The Best Westerns of the 1950s

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The Searchers 1956, 119 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneJeffery HunterVera Miles

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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Rio Bravo 1959, 141 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: John WayneAngie DickinsonDean Martin

Buddy Film    Traditional Western    Western

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Giant 1956, 201 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Elizabeth TaylorRock HudsonJames Dean

Americana    Drama    Romance

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Shane 1953, 118 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Alan LaddJean ArthurVan Heflin

Western

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Winchester '73 1950, 92 min.

Anthony Mann     Starring: Dan DuryeaJames StewartShelley Winters

Drama    Western

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The Naked Spur 1953, 91 min.

Anthony Mann     Starring: James StewartJanet LeighRobert Ryan

Thriller    Western

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Rio Grande 1950, 105 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneMaureen O'HaraBen Johnson

Action    Drama    Romance

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The Gunfighter 1950, 85 min.

Henry King     Starring: Gregory PeckHelen WestcottKarl Malden

Drama    Outlaw    Western

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Vera Cruz 1954, 94 min.

Robert Aldrich     Starring: Gary CooperDenise DarcelCesar Romero

Buddy Film    Outlaw    Western

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Oklahoma! 1955, 145 min.

Fred Zinnemann     Starring: Gordon MacRaeGloria GrahameGene Nelson

Americana    Based-on-Theatre    Musical

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