My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

me & my uncle / michael j. thoma Rawhide / 1951 International Posters are often interesting … and amusing. Spanish Poster: Spanish interpretation: The Mail of Hell Croatian (?) poster:  Croatian interpretation: Postal Station/Post Office French posters: French translation: The Attack of the Mail-Coach I had to laugh at this poster below – it’s hilarious! Look what they did …

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they call the wind maria / harve presnell Henry Hathaway Directed about 27 Westerns. Four during the 50’s. In 1951, Hathaway entered the Golden Age of Westerns riding high, Directing top projects Starring the top players of the day. Such was Rawhide, Starring Susan Hayward and Tyrone Power. Rawhide / 1951 A story told with a blazing .44 ! Power and Hayward, …

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Brother Bruce sent me a pic of a scene (and the accompanying dialogue) from one of his favorite Westerns, Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West – a favorite of many Western fans. Here it is – the classic opening scene of the shootout at the railway station: Bronson: “Did you bring a horse …

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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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