My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

La Golondrina / Soundtrack The Wild Bunch / Jerry Fielding The big talk in Western Film these days is the News about the ‘Remake of The Wild Bunch’. (I’m a bit slow on the draw so I just herd about this recently) It’s a shocker to be sure. Here’s one Newsbit: ‘The Wild Bunch’ Remake …

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My Heroes have always been Cowboys .. Nelson Ben Johnson seemed to live a charmed life. Western Movie Stardom seemed to fall right into his saddlebags. It helped, of course, that he happened to be a top notch Cowboy – and it’s certain he would have been happy (and successful) to remain such. And if you’re …

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Roy Rogers & Sons Of The Pioneers – Tumbling Tumbleweeds Stunts to Stars /  A Small Fraternity:  Ben Johnson Wikipedia: “Ben “Son” Johnson, Jr. (June 13, 1918 – April 8, 1996) was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of …

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The made-for-television western The Sacketts combines the plotlines from two seperate Louis L’Amour novels, The Daybreakers and The Sacketts. In this film, the three Tennessee-raised Sackett brothers migrate to the West following the conclusion of the Civil War. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide. Made ten years before Lonesome Dove, The Sacketts (1979) may well …

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