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This Gun For Hire

This Gun for Hire is Hollywood’s film noir take on Grahame Greene’s early (1936) novel A Gun For Sale, with the setting altered to America and an all American cast. 686 more words

The Alan Ladd Blogathon: This Gun For Hire (1942)

Rachel, over at Hamlette’s Soliloquy is hosting this blogathon all about the actor¬†Alan Ladd. Be sure to visit her site to read all the entries. 1,071 more words


Shane is a Colorful and Timeless Western Classic

Shane is a classic western from 1953 which is known for influencing many films with its story of a stranger showing up at a farm, looking to leave their past behind, but is put in a situation where he must go back to his darkened past to protect those around them.   564 more words


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

Shane - 1953

Shane rides into a conflict between cattleman Ryker and a bunch of settlers, like Joe Starrett and his family, whose land Ryker wants. When Shane beats up Ryker’s man Chris, Ryker tries to buy him. 1,674 more words