William Witney's Westerns

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1. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: John Carroll, Noah Beery, Richard Alexander, Reed Howes

Votes: 241

2. The Trigger Trio (1937)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Rancher Brent has some infected cattle. He has the brands changed and then has them put on the Evans ranch, With the law requiring the entire herds to be destroyed, he gets Larry Smith to ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Ralph Byrd, Sandra Corday

Votes: 40

3. The Lone Ranger (1938)

Approved | 264 min | Western

CHAP. 1, HI YO SILVER: An outlaw leader planning to take control of Texas after the Civil War kills Colonel Jeffries, a man empowered to levy taxes, and assumes his identity. His men then ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Silver King the Horse, Chief Thundercloud, Lynne Roberts, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 170

4. The Painted Stallion (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power, the ruthless Official at Santa Fe must not let them arrive ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor, William Witney | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, LeRoy Mason, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 144

5. The Painted Stallion (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Western

Feature version of the Republic serial The Painted Stallion (1937).

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor, William Witney | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, Sammy McKim, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 9

6. Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)

Passed | 212 min | Action, Adventure, History

The masked hero leads a fighting force to fight a villian who plots the conquest of The Republic of Mexico.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson, Leander De Cordova

Votes: 354

7. The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939)

Approved | 263 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Robert Livingston, Chief Thundercloud, Silver Chief, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 96

8. Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Mesquite banker Calvin Drake plans to profit from the Santa Fe Railroad's acquisition of right-of-way by gaining control of the land in the territory. In the ensuing war of intimidation ... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery, Tommy Cook, Maude Allen

Votes: 105

9. Hi-Yo Silver (1940)

Approved | 69 min | Western

Edited version of the 1938 Republic serial "The Lone Ranger."

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Chief Thundercloud, Lynne Roberts, Stanley Andrews, George Cleveland

Votes: 48

10. Heroes of the Saddle (1940)

Approved | 56 min | Sport, Western

Montana Bill Bell, a friend of the Three Mesquiteers, Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico Renaldo, is killed in a rodeo accident and the trio reluctantly places his young daughter Peggy in ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Patsy Parsons

Votes: 9

12. Outlaws of Pine Ridge (1942)

Approved | 55 min | Western

John Hollister may become Governor and Cardeen is out to stop him. Knowing of Hollister's honesty he goes after his son Lane instead. When a man tries to kill Cardeen, Lane shoots the ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Lynn Merrick, Noah Beery, Emmett Lynn

13. Home in Oklahoma (1946)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Music, Western

Roy edits a small town newspaper. A rancher is murdered, and his fortune is inherited by a young boy. Editor Roy, with the assistance (?) of big city reporter Dale, brings the killers to justice.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 205

14. Heldorado (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Music, Western

Heldorado is an annual parade celebrating Las Vegas as a frontier town. Roy is captain of the guards at Boulder Dam. He helps celebrate the town's anniversary while capturing racketeers involved with the local casinos.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 111

15. Roll on Texas Moon (1946)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Music

Roy Rogers tries to prevent a range war between cattlemen and sheepherders.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 115

16. Bells of San Angelo (1947)

Passed | 78 min | Western

Along the Mexican border, Roy joins Western novelist Dale in a search for smugglers. They discover a silver mine.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Andy Devine

Votes: 283

17. On the Old Spanish Trail (1947)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Music, Western

With a $10,000 note Roy co-signed for the Pioneers due, Roy plans to get the money from the reward for the capture of the Gypsy. After he captures him he lets him go realizing he is ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Tito Guízar, Jane Frazee

Votes: 129

18. Apache Rose (1947)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Music, Western

Roy is an oil prospector. His efforts to get drilling rights on an old Spanish land grant are countered by gamblers from an off-shore gambling boat determined to control the land (and oil) themselves.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Olin Howland

Votes: 107

19. Springtime in the Sierras (1947)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Music, Western

A gang, headed by evil Stephanie Bachelor, is slaughtering game out of season. Roy finds the freezer where the meat is kept, but baddie Roy Barcroft finds him there. A famous fight takes place in the freezer. Roy, of course, wins it.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine

Votes: 129

20. Under California Stars (1948)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Western

Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine

Votes: 249

21. The Gay Ranchero (1948)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song, "Granada," "You Belong to my Heart," and "Wait'll I get my Sunshine in the ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Tito Guízar, Jane Frazee

Votes: 94

22. Nighttime in Nevada (1948)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Music, Western

The bad guy steals a gold mine from his partner and then murders him. Next he turns to rustling cattle.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Adele Mara, Andy Devine

Votes: 98

23. The Far Frontier (1948)

Passed | 67 min | Western

Willis Newcomb and Bart Carroll head a gang engaged in smuggling wanted-American criminals back into the United States from Mexico. Operating from Sharperville, an oil town on the American ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Gail Davis, Andy Devine

Votes: 98

24. Eyes of Texas (1948)

Approved | 70 min | Western

A ranch owner (Francis Ford) turns his place into a home for boys who have lost their fathers in World War II. His evil female lawyer (Nana Bryant) covets the ranch and works in cahoots ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Lynne Roberts, Andy Devine

Votes: 112

25. Grand Canyon Trail (1948)

Approved | 67 min | Western

Sintown is just a deserted ghost town until Vanderpool starts looking for silver. Cookie and Roy's partners put $20,000 into the business only to find that the mine is worthless and ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine

Votes: 97

26. The Golden Stallion (1949)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Diamonds are being smuggled across the border from Mexico in a specially made shoe of a palomino mare. One of the smugglers is killed when the mare runs off. The sheriff blames Trigger for ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 163

27. Down Dakota Way (1949)

Not Rated | 67 min | Western

A crooked businessman is trying to sell cattle infected with deadly hoof-and-mouth disease. He has the local veterinarian murdered to cover up his plans.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 94

28. Susanna Pass (1949)

Approved | 67 min | Western

The bad guys dynamite a fish hatchery. They're trying to put the hatchery out of business so they can get possession of oil underneath the lake. Roy is a game warden investigating the dynamiting.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 104

29. Bells of Coronado (1950)

Approved | 67 min | Thriller, Western

Roy is an insurance investigator looking into the theft of uranium ore. He must prevent the thieves from taking off in a plane with the stolen ore.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 139

30. Trail of Robin Hood (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Musical, Western

Retired actor Jack Holt is raising Christmas trees for sale at a cost which permits every family to have one. A commercial tree company tries to drive Holt out of business. Roy saves the day, of course.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones

Votes: 194

31. Twilight in the Sierras (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Roy is a United States Marshal tracking down a counterfeiting ring and hunting down a mountain lion. Songs: "It's One Wonderful Day," "Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy," "Pancho's Rancho" and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 93

32. North of the Great Divide (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music

The annual return of the salmon each year gives the Indians of the Northwest enough food to last until the next year. This way of live is threatened by Banning who puts in a cannery on the ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones

Votes: 95

33. Trigger, Jr. (1950)

Passed | 68 min | Western

Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 153

34. Sunset in the West (1950)

Approved | 67 min | Western

Roy puts a stop to gun smuggling.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards

Votes: 94

35. Pals of the Golden West (1951)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Music

Cattle smugglers are working along the U.S. border with Mexico. Hoof-and-mouth disease is discovered among the stolen cattle. Roy becomes involved when a fellow border patrolman is murdered... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 41

36. Pals of the Golden West (1951)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Comedy, Music

Cattle smugglers are working along the U.S. border with Mexico. Hoof-and-mouth disease is discovered among the stolen cattle. Roy becomes involved when a fellow border patrolman is murdered... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 41

37. South of Caliente (1951)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Music, Western

Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), owner of a transportation service for moving race horses from track to track, prepares to take a number of thoroughbreds to the Pan American fair races at Monterey.... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pinky Lee

Votes: 66

38. In Old Amarillo (1951)

Approved | 67 min | Western

A drought is about to end the cattle business. The owner of a canning factory wants to buy all the remaining cattle cheap. He plans to ruin the cattlemen's plans to ship water by train and ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards

Votes: 48

39. Heart of the Rockies (1951)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Music, Western

Roy Rogers, a highway engineer, strongly favors a youth-rehabilitation camp sponsored by retired State Prison Warden Parker where young first-offenders can be reformed without being exposed... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones

Votes: 55

40. Spoilers of the Plains (1951)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Western

This is an odd one for Roy. There are foreign spies, desert sites for rocket-launching and artificial satellites. The climax is a one-on-one fight on top of an oil derrick.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones

Votes: 73

41. Colorado Sundown (1952)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Comedy, Music

Rancher helps a friend claim a spread he's inherited, only to get involved in his murder.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Mary Ellen Kay, Slim Pickens

Votes: 94

42. Border Saddlemates (1952)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Music, Western

Baxter is transporting counterfeit bills across the border in the bottom of fox cages. When veterinarian Allen places the fox ranch under quarantine tying up the bills, Baxter's plan to get at the money means trouble.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Mary Ellen Kay, Slim Pickens

Votes: 22

43. The Last Musketeer (1952)

Approved | 67 min | Western

A cattle buyer and a water diviner join forces with local ranchers against a greedy powerful rancher who charges high prices for access to the only water supply in the valley.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Mary Ellen Kay, Slim Pickens

Votes: 53

44. Old Oklahoma Plains (1952)

Approved | 60 min | Western

One-time cavalry officer Rex Allen, between jobs as a star rodeo rider, is asked by his former commanding officer, Colonel Bigelow, to help settle a dispute between the army and local ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens, Elaine Edwards

Votes: 30

45. South Pacific Trail (1952)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Music