James Garner Western Roles

Updated June 14, 2019 26.5k views 14 items

This is a list of Western movies/films with performances by James Garner, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These James Garner Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these James Garner Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released.

Over the years, James Garner has become known for playing characters in Western movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen. This list is made up of classic James Garner movies like Maverick and Sunset. If you are a fan of James Garner Western films, you'll also enjoy this list of Charlton Heston Western movies.

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Duel at Diablo is a 1966 western film starring James Garner in his first Western since leaving Maverick and Sidney Poitier in his first Western. Based on Marvin H. Albert's 1957 novel Apache Rising, the film was written by Albert and Michael M. Grilikhes and directed by Ralph Nelson who had directed Poitier in Lilies of the Field. The supporting cast includes Bibi Andersson, Bill Travers, Dennis Weaver and John Hoyt; Ralph Nelson has a cameo as an Army Major. The movie was shot on location amidst striking scenery in Utah; the musical score was composed by Neal Hefti. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Sidney Poitier, James Garner, Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver, Richard Farnsworth, + more

Released: 1966

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

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Hour of the Gun is a 1967 Western film depicting Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday during their 1881 battles against Ike Clanton and his brothers in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and the gunfight's aftermath in and around Tombstone, Arizona, starring James Garner as Earp, Jason Robards, Jr. as Holliday, and Robert Ryan as Clanton. The movie was directed by John Sturges. The picture is based on the non-fiction book Tombstone's Epitaph by Douglas D. Martin, with a screenplay by Edward Anhalt. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr., Robert Ryan, William Schallert, + more

Released: 1967

Directed by: John Sturges

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Maverick is a 1994 Western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman, based on the 1950s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film stars Mel Gibson as Bret Maverick, a card player and con artist collecting money to enter a high-stakes poker game. He is joined in his adventure by Annabelle Bransford, another con artist, and lawman Marshall Zane Cooper. The film also stars Graham Greene, James Coburn, Alfred Molina and a large number of cameo appearances by Western film actors, country music stars and other actors. The film received a favorable critical reception for its light-hearted charm, and was financially successful, earning over $180 ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman, Alfred Molina, John Fogerty, + more

Released: 1994

Directed by: Richard Donner

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One Little Indian is a 1973 western film produced by Walt Disney Productions starring James Garner and Vera Miles. The supporting cast includes Pat Hingle, Jay Silverheels, and an 11-year-old Jodie Foster, and the plotline involves a cavalry soldier's misadventures with a camel and a little boy. The film was written by Harry Spalding and directed by Bernard McEveety. The movie earned an estimated $2 million in North American rentals. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jodie Foster, James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Jim Davis, + more

Released: 1973

Directed by: Bernard McEveety