Your three favorite Westerns


September 27, 2003, 09:10 PM
I have gotten interested in watching westerns on TV recently. I would be interested to get responses: What are your favorite 3 western movies- in order. Let me list my favorites of the ones I've seen so far.

1. Culpepper Cattle Company
2. Rio Bravo
3. 3:10 to Yuma

So list your favorites- perhaps some of us will find some new ones to see.

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September 27, 2003, 09:12 PM
This thread needs to take a turn towards that whole 'gun-related' thang real quick like.:)

September 27, 2003, 09:13 PM
1. The Long Riders
2. For A Few Dollars More
3. Unforgiven

Zeke Menuar
September 27, 2003, 09:18 PM
Red River
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Blazing Saddles


September 27, 2003, 09:25 PM
A Fistfull of Dynamite
High Noon
Little Big Man
Soldier Blue

Mark Tyson
September 27, 2003, 09:34 PM
1.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2.Rio Bravo
3. For a Few Dollars More

And a couple of others I like . . .

The Wild Bunch
A Fistful of Dollars

Keepin' it gun related:

Even though I'm a big fan of semi-autos, military style arms and evil black rifles ... I LOVE those old school repeating rifles they use in Westerns!!!!!! They're so fun to shoot and they look like works of art. I would not feel poorly armed with a good old Winchester 94 30-30.

Ian Sean
September 27, 2003, 09:38 PM
Telewinz, I'll second the Fistful of Dynamite, add Josey Wales and finish with Unforgiven tied with Good the Bad and the Ugly.

Not to many have heard of or seen Dynamite, lots of good gunplay and a neat perspective on the Mexican Revolution in the early part of the Century.

I especially liked the 2 machinegun ambush at the bridge. Also Stiegers rant on revolutions.

September 27, 2003, 10:01 PM
1) Unforgiven
2) Rio Bravo
3) The Searchers
For the gun-related content, I like their holster setups, particularly John Wayne's. Also in these John Wayne films, his primary was a carbine with his pistol for backup.

Fudgie Ghost
September 27, 2003, 10:18 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Professionals
The Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean

September 27, 2003, 10:21 PM
The Shootist

September 27, 2003, 10:38 PM
i just got TGB&U on DVD for 10 bucks,

hey Blondie!


Is Quigley Down Under a western or an eastern?

Gotta love ole Rooster Cogburn too

ya can't watch these and not realize that
when only the bad doods have guns
the innocents get victimized

speaking of innocence betrayed

High Plains Drifter really painted the town RED!

September 27, 2003, 10:40 PM
The Wild Bunch

Stealing a dozen crates of rifles....only to discover a water cooled browning .30

Plus a few hundred Mexican mausers at the end.


Not too heavy on gunplay, but more realistic in depiction

Not sure about number 3.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

'There's to kinds of people: those with guns, and those who dig'

September 27, 2003, 10:46 PM
1. The Outlaw Josey Wales

2. Lonesome Dove

3. Unforgiven

Honorable Mention:

The Searchers
some others I can't remember right now...

- Gabe

September 27, 2003, 10:52 PM
It was kind of dumb, but I liked The Quick and the Dead. Tombstone was pretty cool too.

My favorite was Outlaw josy Wales though. The sharps shooting at the river was cool, had to love the gatling guns, but it's the Colt Navy sidearm that got really got me.

Bruce H
September 27, 2003, 11:00 PM
Once upon a time in the west.
Blazing Saddles
Rustlers Rapsody

September 27, 2003, 11:03 PM
Once Upon A Time In The West
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Cowboy shooting is big fun, nothing like pulling a Colt or levering a Winchester! Getting to wear the hat is gravy. :D

September 27, 2003, 11:08 PM
1. Lonesome Dove

2. Unforgiven

3. Tombstone

September 27, 2003, 11:10 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales


True Grit

September 27, 2003, 11:21 PM
1. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly.

(I love where Tuco is trying to assemble a pistol from various parts and is turning the cylinders while holding them to his ear. Also where Blondie fires his pistol from underwater in the bathtub.)

2. Open Range (yeah, I know its recent)

3. True Grit (brings back memories of watching it with my Pop as a kid).

September 27, 2003, 11:23 PM
Huh, just so happens I was watching Seven Samurai, the predecessor to the Magnificent Seven, which was what I was thinking about watching after but I'll do it tomorrow. Love both.

Good, Bad and Ugly

After that I'm planning on watching Yojimbo and Fistful of Dollars. Again, love both.

And finally, My Name is Nobody.

September 27, 2003, 11:25 PM
There are two potentially great films coming out this Christmas. One is a western: The Alamo.

The other is a Civil War-era flick: Cold Mountain. In the novel, the main character (Inman) carried a Lemat revolver. Hopefully that'll be in the film.

That was a helluva book. I'm really looking forward to the movie.

September 27, 2003, 11:25 PM
The Wild Bunch- great shootout

Open Range- great shootout

The Long Riders- great shootout

September 27, 2003, 11:28 PM
the ones with all the cool guns in it!!!!:D

September 27, 2003, 11:30 PM

Nobody mentioned:

1. Butch Cassidy & The Sundnce Kid
2. Jeremiah Johnson
3. Pale Rider

Mike Irwin
September 27, 2003, 11:32 PM
1. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

2. True Grit

3. Pale Rider

Honorable Mention -- The Shootist

September 27, 2003, 11:36 PM
1) Star Wars Episodes IV-VI. Why? "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side." :D

2) Desperado (45% because of the wonderful guitar case full of guns)

3) Wyatt Earp.

September 28, 2003, 12:12 AM
The top 10 in my book:

The Big Country
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Will Penny
Lonesome Dove
Quigley Down Under
The Shootist
Jeremiah Johnson
Pale Rider
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Oh yeah, how about them firearms?

4v50 Gary
September 28, 2003, 12:19 AM
1) The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - btw, were any of them any good? I think they were all bad.
2) The Unforgiven - Gotta love Sheriff Gene Hackman & the "Duck of Death."
3) Tombstone - "Are you my huckleberry?"

September 28, 2003, 01:00 AM
1) Big Jake

2) The Searchers

3)The Shootist

Top three, thats hard I've changed this thing 10 times. Had to leave out about 20 greats.

September 28, 2003, 01:05 AM

Once upon a time in the West


Black Snowman
September 28, 2003, 01:09 AM
1. Unforgiven
2. Tombstone
3. Quigly Down Under

September 28, 2003, 01:41 AM
The Quick and the Dead (the Sam Elliot, Tom Conte one)
The Long Riders

Special mention goes to The Big Country for the Peck/Heston fight and because I always adored Jean Simmons.

Captain Scarlet
September 28, 2003, 03:00 AM
* Distant Drums [1951] starring Gary Cooper

* the Searchers starring John Wayne

* the ALAMO starring John Wayne and Richard Widmark


September 28, 2003, 03:18 AM
"The Wild Bunch" Just watched it again tonight. Not exactly a Western, but great for spotting the anachronisms. Like Strother Martin using a 1903A3 rifle. Mind you, it's just a movie and I watch it every time just for the ending.
The best non-western movie of all time, if not the best of all time is "Zulu". Trust me. Michael Caine's first starring movie and absolutely true to history except for Hooky wasn't a boozing layabout.

September 28, 2003, 03:25 AM
My top 3:

The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
McKenna's Gold

September 28, 2003, 03:31 AM
Oh great, limited to 3...( loosens top button,) ya'll know how I dislike restrictions on anything. ;) aww heck...

Outlaw Josey Wales
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Wild Bunch

September 28, 2003, 03:35 AM
Lonesome Dove (THE quintessential western)
Open Range
Outlaw Josey Wales
The Searchers
Jeremiah Johnson


September 28, 2003, 04:45 AM
1. Lonesome Dove…The greatest epic western ever made.

2. Liberty Valance…John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin...’nuff said.

3. The Wild Bunch…The greatest western shoot out in cinematic history.

4. Valdez is Coming…Burt Lancaster takes on corruption in Mexico single handed.

5. Tom Horn…My favorite Steve McQueen western

6. Death Hunt…Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, and the location, the Yukon.

7. The Shootist…The Duke’s last and greatest western.

8. Rooster Cogburn…John Wayne and cinematography.

9. Tombstone…My favorite rendition of the Shoot out at the OK coral.

10. 100 Rifles…Raquel Welch:D

11. How The West Was Won…Second greatest western epic.

12. The Sacketts…One of many Ben Johnson westerns.

13. Shane…If you’ve never seen it, what are you waiting for?

14. The Desperadoes…The 1943 Glen Ford version

15. The Magnificent Seven…Adapted from Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai.

In my opinion, the western is the best film style of all. :)

September 28, 2003, 05:12 AM
Well, since I can only pick three..

1) The Outlaw Josey Wales
2) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
3) [tie] Unforgiven & High Plains Drifter (The music at the end of H.P.D. rules!) :D

All Clint. All the time. :p

Sean Smith
September 28, 2003, 10:18 AM
The Shootist
The Magnificient Seven

Honorable mentions to Open Range (didin't expect to like it, but did) and Tombstone. And anything else with Clint the Squint in it gets a nod.

Oh, and of course Blazing Saddles.

Bart: Are we awake?
The Waco Kid: We're not sure. Are we black?
Bart: Yes we are.
The Waco Kid: Then we're awake, but we're very puzzled.


September 28, 2003, 11:07 AM
i dont like just 3,i like em you gonna pull them pistols or whistle dixie.

September 28, 2003, 11:36 AM
1. The Shootist by far John Wayne at his best for rather sad reasons. "some men 'll bat an eye, draw a breath, I won't"

2. McLintock, the only non- Selleck Western that the wife will watch with me.

3. Big Jake, interesting to see how the world was changing.

Honerable mention goes to the Shadow Riders, have to throw Selleck in there somewhere or the wife will get upset.

September 28, 2003, 11:44 AM
The Cowboys

True Grit

Rio Grande

Detect a pattern?...:D

September 28, 2003, 12:09 PM
Seven Samurai
The Hidden Fortress

A. Partisan
September 28, 2003, 12:30 PM
The #1 All Time Greatest Western Known To Mankind: Shane

The #2 All Time Greatest Western Known To Mankind and The#1 All Time Greatest John Wayne Western Known To Mankind:True Grit

#3 is a tie between The Searchers and The Shootist.

September 28, 2003, 12:37 PM
The searchers
rooster cogburn

ed dixon
September 28, 2003, 12:46 PM
The Searchers
The Outlaw Josey Wales

Lonesome Dove above them all though. Sometimes TV does it right.

September 28, 2003, 12:48 PM
1) Shane
2) Stagecoach
3) The Oxbow Incident

Are my top three at this time, but there's a bunch of others..... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Fort Apache (in fact that whole trilogy), The Three Godfathers, The Westerner, ..... Just to name a few of many.

September 28, 2003, 12:51 PM
The War Wagon
Rooster Cogburn
Outlaw Josey Wales

Honorable mention- Mclintock

September 28, 2003, 01:00 PM
It is really hard to pick just three but;

Pale Rider

For a Few Dollars More

Ulzana's Raid - I haven't seen this one mentioned but it is a fantastic movie that starred Burt Lancaster about an Apache uprising. Really worth seeing if you haven't already.

September 28, 2003, 01:02 PM
Bear in mind that this list is not in order of preference:

1. Quigly Down Under simply because of "The Rifle".

2. True Grit (and just about every other John Wayne western).

3. Tombstone (Every time I hear Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday saying the line "I'll be your huckleberry" gives me thrilling goosebumps!).

Others that should be on the list of favorite westerns:
The Mountain Men
Every Clint Eastwood western (including "paint Your Wagon")
The Magnificent Seven
Last Stand at Sabre River (Tom Seleck)
Every Jimmy Stewart western.

There's more, I just can't think of them all off the top of my head!

El Tejon
September 28, 2003, 01:59 PM
After semf and Okie, I'll third "Big Jake." How can a gun nut NOT like that one!:confused:

September 28, 2003, 02:15 PM
If I can only choose 3:

Lonesome Dove
Outlaw Josie Wales
True Grit

Then there's:

Blazing Saddles :D

September 28, 2003, 02:26 PM
1. El Dorado
2. The Outlaw Jose Wales
3. Red Sun

September 28, 2003, 02:50 PM
All the above are great films; I'll be contrarian and throw in a few off-the-wall ones:

"McCabe and Mrs. Miller"- Julie Christie/Warren Beaty

"A Man Called Horse" - Richard Harris

"Last Train to Gun Hill" - Kirk Douglas

....Special points for midgets and naked prostitutes.:evil:

September 28, 2003, 03:08 PM
Bit of trivia... only of of the Magnificient Seven is still alive: Robert Vaughn.

September 28, 2003, 03:28 PM
High Noon
The Wild Bunch

September 28, 2003, 05:22 PM
Outlaw Josey Wales

High plains drifter


September 28, 2003, 05:28 PM
Lonesome Dove
Quigley Down Under
Crossfire Trail
The Cowboys
Tom Horn
Dances with Wolves
Jeremiah Johnson

Just've got to be kidding me.:D

I could add another twenty or so if you'd like

Nando Aqui
September 28, 2003, 06:48 PM
Too many to narrow down, so...

1st Three:
Outlaw Josey Wales
Open Range

2nd Three:
High Planes Drifter
For a Few Dollars More
The Quick and the Dead (yeah, I know...)

3rd Three:
A Man Called Horse (1 & 2)
Dances With Wolves
Little Big Man (funny...)

and.... oops! I better quit


Silver Bullet
September 28, 2003, 07:10 PM
hansolo -- you beat me to it !

1. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
2. Jeremiah Johnson
3. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Too bad I despise the politics of its director, but McCabe and Mrs. Miller was one of those late 60s-early 70s movies that made you feel like you were right there with the characters, lending an extra feeling of menace to the viewer.

September 28, 2003, 07:18 PM
Just a note: Josey packed two Walker Colts...not Navy's.

- Gabe

September 28, 2003, 08:25 PM
The wife wanted to vote for her favorite, Terror comes to Tiny Town.

September 28, 2003, 09:30 PM
Not easy to narrow down to three.


The Outlaw Josey Wales

Wyatt Earp (the one with Kevin Costner and Dennis Quaid)

Beetle Bailey
September 29, 2003, 02:06 AM

The Outlaw Josey Wales

High Noon

If you haven't seen them, watch them tonight :rolleyes: !

September 29, 2003, 03:37 AM
The Wild Bunch
The Shootist
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

(3 is too short of a list!)
Wanted to include Quigly Down Under, Silverado, Shane, Fist full of dollars, etc.

September 29, 2003, 04:09 AM
Anyone see "The Missouri Breaks"? Had Jack Nicholson; Marlon Brando was a "Regulator", he did some fine long range regulatin' on the bad guys....

Whew, that was a long time ago for that flick.....

September 29, 2003, 04:23 AM
Hang 'em High - am I the only one that likes this movie? Nobody else has mentioned it :scrutiny:

September 29, 2003, 04:33 AM
I generally prefer "modern" Westerns.

Lonesome Dove



Ride With the Devil

Quick and the Dead (Hackman, Stone)

Dances With Wolves

Wyatt Earp

Open Range

Though I do have a soft spot for some of the "old school" Westerns:

The Searchers

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

Rio Bravo

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Oh you said 3 :o :p

Okay the first 3 I mentioned.

September 29, 2003, 05:50 AM
Good choice. When I was shooting cowboy comp I wore the same outfit as Anthony Quinn in Last Train.:D

September 29, 2003, 08:43 AM
I had forgotten about one of te first westerns that really caught my attention back when I still thought John Wayne was boring. The Long Riders was a great movie, but I haven't seen it in forever. Now I have a quest for the day, locate it on DVD and purchase it, and hide the purchase from the wife.

September 29, 2003, 09:03 AM
"The Searchers" - If you have not seen this movie, rent the widescreen version. Do this!

Somebody mentioned 'The Terror of Tinytown'? Oh man .... I still can't believe somebody made this movie ... and a western yet?


September 29, 2003, 02:54 PM
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Open Range

Does "Quigley Down Under" count as a western? I love that movie.


September 29, 2003, 03:08 PM
1. Tombstone
2. Lonesome Dove
3. The Searchers

Open Range has potential. Let's see how it ages. In this movie, does Costner fire more than six out of one gun, or did I imagine that? Have to get the DVD when it comes out.

September 29, 2003, 03:14 PM
1.The outlaw Josey wells - Colt walker , colt navy and Colt army all cap and ball black powder all fun. 2.The unforgiven- Spencer rifle (the first time I ever saw Spencer rifle mention correclty by name in the movie), Shcofield revolver (did they had this break open revolver back then? and I thought only British use break open revolver) 3.Wild bunch - Colt M1911 (not M1911A1), peace maker, Winchester 92, 94, Mauser 93, Browning M1917 water cool.

September 29, 2003, 03:15 PM
1: El bueno, el Malo, y el Feo

2: Lonesome Dove

3: Looky here....we got us the outlaw Josey Wales.....

Honorable mention: Tombstone. The characters were great, even if the story was a bit Hollywooded- How 'bout the scene where Wyatt runs Johnny Tyler (Madcap!) outta the Oriental?

September 29, 2003, 03:25 PM
3. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

2. Lonesome Dove

and 1......... Open Range - I just saw this movie last night and what a terrific film! Good guys and bad guys, humor, believable characters, believable plot and (mostly) realistic gun play and handling. Unexpected plot twists. Great movie!

As for the gunplay: the guns actually make smoke (blackpowder loads...). The characters generally look down their sights when shooting. People shot don't just drop dead unless they're hit in the head. The characters choose rifles and shotguns instead of handguns, and use them until they're empty - what a concept! And not everyone uses a Colt SAA - Duval (for example) uses a Remington revolver and a number of other period guns are seen throughout the movie. And the guns are LOUD, and LOUDER when shot indoors.

There is great attention to detail throughout the movie! The town looks and "feels" like a real town instead of the standard cookie-cutter version of a Hollywood western town. People get tired and dirty and grouchy and hungry. They make decisions on real world issues - somebody has to "stay with the wagon' so it doesn't robbed, etc.

If you like westerns and haven't seen this one, you should. This one goes on my list of DVD's to buy and keep forever.


September 29, 2003, 07:42 PM
If only because they should be mentioned by someone though an argument could be made that they are too closely related to be considered three different movies.

Fort Apache
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Rio Grande

Director, John Ford
Location, Monument Valley

John Wayne, Maureen OHara, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Victor McLaglen, etc.

How can you go wrong?

September 30, 2003, 12:44 AM
1. Lonley Are The Brave(Kirk Douglas)
2. The Rounders(Glenn Ford & Henry Fonda)
3. The Honkers(Steve McQueen)

September 30, 2003, 02:57 AM
1. High Noon. Very suspenseful, with all sorts of moral and ethical issues too. And Grace Kelly in a corset..... sorry.

2. True Grit. Talk about gun-related! That Walker Colt Pam Darby carries all through the movie, including into the courthouse, is a character itself! The language is accurate, too; back then educated people were not afraid to speak the same way as the authors of the books they'd read, and use big words too. Besides, I liked Rooster's cat, and the cat's name. (I have a Quantrill t-shirt and think Gen'l Price was pretty cool too:neener: )

3. The Unforgiven. Revoltingly realistic. The first assassination ended up with a tummy shot. (Ow ow ow ow ow!). All of us THR guys are perfect, surgically precise, humane snipers, right? Snork! The gun control in the town. The moral ambiguity- Do whores have moral authority? Do people who hire whores have moral authority? Do people whom whores hire have moral authority? Does the head cop have moral authority? What about English Bob, who had made his living shooting Chinamen for the railroad?
Well, I could go on and on, but


IIRC, There's a scene toward the end in which Hackman asks the assembled townsfolk if they have enough 30-30 cartridges. Now, I thought the movie was referring to ca. 1890. As far as I know, that cartridge wasn't invented until 1895! (Orthonym buffs nails on vest, smirks, displays annoying attitude)

Just got a msg-length warning, so I'll quit soon, but let me put up Missouri Breaks for Hon'bl Mention.
McGraw: Why do you have so many guns?
Nicholson: I'm a sportsman.
McGraw: Why do you have a sawed-off shotgun?
Nicholson: I'm a sawed-off sportsman.:cool:

September 30, 2003, 11:02 AM
The Searchers
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Lonesome Dove

September 30, 2003, 11:13 AM
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2. Rio Bravo
3. Texas Across the River

Dollar Bill
September 30, 2003, 11:44 AM
Only three? That's going to make it tough but here are my choices:

1. Shane
2. Monte Walsh (1970 version with Lee Marvin)
3. True Grit (Gotta have a John Wayne in the top 3)

There are so many others which I like for historical authenticity and/or just a good story. Tom Horn,Tombstone, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Stage Coach (1939), Conagher, The Searchers, The Cowboys, The Shootist, Outlaw Josie Wales, Unforgiven are all up there and there are many more I like. My favorite cavalry film is "The Son of the Morning Star" which is a good tv movie about Custer's life...and death.

September 30, 2003, 12:23 PM
1. Outlaw Josey Wales.
2. Lonesome Dove.
3. High Plains Drifter.

It is tough to pick only three!!!

September 30, 2003, 03:39 PM
Lonesome Dove
Three Amigos.

Silver Bullet
September 30, 2003, 09:16 PM
Can I change my vote ? You guys are right: Josey Wales and Unforgiven are both better than Butch Cassidy.

Butch Cassidy has a lot of fun scenes strung together in a sequence, but Josey and Unforgiven are much better stories.

So, if I'm limited to three:

#0: McCabe and Mrs. Miller
#1: Jeremiah Johnson
#2: Unforgiven
#3: Josey Wales

October 1, 2003, 12:59 AM
In order:

1. The Magnificent Seven

2. El Dorado or Rio Bravo

3. The Outlaw Josie Whales

Number two can go either way although I'm partial to El Dorado and the sawed off shotgun that James Caan uses.


October 1, 2003, 04:44 PM
1. Quigley
2. Quigley
3. Quigley

hon mention:

Monte Walsh

Jon Coppenbarger
October 1, 2003, 06:00 PM
far country
they died with their boots on
good movies also , searchers ,horse soldiers, wore a yellow ribbon and red badge of courage.

October 1, 2003, 06:39 PM
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Any of the Eastwood "Spaghetti Western" series

Any John Wayne movie with "Rio" in the title.

Close tie with Butch & Sundance would be "Big Jake" (I think that's the right one) Some cool guns in that one. Early scoped rifle and semi auto pistol.

October 1, 2003, 06:55 PM
High Noon
The Alamo

I anted to say Paint Your Wagon, but it is clearly about New York and just pretending to be a Western.

October 1, 2003, 07:08 PM
Rio Bravo
True Grit

October 2, 2003, 12:17 AM
Hombre-Paul Newman
True Grit-John Wayne
McKenna's Gold-Gregory Peck

October 2, 2003, 12:50 AM
Way of the GUN (modern day western)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

October 2, 2003, 03:12 PM
1. The Searchers
2. Shane
3. The Wild Bunch
4. The Magnificent Seven

Abominable No-Man
October 2, 2003, 04:10 PM
Hmmmm. I'm not such a big Western fan, but I like Silverado, Quigley, and the one that had Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, and Brad Pitt in it(name is escaping me right now.......). The last one wasn't a dyed-in-the-wool Western, I guess, but it had a Western-style theme to it, even through the WWI battle scenes.

If I can't pick that one (boy, I wish I could remember the name......), I guess I would have to go with the Quick and the Dead- kind of a dumb plot, but it was interesting. After finding out what Cling Eastwood's stance on gun control is, I refuse to watch anything he's done. Maybe that's hypocrytical of me, but for someone who has made the amount of money he has doing shoot-em-up movies, I really can't stomach him. Same goes with Stallone........

Ooops, better close THAT can of worms.......


October 2, 2003, 10:39 PM
1. Silverado
2. Any John Wayne western
3. Any Clint Eastwood western
4. Quiggly Down Under

Any of these on TV gets me watching. Strange, but I don't think I've ever seen Silverado on TV.

October 5, 2003, 04:34 AM
ALL excellent choices; an incredible anthology of Western American History. Undoubtedly the most romantic theme of Hollywood.
And as I write this I am watching the conclusion of a film I have yet to be able to NOT watch in it's entirety. I am completely seduced by it EVERY time I view it. IMHO one of the absolute greatest, most esthetically pure films ever created; and The Best Western Ever. An INCREDIBLE cast; completely; with the weakest character being on for less than 15 seconds at the end. The cadet's "pa" providing closure actually for the entire film. The following scene was an addendum; strongly resisted by either the star or the director but being demanded by the studio IIRC. Even #2 is not at all close; though equally powerful dramatically. Beyond them; it's tough to decide.....

#1. The Searchers

#2. Outlaw Josie Wales

#3. have your pick..........

October 5, 2003, 11:30 PM
1. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

Shooter 2.5
October 6, 2003, 12:37 AM
Abominable No-Man,

Legends of the Fall.

Mentioning three that are favorites that no one has mentioned.
1. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
2. Valdez is Coming
3. Little Big Man

Not a favorite because it's too realistic:

Ulzana's Raid

October 6, 2003, 03:05 AM
Forgive me. Not all Westerns but some excellant flicks...

1. Drums along the Mohawk. Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert.
2. Northwest Passage. Spencer Tracy, Robert Young and Walter Brennen.
3. Charge of the Light Brigade. Errol Flynn
4. Red River. John Wayne, Montgomery Cliff
5 Clemintine. Henry Fonda, Victore Mature, Ward Bond, Walter Brennen
6. Johnny Guitar. Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden
7. Hondo. John Wayne. [3d flick]
8 Red Sun. Charles Bronson and a well known Asian actor.
9.Rio Grande. John Wayne, Victor McLaughlin, Maureen O'Heir
10. The Dark Command [I think] John Wayne, Walter Pidgon, Roy Rogers
Claire Trevor

Last but least,

Stage Coach. John Wayne, Claire Trevor, John Caridine, Andy Devine.

I went over the limit, but once started, like cold beer and hot bbq, it's
hard to

[ sorry if I spelled any of the names wrong]

October 6, 2003, 06:10 AM
That said, yup, more than three, non-Westerns, and, how can I say this, it's Claudette Colbert!

October 6, 2003, 03:30 PM
Thanks and repaired.

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