Best Western Movies of 1970

1.

Little Big Man

5.6
7.6/10 IMDB

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Jeff Corey, Aimée Eccles, William Hickey, Jesse Vint, Alan Oppenheimer ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1970-12-14
2.

Two Mules for Sister Sara

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden goal.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Clint Eastwood, Alberto Morin, John Kelly, Enrique Lucero, David Povall, Ada Carrasco, Pancho Córdova, José Chávez, Armando Silvestre ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1970-06-14
3.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and makes money off the stagecoach passengers. Hildy, a prostitute from the nearest town, moves in with him. Hogue has everything going his way until the advent of the automobile ends the era of the stagecoach.

Starring: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Slim Pickens, L.Q. Jones, Strother Martin, R.G. Armstrong, Peter Whitney, Gene Evans, William Mims ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1970-05-13
4.

Soldier Blue

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta.

Starring: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson, Jorge Rivero, Dana Elcar, Bob Carraway, Martin West, James Hampton, Mort Mills ..
Directed by: Ralph Nelson
Release date: 1970-08-12
5.

There Was a Crooked Man...

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Charismatic criminal Paris Pitman ends up in jail, then attempts to escape the prison of warden Lopeman.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates, Burgess Meredith, John Randolph, Lee Grant, Arthur O'Connell, Martin Gabel, Michael Blodgett ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1970-09-18
6.

Chisum

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.

Starring: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Andrew Prine, Bruce Cabot, Patric Knowles, Richard Jaeckel, Lynda Day George ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1970-07-23
Best Western Movies of 1970 : Monte Walsh
7.

Monte Walsh

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to them, but the freedom of the open prarie is what they long for. Eventually, they all must say goodbye to the lives they knew, and try to make a new start.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance, Mitchell Ryan, Jim Davis, G. D. Spradlin, John Hudkins, Raymond Guth, John McKee, Michael Conrad ..
Directed by: William A. Fraker
Release date: 1970-10-02
8.

Rio Lobo

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Starring: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam, Christopher Mitchum, Victor French, Susana Dosamantes, Sherry Lansing, David Huddleston, Jim Davis ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1970-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1970 : Barquero
9.

Barquero

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge operator, Travis, refuses to be bullied into providing transport for the gang and escapes across river with most of the local populace--leaving Remy and his gang behind, desperately seeking a way across. A river-wide stand-off begins between the gang and the townspeople, both groups of which have left people on the wrong side of the river.

Starring: Lee Van Cleef, Warren Oates, Forrest Tucker, Kerwin Mathews, Mariette Hartley, Marie Gomez, Armando Silvestre, John Davis Chandler, Armand Alzamora, Craig Littler ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1970-08-20
Best Western Movies of 1970 : The Young Country
10.

The Young Country

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

An adventurous young gambler searches for the owner of a mysterious fortune.

Starring: Roger Davis, Joan Hackett, Pete Duel, Walter Brennan, Wally Cox ..
Directed by: Roy Huggins
Release date: 1970-03-18

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