Best Western Movies of 1954

1.

Johnny Guitar

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid and his gang. Another patron of Vienna's establishment is Johnny Guitar, a former gunslinger and her lover. When a heist is pulled in town that results in a man's death, Emma Small, Vienna's rival, rallies the townsfolk to take revenge on Vienna's saloon – even without proof of her wrongdoing.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, Sterling Hayden, Ernest Borgnine, John Carradine, Scott Brady, Ward Bond, Royal Dano, Frank Ferguson, Paul Fix ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1954-05-26
2.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Starring: Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Marc Platt, Jane Powell, Jacques d'Amboise, Julie Newmar, Matt Mattox, Nancy Kilgas ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1954-07-22
3.

The Far Country

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In 1896, Jeff Webster sees the start of the Klondike gold rush as a golden opportunity to make a fortune in beef...and woe betide anyone standing in his way! He drives a cattle herd from Wyoming to Seattle, by ship to Skagway, and (after a delay caused by larcenous town boss Gannon) through the mountains to Dawson. There, he and his partner Ben Tatum get into the gold business themselves. Two lovely women fall for misanthropic Jeff, but he believes in every-man-for-himself, turning his back on growing lawlessness...until it finally strikes home.

Starring: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan, John McIntire, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Connie Gilchrist, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1954-07-22
4.

Vera Cruz

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

After the American Civil War, mercenaries travel to Mexico to fight in their revolution for money. The former soldier and gentleman Benjamin Trane meets the gunman and killer Joe Erin and his men, and together they are hired by the Emperor Maximillian and the Marquis Henri de Labordere to escort the Countess Marie Duvarre to the harbor of Vera Cruz.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Sara Montiel, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, George Macready, Jack Elam, James McCallion ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1954-12-25
Best Western Movies of 1954 : Shot In The Frontier
5.

Shot In The Frontier

3.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Set in the old west, the stooges must defend their honor against the Noonan brothers, three desperadoes who want to marry the same girls the stooges are courting.

Starring: Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Diana Darrin, Emmett Lynn, Kenneth MacDonald ..
Directed by: Jules White
Release date: 1954-10-07
6.

Broken Lance

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark, Katy Jurado, Hugh O'Brian, Eduard Franz, Earl Holliman, E.G. Marshall, Carl Benton Reid ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1954-09-25
Best Western Movies of 1954 : Garden of Evil
7.

Garden of Evil

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband from Apaches.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark, Hugh Marlowe, Cameron Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Víctor Manuel Mendoza ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1954-07-09
8.

Silver Lode

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Dan Ballard, a respected citizen in the western town of Silver Lode, has his wedding interrupted by four men led by Ned McCarthy, an old acquaintance who, as a US Marshal, arrests Ballard for the murder of his brother and the theft of $20,000. Ballard seeks to stall McCarthy while tracking down evidence that will prove his innocence.

Starring: John Payne, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea, Dolores Moran, Emile Meyer, Robert Warwick, John Hudson, Harry Carey, Jr., Alan Hale Jr., Stuart Whitman ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1954-07-23
9.

Apache

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Following the surrender of Geronimo, Massai, the last Apache warrior is captured and scheduled for transportation to a Florida reservation. On the way he manages to escape and heads for his homeland to win back his girl and settle down to grow crops. His pursuers have other ideas though.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson, John Dehner, Ian MacDonald, Walter Sande, Morris Ankrum, Monte Blue, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1954-07-09
Best Western Movies of 1954 : Destry
10.

Destry

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Western remake of "Destry Rides Again", starring Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Thomas Mitchell, Lori Nelson and Lyle Bettger.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Mari Blanchard, Lyle Bettger, Lori Nelson, Thomas Mitchell, Edgar Buchanan, Wallace Ford, Mary Wickes, Alan Hale Jr., Lee Aaker ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1954-12-01

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