Best Western Movies of 1962


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

8.1/10 IMDB

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Starring: John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Ken Murray, John Carradine, Jeanette Nolan, Andy Devine, John Qualen ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1962-04-15

Ride the High Country

7.4/10 IMDB

An ex-lawman is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr, Edgar Buchanan, R. G. Armstrong, Jenie Jackson, James Drury, L.Q. Jones, John Anderson ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1962-06-20

How the West Was Won

7.0/10 IMDB

The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.

Starring: Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart ..
Directed by: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1962-10-01

Lonely Are the Brave

7.6/10 IMDB

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Carroll O'Connor, Michael Kane, William Schallert, George Kennedy, Karl Swenson, William Mims, Martín Garralaga ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1962-05-24
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Six Gun Law

Six Gun Law

7.7/10 IMDB

Re-edited version of two episodes from the Disney series "The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca" starring Robert Loggia as a lawyer trying to save a friend from being framed for robbery.

Starring: Robert Loggia, Lynn Bari, Annette Funicello, Jay C. Flippen, Patric Knowles ..
Directed by: Christian Nyby
Release date: 1962-12-01


5.8/10 IMDB

In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a territory and food for their warriors. Soon though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares war against the Americans.

Starring: Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre, Adam West, Lawrence Dobkin, John Anderson, Denver Pyle, Ross Martin, Mario Navarro ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven
Release date: 1962-04-27
Best Western Movies of 1962 : The Wild Westerners

The Wild Westerners

5.0/10 IMDB

Sheriff Plummer and his men are using their badges to easily rob gold shipments and kill the drivers. Marshal McDowell and his men are looking for the killers. They catch one who is murdered to keep from talking but his killer is identified as Plummer's Deputy. Plummer is still not suspected when McDowell's wife is kidnaped and the outlaws demand the big gold shipment be sent unguarded. So McDowell heads out alone to face the gang with a load of gunpowder instead of gold and only a few trusted Deputies nearby.

Starring: James Philbrook, Nancy Kovack, Duane Eddy, Guy Mitchell, Hugh Sanders, Elizabeth MacRae, Marshall Reed, Nestor Paiva, Harry Lauter, Bob Steele ..
Directed by: Oscar Rudolph
Release date: 1962-06-06
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Six Black Horses

Six Black Horses

6.4/10 IMDB

Audie and Dan Duryea are hired by a mysterious woman to take her across Indian country to her husband. On route, she tries to seduce Audie by offering to give him Duryea's share of the money if he will help her achieve her real goal: kill Duryea for having killed her husband. Audie dreams of a getting enough money to buy a ranch of his own, but his loyalty to his friend prevails. In the end, Duryea is killed anyway by the Indians and gets his wish: a funeral carriage pulled by - you guessed it - six black horses.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Joan O'Brien, George Wallace, Roy Barcroft, Bob Steele, Henry Wills, Phil Chambers, Charlita, Dale Van Sickel ..
Directed by: Harry Keller
Release date: 1962-04-24
Best Western Movies of 1962 : The Broken Land

The Broken Land

5.1/10 IMDB

A cowboy rides into a small town that is ruled with an iron fist by a corrupt sheriff. He becomes involved with a pretty young town girl and some residents who are trying to oust the sheriff, resulting in a robbery, a murder and his being pursued by a vengeful posse.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Diana Darrin, Jody McCrea, Robert Sampson, Jack Nicholson, Gary Sneed, Don Orlando, Helen Joseph ..
Directed by: John A. Bushelman
Release date: 1962-03-31
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Tall in the Trap

Tall in the Trap

5.1/10 IMDB

When Jerry rustles cheese from the Dry Gulch General Store, Sheriff Mutt Dillin hires Tom, the fastest trap in the West.

Starring: Allen Swift ..
Directed by: Gene Deitch
Release date: 1962-09-14
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock

Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock

5.7/10 IMDB

Five passengers in a stagecoach are abandoned by their driver in the desert. Trying to survive, they struggle with illness, thirst, hunger, and the threats posed both by one another and the local Indigenous peoples.

Starring: Warren Stevens, Martin Landau, Jody Lawrance, Don Wilbanks, Del Moore, Robert Anderson, Judy Dan, Rand Brooks, Gene Roth, Charles Tannen ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1962-10-01
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Rider on a Dead Horse

Rider on a Dead Horse

5.5/10 IMDB

Three prospectors divide and bury their gold to safeguard it from warring Apaches. Cue a series of double crosses, triple crosses, chases, and shoot-outs as greed drives the three men to murder and betrayal.

Starring: John Vivyan, Bruce Gordon, Lisa Lu, Charles Lampkin, Kevin Hagen, Lisa Lu ..
Directed by: Herbert L. Strock
Release date: 1962-05-27

Wild Gals of the Naked West

4.1/10 IMDB

An old geezer recalls some of the antics of the men and women of his western town, more wild and woolly than Tombstone or Dodge City. In this town no one is a good shot, the women are hungry for new meat, and practical jokers abound. A stranger strolls into town, proving resistant to the mayhem, and after donning some cowboy duds begins cleaning up that town.

Starring: Sammy Gilbert, Terri Taylor, Werner Kirsch, Frank Bolger, Julie Williams, Jackie Moran, Anthony-James Ryan, Ken Parker, Charles G. Schelling, Nate Schwantze ..
Directed by: Russ Meyer
Release date: 1962-05-09
Best Western Movies of 1962 : The Night Rider

The Night Rider

6.6/10 IMDB

Originally a pilot for a series called "Gallaway House" that was never picked up. The patrons of a late-19th Century America theater flock to see the latest production, a Western tale of redemption. Johnny Laredo, a middle-aged gunfighter fleeing his many enemies by traveling at night, stops briefly at the campfire of Tim Dawson's team of cattle drivers for a cup of coffee and a bit of human companionship. Dawson offers Laredo a job, but Laredo is afraid to return to Wyoming where he killed a number of men. Stopping in a small Texas town for supplies before heading across the Mexican border, the gunfighter is forced to fight a inexperienced youngster trying to make a reputation and kills him. Even though he is acquitted, the gunfighter has had enough and returns to Dawson, accepts the job, and hopefully, the opportunity for redemption.

Starring: Johnny Cash, Johnny Western, Merle Travis, Dickie Jones, Michael Hinn, Whitey Hughes ..
Directed by: Michael Hinn
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Drylanders


6.5/10 IMDB

The epic story of the opening of the Canadian West and the drought that brought the Depression in the thirties. This is the saga of a family who left eastern Canada to stake their future in the Prairies.

Starring: Frances Hyland, James B. Douglas, Lester Nixon, Mary Savidge, William Fruet, Don Francks, Ernest Huber ..
Directed by: Don Haldane
Release date: 1962-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Tonight for Sure

Tonight for Sure

3.0/10 IMDB

On the Las Vegas strip, two unlikely men rendezvous: Samuel Hill, an ill-kempt desert miner, and Benjamin Jabowski, a John Birch Society dandy from the city. Intent on some sort of mayhem, they enter the Herald Club before the burlesque show starts, and they wire something to the electrical box, set to blow at midnight. They sit at the back of the club to get to know each other. As they drink and glance at the stage, Sam tells of a partner driven mad by visions of naked women in the sagebrush; Ben tells a tale of trying to rid his neighborhood of a pin-up studio. As they get drunker and the clock ticks toward midnight, they pull their chairs closer to the women on stage.

Starring: Karl Schanzer, Don Kenney, Virginia Gordon ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1962-08-09
Best Western Movies of 1962 : The Firebrand

The Firebrand

5.7/10 IMDB

A Mexican outlaw begins a one-man war against corrupt California Rangers who are harassing Hispanic locals during the California Gold Rush.

Starring: Kent Taylor, Valentin de Vargas, Lisa Montell, Joe Raciti, Chubby Johnson, Sid Haig, Barbara Mansell, Allen Jaffe, Troy Melton, Fred Krone ..
Directed by: Maury Dexter
Release date: 1962-08-07
Best Western Movies of 1962 : The Savage Guns

The Savage Guns

4.9/10 IMDB

This Western is set in the Mexican valley of Sonora not that far south of the state of Arizona. It's just after the American Civil War, and a former Confederate officer, Mike Summers (Don Taylor) has taken refuge in a small town in the valley. He has married and is hoping to live in peace the rest of his life. Instead, he and his wife and the rest of the town are suffering the depredations of a brutal gunman, Danny Pose (Alex Nicol), and his gang of outlaws. Summers holds off picking up a gun because of his personal vow of non-violence. But the situation deteriorates and a new ally comes into the picture, Steve Fallon (Richard Basehart), a wandering gunslinger who may not be able to handle the bad guys alone.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Paquita Rico, Don Taylor, Alex Nicol, José Nieto, Fernando Rey, María Granada, Félix Fernández, Francisco Camoiras, Sergio Mendizábal ..
Directed by: Michael Carreras
Release date: 1962-09-30
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Terror At Black Falls

Terror At Black Falls

5.6/10 IMDB

A Mexican gunslinger is injured trying to save his son and is put into prison. When he's released, he's got revenge on his mind.

Starring: House Peters Jr., John A. Alonzo, Sandra Knight, Peter Mamakos, Gary Gray, Marshall Bradford, Jim Hayward, I. Stanford Jolley, Maureen Cookson, Randy Clark ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1962-05-23
Best Western Movies of 1962 : Shootout at Big Sag

Shootout at Big Sag

5.2/10 IMDB

A man has his eyes set on controlling the Big Sag territory in Montana and hopes to achieve his goal by forcing a newly-arrived family from Texas from their land. Hoping to convince the local saloonkeeper to help him, the man sends his daughter into town with instructions for his potential partner. A storm waylays the daughter during her trip to town and she is forced to stay at the home of her father's intended victims, leading to an interesting turn or two.

Starring: Walter Brennan, Leif Erickson, Luana Patten, Chris Robinson, Constance Ford, Virginia Gregg, Les Tremayne, Don Kelly, Andy Brennan, Bill Coontz ..
Directed by: Roger Kay
Release date: 1962-05-31

Aquí están los Villalobos

0.0/10 IMDB

Mexican feature film

Directed by: Enrique Zambrano
Release date: 1962-01-01

I'm An Indian...

0.0/10 IMDB

Johnny Nogar plays the lead in this Native American themed historical fantasy.

Starring: Johnny Nogar ..
Directed by: Bruce Bellas
Release date: 1962-01-01

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