My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Took me longer than an ‘Hour‘ though …

I thought it would be rather easy to throw something together for James Garner. Not so !! Just the Maverick stuff itself seemed like a small industry – with TV Series, spin-offs, Movies, Mini Series … etc. Let’s get started: Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend with Randolph Scott / 1957 Garner’s first Western. Pretty well any …

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Earps doing the walk …  Updated graphics Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, John Hudson, DeForest Kelley Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) Directed by John Sturges Frank Converse, Sam Melville, Jason Robards, James Garner Hour of the Gun  (1967) Directed by John Sturges Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Kirk Russel, Bill Paxton Tombstone (1993) Directed by  George P. Cosmatos …

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     Robert Ryan Robert Ryan was already a grizzled veteran of the screen when I was a kid – and I missed most of his earlier work of the 40’s and 50’s. And to me he always seemed to be one of those actors that somehow were never young – even in his early …

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Epic! The famous ‘Walk’ to the climactic gunfight at OK Corral ‘The Wild Bunch’ … doing ‘the Walk’?  You betcha! Intentional – or not (and I surely believe it was) Pekinpah’s Wild Bunch do ‘The Walk’

By Frank Prassel, University of Oklahoma Press 1972 Check Your Gun Mister Are We Safer than the Citizens of Dodge City? By Jim Higginbotham http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/rkba/check_gun.htm Sometimes the answers to seemingly complex social problems are hidden in plain sight. Social engineers, lawmakers and “experts” from all around spout off an endless stream of statistics to support …

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Gun laws were tougher in old Tombstone No need to check your firearm today in the Arizona town famed for the gunfight at the OK Corral. ORIGINALLY PRINTED JANUARY 23, 2011: By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/23/nation/la-na-tombstone-20110123 Reporting from Tombstone, Ariz. — A billboard just outside this Old West town promises “Gunfights Daily!” and tourists line …

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In rebuilding my ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral‘ page I got to thinking about Lancaster’s portrayal of Wyatt Earp. In earlier films Lancaster had become famous for his trademark smile – which he is said to have referred to as “the grin” – most obvious in ‘Vera Cruz’ (one of My Favorite Westerns). Therefore his stoic and stern portrayal of …

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