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Saturday, July 6, 2013

TOP 21 FAVORITE WESTERNS -- Honorable Mention

IN ORDER OF RELEASE:




THE VIRGINIAN (Paramount, 1929)
Directed by Victor Fleming
Starring Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Mary Brian, Richard Arlen





 

THE WESTERNER (UA, 1940)
Directed by William Wyler
Starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport







THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON (WB, 1942)
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHaviland








THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (Fox, 1943)
Directed by William Wellman
Starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Henry (Harry) Morgan




 

CANYON PASSAGE (Universal, 1946)
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Starring Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Brian Donlevy






RED RIVER (UA, 1948)
Directed by Howard Hawks
Starring John Wayne, Montgomery Cliff, Joanne Dru






3 GODFATHERS (MGM, 1948)
Directed by John Ford
Starring John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey, Jr.






YELLOW SKY (Fox, 1948)
Directed by William Wellman
Starring Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark





 
FOUR FACES WEST (UA, 1948)
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Starring Joel McCrea, Frances Dee, Charles Bickford, Joseph Calleia






THE WALKING HILLS (Columbia, 1949)
Directed by John Sturges
Starring Randolph Scott, Ella Raines





 

COLORADO TERRITORY (Warner Brothers, 1949)
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Starring Joel McCrea, Virgina Mayo, Dorothy Malone







BROKEN ARROW (Fox, 1950)
Directed by Delmer Daves
Starring James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget








 

RIDE THE MAN DOWN (Republic, 1952)
Directed by Joseph Kane
Starring Rod Cameron, Ella Raines, Brian Donlevy








HONDO (WB, 1953)
Directed by John Farrow
Starring John Wayne, Geraldine Page









THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (Columbia, 1955)
Directed by Anthony Mann
Starring James Stewart, Cathy O'Donnell, Arthur Kennedy







DECISION AT SUNDOWN (Ranown/Columbia, 1955)
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Starring Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, John Carroll






THE TALL T (Ranown/Columbia, 1957)
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Starring Randolph Scott, Maureen O'Sullivan, Richard Boone






3:10 TO YUMA (Columbia, 1957)
Directed by Delmer Daves
Starring Glenn Ford, Van Hefflin








FROM HELL TO TEXAS (Fox, 1958)
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Starring Don Murray, Diane Varsi








THE HANGING TREE (WB, 1959)
Directed by Delmer Daves
Starring Gary Cooper, Maria Schell






THE UNFORGIVEN (United Artists, 1960)
Directed by John Huston
Starring Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy









THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (UA, 1960)
Directed by John Sturges
Starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen





  
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (Paramount, 1962)
Directed by John Ford
Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles






SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF (UA, 1969)
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Starring James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan






TRUE GRIT (Paramount, 1969)
Directed by Henry Hathaway\
Starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby







TOMBSTONE (Cinergi/Hollywood, 1993)
Directed by George Cosmatos
Starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton 







THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (WB et al, 2007)
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Starring Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Casey Affleck


 


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