My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Omar Sharif
(1932–2015)

Omar Sharif

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Omar Sharif acted in 2 unusual Westerns. If fact they are so unusual
that some may debate they are Westerns at all.

Mackenna’s Gold (1969)

McKenna's Gold poster

I like MacKenna’s Gold. Why? Precisely because it is so unusual.
Plus it’s Star Power: Sharif, Gregory Peck, Telly Savalas, Keenan Wynn.
Julie Newmar, Lee J. Cobb, Raymond Massey, Burgess Meredith, 
Anthony Quayle, Edward G. Robinson, Eli Wallach

Screen

MGM screen logo

McKenna's Gold screen shot

McKenna's Gold Reviews

McKenna's Gold Omar Sharif

Hidalgo Bar

Omar’s second unusual Western is

Hidalgo (2004)

HIDALGO

Hidalgo Bar

I love this movie and find it very re-watchable. I couldn’t understand
some of the unfavorable reviews ???
Omar’s role is a support role – not large. But he’s excellent – as usual.
Ride on Omar!

4 thoughts on “Omar … Cowboy

  1. Rick says:

    I like both movies but have to put Mackenna’s Gold on top. It’s hard to beat the theme song and Julie Newmar skinny-dipping.

    1. jcalberta says:

      Yes… I wuz thinking about putting a pic of Julie in there, but i figured that might be a bit distracting … and the music was really good too. Thanks Rick.

  2. I think Omar found his true calling when he quit the movie business to play bridge full time.

    1. jcalberta says:

      I’d knew about his great passion for Bridge. He also gambled a lot. I guess he had the loot to pursue whatever he wanted. Quite a man.

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