Tag Archives: Western Movies

Monte Walsh … 1970

1 May
Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

Marvin and Palance at center

Lee …

1 May

Lee Marvin … Wandering Star 

Bad Guys of Western Film … cont’d …

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Marvin … Lee

“I’ve had the simple pleasure of being present when the sun was shining and the rain was falling.
I’ve had mine, and nobody can take it away from me.”

Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin

27 Apr

Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin

(The Man who Shot) Liberty Valance – Gene Pitney

Lee Marvin

Liberty Valance - Lee Marvin - Iconic Images

“This time, right between the eyes.”

Yu tokkin’ to me  … ?

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Lee Marvin Western Filmography

Gun Fury (1953) / The Raid (1954) / The Comancheros (1961) / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) / Cat Ballou (1965) / The Professionals (1966) / Paint Your Wagon (1969) / Monte Walsh (1970) / The Spikes Gang (1974) …

TV Westerns: Wagon TrainBonanza, and The Virginian … 

Lee Marvin - Oscar

Lee with Oscar for Cat Ballou

Military career

Allegiance – United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Private First Class
Unit 24th Marine Regiment
World War II
Battle of Saipan
Awards Purple Heart

Not so bad after all … 

via Badguys: Part 1 … Lee Marvin.

Sam Shepard To Star In Discovery Channel’s ‘Klondike’ Miniseries …

7 Apr

Sam Shepard replaces Chris Cooper in Alberta-shot miniseries Klondike

Sam Shepard replaces Chris Cooper in Alberta-shot miniseries Klondike

One week after Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper departed the Alberta-shot miniseries Klondike, actor Sam Shepard has stepped in to fill his boots.

Deadline Hollywood reported today that the Oscar-nominated Shepard, who is also a renowned playwright, will take over the role of Father Judge for the series, which is the Discovery Channel’s first scripted project. Production started last week in various locations west of Calgary, including an area near Spray Lakes.

Cooper announced last week that he could not play the role due to a personal matter. Klondike is based on Charlotte Gray’s novel Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike and tells the tale of six strangers in a small frontier town of Klondike in the 1890s. The cast also includes Abbie Cornish, Tim Roth and Game of Thrones Richard Madden.

Shepard earned an Oscar nomination for playing pilot Chuck  Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. He is perhaps best known as a playwright, having penned classics such as True West, Fool for Love, Curse of the Starving Class and Buried Child. This is not the first time he has filmed in Alberta. He starred in Terrence Malick’s 1978 film Days of Heaven and 2007′s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.



Dead Westerns … ???

7 Apr

Periodically we hear the phrase ‘The Western is dead”.

Not so.

How could it be with all us Western fans out here?

Fact is, there are Westerns being made all the time. But most of them are minor in nature – not boasting major Stars – and often go directly to video. Many are still worthy of a look and some are actually very good. They just don’t get mainstream exposure and distribution. Yet every year there are several we can look out for.

In Theatre’s on May 3 comes 

Dead Man’s Burden

Trailer: http://www.deadmansburden.com/

Gregory Peck … Western Star

4 Apr
Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

“You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach.”

Gregory Peck Bio

Gregory Peck Awards

Gregory Peck Awards

Peck was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning once. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird.
In 1968 he received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Peck also received many Golden Globe awards. He won in 1947 for The Yearling, in 1963 for To Kill a Mockingbird, and in 1999 for the TV mini series Moby Dick.
He was nominated in 1978 for The Boys from Brazil.
He received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1969, and was given the Henrietta Award in 1951 and 1955 for World Film Favorite – Male.
In 1969 US President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
In 1971 the Screen Actors Guild presented Peck with the SAG Life Achievement Award.
In 1989 the American Film Institute gave Peck the AFI Life Achievement Award.
He received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema in 1996.
In 1986 Peck was honored alongside actress Gene Tierney with the first Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival Spain for their body of work.
In 1987, Peck was awarded the George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film.
In 1993, Peck was awarded with an Honorary Golden Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival.
In 1998 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
In 2000 Peck was made a Doctor of Letters by the National University of Ireland.
He was a founding patron of the University College Dublin School of Film, where he persuaded Martin Scorsese to become an honorary patron.
Peck was also chairman of the American Cancer Society for a short time.
For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Gregory Peck has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6100 Hollywood Blvd.
On April 28, 2011, a ceremony was held in Beverly Hills, California celebrating the first day of issue of a U.S. postage stamp commemorating Peck. The stamp is the 17th commemorative stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series.

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Gregory Peck stamp

‘Stamp of Approval’

“There’s some things a man has to prove to himself alone… not to anyone else.”
Gregory Peck / The Big Country

Gregory Peck Star

Peck … Iconic Images

29 Mar

Peck … Iconic Images.

Celebrating Gregory Peck … Western Star …

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Peck … Iconic Images

29 Mar

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“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.”

Gregory Peck … Impeccable

27 Mar

Folks …

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately … my plate is a bit full right now.

But I am working on a Bio for Gregory Peck … trying to round up a few good images.
 … some screenshots.

Hope  to have something up in a couple of days.

Have a great Spring !

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Kirk Douglas … Awards

21 Mar

Kirk Douglas … Awards.

Kirk Douglas Bio

A celebration …

Honoring the Man … the Actor … the Author … 

Kirk Douglas Bio

Kirk Douglas … Westerns Filmography

15 Mar

Kirk Douglas … Westerns Filmography

via Kirk Douglas … Westerns Filmography.

Kirk Douglas … Westerns Filmography

Kirk Douglas as

along the great divide

The BIg Trees

The Big Sky

Man Without a Star

The Indian Fighter

Gunfight at the OK Corral

Last Train to Gun HillThe Devil's Disciples

The Last SunsetLonely are the Brave

The Way WestThe War Wagon

There was a Crooked Man

A Gunfight


The VillainThe Man from Snowy River


Kirk Douglas … Iconic Images

15 Mar

Kirk Douglas … Iconic Images.


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Kirk Douglas … Westerns Filmography

14 Mar

Kirk Douglas as

along the great divide

1951 – with Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo – Kirk’s first Western – he was 35 years old.

The BIg Trees

1952 – Acted for free, in order to break up his contract with Warner Bros.

The Big Sky

1952 – Directed by Howard Hawkes – nominated for two Academy Awards

Man Without a Star

1955 – Rotten Tomatoes says Kirk “shines in the hyper-macho role …”
Jack Elam appears as a treacherous gunslinger.

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Rated at IMDB (Internet Movie Database) as “6.4” out of 10.
I rate Elsa Martinelli as a 10 out of 10.

Gunfight at the OK Corral

1957 – Directed by John Sturges
Considered by many to be one the top Western Classics of all time – including myself.

Last Train to Gun Hill

1959 – An under-rated and worthy follow-up to Gunfight at OK Corral

The Devil's Disciples

1959 – Written by Bernard Shaw
Lawrence Olivier – Kirk Douglas – Burt Lancaster

The Last Sunset

1961 – Directed by Robert Aldrich (Vera Cruz)
who never knew how to make an ordinary movie.

Lonely are the Brave

1962 – A Classic – and unusual Western
Kirk was nominated for a 1963 BAFTA Award as “Best Foreign Actor”.

The Way West

1961 – Three great actors
plus Sally Field in her first major film role

The War Wagon

– 1967 –
Douglas: “Mine hit the ground first”
Wayne: “Mine was taller.”

There was a Crooked Man

1970 – Also starring Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Warren Oates …
Never hide your loot in a rattlesnake pit …

A Gunfight

Two men who have paid their dues …


Douglas plays an ambitious politician … Dern plays himself.

The Villain

A comedy … what else could it be with Arnold as a cowboy?

The Man from Snowy River

A jewel in Kirk’s crown
Should have been nominated for Supporting role(s)


1984 – Two great actors – Westerns or otherwise – shining in their sunset

Kirk Douglas … Iconic Images

14 Mar
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Kirk …

10 Mar

Kirk ….

Join me in Celebration of the Great Movie Star and Actor, Author, Philanthropist … Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas

Gregory Peck Westerns Filmography: Part 2

7 Mar

“Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it’s you, and I think that’s what the audience is really interested in… you, how you’re going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you.”
– Gregory Peck

Duel in the Sun ... 1946

Duel in the Sun … 1946

Yellow Sky 1949

Yellow Sky (1949) – Peck with Anne Baxter

The Gunfighter 1950

The Gunfighter … 1950

Only The Valiant (Fort Invincible) 1951

Only The Valiant (Fort Invincible) … 1951

The Bravados 1958

The Bravados … 1958

The Big Country 1958

The Big Country … 1958

How the West Was Won 1962

How the West Was Won (1962) – Peck with Debbie Reynolds

The Stalking Moon 1968

The Stalking Moon … 1968

Mackenna's Gold 1969

MacKenna’s Gold (1969)

Shoot Out 1971

Shoot Out … 1971

 Billy Two Hats 1974

Billy Two Hats … 1974

The Blue and the Grey 1982

The Blue and the Grey (1982) – Peck as Lincoln

Old Gringo (1989)

Old Gringo (1989)

Frederic Remington The Truth of Other Days (1991)

Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days (1991)

Gregory Peck Western Filmography: Duel in the Sun

6 Mar

Gregory Peck Western Filmography: Duel in the Sun.

Peck Bio ...Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun

Gregory Peck … No Greenhorn!

3 Mar

Gregory Peck … No Greenhorn!.

Charlton Heston Bio – Western Hall of Fame

27 Feb

Charlton Heston Bio – Western Hall of Fame.

Charlton Heston – Inducted My Favorite Westerns Western Hall of Fame

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston Bio – Western Hall of Fame

27 Feb
Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

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