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

6.1/10 IMDB

The girlfriend of the Sundance Kid is on the run, with a price on her head, when she hears rumors that Sundance 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: 1974-01-15

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
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Zandy's Bride

Zandy's Bride

6.4/10 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

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 : The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams

6.7/10 IMDB

After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".

Starring: Dan Haggerty, Don Shanks, Marjorie Harper, Lisa Jones, William Woodson ..
Directed by: Richard Friedenberg
Release date: 1974-11-13
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Sidekicks


7.0/10 IMDB

Travelling through the West right after the Civil War, two con men hatch a scheme to try to collect the fifteen thousand dollar bounty offered for the capture of an outlaw.

Starring: Louis Gossett Jr., Larry Hagman, Blythe Danner, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan, Hal Williams, Gene Evans, Noah Beery Jr. ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1974-03-21
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
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Uno para la horca

Uno para la horca

6.5/10 IMDB

A man named Tony is captured riding the horse of Lee Corey, a missing delivery man for a local mining company. Tony claims to have bought the horse from two men, but the sheriff believes he has murdered Corey and stolen the horse. Tony is sent to the gallows, but escapes hanging with the help of Corey's mistress and sets out to find the real killer.

Starring: Hugo Stiglitz, Rafael Baledón, Norma Lazareno, Narciso Busquets, Karina Duprez, Liza Willert, Milton Rodríguez, Bruno Rey ..
Directed by: Alberto Mariscal
Release date: 1974-01-24
Best Western Movies of 1974 : The Castaway Cowboy

The Castaway Cowboy

5.8/10 IMDB

A Wayward Texas cowboy washes up on the beaches of Hawaii and is taken home by an fatherless boy. He saves the family's business while romancing the single mom.

Starring: James Garner, Vera Miles, Eric Shea, Robert Culp, Manu Tupou, Gregory Sierra, Shug Fisher, Kim Kahana, Buddy Joe Hooker, Elizabeth Smith ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1974-08-01
Best Western Movies of 1974 : The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro

5.9/10 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

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

Thomasine & Bushrod

5.9/10 IMDB

A pair of thieves operate in the American South between 1911 and 1915, stealing from rich, white capitalists, and giving to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites.

Starring: Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, George Murdock, Glynn Turman, Juanita Moore, Joel Fluellen, Jackson D. Kane, Bud Conlan, Kip Allen, Ben Zeller ..
Directed by: Gordon Parks Jr.
Release date: 1974-04-10

The Stranger and the Gunfighter

5.8/10 IMDB

During a hold-up in the Wild West, Dakota kills a rich old Chinese man, Wang. Later, he is captured, sentenced, and is about to be hanged - and he never profitted from Wang's death, has he buried him with the photographs of his four widows, and a few worthless papers. Meanwhile, Ho comes to America in search of his uncle's fortune, and must get Dakota free, as he his the only man who can lead him to Wang's tomb. They open the tomb, retaking the pictures of Wang's widows. It happens he reads the papers and knows that Wang had one quarter of a map tattooed in each of his women's buttocks. Now, the difficult part will really start... Treasure hunt.

Starring: Lee Van Cleef, Lo Lieh, Patty Shepard, Femi Benussi, Karen Yeh, Erika Blanc, Julián Ugarte, Barta Barri, George Rigaud, Chan Shen ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1974 : The Kid and the Killers

The Kid and the Killers

5.5/10 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 : Alien Thunder

Alien Thunder

4.5/10 IMDB

The true story of Canadian Mountie Dan Candy's pursuit of a Native American that killed his partner.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Gordon Tootoosis, Chief Dan George, Kevin McCarthy, Jean Duceppe, Francine Racette, Jack Creley, James O'Shea, Lenny George, Ernestine Gamble ..
Directed by: Claude Fournier
Release date: 1974-02-22
Best Western Movies of 1974 : The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

5.6/10 IMDB

A gunfighter who survives his own hanging helps a young widow who is trying to keep a ruthless land baron from taking her ranch.

Starring: Steve Forrest, Dean Jagger, Will Geer, Sharon Acker, Brendon Boone, Rafael Campos, BarBara Luna, Cameron Mitchell, Ray Teal, Bobby Eilbacher ..
Directed by: Michael Caffey
Release date: 1974-03-13
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Shootout in a One-Dog Town

Shootout in a One-Dog Town

7.5/10 IMDB

A small-town banker is forced to protect his town against a vicious gang of bank robbers determined to get the $200,000 stored in his bank.

Starring: Richard Crenna, Stefanie Powers, Jack Elam, Arthur O'Connell, Michael Ansara, Dub Taylor, Gene Evans, Michael Anderson Jr., Richard Egan, John Pickard ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1974-01-09
Best Western Movies of 1974 : This Is the West That Was

This Is the West That Was

6.9/10 IMDB

A lighthearted look at the saga of Wild Bill Hickok and his relationship with Calamity Jane as he is targeted for revenge by some tough gunfighters.

Starring: Ben Murphy, Kim Darby, Jane Alexander, Anthony Franciosa, Stuart Margolin, Stefan Gierasch, Matt Clark, Bill McKinney, Lance LeGault, Roger Robinson ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1974-12-17
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Gone with the West

Gone with the West

3.1/10 IMDB

After being framed, a cowboy is sent to jail. After his time is served, he leaves with vengeance in his heart. Soon he meets a young Native American woman and together they go to settle their score with a small town and its corrupt leader.

Starring: James Caan, Stefanie Powers, Aldo Ray, Barbara Werle, Robert Walker Jr., Sammy Davis Jr. ..
Directed by: Bernard Girard
Release date: 1974-12-14
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk

5.8/10 IMDB

In the wild west con-man 'Candy' Johnson heads to Nevada to set up his own gambling den and teams up with Lucy Cotton, a young woman he meets there. This failed television pilot film is loosely based on Honky Tonk (1941), which starred Clark Gable.

Starring: Richard Crenna, Margot Kidder, Will Geer, John Dehner, Geoffrey Lewis, James Luisi, Gregory Sierra, Stella Stevens, Dennis Fimple, Richard Evans ..
Directed by: Don Taylor
Release date: 1974-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1974 : The Godchild

The Godchild

5.7/10 IMDB

Three Union POWs fleeing across the desert to escape both their Confederate pursuers and rampaging Apaches come across a dying woman and her infant child. They promise the woman that they will take care of the child and get it to safety, even though none of them knows anything whatsoever about children or babies.

Starring: Jack Palance, Jack Warden, Keith Carradine, Ed Lauter, José Pérez, Bill McKinney, Jesse Vint, Fionnula Flanagan, John Quade, Neil Brooks Cunningham ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1974-11-27
Best Western Movies of 1974 : A Knife for the Ladies

A Knife for the Ladies

4.5/10 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
Best Western Movies of 1974 : Wild Wind

Wild Wind

5.8/10 IMDB

A drama, western film.

Starring: Eric del Castillo, Regina Torné, Víctor Junco, Rosalba Brambila, Federico Falcón, Lina Montes, Tito Junco ..
Directed by: Zacarías Gómez Urquiza
Release date: 1974-02-28

Trail of the Wild

0.0/10 IMDB

An expedition to Canada's arctic wilderness documents the daily life of Eskimo people.

Release date: 1974-01-09

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