My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Pickens and Johnson “Pickens and Johnson“? Sounds like a Law Firm or something. Well, Slim Pickens and Ben Johnson ARE indeed members of a unique and small fraternity: Real Cowboys who became Westerns Movie Stars. There would definitely be a small group around that campfire. And both of them had major parts in One-Eyed Jacks. And they had yet another distinction: they’ve both …

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Roy Rogers & Sons Of The Pioneers – Tumbling Tumbleweeds Stunts to Stars /  A Small Fraternity:  Ben Johnson Wikipedia: “Ben “Son” Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of …

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The made-for-television western The Sacketts combines the plotlines from two seperate Louis L’Amour novels, The Daybreakers and The Sacketts. In this film, the three Tennessee-raised Sackett brothers migrate to the West following the conclusion of the Civil War. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide. Made ten years before Lonesome Dove, The Sacketts (1979) may well …

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