Marvin Western Filmography 2 … Gun Fury (1953)

Gun Fury (1953)
Gun Fury (1953)

Pretty lousy posters …

Gun Fury - Lee Marvin (right)
Gun Fury – Lee Marvin (right)

Marvin molesting … what? again?

Gun Fury - Sedona
Gun Fury – Sedona, Arizona

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.

 

Marvin Western Filmography … Hangman’s Knot 1952

lee marvin hangman's knot
Lee marvin  / Hangman’s Knot  / 1952
lee marvin - randolf scot - hangman's knot
Randolph Scott – Lee Marvin – Hangman’s Knot / 1952

Trailer:

lee marvin hangman's knot posters
Hangman’s Knot posters / 1952

Lee is 5th on the Bill

lee marvin - hangman's knot
Lee Marvin – Hangman’s Knot

Monte Walsh … a real maverick …

Monte-Walsh Theme – Mama Cass / John Barry

“Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever.”
– Jack Palance

Monte Walsh ... Yee Haw !

Monte Walsh
Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh … a real maverick

MFW: Monte Walsh seemed to get decent promotion – lots of excellent posters –  and boasts a stellar cast … yet somehow seemed to slip under the fence.
But I believe this is one Western that will age well and eventually earn it’s rightful place at the bar.

Monte Walsh / Rotten Tomatoes
Monte Walsh / Rotten Tomatoes

MFW: “100%” from critcs and “57%” from viewers ??
That’s a pretty large canyon.
But I liked it.

Monte Walsh poster 2
Monte Walsh poster 2
Monte Walsh poster 3
Monte Walsh poster 3
Monte Walsh poster 5
Monte Walsh poster 4
Monte Walsh poster 6
Monte Walsh poster 5
marvin - palance
marvin – palance

“When we get through… you’re gonna want to take a nap, sit on the porch and wait for the mares to come callin’.”

Lee …

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star 

Bad Guys of Western Film … cont’d …

Marvin Lee
Marvin  … Lee
Marvin ... Lee
Marvin … Lee

“I’ve had the simple pleasure of being present when the sun was shining and the rain was falling.
I’ve had mine, and nobody can take it away from me.”

Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin

Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin

(The Man who Shot) Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney

Lee Marvin

Liberty Valance - Lee Marvin - Iconic Images

“This time, right between the eyes.”

Yu tokkin’ to me  … ?

Liberty Valance - Lee Marvin - Iconic Images 2
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 Gang (1974) …

TV Westerns: Wagon TrainBonanza, and The Virginian … 

Lee Marvin - Oscar

Lee with Oscar for Cat Ballou

Military career

Allegiance – United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Private First Class
Unit 24th Marine Regiment
Battles/wars
World War II
Battle of Saipan
Awards Purple Heart

Not so bad after all … 

via Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin.

Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin

(The Man who Shot) Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney

Lee Marvin

Liberty Valance - Lee Marvin - Iconic Images

“This time, right between the eyes.”

Yu tokkin’ to me  … ?

Liberty Valance - Lee Marvin - Iconic Images 2
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 Gang (1974) …

TV Westerns: Wagon TrainBonanza, and The Virginian … 

Lee Marvin - Oscar
Lee with Oscar for Cat Ballou

Military career

Allegiance – United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Private First Class
Unit 24th Marine Regiment
Battles/wars
World War II
Battle of Saipan
Awards Purple Heart

Not so bad after all … 

Dragons Loyalty Award !

Folks / Friends / Western Fans !

I was given yet another Award by kind Blogging pals and gals.

Here is the esteemed:

Dragons Loyalty Award !

The Dragons Loyalty Award is a combination of The Versatile Blogger Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger award.

DRAGONS LOYALTY AWARD
DRAGONS LOYALTY AWARD

This award has been given to me by the Serendipity:

http://teepee12.com/2013/03/10/1001-posts-and-the-dragons-loyalty-award/

Rules for The Dragons Loyalty Award:

Display the Award Certificate on your website
Done
Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
Done
Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
Not Done
Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
Not Done
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
Not Done

I have not complied with some conditions.
Well … it’s a major event for me just to figure out how to get these award images onto my sidebar widget …
And I still don’t know how I finally succeeded.
It’s all basically trial and error for rookie Blogger like me …

The Lone Ranger Creed

The Lone Ranger Theme / William Tell Overture /  Gioachino Rossini

The Lone Ranger Creed
The Lone Ranger Creed

The Lone Ranger: “Only you, Tonto, know I’m alive. To the world, I’ll be buried here beside my brother and my friends… forever.”

Tonto: “You are alone now. Last man. You are lone ranger.”

The Lone Ranger: “Yes, Tonto, I am… the Lone Ranger.”

Award Recipient: Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness

Tom Mix … Western Icon

Dear Friends / Folks / Western Fans !

Time to toot my horn a bit.

I am the proud recipient of the:

Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness

http://teepee12.com/2013/04/14/epically-awesome-award-of-epic-awesomeness-twice/

Amazing !

But as I said, with exceptional subject matter like The Lone Ranger and Tonto, how could I fail?

In truth, this is about the 5th Award that kind Bloggers have sent my way, but I’ve been callously negligent in posting and responding to these expressions of valued appreciation. I hope to rectify this in the near future and post all these kind awards I’ve received.

In compliance with one condition of the Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness I am to post 10 epic and/or awesome facts about myself.

I will therefore just re-post my comment from Serendipity Blog.
http://teepee12.com/2013/04/14/epically-awesome-award-of-epic-awesomeness-twice/#comment-13834

“10 epic and/or awesome facts about myself ???
Ah shucks … I can only think of none.
I’ll have a couple of jiggers and make some stuff up.

1. i didn’t graduate from high school. True.
i don’t figure I wuz stoopid. just disinterested.
2. My Dad, myself and my 3 older brothers were all in the Calgary Highlanders.
My Dad fought in the war. The rest of us just fought each other.
3. I have been ‘out of the body’ on several occasions.
Mostly on purpose.
4. I held a broad jump record that lasted 14 years.
5. As a 15-year-old grocery clerk I once gave a customer (who said he was looking for “butterfly nuts”), a box of mothballs. (Hes’ still laughing)
6. I don’t own any guns.
Or a horse.
7. I was once saved from getting hit by a car by an invisible hand that pushed me back onto the curb. I believe in spiritual guardians.
8. i was never sure I was on the right planet. Is this Naboo?
9. I quit drinking, smoking, and drugs.
God I’m bored. (Just kidding … about being bored)
10. I’ve had seven partners.
This last one – Rose – is a keeper.

OK .. Part One of my Duties of Compliance have been completed.

Part Two is Give it to 10 bloggers you think are awesome and/or epic – or both. 

Well … being a reclusive Cowboy, I can’t rightly think of 10 offhand, but I’ll just start sending them out till the dust settles.

Have a good one.

Tonto … Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels - Tonto 3

Jay Silverheels / Canadian Mohawk
Jay Silverheels achieved his greatest fame as the The Lone Ranger’s friend, Tonto. Being irreplaceable as the Lone Ranger’s best friend he subsequently also appeared in films, The Lone Ranger (1956) as well as in The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958). – Wikipedia

Jay Silverheels - Tonto

Silverheels began working in motion pictures as an extra and stunt man in 1937. During the early years of his screen career, he was billed variously as Harold Smith or Harry Smith, and appeared in low-budget features, westerns, and serials. He adopted his screen name from the nickname he had had as a speedy lacrosse player. From the late 1940s he played in more prestigious pictures, including Captain from Castile starring Tyrone Power, I Am an American (1944), Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart (1948), Lust for Gold with Glenn Ford (1949), Broken Arrow (1950) with James StewartWar Arrow (1953) with Maureen O’HaraJeff Chandler and Noah Beery, Jr., Drums Across the River (1954), Walk the Proud Land (1956) with Audie Murphy and Anne BancroftAlias Jesse James (1959) with Bob Hope, and Indian Paint (1964) with Johnny Crawford. He made a brief appearance in True Grit (1969) as a condemned criminal about to be executed. He played a substantial role as John Crow in Santee (1973), starring Glenn Ford. One of his last roles was a wise white-haired chief in The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973). – Wikepedia

… those thrilling days of yesteryear …

The Lone Ranger 

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi Yo Silver!” The Lone Ranger. “Hi Yo Silver, away!” With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, led the fight for law and order in the early west. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Lone Ranger rides again!

From the Website: 

CLAYTON MOORE, THE LONE RANGER

Clayton Moore with his beautiful horse, Silver

http://claytonmoore.tripod.com/

The Lone Ranger Creed!
By: Fran Striker

“I believe that to have a friend,
a man must be one. 

That all men are created equal
and that everyone has within himself
the power to make this a better world. 

That God put the firewood there
but that every man
must gather and light it himself.

In being prepared
physically, mentally, and morally
to fight when necessary
for that which is right. 

That a man should make the most
of what equipment he has.

That ‘This government,
of the people, by the people
and for the people’
shall live always.

That men should live by
the rule of what is best
for the greatest number. 

That sooner or later…
somewhere…somehow…
we must settle with the world
and make payment for what we have taken.

That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever. In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.”

… those thrilling days of yesteryear …

The Lone Ranger 

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi Yo Silver!” The Lone Ranger. “Hi Yo Silver, away!” With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains, led the fight for law and order in the early west. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Lone Ranger rides again!

From the Website: 

CLAYTON MOORE, THE LONE RANGER

Clayton Moore with his beautiful horse, Silver

http://claytonmoore.tripod.com/

The Lone Ranger Creed!
By: Fran Striker

“I believe that to have a friend,
a man must be one. 

That all men are created equal
and that everyone has within himself
the power to make this a better world. 

That God put the firewood there
but that every man
must gather and light it himself.

In being prepared
physically, mentally, and morally
to fight when necessary
for that which is right. 

That a man should make the most
of what equipment he has.

That ‘This government,
of the people, by the people
and for the people’
shall live always.

That men should live by
the rule of what is best
for the greatest number. 

That sooner or later…
somewhere…somehow…
we must settle with the world
and make payment for what we have taken.

That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever. In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.”

Dead Westerns … ??? Part 2

The Lone Ranger 2013

Some of us long time fans of the Lone Ranger have some reservations about this upcoming movie …

But right now – for what it’s worth – it looks to be the biggest block buster of the coming summer.

Here’s a recent trailer:

Tarantino imitators? Phew … what’s that smell? 

As I said, some Westerns go directly to video. Some should probably just go directly to the garbage.

Here’s 2 strange critters soon to be crawling toward your screen:

Gallowwalkers

Wesley Snipes slips from a Daywalker killing vampires in Blade to a Gallowwalker (?) killing zombies in Gallowwalkers.

What the hell is it with zombies these days anyway? Every second show seems to be about zombies. Have they made it to the Simpsons yet?

IMDB (Internet Movie Database) can’t decide if this movie is an Action film, a Fantasy or a Horror movie. But it’s not listed as a Western. Take your pick.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829176/

View this trailer at your own risk:

Dead in Tombstone

Dead in Tombstone stars Danny Trejo, as an outlaw who sells his soul to the devil (Mickey Rourke) so that can get revenge on his old gang.

I notice that a recurring theme in all 3 movies is a hero coming back from the dead.
Maybe … in some instance people should just stay dead. ?

Sam Shepard To Star In Discovery Channel’s ‘Klondike’ Miniseries …

Sam Shepard replaces Chris Cooper in Alberta-shot miniseries Klondike

Sam Shepard replaces Chris Cooper in Alberta-shot miniseries Klondike

One week after Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper departed the Alberta-shot miniseries Klondike, actor Sam Shepard has stepped in to fill his boots.

Deadline Hollywood reported today that the Oscar-nominated Shepard, who is also a renowned playwright, will take over the role of Father Judge for the series, which is the Discovery Channel’s first scripted project. Production started last week in various locations west of Calgary, including an area near Spray Lakes.

Cooper announced last week that he could not play the role due to a personal matter. Klondike is based on Charlotte Gray’s novel Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike and tells the tale of six strangers in a small frontier town of Klondike in the 1890s. The cast also includes Abbie Cornish, Tim Roth and Game of Thrones Richard Madden.

Shepard earned an Oscar nomination for playing pilot Chuck  Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. He is perhaps best known as a playwright, having penned classics such as True West, Fool for Love, Curse of the Starving Class and Buried Child. This is not the first time he has filmed in Alberta. He starred in Terrence Malick’s 1978 film Days of Heaven and 2007′s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2013/04/04/sam-shepard-replaces-chris-cooper-in-alberta-shot-miniseries-klondike/

 

Dead Westerns … ???

Periodically we hear the phrase ‘The Western is dead”.

Not so.

How could it be with all us Western fans out here?

Fact is, there are Westerns being made all the time. But most of them are minor in nature – not boasting major Stars – and often go directly to video. Many are still worthy of a look and some are actually very good. They just don’t get mainstream exposure and distribution. Yet every year there are several we can look out for.

In Theatre’s on May 3 comes 

Dead Man’s Burden

Trailer: http://www.deadmansburden.com/