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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,744 Senior Member
    "Traditional Westerns?"  Not so much.  The market for traditional westerns left us in the 1960s, with some hanging on.  Lonesome Dove wasn't a traditional western, but an excellent series.  The last western I saw was Appaloosa, which was good, but not a good guy/bad guy with a virtuous female to be rescued. 

    The spaghetti westerns were among the first to drift away from white hat westerns.  Lots of action, but the heroes were not models of virtue.  If you want that sort of movie, they are available on Netflix.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    TCM is playing Warlock tonight. A 1959 Western starring Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn.  Not bad at all.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    LMLarsen said:
    “Appaloosa” was good, along with “Open Range”.  “Angry Eight” was bizarre.  But the worst movie I’ve seen in the last 30 years was “The Quick and the Dead” with everybody from Hackman to DiCrapio!
    "The Quick and the Dead" with Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw is a great Western....give it a watch!
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    LMLarsen said:
    “Appaloosa” was good, along with “Open Range”.  “Angry Eight” was bizarre.  But the worst movie I’ve seen in the last 30 years was “The Quick and the Dead” with everybody from Hackman to DiCrapio!
    "The Quick and the Dead" with Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw is a great Western....give it a watch!
    That's another LL makes the big screen.👍
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,393 Senior Member
    i love westerners too, but the way that Greedywood is, they dont have the gonads to do anything too "risky" and want a 100000% sure bet.  Then once that movie makes the $$$ all of the others will pile on making some junk or anything to ride the wave until its over and then you wait again.  

    id rather watch the good ones on DVD for now.


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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    I read a western fiction once. IIRC it was writen by Ralph Compton, and called The Dawn of Fury. The hero character hooks up with a dog at the beginning of the story that sides him through the whole epic. At the end, after a huge gun battle that finally claims his life the dog is at his side in the dusty street howling non stop as the sun sets. Make a real corker of a movie.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    I read a western fiction once. IIRC it was writen by Ralph Compton, and called The Dawn of Fury. The hero character hooks up with a dog at the beginning of the story that sides him through the whole epic. At the end, after a huge gun battle that finally claims his life the dog is at his side in the dusty street howling non stop as the sun sets. Make a real corker of a movie.
    Thanks for the spoiler alert... 
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    O.oearlyagain said:
    I read a western fiction once. IIRC it was writen by Ralph Compton, and called The Dawn of Fury. The hero character hooks up with a dog at the beginning of the story that sides him through the whole epic. At the end, after a huge gun battle that finally claims his life the dog is at his side in the dusty street howling non stop as the sun sets. Make a real corker of a movie.
    Thanks for the spoiler alert... 
     I left some details out.😶
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,969 Senior Member
    I read a western fiction once. IIRC it was writen by Ralph Compton, and called The Dawn of Fury. The hero character hooks up with a dog at the beginning of the story that sides him through the whole epic. At the end, after a huge gun battle that finally claims his life the dog is at his side in the dusty street howling non stop as the sun sets. Make a real corker of a movie.
    This might put a smile on your face........... :D

    hooking up

    Any form of getting some type of action, such as, making out, feeling things,.....

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hooking up

    ;)

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #41
    I would like to see Rough Night In Jericho again................I saw it many many years ago and liked it.

    Had Dean Martin, George Peppard and Slim Pickens .............not on NetFlix last I looked.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    OK, just read up on it......1967 was released. It was the only movie where Dean Martin played a villain.




    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member


    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    I read a western fiction once. IIRC it was writen by Ralph Compton, and called The Dawn of Fury. The hero character hooks up with a dog at the beginning of the story that sides him through the whole epic. At the end, after a huge gun battle that finally claims his life the dog is at his side in the dusty street howling non stop as the sun sets. Make a real corker of a movie.
    This might put a smile on your face........... :D

    hooking up

    Any form of getting some type of action, such as, making out, feeling things,.....

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hooking up

    ;)

    No urban dictionary in the nineteenth century.😋
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    I'd put "Jonah Hex" in the category of weird westerns. One western I really liked was "The Professionals" with Lee Marvin, Lancaster, Ryan and others.  Chato's land was another good one.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    I'm watching Gunpoint staring Audie Murphy. I love his old westerns but he was not a good actor.😶
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I caught a good one from back in the day, one weekend when Wife was at her mother’s.  “Last Train from Gun Hill,” with Kirk Douglas as a Marshal trying to bring a wanted man back for trial, with his men trying to stop him.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    James Cagney in Tribute to a Bad Man.

    If I weren't so dern dedicated to my employment, Id watch the whole thing.

    Goooood movie.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    The 1996 movie rendition of Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage, starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan is an excellent picture that not only stays tight with the content of the book, but is remarkable in its keeping with the feel of the original story.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,744 Senior Member
    Amy Madigan is married to Ed Harris, I believe. Or was.  I'm not much of a Western fan, but like a good movie, which is fairly rare in today's movies.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    I'm watching bits and pieces of Gary Cooper in Drum Beat.

    Not a great picture but GC's hat is really nice. Stetson Plainsman I think. Wide brim, sort of off white color. First class rack all the way.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,860 Senior Member

    Am I the only one?  Searching through movies on Netflix and Amazon produces damn few, and I really like them.

    Maybe I should write my congressman.

    I've watched the first 2 episodes of Yellowstone on Paramount channel. Pretty good modern western.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,167 Senior Member
    'Godless' on Netflix is pretty good......
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
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