Best Western Movies of 1975

1.

Rooster Cogburn

3.7
6.9/10 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: 1975-10-17
2.

Boss Nigger

3.7
6.6/10 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
3.

Breakheart Pass

3.5
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: 1975-12-25
4.

Bite the Bullet

3.5
6.7/10 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
5.

The Apple Dumpling Gang

3.4
6.4/10 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
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6.

The Hatfields and the McCoys

3.4
5.8/10 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
7.

Hearts of the West

3.2
6.4/10 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 shooting a movie in the desert. The would-be writer soon finds himself instead acting in Westerns, for the rundown Tumbleweed Productions, in silent-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
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8.

Rancho Deluxe

3.2
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: 1975-01-01
9.

Posse

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins, James Stacy, Luke Askew, David Canary, Alfonso ArĂ¡u, Katherine Woodville, Mark Roberts, Beth Brickell ..
Directed by: Kirk Douglas
Release date: 1975-06-04
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10.

I Will Fight No More Forever

3.0
7.4/10 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 ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1975-04-13

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