Steve McQueen ("Bullitt," "The Magnificent Seven") stars as a legend brought to life in this story of a great American hero battling a gang of cattle rustlers in turn-of-the-century Wyoming. Co-starring Linda Evans ("Dynasty") and Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Richard Farnsworth ("The Grey Fox," "The Straight Story").
James Garner is a nothing short of a delight in this western spoof. The film takes place in the small western town of Calender, a town that experiences a gold rush when gold is discovered in an open grave by Prudy Perkins (Joan Hackett). As gold prospectors flood in and out of town, the Danby clan, anxious to take advantage of the situation dispatch three sheriffs and they control the town. Into this situation, on his way to Australia, rides Jason McCullough (Garner). McCullough is an easy-going sort who just happens to be a crack shot. The town rapidly makes him sheriff. His first line of business is to break up a fight and to arrest Joe Danby (Bruce Dern) for murder.
Acclaimed director George Stevens' legendary rendition of the quintessential Western myth earned six Academy Award. nominations, and made Shane one of the classics of the American cinema. The story brings Alan Ladd, a drifter and retired gunfighter, to the assistance of a homestead family terrorized by a wealthy cattleman and his hired gun (Jack Palance). In fighting the last decisive battle, Shane sees the end of his own way of life. Mysterious, moody and atmospheric, the film is enhanced by the intense performances of its splendid cast.
In this follow-up film to SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF!, James Garner portrays a con artist who runs off with bride-to-be Marie Windsor to the small Western town of Purgatory where the good citizens mistake him for famous gunslinger Chuck Connors. Garner is actually delighted with the mistake and decides to take the town for everything he can get! Also on hand is Garner's sidekick, dim-witted Jack Elam, and a love interest, tomboyish Suzanne Pleshette, whose ambition is to start a ladies finishing school. But when genuine-gunslinger Connors arrives in town and challenges Garner, Garner remarks, 'I'm slow...but you're slower.' We will never know...Connors shoots himself in the foot. Photographed by Harry Stradling, Jr.
"This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Behind the camera? John Ford, a director whose name is synonymous with "Westerns." Gathered in front of it? An ideal cast -- James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin. Now presented on two discs, with all-new special features, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance rides into town as classic entry in the Paramount Centennial Collection. Director Ford brings us to the lawless frontier village of Shinbone, a town plagued by a larger-than-life nemesis, Liberty Valance (Marvin). Stewart plays the bungling but charming big-city lawyer determined to rid Shinbone of Valance, and he finds that he has an unlikely ally -- in the form of a rugged, local rancher (Wayne). The two men also share the same love interest (Miles). But when the final showdown becomes inevitable, one of the two will attempt to get the gunman ... but the other one will wind up getting the gal.
Jim Douglas (Gregory Peck) rides into town the night before the hanging of four outlaws. He's been on their trail, believing they raped and killed his wife. But hours before the execution, the four escape, taking a beautiful young woman hostage. Now it's a murderous race to the Mexican border. Taking charge of the posse, Douglas tracks down the criminals one by one-until the stunning, powerful conclusion reveals a terrible secret that leaves Douglas more desperate for salvation than revenge!
Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the "buddy film" with this smash hit set in the Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier's fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside... Or remember that Sundance can't swim before they escape a posse by leaping off a cliff into rushing rapids... Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, don new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend (Katharine Ross), head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don't speak Spanish - they'll manage somehow. A winner of four Academy Awards (including best screenplay and best song), here is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest funniest outlaws who ever called out "hands up!"
Henry Fonda and Henry Morgan star in this 1943 Best Picture Oscar® Nominee about justice -- and injustice -- on the wild frontier. Two men (Fonda and Morgan) who ride into a town plagued by cattle rustling are recruited into a posse that aims to lynch three potentially innocent men accused of the crimes. It's soon clear that vengeance could prevail as rationality faces off against mob mentality.
A two-gun terror and his terrified twin brother turn an old cow town upside down. A blazing, rip-roaring, riotous saga of brotherly competition in a winner-take-all battle for an inheritance. Jim Dale stars in a triple-header of a role, pulling all the stops out as he plays three different people: Old Jasper Bloodshy and his two sons.
Wayne shows off his funny side in this 1963 western a comedy inspired by THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. Starring as wealthy cattle baron G.W. McLintock Wayne shows a real sense of comic timing in several scenes filled with slapstick humor. After his wife (Maureen O'Hara) and daughter leave him for the East McLintock attempts to win them back. The dynamics between O'Hara and Wayne are the strong suit of this film the actors having worked together previously on THE QUIET MAN. As this is by no means a revisionist western McLintock's chauvinistic attempts to "tame" his wife fit within the problematic ideology of the larger western genre. The ultimate example of this comes at the end of the film when McLintock settles his marital dispute by publicly "spanking" his wife in what is now a notorious cinematic moment.
A bandit terrorizes a small Mexican farming village each year. Several of the village elders send three of the farmers into the United States to search for gunmen to defend them. They end up with 7, each of whom comes for a different reason. They must prepare the town to repulse an army of over 100 bandits who will arrive wanting food. An Americanization of the film, The Seven Samurai
In this American version of a spaghetti Western, Clint Eastwood plays an innocent rancher who is about to be hung by the angry lynch mob who mistook him for a rustler and killer. Saved at the last moment by a passing marshal (Ben Johnson), Eastwood is taken before a notorious 'hanging judge' (Pat Hingle). The judge deputizes Eastwood, provided that Eastwood arrest his tormenters and bring them back for trial. Eastwood is not to be bound by such rules. He seeks out the men who tried to hang him and kills them, one by one, except their leader (Ed Begley), who catches Eastwood offguard and shoots him. Recovered, Eastwood follows Begley to his ranch. There he will find Begley surrounded by henchmen and gunfighters. As for Begley, a dark, ironic fate awaits him... Also in cast are Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper.
Trouble is growing like a prairie fire in 1883 Wyoming Territory. Cattle baron Clay Matthews is covertly masterminding stampedes of herds, hiring gunslingers for attacks on ranchers, cutting fences, grabbing lands -- all part of a plan to establish a National Cattle Trail capable of handling a million-cattle drive from Texas to Canada. But Wyoming's rich grasslands could be trail's end for Clay: Sam Brassfield, who knows the era of the wide-open range is over, will fight to hold his spread. Robert Taylor portrays Sam, returning to the sagebrush genre that, with films like The Law and Jake Wade, served him so well in the latter part of his career. Filmed in vivid color, Cattle King is also steeped in the cowboy way on the other side of the camera, with director Tay Garnett (Death Valley Days), producer Nat Holt (Badman's Territory) and writer/associate producer Thomas Thompson (Bonanza).
A raucous western comedy, is punctuated with a classic Lerner and Loewe musical score, including "They Call the Wind Maria" and "I Talk to the Trees." The story of a gold mining boomtown full of brawny men centres on the work-and-play partnership of Ben and Pardner (Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood) and the delicate wife they share (Jean Seberg).
Harrison Ford and Gene Wilder star as a taciturn gunslinger and a clueless immigrant rabbi traveling across the Wild West in the comic adventures of The Frisco Kid. Ranked 87th out of 88 in his rabbinical class, Avram Belinski (Wilder--Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein) accepts a posting to Gold Rush-era San Francisco. Speaking little English but following a leading from God, the young rabbi sets out from Philadelphia for San Francisco, believing his destination to be a short walk. Along the way he befriends bank robber Tommy Lillard (Ford--Indiana Jones films, Star Wars films). Now, as this mismatched pair crosses the frontier, the Old West will never be the same.