Best Western Movies of 1951

1.

Westward the Women

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

In a time when "The West" pretty much ends in Texas and only California is slowly being populated by the white men, there's a severe lack of women among the workers on Roy Whitman's farm in the California Valley. So he goes back east to Chicago to recruit 150 women willing to become wives for his employees. From the candidates he selects 138 who seem able to survive a months long journey across "The Great American Desert" and the Rocky Mountains. Written by Tom Zoerner

Starring: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire, Julie Bishop, Lenore Lonergan, Henry Nakamura, Marilyn Erskine, Beverly Dennis, Renata Vanni ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1951-12-16
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Drip-Along Daffy
2.

Drip-Along Daffy

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Daffy Duck plays a western hero, but things don't go as he hoped in a one horse town.

Starring: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1951-11-17
3.

Rawhide

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Not a Rowdy Yates in sight in this western set in a stop over for the California to St Louis mail stagecoach run. The two staff are warned that four dangerous outlaws are in the area, and together with a female stage passenger and her baby they wait patiently for the word to go round that these men have been caught. Can you guess where the outlaws decide to hide out while they plan a large gold robbery? What follows is a film that concentrates on small details (like attempts to slip a warning note to a passing stage, or to reach a hidden gun that the bad guys don't know about) as the captives try anything to get away from the outlaws.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger, Edgar Buchanan, Jack Elam, George Tobias, Jeff Corey, James Millican, Louis Jean Heydt ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1951-03-25
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Along the Great Divide
4.

Along the Great Divide

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

New Federal marshal Len Merrick saves Tim Keith from lynching at the hands of the Roden clan, and hopes to get him to Santa Loma for trial. Vindictive Ned Roden, whose son Ed was killed, still wants personal revenge, and Tim would like to escape before Ned catches up with him again. Can the marshal make it across the desert with Tim and his daughter? Even if he makes it, will justice be served?

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan, Ray Teal, Hugh Sanders, Morris Ankrum, James Anderson, Charles Meredith ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-06-02
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Only the Valiant
5.

Only the Valiant

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Only the Valiant, a classic western adventure, based on a novel by Charles Marquis Warren, the film tells the story of a Cavalry officer who volunteers for a suicidal mission to fight the hostile Apaches in an effort to prove his loyalty to his men and the woman he loves.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young, Neville Brand, Lon Chaney Jr., Jeff Corey, Warner Anderson, Steve Brodie, Dan Riss ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1951-04-13
6.

Distant Drums

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety

Starring: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Ray Teal, Arthur Hunnicutt, Robert Barrat ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-12-25
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Man in the Saddle
7.

Man in the Saddle

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A small rancher is being harassed by his mighty and powerful neighbor. When the neighbor even hires gunmen to intimidate him he has to defend himself and his property by means of violence.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew, Alexander Knox, Richard Rober, John Russell, Alfonso Bedoya, Guinn Williams, Clem Bevans, Cameron Mitchell ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1951-12-02
8.

Across the Wide Missouri

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

In the 1830's beaver trapper Flint Mitchell and other white men hunt and trap in the then unnamed territories of Montana and Idaho. Flint marries a Blackfoot woman as a way to gain entrance into her people's rich lands, but finds she means more to him than a ticket to good beaver habitat.

Starring: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou, J. Carrol Naish, Jack Holt, Alan Napier, George Chandler, Richard Anderson, María Elena Marqués ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1951-10-12
9.

Vengeance Valley

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Robert Walker, Joanne Dru, Sally Forrest, John Ireland, Carleton Carpenter, Ray Collins, Ted de Corsia, Hugh O'Brian, Will Wright ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1951-02-14
Best Western Movies of 1951 : The Secret of Convict Lake
10.

The Secret of Convict Lake

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

After a group of convicts escapes from prison, they take refuge in the wilderness. While most of the crew are ruthless sociopaths, Jim Canfield is an innocent man who was jailed under false pretenses. When Canfield and his fellow fugitives reach an isolated farming settlement where the men are all away, it creates tension with the local women. Things get more dire when rumors of hidden money arise, and Canfield discovers that the man who framed him is part of the community.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Ethel Barrymore, Zachary Scott, Ann Dvorak, Barbara Bates, Cyril Cusack, Richard Hylton, Helen Westcott, Jeanette Nolan ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1951-08-03
Best Western Movies of 1951 : The Longhorn
11.

The Longhorn

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

A double-crossing cowboy and his gang of henchmen steal cattle, even from friends, in this classic Western.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Phyllis Coates, I. Stanford Jolley, Lane Bradford, John Hart, Marshall Reed, William Fawcett, Lee Roberts, Carol Henry ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1951-11-25
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Fort Worth
12.

Fort Worth

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Ex-gunfighter Ned Britt returns to Fort Worth after the civil war to help run a newspaper which is against ambitious men and their schemes for control.

Starring: Randolph Scott, David Brian, Phyllis Thaxter, Helena Carter, Dickie Jones, Ray Teal, Michael Tolan, Paul Picerni, Emerson Treacy, Bob Steele ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1951-07-14
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Little Big Horn
13.

Little Big Horn

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Two cavalry officers (Lloyd Bridges, John Ireland) lead a patrol to warn Gen. Custer about an ambush.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, John Ireland, Marie Windsor, Reed Hadley, Jim Davis, Wally Cassell, Hugh O'Brian, King Donovan, Richard Emory, John Pickard ..
Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren
Release date: 1951-06-15
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Best of the Badmen
14.

Best of the Badmen

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

After the North defeats the South, Union Maj. Jeff Clanton heads to Missouri to provide the Confederacy's Quantrill's Raiders a chance to claim allegiance to the Union, thereby clearing their wanted status. But standing in Clanton's way are the corrupt lawmen Joad and Fowler, who would rather keep the men outlaws to collect the reward on their heads. After Joad and Fowler frame Clanton for murder, he manages to escape, becoming an outlaw himself.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, Bruce Cabot, John Archer, Lawrence Tierney, Barton MacLane, Tom Tyler ..
Directed by: William D. Russell
Release date: 1951-08-09
15.

Tomahawk

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the Sioux...to the disgust of frontier scout Jim Bridger, whose Cheyenne wife led him to see the conflict from both sides. The powder-keg situation needs only a spark to bring war, and violent bigots like Lieut. Rob Dancy are all too likely to provide this. Meanwhile, Bridger's chance of preventing catastrophe is dimmed by equally wrenching personal conflicts. Unusually accurate historically.

Starring: Van Heflin, Yvonne De Carlo, Alex Nicol, Preston Foster, Jack Oakie, John War Eagle, Rock Hudson, Susan Cabot, Arthur Space, Russ Conway ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1951-02-05
Best Western Movies of 1951 : The Great Missouri Raid
16.

The Great Missouri Raid

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

During the American Civil War (1861-1865), farmers Jesse and Frank James decided to form an armed gang to face the Union troops using guerrilla warfare.

Starring: Wendell Corey, Macdonald Carey, Ellen Drew, Ward Bond, Bruce Bennett, Anne Revere, Edgar Buchanan, Bill Williams, Alan Wells ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1951-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Silver City
17.

Silver City

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

Having masterminded the hold up of his company office, a mining engineer is barred from the industry. He then sets up shop as an assayer, scheming to acquire a rich silver mine lease from its operators.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Yvonne De Carlo, Barry Fitzgerald, Richard Arlen, Gladys George, Kasey Rogers, Edgar Buchanan, Michael Moore, John Dierkes ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1951-12-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Gunplay
18.

Gunplay

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

Landry has Sam Martin killed. When Tim and Chito find Martin and his son, Chip says Matt Potter was responsible. But when Tim and Chito start their search, no ones knows a Matt Potter.

Starring: Tim Holt, Joan Dixon, Harper Carter, Mauritz Hugo, Robert Bice, Marshall Reed, Cornelius Keefe, Robert J. Wilke, Leo J. McMahon, Richard Martin ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1951-07-23
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Fort Defiance
19.

Fort Defiance

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

It's just after the Civil War and Ben Shelby arrives looking for Johnny Tallon whom he plans to kill. Shelby was the only survivor of a battle due to the cowardice of Tallon. Thinking Tallon dead, another man who lost a brother at the same battle arrives to kill Tallon's blind brother. Tallon arrives to find Shelby and his brother fleeing. Then they are attacked by Indians and Shelby and Tallon must now fight together postponing the inevitable showdown.

Starring: Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves, Tracey Roberts, George Cleveland, Ralph Sanford, Iron Eyes Cody, Dennis Moore, Craig Woods, Dick Elliott ..
Directed by: John Rawlins
Release date: 1951-10-09
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Cattle Drive
20.

Cattle Drive

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

The spoilt young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard lessons of working in a team if he wants to make it to San Diego.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills, Leon Ames, Henry Brandon, Howard Petrie, Bob Steele, Griff Barnett, Harry Carey, Jr. ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1951-08-08
Best Western Movies of 1951 : In Old Amarillo
21.

In Old Amarillo

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A drought is about to end the cattle business. The owner of a canning factory wants to buy all the remaining cattle cheap. He plans to ruin the cattlemen's plans to ship water by train and to seed the clouds for rain. Roy is sent by a packing house to investigate.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards, Pinky Lee, Roy Barcroft, Pierre Watkin, Kenneth Howell, Elisabeth Risdon, William Holmes ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1951-05-15
22.

Apache Drums

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.

Starring: Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Willard Parker, Arthur Shields, James Griffith, Armando Silvestre, Georgia Backus, Clarence Muse, Ruthelma Stevens, James Best ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1951-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Santa Fe
23.

Santa Fe

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland, Peter M. Thompson, John Archer, Warner Anderson, Roy Roberts, Billy House, Olin Howland, Allene Roberts ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1951-04-01
24.

Passage West

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

In 1863, having escaped from a rock-quarry prison in Salt Lake, six inmates led by convicted murderer Pete Black take over a small wagon train headed by preacher Jacob Karns. Tensions and hardships grow as the travelers continue to trek toward California across dry, desolate country.

Starring: John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe, Arleen Whelan, Frank Faylen, Mary Anderson, Peter Hansen, Richard Rober, Griff Barnett, Dooley Wilson ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1951-10-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Heart of the Rockies
25.

Heart of the Rockies

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Roy is put in charge of a highway construction project. A rancher tries to stop Roy from putting a highway across his land because he fears that the authorities are going to discover the unscrupulous manner in which he got it.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Ralph Morgan, Fred Graham, Mira McKinney, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, William Gould, Pepe Hern ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1951-03-29
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Spoilers of the Plains
26.

Spoilers of the Plains

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

An experimental weather satellite and a missile base are at stake when Roy discovers foreign agents around his ranch.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Grant Withers, Don Haggerty, Fred Kohler Jr., House Peters Jr., George Meeker, Keith Richards ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1951-02-02
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Merry Mavericks
27.

Merry Mavericks

2.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Set in the old west, the stooges are mistaken for lawmen and manage to capture a gang of crooks. The boys then get the job of guarding some money in an old house reputed to be haunted by the ghost of an Indian Chief. The crooks escape and go after the money disguised as ghosts, but Shemp, disguised as the Indian Chief, manages to knock them out.

Starring: Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Marion Martin, Paul Campbell, Don C. Harvey ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1951-09-06
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Red Mountain
28.

Red Mountain

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Towards the end of the American Civil War, a rebel captain flees to Colorado to join a band of Southern mercenaries. He drags an innocent gold prospecting couple into trouble when the husband is accused of a murder he committed.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Jeff Corey, James Bell, Bert Freed, Walter Sande, Neville Brand, Carleton Young ..
Directed by: William Dieterle, John Farrow
Release date: 1951-11-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Honeychile
29.

Honeychile

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A music publishing company tries to swindle a song from a country girl that they inadvertently recorded without her permission.

Starring: Judy Canova, Eddie Foy Jr., Alan Hale Jr., Walter Catlett, Claire Carleton, Karolyn Grimes, Roy Barcroft, Brad Morrow, John Crawford, Leonid Kinskey ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1951-10-20
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Law of the Badlands
30.

Law of the Badlands

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

The Texas Rangers send Dave and Chito into the badlands to see if they can locate a counterfeiting operation. They arrive posing as wanted outlaws and this gets them into the gang. But as soon as they uncover the operation and locate the printing press, one of Chito's girl friends arrives to expose their identity and they find themselves trapped by the entire gang.

Starring: Tim Holt, Joan Dixon, Robert Livingston, Leonard Penn, Harry Woods, Larry Johns, Robert Bray, Kenneth MacDonald, John Cliff, Richard Martin ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1951-02-24
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Cavalry Scout
31.

Cavalry Scout

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Kirby Frye, a former Confederate officer but now a Union Cavalry scout, is sent into Montana territory to locate and retrieve three Gatling Guns stolen from the U.S. Arsenal by outlaws believed to have taken them west to sell to the Soiux and Cheyenne. The trail leads him to Red Bluff where, aided by Claire Corville, he and the audience discover together and real quick like that Martin Gavin, a supposedly-honest operator of a freight line, has the guns and intends to exchange them to the Indians for furs.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Audrey Long, Jim Davis, James Millican, James Arness, John Doucette, Frank Wilcox ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1951-05-13
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Gold Raiders
32.

Gold Raiders

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

The Three Stooges travel West where they become heroes by nabbing a gang of would-be robbers.

Starring: George O’Brien, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Clem Bevans, Sheila Ryan, Lyle Talbot, Monte Blue, Al Baffert, John Merton ..
Directed by: Edward Bernds
Release date: 1951-09-09
33.

Drums in the Deep South

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War in a desperate battle atop an impregnable mountain.

Starring: James Craig, Barbara Payton, Guy Madison, Barton MacLane, Robert Osterloh, Tom Fadden, Robert Easton, Louis Jean Heydt, Craig Stevens ..
Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1951-09-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Pistol Harvest
34.

Pistol Harvest

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Pistol Harvest starred RKO's "house cowboys" Tim Holt and Richard Martin. In this one, the two heroes are accused of killing their boss. They are saved from the hangman's noose when two other guys are arrested, but Holt feels as though justice is still not being served. On their own, Holt and Chito set about to track down the genuine killer.

Starring: Tim Holt, Joan Dixon, Robert Clarke, Mauritz Hugo, Robert J. Wilke, Billy Griffith, Edward Hearn, Harper Carter, Joan Freeman, F. Herrick Herrick ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1951-08-30
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Warpath
35.

Warpath

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

John Vickers has spent eight years hunting for the three men who murdered the woman he loved. He finds one, Woodson, and kills him in a gunfight, but not before learning that the other two men have joined the U.S. Cavalry.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey, Jr., Dean Jagger, Forrest Tucker, Polly Bergen, James Millican, Douglas Spencer, Wallace Ford, Paul Fix, Louis Jean Heydt ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1951-11-22
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Sugarfoot
36.

Sugarfoot

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

The lawless west had never met a gun-throwing gent like...

Starring: Randolph Scott, Adele Jergens, Raymond Massey, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Warwick, Arthur Hunnicutt, Hope Landin, Hugh Sanders, Hank Worden, Gene Evans ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1951-02-11
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Golden Girl
37.

Golden Girl

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.

Starring: Mitzi Gaynor, Dale Robertson, Dennis Day, James Barton, Una Merkel, Raymond Walburn, Gene Sheldon, Carmen D'Antonio, Lovyss Bradley ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1951-11-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : The Texas Rangers
38.

The Texas Rangers

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

It's 1874 and the Texas Rangers have been reorganized. But Sam Bass has assembled a group of notorious outlaws into a gang the Rangers are unable to cope with. So the Ranger Major releases two men from prison who are familiar with the movements and locations used by Bass and his men and sends them out to find him.

Starring: George Montgomery, Gale Storm, Jerome Courtland, Noah Beery Jr., William Bishop, John Litel, Douglas Kennedy, John Dehner, Ian MacDonald, John Doucette ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1951-06-03
39.

Raton Pass

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Raton Pass is a curious western based on the rules of Community Property. Dennis Morgan and Patricia Neal portray a recently married husband and wife, each of whom owns half of a huge cattle ranch. Neal is a tad more ambitious than her husband, and with the help of a little legal chicanery she tries to obtain Morgan's half of the spread. He balks, so she hires a few gunslingers to press the issue. In a 1951 western, the greedy party usually came to a sorry end; Raton Pass adheres strictly to tradition.

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Patricia Neal, Steve Cochran, Scott Forbes, Dorothy Hart, Basil Ruysdael, Louis Jean Heydt, Roland Winters, James Burke, Elvira Curci ..
Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Release date: 1951-04-07
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Cyclone Fury
40.

Cyclone Fury

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A late entry in Columbia's seemingly endless Durango Kid Western series, Cyclone Fury was augmented with a hefty dose of stock footage from an earlier Durango effort, Galloping Thunder (1946), footage that included sidekick Smiley Burnette warbling "Hear the Wind (Singing a Cowboy Song)" accompanied by Merle Travis and his Bronco Busters.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Fred F. Sears, Clayton Moore, Robert J. Wilke, Merle Travis, Smiley Burnette ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1951-08-14
41.

Callaway Went Thataway

2.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Two smart marketing people resurrect some old films starring cowboy Smoky Callaway and put them on television. The films are a big hit and the star is in demand. Unfortunately no one can find him. When a lookalike sends in a photo, the marketing team hires him to impersonate Callaway. Things get sticky when the real Callaway eventually shows up.

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel, Jesse White, Fay Roope, Natalie Schafer, Douglas Kennedy, Elisabeth Fraser, John Indrisano, Stan Freberg ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Release date: 1951-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Al Jennings of Oklahoma
42.

Al Jennings of Oklahoma

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Director Ray Nazarro's 1951 western, about an outlaw who decides to go straight and become an attorney, stars Dan Duryea, Gale Storm, Dick Foran, Gloria Henry, Guinn Williams, Theresa Harris, James Griffith, Raymond Greenleaf, James Millican, Louis Jean Heydt and Hank Patterson.

Starring: Dan Duryea, Gale Storm, Dick Foran, Gloria Henry, Guinn Williams, John Dehner, Carl Pitti ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1951-01-17
Best Western Movies of 1951 : The Mark of the Renegade
43.

The Mark of the Renegade

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

An agent of Mexico poses as a pirate to foil a would-be emperor in 1820s California.

Starring: Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, J. Carrol Naish, Gilbert Roland, Andrea King, George Tobias, Antonio Moreno, Georgia Backus, Robert Warwick, Armando Silvestre ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1951-08-02
44.

The Last Outpost

2.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The cavalry defend a small town from indians.

Starring: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Bruce Bennett, Bill Williams, Peter Hansen, Hugh Beaumont, Lloyd Corrigan, John Ridgely, Noah Beery Jr., Charles Evans ..
Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
Release date: 1951-04-04
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Oh! Susanna
45.

Oh! Susanna

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Unable to keep peace between frontier Indians and the US Cavalry, a heroic Captain risks court-martial to prevent bloodshed.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Forrest Tucker, Chill Wills, William Ching, Jim Davis, Wally Cassell, Jimmy Lydon, Douglas Kennedy, William Haade ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1951-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : The Dakota Kid
46.

The Dakota Kid

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Dakota Kid is a young outlaw who joins a gang headed by Ace Crandall. Crandall's aim is to unseat Sheriff Tom White and then use his power to enrich himself at the community's expense. Dakota impersonates a long-lost nephew of the sheriff, and is made a marshal. Through his association with the sheriff's grandson, Red White and his friend Judy, plus falling in love with Mary Lewis, the Kid gradually reforms.

Starring: Michael Chapin, Eilene Janssen, James Bell, Danny Morton, Margaret Field, Robert Shayne, Roy Barcroft, Mauritz Hugo, House Peters Jr., Connie Lee Bennett ..
Directed by: Philip Ford
Release date: 1951-07-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Snake River Desperadoes
47.

Snake River Desperadoes

2.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Starrett tries to prevent a range war between settlers and the Native Americans. Blue and his fellow scoundrels think they can profit from the bloodshed,but the Durango Kid along with a couple of precocious youngsters put an end to Blue's terrorism.

Starring: Charles Starrett, Don Reynolds, Tommy Ivo, Monte Blue, Smiley Burnette, George Chesebro, Sam Flint ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1951-05-30
48.

Inside Straight

2.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A tycoon rises to the top in 19th-century San Francisco through greed and corruption.

Starring: David Brian, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Mercedes McCambridge, Paula Raymond, Claude Jarman Jr., Lon Chaney Jr., Monica Lewis, John Hoyt, Roland Winters ..
Directed by: Gerald Mayer
Release date: 1951-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1951 : Cave of Outlaws
49.

Cave of Outlaws

2.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Having served a prison sentence for robbery, Pete Carver decides to go back for the hidden loot. But someone is on his trail.

Starring: Macdonald Carey, Alexis Smith, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Hugh O'Brian, Houseley Stevenson, Hugh Sanders, Raymond Bond, Robert Osterloh, Russ Tamblyn ..
Directed by: William Castle
Release date: 1951-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1951 : My Outlaw Brother
50.

My Outlaw Brother

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Danny, a greenhorn from New York comes to the Mexican border in search for his older brother whom he has always looked up to. A Texas Ranger charged with bringing in, El Tigre and his gang of bandits, takes Danny under his wing.

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Preston, Robert Stack, José Torvay, Carlos Múzquiz, Fernando Wagner, Hilda Moreno ..
Directed by: Elliott Nugent
Release date: 1951-08-22

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