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Walter Brennan Western Roles

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List of Western movies/films with performances by Walter Brennan, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Walter Brennan Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Walter Brennan Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Walter Brennan 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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This list answers the questions, "What Western movies has Walter Brennan been in?" and "What are the best Walter Brennan Western roles?"

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  • A Ticket to Tomahawk

    A Ticket to Tomahawk

    Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter


    Directed byRichard Sale

    A Ticket to Tomahawk is a 1950 American western musical comedy film, released by 20th Century...  more
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  • Along the Great Divide

    Along the Great Divide

    Kirk Douglas, Walter Brennan


    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Along the Great Divide is a 1951 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring...  more
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  • Bad Day at Black Rock

    Bad Day at Black Rock

    Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine


    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 thriller film directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer...  more

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  • Best of the Badmen

    Best of the Badmen

    Walter Brennan, Robert Ryan


    Directed byWilliam D. Russell

    Best of Badmen is a 1951 western film based on the story by Robert Hardy Andrews, written by...  more
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  • Brimstone


    Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker


    Directed byJoseph Kane

    Brimstone is a film directed by Joseph Kane released on Aug 15, 1949....  more
  • Dakota


    John Wayne, Walter Brennan


    Directed byJoseph Kane, Fred Holmes

    Dakota is a 1945 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring John Wayne and...  more
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  • Four Guns to the Border

    Four Guns to the Border

    Walter Brennan, Jay Silverheels


    Directed byRichard Carlson

    Four Guns to the Border is a 1954 western film directed by Richard Carlson....  more
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  • How the West Was Won

    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...  more

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  • Law and Order

    Law and Order

    Walter Brennan, Walter Huston


    Directed byEdward L. Cahn

    Law And Order is a 1932 film. The film starred Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Andy Devine,...  more
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  • My Darling Clementine

    My Darling Clementine

    Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan


    Directed byJohn Ford

    My Darling Clementine, a 1946 film, regarded as one of the best Western movies made by...  more
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  • Northwest Passage

    Northwest Passage

    Spencer Tracy, Walter Brennan


    Directed byKing Vidor

    Northwest Passage is a 1940 film in Technicolor, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter...  more
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  • Red River

    Red River

    John Wayne, Montgomery Clift


    Directed byHoward Hawks, Arthur Rosson

    Red River is a 1948 Western film directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne...  more

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  • Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo

    John Wayne, Dean Martin


    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring...  more

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  • Support Your Local Sheriff!

    Support Your Local Sheriff!

    James Garner, Bruce Dern


    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by...  more

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  • Texas Cyclone

    Texas Cyclone

    John Wayne, Walter Brennan


    Directed byD. Ross Lederman

    Texas Cyclone is a 1932 American Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman. The film stars Tim...  more
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  • The Cowboy and the Lady

    The Cowboy and the Lady

    Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan


    Directed byH. C. Potter

    The Cowboy and the Lady is a 1938 American western romantic comedy film directed by H.C....  more
  • The Far Country

    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...  more
  • The Over-the-Hill Gang

    The Over-the-Hill Gang

    Walter Brennan, Jack Elam


    Directed byJean Yarbrough

    The Over-the-Hill Gang is a 1969 TV-movie Western comedy about aging Texas Rangers starring...  more
  • The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again

    The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again

    Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan


    Directed byGeorge McCowan

    The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again starring Walter Brennan and Fred Astaire is a 1970 ABC...  more

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  • The Proud Ones

    The Proud Ones

    Walter Brennan, Robert Ryan


    Directed byRobert D. Webb

    The Proud Ones is a 1956 western film directed by Robert D. Webb and starring Robert Ryan and...  more
  • The Westerner

    The Westerner

    Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan


    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    The Westerner is a 1940 American film directed by William Wyler and starring Gary Cooper,...  more
  • Three Godfathers

    Three Godfathers

    Walter Brennan, Lewis Stone


    Directed byRichard Boleslawski

    Three Godfathers is a 1936 western film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Peter B....  more
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  • Two-Fisted Law

    Two-Fisted Law

    John Wayne, Walter Brennan


    Directed byD. Ross Lederman

    Two-Fisted Law is a 1932 American romantic B-Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman and...  more
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