Best Western Movies of 1966


El Dorado

7.5/10 IMDB

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with a fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Starring: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt, Paul Fix, Arthur Hunnicutt, Michele Carey, R. G. Armstrong, Ed Asner, Christopher George ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1966-12-17
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Professionals

The Professionals

7.3/10 IMDB

An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

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

Nevada Smith

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

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

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

Return of the Seven

5.5/10 IMDB

Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out Chris, the leader of The Seven for help. Chris also meets Vin another member of The Seven. They find four other men and they go to help Chico.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Julián Mateos, Warren Oates, Claude Akins, Elisa Montés, Fernando Rey, Emilio Fernández, Virgilio Teixeira, Rodolfo Acosta ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1966-10-19

The Shooting

6.5/10 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

Duel at Diablo

6.5/10 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
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Appaloosa

The Appaloosa

6.3/10 IMDB

A man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández, Alex Montoya, Miriam Colon, Rafael Campos, Frank Silvera, Larry D. Mann, Argentina Brunetti ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1966-09-15

Ride in the Whirlwind

6.4/10 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

Alvarez Kelly

6.3/10 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

The Rare Breed

6.3/10 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 : Stagecoach


6.1/10 IMDB

A group of unlikely travelling companions find themselves on the same stagecoach to Cheyenne. They include a drunken doctor, a bar girl who's been thrown out of town, a professional gambler, a travelling liquor salesman, a banker who has decided to embezzle money, a gun-slinger out for revenge and a young woman going to join her army captain husband. All have secrets but when they are set upon by an Indian war party and then a family of outlaws, they find they must all work together if they are to stay alive.

Starring: Ann-Margret, Red Buttons, Mike Connors, Bing Crosby, Robert Cummings, Van Heflin, Alex Cord, Slim Pickens, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1966-04-21
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Night of the Grizzly

The Night of the Grizzly

6.4/10 IMDB

Marshall "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition both from a neighbor who wants that land for his own sons, and from a grizzly bear nicknamed "Satan" who keeps killing Cole's livestock.

Starring: Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Ron Ely, Nancy Kulp, Kevin Brodie, Ellen Corby, Jack Elam, Don Haggerty, Leo Gordon ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1966-04-20

Texas Across the River

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
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Noon Wine

Noon Wine

7.3/10 IMDB

A dark tragedy about a farmer's futile act of homicide that takes place on a small dairy farm in southern Texas during the 1890s. Sam Peckinpah directed this original adaptation of the Katherine Anne Porter novel for ABC, and the project became an hour-long presentation for ABC Stage 67, premiering on Nov. 23, 1966.

Starring: Jason Robards, Olivia de Havilland, Theodore Bikel, Per Oscarsson, Robert Emhardt, Steve Sanders, Ben Johnson, Peter Robbins, L. Q. Jones, Jill Andre ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1966-11-23
Best Western Movies of 1966 : An Eye for an Eye

An Eye for an Eye

6.0/10 IMDB

Western revenge drama about a bounty hunter tracking down the men who murdered his wife and son.

Starring: Robert Lansing, Patrick Wayne, Slim Pickens, Gloria Talbott, Strother Martin, Paul Fix, Clint Howard, Rance Howard, Henry Wills, Jerry Gatlin ..
Directed by: Michael D. Moore
Release date: 1966-06-01
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Vitamin Pink

Vitamin Pink

6.3/10 IMDB

On the Western frontier, the Pink Panther is a traveling vendor of pep pills. He unwittingly sells some pills to a frail criminal, who gains the strength to rob every bank in a nearby town! Thus, the panther is in as much trouble with the law as the robber and must act to apprehend the scoundrel.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1966-04-05
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Scalplock


6.1/10 IMDB

This Western is a pilot for the series "The Iron Horse," in which a dapper frontier gambler wins a railroad line in a poker game and has his hands full holding it from the clutches of various conniving bad guys.

Starring: Dale Robertson, Diana Hyland, John Anderson, James Doohan, Woodrow Parfrey, David Sheiner, Robert Random, Lloyd Bochner, Sandra Smith, James Westerfield ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1966-04-10
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Magnificent Stranger

The Magnificent Stranger

7.6/10 IMDB

Rowdy Yates is accused of murder, and has to alert the Army to a bandit assault.

Starring: Louis Hayward, Clint Eastwood, Eric Fleming, Paul Brinegar ..
Directed by: Herschel Daugherty, Justus Addiss
Release date: 1966-08-26
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Gunpoint


6.1/10 IMDB

A young, determined sheriff and his posse chase a gang of murderous train robbers, and a kidnapped woman into New Mexico.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Edgar Buchanan, Denver Pyle, David Macklin, Nick Dennis, Royal Dano, Kelly Thordsen, Morgan Woodward, William Bramley, Robert Pine ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1966-04-27
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Incident at Phantom Hill

Incident at Phantom Hill

6.1/10 IMDB

At the end of the Civil War, a major shipment of gold has been stolen and buried in the desert. Only one man knows the whereabouts of gold and the army sends captain Matt Martin to arrest him and come back with the gold. Martin, his prisoner and a handful of men enter Indian territory in search of the precious cargo. The Apaches, outlaws and storms will make it not too easy.

Starring: Robert Fuller, Jocelyn Lane, Dan Duryea, Tom Simcox, Linden Chiles, Claude Akins, Noah Beery Jr., Paul Fix, Denver Pyle, Mickey Finn ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1966-07-01
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Waco


5.4/10 IMDB

Preacher Sam Stone and his new beautiful wife Jill stand by the grave of Sheriff Billy Kelly, who died trying to bring law-and-order to Emporia, Wyoming. Among the mourners are businessman George Gates, mayor Ned West and his daughter Patricia. The mayor rejects Gates' suggestion that he release gunfighter Waco from jail to clean up the town. When Patricia is attacked by a cowboy after leaving her boyfriend Scotty Moore, the mayor finally decides it is time accept the governor;s offer of amnesty for Waco. Jill Stone's first reaction, when learning that Waco has been released, is to leave town before Waco finds out that she, his former fiancée, has married the town preacher while Waco was in jail. Town boss Joe Gore is not overjoyed, either, but Ike and Pete Jenner eagerly await the chance to shoot Waco for the death of their brother. Written by Les Adams

Starring: Howard Keel, Jane Russell, Brian Donlevy, Wendell Corey, John Agar, Terry Moore, John Smith, Gene Evans, Richard Arlen, Ben Cooper ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1966-09-01

Johnny Reno

5.6/10 IMDB

The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the town lockup. But US Marshal Johnny Reno stands in their way.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, Lon Chaney Jr., John Agar, Lyle Bettger, Tom Drake, Richard Arlen, Robert Lowery ..
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1966-03-09
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Smoky


6.5/10 IMDB

A cowboy named Clint bonds with a beautiful wild stallion that he trains, but after the two are separated and the horse ends up in a rodeo, Clint is determined to set it free.

Starring: Fess Parker, Diana Hyland, Katy Jurado, Hoyt Axton, Robert J. Wilke, Armando Silvestre, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Chuck Roberson ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1966-08-03
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Texican

The Texican

5.8/10 IMDB

Wanted north of the border, Jess Carlin resides safely in Mexico. Then he hears his brother was killed in a gunfight with another man. Knowning his brother never carried a gun he heads north to find his brother's killer. After battling bounty hunters he arrives in Rimrock, a town controlled by Luke Starr. Starr is the man he wants but he unable to find any evidence until he is given an item found by his brother's body.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Broderick Crawford, Diana Lorys, Antonio Casas, Luz Márquez, Antonio Molino Rojo, Antonio Casas, Aldo Sambrell, Gérard Tichy, Antonio Molino Rojo ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1966-10-01
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Savage Pampas

Savage Pampas

5.7/10 IMDB

An Army captain in Argentina learns why his lonely men are deserting to an outlaw's gaucho gang.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ron Randell, Marc Lawrence, Ty Hardin, Ingrid Ohlenschläger, Dieter Eppler, Rosenda Monteros, Laya Raki, Felicia Roc, Susana Mara ..
Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
Release date: 1966-07-07
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Ride Beyond Vengeance

Ride Beyond Vengeance

6.2/10 IMDB

Jonas Trapp falls in love with the beautiful Jessie, a wealthy girl out of his humble class. Against the wishes of her snobbish aunt, she marries him, later faking a pregnancy to win her aunt's consent. But Jonas tires of living off of his wife's family, and eventually deserts her to become a buffalo hunter. 11 years later, with his self-made fortune, he sets out to return home, only to be set upon by three sadistic marauders, who steal his money and leave him for dead. Rescued by a farmer who nurses him back to health, Jonas becomes consumed by the desire for revenge. As fate would have it, all three men live close to Jonas' former home. Matters quickly get worse when Jonas reunites with his wife, only to discover that she is now engaged to Renne.

Starring: Chuck Connors, Michael Rennie, Kathryn Hays, Joan Blondell, Gloria Grahame, Bill Bixby, Claude Akins, Paul Fix, James MacArthur, Arthur O'Connell ..
Directed by: Bernard McEveety
Release date: 1966-01-01

Billy the Kid Versus Dracula

3.8/10 IMDB

Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her.

Starring: John Carradine, Melinda Casey, Chuck Courtney, Virginia Christine, Olive Carey, Walter Janovitz, Hannie Landman, Harry Carey, Jr., Roy Barcroft, Marjorie Bennett ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1966-04-10
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Plainsman

The Plainsman

5.1/10 IMDB

Calamity Jane tries to help Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock stop an Indian war.

Starring: Don Murray, Guy Stockwell, Abby Dalton, Bradford Dillman, Henry Silva, Simon Oakland, Leslie Nielsen, Edward Burns, Michael Evans, Percy Rodriguez ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1966-08-01

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

3.3/10 IMDB

Dr. Frankenstein's Granddaughter Maria, and her brother assistant Rudolph, moved to the old west because the lightning storms there are more frequent and intense, which allows them to work on the experiments of their grandfather. But the experiments are failing and Rudolph's been secretly killing the corpses afterwards. Meanwhile, the Lopez family leaves the town because of the evil going on there

Starring: John Lupton, Narda Onyx, Estelita Rodriguez, Cal Bolder, Jim Davis, Steven Geray, Rayford Barnes, William Fawcett, Nestor Paiva, Roger Creed ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1966-04-09
Best Western Movies of 1966 : The Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones

The Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones

6.0/10 IMDB

A dying marshal deputizes a drifter to deliver the two killers in his custody to prison. However, the new deputy must elude a pair of bounty hunters who want to deliver the prisoners themselves to collect the reward and would think nothing of killing the deputy to get them.

Starring: Robert Horton, Diane Baker, Sal Mineo, Nehemiah Persoff, Gary Merrill, Robert H. Harris, Lonny Chapman, Royal Dano, Zalman King, Harry Dean Stanton ..
Directed by: Alex March
Release date: 1966-12-25
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Seven Pistols for a Gringo

Seven Pistols for a Gringo

5.6/10 IMDB

Aided by a traveling dentist a man clears his name after being framed for killing a gambler. Source: SWDB

Starring: Gérard Landry, Llosa Gadea, Patricia Loran ..
Directed by: Juan Xiol
Release date: 1966-08-06
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Go with God, Gringo

Go with God, Gringo

5.7/10 IMDB

The Cris brothers kill Gringo's brother and frame Gringo and his friend, Mexico, for a murder. They are taken to jail and along with the four bandits who are the real killers, escape and reach a village in which a fair is being held. Someone recognizes them and they must leave taking a dancer, Carmen, as a hostage. Gringo tries to protect her and is left in the desert all alone. Meanwhile the bandits rob a mail-coach and kill the escorts with Gringo hot on their trail. Source: SWDB

Starring: Lucretia Love, Glenn Saxson, Aldo Berti, Ignazio Spalla, Pasquale Simeoli, Spartaco Battisti, Vincenzo Musolino, Armando Guarnieri, Tom Felleghy, Nino Musco ..
Directed by: Edoardo Mulargia
Release date: 1966-08-12
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Girl from Tobacco Row

Girl from Tobacco Row

5.4/10 IMDB

Born into an impoverished family in a Southern community of tobacco growers, Nadine Bolton (Rachel Romen) tries to escape from the only life she knows. But her abundance of persistent and shiftless boyfriends makes that endeavor difficult. When an escaped convict arrives on the scene, however, everything changes. Singing cowboy Tex Ritter plays Nadine's father, Preacher Bolton. Ron and June Ormond produced this drive-in staple.

Starring: Tex Ritter, Rachel Romen, Earl 'Snake' Richards, Ralph Emery, Gordon Terry, Rita Faye, Rachel Romen ..
Directed by: Ron Ormond
Release date: 1966-08-24

Los Malditos

0.0/10 IMDB

White-hat cowboy takes down a Western gang-leader and his hired guns.

Starring: Manuel López Ochoa, Silvia Fournier, David Silva, Jorge Russek, Armando Soto La Marina, Carlos Riquelme, Delia Magaña ..
Directed by: Jaime Salvador, Tito Novaro
Release date: 1966-08-12
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Kid Rodelo

Kid Rodelo

5.7/10 IMDB

An embittered ex-convict cowboy sets out to find the hidden gold his partner told him about.

Starring: Don Murray, Janet Leigh, Broderick Crawford, Richard Carlson, José Nieto, Miguel del Castillo, José Villasante, Julio Peña, Mike Brendel ..
Directed by: Richard Carlson
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Cowboy Wash Up

Cowboy Wash Up

0.0/10 IMDB

After a hard day's work, a cowboy cleans up for the camera.

Starring: Dick Dene ..
Directed by: Bruce Bellas
Release date: 1966-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1966 : Robbery on Oak Hill

Robbery on Oak Hill

0.0/10 IMDB

A cowboy is held up at gunpoint, but after the fight both men walk off hand in hand.

Directed by: Bruce Bellas
Release date: 1966-01-01

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