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  • Hugh O’Brian

    Hugh O’Brian

    I guess most articles will focus on the fact Hugh O'Brian played the lead on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, and that's fair enough. However, any fan of the... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Strongroom

    Strongroom

    Suspense is one of the most attractive aspects of any work of fiction, regardless of whether it's literary or cinematic. There are all kinds of dramatic... Read more

    Posted on 04 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Adventures Sherlock Holmes

    I'm going to break you Holmes. I'm going to bring off right under your nose the most incredible crime of the century, and you'll never suspect it until it's... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Three Hours to Kill

    Three Hours Kill

    The last few posts on this site have seen the subsequent discussions spin off in various directions, taking in the idea of the auteur in cinema, the use of... Read more

    Posted on 11 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Madigan

    Madigan

    A little like the western, the crime story has remained one of the constants of genre filmmaking down the years. Any story which involves elements of crime has... Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Apache Territory

    Apache Territory

    The low budget western was arguably as important a representative of the genre as it's more illustrious and more expensive cousins. The sheer quantity of... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Horizons West

    Horizons West

    There are movies which look like they have everything going for them: a director with a substantial and significant reputation, a strong cast, and a promising... Read more

    Posted on 12 July 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Ambush

    Ambush

    Mention cavalry films to anyone familiar with classic era movies, and westerns in particular, and the odds are they will immediately think of John Ford. Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Panhandle

    Panhandle

    Certain plot devices come up time and again in westerns, so much so that they can start to feel like old friends after a while. Read more

    Posted on 18 April 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • War Paint

    Paint

    It’s a pity the way low budget programmers, and those who made them, tend to get less critical attention and respect than their more expensive cousins. Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Riding Shotgun

    Riding Shotgun

    Ever watch a movie and find yourself struggling to quite get a handle on it? I don’t mean in terms of following the plot, rather the direction in which the... Read more

    Posted on 28 March 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Lawman

    Lawman

    It’s always the same. If you post a man, he has to come into town to prove he’s a man. Or you kill a man, he’s got a friend or kin – he just has to come... Read more

    Posted on 18 March 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Firecreek

    Firecreek

    Somewhere in the mid-60s the western began to be less attractive, both in terms of the look and the mood. It’s something which seemed to creep into the genre... Read more

    Posted on 06 March 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man

    Incredible Shrinking

    The cellar stretched before me like some vast primeval plain, empty of life, littered with the relics of a vanished race. No desert island castaway ever faced s... Read more

    Posted on 22 February 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Big Heat

    Heat

    Over the years I’ve spent a fair bit of time talking about film noir, musing over what it is or isn’t and, perhaps inevitably, looking at quite a few... Read more

    Posted on 15 February 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Unsuspected

    Unsuspected

    His day of reckoning must come. He is tormented by fear that someday he will make one false move, one slip that will betray him, and when he does, the... Read more

    Posted on 06 February 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Oklahoman

    Oklahoman

    Allied Artists Pictures grew out of Poverty Row specialists Monogram and produced and distributed movies from the late 40s through to the 70s. Read more

    Posted on 30 January 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Outcast

    Outcast

    You wanna ride that horse straight up or belly down?Another week, another Witney. I’m not entirely sure why I’d neglected to feature this director on the site... Read more

    Posted on 18 January 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Apache Rifles

    Apache Rifles

    One of the great pleasures of blogging about movies is the way it has a habit of altering one’s plans in a positive way. Recent discussion put me in the mood... Read more

    Posted on 12 January 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Santa Fe Passage

    Santa Passage

    All westerns are about journeys. In some cases this journey is explicit and external, involving some pioneering trip along or beyond the frontier. Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES