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Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« on: February 26, 2018, 03:25:31 PM »


"What makes a man to wander?
What makes a man to roam?
What makes a man leave bed and board, and turn his back on home?
A man will search his heart and soul, go searching way out there.
His peace of mind he knows he'll find, but where, oh Lord, Lord where?"
-- Ride Away, by The Sons of the Pioneers



Filmspotters, it's that time again to search far and wide and bring back to us the stories of the West!




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Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)
Apache (1954)
Circus World (1964)
Drums Across the River (1954)
Go West, Young Lady (1941)
The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
Gun For a Coward (1957)
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Honky Tonk (1941)
Kansas Raiders (1950)
The Kentuckian (1955)
The King and Four Queens (1956)
Major Dundee (1965)
The Man From the Alamo (1953)
The Mississippi Gambler (1953)
Monte Walsh (1970)
Oh, Susanna! (1936)
Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
Ride the Man Down (1952)
The Scalphunters (1968)
Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)
Shoot Out at Big Sag (1962)
Smoke Signal (1955)
Streets of Laredo (1949)
The Tall Men (1955)
Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
Trooper Hook (1957)
Tumbleweed (1953)
Viva Maria! (1965)
Westbound (1959)
Whispering Smith (1948)
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
The Wonderful Country (1959)

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The Last Wagon (1956)
Yellow Sky (1948)

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3 Godfathers (1948)
The Baron of Arizona (1950)
Blood on the Moon (1948)
Broken Arrow (1950)
Colorado Territory (1949)
The Furies (1950)
The Gunfighter (1950)
I Shot Jesse James (1949)
The Paleface (1948)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Stars in My Crown (1950)
Station West (1948)
Wagon Master (1950)
Winchester '73 (1950)
Yellow Sky (1948)

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Knocked Out Loaded
7th Cavalry (1956)
The Halliday Brand (1957)
Hondo (1953)
The Man From Tumbleweeds (1940)
The Silver Bullet (1942)

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The Deadly Companions (1961)
The Outlaw (1943)
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Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 03:45:44 PM »
Here is what is on deck for me in the Western department. I got to 15 last year, so I will try the same for this year. It might be a stretch, but we will see.

Station West (Sidley Lanfield, 1948)
Blood on the Moon (Robert Wise, 1948)
3 Godfathers (John Ford, 1948)
Yellow Sky (William A. Wellman, 1948)
The Paleface (Norman Z. McLeod, 1948)
I Shot Jesse James (Samuel Fuller, 1949)
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh, 1949) - still looking for a source to watch this one
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford, 1949)
The Baron of Arizona (Samuel Fuller, 1950)
Wagon Master (John Ford, 1950)
Stars in My Crown (Jacques Tourneur, 1950)
The Gunfighter (Henry King, 1950)
Winchester '73 (Anthony Mann, 1950)
Broken Arrow (Delmer Daves, 1950)
The Furies (Anthony Mann, 1950)
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Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 11:45:22 PM »
As usual my Watchlist is bigger than my capacity. Since I will also be continuing my Director Marathon, Mrs. 1SO is going to have the most say in what we watch. ICM has a new Western list for me to complete - 100 Westerns (BFI Screen Guide) - and I'm aiming for 100% completion, which means...

The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
Oh, Susanna! (1936)
Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Apache (1954)
The Tall Men (1955)
Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
The Wonderful Country (1959)
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Rio Conchos (1964)
Major Dundee (1965)
Viva Maria! (1965)
Lonesome Cowboys (1968)
Monte Walsh (1970)

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Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 01:21:26 AM »
Following along.

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Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 08:52:29 AM »
Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh, 1949) - still looking for a source to watch this one

Found it on VeeHD.
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Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 10:49:43 AM »
It looks like oldkid has two Westerns in his top 100 and his month is March. The films are,

Broken Arrow
Once Upon a Time in the West


I love his choices. These are excellent films! :)

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Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 12:55:00 AM »

The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

I wonder if this silent film was deliberately titled to evoke The Great Train Robbery? This might be a remake considering how bare-bones the original was and how routine the plot is here. It's hard to call a film from the 1920s cliché, but there is no inspired characterizations here. The hero, the villain, the girl and her rich father, the comic relief hustler sidekick and the brave horse. This film possibly set the western template, or at least transported the action genre into the west.


The film's best element is the stuntwork, (just don't compare it to The General.) We meet our hero Tom (Tom Mix) hanging from a rope hundreds of feet in the air. The action is as much daring gymnastics as gunplay. It may not seem like much to see someone get pulled off a moving train, but considering the lack of safety back then these were brave moves. And the bravest one of all is Tony the Horse, who rides alongside the train even when it goes through a tunnel. The horse goes full speed on the narrow path between the moving train and the cave wall. I hope they got this in one take.
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Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 01:33:00 AM »
It looks like oldkid has two Westerns in his top 100 and his month is March. The films are,

Broken Arrow
Once Upon a Time in the West


I love his choices. These are excellent films! :)

Those are great choices.  For my list this year I also have:

Sanjuro-- which is a samurai movie which is a western.  Okay, it's a cheat.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers-- a musical which is also a western
Red River-- John Wayne!
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Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 07:58:18 AM »
The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

That sounds like quite the thrilling adventure for the 1920s though. I am sure kids loved it!
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