From High Noon to Unforgiven , the A Western represents the pinnacle of Western filmmaking. More intellectual, ambitious, and time-consuming than the readily produced B or serial Westerns, these films rely on hundreds of talented artists. This comprehensive reference work provides biographies and Western filmographies for nearly 1,000 men and women who have contributed to at least three A Westerns. These contributors are arranged by their role in film production. Cinematographers, composers, actors, actresses, and directors receive complete biographical treatment; writers whose work was used in at least two Westerns are also featured. An appendix lists well-kwn actors who have appeared in either one or two A Westerns, as specified.