most under-rated westerns of the 1950s

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It's hard to remember the things you need when you need them. I can make a list of my favorite movies and leave out the best ones! And yes, I can make a shopping list, go to the store, and forget to look at the list! Duh!
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Or forget to buy the one thing you were there for.
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INSP has been showing Ride Lonesome the last few weekends as part of their Friday - Sunday western movie actor tributes.

They have also shown Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) which was made a year before Ride Lonesome, and Comanche Station (made a year after).

All are good westerns with some fine actors like Claude Atkins (Comanche Station), and Pernell Roberts and James Coburn in Ride Lonesome.

All were directed by Budd Boetticher, who directed 7 out of the last 10 films Scott made.
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Scanned this thread before watching A TRIBUTE TO A BAD MAN thinking I might find it here. No. Is it over-rated then, I doubt it. Under or over, depending on who you talk to. I thought Cagney was good enough (though true and die hard fans will probably disagree). The relationship with the girl, unlikely though it may seem, still dove-tailed realistically.
That it will stick is another thing (realistically) but the movie will have its way
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A top 10 leaving out the obvious (Shane, The Searchers etc)


No Name on the Bullet
Ride Lonesome
The Tin Star
The Man from Laramie
7 Men from Now
The Naked Spur
Jubal
Vera Cruz
They Came to Cordura
The Bravados
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Deke Thornton wrote: January 24th, 2023, 6:44 pm A top 10 leaving out the obvious (Shane, The Searchers etc)


No Name on the Bullet
Ride Lonesome
The Tin Star
The Man from Laramie
7 Men from Now
The Naked Spur
Jubal
Vera Cruz
They Came to Cordura
The Bravados
A top-10 of the under-rated or just a top-10 50s westerns, period? I ask because I don't believe Shane and The Searchers are under-rated.

But note I don't agree with the entire concept of under-rated or over-rated since one is guessing the opinion of others. Unless one has polling data how would any of us know what is under-rated or over-rated; i.e. the opinions of the general viewing public.
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Shane and The Searchers would be top 10. Probably The Big Country as well. High Noon might just miss. And I'm not a big fan of the popular Rio Bravo....it's good but might not make even a top 20 of the 50s for me.
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Richard--W wrote: October 30th, 2013, 11:56 pm What are the 15 most under-rated, over-looked and neglected westerns of the 1950s?
That's the decade running from 1951 to 1960.
Here is my list:

1960 The Unforgiven (MGM) directed by John Huston.
1960 Hell Bent for Leather (Universal) directed by George Sherman.
1960 Flaming Star (Paramount) directed by Don Siegel.
1959 The Wonderful Country (MGM) directed by Robert Parrish.
1959 The Hanging Tree (WB) directed by Delmar Daves.
1958 Tonka (Disney) directed by Lewis R. Foster.
1958 The Legend of Tom Dooley (Columbia) directed by Ted Post.
1958 From Hell to Texas (Fox) directed by Henry Hathaway.
1958 Fort Dobbs (WB) written by Burt Kennedy, directed by Gordon Douglas.
1957 Run Of the Arrow (RKO) directed by Sam Fuller.
1957 The Ride Back (MGM) directed by Allen H. Miner.
1956 Star In the Dust (Universal) directed by Charles Haas.
1956 Reprisal! (Columbia) directed by George Sherman.
1956 The Man From Del Rio (MGM) directed by Harry Horner.
1955 The Last Command (Republic) directed by Frank Lloyd. Trucolor.
1954 The Outcasts (Republic) directed by William Witney. Trucolor.
1954 Four Guns to the Border (Universal) directed by Richard Carlson.
1953 Gun Fury 3-D (Columbia) directed by Raoul Walsh.
1953 The Charge At Feather River 3-D (WB) directed by Gordon Douglas.
1952 Ride the Man Down (Republic) story by Luke Short, directed by Joseph Kane. Trucolor.
1951 Vengeance Valley (MGM) story by Luke Short, directed by Richard Thorpe.

Perhaps the rest of you know of an over-looked and under-rated western from the 1950s?
I've only seen The Unforgiven and Run of the Arrow, with the second being much more memorable.
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Deke Thornton wrote: January 24th, 2023, 8:21 pm Shane and The Searchers would be top 10. Probably The Big Country as well. High Noon might just miss. And I'm not a big fan of the popular Rio Bravo....it's good but might not make even a top 20 of the 50s for me.
I agree Shane, The Searchers, The Big Country and High Noon are 10 ten 50s westerns, but not that they are under-rated. The title of this thread is "most under-rated westerns of the 50s".

As for Rio-Bravo; yea, good but not a top western of the 50s (or any era).
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Deke Thornton wrote: January 24th, 2023, 6:44 pm A top 10 leaving out the obvious (Shane, The Searchers etc)


No Name on the Bullet
Ride Lonesome
The Tin Star
The Man from Laramie
7 Men from Now
The Naked Spur
Jubal
Vera Cruz
They Came to Cordura
The Bravados
If I had to pick one out of your very good list it would be The Bravados. The Bravados is not only under-rated but could easily be in a Top 20 if not Top 10 list.

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In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.
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In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.
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In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.
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