Best Western Movies of the 1960s

The 1960s ushered in the beginning of the death knell for the Hollywood Western Movie. You had to blame TV really. In the UK we only had two channels in 1960 but both were awash with the likes of Wagon Train, Bronco, Cheyenne, Sugarfoot, Rawhide, Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, Laramie, The Range Rider, Boots and … Read more Best Western Movies of the 1960s

The Best Western Movies Of The 1950s Part 1

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As a kid growing up in the 1950s I only saw two John Wayne westerns in the cinema ā€“ The Searchers and Rio Bravo ā€“ which Iā€™d say is a pretty good starting point when it comes to sampling the oeuvre of the man. Suffice to say Hollywood produced plenty of other classic examples of … Read more The Best Western Movies Of The 1950s Part 1

The Best Western Movies Of The 1950s Part 2

Old Yeller Walt Disney (poster)

The Best Western Movies Of The 1950s Part 2 Here are 5 more of my favourite cowboy western movies from the 1950s. Part 1 can be found here. The Last Wagon (1956) Handsomely filmed in Cinemascope, this is another Delmer Daves Western, starring Richard Widmark in the lead role as Comanche Todd, a white man … Read more The Best Western Movies Of The 1950s Part 2

Best Western Movies of the 1960s Part 2

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Part 2 of The Best Western Movies of The 1960’s From my Childhood Catch up with the first part of my Best Western Movies of the 1960s including the introduction and the first five – not in any particular order although my last pick here is my favourite by a clear margin. Nevada Smith (1966) … Read more Best Western Movies of the 1960s Part 2