My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Red River / Main Theme / Dimitri Tiomkin Tom Dunson’s tragic decision.“I’ve made up my mind.” Leaving Fen behind. Goodbye Tom. – Colleen Gray “Why do Indians always want to be burnin’ up good wagons?” – John Wayne with Walter Brennan. “Never liked seein’ strangers. This is ’cause no stranger ever good news’d me.” – …

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home from the forest / lightfoot Man of the Forest / 1933 I got stuck a bit on this one for. My impression was that this film was more popular than most films in it’s time. I wanted to verify that, but there’s not a lot of history on many of these early Westerns. So my investigation dragged …

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Remember Sunset Pass / 1933 Kathleen B. Burke (September 5, 1913 — April 9, 1980) was an American movie actress of the 1930’s, and former model. Kathleen was a dental assistant in Chicago, before winning a talent contest sponsored by Paramount Pictures to play Lota the “Panther Woman” in Island of Lost Souls (1932 – You gotta pay your dues.), the …

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sons of the pioneers Sunset Pass / 1933 I got this notion that I would give some of the Support Cast in Sunset Pass a nod. That would be Harry Carey, Kathleen Burke, and Noah Beery Sr. (I’ll do a whole thing on Randolph Scott at a later date. That will be a huge project.) In my usual Western …

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