My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

harry nilsson Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns Sunset Pass / 1933 ROMANCE and ADVENTURE tuned to thundering hoofbeats … as a two-gun hero fights his way to a girl’s heart!       In 1933, Henry Hathaway Directed 6 Westerns, but in many like Sunset Pass the cast includes at least 4 icons of early Western Cinema: Randolph …

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greg allman Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns Under the Tonto Rim / 1933 MISTAKEN for a ‘BAD MAM’ — and he had to live up to it! Director Henry Hathaway was 35 years old in 1933. Storyline:       Tonto Daley (Erwin) A complete failure as a ranch cowhand – then a chuck …

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Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns / Part 7 Continued …   Before 1800 scientists estimate there were 60,000,000 buffalo/bison on the North American plains. The Buffalo / Bison has been around for a long time. The cave painting (from France) above is believed to be about 10,000 years old. The ancient hunters would never have …

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Home on the Range  / Tom Roush Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns / Part 7  The Thundering Herd  (1933) He followed a trail of blazing action across the prairies! The Thundering Herd – a Pre-Code Western has a rather amazing cast of Western Icons: Randolph Scott, Judith Allen, Buster Crabbe, Noah Beery, Sr. and Harry Carey. The film …

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Wildfire  / Michael Murphey Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns / Part 6  Wild Horse Mesa (1932)  A Review … or two Zane Grey / possibly on a mountain lion-hunting trip with Buffalo Jones to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1907. – Courtesy U.S. National Park Service – Next Henry Hathaway / Director of …

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chris stapleton  / tennessee whisky Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns  Heritage of the Desert (1932)  Henry Hathaway’s first film Directing solo. Randolph Scott’s first Starring role. Next Henry Hathaway / Part 6

The Wayward Wind / Patsy Cline The Zane Grey Dilemna For a long time I avoided doing any posts about John Wayne (not an easy thing to do on a Western Movie Blog) because I feared John would turn into a massive and daunting project. I was right. However, I figured out a way to handle it by simply doing his Western filmography one …

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– jeff bridges  Pearl Zane Grey (1872 – 1939) Zane Grey Trivia: (Wikipedia) Grey’s novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater. “Pearl“? There are a few guesses at how Grey was originally named Pearl – but nothing seems conclusive. He later dropped …

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