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AFI|Catalog – New Mexico 1951 Lew Ayres western

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Tyrone Power / Jesse James / Part 2

My Favorite Westerns

1972 / Glendale Train / New Riders of the Purple Sage

Jesse James (1939)


Jesse James was a smash hit and the fourth largest-grossing film of 1939, behind Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and in front of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
That’s a hell of a year for Movies – those are 4Classics.

A sequel, The Return of Frank James, directed by Fritz Lang and with Henry Fonda reprising his role as Frank James along with a variety of other actors playing the same characters as they had in Jesse James,
was released in 1940.

It seems almost daily that somebody finds another photo
of Jesse James or Billy the Kid.
A lot are fakes or false of course, but even some that
are authentic are so bizarre that you have shake your…

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Henry Hathaway Director of Westerns / RAWHIDE (1951) / Tyrone Power / Jesse James

My Favorite Westerns


Kingston Trio

Jesse James (1939)

Jesse Woodson James (1847 – 1882) American outlaw, bank and train robber, guerrilla, leader of the James–Younger Gang, member of infamous Quantrill raiders.

I woulda put my money on The Kid.

Tyrone Power as Jesse James / Jesse James as himself (age 17) / Billy the Kid (age?)

Between 1921 and 2007 we count 28 movies about Jesse James
or where Jesse James was a prominent character.
Between 1911 and 2011 we count 23 movies about Billy the Kid
or where Billy the Kid was a prominent character.
If this was a football game, The Kid needs a touchdown.

But it’s not a football game.
It’s the stories of two killers. Two men driven to violence and killing …
who have become Western folk heroes.
Until they were assassinated by their friends.

Jesse James / 1939
Tyrone Power

When Jesse James is played by…

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The Joel McCrea Blogathon: Ride The High Country (1962) By Guest Blogger Jerry Entract.

50 Westerns From The 50s.

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Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Produced by Richard E. Lyons
Screenplay by N.B. Stone, Jr.
Cinematography: Lucien Ballard
Film Editor: Frank Santillo
Music by George Bassman

Cast: Joel McCrea (Steve Judd), Randolph Scott (Gil Westrum), Mariette Hartley (Elsa Knudsen), Ron Starr (Heck Longtree), James Drury (Billy Hammond), Edgar Buchanan (Judge Tolliver), R.G. Armstrong (Joshua Knudsen), Jenie Jackson (Kate)

joel-mccrea-blogathon-badgeI am delighted to be able to take part in the Joel McCrea Blogathon and would like to thank our host, Toby, for making it possible.

Due to a combination of factors in my early childhood movie-watching, Joel McCrea was probably my earliest Western favorite (among the bigger fish, anyway), even before the Duke perhaps. Firstly, an early favorite showing on UK TV at the time was Four Faces West (19XX) which I loved straight off. Plus, one of the earlier films I was taken to see at the cinema was The Tall Stranger

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A Blogathon For Randolph Scott.

Love Randolph Scott!!!!

50 Westerns From The 50s.

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A Blogathon For Randolph Scott
January 23 – 25, 2015

Randolph Scott is my favorite actor. Period. And this blogathon has been a goal of mine since I first figured out what a blogathon was.

To me, Scott’s the poster child for the 50s Western. His finest work during the decade ranks among the genre’s best — in spite of, or maybe even because of, tighter budgets and schedules than the films of stars like, say, John Wayne or Jimmy Stewart. And his lesser ones, they’re still worthwhile — even if only for his presence.

Randolph Scott was born on January 23, and that’s when we’ll saddle up.

Here’s how it works:
• Pick a Randolph Scott film or related topic. (It does not have to be a Western or from the 50s.)
• Write me at fiftieswesterns@gmail.com to let me know you want to ride along, what you want to write about…

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