High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly. On his wedding day, a Marshall who is compelled to face a returning prisoner seeking revenge, finds that his own town refuses to help him and he must face his enemy alone.
Shane (1953) Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon DeWilde. A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering rancher conflict forces him to act.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis. A small town wants to hide a terrible past and gives a chilly reception to a one-handed stranger who comes to a town.
3:10 to Yuma (1957) Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr. After an outlaw leader is captured in a small town, his gang continues to threaten the small-time rancher who has been persuaded to take him to court.
Rio Bravo (1959) John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. A small-town sheriff must enlist the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his effort to bring to jail the no-account brother of a local wealthy rancher.
The Searchers (1956) John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles. A Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, but his motives become increasingly questionable.
Hondo (1953) John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond. An Army rider protects a woman and her son who are living in the midst of warring Apaches. The secret, that he was forced to kill her reprobate husband, is revealed.
Gunfght at the O.K. Corral (1957) Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming. Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance when a showdown with a clan of thugs becomes inevitable.
Broken Lance (1954) Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner. A cattle baron’s rebellious son takes revenge.