My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

“I’ve never shot a man, but if I do, so help me God, you’ll be the first!” – Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger) Poor Ned by Redgum This will be the last of the Kelly movies that I’m covering. It was generally well received and reviewed. It’s main interest for us is the notable cast of Heath …

Continue reading

Looking waaay down the Casting credits for Ned Kelly (1970), I noticed a name that seems almost buried down there. Possibly hiding. “FRANK THRING – as Judge Sir Redmond Barry” ????????????????? Frank Thring … A Man Who Could Deliver a Line When you see some pics of Frank Thring, you’ll recognize him right away as he was a famous Heavy in …

Continue reading

Wild Horses / Stones ________________________________________________________ I feel it’s safe to say that at this point, that no definitive film depiction of Ned Kelly has yet been made. It would take a protracted mini-series to tell his whole story properly – as it spans many years and many events. There have been some good documentaries, but … The …

Continue reading

I’m going to move through the Kelly movies movie right up to 1960: The Kelly Gang (1920) When The Kellys Were Out (1923)  When The Kellys Rode (1934)  The Glenrowan Affair (1951) Stringybark Massacre (1960) The Kelly Gang (1920) One Image (above) From Iron Outlaw http://www.ironoutlaw.com/html/movies.html Director: Harry Southwell Cast: Godfrey Cass … as Ned Kelly “Welsh-born filmmaker …

Continue reading

“A thrilling moving picture from start to finish The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN.” ned kelly song … waylon jennings Wikipedia: The Story of the Kelly Gang is a 1906 Australian film that traces the life of the legendary infamous outlaw and bushranger Ned Kelly (1855–1880). It was written and directed by Charles Tait. The film ran for …

Continue reading

I’m stuck again. A bit. It’s fear. It’s always fear. _____________________________________________ Sometimes I just want to walk along a beach with my feet in the sand and the ocean. or sit by a campfire. look at the Stars … all these things stop my mind. they are primal and make me know that Life is …

Continue reading

The Vanishing Frontier ?? waltzing matilda … Although there’s still good chunks of unspoiled country out there, I think it’s generally felt that the American Western Frontier is gone. That’s only partially correct. If you check any map, you will see that huge areas of Montana, Oregon, Washington and the Central US States (the Mid West) still have plenty of wild …

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: