Best Western Movies of 1972

1.

Jeremiah Johnson

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.

Starring: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee, Joaquín Martínez, Allyn Ann McLerie, Stefan Gierasch, Richard Angarola, Paul Benedict, Charles Tyner ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1972-09-10
Best Western Movies of 1972 : Kung Fu
2.

Kung Fu

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

After avenging the death of his teacher, a Shaolin monk flees China to the American West and helps people while being pursued by bounty hunters.

Starring: David Carradine, Barry Sullivan, Wayne Maunder, Keye Luke, Albert Salmi, James Hong, David Chow ..
Directed by: Jerry Thorpe
Release date: 1972-02-22
Best Western Movies of 1972 : Evil Roy Slade
3.

Evil Roy Slade

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Orphaned and left in the desert as an infant, Evil Roy Slade (John Astin) grew up alone—save for his teddy bear—and mean. As an adult, he is notorious for being the "meanest villain in the West"—so he's thrown for quite a loop when he falls for sweet schoolteacher Betsy Potter (Pamela Austin). There's also Nelson L. Stool (Mickey Rooney), a railroad tycoon, who, along with his dimwitted nephew Clifford (Henry Gibson), is trying to get revenge on Evil Roy Slade for robbing him.

Starring: John Astin, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Henry Gibson, Dick Shawn, Dom DeLuise, Edie Adams, Pamela Austin, Arthur Batanides, Larry Hankin ..
Directed by: Jerry Paris
Release date: 1972-02-18
Best Western Movies of 1972 : The Culpepper Cattle Co.
4.

The Culpepper Cattle Co.

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Teenager Ben Mockridge feels life in a Wild West farm town has nothing better to offer then horse-cart racing with other hicks, so he naively begs cattle company owner Frank Culpepper to engage him as youngest cowboy for a long cattle trail to a fort, his mother barely notices. Ben doesn't even seem to get it when he's told to report as 'little Mary' to the old cook, whose words cowboy is something you do only if you have nothing better gradually become clear. Instead of an exciting heroic macho life, it's endless hard work, dumb chores and embarrassment, even getting literally caught with his pants down, robbed of his horse, witnessing unpunished crimes...

Starring: Gary Grimes, Billy Green Bush, Luke Askew, Bo Hopkins, Geoffrey Lewis, Wayne Sutherlin, John McLiam, Matt Clark, Raymond Guth, Anthony James ..
Directed by: Dick Richards
Release date: 1972-04-15
5.

Bad Company

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

After Drew Dixon, an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land with a loose confederation of young vagrants.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, David Huddleston, Jerry Houser, Geoffrey Lewis, Ed Lauter, John Savage, Jim Davis, Damon Douglas, Joshua Hill Lewis ..
Directed by: Robert Benton
Release date: 1972-10-08
6.

Junior Bonner

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson, Joe Don Baker, Barbara Leigh, Mary Murphy, Sandra Deel, Dub Taylor, Bill McKinney ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1972-08-02
7.

Buck and the Preacher

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, Denny Miller, Nita Talbot, Tony Brubaker, Bobby Johnson, James McEachin, Clarence Muse ..
Directed by: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1972-03-17
8.

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces to rob the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota, but things do not go as planned.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Robert Duvall, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong, Dana Elcar, Donald Moffat, John Pearce, Matt Clark, Wayne Sutherlin, Robert H. Harris ..
Directed by: Philip Kaufman
Release date: 1972-05-12
Best Western Movies of 1972 : Justin Morgan Had a Horse
9.

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

This is the story of the foundation sire of the Morgan Horse Breed.

Starring: Don Murray, R.G. Armstrong, Lana Wood, Whit Bissell, Gary Crosby, E.W. Firestone, James Hampton, John Hubbard, Mike Road, John Smith ..
Directed by: Hollingsworth Morse
Release date: 1972-02-06
10.

The Magnificent Seven Ride!

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the last thief, Chris feels obligated to take up his friend's cause and recruits a writer and five prisoners to destroy the desperadoes.The last in the original series of four "Magnificent Seven" movies.

Starring: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan, Mariette Hartley, Luke Askew, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Ralph Waite, Melissa Murphy, William Lucking, James Sikking ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1972-08-01

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