Western Movies

A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films, 2d ed.


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About the Book

This revised and greatly expanded edition of a well-established reference book presents 5105 feature length (four reels or more) Western films, from the early silent era to the present. More than 900 new entries are in this edition.
Each entry has film title, release company and year, running time, color indication, cast listing, plot synopsis, and a brief critical review and other details. Not only are Hollywood productions included, but the volume also looks at Westerns made abroad as well as frontier epics, north woods adventures and nature related productions. Many of the films combine genres, such as horror and science fiction Westerns. The volume includes a list of cowboys and their horses and a screen names cross reference. There are more than 100 photographs.

About the Author(s)

Michael R. Pitts has written more than 40 books on motion picture history and entertainment and has also compiled more than three dozen volumes of local history and genealogy. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Michael R. Pitts
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 484
Bibliographic Info: 123 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6372-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0090-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

The Feature Films and Serials 3

Appendix 1: The Cowboys (and Cowgirls)

and Their Horses 413

Appendix 2: Screen Names 413

Selected Bibliography 415

Index to Entry Numbers 417

Book Reviews & Awards

“for anyone who can’t get enough of the western film in its many forms, [this] is a fine reference they shouldn’t overlook, very much recommended”—Midwest Book Review; “Pitts should be given a great deal of credit for compiling such a rich list of Western genre films”—Against the Grain; “a handy guide for Western movie fans”—Roundup Magazine; “Reviews of the first edition:” “comprehensive…recommended”—Choice; “wonderful”—ARBA; “superb”—Film Review; “recommended…superior…very useful”—Classic Images; “Pitts has done a massive job, intelligently and well”—Movie Collector’s World; “recommended”—The Old Cowboy Picture Show.