Best Western Movies of 1967


El Dorado


Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian 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
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1967-06-07



John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.

Starring: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento, Cameron Mitchell
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1967-03-21

The War Wagon


An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.

Starring: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Keenan Wynn
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1967-05-26

Will Penny


Will Penny, an aging cowpoke, takes a job on a ranch which requires him to ride the line of the property looking for trespassers or, worse, squatters. He finds that his cabin in the high mountains has been appropriated by a woman whose guide to Oregon has deserted her and her son. Too ashamed to kick mother and child out just as the bitter winter of the mountains sets in, he agrees to share the cabin until the spring thaw. But it isn't just the snow that slowly thaws; the lonely man and woman soon forget their mutual hostility and start developing a deep love for one another.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Ben Johnson, Donald Pleasence, Joan Hackett, Lee Majors
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1967-12-19

Hour of the Gun


Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Starring: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi, Charles Aidman
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1967-11-01

Waterhole #3

Waterhole #3
James Coburn is a con man and grifter who comes across a map that leads to a fortune in stolen US Army gold. Carroll O'Connor is the crooked sheriff who stays on Coburn's tail.
Starring: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Margaret Blye, Claude Akins, Bruce Dern
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1967-10-10

The Way West

The Way West
In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who have joined his wagon train. He clashes with one of the new settlers, Lije Evans, who doesn't quite appreciate Tadlock's ways. Along the way, the families must face death and heartbreak and a sampling of frontier justice when one of them accidentally kills a young Indian boy.
Starring: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Lola Albright, Sally Field
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1967-05-24

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Boston proper meets the Wild West as Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, and Karl Malden star in a fish-out-of-water comedy for everyone! To restore his family's lost wealth, a young Boston lad stows away on a ship bound for the California Gold Rush. When their very proper butler gives chase, all roads lead to nonstop adventure, wild and woolly characters, and a lucky punch that leads to a bonanza of belly laughs!
Starring: Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, Karl Malden, Harry Guardino, Richard Haydn
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1967-03-08

Custer of the West


Biopic of General George Armstrong Custer from his rise to prominence in the Civil War through to his "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Starring: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin, Jeffrey Hunter, Lawrence Tierney
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1967-11-09

Rough Night in Jericho

Rough Night in Jericho
The only business in the Wild West town of Jericho that corrupt sheriff Alex Flood doesn't control behind the scenes is the stagecoach owned by tough-willed widow Molly Lang and her right-hand man, Hickman. Former marshal Dolan, recently hired by Lang and Hickman as a driver, wants to stay out of the mess, but when he sees Flood's henchman Yarbrough assault Lang, he steps up to fight the corruption.
Starring: Dean Martin, George Peppard, Jean Simmons, John McIntire, Slim Pickens
Directed by: Arnold Laven
Release date: 1967-01-01

Return of the Gunfighter


A gunfighter (Robert Taylor) and a cowboy (Chad Everett) help a Mexican girl (Ana Martín) avenge the land-related murder of her parents.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Ana Martín, Chad Everett, Mort Mills, Lyle Bettger
Directed by: James Neilson
Release date: 1967-01-29

The Last Challenge


An upstart outlaw baits a legendary gunslinger, now a marshal in love with a saloon keeper.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Angie Dickinson, Chad Everett, Gary Merrill, Jack Elam
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1967-12-22

Good Times

Good Times
Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.
Starring: Sonny Bono, Cher, George Sanders, Norman Alden, Larry Duran
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1967-05-05

Gunfight in Abilene

Gunfight in Abilene
Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his debt he not only refuses to win her back but takes the job of Sheriff, a job he doesn't want, when the brother asks him. Still haunted by the killing he refuses to carry a gun. But there is trouble between the ranchers and the farmers and when he finds the brother murdered he straps on a gun and heads after the killer.
Starring: Bobby Darin, Emily Banks, Leslie Nielsen, Donnelly Rhodes, Don Galloway
Directed by: William Hale
Release date: 1967-02-03

The Bang-Bang Kid

The Bang-Bang Kid
Guy Madison has a high old time as a would be feudal baron in the Wild West. No one is willing to stand up to Madison and his henchmen, no one that is, except mild-mannered inventor Tom Bosley. It seems that Bosley has welded together a robot gunslinger, whom he calls "The Bang Bang Kid". Only trouble is, the "Kid" breaks down at the darnedest times. The film goes off in too many directions, but generally delivers the goods laugh-wise. (Source: SWDB)
Starring: Guy Madison, Tom Bosley, Sandra Milo, Riccardo Garrone, José María Caffarel
Directed by: Luciano Lelli
Release date: 1967-11-14

40 Guns to Apache Pass

40 Guns to Apache Pass
The Apaches are on the warpath and the Army must defend them. Murphy's mission is to get a shipment of rifles, but it's stolen by greedy white traders with the help of mutinous soldiers
Starring: Audie Murphy, Michael Burns, Kenneth Tobey, Laraine Stephens, Robert Brubaker
Directed by: William Witney
Release date: 1967-05-01

Hostile Guns

Hostile Guns
U.S. Marshal Gid McCool (George Montgomery) leads a wagon train of convicted felons to Huntsville prison in this routine western. The only female among the crooks is the dancehall girl Laura Mannon (Yvonne De Carlo), McCool's former flame. When McCool cannot be swayed from completing his lawful duty, Laura tries to endear herself to shotgun rider Mike Reno (Tab Hunter) in hopes he will set her free.
Starring: George Montgomery, Yvonne De Carlo, Tab Hunter, Brian Donlevy, John Russell
Directed by: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 1967-07-01

Stranger on the Run

Stranger on the Run
A drifter finds himself wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert before sending his murderous posse after him.
Starring: Henry Fonda, Anne Baxter, Michael Parks, Sal Mineo, Dan Duryea
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1967-10-31

The Fastest Guitar Alive


Confederate super-spy Roy Orbison and his partner in crime Sammy Jackson travel to San Francisco near the end of the Civil War, masquerading, respectively, as a singer/guitar instructor and a magic-elixir vendor. Once there, Orbison dons a fake wig, beard, and mustache and steals Union gold to bring back to the South, aided by a guitar that doubles as a gun.

Starring: Roy Orbison, Patricia Donahue, Maggie Pierce, Joan Freeman, Lyle Bettger
Directed by: Michael D. Moore
Release date: 1967-09-01

A Time for Killing


During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison and head for the Mexican border. Along the way, they kill a Union courier bearing the news that the war is over. Keeping the message a secret, the captain has his men go on and they soon find themselves in a battle with the Union search party who also is unaware of the war's end.

Starring: Glenn Ford, George Hamilton, Inger Stevens, Paul Petersen, Todd Armstrong
Directed by: Phil Karlson, Roger Corman
Release date: 1967-08-01

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