1951 - with Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo - Kirk's first Western - he was 35 years old.
1952 - Acted for free, in order to break up his contract with Warner Bros.
1952 - Directed by Howard Hawkes - nominated for two Academy Awards
1955 - Rotten Tomatoes says Kirk "shines in the hyper-macho role ..."
Jack Elam appears as a treacherous gunslinger.
Rated at IMDB (Internet Movie Database) as "6.4" out of 10.
I rate Elsa Martinelli as a 10 out of 10.
1957 - Directed by John Sturges
Considered by many to be one the top Western Classics of all time - including myself.
1959 - An under-rated and worthy follow-up to Gunfight at OK Corral
1959 - Written by Bernard Shaw
Lawrence Olivier - Kirk Douglas - Burt Lancaster
1961 - Directed by Robert Aldrich (Vera Cruz)
who never knew how to make an ordinary movie.
1962 - A Classic - and unusual Western
Kirk was nominated for a 1963 BAFTA Award as "Best Foreign Actor".
1961 - Three great actors
plus Sally Field in her first major film role
- 1967 -
Douglas: "Mine hit the ground first"
Wayne: "Mine was taller."
1970 - Also starring Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Warren Oates ...
Never hide your loot in a rattlesnake pit ...
Two men who have paid their dues ...
Douglas plays an ambitious politician ... Dern plays himself.
A comedy ... what else could it be with Arnold as a cowboy?
A jewel in Kirk's crown
Should have been nominated for Supporting role(s)
1984 - Two great actors - Westerns or otherwise - shining in their sunset