When I think back the first thing that really got me interested in cowboys and the ways of the west was my granma taking me to see an amazing movie which was set in the old west when I was very young. She may have taken me to it because she wanted to see it or because back in those days there were not many movies for kids or maybe she actually thought I would like it but anyways I was young and impressionable and hence my live long love of all things cowboy and cowgirl. To this day I do not remember the movies name just the panoramic scenery, a few scenes like when an army guy has his leg amputated and I can hum a few bars of the film score but not so that anyone else can recognize it. I would love to know what movie it was.
- The Alamo: Directed by John Wayne; Starring John Wayne, Richard Widmark
- The Magnificent Seven Directed byJohn Sturges: Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen
- The Comancheros: Directed byMichael Curtiz: Starring John Wayne, Stuart Whitman
- The Deadly Companions: Directed bySam Peckinpah: Starring Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
- The Misfits: Directed byJohn Huston: Starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach
- Two Rode Together: Directed byJohn Ford: Starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark.
- How the West Was Won: Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway,George Marshall, Richard Thorpe: Starring Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, John Wayne,George Peppard, Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Debbie Reynolds
- Lonely Are the Brave: Directed by David Miller: Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane, George Kennedy
- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Directed byJohn Ford: Starring Lee Marvin, James Stewart, John Wayne
- Ride the High Country: Directed by Sam Peckinpah: Starring Mariette Hartley, Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott
- Hud: Directed by Martin Ritt: Starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas.
- A Fistful of Dollars: Directed by Sergio Leone: Starring Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonté.
- Invitation to a Gunfighter: Directed byRichard Wilson: Starring Yul Brynner
- Cat Ballou: Directed by Elliot Silverstein: Starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan
- Shenandoah: Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen: Starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, Rosemary Forsyth, Philip Alford
- The Sons of Katie Elder: Directed by Henry Hathaway: StarringJohn Wayne, Dean Martin, Michael Anderson, Jr., Earl Holliman
- El Dorado: Directed by Howard Hawks Starring John Wayne, Robert Mitchum
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Directed bySergio Leone: Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
- Return of the Seven: Directed byBurt Kennedy: StarringYul Brynner, Robert Fuller
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Directed by George Roy Hill: Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford
- Death of a Gunfighter Directed by Alan SmitheeRichard Widmark, Lena Horne
- The Desperados: Directed by Henry Levin: Starring Vince Edwards, Jack Palance
- Paint Your Wagon: Directed by Joshua LoganClint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg
- True Grit: Directed by Henry Hathaway: Starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby
- The Wild Bunch: Directed by Sam Peckinpah: Starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson
SO MANY MOVIES SO LITTLE TIME
Of course this is the list of movies I have seen from the 1960's - there are hundreds more made in the 60's let alone before and after that. Here are a few that I am looking forward to finding and watching:
Charro! Directed byCharles Marquis Warren Elvis Presley, Ina Balin because Elvis is in a traditional western.
TepepaDirected byGiulio PetroniTomas Milian, Orson Welles because of Orson Welles.
If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your DeathDirected byGianfranco ParoliniGianni Garko, William Berger because of the title.
Lonesome CowboysDirected byAndy WarholJoe Dallesandro because of the director.
One-Eyed Jacks Directed by Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando, Karl Malden because of Brando both directing and starring in it.
Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alone because of the title!
Going off to watch Django Unchained... oh by the way did you know there is a 1967 movie called Django, Kill... If You Live, Shoot!