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Westerns

The American West has always fascinated movie goers, even though much of the Old West never was. Russian nobility toured, eccentric Englishwomen toured, and authors wrote wild stories that seeped into the minds of us all. Gunslingers, cattle rustlers and savage Indians are part of the myth. Other iconic elements include the hanging tree, stetsons amd spurs, lassos and Colt 45s, stagecoaches, gamblers, long-horned cattle and cattle drives, prostitutes (or madams) with a heart of gold, and more. Alice's Westerns, or Cowboy Films are listed alphabetically below, be sure to check out 'Spaghetti Westerns' sub-featured in green on the left, and 'TV Westerns' under 'Television Shows'.

Against All Flags / The Rare Breed (1952)

Director: Andrew V McLaglen, George Sherman
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Ben Johnson, Brian Keith, Errol Flynn, James Stewart, Juliet Mill...

With rapier in one hand and rope in the other, Errol Flynn swings into action as a British naval officer charged with stopping pirate Anthony Quinn, i... Read more

Along Came Jones (1945)

6.6/10
Director: Stuart Heisler
Starring: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea, Frank Sully

A light-hearted spoof on Westerns and Cooper's own heroic movie persona. The iconic western star plays Melody Jones, a mild-mannered cowboy who drift... Read more

Alvarez Kelly (1966)

6.4/10
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Starring: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule

A climactic stampede sequence sparks this Civil War western with William Holden as a mercenary adventurer hired to drive cattle from Mexico to Union f... Read more

Angel and the Badman (1947)

7/10
Director: James Edward Grant
Starring: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Irene Rich, Harry Carey

In an offbeat Western drama that predated "Witness," John Wayne plays a hardened gunslinger who is tamed by strong-willed Quaker girl Gail Russell, bu... Read more

Any Gun Can Play (1967)

6.1/10
Director: Enzo G Castellari
Starring: Gilbert Roland, George Hilton, Edd Byrnes

A nameless, wandering gunslinger sets his sights on a ruthless Mexican bandit and the reward offered for his capture...dead or alive. Spaghetti Wester... Read more

Apache (1954)

6.4/10
Director: Robert Aldrich
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire, Charles Bronson

Burt Lancaster plays an Apache warrior who continues to fight the army for his peoples' rights after Geronimo's defeat, (actually based on fact). Jea... Read more

Apache Rifles (1964)

6.2/10
Director: William Witney
Starring: Audie Murphy, L Q Jones, Michael Dante

Audie Murphy stars in this exciting, revisionist western as a commander of an Arizona army outpost who despises Native Americans. Murphy's feelings ch... Read more

Apache Rifles / Days of Jesse James / Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949)

Director: John English
Starring: Gene Autry, Clayton Moore, Roy Rogers, Audie Murphy

'Apache Rifles' - Cavalry Officer, Captain Jeff Stanton, (Audie Murphy), heads to an Arizona army outpost to capture a band of Apache renegades who h... Read more

Appaloosa (2008)

6.7/10
Director: Ed Harris
Starring: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Timothy Spall, Lance...

After drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering the helpless locals are being terrorised by a ruthless rancher and his hired thugs, two... Read more

Appaloosa ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

6.7/10
Director: Ed Harris
Starring: Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons, Lance Henriksen, Renee Zellweger, Timothy Spall, Tom Bo...

After drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering the helpless locals are being terrorised by a ruthless rancher and his hired thugs, two... Read more