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Selected Favorite Western
Movies, to 1960

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Movies, from 1961

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★           ★

"The Great Train Robbery"
[Edison Mfg. Dec 1903]
tradepapers ad for 1903 "The Great Train Robbery" silent short directed by Edwin S. Porter, starring Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson  The first movie with a plotted storyline was a Western! 11-minute silent short co-written & directed by Edwin S. Porter; starring Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson; listed in National Film Registry 1990 • credits from IMDb
V.C.I. 100th Anniversary b&w DVD [12/2003] for $17.99
the DVD includes "Tumbleweeds" [1925 silent] by William S. Hart; "The Battle of Elderbush Gulch" [1913 silent] by D.W. Griffith [1875-1948]; and "The Heart of Texas Ryan" [1917 silent] with Tom Mix, plus extras

watch "The Great Train Robbery" [11:45] free online at Internet Archive

★           ★

"The Squaw Man" silent feature [Famous Players-Lasky Feb 1914]
title card from DeMille's "The Squaw Man" [1914 silent]  
still photo from DeMille's "The Squaw Man" [1914 silent] with Dustin Farnum & Red Wing  
Partly filmed along then-natural Ballona Creek in Culver City, California as well as at San Pedro Harbor, Hollywood & Chatsworth; British nobleman James is framed for embezzlement by his cousin, and flees to the American West; he acquires a ranch and marries a local Ute Indian girl; the crooked cousin dies, leaving a written confession, and word arrives that James can return to England; he refuses to leave Wyoming but agrees to allow his half-breed son to go, for the advantages of an aristocratic upbringing; distraught over the loss of her son, and pursued by the sheriff over an old crime, the Indian girl kills herself; James then returns to England as the new Earl of Kerhill. Co-produced & co-directed by Cecil B. DeMille; co-directed by Oscar Apfel; based on the 1905 Broadway stageplay by Edwin Milton Royle; starring Dustin Farnum & Red Wing, with Monroe Salisbury, Winifred Kingston, William Elmer & Hal Roach
Alpha Video b&w silent DVD [7/2006] for $7.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"The Squaw Man" silent remake [1918]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Squaw_Man_(1918_film)

★           ★

"Hogan Out West" silent short [Keystone/Mutual Feb 1915] /tt0005498/
Produced by Mack Sennett; directed by Charles Avery; starring Charles Murray

★           ★

"The Westerners" silent feature [Pathé Exchange Aug 1919]
June 1919 ad in 'Moving Picture World Magazine' for "The Westerners" silent feature film   Plot details not found; directed by Edward Sloman; written by Richard Schayer & Stewart Edward White, based on White's 1901 novel; starring Roy Stewart, Robert McKim, Wilfred Lucas, Mildred Manning, Graham Pettie, Frankie Lee, Clark Comstock & Dorothy Hagan
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb
cover of 1901 first edition of "The Westerners" novel by Stewart Edward White  "The Westerners" [1901 novel] by Stewart Edward White
Story details not found
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [6/2013] for $7.77
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2013] for $8.55
HardPress Publng 9x6 pb [1/2013] for $21.70
Cornell Univ Library 7½x5¾ pb [9/2009] for $24.29
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [8/2010] for $33.80
★           ★

"The Round-Up" silent feature [Famous Players-Lasky Oct 1920]
The Round-Up starring Fatty Arbuckle  The first feature film made near Lone Pine, California; tag line: "Nobody loves a fat man"; the film is not a comedy, per se, although Arbuckle and Keaton do a couple of pratfalls; tha main story is about rounding up the evil redskins so the white men can take over their land. Directed by George Melford; scenario by Tom Forman, based on the 1907 Broadway stageplay by Edmund Day; starring Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Mabel Julienne Scott, Irving Cummings, Tom Forman, Jean Acker, Edward P. Sullivan, Wallace Beery, Guy Oliver, Jane Wolfe & Fred Huntley, with Buster Keaton as an Indian; print at Library of Congress is described as beautiful; VHS tape was produced around 1999, long unavailable; as-of 2013, VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
★           ★

"That Girl Montana" [Pathé Exchange Jan 1921]
That Girl Montana 1921 silent feature starring Blanche Sweet  Montana Rivers is the daughter of a crooked card shark; when her father is run out of town, she goes into hiding. She meets a prospector, falls in love, and becomes part owner in a gold mine. Her crooked father returns and demands part of the claim. Directed by Robert Thornby; adapted by George H. Plympton, from the popular novel by Marah Ellis Ryan; starring Blanche Sweet, Mahlon Hamilton, Frank Lanning, Edward Peil Sr., Charles Edler, Claire Du Brey, Kate Price & Jack Roseleigh
Grapevine Video b&w DVD [6/2012] for $11.95
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
That Girl Montana 1901 novel by Marah Ellis Ryan  "That Girl Montana" [1901 novel] by Marah Ellis Ryan
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
F.Q. Books 11x8½ pb [7/2010] for 99¢ {sic}
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2010] for $33.80
available as free online etext at Project Gutenberg
★           ★

"The King of The Wild Horses"
silent Western feature [Hal Roach April 1924]
King of The Wild Horses 1924 movie poster  The son of a horse rancher is determined to capture & tame a wild stallion; he saves the horse during a forest fire, and together they prove that the foreman has been rustling horses and laying the blame on the boy. Directed by Fred Jackman, Sr.; script by Hal Roach & Carl Himm; starring Edna Murphy, Sidney De Gray, Charley Chase (as Charles Parrott), Léon Bary, Pat Hartigan & Rex the Wonder Horse
Televista b&w silent DVD [6/2009] for $17.99
full credits at IMDb
★           ★

"Black Cyclone" [Hal Roach Studios/Pathé May 1925]
'Black Cyclone' movie starring Rex the Wonder Horse  A cowboy and a wild horse find that they have some things in common - both have enemies out to get them and both must save their mates from danger. Filmed in Southern Nevada; produced & written by Hal Roach; directed by Fred Jackman; starring Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Kathleen Collins, Christian J. Frank, and Rex the Wonder Horse & Lady the Horse
Grapevine Video silent b&w DVD [10/2012] for $17.08 which is a tinted print with a music score by David Knudtson; bonus comedy short "Back To The Woods" [1923]
Televista silent b&w DVD [6/2009] for $18.99
full credits at IMDb
★           ★

"The Vanishing American" silent fature [Paramount Oct 1925]
Zane Grey's The Vanishing American silent Western movie directed by George B. Seitz, starring Richard Dix  Directed by George B. Seitz; starring Richard Dix, Lois Wilson & Noah Beery
Image Ent b&w DVD for $22.49
full credits from IMDb
1955 version: full credits from IMDb

based on the 1925 novel by Zane Grey [1872-1939]
Harper pb [10/91] for $5.49

★           ★

"Go West" silent feature [B.K.P./M.G.M. Oct 1925]
Go West etc  After failing in New York City, Buster heads West and is dumped off a train near a ranch, where he is hired as a cowboy. He takes a pebble from the hoof of a cow, who then follows him everywhere. The rancher needs to sell 1,000 beeves to save the ranch, and Buster and the cattle are set loose in the streets of Los Angeles.
Co-produced, co-written, directed by & starring Buster Keaton; also starring Howard Truesdale, Kathleen Myers, Ray Thompson, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Joe Keaton & Brown Eyes the Cow
Kino Video b&w DVD [11/99] for $11.55
Kino Video b&w VHS [11/2001] for $14.95
full credits from IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia
video & DVD also contain shorts "The Scarecrow" & "The Paleface"
DOUBLE FEATURE on DVD or Blu-ray with "Battling Butler" [1926]
Kino Intl. b&w silent Blu-ray [9/2011] for $31.49
Kino Intl. b&w silent DVD [9/2011] 2 disks for $22.49

★           ★

"The Winning of Barbara Worth" [1926]
article on the making of The Winning of Barbara Worth
http://www.hbw.addr.com/blackrock.htm

"The Big Trail" [1930]
Directed by Raoul Walsh; starring John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, Tyrone Power Sr. &
David Rollins; listed at National Film Registry 2006; DVDcredits from IMDb

"The Making of The Big Trail" [2008 video release] /tt1346899/

★           ★

"Under A Texas Moon" [Warner Bros. April 1930]
sheet music for "Under A Texas Moon" Technicolor Western feature directed by Michael Curtiz  The first sound Western filmed in color; one print exists, copied at the UCLA Archive.
Directed by Michael Curtiz; adapted by Gordon Rigby, from Stewart Edward White's novel "Two-Gun Man"; starring Frank Fay, Raquel Torres, Myrna Loy, Armida Vendrell & Noah Beery Sr.
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits from IMDb
★           ★

"The Squaw Man" sound feature remake [M.G.M. Sept 1931]
The Squaw Man 1931 remake by Cecil B. DeMille  British nobleman under a cloud for embezzlement finds a wife in the American Southwest; when his cousin dies and confesses the crime, he has a chance to return to England and assume the title. Produced & directed by Cecil B. DeMille; based on the 1905 Broadway stageplay by Edwin Milton Royle (and on the DeMille films of 1914 & 1918); starring Warner Baxter, Lupe Velez, Eleanor Boardman, Charles Bickford, Paul Cavanagh & Julia Faye
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
★           ★

"The Way of The West" [Superior Talking Pictures Oct 1934]
'The Way of the West' 1934 Western movie  55 minutes; undercover government agent investigates a war between cattlemen and sheepmen.
Produced, co-written & directed by Robert Emmett Tansey; starring Hal Taliaferro/Wally Wales, Bobby Nelson, Myrla Bratton, Fred Parker, James Sheridan, William Desmond, Art Mix, Bill Patton, Jack Jones, Harry Beery, Helen Gibson, Tiny Skelton, Gene Layman & Jimmy Aubrey
Alpha Video 49-minute b&w DVD [7/2010] for $6.98
Synergy Ent. 51-minute b&w DVD [5/2011] for $9.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch side-cropped version online [47:54] at YouTube
★           ★

"Range Warfare" [Grand National Pictures Dec 1934]
'Range Warfare' B-Western starring Reb Russell and his horse Rebel  Marshall Russell is assigned to capture a gang of rustlers, whose leader is the local sheriff . . .
Produced by Willis Kent; directed by S. Roy Luby; written by E.B. Mann; starring Reb Russell and Rebel the Marvel Horse, Lucille Lund, Hal Taliaferro, Roger Williams, Slim Whitaker, Lafe McKee, Edward Boland, Dick Botiller, Ed Porter, Gene Alsace, Chief Blackhawk
indep b&w DVD [3/2016] for $12.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [too-loud 7/2013 upload; 53:43] online at YouTube
★           ★

"Hittin' The Trail" [Grand National Pictures April 1937]
'Hittin The Trail' B-Western starring Tex Ritter and his horse White Flash  Roving horse trader Tex swaps horses with a fleeing outlaw; the sheriff arrests Tex and pals as the outlaw gang; the local saloon owner (and leader of the local horse thievery gang) arranges for Tex to take a herd of horses across the border . . . Directed by Robert N. Bradbury; recycled plot by Robert Emmett Tansey; starring Tex Ritter and his horse White Flash, Jerry Bergh, Tommy Bupp, Earl Dwire, Charles King, 'Snub' Pollard, Ed Cassidy, Jack C. Smith, Archie Ricks, Hank Worden, Glenn Strange, Ken Card, Ray Whitley & The Range Ramblers band, The Phelps Brothers band, and The Texas Tornadoes band
Alpha Video b&w DVD [5/2003] for $5.98
indep b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [10/2014 upload; 57:10] online at YouTube
watch full movie [6/2013 upload; 57:34] online at YouTube

★           ★

"Hollywood Cowboy" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures May 1937]
Hollywood Cowboy 1937 movie starring George O'Brien  After filming in Wyoming, cowboy actor Jeff Carson stays to go camping; when he meets a lady rancher, he hires on as a real cowboy. When a gang of Eastern crooks begins a protection racket on cattle herds, Jeff rides to the rescue. Location filming at Lone Pine, California. Co-written & co-directed by Ewing Scott; co-directed by George Sherman; co-written by Daniel Jarrett, starring George O'Brien, Cecilia Parker, Maude Eburne, Joe Caits, Frank Milan, Charles Middleton, Lee Shumway, Walter De Palma
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [5/2008] for $5.99
full credits at IMDb
★           ★

"Cowboy From Brooklyn" musical Western
[Cosmopolitan/Warner Bros. July 1938]
Cowboy From Brooklyn 1938 movie poster  'Wyoming Steve' Gibson has a pleasant tenor and a really neat cowboy outfit, so he's sure to hit it big as Hollywood's next singing cowboy star, as long as nobody figures out that he is really an East Coast city slicker who's scared silly of animals, big or small. He manages to pull off the ruse until he's challenged to ride in a Madison Square Garden rodeo – on a horse! Full of sprightly songs by lyricist Johnny Mercer and melodists Richard Whiting & Harry Warren. Directed by Lloyd Bacon; screenplay by Earl Baldwin, based on the 1937 Broadway stageplay "Howdy Stranger"; starring Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien, Priscilla Lane, Dick Foran, Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan, Emma Dunn, Granville Bates & James Stephenson
Warner Archive b&w DVD-R [9/2011] for $18.49
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Two Guys From Texas" Technicolor remake
musical Western [Warner Bros. Aug 1948]
Two Guys From Texas 1948 color musical Western  Two vaudeville performers are stranded at a Texas dude ranch; largely the same musical comedy plot as "Cowboy From Brooklyn" [1938], but with different songs, from Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne. The cameo by Bugs Bunny is his first appearance in a feature film. Directed by David Butler; script by I.A.L. Diamond & Allen Boretz, based on the 1937 Broadway stageplay "Howdy Stranger"; starring Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Dorothy Malone, Penny Edwards, Forrest Tucker, Fred Clark, Gerald Mohr, John Alvin, Andrew Tombes & Monte Blue
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
★           ★

"Destry Rides Again" [1939]
Directed by George Marshall; based on the novel by Max Brand; starring Marlene Dietrich, James
Stewart & Brian Donlevy; listed at National Film Registry 1996; DVDcredits from IMDb

"Virginia City" [1940]
Directed by Michael Curtiz; starring Errol Flynn, Randolph Scott & Humphrey Bogart

★           ★

"Red River Robin Hood" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures Nov 1942]
'Red River Robin Hood' 1942 Western movie starring Tim Holt  A swindler uses a corrupt judge and a fake Spanish land grant to take ownership of the Red River Valley and charge rent to the ranchers; Jim and Ike arrive to help their pal Chet and devise a plan to wear Zorro-like black costumes to rob the collectors and return the money to the ranchers. Directed by Lesley Selander; screen-play by Bennett Cohen; starring Tim Holt, Cliff 'Alibi Ike' Edwards, Barbara Moffett, Eddie Dew, Otto Hoffman, Russell Wade, Tom London, Earle Hodgins
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
★           ★

"The Outlaw" [United Artists Feb 1943]
classic publicity photo of Jane Russell for "The Outlaw" [1943]  Gunfighter Doc Holliday arrives in Lincoln, New Mexico, looking for his stolen horse. Sheriff Pat Garrett finds it in the possession of cowboy outlaw Billy The Kid. Doc and Billy become friends, the sheriff wounds Billy, and Doc asks his girlfriend Rio to hide Billy. Romance ensues, Billy assumes possession of both the girl and the horse, and the final showdown is expectedly tragic (and non-historical). Produced & co-directed by Howard Hughes, co-directed by Howard Hawks; cinematography by Gregg Toland; starring Jack Buetel (as Billy), Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell, Walter Huston, Ben Johnson & Mimi Aguglia
Platinum Disc b&w DVD [6/99] for $6.99
R.O.A.N. b&w DVD [10/99] for $12.99
Madacy Ent. b&w VHS [9/97] out of prodn/used
Starcuts b&w VHS [4/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
16"x20" Jane Russell art print available at AllPosters.com

★           ★

Red Ryder in "The San Antonio Kid" [Republic Pictures Aug 1944]
Red Ryder in   A geologist has secretly discovered oil deposits and he teams with gang leader Ace Hanlon to scare the ranchers into selling out; Ace brings in hired gun San Antonio Kid to kill Red Ryder . . . Directed by Howard Bretherton; screen-play by Norman S. Hall; starring 'Wild Bill' Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Linda Stirling, Earle Hodgins, Glenn Strange, Duncan Renaldo {as Johnny Bennett aka San Antonio Kid}, LeRoy Mason, Tom London & Jack Kirk
V.C.I./F.F.I. Double Feature b&w DVD [6/2002] out of prodn/used with "Cheyenne Wildcat" [1944]
V.C.I./F.F.I. Home Video b&w VHS [6/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [1/2013 upload; 53:21] online at YouTube
★           ★

"Tall In The Saddle" [Sept 1944] starring John Wayne
videos/DVDscredits from IMDb

★           ★

"Nevada" [R.K.O. Dec 1944]
1944 Zane Grey's Nevada movie directed by Edward Killy, starring Robert Mitchum  A miner carrying cash to buy equipment is murdered, and the local gang boss blames drifter Nevada. Directed by Edward Killy; starring Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Nancy Gates, Richard Martin, Craig Reynolds & Harry Woods
LionsGate b&w DVD [9/2005] for $9.98
Bridgestone b&w VHS [5/2001] for $12.95
full credits from IMDb
other versions: 1935 credits | 1927 Gary Cooper silent credits
based on the 1928 novel by Zane Grey
HarperCollins mass pb [2/94] out of print/used
Amereon hardcover [1/46] for $26.95

★           ★

"The Return of The Durango Kid" [Columbia Pictures April 1945]
newspaper ad for 'Return of The Durango Kid' [1945]  Kirby runs the town of Silver City, his gang robs the stages, the Durango Kid steals the payroll back from Kirby and gives it to Ma Bancroft, who runs the stageline. Directed by Derwin Abrahams; screenplay by J. Benton Cheney; starring Charles Starrett {dual role}, Tex Harding, Jean Stevens, John Calvert, Betty Roadman, Dick Botiller, Elmo Lincoln, The Jesters band, and Raider the Horse
full credits at IMDbwatch full movie [8/2012 upload; 57:52] online at YouTube
available on "The Durango Kid Collection" 10-movie DVD set
GorillaFlix b&w DVD [2010] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
available on "The Durango Kid Collection III" 10-movie DVD set
GorillaFlix b&w DVD [2010] 5 disks - out of prodn/used

★           ★

"San Antonio" [Warner Bros. Dec 1945]
starring Errol Flynn; full credits from IMDb

★           ★

"Canyon Passage" [Universal Pictures July 1946]
color Western noir directed by Jacques Tourneur; full credits from IMDb

★           ★

"Red River" [1948]: listed at National Film Registry 1990
1948 feature film: videos/DVDscredits from IMDb
Directed by Howard Hawks; starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru & Walter Brennan

1988 tv movie: credits from IMDb

"Montana" [Warner Bros. Jan 1950]
full credits from IMDb

"The Kid From Gower Gulch" [Lippert Jan 1950] starring Spade Cooley & Golden Nugget the Horse

"The Gunfighter" [June 1950] starring Gregory Peck

★           ★

"Winchester '73" [Universal July 1950]
Winchester '73 movie poster directed by Anthony Mann, starring James Stewart  Mad for revenge, McAdam tracks a killer to Dodge City where Marshall Earp disarms them both; McAdam wins a shooting contest for a special Winchester rifle against his quarry, who then steals the rifle and leaves town. Directed by Anthony Mann; based on a story by Stuart N. Lake; starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Millard Mitchell, Steve Brodie, John McIntire, Jay C. Flippen, Rock Hudson & Will Geer {as Wyatt Earp}; WGA nomination for Best Western Script
Universal b&w DVD [5/2003] for $11.49
Universal b&w VHS [5/92] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDbcredits for 1967 TV movie remake
11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com

★           ★

"Utah Wagon Train" B-Western [Republic Pictures Oct 1951]
'Utah Wagon Train' 1951 B-Western starring Rex Allen  Rex's old-timer uncle is hired to lead a modern wagon train over the same route as 100 years ago, but then is murdered . . . • Directed by Philip Ford; written by John K. Butler; starring Rex Allen, Koko the Miracle Horse, Penny Edwards, Buddy Ebsen, Roy Barcroft, Sarah Padden, Grant Withers, Arthur Space, Edwin Rand, Robert Karnes, William Holmes, Stanley Andrews, Frank Jenks, Al Bridge, Forrest Taylor, Louis Mason, Peggy Walker, Adrienne Marden
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available; • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $13.99
watch official trailer [6/2013 upload; 1:30] online at YouTube
★           ★

"Springfield Rifle" [1952]
videos/DVDscredits from IMDb

★           ★

"The Naked Spur" [1953]
listed at National Film Registry 1997

★           ★

"The Stranger Wore A Gun" [Columbia Aug 1953]
'The Stranger Wore A Gun' Western movie starring Randolph Scott  poster for 3-D version of 'The Stranger Wore A Gun' Western movie starring Randolph Scott  Filmed in 3-D, but released only in 'flat' 2-D prints; a Confederate Army veteran flees to Arizona, hoping to hide his past as a spy for Quantrill's Raiders, and gets a job guarding shipments on a stage line. Co-produced by Harry Joe Brown & Randolph Scott; directed by André De Toth; script by Kenneth Gamet, based on a short story by John W. Cunningham; starring Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya, Lee Marvin & Ernest Borgnine • full credits at IMDb
Sony b&w DVD [9/2005] for $7.92
Sony b&w VHS [6/98] out of prodn/used
★           ★

"Red Garters" musical Western spoof [Paramount Feb 1954]
Red Garters 1954 musical Western spoof starring Rosemary Clooney  A musical filmed in 3-D & Technicolor; a man looking for his brother's killer is surprised to find everyone celebrating the brother's death and an end to gunplay in general. He eventually discovers the murderer and each man swears to shoot down the other in a gunfight; however, their girlfriends team up to put an end to the blood-shed. Directed by George Marshall; choreography by Nick Castle; starring Rosemary Clooney], Guy Mitchell, Jack Carson, Pat Crowley, Gene Barry, Cass Daley, Frank Faylen, Reginald Owen, Joanne Gilbert & Buddy Ebsen
Paramount color DVD [9/2005] out of prodn/used
Paramount color VHS [1998] for $12.98
full credits at IMDb movie entry at Wikipedia
★           ★

"Matt Clark, Railroad Detective"
[Republic TV Jan 1954-March 1955]
won Emmy Award for Best Western TV series  Matt Clark, Railroad Detective TV series on DVD  "Based on Newspaper Files and Records" The 39-episode b&w Western TV series was called "Stories of The Century"; later syndication was called "The Fast Guns"; used much stock footage from Republic's Western features & serials; each episode had star Jim Davis and a female sidekick solve some problem with bad guys, usually interacting with a historical Western character, including Sam Bass, Billy The Kid {Richard Jaeckel}, 'Black Bart', Chief Crazy Horse, The Dalton Gang, The Doolin Gang, Geronimo, John Wesley Hardin, 'Doc' Holliday, Tom Horn, The James Gang, 'Black Jack' Ketchum {Jack Elam}, Bill Longley, Joaquin Murietta, Quantrill, Johnny Ringo, Belle Starr {Marie Windsor}, Tiburcio Vasquez, The Wild Bunch, The Younger Brothers, many others Starring Jim Davis, Mary Castle & Kristine Miller; guest actors included Don 'Red' Barry, Louise Beavers, James Best, Veda Ann Borg, John Dehner, Jack Kelly, Fess Parker, Paul Picerni, Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle, Lee Van Cleef, Stuart Whitman, Sheb Wooley & Victor Sen Yung
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [8/2007] 39 episodes on 3 disks for $22.40
St Clair Ent. Group b&w DVD [7/2005] 36 {sic!} episodes on 3 disks - out of prodn/used
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

watch the 'Doc Holliday' episode [25:48] free online at Internet Archive
watch the 'Cattle Kate' episode [26:18] free online at Internet Archive

★           ★

"The Man From Laramie" [1955]
videos/DVDscredits from IMDb

★           ★

"Man With The Gun" [1955]
videos/DVDscredits from IMDb

★           ★

"Tin Star" [1957]: videos/DVDscredits from IMDb

★           ★

"3:10 To Yuma" [Columbia Aug 1957]
3:10 To Yuma 1957 movie directed by Delmer Daves, starring Glenn Ford  An outlaw leader is captured in a small town, and a rancher agrees to escort the prisoner to the nearest railroad stop, where the rest of the gang try to free their leader. Directed by Delmer Daves; story by Elmore Leonard; starring Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr & Richard Jaeckel
Sony Special Edition b&w DVD [8/2007] for $14.99
Sony b&w DVD [4/2002] for $12.49
Columbia/TriStar b&w VHS [9/94] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Three-Ten To Yuma & Other Stories by Elmore Leonard  
"Three-Ten To Yuma and Other Stories" [1952-56]
by Elmore Leonard [1925-2013]

HarperTorch mass pb [11/2007] for $5.99
★           ★

"Gunfight At The O.K. Corral"
[Paramount May 1957]
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral 1957 movie poster directed by John Sturges, starring Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas   Captures the spirit of the legend, if not the facts. Directed by John Sturges; written by George Scullin & Leon Uris; starring Burt Lancaster {as Wyatt Earp}, Kirk Douglas {as Doc Holliday}, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Lyle Bettger, Frank Faylen, Earl Holliman, Ted de Corsia, Dennis Hopper, Whit Bissell, George Mathews, John Hudson, DeForest Kelley, Martin Milner & Kenneth Tobey {as 'Bat' Masterson}
Paramount color DVD [4/2003] for $9.98
Warner widescreen color VHS [2/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

★           ★

"The Tall T" [1957]: listed at National Film Registry 2000

★           ★

"The Left Handed Gun" [Warner May 1958]
Left Handed Gun movie directed by Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman  James Dean was cast as the rebellious teenage outlaw, but died in a car crash; young cowhand Billy The Kid vows revenge when his peaceful rancher boss is murdered, escalating the Lincoln County War. Directed by Arthur Penn; script by Leslie Stevens, from the play by Gore Vidal [1925-2012]; starring Paul Newman {as Billy}, John Dehner, Denver Pyle, James Congdon, James Best & Lita Milan
Warner b&w VHS [1/94] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
DVD available only as part of Paul Newman Boxed Set [2006]
Warner DVD box set [11/2006] 7 disks for $29.99

★           ★

"Man of The West" [1958]: videos/DVDscredits from IMDb

★           ★

"Yellowstone Kelly" [Warner Bros. 1959]
cover of 'Yellowstone Kelly' comic book featuring Clint Walker  A fur trapper takes on a partner, then shelters a runaway Arapaho woman; the two youngsters fall in love, and then a Sioux chief arrives to reclaim the girl. Directed by Gordon Douglas; starring Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, John Russell, Ray Danton & Andra Martin
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

based on the 1957 novel by Heck Allen (writing as Will Henry)
Leisure mass pb [3/98] for $4.99

★           ★

"The Hanging Tree" [1959]: videos/DVDscredits from IMDb

★           ★

"Rio Bravo" [1959] directed by Howard Hawks; starring John Wayne
videos/DVDscredits from IMDb

★           ★

'The Magnificent Seven' [1960]
The Magnificent Seven movie directed by John Sturges  Director Sturges developed a Western script based closely on the plot of Akira Kurosawa's hit epic "Seven Samurai" [1954]; filming took place on location in Mexico, using widescreen Cinemascope cameras. Poor farmers in Mexico hire an American gunman to defend their village from bandits. He brings along six others, who defend the village against 40 attackers in a climactic shootout. • Co-produced & directed by John Sturges; music by Elmer Bernstein; starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Horst Buchholz, Brad Dexter & Whit Bissell; Oscar nomination for Best Music Score
M.G.M. Special Edition widescreen color DVD [5/2001] for $9.99
M.G.M. color VHS [4/92] out of prodn/many used
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [3/2004] 24 tracks for $13.99
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