Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Western Movie Taglines Blog Series - March Movies #movietaglines #westernmovies

My 2024 blogging series, Western Movie Taglines, began in January when I explained what a tagline is and gave examples of good non-western movie taglines followed by several disappointing taglines from western movies.

In February, I shared 15 western movie taglines that were clever or witty, real groaners, or just plain silly. March through September, I will share 10 movie taglines each month. October through December will be the Top 40 Countdown of Best Western Movie Taglines.

I've compiled a list of 250 westerns and their taglines. From that 250, I've plucked out the best 125 to share between February and December. These 125 taglines range from good to outstanding as far as doing justice to their corresponding movies.

The Top 40 taglines are the ones that capture and sum up the heart of the movie in such a fabulous way that we're amazed at how a handful of words can be that powerful or theme-descriptive. Also in December, I will 1) share taglines I've written for two western movies and one early-settling of the American frontier movie that deserved better taglines and, 2) offer a downloadable document of the 250 movies and taglines that I compiled.

January Movie Taglines
February Movie Taglines

March Western Movie Taglines

3 Godfathers or Three Godfathers (1948)
Three desperadoes keep a date with destiny…in the strangest drama to roar out of the badlands.

Against a Crooked Sky (1975)
A young woman kidnapped in the West. A brother determined to save her.

California (1963)
Fearless frontiersmen led by a danger-loving soldier of fortune.

Crossfire Trail (2001)
A hero is measured by the enemies he makes.

El Dorado (1967)
At El Dorado there’s no gold in the ground—only lead in the air.


They were friends. They were enemies. A passerby could not tell which was who. This was the seething sultry Old Southwest where loyalties and labels shifted with the sands, the winking of an eye, the wavering of a gun!

North to Alaska (1960)
These were the adventurers…fighting, laughing, and brawling their way from Seattle to Nome!


These were the giants who fought and loved their way to the top of the world!

The Shootist (1976)
He’s got to face a gunfight once more to live up to his legend once more to win just one more time.

Stagecoach (1966)
These were the ten who fought Indians, outlaws, and each other as they rode to greatness on the stagecoach to Cheyenne!

Valdez is Coming (1971)
Honor is always worth fighting for.

Winterhawk (1975)
Before the West ever saw the American cowboy… Winterhawk had become a Blackfoot legend

See you next time,
Kaye Spencer


  1. "No gold in the ground--only lead in the air"! Thank you, John

  2. Out of all of these, this one is my favorite:
    Crossfire Trail (2001)
    A hero is measured by the enemies he makes.
    That is so short and succinct and tells you a lot about what's going to happen. There is going to be a hero, and by golly he's going to be a good one because he is going to make a BUNCH of enemies, and they are going to be BAD. LOL I'm really loving this series of yours!

    1. Don't I know it!

    2. It's a good one. There are so many mediocre taglines that it's difficult to find decent ones to share here.

  3. I agree -El Dorado (1967)
    "At El Dorado there’s no gold in the ground—only lead in the air." Thanks, Kaye!

  4. Oh, Kaye, such work and such fun. Doris

  5. It is fun, and yes, it was a lot of work to compile the taglines. Even now, I come across western movies that I should have remembered. Good grief. The final document with the taglines will show the additions that I add as the year progresses.

  6. Kaye,

    Long time no hear...

    I would take it that you were motivated by your love of Westerns, movies in general, and the English language.

    We all write taglines for our books and so do others. Some excellent and not so much. That would most certainly apply to movies.

    Thanks for posting.

    Charlie Steel