Best Western Movies of 1965

1.

The Great Race

5.3
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
2.

The Sons of Katie Elder

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their father in a card game with which he was shortly murdered there after but not before getting through the troubles that come with the Elders name

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
3.

Shenandoah

3.8
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
4.

The Hallelujah Trail

3.4
6.6/10 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
5.

Carry On Cowboy

3.4
6.3/10 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
6.

Tickle Me

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Elvis is a singing rodeo rider who drifts into an expensive dude ranch patronized by wealthy glamour girls. The owner, Vera Radford, hires Elvis as a stable man. Pretty physical fitness trainer Pam Merritt has a letter from her late grandfather directing her to a cache of gold in the ghost town of Silverado. The sheriff and his gang learn of the letter and plot to take it away from her.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders, Bill Williams, Edward Faulkner, Connie Gilchrist, Barbara Werle ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1965-06-30
7.

The Rounders

3.1
6.2/10 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 : The Glory Guys
8.

The Glory Guys

2.7
6.2/10 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 : Arizona Raiders
9.

Arizona Raiders

2.7
6.0/10 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
Best Western Movies of 1965 : Young Fury
10.

Young Fury

2.7
5.9/10 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

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