15 best Robert Mitchum Western Roles


These Robert Mitchum Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Robert Mitchum Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released.


15 .The Way West

Dir. by Andrew V. McLaglen (1967), starring Sally Field, Kirk Douglas & Robert Mitchum

The Way West is a 1967 American epic western film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.. The film stars Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Richard Widmark, and features Sally…

14. The Sundowners

Dir. by Fred Zinnemann (1960), starring Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr & Peter Ustinov

The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn between the father’s desires to continue his nomadic sheep-herding ways and the wife’s and son’s desire to…

13.The Red Pony

Dir. by Lewis Milestone (1949), starring Robert Mitchum, Myrna Loy & Beau Bridges

The Red Pony is a 1949 Western drama film based on one of John Steinbeck’s short stories published in the 1930s under the title The Red Pony. Steinbeck also wrote the screenplay for this film..


The Lone Star Trail

Dir. by Ray Taylor (1943), starring Robert Mitchum, Johnny Mack Brown & Tex Ritter

The Lone Star Trail is a 1943 Western film directed by Ray Taylor and starring Johnny Mack Brown and Tex Ritter. The supporting cast features Fuzzy Knight and Jennifer Holt and, in a small role as a…

11.The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

Dir. by Burt Kennedy (1969), starring Robert Mitchum, Tina Louise & David Carradine

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys is a 1969 American film directed by Burt Kennedy. It stars Robert Mitchum and George Kennedy..

10.Rachel and the Stranger

Dir. by Norman Foster (1948), starring Robert Mitchum, William Holden & Loretta Young

Rachel and the Stranger is a black-and-white 1948 western film starring Loretta Young, William Holden, and Robert Mitchum. The Norman Foster-directed film was one of the few to address the role of..

9.River of No Return

Dir. by Jean Negulesco and Otto Preminger (1954), starring Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum & Rory Calhoun

River of No Return is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay by Frank Fenton is based on a story by Louis Lantz…



Dir. by Raoul Walsh (1947), starring Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright & Judith Anderson

Pursued is a 1947 film that combines western film noir and psychological melodrama. The picture was directed by Raoul Walsh and features Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson and Dean Jagger..


Dir. by Edward Killy (1944), starring Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys & Nancy Gates

Nevada is a 1944 western movie based on a Zane Grey novel and starring a 27-year-old Robert Mitchum, with Anne Jeffreys, Guinn “Big Boy” Williams, and Richard Martin in supporting roles. The film was..

6.Man with the Gun

Dir. by Richard Wilson (1955), starring Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling & Leo Gordon

Man with the Gun is a 1955 Western film starring Robert Mitchum. The film was released in the United Kingdom as The Trouble Shooter and is also sometimes entitled Deadly Peacemaker. The supporting..

5.  5 Card Stud

Dir. by Henry Hathaway (1968), starring Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum & Roddy McDowall

5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum, The script, based on a novel by Ray Gaulden, was written by Marguerite Roberts, who also wrote..

4.Dead Man

This film is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance Henriksen, Gabriel Byrne, and Robert Mitchum. The film includes twisted and surreal elements of the Western genre. The film is shot entirely in black-and-white. Neil Young composed the guitar-seeped soundtrack with portions he improvised while watching the movie footage. Some consider it the ultimate..

3.Blood on the Moon

Dir. by Robert Wise (1948), starring Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes & Robert Preston

Blood on the Moon is a 1948 RKO black-and-white “psychological” western directed by Robert Wise with cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca. The film, starring Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, and…


Dir. by Richard Fleischer (1956), starring Robert Mitchum, Gilbert Roland & Zachary Scott

Bandido is a 1956 Western movie starring Robert Mitchum. The supporting cast includes Ursula Thiess, Gilbert Roland, and Zachary Scott. The film, set in the Mexican Revolution and filmed on location..
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1.El Dorado

Dir. by Howard Hawks (1966), starring John Wayne, James Caan & Robert Mitchum

El Dorado is a 1966 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Written by Leigh Brackett and loosely based on the novel The Stars in Their..
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