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What is your favorite western?

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  1. indy1919a4

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    I guess you do not consider "pasty-faced bunch of marshals" as cursing :)

    That was one of the few movies that I can recall bringing back the Winchester 1876 on to the screens.

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    Now for some ugly talk.. Where as I loved the 1980 Tom Horn movie. I do have a bit of an issue with Cimarron
    making their "Tom Horn" Rifle.. The real Tom Horn was a bit of a Psychopath at the end of his Western days.
    (May have been one earlier but thats for history to decide)

    But the Rifle is beautiful and I would love if it said "Steve Mcqueens Tom Horn"..

    https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/cimarron-1876-review/
     
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  2. Corpral_Agarn

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    Watched the 1966 "Eye for an Eye" last night.

    I thought "Pat Wayne and Slim Pickens? Sure."

    Terrible film LOL
     
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  3. John Joseph

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    Treasure of The Sierra Madre, Stagecoach and
    High Noon are classics that should certainly be mentioned.
    Also, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
     
  4. ThomasT

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    No, not when you consider the excessive use of the "F" word in modern movies or the language used in the movie "Hateful Eight".

    And I thought of a movie I don't believe has been mentioned that I like. Pat Garret and Billy The Kid.
     
  5. indy1919a4

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    Yeah good point about the "Hateful eight".

    Per Pat Garret & Billy the kid" I refer you to message #78 Sir... But that was such a great movie it needs several mentions :)
     
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  6. ThomasT

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    Oops! Missed the Billy and Pat Garret in post #78. But yes it needs to be mentioned again. Since last of the Mohicans was mentioned anyone remember Hawkeye with Lee Horesly and Linda Carter. I really liked that one.
     
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    McClintoc
     
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    Thought of another favorite: "Night Passage" with Jimmy Stewart and Audie Murphy. In this movie Stewart and Murphy are brothers with Stewart as the former head of security for the railroad mainly because his brother Murphy is part of a gang headed up by the veteran character actor Dan Duryea (and includes Jack Elam and Robert Wilkie as fellow gang members), who keep robbing the railroad! Good dialogue, lots of great scenery up in the mountains, and Murphy does a credible job of playing the Bad Guy/Good Guy. Stewart even manages to sing a song but I don't know if he really knows how to play the accordion! A good Western!
     
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    We watched Gunless the other night, wife and I both liked it... very good western!
     
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    I tried to watch an episode of “Deadwood” on Netflix... sorry, I’m no blushing maiden, I’ve been around the world, got enough hair on my backside to weave a Scottish kilt and I’ve seen the elephant, but that was just an exercise in vulgarity for the sake of vulgarity. I’ve heard it all before and a damn sight more convincingly from actual heartbreakers and lifetakers...
     
  11. ThomasT

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    A couple of Jeff Bridges westerns I don't think have been mentioned. Bad Company and one I really liked called Wild Bill.
     
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    It don’t hurt none.
     
  13. electricfactory

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    Someone mentioned Jeff Bridges in Wild Bill, def one of my favs along with the Long Riders and Tombstone. I know a lot of people had problems with that movie but Peter Sheryako's screen entrance as Texas Jack Vermillion was a scene stealer, still one of my favorite western entrances.
     
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  14. Choctaw

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    I like the Tom Selleck version of Monte Walsh. My oh my.
     
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  15. electricfactory

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    I have to amend my favorite movie western with the following I can't believe I forgot;
    - Unforgiven
    - The Wild Bunch
    -True Grit w/ Jeff Bridges
    Whew, glad I got that out of my system..
     
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  16. indy1919a4

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    You know many times in this rollie-pollie-crazy-world, Gosh darn sequels rarely are better.. But with Monte Walsh both versions tell the same story but in such unique ways that both can stand on their own and they tell different tales.. Many thanks for that memory.
     
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  17. Brutuskend

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    Probably Silverado.
     
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    For all you Eastwood fan's.
    Years ago I worked with his niece.
    She told me why he always had that squinty eyed look in all the westerns he was in.

    He's allergic to horses!
     
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    Awhile ago I obtained a dvd set of an old western from 1965 I used to watch as a kid when it was on TV. Robert Horton starred in A MAN CALLED SHENANDOAH, in which he plays a man in the late 1870s (Rutherford Hayes is mentioned as President in one early episode) who was shot twice, beaten up and left for dead. He survives, but has traumatic amnesia. A doctor treating him hangs the name "Shenandoah," an Indian name meaning "land of silence," on him so he adopts that as he tries to find out who he really is.
    In some ways this it a bit clichéd but it is still fairly interesting, but it also has some great cinematography and mountainous winter landscapes in opening credits.
    As another interesting difference from the norm, Shenandoah doesn't carry a Winchester 1892, but he carries a Marlin 1894. No mention of the time machine he used to get a rifle from a quarter century in his future.:evil:
     
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    Don’t recall anyone mentioning ‘A Man called Horse’ with Richard Harris. Could call it an enlightened precursor to Dances with Wolves.
     
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    Okay I'm 6 episodes in to Johnny Yuma.

    A bit darker for the time it was filmed... Anyway...

    Anybody know what pistol he's packing? I don't recognize it.
     
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  22. ThomasT

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    Now thats some good trivia.:thumbup:

    @Corporal Agarn if you do some research on Nick Adams you will find he was friends with Elvis Prestley and James Dean. He was also a big self promoter. I just watched him in the old Horror Flick with Boris Karloff in "Die Monster Die". A movie I saw 55 years ago when I was an 8 year old kid. Boy howdy was it corny.
     
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  23. Brutuskend

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    No love for "little big man" or " Dances with wolves"?
     
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  24. red rick

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    Black and white TV Gunsmoke series .
     
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  25. indy1919a4

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    You know that is a great question. Here are a couple photos

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    So it looks like an Open top conversion.. But that is early on in the show. Looks like later it became an 1873 Colt.

    My guess is his signature weapon became the scattergun and they changed to the 1873 because it was easier to feed with blanks.

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    Also it looks like the Pistol grip for some of the Holster guns was different

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    But Gosh who was looking at his pistol when he had his Sawed off shotgun

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    And by the way that show had a BOSS toy gun line

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