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
2.

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 : Bad Men of Tombstone
3.

Bad Men of Tombstone

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A marshal goes up against a collection of vicious outlaws terrorizing his own.

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Reynolds, Broderick Crawford, Fortunio Bonanova, Guinn Williams, John Kellogg, Mary Newton, Dennis Hoey, Morris Ankrum, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1949-01-21
Best Western Movies of 1949 : Streets of Laredo
4.

Streets of Laredo

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim

Starring: William Holden, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman, William Bendix, Stanley Ridges, Alfonso Bedoya, Ray Teal, Clem Bevans, James Bell, Dick Foote ..
Directed by: Leslie Fenton
Release date: 1949-05-27
Best Western Movies of 1949 : Black Midnight
5.

Black Midnight

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A young man with a love of horses, Scott Jordan (Roddy McDowall) lives on the family ranch with his uncle Bill (Damian O’Flynn). When he buys a wild stallion from his black-sheep cousin Daniel (Rand Brooks), Scott names the horse Midnight and does his best to tame him. But when the sheriff (Sky King’s Kirby Grant) suspects the stallion was stolen and Daniel’s plan to get rid of the horse ends with a man being trampled, Scott must prove Midnight acted in self-defense before his uncle destroys him. The fourth of six films McDowall coproduced and starred in for Monogram Pictures, Black Midnight was directed by Oscar “Budd” Boetticher, whose seven Westerns with Randolph Scott are considered classics of the genre.

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Damian O'Flynn, Lyn Thomas, Kirby Grant, Gordon Jones, Fay Baker, Rand Brooks ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1949-10-01
Best Western Movies of 1949 : The Doolins of Oklahoma
6.

The Doolins of Oklahoma

2.7
6.6/10 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 : Lust for Gold
7.

Lust for Gold

2.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A Dutch miner (Glenn Ford) and an Old West couple (Ida Lupino, Gig Young) die fighting over an Arizona gold mine lost in an earthquake.

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
Release date: 1949-06-10
Best Western Movies of 1949 : Red Canyon
8.

Red Canyon

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A former outlaw goes straight and is determined to catch and tame a wild stallion. Western.

Starring: Howard Duff, Ann Blyth, Edgar Buchanan, George Brent, Jane Darwell, John McIntire, Lloyd Bridges, Chill Wills, James Seay, Denver Pyle ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1949-05-05
Best Western Movies of 1949 : Diamond City
9.

Diamond City

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Set in the diamond fields of South Africa, Stafford Parker is a lawman trying to maintain a semblance of law and order in the "Wild South".

Starring: David Farrar, Honor Blackman, Diana Dors, Bill Owen, Mervyn Johns, Phyllis Monkman, Hal Osmond, Niall MacGinnis, Andrew Crawford, Philo Hauser ..
Directed by: David MacDonald
Release date: 1949-09-20
Best Western Movies of 1949 : Fighting Man of the Plains
10.

Fighting Man of the Plains

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Jane Nigh, Douglas Kennedy, Joan Taylor, Berry Kroeger, Rhys Williams, Barry Kelley, James Todd ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1949-11-16

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