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The Best Rory Calhoun Movies

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List of the best Rory Calhoun movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Rory Calhoun's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Rory Calhoun movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Rory Calhoun movies will be at the top of the list. Rory Calhoun has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Rory Calhoun movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Rory Calhoun films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Everything from Way of a Gaucho to The Red House is included on this list.

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  • A U.S. cavalry officer, Hemp Brown (Rory Calhoun), runs into some serious trouble when the party of civilians and troops he's bringing to a nearby Army fort is ambushed. A woman is killed during the ...more
  • After serving a prison sentence, farmer Matt Calder (Robert Mitchum) returns to his 19th-century Pacific Northwest gold rush town and retrieves his adolescent son, Mark (Tommy Rettig). Meanwhile, ...more
  • Red Sundown is a 1956 film directed by Jack Arnold.
  • Apache Territory is a 1958 Western film released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Ray Nazarro and produced by and starring Rory Calhoun. The story is based on the novel Last Stand at Papago Wells by ...more
  • Raw Edge is a 1956 western film written by Harry Essex and Robert Hill and directed by John Sherwood.
  • Four Guns to the Border is a 1954 western film directed by Richard Carlson.
  • The Spoilers is a 1955 film directed by Jesse Hibbs, adapted to screen by Oscar Brodney and Charles Hoffman from the novel and play by Rex Beach. The movie is set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold ...more
  • Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun) and his sister Ida (Nancy Parsons) run a rural hotel, but they earn most of their cash operating a food stand that specializes in world-famous sausages. After years of ...more
  • The Treasure of Pancho Villa is a 1955 western film directed by George Sherman and starring Rory Calhoun, Shelley Winters and Gilbert Roland. The film was shot on location in Mexico.
  • Il Colosso di Rodi is a 1961 Italian sword and sandal film directed by Sergio Leone. Starring Rory Calhoun, it is a fictional account of the island of Rhodes during its Classical period in the late ...more
  • The Looters is a 1955 adventure film written by Paul Schneider and directed by Abner Biberman.
  • The Big Caper is a 1957 film noir movie based on the 1955 pulp novel of the same name by Lionel White. It was directed by Robert Stevens and stars Rory Calhoun, Mary Costa and James Gregory
  • Apache Uprising is a 1965 western film written by Max Lamb and Harry Sanford and directed by R.G. Springsteen.
  • Way of a Gaucho is a 1952 American western film directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Gene Tierney, Rory Calhoun and Richard Boone. It was based on a novel by Herbert Childs. The film failed to ...more
  • One of the biggest stars in country music, Dusty Wyatt Chandler (George Strait) grows disillusioned with the hollow performances and overly produced arena shows he's contractually obligated to play. ...more
  • After landing a job singing on the radio, Jane Froman (Susan Hayward) marries musical accompanist Don Ross (David Wayne). Under Don's management, Jane rises to stardom and is invited to perform for ...more
  • Methodist minister William Thompson (William Lundigan) moves to a rural town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia with his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Susan Hayward). The townspeople are skeptical about ...more
  • Flight to Hong Kong is a 1956 film directed by Joseph M. Newman.
  • In the Korean War, three captured U.S. soldiers break out of their prison camp. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Peter L. Kane (William Bendix), Ed Brent (Rory Calhoun) and Kirk Wilson must reach ...more
  • The daughter of a railroad executive, Kit Dodge Jr. (Anne Baxter) is a no-nonsense gunslinger, but she finds that she could use a little help when she has to compete with Dakota (Rory Calhoun), the ...more
  • Meg (Allene Roberts) lives with her adoptive parents, Pete (Edward G. Robinson) and Ellen Morgan (Judith Anderson). When Nath (Lon McCallister), a classmate of Meg's, comes to help on their farm, ...more
  • Frustrated by the perception that her producer husband, Jeff Ames (Macdonald Carey), is solely responsible for her success, Broadway star Delilah Lee (Betty Grable) is further infuriated when Jeff ...more
  • Adventure Island is a 1947 American South Seas action/adventure film shot in Cinecolor and directed by Sam Newfield for Paramount Pictures' Pine-Thomas Productions--one of the few times director ...more
  • Arizona rancher Cole Hillman (Rory Calhoun), dealing with massive rabbit overpopulation on his land, calls on a local college president, Elgin Clark (DeForest Kelley), to help him. In order to ...more
  • Black Spurs is a 1965 western film written by Steve Fisher and directed by R.G. Springsteen.