January 10, 2011

Vera Cruz (1954)

IMDB:
Vera Cruz (1954)

Plot:
During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.





Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 04/27/2008]

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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

IMDB:
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Plot:
A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.





Rating: 6.5

[Viewing Date: 04/15/2008]

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January 06, 2011

The Tin Star (1957)

IMDB:
The Tin Star (1957)

Plot:
A cynical ex-sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience, and his gun.




Decent western drama with Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/27/2008]

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January 05, 2011

True Grit (1969)

IMDB:
True Grit (1969)

Plot:
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.




"That's mighty bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"

:)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/13/2008]

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

IMDB: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Plot:
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.





Slow paced, yet sublime story of the historic event. Affleck and Pitt both do an excellent job.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/02/2008]

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January 24, 2008

The Badlanders (1958)

IMDB: The Badlanders (1958)

Plot Outline:
Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him imprisoned unjustly. The other, McBain, is just trying to go straight, but that is easier said than done once the Dutchman involves him in his gold theft scheme.



While Alan Ladd walks through the role, Ernest Borgnine is, as always, right on point as the good man caught in difficult situations.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/24/08]

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January 17, 2008

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

IMDB: 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Plot Outline:
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:01/17/08]

Posted by mark at 09:39 PM | Comments (0)

May 15, 2007

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

IMDB: Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

Plot Summary:
The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddlethat Morgan recognises as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/29/07]

Posted by mark at 10:55 PM | Comments (0)

The Proposition (2005)

IMDB: The Proposition (2005)

Plot Outline:
A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him 9 days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/26/07]

Posted by mark at 07:50 PM | Comments (0)

July 30, 2006

The Far Country (1954)

IMDB: The Far Country (1954)

A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/29/06]

Posted by mark at 07:56 PM | Comments (0)