Best Western Movies of 1965


The Great Race

7.2/10 IMDB

Professional daredevil and white-suited hero, The Great Leslie, convinces turn-of-the-century auto makers that a race from New York to Paris (westward across America, the Bering Straight and Russia) will help to promote automobile sales. Leslie's arch-rival, the mustached and black-attired Professor Fate vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine, Larry Storch, Ross Martin ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1965-07-01

The Sons of Katie Elder

7.1/10 IMDB

The four sons of Katie Elder reunite in their Hometown of Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral, and discover that the family ranch is now in the hands of Morgan Hastings, the town's gunsmith.

Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson Jr., Earl Holliman, Jeremy Slate, James Gregory, Paul Fix, George Kennedy, Dennis Hopper ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1965-06-23

Cat Ballou

6.8/10 IMDB

A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, John Marley, Reginald Denny, Jay C. Flippen, Bruce Cabot ..
Directed by: Elliot Silverstein
Release date: 1965-06-24


7.3/10 IMDB

Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North, the Civil War is forced upon him.

Starring: James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, Rosemary Forsyth, Phillip Alford, Katharine Ross, Jim McMullan, Tim McIntire, Gene Jackson ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1965-06-03

Major Dundee

6.7/10 IMDB

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn, Michael Anderson Jr., Senta Berger, Mario Adorf, Brock Peters, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1965-04-07

The Hallelujah Trail

6.5/10 IMDB

A wagon train heads for Denver with a cargo of whisky for the miners. Chaos ensues as the Temperance League, the US cavalry, the miners and the local Indians all try to take control of the valuable cargo.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Donald Pleasence, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Pamela Tiffin, John Anderson, Tom Stern, Robert J. Wilke ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1965-06-23

Carry On Cowboy

6.2/10 IMDB

Stodge City is in the grip of the Rumpo Kid and his gang. Mistaken identity again takes a hand as a 'sanitary engineer' named Marshal P. Knutt is mistaken for a law marshal. Being the conscientious sort, Marshal tries to help the town get rid of Rumpo, and a showdown is inevitable. Marshal has two aids—revenge-seeking Annie Oakley and his sanitary expertise.

Starring: Sid James, Jim Dale, Angela Douglas, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Butterworth, Percy Herbert, Jon Pertwee ..
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
Release date: 1965-11-26
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Arizona Raiders

Arizona Raiders

5.9/10 IMDB

Murphy plays an ex-Quantrill's Raider who's released from jail with buddy Cooper to be deputized as Arizona Rangers in order to hunt down the remnant of the gang, rumored to he hiding out in a town "neer dee border" in the words of the loose-lipped saloon dancer. The goons are found hiding in an Indian mission. Murphy and Cooper pretend to want to rejoin the gang, but the bad guys catch on and brutally beat Cooper, who protects Murphy's true sentiments to the death.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante, Ben Cooper, Buster Crabbe, Gloria Talbott, Ray Stricklyn, George Keymas, Fred Krone, Willard W. Willingham, Boyd 'Red' Morgan ..
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1965-08-01

Tickle Me

5.8/10 IMDB

A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders, Bill Williams, Edward Faulkner, Connie Gilchrist, Barbara Werle, Grady Sutton ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1965-06-30

The Rounders

6.1/10 IMDB

Ben (Glenn Ford) and Marion (Henry Fonda) are two cowboys who make a meager living breaking wild horses. Their frequent employer Jim (Chill Wills), who always gets the better of them, talks them into taking a nondescript horse in lieu of some of their wages. Ben finds that the horse is un-rideable, he comes up with the idea of taking it to a rodeo and betting other cowhands they cannot ride it.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Hope Holiday, Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Kathleen Freeman, Joan Freeman, Denver Pyle, Barton MacLane, Doodles Weaver ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1965-01-08
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Apache Uprising

Apache Uprising

5.7/10 IMDB

Various stage coach passengers and outlaws travelling through Indian country are forced to join forces against the Apaches.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, Arthur Hunnicutt, DeForest Kelley, Lon Chaney Jr., John Russell, Gene Evans, Richard Arlen, Robert H. Harris, Jean Parker ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1965-12-29

The Glory Guys

6.1/10 IMDB

Though a fictionalized Western based on George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the film is almost a generic war story covering the enlistment, training, and operational deployment of a group of recruits that could take place in any time period.

Starring: Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, Senta Berger, Michael Anderson Jr., James Caan, Slim Pickens, Erik Holland, Adam Williams, Andrew Duggan, Walter Scott ..
Directed by: Arnold Laven, Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1965-07-07
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Town Tamer

Town Tamer

5.7/10 IMDB

A gunfighter is hired to clean up a wild frontier town, but there are forces afoot who want to keep the town as wide-open as it is. Lyle Bettger, Bruce Cabot and Richard Jaeckel co-star as the lawless bad guys in this Western based on a novel by Frank Gruber.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Terry Moore, Pat O’Brien, Lon Chaney Jr., Bruce Cabot, Lyle Bettger, Richard Arlen, Barton MacLane, Richard Jaeckel, Philip Carey ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1965-07-07
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Black Spurs

Black Spurs

5.8/10 IMDB

A dissatisfied ranch hand becomes a bounty hunter. He conspires with a crooked town boss to dirty up a neighboring village where a valuable railroad franchise is headed.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Terry Moore, Scott Brady, Lon Chaney Jr., Richard Arlen, James Best, Bruce Cabot, Jerome Courtland, Patricia Owens ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1965-05-28
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Convict Stage

Convict Stage

5.4/10 IMDB

A cowboy whose sister has been murdered by a gang of vicious outlaws seeks his revenge. But a venerable old lawman is about to teach the vigilante a lesson about taking the law into one's own hands.

Starring: Harry Lauter, Jodi Mitchell, Don Barry, Hanna Landy, Joe Patridge, Eric Matthews, Walter Reed, Michael Carr, Fred Krone, George Sawaya ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1965 : The Bounty Killer

The Bounty Killer

5.8/10 IMDB

Willie Duggans, a tenderfoot from the east, arrives in the wild west and soon experiences its violence. Willie discovers the easy money in bounty killing and must choose between that violent lifestyle and the love of a beautiful saloon singer.

Starring: Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron, Audrey Dalton, Richard Arlen, Buster Crabbe, Johnny Mack Brown, Peter Duryea, Eddie Quillan, Grady Sutton, Emory Parnell ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1965-07-30
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Janie Get Your Gun

Janie Get Your Gun

5.6/10 IMDB

A wanted man out West pastes Woody's picture over his own wanted poster, and Calamity Jane goes after the reward. Woody outsmarts Jane, but she falls in love with the outlaw when she sees his ugly face.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1965-05-01
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Young Fury

Young Fury

5.6/10 IMDB

A group of young thugs rides into the town of Dawson and take it over. When the cowardly sheriff is unable to restore control, the parents of the leader must take action. The leader's father is an infamous ex-gunfighter, and he straps his guns on one more time.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Virginia Mayo, Preston Pierce, Lon Chaney Jr., John Agar, William Bendix, Richard Arlen, Linda Foster, Robert Biheller, Marc Cavell ..
Directed by: Christian Nyby
Release date: 1965-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1965 : The Outlaws Is Coming

The Outlaws Is Coming

6.0/10 IMDB

Rance Roden plans to kill off all the buffalo and thus cause the Indians to riot. After they destroy the US Cavalry, Rance and his gang will take over the West. Meanwhile, a Boston magazine gets wind of the buffalo slaughter and sends editor Kenneth Cabot and his associates to Casper, Wyoming to investigate.

Starring: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Adam West, Nancy Kovack, Mort Mills, Don Lamond, Rex Holman, Emil Sitka, Henry Gibson ..
Directed by: Norman Maurer
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Woodpecker Wanted

Woodpecker Wanted

5.2/10 IMDB

Woody Woodpecker causes all kinds of problems for a bank robber with hilarious results.

Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1965-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1965 : The Man from Button Willow

The Man from Button Willow

5.4/10 IMDB

In 1869, Justin Eagle lives on his ranch called "The Eagle's Nest" near the town of Button Willow, California. In addition to being a rancher, Juston is a trouble-shooter for the U. S. Government which calls for him to act as an undercover operative and thwart the forces of evil in the rapidly-growing West. He is sent to San Franciso to find missing U. S. Senaator Freeman, who has disappeared while fighting the efforts of Montgomery Blaine, a villain who has been, with the aid of his henchman, "The Whip," forcing settlers to sell their land to him, not knowing that the land is in the path of a proposed railroad, from Utah, that will link the western United States to the East. Senator Freeman is the leader of an effort to veer the railroad southward to bypass Blaine's land and, for his efforts, is kidnapped by Bliane's henchmen and shanghaied from the San Francisco waterfront. Justin Eagle's job is to find and return him safely.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Edgar Buchanan, Barbara Jean Wong, Herschel Bernardi, Ross Martin, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Buck Buchanan, Verna Felton, Shepard Menken ..
Directed by: David Detiege
Release date: 1965-04-03
Best Western Movies of 1965 : The Reward

The Reward

5.0/10 IMDB

A crash-landed crop-duster betrays a fugitive and his girlfriend to Mexican bounty hunters.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Yvette Mimieux, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Gilbert Roland, Emilio Fernández, Nino Castelnuovo, Henry Silva, Rodolfo Acosta ..
Directed by: Serge Bourguignon
Release date: 1965-09-15
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Taggart


5.8/10 IMDB

Taggart's family is slaughtered by a rival rancher. Taggart mortally wounds the rancher and kills his son. Before he dies the rancher hires three bounty hunters to avenge him with the promise of $5000 as a reward. Taggart must flee into Apache territory to escape the wrath of the trio of hired killers.

Starring: Tony Young, Dan Duryea, Dick Foran, Elsa Cárdenas, Jean Hale, David Carradine, Ray Teal, Peter Duryea, Emile Meyer, Tom Reese ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1965-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Indian Paint

Indian Paint

5.4/10 IMDB

Nishko is a chief's son in the Great Plains, before Europeans arrive. During his rite of passage, he's determined to tame a painted pony. He approaches manhood while his peaceful clan is set upon by a nearby tribe willing to break a treaty. He must also contend with the kidnapping of three young women from his village, his pony's illness behind enemy lines, his mother's coma after a rattlesnake bite, the medicine man's urging that he sacrifice what he loves best, the attack of a cougar and of wolves, and his own injury while alone in the woods. His kindness, bravery, and quick thinking serve him well, but rescue come from an unexpected source.

Starring: Johnny Crawford, Jay Silverheels, Pat Hogan, George J. Lewis, Joan Hallmark, Cinda Siler, Bill Blackwell ..
Directed by: Norman Foster
Release date: 1965-04-08

The Great Sioux Massacre

5.1/10 IMDB

Colonel Custer (Philip Carey), an outspoken believer in fair treatment for the Indians, is ousted from his post and forced into retirement. Fueled by ambition when a Senator Blaine (Don Haggerty) convinces him to run for President, Custer decides to upstage General Terry (Frank Ferguson) at Little Big Horn.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Darren McGavin, Philip Carey, Julie Sommars, Nancy Kovack, John Matthews, Michael Pate, Don Haggerty, Frank Ferguson, Stacy Harris ..
Directed by: Sidney Salkow
Release date: 1965-04-25
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Son of a Gunfighter

Son of a Gunfighter

5.0/10 IMDB

A young man stalks his mother's killers.

Starring: Russ Tamblyn, Kieron Moore, James Philbrook, Fernando Rey, María Granada, Aldo Sambrell, Antonio Casas, Barta Barri, Renato Polselli ..
Directed by: Paul Landres
Release date: 1965-08-16
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Deadwood '76

Deadwood '76

4.5/10 IMDB

A young drifter is mistaken for Billy the Kid. The concequences prove deadly.

Starring: Arch Hall Jr., Jack Lester, La Donna Cottier, Arch Hall Sr., Liz Renay, Robert Dix, Richard Cowl, Jonny Bryant, David Reed, Gordon Schwenk ..
Directed by: James Landis
Release date: 1965-06-30
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Run Home Slow

Run Home Slow

6.4/10 IMDB

Rugged cowgirl, Nell Hagen sets out to retaliate for the hanging of her father Judd, who ruled their valley with an iron fist before the natives revolted. She is accompanied by her brothers, Ritt and Kirby, a hump-backed half-wit, and their sensuous cousin Julie Ann. The family then robs a bank, kills two tellers, enacts their revenge before heading for the border where their own family drama gets really mean and nasty.

Starring: Mercedes McCambridge, Linda Gaye Scott, Allen Richards, Gary Kent, Jim Logan, Brian Casey, Leah Cooper ..
Directed by: Ted Brenner
Release date: 1965-12-15
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Requiem for a Gunfighter

Requiem for a Gunfighter

6.2/10 IMDB

A gunfighter takes the identity of a murdered judge in order to avenge his death.

Starring: Rod Cameron, Stephen McNally, Mike Mazurki, Chet Douglas, Olive Sturgess, Dickie Jones, Tim McCoy, Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Steele, Lane Chandler ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Release date: 1965-06-30
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Oklahoma John

Oklahoma John

5.6/10 IMDB

Edward, a powerful rancher, serves as a real chief of a town near the Mexican border. The arrival of Oklahoma John, new sheriff, not to your liking. The new lawman faces Jimmy, the son of the chief and his buddy.

Starring: José Calvo, Giuseppe Addobbati, Sabine Bethmann, Tom Felleghy, Karl-Otto Alberty ..
Directed by: Jaime Jesús Balcázar, Roberto Bianchi Montero
Release date: 1965-03-11
Best Western Movies of 1965 : The Double-Barrelled Detective Story

The Double-Barrelled Detective Story

6.1/10 IMDB

Interesting and sometimes funny adaptation of a Mark Twain short story. Hatfield is a carpetbagger who marries the daughter of a prominent plantation owner in order to humiliate him. He mistreats his wife, but she stoically refuses to complain to her father.

Starring: Jeff Siggins, Greta Thyssen, Hurd Hatfield, Jerome Raphael, Paul Benedict, Severn Darden, Ray Reinhardt, Louis Waldon, Robert Winston, Ernie Austin ..
Directed by: Adolfas Mekas
Release date: 1965-12-31
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace

Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace

5.1/10 IMDB

Los Pistoleros de Arizona known in the United States as Five Thousand Dollars on One Ace is a 1965 Spanish, Italian and West German Spaghetti Western film directed by Alfonso Balcázar.

Starring: Robert Woods, Helmut Schmid, Fernando Sancho, Maria Sebaldt, Hans Nielsen, Antonio Molino Rojo, Richard Häussler ..
Directed by: Alfonso Balcázar
Release date: 1965-06-11
Best Western Movies of 1965 : The Devil's Mistress

The Devil's Mistress

4.4/10 IMDB

A bewitching and beautiful Indian half-caste, Liah, takes her revenge on four ruthless cowboy desperadoes who have gunned down her husband for the sheer joy of killing. Using her enigmatic charm in a way that is fatal to the outlaws, the haunting young woman's vengeance is melted out in a strange, occult manner.

Starring: Joan Stapleton, Robert Gregory, Wes Moreland, Douglas Warren, Oren Williams, Arthur Resley ..
Directed by: Orville Wanzer
Release date: 1965-11-03
Best Western Movies of 1965 : El secreto del texano

El secreto del texano

0.0/10 IMDB

Mexican feature film

Starring: Rogelio Guerra, Dacia González, David Silva, Agustín Isunza, Aarón Hernán, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Carlos Agostí, Héctor Carrión, Ricardo Carrión, Ramón Menéndez ..
Directed by: Alfredo B. Crevenna
Release date: 1965-11-12

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