Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the “Sundance Kid” (Robert Redford), who are on the run from a crack US […]

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson is a 1972 American Revisionist Western film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford as the title character and Will Geer as “Bear Claw” Chris Lapp. What an incredible movie to watch while sheltering in place. The movie has incredible vistas and beautiful mountains. It is another Western with war in the back story, this time the Mexican war. The movie […]

For a Few Dollars More

Today’s movie was For a Few Dollars More. For a Few Dollars More  is a 1965 spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone. It stars Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef as bounty hunters and Gian Maria Volonté as the primary villain. German actor Klaus Kinski plays a supporting role as a secondary villain. The film was released in the United States in 1967, and is the second part of […]

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars  is a 1964 Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood in his first leading role, alongside Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto, and Joseph Egger. The movie initiated the popularity of the Spaghetti Western genre.  It is consider part of a trilogy followed by For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and […]

The Naked Spur

The Naked Spur is a 1953 Technicolor American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan and Ralph Meeker. The film is about a bounty hunter who tries to bring a murderer to justice, and is forced to accept the help of two strangers who are less than trustworthy. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay—a rare honor for […]

Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou is a 1965 American western comedy film starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin, who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his dual role. The story involves a woman who hires a notorious gunman to protect her father’s ranch, and later to avenge his murder, only to find that the gunman is not what she expected. The supporting cast features Tom Nardini, Michael Callan, Dwayne […]

Ride the High Country

Ride the High Country  is a 1962 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Mariette Hartley. The supporting cast includes Edgar Buchanan, James Drury, Warren Oates, and Ron Starr. This is another Western that emphasis the strong men of the west now older and out of sync. It is usually shown by their reaction to an automobile. Joel […]

Winchester ’73

Winchester ’73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea and Stephen McNally. The film is about the journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another and a cowboy’s search for a murderous fugitive. This is a classic western. There are two brothers, one a good guy (James Stewart) and one a […]

My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine is a 1946 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the period leading up to the gunfight at the OK Corral. The ensemble cast also features Victor Mature (as Doc Holliday), Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Cathy Downs and Ward Bond. The film is generally regarded as one of the best Westerns made by John Ford and one of his best films overall. […]

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Today’s movie was The Outlaw Josey Wales. The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western DeLuxe Color and Panavision film set during and after the American Civil War. It was directed by and starred Clint Eastwood (as the eponymous Josey Wales), with Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms, and Geraldine Keams. I think this is one of Clint Eastwood’s finest films. Chief Dan George was a […]