My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Return of a Man Called Horse Theme / Laurence Rosenthal “Even more incredible … even more shocking than“A Man Called Horse.” The all new adventures of Sir John Morgan … the Englishman with the soul of a Sioux.”  The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) was a sequel to A Man Called Horse (1970) and was …

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The sheriff fought for peace. Now he would kill for vengeance. Richard Harris‘ fourth Western (of eight) was The Deadly Trackers – and seems an obvious attempt to feast on the Spaghetti Western craze of the times. But plenty of notable actors jumped on board that wagon. Filming did indeed begin in Spain and finished in the …

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Song for the Morning Star / Calos Nakai

Sundancer by Denean  A Man Called Horse / Part 2 Reviews were pretty good. Clip from A Man Called Horse / Sundance Ceremony.

A Man Called Horse / 1970 “The Sioux gave him a choice, live like an animal or die like one.” “A man called “Horse” became an Indian warrior in the most electrifying rituals ever seen.” Five years after Major Dundee, Harris appeared in his second Western: A Man Called Horse. This time he was at the …

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Sometimes I don’t even have a ticket. Trivial? Major Amos Dundee (Heston): “You surveyed this whole area with Grant in ’47, didn’t you?” Capt. Benjamin Tyreen (Harris): “Yes, the tequila was excellent.” My Major Dundee cast Bio on Charlton Heston was turning into an encyclopedia – so I’m taking a different tack and sliding over to …

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Richard Harris / Cowboy: Major Dundee / Part 2 Bloody Sam? Major Dundee (1965) doesn’t really show any of the bloody mayhem that Peckinpah shortly became notorious for in the Wild Bunch (1969) – no slow motion body’s flying throught the air or long gory bloody shoot outs. What is depicted may have been graphic by 1964 standards (?), but …

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Richard Harris / Cowboy: Major Dundee / Part 1 “THE EPIC STORY OF THE GREAT SOUTH-WEST !” The year was 1965 and Spaghetti is high on the menu – Sergio Leone had released two Western Classic‘s: ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ and ‘For a Few Dollars More’ to massive success. Westerns are IN … again. But Sam Peckinpah and Richard Harris are …

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I’ve been working on a profile of Richard Harris Westerns for several days. It’s turned into another large venture. Mainly because the first movie on the list is Major Dundee (1965) – directed by Sam Peckinpah. Nearly anything that involves Sam Peckinpah is surrounded by storylines that are almost as interesting and incredible as the Movie …

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From the Count of Monte Cristo (1971): Abbe Faria (Richard Harris) : “Here is your final lesson – do not commit the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, “Vengeance is mine.” Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel): “I don’t believe in God.” Abbe Faria: “It doesn’t matter. He believes in you.” Ahab Rises …

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Grace’s Mother: (Man in the Wilderness):  “There was nothing you could do. It was God’s will.” Zachary Bass (Hugh Glass): “I never much agreed with God’s will.” The Ark of Zachariah I haven’t seen all of John Huston’s movies. Among those few that I have seen though, I detect a strong undercurrent of what I …

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“I don’t believe God is dead. Just drunk.”- John Huston Sung by Richard Harris / written by Jim Webb (A curious analogy: – not knowing the origins of Webb’s controversial lyrics greatly affect some people’s appreciation of this song – or whether you can even appreciate it at all. But I won’t get into that here …) …

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Man in the Wilderness / 1971 On the surface Man in the Wilderness appears to be the true epic tale of frontiersman Hugh Glass‘ unfortunate encounter with a Grizzly Bear – and his struggle to survive and seek revenge against those that left him for dead. But is it? There could be more to this grizzly …

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