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New post: Tall Man Riding - Tall Man Riding—Randolph Scott, Dorothy McGuire, Peggie Castle, John Dehner, Robert Barrat, John Baragrey, William Ching, Paul Richards (1955; Dir: Lesley Selander) Made about the same time as the first of the Bud Boetticher-Ranown westerns, this stars Randolph Scott as Larry Madden returning to Montana. Madden, a one-time small rancher, is returning not only to [] The post Tall Man Riding appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2Lk4h7
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New post: Silver River - Silver River—Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell, Barton MacLane, Monte Blue, Tom D’Andrea, Bruce Bennett (1948; Dir: Raoul Walsh) This is one of Errol Flynn’s lesser-known westerns, the sixth of eight that he made. He and director Raoul Walsh had worked together before on They Died With Their Boots On in 1941 and couple of [] The post Silver River appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2LdFZn

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New post: Wild Bill (1995) - Wild Bill—Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, David Arquette, James Gammon, Christina Applegate, Keith Carradine, Bruce Dern, Marjoe Gortner, James Remar, Steve Reevis (1995; Dir: Walter Hill) This film sports an excellent cast with Jeff Bridges as Wild Bill Hickok, Ellen Barkin as Calamity Jane, and, best of all, one of the greatest [] The post Wild Bill (1995) appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2L7YfF

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New post: Two Flags West - Two Flags West—Joseph Cotten, Cornel Wilde, Jeff Chander, Linda Darnell, Arthur Hunnicutt, Noah Beery, Jr., Jay C. Flippen, Dale Robertson, Harry von Zell (1950; Dir: Robert Wise) This is a large-budget cavalry western with a good cast and a generic title. The two flags referred to are north and south during the Civil War, as [] The post Two Flags West appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2L0MD0
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New post: Buffalo Bill (1944) - Buffalo Bill—Joel McCrea, Maureen O’Hara, Anthony Quinn, Thomas Mitchell, Linda Darnell, Moroni Olson (1944; Dir: William Wellman) Director William Wellman directed some very good westerns, such as The Ox-Bow Incident, Yellow Sky and Westward the Women, but this isn’t one of his best. It has an interesting cast, but the story suffers from lack of [] The post Buffalo Bill (1944) appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2KTWBc

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New post: McLintock! - McLintock!—John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Yvonne De Carlo, Stephanie Powers, Jack Kruschen, Patrick Wayne, Jerry Van Dyke, Chill Wills, Strother Martin, Bruce Cabot, Hank Worden, Michael Pate, Leo Gordon (1963; Dir: Andrew McLaglen) Variations on a theme of The Taming of the Shrew. Many find this John Wayne-Maureen O’Hara western comedy enjoyable; others claim it has [] The post McLintock! appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2KKKo4
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New post: Revisionist Westerns - Revisionist Westerns What’s so revisionist about revisionist westerns? They started out in the late 1960s, partly as a reaction to all the westerns and western traditions that had come before them, and partly in connection with the anti-authoritarian, anti-military and anti-traditional sentiments of the baby boomers as they came of age in the era of [] The post Revisionist Westerns appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2KHG51
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New post: Lust for Gold - Lust for Gold—Glenn Ford, Ida Lupino, Gig Young, William Prince, Edgar Buchanan, Paul Ford, Will Geer, Arthur Hunnicutt, Jay Silverheels (1949; Dir: S. Sylvan Simon) This mystery-noir western is a retelling of the Lost Dutchman Mine on Superstition Mountain in Arizona. It has a modern (ca. 1949) framing story with the supposed grandson of the [] The post Lust for Gold appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2KBj5q
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New post: Face of a Fugitive - Face of a Fugitive—Fred MacMurray, Lin McCarthy, Dorothy Green, Alan Baxter, James Coburn, Ron Hayes (1959; Dir: Paul Wendkos) In the 1950s Fred MacMurray was in a series of low-profile westerns that tended to be in part meditations on community and in part a consideration of whether a bad man can walk away from his [] The post Face of a Fugitive appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2KtiVP

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New post: Bite the Bullet - Bite the Bullet—Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ben Johnson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Dabney Coleman, Ian Bannen (1975; Dir: Richard Brooks) This is the story of a newspaper-sponsored endurance horse race (700 miles in seven days) in the early days of the 20th century (1905), with a variety of contestants including old friends and former Rough [] The post Bite the Bullet appeared first on Great Western Movies. http://ow.ly/2K8Lnn
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