Best Western Movies of 1972

1.

Jeremiah Johnson

5.4
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, Joaquin Martinez, Allyn Ann McLerie, Stefan Gierasch, Richard Angarola, Paul Benedict, Charles Tyner ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1972-09-10
2.

The Cowboys

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under Andersen's tutelage; however, neither Andersen nor the boys know that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.

Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Alfred Barker Jr., Nicolas Beauvy, Steve Benedict, Robert Carradine, Norman Howell, Stephen R. Hudis ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1972-01-13
3.

Joe Kidd

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of killers with Joe Kidd to track Chama.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon, Don Stroud, Stella Garcia, James Wainwright, Paul Koslo, Gregory Walcott, Dick Van Patten, Lynne Marta ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1972-07-14
Best Western Movies of 1972 : Kung Fu
4.

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
5.

Evil Roy Slade

3.7
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
6.

Ulzana's Raid

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Report reaches the US cavalry that the Apache leader Ulzana has left his reservation with a band of followers. A compassionate young officer, Lieutenant DeBuin, is given a small company to find him and bring him back; accompanying the troop is McIntosh, an experienced scout, and Ke-Ni-Tay, an Apache guide. Ulzana massacres, rapes and loots across the countryside; and as DeBuin encounters the remains of his victims, he is compelled to learn from McIntosh and to confront his own naivity and hidden prejudices.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke, Richard Jaeckel, Joaquin Martinez, Lloyd Bochner, Karl Swenson, Douglass Watson, Dran Hamilton, John Pearce ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1972-01-01
7.

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Outlaw and self-appointed lawmaker, Judge Roy Bean, rules over an empty stretch of the West that gradually grows, under his iron fist, into a thriving town, while dispensing his his own quirky brand of frontier justice upon strangers passing by.

Starring: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Ned Beatty, Anthony Perkins, Matt Clark, Roddy McDowall, Bill McKinney, Tab Hunter, Stacy Keach, Steve Kanaly ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1972-12-18
Best Western Movies of 1972 : The Culpepper Cattle Co.
8.

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
9.

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
10.

Chato's Land

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A posse pursues Pardon Chato (Charles Bronson) a mestizo indian after he killed a US marshal in self-defense. As they get deeper into Indian territory, just who is hunting who.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland, Ralph Waite, Richard Jordan, Victor French, Sonia Rangan, Roddy McMillan, Lee Patterson ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1972-01-01

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