Edward Ludwig's Westerns

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1. The Fabulous Texan (1947)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Romance, War

A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Bill Elliott, John Carroll, Catherine McLeod, Albert Dekker

Votes: 51

2. The Vanquished (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Western

After the Civil War, unscrupulous and corrupt civilian administrators, backed by the Union Army, run Southern towns like despots, causing public outrage.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Jan Sterling, Coleen Gray, Lyle Bettger

Votes: 121

3. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Cheyenne Express (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint Bonner reluctantly befriends Wilbur English, a sniveling coward who betrayed his outlaw gang in return for a reward and pardon. Wilbur is fearful of deadly retaliation and looks to Bonner for protection.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Royal Dano, Dan Riss, Harry Fleer

Votes: 14

4. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: Hard Bargain (1957)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

Looking for a job, Cheyenne rides into town and is caught up in a fight and witnesses a bank holdup. Deputized he goes after the robber, finds him but is conflicted when the fugitive saves him from a bear trap that almost kills him.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Clint Walker, Richard Crenna, Regis Toomey, Dawn Richard

Votes: 54

5. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Thicker Than Water (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Bonner intercedes in a delicate family situation when a wandering gambler returns to reconcile with the young son he abandoned eight years earlier. The boy believes his daddy is dead, and Bonner believes it's best to keep it that way.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Claude Akins, Penny Edwards, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 15

6. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The New Sheriff (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Stopping in the town of Harmony to visit his old friend Doc Cross, Bonner learns that the ruthless Cotten brothers and an infamous gunfighter plan to take control of the town and intimidate... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Lloyd Corrigan, Stacy Harris, William Fawcett

Votes: 7

7. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Child (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

On Christmas Eve Bonner and the Marshal capture "El Bruto," a super-strong but mute giant of a man accused of murder. The three men seek refuge for the night in a Spanish Mission where the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, James Gleason, Dan Blocker, Trevor Bardette

Votes: 23

8. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Man and Boy (1957)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A young killer robs the telegraph office and guns down the clerks. Why is Sheriff Lawson reluctant to get up a posse or even to interview the surviving clerk? Vint Bonner comes into town and prods the sheriff into upholding the law.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Emile Meyer, Martin Braddock, Irene Tedrow

Votes: 15

9. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Take Me Home (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint learns that a gambling house worker he knows is the daughter of a Quaker couple who believe she is dead. The girl is in an abusive relationship with the owner of the gambling house, who will not let her leave him.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Mala Powers, Peter Breck, Jeff Daley

Votes: 7

10. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Nowhere Kid (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A cocky and cynical young man who just came into town looking for a saloon woman is the main suspect when a robbery takes place, but is released as there are no witnesses to identify him. ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Luana Patten, Steven Terrell, Rusty Lane

Votes: 6

11. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Gold Star (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

On the very day that Sheriff Jeb Barnes retires after 40 years as sheriff and is awarded a gold star by his citizens, the town bank is robbed. As Bonner goes looking for the robbers, he wonders if it was just a coincidence.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Edgar Buchanan, Dick Elliott, I. Stanford Jolley

Votes: 9

12. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Bonner's Squaw (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Just after Vint manages to avert war between the Indians and a white town, a new situation arises: he finds the chief's daughter sleeping in his room, wishing to become his wife. The chief ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Daria Massey, Joseph Vitale, Ewing Mitchell

Votes: 11

13. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Woman from Sacramento (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Bonner is suspicious of the motives of the daughter of a dying old friend when she comes to visit him, especially since she is in the company of a known outlaw. On top of this, after ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Kathleen Crowley, Will Wright, H.M. Wynant

Votes: 13

14. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Hornitas Town (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Bonner has been sent to check on conditions in Hornitas, a gold mining camp which supposedly has none of the violence common to such towns. He finds that it is not so different after all, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Peggie Castle, John Larch, Jack Elam

Votes: 13

15. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Jebediah Bonner (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

To explain to a young boy why he tries not to kill in gunfights, Vint relates to him the story of his grandfather, and how he dealt with a young hoodlum bent on revenge.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, James Best, Jean Allison, Read Morgan

Votes: 16

16. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Quiet City (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Bonner rides into Quiet City, a town that was once wild but is now peaceful. The sheriff of more than thirty years, an old friend of Bonner's, feels as if he's no longer needed and misses ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, John Dehner, William Joyce, Reed Howes

Votes: 8

17. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Multiply One Boy (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint brings an orphaned Southern boy to live with his Northern uncle's family. But the boy still has resentments toward the North, and is angry that his uncle fought on a different side from his father, who was killed in the war.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Jimmy Baird, Jim Reppert, Kay Stewart

Votes: 9

18. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Outlander (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A band of former Confederates led by Colonel Bromley have taken over a Kansas town. But an idealistic foreign soldier who fought for the Union arrives and is immediately humiliated by ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Gloria Talbott, George Dolenz, Reed Hadley

Votes: 13

19. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Peddler (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

An old widow friend of Bonner's hires him to protect an itinerant peddler who has been harassed by thugs working for a rancher, but the man insists on going through the rancher's land alone.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Eduard Franz, Olive Carey, Bob Morgan

Votes: 8

20. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Suffragette (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Emma Birch has organized the women of the town into a determined suffragette group; the men rebel and attempt to put the women in their place. Bonner becomes the reluctant mediator between the two groups.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Ellen Corby, Charles Lane, Don Beddoe

Votes: 10

21. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: No Way to Kill (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint joins with a sheriff and posse in tracking an escaped killer who is avenging his maiming by shooting his victims repeatedly in the arm and leg before killing them.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Ben Johnson, Jeanne Bates, Ronnie Sorensen

Votes: 11

22. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Thunder Alley (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint and a sheriff locate two Mexicans they have been pursuing for horse stealing. One escapes, but Vint is shocked to witness the sheriff shoot down the other one while he has his hands up... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, John Larch, Marya Stevens, Robert Blake

Votes: 7

23. Buckskin (1958–1959)
Episode: The Outlaw's Boy (1958)

30 min | Western

A notorious outlaws's son enters the spelling bee at Jody's school. All the other children withdraw from the contest, except Jody.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Michael Lipton, Tom Masters

24. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Way Back (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint's friend Olaf Burland plans to take his newly earned money back to his farm in native Minnesota, but Vint fears that the gullible Olaf will be easy prey for some who want to separate ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Dan Blocker, Bek Nelson, James Coburn

Votes: 14

25. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Whip (1958)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A woman is shunned by everyone in her home town, including her own father, because she married a man who later turned outlaw and killed the town's leading citizen. Bonner tries to prevent the shunning from escalating into violence.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Diane Brewster, Harvey Stephens, John Stephenson

Votes: 9

26. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Lady and the Gun (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint is infuriated when he learns that a young woman has taken his horse Scar for a joyride, but his anger quickly evaporates when he meets the girl, and soon falls in love with her.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Mala Powers, Lloyd Corrigan, Evelyn Scott

Votes: 11

27. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Incident at Bluefield (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint comes to the town of Bluefield to investigate the death of a friend. He learns that the man was murdered for trying to organize small land owners against the town boss who has been ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Alan Hale Jr., John Litel, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 10

28. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Pawn (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

An old friend of Vint's has been jailed after being caught with a band of rustlers, and is likely to be hanged if he doesn't tell where the other rustlers are. But he is unwilling to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Onslow Stevens, Julie Payne, Denver Pyle

Votes: 13

29. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: Blood of Courage (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

A rancher, a former major in the Confederate Army, asks Vint to hire on as a ramrod, to be paired with another ramrod whom Vint dislikes. Vint soon learns that the other ramrod has plans to... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, J. Carrol Naish, Alix Talton, Lee Farr

Votes: 14

30. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: A Rose for Lotta (1959)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

Lotta Crabtree is hired by mining tycoon Alpheus Troy to lure one of the Cartwrights into town and hold him for ransom in exchange for Ponderosa timber rights.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 158

31. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: The Dead Ringer (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint is deliberately framed for a bank robbery and murder.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Walter Coy, Richard H. Cutting, Roy Engel

Votes: 8

32. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: A Very Special Investigator (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

Vint tries to help an old newspaper editor in his crusade against three corrupt officials---the town's mayor, sheriff, and judge, as well as the gunman they've been using as their enforcer.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Fay Spain, Reed Hadley, Andy Clyde

Votes: 7

33. The Texan (1958–1960)
Episode: The Telegraph Story (1959)

30 min | Western

Bill is working with a telegraph company installing lines, but an outlaw gang camped in the area wants to get the crew to leave.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Edward Ashley, Denver Pyle, Harry Fleer

34. The Restless Gun (1957–1959)
Episode: A Trial for Jenny May (1959)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

After Jenny May McElroy's husband was killed in a gunfight, no one in town would give her a job to support her children, except for the saloon owner, who hired her as a bookkeeper. Because ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Strangis | Stars: John Payne, Ellen Corby, Kasey Rogers, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 8

35. The Texan (1958–1960)
Episode: The Taming of Rio Nada (1960)

25 min | Western

Longley has been a special marshal to the Texas town of Rio Nada. The area has been plagued by Mexican bandits who have used to the cross the border into the United States and raid the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Barbara Stuart, Reed Hadley, Valerie Allen

36. The Gun Hawk (1963)

Approved | 92 min | Western

When his town-drunk father is killed by the Sully brothers, gunfighter Blaine Madden exacts his revenge but has to flee, aided by a young aspiring gunslinger, when the sheriff tries to arrest him.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Rod Cameron, Ruta Lee, Rod Lauren

Votes: 236

37. Branded (1965–1966)
Episode: Headed for Doomsday (1966)

22 min | Western

Jason arrives in Indian Territory to listen to famous newspaper reporter, Horace Greeley, give a speech. Greeley is famous for his petition that the "red man" should be treated as equal ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Chuck Connors, Burgess Meredith, Carol Ohmart, Robert Q. Lewis

Votes: 10



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