My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

The Villain/ Mel Tillis The Villain / Cactus Jack / (1979) “What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?” – Arnold Schwarzenegger No point at all Arnold. Alias Cactus Jack A long time ago I stopped identifying Movie Stars as Actors. Because many Movie Stars …

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they call the wind maria / harve presnell Henry Hathaway Directed about 27 Westerns. Four during the 50’s. In 1951, Hathaway entered the Golden Age of Westerns riding high, Directing top projects Starring the top players of the day. Such was Rawhide, Starring Susan Hayward and Tyrone Power. Rawhide / 1951 A story told with a blazing .44 ! Power and Hayward, …

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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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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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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. 

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