My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting, but never for being right and dull. – Burt Reynolds At his height Burt Reynolds’ Star Power and sex appeal took him to the top Box Office Star in the film industry. His popularity and charisma were unchallenged and some of his movies still hold a …

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The Desperadoes / 1943 Not a favorite … but still interesting as part of Glenn Ford’s Western Filmography. Lots of promotion, smoke, and furore … if nothing else. Moving on …

Jubal / 1956 My review? It’s a good Western – have a look. Jubal / 1956: Glenn Ford is now 40 years old and a full blown Western Movie Star in the Golden Era of Western Film – the 50’s. The notable cast of Jubal includes 4 other fellers: Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Charles Bronson, and Jack Elam. Borgnine, …

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Jubal / 1956 Garry mentioned Jubal  … so I thought we’d take a look at it. Most of Ford‘s 15 (or so) Westerns were pretty good and Jubal is right up there. A great cast. Jubal Trailer  Jubal – an unusual name for a movie – is from the 1939 novel Jubal Troop by Paul Wellman. Glenn Ford Jubal (Troop). …

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“The Western is a man`s world and I love it.” – Glenn Ford

Celebrating Woody Strode Westerns A Western Film career spanning 35 years.

The Lone Ranger (2013) movie reviews …

July 3, 2013

Above: Image from Once Upon a Time in the West Above: Image from The Professionals  “If you’re a nice guy, you can walk into a room anywhere in the world.” – Woody Strode

Woodrow Wilson Woolwine “Woody” Strode (July 25, 1914 – December 31, 1994) was a decathlete and football star who went on to become a pioneering African American film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spartacus in 1960. He served in the US Army during World War II. (Wikipedia) Woody Strode Westerns Sergeant Rutledge (1960) …

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Rick, if you thot Les Petroleuses / 1971 was “interesting”, then you might wanna look at this … Bandidas / 2006 It’s almost a copy the Les Petroleuses, but replaces Bardot and Cardinale with Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz. ______________________________________________ When in doubt … make lottsa posters. Not sure about the plot (if there is one), but the …

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Claudia at the Top These aren’t the only posters that were made for Once Upon a Time in the West. This batch seems to promote Claudia … and as you see she gets Top Bill on most of them. _______________________________ That other Western Claudia did? (Rick was asking) Les Petroleuses / 1971 Starring Brigitte Bardot …

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” … Without love, without a cause, we are… *nothing*! We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned. We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed …” – Jack Palance as Jesus Raza Jack Palance Westerns  Shane 1953 / Arrowhead 1953 / The Lonely Man 1957 / The Professionals 1966 …

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lancaster and marvin …  … men with swagger  

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …. Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys … The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – John Wayne The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star.

Monte-Walsh Theme – Mama Cass / John Barry “Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever.” – Jack Palance Monte Walsh … a real maverick MFW: Monte Walsh seemed to get decent promotion – lots of excellent posters –  and boasts a stellar cast … yet somehow seemed to slip under the fence. But I believe …

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