Best Western Movies of 1952

1.

High Noon

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang are coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground, so he attempts to gather a posse from among the local townspeople.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney Jr., Harry Morgan, Ian MacDonald, Eve McVeagh ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1952-06-09
2.

Viva Zapata!

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman, Arnold Moss, Alan Reed, Margo, Harold Gordon, Lou Gilbert, Frank Silvera ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1952-02-07
3.

Bend of the River

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory...

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Rock Hudson, Jay C. Flippen, Julie Adams, Lori Nelson, Chubby Johnson, Stepin Fetchit, Harry Morgan, Howard Petrie ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1952-02-13
4.

The Lusty Men

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur Hunnicutt, Frank Faylen, Walter Coy, Carol Nugent, Maria Hart, Lorna Thayer, Burt Mustin ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish
Release date: 1952-10-24
5.

The Big Sky

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Two tough Kentucky mountaineers join a trading expedition from St. Louis up the Missouri River to trade whisky for furs with the Blackfoot Indians. They soon discover that there is much more than the elements to contend with.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt, Buddy Baer, Steven Geray, Henri Letondal, Hank Worden, Jim Davis, Thol Simonson ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1952-08-19
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Rancho Notorious
6.

Rancho Notorious

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A man in search of revenge infiltrates a ranch, hidden in an inhospitable region, where its owner, Altar Keane, gives shelter to outlaws fleeing from the law in exchange for a price.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer, Gloria Henry, William Frawley, Lisa Ferraday, John Raven, Jack Elam, George Reeves, Frank Ferguson ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1952-05-12
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Duel at Silver Creek
7.

The Duel at Silver Creek

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A gang of claim jumpers is infesting the territory, gaining ownership of undermanned mining operations through extortion...and leaving no live witnesses. But one victim, quick-drawing gambler Luke Cromwell, escapes. Meanwhille, Marshal Lightnin' Tyrone is also after the gang; recovering from one raid, he meets femme fatale Opal Lacy, who may not be healthy for him to know. When Luke, now calling himself the Silver Kid, joins forces with Marshal Tyrone, the gang had better watch out ...unless something drives a wedge between the new allies.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot, Gerald Mohr, Eugene Iglesias, James Anderson, Walter Sande, Lee Marvin, George Eldredge ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1952-08-01
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Son of Paleface
8.

Son of Paleface

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Peter Potter Jr. returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found.

Starring: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Trigger, Bill Williams, Lloyd Corrigan, Paul E. Burns, Douglass Dumbrille, Harry von Zell, Iron Eyes Cody ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1952-07-14
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Lawless Breed
9.

The Lawless Breed

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

After being released from prison, ex-gunfighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Lee Van Cleef, Mary Castle, John McIntire, Hugh O'Brian, Dennis Weaver, Carl Pitti, Forrest Lewis, Tom Fadden ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1952-12-28
10.

Hangman's Knot

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

In 1865, a troop of Confederate soldiers led by Major Matt Stewart attack the wagon of gold escorted by Union cavalry and the soldiers are killed. The only wounded survivor tells that the war ended one month ago, and the group decides to take the gold and meet their liaison that knew that the war ended but did not inform the troop. The harsh Rolph Bainter kills the greedy man and the soldiers flee in his wagon driven by Major Stewart. When they meet a posse chasing them, Stewart gives wrong information to misguide the group; however, they have an accident with the wagon and lose the horses. They decide to stop a stagecoach and force the driver to transport them, but the posse returns and they are trapped in the station with the passenger. They realize that the men are not deputies and have no intention to bring them to justice but take the stolen gold.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, Lee Marvin, Frank Faylen, Claude Jarman Jr., Glenn Langan, Richard Denning, Jeanette Nolan, Clem Bevans, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Roy Huggins
Release date: 1952-11-15
11.

Springfield Rifle

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Major Lex Kearney, dishonourably discharged from the army for cowardice in battle, volunteers to go undercover to try to prevent raids against shipments of horses desperately needed for the Union war effort. Falling in with the gang of jayhawkers and Confederate soldiers who have been conducting the raids, he gradually gains their trust and is put in a position where he can discover who has been giving them secret information revealing the routes of the horse shipments.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian, Paul Kelly, Philip Carey, Lon Chaney Jr., James Millican, Guinn Williams, Alan Hale Jr., Martin Milner ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1952-10-22
12.

The Big Trees

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

In 1900, unscrupulous timber baron Jim Fallon plans to take advantage of a new law and make millions off California redwood. Much of the land he hopes to grab has been homesteaded by a Quaker colony, who try to persuade him to spare the giant sequoias...but these are the very trees he wants most. Expert at manipulating others, Fallon finds that other sharks are at his own heels, and forms an unlikely alliance.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan, John Archer, Alan Hale Jr., Roy Roberts, Charles Meredith, Harry Cording, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1952-02-05
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Fargo
13.

Fargo

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

The brother (House Peters Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is welcomed by law-abiding cattleman MacKenzie (Jack Ingram)) and his daughter Kathy (Phyllis Coates). The leader of the ruthless cattle interests are townsman Austin (Arthur Space) and his henchmen Red (Myron Healey), Link (Robert J. Wilke) and Albord (Terry Frost). Bill has the idea of putting up barbed wire to keep the herds from been driven over the land cultivated by the farmers. He, aided by Tad Sloan (Fuzzy Knight), produces the wire by make-shift methods, but it proves effective. The cattleman charge in court that the wire is dangerous to their herds but lose the case. Austin orders his men to seize Bill, bale him in strands of the wire, and throw him on the stage of the town hall during a fall festival. Bill doesn't take kindly to this and it precipitates open war.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Phyllis Coates, Fuzzy Knight, Arthur Space, Jack Ingram, Robert J. Wilke, Terry Frost, Robert Bray, Denver Pyle ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1952-09-07
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Stage Hoax
14.

Stage Hoax

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Weary Woody Woodpecker is hitchhiking across the desert trying to thumb a ride on a passing stagecoach. He adds artificial limbs and dresses like a girl and has no problem in getting on the next one but is tossed out when his disguise is discovered. After eating a huge meal he decides to get even with the driver and uses a poster of the wanted Buzz Buzzard as a tool. But the real Buzz shows up and, when Woody resorts to his female disguise, the dastardly villain makes a play for him.

Directed by: Walter Lantz
Release date: 1952-04-20
15.

The Wild North

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A trapper is accused of a crime and is tracked doggedly through the mountains by a lawman.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Wendell Corey, Cyd Charisse, Howard Petrie, Houseley Stevenson, Lewis Martin, John War Eagle, Ray Teal, Clancy Cooper, J. M. Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Andrew Marton
Release date: 1952-01-28
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Hellgate
16.

Hellgate

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Man is framed & sent to toughest prison in the territory.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond, James Arness, Robert J. Wilke, Peter Coe, John Pickard, James H. Anderson, Richard Emory, Dick Paxton ..
Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren
Release date: 1952-09-04
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Texas City
17.

Texas City

2.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Johnny Mack Brown substitutes brains for brawn during most of Texas City. Cast once more as a U.S. marshal, Johnny investigates when several government gold shipments are hijacked. Someone has been tipping of the outlaws as to when and where the supposedly secret shipments will take place. The principal suspect is dishonorably discharged cavalry officer Kirby (James Ellison), but Johnny has a gut feeling that Kirby is innocent on all counts.

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, James Ellison, Lois Hall, Terry Frost, Lane Bradford, Lyle Talbot, Marshall Reed, Pierce Lyden, Bud Osborne ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1952-01-27
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Cattle Town
18.

Cattle Town

2.8
5.3/10 IMDB

Director Noel M. Smith's 1952 western stars Dennis Morgan, Philip Carey, Amanda Blake and Rita Moreno.

Starring: Dennis Morgan, Philip Carey, Amanda Blake, Rita Moreno, Paul Picerni, Ray Teal, Jay Novello, Robert J. Wilke, Sheb Wooley, George O'Hanlon ..
Directed by: Noel M. Smith
Release date: 1952-09-06
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Wild Stallion
19.

Wild Stallion

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

A young orphan grows into adulthood, all the while searhing for his beloved white horse that disappeared years earlier.

Starring: Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Martha Hyer, Hayden Rorke, Hugh Beaumont, Orley Lindgren, Don Haggerty, Susan Odin, I. Stanford Jolley, Barbara Woodell ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1952-04-27
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Untamed Frontier
20.

Untamed Frontier

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

The Denbow family denies access across their land to homesteaders. To evade a murder charge, Glenn Denbow marries Jane, the only witness who's in love with him. But the woman favors the settlers...

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Shelley Winters, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball, Minor Watson, Katherine Emery, José Torvay, Douglas Spencer, John Alexander, Lee Van Cleef ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1952-07-23
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Return of the Texan
21.

Return of the Texan

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A young widower named Sam Crockett returns from Kansas City to his small hometown in rural Texas, bringing with him his feisty grandfather and two young sons, Steve and Yoyo. He tries to make a go of the old family homestead but faces financial problems and pressures from his well-to-do neighbor, Rod Marshall. He also begins an on-again-off-again romance with Rod's sister-in-law, even though she's engaged to wed the town's doctor. Events come to head when Sam's grandfather suffers a stroke.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Richard Boone, Tom Tully, Robert Horton, Helen Westcott, Lonnie Thomas, Dennis Ross, Willis Bouchey ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1952-02-13
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Battle at Apache Pass
22.

The Battle at Apache Pass

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Major Jim Colton is a sympathetic leader who has a working relationship with Apache leader Cochise. Colton is undermined by corrupt and politically ambitious Indian agent Neil Baylor who sets up a false attack, and the abduction of a local farmer's son. While Colton is away investigating the matter, Baylor convinces Lieutenant Bascom that Cochise's band is to blame, and incites him to lead an expedition against the Apache band to return the boy.

Starring: John Lund, Jeff Chandler, Beverly Tyler, Bruce Cowling, Susan Cabot, John Hudson, Jack Elam, Regis Toomey, Richard Egan, Hugh O'Brian ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1952-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Cimarron Kid
23.

The Cimarron Kid

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang and becomes an active participant in other robberies. Betrayed by a fellow gang member, Murphy becomes a fugitive in the end. Seeking refuge at the ranch of a reformed gang member, he hopes to flee with the man's daughter to South America, but he's captured in the end and led off to jail. The girl promises to wait.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler, James Best, Yvette Duguay, John Hudson, Hugh O'Brian, Roy Roberts, David Wolfe, Noah Beery Jr., Leif Erickson ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1952-01-13
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Wagon Team
24.

Wagon Team

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Gene Autry is back in the saddle again as an undercover detective in this action-packed Western complete with a showdown. Gene poses as a jailbird to wangle the truth from a boy (Dick Jones) suspected of stealing an Army payroll. When the youngster escapes from lockup and rejoins his family's medicine show, intrigue is in the wind as Gene tries to solve the mystery of the missing money and to save the lad from a vicious mob. Pat Buttram co-stars.

Starring: Gene Autry, Gail Davis, Champion, Dickie Jones, Gordon Jones, Harry Harvey, Henry Rowland, George J. Lewis, John L. Cason, Pat Buttram ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1952-09-29
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Pony Soldier
25.

Pony Soldier

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Duncan MacDonald, a 19th-century Royal Canadian Mountie, has to escort a group of Cree Indians back to their above-the-border reservation. His guide in this endeavor is the not-too-trustworthy half-breed Natayo.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Cameron Mitchell, Thomas Gomez, Penny Edwards, Robert Horton, Anthony Earl Numkena, Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Howard Petrie, Stuart Randall, Earl Holliman ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1952-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Way of a Gaucho
26.

Way of a Gaucho

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1875 Argentina, after killing a man, a gaucho is sentenced to harsh army duty but he deserts the army and becomes a bandit leader.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Gene Tierney, Richard Boone, Hugh Marlowe, Everett Sloane, Enrique Chaico, Jorge Villoldo, Hugo Mancini, Néstor Atilio Yoan ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1952-10-16
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Outcasts of Poker Flat
27.

The Outcasts of Poker Flat

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Four undesirables run out of a mining town and become marooned in a deserted mountain cabin during a raging snowstorm.

Starring: Anne Baxter, Dale Robertson, Miriam Hopkins, Cameron Mitchell, Craig Hill, Barbara Bates, William H. Lynn, Dick Rich ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1952-11-03
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Raiders
28.

The Raiders

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

A rancher who has staked a claim during the California gold rush goes after the gang of murderous claim-jumpers who have stolen his claim and murdered his wife.

Starring: Richard Conte, Viveca Lindfors, Barbara Britton, Hugh O'Brian, Morris Ankrum, Richard Martin, William Bishop, Gregg Palmer, John Kellogg, Frank Wilcox ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1952-10-31
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Indian Uprising
29.

Indian Uprising

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

It's 1885 in Arizona and an Army Captain has dispersed his troops to keep the whites off of Government land thereby keeping the peace with the Apaches. But there are those in Tucson that want the miners back looking for gold and they put pressure on officials in Washington. Soon a new commander arrives, the troops are recalled, and the miners go after gold. Whites then kill a miner with an arrow so they can attack the Indians hoping the troops wipe them out when they retaliate.

Starring: George Montgomery, Audrey Long, Carl Benton Reid, Eugene Iglesias, John Baer, Joe Sawyer, Paul Campbell, Robert Foster Dover, Eddy Waller, Douglas Kennedy ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1952-01-02
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Horizons West
30.

Horizons West

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Brothers Dan and Neil Hammond return to Texas after the Civil War. Ambitious Dan turns to rustling and then shady land deals to build an empire. Being held for a murder, he is rescued from a lynch mob by Neil, who is now the Marshal, but there is eventually a falling out between the brothers, good triumphing over evil.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun, John McIntire, Raymond Burr, James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Frances Bavier, Tom Powers ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1952-10-11
31.

Montana Belle

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

Oklahoma outlaw Belle Starr meets the Dalton gang when rescued from lynching by Bob Dalton, who falls for her. So do gang member Mac and wealthy saloon owner Tom Bradfield, who's enlisted in a bankers' scheme to trap the Daltons. Dissension among the gang and Bradfield's ambivalence complicate the plot, as Belle demonstrates her prowess with shootin' irons, horses, and as a surprisingly racy saloon entertainer. Written by Rod Crawford

Starring: Jane Russell, George Brent, Scott Brady, Forrest Tucker, Andy Devine, Jack Lambert, John Litel, Ray Teal, Rory Mallinson, Mike Ragan ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1952-11-11
32.

The Savage

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

The only white survivor of a Crow Indian raid on a wagon train is a young boy. He is rescued by the Sioux, and the Sioux chief raises him as an Indian in very way. Years later, the white men and the Sioux threaten to go to war and the Indian-raised white man is torn between his racial loyalties and his adopted tribe.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hansen, Joan Taylor, Richard Rober, Don Porter, Ted de Corsia, Ian MacDonald, Milburn Stone, Angela Clarke ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1952-09-01
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Treasure of Lost Canyon
33.

The Treasure of Lost Canyon

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired miner and pharmacist. Doc and David become fast friends in their scenic outdoor rambles. But when they discover a hidden treasure, the idyllic interlude gives way to more troubles and a strange coincidence.

Starring: William Powell, Julie Adams, Charles Drake, Rosemary DeCamp, Henry Hull, Tommy Ivo, Chubby Johnson, John Doucette, Marvin Press, Griff Barnett ..
Directed by: Ted Tetzlaff
Release date: 1952-03-01
34.

Sky Full of Moon

2.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A cowboy seeks fame and fortune in Las Vegas where he meets a girl working in a casino.

Starring: Carleton Carpenter, Jan Sterling, Keenan Wynn, Elaine Stewart, Douglass Dumbrille, Emmett Lynn, Robert Burton, Jonathan Cott ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1952-12-12
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Lion and the Horse
35.

The Lion and the Horse

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

After selling it to a cruel rodeo owner, a cowboy attempts to buy back the wild stallion he snared.

Starring: Steve Cochran, Ray Teal, Bob Steele, Sherry Jackson, Harry Antrim, George O'Hanlon, Ed Hinton, William Fawcett, House Peters Jr., Lee Roberts ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1952-05-16
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Face to Face
36.

Face to Face

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Two short films released together under a collective title. The first, "Secret Sharer", directed by John Brahm and starring James Mason, is based on a short story by Joseph Conrad. The second tale, "Bride Comes to Yellow Sky", directed by Bretaigne Windust and starring Robert Preston, is adapted from Stephen Crane's short story.

Starring: James Mason, Michael Pate, Gene Lockhart, Albert Sharpe, Robert Preston, Marjorie Steele, Minor Watson, Dan Seymour, Olive Carey, James Agee ..
Directed by: John Brahm, Bretaigne Windust
Release date: 1952-11-01
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Flaming Feather
37.

Flaming Feather

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

A mysterious outlaw known as the Sidewinder, phantom leader of renegade Ute Indians, terrorizes the people of the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. When rancher Tex McCloud has his place burned out, he vows to find and kill the Sidewinder.

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Arleen Whelan, Barbara Rush, Victor Jory, Richard Arlen, Edgar Buchanan, Carol Thurston, Ian MacDonald, George Cleveland ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1952-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Target
38.

Target

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

A female marshal and a newspaper editor help heroic Tim Holt fight an evil land agent. Western.

Starring: Tim Holt, Mary Jo Tarola, Walter Reed, John Hamilton, Lane Bradford, Harry Harvey, Richard Martin, Riley Hill, Mike Ragan ..
Directed by: Stuart Gilmore
Release date: 1952-04-20
39.

Lone Star

2.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda.

Starring: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi, Ed Begley, James Burke, William Farnum, Lowell Gilmore, Moroni Olsen ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1952-10-24
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Pathfinder
40.

The Pathfinder

2.5
5.5/10 IMDB

Pathfinder, a white man raised by the Mohican Indians, joins forces with the British army to avenge himself on the Mingo warriors and the French, who have brought death and pillage to his people. He takes on a mission to retrieve secret plans from within the French fort at St. Vicente.

Starring: George Montgomery, Helena Carter, Jay Silverheels, Walter Kingsford, Rodd Redwing, Stephen Bekassy, Elena Verdugo, Bruce Lester, Chief Yowlachie, Lyle Talbot ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1952-12-09
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Carson City
41.

Carson City

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Mine owner William Sharon (Larry Keating) keeps having his gold shipments held up by a gang of bandits. Sharon hires banker Charles Crocker (Thurston Hall), who happens to have connections in the Central Pacific Railroad, to build a spur line from Virginia City to Carson City, so that the gold can be shipped by railroad. Silent Jeff Kincaid (Randolph Scott) is the railroad engineer. However there is opposition to the railroad, chiefly from another mine owner, Big Jack Davis (Raymond Massey).

Starring: Randolph Scott, Lucille Norman, Raymond Massey, Richard Webb, James Millican, Larry Keating, George Cleveland, William Haade, Don Beddoe, Thurston Hall ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1952-06-13
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Battles of Chief Pontiac
42.

Battles of Chief Pontiac

2.5
5.6/10 IMDB

In pre-Revolutionary America, the efforts of a Colonial officer trying to broker a peace deal between Indian chief Pontiac and British and American settlers are threatened by the commander of a Hessian mercenary unit who embarks on a campaign of extermination against the Indians.

Starring: Lex Barker, Helen Westcott, Lon Chaney Jr., Berry Kroeger, Roy Roberts, Larry Chance, Katherine Warren, Ramsay Hill, Guy Teague, James Fairfax ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1952-12-08
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Outlaw Women
43.

Outlaw Women

2.5
5.3/10 IMDB

A old west town run by women. All the town's business is controlled by a woman gambler who tries not to succumb to the allure of a handsome and persistent cowboy.

Starring: Marie Windsor, Richard Rober, Carla Balenda, Jackie Coogan, Allan Nixon, Jacqueline Fontaine, Billy House, Richard Avonde, Lyle Talbot, Maria Hart ..
Directed by: Sam Newfield, Ron Ormond
Release date: 1952-04-28
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The San Francisco Story
44.

The San Francisco Story

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

After five years of being away, Rick Nelson (Joel McCrea) returns to San Francisco to find it filled with corruption - and crooked politicians. It isn't until he meets a beautiful San Franciscan (Yvonne De Carlo), that Nelson decides to get involved with bringing law-and-order to the city by the bay!

Starring: Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Blackmer, Richard Erdman, Florence Bates, Onslow Stevens, John Raven, O.Z. Whitehead, Ralph Dumke, Robert Foulk ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1952-05-11
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Desert Pursuit
45.

Desert Pursuit

2.5
5.2/10 IMDB

In 1852, two friends left the Nevada prospector region to relocate from en route he meets the beautiful Marie who decides to make a trek with two friends, but on the way he is attacked by three Arabs who installs camels, take these Arab adventurers to the Indians.

Starring: Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, George Tobias, Anthony Caruso, Emmett Lynn, John Doucette ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1952-05-10
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Denver and Rio Grande
46.

Denver and Rio Grande

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Jim Vesser and his team of railroading men try to build a rail line through a mountain pass, while a group of less scrupulous construction workers sabotages the entire operation in the hopes that they can get their tracks laid first and get the money from the railroad.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger, Kasey Rogers, Lyle Bettger, J. Carrol Naish, Zasu Pitts, Tom Powers, Robert Barrat, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: Byron Haskin
Release date: 1952-05-16
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Ride the Man Down
47.

Ride the Man Down

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

After Celia's father dies, a war erupts over control of his land.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Rod Cameron, Ella Raines, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills, J. Carrol Naish, Jim Davis, Taylor Holmes, James Bell ..
Directed by: Joseph Kane
Release date: 1952-11-25
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Frontier Phantom
48.

The Frontier Phantom

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Lash Larue seeks to arrest his twin brother, known as the Frontier Phantom

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Virginia Herrick, Archie Twitchell, Kenne Duncan, Sandy Sanders, Clarke Stevens, Cliff Taylor, Bud Osborne, Buck Garrett ..
Directed by: Ron Ormond
Release date: 1952-02-02
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Trail Guide
49.

Trail Guide

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A cowboy (Tim Holt) and his Mexican-Irish sidekick (Richard Martin) lead a wagon train to an unfriendly place.

Starring: Tim Holt, Mary Jo Tarola, Frank Wilcox, Robert Sherwood, John Pickard, Kenneth MacDonald, Wendy Waldron, Tom London, John Merton, Richard Martin ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1952-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Bushwhackers
50.

The Bushwhackers

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Plot here has Confederate veteran Jeff Waring arriving in Independence, Missouri shortly after the Civil War, and intending never again to use a gun. He finds that rancher Artemus Taylor, an arthritic despot, and his henchies, Sam Tobin and Cree, are forcing out the settlers in order to claim their land for the incoming railroad. The plot nearly predates "The Great Train Robbery" in age but the gritty execution and well-acted performances take it out of the norm... way out, in a couple of instances. Brassy Myrna Dell is on hand as Taylor's independent daughter, only slightly less meaner than her father, and the always welcome Dorothy Malone is the pretty school marm on the side of good. Needless to say, Ireland's passive outlook on life changes before the end.

Starring: John Ireland, Wayne Morris, Lawrence Tierney, Dorothy Malone, Lon Chaney Jr., Myrna Dell, Frank Marlowe, William Holmes, Jack Elam, Ward Wood ..
Directed by: Rod Amateau
Release date: 1952-01-08

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