Monte HellmanWorking from a thoughtful script by Jack Nicholson, Monte Hellman fashioned this moody and tense western about a trio of cowhands who are mistaken for robbers and must outrun and hide from a posse of bloodthirsty vigilantes in the wilds of Utah. A grim yet gripping tale of chance and blind frontier justice,Ride in the Whirlwind is brought to life by a compelling cast, including Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton.
Gordon DouglasSurrounded by hostile Comanches, frontier widow Celia Gray knows the only hope she and her little boy have is to escape to Fort Dobbs. Their escort is Gar Davis, a strapping stranger who clearly has something to hide. Celia fears she knows his secret: he's the man who murdered her husband. Clint Walker plays the mysterious stranger and Virginia Mayo is the ravishing widow in this Western tale of high-desert suspense and action. As the desperate travelers make their way through Indian attacks and the perils of a forbidding terrain, they're joined by a gun trader (Brian Keith in an audience-grabbing performance) carrying high-performance rifles he's looking to sell – and Gar worries that the Comanches will be the highest bidder.
Gordon DouglasRio Conchos unfolds in Texas, shortly after the end of the Civil War. A group of four men led by ex-Confederate soldier Major Jim Lassiter (Richard Boone) sets out across the desert on a secret mission to prevent an unbalanced ex-Confederate colonel from selling a cache of stolen rifles to a band of warrior Apaches. The ex-Confederate colonel hopes to supply the renegade Indians with rifles in an attempt to recruit their help in carving out a chunk of Confederate territory in the West. The conflicts among the four men make this a provocative and engaging film.
Joseph L. MankiewiczArizona Territorial Prison inmate Paris Pitman is a schemer, a charmer and quite popular among his fellow convicts — especially with $500,000 in stolen loot hidden away and a plan to escape and recover it. New Warden Woodward Lopeman has other ideas about Pittman. Each man will have the tables turned on him. Academy Award-winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz cleverly lassoes a twisting, turning Wild West tale of brawls, chases, shootouts and wry wit, courtesy of a script by David Newman and Robert Benton (Bonnie and Clyde). Kirk Douglas as Pitman and Henry Fonda as Lopeman headline a sterling cast, with Hume Cronyn, Burgess Meredith, Warren Oates and Lee Grant among the solid support. Boisterous yet blistering, lighthearted yet lacerating, There Was a Crooked Man... is, throughout all its moods, delivishly entertaining.
Justin LeeMore than a decade after the Civil War, a nation tries to rebuild as an outlaw faction takes root across the West. Gunslinging detective Matthias Breecher (Kevin Makely) is hired by one of the first African American Senators (Tony Todd) to track down the worst of the Confederate war criminals (Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern and Jeff Fahey), with nothing more than his wits and his revolver. As he roams the Old West seeking justice, his resolve is tested when he meets a determined pioneer woman (Mira Sorvino) who is far more than she seems. As the lawless converge on this lawman, death is inevitable in a terrain that welcomes no stranger.
Anthony MannA moving saga about the life of a wandering Oklahoma pioneer and his frontier family from 1890 to 1915. Starring Glenn Ford ("The Big Heat," "Blackboard Jungle") and Academy Award-winner Anne Baxter ("All About Eve," "The Razor's Edge"). With Oscar-nominee Arthur O'Connell ("The Poseidon Adventure"), Oscar-nominee Russ Tamblyn ("Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Peyton Place"), Emmy-winner Harry Morgan (TV's "Dragnet" and "M*A*S*H") and Vic Morrow (TV's "Combat," "Twilight Zone - The Movie"). Nominated for two Academy Awards.
King VidorBad blood is spilling over in Lincoln County: William Bonney has sworn revenge against the men who murdered his boss. Filmmaker King Vidor brought the bigger-than-life legend of Bonney – Billy the Kid – to the screen in a big way, using a rare widescreen process (unfortunately, wide prints are no longer known to exist) and filming some of the action in New Mexico locales known to the outlaw. John Mack Brown portrays the Kid, single-mindedly pursuing his vow of payback and eluding death several times (including a gun-blazing escape from a hacienda inferno). Would the Kid also elude Sheriff Pat Garrett (Wallace Beery)? The film's denouement undoubtedly delighted some moviegoers and riled others. The saddles and sidearms of a cowboy's stock-in-trade would serve Brown, then a newcomer to the Western genre, for years to come. From the mid-1930s into the 1950s, he was a mainstay of Western B-films and serials.
Edwin SherinBurt Lancaster gives a powerhouse performance as an aging Mexican-American lawman who erupts into a one-man army in this bold saga of retribution and redemption. Valdez Is Coming boldly recreates America's western frontier, a place where life was sometimes cheap...but honor was always priceless. When it comes to keeping the peace, former frontier sheriff Bob Valdez has always been the voice of reason in a sea of chaos. But Frank Tanner (Jon Cypher) is a very different sort of man: greedy, impulsive and rotten to the core. So when Tanner provokes a shootout that results in the death of an innocent man, Valdez orders him to provide financial support for the widow. But when Tanner not only refuses but also laughs in his face, Valdez dusts off his old uniform, straps on his guns and vows to exact justice and vengeance at any cost.
John FordA proud cavalry soldier (Golden Globe-nominee Woody Strode - "The Professionals," "Spartacus") and former slave is accused of rape and murder but defended during a court martial by his superior officer. Directed by four time Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-winner John Ford ("The Quiet Man," "The Grapes of Wrath," "The Searchers").
Rudolph MatéThree years before he made film history with Shane, Alan Ladd saddled up for another memorable, action-packed western: Branded, filmed in Technicolor in hauntingly beautiful Arizona and New Mexico locales. Ladd plays Choya, a bandit who poses as the long-lost son of a wealthy Texas rancher. Shamed by the kindness of his new family and attracted to his lovely "sister," Choya vows to right the wrong he's done them. He rides out in search of the real missing heir...and into adventure as big as the western sky.
Henry KingAging gunslinger Jimmy Ringo is tired of killing, tired of the life he has lived; but everywhere he goes, he is recognized as the fastest gun in the west and must deal with young punks who want to challenge him. After winning yet another tiresome challenge, Ringo - despite the warning of old friend Marshall Strett - goes home to visit his estranged wife, Peggy, and the son he never knew. However, the brothers of the man he just slew are on his trail, looking for revenge. Despite his hope to build a new life with his family, he cannot stay. He will always be on the run from his past.
William WylerDazzling photography, an intelligent script, remarkable performances, superb direction and compelling music animate this large-scale Western. An ex-sea captain (Gregory Peck) comes West to marry Carroll Baker and settle down on the ranch of her father (Charles Bickford). A mutual dislike develops between Peck and the ranch foreman (Charlton Heston). Baker shares many of the "macho" sensibilities represented by Heston, which drives Peck away from her and into the arms of a schoolteacher (Jean Simmons)--who happens to own the only water for miles around. Bickford and Burl Ives have been competing for rights to Simmons' water and are willing to use any means to get it. The intertwining tensions between Peck & Heston and Bickford & Ives inevitably will lead to a climactic and violent confrontation.
Sidney PoitierWidely regarded at the time of its release as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with a social conscience, Buck and the Preacher is an immensely satisfying Western which marked Sidney Poitier's directorial debut, as well as his first screen pairing with superstar Harry Belafonte. Poitier stars as Buck, an ex-Union Army Cavalry sergeant who becomes a scout for freed slaves heading to the Colorado frontier. Tagging along with him are his wife (Ruby Dee in a scene-stealing performance) and a Bible-thumping con artist known as the Preacher (Belafonte). Attacked by racist bounty hunters determined to return the former slaves to a life of sharecropping in Louisiana, Buck and his followers must summon all the courage they have in order to reach their destination and help settle the Wild West.
UnknownAn intensely satisfying drama of rugged primitive justice, The Man From Laramie marked the final, and finest, collaboration of one of the most important teams in Western films: director Anthony Mann and star Jimmy Stewart. Together this perfectly-matched pair provided audiences with eight classic pictures, including Winchester '73 and Strategic Air Command. Under Mann's superb direction, Stewart departs from his well-loved "ordinary hero" role and gives a riveting performance as a resolute vigilante obsessed with finding the man responsible for his brother's death. Among the suspects are an arrogant cattle baron (Donald Crisp), his sadistic son (Alex Nicol) and his ranch foreman (Arthur Kennedy, in the best performance of his career). One explosive confrontation, in which Stewart is dragged by a wild horse and shot in the hand at close range, is one of movie history's most memorable sequences. Among the first Westerns filmed in CinemaScope, The Man From Laramie uses the widescreen tech
David Von AnckenLiam Neeson (Batman Begins, Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace) and Pierce Brosnan (Bond movies, The Thomas Crown Affair) star in this epic chase and primal battle set in the breathtaking landscape of the West. The civil war has ended but Colonel Morsman Carver (Neeson) is on one final mission: to kill Gideon (Brosnan) no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes them both far from the comforts and codes of civilization, into the bloodiest recesses of their own souls. Also starring Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums, Daddy Day Care) and Angie Harmon (Glass House: The Good Mother, TV's Law & Order). It's been five years since the end of the American Civil War. Somewhere deep within the snowy mountains of the American West a lone figure - Gideon (Brosnan) sits in front of a fire, lost in thought. Abruptly, he is pulled out of his reverie by the echo of a Henry rifle and a bullet puffing into the snow inche
Harmon JonesIn the tradition of "Lonesome Dove" comes this powerful story about a cattle drive. Trail boss George Montgomery must not only contend with threats from rustlers and Indians, but also with a foreman (Peter Graves of "Mission: Impossible") who may not be trustworthy.
Stuart HeislerThe gunmen who cut down Trace Jordan's brother have closed ground on hard-riding Trace. They never think hunted will become hunter…and never suspect Trace will lead them toward hostile Comanches. Excitement moves like a firestorm in this lively adaptation of a book by Louis L'Amour (Hondo, The Sacketts) and starring Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood. The two leads were among the '50s most popular talents when they played Trace and his companion-in-flight Maria. Wood had just made a triumphant shift to mature roles with Rebel Without a Cause the prior year. And Hunter was still surrounded by the buzz from his role in Battle Cry. Ride with a star team that'll ensure blazing action.
Uli EdelBetween somewhere and nowhere in the untamed West is the small town of Refuge. There, neither the sheriff nor his deputy carry a sidearm. There's no jail either, because shooting, carousing and bad blood are not in the town's character. What peaceful folks live there? Wild Bill Hickok. Doc Holliday. Jesse James. Billy the Kid. All long dead. All mysteriously given a chance to undo their violent pasts in Purgatory. All put to a stern test when Blackjack and his ornery gang ride into town.
Anthony MannJames Stewart, Rock Hudson and Shelley Winters light up the screen in this timeless portrayal of the Wild West and the heroes who tamed it. Stewart plays Lin McAdam, a frontiersman who wins a Winchester rifle in a marksmanship contest. When the prize is stolen, he doggedly pursues it as it passes among a motley group of characters—including a crazed highwayman, a corrupt gunrunner, a savage young Indian chief and even his own dangerous brother—until the final, rousing shoot-out. Also featuring Tony Curtis in one of his first screen performances, Winchester ’73 remains one of the western genre’s most enduring classics.
Arthur PennThis unusually gritty Western about gunslinger William Bonney, better known as "Billy the Kid," portrays Bonney as he is historically known to have been: illiterate, unintelligent and homicidal. When a rancher treats Bonney with kindness for the first time in his hard life, Bonney becomes devoted to the man. When the rancher is killed, Bonney goes on a murderous rampage to avenge his friend, which leads head-long to a confrontation with Pat Garrett, the man who would finally gun him down. Based on the play by Gore Vidal, this Western classic stars Academy Award-winner Paul Newman ("Message in a Bottle," "The Hudsucker Proxy") as William Bonney, Lita Milan ("I Mobster," "Never Love a Stranger"), and John Dehner("The Right Stuff," "The Boys from Brazil"). This was the first movie directed by Academy Award-nominee Arthur Penn ("Bonnie and Clyde," "Little Big Man").
Jee-Woon KimSet in the 1930s Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules and many different ethnic groups clash, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. The train’s diverse passengers and imminent danger with guns and knives everywhere serves as a microcosm of the turbulent times. Do-won (JUNG Woo-sung) is a bounty hunter who tracks down any criminals with rewards on their heads. Chang-yi (LEE Byung-hun) is the leader of a group of tough-as-nails bandits. He cannot stand to be the second best. Tae-goo (SONG Kang-ho) is a train robber with nine lives. The three strangers engage in a chase across Manchuria to take possession of a map Tae-goo discovers while robbing the train. Also on the hunt for the mysterious map are the Japanese army and Asian bandits. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand in the end as the winner?
John FordScreen legend John Wayne ("Stagecoach," "Rio Bravo," "True Grit," "The Searchers") stars in this touching western about three half-hearted outlaws who go on the run with an orphaned infant they find in the desert. Directed by the great Oscar-winner John Ford ("Stagecoach," "Mogambo," "The Grapes of Wrath"). Co-starring Ward Bond ("My Darling Clementine," "Gentleman Jim"), Harry Carey Jr. ("Tombstone") and Oscar-nominee Mildred Natwick ("Barefoot in the Park").
Henry KingJim Douglas (Gregory Peck) rides into town the night before the hanging of four outlaws. He's been on their trail, believing they raped and killed his wife. But hours before the execution, the four escape, taking a beautiful young woman hostage. Now it's a murderous race to the Mexican border. Taking charge of the posse, Douglas tracks down the criminals one by one-until the stunning, powerful conclusion reveals a terrible secret that leaves Douglas more desperate for salvation than revenge!
Andre De TothBounty hunter Randolph Scott is on the trail of a trio of train robbers, but his work is cut out for him - the three are outwardly respectable citizens, somewhat beyond the arm of the law. Co-starring Academy Award-winner Ernest Borgnine ("The Dirty Dozen," TV's "The Single Guy").
Sam PeckinpahAn offbeat western adventure film about a Union officer in charge of a jail in the Southwest. Renegade Apaches attack an Army outpost, killing everyone and the officer leads an expedition against them. The prisoners become part of the Union troops.
Michael WinnerCharles Bronson (The Magnificent Seven) and Academy Award® winner Jack Palance (City Slickers) star in a magnificent western as wild and untamed as the Old West itself. Bristling with dynamic action sequences and riveting performances, Chato's Land is a bold, sweeping tale of passion, vengeance and cold-blooded murder. Chato (Bronson) is a half-breed Apache Indian who treads the line between two cultures, balancing allegiance to his tribe with the allure of the white man's world. But when Chato kills a vicious sheriff in self-defense, he finds himself hunted by a posse led by the ruthless Quincey Whitmore (Palance), a former Confederate soldier who is determined to see him hang. It's 13 men against one, but the odds shift in Chato's favor when he leads his pursuers into Apache territory, where the harsh, cruel countryside can kill as surely as a gunman's bullet.
Henry HathawayA stranger is caught cheating in a game of five card stud in a Rincon, Colorado saloon in 1880. Van Morgan (Dean Martin) unsuccessfully tries to save the gambler's life as the other five players lynch the cheat. Meanwhile, a gold rush has brought a group of outsiders to Rincon, like gun-toting preacher Jonathan Rudd (Robert Mitchum) and Lily Langford (Inger Stevens), with her collection of beautiful lady "barbers." When two townspeople are murdered, Van remembers that both victims were playing in the fatal card game. Tension mounts as the killer stalks the other players until, at last, two of the principals confront each other and, with a showdown gunfight, the case of the five card stud game murders is closed.
John SturgesThe wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognizes as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill. Belden is sympathetic, until it transpires that one of the murderers is his own son Rick, whom he refuses to hand over. Morgan is determined to capture Rick and take him away by the 9:00 train; but he is trapped in the town alone, with Belden and all his men now looking to kill him.
David MillerAcademy Award® winner Kirk Douglas ignites the screen with one of his most personal roles as a cowboy on a collision course with the modern world in Lonely are the Brave. After landing himself in jail trying to break out his friend, Jack Burns (Douglas) finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson (Walter Matthau), who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive. Co-starring Gena Rowlands, George Kennedy and Carroll O'Connor, Lonely are the Brave is an unforgettable portrait of a lawless man defying life in an orderly world.
Michael CurtizThis is the film that inspired the Mel Brook's classic 'Blazing Saddles.' Classic Warner Brothers Western about a cowboy out to tame the wild west. Famout for a great barroom brawl scene.
Stuart MillarTwo of the most popular stars in movie history are brought together for the first time in Rooster Cogburn, the adventure-filled follow-up to True Grit. The legendary John Wayne reprises his role of the eye-patched, whiskey-guzzling U.S. Deputy Marshal that won him an Academy Award. Katharine Hepburn joins him as Eula Goodnight, a missionary who pairs up with the grizzled gunfighter to avenge the death of her father. While in pursuit of the outlaws, a tenderhearted relationship develops between the rough-and-tumble lawman and the flinty reverend's daughter as they join forces to secure justice in the untamed west.
Henry HathawayNevada Smith is a rugged innocent boy born in the 1890s during California's gold rush days to a Native American mother and white father. When he finds his parents have been murdered by vicious killers, he sets out to track them down. While the film is a western, and has plenty of action, it is also a powerful and revealing study of the regeneration of a man, in this case a lone gunslinger who is so blinded by his compulsion that it obscures any other motive for living. Steve McQueen's dynamic presence as Nevada Smith is memorable.
Burt KennedyIn this follow-up film to SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF!, James Garner portrays a con artist who runs off with bride-to-be Marie Windsor to the small Western town of Purgatory where the good citizens mistake him for famous gunslinger Chuck Connors. Garner is actually delighted with the mistake and decides to take the town for everything he can get! Also on hand is Garner's sidekick, dim-witted Jack Elam, and a love interest, tomboyish Suzanne Pleshette, whose ambition is to start a ladies finishing school. But when genuine-gunslinger Connors arrives in town and challenges Garner, Garner remarks, "I'm slow...but you're slower." We will never know...Connors shoots himself in the foot.
Rod HardyKris Kristofferson and Scott Bairstow are hunted fugitives from a Louisiana prison camp who come Two for Texas when they opt to lose themselves in a crowd by joining Sam Houston's Texas Volunteer Army.
John SturgesClint Eastwood stars as former bounty hunter turned hired gunslinger, Joe Kidd, who finds himself in the middle of a range war in rough and rugged New Mexico. Following an armed uprising by local Mexican revolutionaries who claim they've been cheated out of their land, Kidd is hired to quell the rebellion by a wealthy land baron (Robert Duvall) with interests in the disputed territory. But Kidd's and his employer's interests are soon at odds when he falls for a beautiful Hispanic rebel in this top-notch action-adventure from acclaimed veteran western director John Sturges.
Walter HillAn American legend comes to breathtaking life in this explosive epic Western starring Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Wes Studi as Geronimo. Studi (The Last Of The Mohicans) gives a stunning performance as the fearless warrior who was the last Indian leader to surrender to the white man. Betrayed by the Army's legendary Indian fighter, General George Crook (Hackman), Geronimo leads a small band of warriors in escape. Pursued by a principled officer (Patric), a grizzled Army scout (Duvall), and a gung-ho West Point graduate (Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting), Geronimo evades capture through brilliant military strategy and cut-throat courage. His true story is both an action adventure and a spiritual journey through the heart of a warrior.
Henry HathawayJohn Wayne and Stewart Granger strike it rich in this rousing comedy adventure set during the Alaskan gold rush. When prospectors Sam McCord (Wayne) and George Pratt (Granger) hit the mother lode, Sam agrees to go to Seattle to bring George’s sweetheart back to Alaska. But since she’s married someone else, Sam invites a saloon dancer (Capucine) there instead, with hilarious results.
Don SiegelAfflicted with a terminal illness, John Bernard Brooks (John Wayne), the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler (James Stewart). Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow (Lauren Bacall) and her son (Ron Howard). However, it is not Brook's fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.
Barry SonnenfeldWild, wild laughs, adventure and special-effects wizardry abound when megastar Will Smith reteams with the director of "Men in Black." Smith is agent James West, leading sidekick Artemus Gordon (Kevin Kline) and a sexy adventuress (Salma Hayek) on a perilous assignment: stop Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh) and his contraption-driven plot to establish a Disunited States of America.
Daniel BarberIn this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, three Southern women are forced to take up arms to defend their home and themselves from two renegade Union soldiers on Sherman's March.
John FordThe second chapter of Academy Award-winning director John Ford's acclaimed cavalry trilogy stars Oscar-winner John Wayne ("Stagecoach," "Rio Bravo," "True Grit," "The Searchers") as a cavalry captain who turns down retirement to help his badly outnumbered men defend their remote outpost against marauding Indians. Also starring Joanne Dru ("Red River"), John Agar ("Fort Apache"), Oscar-winners Ben Johnson ("The Last Picture Show") and Victor McLaglen ("The Quiet Man"). Features breathtaking Oscar-winning cinematography.
Brent ChristySheriff John Breaker and his son, Cal, reunite after the Civil War to track down a fellow veteran, now a notorious gang leader. Their mission turns dangerous when they find themselves caught between their former friend’s outlaw gang and the vigilantes who are taking the law into their own hands. Starring Neal McDonough (Yellowstone, Captain America), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Tarzan), Steven R. McQueen (The Vampire Diaries, Chicago Fire), and Annabeth Gish (X-Files, The Haunting of Hill House).
Andrew V. McLaglenWayne shows off his funny side in this 1963 western, a comedy inspired by THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Starring as wealthy cattle baron G.W. McLintock, Wayne shows a real sense of comic timing in several scenes filled with slapstick humor. After his wife (Maureen O'Hara) and daughter leave him for the East, McLintock attempts to win them back. The dynamics between O'Hara and Wayne are the strong suit of this film, the actors having worked together previously on THE QUIET MAN. As this is by no means a revisionist western, McLintock's chauvinistic attempts to "tame" his wife fit within the problematic ideology of the larger western genre. The ultimate example of this comes at the end of the film when McLintock settles his marital dispute by publicly "spanking" his wife in what is now a notorious cinematic moment.
Burt KennedyJames Garner is a nothing short of a delight in this western spoof. The film takes place in the small western town of Calender, a town that experiences a gold rush when gold is discovered in an open grave by Prudy Perkins (Joan Hackett). As gold prospectors flood in and out of town, the Danby clan, anxious to take advantage of the situation dispatch three sheriffs and they control the town. Into this situation, on his way to Australia, rides Jason McCullough (Garner). McCullough is an easy-going sort who just happens to be a crack shot. The town rapidly makes him sheriff. His first line of business is to break up a fight and to arrest Joe Danby (Bruce Dern) for murder.
John FordAcademy Award-winner Henry Fonda is a fanatical cavalry commander of a remote outpost bent on leading his men to slaughter. The first segment of Academy Award-winning director/producer John Ford's ("She Wore A Yellow Ribbon," "Rio Bravo," "The Grapes of Wrath") cavalry trilogy features an all-star cast that includes Fonda ("On Golden Pond," "The Grapes of Wrath"), Oscar-winners John Wayne ("Stagecoach," "True Grit," "The Searchers"), Shirley Temple ("The Little Princess") and Victor McLaglen ("She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"). Features outstanding outdoor photography and nail-biting action.
John FarrowCelebrate the 65th Anniversary of an American movie classic—‘Hondo.’ Wayne stars as the titular hardened cavalry scout who finds his softer side upon meeting a frontierswoman and her son. Often mentioned as one of Wayne’s personal favorite films, ‘Hondo’ was shot in breathtaking color in Arizona, Utah and Mexico.
Mark RydellJohn Wayne stars as a rancher who will lose his livestock after his ranch hands desert him to follow a gold strike unless he can transform a ragtag bunch of schoolboys into cowboys. Based on the novel by William Dale Jennings.
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood's second film as a director finds the celebrated action star returning to his familiar Old West stomping grounds and his internationally acclaimed role of "The Man With No Name." This time, The Stranger (Eastwood) mysteriously appears out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the lawless, sin-ridden town of Lago. After making a name for himself with a string of blazing gun battles, The Stranger is hired by the townspeople to provide protection from three ruthless gunmen just out of jail. The Stranger quickly proceeds to paint the entire town bright red, rename it "Hell," and supply divine retribution in the fiery, pulse-pounding climax of this acclaimed western shoot-em-up.
Fred ZinnemannGary Cooper won the Oscar® for the Best Actor in this classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. In the greatest showdown in the history of cinema, Cooper stands to lose not only the town but his new wife, Grace Kelly. The film also stars one of Hollywood’s most beloved and prolific actors, Lloyd Bridges, and marks the first starring role for a beautiful young actress and internationally adored screen legend Grace Kelly. High Noon garnered a total of four Academy Awards® including Best Film Editing, Score and Original Song.
Andrew V. McLaglenJohn Wayne heads a colorful cast in the epic tale of a legendary rancher who built an empire and has to face off with a civilized, smooth-talking land grabber to protect his spread. A solid gold Western free-for-all!
Susanna WhiteBased on a true story, this riveting western follows a headstrong New York widow (Jessica Chastain) as she journeys west to meet Sioux chief Sitting Bull, facing off with an army officer (Sam Rockwell) intent on war with Native Americans.
Howard HawksLegendary producer-director Howard Hawks teams with two equally legendary stars, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, in this classic Western drama. Mitchum plays to perfection an alcoholic but gutsy sheriff who relentlessly battles the dark side of the wild West, ruthless cattle barons and crooked "businessmen." The Duke gives an equally adept performance as the sheriff's old friend who knows his way around a gunfight. Filled with brawling action and humour, El Dorado delivers the goods. James Caan and Ed Asner co-star.
George Marshall, Henry Hathaway & John FordAcademy Award-winning epic follows the trials and tribulations of three generations of a frontier family as they embark to tame the wild American West. Narrated by the great Spencer Tracy, it features an Oscar-laden cast that includes John Wayne, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds, Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, George Peppard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Karl Malden, Eli Wallach & Carrol Baker. Helmed by three acclaimed directors, including Oscar-winner John Ford ("Stagecoach," "Mogambo," "The Grapes of Wrath"). Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
John FordRanking with Stagecoach as one of the greatest of its genre, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is the modern-day western to beat all westerns. John Ford, whose very name is synonymous with "westerns," directed the ideal cast. Jimmy Stewart plays the bungling but charming big-city lawyer determined to rid the fair village of Shinbone of its number one nuisance and bad man: Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). And as if all that weren't enough, the biggest star that ever aimed a six-shooter plays the Man of the title: John Wayne. Super sincere Stewart and rugged rancher Wayne also share the same love interest (Vera Miles). One gets the gunman, but the other gets the gal.
Jared MosheA merciless cowboy sets out on a dangerous journey across the frontier, determined to do whatever it takes to avenge his longtime partner’s brutal murder in this thrilling, action-packed western.
Ted PostJed Cooper (Clint Eastwood), an ex-lawman turned rancher, is moving a small herd of cattle when a group of nine men on horseback, led by Captain Wilson (Ed Begley Sr.), ride up and accuse him of having stolen the cattle and killed their owner. They refuse to believe his account, stringing him up by the neck and leaving him for dead. Lucky for him, they don't do the job right, and as Cooper dangles there, barely alive, Deputy U.S. Marshal Bliss (Ben Johnson) spots him and cuts him down. After surviving the next few days in Bliss' tumbleweed wagon with the other prisoners, he is cleared of all accusations and released by Judge Fenton (Pat Hingle). Although Cooper witnesses the hanging of the man who really murdered the owner of the cattle and took Cooper's money, he still wants revenge on the nine men who tried to hang him. Fenton insists that he leave the bringing of them to justice to his deputy marshals. Cooper and Fenton, realizing that they need each other, strike an uneasy bargain,
Lawrence KasdanKevin Costner plays the most famous lawman ever to stride the Wild West. In a gritty, complex portrayal hailed as a "classic American performance" (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers), Academy Award winner Costner (Dances with Wolves, The Bodyguard) plays the man who became a myth in acclaimed director Lawrence Kasdan's (The Big Chill, Silverado) epic, action-filled saga. Gene Hackman, an Oscar winner for Unforgiven, as Wyatt's iron-willed father, and Dennis Quaid (The Big Easy, The Right Stuff) as Earp's deadly best friend Doc Holliday add power to this mammoth, hard-hitting Western. From Wichita to Dodge City to the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, Wyatt Earp is a thrilling journey of romance, adventure and desperate, heroic action.
Seth MacFarlaneThis hilarious comedy from Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy and Ted, is filled with witty one-liners and an all-star cast. When Albert (MacFarlane) loses his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) to his moustached nemesis (Neil Patrick Harris), a mysterious and beautiful woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town and turns his luck around. But when her notorious outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, Albert must put his newfound courage to the test. Also starring the outrageous Giovanni Ribisi and Sarah Silverman. Critics say, “So hysterical, you’ll die laughing!” -Mara Reinstein, US WEEKLY.
John FordWorking together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford forged The Searchers into an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, a believer more in bullets than in words. He's seeking his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his obsessive, five-year quest, Ethan encounters something he didn't expect to find: his own humanity.
Christopher CainAfter 25 chart-topping hits, the singing star becomes a movie star! George Strait makes his film debut in an entertaining look into the heart and soul of country music from Young Guns director Christopher Cain. Superstar Dusty Chandler (Strait) is tired of the smoke, the strobe lights and the overmiked sound of his arena spectaculars. One night, something snaps. "I'm just going to take a little walk," Dusty says as he walks out of the empty hall, ditching his beard, ponytail - and temporarily, his career - to reclaim his down-home country roots. But his manager (Leslie Ann Warren) retaliates: a stand-in (Kyle Chandler) lip-synchs his songs in concert. And a romance with a lovely rancher (Isabel Glasser) is on again, off again like a rodeo cowboy. The simple life can be complex, but it's nothing a revitalized country boy can't handle!
Kevin CostnerPacked with epic action, Open Range is a powerfully gripping story that's never been told until now, and stars Academy Award winners Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies) and Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves), and Academy Award nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty, Being Julia). A group of free grazers, four men trying to escape their past, are driving cattle and living off the land on the open range -- a place where nature makes the only laws. When a ruthless, evil rancher tries to run them out of town, the men's peaceful existence takes a tumultuous turn and ends in the grittiest, most explosive gunfight on film as two men battle a town for honor, justice, and a way of life that's quickly disappearing.
Clint EastwoodSuperstar boxoffice champ and Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood ("Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby") is back in the saddle again in one of the biggest hits of 1985. In the tradition of "The Outlaw Josey Wales," Eastwood stars as the nameless stranger who saves a California gold-rush community from a merciless mining tycoon. An action-packed adventure climaxing in one of the most exciting showdowns ever filmed. Co-starring Emmy Award-winners Michael Moriarty ("Law & Order") and Richard Dysart ("L.A. Law"), Christopher Penn ("Mulholland Falls") and Carrie Snodgress ("Diary of a Mad Housewife").
Sergio LeoneIf A Fistful of Dollars began the Eastwood legend, then its sequel, For a Few Dollars More, cemented it. Clint Eastwood makes his return as “The Man With No Name,” this time teaming up with a rival bounty hunter (Lee Van Cleef as “The Man In Black”) to take down a ruthless outlaw and his band of renegades. This gritty, “hard hitting” (Variety) western masterpiece would be followed one year later by The Good, The Bad and The Ugly to complete director Sergio Leone’s brilliant Spaghetti Western Trilogy.
John SturgesAn American remake of Akira Kurasawa's Japanese classic, "The Seven Samurai." A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with 7, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of over 100 bandits who will arrive wanting all of their food.
Sergio LeoneA pancho-clad, cigar-chewing, mysterious 'Man with No Name' rides into a small frontier town which is embroiled in a struggle for power between two families. He hires himself out as a mercenary, first to one faction and then to the other, with no regard for honor or morality. He plays both sides against the middle, collecting his money, until he eventually destroys both, leaving the town to the bartender, coffin-maker and bell ringer as he rides off into the desert from whence he came. Based on Akira Kurosawa's 1961 film Yojimbo.
John MacLeanAt the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw (Ben Mendelsohn) along the way.
Ed HarrisAcademy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen ("A History of Violence," "The Lord of the Rings" franchise) stars as Everett Hitch and Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Ed Harris ("A Beautiful Mind," "The Truman Show") stars as Virgil Cole in this Western directed by Harris himself. The paths of two gunmen tracking an escaped murderer and that of a beautiful, dangerous widow with an agenda of her own collide in the lawless western town of Appaloosa. In Appaloosa, they find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher with so little regard for the law that he has taken supplies, horse and women for his own and left the city marshal and one of his deputies for dead. Cole and Hitch, itinerant lawmen, are used to cleaning up after opportunistic thieves, but this time they find an unusually wily adversary--one who raises the stakes not by playing with the rules, but with emotions.
Sergio LeoneSet during the Civil War, three disparate drifters... (the poncho-clad, cigar-chewing, silent but supremely confident "Man With No Name"--The Good; the evil bounty hunter--The Bad; and a renegade Mexican bandit--The Ugly)... search for a Confederate cash box containing $200,000, which is hidden in a distant cemetery in an unmarked grave. Their journey will carry them through the ferocity of the Civil War landscape. Sometimes they masquerade as Confederates, and others as Yankees. When they arrive at the cemetery and find the treasure is when the REAL violence begins...
Tommy Lee JonesAcademy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones "is magnificent" (THE WRAP) in what critics are calling "the best western since UNFORGIVEN" (BBC). When low-life drifter George Briggs (Jones) is rescued from hanging by the strong-willed Mary Bee Cuddy (Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank), he agrees to help her cross the plains by covered wagon, but the stark beauty of the frontier hides constant threats, enemies, and psychological peril. Also starring Meryl Streep, James Spader, and John Lithgow.
Jon FavreauDaniel Craig and Harrison Ford star in this action-packed sci-fi western from the director of Iron Man (Jon Favreau). The Extended Version of this epic adventure includes more action not seen in theaters! A stranger (Craig) stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella (Wilde) and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford), he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of cowboys, outlaws, and Apache warriors against a common enemy from beyond this world.
George Roy HillPaul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the buddy film with this western classic. Sundance (Redford) is a mighty quick draw, and his partner Butch (Newman) is a gifted get-rich-quick schemer. With the law on their trail, the two pack their guns, and, along with Sundance's girlfriend (Katharine Ross), head for Bolivia, away from the men trying to bring them to justice – and death.
UnknownClint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey. Richard Harris is an ill-fated interloper, a colorful killer-for-hire called English Bob, and Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Gene Hackman is the sly and brutal local sheriff whose brand of law enforcement ranges from unconventional to ruthless.
Ethan Coen & Joel CoenFollowing the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.
Antoine FuquaDirector Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
George P. CosmatosIn the western boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona, crime rules the streets. Violence is a way of life, and law and order have surrendered to the ruthless gunmen who wreak havoc and terror on the innocent. ...until Wyatt Earp rides into town. After retiring as marshall of dodge city, Wyatt has come to tombstone to settle down and run a business. However, he is soon compelled against his wishes to take a stand against the lawless, whose malevolent actions threaten to consume the entire town. Despite his longing for a peaceful life, Wyatt has no choice but to strap on his holster and pin the U.S. marshall's badge to his vest. Along with his friend, the lethal and unpredictable Doc Holliday, and brothers Morgan and Virgil, he sets out to wrest control of the city from the clutches of anarchy. On a stark, windswept day seething with tension, these four men stride toward a battle they neither wanted nor expected. All hell breaks looses as Earp and his men come face to face with the evil that gri
Robert DuvallTexas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death - even putting her own life in jeopardy.
Mark Landre GouldDanny Trejo, Lance Henriksen, and Tom Berenger headline this epic Western saga of a fading gunman’s quest for justice. Seeing his days are growing short, Taylon (Henriksen) rises from his deathbed, puts on his spurs, and hits the trail in search of redemption. He crosses the desert to a gold-rush town, where he finds his estranged daughter working in a brothel. But to earn her freedom, he must confront the town’s vengeful sheriff (Berenger)—who has an old score with Taylon to settle.
Delmer DavesIn 1870, when white men and Indians are fighting bitterly, Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) strongly believes the Apaches are treated unfairly. After befriending their leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler) and arranging a truce, he is called upon by a U.S. Army general to negotiate a government peace treaty. Though he fulfills his mission, Jeffords soon experiences great tragedy when he, his Indian wife (Debra Paget) and good friend Cochise become targets of a renegade ambush.
Phil KarlsonConfederate Major and his comrades escape from union forces in Southern Utah, near the end of the Civil War, and are pursued by Union Captain and his troops. The mission becomes personal for the Union Captain when his fiancee is taken by the rebels as a hostage. Based on a novel by Nelson and Shriley Wolford.
Roy RowlandCattle rustler Wes Anderson has just delivered the eulogy at a funeral - his own. He was supposed to be hanged, dead and gone. But a mob put the noose around the wrong man's neck. Anderson escaped. And now he aims to settle the score with the vigilantes who arranged his necktie party. Almost a decade after their landmark Double Indemnity, Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck doubled up again for the cowboy saga The Moonlighter (seen in 3-D in some theaters). MacMurray portrays hardened outlaw Anderson. Stanwyck is the woman once romantically linked to him, but soon wearing a deputy's badge and sworn to bring Anderson back dead or alive. She always gets her man.
Andrew V. McLaglenThis saga of the wagon-train journey of a group of Western pioneers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon along the historic Oregon Trail (from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.) is known for its breathtaking photography of the Western expanse (by William H. Clothier). Kirk Douglas portrays a widowed senator who leads the wagon train, and Robert Mitchum plays the troubled trail scout--a man plagued by poor eyesight. The trials of the trail include Indian attacks and the inevitable human conflicts of men and women who are living in close quarters in a volatile, tense and dangerous atmosphere. Among the members of the party: a highly irascible and colorful Richard Widmark, and Sally Field in her first film role.
Richard LangCharlton Heston and Brian Keith star in this film about the closing days of the fur-trapper era of the wild west. "The Mountain Men" features a fine supporting cast, which includes Stephen Macht, John Glover, Seymour Cassel, David Ackroyd and Victor Jory.
Joseph KaneIn 1871 Dakota, the two crooked businessmen Jim Bender and his henchman Big Tree Collins, oppose the local wheat farmers and the railroad development, in order to control the town of Fargo. Under John Devlin's (John Wayne) direction, the farmers organize and rise up against the gang and engage in a fierce shootout in the midst of wheat fields set ablaze by the gang.
Tom GriesAt the height of the frontier era, a locomotive races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote Army post. But one by one, the passengers are being murdered! Their only hope is John Deakin (Bronson), a mysterious prisoner-in-transit who must fight for his life - and the lives of everyone on the train - as he uncovers a deadly secret that explodes in a torrent of shocking revelations, explosive brawls and blazing gun battles.
Howard ZieffJeff Bridges stars as a dreamy-eyed Iowa farm boy who heads to Hollywood in the 1930s with hopes of becoming a screenwriter. Instead, he becomes a star of low-budget Westerns. An offbeat comedy with a wonderful ensemble cast featuring Academy Award-winner Bridges ("Seabiscuit," "Fearless"), Emmy-nominee Andy Griffith (TV's "Matlock" and "The Andy Griffith Show"), Tony-winner Blythe Danner ("Meet the Parents," TV's "Huff"), Oscar-winner Alan Arkin ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Slums of Beverly Hills), and Emmy-winner Alex Rocco ("The Godfather," "Smokin' Aces").
Joseph KaneDuke Fergus (John Wayne) is a cowboy who competes with a gambling tycoon on the Barbary Coast for the hand of the beautiful dance-hall queen Ann 'Flaxen' Tarry (Ann Dvorak). The 1906 San Francisco earthquake shakes up the plot and provides the climax.
James Edward GrantQuirt Evans, notorious gunman played by John Wayne, is wounded and on the run. He soon finds himself on a farm owned by a Quaker family, the Worths. Ignoring the advice of the town doctor, the Worth family takes Quirt and attempts to nurse him back to health. While being mended to at the farm, Quirt dreams of the day that he is able to seek revenge on the man who killed his foster father. At the same time, he is drawn to the daughter in the family, Penelope Worth. Wayne’s character soon has to make a decision; to continue down the path he has been following or create a new one with Penelope.
Sam ShepardSet against the rolling hills of the Wild West, a band of cowboys cuts through the dust, selling spirits, medicine and prostitutes to the locals. A lone rider, Prescott Roe (Richard Harris) steals proprietor Eamon McCree's (Alan Bates) half-breed daughter. With Eamon and his son Reeves (Dermot Mulroney) in pursuit, Prescott delivers the kidnapped woman to his son Talbot (River Phoenix). Despite her beauty, he can't put the past behind him and seeks a new life on his untamed frontier.
Timothy Woodward Jr.In 1880s Kansas, sharpshooter turned rancher, Clay Travis, goes from happily married father of two to a man on a mission after the tragic death of his son and the disappearance of his daughter. Determined to bring his daughter home, and to protect what little family he has left, Clay leaves his quiet ranch and heads to Wichita and on to Dodge City with help of unlikely companion Billy (Kris Kristofferson), leaving a trail of gun smoke and dead bodies in their wake. Also starring Trace Adkins and Tom Sizemore.
Andreas ProchaskaA lone rider arrives in a small high mountain village; nobody knows where he’s from and nobody wants him there. Greider (Sam Riley - CONTROL, MALEFICENT) introduces himself as a photographer from America, and the town’s patriarch, Old Brenner, provides him with shelter for the harsh winter ahead. The village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner’s beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it’s clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner’s family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him. The Dark Valley is a masterful western with "a brooding atmosphere of suspicion and menace..." (Indiewire)
John FordBeautifully restored to its original length with footage not seen in two decades, John Ford's last Western masterpiece chronicles the struggle by Cheyenne Indians to migrate homeward across the Great Plains in 1878. Featuring an all-star cast including Richard Widmark and Jimmy Stewart.