Best Western Movies of 1973

1.

High Plains Drifter

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan, Jack Ging, Stefan Gierasch, Ted Hartley, Billy Curtis, Geoffrey Lewis, Scott Walker ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1973-04-19
2.

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Starring: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado, Chill Wills, Barry Sullivan, Jason Robards, Bob Dylan, R. G. Armstrong, Luke Askew ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1973-05-23
3.

Westworld

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger robot goes berserk.

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer, Victoria Shaw, Dick Van Patten, Linda Gaye Scott, Steve Franken, Michael T. Mikler ..
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Release date: 1973-08-15
4.

The Train Robbers

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

Starring: John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Christopher George, Bobby Vinton, Jerry Gatlin, Ricardo Montalban, Ralph Volkie ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1973-02-07
5.

Cahill U.S. Marshal

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boy's want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they bargained for.

Starring: John Wayne, George Kennedy, Gary Grimes, Neville Brand, Clay O'Brien, Marie Windsor, Morgan Paull, Dan Vadis, Royal Dano, Scott Walker ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1973-07-11
6.

Showdown

3.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Dean Martin, Susan Clark, Donald Moffat, John McLiam, Charles Baca, Jackson D. Kane, Ben Zeller, John Gill, Philip L. Mead ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1973-06-20
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Oklahoma Crude
7.

Oklahoma Crude

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle, aided by her father and a hobo, is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.

Starring: George C. Scott, Faye Dunaway, Jack Palance, John Mills, William Lucking, Harvey Jason, Ted Gehring, Cliff Osmond, Rafael Campos, Woodrow Parfrey ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1973-07-03
8.

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

On the run from her violent husband, Catherine Crocker witnesses a train robbery and is taken prisoner by a frontier outlaw gang, led by a bandit who’s hiding a secret of his own.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden, George Hamilton, Bo Hopkins, Robert Donner, Sandy McPeak, Larry Littlebird, Nancy Malone ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1973-06-28
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Jory
9.

Jory

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Jory is a fifteen-year-old boy who joins a horse-drive after his father is killed by a drunkard. The drive's leader and a likable cowhand take the boy under their wing, and find that tragedy has taught him how to take care of himself better than anyone could expect.

Starring: John Marley, B.J. Thomas, Robby Benson, Claudio Brook, Patricia Aspíllaga ..
Directed by: Jorge Fons
Release date: 1973-01-01
10.

Chino

3.0
6.0/10 IMDB

Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his door looking for work and a roof over his head. Reluctantly, Chino agrees to take him in and teach him the art of raising, breaking and breeding horses, until the pair finally begin to accept each other.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Van Patten, Fausto Tozzi, Ettore Manni, Corrado Gaipa, Diana Lorys, Marcel Bozzuffi, José Nieto, Conchita Muñoz ..
Directed by: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti
Release date: 1973-09-14
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Kid Blue
11.

Kid Blue

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Bickford Waner, an apparently naive young man from Fort Worth, arrives in the tiny Texas town of Dime Box and takes on a variety of menial jobs. He's befriended by Reese Ford and his wife Molly, but before long Molly has seduced Bickford. Only with the arrival of Bickford's former girlfriend Janet Conforto is it revealed that Bickford is actually the notorious train robber Kid Blue. Humiliated by a scandal arising from his affair with his friend's wife, Bickford gives up on going straight and plots a crime.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle, Ben Johnson, Lee Purcell, Janice Rule, Ralph Waite, Clifton James, M. Emmet Walsh, Mary Jackson ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1973-01-31
Best Western Movies of 1973 : One Little Indian
12.

One Little Indian

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

An Army deserter (James Garner) flees by camel across the desert with a white boy (Clay O'Brien) raised by Indians.

Starring: James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward, John Doucette, Robert Pine, Clay O'Brien, Bruce Glover, Ken Swofford, Jay Silverheels ..
Directed by: Bernard McEveety
Release date: 1973-06-20
Best Western Movies of 1973 : The Horse
13.

The Horse

2.6
6.5/10 IMDB

This critically acclaimed 1973 short is about an aristocratic white farming family who has a horse that is being put away, by the father of a young black boy named William. William cares for said horse in its last moments, as the male family members eagerly wait for his dad to arrive.

Starring: Gordon Houston, Maury Wright, Gary Morrin, Roger Collins, George Williams, Larry Clark ..
Directed by: Charles Burnett
Release date: 1973-12-01
14.

The Man Called Noon

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

Noon is a gunfighter who has become amnesiac. Helped by Rimes, an outlaw who has befriended him, he tries to figure out who he is actually. It gradually appears that his wife and kid have been murdered. As time goes by, Noon also recalls a fortune hidden somewhere. Niland, a scheming judge, and Peg Cullane, a greedy will do everything to prevent Noon and Rimes from achieving their end while Fan Davidge, a woman living in a ghost town, will support them.

Starring: Richard Crenna, Stephen Boyd, Rosanna Schiaffino, Farley Granger, Patty Shepard, Ángel del Pozo, Howard Ross, Aldo Sambrell, Howard Ross, José Jaspe ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1973-08-29
Best Western Movies of 1973 : The Deadly Trackers
15.

The Deadly Trackers

2.4
5.6/10 IMDB

Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is challenged by a noble Mexican Sheriff interested only in carrying out the law - not vengeance.

Starring: Richard Harris, Rod Taylor, Al Lettieri, Neville Brand, William Smith, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Paul Benjamin, Isela Vega, Kelly Jean Peters, Elizabeth Dupeyrón ..
Directed by: Barry Shear
Release date: 1973-12-21
Best Western Movies of 1973 : The Headless Rider
16.

The Headless Rider

2.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Based on the famous novel of a novel by Thomas Mayne Reid.

Starring: Oleg Vidov, Ludmila Savelyeva, Aarne Üksküla, Aleksandr Milokostyj, Ivan Petrov, E. Kharkevich ..
Directed by: Vladimir Vaynshtok
Release date: 1973-07-25
17.

Scalawag

2.3
5.1/10 IMDB

A crew of land locked pirates, led by the aptly named Peg, go in search of burried treasure hidden by the treacherous Mudhook and his twin brother. They meet up with good natured landowner, Don Aragon, who goes along for the ride with his sister and a young boy, Jamie. Along the way, Peg and Jamie form a father son relationship that is put to the test due to Peg's naturally dishonest ways.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, George Eastman, Lesley-Anne Down, Danny DeVito, Neville Brand, Don Stroud, Mel Blanc, Phil Brown, Davor Antoli? ..
Directed by: Kirk Douglas, Zoran ?ali?
Release date: 1973-04-22
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Santee
18.

Santee

2.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Jody Deakes joins up with his father after many years, just to discover that his dad is part of an outlaw gang on the run from a relentless bounty hunter named Santee. Jody is orphaned soon after Santee catches up to the gang, and follows Santee in hopes of taking vengeance for his father's death. Instead, however, Jody discovers that Santee is a good and loving man, tormented by the death of his young son at the hands of another outlaw gang. Santee and his wife take Jody in and a father and son relationship begins to grow. Then the gang that shot Santee's son shows up. The film was produced by Edward Platt of Get Smart fame. It was one of the first motion pictures to be shot electronically on videotape and then transferred to film.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Michael Burns, Dana Wynter, Jay Silverheels, Harry Townes, John Larch, Robert J. Wilke, Robert Donner, Taylor Lacher, John Bailey ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1973-09-01
19.

Charley-One-Eye

2.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A black, Union Army deserter and his crippled American Indian hostage form a strained partnership in the interests of surviving the advancing threats of a racist bounty hunter and neighboring bandits.

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Roy Thinnes, Nigel Davenport, Aldo Sambrell, Jill Pearson, Luis Aller, Rafael Albaicín, Johnny Sekka ..
Directed by: Don Chaffey
Release date: 1973-04-18
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Kung Fu Brothers in the Wild West
20.

Kung Fu Brothers in the Wild West

2.3
4.5/10 IMDB

A Kung-Fu fighter and his brother run away from a very important fight in China and are trailed to the United States by his opponent, where he finds him and a gang of outlaws in a small western town.

Starring: William Berger, Jason Pai Piao, Thompson Kao Kang, Donald O'Brien ..
Directed by: Yeo Ban Yee
Release date: 1973-01-28
21.

Fade-In

1.9
5.2/10 IMDB

A sophisticated Hollywood film editor, on location for a film she is working on, falls for a local cowboy who is hired to work on the film.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Barbara Loden, Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kirkland, Patricia Casey, Joseph V. Perry, Noam Pitlik, James Hampton ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor, Alan Smithee
Release date: 1973-11-08
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Hex
22.

Hex

1.9
4.6/10 IMDB

Set in rural Nebraska following the First World War, six veterans on motorcycles ride into the sleepy little town of Bingo. The locals are friendly until one of the vets beats a local kid in a drag race, after which the six are driven out of town. After coming upon a small farm, the fugitives are allowed to hide out by the two sisters who run the place. Things go smoothly until one of the vets, after smoking the locoweed growing nearby, tries to rape one of the hosts. Being part Native American, her sister decides to get revenge by casting a hex that steadily does in each of the unwelcome guests.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Cristina Raines, Scott Glenn, Hilarie Thompson, Robert Walker Jr., Gary Busey, Dan Haggerty, Doria Cook-Nelson, Mike Combs, Tom Jones ..
Directed by: Leo Garen
Release date: 1973-10-05
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Saga of Sonora
23.

Saga of Sonora

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A musical TV special with Vince Edwards as a hero who must stop gold-greedy villains, Jill St. John and Zero Mostel, and prove his love to his girl, Lesley Ann Warren.

Starring: Vince Edwards, Don Adams, Jill St. John, Zero Mostel, Lesley Ann Warren, Frankie Avalon, Carl Ballantine, Cass Elliot, Dale Evans, The First Edition ..
Directed by: Marty Pasetta
Release date: 1973-05-03
24.

Godmonster of Indian Flats

1.6
3.6/10 IMDB

A mutant sheep is on the move near a ranch in the American West.

Starring: Stuart Lancaster, Christopher Brooks, Richard Marion, E. Kerrigan Prescott, Peggy Browne, Karen Ingenthron, Robert Hirschfeld, Steven Kent Browne, Terry Wills, Erica Gavin ..
Directed by: Fredric Hobbs
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Female Artillery
25.

Female Artillery

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

An outlaw joins up with a wagon train of pioneer women and secretly hides some money there, but his old gang shows up and wants their money - and the women.

Starring: Dennis Weaver, Ida Lupino, Sally Ann Howes, Linda Evans, Lee Montgomery, Albert Salmi, Nina Foch, Anna Navarro, Charles Dierkop, Nate Esformes ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1973-01-18
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Cotter
26.

Cotter

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A rodeo rider is killed because Cotter is too drunk to distract the raging bull.

Starring: Don Murray, Carol Lynley, Rip Torn, Sherry Jackson, Gary Grimes ..
Directed by: Paul Stanley
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Guns of a Stranger
27.

Guns of a Stranger

1.5
4.5/10 IMDB

Forced to kill a young Abilene gunman in the line of duty, Sheriff Matthew Roberts, torn by anguish takes off his badge and leaves Kansas. Roberts becomes known as 'The Drifter', wandering restlessly through the west. In Arizona, he aids elderly rancher, Tom Duncan, Tom's granddaughter, Virginia and kid-brother Danny (Steven Tackett) in their fight to save their small ranch from a crooked banker and his gang of outlaws.

Starring: Marty Robbins, Chill Wills, Shug Fisher, Bill Coontz, Dovie Beams, Steven Tackett, Tom Hartman, Charles W. Aldridge, Ronny Robbins, Melody Hinkle ..
Directed by: Robert Hinkle
Release date: 1973-05-01
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Starbird and Sweet William
28.

Starbird and Sweet William

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A plane crash survivor draws upon the sensibilities of his Native American ancestry in order to stay alive in a rugged outland.

Starring: A Martinez, Louise Lewis, Don Haggerty, Ancel Cook, Skip Homeier, Skeeter Vaughan, Monika Ramirez, Roger Bear, Caesar Ramirez, Rex Allen ..
Directed by: Jack Hively
Release date: 1973-03-21
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Running Wild
29.

Running Wild

1.3
5.4/10 IMDB

A photographer travels to the stunning vistas of Colorado and becomes involved in an effort to save a herd of wild horses.

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Dina Merrill, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward, Gilbert Roland, R. G. Armstrong ..
Directed by: Robert McCahon
Release date: 1973-08-15
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Teenage Cowgirls
30.

Teenage Cowgirls

1.3
5.3/10 IMDB

A shoot 'em up porno western with a High Noon style shootout.

Starring: John Holmes, Sally Withers, Amanda Blake, Brenda Day, Antoinette Maynard, Charles Orlando, Adam Ward, Amanda Blake ..
Directed by: Ted Denver
Release date: 1973-02-15
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Brothers O'Toole
31.

Brothers O'Toole

1.1
4.5/10 IMDB

The O'Toole Brothers are Eastern con men, exceptionally good at talking their way out of tight situations. When they ride into Molybdenum, Colorado, not suspecting the riches beneath the streets, they turn the sleepy mining town upside-down for their search for the gold. High-spirited hijinks ensue, with the brothers involved in everything from stolen gambling equipment to a "belchin', cussin' and spittin' " contest.

Starring: John Astin, Steve Carlson, Pat Carroll, Jesse White, Lee Meriwether, Hans Conried, Richard Erdman, Allyn Joslyn, Richard Jury, Miranda Barry ..
Directed by: Richard Erdman
Release date: 1973-05-16

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