He also finds a beautiful woman in Amarillo that needs help. He does know that a vicious gang of outlaws have been robbing and killing innocent folks near the town of Grants, New Mexico. Will believes that the Ghost Riders are keeping everyone away from Red Rock Mountain because there is something on the mountain that the outlaws want to keep secret. Will Cannon takes on the difficult task of finding the robber's roost.
The Dutch Cromwell Gang hides out in their roost in the Wyoming badlands, and the gang has been robbing banks and trains for the last 10 years.
Will Cannon gets trapped in a train station by a blizzard, and there is a hired killer on the train that is in with the Red Rawlings Gang. Will befriends a young cowboy, and they work together to get the train to Raton, New Mexico, and to fight the Red Rawlings and his gang of ruthless cutthroats. Will uses every tool at his disposal to save the beautiful Kate Winslow and her young daughter.
Will Cannon takes his adopted children to Taos, New Mexico, to see the circus, and Will meets a beautiful woman there who performs in the circus. Two days after the circus leaves town, a bank gets robbed in Taos and a man is murdered.
Will and his brother, Joe, go investigate the crime, and the evidence leads them to some men who work for the circus. Will sets out alone to discover the truth about the circus. Will Cannon rides to Oklahoma to bring a gang of outlaws to justice. Blackman and his gang killed Will's family and Will swore to avenge his family by killing Blackman and every member of his gang. The governor of Wyoming asks Will to find out the truth about a group of strange people living in the Valley of the Tucas. Will knows this tribe of mixed-breed outlaws are causing part of the trouble in the area, but he also thinks a gang of white outlaws are doing some of the robberies and murders there.
Will hopes the white outlaws are the Blackman Gang. Will rides to Wyoming and finds plenty of trouble but he enlists the help of some young cowboys and together they fight the outlaws.
Will Cannon finds out there is a gang of outlaws terrorizing the law abiding citizens in Waco, Texas and he hopes he has found the Blackman Gang. Blackman and his gang of cutthroats killed Will's family and Will cannot rest until Blackman and every member of his gang are dead. Will rides to Waco and finds a gang of outlaws is using murderous mail order brides to kill the husband and steal his property. The outlaw gang is being run by an evil woman and she has plenty of hired killers on her payroll. Will works to bring law and order and justice to Waco.
Will Cannon knows that the Lucias King Gang is an outlaw gang of all black men, and they have been robbing and killing innocent people in Colorado for two years. He thinks that there is another gang of outlaws robbing the gold trains near Denver, Colorado, and he hopes this is the Blackman Gang. Blackman and his gang of cutthroats killed Will's family, and Will will not rest until Blackman and every member of his gang are dead. Will has good reason to think Blackman may be the boss of the Yankee carpetbaggers.
Blackman and his gang of cutthroats killed Will's family in Virginia many years ago, and Will has sworn to avenge the deaths of his family by killing Blackman and every member of his gang. Will meets a beautiful woman and two young cowboys, and they work together to give the murderous Yankee carpetbaggers a taste of their own medicine. He finds a town full of scared people that has been overrun by a gang of outlaws and another outlaw boss running the lumber camps. This country is much too beautiful to hide such evil deeds, so Will sets out to make things right. A rancher named Vega, from Mexico, is running a gang of Mexican bandits and renegade Apaches who are robbing and murdering innocent people.
The inspired teaming of a cowboy and an Indian was a paradigm of racial harmony. Subsequent versions appeared in and , and a TV series debuted in and ran for nine years. The western was in trouble in the s, so when Blazing Saddles rode into theaters, fans wondered if it signified a genre revival or the last nail in its coffin. Ten years later, it was still the highest-grossing western in history. Moviegoers were used to seeing the U. Cavalry ride to the rescue, battle trumpets blaring. John Ford wanted to take a more in-depth look at a typical regiment; the day-to-day work of soldiers in remote outposts, their personal lives, and how they cope with the constant threat of attack.
Can a man who lives by the law of the gun walk a more enlightened path? Quirt Evans John Wayne , on the vengeance trail, must choose between killing the man who murdered his father and settling down with a sweet farm girl played by Gail Russell, the hottest Quaker babe in movies. An underrated entry in the Wayne canon. Crowd-pleasing comedy that resonated with middle-aged baby boomers. Palance won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and a calf named Norman became the most beloved bovine since Ferdinand.
The corporate cowboys in the television series Dallas rode around in Mercedes-Benz coupes and held their showdowns in glass and steel skyscrapers. Not exactly a traditional Western, but beneath the soap-opera excess, the Ewings were ranchers who fought among themselves but always circled the wagons against an outside threat. But J. Ewing was the most famous cowboy in America for more than a decade, and when he was shot the whole world wondered whodunit.
Another intense psychological drama from Stewart and Anthony Mann. A gadget-filled train, a megalomaniacal dwarf, and Robert Conrad in very tight pants. One rerun will expunge any memory of the awful movie of the same name. But The Man From Snowy River captured the mythic spirit of the West as well as any homegrown product has, perhaps because it was based on a revered Australian legend. Snowy River made those scenes inspiring again. Critics shrugged; audiences fell in love.
With the exception of its opening sequences, The Ox-Bow Incident was shot almost entirely with painted backdrops and artificially created light and shadow. The closed-in feeling suits this dark story of a lynching of innocents and its repercussions among the town folk. In their final collaboration, Stewart hunts down the men who sold guns to the Apaches, resulting in the death of his brother.
If Shakespeare had written a western tragedy, it might have looked like this.
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Moody and very dark, more film noir than horse opera, with Robert Mitchum as a long-haired drifter caught between warring ranchers and homesteaders. Mitchum, a shifty character in any setting, plays moral relativism so well that even when he does the right thing, you still don't trust him. Gone With the Wind , western-style. Melodramatic, over-the-top, and just plain trashy — but in a good way. Too bad moviegoers preferred to watch him fighting dirty apes in another film. A companion piece to High Noon , with a more charismatic villain. A tense psychological drama. The climactic gunfight is a knockout.
Sometimes magic happens by accident. El Dorado seemed an exercise in going through the motions; an unofficial finale to a trilogy of Howard Hawks westerns Rio Bravo and Rio Lobo came first all starring John Wayne, in which the stories were more or less interchangeable. But Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and James Caan play the familiar material with a wink to each other and to the audience that is irresistible. No one played the reluctant hero better than James Garner, whose easygoing charm fit perfectly in this delightful comedy.
A Chicago hotel clerk bails a cowboy out of debt, in exchange for a job on his next cattle drive.
Violence ensues. Superb Gordon Willis photography elevates this post-World War II spin on the old story of independent ranchers under siege from big business. The thrilling land rush scene remains a cinematic tour de force. Irreverent, non-traditional western with James Garner as the affable Bret Maverick, a gambler who, when trouble beckons, is ever-ready to climb out of a window and run away.
Note the dramatic Star Wars -style credits. Winds of Morning Davis, H. A stirring, provocative novel of the American Northwest in the s, written with the same buoyant vigor, the sharp characterization, and the pungent wisdom that captivated readers of H. Wild West is the first ever short story collection of western adventure from seven-time Spur Award-winning author Elmer Kelton.
In the spring of , after thirty years spent dispensing justice in the territory of Montana, Judge Harlan Blackthorne expires, leaving Deputy U. Marshal Page Murdock, his most steadfast officer, to escort his remains across the continent by rail. The long journey - interrupted from time to ti The poignant odyssey of a tenacious young girl who braves the dangers of the Texas frontier to avenge her mother's deathEarly one morning in the remote hill country of Texas, a panther savagely attacks a family of homesteaders, mauling a young girl named Samantha and killing her mother, whose fin Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive.
It takes him back to when, fresh from the b Zane Grey is the most famous writer in westerns, a founder of the genre. His works have been made into more than one hundred movies and his stories have endured for a century, influencing all others in the genre. Three fine, characteristic works are included in this omnibus: To the Last Man, the Their journey is one of exploration, beset by difficulties, tragedies, the desertion of trusted servants, and the increasing hardships of day-to We have nothing left, less than nothing.
The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby daughters gone, frozen to death on an ungodl Based on actual historical events, and told through fictional diary entries, this is the sequel to the award-winning novel One Thousand White Women - and an epic, unforgettable read all its own.
Her name is Margaret. They laughed at Roberto Valdez and then ignored him. But when a dark-skinned man was holed up in a shack with a gun, they sent the part-time town constable to deal with the problem--and made sure he had no choice but to gun the fugitive down.
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Fear is abroad in the Deadlands as a string of brutal killings and cattle mutilations trouble a Western frontier town in the Arizona Territory, nestled in the forbidding shadow of Texas Sunrise brings together two of Elmer Kelton's acclaimed novels and tells the story of the Texas Revolution as experienced by brothers Thomas and Joshua Buckalew of Tennessee. In Massacre at Goliad, tensions mount between Mexican authorities and American newcomers. Revolution is in the air, Told in the voice of Nellie Courtright, a spunky, courageous, attractive young woman whose story this is in part, Telegraph Days is the big novel of the Western gunfighters that people have been hoping for years Larry McMurtry would write.
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