My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Whiskey in the Jar / Krisenka Finley A nice country interpretation. These are the last of guns I’m going to profile from The Legend of Ben Hall. There are others, but this particular firearm called the Tranter Revolving Rifle This seems to be a very rare gun. In fact, it was hard to find any …

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Whiskey in the Jar / The Seekers The legendary Aussie Folk Group does the Honors. Cap and Ball Revolvers Ben (Jack Martin) with his .38 calibre Tranter revolver and a .36 calibre Colt Navy. Don’t know how Ben acquired this. It likely wasn’t borrowed. Let’s make some Bullets Ingredients: Lead; bullet moulds; fire. Method: Melt the lead. Pour …

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Whisky in the Jar / The Brothers Four Many versions of the great folk song. This one is good. Guns Westerns have guns. Lotsa guns. In fact, along with horses, it’s questionable whether it’s really a Western if it doesn’t have guns in it. Or even worth watching. Yet I don’t often profile Guns in the …

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Stunning Soundtrack by Ronnie Minder. Haunting and powerful. There’s lots of posters for The Legend of Ben Hall. But I discovered that some are made by fans. If so, they’re damn good. I’m certain there’s no intention at deception. They just liked the movie. I’ve created more than a few images myself for other Westerns that …

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The irony of Ben Hall is that he seems to have been a decent chap. Not a thug. Through misfortune he became a Bushranger. Jack Martin was perfectly cast for the role of Ben Hall. Next: The Legend of Ben Hall / Part 3

I’ve been trying to get hold of this movie for months. Back in May I did a post called “6 New Westerns” and did a small preview of each. The Legend of Ben Hall was not new however – it had come out in 2016, but I hadn’t heard of it before. My gut feeling was …

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“People just ne’er git tired of us …” _________________________________________________________ Kaboooom ! Aussie Style !

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