Best Western Movies of 1969

1.

The Wild Bunch

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Aging outlaw, Pike Bishop prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, Dutch Engstrom and brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by a former partner, Deke Thornton. As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them—resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez, Ben Johnson, Emilio Fernández, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1969-06-17
2.

True Grit

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy on a mission of 'justice', which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, 'Rooster' Cogburn because he has 'true grit', and a reputation of getting the job done.

Starring: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall, Glen Campbell, Alfred Ryder, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Ron Soble ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1969-06-11
3.

Paint Your Wagon

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, Tom Ligon, Alan Dexter, William O'Connell, Robert Easton, Geoffrey Norman ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1969-10-15
4.

Support Your Local Sheriff!

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A quick-witted drifter wanders into a lawless town in the midst of a gold rush. Shocked by the prices of food and meals he reluctantly takes the job of sheriff by amazing the Mayor with his lightning quick, dead eye pistol accuracy. He makes the town council know that he is really just passing through on his way to Australia and he will pull up and leave anytime he chooses (including at the first sign of real trouble). His first day on the job he takes on the biggest, meanest ranching family and meets his klutzy love interest.

Starring: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Henry Jones, Bruce Dern, Willis Bouchey, Gene Evans, Walter Burke ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1969-03-26
5.

The Valley of Gwangi

3.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A turn of the century wild west show struggling to make a living in Mexico comes into the possession of a tiny prehistoric horse. This leads to an expedition to the Forbidden Valley where they discover living dinosaurs. They capture one and take it back to be put on display, leading to inevitable mayhem.

Starring: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson, Gustavo Rojo, Dennis Kilbane, Mario De Barros, Curtis Arden ..
Directed by: Jim O'Connolly
Release date: 1969-07-24
6.

Mackenna's Gold

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Camilla Sparv, Julie Newmar, Telly Savalas, Keenan Wynn, Ted Cassidy, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey, Burgess Meredith ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1969-03-18
7.

The Undefeated

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.

Starring: John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Antonio Aguilar, Roman Gabriel, Marian McCargo, Lee Meriwether, Merlin Olsen, Melissa Newman, Bruce Cabot, Jan-Michael Vincent ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1969-10-04
Best Western Movies of 1969 : Death of a Gunfighter
8.

Death of a Gunfighter

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it's time for a change. That ask for Patch's resignation, but he refuses on the basis that the town on hiring him had promised him the job for as long as he wanted it. Afraid for the town's future and even more afraid of the fact that Marshal Patch knows all the town's dark secrets, the city fathers decide that old-style violence is the only way to rid themselves of the unwanted lawman.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, Kent Smith, Jacqueline Scott, Morgan Woodward, Larry Gates, Dub Taylor, John Saxon, Darleen Carr ..
Directed by: Don Siegel, Alan Smithee, Robert Totten
Release date: 1969-04-04
9.

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Based on true events that happened in Banning,California, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, tells the story of one of the last Western manhunts, in 1909. Willie Boy, a Native American, kills his girlfriend's father in self defense, and the two go on the run, pursued by a search posse led by Sheriff Christopher Cooper.

Starring: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark, Barry Sullivan, John Vernon, Charles Aidman, Charles McGraw, Shelly Novack, Robert Lipton ..
Directed by: Abraham Polonsky
Release date: 1969-10-31
10.

100 Rifles

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

When half-breed Indian Yaqui Joe robs an Arizona bank, he is pursued by dogged lawman Lyedecker. Fleeing to Mexico, Joe is imprisoned by General Verdugo, who is waging a war against the Yaqui Indians. When Lyedecker attempts to intervene, he is thrown into prison as well. Working together, the two escape and take refuge in the hills, where Lyedecker meets beautiful Yaqui freedom fighter Sarita and begins to question his allegiances.

Starring: Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas, Dan O'Herlihy, Eric Braeden, Aldo Sambrell, Soledad Miranda, Alberto Dalbés, Charly Bravo ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1969-03-26

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