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Western Challenge (Official, May 2021)

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maxwelldeux wrote: May 28th, 2021, 8:29 pm OK. I think I've given PUNQ enough of a head start. Time to buckle down... :circle: :circle: :circle:
More like the adwest-ern challenge...
1. Run, Man, Run (1968, Italy)
2. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
3. How the West was Won (1962)
4. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
5. Cowboy (1958)
6. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
7. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
8. Hellbenders (1967)
9. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
10. Man of the West (1958) 6/10
Some nice enough parts, but good god was Gary Cooper too old to play that role.

11 - 143980651:***
I live in the western hemisphere in western part of the westernmost contiguous US state, and I'm married to someone with the last name of West.

***I'll leave this up to our challenge host's discretion as to whether that counts for ~144 million points. :lol: :lol: :lol:
No no, don't do that. I'm getting 2018 flashbacks here. I'm looking at you RogerTheMovieManiac88! I'm getting my hat-trick this year!!! :cowbow:

Just for reference, that was the year Roger came in on the final day and stabbed me in the back:
Previous Editions:
2016 - Led by PUNQ with 113 points.
2017 - Led by PUNQ with 189 points.
2018 - Led by RogerTheMovieManiac88 with 85 points.
2019 - Led by PUNQ with 157 points.
2020 - Led by PUNQ with 86 points.
I'm taking this challenge way too serious. :lol: :lol: :lol: Probable a good year to buy a ranch and retire from Westerns :guns:



308. Intemperie [Out in the Open] (2019, Benito Zambrano) - 5/10
--- The hunt for a little thief. I got into it at the start and really liked it. But then it turned a little trashy, which I didn't feel was right for the mood. Still it was a intriguing journey a lot of the way.


309. 3 Tickets to Paradise (2021, Dominic López & Isaac Piche) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Just a incredibly lame idea.


310. Cheat the Hangman (2018, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Christopher Forbes, the master of crappy amateur westerns!


311. Arizona Whirlwind (1944, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10
--- The short-lived Trailblazers trigger trio extending the lead careers of Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson & Bob Steele. And I appreciate seeing three washed-up stars of 1930s poverty row westerns together like this. But by mid-1940s nothing had changed about them. They were stuck in time, doing the same awkward westerns that had put the breaks on their career in the first place. And there's humor in that, which was where I got most of my enjoyment of Arizona Whirlwind (1944). Not so much what it actually brought of quality, or lack there of.


312. Call of the Rockies (1938, Alan James) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Smiley Burnette gets top billing to carefully launch a Sunset Carson into short-lived stardom. For a tall lanky guy, he sure didn't have much of a screen presence. but someone apparently noticed him, for he did get fan mail, and that was the reason Republic decided to give him a go. At least Smiley made it somewhat fun. I'll leave it at that.


313. Cheyenne Wildcat (1944, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- I guess this was peaceable... erm... I mean passable. One of "Wild" Bill Elliott Red Ryder flicks. Not 100% where Elliott looked most at home, but he had a fairly successful run with the movie series, and here Little Beaver had some decent bit as well, so I had a okay time with Cheyenne Wildcat (1944).


314. Sheriff of Sundown (1944, Lesley Selander) - 3/10
--- This is just where my enjoyment of Allan Lane westerns lay. Rarely convinced by what he offers, and there was little director Lesley Selander could do to get more out of him.


315. Yakari, le film [Yakari, a Spectacular Journey] (2020, Xavier Giacometti & Toby Genkel) - 4/10
--- Yakari (2020) is the type of animated adventure I probable would have adored as a kid, but today feels hollow. But I'll take this Native American experience positive. Made for a nice chance to the other western wilderness pictures I've seen lately.


316. El Camino Christmas (2017, David E. Talbert) - 3/10
--- I don't know. There are bits and pieces about El Camino Christmas (2017) and its corrupt cop farce in the modern west that works. It's got some fun characters, absurdities and so on, but I won't claim the mix blended naturally together.


317. Potter's Ground (2021, Michael Butts) - 4/10
--- Of the many cheap westerns that's been made the past few years, Potter's Ground (2021) might be one of the more effective. Uses a close tight camera shoot to hide any budget limitations, and still finds a mood. The acting is a little all over the place, but at least they made their presence felt, compared to the many quiet film characters that's dominating the indie scenes these days. And one thing's for sure. I've been watching a lot of westerns lately, and none of them ended like that!

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1. Wild Country (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
2. Range Beyond the Blue (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
3. Black Hills (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
4. Shadow Valley (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
5. Raiders of the South (1947, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10
6. Law of the Lash (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
7. Border Feud (1947, Ray Taylor) - 4/10
8. Pioneer Justice (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
9. Ghost Town Renegades (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
10. Return of the Lash (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
11. The Fighting Vigilantes (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
12. Cheyenne Takes Over (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
13. Michigan Kid (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
14. The Vigilantes Return (1947, Ray Taylor) - 5/10
15. Last of the Redmen (1947, George Sherman) - 4/10
16. South of the Chisholm Trail (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
17. The Lone Hand Texan (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
18. West of Dodge City (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
19. Law of the Canyon (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
20. Prairie Raiders (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
21. The Stranger from Ponca City (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
22. Riders of the Lone Star (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 4/10
23. Last Days of Boot Hill (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
24. Jesse James Rides Again (1947, Fred C. Brannon & Thomas Carr) - 5/10
25. Son of Zorro (1947, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10
26. The Sea of Grass (1947, Elia Kazan) - 6/10
27. Ramrod (1947, André De Toth) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (2 lists)
28. Pursued (1947, Raoul Walsh) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (5 lists)
29. Heaven Only Knows (1947, Albert S. Rogell) - 6/10
30. Cheyenne (1947, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10
31. Wyoming (1947, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
32. California (1947, John Farrow) - 6/10
33. Gunfighters (1947, George Waggner) - 5/10
34. Trail Street (1947, Ray Enright) - 6/10
35. Angel and the Badman (1947, James Edward Grant) - 7/10
36. Mexican Moon (2021, Chris Zuhdi) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
37. Promise (2021, Joe Cornet) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
38. Tyger Tyger (2021, Kerry Mondragon) - 1/10
39. Cowgirls vs. Pterodactyls (2021, Joshua Kennedy) - 2/10
40. The Judge of Harbor County (2021, Al Carretta) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
41. Texas Red (2021, Travis Mills) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
42. She Was the Deputy's Wife (2021, Travis Mills) - 2/10
43. Bastard's Crossing (2021, Travis Mills) - 2/10
44. News of the World (2020, Paul Greengrass) - 6/10
45. Soldier's Heart (I) (2020, Michael Feifer) - 2/10
46. The Dalton Gang (2020, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10
47. Once Upon a Time in Tombstone (2020, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10
48. Warpath (2020, Josh Becker) - 2/10
49. Incident at Guilt Ridge (2020, Joe Cornet) - 1/10
50. No Man's Land (2020, Conor Allyn) - 3/10
51. The Pale Door (2020, Aaron B. Koontz) - 2/10
52. JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift (2020, Sean McNamara) - 2/10
53. The Rodeo Thief (2020, Brett Bentman) - 2/10
54. L'état sauvage [Savage State] (2019, David Perrault) - 3/10
55. Vaquero del mediodía [Midday Cowboy] (2019, Diego Enrique Osorno) - 5/10
56. First Cow (2019, Kelly Reichardt) - 4/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
57. Bacurau (2019, Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (3 lists)
58. Fire on the Hill (2018, Brett Fallentine) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
59. The Hatred (2018, John Adams) - 2/10
60. Wild Faith (2018, Jesse Low) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
61. The Decadent and Depraved (2018, Axel August & Jordon Prince-Wright) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
62. Unexpected Guest (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
63. Dangerous Venture (1947, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
64. The Marauders (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
65. Hoppy's Holiday (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
66. Bells of San Fernando (1947, Terry O. Morse) - 4/10
67. Bells of San Angelo (1947, William Witney) - 5/10
68. Apache Rose (1947, William Witney) - 4/10
69. Springtime in the Sierras (1947, William Witney) - 4/10
70. On the Old Spanish Trail (1947, William Witney) - 5/10
71. Pirates of Monterey (1947, Alfred L. Werker) - 6/10
72. Yankee Fakir (1947, W. Lee Wilder) - 4/10
73. Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
74. The Last Round-up (1947, John English) - 4/10
75. The Red Stallion (1947, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
76. Riding the California Trail (1947, William Nigh) - 4/10
77. Robin Hood of Monterey (1947, Christy Cabanne) - 4/10
78. King of the Bandits (1947, Christy Cabanne) - 5/10
79. Vacation Days (1947, Arthur Dreifuss) - 4/10
80. Bowery Buckaroos (1947, William Beaudine) - 4/10
81. Look-Out Sister (1947, Bud Pollard) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
82. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947, Charles Barton) - 6/10
83. Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
84. Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
85. Oregon Trail Scouts (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
86. Rustlers of Devil's Canyon (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
87. Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
88. Last Frontier Uprising (1947, Lesley Selander) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
89. Under Colorado Skies (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
90. Under the Tonto Rim (1947, Lew Landers) - 4/10
91. Wild Horse Mesa (1947, Wallace Grissell) - 4/10
92. Red River (1948, Howard Hawks & Arthur Rosson) - 9/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (15 lists)
93. Fort Apache (1948, John Ford) - 8/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (6 lists)
94. 3 Godfathers (1948, John Ford) 9/10
95. Albuquerque (1948, Ray Enright) - 6/10
96. Coroner Creek (1948, Ray Enright) - 7/10
97. Return of the Bad Men (1948, Ray Enright) - 6/10
98. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston) - 9/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (24 lists)
99. Yellow Sky (1948, William A. Wellman) - 8/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (2 lists)
100. Silver River (1948, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10
101. Tap Roots (1948, George Marshall) - 5/10
102. The Kissing Bandit (1948, Laslo Benedek) - 5/10
103. The Man from Colorado (1948, Henry Levin) - 6/10
104. Four Faces West (1948, Alfred E. Green) - 6/10
105. Relentless (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
106. Whispering Smith (1948, Leslie Fenton) - 6/10
107. A Southern Yankee (1948, Edward Sedgwick & S. Sylvan Simon) - 7/10
108. Old Los Angeles (1948, Joseph Kane) - 6/10
109. The Gallant Legion (1948, Joseph Kane) - 6/10
110. Blood on the Moon (1948, Robert Wise) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
111. Fury at Furnace Creek (1948, H. Bruce Humberstone) - 6/10
112. The Plunderers (1948, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
113. Panhandle (1948, Lesley Selander) - 6/10
114. Belle Starr's Daughter (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
115. River Lady (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
116. Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948, Lew Landers) - 3/10
117. The Paleface (1948, Norman Z. McLeod) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (4 lists)
118. Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948, Fred C. Brannon & Yakima Canutt) - 4/10
119. Angel in Exile (1948, Allan Dwan & Philip Ford) - 4/10
120. Black Eagle (1948, Robert Gordon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
121. Last of the Wild Horses (1948, Robert L. Lippert) - 3/10
122. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948, Louis King) - 5/10
123. The Dude Goes West (1948, Kurt Neumann) - 6/10
124. Two Guys from Texas (1948, David Butler) - 5/10
125. Station West (1948, Sidney Lanfield) - 6/10
126. Rachel and the Stranger (1948, Norman Foster) - 5/10
127. Black Bart (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
128. The Strawberry Roan (1948, John English) - 6/10
129. Loaded Pistols (1948, John English) - 4/10
130. The Man from Texas (1948, Leigh Jason) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
131. Northwest Stampede (1948, Albert S. Rogell) - 4/10
132. Adventures in Silverado (1948, Phil Karlson) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
133. Thunderhoof (1948, Phil Karlson) - 4/10
134. The Gay Ranchero (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
135. Under California Stars (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
136. Eyes of Texas (1948, William Witney) - 5/10
137. Nighttime in Nevada (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
138. Grand Canyon Trail (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
139. The Far Frontier (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
140. Western Heritage (1948, Wallace Grissell) - 5/10
141. The Arizona Ranger (1948, John Rawlins) - 5/10
142. Guns of Hate (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
143. Indian Agent (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
144. Gun Smugglers (1948, Frank McDonald) - 5/10
145. Deadline (1948, Oliver Drake) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
146. Sunset Carson Rides Again (1948, Oliver Drake) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
147. Thunder in the Pines (1948, Robert Gordon) - 4/10
148. Tornado Range (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
149. The Westward Trail (1948, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
150. The Hawk of Powder River (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
151. The Tioga Kid (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
152. Silent Conflict (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
153. The Dead Don't Dream (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
154. Sinister Journey (1948, George Archainbaud) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
155. Borrowed Trouble (1948, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
156. False Paradise (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
157. Strange Gamble (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
158. Oklahoma Badlands (1948, Yakima Canutt) - 5/10
159. Marshal of Amarillo (1948, Philip Ford) - 3/10
160. Desperadoes of Dodge City (1948, Philip Ford) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
161. The Denver Kid (1948, Philip Ford) - 4/10
162. Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948, Fred C. Brannon & Yakima Canutt) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
163. Stage to Mesa City (1948, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
164. Dead Man's Gold (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
165. Mark of the Lash (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
166. Frontier Revenge (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
167. Six-Gun Law (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
168. Phantom Valley (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
169. West of Sonora (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
170. Blazing Across the Pecos (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10
171. Trail to Laredo (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
172. Oklahoma Blues (1948, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
173. Cowboy Cavalier (1948, Derwin Abrahams) - 4/10
174. Check Your Guns (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
175. Son of God's Country (1948, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
176. Prince of the Plains (1949, Philip Ford) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
177. Gun Law Justice (1949, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
178. Across the Rio Grande (1949, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
179. Brand of Fear (1949, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
180. Riders of the Pony Express (1949, Michael Salle) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
181. Call of the Forest (1949, John F. Link Sr.) - 4/10
182. The James Brothers of Missouri (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
183. Apache Chief (1949, Frank McDonald) - 2/10
184. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949, John Ford) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (8 lists)
185. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949, George Waggner) - 5/10
186. I Shot Jesse James (1949, Samuel Fuller) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
187. Lust for Gold (1949, S. Sylvan Simon & George Marshall) - 7/10
188. Massacre River (1949, John Rawlins) - 5/10
189. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949, Preston Sturges) - 6/10
190. Colorado Territory (1949, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (3 lists)
191. Canadian Pacific (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 4/10
192. Ghost of Zorro (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
193. El Paso (1949, Lewis R. Foster) - 4/10
194. Trouble at Melody Mesa (1949, W. Merle Connell) - 1/10
195. The Big Sombrero (1949, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
196. Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949, John English) - 3/10
197. Rim of the Canyon (1949, John English) - 4/10
198. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949, John English) - 4/10
199. Riders in the Sky (1949, John English) - 5/10
200. The Last Bandit (1949, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
201. Hellfire (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 6/10
202. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 5/10
203. The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949, Gordon Douglas) - 6/10
204. The Walking Hills (1949, John Sturges) - 6/10
205. Challenge of the Range (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
206. Desert Vigilante (1949, Fred F. Sears) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
207. Laramie (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10
208. The Blazing Trail (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
209. South of Death Valley (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
210. Bandits of El Dorado (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
211. Tulsa (1949, Stuart Heisler) - 5/10
212. Brimstone (1949, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
213. Roughshod (1949, Mark Robson) - 5/10
214. Streets of Laredo (1949, Leslie Fenton) - 6/10
215. The Red Pony (1949, Lewis Milestone) - 6/10
216. Big Jack (1949, Richard Thorpe) - 5/10
217. South of St. Louis (1949, Ray Enright) - 5/10
218. The Fighting Redhead (1949, Lewis D. Collins) - 5/10
219. Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949, Lewis D. Collins) - 4/10
220. Susanna Pass (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
221. Down Dakota Way (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
222. The Golden Stallion (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
223. Red Canyon (1949, George Sherman) - 6/10
224. Black Midnight (1949, Budd Boetticher) - 5/10
225. Trail of the Yukon (1949, William Beaudine) - 4/10
226. The Wolf Hunters (1949, Budd Boetticher) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
227. The Younger Brothers (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 4/10
228. Sheriff of Wichita (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
229. Death Valley Gunfighter (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
230. The Wyoming Bandit (1949, Philip Ford) - 3/10
231. Bandit King of Texas (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 3/10
232. Powder River Rustlers (1949, Philip Ford) - 4/10
233. Square Dance Jubilee (1949, Paul Landres) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
234. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949, George Sherman) - 5/10
235. The Gal Who Took the West (1949, Frederick De Cordova) - 5/10
236. Daughter of the West (1949, Harold Daniels) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
237. Badmen of Tombstone (1949, Kurt Neumann) - 4/10
238. The Big Cat (1949, Phil Karlson) - 4/10
239. Stampede (1949, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
240. Sand (1949, Louis King) - 4/10
241. Deputy Marshal (1949, William Berke) - 4/10
242. Law of the Barbary Coast (1949, Lew Landers) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
243. Outlaw Country (1949, Ray Taylor) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
244. Son of Billy the Kid (1949, Ray Taylor) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
245. Son of a Badman (1949, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
246. Grand Canyon (1949, Paul Landres) - 4/10
247. Rimfire (1949, B. Reeves Eason) - 4/10
248. Tough Assignment (1949, William Beaudine) - 4/10
249. Brothers in the Saddle (1949, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
250. Rustlers (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
251. Stagecoach Kid (1949, Lew Landers) - 5/10
252. Masked Raiders (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
253. The Mysterious Desperado (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
254. The Gay Amigo (1949, Wallace Fox) - 4/10
255. Satan's Cradle (1949, Ford Beebe) - 3/10
256. Ace of Clubs (1925, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
257. Wolf Song (1929, Victor Fleming) - 6/10
258. Ghost Valley (1932, Fred Allen) - 4/10
259. The Scarlet Brand (1932, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10
260. Circle Canyon (1933, Victor Adamson) - 1/10
261. Treason (1933, George B. Seitz) - 4/10
262. The Ivory-Handled Gun (1935, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
263. Square Shooter (1935, David Selman) - 4/10
264. Riding Wild (1935, David Selman) - 3/10
265. Wolf Riders (1935, Harry S. Webb) - 2/10
266. Ridin' the Lone Trail (1937, Sam Newfield) - 2/10
267. Riders of the Black Hills (1938, George Sherman) - 3/10
268. Outlaw Express (1938, George Waggner) - 3/10
269. Trouble in Sundown (1939, David Howard) - 4/10
270. Timber Stampede (1939, David Howard) - 4/10
271. Home on the Prairie (1939, Jack Townley) - 4/10
272. Mexicali Rose (1939, George Sherman) - 5/10
273. Blue Montana Skies (1939, B. Reeves Eason) - 4/10
274. Mountain Rhythm (1939, B. Reeves Eason) - 5/10
275. Colorado Sunset (1939, George Sherman) - 5/10
276. Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939, George Sherman) - 4/10
277. The Kansas Terrors (1939, George Sherman) - 4/10
278. Pioneers of the West (1940, Lester Orlebeck) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
279. Oklahoma Renegades (1940, Nate Watt) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
280. Pioneers of the Frontier (1940, Sam Nelson) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
281. Prairie Law (1940, David Howard) - 4/10
282. Ragtime Cowboy Joe (1940, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
283. Texas Renegades (1940, Sam Newfield) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
284. The Durango Kid (1940, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10
285. Rancho Grande (1940, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
286. Hurricane Smith (1941, Bernard Vorhaus) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
287. North from the Lone Star (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
288. King of Dodge City (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
289. Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941, Lester Orlebeck) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
290. West of Cimarron (1941, Lester Orlebeck) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
291. Rawhide Rangers (1941, Ray Taylor) - 4/10
292. Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona (1941, S. Roy Luby) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
293. Tonto Basin Outlaws (1941, S. Roy Luby) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
294. The Phantom Plainsmen (1942, John English) - 2/10
295. Shadows on the Sage (1942, Lester Orlebeck) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
296. The Valley of Vanishing Men (1942, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
297. Cowboy Serenade (1942, William Morgan) - 5/10
298. Home in Wyomin' (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10
299. Stardust on the Sage (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
300. Bells of Capistrano (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10
301. Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943, Lewis D. Collins) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
302. Arizona Trail (1943, Vernon Keays) - 4/10
303. The Vigilantes Ride (1943, William Berke) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
304. Santa Fe Scouts (1943, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
305. California Joe (1943, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
306. The Furnace (2020, Roderick MacKay) - 3/10
307. High Ground (2020, Stephen Johnson) - 6/10
308. Intemperie [Out in the Open] (2019, Benito Zambrano) - 5/10
309. 3 Tickets to Paradise (2021, Dominic López & Isaac Piche) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
310. Cheat the Hangman (2018, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
311. Arizona Whirlwind (1944, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10
312. Call of the Rockies (1938, Alan James) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
313. Cheyenne Wildcat (1944, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
314. Sheriff of Sundown (1944, Lesley Selander) - 3/10
315. Yakari, le film [Yakari, a Spectacular Journey] (2020, Xavier Giacometti & Toby Genkel) - 4/10
316. El Camino Christmas (2017, David E. Talbert) - 3/10
317. Potter's Ground (2021, Michael Butts) - 4/10
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PUNQ wrote: May 29th, 2021, 9:58 pm Probable a good year to buy a ranch and retire from Westerns :guns:
That might be the very opposite of retiring from Westerns.
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How the West Was Shot
1. News of the World (2020)
2. Comanche Station (1960)
3. Cowboys Don't Cry (1988)
4. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
5. The Man from Colorado (1948)
6. The Man from Laramie (1955)
7. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
8. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
9. Lonesome Dove - Part 1 (1989)
10. Lonesome Dove: Part 2 (1989)
11. Lonesome Dove: Part 3 (1989)
12. Lonesome Dove: Part 4 (1989)
13. A Knife for the Ladies (1974)
14. The Left Handed Gun (1958)
15. Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
16. Return of the Seven (1966)
17. Tennessee's Partner (1955)
18. A Lawless Street (1955)
19. The Far Country (1954)
20. Monte Walsh (1970)
21. Hell's Heroes (1929)
22. Westbound (1959)
23. Just Pals (1920)
24. Legacy (1993)
25. Nevada (1944)
26. Sky High (1922)
27. Big Jake (1971)
28. Wolfblood (1925)
29. Apache Trail (1942)
30. A Holy Terror (1931)
31. Border Patrol (1943)
32. The Quiet Gun (1957)
33. Two-Fisted Law (1932)
34. Trouble in Texas (1937)
35. Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935)

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The first of the William Boyd films about the adventures of Clarence E. Mulford's iconic cowboy character, this does not have the most enticing story but Boyd does okay in the title role, plus the film introduces an origin for his limp and nickname and works it well into the narrative. The film also boasts some great mountainside locations during its big shootout climax, though the scene is undercut by there being little action (mostly just repeated gunfire sounds).
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Yeah, I might have been a bit wet behind the ears in terms of etiquette but I was living up to the role of a nefarious villain that year. Making lists of what I saw for some challenges really wasn't a very good or fair way of going about logging what I saw.

I'm kind of glad I've got in line and am moving with the pack (or should that be the posse...) in terms of posting.

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33. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
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Saddle Up, Pilgrim

1. Sukiyaki Western Django (Takashi Miike 2007)
2. Man of the Forest (Henry Hathaway, 1933)
3. High, Wide and Handsome (Rouben Mamoulian, 1937)
4. El jinete sin cabeza / The Headless Rider (Chano Urueta, 1957)
5. Requiescant (Carlo Lizzani, 1967)
6. I crudeli / Hellbenders (Sergio Corbucci, 1967)

English dub. Either I glanced away during the opening credits, or there weren't any (unlikely), so I spent a good chunk of time during this film obsessing over whether or not the lead actress was in fact Jeanne Moreau (who did do a western or two - I mean, she did everything), but in fact it's her near-look-alike, Brazilian actress Norma Bengell. She places the woman more or less kidnapped from a bar to take the place of another (murdered) woman as part of a scheme of some Confederates led by bloodthirsty Joseph Cotten to transport stolen gold to the South to re-invigorate the now-lost war. But put a woman in a group of just a few men in a western and, well...you know. While this is fairly predictable in many respects, with the one "good" son of Cotten plotting with Bengell against the bad sons, and lots of travails and tribulations as their crew gets whittled down by various entanglements with Union soldiers, the ironic ending was really pretty wonderful, and it's got plenty of the usual Corbucci no-nonsense violence.

7. Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria / Forgotten Pistolero (Ferdinando Baldi, 1969)

English dub; would have been nice to be able to see an Italian dub with English subs for this one, as it's one of the rare examples with an all-Italian cast (and yes, I'm aware that the Italian actors often didn't do their own dubbing, but still). Another revenge western, young man seeking the murderer of his father, with his mother now married to the murderer, supported by his childhood friend, etc, etc. Every little plot trope here seems familiar, and yet it's all put together quite nicely and just has the classic spaghetti feel to it throughout. It probably helps that it's short - at 80 minutes this might be the shortest Italian western I've seen - and that it has a reasonably seasoned cast and crew to put together something that feels like a well-oiled if very typical machine.

8. The Kid From Texas (Kurt Neumann, 1950)
9. Sierra (Alfred E. Green, 1950)

Audie Murphy's western career is kind of similar to Randolph Scott's in my mind - that is, both are primarily associated with the genre, and both appeared mostly in films that tread the A/B line - not quite "big" films, but typically not second-string features either; not John Wayne, but not Don Barry either. And both were veterans, though comparing Scott's apparently fairly undistinguished WWI record with Murphy's WWII exploits is...well, the comparison ends just about there. Murphy made his film debut in 1948, but his first three westerns appeared in 1950 (I saw Kansas Raiders already) and here are two of them.

Alas he didn't exactly start out at the top (neither did most of the big western stars including Scott or Wayne for that matter), and these are two of the weakest films I've seen from him, though neither is terrible. The Kid from Texas is Billy the Kid, and the 25-year-old, 5'5" baby-faced Murphy is certainly a good fit physically for the outlaw who died at 21. This is a totally whitewashed version of the story with Billy as a relative innocent, pushed entirely by circumstances into his life of crime, and seemingly more the hero than a villain, at least until the last quarter of the film or so. There are some good supporting actors here, like Will Geer as the Kid's buddy O'Fallon, and Albert Dekker as the film's real bad guy, but Murphy is out of his depth and plays it all as a blank slate, and the mythologizing is just too stupid and overt.

Sierra is a little better, but not much. Here Murphy is a young man hiding out with his outlaw father (Dean Jagger) up in the mountains, where they capture wild horses and occasionally sell them through their friend Burl Ives - who is here just to make this into a singing cowboy film. Their safe life is ruptured when Murphy encounters a young lawyer (Wanda Hendrix, Murphy's real-life first wife) and has to take her home overnight. She eventually gets involved in trying to prove his father's innocence for the crime that was committed long ago, and she's up against forces trying to railroad him (and Murphy) into a noose, forces which incidentally... well, it's all quite obvious in the end. This could have been a pretty solid picture if not for Ives' unnecessary presence - nothing against him, and certainly not against musicals even in a western context, it just seems to obviously pointless here - and a really stupid ending that wraps everything up and saves the day in literally the last minute.

10. Quella sporca storia nel west / Johnny Hamlet (Enzo G. Castellari, 1968)

English dub (mostly). Yet another grown up child seeking revenge for death of father western - this one, as you might guess from the English title, based loosely on "Hamlet". It even starts with a bit of the play being enacted, on a beach. And there's lots of cemetery scenes - a cemetery in a cave, which is cool but very strange. This is really running together with Forgotten Pistolero and about a half-dozen other films with the same theme right now, which is too bad but if the filmmakers are just going to keep making Oedipal revenge-for-daddy films, they'd best make them a bit more original in other ways, and this didn't quite cut it. Still, decent action and the somewhat over-saturated cinematography with lots of luscious greens was a nice change from a lot of the dusty deserts typical of the genre.

11. Far and Away (Ron Howard, 1992)

Forgive me whoever nominated this for DTC; I voted on it sure I'd seen it, and then when looking for films to watch this month I determined on closer inspection that I probably hadn't. People who have read my comments enough will know that Ron Howard is one of my demons, but I don't hate ALL of his films and I'm always a bit curious to see if he does just as badly in a given genre as he does in others - he's like a modern William Wyler in that regard, only bad. This is his attempt at an epic immigration story, with the "western" element only evident in the last third or so. And it's....well, it's better than average for him in my book, though my book is full of Fs and Ds, and this might barely scrape a C.

Tom Cruise is a poor Irish farmer's son who lashes out at the local landowner (Robert Prosky) after dad's death at the hands of his men. But he immediately also falls in with the landowner's daughter (Nicole Kidman) who convinces him through some duress to leave with her for America, the forces of the evil British and Protestantism being arrayed behind him (much of this you have to infer - the film very carefully tries not to get specific about anything political or religious, because that would interfere with it's blandness and inoffensiveness). He serves more or less as her servant on the boat, and then in Boston where he makes money as a grimy prizefighter in the low-rent ethnic enclave they live in. Then more stuff happens and they both end up out west goin' for the big ol' land rush, and of course they end up falling in love and of course there's the rich bad guy that's going to marry her, etc ad infinitum. One thing this film DOES get into a bit that's more serious is the anti-Irish hostility, and the general "why have they taken our land" feeling that the Irish had in their own country towards their overlords - justifiably - and so it's not just disappointing but borderline enraging that the only hint we have that these new settlers are doing the exact same thing that was done to them - taking others' lands - is literally a split-second shot of a three dour-looking Native Americans just before the land rush begins.

Fuck you Ron Howard. Fuck you.

12. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (Norman Foster, 1955)
13. Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (Norman Foster, 1956)

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These are probably re-watches; I must have either seen these films as they are, or the episodes of the 5-part, 5-hour mini-series from which they were edited, on TV back in the 70s. The Wonderful World of Disney was a regular part of our - Sunday? - schedule at the OldAle household, and I'm sure I saw a very large chunk of the Disney live-action catalog as it existed up through 1975 or so in those days. Still probably quite a few left unchecked - and pretty much unremembered.

The first of these covers Crockett's whole career and life, with trapper/guide/U.S. Representative Davy (Fess Parker) and his loyal best buddy George Russel (Buddy Ebsen) fighting off Indians so the settlers can live in peace - then fighting FOR Indians against his own President Andrew Jackson in the U.S. House, then fighting a losing battle for Texas at the Alamo, where he died in 1836. It's a bit too rah-rah patriotic for sure, but I like the look of these early Disney productions, and Parker and Ebsen are a good team of backwoodsmen, even if Parker often comes off as a bit too 20th century. The Alamo in this film looks to be assailable by a couple of 6-year-olds with a slingshot.

RIver Pirates is focused just on one chapter of Davy and George's lives, a trip down the Mississippi to sell some pelts in New Orleans, and their encounter with Mike Fink, the King of the Mississippi or King of the keelboaters, something like that, a figure just as legendary in his own way as Crockett. I liked this a bit more on the whole as it feels more like a tall tale and isn't burdened with the more obvious historical inaccuracies of the first film.

14. The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray, 1952)

Modern-day western sees washed-up rodeo star Robert Mitchum teaching up and comer Arthur Kennedy the tools of the trade after encountering him and his wife (Susan Hayward) at the old childhood home he's come back to. Kennedy is working steady at a ranch, and Hayward wants that steady reliability, and wants to buy a house, but he's got the rodeo fever and before long has convinced Mitchum to help him out - with Mitchum getting a big cut, naturally. It's a dangerous sport, and Mitchum's body has about had it, but competition - and perhaps a desire for what Kennedy has, and he's never had - pushes him back to where he shouldn't go.

This has a lot of fine qualities - the principal cast is good, though I'm not as fond of Mitchum in this role as a lot of people seem to be; the secondary cast includes the wonderful Arthur Hunnicutt who strikes me as a less irascible Walter Brennan and gets one of his best parts here; the b/w cinematography by Lee Garmes captures the dust and desperation in the air beautifully; etc. But overall I was left with a sort of empty feeling, a lack of connection that should have been there. Maybe it's an inability to connect with the machismo and the courting of danger; maybe it's that Hayward's character felt like it should be the moral center of the film, but is a bit underwritten. I dunno; Ray is one of those directors whose greatness eludes me to some extent and this one hasn't helped me find it.
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34. The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)
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7. Oregon Trail Scouts (1947) * 53 min.

I guess this was a western for kids. I was a little upset by its assertions of the government's benevolence towards American Indians.
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1. 7 Men from Now (1956) 78 min.
2. The Invaders (1912) 41 min.
3. Seminole (1953) * 87 min.
4. The Redhead from Wyoming (1953) * 80 min.
5. War Arrow (1953) * 78 min.
6. Riders of the Law (1922) 61 min.
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35. Django (1966)
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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: May 30th, 2021, 10:27 am Yeah, I might have been a bit wet behind the ears in terms of etiquette but I was living up to the role of a nefarious villain that year. Making lists of what I saw for some challenges really wasn't a very good or fair way of going about logging what I saw.

I'm kind of glad I've got in line and am moving with the pack (or should that be the posse...) in terms of posting.

Astonishing, unrelenting hard-riding to push clear from the outset, PUNQ!
It's all good. The '18 incident made for a good storyline with the plot twists needed to make this challenge more fun for me the past three years, ending with the climax of this record breaking run for the all important hat-trick :poshclap:


318. The Hollow Point (2016, Gonzalo López-Gallego) - 4/10
--- Overall The Hollow Point (2016) had my interest, but I felt the gory focus toward the latter half of the film didn't do it any favors. Patrick Wilson was fine in this cartel story in the modern west, but I was here for Ian McShane, who didn't disappoint.


319. The Flood (2020, Victoria Wharfe McIntyre) - 3/10
--- A racially charged Australian western focusing on too hard on shock value and human disgust, with a stumbling narrative which didn't do it any favors.


320. Scorched Earth (2018, Peter Howitt) - 2/10
--- One of those post-apocalyptic flicks that doesn't stick-out among the bunch, even with its mild western theme.


321. The Hero (2017, Brett Haley) - 5/10
--- A Hollywood story about a aging western star coming to terms with dying. Wonderful job by Sam Elliott in what feels like minimal movie with the heart in the right place.


322. Swing in the Saddle (1944, Lew Landers) - 4/10
--- A western entertainer. No cowboy hero here, but a light musical where Colombia Pictures utilize some of their B-players for some fun at the ranch. Not exactly a meaningful experience, but you do get a decent dose of Slim Summerville, Mary Treen, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams and others, including Jane Frazee getting top billing, for some light fun and play.


323. Frontier Fugitives (1945, Harry L. Fraser) - 2/10
--- Such a tame and generic poverty row western, which is a shame for they had Tex Ritter right there to make things more interesting had they wanted to do anything special with Frontier Fugitives (1945).


324. Navajo Kid (1945, Harry L. Fraser) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Started with some fine display of wrestling before it turned into the standard B-western most associated with Bob Steele.


325. Jeep-Herders (1945, Harvey Parry & Richard Talmadge) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Military western! As you can guess by the title it's a plot based around post-WWII herding using Jeeps. A real oddity made by longtime Hollywood outsider Richard Talmadge and fellow stuntman Harvey Parry. It was even shot on 16mm Cinecolor film to focus on that growing market! Nobody's going to claim this is a good movie, but what a curio!


326. Beyond the Pecos (1945, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Rod Cameron is a good screen cowboy, but it's difficult to shine in B-productions like this. Pure routine work from all involved.


327. Colorado Pioneers (1945, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- The big race made a otherwise average Red Ryder entry worth the time spent. Heavy focus on the children and Bill Elliott make sure he looks the hero to them.


328. Lonesome Trail (1945, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
--- When a Minstrel Show saves a movie, you know it's in trouble....

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1. Wild Country (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
2. Range Beyond the Blue (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
3. Black Hills (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
4. Shadow Valley (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
5. Raiders of the South (1947, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10
6. Law of the Lash (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
7. Border Feud (1947, Ray Taylor) - 4/10
8. Pioneer Justice (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
9. Ghost Town Renegades (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
10. Return of the Lash (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
11. The Fighting Vigilantes (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
12. Cheyenne Takes Over (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
13. Michigan Kid (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
14. The Vigilantes Return (1947, Ray Taylor) - 5/10
15. Last of the Redmen (1947, George Sherman) - 4/10
16. South of the Chisholm Trail (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
17. The Lone Hand Texan (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
18. West of Dodge City (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
19. Law of the Canyon (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
20. Prairie Raiders (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
21. The Stranger from Ponca City (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
22. Riders of the Lone Star (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 4/10
23. Last Days of Boot Hill (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
24. Jesse James Rides Again (1947, Fred C. Brannon & Thomas Carr) - 5/10
25. Son of Zorro (1947, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10
26. The Sea of Grass (1947, Elia Kazan) - 6/10
27. Ramrod (1947, André De Toth) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (2 lists)
28. Pursued (1947, Raoul Walsh) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (5 lists)
29. Heaven Only Knows (1947, Albert S. Rogell) - 6/10
30. Cheyenne (1947, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10
31. Wyoming (1947, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
32. California (1947, John Farrow) - 6/10
33. Gunfighters (1947, George Waggner) - 5/10
34. Trail Street (1947, Ray Enright) - 6/10
35. Angel and the Badman (1947, James Edward Grant) - 7/10
36. Mexican Moon (2021, Chris Zuhdi) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
37. Promise (2021, Joe Cornet) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
38. Tyger Tyger (2021, Kerry Mondragon) - 1/10
39. Cowgirls vs. Pterodactyls (2021, Joshua Kennedy) - 2/10
40. The Judge of Harbor County (2021, Al Carretta) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
41. Texas Red (2021, Travis Mills) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
42. She Was the Deputy's Wife (2021, Travis Mills) - 2/10
43. Bastard's Crossing (2021, Travis Mills) - 2/10
44. News of the World (2020, Paul Greengrass) - 6/10
45. Soldier's Heart (I) (2020, Michael Feifer) - 2/10
46. The Dalton Gang (2020, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10
47. Once Upon a Time in Tombstone (2020, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10
48. Warpath (2020, Josh Becker) - 2/10
49. Incident at Guilt Ridge (2020, Joe Cornet) - 1/10
50. No Man's Land (2020, Conor Allyn) - 3/10
51. The Pale Door (2020, Aaron B. Koontz) - 2/10
52. JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift (2020, Sean McNamara) - 2/10
53. The Rodeo Thief (2020, Brett Bentman) - 2/10
54. L'état sauvage [Savage State] (2019, David Perrault) - 3/10
55. Vaquero del mediodía [Midday Cowboy] (2019, Diego Enrique Osorno) - 5/10
56. First Cow (2019, Kelly Reichardt) - 4/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
57. Bacurau (2019, Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (3 lists)
58. Fire on the Hill (2018, Brett Fallentine) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
59. The Hatred (2018, John Adams) - 2/10
60. Wild Faith (2018, Jesse Low) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
61. The Decadent and Depraved (2018, Axel August & Jordon Prince-Wright) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
62. Unexpected Guest (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
63. Dangerous Venture (1947, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
64. The Marauders (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
65. Hoppy's Holiday (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
66. Bells of San Fernando (1947, Terry O. Morse) - 4/10
67. Bells of San Angelo (1947, William Witney) - 5/10
68. Apache Rose (1947, William Witney) - 4/10
69. Springtime in the Sierras (1947, William Witney) - 4/10
70. On the Old Spanish Trail (1947, William Witney) - 5/10
71. Pirates of Monterey (1947, Alfred L. Werker) - 6/10
72. Yankee Fakir (1947, W. Lee Wilder) - 4/10
73. Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
74. The Last Round-up (1947, John English) - 4/10
75. The Red Stallion (1947, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
76. Riding the California Trail (1947, William Nigh) - 4/10
77. Robin Hood of Monterey (1947, Christy Cabanne) - 4/10
78. King of the Bandits (1947, Christy Cabanne) - 5/10
79. Vacation Days (1947, Arthur Dreifuss) - 4/10
80. Bowery Buckaroos (1947, William Beaudine) - 4/10
81. Look-Out Sister (1947, Bud Pollard) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
82. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947, Charles Barton) - 6/10
83. Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
84. Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
85. Oregon Trail Scouts (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
86. Rustlers of Devil's Canyon (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
87. Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
88. Last Frontier Uprising (1947, Lesley Selander) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
89. Under Colorado Skies (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
90. Under the Tonto Rim (1947, Lew Landers) - 4/10
91. Wild Horse Mesa (1947, Wallace Grissell) - 4/10
92. Red River (1948, Howard Hawks & Arthur Rosson) - 9/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (15 lists)
93. Fort Apache (1948, John Ford) - 8/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (6 lists)
94. 3 Godfathers (1948, John Ford) 9/10
95. Albuquerque (1948, Ray Enright) - 6/10
96. Coroner Creek (1948, Ray Enright) - 7/10
97. Return of the Bad Men (1948, Ray Enright) - 6/10
98. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston) - 9/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (24 lists)
99. Yellow Sky (1948, William A. Wellman) - 8/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (2 lists)
100. Silver River (1948, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10
101. Tap Roots (1948, George Marshall) - 5/10
102. The Kissing Bandit (1948, Laslo Benedek) - 5/10
103. The Man from Colorado (1948, Henry Levin) - 6/10
104. Four Faces West (1948, Alfred E. Green) - 6/10
105. Relentless (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
106. Whispering Smith (1948, Leslie Fenton) - 6/10
107. A Southern Yankee (1948, Edward Sedgwick & S. Sylvan Simon) - 7/10
108. Old Los Angeles (1948, Joseph Kane) - 6/10
109. The Gallant Legion (1948, Joseph Kane) - 6/10
110. Blood on the Moon (1948, Robert Wise) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
111. Fury at Furnace Creek (1948, H. Bruce Humberstone) - 6/10
112. The Plunderers (1948, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
113. Panhandle (1948, Lesley Selander) - 6/10
114. Belle Starr's Daughter (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
115. River Lady (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
116. Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948, Lew Landers) - 3/10
117. The Paleface (1948, Norman Z. McLeod) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (4 lists)
118. Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948, Fred C. Brannon & Yakima Canutt) - 4/10
119. Angel in Exile (1948, Allan Dwan & Philip Ford) - 4/10
120. Black Eagle (1948, Robert Gordon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
121. Last of the Wild Horses (1948, Robert L. Lippert) - 3/10
122. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948, Louis King) - 5/10
123. The Dude Goes West (1948, Kurt Neumann) - 6/10
124. Two Guys from Texas (1948, David Butler) - 5/10
125. Station West (1948, Sidney Lanfield) - 6/10
126. Rachel and the Stranger (1948, Norman Foster) - 5/10
127. Black Bart (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
128. The Strawberry Roan (1948, John English) - 6/10
129. Loaded Pistols (1948, John English) - 4/10
130. The Man from Texas (1948, Leigh Jason) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
131. Northwest Stampede (1948, Albert S. Rogell) - 4/10
132. Adventures in Silverado (1948, Phil Karlson) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
133. Thunderhoof (1948, Phil Karlson) - 4/10
134. The Gay Ranchero (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
135. Under California Stars (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
136. Eyes of Texas (1948, William Witney) - 5/10
137. Nighttime in Nevada (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
138. Grand Canyon Trail (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
139. The Far Frontier (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
140. Western Heritage (1948, Wallace Grissell) - 5/10
141. The Arizona Ranger (1948, John Rawlins) - 5/10
142. Guns of Hate (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
143. Indian Agent (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
144. Gun Smugglers (1948, Frank McDonald) - 5/10
145. Deadline (1948, Oliver Drake) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
146. Sunset Carson Rides Again (1948, Oliver Drake) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
147. Thunder in the Pines (1948, Robert Gordon) - 4/10
148. Tornado Range (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
149. The Westward Trail (1948, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
150. The Hawk of Powder River (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
151. The Tioga Kid (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
152. Silent Conflict (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
153. The Dead Don't Dream (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
154. Sinister Journey (1948, George Archainbaud) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
155. Borrowed Trouble (1948, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
156. False Paradise (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
157. Strange Gamble (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
158. Oklahoma Badlands (1948, Yakima Canutt) - 5/10
159. Marshal of Amarillo (1948, Philip Ford) - 3/10
160. Desperadoes of Dodge City (1948, Philip Ford) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
161. The Denver Kid (1948, Philip Ford) - 4/10
162. Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948, Fred C. Brannon & Yakima Canutt) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
163. Stage to Mesa City (1948, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
164. Dead Man's Gold (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
165. Mark of the Lash (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
166. Frontier Revenge (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
167. Six-Gun Law (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
168. Phantom Valley (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
169. West of Sonora (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
170. Blazing Across the Pecos (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10
171. Trail to Laredo (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
172. Oklahoma Blues (1948, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
173. Cowboy Cavalier (1948, Derwin Abrahams) - 4/10
174. Check Your Guns (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
175. Son of God's Country (1948, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
176. Prince of the Plains (1949, Philip Ford) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
177. Gun Law Justice (1949, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
178. Across the Rio Grande (1949, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
179. Brand of Fear (1949, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
180. Riders of the Pony Express (1949, Michael Salle) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
181. Call of the Forest (1949, John F. Link Sr.) - 4/10
182. The James Brothers of Missouri (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
183. Apache Chief (1949, Frank McDonald) - 2/10
184. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949, John Ford) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (8 lists)
185. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949, George Waggner) - 5/10
186. I Shot Jesse James (1949, Samuel Fuller) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
187. Lust for Gold (1949, S. Sylvan Simon & George Marshall) - 7/10
188. Massacre River (1949, John Rawlins) - 5/10
189. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949, Preston Sturges) - 6/10
190. Colorado Territory (1949, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (3 lists)
191. Canadian Pacific (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 4/10
192. Ghost of Zorro (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
193. El Paso (1949, Lewis R. Foster) - 4/10
194. Trouble at Melody Mesa (1949, W. Merle Connell) - 1/10
195. The Big Sombrero (1949, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
196. Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949, John English) - 3/10
197. Rim of the Canyon (1949, John English) - 4/10
198. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949, John English) - 4/10
199. Riders in the Sky (1949, John English) - 5/10
200. The Last Bandit (1949, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
201. Hellfire (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 6/10
202. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 5/10
203. The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949, Gordon Douglas) - 6/10
204. The Walking Hills (1949, John Sturges) - 6/10
205. Challenge of the Range (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
206. Desert Vigilante (1949, Fred F. Sears) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
207. Laramie (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10
208. The Blazing Trail (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
209. South of Death Valley (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
210. Bandits of El Dorado (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
211. Tulsa (1949, Stuart Heisler) - 5/10
212. Brimstone (1949, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
213. Roughshod (1949, Mark Robson) - 5/10
214. Streets of Laredo (1949, Leslie Fenton) - 6/10
215. The Red Pony (1949, Lewis Milestone) - 6/10
216. Big Jack (1949, Richard Thorpe) - 5/10
217. South of St. Louis (1949, Ray Enright) - 5/10
218. The Fighting Redhead (1949, Lewis D. Collins) - 5/10
219. Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949, Lewis D. Collins) - 4/10
220. Susanna Pass (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
221. Down Dakota Way (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
222. The Golden Stallion (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
223. Red Canyon (1949, George Sherman) - 6/10
224. Black Midnight (1949, Budd Boetticher) - 5/10
225. Trail of the Yukon (1949, William Beaudine) - 4/10
226. The Wolf Hunters (1949, Budd Boetticher) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
227. The Younger Brothers (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 4/10
228. Sheriff of Wichita (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
229. Death Valley Gunfighter (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
230. The Wyoming Bandit (1949, Philip Ford) - 3/10
231. Bandit King of Texas (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 3/10
232. Powder River Rustlers (1949, Philip Ford) - 4/10
233. Square Dance Jubilee (1949, Paul Landres) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
234. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949, George Sherman) - 5/10
235. The Gal Who Took the West (1949, Frederick De Cordova) - 5/10
236. Daughter of the West (1949, Harold Daniels) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
237. Badmen of Tombstone (1949, Kurt Neumann) - 4/10
238. The Big Cat (1949, Phil Karlson) - 4/10
239. Stampede (1949, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
240. Sand (1949, Louis King) - 4/10
241. Deputy Marshal (1949, William Berke) - 4/10
242. Law of the Barbary Coast (1949, Lew Landers) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
243. Outlaw Country (1949, Ray Taylor) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
244. Son of Billy the Kid (1949, Ray Taylor) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
245. Son of a Badman (1949, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
246. Grand Canyon (1949, Paul Landres) - 4/10
247. Rimfire (1949, B. Reeves Eason) - 4/10
248. Tough Assignment (1949, William Beaudine) - 4/10
249. Brothers in the Saddle (1949, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
250. Rustlers (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
251. Stagecoach Kid (1949, Lew Landers) - 5/10
252. Masked Raiders (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
253. The Mysterious Desperado (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
254. The Gay Amigo (1949, Wallace Fox) - 4/10
255. Satan's Cradle (1949, Ford Beebe) - 3/10
256. Ace of Clubs (1925, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
257. Wolf Song (1929, Victor Fleming) - 6/10
258. Ghost Valley (1932, Fred Allen) - 4/10
259. The Scarlet Brand (1932, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10
260. Circle Canyon (1933, Victor Adamson) - 1/10
261. Treason (1933, George B. Seitz) - 4/10
262. The Ivory-Handled Gun (1935, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
263. Square Shooter (1935, David Selman) - 4/10
264. Riding Wild (1935, David Selman) - 3/10
265. Wolf Riders (1935, Harry S. Webb) - 2/10
266. Ridin' the Lone Trail (1937, Sam Newfield) - 2/10
267. Riders of the Black Hills (1938, George Sherman) - 3/10
268. Outlaw Express (1938, George Waggner) - 3/10
269. Trouble in Sundown (1939, David Howard) - 4/10
270. Timber Stampede (1939, David Howard) - 4/10
271. Home on the Prairie (1939, Jack Townley) - 4/10
272. Mexicali Rose (1939, George Sherman) - 5/10
273. Blue Montana Skies (1939, B. Reeves Eason) - 4/10
274. Mountain Rhythm (1939, B. Reeves Eason) - 5/10
275. Colorado Sunset (1939, George Sherman) - 5/10
276. Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939, George Sherman) - 4/10
277. The Kansas Terrors (1939, George Sherman) - 4/10
278. Pioneers of the West (1940, Lester Orlebeck) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
279. Oklahoma Renegades (1940, Nate Watt) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
280. Pioneers of the Frontier (1940, Sam Nelson) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
281. Prairie Law (1940, David Howard) - 4/10
282. Ragtime Cowboy Joe (1940, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
283. Texas Renegades (1940, Sam Newfield) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
284. The Durango Kid (1940, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10
285. Rancho Grande (1940, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
286. Hurricane Smith (1941, Bernard Vorhaus) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
287. North from the Lone Star (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
288. King of Dodge City (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
289. Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941, Lester Orlebeck) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
290. West of Cimarron (1941, Lester Orlebeck) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
291. Rawhide Rangers (1941, Ray Taylor) - 4/10
292. Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona (1941, S. Roy Luby) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
293. Tonto Basin Outlaws (1941, S. Roy Luby) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
294. The Phantom Plainsmen (1942, John English) - 2/10
295. Shadows on the Sage (1942, Lester Orlebeck) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
296. The Valley of Vanishing Men (1942, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
297. Cowboy Serenade (1942, William Morgan) - 5/10
298. Home in Wyomin' (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10
299. Stardust on the Sage (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
300. Bells of Capistrano (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10
301. Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943, Lewis D. Collins) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
302. Arizona Trail (1943, Vernon Keays) - 4/10
303. The Vigilantes Ride (1943, William Berke) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
304. Santa Fe Scouts (1943, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
305. California Joe (1943, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
306. The Furnace (2020, Roderick MacKay) - 3/10
307. High Ground (2020, Stephen Johnson) - 6/10
308. Intemperie [Out in the Open] (2019, Benito Zambrano) - 5/10
309. 3 Tickets to Paradise (2021, Dominic López & Isaac Piche) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
310. Cheat the Hangman (2018, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
311. Arizona Whirlwind (1944, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10
312. Call of the Rockies (1938, Alan James) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
313. Cheyenne Wildcat (1944, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
314. Sheriff of Sundown (1944, Lesley Selander) - 3/10
315. Yakari, le film [Yakari, a Spectacular Journey] (2020, Xavier Giacometti & Toby Genkel) - 4/10
316. El Camino Christmas (2017, David E. Talbert) - 3/10
317. Potter's Ground (2021, Michael Butts) - 4/10
318. The Hollow Point (2016, Gonzalo López-Gallego) - 4/10
319. The Flood (2020, Victoria Wharfe McIntyre) - 3/10
320. Scorched Earth (2018, Peter Howitt) - 2/10
321. The Hero (2017, Brett Haley) - 5/10
322. Swing in the Saddle (1944, Lew Landers) - 4/10
323. Frontier Fugitives (1945, Harry L. Fraser) - 2/10
324. Navajo Kid (1945, Harry L. Fraser) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
325. Jeep-Herders (1945, Harvey Parry & Richard Talmadge) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
326. Beyond the Pecos (1945, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
327. Colorado Pioneers (1945, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
328. Lonesome Trail (1945, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
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(Screenshot from 'Ulzana' - a touch of Gojko beefcakeness in transition to one of next month's challenges :D ),

25. Fair Warning (Norman Foster, 1937) 7/10
26. The Walking Hills (John Sturges, 1949) 7.5/10
27. Ulzana (Gottfried Kolditz, 1974) 7.5/10
28. Gold (Thomas Arslan, 2013) 7/10

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That's it for me, thanks again for hosting, blocho! (and for enriching my vocabulary (word of the month - cromulent)!!)

!seen 28
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1. Mandacaru Vermelho (Red Mandacaru, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1961) 7.5/10
2. Caingangue (Carlos Hugo Christensen, 1973) 8.5/10
3. Um Pistoleiro Chamado Papaco (A Gunman Called Papaco, Mario Vaz Filho, 1986) 7/10
4. Sertânia (Geraldo Sarno, 2018-20) 9.5/10
5. Copper Canyon (John Farrow, 1950) 7/10
6. A Bullet Is Waiting (John Farrow, 1954) 8/10
7. Santa Fe Passage (William Witney, 1955) 7/10
8. The Long Rope (William Witney, 1961) 7.5/10
9. Il tempo degli avvoltoi (Time of Vultures, Nando Cicero, 1967) 8/10
10. Due volte Giuda (Twice a Judas, Nando Cicero, 1968) 7.5/10
11. Dans la poussière du soleil (Dust in the Sun, Richard Balducci, 1972) 6.5/10
12. Les chatouilleuses (Nuns in Madness, Jesús Franco, 1975) 5.5/10
13. Greater Love Hath No Man (Alice Guy & Alexander Butler, 1911) 7.5/10 (16 min), Algie, the Miner (Alice Guy & Harry Schenck & Edward Warren, 1912) 8/10 (10 min) (RV), The Host (Jack Hill, 1960) 7/10 (29 min), A Visit from the Incubus (Anna Biller, 2001) 7/10 (26 min) (Total: 81 min)
14. Red Garters (George Marshall, 1954) 9/10 (RV)
15. The Second Greatest Sex (George Marshall, 1955) 7/10
16. ¡O No Coronado! (Craig Baldwin, 1992) 8/10
17. Odio per odio (Hate for Hate, Domenico Paolella, 1967) 7/10
18. 15 forche per un assassino (15 Scaffolds for a Murderer, Nunzio Malasomma, 1967) 8/10
19. Killer, adios (Killer Goodbye, Primo Zeglio, 1968) 7/10
20. Monta in sella!! Figlio di... (The Great Treasure Hunt, Tonino Ricci, 1972) 7/10
21. Koya no toseinin (The Drifting Avenger, Junya Satô, 1968) 7/10
22. El tunco Maclovio (Alberto Mariscal, 1970) 7.5/10
23. El sabor de la venganza (The Taste of the Savage, Alberto Mariscal, 1971) 7/10
24. Cinco mil dolares de recompensa (5000 Dollar Reward, Jorge Fons, 1974) 8/10
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jdidaco wrote: May 31st, 2021, 1:18 am That's it for me, thanks again for hosting, blocho! (and for enriching my vocabulary (word of the month - cromulent)!!)
Thanks for watching one of my recs! It seems you found it ... well, cromulent.
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I watched the following all from 100 BFI westerns so I have now seen all but 2 on the list. Most are traditional westerns but the Thai film is more modern and is insane..

1 Across the Wide Missouri 1951
2 Cowboy 1958
3 Great Day in the Morning 1956
4 The Last Sunset 1961
5 The Wonderful Country 1959
6 Terror in a Texas Town 1958
7 Rio Conchos 1964
8 The Law and Jake Wade 1958
9 The Hanging Tree 1959
10 Viva Maria! 1965
11 Tears of the Black Tiger ..Fah tablai Jone 2000
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(Screenshots from 'When the Redskins Rode' and 'The Fastest Gun Alive')

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55. When the Redskins Rode (1951, Lew Landers) - 7 or 7.5/10
56. The Hawk of Wild River (1952, Fred F. Sears) - 6/10
57. Indian Uprising (1952, Ray Nazarro) - 5.5/10
58. Cow Country (1953, Lesley Selander) - 6/10
59. The Gun That Won the West (1955, William Castle) - 4 or 4.5/10
60. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956, Russell Rouse) - 8/10
61. Gunpoint (1966, Earl Bellamy) - 5/10
62. Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo / Ben and Charlie (1972, Michele Lupo) - 5.5/10

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How the West Was Shot
1. News of the World (2020)
2. Comanche Station (1960)
3. Cowboys Don't Cry (1988)
4. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
5. The Man from Colorado (1948)
6. The Man from Laramie (1955)
7. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
8. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
9. Lonesome Dove - Part 1 (1989)
10. Lonesome Dove: Part 2 (1989)
11. Lonesome Dove: Part 3 (1989)
12. Lonesome Dove: Part 4 (1989)
13. A Knife for the Ladies (1974)
14. The Left Handed Gun (1958)
15. Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
16. Return of the Seven (1966)
17. Tennessee's Partner (1955)
18. A Lawless Street (1955)
19. The Far Country (1954)
20. Monte Walsh (1970)
21. Hell's Heroes (1929)
22. Westbound (1959)
23. Just Pals (1920)
24. Legacy (1993)
25. Nevada (1944)
26. Sky High (1922)
27. Big Jake (1971)
28. Wolfblood (1925)
29. Apache Trail (1942)
30. A Holy Terror (1931)
31. Border Patrol (1943)
32. The Quiet Gun (1957)
33. Two-Fisted Law (1932)
34. Trouble in Texas (1937)
35. Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935)
36. Sukiyaki Django Western (2007)

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The insane violence is very much what works best here, from Gatling gun madness to showing bows and arrows to smithereens midair. The feuding is a little too familiar to make for a compelling story and none of the supporting characters are particularly interesting. Having almost all of the actors speak their lines in phonetically learnt English does not really help either; neither does Quentin Tarantino's cameo, which is fun at first, yet soon drags.

Not the strongest note to end this challenge off on, but as a rare Nippon western, it's an appropriate final note this month. Thanks for hosting, blocho!
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blocho wrote: May 31st, 2021, 2:54 am
jdidaco wrote: May 31st, 2021, 1:18 am That's it for me, thanks again for hosting, blocho! (and for enriching my vocabulary (word of the month - cromulent)!!)
Thanks for watching one of my recs! It seems you found it ... well, cromulent.
:lol: Yes, cromulent! An attentive eye for landscape, concomitantly geographical and internal - nature changes within the journey as much as Nina Hoss's body language - is something I would have expected from a Berlin School filmmaker. Also, I liked how this trip into the "heart of darkness" ends, for an unexpected change, on a
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. Reminiscences of 'Dead Man' abound, especially in Dylan Carlson's score and the occasional atmosphere of nightmarish desolation. Thanks (love your other five recs!!).
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I quit! This is all I had energy for. 342 feature films in a month. Personal record that I'll never ever attempt again. When you take into consideration that over 200 of those were under an hour long, and those longer was generally not that long in the grand scheme of things, it's not that impressive. Still an exhausting mental challenge that was utterly pointless, unhealthy and damaging. I'm so glad I did it! :banana: :cheers: :cowbow:

Just some of my stats. 98 of them I was the first to check on ICM. Only 13 of these films where on Official Lists. And I managed to find 75 newly available films from years I had already done (up to 1946). And there might be a chance that I watched more films than all others involved in the Western Challenge COMBINED! We'll see once the final results are in. Has that ever happened?


329. Wanderer of the Wasteland (1945, Wallace Grissell & Edward Killy) - 4/10
--- This was the first lead role for James Warren who'd barely had a credited part his first three years in Hollywood. He got a few more chances, mostly in westerns, but his career never gained much steam and by 1953 the Hollywood adventure was over for him. He was tall and handsome, far from the worst attempt at a cowboy hero, but there was something lacking in the personality department to elevate him to star status. Wanderer of the Wasteland (1945) was a okay choice to cast him in. A solid B-western, and RKO productions always looked good. Story is still very typical of the genre, but it was simple enough for the untested actor not to mess-up. Only lacked a key moment to elevate it to something relevant.


330. Oregon Trail (1945, Thomas Carr) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Granny with a rifle and, shocks almighty, I actually liked Sunset Carson in this! This must have been during his very brief peak. I was expecting something really bad, but was actually mildly entertained by this little B-western.


331. Alias Billy the Kid (1946, Thomas Carr) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Not Sunset Carson at his worst. There's enjoyment to be had here and there, but the plot is handled so incredibly weak that it's the script that sinks this more than the actual production.


332. Lawless Breed (1946, Wallace Fox) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Starts out as something a little bit different for a cowboy flick, with a old sea captain coming into town and there's even a narrator telling a story over some of this, which was not often you'd see for pictures like this at the time, but it soon enough turns into a standard B-western with lackluster Kirby Grant. While the ideas doesn't quite come together, I had a odd fascination with this.


333. Sioux City Sue (I) (1946, Frank McDonald) - 5/10
--- Gene Autry's post WWII comeback. He hadn't made a movie since he enlisted in the US Army as a flight officer in 1942, so for his special return he did a western remake of She Married a Cop (1939) where we're treated to a brief singing cartoon from Walter Lantz, which Autry puts his voice to. I enjoyed it.


334. Sun Valley Cyclone (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- They packed in enough action into this Bill Elliott Red Ryder entry to make it worth wild. Nothing terribly unusual about it, but they did a good job within the format limitations they had.


335. Romance of the West (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- While it's nice that this is in color and the tones of the songs relaxing, Eddie Dean delivers a snoozefest with this Romance of the West (1946).


336. The Caravan Trail (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- This became Lash La Rue's break-through. And no wonder the studio execs through they had a star on their hands. Opposite charisma vacuum Eddie Dean he shined. Then again, most would. But he did look good here in Cinecolor as the man in black. He was the reason to watch this.


337. Driftin' River (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Shot in black & white, meaning this is one of Eddie Dean's less prioritized pictures. and it runs like a fairly ordinary low budget western without any specific thrills to make it stand-out. Plain Dean.


338. West to Glory (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
--- Standard Eddie Dean fair. Unspectacular, but with enough stuff going on to at least pass the time.


339. Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- For the most part a anonymous entry of the "Wild" Bill Elliott series. Which is an accomplishment when you have one pf the most colorful personalities in B-westerns involved in lovable fuzzy-beard George 'Gabby' Hayes.


340. Wagon Tracks West (1943, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Pretty ordinary, but Individual incidents make Wagon Tracks West (1943) fun. Both from Bill Elliott and George 'Gabby' Hayes, including Gabby dressing-up as a woman. That was a sight...


341. California Gold Rush (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- "Wild" Bill Elliott doing Red Ryder stuff. The standard stuff. Feels like I've seen this kind of things quite a few times this month.


342. Conquest of Cheyenne (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- "Wild" Bill Elliott's last ride as Red Ryder. He did 16 films in the popular series before handing it over to Allan Lane when he got elevated by Republic to do bigger pictures. And it's what you'd expect from the series, which had a tendency of feeling a little underwhelming with their plots and production. Bland, if you will. And that's pretty much how Wild Bill ends his tenure in the series.

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1. Wild Country (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
2. Range Beyond the Blue (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
3. Black Hills (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
4. Shadow Valley (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
5. Raiders of the South (1947, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10
6. Law of the Lash (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
7. Border Feud (1947, Ray Taylor) - 4/10
8. Pioneer Justice (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
9. Ghost Town Renegades (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
10. Return of the Lash (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
11. The Fighting Vigilantes (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
12. Cheyenne Takes Over (1947, Ray Taylor) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
13. Michigan Kid (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
14. The Vigilantes Return (1947, Ray Taylor) - 5/10
15. Last of the Redmen (1947, George Sherman) - 4/10
16. South of the Chisholm Trail (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
17. The Lone Hand Texan (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
18. West of Dodge City (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
19. Law of the Canyon (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
20. Prairie Raiders (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
21. The Stranger from Ponca City (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
22. Riders of the Lone Star (1947, Derwin Abrahams) - 4/10
23. Last Days of Boot Hill (1947, Ray Nazarro) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
24. Jesse James Rides Again (1947, Fred C. Brannon & Thomas Carr) - 5/10
25. Son of Zorro (1947, Spencer Gordon Bennet & Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10
26. The Sea of Grass (1947, Elia Kazan) - 6/10
27. Ramrod (1947, André De Toth) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (2 lists)
28. Pursued (1947, Raoul Walsh) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (5 lists)
29. Heaven Only Knows (1947, Albert S. Rogell) - 6/10
30. Cheyenne (1947, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10
31. Wyoming (1947, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
32. California (1947, John Farrow) - 6/10
33. Gunfighters (1947, George Waggner) - 5/10
34. Trail Street (1947, Ray Enright) - 6/10
35. Angel and the Badman (1947, James Edward Grant) - 7/10
36. Mexican Moon (2021, Chris Zuhdi) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
37. Promise (2021, Joe Cornet) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
38. Tyger Tyger (2021, Kerry Mondragon) - 1/10
39. Cowgirls vs. Pterodactyls (2021, Joshua Kennedy) - 2/10
40. The Judge of Harbor County (2021, Al Carretta) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
41. Texas Red (2021, Travis Mills) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
42. She Was the Deputy's Wife (2021, Travis Mills) - 2/10
43. Bastard's Crossing (2021, Travis Mills) - 2/10
44. News of the World (2020, Paul Greengrass) - 6/10
45. Soldier's Heart (I) (2020, Michael Feifer) - 2/10
46. The Dalton Gang (2020, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10
47. Once Upon a Time in Tombstone (2020, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10
48. Warpath (2020, Josh Becker) - 2/10
49. Incident at Guilt Ridge (2020, Joe Cornet) - 1/10
50. No Man's Land (2020, Conor Allyn) - 3/10
51. The Pale Door (2020, Aaron B. Koontz) - 2/10
52. JL Family Ranch: The Wedding Gift (2020, Sean McNamara) - 2/10
53. The Rodeo Thief (2020, Brett Bentman) - 2/10
54. L'état sauvage [Savage State] (2019, David Perrault) - 3/10
55. Vaquero del mediodía [Midday Cowboy] (2019, Diego Enrique Osorno) - 5/10
56. First Cow (2019, Kelly Reichardt) - 4/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
57. Bacurau (2019, Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho) - 5/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (3 lists)
58. Fire on the Hill (2018, Brett Fallentine) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
59. The Hatred (2018, John Adams) - 2/10
60. Wild Faith (2018, Jesse Low) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
61. The Decadent and Depraved (2018, Axel August & Jordon Prince-Wright) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
62. Unexpected Guest (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
63. Dangerous Venture (1947, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
64. The Marauders (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
65. Hoppy's Holiday (1947, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
66. Bells of San Fernando (1947, Terry O. Morse) - 4/10
67. Bells of San Angelo (1947, William Witney) - 5/10
68. Apache Rose (1947, William Witney) - 4/10
69. Springtime in the Sierras (1947, William Witney) - 4/10
70. On the Old Spanish Trail (1947, William Witney) - 5/10
71. Pirates of Monterey (1947, Alfred L. Werker) - 6/10
72. Yankee Fakir (1947, W. Lee Wilder) - 4/10
73. Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
74. The Last Round-up (1947, John English) - 4/10
75. The Red Stallion (1947, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
76. Riding the California Trail (1947, William Nigh) - 4/10
77. Robin Hood of Monterey (1947, Christy Cabanne) - 4/10
78. King of the Bandits (1947, Christy Cabanne) - 5/10
79. Vacation Days (1947, Arthur Dreifuss) - 4/10
80. Bowery Buckaroos (1947, William Beaudine) - 4/10
81. Look-Out Sister (1947, Bud Pollard) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
82. The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947, Charles Barton) - 6/10
83. Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
84. Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
85. Oregon Trail Scouts (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
86. Rustlers of Devil's Canyon (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
87. Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
88. Last Frontier Uprising (1947, Lesley Selander) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
89. Under Colorado Skies (1947, R.G. Springsteen) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
90. Under the Tonto Rim (1947, Lew Landers) - 4/10
91. Wild Horse Mesa (1947, Wallace Grissell) - 4/10
92. Red River (1948, Howard Hawks & Arthur Rosson) - 9/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (15 lists)
93. Fort Apache (1948, John Ford) - 8/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (6 lists)
94. 3 Godfathers (1948, John Ford) 9/10
95. Albuquerque (1948, Ray Enright) - 6/10
96. Coroner Creek (1948, Ray Enright) - 7/10
97. Return of the Bad Men (1948, Ray Enright) - 6/10
98. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston) - 9/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (24 lists)
99. Yellow Sky (1948, William A. Wellman) - 8/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (2 lists)
100. Silver River (1948, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10
101. Tap Roots (1948, George Marshall) - 5/10
102. The Kissing Bandit (1948, Laslo Benedek) - 5/10
103. The Man from Colorado (1948, Henry Levin) - 6/10
104. Four Faces West (1948, Alfred E. Green) - 6/10
105. Relentless (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
106. Whispering Smith (1948, Leslie Fenton) - 6/10
107. A Southern Yankee (1948, Edward Sedgwick & S. Sylvan Simon) - 7/10
108. Old Los Angeles (1948, Joseph Kane) - 6/10
109. The Gallant Legion (1948, Joseph Kane) - 6/10
110. Blood on the Moon (1948, Robert Wise) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
111. Fury at Furnace Creek (1948, H. Bruce Humberstone) - 6/10
112. The Plunderers (1948, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
113. Panhandle (1948, Lesley Selander) - 6/10
114. Belle Starr's Daughter (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
115. River Lady (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
116. Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948, Lew Landers) - 3/10
117. The Paleface (1948, Norman Z. McLeod) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (4 lists)
118. Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948, Fred C. Brannon & Yakima Canutt) - 4/10
119. Angel in Exile (1948, Allan Dwan & Philip Ford) - 4/10
120. Black Eagle (1948, Robert Gordon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
121. Last of the Wild Horses (1948, Robert L. Lippert) - 3/10
122. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948, Louis King) - 5/10
123. The Dude Goes West (1948, Kurt Neumann) - 6/10
124. Two Guys from Texas (1948, David Butler) - 5/10
125. Station West (1948, Sidney Lanfield) - 6/10
126. Rachel and the Stranger (1948, Norman Foster) - 5/10
127. Black Bart (1948, George Sherman) - 5/10
128. The Strawberry Roan (1948, John English) - 6/10
129. Loaded Pistols (1948, John English) - 4/10
130. The Man from Texas (1948, Leigh Jason) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
131. Northwest Stampede (1948, Albert S. Rogell) - 4/10
132. Adventures in Silverado (1948, Phil Karlson) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
133. Thunderhoof (1948, Phil Karlson) - 4/10
134. The Gay Ranchero (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
135. Under California Stars (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
136. Eyes of Texas (1948, William Witney) - 5/10
137. Nighttime in Nevada (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
138. Grand Canyon Trail (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
139. The Far Frontier (1948, William Witney) - 4/10
140. Western Heritage (1948, Wallace Grissell) - 5/10
141. The Arizona Ranger (1948, John Rawlins) - 5/10
142. Guns of Hate (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
143. Indian Agent (1948, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
144. Gun Smugglers (1948, Frank McDonald) - 5/10
145. Deadline (1948, Oliver Drake) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
146. Sunset Carson Rides Again (1948, Oliver Drake) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
147. Thunder in the Pines (1948, Robert Gordon) - 4/10
148. Tornado Range (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
149. The Westward Trail (1948, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
150. The Hawk of Powder River (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
151. The Tioga Kid (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
152. Silent Conflict (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
153. The Dead Don't Dream (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
154. Sinister Journey (1948, George Archainbaud) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
155. Borrowed Trouble (1948, George Archainbaud) - 5/10
156. False Paradise (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10
157. Strange Gamble (1948, George Archainbaud) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
158. Oklahoma Badlands (1948, Yakima Canutt) - 5/10
159. Marshal of Amarillo (1948, Philip Ford) - 3/10
160. Desperadoes of Dodge City (1948, Philip Ford) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
161. The Denver Kid (1948, Philip Ford) - 4/10
162. Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948, Fred C. Brannon & Yakima Canutt) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
163. Stage to Mesa City (1948, Ray Taylor) - 2/10
164. Dead Man's Gold (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
165. Mark of the Lash (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
166. Frontier Revenge (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
167. Six-Gun Law (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
168. Phantom Valley (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
169. West of Sonora (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
170. Blazing Across the Pecos (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10
171. Trail to Laredo (1948, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
172. Oklahoma Blues (1948, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
173. Cowboy Cavalier (1948, Derwin Abrahams) - 4/10
174. Check Your Guns (1948, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
175. Son of God's Country (1948, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
176. Prince of the Plains (1949, Philip Ford) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
177. Gun Law Justice (1949, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
178. Across the Rio Grande (1949, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
179. Brand of Fear (1949, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
180. Riders of the Pony Express (1949, Michael Salle) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
181. Call of the Forest (1949, John F. Link Sr.) - 4/10
182. The James Brothers of Missouri (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
183. Apache Chief (1949, Frank McDonald) - 2/10
184. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949, John Ford) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (8 lists)
185. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949, George Waggner) - 5/10
186. I Shot Jesse James (1949, Samuel Fuller) - 7/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (1 list)
187. Lust for Gold (1949, S. Sylvan Simon & George Marshall) - 7/10
188. Massacre River (1949, John Rawlins) - 5/10
189. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949, Preston Sturges) - 6/10
190. Colorado Territory (1949, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10 - OFFICIAL CHECK (3 lists)
191. Canadian Pacific (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 4/10
192. Ghost of Zorro (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
193. El Paso (1949, Lewis R. Foster) - 4/10
194. Trouble at Melody Mesa (1949, W. Merle Connell) - 1/10
195. The Big Sombrero (1949, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
196. Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949, John English) - 3/10
197. Rim of the Canyon (1949, John English) - 4/10
198. The Cowboy and the Indians (1949, John English) - 4/10
199. Riders in the Sky (1949, John English) - 5/10
200. The Last Bandit (1949, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
201. Hellfire (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 6/10
202. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 5/10
203. The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949, Gordon Douglas) - 6/10
204. The Walking Hills (1949, John Sturges) - 6/10
205. Challenge of the Range (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
206. Desert Vigilante (1949, Fred F. Sears) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
207. Laramie (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10
208. The Blazing Trail (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
209. South of Death Valley (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
210. Bandits of El Dorado (1949, Ray Nazarro) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
211. Tulsa (1949, Stuart Heisler) - 5/10
212. Brimstone (1949, Joseph Kane) - 5/10
213. Roughshod (1949, Mark Robson) - 5/10
214. Streets of Laredo (1949, Leslie Fenton) - 6/10
215. The Red Pony (1949, Lewis Milestone) - 6/10
216. Big Jack (1949, Richard Thorpe) - 5/10
217. South of St. Louis (1949, Ray Enright) - 5/10
218. The Fighting Redhead (1949, Lewis D. Collins) - 5/10
219. Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949, Lewis D. Collins) - 4/10
220. Susanna Pass (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
221. Down Dakota Way (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
222. The Golden Stallion (1949, William Witney) - 4/10
223. Red Canyon (1949, George Sherman) - 6/10
224. Black Midnight (1949, Budd Boetticher) - 5/10
225. Trail of the Yukon (1949, William Beaudine) - 4/10
226. The Wolf Hunters (1949, Budd Boetticher) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
227. The Younger Brothers (1949, Edwin L. Marin) - 4/10
228. Sheriff of Wichita (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
229. Death Valley Gunfighter (1949, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10
230. The Wyoming Bandit (1949, Philip Ford) - 3/10
231. Bandit King of Texas (1949, Fred C. Brannon) - 3/10
232. Powder River Rustlers (1949, Philip Ford) - 4/10
233. Square Dance Jubilee (1949, Paul Landres) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
234. Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949, George Sherman) - 5/10
235. The Gal Who Took the West (1949, Frederick De Cordova) - 5/10
236. Daughter of the West (1949, Harold Daniels) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
237. Badmen of Tombstone (1949, Kurt Neumann) - 4/10
238. The Big Cat (1949, Phil Karlson) - 4/10
239. Stampede (1949, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
240. Sand (1949, Louis King) - 4/10
241. Deputy Marshal (1949, William Berke) - 4/10
242. Law of the Barbary Coast (1949, Lew Landers) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
243. Outlaw Country (1949, Ray Taylor) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
244. Son of Billy the Kid (1949, Ray Taylor) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
245. Son of a Badman (1949, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
246. Grand Canyon (1949, Paul Landres) - 4/10
247. Rimfire (1949, B. Reeves Eason) - 4/10
248. Tough Assignment (1949, William Beaudine) - 4/10
249. Brothers in the Saddle (1949, Lesley Selander) - 5/10
250. Rustlers (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
251. Stagecoach Kid (1949, Lew Landers) - 5/10
252. Masked Raiders (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
253. The Mysterious Desperado (1949, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
254. The Gay Amigo (1949, Wallace Fox) - 4/10
255. Satan's Cradle (1949, Ford Beebe) - 3/10
256. Ace of Clubs (1925, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
257. Wolf Song (1929, Victor Fleming) - 6/10
258. Ghost Valley (1932, Fred Allen) - 4/10
259. The Scarlet Brand (1932, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10
260. Circle Canyon (1933, Victor Adamson) - 1/10
261. Treason (1933, George B. Seitz) - 4/10
262. The Ivory-Handled Gun (1935, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
263. Square Shooter (1935, David Selman) - 4/10
264. Riding Wild (1935, David Selman) - 3/10
265. Wolf Riders (1935, Harry S. Webb) - 2/10
266. Ridin' the Lone Trail (1937, Sam Newfield) - 2/10
267. Riders of the Black Hills (1938, George Sherman) - 3/10
268. Outlaw Express (1938, George Waggner) - 3/10
269. Trouble in Sundown (1939, David Howard) - 4/10
270. Timber Stampede (1939, David Howard) - 4/10
271. Home on the Prairie (1939, Jack Townley) - 4/10
272. Mexicali Rose (1939, George Sherman) - 5/10
273. Blue Montana Skies (1939, B. Reeves Eason) - 4/10
274. Mountain Rhythm (1939, B. Reeves Eason) - 5/10
275. Colorado Sunset (1939, George Sherman) - 5/10
276. Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939, George Sherman) - 4/10
277. The Kansas Terrors (1939, George Sherman) - 4/10
278. Pioneers of the West (1940, Lester Orlebeck) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
279. Oklahoma Renegades (1940, Nate Watt) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
280. Pioneers of the Frontier (1940, Sam Nelson) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
281. Prairie Law (1940, David Howard) - 4/10
282. Ragtime Cowboy Joe (1940, Ray Taylor) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
283. Texas Renegades (1940, Sam Newfield) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
284. The Durango Kid (1940, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10
285. Rancho Grande (1940, Frank McDonald) - 4/10
286. Hurricane Smith (1941, Bernard Vorhaus) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
287. North from the Lone Star (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
288. King of Dodge City (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
289. Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941, Lester Orlebeck) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
290. West of Cimarron (1941, Lester Orlebeck) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
291. Rawhide Rangers (1941, Ray Taylor) - 4/10
292. Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona (1941, S. Roy Luby) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
293. Tonto Basin Outlaws (1941, S. Roy Luby) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
294. The Phantom Plainsmen (1942, John English) - 2/10
295. Shadows on the Sage (1942, Lester Orlebeck) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
296. The Valley of Vanishing Men (1942, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
297. Cowboy Serenade (1942, William Morgan) - 5/10
298. Home in Wyomin' (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10
299. Stardust on the Sage (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
300. Bells of Capistrano (1942, William Morgan) - 4/10
301. Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943, Lewis D. Collins) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
302. Arizona Trail (1943, Vernon Keays) - 4/10
303. The Vigilantes Ride (1943, William Berke) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
304. Santa Fe Scouts (1943, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
305. California Joe (1943, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
306. The Furnace (2020, Roderick MacKay) - 3/10
307. High Ground (2020, Stephen Johnson) - 6/10
308. Intemperie [Out in the Open] (2019, Benito Zambrano) - 5/10
309. 3 Tickets to Paradise (2021, Dominic López & Isaac Piche) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
310. Cheat the Hangman (2018, Christopher Forbes) - 1/10 - FIRST CHECK!
311. Arizona Whirlwind (1944, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10
312. Call of the Rockies (1938, Alan James) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
313. Cheyenne Wildcat (1944, Lesley Selander) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
314. Sheriff of Sundown (1944, Lesley Selander) - 3/10
315. Yakari, le film [Yakari, a Spectacular Journey] (2020, Xavier Giacometti & Toby Genkel) - 4/10
316. El Camino Christmas (2017, David E. Talbert) - 3/10
317. Potter's Ground (2021, Michael Butts) - 4/10
318. The Hollow Point (2016, Gonzalo López-Gallego) - 4/10
319. The Flood (2020, Victoria Wharfe McIntyre) - 3/10
320. Scorched Earth (2018, Peter Howitt) - 2/10
321. The Hero (2017, Brett Haley) - 5/10
322. Swing in the Saddle (1944, Lew Landers) - 4/10
323. Frontier Fugitives (1945, Harry L. Fraser) - 2/10
324. Navajo Kid (1945, Harry L. Fraser) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
325. Jeep-Herders (1945, Harvey Parry & Richard Talmadge) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
326. Beyond the Pecos (1945, Lambert Hillyer) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
327. Colorado Pioneers (1945, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
328. Lonesome Trail (1945, Oliver Drake) - 3/10
329. Wanderer of the Wasteland (1945, Wallace Grissell & Edward Killy) - 4/10
330. Oregon Trail (1945, Thomas Carr) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
331. Alias Billy the Kid (1946, Thomas Carr) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
332. Lawless Breed (1946, Wallace Fox) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
333. Sioux City Sue (I) (1946, Frank McDonald) - 5/10
334. Sun Valley Cyclone (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
335. Romance of the West (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
336. The Caravan Trail (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
337. Driftin' River (1946, Robert Emmett Tansey) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
338. West to Glory (1947, Ray Taylor) - 3/10
339. Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
340. Wagon Tracks West (1943, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
341. California Gold Rush (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
342. Conquest of Cheyenne (1946, R.G. Springsteen) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
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Saddle Up, Pilgrim

1. Sukiyaki Western Django (Takashi Miike 2007)
2. Man of the Forest (Henry Hathaway, 1933)
3. High, Wide and Handsome (Rouben Mamoulian, 1937)
4. El jinete sin cabeza / The Headless Rider (Chano Urueta, 1957)
5. Requiescant (Carlo Lizzani, 1967)
6. I crudeli / Hellbenders (Sergio Corbucci, 1967)
7. Il pistolero dell'Ave Maria / Forgotten Pistolero (Ferdinando Baldi, 1969)
8. The Kid From Texas (Kurt Neumann, 1950)
9. Sierra (Alfred E. Green, 1950)
10. Quella sporca storia nel west / Johnny Hamlet (Enzo G. Castellari, 1968)
11. Far and Away (Ron Howard, 1992)
12. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (Norman Foster, 1955)
13. Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (Norman Foster, 1956)
14. The Lusty Men (Nicholas Ray, 1952)
15. Beloe solntse pustyni / White Sun of the Desert (Vladimir Motyl, 1970)

One of my potential goals when I started this challenge was to do a western from as many countries as I could; I gave that up along with the other mental goals when I just decided I didn't feel much like "working" this month on anything in particular, but I did end up with several new countries anyway, and this is my first Russian western. It's not so surprising if you know the history of the genre - from the early 60s onward as the western faded in Hollywood it got new life in Italy (obviously), Germany, and eventually quite a few other countries in Europe, and in Mexico and Brazil and Argentina, among others. And it seems like an obvious way for the Communist regimes of the Warsaw Pact countries to poke fun at the capitalist excesses of America, doesn't it? But as it turns out, there aren't too many of these commie westerns, at least not many that can be found easily, and most of them end up giving in to typical western conventions as much as they attack them. This one is a little odd in that it seems just as influenced by the Italian westerns as American ones - the crazy level of violence for one thing, and some bravura camerawork (though not so many zoom-in-closeups as you'd find in say Leone). Basic storyline is that heroic soldie Sukhov is in charge of a group trying to reclaim a rebellious central Asian area for the Soviet, in the era just after the revolution. Most of this takes place by the sea - the Caspian, I'm guessing, but maybe the Aral - in bright and rather harsh daylight, with lots of cool huge old fortifications used for action sequences. There's also a harem that he becomes more or less married to for a while; I watched this too late frankly and didn't get as much out of it as I should have, but what I did get was enjoyable enough, if nothing close to the classic it seems to be in some parts.

16. Limonádový Joe aneb Konská opera / Lemonade Joe (Oldrich Lipský, 1964)

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And I followed it up with my first Czech western, which I really did love. I also loved the same director's forum favorite Happy End, so I guess I should check out more of his work. This is a parody of the western and a better critique of capitalism I guess than the preceding, as the heroic Joe who comes to town drinking only lemonade (some of the ads for which look more like Coke, and in fact it's called "Kolaloka") but turns out to be a salesman as well as a gunfighter. This is a pretty silly, crazy, riotously paced mix of slapstick, action, and music, shot in sepia-toned 2.35:1. It's based on a play, apparently, but hard to imagine as such - it's very, very cinematic. Reminds me in some ways of the crazier and more bravura moments in Karel Zeman, where anything can happen (and usually does). One of the things I really liked here is the great names - the hero of course, but also "Stetson City", "Trigger Whisky" saloon, "Tornado Lou", etc. And the multiple-persona bad guy whose various disguises are very obvious to the audience, but fool everybody in town. Enormously fun and likely one of the 10 best western comedies I've seen.

17. The Naked Dawn (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1955)

An accidental focus this month has been on the modern-set (say, post-1920 or so) western, and here is another one. This film has a little bit of fame because Truffaut claimed it as an inspiration for Jules et Jim, and indeed the relationship between bandit Santiago (Arthur Kennedy, at his best) and farmer Manuel (Eugene Iglesias) does feel like something more at home in an "arthouse" film or serious drama than in a genre picture, and the film could easily come off as an uneasy hybrid between, say, John Sturges and Douglas Sirk - but it doesn't, because Ulmer keeps things modest and focused on just a few simple plot elements - the romantic longings of the aging, hopeless yet garrulous Santiago, the seemingly new-found greed of Manuel, and the anguish of Manuel's wife Maria (Betta St. John) who seems the only one willing to admit that things will surely end badly when Santiago brings Manuel into his life of crime. Sort of an elegiac end-of-the-west film on a very small scale, modest but content with that modesty, and one of Ulmer's best.

18. Return of the Texan (Delmer Daves, 1952)

And here's another modern western, and the last in the genre from Daves that I had left to see. I didn't even remember that he did this until looking at his filmography - probably because he didn't write it, it doesn't star Glenn Ford, and it's not in color. And unfortunately it's not very good, a pretty dull story all around about a man (Dale Robertson) coming back home to his broken-down farm (shades of the much more famous The Lusty Men from the same year, which I watched earlier this month) with his two young kids and grandfather (Walter Brennan, being just a bit too Walter Brennan for my taste in this particular role), trying to make a go of it, getting involved with the sister-in-law (Joanne Dru) of the big area land-owner (Richard Boone, the major bright spot in the cast but in a less exciting role than usual). This certainly has plenty of Daves' usual warmth and humanity, and something of a feel for the challenges of small farming in an age that was already becoming "big", but it just doesn't have much to add to a well-plowed terrain.

19. Legends of the Fall (Edward Zwick, 1994)

I never would have thought I'd watch two 90s westerns, that one of them would be from Ron Howard, and that the Howard film would not be the weaker of the two. But here it is. This is just terrible frankly, a soggy melodrama more than anything else about three brothers (Aidan Quinn, Brad Pitt, Henry Thomas) all in love with the same woman (Julia Ormond), with patriarch Anthony Hopkins overriding the narrative, brooding and carping about how terrible the dang government is - particularly when all three sons go off to war (World War I). One of them dies - in a gruesome but frankly hilarious because it's so stupid and over-the-top Hollywood scene - one comes back lame, and the other of course is Brad Pitt since he's the name above the title, and he's the guy that's gonna get the girl. Well, sort of. This is just all-around stupid, trite, poorly acted by all if you ask me - and yes, this is the film that really made Pitt a big star, not sure on what basis beyond his lovely blonde locks. The cinematography by John Toll is pretty swell, but then he's got a lot of lovely country (Alberta and BC, stunt-landscaping for Montana) to work with, and I guess when it comes down to it Aidan Quinn is all right and gives the only performance I'd want to remember. But even worse than most of the acting and the story is the music, by the most overrated Hollywood composer of all time,* James Horner. For a while - because I didn't catch the opening music credit if there was one, and took a while to be sure who it was - I wondered if this was written by some bitter guy who wanted to write a parody of every sweeping "epic" score of the period and make it as hackneyed and overripe as possible, but nope, it's just Horner being Horner.

Leaving aside a handful of films like Wild, Wild Wild West, The Lone Ranger and Jonah Hex - which are all really more like comic-book action films than like anything approaching a traditional western or frontier film - this is probably the worst big-budget Hollywood western I've seen.

*I'd have given that palm to Hans Zimmer at one time, but even though I don't usually like Zimmer's music he does have a little bit more variation, and his work on Sean Penn's The Pledge is as good as or better than anything I've heard from Horner.

20. La taglia è tua... l'uomo l'ammazzo io / El puro / The Reward's Yours... The Man's Mine (Edoardo Mulargia, 1969)

English dub. It hasn't been a great challenge for me this time, and I'll have to find something for my last film or two to wash the taste of these last couple out of my mouth. From a big-budget Hollywood neo-western that hits every cliche I pass on to a...low-budget Italian western that hits on every cliche. The first thing most aficionados will note about this flick I expect will be the music by Alessandro Alessandroni, which is a VERY obvious uhh, "homage" to Ennio Morricone's music for that real long Civil War western with Blondie, Tucco and Angel Eyes. It's not nearly as good and not used as well but...wow. Unmistakable. But looking into it I see that Alessandroni actually worked on the Leone film - and his other westerns - as guitarist and whistler - and this is one of his first credits as composer, so if I had to guess, Morricone was OK with it. Well, it's interesting anyway. Unfortunately not much else in this dull piece of dry pasta is worth noting, simple tale of five bandits out to kill another guy, who has fallen into the bottle but, well, he's the protagonist, and we gotta have a gunfight at the end, and he's gotta be able to hold the gun. Fortunately there'll be a beautiful lady, and a little boy, and a kindhearted peasant or two to help him out, don't ya know. Didn't help that the copy I had was pan & scan (1.78, not the 2.35 it was shot in), somewhat washed out, etc. Looks like there are better copies available now that I actually bother to check, but I think this was so generic and dull that even a beautiful restoration wouldn't help much. Very little action, lots of arguing and posturing, and a somewhat worse treatment of women even than is usual in the spaghetti western. How this got on the list, I don't know - I've seen at least 50 better Italian westerns myself and I'm far from an expert.
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1. Rio Grande (1950) 7/10
2. Hondo (1953) 8/10
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36. Hell's Hinges (1916)
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PUNQ wrote: May 31st, 2021, 8:02 pm in the grand scheme of things, it's not that impressive
Yup, totally unimpressive. Now 350 movies would be quite something.
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Well pardners, it's high time I rode off into the sunset on this here challenge, but before I go, I wanted to tip my hat to ol' blocho for some fine hostin' duties and to let you fellers know that this rodeo was a hoot and a half. An' to PUNQ, that's some damn fine watchin' if I do say so myself. So long, folks!

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43. Dakota (Joseph Kane, 1945)

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44. Hell Hounds of Alaska (Harald Reinl, 1973)

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45. Those Redheads from Seattle (Lewis R. Foster, 1953)
DRAW!
1. Arizona Colt a.k.a. Man from Nowhere (1966)
2. The Lady of the Dugout (1918)
3. Daisy Town (1971)
4. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
5. The Lonely Trail (1936)
6. Flaming Star (1960)
7. Vampire Junction (2001)
8. Half Way to Hell (1961)
9. Five Bloody Graves (1970)
10. Big Calibre (1935)
11. Zanna Bianca a.k.a. White Fang (1973)
12. Wong Fei Hung VI: Sai Wik Hung See a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)
13. 800 balas a.k.a. 800 Bullets (2002)
14. Comin' at Ya! (1981)
15. Eagle's Wing (Anthony Harvey, 1979)
16. Anda muchacho, spara! a.k.a. Dead Men Ride (Aldo Florio, 1971)
17. Showdown at Boot Hill (Gene Fowler Jr., 1958)
18. Chisum (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1970)
19. The Fastest Gun Alive (Russell Rouse, 1956)
20. Welcome to Blood City (Peter Sasdy, 1977)
21. The Man from Snowy River (George Miller, 1982)
22. Una lunga fila di croci a.k.a. Hanging For Django (Sergio Garrone, 1969)
23. Curse of the Undead (Edward Dein, 1959)
24. Desert Patrol (Sam Newfield, 1938)
25. Man from Del Rio (Harry Horner, 1956)
26. Hannie Caulder (Burt Kennedy, 1971)
27. More Dead Than Alive (Robert Sparr, 1969)
28. Stars in My Crown (Jacques Tourneur, 1950)
29. You Know My Name (John Kent Harrison, 1999)
30. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (George Pal, 1964)
31. Gordon of Ghost City (Ray Taylor, 1933)
32. The Wind (Emma Tammi, 2018)
33. Last of the Wild Horses (Robert L. Lippert, 1948)
34. The Tracker (Rolf de Heer, 2002)
35. Jessi's Girls (Al Adamson, 1975)
36. Blazing Stewardesses (Al Adamson, 1975)
37. McLintock! (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1963)
38. Born to the West a.k.a. Helltown (Charles Barton, 1937)
39. D'Wild Wild Weng (Eddie Nicart, 1982)
40. Rang zi dan fei a.k.a. Let The Bullets Fly (Wen Jiang, 2010)
41. New Frontier a.k.a. Frontier Horizon (George Sherman, 1939)
42. Wichita (Jacques Tourneur, 1955)
43. Dakota (Joseph Kane, 1945)
44. Hell Hounds of Alaska (Harald Reinl, 1973)
45. Those Redheads from Seattle (Lewis R. Foster, 1953)
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8. Cattle King-1963: 7/10
9. War Paint-1953: 7/10
10. The Jayahwkers!-1959: 7/10
11. Man with the Gun-1955: 8/10
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1. My Darling Clementine-1946: 10/10
2. Barquero-1970: 8/10
3. Billy Two Hats-1974: 7/10
4. Ride Lonesome-1959: 8/10
5. Chato's Land-1972: 8/10
6. 7 Men from Now-1956: 9/10
7. Frank & Jesse-1995: 8/10
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blocho wrote: June 1st, 2021, 1:02 am
PUNQ wrote: May 31st, 2021, 8:02 pm in the grand scheme of things, it's not that impressive
Yup, totally unimpressive. Now 350 movies would be quite something.
Of appropriate length, not least.


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8. The Mended Lute (1909) * 8 min.
Fighting Blood (1911) * 11 min.
The Ranchman's Vengeance (1911) * 16 min.
The Tonto Woman (2008) * 35 min.
A Life for a Kiss (1912) * 13 min. 

The Tonto Woman, based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, was outstanding.

I hoped to watch more westerns, but my guess is that I will see more in June than I did in May. Looks like I watched a few more last year than this year.
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1. 7 Men from Now (1956) 78 min.
2. The Invaders (1912) 41 min.
3. Seminole (1953) * 87 min.
4. The Redhead from Wyoming (1953) * 80 min.
5. War Arrow (1953) * 78 min.
6. Riders of the Law (1922) 61 min.
7. Oregon Trail Scouts (1947) * 53 min.
*First time viewing.
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63. The Red Pony (1949, Lewis Milestone) - 7.5/10
64. Return of the Frontiersman (1950, Richard L. Bare) - 6.5 or 7/10
65. Streets of Ghost Town (1950, Ray Nazarro) - 6.5/10
66. Cripple Creek (1952, Ray Nazarro) - 6 or 6.5/10
67. The Lusty Men (1952, Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish) - 8.5/10
68. Inferno (1953, Roy Ward Baker) - 8.5/10
69. Fort Ti (1953, William Castle) - 5.5 or 6/10
70. Apache (1954, Robert Aldrich) - 7.5/10
71. The Broken Star (1956, Lesley Selander) - 7/10
72. Advance to the Rear (1964, George Marshall) - 8/10

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Thanks for hosting, blocho. It was a fun month of westerns. Congratulations to PUNQ on his haul as well. Quite a feat!

:cheers:
That's all, folks!
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The challenge, sadly, is over. Please submit any final viewings soon. I'll post a final update and summary on June 3.
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I didn't get to any more, so I'm done. Thanks for hosting!
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Final Summary
The Western Challenge is over. It's been a lot of fun to host, and I thank all participants. For complete results, check the OP.

For the last few challenges I've hosted, I've tried to subtly de-emphasize competition and high-volume watching in favor of discussion. That's why, for example, in the OP, I don't write that previous challenges were "won" by participants but rather "led" by them. So in that vein, let me be clear -- we're all winners of this challenge. And now let me be equally clear -- holy shit! What PUNQ did here over the course of May is unprecedented in the history of this forum. His endurance and passion for movies are superlative. It wasn't just watching 342 movies. It was also writing 342 responses to them.

Headline Stats
Twenty-four participants combined for a cumulative total of 687 points. That works out to a mean of 28.6 points and a median of 10 points. PUNQ led the main challenge (his fifth time doing so), followed very closely by RogerTheMovieManiac88 and flavo5000.

Bonus Challenge: Blocho's Recommendations
Hats off to PUNQ, Bing147, jdidaco, Lammetje, AB537, and Cippenham for watching one of my recommendations. As always, I am honored by anyone who is willing to trust my judgment on movies. Hell's Hinges was the only movie seen twice.

Years
(The following data does not include shorts or episodes.)
The most popular year was 1948. The median year was 1949. Here's a breakdown by decade:
1910s - 4 movies
1920s - 11 movies
1930s - 38 movies
1940s - 309 movies
1950s - 121 movies
1960s - 73 movies
1970s - 41 movies
1980s - 11 movies
1990s - 12 movies
2000s - 6 movies
2010s - 33 movies
2020s - 25 movies
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blocho wrote: June 4th, 2021, 3:29 am For the last few challenges I've hosted, I've tried to subtly de-emphasize competition and high-volume watching in favor of discussion. That's why, for example, in the OP, I don't write that previous challenges were "won" by participants but rather "led" by them. So in that vein, let me be clear -- we're all winners of this challenge.
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Agreed with this in general - and I have adopted your "Goal: Watch [challenge] films. Discuss them" intro in the last few challenges that I have hosted myself. Thanks again, blocho. Data entered into spreadsheet so I'll bump/update the leaderboard thread shortly. ;)
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Thanks for hosting, B. I also appreciate the statistical summaries.
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