Best Western Movies of 1974


Blazing Saddles

7.7/10 IMDB

A town—where everyone seems to be named Johnson—stands in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, robber baron Hedley Lemar sends his henchmen to make life in the town unbearable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Liam Dunn, George Furth, Burton Gilliam ..
Directed by: Mel Brooks
Release date: 1974-02-07
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Mrs. Sundance

Mrs. Sundance

6.2/10 IMDB

The girlfriend of the Sundance Kid is on the run with a price on her head, when she hears rumors that the Sundance Kid may still be alive.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Foxworth, L.Q. Jones, Arthur Hunnicutt, Lurene Tuttle, Claudette Nevins, Lorna Thayer, Robert Donner, Byron Mabe, Dean Smith ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1974-01-16

The Spikes Gang

6.3/10 IMDB

After escaping home, three young friends form a dynamic alliance of untamed youth. They meet an old man named Spikes with the experience only a master gunfighter can offer. The gang of men go on a crime spree and are converted to outlaws with a price on their heads.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Arthur Hunnicutt, Noah Beery Jr., Marc Smith, Don Fellows, Elliott Sullivan, Robert Beatty ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1974-04-11

Billy Two Hats

6.3/10 IMDB

An aging outlaw helps a young half-breed learn the ropes.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Desi Arnaz Jr., Jack Warden, David Huddleston, Sian Barbara Allen, John Pearce, Dawn Little Sky, Vincent St. Cyr, Henry Medicine Hat, Zeev Berlinsky ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1974-03-07
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Zandy's Bride

Zandy's Bride

6.3/10 IMDB

Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a growing love.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell, Harry Dean Stanton, Joe Santos, Frank Cady, Sam Bottoms, Bob Simpson, Carl Pitti ..
Directed by: Jan Troell
Release date: 1974-05-19
Best Western Movies of 1974 : The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro

6.0/10 IMDB

The swishing fop Don Diego de la Vega becomes the swashbuckling masked hero Zorro when tyranny threatens his people in nineteenth-century California.

Starring: Frank Langella, Ricardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland, Louise Sorel, Anne Archer, Yvonne De Carlo, Tom Lacy, Jorge Cervera Jr., Jay Hammer, Robert Middleton ..
Directed by: Don McDougall
Release date: 1974-10-29
Best Western Movies of 1974 : The Gun and the Pulpit

The Gun and the Pulpit

5.7/10 IMDB

In the days of the "Wild West," a gunslinger, with a price on his head, discovers the body of a traveling minister who has been killed in an ambush. Fearing those who are following him, he assumes the dead minister's identity.

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Geoffrey Lewis, Estelle Parsons, Pamela Sue Martin, Jeff Corey, Karl Swenson, Jon Lormer, Robert Phillips ..
Directed by: Daniel Petrie
Release date: 1974-04-03

Seven Alone

5.5/10 IMDB

A fictionalized account of the real-life adventure of the Sager family. Travelling with a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon, things are going well for the Sagers, until father Sager dies from blood poisoning following an Indian attack, and mother Sager dies soon afterward from pneumonia. The leaders of the wagon train decide to send the children back, but the oldest, John (who had been described by all the adults as lazy and worthless), decides to lead his siblings through the wilderness to complete the journey their parents started.

Starring: Dewey Martin, Aldo Ray, Anne Collings, Dean Smith, James Griffith, Stewart Petersen, Dehl Berti, Bea Morris, Scott Petersen, Debbie van Orden ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1974-12-20
Best Western Movies of 1974 : The Kid and the Killers

The Kid and the Killers

5.3/10 IMDB

Two men who have robbed a bank end up in a deadly pursuit of one another after one of them kills an innocent victim in attempt to steal the other's half.

Starring: Jon Cypher, John Garces, Gerry Rousseau ..
Directed by: Ralph C. Bluemke
Release date: 1974-04-27
Best Western Movies of 1974 : A Knife for the Ladies

A Knife for the Ladies

4.4/10 IMDB

A mutilating knife-killer haunts the small Southwest-desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was none other than Travis Mescal, the only son of the town's first family. When the Sheriff proves unable to solve the case, the town leaders invite Investigator Burns to unravel the mystery.

Starring: Jack Elam, Ruth Roman, Jeff Cooper, John Kellogg, Gene Evans, Diana Ewing, Derek Sanderson, Jon Spangler, Phillip Avenetti, Pat Herrerra ..
Directed by: Larry G. Spangler
Release date: 1974-05-02

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