Best Western Movies of 1973

1.

High Plains Drifter

5.5
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

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being 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
7.0/10 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.

Jory

3.4
6.0/10 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
5.

The Train Robbers

3.4
6.5/10 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 ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1973-02-07
6.

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Western based on the novel by Marilyn Durham, in which a proper Victorian lady on the run from her troubled marriage falls in with a frontier outlaw gang, and falls in love with the head bandit who's running from 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
7.

Cahill U.S. Marshal

3.4
6.6/10 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
Best Western Movies of 1973 : Oklahoma Crude
8.

Oklahoma Crude

3.3
6.4/10 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
9.

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
10.

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

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