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The Return of Frank James (Fox, 1940)

Jesse James on the screen 3: Frank's back Fox’s first ‘adult’ Western for years, Jesse James in 1939 (which we reviewed the other day –...

Jesse James (Fox, 1939)

Jesse James on the screen 2: The talkies I find it quite curious that after the (now lost) silent Paramount Jesse James of 1927, with...

Jesse James on the screen

The American Robin Hood He stole from the rich and he gave to the poor, He'd a hand and a heart and a brain. The Ballad of Jesse James...

The lone cowboy

Randy rides alone A Man Alone, Lone Rider, Lonely Are the Brave, Lonesome Dove, Randy Rides Alone, The Lone Gun, The Lonely Man, The...

Indians don’t attack at night

Or do they? Every Western-lover knows that besieged whites are not in danger once darkness falls, for Indians do not attack at night. But...

Rio Grande (Republic, 1950)

The Rio Grande as 38th Parallel The success of John Ford’s two cavalry Westerns at RKO, Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon...

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (RKO, 1949)

Ford at his majestic best. John Ford and his partner Meriam Cooper wanted to recoup the fortunes of their company Argosy Productions...

Fort Apache (RKO, 1948)

A key work of mythography Today I thought we might pass, as you could say, from the ridiculous to the sublime. We have been looking on...

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

The best of the three Spaghetti buffs reckon this second part of the Dollars threesome to be the best of Leone’s work. Even as a non-fan...

The Westerns of Clint Eastwood

“Whatever success I've had is due to a lot of instinct and a little luck.” Publishers Weekly, discussing Richard Schikel’s 1996 biography...

The hats

Hats off to the Stetson There are three main ways to distinguish a cowboy: his horse, his gun and his hat. However, one is more important...

The sidekick

The hero is 'foiled' again What do Dr. Watson, Sancho Panza, Donald Duck, Leporello, Robin, Booboo, Barney Rubble and Shrek’s donkey have...

The Colt .45

Peacemaker "The good people in this world are very far from being satisfied with each other and my arms are the best peacemaker."...

News of the World (Universal, 2020)

Rather good Netflix is currently showing here in France, and perhaps where you live too, a Universal Western released on Christmas Day...

3 Bad Men (Fox, 1926)

Not the greatest Ford Western but still classy The last John Ford silent Western we’ll look at in this series of posts, before moving on...

The Iron Horse (Fox, 1924)

John Ford's first great Western When Paramount came out with The Covered Wagon, in 1923, things changed. For years Westerns had been one-...

 

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