Best Western Movies of 1956

1.

The Searchers

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond, John Qualen, Olive Carey, Henry Brandon, Ken Curtis, Harry Carey, Jr. ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1956-05-07
2.

Giant

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1956-11-24
3.

Friendly Persuasion

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitude?

Starring: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton, Phyllis Love, Peter Mark Richman, Walter Catlett, Richard Hale, Joel Fluellen ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1956-11-25
4.

7 Men from Now

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Aging lawman Ben Stride burns a trail of murderous revenge across a hardscrabble landscape searching for his wife's murderers.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed, John Larch, Don Barry, Stuart Whitman, Fred Graham, John Beradino, John Phillips ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1956-08-04
5.

The Last Hunt

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A buffalo hunter (Stewart Granger) has a falling-out with his partner (Robert Taylor), who kills for fun.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget, Russ Tamblyn, Joe De Santis, Ainslie Pryor, Ralph Moody, Fred Graham, Constance Ford ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1956-04-30
6.

Jubal

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Jubal Troop is a cowboy who is found in a weakened condition, without a horse. He is given shelter at Shep Horgan's large ranch, where he quickly makes an enemy in foreman Pinky, a cattleman who accuses Jubal of carrying the smell of sheep.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Charles Bronson, Valerie French, Felicia Farr, Basil Ruysdael, Noah Beery Jr., Jack Elam, John Dierkes ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1956-04-06
7.

The Fastest Gun Alive

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Whenever it becomes known how good he is with guns, ex-gunman George and his wife Dora have to flee the town, in fear of all the gunmen who might want to challenge him. Unfortunately he again spills his secret when he's drunk. All citizens swear to keep his secret and support him to give up his guns forever -- but a boy tells the story to a gang of wanted criminals. Their leader threatens to burn down the whole town, if he doesn't duel him.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn, Allyn Joslyn, Leif Erickson, John Dehner, Noah Beery Jr., J. M. Kerrigan, Rhys Williams ..
Directed by: Russell Rouse
Release date: 1956-07-12
Best Western Movies of 1956 : The Rainmaker
8.

The Rainmaker

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker!

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges, Earl Holliman, Cameron Prud'Homme, Wallace Ford, Yvonne Lime, Jack Kenny ..
Directed by: Joseph Anthony
Release date: 1956-12-13
Best Western Movies of 1956 : The Proud Ones
9.

The Proud Ones

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Robert Ryan plays an aging sheriff responsible for law and order in a frontier cattle town. Virginia Mayo plays his fiancee. As if handling wild cattle drovers isn't enough, a crooked casino operator from Ryan's past comes to town. An early scuffle in the casino leaves Ryan with vision problems that interfere with his duties. Jeffrey Hunter who came to town with a cattle drive encounters Ryan, who killed Hunter's father when Hunter was young. Feelings of animosity soon change as Hunter begins to sense Ryan is telling the truth about his father. What follows is a plot that continues to thicken to the inevitable showdown.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton, Walter Brennan, Arthur O'Connell, Rodolfo Acosta, Ken Clark, George Mathews, Fay Roope ..
Directed by: Robert D. Webb
Release date: 1956-05-15
10.

The Last Wagon

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig, Ray Stricklyn, Nick Adams, Carl Benton Reid, Timothy Carey, Stephane Griffin ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1956-09-21

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