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Rock Hudson Western Roles

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List of Western movies/films with performances by Rock Hudson, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Rock Hudson Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Rock Hudson Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Rock Hudson 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 movies like Bend of the River and The Undefeated.

This list answers the questions, "What Western movies has Rock Hudson been in?" and "What are the best Rock Hudson Western roles?"

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  • Bend of the River

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson

    Released1952

    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
  • Giant

    Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean

    Released1956

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and...  more

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  • Gun Fury

    Rock Hudson, Lee Marvin

    Released1953

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Gun Fury is a 1953 3-D western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson and Donna Reed, with major supporting roles for Philip Carey and Leo Gordon. The film is based on the novel Ten...  more
  • Horizons West

    Rock Hudson, Raymond Burr

    Released1952

    Directed byBudd Boetticher

    Horizons West is a 1952 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Robert Ryan....  more
  • One Desire

    Natalie Wood, Rock Hudson

    Released1955

    Directed byJerry Hopper

    One Desire is a 1955 film directed by Jerry Hopper. It stars Anne Baxter and Rock Hudson. Described as a "rugged story of oil-boom Oklahoma in the early 1900s", it was adapted from Conrad Richter's...  more
  • Seminole

    Rock Hudson, Lee Marvin

    Released1953

    Directed byBudd Boetticher

    Seminole is a 1953 American western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Rock Hudson and Anthony Quinn. Much of the film was shot in the Everglades National Park, Florida....  more
  • Showdown

    Dean Martin, Rock Hudson

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    Showdown is a 1973 American Western film directed by George Seaton and starring Rock Hudson, Dean Martin and Susan Clark....  more
  • Taza, Son of Cochise

    Rock Hudson, Jeff Chandler

    Released1954

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Taza, Son of Cochise is a 1954 western film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush. The film was shot in 3D, but only released in 2D at the time....  more
  • The Last Sunset

    Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson

    Released1961

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    The Last Sunset is a 1961 western movie starring Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, and Dorothy Malone, and was directed by Robert Aldrich. The film was released by Universal Studios, shot in Eastman color....  more
  • The Lawless Breed

    Rock Hudson, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1953

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    The Lawless Breed is a 1953 western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson. The film is based on the life of outlaw John Wesley Hardin....  more
  • The Undefeated

    John Wayne, Merlin Olsen

    Released1969

    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne and starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson. The film portrays events surrounding the French Intervention in...  more

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  • Tomahawk

    Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo

    Released1951

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Tomahawk is a 1951 western film directed by George Sherman and starring Van Heflin and Yvonne De Carlo. The film is loosely based on events that took place in Montana in 1876 at the Battle of Powder...  more
  • Winchester '73

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson

    Released1950

    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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