Best Western Movies and Biography..Joel McCrea



Black Horse Canyon

Dir. by Jesse Hibbs (1954), starring Joel McCrea, Irving Bacon & Henry Wills

Black Horse Canyon is a 1954 film directed by Jesse Hibbs….

Border River

Dir. by George Sherman (1954), starring Yvonne De Carlo, Joel McCrea & George Wallace

Border River is a 1954 American western film directed by George Sherman and released by Universal-International. It stars Joel McCrea, Yvonne De Carlo, and Pedro Armendáriz. It was filmed on location..

Buffalo Bill

Dir. by William A. Wellman (1944), starring Maureen O’Hara, Anthony Quinn & Linda Darnell

Buffalo Bill Technicolor is a biographical Western about the life of the legendary frontiersman, starring Joel McCrea and Maureen O’Hara with Linda Darnell and Anthony Quinn in supporting roles.

Cattle Drive

Dir. by Kurt Neumann (1951), starring Dean Stockwell, Joel McCrea & Chill Wills

Cattle Drive is a 1951 American western film directed by Kurt Neumann and starring Joel McCrea. Much of the film was shot in the Death Valley National Park, California and Paria, Utah.

Cattle Empire

Dir. by Charles Marquis Warren (1958), starring Joel McCrea and Gloria Talbott

Cattle Empire is a 1958 film directed by Charles Marquis Warren..

Colorado Territory

Dir. by Raoul Walsh (1949), starring Dorothy Malone, Virginia Mayo & Joel McCrea

Colorado Territory is a 1949 American Western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, and Dorothy Malone. Written by Edmund H. North and John Twist, and based on the..

Cry Blood, Apache

Dir. by Jack Starrett (1970), starring Joel McCrea, Jack Starrett & Robert Tessier

Cry Blood, Apache is a 1970 western film directed by Jack Starrett and assistant director Robert Tessier. The film released by Liberty Entertainment was from an original story by Harold Roberts with..

Fort Massacre

Dir. by Joseph M. Newman (1958), starring Forrest Tucker, Joel McCrea & Denver Pyle

Fort Massacre is a 1958 Western directed by Joseph M. Newman, starring Joel McCrea, Forrest Tucker and Susan Cabot. A possibly mad cavalry commander leads his troops through dangerous Indian..

Four Faces West

Dir. by Alfred E. Green (1948), starring Joel McCrea, William Conrad & Charles Bickford

Four Faces West is a 1948 Western film starring Joel McCrea, his real-life wife Frances Dee, and Charles Bickford. It is based on the novel Pasó por aquí by Eugene Manlove Rhodes. Its plot concerns a…


Dir. by Louis Eugene King and Louis King (1950), starring Shelley Winters, Elsa Lanchester & Joel McCrea

Frenchie is a 1950 American film of the western genre, directed by Louis King and starring Shelley Winters, Joel McCrea and Marie Windsor. The plot is loosely based on the western Destry Rides Again.

Lone Hand

Dir. by George Sherman (1953), starring James Arness, Barbara Hale & Joel McCrea

Lone Hand is a 1953 western film directed by George Sherman..

Ride the High Country

Dir. by Sam Peckinpah (1962), starring Warren Oates, Edgar Buchanan & Randolph Scott

Ride the High Country is a 1962 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Mariette Hartley. The supporting cast includes Edgar Buchanan, James…


Saddle Tramp

Dir. by Hugo Fregonese (1950), starring Joel McCrea, Ed Begley & John McIntire

Saddle Tramp is a 1950 film directed by Hugo Fregonese..

Stars in My Crown

Dir. by Jacques Tourneur (1950), starring James Arness, Dean Stockwell & Joel McCrea

Stars In My Crown is a 1950 western film starring Joel McCrea as a preacher who tames an unruly town. It was based on the novel of the same name by Joe David Brown..

Stranger on Horseback

Dir. by Jacques Tourneur (1955), starring John Carradine, Joel McCrea & Kevin McCarthy

Stranger on Horseback is a 1955 film directed by Jacques Tourneur..

The First Texan

Dir. by Byron Haskin (1956), starring Joel McCrea, Wallace Ford & William Hopper

The First Texan is a 1956 film directed by Byron Haskin. It stars Joel McCrea and Felicia Farr..

The Great Man’s Lady

Dir. by William A. Wellman (1942), starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea & Brian Donlevy

The Great Man’s Lady is a 1942 American western film directed by William A. Wellman, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. The film is based on the short story “The Human Side” by Viña..

The Gunfight at Dodge City

Dir. by Martin Goldsmith and Joseph M. Newman (1959), starring Joel McCrea, Richard Anderson & John McIntire

The Gunfight at Dodge City is a 1959 color western film, set in the Kansas cattle town of Hays City..

The San Francisco Story

Dir. by Robert Parrish (1952), starring Yvonne De Carlo, Joel McCrea & Sidney Blackmer

The San Francisco Story is a film directed by Robert Parrish released on May 17, 1952…

The Silver Horde

Dir. by George Archainbaud (1930), starring Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea & Blanche Sweet

The Silver Horde is a 1930 romantic drama film starring Joel McCrea, in his second leading role, as a fisherman torn between two women, played by Evelyn Brent and Jean Arthur. Directed by George..

The Virginian

Dir. by Stuart Gilmore (1946), starring Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy & Minor Watson

The Virginian is a 1946 American Western film directed by Stuart Gilmore and starring Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, and Barbara Britton. Based on the Owen Wister novel of the same name,..

Union Pacific

Dir. by Cecil B. DeMille (1939), starring Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn & Joel McCrea

Union Pacific is a 1939 American dramatic western film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Based on the novel Trouble Shooter by Western fiction author Ernest.

Wells Fargo

Dir. by Frank Lloyd (1937), starring Joel McCrea and Robert Cummings

Wells Fargo is an American Western film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Joel McCrea, Bob Burns and Frances Dee. This is the third of four movies in which real life husband and wife McCrea and…


Dir. by Jacques Tourneur (1955), starring Vera Miles, Peter Graves & Edgar Buchanan

Wichita is a 1955 CinemaScope Technicolor Western movie directed by Jacques Tourneur. The film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Outdoor Drama.


Joel McCrea, in full Joel Albert McCrea, (born November 5, 1905, South Pasadena, California, U.S.—died October 20, 1990, Woodland Hills, California), American motion-picture actor of the 1930s and ’40s.

McCrea was the son of a utility company executive. He graduated from Pomona College in 1928 and worked as a stuntman and bit player in Hollywood before playing his first leading role in 1930, in The Silver Horde. He appeared in 38 more films during the 1930s, among which were The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Private Worlds (1935), These Three (1936), Dead End (1937), Wells Fargo (1937), and Union Pacific (1939). Among his most important roles were those in the comedies Primrose Path (1940), Sullivan’s Travels (1941), The Palm Beach Story (1942), and The More the Merrier (1943). Other notable performances were in Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent (1940) and Buffalo Bill (1944). After 1946 McCrea acted almost exclusively in westerns, chief among which were The Virginian (1946), Colorado Territory (1949), The Outriders (1950), and Stranger on Horseback (1955). His last major film appearance was in the classic western Ride the High Country (1962).

McCrea’s typical screen persona, that of a dependable, even-tempered man speaking in a resonant American twang, suited him to star in a great variety of films ranging from romantic comedies to serious dramas and action-adventure films.


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