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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'.

The Sons Of Katie Elder (1965)

7.2/10
Director: Henry Hathaway
Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Earl Holliman

The Duke stars in this entertaining film about four brothers re-united after the death of their mother and forced to fight to get back their land. Wit... Read more

The Spikes Gang (1974)

6.3/10
Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Lee Marvin, Ron Howard, Gary Grimes

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The Spoilers (1942)

6.8/10
Director: Ray Enright
Starring: John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott

Gold-mining in the Yukon is the setting for the retelling of this famous tale previously filmed in 1914, 1923 and 1930, then again in 1955. John Wayne... Read more

The Stranger Wore A Gun (1953)

5.9/10
Director: Andre De Toth
Starring: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine

Randolph Scott heads to Arizona after a stint with Quantrills' Raiders during the Civil War and is enlisted by another former Raider who once saved hi... Read more

The Strawberry Roan (1948)

5.6/10
Director: John English
Starring: Gene Autry

Young Joe is paralyzed as he is bucked by a wild horse, a strawberry roan. Angered, his father, Walt, tries to shoot the horse but is stopped by his f... Read more

The Sundowners (1950)

5.8/10
Director: George Templeton
Starring: John Drew Barrymore, Robert Preston, Robert Sterling, Chill Wills, Cathy Downs

Robert Preston and Robert Sterling star as brothers torn apart by their moral differences. One, a mild-mannered do-gooder, the other, a heartless cri... Read more

The Tall Men (1955)

6.7/10
Director: Raoul Walsh
Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan

Two ex-Confederate soldiers, brothers Clark Gable and Cameron Mitchell, sign on as cowhands on a hazard-filled run from Texas to Montana in this gritt... Read more

The Tall T (1957)

7.4/10
Director: Budd Boetticher
Starring: Maureen O'Sullivan, Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Arthur Hunnicutt

The luck of Pat Brennan (Randolph Scott) is about to go from bad to worse; after gambling his horse away, he gets a ride from Willard (John Hubbard) a... Read more

The Texas Rangers (1936)

6.7/10
Director: King Vidor
Starring: Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Lloyd Nolan

When three outlaws barely escape after committing a stagecoach robbery, they saddle up their horses and head south to Texas, where two of them go unde... Read more

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Julio Cedillo

Veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones wears the director's hat for the first time with this poetic homage to the Tex-Mex western, written by Guillermo Arriaga... Read more