Best Western Movies of 1950

1.

Winchester '73

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Lin McAdam rides into town on the trail of Dutch Henry Brown, only to find himself in a shooting competition against him. McAdam wins the prize, a one-in-a-thousand Winchester rifle, but Dutch steals it and leaves town. McAdam follows, intent on settling his old quarrel, while the rifle keeps changing hands and touching a number of lives.

Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Millard Mitchell, Charles Drake, John McIntire, Will Geer, Jay C. Flippen, Rock Hudson ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1950-07-12
2.

Rio Grande

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke is posted on the Texas frontier to defend settlers against depredations of marauding Apaches. Col. Yorke is under considerable stress by a serious shortage of troops of his command. Tension is added when Yorke's son (whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years), Trooper Jeff Yorke, is one of 18 recruits sent to the regiment.

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Chill Wills, J. Carrol Naish, Victor McLaglen, Grant Withers, Sons of the Pioneers ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1950-11-15
3.

The Gunfighter

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker, Karl Malden, Skip Homeier, Anthony Ross, Verna Felton, Ellen Corby, Richard Jaeckel ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1950-06-23
4.

Annie Get Your Gun

3.9
6.9/10 IMDB

This film adaptation of Irving Berlin's classic musical stars Betty Hutton as gunslinger Annie Oakley, who romances fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler (Howard Keel) as they travel with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Previously off target when it comes to love, Annie proves you can get a man with a gun in this battle-of-the-sexes extravaganza, which features timeless numbers like "Anything You Can Do" and "There's No Business Like Show Business."

Starring: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Mae Clarke, John Hamilton ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1950-05-01
5.

The Furies

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A New Mexico cattle man and his strong-willed daughter clash over the man's choice for a new bride. Things get worse when the elder man has his daughter's lover hanged. With the help of an old flame, a gambler, the daughter puts into motion a plan to drive her father from his estate.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Gilbert Roland, Thomas Gomez, Beulah Bondi, Albert Dekker, John Bromfield, Wallace Ford ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1950-08-16
6.

Devil's Doorway

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A Native American Civil War hero returns home to fight for his people.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson, James Mitchell, Edgar Buchanan, Rhys Williams, Spring Byington, James Millican, Bruce Cowling ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1950-09-15
Best Western Movies of 1950 : The Baron of Arizona
7.

The Baron of Arizona

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

The U.S. government recognizes land grants made when the West was under Spanish rule. This inspires James Reavis to forge a chain of historical evidence that makes a foundling girl the Baroness of Arizona. Reavis marries the girl and presses his claim to the entire Arizona territory.

Starring: Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff, Beulah Bondi, Reed Hadley, Robert Barrat, Robin Short, Karen Kester, Margia Dean, Jonathan Hale ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1950-03-04
8.

Stars in My Crown

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of a young pastor coming to a small town in the United States to set up his ministry. The movie tells of the various relationships and struggles he goes through as he goes about raising his family and preaching to the community.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale, Lewis Stone, James Mitchell, Amanda Blake, Juano Hernández, Charles Kemper, Connie Gilchrist ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1950-05-11
9.

Broken Arrow

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Indian scout Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) is sent out to stem the war between the Whites and Apaches in the late 1870s. He learns (through an uncomfortably close encounter) that the Indians kill only to protect themselves, or out of retaliation for white atrocities.

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael, Will Geer, Joyce Mackenzie, Arthur Hunnicutt, Iron Eyes Cody, John Doucette, Jay Silverheels ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1950-08-01
Best Western Movies of 1950 : Wagon Master
10.

Wagon Master

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

Starring: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey, Jr., Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Alan Mowbray, Jane Darwell, Ruth Clifford, Russell Simpson, Kathleen O'Malley ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1950-04-19

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