Best Western Movies of 1978


Goin' South

6.2/10 IMDB

Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, John Belushi, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Bradford, Jeff Morris, Danny DeVito, Tracey Walter, Luana Anders ..
Directed by: Jack Nicholson
Release date: 1978-10-06

Comes a Horseman

6.2/10 IMDB

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex-suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes, jealousy, betrayal, and sabotage... they eventually find love.

Starring: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard, Richard Farnsworth, Mark Harmon, Macon McCalman, Basil Hoffman, James Keach, Jim Davis ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1978-10-25

Hot Lead & Cold Feet

6.0/10 IMDB

Twin brothers -- one rough and tough, the other a city-bred milquetoast -- compete for their father's fortune.

Starring: Jim Dale, Karen Valentine, Don Knotts, Jack Elam, Darren McGavin, John Williams, Warren Vanders, Debbie Lytton, Michael Sharrett, David S. Cass Sr. ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1978-07-05
Best Western Movies of 1978 : The New Maverick

The New Maverick

6.3/10 IMDB

Gambling brothers Bret (James Garner) and Bart Maverick (Jack Kelly) are, as usual, hot on the trail of a fast buck.

Starring: James Garner, Charles Frank, Jack Kelly, Susan Blanchard, Eugene Roche, George Loros, Woodrow Parfrey, Jack Garner, Graham Jarvis, Susan Sullivan ..
Directed by: Hy Averback
Release date: 1978-09-03
Best Western Movies of 1978 : The Pussycat Ranch

The Pussycat Ranch

5.8/10 IMDB

Two old west bank robbers take refuge on a rural farm that's been threatened with foreclosure, as they try to escape the law. Instead they find themselves caught up in a web of non-stop lust with the local girls, until a genius plan is hatched: to open a brothel!

Starring: Eric Edwards, Joey Silvera, Arcadia Lake, Heather Young, Samantha Fox, Roger Caine, Molly Malone, Marlow Ferguson, Daisey Mae, Don Peterson ..
Directed by: John Christopher
Release date: 1978-05-14
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid

Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid

7.1/10 IMDB

A turn-of-the-century investigator named Kate Bliss goes to the wide-open spaces of the wild west to capture a gang of outlaws led by a charming "Robin Hood of the plains," leading a band of dispossessed ranchers against a stuffy English land baron who has cheated them out of their property.

Starring: Suzanne Pleshette, Tony Randall, Harry Morgan, Don Meredith, Harry Carey, Jr., David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith, Buck Taylor, Jerry Hardin, John Lone ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1978-05-26
Best Western Movies of 1978 : True Grit: A Further Adventure

True Grit: A Further Adventure

6.0/10 IMDB

The further adventures of True Grit's Rooster Cogburn has him battling injustice in his own unorthodox way while contending with a teenage girl bent on reforming him.

Starring: Warren Oates, Lisa Pelikan, Lee Meriwether, James Stephens, Jeff Osterhage, Lee Montgomery, Ramon Bieri, Gregg Palmer, Parley Baer, Lee de Broux ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1978-05-19
Best Western Movies of 1978 : The Deerslayer

The Deerslayer

6.2/10 IMDB

Hawkeye and Chingachcook attempt to rescue the daughter of a chief who was captured by raiders from a rival tribe.

Starring: Steve Forrest, Ned Romero, John Anderson, Victor Mohica, Joan Prather, Charles Dierkop, Brian Davies, Ted Hamilton, Betty Ann Carr, Madeleine Stowe ..
Directed by: Richard Friedenberg
Release date: 1978-12-18
Best Western Movies of 1978 : White Fang and the Kid

White Fang and the Kid

4.8/10 IMDB

The town drunk of Gallatin, Missouri is former outlaw Franky James, brother of Jesse James. He is reformed by a woman, a young boy and a dog. He helps rid the town of corrupt town boss Mr. Morgan.

Starring: Inga Alexandrova, Tony Kendall, Fabrizio Mariani, Gordon Mitchell, Giacomo Assandri, Lorenzo Bruni, Paolo Celli, Ruggero Chessa, Clara Colosimo, Gianni Diana ..
Directed by: Vito Bruschini
Release date: 1978-12-15
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Canada Vignettes: Sodbusters

Canada Vignettes: Sodbusters

4.8/10 IMDB

A Canadian prairie farm family has a tough beginning on their new farm.

Release date: 1978-09-22
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Standing Tall

Standing Tall

5.4/10 IMDB

Set in Montana in the year 1934, a half-breed rancher and his wife are harassed by a ruthless land robber, who forces them to stand tall and defend their land, life and dignity.

Starring: Robert Forster, Will Sampson, L.Q. Jones, Robert Donner, Buck Taylor, Chuck Connors, Linda Evans, Lee de Broux, Ron Hayes, Faith Quabius ..
Directed by: Harvey Hart
Release date: 1978-01-21
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Beartooth


5.4/10 IMDB

An intriguing tale of courage and love in a savage wilderness, as two rivals become friends in order to survive the ordeals of a harsh winter. Follow the adventurous tales of these two as struggle with friendship and survival.

Starring: Johnny Bush, Judy Nugent, Buck Taylor, Dub Taylor ..
Directed by: Zack Belcher
Release date: 1978-01-02

Shoot the Sun Down

4.5/10 IMDB

Couple of strangers arrive in a small town, each one after a different thing.

Starring: Margot Kidder, Christopher Walken, Bo Brundin, Jorge Cervera Jr., Geoffrey Lewis, A Martinez, Michael Eiland, Don Hann, Sacheen Littlefeather, Ben Zeller ..
Directed by: David Leeds
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1978 : The Meanest Men in the West

The Meanest Men in the West

4.2/10 IMDB

Bronson and Marvin star as murderous half-brothers who are running from the law as well as each other. A climatic confrontation proves to each of them just how mean the other can be. "The Meanest Men in the West" is actually an amalgam of two episodes of the hit 1960's TV series, "The Virginian." In one installment, a wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped by a nasty gunslinger. But the crime is only just a means for the ruffian to draw the tough title character into a blood- thirsty revenge scheme. In the second, a drifter burglarizes the Shiloh ranch. Then an unhinged girl relies on the man to aid in her flight from home.

Starring: Lee J. Cobb, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Miriam Colon, James Drury, Albert Salmi, Charles Grodin ..
Directed by: Charles S. Dubin, Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1978-05-04
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Wild and Wooly

Wild and Wooly

7.4/10 IMDB

A Western adventure — a "Charlie's Angels" on horseback — involving three comely females who meet in a territorial prison, engineer a daring escape, and find themselves in a race against time to prevent the assassination of Teddy Roosevelt.

Starring: Ross Martin, David Doyle, Doug McClure, Vic Morrow, Susan Bigelow, Paul Burke, Elyssa Davalos, Jessica Walter, Sherry Bain, Charles Siebert ..
Directed by: Philip Leacock
Release date: 1978-02-20

Buffalo Rider

3.7/10 IMDB

Jake Jones rescues a young bison in the 1800s, and becomes known as the folk hero Buffalo Jones as he rides Samson through many exploits.

Starring: John Freeman, C. Lindsay Workman, Rick Guinn, Rich Scheeland ..
Directed by: George Lauris, John Fabian, Dick Robinson
Release date: 1978-03-03
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Marie Ann

Marie Ann

6.3/10 IMDB

A young married woman, after a kidnapping, becomes attached to an Indian.

Starring: Andrée Pelletier, John Juliani, Tantoo Cardinal, Gordon Tootoosis, Bill Dowson, Linda Kupecek ..
Directed by: Martin Walters
Release date: 1978-08-02
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Desperate Women

Desperate Women

6.1/10 IMDB

A laconic ex-hired gun in the Old West teams up with three scrappy female prisoners abandoned in the desert, two orphaned children, an army deserter, and a group of cantankerous animals, all of whom try to outsmart and outshoot a ratty gang of desperadoes trying to retrieve their boss' girlfriend and the saddle-tramp's secret cargo.

Starring: Ronee Blakley, Michael Delano, Rudy Diaz, Ann Dusenberry, Dan Haggerty, Susan Saint James, John Crawford, Ed Fury, Max Gail, James Griffith ..
Directed by: Earl Bellamy
Release date: 1978-10-25
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Donner Pass: The Road to Survival

Donner Pass: The Road to Survival

5.9/10 IMDB

A grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by internal dissension over the choice of a leader and the selection of a route, the wagon train is soon decimated by Indian raids, a scarcity of food and water, and the unrelenting forces of nature. Finally after months of hardship, the party reaches the High Sierras, only to be stranded in the middle of the pass by an early snowstorm. And as fear of an agonizing death from starvation forces the abandonment of conventional rules of human behavior, the pioneers face a new enemy - each other.

Starring: Cindy Eilbacher, Robert Fuller, Andrew Prine, Michael Callan, Diane McBain, John Anderson, Gregory Walcott, Whit Bissell, John Doucette, Royal Dano ..
Directed by: James L. Conway
Release date: 1978-10-24
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Lacy and the Mississippi Queen

Lacy and the Mississippi Queen

5.8/10 IMDB

This lighthearted Western was an unsuccessful series pilot in which two sisters -- a gun-toting tomboy and a beauty with an engaging smile -- team up to track down a pair of train robbers, suspects in the shooting of their father.

Starring: Kathleen Lloyd, Debra Feuer, Edward Andrews, Jack Elam, Matt Clark, Les Lannom, Christopher Lloyd, James Keach, Anthony Palmer, David Byrd ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1978-05-17
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Go West, Young Girl

Go West, Young Girl

5.6/10 IMDB

A lighthearted Western about a peppery New England lady who goes west to seek her fortune by writing about her experiences, and the attractive widow of a cavalry officer, both of whom go in search of Billy the Kid, teaming up to outwit gamblers, bounty hunters, and rough-and-tumble lawmen.

Starring: Karen Valentine, Sandra Will, Stuart Whitman, Richard Jaeckel, Michael Bell, Cal Bellini, David Dukes, Charles Frank, Richard Kelton, William Larsen ..
Directed by: Alan J. Levi
Release date: 1978-04-27
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Lipps & McCain

Lipps & McCain

5.2/10 IMDB

Two modern-day cowboys get in trouble with the locals--due to a rigged card game and a dalliance with a farmer's daughter--and have to make a run for it. They take refuge in a local brothel, where the girls do their best to take the boys' minds off their troubles.

Starring: Ric Lutze, Paul Thomas, Amber Hunt, Pat Rhea, Vicky Lindsay, Tracy O'Neil, Lauren Black, Kristine Heller, Dale Meador ..
Directed by: Bob Chinn
Release date: 1978-04-21

Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws

4.8/10 IMDB

Two guys come to Nashville and try to make it on the country music scene. Their vision is to play at the Grand IL' Opry. Rejection after rejection pushes them to the verge of quitting and moving back to wherever they came from.

Starring: Jesse Turner, Dennis Fimple, Slim Pickens, Marcie Barkin, Hope Summers, Gailard Sartain, Alexander Grasshoff, George Jones, Sully Boyar, Neil Summers ..
Directed by: Alexander Grasshoff
Release date: 1978-11-03

The Adventures of Jody Shanan

3.9/10 IMDB

Twelve-year-old Jody is on a wagon train trip with his father when they are attacked by renegade Comancheros led by the villain cut-throat. Jody sets out across country for home.

Starring: Joey Keeper, Ron McPherson, Bart Huffman, Tex Hill, Denise Meeks, Robert Potts, J.T. Shanan, Bud Breen, Leopold Holland, Henry Holly ..
Directed by: Glenn Tucker
Release date: 1978-01-01
Best Western Movies of 1978 : Shame, Shame on the Bixby Boys

Shame, Shame on the Bixby Boys

7.7/10 IMDB

The Bixby family has turned cattle rustling into their occupation, which the neighbours have had enough of. Their plan to stop the Bixbys meets resistance leading to turmoil in this Old West saga.

Starring: Twink Caplan, Robert Ayers, Don Barry, Debbie Bartlett, Teri Foster Brooks, Blake Chambers, Dee Cooper, Sammy Jackson, Monte Markham, Marshall Reed ..
Release date: 1978-02-01
Best Western Movies of 1978 : The Pussycat Ranch

The Pussycat Ranch

0.0/10 IMDB

Two old west bank robbers take refuge on a rural farm that's been threatened with foreclosure, as they try to escape the law. Instead they find themselves caught up in a web of non-stop lust with the local girls, until a genius plan is hatched: to open a brothel!

Directed by: John Christopher
Release date: 1978-05-14

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