Richard Harris Western Roles

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List of Western movies/films with performances by Richard Harris, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Richard Harris Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Richard Harris Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Richard Harris 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 Man Called Horse is a 1970 American Western film starring Richard Harris and directed by Elliot Silverstein. Based on a short story by Dorothy M. Johnson, "A Man Called Horse", published in 1950 in Collier's magazine and again in 1968 in the Johnson's book Indian Country. The basic story was used in a 1958 episode of the "Wagon Train" TV show entitled "A Man Called Horse." Partially spoken in Sioux, the film tells the history of an English aristocrat, John Morgan, who is captured by a Native American tribe. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, James Gammon, Dub Taylor, Eddie Little Sky, + more

Released: 1970

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

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Major Dundee is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, and James Coburn. Written by Harry Julian Fink, the film is about a Union cavalry officer who leads a contentious Army regulars, Confederate prisoners, and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding United States bases in Texas. Major Dundee was filmed in various locations in Mexico. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn, Senta Berger, Ben Johnson, + more

Released: 1965

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

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Man in the Wilderness is a 1971 American action film about a scout for a group of mountain men who are traversing the Northwestern United States during the 1820s. The scout is mauled by a bear and left to die by his companions. He survives and recuperates sufficiently to track his former comrades, forcing a confrontation over his abandonment. The story is loosely based on the life of Hugh Glass. It stars Richard Harris as Zachary Bass and John Huston as Captain Henry. The expedition is notable in the movie for bringing a large boat with them, borne on wheels. Captain Henry's aim of using the boat to traverse the rivers comes to naught in the final scene, when the expedition comes across the ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Richard Harris, John Huston, James Doohan, Henry Wilcoxon, Norman Rossington, + more

Released: 1971

Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian

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Silent Tongue is a Western written and directed by Sam Shepard. It was filmed in Spring 1992, but not released until 1994. It was filmed near Roswell, New Mexico and features Richard Harris, Sheila Tousey, Alan Bates, Dermot Mulroney and River Phoenix. The film is about a young man named Talbot Roe, who's gone insane over the death of his wife. Talbot's father, Prescott Roe feels his son's pain and wants to find him a new wife. He goes back to the place where he bought Talbot's first wife, from Eamon McCree. He finds the dead wife's sister, who is a champion horse rider and Mr. McCree's daughter, which makes her only half-Indian. Roe asks McCree if he could have his last daughter for his ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: River Phoenix, Richard Harris, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Bates, Bill Irwin, + more

Released: 1994

Directed by: Sam Shepard

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