My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

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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Quigley Down Under and the Sharps 1874 Model Rifle “The Quigley® rifle itself was a custom conversion from a cavalry model breech loader and it retained the patch box and saddle ring from that incarnation. The older 1863 rifles shot non-metallic paper cartridges, loaded from the breech. The falling block served to slice off the …

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 – Quigley Down Under Soundtrack – Main theme: Basil Poledouris “God created all men. Sam Colt made them equal.” – Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck) Selleck with co-Star Laura San Giacomo Cora: You know, if we’re lost, you can tell me. Quigley: We’re lost. Cora: I can take bad news. Just tell me straight. Quigley: I don’t …

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I stumble out of the bush … flinging down the worthy ghost of Ned Kelly … (I never thought he would be so heavy … maybe it’s that armour?) I’m heading for desert and high country … the lands of crocodiles, the Aborigine, Snowy River, and the Outback … 3 Dusters await: Quigley, Down Under (1990), The Man from …

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“People just ne’er git tired of us …” _________________________________________________________ Kaboooom ! Aussie Style !

Some actors seem born to be in Westerns … Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Elliott: Samuel Pack “Sam” Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American actor. His rangy physique, thick horseshoe moustache, deep, resonant voice, and Western drawl lend to frequent casting as cowboys and ranchers. … One of his first film roles was as ‘Card Player #2’ in …

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In researching Westerns … I’m finding I have some ‘dues’ to pay. I’ve discovered my education in Western movies is sadly lacking and there are a ton of Westerns out there that I have never seen that I need to ‘catch up on’ – even at this late date. In doing so I’ve also found that I sometimes …

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