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Cool Things - Western Movies Set in Kansas

Seven Angry Men movie poster (1955)

Kansas was the setting of many films during the Western's heyday. Most use the state purely as a plot setting.

Here you'll find basic information on the Kansas Westerns we're aware of.

We continue to add to this list. Email us at kansasmuseum@kshs.org if you are aware of a title that's absent from this filmography.

You can search for titles either alphabetically (below) or by topic.

 

 

Kansas Westerns Listed Alphabetically

A B C D E F G H I J K L
M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

A

  • Abilene Town (1946)
  • Abilene Trail (1951)
  • Adventures of Frank and Jesse James, The (1948)
  • Alias Jesse James (1959)
  • American Outlaws (2001)
  • Arizona Raiders (1965)

B

  • Bad Company (1972)
  • Badman's Country (1958)
  • Big Trail, The (1930)

C

  • Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
  • Cimmaron (1931)

D

  • Dalton Girls, The (1957)
  • Dalton's Women, The (1950)
  • Dark Command (1940)
  • Desperadoes of Dodge City (1948)
  • Dodge City (1939 / 1951 re-release)
  • Dodge City Trail (1936)

E

F

  • Frank and Jesse (1994)
  • Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

G

  • Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, The
  • Great Jesse James Raid, The (1953)
  • Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
  • Gunfight at Dodge City (1959)
  • Gunfighters of Abilene (1960)
  • Gunmen of Abilene (1950)

H

  • Harvey Girls, The (1945)

I

J

  • Jayhawkers, The (1959)
  • Jesse James (1939)
  • Jesse James at Bay
  • Jesse James Rides Again
  • Jesse James Under the Black Flag (1921)
  • Jesse James vs. the Daltons (1953)
  • Jesse James vs. Frankenstein's Daughter

K

  • Kansan, The (1943)
  • Kansas Cyclone (1941)
  • Kansas Pacific (1953)
  • Kansas Raiders (1950)
  • Kansas Territory (1952)
  • Kid From Kansas, The (1941)
  • King of Dodge City (1941)

L

  • Law of the Lawless (1964)
  • Law of the Golden West (1949)
  • Long Riders, The (1980)

M

  • Masterson of Kansas (1954)

N

O

  • Old Chisholm Trail, The (1942)
  • Outlaw Josey Wales, The (1976)

P

  • Plainsman, The (1937)

Q

  • Quantrell's Son (1914)
  • Quantrill and His Raiders (1954)
  • Quantrill's Raiders (1958)

R

  • Red Mountain (1951)
  • Red River (1948)
  • Renegade Girl (1946)
  • Return of Frank James, The (1940)
  • Ride With the Devil (1999)

S

  • Santa Fe Passage (1955)
  • Santa Fe Trail (1940)
  • Seven Angry Men (1955)
  • Sheriff of Wichita (1949)
  • Showdown at Abilene (1956)
  • South of the Chisholm Trail (1947)
  • Stranger Wore a Gun, The (1953)

T

  • Tall Men, The (1955)
  • Topeka (1953)
  • Topeka Terror, The (1945)
  • Trail Street (1947)
  • True Story of Jesse James, The (1957)

U

  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Union Pacific (1939)

V

  • Vigilantes of Dodge City (1944)

W

  • West of Abilene (1940)
  • West of Dodge City (1947)
  • When the Daltons Rode (1940)
  • Wichita (1955)
  • Woman They Almost Lynched, The (1953)
  • Wyatt Earp (1994)

Y

  • Young Jesse James (1960)
  • Younger Brothers, The (1949)

 

Kansas Westerns Listed By Topic

Cowboys & Cattle Drives

  • Abilene Town (1946)
  • Dodge City (1939)
  • Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
  • Kansas Territory (1952)
  • Trail Street (1947)
  • Wichita (1955)

Jesse James

  • Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)
  • Frank and Jesse (1994)
  • Kansas Raiders (1950)
  • Long Riders, The (1980)
  • Young Jesse James (1960)

Quantrill

  • Arizona Raiders (1965)
  • Dark Command (1940)
  • Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)
  • Jayhawkers, The (1959)
  • Jesse James Under the Black Flag (1921)
  • Kansas Pacific (1953)
  • Kansas Raiders (1950)
  • Outlaw Josey Wales, The (1976)
  • Quantrell's Son (1914)
  • Quantrill and His Raiders (1954)
  • Quantrill's Raiders (1958)
  • Red Mountain (1951)
  • Renegade Girl (1946)
  • Ride With the Devil (1999)
  • South of the Chisholm Trail
  • Stranger Wore a Gun, The (1953)
  • Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)
  • Young Jesse James (1960)

Entry: Cool Things - Western Movies Set in Kansas

Author: Kansas Historical Society

Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.

Date Created: October 2005

Date Modified: December 2012

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