My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

A Wilder Bunch?? Casting Call Part 1 / Pike Bishop The Wild Bunch 1973 I always like to check who got a particular role/part/casting – and how – why? Who refused it – missed out? The casting story for The Wild Bunch reveals some very interesting candidates. Who would you have picked? Why? A very tough decision. Wikipedia says: “Director …

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lancaster and marvin …  … men with swagger  

The Professionals … Three 1966 Academy Award Nominations: Best Director: Richard Brooks Best Adapted Screenplay: Richard Brooks Best Cinematography: Conrad Hall The film won two Motion Picture Magazine Laurel Awards in 1967, for Best Action Drama and Best Action Performance for Lee Marvin. In Germany, it was one of only four movies to receive a Golden Screen award (the others were Doctor Zhivago, Merveilleuse …

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“Maybe there’s only one revolution, since the beginning, the good guys against the bad guys. Question is, who are the good guys?” – Burt Lancaster / The Professionals  The Professionals …  Truly. Lee Marvin moves into full blown stardom – becoming a legitimate box office titan – in one of the greatest Westerns ever made …

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Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …. Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys … The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – John Wayne The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Trailer <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/bN0onE09-8c?feature=player_detailpage&#8221; frameborder=”0″> Reviews It’s often interesting to read reviews from when the time the film was originally released – and see how they bear up as to how the film is presently regarded. Several movies that are now regarded as Classics were savagely ripped …

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Music: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Directed by John Ford The Posters Between The Comancheros  and Cat Ballou (Oscar), Lee continued his meteoric climb to the Hollywood heights with perhaps his most famous role as Liberty Valence in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. …

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No plain Jane  “Well, if people didn’t try something new, there wouldn’t be hardly any progress at all.” –  Jane Fonda / Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou – Ballad of Kid Shelleen Jane Who ? MFW: You’re right Marilyn … nobody knew he had it in him.   Kid Shelleen (Lee Marvin) demonstrates his gun hand ….   The whole dang gang: Dwayne Hickman, Michael Callan, Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Tom Nardini

 “He did it! He missed the barn!” MFW: And now for something COMPLETELY different: a movie so unique that it almost defies category:  One the strangest … Westerns? … definitely a comedy … ever made. Unique .. funny … star studded … award winning … and it made lottsa money. He may have missed the …

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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.

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