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.
JT PettyThe Dakota Territories 1879. A handful of brave pioneers maintain isolated settlements in the badlands beyond civilization. Irish immigrant Fergus Coffey is near to winning the hand of his beloved Maryanne when she is suddenly taken from him, her family brutally abducted in a nighttime attack on their homestead. Suspicion falls immediately on hostile Indians. Experienced Indian fighters Will Parcher and John Clay form a posse and set out to rescue the kidnapped settlers. But as men vanish in the night, and horrific evidence accumulates with the dead and dying, the group discovers that their prey is far more terrifying than anything human, and their prospects are far more terrible than death.
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.
Sergio LeoneSergio Leone directed this vibrant, violent, and sometimes, tongue-in-cheeck adventure set during the turbulence of the Mexican Revolution. Juan Miranda (Rod Steiger) is a Mexican peasant-turned bandit, who meets Irish explosives expert Sean Mallory (James Coburn). Together they plan to rob banks. Sean's pre-dynamiting cry is, "Duck, you sucker!" At the request of a revolutionary, Sean agrees to blast into a bank...but, to Juan's disgust, the "bank" is now a prison. The explosion frees the revolutionaries who were being held within. Sean and Juan are now heroes of the revolution! Government troops are hot on their trail. Juan is captured. At the moment before his execution, he hears a welcome cry -- "Duck, you sucker!" Sean has come to his rescue. Music by Ennio Morricone.
Ti WestOn their way to Mexico, a mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog cut through the forgotten town of Denton - a place now dubbed by locals as a "valley of violence." The once popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a brash group of misfits and nitwits - chief among them, Gilly (James Ransone) who is the troublemaking son of the town’s unforgiving Marshal (John Travolta). As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents, including two bickering sisters (Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan), bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction. Only the world-weary Marshal struggles to stop the violent hysteria, but after a gruesome discovery about Paul’s past…there is no stopping the escalation. From writer/director Ti West and Blumhouse Productions, In a Valley of Violence brings absurdist humor and West’s shocking scenes of violence to the Western genre.
George ShermanIn this final film from legendary Western director George Sherman (The Comancheros), John Wayne is an aging Texas cattle man who's outlived his time. He must quickly swing into action and reconnect with his estranged family after outlaws kidnap his grandson "Little Jake"and wound his son. Featuring Richard Boone, Bobby Vinton and Maureen O'Hara.
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.
Jared Moshe'The Ballad of Lefty Brown' is a thrilling, action-packed western. Always the grizzled sidekick and never the hero, Lefty (Bill Pullman) is considered an unreliable loser but is pushed into the limelight when his best friend and longtime partner, Edward (Peter Fonda), is brutally murdered. His desire to clear his name and seek revenge places him at odds with vested interests, hired guns, corrupt officials and his own abundant failings as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
Justin LeeSet in the snow-swept planes of Montana in 1876, during the very height of the lawless 'Wild West', a ruthless headhunter tracks his own brother in a search for vengeance with the help of a young fur trapper. A gritty, post civil-war western with a killer premise, 'Any Bullet Will Do' stars Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award Nominee Bruce Davison ('X-Men', 'The Crucible'), Kevin Makely ('Badland', 'Zeroville') and Mark Ryan ('Black Sails', 'Transformers' franchise).
Mark RydellWhen all the adult men go off in search of gold, a veteran rancher is forced to hire eleven teenage boys as trail hands, and in the process of driving 1200 cattle across 400 rough miles, the young cowboys become cowmen. Starring screen legend John Wayne, with Emmy-winner Colleen Dewhurst ("Murphy Brown"), Oscar-nominee Bruce Dern ("Coming Home") and A Martinez ("L.A. Law"). From director Mark Rydell ("On Golden Pond").
Starring: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern
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.
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.
Don SiegelClint Eastwood is a hard-hitting high plains drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun (Shirley MacLaine) from a gang of attackers. After meeting a band of Mexican revolutionaries bent on resisting the French occupation of Mexico, the cowboy and Sister Sara decide to join forces with the freedom fighters and set off on a deadly mission to capture the enemy's garrison. But along the way, a steamy romance develops between them when the soft-spoken hero discovers the nun is not what she seems. Ending with a violent climax at the well-protected fort, this action-packed western classic cemented Eastwood's status as a true cinematic superstar!
John FordThe first pairing of legendary Western director John Ford (six-time Oscar -winner whose credits include Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Quiet Man) with star Jimmy Stewart, TWO RODE TOGETHER is a taut, suspenseful story of two lawmen who invade Comanche Indian territory to rescue the white captives of the tribe. As in all of his seven previous Westerns, Jimmy Stewart rode his lucky horse and wore his lucky, sweat-stained Stetson (against the wishes of Ford, who complained, "Now I've got starswith hat approval!"). But unlike earlier Westerns where the outcome was sure to be happy one (for the settlers, at lest), TWO RODE TOGETHER is a dramatic and unsentimental depiction of hostages confronted by the savagery of "civilized" society. Stewart stars as a U.S. Marshal assigned to trade gunsfor hostages with the fearsome Comanche. Cynical and corrupt, the character was a striking departure from Stewart's usual roles as a stalwart do-gooder. Paired with Richard Widmark, Stewart locates the
Rudolph MatéAn ex-Confederate Army officer, John Parrish (Glenn Ford, 3:10 to Yuma, 1957), plans to sell up to nearby Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancée, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner, Lee Wilkenson (Edward G. Robinson, Mackenna's Gold), and the outfit's bullyboy tactics make him think again. When one of his ranch hands is murdered, he decides to stay and fight, utilizing his war experience. Meanwhile, all is not well at Anchor Ranch where the owner's wife, Martha (Barbara Stanwyck, T.V.'s The Big Valley), has been carrying on for years with her husband's brother who, in turn, keeps a local Mexican sweetie in town.
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.
Michael CiminoMichael Cimino's controversial epic of corrupted idealism, set during the bloody Johnson County Wars of the 1890s, was detested by a majority of film critics upon its release and is now the subject of the "re-revisionism" that affects the reputation of many films and works of art. Some critics now regard "Heaven's Gate" (the film that almost brought down an American film studio) as a masterpiece...a film ahead of its time. The enormous cast includes Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Sam Waterston, Isabelle Huppert, John Hurt, Brad Dourif, Joseph Cotten, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Richard Masur, Terry O'Quinn, Mickey Rourke and Willem Dafoe. The extraordinary cinematography is by Vilmos Zsigmond.
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.
UnknownIn 1878 New Mexico, rancher John Tunstall (Terence Stamp) hires young gunmen to work on his property while teaching them to read and civilize themselves. When men working for rival rancher Lawrence Murphy (Jack Palance) shoot and kill Tunstall, the young gunmen take the law into their hands and soon earn monikers such as "Billy the Kid" (Emilio Estevez). Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen and Dermot Mulroney also star.
Henry HathawayKatie Elder bore four sons. The day she is buried they all return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. John Wayne is the eldest and toughest son, the gunslinger. Tom (Dean Martin) is good with a deck of cards and good with a gun when he has to be. Matt (Earl Holliman) is the quiet one - nobody ever called him yellow...twice. Bud (Michael Anderson, Jr.) is the youngest. Any hope for respectability lies with him. Directed by Henry Hathaway (True Grit), an acknowledged master of the Western, the story has a dual theme: not only is this a he-man's story, but it is also a drama of the maternal influence of Katie Elder, movingly portrayed from beginning to conclusion.
Dean WrightWhat price would you pay for freedom? In this exhilarating action epic, an impassioned group of men and women make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and country. This film unfolds the (hidden) true story of 1920s Cristero War: a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.
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.
Sam PeckinpahSam Peckinpah's first big-budget film was also the first to be taken away and released in a shortened version. But now, 40 years later, most of the missing footage has been located and reinserted with the entire soundtrack remixed in 5.1 Dolby Digital, and a completely new score composed. The new scenes complete the electrifying depiction of an oppressive Union officer who leads a squad of Rebel prisoners, ex-slaves, and criminals into Mexico to hunt down a band of murdering Apaches which raises the question: who represents a greater threat?
Robert ConwayNotorious outlaw Royce Tullis seeks revenge against the twelve jurors who condemned his brother to death. He leaves a blood-soaked trail of vengeance behind him. There is one final name on his list.
Raoul WalshErrol Flynn ("The Adventures of Robin Hood") stars in this romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand. Oscar and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Olivia de Havilland ("Gone with the Wind," "The Heiress") and Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Arthur Kennedy ("Bright Victory") co-star in this wonderful portrayal of a significant historical event. This film also marks the last time that Flynn and de Havilland worked together.
UnknownIn the Old West, a young woman witnesses the horrific killing of her husband and sons at the hands of a brutal outlaw and his gang. Now, with the help of a bounty hunter, she is out for revenge and wont stop until every last member is dead.
Graham Phillips & Parker PhillipsWhen a young Lakota woman goes missing in the oil fields of North Dakota, a cowboy's pursuit leads him into a dark unforgiving world of greed, violence and trafficking. In his attempt to save the damsel in distress, the rancher uncovers a harrowing past and hints at a dire future.
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.
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.
Geoff MurphyAcademy Award-nominated sequel to the smash western, "Young Guns," reunites original cast members Emilio Estevez ("The Mighty Ducks" trilogy, "Stakeout") as outlaw Billy the Kid and his fellow gang members Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Kiefer Sutherland (TV's "24," "A Time to Kill"), and Golden Globe-nominee Lou Diamond Phillips ("Courage Under Fire," "Stand and Deliver"). Newcomer Christian Slater ("Interview with the Vampire," "True Romance") joins the action as the young gunslingers find themselves heading towards a climactic showdown with Sheriff Pat Garret, Billy's former friend. Co-starring Academy Award-winner James Coburn ("Snow Dogs," "Monsters Inc."), Alan Ruck ("Cheaper By the Dozen," "Twister") and Viggo Mortenson ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "A Perfect Murder"). With original songs by rock superstar Jon Bon Jovi, including the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning theme song, "Blaze of Glory."
Thomas MakowskiTrace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TVs “Sons of Anarchy”) and Brendan Penny (Ring of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), South, aka “The Virginian” (Adkins), lives his life as a ranch enforcer with bravery and steely determination. When a big-city writer (Penny) raises questions about the fierce treatment of rustlers, South is quick to defend the brutal realities of the “Code of the West.” But as he looks deeper into the latest string of rustling and finds his convictions questioned by a pretty new schoolteacher (Victoria Pratt, Mutant X), South begins to wonder if the Judge had ulterior motives in raising him to a life of bloodshed and violence in this explosive, action-loaded epic on the open range.
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 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
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.
George MarshallAs Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns, Stewart is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task, he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy (Dietrich), an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like "The Boys in the Back Room," while winning the hero's heart. Packed with unforgettable performances, snappy dialogue and rousing tunes, Destry Rides Again is a true fan favorite which set the standard for all western comedies to come.
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.
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.
Arthur PennAn 1880s Montana cattle baron (John McLiam) hangs a cattle rustler, mostly as an example to the gang's leader (Jack Nicholson). Nicholson vows revenge, but falls in love with the daughter (Kathleen Lloyd) of the cattle baron, and decides to settle down and become a farmer. But he continues to assist the rustlers who still raid McLiam's land. McLiam hires a top-gun bounty hunter (Marlon Brando). Nicholson sets out to kill Brando, but loses his chance. Brando resumes a murderous rampage which will soon wipe out all the outlaws-except Nicholson, who will precede his final battle to the death with Brando in a competition of mugging, switching accents (Brando) and mannerisms that would, in themselves, do in lesser men. This enormously entertaining movie was directed by Arthur Penn.
Jee-Woon KimSet in the 1930’s Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. Do-Won (Jung Woo-sung - The Warrior) is a bounty hunter who tracks down dangerous criminals. Chang- yi (Lee Byung-hun - GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra) is the leader of a group of tough-as-nails bandits. Tae-goo (Song Kang-ho - The Host) 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 Manchurian bandits. In this unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand as the winner in the end? Forget Indiana Jones and The Man With No Name and experience the incredible, the original, the outrageously unpredictable The Good The Bad The Weird!
S. Craig ZahlerWhen a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission – and survival itself – in serious jeopardy. Kurt Russell leads an all-star cast including Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins, in this gritty, action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the old west.
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,
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").
Giuseppe ColizziWestern action adventure in the best Italian tradition, Ace High was shot in Mexico, Spain and Rome. Eli Wallach takes $300,000 from two hombres of questionable moral fiber, then proceeds to spread the cash around generously. His victims follow his trail, but when the men finally do meet, they must join forces for defense against a murderous desperado. Before that battle is over, Wallach has absconded once again with the cash. And the chase is on, leading them, ultimately, to a crooked Mississippi gaming house, a wonderful gun battle, and lots of money for everyone.
George MarshallA rootin-tootin' funfest! Songs, dances, laughs and purty girls! Yippie-ti-yi-yo! A spirited cast kicks up its heels in a lively musical spoof of cowboy films crammed with spur-jangling tunes by Jay Livingstone and Ray Evans (creators of The Paleface's Oscar.-winning "Buttons and Bows") and decked out with colorfully stylized, Oscar.-nominated sets. Rosemary Clooney heads up the high-kicking, red-gartered girls of the Red Dog Saloon. They can-can, but she won't-won't unless Jason (Jack Carson) asks her to get hitched. Guy Mitchell and Gene Barry are gun-totin' polecats who think they've got a feud to settle. And Frank Faylen and Buddy Ebsen are among the folks who hope the gunslingers get itchy fingered - so they can hold a town barbecue during the funeral!
Michael MooreThe frontier was gone, the Indian way of life all but dead. For Chaddock, the frontiersman, his way of life was over too. With his Indian wife dead, he must now think of his 10-year old son, Akii. Chaddock has accepted a job as the territorial marshal for Montana. On arriving just outside the town of Gloryhole, they meet the Cody family that is preparing to move West to Oregon. Rep Marlowe has blocked off water to the south and the homesteaders. Chaddock says he will open the dam and the Codys decide to stay -- for the time being. In town Chaddock and Akii find Sheriff Tangley making his morning patrol of the streets. The night before Tangley lost all the money he had made to Rep Marlowe in a poker game. When Rep Marlowe and Patch, a hardened gunman who earned his name by the leather patch that covers his left eye, hear the name of Chaddock, they are ready and anxious to kill him. Chaddock refuses to run away from his duty. After a bloody gunfight, Chaddock, with the aid of the Cody's
James HuthJean Dujardin (Oscar and BAFTA winning star of The Artist) stars as Lucky Luke, a crack-shot gunslinger with a lightning fast draw and a conscience to boot. After witnessing the savage murder of his parents at the hands of the vicious Cheater Gang, Luke dedicates his life to bringing the very wildest in the west to justice, that is with a non-lethal twist. Years later, when the President of the United States assigns Luke the task of cleansing the streets of his hometown, the crime-ridden cesspool known as Daisy Town, Luke is stirred back into action. Based on the hugely popular comic series by Maurice De Bevere, Lucky Luke is a visually arresting Western with a twist.
Lambert HillyerWild Bill Hickock (Bill Elliott) and Cannonball (Dub Taylor) help two young people in love (Mary Daily and Stanley Brown) and bring the murderer (Kenneth MacDonald) of Cannonball's father to justice.
Sidney SalkowA man returns to the home he left after killing the son of an evil rancher. He wants to live on his father's ranch and rekindle his former romance. En route home he discovers that a gang of outlaws is planning to hold up the bank. Most of the men have gone on a cattle drive, leaving the town defenseless, so he agrees to help his old friend fend off the bad guys.
Anthony AscotWily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch of other treacherous folks who include conniving widow Senora Manassas, shrewd fellow gunslinger Grand Full, and the vicious and unhinged General Monk are also looking to get their greedy hands on the said fortune.
Giuliano CarnimeoAfter witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left behind by the murder victims, and one of them could well be behind the killings. The sheriff himself is not above suspicion, so Sartana must uncover the culprit all on his own.
Tiller RussellThe story begins when Juliette Flowers swears to bring the body of Ransom Pride home to Texas after he’s gunned down in the streets of Mexico. With the help of Siamese twins, a shotgun-toting dwarf, and Ransom’s crackshot younger brother, Juliette spills blood on the border to honor her oath to Ransom Pride. From savage bounty hunters to a murderous Reverend, The Last Rites of Ransom Pride is a full throttle high style graphic novel western that’s a classic in the making.
Edwin L. MarinA gun salesman (Randolph Scott) becomes a gunslinger when his merchandise falls into the wrong hands. To recover his six-shooters from outlaws, he must beat them at their own deadly game. Co-starring Lloyd Bridges ("Tucker," "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid").
James B. ClarkAn ulterior motive lurks beneath the Sheriff’s badge in the unsuspecting small town still recovering from the Civil War. In this story created by Aaron Spelling, Mitch, a Confederate veteran, plots revenge after his wife’s senseless death. By wheedling his way into the town’s good graces, Mitch becomes sheriff and slowly but surely begins to exact vengeance.
Tommy Lee JonesAcademy Award® winners Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep star in this action epic set in America’s West in the 1850’s. Mary Bee Cuddy is an independent frontier woman, living a life of solitude. When three women are declared insane by the local preacher (John Lithgow), she volunteers for the dangerous task of taking them to Ohio, where a minister’s wife is waiting for their lost souls. Along the way she stumbles across a reprobate claim-jumper, and agrees to save his life in exchange for his help. Together the unlikely pair are pushed to their limits as they traverse the harsh, untamed.
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").
Kristian Levring1870s America. When settler Jon kills his family's murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town's black heart.
Anthony HarveyThis lyrical western, set among the savage landscape of canyons and plains of New Mexico, features Martin Sheen as city-bred Pike who travels to the badlands with experienced trapper Henry (Harvey Keitel) to buy pelts from a Commanche chief. The chief is attacked by White Bull (Sam Waterston), a vicious Kiowa brave, who subsequently ambushes the trappers, killing Henry. Pike is left alone to fend for himself and, as he learns how to survive in the hostile environment, his mind turns to revenge.
Silvio NarizzanoHe treats folks in his tiny Texas settlement with fairness, spends his time tending crops, and does all he can do to keep the peace when a hothead taunts him. But the man called Blue (Terence Stamp) wasn't always that way. He once lived the reckless, on-the-lam life of a bandit - stealing destroying, wenching and killing with the outlaw gang ruled by his adoptive father Ortega (Richard Montalban). Karl Malden joins Stamp and Montalban in this brooding, violent Western saga of divided loyalties. Blue is determined to put his past behind him... but when his former gang saddles up for a savage raid against the settlement, he may have to build his new life on Ortega's grave.
Anthony MannOscar-nominated story stars Academy Award-winner James Stewart ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Vertigo") as a driven bounty hunter in pursuit of a ruthless outlaw, Oscar-nominee Robert Ryan ("Crossfire," "The Wild Bunch," "Bad Day at Black Rock"), and his beautiful girlfriend, Oscar-nominee Janet Leigh ("Psycho," "Touch of Evil, "Little Women"). Filmed in the stunning Rocky Mountains, it is considered by many as one of the best westerns ever made. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Don SiegelElvis Presley plays Pacer Burton, a half-breed youth in the Old West torn between loyalty to the whites, as represented by his father (John McIntyre), and the Indians, represented by his mother (Dolores Del Rio). A series of brutal Kiowa raids, and the subsequent reprisals by the white settlers, sorely test Pacer's fortitude. Though offered moral support by his parents and by his girlfriend (Barbara Eden), Pacer is forced to work things out himself.
Anthony MannHenry Fonda and Anthony Perkins headline "The Tin Star," a tough-minded, character-driven western nominated for an Oscar for its story and screenplay. Perkins plays Ben Owens, a greenhorn sheriff who hasn't worn his badge long... and won't live to wear it much longer unless he gets some savvy help. Fonda, bringing to his role the presence and plain speaking that made him an icon of the cinematic West, plays wily bounty hunter Morg Hickman. "A decent man doesn't want to kill," Morg counsels Ben. "But if you're going to shoot, shoot to kill." Morg backs up his words with action. And when the time comes, so will Ben.
Irvin KershnerLord John Morgan (Richard Harris), disillusioned with the "civilized" aristocracy of England, returns to the American West in search of the vital and rugged life he once led among the proud Yellow Hand tribe. But what he finds instead is destruction: a brutal and bloody war inflicted on his adopted blood brothers by an unscrupulous trapper and his followers. Decimated, enslaved and swept from their home, their only hope of regrouping, retaining their ancient customs and fighting back for their sacred homeland now lies with Morgan...a man they call Horse.
Timothy Woodward Jr.Legendary lawman and gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok, is tasked with taming the wildest cow-town in the west. While delivering his own brand of frontier justice, the infamous hard-drinking gunfighter's reputation as the fastest draw in the west is put to the test.
Russell RouseGunman gone good George and his wife Dora are trying to live a peaceful life. But George's gunslinging ways are legendary - and attract the attention of other gunmen who feel up for a challenge. The couple moves to a new town in the hopes of finally finding a normal life. When George gets drunk and spills the beans, can he and Dora trust the townsfolk to keep their secret? A Western with a message the whole family can enjoy.
Burt KennedyJohn Wayne stars with Ann-Margret as a gunman who agrees to help a beautiful widow cross into Mexico to retrieve a fortune in gold stolen by her late husband. Mrs. Lowe (Ann-Margret) tells Lane (Wayne) that she just wants to clear her family name, and she offers the reward for the return of the loot as payment. Now, with a band of friends, Lane and Lowe go after the gold. But they are not the only ones looking for the stolen fortune ... and the lovely Mrs. Lowe has secrets of her own that may doom The Train Robbers.
William A. FrakerThe ultimate story of the legendary Lone Ranger, and his faithful Native American companion, Tonto, who ride against evil in this action-packed Western. The Legend of the Lone Ranger examines the course of events that bring the Lone Ranger into being as well as tracing his childhood meeting with Tonto and his romance with Amy Striker . When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the outlaw leader, Butch Cavendish and his gang, he is rescued by his old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the evil that Cavendish represents. He does his mask and saddles up his white horse Silver, to become ‘The Lone Ranger’, the great western hero.
Kelly ReichardtAn acclaimed Western from director Kelly Reichardt ('Night Moves') and starring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan and Shirley Henderson. The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other’s instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.
Sam PeckinpahOscar-winner James Coburn portrays legendary outlaw Billy the Kid's childhood friend, Pat Garrett. Now a law-abiding sheriff, he arrests Billy for murder. Sentenced to hang, Billy escapes in a hail of gunfire forcing Pat to hunt him down. Directed by acclaimed action director Sam Peckinpah ("The Wild Bunch," "Straw Dogs"). Starring Coburn ("The Great Escape," "The Magnificent Seven"), Kris Kristofferson ("A Star is Born"), Oscar-winner Jason Robards ("Philadelphia," "All the President's Men"), Oscar-nominee Katy Jurado ("High Noon") and Oscar-winner Chill Wills ("The Alamo," "Meet Me in St. Louis"). With Harry Dean Stanton ("Alien," "Kelly's Heroes"), Slim Pickens ("Dr. Strangelove") and folk-legend Bob Dylan. Featuring Dylan's smash hit, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door."
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!
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.
Michael CrichtonSean Connery is Edward Pierce, a master thief who conceives a brilliant plan to steal a fortune in gold bars from a railroad payroll car. But to pull off the most daring heist in history, Pierce must join forces with a safecracker (Sutherland) and his own beautiful girlfriend (Down) in a series of intricately plotted thefts that will test all of their nerve, camaraderie and larcenous skill.
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").
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.
David Von AnckenA taut action film, an epic chase and primal battle set in the breathtaking landscape of the West. The civil war has ended but Colonel Morsman Carver (Liam Neeson) is on one final mission: to kill Gideon (Pierce 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 civilisation, into the bloodiest recesses of their own soul.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.