Best Western Movies of 1970

1.

Little Big Man

5.5
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.

Rio Lobo

4.7
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
4.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

4.6
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
5.

Chisum

4.4
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 : Soldier Blue
6.

Soldier Blue

4.3
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
7.

A Man Called Horse

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

In 1825, English peer Lord John Morgan is cast adrift in the American West. Captured by Sioux Indians, Morgan is at first targeted for quick extinction, but the tribesmen sense that he is worthy of survival. He eventually passes the many necessary tests that will permit him to become a member of the tribe.

Starring: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou, Corinna Tsopei, Dub Taylor, James Gammon, William Jordan, Eddie Little Sky, Michael Baseleon ..
Directed by: Elliot Silverstein
Release date: 1970-05-01
Best Western Movies of 1970 : Cutter's Trail
8.

Cutter's Trail

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

The Marshal of Santa Fe returns home to find his town almost wiped out by Mexican bandits and enlists the help of a young Mexican boy and his mother to track them down.

Starring: John Gavin, Manuel Padilla Jr., Marisa Pavan, Beverly Garland, Joseph Cotten, Nehemiah Persoff, J. Carrol Naish, Shug Fisher, Ken Swofford, Victor French ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1970-02-10
9.

There Was a Crooked Man...

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Arizona Territorial Prison inmate Paris Pitman, Jr. is a schemer, a charmer, and quite popular among his fellow convicts — especially with $500,000 in stolen loot hidden away and a plan to escape and recover it. New warden Woodward Lopeman has other ideas about Pitman. Each man will have the tables turned on him.

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
10.

The Cheyenne Social Club

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Two cowboys inherit a "social club" specializing in satisfying men.

Starring: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones, Sue Ane Langdon, Elaine Devry, Robert Middleton, Arch Johnson, Dabbs Greer, Jackie Russell, Jackie Joseph ..
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1970-06-12

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