My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

pale rider / the heavy horses Between 1950 and 1956 Hugh O’Brian had work in about 20 Westerns. Though these are from the Golden Age of Westerns I confess that I haven’t seen most of them. I recognize Vengeance Valley (1951) and Broken Lance ( 1954). Colin – over at Riding the High Country blog (https://livius1.wordpress.com/)  is …

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The Legend of Wyatt Earp / Hugh O’Brian “I believe every person is created as the steward of his or her own destiny with great power for a specific purpose: To share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love.” – Hugh O’Brian Hugh O’Brian Hugh Charles Krampe (April 19, …

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On the way to Boot Hill … Rose spots Wyatt Earp House and Gallery … I wouldn’t have minded looking at the Gallery, but things looks pretty quiet. It’s closed. But Why? It’s Saturday and there’s a Festival in town … ? We’re still nosy enough to have a look around … Curiosity gets to us …

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Took me longer than an ‘Hour‘ though …

Earps doing the walk …  Updated graphics Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, John Hudson, DeForest Kelley Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) Directed by John Sturges Frank Converse, Sam Melville, Jason Robards, James Garner Hour of the Gun  (1967) Directed by John Sturges Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Kirk Russel, Bill Paxton Tombstone (1993) Directed by  George P. Cosmatos …

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Epic! The famous ‘Walk’ to the climactic gunfight at OK Corral ‘The Wild Bunch’ … doing ‘the Walk’?  You betcha! Intentional – or not (and I surely believe it was) Pekinpah’s Wild Bunch do ‘The Walk’

By Frank Prassel, University of Oklahoma Press 1972 Check Your Gun Mister Are We Safer than the Citizens of Dodge City? By Jim Higginbotham http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/rkba/check_gun.htm Sometimes the answers to seemingly complex social problems are hidden in plain sight. Social engineers, lawmakers and “experts” from all around spout off an endless stream of statistics to support …

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Gun laws were tougher in old Tombstone No need to check your firearm today in the Arizona town famed for the gunfight at the OK Corral. ORIGINALLY PRINTED JANUARY 23, 2011: By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/23/nation/la-na-tombstone-20110123 Reporting from Tombstone, Ariz. — A billboard just outside this Old West town promises “Gunfights Daily!” and tourists line …

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In rebuilding my ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral‘ page I got to thinking about Lancaster’s portrayal of Wyatt Earp. In earlier films Lancaster had become famous for his trademark smile – which he is said to have referred to as “the grin” – most obvious in ‘Vera Cruz’ (one of My Favorite Westerns). Therefore his stoic and stern portrayal of …

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“I AM smiling.”  A few moons back my ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral‘ page wuz completely bushwacked. By me. I lost the whole page. (And my temper). I wuz just trying to figure out how to adjust the line spacing on the page … when suddenly … something went terribly wrong … the whole page disappeared … into cyberset. (Cyberset is the Western equivalent of ‘riding off …

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