07
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Station West
12.

Station West

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.

Starring: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives, Tom Powers, Gordon Oliver, Steve Brodie, Guinn Williams, Raymond Burr, Regis Toomey ..
Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 1948-09-01
13.

Silver River

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Unjustly booted out of the cavalry, Mike McComb strikes out for Nevada, and deciding never to be used again, ruthlessly works his way up to becoming one of the most powerful silver magnates in the west. His empire begins to fall apart as the other mining combines rise against him and his stubbornness loses him the support of his wife and old friends.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell, Bruce Bennett, Tom D'Andrea, Barton MacLane, Monte Blue, Jonathan Hale, Al Bridge, Arthur Space ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1948-05-20
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Bugs Bunny Rides Again
14.

Bugs Bunny Rides Again

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

In the Western town of Rising Gorge, Bugs faces off against Yosemite Sam, "the roughest, toughest, he-man stuffest hombre who's ever crossed the Rio Grande."

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1948-06-12
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Albuquerque
15.

Albuquerque

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Cole Armin comes to Albuquerque to work for his uncle, John Armin, a despotic and hard-hearted czar who operates an ore-hauling freight line, and whose goal is to eliminate a competing line run by Ted Wallace and his sister Celia. Cole tires of his uncle's heavy-handed tactics and switches over to the Wallace side. Lety Tyler, an agent hired by the uncle, also switches over by warning Cole and Ted of a trap set for them by the uncle and his henchman.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lon Chaney Jr., Russell Hayden, Catherine Craig, George Cleveland, Irving Bacon, Bernard Nedell, Karolyn Grimes ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1948-02-20
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Indian Agent
16.

Indian Agent

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Honest government agent Dave Taylor sets out to find the men responsible for stealing food supplies from an Indian reservation.

Starring: Tim Holt, Noah Beery Jr., Richard Martin, Nan Leslie, Tom Keene, Robert Bray, Claudia Drake, Harry Woods, Lee "Lasses" White, Bud Osborne ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1948-12-11
Best Western Movies of 1948 : The Arizona Ranger
17.

The Arizona Ranger

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A disgraced veteran wanders the West alone until he decides to help a battered woman.

Starring: Tim Holt, Jack Holt, Nan Leslie, Richard Martin, Steve Brodie, Paul Hurst, James Nolan, Robert Bray, Richard Benedict, William Phipps ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1948-05-14
18.

Tap Roots

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is all about a county in Mississippi which chooses to secede from the state rather than enter the conflict. The county is protected from the Confederacy by an abolitionist (Ward Bond) and a Native American gentleman (Boris Karloff). The abolitionist's daughter (Susan Hayward) is courted by a powerful newspaper publisher (Van Heflin) when her fiance (Whitfield Connor), a confederate officer, elopes with the girl's sister (Julie London). The daughter at first resists the publisher's attentions, but turns to him for aid when her ex-fiance plans to capture the seceding county on behalf of the South.

Starring: Van Heflin, Susan Hayward, Boris Karloff, Julie London, Whitfield Connor, Ward Bond, Richard Long, Arthur Shields, Griff Barnett, Sondra Rodgers ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1948-08-25
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Relentless
19.

Relentless

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A man wrongly accused of murder tracks the true culprit across the desert.

Starring: Robert Young, Marguerite Chapman, Willard Parker, Akim Tamiroff, Barton MacLane, Mike Mazurki, Robert Barrat, Clem Bevans, Frank Fenton, Hank Patterson ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1948-06-15
Best Western Movies of 1948 : The Far Frontier
20.

The Far Frontier

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Willis Newcomb and Bart Carroll head a gang engaged in smuggling wanted-American criminals back into the United States from Mexico. Operating from Sharperville, an oil town on the American side of the border, they transport their human cargo in oil drums loaded on trucks. Border Patrolman Tom Sharper intercepts one of the trucks but is overpowered and left for dead. Carroll, having already been paid for the job and not wanting any evidence to walk around, get caught and lead back to him, backs the human-cargo trucks to the edge of a cliff and sends the drums crashing to the boulder far below. Judge Cookie Bullfincher and Border Patrolman Roy Rogers conduct a search for the missing Tom, but the crooks have gone back for him and find him in a state of amnesia. They rob the bank and pin it on Tom. It is now up to Roy to clear his friend and also put an end to Carroll's human-smuggling racket.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Gail Davis, Andy Devine, Francis Ford, Roy Barcroft, Clayton Moore, Robert Strange, Trigger, Mike Ragan, Lane Bradford ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1948-12-29
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Eyes of Texas
21.

Eyes of Texas

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A ranch owner (Francis Ford) turns his place into a home for boys who have lost their fathers in World War II. His evil female lawyer (Nana Bryant) covets the ranch and works in cahoots with Ford's long-lost nephew and a pack of killer dogs to get it. U.S. Marshal Roy Rogers puts an end to her plans.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Lynne Roberts, Andy Devine, Trigger, Nana Bryant, Roy Barcroft, Danny Morton, Francis Ford ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1948-06-15
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Four Faces West
22.

Four Faces West

2.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Cowboy Ross McEwen arrives in town. He asks the banker for a loan of $2000. When the banker asks about securing a loan that large, McEwen shows him his six-gun collateral. The banker hands over the money in exchange for an I.O.U., signed "Jefferson Davis". McEwen rides out of town and catches a train, but not before being bitten by a rattler. On the train, a nurse, Miss Hollister, tends to his wound. A posse searches the train, but McEwen manages to escape notice. However a mysterious Mexican has taken note of the cowboy, and that loudmouthed brat is still nosing around. Who will be the first to claim the reward for the robber's capture?

Starring: Joel McCrea, Frances Dee, Charles Bickford, Joseph Calleia, William Conrad, Martín Garralaga, Raymond Largay, John Parrish, Dan White, Davison Clark ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1948-08-03
Best Western Movies of 1948 : River Lady
23.

River Lady

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

In the 1850s, in a logging town on the Mississippi River, a conflict between the people of a mill town and the lumberjacks who work downriver. Romance and deceit are catalyzed by the arrival of the gambling river boat, River Lady, owned by the beautiful Sequin. Bauvais, a representative of the local lumber syndicate and Sequin's business partner, is trying to convince H.L. Morrison, the mill owner, to sell his business.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron, Helena Carter, Lloyd Gough, Florence Bates, John McIntire, Jack Lambert, Esther Somers, Anita Turner ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1948-06-01
24.

Return of the Bad Men

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

US Marshall Vance is assigned to rid the Oklahoma Territory of outlaws.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Jacqueline White, Steve Brodie, Tom Keene, Robert Bray, Lex Barker, Walter Reed ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1948-07-17
25.

Green Grass of Wyoming

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

The romance of a rancher's niece and a rival rancher's son parallels that of a stallion and a mare.

Starring: Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan, Burl Ives, Geraldine Wall, Marilyn Monroe ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1948-06-03
26.

Coroner Creek

2.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A man is bent on taking revenge on those responsible for his fiancée's death.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready, Sally Eilers, Edgar Buchanan, Barbara Read, Wallace Ford, Forrest Tucker, Joe Sawyer, William Bishop ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1948-07-01
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Grand Canyon Trail
27.

Grand Canyon Trail

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Sintown is just a deserted ghost town until Vanerpool starts looking for silver. Cookie and Roy's partners put $20,000 into the business only to find that the mine is worthless and Vanerpool is bankrupt. Carol comes out to look for silver to save the company, but does not know that their engineer, named Regan, is crooked and wants all the silver for himself. But only Old Ed knows where the mother lode is located.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, Robert Livingston, Roy Barcroft, Charles Coleman, Emmett Lynn, Ken Terrell, James Finlayson ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1948-11-04
Best Western Movies of 1948 : The Hawk of Powder River
28.

The Hawk of Powder River

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

B-western starring Eddie Dean as a singing lawman who comes to the aid of a pretty rancher (June Carlson) who's been targeted for murder by a notorious bandit known as "The Hawk".

Starring: Eddie Dean, White Cloud, Roscoe Ates, Jennifer Holt, June Carlson, Eddie Parker, Terry Frost, Lane Bradford, Carl Mathews, Ted French ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1948-04-09
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Se la llevó el Remington
29.

Se la llevó el Remington

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

While tracking down the three men that killed his father, a notorious bad-ass commits other misdeeds, seemingly based on his desire to wreck as many lives as possible. Doesn't really have anything to do with the historical figure known as Remington, though they used his name for the character here.

Starring: Luis Aguilar, Carmelita González, Tito Junco, Joaquín Cordero, Manuel Dondé, Emma Roldán, Alfredo del Diestro, Pascual García Peña, Salvador Quiroz ..
Directed by: Chano Urueta
Release date: 1948-11-04
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Frontier Revenge
30.

Frontier Revenge

2.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Marshals Lash and Fuzzy are sent to get the goods on Duce Rago. To join Rago's gang, Lash decides to pose as an outlaw by wearing the known belt buckle of a notorious outlaw.

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Jim Bannon, Ray Bennett, Sarah Padden, Jimmy Martin, George Chesebro, Lee Morgan, Cliff Taylor ..
Directed by: Ray Taylor
Release date: 1948-12-26
Best Western Movies of 1948 : The Dude Goes West
31.

The Dude Goes West

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Daniel Bone is aiming for success. A Brooklyn gunsmith by trade, he figures the place to be is where the guns are. So off he goes into the West and becomes the foe of the notorious Pecos Kid, the captive of Paiutes, the target in a saloon showdown, and the lone source of the whereabouts of a fabulous gold strike.

Starring: Eddie Albert, Gale Storm, James Gleason, Barton MacLane, Gilbert Roland, Binnie Barnes, Douglas Fowley, Tom Tyler, Harry Hayden, Sarah Padden ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1948-05-30
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Two Guys from Texas
32.

Two Guys from Texas

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Two vaudevillians on the run from crooks try to pass themselves off as cowboys.

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Dorothy Malone, Penny Edwards, Forrest Tucker, Fred Clark, Gerald Mohr, John Alvin, Andrew Tombes, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: David Butler, Friz Freleng
Release date: 1948-08-27
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Angel in Exile
33.

Angel in Exile

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

An ex-convict on his way to make his fortune in a gold mine in Arizona has his trip interrupted when the residents of a small Mexican village believe him to be a sacred religious figure.

Starring: John Carroll, Adele Mara, Thomas Gomez, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya, Grant Withers, Paul Fix, Art Smith, Tom Powers, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan, Philip Ford
Release date: 1948-10-20
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Fury at Furnace Creek
34.

Fury at Furnace Creek

2.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The Arizona wilderness, 1880. Gen. Fletcher Blackwell sends a message telling Capt. Walsh, who is escorting a wagon-train through Apache territory, heading for the fort at Furnace Creek, that he should cancel the escort and rush to another town. Apache leader "Little Dog" is leading the attack on the wagon-train and massacring everyone at the poorly manned fort. As a result the treaty is broken with the Indians and the white settlers take over the territory with the help of the cavalry, as the Apaches are wiped out and only "Little Dog" remains at large. Gen. Fletcher Blackwell is court-martial-led for treason.

Starring: Victor Mature, Coleen Gray, Glenn Langan, Reginald Gardiner, Albert Dekker, Fred Clark, Charles Kemper, Robert Warwick, George Cleveland, Roy Roberts ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1948-04-30
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Man from Texas
35.

Man from Texas

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

James Craig is torn between his criminal career as the masked bandit named the "El Paso Kid," and the life of a law-abiding citizen with his long-suffering wife Zoe. He repeatedly tells Zoe, "just one more time," but he is unable to stop which angers her greatly. However, he does have brief moments of heroics such as when he helps the Widow Weeks save her farm.

Starring: James Craig, Lynn Bari, Johnny Johnston, Una Merkel, Wallace Ford, Harry Davenport, Sara Allgood, Victor Cutler, Reed Hadley, James Arness ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1948-03-06
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Panhandle
36.

Panhandle

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

An ex-gunfighter (Rod Cameron) woos two women while avenging his brother, victim of a crooked gambler.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Anne Gwynne, Blake Edwards, Henry Hall, Dick Crockett, Rory Mallinson, Charles Judels, Alex Gerry ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1948-02-22
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Guns of Hate
37.

Guns of Hate

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Ben Jason has found a lost gold mine. When Morgan learns this, he and his henchman chase down Jason and kill him. Banning and sidekick Rafferty arrive on the scene only to be arrested and jailed for the murder. They escape from jail and now have to find the real killers to clear their name.

Starring: Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, Richard Martin, Steve Brodie, Myrna Dell, Tony Barrett, James Nolan, Jason Robards Sr., Robert Bray, Marilyn Mercer ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1948-06-18
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Black Bart
38.

Black Bart

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Cheerful outlaw Charlie Boles leaves former partners Lance and Jersey and heads for California, where the Gold Rush is beginning. Soon, a lone gunman in black is robbing Wells Fargo gold shipments. One fateful day, the stage he robs carries old friends Lance and Jersey...and notorious dancer Lola Montez, coming to perform in Sacramento. Black Bart and Lance become rivals for both Lola's favors and Wells Fargo's gold.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Jeffrey Lynn, Percy Kilbride, Lloyd Gough, Frank Lovejoy, John McIntire, Don Beddoe, Ray Walker, Soledad Jiménez ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1948-02-17
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Calgary Stampede
39.

Calgary Stampede

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

The pageantry of Calgary's colorful celebration of its past, culminating with its world famous rodeo, is chronicled.

Starring: Art Gilmore ..
Directed by: Saul Elkins
Release date: 1948-05-29
Best Western Movies of 1948 : The Plunderers
40.

The Plunderers

2.3
6.0/10 IMDB

Hero Rod Cameron kills Sheriff Sam Borden (George Cleveland) at point-blank range and in front of several witnesses in the opening of this Republic Pictures Western, released in the company's patented Trucolor system. The "killing," however, is merely a ruse set up to allow army agent Johnny Drum (Cameron) to infiltrate a gang of highway robbers.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Ilona Massey, Lorna Gray, Forrest Tucker, George Cleveland, Grant Withers, Taylor Holmes, Paul Fix, Francis Ford, James Flavin ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1948-10-30
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Under California Stars
41.

Under California Stars

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

When Roy and Trigger arrive at his ranch he finds Cookie has hired his relatives. Caroline, the only relative that doesn't have a strong resemblance to Cookie, is the horse trainer. Bob Tells Roy a gang of men are hunting range horses. Roy puts a stop to hunting on his land. Pop decides there's money in kidnapping Trigger and demands a $100,000 ransom. McFarland's stepson, Ted, and his dog Tramp, run away and is found hiding in Roy's barn. A trap is set to catch the kidnappers ranch.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, George Lloyd, Wade Crosby, Michael Chapin, House Peters Jr., Steve Clark, Joseph A. Garro ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1948-04-30
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Sunset Carson Rides Again
42.

Sunset Carson Rides Again

2.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Sunset Carson is trying to raise money for a new school and his partner Sam Webster is out to stop him. When Carson plans a benefit prize-fight, Webster plans to make off with the proceeds.

Starring: Sunset Carson, Al Terry, Pat Starling, John L. Cason, Pat Gleason, Dan White, Stephen Keyes, Ron Ormond, Joe Hiser, Bill Vall ..
Directed by: Oliver Drake
Release date: 1948-09-10
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Blazing Across the Pecos
43.

Blazing Across the Pecos

2.3
6.2/10 IMDB

This time the Durango Kid confronts an expert gambler.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Patricia Barry, Paul Campbell, Charles C. Wilson, Thomas E. Jackson, Smiley Burnette ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1948-07-01
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Loaded Pistols
44.

Loaded Pistols

2.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A singing cowboy clears a boy accused of murder by finding the real killer.

Starring: Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills, Jack Holt, Russell Arms, Robert Shayne, Vince Barnett, Leon Weaver, Fred Kohler Jr., Clem Bevans ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1948-12-15
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Adventures of Gallant Bess
45.

Adventures of Gallant Bess

2.1
5.2/10 IMDB

Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse. Ted must decide whether to pursue him and try to recover the horse, or whether to settle down with the doctor's daughter who is nursing him back to health. Written by Snow Leopard

Starring: Gallant Bess, Audrey Long, Fuzzy Knight, James Millican, John Harmon, Edward Gargan, Cliff Clark, Harry Cheshire, Evelyn Eaton, Cameron Mitchell ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1948-10-01
Best Western Movies of 1948 : California Firebrand
46.

California Firebrand

2.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Directed by Philip Ford in 1948. When cowboy Monte Hale (Monte Hale) returns home to investigate his uncle's murder, he's mistaken for a fierce outlaw and is hired by the town's corrupt mayor, Lance Dawson (Douglas Evans), as the new sheriff. But Monte secretly works to undermine Dawson's land-grabbing schemes. Monte defends the feisty owner (Lorna Gray) of a gold mine that Dawson covets, although she is suspicious of the cowpoke's loyalties and demands that he prove himself.

Starring: Monte Hale, Lorna Gray, Paul Hurst, Alice Tyrrell, Tris Coffin, LeRoy Mason ..
Directed by: Philip Ford
Release date: 1948-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Belle Starr's Daughter
47.

Belle Starr's Daughter

1.9
5.8/10 IMDB

The daughter of famous outlaw Belle Starr arrives at the town where her mother was murdered to find her killer.

Starring: George Montgomery, Rod Cameron, Ruth Roman, Wallace Ford, Charles Kemper, William Phipps, Edith King, Fred Libby, Isabel Jewell, J. Farrell MacDonald ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1948-11-13
48.

The Kissing Bandit

1.8
5.2/10 IMDB

Ricardo, the milquetoast son of a Mexican bandit, would rather lead a quiet life in Boston. But the family would rather that he follow in his father's footsteps and become "The Kissing Bandit".

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, J. Carrol Naish, Mildred Natwick, Mikhail Rasumny, Billy Gilbert, Sono Osato, Clinton Sundberg, Carleton G. Young, Ricardo Montalban ..
Directed by: László Benedek
Release date: 1948-11-14
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Fighting Mustang
49.

Fighting Mustang

1.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Filmed back-to-back with three other Sunset Carson vehicles in 1947, this Yucca Pictures Western starred the former Republic cowboy as a Texas Ranger chasing a gang of rustlers into the notorious outlaw territory of Three Corners. Attempting to sabotage the proposed annexation of the territory, desperado Bart Dawson (Stephen Keyes) and his men ambush Sunset and his young trainee Jed (Al Terry). The villains, who have been terrorizing pretty trading post operator Helen Bennett (Patricia Starling), are eventually defeated by the rangers in a violent gun battle and the planned annexation takes place on schedule. For all intents and purposes, the handsome but wooden Sunset Carson ended his screen career with this series of extremely low-budget Westerns, originally filmed in 16mm and released by that dumping ground of Poverty Row flotsam, Astor Pictures.

Starring: Sunset Carson, Al Terry, Pat Starling, Polly McKay, William Val, Felice Richmond, Bob Curtis, Stephen Keyes, Joe Hiser, Forrest Matthews ..
Directed by: Oliver Drake
Release date: 1948-02-20
Best Western Movies of 1948 : Northwest Stampede
50.

Northwest Stampede

1.7
5.5/10 IMDB

In this romantic western, the real stars are a mustang and a police dog. The human aspect of the story centers on a rodeo rider whose late father bequeathed him a ranch in Calgary, Canada. The rider really tries to settle down to ranching, but finds himself pining for the rodeo. His forewoman, also a former rodeo performer, thinks her employer is shirking his duties and needs to forget about broncos, and bull-riding and settle down. Meanwhile, the fellow also longs to catch the white stallion running wild. The dog helps out.

Starring: Joan Leslie, James Craig, Jack Oakie, Chill Wills, Victor Kilian, Stanley Andrews, Ray Bennett, Lane Chandler ..
Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
Release date: 1948-07-28

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