Tag Archives: Classic Westerns

Dern Tootin’ 2 …

20 Dec

Bruce DernBronze WranglerDern ColdGolden Boot

via Dern Tootin’ 2 ….

Bruce Dern

Bronze Wrangler

Bruce Dern - Golden Wrangler Award

Dern Cold

Dern Cold

Golden Boot

Bruce Dern - Golden Boot

Bruce Dern - The Cowboys

Glenn Ford in “A Musical Western with ooomph” !

19 Jul

Go West Young Lady / 1941

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Columbia Pictures presents 

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Go West Young Lady

Go West Young Lady

Go West Young Lady

Go West Young Lady is a Western in the broadest sense … mostly cuz it has two great broads in it: Penny Singleton and Anne Miller.

Go West Young Lady

Go West Young Lady

33-year-old Singleton was the Young Lady going West – and the top billed Star, but … we can see by at least 2 posters that an 18-year-old Anne Miller had easily muscled her way to the front – smiling all the way.

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Go West Young Lady

“The Musical Western with OOMPH!”

Anything with Anne Miller was bound to have plenty of “OOMPH” !

Singleton and Miller vs Ford

In 1941 Penny Singleton was an established ‘box office’ Star with over 20 films, plus assorted stage work. Meanwhile Anne Miller had 15 movies under her 18-year-old heels and had been melting the scenery for quite a while.  Young Glenn Ford, (25-years-old), sandwiched between Miller and Singleton would appear to be ‘in tough’. Yet he’s completely at ease and up to the task. Good job Glenn!

Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford

Singleton and Ford

Singleton and Ford

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Miller and Ford

Penny Singleton

penny singleton

Marion Davies … 

In for a Penny … in for a pound.

Singleton ... slinging lead

Singleton … taking care of business

Anne Miller

Anne Milller

Anne Miller

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Anne Miller / Unstoppable!

The don’t make ’em like this any more. They don’t know how.

Anne Miller could crowd a rhino out of playpen – and had the kicks to back it.

 She was brazen … she was blazing … she was brilliant. And she knew it.

She was a blistering bar top dancer … who loved what she was doing. And so did we.

Turner Classic Movies says:

“The chemistry between Singleton and Ford brings charm to this delightful “B” picture, while plenty of action keeps the plot moving at the pace of a speeding bullet. Numbers from Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Penny Singleton and Ann Miller (who shines in an early role as saloon girl Lola) provide plenty of good music throughout. Some of the tunes include “Somewhere Along the Trail,” “I Wish I Could Be a Singing Cowboy”, and “Gentlemen Don’t Prefer a Lady”. http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/161277%7C0/Go-West-Young-Lady.html

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

bob wills and his texas playboys

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

Glenn Ford

16 Jul

“The Western is a man`s world and I love it.”
– Glenn Ford

GLENN FORD

GLENN FORD 2

GLENN FORD 3

The Professionals cast … Ralph Bellamy

8 Jul

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Amazingly, even though Bellamy appeared in over 100 films,
he only made 2 Westerns:

Ralph Bellamy Westerns

Ralph Bellamy Westerns

Ralph Bellamy / Sunrise at Campobellio

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Campobello Island / Nova Scotia

Marvin Filmography cont’d … Cat Ballou / 1966 / Part 3 …

20 May

No plain Jane 

“Well, if people didn’t try something new,
there wouldn’t be hardly any progress at all.”

–  Jane Fonda / Cat Ballou

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA 3

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU – JANE FONDA

CAT BALLOU - Jane and Lee

CAT BALLOU – Jane and Lee

CAT BALLOU Lee and Jane

CAT BALLOU Lee and Jane

CAT BALLOU - Jane and Lee

CAT BALLOU – Jane and Lee

Jane Fonda - Best Actress - Coming Home 1978

Jane Fonda – Best Actress – ‘Coming Home’ 1978

CAT BALLOU - The End

CAT BALLOU – The End

Marvin Filmography cont’d … Cat Ballou / 1966 / Part 2 …

17 May

Cat Ballou – Ballad of Kid Shelleen

Jane Who ?

MFW: You’re right Marilyn … nobody knew he had it in him. 

Cat Ballou - Rotten Tomatoes

Cat Ballou – Rotten Tomatoes Review

 Kid Shelleen (Lee Marvin) demonstrates his gun hand ….  

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen 2

Don’t do this at home folks …

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen 4

Kid Shelleen … shooting everything in the vicinity …

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen

Kid Shelleen … ready for action

Cat Ballou - Lee Marvin - Kid Shelleen

Kid Shelleen – Yee Haw !!

Time for nap ...

Time for nap …

Cat Ballou - Nat 'King' Cole and Stuby Kaye

Cat Ballou – Nat ‘King’ Cole and Stubby Kaye

CAT BALLOU the whole gang ...

The whole dang gang:
Dwayne Hickman, Michael Callan, Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Tom Nardini

Huron …

12 May

Huron ….

Huron …

12May

HURON

Blood Moon

RAVEN

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961)

10 May

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961).

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961)

9MAY

Lee Marvin / John Wayne 

Lee makes it to the Top of the Mountain – A Western with John Wayne

The Commancheros banner

The Comancheros banner

The Commancheros - posters

The Comancheros – posters

… But he’s still 5th on the Bill

The Comancheros Trailer

A Western actors dream - a scene - and a drink with the Duke

A Western actor’s dream – a scene – and a drink with the Duke.

Revisionist Postering ... Lee moves to the front/

Revisionist Postering … Lee moves to the front.

The Comancheros - The Duke

The Comancheros – The Duke

Marvin and Wayne

Marvin and Wayne

The Comancheros - The End

The Comancheros – The End

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961)

9 May

Lee Marvin / John Wayne 

Lee makes it to the Top of the Mountain – A Western with John Wayne

The Commancheros banner

The Comancheros banner

The Commancheros - posters

The Comancheros – posters

… But he’s still 5th on the Bill

The Comancheros Trailer

A Western actors dream - a scene - and a drink with the Duke

A Western actor’s dream – a scene – and a drink with the Duke.

Revisionist Postering ... Lee moves to the front/

Revisionist Postering … Lee moves to the front.

The Comancheros - The Duke

The Comancheros – The Duke

Marvin and Wayne

Marvin and Wayne

The Comancheros - The End

The Comancheros – The End

Marvin Western Filmography 6 Pillars of the Sky (1956)

9 May

Lee Marvin and Jeff Chandler 

Pillars of the Sky (1956) Banner

Pillars of the Sky (1956) Banner

Pillars of the Sky (1956) posters

Pillars of the Sky (1956) posters

Marvin … 5th on the Bill

Chandler at left - Marvin at center

Marvin at center – Chandler at right

Marvin Western Filmography 5 The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

9 May

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) Banner

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) Banner

The Stranger Wore a Gun posters 1953

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) posters

The Stranger Wore a Gun 1953 Marvin and Borgnine

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) Marvin and Borgnine

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) Billing

Marvin … Billed behind Borgnine

DVD Talk – Partial Review / Review by Stuart Galbraith IV | posted August 24, 2005

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/17309/stranger-wore-a-gun-the/

The Stranger Wore a Gun is a muddled mess made palatable by Scott’s likeable hero, a strong supporting cast, and the novelty of 3-D at its most nakedly exploitive.

Marvin Western Filmography 4 … Seven Men from Now (1956)

8 May

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott 

7 Men from Now - Banner

7 Men from Now – Banner

7 Men from Now - Posters

7 Men from Now – Posters

Lee moves up to 3rd on the Bill …

7 Men from Now - Lee Marvin

7 Men from Now – Lee Marvin

Warning: Huge Spoiler below … 

…  Lee gets killed … 

Marvin Western Filmography 3 … The Raid (1954)

8 May

Lee Marvin and Van Heflin 

The Raid (1954) - Lee Marvin

The Raid (1954)

The Raid (1954) - Posters

The Raid (1954) – Posters

Lee moves up to 4th on the Bill

The Raid (1954) - Heflin (right) Marvin (left)

The Raid (1954) – Heflin, Graves, Marvin

The Raid (1954) - Marvin - Heflin

The Raid (1954) – Marvin – Heflin

… a change of plans …

One Line Reviews: Iain Stott

http://1linereview.blogspot.ca/2009/03/raid-1954.html

The Raid (1954)
Recommended
USA Feature Film
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Writers: Sydney Boehm, Francis Cockrell, Herbert Ravenal Sass
Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard
Composer: Roy Webb
Cast: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, Lee Marvin,
Tommy Rettig, Peter Graves

Fregonese’s fact based US Civil War film, chronicling a confederate soldier’s infiltration of a small town in Vermont as he prepares to sack it, complicated by his meeting of an attractive young widow, is, with its excellent performances and uncompromising scripting, a thrilling yet intelligent examination of the ambiguities of war and human relationships.

Marvin Western Filmography 2 … Gun Fury (1953)

8 May
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

8 May
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:

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Hangman’s Knot posters / 1952

Lee is 5th on the Bill

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Lee Marvin – Hangman’s Knot

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star

2 May

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star.

Marvin Lee -  Wandering Star

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Lee Marvin … Wandering Star

2 May

Marvin Lee -  Wandering Star

Monte Walsh … a real maverick …

2 May

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’.”

Monte Walsh … 1970

1 May
Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

Marvin and Palance at center

Lee …

1 May

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.”

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