Best Western Movies of 1952

1.

High Noon

5.7
7.9/10 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 gathers 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!

5.2
7.4/10 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
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Lusty Men
3.

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
Release date: 1952-10-24
4.

Bend of the River

3.7
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
5.

The Big Sky

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Kirk Douglas stars as the determined leader of a band of Tennessee fur trappers who set out to explore the uncharted Missouri river in 1830 and find them selves battling American Indians.

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
7.0/10 IMDB

A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.

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: 1952-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1952 : Son of Paleface
7.

Son of Paleface

3.5
6.9/10 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 Duel at Silver Creek
8.

The Duel at Silver Creek

3.5
6.4/10 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
9.

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
Best Western Movies of 1952 : The Lawless Breed
10.

The Lawless Breed

3.4
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 ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1952-12-28

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