Best Western Movies of 1955

1.

Bad Day at Black Rock

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Russell Collins, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1955-01-13
2.

Oklahoma!

4.9
7.1/10 IMDB

This joyous celebration of frontier life combines tender romance and violent passion in the Oklahoma Territory of the 1900s with a timeless score filled with unforgettable songs. Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit Broadway musical.

Starring: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood, Shirley Jones, Eddie Albert, James Whitmore, Rod Steiger, Barbara Lawrence, Jay C. Flippen ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1955-10-10
3.

The Man from Laramie

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Will Lockhart becomes entangled in the happenings of Coronado, an isolated western town, after delivering supplies there. He is especially involved with the Waggomans, an influential ranching family, and begins his search for someone selling rifles to the local Apaches, only to find out it is the son of the most powerful man in the area. It is at this point that his troubles begin.

Starring: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell, Alex Nicol, Wallace Ford, Jack Elam, John War Eagle, James Millican, Gregg Barton ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1955-08-31
4.

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davy Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russel fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of Representatives. Finally, Crockett and Russell journey to Texas and the last stand at the Alamo.

Starring: Fess Parker, Hans Conried, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, William Bakewell, Kenneth Tobey, Don Megowan, Helene Stanley, Mike Mazurki ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1955-05-25
5.

Man Without a Star

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Man Without a Star is a 1955 western film starring Kirk Douglas as a wanderer who gets dragged into a range war. It was based on the novel of the same name by Dee Linford.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, William Campbell, Richard Boone, Jay C. Flippen, Myrna Hansen, Mara Corday, Eddy Waller, Sheb Wooley ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1955-03-24
6.

The Violent Men

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A former Union Army officer plans to sell out to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancée, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bullying tactics make him reconsider. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilizing his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who also has a Mexican woman in town.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster, Brian Keith, May Wynn, Warner Anderson, Basil Ruysdael, Lita Milan, Richard Jaeckel ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1955-01-26
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7.

Run for Cover

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Western that starts when a man (Matt Dow) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town's sheriff shoots the kid he's riding with, Dow clears his name and ends up as the new sheriff. He romances a Swedish woman and settles in to a peaceful life only to find that the boy has a few secrets of his own.

Starring: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Ernest Borgnine, Grant Withers, Jean Hersholt, Jack Lambert, Ray Teal, Irving Bacon, Trevor Bardette ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1955-04-29
8.

The Tall Men

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Two brothers discharged from the Confederate Army join a businessman for a cattle drive from Texas to Montana where they run into raiding Jayhawkers, angry Sioux, rough terrain and bad weather.

Starring: Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan, Cameron Mitchell, Juan García, Harry Shannon, Emile Meyer, Steve Darrell, Robert Adler, Frank Baker ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1955-09-22
9.

The Indian Fighter

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Lon Chaney Jr., Eduard Franz, Alan Hale Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Ray Teal ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1955-12-21
10.

Man with the Gun

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

A stranger comes to town looking for his estranged wife. He finds her running the local girls. He also finds a town and sheriff afraid of their own shadow, scared of a landowner they never see who rules through his rowdy sidekicks. The stranger is a town tamer by trade, and he accepts a $500 commission to sort things out.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Karen Sharpe, Henry Hull, Emile Meyer, John Lupton, Barbara Lawrence, Ted de Corsia, Leo Gordon, James Westerfield ..
Directed by: Richard Wilson
Release date: 1955-11-05

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