Classic Westerns

The Bushwhackers (1952)

Director: Rodney Amateau
Actors: Wayne Morris, John Ireland, Lawrence Tierney, Dorothy Malone, Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Elam
Runtime: 66 min.

Civil War veteran Jefferson Waring (John Ireland) heads west, vowing to never again raise a gun against a man. Out West, that's easier said than done. Waring arrives in Independence, Missouri and finds himself allied with schoolteacher Cathy Sharpe (Dorothy Malone) and at odds with Artemus Taylor (Lon Chaney) and his henchmen Sam Tobin (Lawrence Tierney) and Cree (Jack Elam), who are seizing land for the railroad.

Trivia: Dorothy Malone won Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the film Written on the Wind (1956). She also costarred in the TV series Peyton Place. John Ireland was nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in the film All the King's Men (1949).