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Classic Western Films Quiz
by Staff
Howdy, pardner! Sidle on up to the saloon bar, and take a shot at acing this quiz. Find out if you're quick on the draw or a yeller coward.

What filmmaker spawned the spaghetti Western genre?

  • Sergio Leone
  • Clint Eastwood
  • John Huston

James Stewart and John Wayne starred in "The Man Who Shot" what title character?

  • The Angry Farmer
  • Liberty Valance
  • Jesse James

What Western film takes its name from a classic western song?

  • "Home on the Range"
  • "My Darling Clementine"
  • "Back in the Saddle Again"

What classic Western did John Wayne NOT star in?

  • "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"
  • "Rio Grande"
  • "Broken Arrow"

Who co-stars with Roy Rogers in "Don't Fence Me In"?

  • Kirk Douglas
  • Trigger
  • James Stewart

In "Little Big Man," Dustin Hoffman's character is raised by what tribe of Native Americans?

  • Apache
  • Sioux
  • Cheyenne

How many times has the classic Western novel "Riders of the Purple Sage" been adapted for screen?

  • three
  • five
  • 17

In "Bad Day at Black Rock," what is the protagonist missing?

  • an arm
  • a leg
  • a cowboy hat

What movie made John Wayne a star?

  • "The Quiet Man"
  • "True Grit"
  • "Stagecoach"

"The Wild Bunch" is considered a Western classic but was also condemned for …

  • its portrayal of Native Americans
  • its sexist language
  • its violent imagery

Who wrote the famous score for "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"?

  • Elmer Bernstein
  • Henry Mancini
  • Ennio Morricone

"The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of what film?

  • "The 400 Blows"
  • "Cinema Paradiso"
  • "Seven Samurai"

Charles Bronson's character plays what instrument in "Once Upon a Time in the West"?

  • guitar
  • accordion
  • harmonica

In "The Searchers," John Wayne's character is a veteran of what war?

  • the Civil War
  • the Spanish-American War
  • the Mexican-American War

What Academy Award did "Unforgiven" win in 1993?

  • best picture
  • best director
  • both of the above

What unexpected actor starred in the 1954 Western "Johnny Guitar"?

  • Tony Curtis
  • Joan Crawford
  • Desi Arnaz

Where is "High Noon" set?

  • Texas
  • New Mexico
  • South Dakota

What does a rival throw on the protagonist in "Shane," taunting him to "smell like a man"?

  • cologne
  • horse manure
  • whiskey

Where do Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid die?

  • Wyoming
  • Mexico
  • Bolivia

What is the protagonist's ranch called in "Red River"?

  • The Not-Red River
  • The Red River
  • The Red River D

In what year is "No Country for Old Men" set?

  • 1898
  • 1980
  • 2006

"They Died With Their Boots On" was a dramatized biography of what famous Westerner?

  • Custer
  • Billy the Kid
  • Buffalo Bill

Humphrey Bogart stars in what famous Western?

  • "The Man From Laramie"
  • "Broken Arrow"
  • "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

What does the title of "Winchester '73" refer to?

  • an Army regiment
  • a rifle
  • It's never clear.

"Dodge City," released in 1939, is set in what real-life town?

  • Dodge City, Colorado
  • Dodge City, Wyoming
  • Dodge City, Kansas

What Western snagged Jack Palance an Academy Award?

  • "The Lonely Man"
  • "City Slickers"
  • "Shane"

"The Plainsman" is a 1936 film directed by what screen legend?

  • Victor Fleming
  • George Cukor
  • Cecil B. DeMille

"Cat Ballou" is a Western and what else?

  • a comedy
  • a musical
  • both of the above

What Rat Packer starred in "Rio Bravo"?

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Dean Martin
  • Joey Bishop

Robert Altman directed what classic "non-Western"?

  • "True Grit"
  • "McCabe & Mrs. Miller"
  • "Steel Magnolias"