My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Cool Water / Walter Brennan Dean Martin Westerns / Rio Bravo /1959 4 years after his split with Jerry Lewis, Dean made his second Western: Rio Bravo – Western Classic. I’ve covered Rio Bravo somewhat, so I’m just gonna show a couple of images and move on. Good images though. In 1958 Dean Martin was 41 years old. James Cagney, John Cassavetes, Edmond O’Brien, Rod Steiger, Richard …

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dream lover / rick nelson So WHY do I feel that Alcohol, Cigarettes, and Guns are controversial endorsements for John Wayne? Because all of them can kill you. It has to be said however, that in the 40’s and 50’s, all these product(?) were observed very differently than they are today.  Smoking and drinking were openly promoted …

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High Noon and Politics As a kid watching High Noon, it never dawned on me that there was anything going on ‘behind the scenes’. Lost in the wonder of an epic and heroic tale, I didn’t see it’s (and many Westerns) very strong social and political messages: Commentaries on the politics behind High Noon: High Noon, What …

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