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James Stewart Western Roles

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

Over the years, James Stewart has become known for playing characters in Western movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.  Famous James Stewart movies such as How the West Was Won and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance are included in this list. If you are a fan of James Stewart films, then you'll also love this list of Steve McQueen Western roles.

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  • Bandolero!

    Raquel Welch, James Stewart


    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    Bandolero! is a 1968 western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen starring James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch and George Kennedy. The story centers on two brothers on a run from the posse, led by a...  more

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  • Bend of the River

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson


    Directed byAnthony Mann

    Bend of the River is a 1952 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, and Rock Hudson. Based on the 1952 novel Bend of the Snake by Bill...  more
  • Broken Arrow

    James Stewart, Debra Paget


    Directed byDelmer Daves

    Broken Arrow is a western Technicolor film released in 1950. It was directed by Delmer Daves and starred James Stewart as Tom Jeffords and Jeff Chandler as Cochise. The film is based on these...  more

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  • Cheyenne Autumn

    James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson


    Directed byJohn Ford

    Cheyenne Autumn is a 1964 Western movie starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson. Regarded as an epic film, it tells the story of a factual event, the Northern...  more
  • Destry Rides Again

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich


    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Destry Rides Again is a 1939 western starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart, and directed by George Marshall. The supporting cast includes Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy, Allen...  more
  • Firecreek

    James Stewart, Henry Fonda


    Directed byVincent McEveety

    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...  more
  • Fools' Parade

    Kurt Russell, James Stewart


    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    Fools' Parade is a 1971 crime drama film directed by Andrew McLaglen, and stars James Stewart, George Kennedy, Kurt Russell and Strother Martin. It was based on the novel of the same name by Davis...  more
  • How the West Was Won

    John Wayne, James Stewart


    Directed byHenry Hathaway, George Marshall, John Ford, Richard Thorpe

    How the West Was Won is a 1962 western film written by James R. Webb and John Gay and directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe....  more

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  • Night Passage

    James Stewart, Audie Murphy


    Directed byJames Neilson

    Night Passage is a 1957 Western film starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy....  more
  • Rose-Marie

    James Stewart, David Niven


    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

    Rose-Marie is a 1936 film directed by Woody Van Dyke....  more
  • Shenandoah

    James Stewart, Katharine Ross


    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    Shenandoah is a 1965 American film starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, and, in her film debut, Katharine Ross. The picture was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. The cast...  more

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  • The Cheyenne Social Club

    James Stewart, Henry Fonda


    Directed byGene Kelly

    The Cheyenne Social Club is a 1970 Western comedy, written by James Lee Barrett, directed and produced by Gene Kelly, and starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones. It's the story about...  more

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  • The Far Country

    James Stewart, Walter Brennan


    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Far Country is a 1954 American Western Technicolor romance film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Ruth Roman, and Walter Brennan. Written by Borden Chase, the film is about a...  more
  • The Man from Laramie

    James Stewart, Jack Elam


    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Man from Laramie is a 1955 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, and Cathy O'Donnell. Written by Philip Yordan and Frank Burt,...  more
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    John Wayne, James Stewart


    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 1962 American Western film directed by John Ford starring James Stewart and John Wayne. The black-and-white film was released by Paramount Pictures. The...  more

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  • The Naked Spur

    James Stewart, Janet Leigh


    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Naked Spur is a 1953 Technicolor American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Janet Leigh, and Robert Ryan. Written by Sam Rolfe and Harold Jack Bloom, the film is...  more
  • The Rare Breed

    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara


    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

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  • The Shootist

    John Wayne, Lauren Bacall


    Directed byDon Siegel

    The Shootist is a 1976 Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in his final film role, about a gunfighter who spends his last days looking for a way to stop with the least pain...  more

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  • Two Rode Together

    James Stewart, Shirley Jones


    Directed byJohn Ford

    Two Rode Together is a western film directed by John Ford, and starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark, and Shirley Jones. The supporting cast includes Linda Cristal, Andy Devine, and John McIntire....  more
  • Winchester '73

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson


    Directed byAnthony Mann

    Winchester '73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, and Stephen McNally. Written by Borden Chase and Robert L. Richards,...  more

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