Best Western Movies of 1949

1.

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

After Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Indians, everyone expects the worst. Capt. Nathan Brittles is ordered out on patrol but he's also required to take along Abby Allshard, wife of the Fort's commanding officer, and her niece, the pretty Olivia Dandridge, who are being evacuated for their own safety. Brittles is only a few days away from retirement and Olivia has caught the eye of two of the young officers in the Company, Lt. Flint Cohill and 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell. She's taken to wearing a yellow ribbon in her hair, a sign that she has a beau in the Cavalry, but refuses to say for whom she is wearing it.

Starring: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, George O’Brien, Arthur Shields, Michael Dugan ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1949-10-22
Best Western Movies of 1949 : High Diving Hare
2.

High Diving Hare

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Yosemite Sam tries to force Bugs Bunny to do a high-diving act when the regular act cancels.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1949-04-30
3.

Colorado Territory

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Western remake of High Sierra with Joel McCrea taking over the Humphrey Bogart role.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, Henry Hull, John Archer, James Mitchell, Morris Ankrum, Basil Ruysdael, Frank Puglia, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1949-06-11
Best Western Movies of 1949 : I Shot Jesse James
4.

I Shot Jesse James

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Bob Ford murders his best friend Jesse James in order to obtain a pardon that will free him to marry his girlfriend Cynthy. The guilt-stricken Ford soon finds himself greeted with derision and open mockery throughout town. He travels to Colorado to try his hand at prospecting in hopes that marriage with Cynthy is still in the cards.

Starring: John Ireland, Reed Hadley, Tom Tyler, Tommy Noonan, Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, J. Edward Bromberg, Victor Kilian, Eddie Dunn, Margia Dean ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1949-02-26
Best Western Movies of 1949 : Lust for Gold
5.

Lust for Gold

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A man determined to track down the fabled Arizona gold mine known as The Lost Dutchman has an affair with a married treasure hunter, whose pursuit of the mine has lead her to double-cross her husband.

Starring: Ida Lupino, Glenn Ford, Gig Young, William Prince, Edgar Buchanan, Will Geer, Paul Ford, Jay Silverheels, Percy Helton, Elspeth Dudgeon ..
Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon, George Marshall
Release date: 1949-06-10
6.

The Fighting Kentuckian

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

John Breen (John Wayne), a Kentucky militiaman falls in love with French exile Fleurette De Marchand (Vera Ralston). He discovers a plot to steal the land that Fleurette's exiles plan to settle on and aims to foil it.

Starring: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy, Marie Windsor, John Howard, Hugo Haas, Grant Withers, Odette Myrtil, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: George Waggner
Release date: 1949-09-15
Best Western Movies of 1949 : The Doolins of Oklahoma
7.

The Doolins of Oklahoma

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

When the Daltons are killed at Coffeeville, gang member Bill Doolin arriving late escapes but kills a man. Now wanted for murder, he becomes the leader of the Doolin gang. He eventually leaves the gang and tries to start a new life under a new name. But the old gang members appear and his true identity becomes known. So once again he becomes an outlaw trying to escape from the law. Written by Maurice VanAuken

Starring: Randolph Scott, George Macready, Louise Allbritton, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr., Virginia Huston, Charles Kemper, Dona Drake, Robert Barrat, Lee Patrick ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1949-05-27
Best Western Movies of 1949 : Down Dakota Way
8.

Down Dakota Way

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

In Roy Rogers' Down Dakota Way, the deadly hoof-and-mouth disease has struck the herd owned by evil rancher H. T. McKenzie (Roy Barcroft). To avoid an expensive quarantine on his stock, McKenzie plans to murder the local veterinarian (Emmet Vogan) before the latter can report his findings to the government. Rogers manages to straighten out the situation by appealing to the sensibilities of the aunt (Elizabeth Risdon) of McKenzie's hotheaded hired assassin (Byron Barr). The film also bears several musical numbers from Roy, Dale Evans, and Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Montie Montana, Elisabeth Risdon, Byron Barr, James Cardwell, Roy Barcroft ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1949-09-09
Best Western Movies of 1949 : The Cowboy and the Indians
9.

The Cowboy and the Indians

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Finding Indians stealing from his ranch, Gene learns they are suffering from malnutrition. Store owner Martin is cheating them and now he is after the Chief's valuable necklace. When the dying chief is found, having been attacked and robbed, Martin blames Lakhona who would become the new chief. When Gene helps Lakhona they soon find themselves fleeing from the law.

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Sheila Ryan, Hank Patterson, Jay Silverheels, Claudia Drake, Georgie Nokes, Alex Frazer, Clayton Moore, Iron Eyes Cody ..
Directed by: John English
Release date: 1949-09-15
Best Western Movies of 1949 : Massacre River
10.

Massacre River

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Two Cavalry Officers clash over the Colonel's Daughter at a remote outpost with Indian troubles.

Starring: Guy Madison, Rory Calhoun, Carole Mathews, Cathy Downs, Johnny Sands, Steve Brodie, Art Baker, Iron Eyes Cody, Emory Parnell, Queenie Smith ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1949-06-26

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