Best Western Movies of 1957

1.

Old Yeller

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860s. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Jeff York, Beverly Washburn, Chuck Connors ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1957-12-25
2.

The Tall T

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension builds over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt, Skip Homeier, Henry Silva, John Hubbard, Robert Burton, Robert Anderson, Dick Johnstone ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1957-04-02
3.

Forty Guns

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

An authoritarian rancher rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new Marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds herself falling for the avowedly non-violent lawman. Both have itchy-fingered brothers, a female gunman enters the picture, and things go desperately wrong.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Gene Barry, Robert Dix, Jidge Carroll, Paul Dubov, Gerald Milton, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1957-09-01
4.

Decision at Sundown

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Bart Allison arrives in Sundown after a three year search for Tate Kimbrough. Although it is Kimbrough's wedding day, Allison makes it clear he blames him for the death of his wife and is out to kill him. A shoot-out in the church puts the wedding on hold and Allison and his trail-buddy hole up in the livery stable. But the reasons for his actions become increasingly unclear, while the town starts to wonder about the grip Kimbrough has over them.

Starring: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele, Valerie French, Noah Beery Jr., John Archer, Andrew Duggan, James Westerfield, John Litel, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1957-11-10
Best Western Movies of 1957 : Run of the Arrow
5.

Run of the Arrow

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Sara Montiel, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker, Jay C. Flippen, Charles Bronson, Olive Carey, H.M. Wynant, Neyle Morrow, Frank De Kova ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1957-09-05
Best Western Movies of 1957 : The Guns of Fort Petticoat
6.

The Guns of Fort Petticoat

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Opposing his commanding officer's decision to attack a group of innocent Indians and wipe them out, Lt. Frank Hewitt leaves his post and heads home to Texas. He knows that the attack will send all of the tribes on the warpath and he wants to forewarn everyone. He gets a chilly reception back home however. With most of the men away having enlisted in the Confederate army Frank, a Union officer, is seen by the local women as a traitor. He convinces them of the danger that lies ahead and trains them to repel the attack that will eventually come.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Kathryn Grant, Patricia Tiernan, Ray Teal, Jeanette Nolan, James Griffith, Hope Emerson, Jeff Donnell, Sean McClory, Nestor Paiva ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1957-04-01
7.

The True Story of Jesse James

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Having fought with the Confederacy during the Civil War, Jesse James and his brother Frank dream of a farm life in Missouri. Harassed by Union sympathizers, they assemble a gang of outlaws, robbing trains and becoming folk heroes in the process. Jesse marries his sweetheart, Zee, and maintains an aura of domesticity, but after a group of lawmen launch an attack on his mother's house, Jesse plans one more great raid -- on a Minnesota bank.

Starring: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead, Alan Hale Jr., Alan Baxter, John Carradine, Rachel Stephens, Barney Phillips, Biff Elliot ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Release date: 1957-03-22
Best Western Movies of 1957 : Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend
8.

Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

In Medicine Bend, a crooked businessman has the town mayor and sheriff in his pocket while his henchmen raid the wagon trains passing through the region.

Starring: Randolph Scott, James Craig, James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Gordon Jones, Trevor Bardette, Don Beddoe, Myron Healey, Robert Warwick, Ann Doran ..
Directed by: Richard L. Bare
Release date: 1957-05-04
Best Western Movies of 1957 : Black Patch
9.

Black Patch

3.0
5.9/10 IMDB

A New Mexico Town Marshal, Clay Morgan, known as 'Black Patch' since he had lost an eye in the Civil War, takes his job seriously, especially after an old friend, Hank Danner, arrives in ...

Starring: George Montgomery, Diane Brewster, Tom Pittman, Leo Gordon, House Peters Jr., Jorge TreviƱo, Lynn Cartwright, Peter Brocco, Ted Jacques, Strother Martin ..
Directed by: Allen H. Miner
Release date: 1957-09-15
Best Western Movies of 1957 : The Quiet Gun
10.

The Quiet Gun

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A mild mannered sheriff must fight both a hired gun and local anti-Indian bigotry in a small frontier town.

Starring: Forrest Tucker, Mara Corday, Kathleen Crowley, Lee Van Cleef, Hank Worden, Jim Davis, Tom Brown, Gerald Milton, Lewis Martin ..
Directed by: William F. Claxton
Release date: 1957-07-18

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