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The Big Trail **** (1930, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr) – Classic Movie Review 5480

John Wayne’s mentor and friend John Ford recommended him to director Raoul Walsh to star in this eventful, huge-budget epic 1930 Western as Breck Coleman, the wise scout of the wagon train of pioneers edging […]

May, 19

Broken Arrow **** (1950, James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget) – Classic Movie Review 5076

Director Delmer Daves’s 1950 classic stars James Stewart as disillusioned white American Tom Jeffords, who makes peace with Apache chief Cochise (Oscar-nominee Jeff Chandler), in a first-rate Fifties new man Western, much in the vein […]

Feb, 27

Untamed Frontier *** (1952, Joseph Cotten, Shelley Winters, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball, Minor Watson, Antonio Moreno) – Classic Movie Review 4867

Director Hugo Fregonese’s tough 1952 movie is a strongly cast, well-done Western. The familiar sounding story centres on a ruthless cattle baron called Matt Denbow (Minor Watson), who upsets local settlers by refusing to allow […]

Jan, 08

Mohawk * (1956, Scott Brady, Rita Gam, Neville Brand, Ted de Corsia) – Classic Movie Review 3496

Director Kurt Neumann’s 1956 Western adventure is a soppy, risible, penny-pinching little movie with more accent on love tangles than on gun-slinging action. It pushes its luck by re-using extensive archive footage from the outstanding John […]

Mar, 24

Where the River Bends [Bend of the River] **** (1952, James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams) – Classic Movie Review 2019

Director Anthony Mann teams up with James Stewart again for this 1952 classic Western, with a slew of convincing performances, an impressive Technicolor production and plenty of robust action. Stewart plays tough cowboy trail scout […]

Dec, 30

Shane ***** (1953, Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan) – Classic Movie Review 229

‘Shane! Shane! Come back!’ – Joey. George Stevens’s 1953 beautiful masterwork is one of the great Westerns. It’s held in the highest esteem for its memorable characters, performances, craftsmanship, warmth of feeling and subtle handling […]

Sep, 07


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