My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

A Wilder Bunch?? Casting Call Part 1 / Pike Bishop The Wild Bunch 1973 I always like to check who got a particular role/part/casting – and how – why? Who refused it – missed out? The casting story for The Wild Bunch reveals some very interesting candidates. Who would you have picked? Why? A very tough decision. Wikipedia says: “Director …

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Gregory Peck … Western Star.

“You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach.” Gregory Peck Awards Peck was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning once. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for …

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Peck … Iconic Images. Celebrating Gregory Peck … Western Star …

Folks … Sorry I haven’t posted much lately … my plate is a bit full right now. But I am working on a Bio for Gregory Peck … trying to round up a few good images.  … some screenshots. Hope  to have something up in a couple of days. Have a great Spring !

 

“Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it’s you, and I think that’s what the audience is really interested in… you, how you’re going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you.” – Gregory Peck __________________________________________________________

 

Gregory Peck Western Filmography: Duel in the Sun.

Duel in the Sun (1946) Directed by King Vidor, produced and written by David O. Selznick Peck’s first Western and one of Peck’s first movies – and a controversial one. It received the nickname “Lust in the Dust” and even by today’s standards we see how this steamy Western must have challenged the morals of the day (1946). Several …

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Gregory Peck … No Greenhorn!.

Peck pic pilfered frum Dr. Macro’s High Quality Movie Scans:  http://www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Summaries/D/Duel%20in%20the%20Sun.htm Peck’s tussle with “Old Thunder” in The Big Country wasn’t his first altercation with an ornery steed. Observe the clip below from Duel in the Sun. Call me wrong, but it appears Peck is doing his own stunt-work ? I love the way Peck swings into the corral – …

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Heston doesn’t smile much in The Big Country. He’s the Major’s (Charles Bickford) hard-bitten boy – the son he never had – and his foreman. He’s cowboy tuff and cowboy gruff. He’s also plain unhappy that the girl he’s loved so long has saddled up with an Eastern greenhorn, Gregory Peck. It ‘sticks in his …

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The Big Country. Director William Wyler has the distinction of having directed more actors to Oscar-nominated performances than any other director in history: thirty-six. Out of these nominees, fourteen went on to win Oscars. Wyler: Academy Award for Best Direction three times Ben Hur, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Mrs. Miniver “I made over forty Westerns. I …

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“Why ain’t you dead? You let ’em run my cows off and you come back standing up!” The Big Country Trailer Rotten Tomatoes Review: 100% !!! http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big_country/ “You don’t shoot an unarmed man… not while I’m around.”

The Big Country. BIG … and a Western Classic with Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Burl Ives, Carroll Baker, Jean Simmons, Chuck Conners … “This is the west, Jim, a man is still expected to defend himself. If he allows people to think he won’t, he’s in trouble. Bad trouble.” FilmAffinity.com / Wikipedia.com Below; The classic …

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“This is the west, Jim, a man is still expected to defend himself. If he allows people to think he won’t, he’s in trouble. Bad trouble.” Below: The classic fight scene from The Big Country or ‘How to pull your britches on, Western style’. Not many folks can deliver a volley of insults like Heston: “All …

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