My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961). Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961) 9MAY Lee Marvin / John Wayne  Lee makes it to the Top of the Mountain – A Western with John Wayne The Comancheros banner The Comancheros – posters … But he’s still 5th on the Bill The Comancheros Trailer A Western actor’s …

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Lee Marvin / John Wayne  Lee makes it to the Top of the Mountain – A Western with John Wayne … But he’s still 5th on the Bill The Comancheros Trailer

Lee Marvin and Jeff Chandler  Marvin … 5th on the Bill

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott DVD Talk – Partial Review / Review by Stuart Galbraith IV | posted August 24, 2005 http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/17309/stranger-wore-a-gun-the/ The Stranger Wore a Gun is a muddled mess made palatable by Scott’s likeable hero, a strong supporting cast, and the novelty of 3-D at its most nakedly exploitive.

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott  Lee moves up to 3rd on the Bill … Warning: Huge Spoiler below …  …  Lee gets killed … 

Lee Marvin and Van Heflin  Lee moves up to 4th on the Bill … a change of plans … One Line Reviews: Iain Stott http://1linereview.blogspot.ca/2009/03/raid-1954.html The Raid (1954) Recommended USA Feature Film Director: Hugo Fregonese Writers: Sydney Boehm, Francis Cockrell, Herbert Ravenal Sass Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard Composer: Roy Webb Cast: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, …

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Pretty lousy posters … Marvin molesting … what? again? MFW: about the only thing I liked about Gun Fury was that is was filmed around Sedona, Arizona – one of my favorite places on the planet.  

Trailer: Lee is 5th on the Bill

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star.

Gregory Peck … Western Star.

“You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach.” Gregory Peck Awards Peck was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning once. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for …

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Peck … Iconic Images. Celebrating Gregory Peck … Western Star …

  “In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse, but never your girl.” “The general consensus seems to be that I don’t act at all”

Soundtrack: The Hired Hand by Bruce Langhorne Voted best film of the year 1971 by Films and Filming Magazine. Fonda – New Bio Oates – New Bio

Some actors seem born to be in Westerns … Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Elliott: Samuel Pack “Sam” Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American actor. His rangy physique, thick horseshoe moustache, deep, resonant voice, and Western drawl lend to frequent casting as cowboys and ranchers. … One of his first film roles was as ‘Card Player #2’ in …

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In researching Westerns … I’m finding I have some ‘dues’ to pay. I’ve discovered my education in Western movies is sadly lacking and there are a ton of Westerns out there that I have never seen that I need to ‘catch up on’ – even at this late date. In doing so I’ve also found that I sometimes …

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Gary Cooper Inducted: MFW Cowboy Hall of Fame “The general consensus seems to be that I don’t act at all.” Gary Cooper Western Filmography The Virginian 1929 / Fighting Caravans 1931 / The Plainsman 1936 / The Cowboy and the Lady 1938 / Northwest Mounted Police 1940 / The Westerner 1940 / Along Came Jones …

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Celebrating High Noon … Image Manipulations : MyFavoriteWesterns

“Hopalong Cassidy and Ben Johnson have rubbed off on my life. That’s about all I have to say.”

High Noon and Politics As a kid watching High Noon, it never dawned on me that there was anything going on ‘behind the scenes’. Lost in the wonder of an epic and heroic tale, I didn’t see it’s (and many Westerns) very strong social and political messages: Commentaries on the politics behind High Noon: High Noon, What …

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