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Hour of the Gun (UA, 1967)

Wyatt redux We have already reviewed the Wyatt Earp picture John Sturges directed in 1957, the hugely successful Gunfight at the OK...

The Kansan (UA, 1943)

Another clean-up-the-town Earpish marshal JAW reader JG Entract left a comment on our recent post on the 40s Wyatt Earp picture...

Wichita (AA, 1955)

Wyatt cleans up the town - but not Tombstone As we have seen in recent posts, by the mid-1950s the Wyatt Earp of legend was far more...

Law and Order (Universal, 1932)

Early Wyatt Earp Following on from our two-part post on Wyatt Earp on the screen (click here and here for that) I thought we’d review...

Wyatt Earp: fact and fiction

For part 1 of this article, click here. Part 2 As we have seen, My Darling Clementine in 1946 made Wyatt Earp one of the great American...

Wyatt Earp: fact and fiction

Part 1 This post is in two parts. Part 2 tomorrow! There are certain men and women of the old West who have attained a larger-than-life...

Apache

Of all the American Indian peoples who featured in Western films, often referred to as cowboy-and-Indian movies, the Apache were the...

Ulzana’s Raid (Universal, 1972)

Renegade Apaches on the rampage In a long and varied acting career that spanned 45 years, 1946 to 1991, Burt Lancaster only did 14...

Richard Jaeckel

Richard Jaeckel (1926 – 1997), shortish, stocky, great bad guy, was a stalwart character actor of Western movies, from 1950 through 1973....

Blazing Across the Pecos (Columbia, 1948)

Durango saves the day – yet again 1948 was an epic year for the Western. But it is easy to forget, in the time of mighty pictures such as...

Alder Gulch by Ernest Haycox

Death and angst in the cold north Alder Gulch is an Ernest Haycox novel from the year after Trail Town (click for our review of that) and...

The Beguiled (Universal, 1971)

Western meets Southern Gothic Inhabiting that shadowy territory between the genres of 70s Western and gothic horror, The Beguiled, which...

Luke and the Tenderfoot

Unsold pilot for NBC series, 1955 Among the many TV shows that might have been - but never were - was an entertaining 1955 pilot not...

The Fastest Gun Alive (MGM, 1956)

No matter how fast you are, there's always somebody faster The essay I wrote last month about the quick-on-the-draw hooey in Hollywood...

Dallas Stoudenmire

Down in the west Texas town of El Paso Since we are on the subject of gunmen-peace officers, here’s another one. He’ll be the last of...

John Larn

Another Texas gunman We were talking recently about old West lawmen (click the link for that) who operated on both sides of the line, as...

 

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