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
“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.”
Reasonable ratings … a passable way to spend a couple of hours.
Also from 1951 …
The Secret of Convict Lake
Viewers rate nearly 7 out of 10 – pretty good.
One of several Westerns that you can watch for free – in full – on YouTube.