My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Claudia at the Top These aren’t the only posters that were made for Once Upon a Time in the West. This batch seems to promote Claudia … and as you see she gets Top Bill on most of them. _______________________________ That other Western Claudia did? (Rick was asking) Les Petroleuses / 1971 Starring Brigitte Bardot …

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Claudia Cardinale Westerns Claudia Cardinale only made about 3 Westerns – which is rather startling since she is an Italian actress and was a major Star in Europe during the height of Spaghetti Westerns. However, when she did her aim was extremely good – starring in 2 of the greatest Westerns ever made: The Professionals …

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The Professionals didn’t seem to indulge in a lot of marketing promotion. Possibly (credibly) relying on it’s AllStar cast to carry it. But some of marketing images are still a bit of a head scratcher. Like this: This DVD cover/poster headlines “Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy“. But … ? the image …

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The Professionals … Three 1966 Academy Award Nominations: Best Director: Richard Brooks Best Adapted Screenplay: Richard Brooks Best Cinematography: Conrad Hall The film won two Motion Picture Magazine Laurel Awards in 1967, for Best Action Drama and Best Action Performance for Lee Marvin. In Germany, it was one of only four movies to receive a Golden Screen award (the others were Doctor Zhivago, Merveilleuse …

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“Maybe there’s only one revolution, since the beginning, the good guys against the bad guys. Question is, who are the good guys?” – Burt Lancaster / The Professionals  The Professionals …  Truly. Lee Marvin moves into full blown stardom – becoming a legitimate box office titan – in one of the greatest Westerns ever made …

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