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This is a collection of free classic Country Western movies filmed from the 1920s through 1970s. Watch these Western movies online or download the films to play later or to transfer to a mobile video device, like the iPad or iPod or iPhone. These Old Western movies, or "cowboy films," tell stories and legends that are set primarily in the later half of the 19th Century in the Western United States (known as the American Old West or Wild West).

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History of Western Movies

The Western frontier of the U.S., in most films, usually takes place west of the Mississippi and often in Arizona.

Some of these free western videos are a collection of popular movies filmed near Old Tucson, Arizona- a movie studio west of Tucson, Arizona.

The first western film was the 1903 movie "The Great Train Robbery", a silent film directed by Edwin S. Porter and starring Broncho Billy Anderson. The film's popularity opened the door for Anderson to become the screen's first cowboy star, making several hundred Western movie shorts.

So popular was the genre that he soon had competition in the form of William S. Hart. The golden age of the western film is epitomized by the work of two directors: John Ford (who often used John Wayne for lead roles) and Howard Hawks. (some content from wikipedia: Western Movies)

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"Mclintock!"

"Angel & Badman"

"Neath The Arizona Skies"

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"Buffalo Bill"

"Arizona Kid"

"Sheriff of Tombstone"

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1900s

"The Great Train Robbery" (1903) The first Western movie filmed. An employee of Thomas Edison's motion picture company produced a movie with a story.

"Martyrs of the Alamo" (1915) The earliest surviving Alamo film telling the tale of the courageous American stand against oppression and tyranny, with its impressive sets, wonderful battle scenes.

1920s

"Mark of Zorro" (1920) The transition between Douglas Fairbanks' early career.

1930s

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"Tombstone Canyon" (1932) Maynard hears the cry of the weird masked "phantom" of Tombstone Canyon.

"West of the Divide" (1934) with John Wayne. Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father.

"Texas Terror" (1935) with John Wayne. Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers.

"Oh Susanna" (1936) with Gene Autry. Fleeing the law, Wolf Benson hops on a train, throws Autry off, and assumes Autry's identity. Still posing as Autry he robs and kills Autry's friend Lee.

"Pecos Bill" (1936) A land robber orders his cutthroats to steal the deed to the Pecos Rancho, land originally granted by the King of Spain.

"Ride Ranger Ride (1936) with Gene Autry. Gene Autry is a Texas Ranger working under cover to protect an Army wagon train full of ammunition and supplies. The Army doesn't believe him at first, until the Commanches arrive.

"Gunsmoke Ranch" (1937) The Three Mesquiteers protect settlers against an evil politician trying to steal their land after a flood.

Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937)

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1940s Top Westerns

"Cowboy from Sundown" (1940) stars Tex Ritter in this classic Western. New.

"Billy the Kid- Trapped" (1942) A bandit posing as Billy manages to pin several crimes on Our Hero. Stanton breaks Billy and his two friends Fuzzy and Jeff out of jail. He wants them free so three of his men can impersonate them for the robberies and murders he has planned.

"The Outlaw" (1943) This is the story of Billy the Kid, Doc Holiday, and Pat Garrett.

"My Pal Trigger" (1946) Roy Rogers and Trigger. Gabby refuses to breed his horse the Golden Sovereign with Roy's.

"Angel and the Badman" (1947) John Wayne plays Quirt Evans, a gunslinger with a nasty rep who is injured and nursed back to health by a Quaker family.

"Under California Stars" (1948) Roy Rogers and Trigger, his horse. Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger, his faithful horse, and are holding the horse for ransom.

"Young Buffalo Bill" (1940) Bill Cody (Roy Rogers) and friend Gabby Whitaker (George Hayes) are called on by the US Army to survey the New Mexico territory during the 1860s.

1950s

"Sundowners" (1950) with Gene Autry. Brother is pitted against brother in this tale of fueding ranchers in the old west.

1960s

"Mclintock!" (1963) John Wayne stars as cattle baron G. W. Mclintock who battles with his estranged wife played by Maureen O'Hara.

"Sheriff of Tombstone" (1941) Stars Roy Rogers who is mistaken for a gunslinger when requested by the Sheriff to help. The mayor (Addison Richards) has sent for a gunslinger (Harry Woods) who, though appearing to clean up the town, is really to be the mayor's means of taking the town over. Temporarily unavailable.


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