Category Archives: Westerns


Winds of the Wasteland (1936)

John Wayne plays John Blair. He and his partner, Larry Adams (Lane Chandler) are out of work when the arrival of telegraph ends the Pony Express. They get swindled by Cal Drake for a telegraph line and equipment to a ghost town. John determines that he will operate the line and learns that a coach race will be staged and he signs up for it. The fastest team in the race will win a $25,000 government contract.


War of the Wildcats (1943)

In Old Oklahoma (re-issue title is War of the Wildcats) John Wayne fights it out over some oil leases and a woman.


Riders of Destiny (1933)

Here John Wayne plays Singin’ Sandy Saunders, the screen’s first singing cowboy. Singin’ Sandy’s ten-gallon hat was black instead of white. This movie is a little more intense than your normal musical cowbody movie of the time. Sandy says “the streets soon running with blood” and “you’ll be drinking your drinks with the dead”, which in not the tamest John Wayne of the 1930’s.


Desert Trail, The (1935)

Rodeo star John Scott (John Wayne) and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie (Eddy Chandler) are wrongly accused of armed robbery at the Rattlesnake Gulch rodeo just after John Scott gets his rodeo prize money. The Rodeo Official is robbed and murdered by Pete (Paul Fix) a minute after Scott and Kansas Charlie leave.


Lucky Texan, The (1934)

John Wayne stars in this western movie about two ranchers who strike it rich with a gold mine and the bad guys that want the gold.


Law of the West (1932)

When the vigilantes go after cattle rustler Lee Morgan, he responds by kidnapping the son of the head of the vigilantes. Years later, the story becomes interesting because the boy doesn’t know his father isn’t the outlaw.


Young Riders, The (1989-92)

Saddle up for fun and adventure with “The Young Riders.” Set in the early days of the Pony Express, the series tells the fictionalized story of a group of young riders for the express in Sweetwater, Kansas, who just happen to include a couple of dudes who would one day go down in real-life history as two of the west’s most notorious names: “Buffalo Bill” Cody (Stephen Baldwin) and “Wild Bill” Hickock (Josh Brolin). In charge of the bunch is ex-Texas ranger and all-around eccentric teaspoon hunter (Anthony Zerbe).


No Man’s Range (1935)

Bob Steele and Fuzzy are summoned to the Oliver ranch to help them fight a range war.


Nevada Buckaroo, The (1931)

When the Buck Hurley (Bob Steele) gets caught in a stage robbery, the gang leader Cherokee (George Hayes) gets him released. It’s cowboy love. When a stage he’s on gets robbed, the sheriff thinks Cherokee is in on the robbery and Buck gets busted breaking him out of jail.


Haunted Ranch (1943)

The Range Busters take on Rance and his outlaw gang over a shipment of gold bullion. Rance has his men impersonating ghosts to keep people away from the ranch where he suspects the gold is hidden.


McLintock! (1963)

McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The film is famous (or infamous) for its two spanking scenes, in which mother and daughter are each paddled with coal shovels: the daughter by her suitor, the mother by her estranged husband.


Star Packer, The (1934)

U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne), becomes sheriff of a town where several murders have occurred, hoping to flush out an outlaw chieftain known only as “The Shadow”.