Glenn Ford Westerns … the 50’s The Man From the Alamo

glenn ford westerns from the 50's

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A sensitive treatment of an Iconic American event.

The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo

IMDB: “Very good story,about the individual standing up against a collective prejudice, co-written by Niven Busch (Duel in the Sun, Pursued, The Westerner) and directed by Budd Boetticher, who in later years directed many westerns with Randolph Scott. This film is full of action, very good music and scenery. Boetticher shows his special touch when there is a shootout with plenty of strategy involved.”

The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Man from the Alamo
The Alamo
Director Budd Boetticher
Director Budd Boetticher

Epinions.com

Glenn Ford as a slandered, silent Boetticher protagonist

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The Boetticher masterpiece’s IMO are “Seven Men from Now” (1956), “The Tall T” (1957), “Decision at Sundown” (1957), and “Ride Lonesome” (1959), (I have yet to see the 1958 “Buchan Rides Alone”),but for action, these earlier westerns are superior and they still have complex, conflicted protagonists (indeed, less stiff ones than Randolph Scott, though Scott’s parts were tailored to his stiffness). I don’t know why he only made one feature film after 1960 (the 1969 “A Time for Dying” which was also Audie Murphy’s last movie, in which he played another outlaw, Jesse James, having played the title role of “The Cinammon Kid” in Boetticher’s first western in 1952). http://www.epinions.com/review/Man_From_the_Alamo_Budd_Boetticher/content_583724011140?sb=1

Glenn Ford Westerns … the 50’s

Glenn Ford Westerns … the 50’s

Now where wuz I ?? O Yeah ~ the 50’s …

The 50’s is often referred as the ‘Golden Age of Westerns’ – as they were popular and plentiful at that time (may they return again).

And many Western Classics were made.

Glenn Ford made 10 Westerns during the 50’s – of varying quality
– some Classics – some forgotten.

Let’s have a look.

The first one coming down the trail is:

The Redhead and the Cowboy

The Redhead and the Cowboy / 1951
The Redhead and the Cowboy / 1951
The Redhead and the Cowboy
The Redhead and the Cowboy / 1951

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Reviews: 

TIMNEATH says

“Not the most memorable of westerns, The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) … Easily seen today as a metaphor for the spreading of communism, using confused and easily led people to spread the word of communism, without truly understanding it’s perceived power amongst the public … A routine Western that goes from place to place before the guy gets his girl, and enough for Glenn Ford to flex his muscles in the west once more.”

Reviews
Reviews

Reasonable ratings … a passable way to spend a couple of hours.

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Also from 1951 …

The Secret of Convict Lake

The Secret of Convict Lake
The Secret of Convict Lake
The Secret of Convict Lake
The Secret of Convict Lake
The Secret of Convict Lake review
The Secret of Convict Lake reviews

Viewers rate nearly 7 out of 10 – pretty good.

One of several Westerns that you can watch for free – in full – on YouTube.