Best Western Movies of 1953

1.

Shane

5.5
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
2.

Calamity Jane

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok fuss, feud and fall in love. At first, Calamity is too busy fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip to pay attention to such girlie things as dresses and perfume. She soon changes her mind when Katie Brown arrives in town.

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
3.

Hondo

3.6
7.1/10 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: 1953-11-25
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Sun Shines Bright
4.

The Sun Shines Bright

3.6
7.0/10 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 : The Man from the Alamo
5.

The Man from the Alamo

3.5
6.5/10 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
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Gun Fury
6.

Gun Fury

3.1
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
7.

Pony Express

3.0
5.9/10 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: 1953-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Gunsmoke
8.

Gunsmoke

2.9
6.7/10 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: 1953-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1953 : The Mississippi Gambler
9.

The Mississippi Gambler

2.9
6.8/10 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: 1953-01-13
Best Western Movies of 1953 : Woman They Almost Lynched
10.

Woman They Almost Lynched

2.8
6.7/10 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

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