Glenn Ford Westerns … the 50’s

30 Jul

Glenn Ford Westerns … the 50’s

Now where wuz I ?? O Yeah ~ the 50’s …

The 50’s is often referred as the ‘Golden Age of Westerns’ – as they were popular and plentiful at that time (may they return again).

And many Western Classics were made.

Glenn Ford made 10 Westerns during the 50’s – of varying quality
– some Classics – some forgotten.

Let’s have a look.

The first one coming down the trail is:

The Redhead and the Cowboy

The Redhead and the Cowboy / 1951

The Redhead and the Cowboy / 1951

The Redhead and the Cowboy

The Redhead and the Cowboy / 1951

Trailer: 

Reviews: 

TIMNEATH says

“Not the most memorable of westerns, The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) … Easily seen today as a metaphor for the spreading of communism, using confused and easily led people to spread the word of communism, without truly understanding it’s perceived power amongst the public … A routine Western that goes from place to place before the guy gets his girl, and enough for Glenn Ford to flex his muscles in the west once more.”

Reviews

Reviews

Reasonable ratings … a passable way to spend a couple of hours.

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Also from 1951 …

The Secret of Convict Lake

The Secret of Convict Lake

The Secret of Convict Lake

The Secret of Convict Lake

The Secret of Convict Lake

The Secret of Convict Lake review

The Secret of Convict Lake reviews

Viewers rate nearly 7 out of 10 – pretty good.

One of several Westerns that you can watch for free – in full – on YouTube. 

2 Responses to “Glenn Ford Westerns … the 50’s”

  1. Teepee12 July 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Those were the best years. Westerns were to the 50s like “cartoon” movies are now. Who knows what the future holds?

    • jcalberta July 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

      It will fall upon independent film makers to make decent Westerns (or anything) – as the studios are cranking out remakes and comic book stuff. There’s really no reason we shouldn’t have more – and better – Westerns. We have a wealth of worthy material – books and such – not to mention history – to draw on. But the money brokers feel there’s no market. And even though Westerns are relatively inexpensive (as film making goes) it still takes a few bucks to make a movie. Fortunately we are seeing a TV Mini-series – or two – to hold us over. Giddyup !!!

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