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Western films, from silent to today

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

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Solemn tale of a lynch mob that sets out after the men who killed a rancher. Led by a pompous deputy sheriff, a former Confederate colonel...

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The Big Bonanza (1944)

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Richard Arlen plays Jed Kilton, a Union captain falsely accused of cowardice and court-martialed. He heads West to Nevada Springs to check...

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Fort Apache (1948)

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Henry Fonda is Lt. Col. Owen Thursday, a former general in the Union Army during the Civil War who feels he’s been shoved aside by...

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Kit Carson (1940)

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After two years trapping in the Western wilderness, Kit Carson (Jon Hall) and buddies Ape (Ward Bond) and Lopez (Harold Huber) barely...

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Three Godfathers (1948)

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John Wayne is Robert Hightower. He and partners Pedro Fuerte (Pedro Armendariz) and The Abilene Kid (Harry Carey Jr.) ride into the town of...

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A Southern Yankee (1948)

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Red Skelton plays Aubrey Filmore, a bellhop at a St. Louis hotel who daydreams about helping catch Rebel spies. He’d like nothing...

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Dark Command (1940)

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John Wayne is Bob Seton, a drifter who punches men in the mouth so partner Doc Grunch (Gabby Hayes) can do a booming business as a dentist,...

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The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

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John Wayne plays John Breen, the fighting Kentuckian of the film’s title. But in opening scene, he tries to delay rejoining his...

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Gunfighters (1947)

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Randolph Scott is notorious gunman Brazos Kane. After being forced to shoot his best friend in self-defense — the friend...

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20 Mule Team (1940)

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Wallace Beery plays Bill Bragg, who’s looking forward to a tall cold beer after leading a 20-mule team hauling a load of borax...

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