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James Garner Western Roles

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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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  • A Man Called Sledge

    James Garner, Dennis Weaver


    Directed byVic Morrow, Giorgio Gentili

    A Man Called Sledge is a 1970 spaghetti western starring James Garner in an extremely offbeat role as a grimly evil thief, and featuring Dennis Weaver, Claude Akins, and Wayde Preston. The film was...  more
  • Alias Jesse James

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby


    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    Alias Jesse James is a 1959 American Western comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming. Based on a story by Robert St. Aubrey and Bert Lawrence, the film is...  more
  • Released1981

    Directed byStuart Margolin

    Bret Maverick: The Lazy Ace is the 1981 2-hour pilot episode of the television series Bret Maverick, trimmed to a quicker pace and repackaged as a TV-movie for rerunning on local television stations....  more
  • The Castaway Cowboy

    James Garner, Vera Miles


    Directed byVincent McEveety

    The Castaway Cowboy is a 1974 adventure film released by Walt Disney Productions starring James Garner, Vera Miles, Eric Shea, and Robert Culp about a Texas rancher who gets shanghaied, then jumps...  more
  • Duel at Diablo

    Sidney Poitier, James Garner


    Directed byRalph Nelson

    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,...  more
  • Hour of the Gun

    Jon Voight, James Garner


    Directed byJohn Sturges

    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...  more
  • Maverick

    Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster


    Directed byRichard Donner

    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...  more

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  • One Little Indian

    Jodie Foster, James Garner


    Directed byBernard McEveety

    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...  more
  • Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

    James Garner, Angie Dickinson


    Directed byRichard L. Bare

    Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend is a 1957 Western film directed by Richard L. Bare and starring Randolph Scott, James Craig and Angie Dickinson. This was the final film that Scott made with Warner Bros....  more
  • Skin Game

    James Garner, Ed Asner


    Directed byPaul Bogart, Gordon Douglas

    Skin Game is a 1971 American independent comedy western starring James Garner and Louis Gossett, Jr. and directed by Paul Bogart and Gordon Douglas, The supporting cast features Susan Clark, Edward...  more
  • Sunset

    Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell


    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Sunset is a 1988 American action comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis as legendary Western actor Tom Mix and James Garner as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. Based...  more
  • Support Your Local Gunfighter

    James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette


    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    Support Your Local Gunfighter is a 1971 comic western film starring James Garner, directed by Burt Kennedy, and written by James Edward Grant. The film shares many cast and crew members and plot...  more

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  • Support Your Local Sheriff!

    James Garner, Bruce Dern


    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by United Artists, directed by Burt Kennedy, written by William Bowers, and starring James Garner, Joan...  more

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  • The New Maverick

    James Garner, Susan Sullivan


    Directed byHy Averback

    The New Maverick is a 1978 made-for-TV movie based on the 1957 television series Maverick, with James Garner as Bret Maverick, Charles Frank as newcomer cousin Ben Maverick, Jack Kelly as Bart...  more