Best Western Movies of 1966

1.

The Professionals

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The Professionals is a 1966 American Western film directed by Richard Brooks. A kidnap-rescue adventure set in about 1917, it features a small group of experts heading into Mexico to free the Mexican-born wife of a wealthy Texan from several hundred bandits. The film is based on the novel A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale, Ralph Bellamy, Joe De Santis, Rafael Bertrand, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1966-11-01
2.

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A naive traveler in Laredo gets involved in a poker game between the richest men in the area, jeopardizing all the money he has saved for the purpose of settling with his wife and child in San Antonio.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford, Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, Kevin McCarthy, Robert Middleton, John Qualen, Jean-Michel Michenaud ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1966-05-31
3.

Nevada Smith

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and correct.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Arthur Kennedy, Suzanne Pleshette, Raf Vallone, Janet Margolin, Pat Hingle, Howard Da Silva, Martin Landau ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1966-06-10
4.

The Shooting

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Two miners agree to guide a mysterious woman, who has appeared in their camp from nowhere, to a nearby town; but soon, because of her erratic behavior, they begin to suspect that her true purpose is quite different.

Starring: Will Hutchins, Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Warren Oates, Charles Eastman, Guy El Tsosie, Brandon Carroll, B. J. Merholz, Wally Moon, William Mackleprang ..
Directed by: Monte Hellman
Release date: 1966-06-02
5.

Duel at Diablo

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

While crossing the desert, a frontier scout, Jess Remsberg, rescues Ellen Grange from a pursuing band of Apaches, and returns her to her husband, Willard Grange. He is contracted to act as a scout for an Army cavalry unit. Willard, Ellen, and her infant son are along for the ride, as is horse trader Toller, a veteran of the 10th Cavalry. The party is trapped in a canyon by Chata, an Apache chief and grandfather of Ellen's baby. Willard is captured and tortured. Jess sneaks away and brings reinforcements just in time to save the day. Jess learns that the man he has been hunting is none other than Willard Grange.

Starring: James Garner, Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver, Bill Travers, William Redfield, John Hoyt, John Crawford, Ralph Nelson, John Hubbard ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1966-06-15
6.

Ride in the Whirlwind

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse.

Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins, Katherine Squire, George Mitchell, Rupert Crosse, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Filer, B. J. Merholz, Peter Cannon ..
Directed by: Monte Hellman
Release date: 1966-10-23
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Alvarez Kelly
7.

Alvarez Kelly

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

In 1864, during the American Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until unexpected circumstances force him to change his customers.

Starring: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal, Victoria Shaw, Roger C. Carmel, Richard Rust, Arthur Franz, Don Barry, Harry Carey, Jr. ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1966-10-06
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Appaloosa
8.

The Appaloosa

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and John Saxon, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a Mexican bandit. The film was directed by Sidney J. Furie, shot in Mexico. The 2008 Appaloosa film (starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen) is not related nor a remake of this film, although it has almost the same title.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández, Alex Montoya, Miriam Colón, Rafael Campos, Frank Silvera, Larry D. Mann, Argentina Brunetti ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1966-09-14
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Rare Breed
9.

The Rare Breed

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport their lone bull, a Hereford named Vindicator, to a breeder in Texas, but the trail is fraught with danger and even Burnett doubts the survival potential of this "rare breed" of cattle.

Starring: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills, Don Galloway, David Brian, Jack Elam, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr., Perry Lopez ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1966-02-02
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Texas Across the River
10.

Texas Across the River

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to Texas, where he meets up with Sam Hollis and his Indian sidekick, Kronk, who are carrying rifles to the town of Moccasin Flats. Don Andrea rescues an Indian maiden, Lonetta, tames some longhorns, competes with Sam for Phoebe's affections, eludes a Comanche war party and the cavalry and ultimately saves the town and gets his girl.

Starring: Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Joey Bishop, Peter Graves, Rosemary Forsyth, Tina Aumont, Michael Ansara, Linden Chiles, Andrew Prine, Stuart Anderson ..
Directed by: Michael Gordon
Release date: 1966-10-26

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