Best Western Movies of 1968


Hang 'em High

7.0/10 IMDB

Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and starts dispensing his own brand of Wild West justice.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley, Pat Hingle, Ben Johnson, Bruce Dern, Charles McGraw, Ruth White, Alan Hale Jr., L.Q. Jones ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1968-07-31


6.5/10 IMDB

Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits.

Starring: James Stewart, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Raquel Welch, Andrew Prine, Will Geer, Clint Ritchie, Denver Pyle, Tom Heaton, Rudy Diaz ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1968-06-01

Guns for San Sebastian

6.5/10 IMDB

Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in the hills from Indians, who regularly attack the village and steal all their supplies. When Father John is murdered, the villagers mistakenly think the outlaw is the priest. Alastray at first tells them he is not a priest, but they don't believe it, and an apparent miracle seems to prove they are correct. Eventually, he assists them in regaining their confidence and defending themselves.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Charles Bronson, Jaime Fernández, Leon Askin, Anjanette Comer, Sam Jaffe, Silvia Pinal, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Rosa Furman, José Chávez ..
Directed by: Henri Verneuil
Release date: 1968-03-20


6.8/10 IMDB

A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

Starring: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood, Dean Jagger, Ed Begley, Jay C. Flippen, Jack Elam, James Best, BarBara Luna ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1968-01-24

The Scalphunters

6.7/10 IMDB

Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas, Ossie Davis, Dabney Coleman, Paul Picerni, Dan Vadis, Nick Cravat, Tony Epper, Chuck Roberson ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1968-02-29

5 Card Stud

6.4/10 IMDB

The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.

Starring: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Katherine Justice, John Anderson, Ruth Springford, Yaphet Kotto, Denver Pyle, Bill Fletcher ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1968-07-28
Best Western Movies of 1968 : The Shakiest Gun in the West

The Shakiest Gun in the West

6.3/10 IMDB

Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) graduates from dental school in Philadelphia in 1870 and goes west to become a frontier dentist. Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushing (Barbara Rhoades) is offered a pardon if she will track down a ring of gun smugglers. She tricks Haywood into a sham marriage as a disguise. Haywood inadvertently becomes the legendary "Doc the Haywood" after he guns down "Arnold the Kid".

Starring: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan, Ruth McDevitt, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Carl Ballantine, Pat Morita, Robert Yuro, Herb Voland ..
Directed by: Alan Rafkin
Release date: 1968-07-10

Day of the Evil Gun

6.4/10 IMDB

Two men on a desperate search to save a woman only one of them could have!

Starring: Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Harry Dean Stanton, John Anderson, Paul Fix, Nico Minardos, Parley Baer, Royal Dano, Ross Elliott ..
Directed by: Jerry Thorpe
Release date: 1968-03-01

Villa Rides

6.3/10 IMDB

Pulled into the Mexican Revolution by his own greed, Texas gunrunner and pilot Lee Arnold joins bandit-turned-patriot Pancho Villa and his band of dedicated men in a march across Mexico battling the Colorados and stealing women's hearts as they go. But each has a nemesis among his friends: Arnold is tormented by Fierro, Villa's right-hand-man; and Villa must face possible betrayal by his own president's naiveté

Starring: Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Maria Grazia Buccella, Herbert Lom, Robert Viharo, Frank Wolff, Diana Lorys, Alexander Knox, Robert Carricart ..
Directed by: Buzz Kulik
Release date: 1968-05-29

The Stalking Moon

6.6/10 IMDB

While moving a group of Apaches to a Native American reservation in Arizona, an American scout named Sam Varner is surprised to find a white woman, Sarah Carver, living with the tribe. When Sam learns that she was taken captive by an Indian named Salvaje ten years ago, he attempts to escort Sarah and her half-Native American son to his home in New Mexico. However, it soon becomes clear that Salvaje is hot on their trail.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster, Charles Tyner, Richard Bull, Joaquín Martínez, Noland Clay, Russell Thorson, Frank Silvera, Lonny Chapman ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1968-12-25


5.6/10 IMDB

Sean Connery is Shalako, a guide in the old West who has to rescue an aristocratic British hunting party from Indians and bandits.

Starring: Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Peter van Eyck, Honor Blackman, Woody Strode, Alexander Knox, Eric Sykes, Valerie French ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1968-11-06
Best Western Movies of 1968 : The Ballad of Josie

The Ballad of Josie

5.7/10 IMDB

A frontier widow aims to raise sheep despite a cattle rancher in old Wyoming.

Starring: Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, Andy Devine, William Talman, David Hartman, Guy Raymond, Audrey Christie, Karen Jensen, Elisabeth Fraser ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1968-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Something for a Lonely Man

Something for a Lonely Man

7.1/10 IMDB

The blacksmith of a small western town finds himself an outcast. He had led the townspeople west in hopes of starting a new life, only to find the town that they founded is to be bypassed by the railroad.

Starring: Dan Blocker, Susan Clark, John Dehner, Warren Oates, Paul Petersen, Don Stroud, Henry Jones, Sandy Kenyon, Edgar Buchanan, Tom Nolan ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1968-11-26
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Little Beaux Pink

Little Beaux Pink

6.5/10 IMDB

The Pink Panther and a sheep come to live in Cattle County, Texas, and have to endure a sheep-abusing cattleman.

Directed by: Hawley Pratt
Release date: 1968-10-02

Journey to Shiloh

5.6/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.

Starring: James Caan, Michael Sarrazin, Brenda Scott, Don Stroud, Paul Petersen, Michael Burns, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Doucette, Noah Beery Jr., Tisha Sterling ..
Directed by: William Hale
Release date: 1968-05-10

Stay Away, Joe

4.5/10 IMDB

Joe Lightcloud persuades his Congressman to give him 20 heifers and a prize bull so he and his father, Charlie, can prove that the Navajos can successfully raise cattle on the reservation. If their experiment is successful, then the government will help all the Navajo people. But Joe's friend, Bronc Hoverty, accidentally barbecues the prize bull, while Joe sells the heifers to buy plumbing and other home improvements for his stepmother.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell, Katy Jurado, Thomas Gomez, L.Q. Jones, Quentin Dean, Anne Seymour, Henry Jones, Douglas Henderson ..
Directed by: Peter Tewksbury
Release date: 1968-03-08
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Three Guns for Texas

Three Guns for Texas

6.7/10 IMDB

A man searching for a stolen army payroll is joined by several men after the reward money.

Starring: Neville Brand, William Smith, Peter Brown, Martin Milner, Philip Carey, Albert Salmi, Cliff Osmond, Michael Conrad, John Abbott ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich, Earl Bellamy, Paul Stanley
Release date: 1968-10-31
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Lonesome Cowboys

Lonesome Cowboys

5.2/10 IMDB

Five lonesome cowboys get all hot and bothered at home on the range after confronting Ramona Alvarez and her nurse.

Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Eric Emerson, Julian Burrough, Louis Waldon, Tom Hompertz, Viva, Allen Midgette, Frankie Francine, Taylor Mead, Francis Francine ..
Directed by: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
Release date: 1968-11-01
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Blue


6.0/10 IMDB

A young man is torn between the woman he loves and his loyalty to his father, the leader of a mexican gang.

Starring: Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Karl Malden, Stathis Giallelis, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kirkland, Robert Lipton, Sara Vardi, James Westerfield, Kevin Corcoran ..
Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
Release date: 1968-05-09
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Fat in the Saddle

Fat in the Saddle

5.3/10 IMDB

Woody takes a job as a Pony Express rider. It seems that no one can get the mail to go through.

Starring: Grace Stafford ..
Directed by: Paul J. Smith
Release date: 1968-06-01


5.4/10 IMDB

A Montana marshal fights a land baron out to parch homesteaders with a spite dam.

Starring: Barry Sullivan, Joan Caulfield, Wendell Corey, Lon Chaney Jr., John Russell, Barbara Hale, Barton MacLane, Bill Williams, Richard Arlen, James X. Mitchell ..
Directed by: Michael D. Moore
Release date: 1968-05-01
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Killer Goodbye

Killer Goodbye

5.6/10 IMDB

Jess Vrain returns to town at the request of a former friend to find that everything has changed. Not only has his ex-girlfriend become a refined lady but someone is killing people with the only clue being a rare Winchester rifle.

Starring: Armando Calvo, Eduardo Fajardo, Rosalba Neri, Miguel del Castillo, Nello Pazzafini, José Jaspe, Luis Induni, Marisa Solinas, Peter Lee Lawrence, Víctor Israel ..
Directed by: Primo Zeglio
Release date: 1968-02-08
Best Western Movies of 1968 : White Comanche

White Comanche

4.1/10 IMDB

William Shatner plays two roles: cowboy Johnny Moon and his ruthless Indian twin brother, Notah. Notah likes peyote and gets the crazy idea that he's the Comanche messiah sent to lead the Comanche nation against the white man but more specifically the dusty desert town of Rio Hondo. Moon, estranged from his brother, decides to stop Notah either by words or by bullets.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, William Shatner, Rosanna Yanni, Perla Cristal, Mariano Vidal Molina, Luis Prendes, Barta Barri, Víctor Israel, José Terrón, Soledad Miranda ..
Directed by: José Briz Méndez
Release date: 1968-12-23
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Hot Spur

Hot Spur

4.4/10 IMDB

A deranged stablehand kidnaps the wife of a ranch owner to avenge the rape of his sister.

Starring: James Arena, Virginia Gordon, Joseph Mascolo, Wes Bishop, John Alderman ..
Directed by: Lee Frost
Release date: 1968-07-05
Best Western Movies of 1968 : The Wicked Die Slow

The Wicked Die Slow

4.0/10 IMDB

“The Kid,” a notorious gunfighter, and his Mexican sidekick Armadillo ride through the post-Civil War West looking for four Indians who raped the Kid’s girl friend.

Starring: Steve Rivard, Gary Allen, Jeff Kanew, Susannah Campbell, Yolanda Signorelli, Richard Palenske, Helen Stewart, Samantha Worthington, Racine, Don McGovern ..
Directed by: William K. Hennigar
Release date: 1968-10-08
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Arizona Bushwhackers

Arizona Bushwhackers

5.0/10 IMDB

During the Civil War, a Confederate spy takes a job as marshal of a small western town as a cover for his espionage activities. However, he soon finds out that a local businessman is selling weapons to a band of rampaging Indians.

Starring: Howard Keel, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Marilyn Maxwell, Scott Brady, Brian Donlevy, Barton MacLane, James Craig, Roy Rogers Jr., Montie Montana ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1968-03-01
Best Western Movies of 1968 : Brand of Shame

Brand of Shame

3.5/10 IMDB

A schoolteacher arrives in town with the map to a gold mine. The lesbian dance-hall owner schemes to steal the map.

Starring: Steve Stunning, Cara Peters, Steve Vincent, Dan Martin, Marsha Jordan, Samantha Scott, Darlene Love, Vic Sav, Red Rivers ..
Directed by: Byron Mabe
Release date: 1968-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1968 : A Man Called Gannon

A Man Called Gannon

5.2/10 IMDB

A seasoned cowboy takes a young tender-foot under his wing. They become embroiled in a range war, and end up on opposite sides.

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Judi West, Susan Oliver, John Anderson, David Sheiner, Eddra Gale ..
Directed by: James Goldstone
Release date: 1968-03-08
Best Western Movies of 1968 : The Legend of Custer

The Legend of Custer

4.6/10 IMDB

Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer has been reinstated and assigned to command the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hays. The regiment has become a ragtag outfit of thieves and ruffians and Custer must whip the soldiers into shape to fight, the Kiowa, Sioux and Blackfoot tribes who confront them. These tribes are being supplied shotguns by a white gunrunner and Custer and his men must rescue General Terry and the Fifth Cavalry Regiment from annihilation when they are ambushed and trapped by a large Kiowa war party.

Starring: Wayne Maunder, Slim Pickens, Michael Dante, Robert F. Simon, Mary Ann Mobley, Alexander Davion, Grant Woods, William Mims, Rodolfo Acosta, Richard Schuyler ..
Directed by: Sam Wanamaker, Norman Foster
Release date: 1968-01-01

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