Best Western Movies of 1953



7.6/10 IMDB

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., Douglas Spencer ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1953-04-23

The Naked Spur

7.3/10 IMDB

Howard Kemp has been tracking killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. In the Colorado Rockies, he teams up with prospector Jesse Tate and former Union soldier Roy Anderson. Thinking Kemp is a sheriff, they agree to help for a small fee. When they catch Vandergroat, he tells them Kemp is pursuing a $5,000 bounty. After demanding equal shares, the uneasy alliance heads for Kansas as Vandergroat tries to turn them against each other.

Starring: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1953-01-30

Calamity Jane

7.2/10 IMDB

Sharpshooter Calamity Jane takes it upon herself to recruit a famous actress and bring her back to the local saloon, but jealousy soon gets in the way.

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson, Paul Harvey, Chubby Johnson, Gale Robbins, Colin Kenny, Billy Bletcher ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1953-11-04


7.0/10 IMDB

Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector.

Starring: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate, Rodolfo Acosta, James Arness, Tom Irish, Lee Aaker, Paul Fix, Frank McGrath ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1953-11-27

The Sun Shines Bright

6.9/10 IMDB

John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.

Starring: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit, Russell Simpson, Ludwig Stössel, Francis Ford, Paul Hurst, Mitchell Lewis, Grant Withers ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1953-05-02
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Gunsmoke


6.6/10 IMDB

Kittridge is hired by the villans but turns to defend the rancher Saxon after learning the true situation. Kittrige wins Saxon's ranch with a cut of the cards but Saxon has other reasons for loosing the gamble. Telford and Lake try everything from bushwacking to setting a wildfire to stop the Saxon/Kittridge herd of cattle from reaching the railhead.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly, Charles Drake, Mary Castle, Jack Kelly, Jesse White, William Reynolds, Donald Randolph, Chubby Johnson ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1953-05-04
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

6.4/10 IMDB

During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. Since he cannot now expose a gang of turncoats, he infiltrates them instead. Can he save a wagon train of refugees from Wade's Guerillas?

Starring: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brian, Victor Jory, Neville Brand, Guy Williams, John Daheim, Myra Marsh, Jeanne Cooper ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-08-07

Escape from Fort Bravo

6.6/10 IMDB

A Southern belle frees a Rebel officer and his men from a Union captain's Arizona fort.

Starring: William Holden, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe, William Demarest, William Campbell, Polly Bergen, Richard Anderson, Carl Benton Reid, John Lupton, Howard McNear ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1953-12-04
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Blowing Wild

Blowing Wild

6.3/10 IMDB

Wildcatter Jeff Dawson does his best to bring in a gusher in Mexico despite continual bandit raids. He asks for help from his ex-employer Ward Conway, but Conway, now married to Dawson's ex-lover Marina refuses, fearing that his wife will want to renew her romance with the other man.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Ruth Roman, Ward Bond, Ian MacDonald, Richard Karlan, Juan García ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1953-09-16
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Gun Fury

Gun Fury

6.0/10 IMDB

After a stagecoach holdup, Frank Slayton's notorious gang leave Ben Warren for dead and head off with his fiancée. Warren follows, and although none of the townspeople he comes across are prepared to help, he recruits two others who have sworn revenge on the ruthless Slayton.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Lee Marvin, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes, Leo Gordon, Neville Brand, Ray Thomas, Bob Herron, Phil Rawlins ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1953-10-09


5.9/10 IMDB

Director Charles Marquis Warren's 1953 western stars Charlton Heston and Jack Palance.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado, Brian Keith, Mary Sinclair, Milburn Stone, Richard Shannon, Lewis Martin, Frank De Kova, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: Charles Marquis Warren
Release date: 1953-08-03

The Stranger Wore a Gun

5.9/10 IMDB

Having been a spy for Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War, Jeff Travis thinking himself a wanted man, flees to Prescott Arizona where he runs into Jules Mourret who knows of his past. He takes a job on the stage line that Mourret is trying to steal gold from. When Mourret's men kill a friend of his he sets out to get Mourret and his men. When his plan to have another gang get Mourret fails, he has to go after them himself.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Joan Weldon, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya, Pierre Watkin, Joseph Vitale, Clem Bevans ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1953-07-30
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Seminole


6.1/10 IMDB

19th-century army officer Lance Caldwell is assigned to Fort King in the Everglades. Immediately clashing with his commanding officer Major Dade, Caldwell opposes Dade's plans to wipe out the Seminole Indians. The fact that Caldwell was the boyhood chum of Seminole chief Osceola is all the more reason to resist Dade's genocidal policies. After a deadly confrontation which costs dozens of lives on both sides, Osceola rescues Caldwell, whereupon the latter is court-martialed. Later on, Osceola comes to Fort King to talk peace, and is promptly killed by persons unknown. An attempt is made to frame Caldwell for the killing, but the truth eventually prevails.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn, Richard Carlson, Hugh O'Brian, Russell Johnson, Lee Marvin, Ralph Moody, Fay Roope, James Best ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-03-20

The President's Lady

6.8/10 IMDB

The story of president Andrew Jackson from his early years, through his meeting with and subsequent marriage to Rachel Donelson Robards. The plot concentrates on the later scandal concerning the legality of their marriage and how they overcame the difficulties.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire, Fay Bainter, Ruth Attaway, Margaret Wycherly, Gladys Hurlbut, Carl Betz, John George, Nina Varela ..
Directed by: Henry Levin
Release date: 1953-05-21

Pony Express

5.8/10 IMDB

Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok join forces to establish a mail route that can get mail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in ten days. Along the way they must battle bad weather, hostile Indians and outlaws intent on robbing the mail and shutting down the entire operation.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker, Porter Hall, Henry Brandon, Richard Shannon, Stuart Randall, Lewis Martin ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1953-06-15
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Hot Noon or 12 O'Clock for Sure

Hot Noon or 12 O'Clock for Sure

6.7/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker is the small town sheriff who must face the feared gunslinger Buzz Buzzard.

Starring: Dal McKennon, Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1953-11-14
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Mississippi Gambler

The Mississippi Gambler

6.7/10 IMDB

Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Paul Cavanagh, John Baer, Ron Randell, Ralph Dumke, Robert Warwick, William Reynolds ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1953-01-29
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Homesteaders

The Homesteaders

6.0/10 IMDB

Homesteaders Mace Corbin and Clyde Moss pick up much needed dynamite and begin a journey to transport it from an army fort to their homes, hiring a crew of ex-soldiers just released from the army prison. Mace knows he's got his work cut out for him with unstable dynamite, undisciplined hired hands and possible hostile Indians but he doesn't have the slightest hint that his trusted friend Clyde has betrayed him.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Robert Lowery, Emmett Lynn, James Seay, William Fawcett, Barbara Woodell, George Wallace, Ray Walker, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Rick Vallin ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1953-03-22
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Redhead from Wyoming

The Redhead from Wyoming

6.1/10 IMDB

A saloonkeeper sides with the sheriff for justice after she's framed for rustling.

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, William Bishop, Robert Strauss, Alexander Scourby, Gregg Palmer, Jack Kelly, Jeanne Cooper, Dennis Weaver, Stacy Harris ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1953-01-08
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Silver Whip

The Silver Whip

6.5/10 IMDB

Frustrated with the lack of opportunities in his hometown, young Jess Harker plans to leave, but sympathetic stagecoach armed guard Race Crim persuades his boss to give Jess the stage driver job.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Rory Calhoun, Robert Wagner, Kathleen Crowley, Lola Albright, James Millican, J. M. Kerrigan, John Kellogg, Ian MacDonald, John Doucette ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1953-02-04

So Big

6.7/10 IMDB

After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano. He has a crush on her, but it is Pervus she marries. Dirk is their only child. After a few years Pervus dies. With a young child and only the farm, Selina begins her quest to grow high quality vegetables. She wants more for Dirk and guides his life until he graduates from college as an architect. As her vegetable label prospers, she sees Paula control Dirk's life as he moves away from creating and into sales, which is not where he wants to go.

Starring: Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Steve Forrest, Nancy Olson, Elisabeth Fraser, Martha Hyer, Roland Winters, Richard Beymer, Sue George, Frank Ferguson ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1953-10-31
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Tumbleweed


6.6/10 IMDB

Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to Harvey's having saved his son's life, leaves the train to negotiate. He is captured and the rest of the train is wiped out except for two sisters. Escaping and showing up in town later, Harvey is nearly hanged as a deserter, but gets away. Eventually caught by the sheriff and his posse, they are attacked by Indians. This time the Indians are defeated and Aguila, captured and dying, reveals the identity of the white man who engineered the initial attack on the wagon train, just as the perpetrator rides up behind them.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Chill Wills, Lori Nelson, Russell Johnson, Roy Roberts, Ralph Moody, Ross Elliott, K.T. Stevens, Lee Van Cleef, Eugene Iglesias ..
Directed by: Nathan H. Juran
Release date: 1953-12-01
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Last of the Comanches

Last of the Comanches

6.3/10 IMDB

It's 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission. Pinned down by Black Cloud they send an Indian boy who was Black Cloud's prisoner on to the fort while they try to bargain with Black Cloud whom they learn is without water.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, Barbara Hale, Johnny Stewart, Lloyd Bridges, Mickey Shaughnessy, George Mathews, Hugh Sanders, Ric Roman, Chubby Johnson, Martin Milner ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1953-02-01

The Last Posse

6.5/10 IMDB

A posse's pursuit of bank robbers ends with loot missing and a sheriff (Broderick Crawford) wounded.

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Derek, Charles Bickford, Wanda Hendrix, Warner Anderson, Henry Hull, Will Wright, Tom Powers, Raymond Greenleaf, James Kirkwood ..
Directed by: Alfred L. Werker
Release date: 1953-07-04
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Jack Slade

Jack Slade

6.4/10 IMDB

A young boy witnesses his father murdered by bandits and grows into adulthood vowing revenge.

Starring: Mark Stevens, Dorothy Malone, Barton MacLane, John Litel, Paul Langton, Harry Shannon, John Harmon, Jim Bannon, Lee Van Cleef, Sammy Ogg ..
Directed by: Harold D. Schuster
Release date: 1953-11-08
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Woman They Almost Lynched

Woman They Almost Lynched

6.5/10 IMDB

Laying on the Missouri-Arkansas border, the neutral Border City, its female mayor and city council, take no side in the ongoing Civil War and they're prepared to hang any troublemaker, Yankee or Confederate, who stirs the townsfolk up.

Starring: John Lund, Brian Donlevy, Audrey Totter, Joan Leslie, Ben Cooper, James Brown, Nina Varela, Ellen Corby, Fern Hall, Minerva Urecal ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1953-03-20
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Marshal of Cedar Rock

Marshal of Cedar Rock

6.1/10 IMDB

Banker Mason is after the ranchers land so he can resell it to the railroad for a profit. He has the railroad agent killed and replaces him with his stooge who then offers even less than Mason. But Rocky eventually suspects Mason and when Bill Anderson informs him the agent is a fake, they head out after Mason

Starring: Allan Lane, Eddy Waller, Black Jack, Phyllis Coates, Roy Barcroft, William Henry, Robert Shayne, John Crawford, John Hamilton, Kenneth MacDonald ..
Directed by: Harry Keller
Release date: 1953-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Northern Patrol

Northern Patrol

5.6/10 IMDB

Northern Patrol was the last entry in Monogram/Allied Artists' off-and-on "Northwest Mountie" series. Taking time off from his Sky King shooting schedule, Kirby Grant stars as mounted policeman Rod Webb, while second billing is bestowed upon Webb's faithful dog Chinook. In this one, Webb tries to prove that the suicide of a young trapper was actually murder. The film offers a dash of novelty value in having the principal baddie turn out to be a beautiful woman (Marion Carr). Scripted by actor Warren Douglas, Northern Patrol was directed by Rex Bailey, the former assistant to the series' original helmsman, Frank McDonald.

Starring: Kirby Grant, Chinook, Marian Carr, William Phipps, Claudia Drake, Dale van Sickel, Gloria Talbott, Richard Walsh, Emmett Lynn, Frank Lackteen ..
Directed by: Rex Bailey
Release date: 1953-07-12
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Gun Belt

Gun Belt

5.8/10 IMDB

Gunfighter Billy Ringo decides to hang up his guns, buy a ranch and marry Arlene Reach. His brother Matt, father of Chip, the nephew Ringo is trying to keep on the straight and narrow, with three other outlaws, Dixon, Hollaway and Hoke, frame Ringo into pulling a bank robbery with them. Pretending to side with them, after accidentally killing Matt, Ringo informs Marshal Wyatt Earp of their plan to rob a Wells Fargo express wagon. A gunfight ensues at the robbery and the three outlaws are killed and Ike Clinton, the ringleader, is turned over to Marshal Earp by Ringo. Written by Les Adams

Starring: George Montgomery, Tab Hunter, Helen Westcott, John Dehner, Jack Elam, William Bishop, Douglas Kennedy, James Millican, Hugh Sanders, Chuck Roberson ..
Directed by: Ray Nazarro
Release date: 1953-07-24
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Red River Shore

Red River Shore

6.9/10 IMDB

When an oil discovery is reported at Paxton, Oklahoma, Marshal Rex Allen immediately suspects that where there is oil, there is trouble. Rex arrives just as a band of desperadoes stage a bank hold-up and escape with $25,000 which ranchers have invested in prospective oil drillings.

Starring: Rex Allen, Slim Pickens, Lyn Thomas, William Phipps, Douglas Fowley, Koko, Trevor Bardette, William Haade, Emmett Vogan, John L. Cason ..
Directed by: Harry Keller
Release date: 1953-12-15
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Pack Train

Pack Train

7.0/10 IMDB

Gene Autry is assigned to safely transport supplies to a band of settlers. The villains, headed by Ross McLain, intend to bushwhack Autry, grab the supplies, and sell them at high prices to a local mining camp.

Starring: Gene Autry, Gail Davis, Kenne Duncan, Sheila Ryan, Tom London, Smiley Burnette, Champion ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1953-07-04
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Ambush at Tomahawk Gap

Ambush at Tomahawk Gap

5.8/10 IMDB

Hodiak, Brian, Derek and Teal have just been released from prison. They return to Tomahawk Gap, now a ghost town, to retrieve the money that they stole and was buried by a partner somewhere in the town. While hunting, the Indians attack, and a life and death battle ensues.

Starring: John Hodiak, John Derek, David Brian, María Elena Marqués, Ray Teal, John Qualen, Otto Hulett, Percy Helton, Trevor Bardette, Steve Clark ..
Directed by: Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1953-05-01
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Powder River

Powder River

6.2/10 IMDB

Ex-marshal Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, Cameron Mitchell, Penny Edwards, Carl Betz, John Dehner, Raymond Greenleaf, Victor Sutherland, Ethan Laidlaw, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1953-06-17
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Take Me to Town

Take Me to Town

6.4/10 IMDB

Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in.

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden, Phillip Reed, Lee Patrick, Lee Aaker, Larry Gates, Phyllis Stanley, Harvey Grant, Dusty Henley, Forrest Lewis ..
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
Release date: 1953-06-19

City of Bad Men

6.0/10 IMDB

Outlaws plan a robbery to take place during a championship prizefight in Carson City, Nevada.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson, Richard Boone, Lloyd Bridges, Carole Mathews, Carl Betz, Whitfield Connor, Hugh Sanders, Rodolfo Acosta, James Best ..
Directed by: Harmon Jones
Release date: 1953-09-11
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Column South

Column South

6.2/10 IMDB

In the weeks prior to the start of the Civil War, Confederate sympathizers hope to help their cause by inciting a Navajo war in the New Mexico Territory. Director Frederick de Cordova's 1953 western stars Audie Murphy, Robert Sterling, Joan Evans, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Palmer Lee, Jack Kelly, James Best, Bob Steele and Ralph Moody.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Robert Sterling, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Gregg Palmer, Russell Johnson, Bob Steele, Jack Kelly, Johnny Downs ..
Directed by: Frederick de Cordova
Release date: 1953-05-20

Ride, Vaquero!

6.0/10 IMDB

Ranchers in New Mexico have to face Indians and bandits.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Anthony Quinn, Kurt Kasznar, Ted de Corsia, Charlita, Jack Elam, Walter Baldwin, Joe Dominguez ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1953-07-17

The Charge at Feather River

6.2/10 IMDB

A frontier scout leads prisoners on a death mission to save a railroad and rescue two women.

Starring: Guy Madison, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott, Vera Miles, Dick Wesson, Onslow Stevens, Steve Brodie, Ron Hagerthy, Fay Roope, Neville Brand ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1953-07-11

Thunder Over the Plains

6.4/10 IMDB

Set in 1869, after the Civil War, Texas had not yet been readmitted to the Union and carpetbaggers, hiding behind the legal protection of the Union Army of occupation, had taken over the state. Federal Captain Porter, a Texan, has to carry out orders against his own people. He brings in the rebel leader Ben Westman whom he knows is innocent of a murder that he is accused of. In trying to prove his innocence, Porter himself becomes a wanted man.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Charles McGraw, Henry Hull, Elisha Cook Jr., Fess Parker, Hugh Sanders, Lane Chandler, James Brown ..
Directed by: André de Toth
Release date: 1953-10-27

The Man Behind The Gun

5.9/10 IMDB

This 1952 western stars Randolph Scott as an army investigator who poses as a schoolteacher while working undercover to expose a group of secessionists. Also starring Patrice Wymore, Roy Roberts, Alan Hale Jr., Lina Romay, Morris Ankrum, Dick Wesson and Philip Carey.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Patrice Wymore, Dick Wesson, Philip Carey, Lina Romay, Roy Roberts, Morris Ankrum, Katherine Warren, Alan Hale Jr., Douglas Fowley ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1953-01-31
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Tall Texan

The Tall Texan

6.3/10 IMDB

Groups of desperate travelers journey together throughout the Southwest and soon find trouble when they all get gold fever. The action and drama are heightened when they discover gold…on an Indian burial ground!

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Lee J. Cobb, Marie Windsor, Luther Adler, Syd Saylor, Samuel Herrick, George Steele, Dean Train ..
Directed by: Elmo Williams
Release date: 1953-02-13
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Winning of the West

Winning of the West

6.4/10 IMDB

A singing territorial ranger (Gene Autry) spots his younger brother in an outlaw gang.

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Richard Crane, Robert Livingston, House Peters Jr., Gregg Barton, William Forrest, Smiley Burnette ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1953-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Stand at Apache River

The Stand at Apache River

5.6/10 IMDB

Sheriff Lane Dakota captures robbery-murder suspect Greiner just as the latter is wounded in an Apache ambush. At remote outpost Apache River, Lane and his prisoner spend the night with other travelers, including 2 women with a surprising number of fancy dresses. In the morning, who should appear but a band of ostensibly peaceful Apaches strayed from the reservation. And bigoted Colonel Morsby is strongly inclined to shoot first and ask questions afterward...

Starring: Stephen McNally, Julie Adams, Hugh Marlowe, Hugh O'Brian, Russell Johnson, Jack Kelly, Jaclynne Greene, Edgar Barrier, Forrest Lewis ..
Directed by: Lee Sholem
Release date: 1953-09-01
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Lone Hand

The Lone Hand

6.5/10 IMDB

Zachary Hallock and his son Joshua are farmers who live in a frontier town that suffers the assaults of a band of outlaws. After the murder of a Pinkerton's detective, the farmers decide to unite against the bandits, but Hallock rejects the proposal. To the astonishment of his son and his fiancée, Hallock decides to join the outlaws.

Starring: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol, Jimmy Hunt, Charles Drake, James Arness, Roy Roberts, Frank Ferguson, Wesley Morgan, Jimmy Hunt ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1953-05-20
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Cow Country

Cow Country

6.1/10 IMDB

A hired hand gets caught between a noble rancher and ruthless land grabbers.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Helen Westcott, Robert Lowery, Barton MacLane, Peggie Castle, Robert Barrat, James Millican, Don Beddoe, Robert J. Wilke, Raymond Hatton ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1953-04-25
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Moonlighter

The Moonlighter

5.8/10 IMDB

A savage story of hate turned love and frenzy turned loose!

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Ward Bond, William Ching, John Dierkes, Morris Ankrum, Jack Elam, Charles Halton, Norman Leavitt, Sam Flint ..
Directed by: Roy Rowland
Release date: 1953-09-19

Wings of the Hawk

6.1/10 IMDB

Gringo miner Gallager is caught up in the Mexican revolution of 1910-11 when corrupt administrator Ruiz appropriates his mine. Gallager saves the life of guerilla leader Raquel, then finds there's a price on his head; he becomes romantically involved with her in the course of a series of rescues and ambushes, leading up to Orozco's march on Ciudad Juarez.

Starring: Van Heflin, Julie Adams, Abbe Lane, George Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Rodolfo Acosta, Antonio Moreno, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Paul Fierro, Mario Siletti ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1953-08-26
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Great Sioux Uprising

The Great Sioux Uprising

5.5/10 IMDB

During the Civil War, in Wyoming, horse dealers Joan Britton and Stephen Cook are competing to supply the Union Army with horses. A Cherokee is in the area to stir up the Sioux against the Union just as Cook decides to steal a herd of Sioux horses. Ex-army doctor Jonathan Westgate opposes Cook’s unscrupulous methods as well as being Cook’s rival for the affections of Joan. It seems Westgate is the only one able to prevent a new Indian war.

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Faith Domergue, Lyle Bettger, Peter Whitney, Stacy Harris, Walter Sande, Stephen Chase, John War Eagle, Glenn Strange, Charles Arnt ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1953-07-17
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Phantom Stockman

The Phantom Stockman

6.5/10 IMDB

Kim Marsden inherits a cattle station near Alice Springs after the death of her father. Kim becomes convinced her father was murdered. She sends for a legendary local bushman called the Sundowner, who was one of her father's best friends.

Starring: Chips Rafferty, Henry Murdoch, Victoria Shaw, Max Osbiston, Guy Doleman, Bob Darken, Albert Namatjira ..
Directed by: Lee Robinson
Release date: 1953-06-19
Best Western Movies of 1953 : War Paint

War Paint

5.7/10 IMDB

An Indian and his beautiful sister attempt to destroy a cavalry patrol trying to deliver a peace treaty to their chief.

Starring: Robert Stack, Joan Taylor, Charles McGraw, Keith Larsen, Peter Graves, Robert J. Wilke, John Doucette, Walter Reed, Douglas Kennedy, Charles Nolte ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1953-08-28

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