The American Western in Transition- 1963-1968by CountElvisIV | created - 22 May 2018 | updated - 22 May 2018 | Public
An exploration of how the American Western Changed from the release of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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2. The Christmas Kid (1967)
90 min | Western
A corrupt sheriff, who was born on Christmas Day, decides to change his ways and go against the powerful man who runs the gambling establishments in town.
3. The Wicked Die Slow (1968)
R | 75 min | Western
"The Kid," a notorious gunfighter, and his Mexican sidekick Armadillo ride through the post-Civil War West looking for four Indians who raped the Kid's girl friend.
4. Fort Courageous (1965)
Approved | 72 min | Action, Western
An ex-cavalry sergeant, being escorted to prison after being convicted of a crime he didn't commit, finds himself leading the remnants of a unit that has been under Indian attack at a fort.... See full summary »
5. He Rides Tall (1964)
Approved | 84 min | Western
A rancher is pressured by his cheating wife and a gang leader, into trying to cripple a marshal's gun hand, after that marshal killed his murderous son in self defense.
7. The Ballad of a Gunfighter (1964)
84 min | Western
A former Confederate robs stagecoaches to be able to give money to the local poor people. He soon runs into a gang of robbers who don't have the same good intentions he does.
9. Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
Approved | 86 min | Western
A sheriff, haunted by the accidental killing of his best friend, refuses to wear a gun. But when the brother of his best friend is murdered, the lawman must make a choice.
12. Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
Approved | 87 min | Romance, Western
A Confederate spy takes the sheriff job in a lawless Union town where people are hostile to him and where a crooked saloon owner peddles rifles to the renegade Indians.
13. The Texican (1966)
Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
A former Texas sheriff, living in Mexico, goes to Arizona to investigate the murky circumstances under which his brother, a peaceful newspaperman, was killed.
17. The Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Western
The South is losing the Civil War and the coffers are nearly empty. A group of Confederate spies steals a shipment of gold in San Francisco and attempts to deliver it to a Confederate ... See full summary »
18. Return of the Gunfighter (1966)
Not Rated | 98 min | Romance, Western
An aging gunman and a wounded drifter come upon a young Mexican girl, and agree to help her avenge the death of her father, who was murdered for their land.
21. Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)
Not Rated | 92 min | Romance, Western
In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.
22. Black Spurs (1965)
Approved | 81 min | Western
A man becomes a bounty hunter to earn enough to marry the woman he loves, but when he returns to their Kansas town, she has married the sheriff instead which prompts him to scheme revenge by ruining the town's reputation.
23. The Scalphunters (1968)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Western
Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.
24. Texas Across the River (1966)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Western
In 1845 Texas, a Louisiana belle is courted by a wanted Spanish nobleman and a Texas brawling gunrunner but her suitors' passionate duel is interrupted by the cavalry and a Comanche attack.
25. The Stalking Moon (1968)
G | 109 min | Western
A sympathetic retired army scout takes-in a white woman and her half-Apache son, not knowing that the boy's father, a murderous renegade Apache, is after them.
26. Custer of the West (1967)
G | 143 min | Biography, Drama, History
George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.
28. The Rare Breed (1966)
Approved | 97 min | Western
An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome greedy criminals and the natural elements.
29. The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
G | 102 min | Adventure, Western
Ex-lawman Jim Cole retires to Wyoming to farm his land, but a land-greedy neighbor, an ex-con turned bounty hunter, and a vicious grizzly bear upset his retirement plans.
30. The Great Sioux Massacre (1965)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A somewhat different take on Custer's motivation that changed him from a defender of Native-American rights into a politically-driven , headlines-seeker chastiser of the Sioux during the 1870s.
31. Alvarez Kelly (1966)
Approved | 116 min | Western
During the Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until Confederate Colonel Tom Rossiter's hungry men force Kelly to change his customers.
32. Hour of the Gun (1967)
Approved | 100 min | Western
Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton gang in a fight. In revenge, Clanton's thugs kill the Marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
34. Major Dundee (1965)
PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, War, Western
In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.
Votes: 7,201 | Gross: $0.01M
35. Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Western
In 1875 a murderous outlaw gang breaks criminals from jail, uses them to help in crimes, and then kills them for the reward, when it goes high enough.
38. Will Penny (1967)
Approved | 108 min | Romance, Western
Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son.
39. Waco (1966)
Passed | 85 min | Western
A lawless town asks the state governor to pardon an imprisoned gunfighter in order to hire him as sheriff but various factions plan to kill the new sheriff and take over the town.
41. Shenandoah (1965)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War, Western
During the Civil War, a Virginia farmer and his family vow to remain neutral, but one of the sons is captured by Union soldiers, sending the farmer to his rescue.
42. The Professionals (1966)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.
Votes: 14,505 | Gross: $19.54M
43. Hombre (1967)
Approved | 111 min | Western
John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Native Americans, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
44. Stagecoach (1966)
Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Western
On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers must work together to survive the arduous journey and the Indian attacks.
Votes: 1,618 | Gross: $8.72M
45. Duel at Diablo (1966)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
In Apache territory, a supply Army column heads for the next fort, an ex-scout searches for the killer of his Indian wife, and a housewife abandons her husband in order to rejoin her Apache lover's tribe.