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List of Western movies/films with performances by Henry Fonda, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Henry Fonda Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Henry Fonda Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Henry Fonda has become known for playing characters in Western movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.

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A Big Hand for the Little Lady is a 1966 Technicolor western film, made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. The movie was produced and directed by Fielder Cook from a screenplay by Sidney Carroll, adapted from their TV play Big Deal in Laredo which aired on the The DuPont Show of the Week in 1962. The film stars Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Paul Ford, and Jason Robards, with Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, Kevin McCarthy, Robert Middleton, and John Qualen. The original TV play starred Walter Matthau as Meredith. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards Jr., Kevin McCarthy, + more

Initial Release: 1966

Directed by: Fielder Cook

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#35 on The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s

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Drums Along the Mohawk is a 1939 historical Technicolor film based upon a 1936 novel of the same name by American author, Walter D. Edmonds. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by John Ford. Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert portray settlers on the New York frontier during the American Revolution. The couple suffer British, Tory, and Indian attacks on their farm before the Revolution ends and peace is restored. The film—Ford's first color feature—was well received, was nominated for two Academy Awards and became a major box office success, grossing over US$1 million in its first year. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine, Ward Bond, Edna May Oliver, + more

Initial Release: 1939

Directed by: John Ford

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Firecreek is a 1968 western movie directed by Vincent McEveety and starring James Stewart and Henry Fonda in his second role as an antagonist that year. The film is similar to High Noon in that it features an entire town of cowards refusing to help a peace officer against outlaws. Stewart plays an unlikely hero, forced into action when his conscience will not permit evil to continue. Offscreen close friends Stewart and Fonda's first film together had been the musical comedy On Our Merry Way two decades earlier, and they made The Cheyenne Social Club two years after Firecreek. They had also both appeared in How the West Was Won but had no scenes together despite playing best friends. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Jack Elam, Dean Jagger, + more

Initial Release: 1968

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

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#22 on The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s

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Fort Apache is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda. The film was the first of the director's "cavalry trilogy" and was followed by She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande, both also starring Wayne. The screenplay was inspired by James Warner Bellah's short story "Massacre". The historical sources for "Massacre" have been attributed both to George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn and to the Fetterman Fight. The film was one of the first to present an authentic and sympathetic view of the Native Americans involved in the battle. The film was awarded the Best Director and Best Cinematography awards by the Locarno ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Anna Lee, + more

Initial Release: 1948

Directed by: John Ford

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#8 on The Best '40s Western Movies

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