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WESTERN MOVIES Pardners . . . . .are there any other kind?


Gather 'round children, let me tell you a tale.....that's how all stories start in the Old West, where every cowpolk has a story to tell, and the Old Grizz is no different.

My story starts in 1948. I was living in the big city and it was still near enough to the Big War (WWII) that folks were trying to get their lives back to normal. I was 7 yrs old. AND that was the year I discovered COWBOY MOVIES !

We didn't have a car, we didn't have very much money, and yes children there was no TV. I liked to play baseball on the corner lot, would fight at the drop of a hat and generally raised as much heck as a 7 yr old could get away with in 1948 (and believe me it wasn't much). Then one Saturday afternoon my Mom said, "Let's take a little walk" (or something like that). I was probably kicking and screaming as she dragged me the 3 miles or so to the Waverly Theater. And I have thanked my dear ole MOM ever since, because it was here that I began my love affair with cartoons, serials, selected short subjects AND the. . . . COWBOY MOVIE.

I was really hooked (and so was my Mom) because for the next few years, until we moved from town, we made that journey to the Old West just about every weekend.

It has been a long and wonderful love affair, and I still feel that same old thrill every time I see that cowboy ride off into the sunset, or some pistolero pull his Stetson down over his eyes and stride down some sunbaked street to meet his fate.

If you feel the same way I do, then I hope this page brings back some long forgotten memories. You will find some great internet sites, with Trivia, Lists, Posters, and some surprises too. Just click on the links.

Oh Yeah !. . . .Seems like every film buff has his list of favorites - well so does the Grizz, and you'll find it here. Feel free to send me the name of your favorite Western Movie and maybe we'll start a "Campsite list of favorites" And while you're at it tell me about the worst western you have ever seen.

AND ......if you want to see something a little different and haven't seen Tom Berringer in "Rustler's Rhapsody "(1985) do your self a favor and rent it ...it's a hoot.


LINKS

The Old West Corral - Remembering the B-Western Movie

The Question Corral: Q & A about the Old West and Western Movies

Western Movie Horses

The Western Film

Western Movies Unlimited

Classic Western Movie Posters

Internet Movie Database - Top 50 Western Movies

Spaghetti Westerns in America

Don Bruce's Sergio Leone Research Web Page


Well Pards.....here it is..the Grizz' Top 26 Cowboy flicks. They are in no particular order and the reason there are now 26 on the list instead of the 25 I started out with is. . . . I just added another . I could have gone on and on, 'cause I really like lots of them. You may disagree with my list. . . that's OK, everybody does; my kids, my friends, even my wife - so I suppose you might as well disagree too. Why don't you just send me your favorite, I'd sure be interested.

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  • OPEN RANGE (2003)
  • Quigley Down Under (1990)
  • Crossfire Trail (2001)
  • Last Stand at Saber River (1997)
  • Riders of the Purple Sage (1995)
  • The Wild Bunch (1969)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • The Shootist (1976)
  • The Cowboys (1972)
  • Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)
  • Pale Rider (1985)
  • The Outlaw Josie Wales (1976)
  • The Unforgiven (1992
  • Red River (1948)
  • Missouri Breaks (1976)
  • The Long Riders (1980)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • The Comancheros (1961)
  • Lonesome Dove (1989)
  • Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)
  • Bad Girls (1994)
  • Ride With the Devil (1999)
  • Monte Walsh (1970 AND 2003 remake)
  • Dodge City (1939)
  • Hour of the Gun (1967)
  • Warlock (1959)

You will no doubt notice that OPEN RANGE now stands at the top of the list. This is a great movie, starring Robert Duvall and Kevin Costner AND . . . . . I do believe Pards that I have found a new favorite movie. If you missed this one at the local movie house, the vidio/DVD will be out just in time for Christmas. Don't let it slip by. This flick has the best Movie gunfight I have seen.


What's next folks.........TV Westerns ?


 
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