My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

I’m heading out for 4 days. I haven’t been posting much lately, but I can assure that I am working on projects all the time. Typically I’m working on 3 posts at once. These days it takes me longer to put a post together. I’m more particular than I used to be. I’m trying to …

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Claudia Cardinale Westerns Claudia Cardinale only made about 3 Westerns – which is rather startling since she is an Italian actress and was a major Star in Europe during the height of Spaghetti Westerns. However, when she did her aim was extremely good – starring in 2 of the greatest Westerns ever made: The Professionals …

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” … Without love, without a cause, we are… *nothing*! We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned. We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed …” – Jack Palance as Jesus Raza Jack Palance Westerns  Shane 1953 / Arrowhead 1953 / The Lonely Man 1957 / The Professionals 1966 …

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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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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.

Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin (The Man who Shot) Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney Lee Marvin “This time, right between the eyes.” Yu tokkin’ to me  … ? Lee Marvin Western Filmography Gun Fury (1953) / The Raid (1954) / The Comancheros (1961) / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) / Cat Ballou (1965) / The Professionals (1966) / Paint Your Wagon (1969) / Monte Walsh (1970) / The Spikes …

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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 …

Kirk Douglas … Awards. Kirk Douglas Bio A celebration … Honoring the Man … the Actor … the Author … 

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