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Western Challenge (Official, May 2020)

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Post by sol » May 11th, 2020, 12:30 pm

shugs wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Stats! They include only features, no shorts, miniseries or TV episodes.
A belated thanks for this. I'm sure things will get a lot more interesting as the month progresses and more films get logged. Curious how quiet the challenge is so far this year.
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Post by sol » May 11th, 2020, 12:31 pm

How the West Was WonShow
1. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
2. West and Soda (1965)
3. Rancho Notorious (1952)
4. The Ruthless Four (1968)
5. Man from Del Rio (1956)
6. Silver Lode (1954)
7. Stagecoach (1939)
8. Warlock (1959)
9. Django (1966)
10. 'Doc' (1971)

11. Jubal (1956)

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The premise might have had potential here had Ford allowed himself to seduced, but quite on the contrary, he is so kind and good-natured that he rebuffs his boss's wife every advance while romancing another woman. Playing such a plain good guy and with his accuser Rod Steiger as such a clear bad guy, the film often feels like little more than an over-baked soap opera. The film looks gorgeous though, with rich, vibrant colours, even at night.
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Post by blueboybob » May 11th, 2020, 1:02 pm

19. A Pistol for Ringo (1965)
20. Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1970)
21. God Forgives... I Don't! (1967)
22. California (1977)

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Post by burneyfan » May 11th, 2020, 7:01 pm

SpoilerShow
01. To homa vaftike kokkino a.k.a. Blood on the Land -- Georgiadis, 1965.
02. Un dollaro bucato a.k.a. Blood for a Silver Dollar -- Ferroni, 1965.
03. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See a.k.a. The Spiders - Episode 1: The Golden Sea -- Lang, 1919.

I was prepared for The Spiders to be not-so-good, despite being from Fritz Lang, but it was very enjoyable!

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#85

Post by ororama » May 12th, 2020, 5:51 am

4. Tombstone Territory: Killer Without a Conscience (1957 ) * 25 min.
Rawhide: Incident at Alabaster Plain (1959) * 52 min.

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1. Red River (1948) 127 min.
2. Wagon Tracks (1919) * 69 min.
3. Texas Cyclone (1932) * 57 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by Obgeoff » May 12th, 2020, 8:25 am

3. Ulzana's Raid (1972, Aldrich) 8
4. The Iron Horse (1924, Ford) 8
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Post by jdidaco » May 12th, 2020, 9:50 am

(Screenshots from 'The Jayhawkers!' & 'Hell Bent for Leather'),

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11. The Call of the Wild (William A. Wellman, 1935) 8/10
12. Black Bart (George Sherman, 1948) 7.5/10
13. Trigger, Jr. (William Witney, 1950) 7.5/10
14. Callaway Went Thataway (Melvin Frank & Norman Panama, 1951) 8/10
15. The Outcast (William Witney, 1954) 9/10
16. Slim Carter (Richard Bartlett, 1957) 7.5/10
17. The Sheepman (George Marshall, 1958) 8.5/10
18. The Jayhawkers! (Melvin Frank, 1959) 8/10
19. Hell Bent for Leather (George Sherman, 1960) 8/10
20. Advance to the Rear (George Marshall, 1964) 7/10

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1. The King and Four Queens (Raoul Walsh, 1956) 8/10
2. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (Raoul Walsh, 1958) 7/10
3. Walk Like a Dragon (James Clavell, 1960) 8/10
4. Showdown (R.G. Springsteen, 1963) 7.5/10
5. The Quick Gun (Sidney Salkow, 1964) 8/10
6. A Talent for Loving (Richard Quine, 1969) 6.5/10
7. A Man Called Sledge (Vic Morrow & Giorgio Gentili, 1970) 7.5/10
8. The Deadly Trackers (Barry Shear & Samuel Fuller, 1973) 7/10
9. The Burrowers (J.T. Petty, 2008) 7/10
10. Bone Tomahawk (S. Craig Zahler, 2015) 7.5/10

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Post by AssonFire » May 12th, 2020, 11:00 am

flavo5000 wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 1:33 pm
7. California (1947)
8. Condenados a vivir a.k.a. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)
9. El hombre de Río Malo a.k.a. Bad Man's River (1971)

One quick comment about Cut-Throats Nine... Yes, it's a very bloody, very bleak grindhouse western, but it is a damn good movie too. It's also very obvious that it was a big influence on Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.
Headin' on down that dusty trailShow
1. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico a.k.a. Man of the East (1972)
2. Uninvited (1993)
3. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
4. Bucking Broadway (1917)
5. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See a.k.a. The Spiders Chapter 1 (1919)
6. All Hell Broke Loose (2009)
7. California (1947)
8. Condenados a vivir a.k.a. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)
9. El hombre de Río Malo a.k.a. Bad Man's River (1971)
That's good to hear, it's on my watch-list on the strength of the director's three superb gialli. Might not get around to watching it for this challenge, but I do hope to see The Hateful Eight, so perhaps I'll view them as a double bill.

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Post by flavo5000 » May 12th, 2020, 12:52 pm

12. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
13. Rio Lobo (1970)
Headin' on down that dusty trailShow
1. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico a.k.a. Man of the East (1972)
2. Uninvited (1993)
3. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
4. Bucking Broadway (1917)
5. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See a.k.a. The Spiders Chapter 1 (1919)
6. All Hell Broke Loose (2009)
7. California (1947)
8. Condenados a vivir a.k.a. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)
9. El hombre de Río Malo a.k.a. Bad Man's River (1971)
10. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
11. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
12. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
13. Rio Lobo (1970)

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Post by burneyfan » May 12th, 2020, 4:28 pm

SpoilerShow
01. To homa vaftike kokkino a.k.a. Blood on the Land -- Georgiadis, 1965.
02. Un dollaro bucato a.k.a. Blood for a Silver Dollar -- Ferroni, 1965.
03. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See a.k.a. The Spiders - Episode 1: The Golden Sea -- Lang, 1919.
04. Return of the Seven -- Kennedy, 1966.

It's not the worst of the Magnificent Seven sequels, but it's still not even remotely close to the original (even with Yul Brynner and the addition of Warren Oates). I never realized that the great Mexican director Emilio Fernández was also an actor, so it was interesting to see him in a bad guy role here.

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Post by blocho » May 12th, 2020, 5:48 pm

6. Pursued (1947)
The most noirish Western I've ever seen, so much so that the Western setting is largely irrelevant to the movie. There are a few additional hiccups, but this is a largely successful elaboration of common noir themes.

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Post by VincentPrice » May 12th, 2020, 7:26 pm

5. The Parson and the Outlaw-1957: 6/10
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1. Gunmen from Laredo-1959: 6/10
2. The Silver Whip-1953: 7/10
3. Outlaws and Angels-2016: 8/10
4. Freckles-1960: 6/10

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Post by Obgeoff » May 12th, 2020, 10:42 pm

5. Destry Rides Again (1939, Marshall) 8
6. One-Eyed Jacks (1961, Brando) 7
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 12th, 2020, 11:34 pm

I'm adding my string of oaters to the corral, OK?

1. City Slickers (1991 / Ron Underwood) FTV 7+/10 {113 m. }
2. Dead 7 (2016 / Danny Roew) FTV 7/10 {89 m. }
3. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 6+/10 {61 m. }
4. Young Bill Hickok (1940 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {59 m. }
5. Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944 / Frank McDonald) 6/10 {61 m. }
6. Along Came Jones (1945 / Stuart Heisler) 8/10 {90 m. }
7. Cowboy and the Senorita (1944 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {78 m. }
8. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {92 m. }
9. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {91 m. }
10. Colorado (1940 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {57 m. }
11. Deadwood (2019 / Daniel Minahan) FTV 8+/10 {110 m. }


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1. City Slickers (1991 / Ron Underwood) FTV 7+/10 {113 m. }
2. Dead 7 (2016 / Danny Roew) FTV 7/10 {89 m. }
3. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 6+/10 {61 m. }
4. Young Bill Hickok (1940 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {59 m. }
5. Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944 / Frank McDonald) 6/10 {61 m. }
6. Along Came Jones (1945 / Stuart Heisler) 8/10 {90 m. }
7. Cowboy and the Senorita (1944 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {78 m. }
8. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {92 m. }
9. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {91 m. }
10. Colorado (1940 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {57 m. }
11. Deadwood (2019 / Daniel Minahan) FTV 8+/10 {110 m. }


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Post by AB537 » May 13th, 2020, 3:27 am

9. Young Guns (Christopher Cain, 1988) 5.5/10
10. Wichita (Jacques Tourneur, 1955) 7/10

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Post by blueboybob » May 13th, 2020, 11:41 am

23. Bandidos (1967)
24. La taglia è tua... l'uomo l'ammazzo io (1969)
25. Gunman of Ave Maria (1969)
26. Matalo! (Kill Him) (1970)

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Post by sol » May 13th, 2020, 11:53 am

How the West Was WonShow
1. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
2. West and Soda (1965)
3. Rancho Notorious (1952)
4. The Ruthless Four (1968)
5. Man from Del Rio (1956)
6. Silver Lode (1954)
7. Stagecoach (1939)
8. Warlock (1959)
9. Django (1966)
10. 'Doc' (1971)
11. Jubal (1956)

12. Lucky (2017)

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This was Harry Dean Stanton's last big screen performance and it is a fitting final note with the actor indeed looking incredibly good for a man his age, talking and walking without any trouble. When a barmaid asks him late in the piece "why can't you live by the rules?" this seems doubly true as he both refuses to abide by social conventions and fitness expectations for someone so old. Not much happens plot-wise here but what a great character.
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Post by ororama » May 13th, 2020, 12:03 pm

5. The Silver Horde (1930) * 75 min.
6. Nevada (1944) * 62 min.

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1. Red River (1948) 127 min.
2. Wagon Tracks (1919) * 69 min.
3. Texas Cyclone (1932) * 57 min.
4. Tombstone Territory: Killer Without a Conscience (1957 ) * 25 min.
Rawhide: Incident at Alabaster Plain (1959) * 52 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by flavo5000 » May 13th, 2020, 12:35 pm

14. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
15. Revenge of the Virgins (1959)
Headin' on down that dusty trailShow
1. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico a.k.a. Man of the East (1972)
2. Uninvited (1993)
3. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
4. Bucking Broadway (1917)
5. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See a.k.a. The Spiders Chapter 1 (1919)
6. All Hell Broke Loose (2009)
7. California (1947)
8. Condenados a vivir a.k.a. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)
9. El hombre de Río Malo a.k.a. Bad Man's River (1971)
10. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
11. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
12. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
13. Rio Lobo (1970)
14. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
15. Revenge of the Virgins (1959)

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Post by sol » May 13th, 2020, 2:01 pm

How the West Was WonShow
1. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
2. West and Soda (1965)
3. Rancho Notorious (1952)
4. The Ruthless Four (1968)
5. Man from Del Rio (1956)
6. Silver Lode (1954)
7. Stagecoach (1939)
8. Warlock (1959)
9. Django (1966)
10. 'Doc' (1971)
11. Jubal (1956)
12. Lucky (2017)

13. Dead Birds (2004)

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This is essentially an attempt to blend a typical haunted house film with a typical western about violent bandits, but it is never as fascinating at that. While the film throws in clichés from both genres, they only ever remain clichés, and as the horror angle overtakes the Old West stuff in the second half, the film becomes a standard catalogue of jump scares and grotesque images. If atmospheric, this sadly often seems like just an experiment.
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Post by sol » May 13th, 2020, 3:56 pm

How the West Was WonShow
1. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
2. West and Soda (1965)
3. Rancho Notorious (1952)
4. The Ruthless Four (1968)
5. Man from Del Rio (1956)
6. Silver Lode (1954)
7. Stagecoach (1939)
8. Warlock (1959)
9. Django (1966)
10. 'Doc' (1971)
11. Jubal (1956)
12. Lucky (2017)
13. Dead Birds (2004)

14. Zachariah (1971)

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What if heavy metal music and electric guitars existed in the Old West? This oddball western answers this, focusing two musicians who use their show-stopping tunes to distract townsfolk while robbing them blind - and things only get stranger from there as the duo have it out with a drum soloist and then part their own ways. A showdown set to drumbeats aside, the film feels like it loses its way after this, but it is daring different stuff at least.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 13th, 2020, 7:56 pm

12. Zorro (1975 / Duccio Tessari) FTV 7/10 {124 m. }


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1. City Slickers (1991 / Ron Underwood) FTV 7+/10 {113 m. }
2. Dead 7 (2016 / Danny Roew) FTV 7/10 {89 m. }
3. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 6+/10 {61 m. }
4. Young Bill Hickok (1940 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {59 m. }
5. Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944 / Frank McDonald) 6/10 {61 m. }
6. Along Came Jones (1945 / Stuart Heisler) 8/10 {90 m. }
7. Cowboy and the Senorita (1944 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {78 m. }
8. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {92 m. }
9. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {91 m. }
10. Colorado (1940 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {57 m. }
11. Deadwood (2019 / Daniel Minahan) FTV 8+/10 {110 m. }

12. Zorro (1975 / Duccio Tessari) FTV 7/10 {124 m. }



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Post by AssonFire » May 14th, 2020, 12:20 am

Note to shugs: I've altered my list slightly from this post on as some of my earlier entries were TV episodes under 60 mins incorrectly counted as full entries.

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Pony Express

17. They Died with Their Boots On (Raoul Walsh / 1941) 7/10
18. Buffalo Bill (William A. Wellman / 1944) 5/10
19. Annie Get Your Gun (George Sidney / 1950) 4/10
20. Calamity Jane (David Butler / 1953) 6/10
21. Pony Express (Jerry Hopper / 1953) 6/10
22. The Paleface (Norman Z. McLeod / 1948) 5/10
23. City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (Paul Weiland / 1994) 3/10
24. Legends & Lies: George Custer: A General's Reckoning (Kevin R. Hershberger / 2015) 4/10
Tall Tales & Legends: Annie Oakley (Michael Lindsay-Hogg / 1985) 5/10
25. Kansas Raiders (Ray Enright / 1950) 6/10
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1. In Old Oklahoma (Albert S. Rogell / 1943) 6/10
A solid but unspectacular tale of John Wayne as a rugged underdog prospecting for oil while navigating a love triangle and business interests with Albert Dekker's uncompromising tycoon. I wonder if the theme of of the unsympathetic capitalist oil magnate pitted against the collectivist poor farmers and Indians would have got made 10 years later, still less with Wayne as the head of the collective. The fact that it was written by women shows in the romantic subplot, which doesn't always blend convincingly with the main story.
2. The Great K & A Train Robbery (Lewis Seiler / 1926) 6/10
Entertaining silent with Tom Mix as a Lone Ranger-like hero foiling robberies on trains passing through the spectacular gorges of the Colorado Rockies. Plenty of impressive in-camera stunts, for which I'd say Mix's horse deserves at least equal credit.
3. Dakota (Joseph Kane / 1945) 5/10
4. Trail Street (Ray Enright / 1947) 5/10
5. The Man from Nevada (Gordon Douglas / 1950) 5/10
6. The Timber (Anthony O'Brien / 2015) 2/10
I chose this purely because I felt like watching something snowy and the screenshots looked pretty good. It succeeds on the snowy factor; it's a exceedingly snowy film. The photography is also decent. It fails on practically all other fronts. Two brothers in some remote mining town are assigned to capture their cracked father from an even remoter mining outpost in order to save their family's home from being foreclosed on. Beyond that I was often uncertain on what was happening or why. It's unnecessarily muddled thanks to clumsy editing, poor blocking and dialogue that's often muffled or fumbled by the actors. When you can make out their speech it's mostly pretentious olde worlde diction, presumably aiming for Shakespearian tragedy. The designer stubble and perfectly coiffed hair are decidedly modern though.
7. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (D. W. Griffith / 1913) 3/10
Song of the Prairie (Jirí Trnka / 1949) 4/10
Junior Rodeo Daredevils (1949) 3/10
Ride Him, Bosko! (Hugh Harman / 1932) 6/10
8. The Gallopin' Gaucho (Ub Iwerks / 1928) 6/10
The Lonesome Stranger (Lou Lilly / 1940) 3/10
The Wacky Wabbit (Robert Clampett / 1942) 6/10
The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Tex Avery / 1945) 7/10
Wagon Heels (Bob Clampett / 1945) 7/10
Bugs Bunny Rides Again (I. Freleng / 1948) 6/10
Wild and Woody! (Dick Lundy / 1948) 5/10
Texas Tom (Joseph Barbera, William Hanna / 1950) 7/10
9. Drip-Along Daffy (Charles M. Jones / 1951) 6/10
Two Gun Goofy (Jack Kinney / 1952) 5/10
My Little Duckaroo (Charles M. Jones / 1954) 6/10
Posse Cat (Joseph Barbera, William Hanna / 1954) 6/10
The Lone Chipmunks (Jack Kinney / 1954) 5/10
Speedy Gonzales (I. Freleng / 1955) 5/10
A Cowboy Needs a Horse (Bill Justice / 1956) 7/10
Probably the pick of this string of short films. A young boy falling asleep to a lullaby dreams of several brief adventures in the wild west.
Animated in modernist style, not the style of animation I usually like, nor the cutesy style Disney are known for, but it works perfectly here. I could've watched it for far more than the seven minutes it lasts.
Pancho's Hideaway (Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt / 1964) 4/10
Vitamin Pink (Hawley Pratt / 1966) 4/10
10. Frontier Marshal (Allan Dwan / 1939) 6/10
11. Wichita (Jacques Tourneur / 1955) 6/10
12. Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die (William C. McGann / 1942) 4/10
13. Appointment with Destiny: Showdown at O.K. Corral (1972) 6/10
The Wild West: The Gunfight at the OK Corral (David Stewart / 2007) 6/10
14. Young Bill Hickok (Joseph Kane / 1940) 4/10
15. Doc (Frank Perry / 1971) 5/10
16. The Plainsman (Cecil B. DeMille / 1936) 6/10

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Post by ororama » May 14th, 2020, 11:48 am

7. West of the Pecos (1945) * 66 min.

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1. Red River (1948) 127 min.
2. Wagon Tracks (1919) * 69 min.
3. Texas Cyclone (1932) * 57 min.
4. Tombstone Territory: Killer Without a Conscience (1957 ) * 25 min.
Rawhide: Incident at Alabaster Plain (1959) * 52 min.
5. The Silver Horde (1930) * 75 min.
6. Nevada (1944) * 62 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by sol » May 14th, 2020, 12:05 pm

How the West Was WonShow
1. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
2. West and Soda (1965)
3. Rancho Notorious (1952)
4. The Ruthless Four (1968)
5. Man from Del Rio (1956)
6. Silver Lode (1954)
7. Stagecoach (1939)
8. Warlock (1959)
9. Django (1966)
10. 'Doc' (1971)
11. Jubal (1956)
12. Lucky (2017)
13. Dead Birds (2004)
14. Zachariah (1971)

15. McLintock! (1963)

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While some of his actions, especially in the final scene, are arguably problematic from a domestic violence point-of-view, John Wayne is generally enjoyable in the lead role here, playing a larger-than-life character with both gusto and heart. While he does not always treat his family well, Wayne's sympathy for the Native Americans is great. He also thinks on his feet well. Too much brawling, fist-fighting and both food and mud flung about though.
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Post by blueboybob » May 14th, 2020, 2:01 pm

27. The Ugly Ones (1966)
28. The Cruel Ones (1967)
29. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
30. Carry on Cowboy (1965)
31. The Great Race (1965)
32. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

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Post by Melvelet » May 14th, 2020, 3:47 pm

1. Shane 1953 6/10
2. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 1973 7/10
Confusing yet somehow intriguing

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Post by blocho » May 14th, 2020, 4:33 pm

sol wrote:
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15. McLintock! (1963)

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While some of his actions, especially in the final scene, are arguably problematic from a domestic violence point-of-view, John Wayne is generally enjoyable in the lead role here, playing a larger-than-life character with both gusto and heart. While he does not always treat his family well, Wayne's sympathy for the Native Americans is great. He also thinks on his feet well. Too much brawling, fist-fighting and both food and mud flung about though.
I saw this movie some years ago in grad school, and while I didn't enjoy it in a conventional sense, I found it fascinating because it presents Wayne's vision of an ideal society. It reminded me of those sort of Utopian novels, like Huxley's "Island", that have fallen out of fashion. Wayne's society is disgusting in some ways, noble in others, and based on what I see as some flawed assumptions about humanity. But the movie has value because it provides a window into the arch-conservative mind.

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Post by PUNQ » May 14th, 2020, 5:34 pm

blocho wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 2:46 am
Glad to have you back in the challenges, Punq! I feel like I learn more about the history of American film from your write-ups than anything else on this forum.
Thanks, much appreciated. The way I do things certainly gives a alternative point-of-view compared to just watching the premium films. While the acclaimed films usually are the best, there are so many enjoyable films and actors I love in addition, even in the dirt shitty movies.


12. Little Joe, the Wrangler (1942, Lewis D. Collins) - 5/10
--- Adding Tex Ritter to the Johnny Mack Brown & Fuzzy Knight mix helps make this a more enjoyable than the average B-western for me. Just a good old time mixing the ingredients well. Only thing I would have changed was a more ruthless bad guy, but the rest made me happy.


13. North to the Klondike (1942, Erle C. Kenton) - 4/10
--- A jolly re-tell of life in outlaw territory. When you got characters such as Andy Devine, Lon Chaney Jr., Willie Fung & Keye Luke all involved, you know you're in for a fun experience. And it was at times. The story just didn't do much for me to stand out.


14. In Search of Doc Holliday (2016, Dana Celeste Robinson) - 4/10
--- An in-depth documentary on the complicated wild west personality called Doc Holliday. Well put-together history lesson. More educational than entertaining.


15. Kid West (2017, Jesse Mast) - 4/10
--- Kids on bikes - western-style! I found it rather cute. Absolutely a minor effort, but the simplicity worked in its favor.


16. Tournament (2018, Patricia DiSalvo Viayra) - 3/10
--- Watching this because of my annual Western month, and one of the labels of Tournament (2018) was western. But this is not a western. It's a card battle comedy. But they use these western montages in between rounds to illustrate the duel mentality of the game. The idea for the film is simple and mildly funny, but it plays itself out before we even reach the half-way point.


17. A Prayer for the Damned (2018, Joe Cornet) - 2/10
--- It stops with the acting and the dialogue they spew out. Soooo boring and unconvincing.


18. Sudsy Slim Rides Again (2018, G. Logan Dellinger) - 3/10
--- Not exactly a good movie, but you got to appreciate the bizarre and comic way they brought an old wild west outlaw to the modern world.


19. One by One (2016, Stefan Ruf) - 1/10
--- Sometimes I hate myself for making myself the promise of watching every modern western (2015 and on) I come across. One really has to dig through a lot of shit. And One by One (2016) is a true shit pile of its own!


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1. Desert Valley (1926, Scott R. Dunlap) - 4/10
2. Wild Beauty (1927, Henry MacRae) - 4/10
3. King of the Rodeo (1929, Henry MacRae) - 4/10
4. The Utah Kid (1930, Richard Thorpe) - 3/10
5. My Pal, the King (1932, Kurt Neumann) - 4/10
6. The Texas Bad Man (1932, Edward Laemmle) - 4/10
7. Thunder Mountain (1935, David Howard) - 3/10
8. The Hawk (1935, Edward Dmytryk) - 2/10
9. Orphan of the Pecos (1937, Sam Katzman) - 2/10
10. Son of Roaring Dan (1940, Ford Beebe) - 4/10
11. The Masked Rider (1941, Ford Beebe) - 4/10
12. Little Joe, the Wrangler (1942, Lewis D. Collins) - 5/10
13. North to the Klondike (1942, Erle C. Kenton) - 4/10
14. In Search of Doc Holliday (2016, Dana Celeste Robinson) - 4/10
15. Kid West (2017, Jesse Mast) - 4/10
16. Tournament (2018, Patricia DiSalvo Viayra) - 3/10
17. A Prayer for the Damned (2018, Joe Cornet) - 2/10
18. Sudsy Slim Rides Again (2018, G. Logan Dellinger) - 3/10
19. One by One (2016, Stefan Ruf) - 1/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 14th, 2020, 10:05 pm

13. Boot and Saddles (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7+/10 {58 m. }
14. Annie Get Your Gun (1950 / George Sidney, Busby Berkeley) FTV 8-/10 {107 m. }
15. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949 / Preston Sturges) 6/10 {77 m. }

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1. City Slickers (1991 / Ron Underwood) FTV 7+/10 {113 m. }
2. Dead 7 (2016 / Danny Roew) FTV 7/10 {89 m. }
3. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 6+/10 {61 m. }
4. Young Bill Hickok (1940 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {59 m. }
5. Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944 / Frank McDonald) 6/10 {61 m. }
6. Along Came Jones (1945 / Stuart Heisler) 8/10 {90 m. }
7. Cowboy and the Senorita (1944 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {78 m. }
8. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {92 m. }
9. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {91 m. }
10. Colorado (1940 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {57 m. }
11. Deadwood (2019 / Daniel Minahan) FTV 8+/10 {110 m. }
12. Zorro (1975 / Duccio Tessari) FTV 7/10 {124 m. }

13. Boot and Saddles (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7+/10 {58 m. }
14. Annie Get Your Gun (1950 / George Sidney, Busby Berkeley) FTV 8-/10 {107 m. }
15. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949 / Preston Sturges) 6/10 {77 m. }



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Post by AB537 » May 15th, 2020, 3:48 am

11. The Far Country (Anthony Mann, 1954) 7.5/10

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Post by sol » May 15th, 2020, 10:37 am

blocho wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 4:33 pm
sol wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 12:05 pm
15. McLintock! (1963)

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While some of his actions, especially in the final scene, are arguably problematic from a domestic violence point-of-view, John Wayne is generally enjoyable in the lead role here, playing a larger-than-life character with both gusto and heart. While he does not always treat his family well, Wayne's sympathy for the Native Americans is great. He also thinks on his feet well. Too much brawling, fist-fighting and both food and mud flung about though.
I saw this movie some years ago in grad school, and while I didn't enjoy it in a conventional sense, I found it fascinating because it presents Wayne's vision of an ideal society. It reminded me of those sort of Utopian novels, like Huxley's "Island", that have fallen out of fashion. Wayne's society is disgusting in some ways, noble in others, and based on what I see as some flawed assumptions about humanity. But the movie has value because it provides a window into the arch-conservative mind.
Yeah, it's interesting because reading some of the criticisms before sitting down to watch it, I was expecting to hate the film for reinforcing violence against women and pigeonholing them, but (other than the final sequence) the film is actually largely focused on how open-minded Wayne is towards Native Americans and how much a peacemaker role he has taken on in his town without complaining about it. I also really liked his quagmire as a landowner, unsure if others are just after his land or are really interested in befriending him. I hate brawling in westerns when it done for comedic purposes, and this really vexed me more than anything about Wayne's worldviews...
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How the West Was WonShow
1. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
2. West and Soda (1965)
3. Rancho Notorious (1952)
4. The Ruthless Four (1968)
5. Man from Del Rio (1956)
6. Silver Lode (1954)
7. Stagecoach (1939)
8. Warlock (1959)
9. Django (1966)
10. 'Doc' (1971)
11. Jubal (1956)
12. Lucky (2017)
13. Dead Birds (2004)
14. Zachariah (1971)
15. McLintock! (1963)

16. Joe Dakota (1957)

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This western is loaded with tension throughout due to how elusive the stranger here is about his motives, as well as how suspiciously unwelcoming the townsfolk are. The mystery of what exactly is amiss is very intriguing. Less successful are some detours towards romance with Luana Patten actually coming off as a bit of an annoying character. The supporting characters are generally great here though with such hostility only lightly masked.
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Post by sol » May 15th, 2020, 2:46 pm

How the West Was WonShow
1. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
2. West and Soda (1965)
3. Rancho Notorious (1952)
4. The Ruthless Four (1968)
5. Man from Del Rio (1956)
6. Silver Lode (1954)
7. Stagecoach (1939)
8. Warlock (1959)
9. Django (1966)
10. 'Doc' (1971)
11. Jubal (1956)
12. Lucky (2017)
13. Dead Birds (2004)
14. Zachariah (1971)
15. McLintock! (1963)
16. Joe Dakota (1957)

17. Goin' South (1978)

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This has a decent idea, like a reversal of the notion of a man marrying a woman for her good looks, but the film does not have a lot to offer beyond the basic notion. Jack Nicholson is his usual slightly eccentric self and while Mary Steenburgen holds her own well (as a woman marrying Nicholson only for manual labour), the film is ultimately only really carried through by the question of whether or not the pair will eventually learn to love one another.
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Post by sol » May 15th, 2020, 4:01 pm

How the West Was WonShow
1. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
2. West and Soda (1965)
3. Rancho Notorious (1952)
4. The Ruthless Four (1968)
5. Man from Del Rio (1956)
6. Silver Lode (1954)
7. Stagecoach (1939)
8. Warlock (1959)
9. Django (1966)
10. 'Doc' (1971)
11. Jubal (1956)
12. Lucky (2017)
13. Dead Birds (2004)
14. Zachariah (1971)
15. McLintock! (1963)
16. Joe Dakota (1957)
17. Goin' South (1978)

18. Silver Spurs (1943)

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The plot here is really complex, involving a framed good guy, an arranged marriage to a landowner, a female reporter volunteering as the bride to get a juicy news scoop and John Carradine plotting to murder the landowner once he is married since he cannot legally sell his land but a potential widow could. Whew! Amid all this, Carradine receives far too little screen time, but he is as solid as ever while the film avoids being bogged down by songs.
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Post by flavo5000 » May 15th, 2020, 5:58 pm

16. Cattle Drive (1951)
17. War Arrow (1953)
18. Dead 7 (2016)
19. The Cimarron Kid (1952)
Headin' on down that dusty trailShow
1. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico a.k.a. Man of the East (1972)
2. Uninvited (1993)
3. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
4. Bucking Broadway (1917)
5. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See a.k.a. The Spiders Chapter 1 (1919)
6. All Hell Broke Loose (2009)
7. California (1947)
8. Condenados a vivir a.k.a. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)
9. El hombre de Río Malo a.k.a. Bad Man's River (1971)
10. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
11. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
12. The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
13. Rio Lobo (1970)
14. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
15. Revenge of the Virgins (1959)
16. Cattle Drive (1951)
17. War Arrow (1953)
18. Dead 7 (2016)
19. The Cimarron Kid (1952)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 15th, 2020, 9:16 pm

16. Good For Nothing (2011 / Mike Wallis) FTV 7/10 {92 m. }
17. The Cherokee Kid (1996 / Paris Barclay) FTV 7/10 {91 m. }
18. Wagons East (1994 / Peter Markle) FTV 6/10 {107 m. }
19. Against a Crooked Sky (1975 / Earl Bellamy) FTV 6/10 {89 m. }


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1. City Slickers (1991 / Ron Underwood) FTV 7+/10 {113 m. }
2. Dead 7 (2016 / Danny Roew) FTV 7/10 {89 m. }
3. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 6+/10 {61 m. }
4. Young Bill Hickok (1940 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7/10 {59 m. }
5. Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944 / Frank McDonald) 6/10 {61 m. }
6. Along Came Jones (1945 / Stuart Heisler) 8/10 {90 m. }
7. Cowboy and the Senorita (1944 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {78 m. }
8. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {92 m. }
9. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971 / Burt Kennedy) 8/10 {91 m. }
10. Colorado (1940 / Joseph Kane) 8/10 {57 m. }
11. Deadwood (2019 / Daniel Minahan) FTV 8+/10 {110 m. }
12. Zorro (1975 / Duccio Tessari) FTV 7/10 {124 m. }
13. Boots and Saddles (1937 / Joseph Kane) FTV 7+/10 {58 m. }
14. Annie Get Your Gun (1950 / George Sidney, Busby Berkeley) FTV 8-/10 {107 m. }
15. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949 / Preston Sturges) 6/10 {77 m. }

16. Good For Nothing (2011 / Mike Wallis) FTV 7/10 {92 m. }
17. The Cherokee Kid (1996 / Paris Barclay) FTV 7/10 {91 m. }
18. Wagons East (1994 / Peter Markle) FTV 6/10 {107 m. }
19. Against a Crooked Sky (1975 / Earl Bellamy) FTV 6/10 {89 m. }



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Post by Obgeoff » May 15th, 2020, 10:31 pm

7. The Magnificent Seven (1960, Sturges) 8
8. The Shootist (1976, Siegel) 8
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Post by blueboybob » May 15th, 2020, 11:17 pm

33. Viva Maria! (1965)
34. The Mercenary (1968)

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Post by AssonFire » May 16th, 2020, 12:04 am

27. The Long Riders (Walter Hill / 1980) 7/10
28. Thank You Mask Man (Jeff Hale / 1971) 7/10
Horses' Collars (Clyde Bruckman / 1935) 4/10
Uncivil Warriors (Del Lord / 1935) 4/10
City Slickers in Westworld (The Director Brothers / 2017) 4/10
Wire Cutters (Jack Anderson / 2014) 5/10
29. The Texas Rangers (Phil Karlson / 1951) 7/10
30. The Lawless Breed (Raoul Walsh / 1952) 5/10
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1. In Old Oklahoma (Albert S. Rogell / 1943) 6/10
A solid but unspectacular tale of John Wayne as a rugged underdog prospecting for oil while navigating a love triangle and business interests with Albert Dekker's uncompromising tycoon. I wonder if the theme of of the unsympathetic capitalist oil magnate pitted against the collectivist poor farmers and Indians would have got made 10 years later, still less with Wayne as the head of the collective. The fact that it was written by women shows in the romantic subplot, which doesn't always blend convincingly with the main story.
2. The Great K & A Train Robbery (Lewis Seiler / 1926) 6/10
Entertaining silent with Tom Mix as a Lone Ranger-like hero foiling robberies on trains passing through the spectacular gorges of the Colorado Rockies. Plenty of impressive in-camera stunts, for which I'd say Mix's horse deserves at least equal credit.
3. Dakota (Joseph Kane / 1945) 5/10
4. Trail Street (Ray Enright / 1947) 5/10
5. The Man from Nevada (Gordon Douglas / 1950) 5/10
6. The Timber (Anthony O'Brien / 2015) 2/10
I chose this purely because I felt like watching something snowy and the screenshots looked pretty good. It succeeds on the snowy factor; it's a exceedingly snowy film. The photography is also decent. It fails on practically all other fronts. Two brothers in some remote mining town are assigned to capture their cracked father from an even remoter mining outpost in order to save their family's home from being foreclosed on. Beyond that I was often uncertain on what was happening or why. It's unnecessarily muddled thanks to clumsy editing, poor blocking and dialogue that's often muffled or fumbled by the actors. When you can make out their speech it's mostly pretentious olde worlde diction, presumably aiming for Shakespearian tragedy. The designer stubble and perfectly coiffed hair are decidedly modern though.
7. The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (D. W. Griffith / 1913) 3/10
Song of the Prairie (Jirí Trnka / 1949) 4/10
Junior Rodeo Daredevils (1949) 3/10
Ride Him, Bosko! (Hugh Harman / 1932) 6/10
8. The Gallopin' Gaucho (Ub Iwerks / 1928) 6/10
The Lonesome Stranger (Lou Lilly / 1940) 3/10
The Wacky Wabbit (Robert Clampett / 1942) 6/10
The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Tex Avery / 1945) 7/10
Wagon Heels (Bob Clampett / 1945) 7/10
Bugs Bunny Rides Again (I. Freleng / 1948) 6/10
Wild and Woody! (Dick Lundy / 1948) 5/10
Texas Tom (Joseph Barbera, William Hanna / 1950) 7/10
9. Drip-Along Daffy (Charles M. Jones / 1951) 6/10
Two Gun Goofy (Jack Kinney / 1952) 5/10
My Little Duckaroo (Charles M. Jones / 1954) 6/10
Posse Cat (Joseph Barbera, William Hanna / 1954) 6/10
The Lone Chipmunks (Jack Kinney / 1954) 5/10
Speedy Gonzales (I. Freleng / 1955) 5/10
A Cowboy Needs a Horse (Bill Justice / 1956) 7/10
Probably the pick of this string of short films. A young boy falling asleep to a lullaby dreams of several brief adventures in the wild west.
Animated in modernist style, not the style of animation I usually like, nor the cutesy style Disney are known for, but it works perfectly here. I could've watched it for far more than the seven minutes it lasts.
Pancho's Hideaway (Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt / 1964) 4/10
Vitamin Pink (Hawley Pratt / 1966) 4/10
10. Frontier Marshal (Allan Dwan / 1939) 6/10
11. Wichita (Jacques Tourneur / 1955) 6/10
12. Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die (William C. McGann / 1942) 4/10
13. Appointment with Destiny: Showdown at O.K. Corral (1972) 6/10
The Wild West: The Gunfight at the OK Corral (David Stewart / 2007) 6/10
14. Young Bill Hickok (Joseph Kane / 1940) 4/10
15. Doc (Frank Perry / 1971) 5/10
16. The Plainsman (Cecil B. DeMille / 1936) 6/10
17. They Died with Their Boots On (Raoul Walsh / 1941) 7/10
18. Buffalo Bill (William A. Wellman / 1944) 5/10
19. Annie Get Your Gun (George Sidney / 1950) 4/10
20. Calamity Jane (David Butler / 1953) 6/10
21. Pony Express (Jerry Hopper / 1953) 6/10
22. The Paleface (Norman Z. McLeod / 1948) 5/10
23. City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (Paul Weiland / 1994) 3/10
24. Legends & Lies: George Custer: A General's Reckoning (Kevin R. Hershberger / 2015) 4/10
Tall Tales & Legends: Annie Oakley (Michael Lindsay-Hogg / 1985) 5/10
25. Kansas Raiders (Ray Enright / 1950) 6/10

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