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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Sammy A Wilder Bunch?? Casting Call Part 2 / Dutch Engstrom / Ernest Borgnine The Wild Bunch 1973 Wikipedia says: “Among those considered to play Dutch Engstrom were Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, Alex Cord, Robert Culp, Sammy Davis, Jr., Richard Jaeckel, Steve McQueen, and George Peppard. Ernest Borgnine was cast based on his performance in The Dirty Dozen (1967). Who …

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Celebrating Harry Dean Stanton’s Western Filmwork Harry Dean Stanton didn’t appear in a lot of Westerns – yet he did appear in at least two of note: Pekinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid and John Ford’s How the West was Won.  Harry Dean Stanton is among a large but distinguished fraternity of Actors / Actresses whom …

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Jubal / 1956 My review? It’s a good Western – have a look. Jubal / 1956: Glenn Ford is now 40 years old and a full blown Western Movie Star in the Golden Era of Western Film – the 50’s. The notable cast of Jubal includes 4 other fellers: Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Charles Bronson, and Jack Elam. Borgnine, …

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Jubal / 1956 Garry mentioned Jubal  … so I thought we’d take a look at it. Most of Ford‘s 15 (or so) Westerns were pretty good and Jubal is right up there. A great cast. Jubal Trailer  Jubal – an unusual name for a movie – is from the 1939 novel Jubal Troop by Paul Wellman. Glenn Ford Jubal (Troop). …

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And what a gang it was … Jack Elam, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson Picture pilfered from Western Cinemania http://www.westerncinemania.com/2011_03_01_archive.html The Fiends! These dastardly owl-hoots have pulled their guns right in front of a church! The Fiends! Six dastardly owl-hoots ruffing up Coop in the cantina! The Fiends! Five dastardly owl-hoots molesting Sarita Montiel! Men who enjoy their work. 

“Geez … why is he doing so many ‘takes’?” OK … not one of My Favorite Westerns … but it was worth at least one look. …. or two. HEY ! where’s Robert Culp ?

“Talk about cowboys. That’s my passion. I think it’s just wonderful when the studios revert back to doing westerns again.” – Ernest Borgnine. Ernest Borgnine (born Ermes Effron Borgnino) appeared in many Westerns (The Revengers; The Trackers; Hannie Caldur; Chuka; Manhunt; Badlanders; Vera Cruz; Johnny Guitar; The Stranger Wore a Gun …) and Television Westerns (Wagon Train; Laramie; …

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