Kirk Douglas … Westerns Filmography

Kirk Douglas as

along the great divide
1951 – with Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo – Kirk’s first Western – he was 35 years old.
The BIg Trees
1952 – Acted for free, in order to break up his contract with Warner Bros.
The Big Sky
1952 – Directed by Howard Hawkes – nominated for two Academy Awards
Man Without a Star
1955 – Rotten Tomatoes says Kirk “shines in the hyper-macho role …”
Jack Elam appears as a treacherous gunslinger.
The Indian Fighter 3
Rated at IMDB (Internet Movie Database) as “6.4” out of 10.
I rate Elsa Martinelli as a 10 out of 10.
Gunfight at the OK Corral
1957 – Directed by John Sturges
Considered by many to be one the top Western Classics of all time – including myself.
Last Train to Gun Hill
1959 – An under-rated and worthy follow-up to Gunfight at OK Corral
The Devil's Disciples
1959 – Written by Bernard Shaw
Lawrence Olivier – Kirk Douglas – Burt Lancaster
The Last Sunset
1961 – Directed by Robert Aldrich (Vera Cruz)
who never knew how to make an ordinary movie.
Lonely are the Brave
1962 – A Classic – and unusual Western
Kirk was nominated for a 1963 BAFTA Award as “Best Foreign Actor”.
The Way West
1961 – Three great actors
plus Sally Field in her first major film role
The War Wagon
– 1967 –
Douglas: “Mine hit the ground first”
Wayne: “Mine was taller.”
There was a Crooked Man
1970 – Also starring Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Warren Oates …
Never hide your loot in a rattlesnake pit …
A Gunfight
Two men who have paid their dues …
Douglas plays an ambitious politician … Dern plays himself.
The Villain
A comedy … what else could it be with Arnold as a cowboy?
The Man from Snowy River
A jewel in Kirk’s crown
Should have been nominated for Supporting role(s)
1984 – Two great actors – Westerns or otherwise – shining in their sunset
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5 thoughts on “Kirk Douglas … Westerns Filmography”

  1. I love so many of these movies I don’t even know where to start. They are the stuff of my youth and often of Garry and my late nights. Michael look so much like him now, minus the dimple.

  2. Hey! Thanks for following my little blog! I thought I was following you back, but something must have gone wrong somewhere. Since I LOVE westerns, I’m returning the favour. Cheers mate! 😀

      1. They sure did! A lot of ‘B’ movies were westerns and they’re all pretty good viewing, except for the few that wanted to be “psychological” and not a real western. LOL 😀

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