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 Posted: Thu Jun 29th, 2017 03:32 am

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John Ford's classic of the New West vs. the Old West.

The Man who shot Liberty Valance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B-SuV5-f7o

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

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SwampSooner wrote:
John Ford's classic of the New West vs. the Old West.

The Man who shot Liberty Valance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B-SuV5-f7o

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

"I said you, Valance. You pick it up."


Another great one is High Noon. Those may be my two favorites.

But then you've got to think about Clint Eastwood too.

Unforgiven
Little Bill: You just shot an unarmed man!
Will Munny: Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend.

Outlaw Josey Wales
Bounty hunter: You're wanted, Wales.
Josey Wales: I reckon I'm right popular. You a bounty hunter?
Bounty hunter: A man's got to do something for a living these days.
Josey Wales: Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.

I might come up with a top 10, but not just one favorite.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 29th, 2017 12:14 pm

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Rio Bravo
When Dude {Dean Martin} asked John Wayne
if Colorado [Ricky Nelson]was better than he was
John Wayne said....... I'd hate to have to live
on the difference.

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Have to include Big Jake w/John Wayne. "Not hardly"

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Once Upon a Time in the West (y)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwb3P0fuM1c

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 Posted: Thu Jun 29th, 2017 02:05 pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtoCw2iOTSc

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47Straight wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtoCw2iOTSc

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One Eyed Jacks.
The Searchers.
Red River.

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I can't list just one.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Winchester '73
The Searchers

I don't know if this belongs on the list, but I recently re-watched North to Alaska and it reminded me of how much fun some of John Wayne's movies could be. Not one but 2 great fight scenes!

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Tombstone. Yeah, it's not old school, but I loved the casting in this one.

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The Wild Bunch
The Big Country
True Grit (John Wayne Version)
Followed by about 30 Randolph Scott "B" westerns from Saturday matinees 60 years ago

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Rio Bravo, closely followed by The Cowboys.

Rio Bravo sets up the entire movie in the first 2 minutes without A SINGLE WORD being said. That was great filmmaking!

I really loved the scene in The Cowboys where Mr. Nightlinger is about to be hanged, and he says "forgive me for the men I've killed, and for the men I'm about to...". Roscoe Lee Brown is an underrated actor IMHO.

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All of the above, and "A Fistful of Dollars", and "Shane", a book originally written for teenage boys, and it is a good read for all.

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ClintA.Adams wrote:
Tombstone. Yeah, it's not old school, but I loved the casting in this one.

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sybil wrote:
ClintA.Adams wrote:
Tombstone. Yeah, it's not old school, but I loved the casting in this one.
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"I'm your huckleberry."

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Triple Option wrote:
sybil wrote:
ClintA.Adams wrote:
Tombstone. Yeah, it's not old school, but I loved the casting in this one.
(y)

"I'm your huckleberry."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8OWNspU_yE

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High Plains Drifter

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All of the above. I also like " The Shootist". Although most of the time remakes miss the mark, I like the "new" True Grit.

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There are so many.

The Wild Bunch
High Noon
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Dances With Wolves
Shane
Ride The High Country
The Searchers
River of No Return
About any Clint Eastwood Western
And, not an old one but Open Range with Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall

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I can't believe I forgot to put Dances with Wolves on my list.

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MsProudSooner wrote: I can't believe I forgot to put Dances with Wolves on my list.
I took my 16 year old son to see Dances With Wolves.  He never took his eyes off of the screen ... totally captured by this film.

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A Man Called Horse, Little Big Man, Lust in the Dust. All great flicks.

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...my personal favorites all feature the last, late great, movie star, the King of Cool,...

STEVE MCQUEEN!

The Magnificent Seven

Nevada Smith

Tom Horn


Still watch re-runs of the old Wanted Dead or Alive TV show too, McQueen as Josh Randal, and his "Mare's Leg".


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whitefeather wrote:  Little Big Man
Younger Bear: I have a wife. And four horses.
Jack Crabb: I have a horse... and four wives.

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Walt wrote:
MsProudSooner wrote: I can't believe I forgot to put Dances with Wolves on my list.
I took my 16 year old son to see Dances With Wolves.  He never took his eyes off of the screen ... totally captured by this film.

It was much better than the sequel "Dances with Werewolves."



Actually, they really have made a movie with that title. Not a western.

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Lonesome Dove anyone?

As for older ones, True Grit & The Shootist are up there near the top for me.

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I love all the movies mentioned. Here's a few that needs to be added to the list....

Sons of Katie Elder
Lonesome Dove
Silverado

Anything Lee Marvin starred in including "Paint Your Wagon" and others.....

Edit: Forgot to mention "Pale Rider".

Last edited on Fri Jun 30th, 2017 01:45 am by K2C Sooner

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence---Okie Vera Miles (she co-starred with Wayne in The Hellfighters, and with Stewart in two others)

The Big Country:  This may be the only movie that I liked with Jean Simmons.  Loved Burl Ives.  Stole the movie.

Support Your Local Sheriff:  Come on--James  Garner, Harry Morgan, Walter Brennan (the hick from Lynn, Massachusetts), Henry Gibson.

TV western:  Have Gun, Will Travel---sometime check to see how many episodes were written or directed by Gene Rodenberry, pre-Star Trek.  Then, look at this series in context with Star Trek.  How often does a western star quote Shakespeare?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HicFYknnQqk

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OldHippie wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HicFYknnQqk


I got that on DVD (they never made a Blu-Ray). You have good taste in movies! :lol:


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