My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Pickens and Johnson “Pickens and Johnson“? Sounds like a Law Firm or something. Well, Slim Pickens and Ben Johnson ARE indeed members of a unique and small fraternity: Real Cowboys who became Westerns Movie Stars. There would definitely be a small group around that campfire. And both of them had major parts in One-Eyed Jacks. And they had yet another distinction: they’ve both …

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Marlon Brando’s (reworked) Westerns Thom Hickey over at The Immortal Jukebox ( just posted a LIKE on a post I did back in 2013 called Brando’s Western Trilogy. (Thanks Thom!) However, that post needs some very serious editing. I blatantly omitted Viva Zapata (1952). This movie starred Brando, Jean Peters, and Anthony Quinn – and was Directed by Elia …

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mireille-mathieu / canta-en-espac3a3c2b1ol-la-paloma Karl Malden March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009 Malden also previously starred with Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and On the Waterfront (1954)  Malden Westerns

me and my uncle / distant sons Marlon Brando (1924–2004)  Did the camera like this guy?  The combination of Talent, Charisma, and Sex Appeal is hard to come by. And when it is found, a silent prayer goes out: “God, don’t let them screw it up.” Like a Roman God, by Jove!  

come a little bit closer / jay and the americans     The Posters

Title Sound Track “You may be a one eyed jack around here, but I’ve seen the other side of your face.” Below: Full movie – not the restored version from YouTube in English / 720 Resolution

One-Eyed Jacks / 1961 Brando rides again in restored Classic One-Eyed Jacks / Directed by Marlon Brando Retro A singular Western rightfully restored for the big screen, Marlon Brando’s sole directorial effort and legendary film maudit arrives fresh from its enthusiastic reappraisal at Cannes. Famously over-budget and severely trimmed by the studio, Marlon Brando’s sole …

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