Odd Westernsby karljhickey14 | created - 18 Jul 2014 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
Films set in the old west , but not the usual gunslinging , cowboys and indians , plus films set in the wild east / north / south / and other places . Mostly from the classic era , forties to sixties .
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1. Curse of the Undead (1959)
Passed | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
B-grade western with a twist: mysterious gunslinger-for-hire Drake Robey is really a vampire, and it's up to Preacher Dan to save the town and girlfriend Dolores Carter.
2. Valerie (1957)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Western
After the American Civil War, former Union Major John Garth marries pretty settler Valerie but tragedy strikes and the two spouses end up in court where they give two different conflicting accounts of their marriage.
Psychological drama , often listed as Film Noir
3. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Votes: 107,086 | Gross: $5.01M
4. Salome, Where She Danced (1945)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Music
A Viennese ballerina is forced to flee to Arizona during the Franco-Prussian War, where she proceeds to vamp numerous men in order to get what she wants.
5. Barbary Coast (1935)
Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »
San Francisco in the Gold Rush
6. Mutiny (1952)
Approved | 77 min | Adventure, History
During the War of 1812, the U.S. tasks Captain James Marshall to sail through the British blockade and bring back a French loan in gold but the secret leaks out and many greedy hands, including the mutinous crew's, are after the gold.
Pirates in early 19thc America
7. Kangaroo (1952)
Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
In turn-of-the-century Australia, two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him. However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.
Australian near western
8. High Hell (1958)
Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure
A greedy miner's determination to continue winter blasting in the Canadian Rockies threatens to bring avalanches down on a small village.
Noirish melodrama set in Alaska
9. Duel in the Sun (1946)
Passed | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.
Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore
Votes: 7,621 | Gross: $20.41M
Camp classic , supposed to be a western but so much more
10. North West Mounted Police (1940)
Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1885, a Texas Ranger travels to Canada to arrest a trapper who's wanted for murder and who's stirring up the Natives in a rebellion against the Canadian government.
11. The Canadians (1961)
TV-PG | 85 min | Western
When the Sioux come to Canada, the Canadians permit them to stay in Canada if they come peacefully. However, some cowboys kill all inhabitants of one of their villages. The cowboys seek to ... See full summary »
12. Outlaw Women (1952)
Approved | 75 min | Western
This rather unusual 50s western is set in a town where men may not enter. The town is controlled by a woman gambler who eventually succumbs to the allure of a handsome and persistent cowboy.
Western town run by women
13. Pirates of Monterey (1947)
Passed | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A woman journeys to Spanish California to marry a Spanish officer, but on the way she meets and falls in love with an American adventurer who is part of a movement to overthrow the Spanish in California.
14. Alien Thunder (1974)
PG | 93 min | Western
Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger.
15. Yellowneck (1955)
Passed | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, War
5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades and try to make it to Cuba.
Southern , set in Florida everglades
16. The Americano (1955)
Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Western
An American working on a ranch in the Amazon comes up against a gang of Brazilian bandits.
17. The Baron of Arizona (1950)
Approved | 97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Master swindler James Reavis painstakingly spends years forging documents and land grants that will make his wife and him undisputed owners of the entire state of Arizona.
18. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
Approved | 62 min | Western
An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue
Musical western with dwarves .
19. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Western
A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.
Western , but the final showdown has a slight difference ...
20. The Naked Dawn (1955)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico, at the dawn of the automobile, modern bandit Santiago burglarizes train freight cars and falls in love with a poor farmer's wife.
21. The Capture (1950)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Western
A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.
Modern , often listed as Film Noir
22. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Western
After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.
One of the few westerns with the sea in .
23. The Raid (1954)
Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War
Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton
Eastern , confederates raid a Northern town .
24. Raw Edge (1956)
Passed | 77 min | Romance, Western
In 1842 lawless Oregon, a gunfighter seeks vengeance when his innocent brother is lynched and his beautiful Indian wife is claimed by the local tyrant.
Oregon in 1842 has an unusual way of men getting women...
25. They Came to Cordura (1959)
Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, History
An army major, himself guilty of cowardice, is asked to recommend soldiers for the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Mexican Border Incursion of 1916.
Mexican , early 20th century , one of those films about something more than the specifics .
26. Track of the Cat (1954)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western
Around the turn of the 20th century, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while the two oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.
Snowbound allegorical story
27. The Big Cat (1949)
Approved | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
1933. A city boy arrives in his late mother's birthplace to discover the locals have been pestered by drought, old fights and a cougar. He turns out to be pivotal in all of these.
Modern drama , set in the west
28. Inferno (1953)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover.
Modern , man left to die in the desert . In 3D too !
29. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go too far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.
Big rancher tyrannizes town , sheriff stands up to him , but in the 20th century.
30. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
If it was 1865 it would be a western
31. The Torch (1950)
Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A revolutionary and his band take over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to take sides over whether to fight him, join forces with him or just try to get along with him.
Mexican , odd film .
32. The River's Edge (1957)
Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.
Modern , criminal forces man to take him over the border
33. The Outrage (1964)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Western
Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.
Votes: 1,884 | Gross: $3.92M
Film set in the west , but not really western , a remake of Rashomon
34. The Reward (1965)
92 min | Drama, Western
Bounty hunters capture a wanted fugitive, but on the return trip begin to fight among themselves as to who should get the bigger share of the reward.
Strange film , modern Mexico . Well worth finding
35. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)
Passed | 74 min | Action, Drama, Horror
Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her.
Z grade horror film
36. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
Approved | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Western
Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of Baron Frankenstein's granddaughter Maria, who proceeds to transform Jesse's ... See full summary »
37. The Walking Hills (1949)
Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Thriller, Western
A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.
Noirish modern day film , group of people searching for lost gold .
38. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
G | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A cowboy named Tuck Kirby seeks fame and fortune by capturing an Allosaurus living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public.
Cowboys and dinosaurs
39. The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, History
During the Oklahoma Land Rush, the lawlessness is exacerbated by the McCord gang's feud with the Kincaids, who are trying to bring law and justice to the region.
Warner Bros Gangster film set in the west , Humphrey Bogart in the black hat . See Goodfellas .
40. Violent Journey (1965)
99 min | Adventure, Drama
After the Civil War, a Southern boy aged 12 runs away from his foster home, wanders the countryside and meets various odd characters along the way.
Another unusual film , a child makes his way across the west with Anthony Perkins .
41. Count Three and Pray (1955)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western
A pastor with a shady past moves into a rural town just after the Civil War.
Great title for a spaghetti western , but this is a western with no shooting (well , once ) . A returning Union soldier (in the south) tries to preach and start a church
42. The Shooting (1966)
G | 82 min | Western
A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.
Obscure in the good sense , a ride to hell in the desert , Warren Oates and somebody called Jack Nicholson
43. Heaven Only Knows (1947)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
An angel is sent to earth to help a saloon owner and gambler save his soul.
Here Comes Mr Jordan as a western
44. Lust for Gold (1949)
Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Western
Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Dutchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered.
Half modern day , half flashback to the old west , noirish .
45. Way of a Gaucho (1952)
Passed | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
In 1875 Argentina, after killing a man, a gaucho is sentenced to harsh army duty but he deserts the army and becomes a bandit leader.
Set and filmed in Argentina
46. Heaven Only Knows (1947)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family