Western Watchlist

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1. The Tabasco Kid (1932)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

A timid accountant for a California cattle ranch and a lookalike dashing bandit become rivals for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy rancher.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Charley Chase, Frances Lee, Billy Gilbert, Larry Adler

Votes: 42

2. The Dude Ranger (1934)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An Easterner inherits a cattle ranch, only to discover that thousands of cattle have been stolen. He secretly signs on as a hired hand at his own ranch to discover who's stealing them.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: George O'Brien, Irene Hervey, LeRoy Mason, Syd Saylor

Votes: 89

3. Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Klondike Gold Rush, a traveler purchases a dog to lead the way toward the treasure, but reconsiders his journey when he finds a jilted married woman.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,760

4. The Phantom Empire (1935)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Music

When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy

Votes: 396

5. Annie Oakley (1935)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Western

A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 1,479

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6. Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle.... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, Paula Stone, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 263

7. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Western

After a five year absence Gene returns home to find his father murdered and his boyhood pal accused of the dastardly deed.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lucile Browne, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 108 | Gross: $1.00M

8. The Arizonian (1935)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

In a film where the leading character is a composite of several American-frontier lawmen (mostly Wyatt Earp,) Clay Tallant comes to Silver City, Arizona in the 1880s and encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Richard Dix, Margot Grahame, Preston Foster, Louis Calhern

Votes: 163

9. Melody Trail (1935)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Music

Gene goes after the badguys after they kidnap the baby he should have been babysitting.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, Smiley Burnette, Wade Boteler

Votes: 73

10. Between Men (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

When his young son is shot, John Wellington kills the culprit and flees. But his son Johnny recovers and is raised by Sir George. Some twenty years later Johnny sets out to find Sir ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Beth Marion, William Farnum, Earl Dwire

Votes: 85

11. The Eagle's Brood (1935)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Western

When the outlaw El Toro saves Hoppy's life, Hoppy agrees to find his missing grandson.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, William Farnum, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 175

12. Bar 20 Rides Again (1935)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Cattle rustler Nevada dreams of living like an emperor in the West. Hoppy and the Bar 20 boys aim to put an end to his dream.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, Jean Rouverol, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 168

13. The Last of the Mohicans (1936)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, History

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 1,151

14. Rose-Marie (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Musical, Romance, Adventure

An incognito opera singer falls for a policeman who has been assigned to track down her fugitive brother.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allan Jones

Votes: 1,139

15. The Texas Rangers (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two down-on-their-luck former outlaws volunteer to be Texas Rangers and find themselves assigned to bring in an old friend, now a notorious outlaw.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 643

16. Three Godfathers (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Western

Four outlaws come to New Jerusalem, a town full of courteous and religious people, to rob the bank. After shooting the president of the bank, only three make it out of town followed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Walter Brennan, Irene Hervey

Votes: 596

17. Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)

Passed | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A crusading newspaper editor recruits his old friend Hoppy to take the job of marshal in a town rife with vice and murder directed at helpless miners.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Gail Sheridan, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 202

18. Guns and Guitars (1936)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Music

After being framed for murdering the sheriff, Gene proves his innocence, then gets elected sheriff to go after the baddie who framed him.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Dorothy Dix, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 58

19. The Three Mesquiteers (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a group of World War 1 buddies head west to farmstead, they run into trouble.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Syd Saylor, Kay Hughes

Votes: 104

20. The Singing Cowboy (1936)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Gene heads for the big city to convince a coffee company to sponsor a radio broadcast so he can raise the money for an operation which will save a girl from being crippled for life.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lois Wilde, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 85

21. Der Kaiser von Kalifornien (1936)

97 min | Western

A German-born Swiss citizen emigrates to the United States in search of a better life and making fortune. Based on the story of John Sutter, gold rush pioneer and founder of what would become the city of Sacramento.

Director: Luis Trenker | Stars: Luis Trenker, Viktoria von Ballasko, Werner Kunig, Karli Zwingmann

Votes: 138

22. Trail Dust (1936)

Open | 77 min | Adventure, Western

Hoppy, Johnny and Windy are fighting a malicious gang trying to stop a cattle drive from reaching a drought-stricken North.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 141

23. The Phantom Rider (1936)

Approved | 258 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A 15-episode serial in which Buck Grant, the Phantom Rider, helps rancher, Mary Grayson, fight off a band of outlaws out to seize her property

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Buck Jones, Marla Shelton, Diana Gibson, Harry Woods

Votes: 75

24. Three on the Trail (1936)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Drama, Western

An evil gang is involved in both cattle rustling and the robbing of stagecoaches. Hoppy must stop them without help from the sheriff who turns out be a major outlaw himself.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, Onslow Stevens, Muriel Evans

Votes: 136

25. Heart of the West (1936)

Approved | 63 min | Western

Ranch owner Sally Jordan is engaged in a fence war with rancher Big John Trumbull. Hoppy and Johnny, along with trusty sidekick Windy, side with Sally Jordan. They control a huge cattle stampede by using dynamite.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 128

26. Call of the Prairie (1936)

Approved | 63 min | Western

Hoppy has to bust up a gang of outlaws with the help of his sidekicks Shanghai and Johnny. As usual, he walks through the fusillade unscathed.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, Muriel Evans, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 135

27. Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Mystery, Western

A supernatural western! The Three Mesquiteers accompany an archeological expedition to a lost Indian city of gold called Lukachuke.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Mary Russell

Votes: 166

28. High, Wide and Handsome (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Musical, Western

Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Brennan (Alan Hale) is muscling in on oil-drilling farmers, led by Peter Cortland (Randolph Scott). Cortland must try to save their oil business, while also saving his marriage to Sally (Irene Dunne).

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 264

29. Hit the Saddle (1937)

Passed | 57 min | Romance, Western

Greedy rancher McGowan wants to have a local wild horse sanctuary closed, so he can capture and sell them while Tucson tries to break up Stony's marriage to a sexy, gold-digging saloon girl.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Rita Hayworth

Votes: 108

30. Hopalong Rides Again (1937)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Drama, Western

On a cattle drive Hoppy, camp cook Windy, companion Lucky, and young Artie Peters encounter an eccentric professor. The professor professes to be searching for the evolutionary missing link... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Nora Lane

Votes: 130

31. North of the Rio Grande (1937)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Hoppy's brother has been murdered and he is on the trail of the murderers. To get them he makes himself seem to be a wanted man.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 148

32. Hills of Old Wyoming (1937)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Western

An evil deputy is using Indian half-breeds to rustle cattle. This causes trouble between the cattlemen and Indians. Hoppy, Windy and Lucky see that justice is served. Songs abound.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum, Russell Hayden

Votes: 128

33. Goofs and Saddles (1937)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in the old west, the stooges are spies for US Calvary; "Buffalo Bilious", "Wild Bill Hiccup" and "Just Plain Bill". Sent by General "Muster" to catch a gang of cattle rustlers, they ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Hank Bell

Votes: 433

34. Borderland (1937)

Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Mystery, Western

Hoppy goes undercover as an outlaw (which permits him, for once, to drink and be mean to children) to track down a bunch of outlaws operating along the border. Loco, the head bad guy, ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, James Ellison, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 168

35. Rustlers' Valley (1937)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Hoppy clears Lucky on a charge of bank robbery and foils the plot of a crooked lawyer to rustle a herd of pedigree cattle and take over the valley.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 148

36. Hollywood Cowboy (1937)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Just after Kramer goes to Wyoming to start his protection racket, cowboy actor Jeff Carson finishes a picture and goes camping. Attracted to Joyce Butler, he hires on at her ranch and ... See full summary »

Directors: Ewing Scott, George Sherman | Stars: George O'Brien, Cecilia Parker, Maude Eburne, Joe Caits

Votes: 106

37. Texas Trail (1937)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and gang battle sabotaging crooks as they gather more horses for the Spanish-American war.

Director: David Selman | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Judith Allen

Votes: 146

38. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.

Directors: H.C. Potter, Stuart Heisler, William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,154

39. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 964

40. Heart of Arizona (1938)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Belle Starr has returned from time in prison only to face a hail of bullets, along with rescue by Hoppy and the Bar 20 gang.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 129

41. Call the Mesquiteers (1938)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Smugglers hijack the Mesquiteers truck, but the police catch up, kill the smugglers, and then try to arrest the Mesquiteers as part of the gang. They escape but now have to prove their innocence while being hunted as wanted men.

Director: John English | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Lynne Roberts

Votes: 86

42. In Old Mexico (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Escaped criminal "The Fox" hates Hoppy and a Rurales colonel for imprisoning him and lures Cassidy to Mexico in order to exact his vengeance.

Director: Edward D. Venturini | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Paul Sutton

Votes: 114

43. Pride of the West (1938)

Approved | 56 min | Western

Caldwell and Nixon have their men rob the stage and then critcize the Sheriff for not catching the robbers. With her father the Sheriff under pressure, Mary sends for Hoppy who finds the ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 109

44. Cassidy of Bar 20 (1938)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Against a background of exceptional mountain photography, Hoppy rushes to rid former sweetheart Nora Blake and Pappy's range of rustlers and bad guys.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Frank Darien, Nora Lane

Votes: 110

45. Partners of the Plains (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Western

Lorna Drake has inherited a ranch. Hoppy teaches her a bit about ranching and handles Scar Lewis, the bad guy, in the process.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Russel