James Stewart Western Roles

Updated September 23, 2019 40.5k views 20 items

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! 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 local sheriff who wants to arrest the runaways and free a hostage that they took on the way. They head on the wrong territory, which is controlled by "Bandoleros". ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Raquel Welch, James Stewart, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Wilford Brimley, + more

Released: 1968

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

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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 Gulick, the film is about a tough cowboy who risks his life to deliver confiscated supplies to homesteaders after gold is discovered in the region. Bend of the River was filmed on location in Sandy River, Mount Hood and Timberline, Oregon. This is the second Western film collaboration between Anthony Mann and James Stewart. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, + more

Released: 1952

Directed by: Anthony Mann

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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 historical figures but fictionalizes their story in dramatized form. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, and won a Golden Globe award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding. Film historians have said that the movie was one of the first major Westerns since the Second World War to portray the Indians sympathetically. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Stewart, Debra Paget, Will Geer, Jay Silverheels, Jeff Chandler, + more

Released: 1950

Directed by: Delmer Daves

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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 Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-9, although it is told in 'Hollywood style' using a great deal of artistic license. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán, Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, + more

Released: 1964

Directed by: John Ford

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