Best Western Movies of 1975


Rooster Cogburn

6.8/10 IMDB

After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.

Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Richard Romancito, Paul Koslo, Strother Martin, Jon Lormer, Jack Colvin ..
Directed by: Stuart Millar
Release date: 1975-11-01

Breakheart Pass

6.7/10 IMDB

At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being transported to face trial for murder.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Jill Ireland, Ed Lauter, Bill McKinney, David Huddleston, Richard Crenna, Charles Durning, Roy Jenson, Robert Tessier ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1975-12-09

Bite the Bullet

6.6/10 IMDB

At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and Luke Matthews. All those individualists will learn to respect each other.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent, Dabney Coleman, Sally Kirkland, Buddy Van Horn, Jean Willes ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1975-09-26

The Apple Dumpling Gang

6.3/10 IMDB

A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly gang of sharpshooters.

Starring: Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Harry Morgan, Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, David Wayne, Slim Pickens, Harry Morgan, John McGiver, Don Knight ..
Directed by: Norman Tokar
Release date: 1975-07-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : The Hatfields and the McCoys

The Hatfields and the McCoys

5.7/10 IMDB

A retelling of the famous feud between two mountain families, the Hatfields and the McCoys, in rural Kentucky in the late 1800s.

Starring: Jack Palance, Steve Forrest, Karen Lamm, James Keach, John Calvin, Robert Carradine, Gerrit Graham, Morgan Woodward, Virginia Baker, Joan Caulfield ..
Directed by: Clyde Ware
Release date: 1975-01-15

Boss Nigger

6.3/10 IMDB

Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the mostly white townsfolk.

Starring: Fred Williamson, D'Urville Martin, R. G. Armstrong, Barbara Leigh, William Smith, Don Barry, Carmen Hayward, Carmen Zapata, Bruce Gordon, Ben Zeller ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold
Release date: 1975-08-17


6.5/10 IMDB

A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious train robber and his gang.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins, James Stacy, Luke Askew, David Canary, Alfonso Arau, Katherine Woodville, Mark Roberts, Beth Brickell ..
Directed by: Kirk Douglas
Release date: 1975-06-04

Rancho Deluxe

6.3/10 IMDB

Jack McKee and Cecil Colson are two bumbling drifters who make a living by rustling cattle from other peoples herds in the wilds of Montana. Jack is from a wealthy background but left his parents as he resented their posh lives, and Cecil is a Native American half-breed seeking his own path in life away from his father. Both hustle and rustle their way in the world by targeting cattle owned by wealthy ranch owner John Brown. Frustrated that someone is killing his cattle, John hires a pair of ranch hands Burt and Curt to find the rustlers. When Brown realizes he cannot trust his two inept ranch hands, he turns to the grizzled former rustler Henry Beige to find the cattle thieves, while Jack and Cecil are always one step ahead of them, not realizing that their luck will eventually run out sometime.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley, Clifton James, Slim Pickens, Charlene Dallas, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Bright, Patti D'Arbanville, Maggie Wellman ..
Directed by: Frank Perry
Release date: 1975-03-14

Hearts of the West

6.5/10 IMDB

Naive Iowa farm boy Lewis Tater dreams of being a famous Western novelist like his hero, Zane Grey. He leaves home to answer a writing correspondence course's ad for on-campus classes, only to discover that the school consists of a row of postboxes at an isolated Nevada train depot. On the run from the con men responsible, Lewis stumbles across "real" cowboys--cowboy actors shooting a movie in the desert. The would-be writer soon finds himself instead acting in Westerns, for the rundown Tumbleweed Productions studio, in Depression-era Hollywood.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin, Blythe Danner, Andy Griffith, Alex Rocco, Richard B. Shull, Anthony James, Donald Pleasence, Frank Cady, Herb Edelman ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1975-10-08

Take a Hard Ride

5.7/10 IMDB

After his cattle rancher boss dies, right-hand man Pike is given the job of returning $86,000 to some families who live across the border in Senora, Mexico. Honest Pike is joined on the trip through the wilderness by a dishonest gambler named Tyree.

Starring: Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Fred Williamson, Catherine Spaak, Jim Kelly, Barry Sullivan, Dana Andrews, Harry Carey, Jr., Robert Donner, Charles McGregor ..
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Release date: 1975-10-29
Best Western Movies of 1975 : I Will Fight No More Forever

I Will Fight No More Forever

7.2/10 IMDB

Pursued by 2,000 US soldiers and cavalry, Chief Joseph leads his tribe of 800 Nez Perce on a 1,700 mile journey across the West and towards Canada. Based on the true story of the westward expansion of the United States and the military force used to displace Native Americans from their lands.

Starring: James Whitmore, Ned Romero, Sam Elliott, Linda Redfearn, Emilio Delgado, John Kauffman, Nick Ramus, Frank Salsedo, Vincent St. Cyr, Charles Ynfante ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1975-04-13


5.7/10 IMDB

Smallpox plagues Chief Winterhawk's tribe. He seeks cure from the white men, who in turn, in fear of getting the smallpox, kill two of his companions. Winterhawk comes back to kidnap a girl and her brother from the white men's settlement, and thus begins the chase...

Starring: Leif Erickson, Woody Strode, Denver Pyle, L. Q. Jones, Elisha Cook Jr., Seamon Glass, Dennis Fimple, Arthur Hunnicutt, Dawn Wells, Chuck Pierce Jr. ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1975-11-05

The True Story of Eskimo Nell

4.8/10 IMDB

The bawdy saga of the most infamous whomper of all time.

Starring: Max Gillies, Serge Lazareff, Paul Vachon, Kurt Beimel, Abigail, Kris McQuade, Elli Maclure, Grahame Bond, Max Fairchild, Anthony Bazell ..
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Release date: 1975-03-27
Best Western Movies of 1975 : The Frontier Experience

The Frontier Experience

6.7/10 IMDB

The Westward movement — and a woman's perspective of that movement — emerges in the dramatic story of Delilah Fowler's first year on the Kansas frontier in 1869. Based on diaries of the period, the program reveals the cruel violence, and even crueler loneliness, which early settlers encountered — but above all, it shows the quiet courage of those who lived it.

Starring: Barbara Loden, Roger Hoffman, Tim Petty, Sharon O'Donnell, Kelly Heft ..
Directed by: Barbara Loden
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : Mackintosh and T.J.

Mackintosh and T.J.

6.8/10 IMDB

Roy is a ranch hand and a drifter. He takes a young man into his care and helps him to grow up.

Starring: Roy Rogers, Clay O'Brien, Joan Hackett, Billy Green Bush, Andrew Robinson, James Hampton, Luke Askew, Dennis Fimple, Walter Barnes, Edith Atwater ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1975-11-21
Best Western Movies of 1975 : Against a Crooked Sky

Against a Crooked Sky

5.4/10 IMDB

The eldest daughter of a pioneer family is kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe and the eldest son pursues. In order to win back his sister's freedom, he must sacrifice his own life by passing the test of "Crooked Sky" and shield his sister from an executioner's arrow. Along the way, he recruits a broken down, drunk prospector to help him track down the unknown tribe and rescue his sister

Starring: Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie, Shannon Farnon, Jewel Blanch, Brenda Venus, Geoffrey Land, Gordon Hanson, Vince St. Cyr ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1975-12-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : A Dirty Western

A Dirty Western

5.4/10 IMDB

Three convicts escape from prison and end up at a desolate house in the old west.

Starring: Barbara Bourbon, Richard O'Neal, Geoff Parker, Dick Payne, Levi Richards, Vern Rossi, Starlyn Simone, April Grant, Gloria Hope, Lee O'Donnell ..
Directed by: Joseph F. Robertson
Release date: 1975-04-03

Jessi's Girls

4.9/10 IMDB

A young Mormon couple is attacked by a bunch of outlaws. They kill the man and the woman is raped several times and left for dead in the desert. With the last ounce of her strength she gets to the hut of an old hermit who nurses her back to health and teaches her how to shoot. The woman then frees three female criminals and seeks vengeance on the outlaws.

Starring: Sondra Currie, Geoffrey Land, Ben Frank, Regina Carrol, Jennifer Bishop, Ellyn Stern, Joe Cortese, Jon Shark, Biff Yeager, Gavin Murrell ..
Directed by: Al Adamson
Release date: 1975-04-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : The Master Gunfighter

The Master Gunfighter

4.5/10 IMDB

Don Santiago (Richard Angarola) is a vicious man who helps provoke an Indian massacre that will allow him to steal the Indians' land and claim it as his own. However, his son-in-law, Finley (Tom Laughlin), is an expert hand with both guns and swords and will not allow him to push around the peace-loving Indians or fellow settlers of the West.

Starring: Tom Laughlin, Ron O'Neal, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Barbara Carrera, Hector Elias, Geo Anne Sosa, Victor Campos, Burgess Meredith, James Andronica, Richard Angarola ..
Directed by: Frank Laughlin
Release date: 1975-10-03

Get Mean

4.4/10 IMDB

The plot revolves around the return of a Spanish princess from America to her native country Spain. To help her she enlists the aid of a reluctant hero.

Starring: Tony Anthony, Diana Lorys, Lloyd Battista, Raf Baldassarre, David Dreyer, Mirta Miller, Sherman 'Big Train' Bergman, Raúl Castro, Ferdinando Baldi, Sherman 'Big Train' Bergman ..
Directed by: Ferdinando Baldi
Release date: 1975-12-21

Adiós Amigo

4.1/10 IMDB

Two incompetent Western outlaws engineer several failed crimes, including a botched stagecoach holdup. Fred Williamson, a tough-guy perennial in blaxploitation movies, does a rare comedy turn as a blundering patsy to Richard Pryor's slick con man.

Starring: Fred Williamson, Richard Pryor, Thalmus Rasulala, Mike Henry, Robert Phillips, James Brown ..
Directed by: Fred Williamson
Release date: 1975-12-25
Best Western Movies of 1975 : Black Bart

Black Bart

3.7/10 IMDB

A television series titled Black Bart was produced for CBS based on Andrew Bergman's original story for Blazing Saddles (Black Bart was the movie's original title). It featured Lou Gossett, Jr. as Bart and Steve Landesberg as his drunkard sidekick, a former Confederate officer named "Reb Jordan". The Humour was much more toned down than it's feature film predecessor Other cast members included Millie Slavin and Noble Willingham. Bergman is listed as the sole creator. CBS aired the pilot once on April 4, 1975 as a CBS Special Presentation. The pilot featured guest appearances by Gerrit Graham and Brooke Adams and was written by Michael Elias and Rich Eustis. Elias and Eutis later created and executive produced the ABC sitcom Head of the Class (1986-1991).

Starring: Louis Gossett Jr., Steve Landesberg, Millie Slavin, Noble Willingham, Ruben Moreno, Ted Lehman, Gerrit Graham, Brooke Adams, Tamar Cooper, Rand Bridges ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return

The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return

6.8/10 IMDB

A crusty old rancher hires three young women to pose as his daughters. However, the real father of one of the daughters finds out about it, and kidnaps her to hold her for ransom--which the rancher can't pay.

Starring: Dan Dailey, Dub Taylor, Ronne Troup, Christina Hart, Brooke Adams, Kathleen Freeman, Carl Betz, Arthur Hunnicutt, Terry Wilson, Randall Carver ..
Directed by: David Lowell Rich
Release date: 1975-01-28
Best Western Movies of 1975 : Apache Blood

Apache Blood

3.0/10 IMDB

After a massacre of an Indian village by the U.S army, a survivor, Yellow shirt (Ray Danton) goes after them for revenge. His journey becomes a deadly adventure. His life will be threatened by the hostility of the desert, snakes, hallucinations and of course his encounter with his enemies…

Starring: Ray Danton, Dewitt Lee, Troy Nabors, Diane Taylor, Eva Kovacs, Jason Clark, Dave Robart, William Chadwick, Carl Mancini, Earl Baldwin ..
Directed by: Vern Piehl
Release date: 1975-01-06

Virgin Cowboy

4.2/10 IMDB

Sexploitation film set in the Old West.

Starring: John Armond, Brett Zeller, Karen Lindsey, John Donovan, Liz Renay, Anthony Giger, James Whitworth, Brigitte Maier, John F. Goff, Con Covert ..
Directed by: George Watters
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : 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., Sammy Davis Jr., Heather Angel, Chuck Hayward ..
Directed by: Bernard Girard
Release date: 1975-09-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : The Grizzly and the Treasure

The Grizzly and the Treasure

4.9/10 IMDB

Set in 1898, the movie follows Ezra Lambert and his family as they travel from Sacramento to the Yukon gold country in search of riches. Problems arise when Ezra is injured by a grizzly bear, forcing his young son to set out in search of help.

Starring: Andrew Gordon, Robert Sheble, Susan Backlinie, Terry Bouch, Mark Ostrander, Scott Beach ..
Directed by: James T. Flocker
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : Bad Black Beulah

Bad Black Beulah

3.4/10 IMDB

Set in the old west, a nympho barmaid inadvertently sets free the genie of the spittoon.

Starring: Minni White, Patty Dixon, Jay Small, Fill Maker ..
Directed by: Ann Robin
Release date: 1975-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1975 : Posse from Heaven

Posse from Heaven

0.0/10 IMDB

Heavenly forces send a guardian angel to assist an ex-cavalryman named Appletime find love and meaning in life.

Starring: Fanne Foxe, Ward Wood, Richard Burch, Sherry Bain, Dee Cooper, Frank Donato, Miller Pettit, James Whitworth, Richard Burch ..
Directed by: Phillip Pine
Release date: 1975-10-24

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