Best Western Movies of 1959

1.

Rio Bravo

5.8
8.0/10 IMDB

The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach.

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson, Ward Bond, John Russell, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Estelita Rodriguez, Claude Akins ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1959-03-17
2.

Last Train from Gun Hill

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Earl Holliman, Carolyn Jones, Brad Dexter, Brian G. Hutton, Ziva Rodann, Bing Russell, Val Avery, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1959-07-29
3.

Warlock

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A band of murderous cowboys have imposed a reign of terror on the town of Warlock. When the sheriff humiliatingly run out of town the residents hire the services of Clay Blaisedell as facto town marshal. He arrives along with his friend Tom Morgan and sets about restoring law and order on his own terms whilst also overseeing the establishment of a gambling house and saloon.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone, Dolores Michaels, Wallace Ford, Tom Drake, Richard Arlen, DeForest Kelley, Regis Toomey ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1959-06-10
4.

The Horse Soldiers

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the commander. The secret plan for the mission is overheard by a southern belle who must be taken along to assure her silence.

Starring: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt, Hoot Gibson, Ken Curtis, Willis Bouchey, Bing Russell, O.Z. Whitehead, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1959-06-11
5.

The Hanging Tree

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Character study of a Doctor who saves a local criminal from a mob who are trying to hang him, but then tries to control the life of the young man, realising that he can exploit his secret.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, George C. Scott, Karl Swenson, Virginia Gregg, John Dierkes, King Donovan, Ben Piazza ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1959-03-13
6.

Ride Lonesome

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best, Lee Van Cleef, James Coburn, Bennie E. Dobbins, Roy Jenson, Dyke Johnson, Boyd 'Red' Morgan ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1959-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1959 : No Name on the Bullet
7.

No Name on the Bullet

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Cool, cultured John Gant rides into Lordsburg. Gant is a professional killer, and although no one knows who he is there to kill, they are all worried. Everyone has enemies, and maybe Gant is in town for them. While they wait for him to make his move, paranoia starts taking over... Written by Ken Yousten John Gant, hired assassin rides into town. No one is sure of the identity of his intended victim. Townsfolk have shady pasts that make each one believe that John Gant is there to kill them. While each townsperson is falling apart from guilt, Gant is waiting in the hotel but is still given the blame for the shootings and the suicide of the Banker. Written by Carol Johnson

Starring: Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Joan Evans, Virginia Grey, Warren Stevens, R. G. Armstrong, Willis Bouchey, Edgar Stehli, Simon Scott, Karl Swenson ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1959-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1959 : Day of the Outlaw
8.

Day of the Outlaw

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal, Venetia Stevenson, David Nelson, Nehemiah Persoff, Jack Lambert, Frank De Kova, Lance Fuller ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1959-07-01
9.

Alias Jesse James

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Insurance salesman Milford Farnsworth sells a man a life policy only to discover that the man in question is the outlaw Jesse James. Milford is sent to buy back the policy, but is robbed by Jesse. And when Jesse learns that Milford's boss is on the way out with more cash, he plans to rob him too and have Milford get killed in the robbery while dressed as Jesse, and collect on the policy.

Starring: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Will Wright, Wendell Corey, James Arness, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, Gloria Talbott, Scatman Crothers, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod
Release date: 1959-03-20
10.

They Came to Cordura

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

An army major, himself guilty of cowardice, is asked to recommended soldiers for the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Mexican Border Incursion of 1916.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Richard Conte, Michael Callan, Dick York, Robert Keith, Edward Platt, Carlos Romero ..
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Release date: 1959-06-01

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