Tag Archives: Western Movies

Burt Reynolds, Cowboy …

8 Sep

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 massive Cult following.
Among them were several Westerns though I consider none to be Western Classics.

Nearly 50 episodes between 1962 and 1965.Doc, Festus, Kitty, Burt and Matt.

Gunsmoke was definitely and unchallenged TV Western Classic.
Bet none of them suspected Burt would be the Number 1 Box Office Movie Star in a few short years.

Blow that horn Burt. Tell ’em you’re coming.

Burt goes Injun’ His first Western film.
Spaghetti. Top Billed.
Spaghetti can be tasty. Some can be Classic.
This is not one of them.
MFW Rating: Worth watching as a curiosity.

Angie and Burt

MFW Rating: 50/50

Another curiosity – you can still buy this on Amazon.
It feels like an uncompleted project.
MFW Rating: Not a clue.

The Bimbo and Beefcake formula. The 60’s had a lot of these.
Likewise the movie is famous for Welsh taking a shower.
Burt is Billed 3rd playing a character called Yaqui Joe.
(Guess they couldn’t find John Saxon)
MFW Rating:
 I watched it. Once.

Burt does Clint. Sorta.
It’s 1973. Spaghetti is still hot.
Sarah Miles co-Stars.
Burt’s Star is high now – and rising – he had just made Deliverance.
and he’s starting to look like the Bandit.
Good Support Cast: Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden and George Hamilton.
Possibly Burt’s best Western.
But there will be no sequel.
MFW Rating: Not bad.

Leap ahead to 1996 – The Cherokee Kid – TV Western Comedy
Burt is 60.
His Star has fallen. But he still has chops.
But Billed 6th !!?? Really??

Hell of a Cast though:
James Coburn, Gregory Hines
MFW Rating: Not bad at all.

Cathedral Rock at Sedona Arizona in the background

2002 Mini Series I missed out on.
I going to look this up. Looks like a quality production.
Supposed adaptation for the famous Range War.

MFW Rating: Unknown

Burt’s last ride. He was 67.
MFW Rating: Worthy

Thanks Burt … it was a good ride. 

AWARDS

Academy Awards, USA 1998 Nominee
Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Boogie Nights (1997)

Golden Globes, USA 1998 Winner
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Boogie Nights (1997) 1993 Nominee
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Evening Shade (1990) 1992 Winner
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Evening Shade (1990) 1991Nominee
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Evening Shade (1990) 1980 Nominee
Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Starting Over (1979) 1975 Nominee
Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Longest Yard (1974) 1971 Nominee
Golden Globe Best TV Actor – Drama
Dan August (1970)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 Nominee
Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Evening Shade (1990)
For playing: “Wood Newton”.1991Winner
Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Evening Shade (1990)
For playing “Wood Newton”.

BAFTA Awards 1998 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Boogie Nights (1997)

20/20 Awards 2018 Nominee
Felix Best Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

American Movie Awards 1980 Winner
Marquee Favorite Film Star – Male

Awards Circuit Community Awards 1997 Nominee
ACCA Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Boogie Nights (1997)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1997 Nominee
BSFC Award Best Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1998 Winner
CFCA AwardBest Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

Crystal Reel Awards 2002 Winner
Lifetime Achievement AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 1998 Winner
DFWFCA Award Best Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 Nominee
Daytime Emmy Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Win, Lose or Draw (1987) 1989 Nominee
Daytime Emmy Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Win, Lose or Draw (1987) 1988 Nominee
Daytime EmmyOutstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Win, Lose or Draw (1987)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 1998 Winner
FFCC AwardBest Ensemble Cast
Boogie Nights (1997)

Golden Boot Awards 1990 Winner
Golden BootKey West Film Festival 2016 Winner
Golden Key Career Achievement

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 1998 Winner
Sierra Award Best Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1997 Winner
LAFCA Award Best Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1998 Winner
NSFC AwardBest Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1997 Winner
NYFCC AwardBest Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

Online Film & Television Association 1998 Winner
OFTA Film Award Best Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

Online Film Critics Society Awards 1998 Winner
OFCS Award Best Supporting Actor
Boogie Nights (1997)

Glenn Ford Westerns ______ The Desperadoes 1943

24 Jul

The Desperadoes / 1943

Not a favorite … but still interesting as part of
Glenn Ford’s Western Filmography.

IMDB Review

IMDB Review

rotten tomatoes review

Rotten Tomatoes Review … No score ?

Glenn Ford - The Desperadoes 1943

Young Glenn Ford – The Desperadoes 1943

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The Desperadoes / 1943

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The Desperadoes / 1943

Los Desperadoes

Los Desperadoes

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The Desperadoes / 1943

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Les Desperadoes

Lots of promotion, smoke, and furore … if nothing else.

Moving on …

Glenn Ford Westerns ———– Jubal / 1956 / Part 2

23 Jul

Jubal / 1956

Opinion

Reviews

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 SteigerCharles Bronson, and Jack Elam. Borgnine, Bronson and Elam have all been moving steadily up the ladder from being movie Extras – to Badguys – to supporting actor roles and now enjoy Star billing. Rod Steiger (the main badguy in Jubal) is already a well established actor for his roles in On the Waterfront (1954) (with Marlon Brando), and as that “low down dirty pig stealer” Jud Fry from Oklahoma (1955) (“where the wind keeps sweepin’ down the plain, and the waving wheat” …. well … you know what I’m talking about).
Meanwhile two gals, Valerie French and Felicia Farr have principal roles.

Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger

Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson

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Steiger and Jack Elam

Noah Beery Jr. and John Dierkes

Noah Beery Jr. and John Dierkes

The Gals

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Valerie French

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Valerie French and Ford

Felicia Farr

Felicia Farr

Felicia Farr and Ford

Felicia Farr and Ford

The End

Bronson / Ford

Bronson / Ford

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Footnote

jubal sackett - louis lamour

Jubal Sackett is a novel by great Western writer Louis L’Amour
which developed into a worthy TV mini-series: The Sacketts (1979)
starring Glenn Ford – among an All Star Western cast of:
Sam ElliotTom SelleckJack ElamBen JohnsonSlim Pickens,
L.Q. JonesJohn Vernonand Louis L’Amour himself. 

Amazing stuff.

Glenn Ford Westerns ———– Jubal / 1956 / Part 1

22 Jul

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.

Columbia presents ...

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Ernest Borgnine

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Jubal

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A great cast.

Jubal Trailer 

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Jubal – an unusual name for a movie
is from the 1939 novel Jubal Troop by Paul Wellman.
Glenn Ford Jubal (Troop).

Just for curiosity Borgnine, Bronson and Elam had also all appeared together in Vera Cruz (1954).

Jubal Troop by Paul Wellman
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Jubal / Part 2 … coming up … 

Glenn Ford

16 Jul

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

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Robert Ryan … Professionals Cast …

5 Jul
Robert Ryan / Western Star

Robert Ryan / Western Star

Robert Ryan Western Posters

Robert Ryan Western Posters

The Professionals cast … Woody Strode Westerns Poster Filmography

4 Jul

Celebrating Woody Strode Westerns

Woody Strode Posters

Woody Strode Posters

A Western Film career spanning 35 years.

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The Lone Ranger (2013) movie reviews …

3 Jul

the lone ranger reviews

the lone ranger reviews

Woody Strode 2 …

1 Jul

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Above: Image from Once Upon a Time in the West

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Above: Image from The Professionals

 “If you’re a nice guy, you can walk into a room anywhere in the world.”
– Woody Strode

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The Professionals … Woody Strode

30 Jun

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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) / Two Rode Together (1961) / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) / The Professionals (1966) / Shalako (1968) / Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) / Boot Hill (1969) / Chuck Moll (1970) / The Deserter (1971) / The Revengers (1972) / Keoma (Django Rides Again) and (The Violent Breed) (1976) / Lust in the Dust (1985) / Posse (1993) /
The Quick and the Dead (1995)

Les Petroleuses … Bandidas …

28 Jun

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.

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When in doubt … make lottsa posters.

banditas posters

Not sure about the plot (if there is one),
but the posters look … interesting.

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Sam Shepard

My … what a big gun you have …

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banditas rotten tomatoe

Casting Claudia .. part 2 ..

28 Jun

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.

The Professionals claudia 3

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That other Western Claudia did? (Rick was asking)

Les Petroleuses / 1971

Starring Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale 

Wikipedia says: “Pétroleuses were, according to popular rumours at the time, female supporters of the Paris Commune, accused of burning down much of Paris during the last days of the Commune in May 1871. During May, when Paris was being recaptured by loyalist Versaillais troops, rumours circulated that lower-class women were committing arson against private property and public buildings, using bottles full of petroleum or paraffin (similar to modern-day Molotov cocktails) which they threw into cellar windows, in a deliberate act of spite against the government. Many Parisian buildings, including the Hôtel de Ville and the Tuileries Palace, were burned down during the last days of the Commune, prompting government forces to blame the mythical pétroleuses.”

Yeah … well … this doesn’t appear to be a French historical docu-drama.

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The Professionals claudia Les PetroleusesRenamed Frenchie King (for North American markets?)
IMDB viewers give it a “5 out of 10” !!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067637/
Michael J. Pollard … ?
OK.

Yee Haw !!!

The Professionals / Jack Palance

25 Jun

” … 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

The Professionals Palance

Jack Palance Westerns 

Shane 1953 / Arrowhead 1953 / The Lonely Man 1957 / The Professionals 1966 / The Mercenary 1968 / The Desperados 1969/ Companeros 1970 / Monte Walsh 1970 / The McMasters 1970 / Sting of the West 1972 / Chato’s Land 1972 / It Can Be Done Amigo 1972 / The Godchild 1974 / God’s Gun 1976 / The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang 1979 / Welcome to Blood City 1984 / Young Guns 1988 / City Slickers 1991 / City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold 1994 / Buffalo Girls 1995 / Monte Walsh 2003

 

the professionals … the cast … 1

23 Jun

lancaster and marvin … 

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The Professionals lancaster

… men with swagger

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The Professionals / Richard Brooks

20 Jun
The Professionals Richard Brooks

The Professionals Richard Brooks

The Professionals Rotten Tomatoes review

The Professionals Rotten Tomatoes review

The Professionals IMDB review

The Professionals IMDB review

The Professionals / Marvin

19 Jun
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The Professionals Lee Marvin

Liberty Valance / Goodguys and Badguys …

18 Jun

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 – John Wayne

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Showdown

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Showdown

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star

2 May

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star.

Marvin Lee -  Wandering Star

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Lee Marvin … Wandering Star

2 May

Marvin Lee -  Wandering Star

Monte Walsh … a real maverick …

2 May

Monte-Walsh Theme – Mama Cass / John Barry

“Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever.”
– Jack Palance

Monte Walsh ... Yee Haw !

Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

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 this is one Western that will age well and eventually earn it’s rightful place at the bar.

Monte Walsh / Rotten Tomatoes

Monte Walsh / Rotten Tomatoes

MFW: “100%” from critcs and “57%” from viewers ??
That’s a pretty large canyon.
But I liked it.

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Monte Walsh poster 2

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Monte Walsh poster 3

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Monte Walsh poster 5

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marvin – palance

“When we get through… you’re gonna want to take a nap, sit on the porch and wait for the mares to come callin’.”

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