Glenn Ford in “A Musical Western with ooomph” !

Go West Young Lady / 1941

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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!

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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

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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

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Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

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

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
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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 …

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 ….  

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Don’t do this at home folks …
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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

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961)

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961).

Marvin Western Filmography 6 The Comancheros (1961)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott 

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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)

Lee Marvin and Van Heflin 

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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)

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

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Lee marvin  / Hangman’s Knot  / 1952
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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

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
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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.”