TCM VAULT: Western Horizons - Universal Westerns of the 1950's


Western Horizons - Universal Westerns of the 1950's 
February 19th
Horizon’s West (1952), Saskatchewan (1954), Dawn at Socorro (1954), Backlash (1956), Pillars of the Sky (1956)

Five big-budget Universal Technicolor Westerns are coming via TCM's Vault line on February 19th.

The 5-disc set, Western Horizons - Universal Westerns of the 1950's, will contain all the usual bonus features associated with the Vault line.

Available exclusively for purchase at, this set will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!

Turner Classic Movies and Universal Studios Home Entertainment proudly present Western Horizons: Universal Westerns of the 1950s—an unprecedented collection of five big-budget, Technicolor Westerns featuring many of the finest actors and directors the genre has ever known.

With strong supporting performances by such screen legends as Raymond Burr, Dennis Weaver, Lee Van Cleef, William Campbell, Harry Morgan, Ward Bond and Lee Marvin, this collection unites many of the finest talents ever to work in Westerns.

Horizon’s West (1952)
Helmed by Bud Boetticher, Robert Ryan and Rock Hudson are Texas brothers who find themselves on opposite sides of the law.

Saskatchewan (1954)
Alan Ladd and Jay Silverheels find the courage to revolt against Ladd’s commander to save Shelley Winters and other border settlers in this Raoul Walsh directed film.

Dawn at Socorro (1954)
Rory Calhoun is a gambler and gunslinger who attempts to reform himself and saloon girl Piper Laurie this George Sherman oater.

Backlash (1956)
John Sturges directs this "Revenge Western" with Richard Widmark out to get the men who killed his father, but fellow traveler Karyl (Donna Reed) complicates his journey.

Pillars of the Sky (1956)
Native Americans vow to battle the white men who have violated their treaty as Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone and other settlers try to maintain order in the high-stakes western drama directed by George Marshall.


  • Introduction by Robert Osborne
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photos
  • Biographies/TCM Articles
  • Publicity Stills
  • Movie Posters
  • Scene Stills

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