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Oscar-Winning
Western Movies

{ in chronological order }
       Only three Western feature films have won Best Picture
Oscars in the 80+ years of the Academy Awards.
So Westerns that were nominated for Best Picture &
other major categories are included here.
The list is still too short.
                               

See also the Western Film Festival Pages.

Oscars index page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

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"In Old Arizona" [Fox Jan 1929]
Warner Baxter won Oscar for Best Actor    In Old Arizona movie poster co-directed by Irving Cummings & Raoul Walsh  The first all-talking sound-on-film feature. An Army sergeant conspires with Cisco Kid's faithless girlfriend for the reward for Cisco's capture - dead or alive! Co-directed by Irving Cummings & Raoul Walsh; based on O. Henry's story "The Caballero's Way"; starring Warner Baxter, Edmund Lowe & Dorothy Burgess; won Oscar for Best Actor (Baxter), nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script & Best Cinematography
Fox DVD [5/2005] for $13.48
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Cimarron" [R.K.O. Pictures Feb 1931]
won Best Picture Oscar  Howard Estabrook won Oscar for Best Script  won Oscar for Best Art Direction  
Cimarron movie directed by Wesley Ruggles, starring Richard Dix & Irene Dunne  
Directed by Wesley Ruggles; adapted by Howard Estabrook, based on the Edna Ferber novel; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Script, Best Art Direction, nominated for Best Director & Best Cinematography; starring Richard Dix & Irene Dunne (each nominated for Best Actor/Actress)
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [1/2008] for $17.99
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [1/2006] for $17.99
Warner Video b&w VHS [2/2002] for $13.74
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Cimarron 1930 novel by Edna Ferber  based on the 1930 novel by Edna Ferber
Fawcett pb [9/79] out of print/used
G&D/Amereon hardcover [10/98] for $35.95
BooksOnTape audio [11/83] out of stock/used
This author & this book should not be out of print!

"Viva Villa !" [M.G.M. April 1934]
Viva Villa! movie directed by Jack Conway & Howard Hawks  Directed by Jack Conway & Howard Hawks; starring Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo & Fay Wray; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Script, Best Sound, won for Best Asst Director
DVD not available (2011} • Warner Home Video b&w VHS [4/93] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"San Francisco" [M.G.M. June 1936]
San Francisco movie starring Clark Gable & Spencer Tracy  Directed by W.S. Van Dyke; starring Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald,
Spencer Tracy & Jack Holt; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best
Director, Best Script, Best Actor (Tracy), Best AD, won for Best Sound
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [6/2006] for $14.99
Warner Home Video b&w VHS [11/90] for $24.98
Great Music Themes soundtrack CD [11/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Stagecoach" [United Artists Feb 1939]
Stagecoach movie directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne & Claire Trevor  Passengers on a stagecoach – the famous Ringo Kid, a drunken doctor, a pregnant woman, a crooked bank manager & others – learn that Geronimo is on the warpath.
Directed by John Ford [1894- 1973]; starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt & Tim Holt; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best B&W Cinematography, Best Art Direction, won Best Music, Best Supporting Actor (Mitchell); listed at National Film Registry 1995
Criterion b&w Blu-ray [5/2010] for $22.70
Warner Video b&w DVD [10/97] for $49.45
Warner Video b&w VHS [6/97] for $3.65
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Stagecoach" [1939] posters at AllPosters [dot] com
John Ford's Stagecoach textbook edited by Barry Keith Grant  
"John Ford's Stagecoach" [2002]
Edited by Barry Keith Grant

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/2002] for $22.99
"Stagecoach" [1992] critical text by Edward Buscombe
British Film Institute 7½x5½ pb [9/92] for $10.17

"The Westerner" [Samuel Goldwyn Sept 1940]
Walter Brennan won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor     The Westerner directed by William Wyler, starring Gary Cooper  Directed by William Wyler; starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan,
Doris Davenport, Fred Stone & Forrest Tucker; won Oscar for Best
Supporting Actor (Brennan), nominated for Best Script, Best Art Direction
H.B.O. Video b&w DVD [9/98] out of prodn/used
M.G.M./U.A. b&w VHS [9/2001] for $7.88
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Billy The Kid"  [M.G.M./Loew's May 1941]
Billy The Kid 1941 movie starring Robert Taylor  Embittered cowhand Billy fights back when his cattleman boss is murdered.
Directed by David Miller; loosely based on the novel "The Saga of Billy The Kid"
[1926]
by W.N. Burns; starring Robert Taylor {as Billy}, Gene Lockhart, Ian
Hunter, Brian Donlevy & Mary Howard; Oscar nomination for Best Color
Cinematography
Region 1 DVD not available (2011)
Warner/M.G.M. color VHS [4/94] for $25.25
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Billy the Kid Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

"The Ox-Bow Incident" [Fox May 1943]
Ox-Bow Incident movie directed by William A. Wellman, starring Henry Fonda  Directed by William A. Wellman; based on the Walter Van Tilburg Clark
novel; starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes,
Anthony Quinn & Harry Morgan; Oscar nomination for Best Picture;
listed at National Film Registry 1999
not available on Region 1 Blu-ray disk (2011)
Fox b&w DVD [11/2003] for $12.99
Fox b&w VHS [5/99] for $8.15
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Ox-Bow Incident novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark  
Novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark [1940]
Modern Library pb [3/2001] for $9.95

"High Noon" [Stanley Kramer July 1952]
Gary Cooper won Oscar for Best Actor  won Oscar for Best Editing  Dimitri Tiomkin won Oscar for Best Music Score   won Oscar for Best Song  
High Noon movie one-sheet poster directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper  
Directed by Fred Zinnemann, from the book "The Tin Star" by John W. Cunningham; starring Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Grace Kelly, Ian MacDonald & Lee Van Cleef; Oscar nomination for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, won Best Actor (Cooper), Best Editing, Best Music (Dimitri Tiomkin), Best Song; listed at National Film Registry 1989
Republic Video b&w DVD [10/2003] for $17.73
Republic Video b&w DVD [10/2001] out of prodn/used
Republic Video b&w VHS [10/97] for $3.89
"High Noon" movie photos & posters category at AllPosters.com
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Viva Zapata !" [Fox 1952]
Anthony Quinnwon Oscar for Best Supporting Actor Oscar     Viva Zapata! movie directed by Elia Kazan, starring Marlon Brando  Directed by Elia Kazan; starring Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn
& Joseph Wiseman; won Best Supporting Actor Oscar (AQ), nominated for
Best Script (John Steinbeck), Best Actor (Brando), Best Music, Best Art Direction
Fox Studio Classics b&w DVD [undated] for $17.63
Fox b&w VHS [6/2001] for $42.97
Verese soundtrack CD [3/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Viva Zapata! script by John Steinbeck, edited by Robert E. Morsberger  


John Steinbeck's "Viva Zapata!" script in book form
Edited by Robert E. Morsberger

Penguin 7¾x5 pb [5/93] for $11.01

"The Big Sky"  [R.K.O. Pictures Aug 1952]
The Big Sky movie directed by Howard Hawks, starring Kirk Douglas  Directed by Howard Hawks, from the A.B. Guthrie Jr. novel; starring Kirk Douglas,
Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt & Buddy Baer; Oscar nominations
for Best Supporting Actor (AH), Best B&W Cinematography
Region 1 DVD not available (2011)
Warner b&w VHS [5/93] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Novel by A.B. Guthrie, Jr. [1947]
Bantam mass pb [10/84] out of print/used

"Shane" [Paramount April 1953]
classic Western movie Shane directed by George Stevens, starring Alan Ladd  Directed by George Stevens, screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr. from the Jack Schaefer story; starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon DeWilde, Jack Palance & Ben Johnson; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Supporting Actor (JP & BDW), won for Best Cinematography; listed at National Film Registry 1993
Paramount color DVD [8/2000] for $32.99
Hungry Minds color VHS [4/98] for $12.85
"Shane" movie photos & posters category at AllPosters.com
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Shane book   Novel by Jack Schaefer [1954]
Bantam Starfire pb [10/83] for $6.99
Blackstone Audio UNABR read by Grover Gardner [6/2010] for $14.96
DH Audio UNABR read by Dick Cavett [1/92] out of prodn/used
hardcover edition [1992] illustrated by J. McCormick
Houghton Mifflin YA [1/92] out of print/many used

"Hondo" [Warner Nov 1953]
Hondo movie directed by John Farrow, starring John Wayne  Directed by John Farrow; based on the 1952 Louis L'Amour novel;
starring John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond & James Arness;
Oscar nominations for Best Script & Best Supporting Actress (GP)
Paramount color DVD [10/2005] for $7.99
MPI Home Video color VHS [9/94] for $4.28
"Hondo" posters category at AllPosters.com
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Hondo novel by Louis L'Amour  
Novel by Louis L'Amour {aka 'The Gift of Cochise'} [1953]
Bantam pb [6/91] for $5.99

"Broken Lance" [Fox Sept 1954]
won Oscar for Best Script     Broken Lance movie directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring Spencer Tracy  Directed by [blacklistee] Edward Dmytryk; starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner,
Jean Peters, Richard Widmark, Hugh O'Brian & Earl Holliman; won Oscar for Best
Script, nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Katy Jurado)
Fox color DVD [5/2005] for $12.99
Fox color VHS [2/93] for $14.98
full credits from IMDb

"Bad Day At Black Rock" [MGM Jan 1955]
Bad Day At Black Rock movie directed by John Sturges, starring Spencer Tracy   After World War II, a one-armed man arrives at a whistle-stop town; he is shunned and his life is endangered as the townspeople protect their dark secrets. Directed by John Sturges; starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine & Lee Marvin; Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor (Tracy)
Warner widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $9.37
Turner Home Video color VHS [8/96] for $7.35
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"You can learn more from John Sturges' audio track on the 'Bad Day At Black Rock' laserdisk
than you can in 20 years of film school."
— Paul Thomas Anderson, L.A. Times Calendar Letters 12 Dec 1999

"Giant" [Warner Oct 1956]
classic Western movie Giant directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson & James Dean   Directed by George Stevens; based on the Edna Ferber novel; starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge & Dennis Hopper; won Best Director Oscar, nominated for Best Picture, Best Script, Best Actor (RH & JD), Best Music, Best Editing, Best Costumes, Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actress (MM)
Warner Special Edition widescreen color DVD [10/2003] 2 disks for $9.19
Warner letterbox widescreen color DVD [5/2005] out of prodn/many used
Warner Video color VHS [1/2002] 2 tapes for $5.77
Warner Video color VHS [1/2002] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
1952 novel Giant by Edna Ferber  
Novel by Edna Ferber [1952]
HarperPerennial/IT 8x5¼ pb [9/2000] for $10.18
Fawcett mass pb [1/80] out of print/used
Buccaneer 9x5¾ library hardcover [1/96] for $29.95
BooksOnTape UNABR audio [1984] out of prodn/used

"The Big Country" [United Artists Oct 1958]
Burl Ives won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor  Big Country movie directed by William Wyler, starring Gregory Peck  Directed by William Wyler; based on the Donald Hamilton novel; starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives & Charles Bickford; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (Ives), nominated for Best Music
M.G.M. Video widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2011] for $8.99  
MGM/UA widescreen color DVD [5/2001] for $8.99
MGM/UA color VHS [5/2000] for $8.95
MGM/UA color VHS [7/94] 2 tapes for $8.95
MGM/UA widescreen VHS [9/97] 2 tapes for $9.69
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Novel by Donald Hamilton [Dell 1958]
Dell mass pb [11/71] out of print/used
Dell mass pb [1958] out of print/used

"The Alamo" [Batjac/Alamo Oct 1960]
1960 Alamo movie directed by & starring John Wayne  Directed by & starring John Wayne; co-starring Richard Widmark, Richard Boone, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Chill Wills & Denver Pyle; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Wills), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music (Dimitri Tiomkin), won Oscar for Best Sound
MGM/UA widescreen color [162 min.} DVD [12/2000] for $10.99
MGM/UA UNCUT {202 min.} color VHS [12/2001] for $3.95
MGM/UA widescreen color[173 min.} VHS [6/97] 2 tapes for $5.27
Sony soundtrack CD [3/95] out of prodn/many used
"The Alamo" [1960 movie] posters at AllPosters.com
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"How The West Was Won" [M.G.M./Cinerama Feb 1963]
James R. Webb won Oscar for Best Original Script   won Oscar for Best Editing   won Oscar for Best Sound  
How The West Was Won movie co-directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall & Richard Thorpe  
Co-directed by John Ford [1894-1973], Henry Hathaway, George Marshall & Richard Thorpe; starring Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Harry Dean Stanton, James Stewart, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, John Wayne & Richard Widmark; Oscar nomina-tions for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Music, Best Costumes, won Oscars for Best Script, Best Editing, Best Sound; listed at National Film Registry 1997
posters in 5 sizes available at AllPosters.com
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2008] 2 disks for $26.99
Warner Home Video Special Edition widescreen color DVD [9/2008] 3 disks for $8.60
Warner Home Video Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD [9/2008] 3 disks for $13.99
Warner Home Video color DVD [5/2007] out of prodn/used
Warner letterbox color DVD [7/98] out of prodn/many, many used
Warner color VHS [5/2000] for $14.95
Warner widescreen color VHS [5/2000] for $3.04
Rhino soundtrack double CD [1/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
How The West Was Won novelization by Louis L'Amour  
Novelization by Louis L'Amour [1963]
Bantam mass pb [8/84] for 5.99
Bantam mass pb [6/81] out of print/used
Bantam 9¼x6 hardcover [1982] out of print/used

"Cat Ballou" [Columbia June 1965]
Lee Marvin won Oscar for Best Actor    Cat Ballou comedy Western movie directed by Elliot Silverstein, starring Jane Fonda & Lee Marvin   Hilarious parody, an utter delight, with Marvin in a dual role; Cole & Kaye step out and sing parts of the story, accompanied by banjo music. Directed by Elliot Silverstein; based on the novel by Roy Chanslor; starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat 'King' Cole, Stubby Kaye, Tom Nardini, Arthur Hunnicutt & John Marley; won Best Actor Oscar (LM), nominated for Best Script, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Song
Columbia/TriStar widescreen color DVD [8/2000] for $6.99
Columbia/TriStar color VHS [1/92] for $7.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com
Ballad of Cat Ballou novel by Roy Chanslor  
"The Ballad of Cat Ballou" [1956]
by Roy Chanslor

Signet mass pb [1963] out of print/used
Little, Brown mass pb [1956] out of print/used
Little, Brown hardcover [1956] out of print/used

"The Professionals" [Columbia Nov 1966]
Professionals movie written & directed by Richard Brooks  Written & directed by Richard Brooks; based on a Frank O'Rourke novel; starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale & Ralph Bellamy; Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Script, Best Cinematography
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2008] for $14.99
Sony Pictures Home Ent. Special Edition widescreen color DVD [4/2005] for $10.99
Columbia/TriStar widescreen color DVD [7/99] for $9.82
Columbia/TriStar color VHS [6/93] for $3.57
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"A Mule For The Marquesa" novel by Frank O'Rourke [1964]
Pocket mass pb [4/87] out of print/used
Avon mass pb [1969] out of print/used

"The Wild Bunch" [Warner/Seven Arts June 1969]
classic Western movie The Wild Bunch directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Ben Johnson & Warren Oates  A deep meditation on the ending of the Western frontier, controversial for the vividness of the on-screen violence, yet superbly romantic: All that a Western tale should be. Directed by Sam Peckinpah; starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Ben Johnson, Warren Oates, and the scurrilous L.Q. Jones & Strother Martin; Oscar nominations for Best Script & Best Music; N.F.S.C. award for Best Cinema-tography; listed at National Film Registry (1999)
Warner Home Video 134-min. widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2007] for $7.99
Warner Video 145-min. Director's Cut widescreen color DVD [8/97] for $10.19
Warner Video 145-min. Special Edition widescreen color DVD [8/97] 2 disks for $9.99
Warner Video 134-min. 30th Anniv. Edition color VHS [11/2001] for $1.49 {sic}
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
'The Wild Bunch' photos & posters category at AllPosters.com
Cambridge Film Handbook edited by Stephen Prince  
"Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch" [1998]
Screenplay & critical text, edited by Stephen Prince

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/98] for $35.75
"The Wild Bunch: An Album In Montage" [1996]
Directed by Paul Seydor; Oscar-nominated documentary short; full credits from IMDb
available on two-disk DVD as above for $9.99

"Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" [Fox Sept 1969]
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid movie directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman & Robert Redford   Directed by George Roy Hill; starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross & Strother Martin; won Oscars for Best Script (William Goldman), Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Song, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound; also won W.G.A. Award, 9 BAFTA awards, Grammy Award, 2 Laurel Awards; listed at National Film Registry (2003); at end of 2011, holds #33 box office ranking, at 70,557,900 tickets
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2008] for $16.99
Fox Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [6/2006] two disks for $14.99
Fox Special Edition widescreen color DVD [5/2000] out of prodn/many used
Fox Special Edition color VHS [5/2000] for $4.00
Fox Special Edition color VHS [5/2003] for $4.09
A&M soundtrack CD [7/87] for $8.95
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" posters at AllPosters.com
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid script in book form by William Goldman  
Script in book form [1969] by William Goldman (with photos)
Bantam mass pb [9/69] out of print/used
Bantam mass pb [9/69] out of print/used
Dell mass pb [1975] out of print/used
"The Making of.." documentary film: credits from IMDb

"The Resurrection of Broncho Billy"
[U.S.C./Universal June 1970]
producer John Longenecker won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Subject  Resurrection of Broncho Billy Oscar-winning short film  23-minute short film made by 'watershed' team of U.S.C. student filmmakers; a boy living in the city dreams of life as a cowboy in the West. Produced & co-written by John Longenecker; directed & co-written by James R. Rokos; co-written, editing & music by John Carpenter; co-written & cinematography by Nick Castle; co-written by Trace Johnston; narrated by Ruth Hussey & Rick Nelson; starring Johnny Crawford & Kristin Harmon Nelson; won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Subject
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

watch copy from French TV free online on YouTube: Part 1 [10:00]Part 2 [10:20]

"Little Big Man" [Dec 1970]
Little Big Man movie directed by Arthur Penn, starring Dustin Hoffman  Directed by Arthur Penn; based on the Thomas Berger novel; starring Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Jeff Corey & Aimée Eccles; nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar (Chief Dan George) and for W.G.A. Best Adaptation
Paramount widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2011] for $15.49  
Paramount widescreen color DVD [4/2003] for $11.99
Paramount color VHS [11/2000] for $9.65
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Little Big Man novel by Thomas Berger  based on the 1964 novel by Thomas Berger
Delacorte 8x5¼ pb [10/89] for $10.88
Isis UNABR audio CD [3/2002] for 107.89 commercial price
book sequel "Return of Little Big Man" by Thomas Berger [1999]
Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [3/2000] for $18.01
Little, Brown 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/99] out of print/dozens used
Isis UNABR audio CD [9/2002] for $107.89 commercial price

"McCabe & Mrs. Miller" [Warner Bros. 1971]
McCabe & Mrs. Miller movie directed by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty & Julie Christie  Co-written & directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; based on the Edmund Naughton novel; starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane, John Schuck, Bert Remsen & Shelley Duvall; nominated for Best Actress Oscar (JC); listed on National Film Registry (2010)
Warner widescreen color DVD [6/2002] for $5.62
Warner color VHS [5/99] for $3.50
Warner color VHS [8/93] for $6.48
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com
based on the 1964 novel by Edmund Naughton
Leisure Books mass pb [2/91] out of print/used
Berkeley Medallion movie tie-in mass pb [1971] out of print/used

"Blazing Saddles" [Warner Bros. Feb 1974]
Blazing Saddles comedy Western movie directed by Mel Brooks  Co-written & directed by Mel Brooks; starring Cleavon Little & Gene Wilder; Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Madeline Kahn), Best Editing, Best Song; won W.G.A. Award for Best Comedy; listed at National Film Registry (2006); at end of 2011, holds #48 box office ranking, at 63,227,500 tickets
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2006] for $9.99
Warner Home Video Special Edition widescreen color DVD [6/2004] for $4.99
Warner widescreen color DVD [8/97] out of prodn/used
Creative Design Ltd Edition Collectors Set DVD [6/2000] out of prodn/used
Warner Special Edition color VHS [4/2001] for $2.95
Warner Special Edition widescreen color VHS [4/2001] for $19.95
full credits from IMDbtheme music [1min:55sec]movie entry at Wikipedia
"Blazing Saddles" posters at AllPosters.com

"Days of Heaven" [Paramount Sept 1978]
Néstor Almendros won Oscar for his superb Cinematography  Days of Heaven movie written & directed by Terrence Malick  Written & directed by Terrence Malick; Néstor Almendros won an Oscar for his superb cinematography; starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz & Robert J. Wilke
Criterion widescreen color DVD [10/2007] for $33.99
Paramount widescreen DVD [3/99] out of prodn/many used
Paramount color VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/98] out of prodn/used
101 Distribution import soundtrack CD [3/2010] for $30.52 {with "Sister Sara" tracks}
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Comes A Horseman" [Chartoff-Winkler 1978]
Comes A Horseman movie directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards Jr. & Richard Farnsworth   Directed by Alan J. Pakula; starring James Caan, Jane Fonda & Jason Robards Jr.;
nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar (Richard Farnsworth)
MGM/UA widescreen color DVD [4/2001] for $11.99
MGM/UA color VHS [4/2001] for $2.30 {sic}
MGM/UA widescreen color VHS [4/2001] for $25.50
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"City Slickers" [Columbia June 1991]
Jack Palance won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor  City Slickers movie directed by Ron Underwood, starring Billy Crystal & Jack Palance  Directed by Ron Underwood; starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Josh Mostel & David Paymer; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (Jack Palance)
Columbia/TriStar color VHS [9/92] for $2.99 {sic}
MGM/UA widescreen DVD [5/2001] out of prodn/many, many used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
sequel "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold" [Columbia June 1994]
Directed by Paul Weiland
Castle Rock color VHS [1/99] for $9.94
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Dances With Wolves" [Orion Nov 1990]

won Best Picture Oscar  Kevin Costner won the Oscar for Best Director  Michael Blake won the Oscar for Best Screenplay Adaptation  won Oscar for Best Cinematography  won Oscar for Best Film Editing  John Barry won the Oscar for Best Original Music Score  won Oscar for Best Sound
Dances With Wolves movie directed by & starring Kevin Costner  Directed by & starring Kevin Costner; novel & screenplay by Michael Blake; co-starring Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene & Wes Studi; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Sound, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, nominated for 3 Best Acting (KC, GG, MM), Best Art Direction, Best Costumes; also won D.G.A., W.G.A. & many other awards
Image Ent widescreen DVD [2/99] 2 disks for $30.86
Image Ent. widescreen DVD [11/98] out of prodn/many used
MGM/UA color VHS [12/2001] for $3.89
Sony soundtrack CD [11/90] out of prodn/hundreds used
full credits from IMDbtheme music [2min:03sec]movie entry at Wikipedia
"Dances With Wolves" posters at AllPosters.com

Dances With Wolves novel by Michael Blake  based on the 1988 novel by Michael Blake
Fawcett movie tie-in mass pb [11/90] for $7.99
Ballantine Books 8¼x5½ pb [11/97] for $10.20
Hrymfaxe LLC 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2002] for $24.95
Econo-Clad library hardcover [10/99] out of print/used
Random House UNABR audio [10/96] out of print/used
Dances With Wolves script  "Dances With Wolves: The Illustrated Story of The Epic Film"
Newmarket Press 10¾x8¼ pb [11/90] out of print/hundreds used
Newmarket Press pb [9/2002] out of print/scarce
Newmarket Press 11x8½ hardcover [10/91] out of print/used

"Dances With Wolves: The Illustrated Screenplay & Abridged Story"
Newmarket Press 10¾x8¼ pb [11/91] out of print/used
Newmarket Press 8x5 pb [11/91] out of print/many used

Dakota Epic / Reenactor by Bill Markley & Jim Hatzell  "Dakota Epic: Experiences of A Reenactor During The Filming of
Dances With Wolves" [2001]
by Bill Markley; drawings by Jim Hatzell

iUniverse 9x6¼ pb [10/2001] for $13.95
author's website

"Unforgiven"  [Warner Bros Aug 1992]
won Best Picture Oscar  Clint Eastwood won Oscar for Best Director  Gene Hackman won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor  won Oscar for Best Editing  
Unforgiven movie directed by & starring Clint Eastwood  
Directed by & starring Clint Eastwood; co-starring Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris & Frances Fisher; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (GH), Best Editing, nominated for Best Script, Best Actor (CE), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound; also won D.G.A. Award, nominated for Best Script by W.G.A.; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2006] for $18.12
Warner Home Video widescreen color snap-case DVD [3/97] for $15.20
Warner Home Video color VHS [8/2000] for $7.48
Warner Home Video widescreen color VHS [3/2001] for $9.99
Warner Home Video color VHS w/Spanish subtitles [7/2000] out of prodn/used
Verese soundtrack CD [8/92] out of prodn/used
"Unforgiven" photo & posters category at AllPosters.com
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Brokeback Mountain"
[Focus Features/Paramount Sept 2005]
Ang Lee won Oscar for Best Director  Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation  won Oscar for Best Original Music Score  
Brokeback Mountain movie directed by Ang Lee  
Brokeback Mountain movie poster starring Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal  
This may not be yer 'classic' Western, but it has cowboys and horses and a love story, and it was nominated for 8 Oscars – and made its production costs back in the first week of release.
In 1963, a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy meet while herding sheep in the mountains of Wyoming; their decades-long bond is profound and passionate and poignant and ultimately tragic. Directed by Ang Lee; co-produced & script by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, based on the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx; starring Heath Ledger [1979-2008], Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Michelle Williams & Anne Hathaway; won Oscars for Best Director, Best Script Adaptation & Best Original Music Score, also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (HL), Best Supporting Actor (JG), Best Supporting Actress (MW) & Best Cinematography; won 4 BAFTA Awards (plus 5 noms); won C.S.A., D.G.A., P.G.A. & W.G.A. Awards, 2 Independent Spirit Awards, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival
Universal Studios widescreen color Blu-ray [1/2010] for $16.73
Focus Features Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [1/2007] 2 disks for $4.55
Universal Studios widescreen color DVD [4/2006] for $3.99
Focus Features soundtrack CD [11/2005] 17 tracks for $11.42
full credits from IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $2.10 {sic}
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $12.99

"True Grit" [Paramount Dec 2010]
True Grit 2010 remake by the Coen Brothers   PREDICTION 12/2010: Lots of 'Oscar buzz' on this film, especially for the actress Hailee Steinfeld.
The remake is based directly on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis, rather than on the 1969 John Wayne film. Location filming in Texas, and at Buena Vista Ranch, Charles R Ranch, Cristobal Ranch, Pecos, Santa Clara Pueblo, and Garson Studios in New Mexico. A 14-year-old farm girl hires reprobate U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn to track down her father's killer, and forces him to take her along. Co-produced, adapted & directed by Joel & Ethan Coen; starring Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin & Barry Pepper; ten Oscar noms, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Script - but no wins; won BAFTA for Cinematography, Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award, A.F.I. Movie of The Year
Paramount Pictures widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [6/2011] 2 disks for $15.49
Paramount Pictures widescreen color DVD [6/2011] for $14.99
Nonesuch soundtrack CD [12/2010] 20 tracks for $14.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

True Grit novel by Charles Portis  "True Grit: A Novel" [1968] by Charles Portis
First serialized in Saturday Evening Post Magazine in 1968, then published in slightly-altered book form. Elderly spinster Mattie Ross tells of her long-ago quest at age fourteen to avenge her father's death with the help of a U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger.
Overlook Trade 8x5½ pb [11/2010] for $10.17
Overlook Trade 8x5½ pb [8/2007] out of print/many used
Overlook Trade pb [12/2002] out of print/used
Amereon Ltd. 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/2011] for $29.95
S&S 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/68] out of print/many used
book entry at Wikipedia

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"Monte Walsh", "The Magnificent Seven", "The Searchers",
both "3:10 To Yuma" movies, or anything by Budd Boetticher . . .

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