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1. Yes, We Have No Bonanza (1939)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in a western town, the stooges are working as waiters in a saloon with the three girls they hope to marry. The proprietor of the saloon is a crook who, with his partner, has buried ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dick Curtis

Votes: 413

2. Blaze Glory (1969)

G | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A stop-motion pixilation spoof of old-time westerns in which actors appear to ride non-existent horses. A stagecoach is robbed by the villain, the heroine is abducted and Blaze Glory eventually recovers both the heroine and the money.

Directors: Len Janson, Chuck Menville | Stars: Chuck Menville, Genadee Cook, Len Janson, Hawley Lawrence

Votes: 53

3. Uncivil Warriors (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, War

Set in the civil war, the stooges are spies for the north. They impersonate southern officers and infiltrate the enemy ranks to get valuable information. On the run when they are discovered... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Lou Archer

Votes: 578

4. Goofs and Saddles (1937)

Not Rated | 19 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in the old west, the stooges are spies for US Calvary; "Buffalo Bilious", "Wild Bill Hiccup" and "Just Plain Bill". Sent by General "Muster" to catch a gang of cattle rustlers, they ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Hank Bell

Votes: 422

5. Cactus Makes Perfect (1942)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

The stooges are living with their mother who persuades them its time to leave home and seek their fortune. After a con man sells them a phony deed to a lost gold mine, the boys head west to... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Ernie Adams

Votes: 357

6. Phony Express (1943)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in the old west, the stooges are three tramps wanted for vagrancy. After ruining a medicine peddlers show, they arrive in Peaceful Gulch where a picture has been printed declaring them ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 317

7. Out West (1947)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

The stooges go out west for Shemp's health and get mixed up with some bad guys. The villains have locked up the Arizona Kid and their leader plans to marry his girl, Nell. The boys help the... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 325

8. Punchy Cowpunchers (1950)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

The Stooges are cavalrymen in the old west, who are hired to track down the Dillons, a notorious outlaw gang with the help of a pretty female barkeeper and her boyfriend, a handsome cowboy,

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Jock Mahoney

Votes: 284

9. Rockin' Thru the Rockies (1940)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

The stooges are frontier guides leading a minstrel show west. When hostile Indians run the horses run off they are stranded. They must contend with a snow storm and a marauding bear as well... See full summary »

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dorothy Comingore

Votes: 320

10. Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (2005)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Western

An attempt to transform a Roman Western into a Greek tragedy.

Director: Peter Tscherkassky

Votes: 415

11. The Great Train Robbery (II) (1903)

12 min | Short, Western

The first scene shows the chief as he explains to his followers the plan of the great train robbery. Two masked robbers enter and compel the operator to stop the approaching train. They ... See full summary »

Director: Siegmund Lubin | Star: Emily Lowry

Votes: 364

12. Thank You Mask Man (1971)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tells how the Lone Ranger hooks up with Tonto. With Lenny Bruce doing all the voices, this animation of a Bruce routine begins with local folks upset at the Lone Ranger because he won't ... See full summary »

Directors: Lenny Bruce, John Magnuson | Star: Lenny Bruce

Votes: 313

13. The Great Train Robbery (I) (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Crime

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 15,709

14. Horses' Collars (1935)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

The stooges are private detectives in the old west trying to help a girl recover an IOU from a bad guy. Their attempts to steal the IOU from the villains wallet and then from a safe meet ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dorothea Kent

Votes: 545

15. Whoops, I'm an Indian! (1936)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in the old west, the stooges are crooked gamblers gypping the resident of a frontier town. They are discovered and must escape into the woods. To elude the sheriff they disguise ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Gail Arnold

Votes: 431

16. The Paleface (1922)

G | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Western

Buster helps a Native American tribe save their land from greedy oil barons.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts

Votes: 2,528

17. The Three Troubledoers (1946)

17 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in the old west, the stooges become marshals in a town with a high death rate for lawmen. The boys set out prevent a marriage between the villain Blackie and the heroine Nell, who's ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 334

18. Back to the Woods (1937)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Western

A 17th Century English judge orders three miscreants to defend the new British colonies in New England against its residential Native Americans.

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Beatrice Curtis

Votes: 429

19. An Eastern Westerner (1920)

Passed | 23 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Blase eastern boy is shipped off to a ranch in the 'wild west ' by his father.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Noah Young, J. Ray Avery

Votes: 1,212

20. Shot in the Frontier (1954)

16 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in the old west, the stooges must defend their honor against the Noonan brothers, three desperadoes who want to marry the same girls the stooges are courting.

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Diana Darrin

Votes: 232

21. The Massacre (1912)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Action, War

The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Alfred Paget

Votes: 247

22. Red Dead Redemption: The Man from Blackwater (2010)

29 min | Animation, Short, Western

The year is 1910. The West is dying. The American frontier is undergoing a violent transition from the ways of old to modern times, and Mexico has entered a prolonged period of bloody civil... See full summary »

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Kevin Glikmann, Don Creech, Anthony De Longis

Votes: 392

23. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Action, Western

The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Leslie Loveridge, Alfred Paget, Robert Harron

Votes: 695

24. The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970)

G | 23 min | Short, Western

The story of a young man (Johnny Crawford) who dreams of being a cowboy in the old west, but lives in a big city in present time.

Director: James R. Rokos | Stars: Johnny Crawford, Kristin Harmon, Ruth Hussey, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 181

25. Merry Mavericks (1951)

16 min | Comedy, Western, Short

Set in the old west, the stooges are mistaken for lawmen and manage to capture a gang of crooks. The boys then get the job of guarding some money in an old house reputed to be haunted by ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Don C. Harvey

Votes: 266

26. The Lonedale Operator (1911)

Unrated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station. She soon gets word that the next train will deliver the payroll for a mining ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, George Nichols, Francis J. Grandon, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 963

27. Out West (1918)

25 min | Short, Western, Comedy

After escaping from a marauding group of Indians, a wandering bartender teams up with a saloon owner, only to find themselves up against a ruthless outlaw who is after an unprotected Salvation Army girl. Can they beat him at his own game?

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John, Alice Lake

Votes: 825

28. Wild Life (2011)

TV-PG | 14 min | Animation, Short, Western

Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.

Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby | Stars: Adam Blackwood, Luba Goy, Anthony Bekenn, Keith Dinicol

Votes: 742

29. The Invaders (1912)

Not Rated | 41 min | Short, Western

The U.S. Army and the Indians sign a peace treaty. However, a group of surveyors trespass on the Indians' land and violate the treaty. The army refuses to listen to the Indians' complaints,... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Ford, Thomas H. Ince | Stars: Francis Ford, Ethel Grandin, Ann Little, Ray Myers

Votes: 236

30. Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919)

Passed | 12 min | Short, Comedy, Western

Billy Blazes confronts Crooked Charley, who has been ruling the town of Peaceful Vale through fear and violence.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, Sammy Brooks

Votes: 700

31. Pals and Gals (1954)

17 min | Comedy, Short, Western

The stooges go out west for Shemp's health. The boys soon run afoul of a local villain who is forcing pretty Nell to marry him. The bad guy has Nell's sisters locked up, and its up to the stooges to rescue them and save the day.

Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 205

32. The Red Man's View (1909)

14 min | Short, Western

An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and must make a long and weary journey to find a new home. The settlers make one young Indian woman stay behind. This woman ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Owen Moore, Lottie Pickford, Kate Bruce, Charles Craig

Votes: 284

33. The Last Drop of Water (1911)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Western

A wagon train heading west across the great desert runs out of water, and is attacked by Indians. One man -- their last hope -- is sent out to find water.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Joseph Graybill, Francis J. Grandon

Votes: 200

34. Two-Gun Gussie (1918)

Not Rated | 8 min | Comedy, Short, Western

A mild-mannered young man has left home, and is now playing the piano in a bar in the west. The dangerous criminal Dagger-Tooth Dan enters the bar where the young man is playing. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, William Blaisdell

Votes: 247

35. The Little Train Robbery (1905)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Action, Crime

In this parody of 1903's _Great Train Robbery, The (1903)_, also made by Edwin S. Porter, young bandits rob the passengers of a kiddie train and are chased by police officers.

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 226

36. Algie, the Miner (1912)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

Algie Allmore has one year to prove he's a man in order to wed Harry Lyons' daughter.

Director: Edward Warren | Stars: Billy Quirk, Mary Foy

Votes: 322

37. Friends (1912)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Western, Romance

The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey

Votes: 212

38. West of Hot Dog (1924)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Western, Comedy

On his way to collect inheritance in the small town on Hot Dog, Stan gets robbed by highwaymen, one of which is the other person who shall attend the reading of their late Uncle's will. The... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Rock, Scott Pembroke | Stars: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard, Lew Meehan

Votes: 208

39. By the Sun's Rays (1914)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Action, Drama

A company detective goes undercover to expose a gang that uses inside information to rob gold shipments.

Director: Charles Giblyn | Stars: Murdock MacQuarrie, Lon Chaney, Seymour Hastings, Agnes Vernon

Votes: 198

40. The Royal Rodeo (1939)

Approved | 15 min | Short, Musical, Romance

A young monarch, bored with responsibility and craving excitement, invites a traveling rodeo show to perform at his palace.

Director: George Amy | Stars: John Payne, Lucile Fairbanks, Cliff Edwards, Scotty Beckett

Votes: 189

41. Cripple Creek Bar-Room Scene (1899)

1 min | Western, Short

A vignette of a barroom/liquor-store in the West, no plot per se. However this short is usually regarded as the first "Western" in the sense that it depicts a western scene.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 235

43. His Regeneration (1915)

TV-G | 15 min | Short, Western

An unrepentant crook enters a dance hall and gets in a fight over a girl. As he, unknowingly, breaks into her house, another bloody mess stains the residence's thick carpets. Can a simple act of kindness pave the way for his regeneration?

Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Lee Willard, Marguerite Clayton, Hazel Applegate

Votes: 576

44. Crossroads of Laredo (1995)

30 min | Short, Western

Tex is a gunslinger who murders a cowboy and steals his money. Lem is an honest man who wants nothing more than to marry Barbara. When Tex marries Barbara and treats her badly, Lem decides to settle the score.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Duke Moore, Don Nagel, Ruth McCabe

Votes: 165



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