The Last Western You Watched?

Hondo with John Wayne. Not among his best ones but not bad either. Resemblaces little of Shane which adds the nauseating effect for me but not too much.

“Red River” (1948)

Tom Dunson builds a cattle empire with his adopted son Matthew Garth. Together they begin a massive cattle drive north from Texas to the Missouri railhead. But on the way, new information and Dunson’s tyrannical ways cause Matthew to take the herd away from Dunson and head to a new railhead in Kansas. Dunson, swearing vengeance, pursues.

Along with “The Searchers” this is probably one of Wayne’s greatest films.
Great action and suspense and fine acting from the entire cast

The return of Sabata.
Boring compared to the superb first Sabata movie. Still not as bad as its reputation. It is saved by the cast [yes, i even liked Schone’s character] and music. I would rate it 6/10 [3 stars] (the first Sabata is a 10/10 movie for if anyone wants to compare).

Anda muchacho, spara (Aldo Florio, 1971)
I bought it some time ago on the net, along with a few other SWs, and hadn’t watched it yet.
I’ll say something about it on the film’s thread.

watched a Shaw brothers film called “THE FUGITIVE”, excellent film, extremely violent, it’s like a Chinese version of a spaghetti western, camera angles, the lot, it even uses music from ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST! (and a few others but i can’t place them)

I really think all spaghetti western fans should give this a watch, i expect you will thoroughly enjoy it :slight_smile:

“Broken Arrow” (1950)
-James Stewart, Jeff Chandler

In 1870, when white men and Indians are fighting bitterly, Tom Jeffords tries to arrange a peace by befriending Indian leader Cochise, but ends up fighting anger and prejudice on both sides.

One of the best of the 1950’s westerns. Stewart, as always is excellent.
Good acting and story with a slightly sad ending. This is a fine movie.

“The Plunderers” (1948)
-Rod Cameron

An Army officer pretends to shoot a sheriff (but not the deputy) and then goes undercover with a horse rustling gang.

Average western adventure. Nothing great but watchable.

“Fistful Of Dollars”
-Clint Eastwood

Sergio Leone’s classic about a mysterious strangers involvement with warring factions in a Mexican border town.

One of the greatest western films ever made.

They call me Trinity, this afternoon, with my wife.
She really enjoyed it, so wives and spaghetti westerns do go together (which doesn’t say much about girlfriends).

I pickes up both Trinity movies at a shop called Blokker for a few euros; video and audio aren’t great, but acceptable.

They got those there as well, nice. I bought God forgives… there for somewhere between 5 and 7 euros(don’t remember exactly how much).

Just finished watching Red Sun with Charles Bronson from the early seventies and quite enjoyed as I had not seen for a while.

Don’t júst mention Bronson, mention Mifune as well :wink:

Yes, Mifune is good in this one and all the cast seem to be enjoying themselves.

Day of Anger. Wrote a little opinion in the DB.

Marcello Andrei: El Machohttp://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Macho%2C_El (dvd-r)
-Interesting “twilight spaghetti” from 1977. Story is about a gambler who is the spitting image of the dead member of the gang of bandits. He infiltrates the gang to get the stolen gold back. But the interesting thing is that the person who he’s imitating was a pathetic coward who was bullied by other bandits.

So, interesting story but unfortunately the film is obviously made with low budget which shows. George Hilton is playing the villain which is nice variety to his usual roles but the lead actor could have been better. Music was mostly quite strange in late 70’s style but decent.

Recommended.

Love his English accent in this one. And yes a damn pleasure seeing Hilton not in a slap-stick comedy western, which he frankly doesn’t fit in very well. I love his ‘hard’ westerns the most. Not that I dislike the slap-stick ones, I just do not seem to get along with those Hilton stars in :slight_smile:

“The Missing” (2003)
-Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchet

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Basically a reworking of “The Searchers” plot line. and while this film is not a good as the John Wayne classic, it still is a fine western adventure. Tommy Lee Jones is one of the few modern actors that truly looks like he belongs in westerns. A very good movie.

The new Jesse James. The more I think about it, the better it gets.

[quote=“Phantom Stranger, post:1539, topic:141”]“The Missing” (2003)
-Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchet

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Basically a reworking of “The Searchers” plot line. and while this film is not a good as the John Wayne classic, it still is a fine western adventure. Tommy Lee Jones is one of the few modern actors that truly looks like he belongs in westerns. A very good movie.[/quote]

A very good film from an even better book.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST… lost count how many times ive seen it now.

the outlaw Josey Wales