Best Western Movies of 1961

1.

The Misfits

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses.

Starring: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach, James Barton, Kevin McCarthy, Estelle Winwood, Rex Bell, John Huston ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1961-01-01
2.

The Comancheros

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.

Starring: John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin, Michael Ansara, Patrick Wayne, Bruce Cabot, Joan O'Brien, Jack Elam ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz, John Wayne
Release date: 1961-10-30
3.

The Last Sunset

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for getting him back into his jurisdiction. Both men join Breckenridge and his wife on the drive. As they near Texas tensions mount, not least because Stribling is starting to court Belle and O'Malley is increasingly drawn by her daughter Missy.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten, Carol Lynley, Neville Brand, Regis Toomey, James Westmoreland, Adam Williams, Jack Elam ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1961-06-06
4.

Two Rode Together

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Two tough westerners bring home a group of settlers who have spent years as Comanche hostages.

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal, Andy Devine, John McIntire, Paul Birch, Willis Bouchey, Henry Brandon, Harry Carey, Jr. ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1961-07-26
Best Western Movies of 1961 : The Deadly Companions
5.

The Deadly Companions

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran, Chill Wills, Strother Martin, Will Wright, James O’Hara, Peter O'Crotty, Billy Vaughan ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1961-06-06
Best Western Movies of 1961 : Gold of the Seven Saints
6.

Gold of the Seven Saints

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Fur-trapping partners Clint Walker and Roger Moore stumble across a cache of gold, but their discovery quickly attracts every greedy villain in the territory. Directed by Gordon Douglas, this 1961 western also stars Chill Wills, Robert Middleton, Leticia Roman and Gene Evans.

Starring: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton, Chill Wills, Gene Evans, Roberto Contreras, Jack Williams, Arthur Stewart, Nestor Paiva ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1961-02-18
Best Western Movies of 1961 : The Singer Not the Song
7.

The Singer Not the Song

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A Roman Catholic priest defies a Mexican bandit whose gang kills villagers in alphabetical order.

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, John Mills, Mylène Demongeot, Laurence Naismith, John Bentley, Leslie French, Eric Pohlmann, Philip Gilbert, Roger Delgado, Arthur Brough ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1961-01-05
Best Western Movies of 1961 : The Hellions
8.

The Hellions

2.7
5.8/10 IMDB

Luke Billings (Lionel Jeffries) and his family have a problem with the new police sergeant Sam Hargis (Richard Todd) so they take over a small Transvaal town with the attention of drawing Hargis into a showdown. Hargis tries to get back up from the townsfolk who do not want to know, so is forced to lay low. As things get out of hand one of the Billings boys takes an interest in the storekeeper's wife, Priss Dobbs (Anne Aubrey). Having had enough her husband, Ernie (Jamie Uys) takes up the gun and heads down the main street alone. An act that prompts Hargis to join him. Slowly, the townsfolk turn up to back them up.

Starring: Richard Todd, Anne Aubrey, Jamie Uys, Marty Wilde, Lionel Jeffries, James Booth, Al Mulock, Colin Blakely, Ronald Fraser, Zena Walker ..
Directed by: Irving Allen, Ken Annakin
Release date: 1961-11-27
9.

Posse from Hell

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, obviously abused by her captors, Murphy shows her acceptance and sympathy whereas the others disply only revulsion.

Starring: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert, Vic Morrow, Robert Keith, Rodolfo Acosta, Royal Dano, Frank Overton, Lee Van Cleef, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Herbert Coleman
Release date: 1961-05-01
10.

A Thunder of Drums

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Captain Maddocks will never be promoted beyond Captain because of a mistake that he made in the past. Lt. McQuade is a green rookie who is now under the command of the tough Captain and he does not seem to be able to do anything right. Lt. McQuade also has trouble with Tracey, but it will be the renegade Indians that will test him and teach him the importance of following orders.

Starring: Richard Boone, George Hamilton, Luana Patten, Arthur O'Connell, Charles Bronson, Richard Chamberlain, James Douglas, Tammy Marihugh, Carole Wells, Duane Eddy ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1961-09-26

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