Glenn Ford Westerns … the 50’s The Man From the Alamo

2 Aug

glenn ford westerns from the 50's

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A sensitive treatment of an Iconic American event.

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

IMDB: “Very good story,about the individual standing up against a collective prejudice, co-written by Niven Busch (Duel in the Sun, Pursued, The Westerner) and directed by Budd Boetticher, who in later years directed many westerns with Randolph Scott. This film is full of action, very good music and scenery. Boetticher shows his special touch when there is a shootout with plenty of strategy involved.”

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

The Alamo

Director Budd Boetticher

Director Budd Boetticher

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Glenn Ford as a slandered, silent Boetticher protagonist

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The Boetticher masterpiece’s IMO are “Seven Men from Now” (1956), “The Tall T” (1957), “Decision at Sundown” (1957), and “Ride Lonesome” (1959), (I have yet to see the 1958 “Buchan Rides Alone”),but for action, these earlier westerns are superior and they still have complex, conflicted protagonists (indeed, less stiff ones than Randolph Scott, though Scott’s parts were tailored to his stiffness). I don’t know why he only made one feature film after 1960 (the 1969 “A Time for Dying” which was also Audie Murphy’s last movie, in which he played another outlaw, Jesse James, having played the title role of “The Cinammon Kid” in Boetticher’s first western in 1952). http://www.epinions.com/review/Man_From_the_Alamo_Budd_Boetticher/content_583724011140?sb=1

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