My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Let me confess that in viewing the rather longish (9:47) informal preview (below) for A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand (2014) by Thomas Jane, I had to wonder if this wasn’t a hoax ?? The internet – especially YouTube – is famous for movie hoax’s – especially phony trailers for films that don’t really exist. Watch …

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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 …

“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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Hell On Wheels Shuts Down Production Due To Calgary Floods http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Hell-Wheels-Shuts-Down-Production-Due-Calgary-Floods-56981.html “Like plenty of other small screen programs, AMC’s Hell on Wheels has opted to shoot in Canada. The Calgary-based program is set to return to the schedule for an action-packed Season 3 premiere on August 3. However, recent and major floods on set may make it harder …

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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 and Jeff Chandler  Marvin … 5th on the Bill

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott DVD Talk – Partial Review / Review by Stuart Galbraith IV | posted August 24, 2005 http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/17309/stranger-wore-a-gun-the/ The Stranger Wore a Gun is a muddled mess made palatable by Scott’s likeable hero, a strong supporting cast, and the novelty of 3-D at its most nakedly exploitive.

Lee Marvin and Randolph Scott  Lee moves up to 3rd on the Bill … Warning: Huge Spoiler below …  …  Lee gets killed … 

Lee Marvin and Van Heflin  Lee moves up to 4th on the Bill … a change of plans … One Line Reviews: Iain Stott http://1linereview.blogspot.ca/2009/03/raid-1954.html The Raid (1954) Recommended USA Feature Film Director: Hugo Fregonese Writers: Sydney Boehm, Francis Cockrell, Herbert Ravenal Sass Cinematographer: Lucien Ballard Composer: Roy Webb Cast: Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone, …

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Pretty lousy posters … Marvin molesting … what? again? MFW: about the only thing I liked about Gun Fury was that is was filmed around Sedona, Arizona – one of my favorite places on the planet.  

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