I saw a good one on the Western Channel yesterday afternoon, Noose for a Gunman (1960).
This is a low-budget programmer with some very good performances, and a bit more psychological depth than most. It's a variation of the High Noon plot, where a gunman (Jim Davis) has come to a town where he's been banned for bad behavior, to warn that a former evil colleague (Ted deCorsia) is on his way into town with a gang to rob the bank. Davis and the past-his-prime, battle-weary marshall must muster forces to repel the attack (most of the able-bodied men of the town are out on round-up). Barton MacLane and Harry Carey, Jr. co-star.
Only the Davis name in the credits made me stick around, and I did enjoy this one a lot more than I thought I would. The acting is strong, and I love, love, love Jim Davis, one of the Hollywood Western's unsung treasures. Davis had a lot of Westerns to his credit, most forgettable save for his presence. In this one, he got a chance to show more of what he could do. Tall, rugged, good-looking without being movie star handsome, laconic in style with that laid-back, dry speaking voice. A very attractive and authoritative performer, when given the right material. In Noose for a Gunman he is allowed to be an anti-hero, and he does it very credibly. Sort of a less neurotic Royal Dano. Most would remember him primarily as Jock Ewing on Dallas, but he did so much more, and is always worth watching.