My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

“I’m not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in.”

Charlton Heston Bio – Western Hall of Fame. Charlton Heston – Inducted My Favorite Westerns Western Hall of Fame

Burl Ives original recording of Ghost Riders in the Sky – It was written on June 5, 1948 by Stan Jones. Troubadour / Actor / Activist /  Philanthropist / Mason … Widipedia: Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives’s work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in …

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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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