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« on: January 22, 2005, 01:08:38 pm »


Let's get a sort of poll going here on your favorite Western.  I personally lean toward the comedy westerns. " How the West was Fun".  Among them are:  "Evil Roy Slade",  "Rustlers Rhapsody", "The Hallelujah Trail", "The Cheyenne Social Club", "Support Your Local Gunfighter", "Support your Local Sheriff"and "Waterhole #3".  I never saw a John Wayne movie I didn't like.  I have to be honest.  I didn't care all that much about the Clint Eastwood Speghetti Westerns.  They was somewhat close to reality, but they just didn't grab me like other Westerns have done.  Of course, the old Roy, Gene and Hoppy classics have always been favorites.  I grew up with those! 

So lets have it here!  What is/was your favorite Western?
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2005, 04:08:00 pm »

McLINTOCK, CAT BALLOU, CONAGHER, BITE THE BULLET, FOR GOOD FUN NOTHIN BEATS TRINITY IS MY NAME. DEATH RIDES A HORSE,FALSE COLORS.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005, 05:23:20 pm »

Not sure! Huh Huh   Gonna hafta think on this awhile.  Smiley Smiley  So many Westerns so little time!   Grin Cheesy Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2005, 07:51:13 pm »

Another sort of stylized Western that I like is "Red Garters" starring Rosie Clooney, Jack Carson and Guy Mitchell.  It's a kind of Western Comedy/Musical.  In that one they are always talking about "The Code of The West" and when that is said....all hats come off. 

Then, of course, there's the two Bob Hope Classics:  "Paleface" and "Son of Paleface".  Those are hilarious!
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2005, 04:37:19 am »

As for Western Comedies, "Blazing Saddles" has to considered.   "The Searchers" with John Wayne has to be best of the Classics.   The new Westerns with Tom Selleck, Open Range, and the Lonesome Dove movies are good also.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2005, 02:56:42 pm »

That's easy!  The next one that I find in the Wally World Bargain Bin, of course.  Grin

I just picked up Tom Selleck's Monte Walsh yesterday.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2005, 07:34:03 pm »

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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... I don't know why you didin't list the Trinity movies.  Maybe an oversight.  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2005, 07:35:27 pm »

That's easy!  The next one that I find in the Wally World Bargain Bin, of course.  Grin

I just picked up Tom Selleck's Monte Walsh yesterday.

Say, Bear Rider, Did you really find Monte Walsh in the bargain bin for $5.55???
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2005, 09:48:38 pm »

This is a very tough decision to pick only one  Shocked So here are some at the top of the list:

The Searchers
The Good, Bad & Ugly
Once Upon a Time in the West
Tombstone (Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday)
Quick and the Dead (only cau Sharon Stone is the "Most Hansom" of em all...
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2005, 01:25:15 am »

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Quick and the Dead (only cau Sharon Stone is the "Most Hansom" of em all...


That version of The Quick and the Dead is not a valid western in my eyes...  Try Sam Elliots HBO rendition of the Lous Lamour book.  Its much better!
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2005, 02:18:26 am »

That's easy!  The next one that I find in the Wally World Bargain Bin, of course.  Grin

I just picked up Tom Selleck's Monte Walsh yesterday.

Say, Bear Rider, Did you really find Monte Walsh in the bargain bin for $5.55???

I found 4 John Wayne movies for $1.50 each in a swedish store Shocked And it was on DVD Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2005, 10:57:42 am »

Okay, after lettin’ it ferment for awhile, they all  are John Wayne, and the first two are almost remakes of each other, and the second has many of the say scenarios:

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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2005, 02:05:35 pm »

Put in my Two-Cents worth earlier but got a message that someone else was puttin in theirs.  Here I go agin':
I love westerns of all type.  Even the really bad ones have some redeeming value.  They really make you appreciate a good one.  I found a good deal on DVD's.  www.tvnow.com has 50 old westerns on 12 DVD's for $28.00 plus $4.00 s/h.  I have viewed about half of them and they are of great quality.  The site has a list of the movies and stars of same.  Hope everyone's snow and ice melts.
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2005, 01:24:08 pm »

Put in my Two-Cents worth earlier but got a message that someone else was puttin in theirs.  Here I go agin':
I love westerns of all type.  Even the really bad ones have some redeeming value.  They really make you appreciate a good one.  I found a good deal on DVD's.  www.tvnow.com has 50 old westerns on 12 DVD's for $28.00 plus $4.00 s/h.  I have viewed about half of them and they are of great quality.  The site has a list of the movies and stars of same.  Hope everyone's snow and ice melts.

Tried to get that site up 4 times and it wouldn't come up.  Had to send 4 error reports to MSN.,  Oh well!
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Tried to get that site up 4 times and it wouldn't come up.  Had to send 4 error reports to MSN.,  Oh well!

I never got it to work either.   Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2005, 03:32:15 pm »

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Quick and the Dead (only cau Sharon Stone is the "Most Hansom" of em all...


That version of The Quick and the Dead is not a valid western in my eyes...  Try Sam Elliots HBO rendition of the Lous Lamour book.  Its much better!

Well said, Trinity!


Favorite Western...hmmm


Lonesome Dove would have to be top pick
Any John Wayne movie, but particularly, She Wore A yellow Ribbon
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Tombstone
Wyatt Earp
both Monte Walsh movies

Compiling a list of favorite Westerns...This could take a while Grin
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2005, 10:02:14 am »

  You know, I've been watching this thread since it started it, and still can't make up my mind...I am surprised that no one has mentioned The Duke's last movie "The Shootist" though..great movie in my opinion, and one of the few films that was actually an improvment over the book. 


And as for "The Quick and The Dead"...<sigh> well....I've seen worse movies...even worse movies with Sharon Stone, but not a worse Western...Well with one exception.."The Shakiest Gun in West" with Don Knotts...that one was a real stinker...with the only redeming factor being a young and sexy Barbara Rhodes...
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2005, 03:26:53 pm »

  You know, I've been watching this thread since it started it, and still can't make up my mind...I am surprised that no one has mentioned The Duke's last movie "The Shootist" though..great movie in my opinion, and one of the few films that was actually an improvment over the book. 


Tarheel Mac,

You're right that The Shootist is an excellent film, but knowing that the Duke was really dying from cancer; and that it was his last film, makes it way too sad of a movie for me to watch often. Sad

Speaking of great Duke films, how about The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence?  John Wayne was great in that one as the cowboy who sacrificed everything for the love of Vera Miles' character, "Halle".

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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2005, 09:35:55 pm »

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Favorite Western...hmmm


Lonesome Dove would have to be top pick
Any John Wayne movie, but particularly, She Wore A yellow Ribbon
Shane
Tombstone
Wyatt Earp
both Monte Walsh movies

Compiling a list of favorite Westerns...This could take a while Grin

I just watched Lonesome Dove this weekend... from start to finish in one sitting (well, there was some getting up and moving around, but the movie didn't stop  Grin Grin

The others are also great.  In particular, I love the Tom Seleck Monte Walsh and am dying to see the Lee Marvin version!
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2005, 03:39:19 pm »

I like all the John Wayne westerns that were made in color.  For favorites, I have 2:  "Wild Bill" and "The Long Riders".  Wild Bill with Jeff Bridges was the best of all the movies made about my personal favorite western character, although, like most westerns it does stray from the facts a bit.  (Read the books by Joseph Rosa).
The Long Riders, though it has lots of firearms inaccuracies in it, is good because they cast all the brothers to play the parts of all them brothers.  Real good action sequences too.  Another favorite of mine is Geronimo even though it too, strays from the historical facts a bit.
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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2005, 12:18:30 pm »

"Unforgiven" Is one of my favorites and "Open Range" too.
True, I also like John Wayne. But we need newer Westerns.
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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2005, 06:32:51 pm »

Conagher with Sam Elliot is also a favorite of mine.  My wife loves it, too.

We've abouut worn out our VHS copy of it.  I'd like to have it on DVD.
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« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2005, 10:56:33 pm »

"Unforgiven" Is one of my favorites and "Open Range" too.
True, I also like John Wayne. But we need newer Westerns.

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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2005, 07:51:58 am »

I really gotta agree with Trinty and Scattered Thumbs..more westerns need to be made!!!  I can't figure out what the problem is with the "Powers that be" film making wise...Are they so sure that the Western is a dead horse these days?  It can't be budget...I mean look at how much it cost to make "The Titanic" and other movies since...One problem I guess, is that there is not a western "star" coming up...Sam Elliot and Tom Selleck are both getting a bit old...(although that didn't stop The Duke") so who do we have coming up to replace them?  Anybody?
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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2005, 10:10:14 pm »

1. Unforgiven
2. Tombstone
3. Outlaw Josey Wales
4. The Shootist
5. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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