My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

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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Angelo: “How come you get into the sheep business, boss?” Jason Sweet (Glenn Ford) : “Well, I’ll tell ya, Angelo. You see, it’s this way. I just got tired of kicking cows around. You know how dumb they are.” Angelo: “And you think sheep are smarter?” Jason Sweet: “Oh, no, no. They’re dumber. Only their …

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OK … now where wuz I ?? O Yeah ! Glenn Ford Westerns … COWBOY After Delmer Daves directed 3:10 to Yuma he made Cowboy. Not a classic, but still somewhat enjoyable due to it’s Star Power: Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon. Jack Lemmon – a truly wonderful actor was not yet at the peak of …

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“What are you squeezin’ that watch for? Squeezin’ that watch ain’t gonna stop time.” Glenn Ford as Ben Wade / 3:10 to Yuma Quiet on the set! Master at Work … One critic has noted the likely influences of German Expressionist film makers in 3:10 to Yuma. Such insight is beyond my ken – so it’s …

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“I think the director is becoming more important. To work under rushed conditions, you need to have an extremely professional director. If the director’s good than the end result will be good.” – Glenn Ford ____________________________________________________________ Delmer Daves Director / Writer / Producer Delmer Daves Bio  “While studying civil engineering and law at Stanford University, …

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“It really doesn’t matter whether it’s the villain or the hero. Sometimes the villain is the most colorful. But I prefer a part where you don’t know what he is until the end.“ – Glenn Ford So … it’s 1957… and we finally come to Glenn Ford’s Western Classic: 310 to Yuma – probably Ford’s most …

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“Let`s never forget that to remain free we must always be strong. “ – Glenn Ford In The Fastest Gun Alive Ford plays a reluctant gunfighter (a theme that occurs in several of Ford’s Western roles) who is reluctantly forced into taking up arms against the badguys. We may well be seeing Ford’s personal philosophy at …

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MFW: Dear people, I can’t tell if my screw up on this post was due to my legendary incompetence in operating a blog – or whether it’s due to WordPress changing things on their interface. Possibly both. I hope things are fixed now. I better play it safe and accept the responsibility. I’m surely capable …

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A sensitive treatment of an Iconic American event. IMDB: “Very good story,about the individual standing up against a collective prejudice, co-written by Niven Busch (Duel in the Sun, Pursued, The Westerner) and directed by Budd Boetticher, who in later years directed many westerns with Randolph Scott. This film is full of action, very good music …

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Glenn Ford Westerns … the 50’s Now where wuz I ?? O Yeah ~ the 50’s … The 50’s is often referred as the ‘Golden Age of Westerns’ – as they were popular and plentiful at that time (may they return again). And many Western Classics were made. Glenn Ford made 10 Westerns during the …

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The Man from Colorado / 1948 Review: DVD Verdict: The Man From Colorado Excerpt: ” … The acting is first-rate. Ford and Holden were Columbia contract players at the time The Man From Colorado was made. Both were among the major stars of the period and turn in stunning performances. Ford is all the more …

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The Desperadoes / 1943 Not a favorite … but still interesting as part of Glenn Ford’s Western Filmography. Lots of promotion, smoke, and furore … if nothing else. Moving on …

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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Go West Young Lady / 1941 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. 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 …

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Texas (1941) In 1941 Glenn Ford was 25 years old. William Holden was 23.  “William Holden and I weren’t just good friends. He was my very best friend.”  – Glenn Ford ________________________________ George Marshall Westerns  American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director, through the first six decades of movie history Across the Rio Grande (1916) / Love’s Lariat (1916) / Ruth of the Rockies (1920) …

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

Well … it’s 3:10 … and I’m in Yuma. And it’s dang hot here. My Canadian skin ain’t used to this heat. I’m also tantalizingly close to Tombstone and Deadwood … but I won’t be able to get there on this trip. Next time. My real purpose for being here is to take advantage of …

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