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Comes a Horseman (1978) Jason Robards Run. Day 1

One could almost subtitle this film The Ballad of the Three J’s.

Jane Fonda, James Caan and Mr. Jason Robards.

It’s a tale of greed mixed with a pure hatred between our leading characters in a western setting during the second world war. 750 more words

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Shane

A new review from The Movie Snob.

Shane  (C).  I guess this is considered a classic Western—and it got six Academy Award nominations—but I didn’t think it was anything special.  117 more words

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RUDOLPH MATE’S BRANDED (1950)

Rudolph Maté’s Branded emerged at the dawn of the 1950′s. It stars Alan Ladd and is little remembered today, due in part to Ladd’s being cast in George Stevens’ phenomenally popular  612 more words

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Boston Quackie (1957)

One last day here in Boston.

This title had me handcuffed till I gave it a spin on youtube. Then it all came flooding back from the memory banks of my childhood. 347 more words

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August 1, 1953: Don't Take Your Guns to Town

In 1953, a new type of western hit the movie screens. Moviegoers were looking for something more complex than the head-em-off-at-the pass, white hat/black hat fare that Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers had been dishing out through the forties. 222 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

MOVIE REVIEW | ***AFI WEEKEND*** #45. Shane (1953)

“The American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest Movies was selected by AFI’s blue-ribbon panel of more than 1,500 leaders of the American movie community to commemorate 100 Years of Movies”. 625 more words

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The Badlanders

It seems like everybody around here is stealing from everybody else.

A good heist movie is hard to beat in my opinion, there’s considerable potential for suspense and tension in the execution of a complicated robbery, and the aftermath or outcome is generally rife with possibilities too.

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