A Silent Westerns Selection

by quietgiant2 | created - 22 Oct 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Sadly, the movies: Hands Up!(1917) and The Life of General Villa(1914) and The Battle of Gettysburg(1913) and The Immortal Alamo(1911) and Billy the Kid(1911) are lost.

see too Lost Treasures http://www.imdb.com/list/ls020658935/

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1. Redskin (1929)

82 min | Western, Adventure, Drama

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Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Richard Dix, Julie Carter, Tully Marshall, George Regas

Votes: 149

2. The White Outlaw (1929)

56 min | Western

Known as the White Outlaw for the kerchief he wears, Johnny Douglas decides to go straight. Getting a job as a cowhand he gives the kerchief to his new friend Ted Williams. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Horner | Stars: Art Acord, Vivian Bay, Bill Patton, Dick Nores

Votes: 9

3. Overland Bound (1929)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Trying to trick Ma (Lydia Knott) and Mary Winters (Allene Ray) into selling their rundown ranch, which will be in the path of a future railroad, Underwood (Charles K.French) hires Keno ... See full summary »

Director: Leo D. Maloney | Stars: Leo D. Maloney, Allene Ray, Jack Perrin, Lydia Knott

4. Tide of Empire (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Western

California's gold dicovery in 1848 draws a "tide of empire" to the area, which becomes ripe for bandits.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Renée Adorée, Tom Keene, George Fawcett, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 164

5. A Texas Cowboy (1929)

58 min | Western

Dick Carlysle returns home to find that his mother has married Brute Kettle who is really out to get the Carlysle ranch. First Kettle gets Bennett to forge a letter saying Dick relinquishes... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Steele, Edna Aslin, J.P. McGowan, Grace Stevens

Votes: 7

6. Pioneers of the West (1929)

Passed | 64 min | Western

The express company had been robbed and a man is caught and sent to prison but the loot is not recovered. The company sends an investigator who soon suspects the convicted man is innocent and only covering for the guilty culprit.

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Tom Tyler, J.P. McGowan, Charlotte Winn, Mack V. Wright

7. The Wagon Master (1929)

70 min | Western

Bill Hollister organizes a wagon train to break the unfair monopoly held by Jake Lynch on food prices in the mining camps. The Rambler joins the train when it leaves for Gold Hill, and ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Ken Maynard, Edith Roberts, Tom Santschi, Jack Hanlon

9. The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)

60 min | Western

A western settlement of pioneer descendants is threatened with the loss of its water supply through the encroachments of nearby townspeople. Rancher John Ballard leads the settlers in their... See full summary »

Director: John Waters | Stars: Jack Holt, Sally Blane, William Powell, Fred Kohler

Votes: 10

11. The Texas Tornado (1928)

55 min | Western

Briscoe leases land from Latimer. When oil is found Latimer tries to stop Briscoe from renewing the lease. Tom arrives and fights off Latimer and his men to renew the lease. But Latimer is ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Howard Clark | Stars: Tom Tyler, Frankie Darro, Nora Lane, Jack Anthony

Votes: 10

12. Beyond the Sierras (1928)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Drama, Western

The U.S. Government sends an undercover-agent to California in the days when American land-thieves were preying upon Sanish families holding rich land-grants from the Spanish Crown. Don ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Tim McCoy, Sylvia Beecher, Roy D'Arcy, Polly Moran

14. The Boss of Rustler's Roost (1928)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Director: Leo D. Maloney | Stars: Don Coleman, Ben Corbett, Tom London, Al Hart

Votes: 9

15. Arizona Bound (1927)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Western

Dave Saulter (Gary Cooper), a rambling young cowboy drifts into a small western town the day a big gold shipment is leaving by stagecoach. Two different people plan to rob the stagecoach...... See full summary »

Director: John Waters | Stars: Gary Cooper, Betty Jewel, El Brendel, Jack Dougherty

Votes: 17

17. The Last Trail (1927)

56 min | Action, Western

The robberies on Jasper Carrol's stages have been so frequent that the stage line plans to hold a stagecoach race with the winner getting the new contract. Tom foils Cal Barker's attempt to... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Tom Mix, Carmelita Geraghty, William B. Davidson, Jerry Madden

Votes: 10

19. Born to Battle (1927)

Not Rated | 46 min | Western

A cowboy is framed for his father's murder. His investigation leads him into the middle of a bitter feud between two families, and he winds up falling in love with the niece of the man who actually killed his father.

Director: Alan James | Stars: Bill Cody, Barbara Luddy, Nora Cecil, J.P. Lockney

Votes: 7

20. White Gold (1927)

73 min | Western

A beautiful young Mexican girl marries an Arizona sheep rancher and returns with him to his ranch, where he lives with his elderly father. The father, not used to sharing his son's ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Jetta Goudal, Kenneth Thomson, George Bancroft, George Nichols

Votes: 67

22. Nevada (1927)


A gunslinger looking for a quiet place to settle down becomes entangled in a romantic triangle and the hunt for a gang of cattle rustlers.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Gary Cooper, Thelma Todd, William Powell, Philip Strange

Votes: 83

23. No Man's Law (1927)

Passed | 54 min | Western

Two thugs plot to kill an old miner to get his claim, but one of them lusts after his beautiful daughter and wants her first.

Director: Fred Jackman | Stars: Rex the Wonder Horse, Barbara Kent, James Finlayson, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 46

25. The Valley of the Giants (1927)

70 min | Drama, Romance

Bryce Cardigan struggles to protect his Redwood inheritance from a railroad-owner, who is also the guardian of the woman Bryce loves.

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Milton Sills, Doris Kenyon, Arthur Stone, George Fawcett

Votes: 12

26. With Sitting Bull at the Spirit Lake Massacre (1927)

Passed | 75 min | Western

A long-thought-lost film finally surfaces after being unseen for over eight decades. Created and copyrighted by Sunset Productions in 1925 but not released until June 15, 1927, this silent ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bryant Washburn, Chief Yowlachie, Anne Schaefer, Jay Morley

Votes: 15

27. Man of the Forest (1926)

60 min | Western

The kidnapping of an heir to a ranch goes awry when the Man of the Forest, mistrusted by the heiress, takes matters into his own hands with the help of his pet cougar.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Jack Holt, Georgia Hale, El Brendel, Warner Oland

Votes: 9

28. 3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated | 122 min | Romance, Western

Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi

Votes: 940

29. The Man from Oklahoma (1926)

55 min | Western

Sam Stallings kills and robs Lynn Durant. The Man from Oklahoma arrives and he and Stallings quickly become enemies. The Oklahoman eventually learns who killed Durant and avoiding the trap ... See full summary »

Directors: Forrest Sheldon, Harry S. Webb | Stars: Jack Perrin, Josephine Hill, Lew Meehan, Lafe McKee

Votes: 6

30. The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Western

While building an irrigation system for a Southwestern desert community, an engineer vies with a local cowboy for the affections of a rancher's daughter.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Gary Cooper, Charles Lane

Votes: 599

32. Hands Up! (1926)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, War

A southern spy during the Civil War, he must try to capture a shipment of gold. His task is complicated by the two sisters, the Indians and a firing squad.

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Raymond Griffith, Marian Nixon, Virginia Lee Corbin, Mack Swain

Votes: 199

33. The Set-Up (1926)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Cattleman Cliff Barton, the father of Deputy Sheriff Art Stratton's sweetheart, Thora Barton, is suspicious of his bankers and draws his money out of the bank. He is killed an hour later ... See full summary »

Director: Clifford Smith | Stars: Art Acord, Alta Allen, Albert Schaefer, Thomas G. Lingham

Votes: 13

34. With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo (1926)

Passed | 60 min | Biography, History, Western

Focuses on Davy Crockett before & during his time at the Alamo as one of the defenders, and ultimately, one of those who gave their lives.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Cullen Landis, Kathryn McGuire, Edward Hearn, Fletcher Norton

Votes: 13

35. The Last Chance (1926)

52 min | Crime, Western

Bill, apparently a dude, watches an outlaw gang rob the stage. He then joins the gang saying he wants to become an outlaw too. The gang has taken the driver as a hostage and when his ... See full summary »

Director: Horace B. Carpenter | Stars: Bill Patton, Dorothy Donald, Merrill McCormick, Harry O'Connor

Votes: 6

36. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

53 min | Western

Cullen has hired Tom to try and stop the robberies on his railroad. Knowing Cullen's secretary Holt is tipping off the gang, Tom works undercover by posing as a highwayman. To help him ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Tony the Horse, Will Walling

Votes: 246

37. The Buckaroo Kid (1926)

64 min | Western

Mulford sends Ed Harley to manage Radigan's rundown ranch. He makes a success of it but when called to return, he asks Radigan for a loan. Radigan says he can have the loan but not his daughter, but Ed wants both.

Director: Lynn Reynolds | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Ethel Shannon, Burr McIntosh, Harry Todd

Votes: 7

38. The Wild Horse Stampede (1926)

Passed | Action, Drama, Western

Cowboy Jack Carter, the proud owner of the Australian shepherd Bunk, accepts the challenge of corralling 10,000 wild horses within a 10-day period. With the enormous sum for his efforts, ... See full summary »

Director: Clifford Smith | Stars: Jack Hoxie, Rex the Dog, Scout the Horse, Fay Wray

Votes: 13

39. The Flying Horseman (1926)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

This fast moving story is based upon Max Brand's novel. Mark Winton (Buck Jones), is in route to the sleepy little town of Los Santos, when he encounters Bert Ridley abusing on of eight ... See full summary »

Director: Orville O. Dull | Stars: Buck Jones, Gladys McConnell, Bruce Covington, Walter Percival

Votes: 9

40. The Stolen Ranch (1926)

56 min | Drama, Western

Two friends return to America after serving in the Great War. Suffering from shell shock, Frank is helpless and Breezy has become his de facto caregiver. Strangers now run Frank's home, the Wilcox Ranch. Breezy goes to investigate.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fred Humes, Louise Lorraine, William Bailey, Ralph McCullough

Votes: 36

42. The Iron Rider (1926)

Not Rated | 61 min | Western

After he loses his money and horse in a poker game, Yak learns he was cheated. But then he learns that the men that cheated him are wanted and have a price on their heads. This gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Jaccard | Stars: Yakima Canutt, Elsa Benham, Jim Corey, Carl Sepulveda

Votes: 9

44. The Texas Streak (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chad Pennington, a movie-cowboy from Hollywood, gets into trouble when he poses as a two-gun outlaw from Texas named Tommy Hawk. He gets himself involved in a dispute between a development ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Reynolds | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Blanche Mehaffey, Alan Roscoe, James A. Marcus

45. The Devil Horse (1926)

Passed | 68 min | Western

A boy's family is wiped out in an Indian massacre of a wagon train and he is captured. He befriends a wild colt. Years later, following his escape, he is recaptured by Indians who force him... See full summary »

Director: Fred Jackman | Stars: Rex the Wonder Horse, Yakima Canutt, Gladys McConnell, Bob Kortman

Votes: 15

46. Senor Daredevil (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Devore, George Nichols, Josef Swickard

Votes: 11

47. The Best Bad Man (1925)

Passed | 50 min | Comedy, Western

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Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Tom Mix, Clara Bow, Cyril Chadwick, Paul Panzer

Votes: 10

48. Red Blood (1925)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Donald Custer loses in a poker game to 'Ace High' having forged his father's name to a check. Knowing the game was crooked, Buck returns to retrieve the check only to find Donald already ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Al Hoxie, Marjorie Warfield, Lew Meehan, Eddie Barry

Votes: 21

49. The Calgary Stampede (1925)

Passed | 60 min | Romance, Sport, Western