The Lucky Texan is a 1934 Lonestar Films B-movie Western film featuring John Wayne (five years before his breakthrough appearance in Stagecoach), Barbara Sheldon, Gabby Hayes, and the legendary stuntman and actor Yakima Canutt. It was written and directed by Robert N. Bradbury. The plot concerns Wayne finding gold and making the mistake of trusting the local assayer. It also… Read more →
Blue Steel is a 1934 Pre-Code Western film in which John Wayne plays a U.S. Marshal who is trying to capture the Polka Dot Bandit, who has taken off with $4,000. The film is also sometimes referred to as An Innocent Man or Stolen Goods in the U.S. By Robert N. Bradbury (YouTube: LSyzNxV2ths) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
Angel and the Badman is a 1947 American Western film written and directed by James Edward Grant and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot. The film is about an injured gunfighter who is nursed back to health by a Quaker girl and her family whose way of life influences him and his violent ways. Angel and… Read more →
The Deadly Companions is a 1961 American Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran, and Chill Wills. Based on the novel of the same name by A. S. Fleischman, the film is about an ex-army officer who accidentally kills a woman’s son, and tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral… Read more →
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC’s longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS’s Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in… Read more →
Santa Fe Trail is a 1940 American western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey and Ronald Reagan. Written by Robert Buckner, the film is about the abolitionist John Brown and his fanatical attacks on slavery as a prelude to the Civil War. Subthemes include J.E.B. Stuart and George Armstrong Custer as they… Read more →
The Iron Horse is a 1924 American Western silent film directed by John Ford and produced by Fox Film. It was a major milestone in Ford’s career, and his lifelong connection to the western movie genre. It was Ford’s first major film, in part because the hastily planned production went over budget, as Fox was making a hurried response to… Read more →
Just Pals is a 1920 American silent Western film directed by John Ford, and was Ford’s first film for Fox Film Corporation. John Ford is credited as ‘Jack Ford’, as was typical for his earliest films. The film introduces the theme of the partnership between two vagabonds, a young man and a boy, who support and help each other.Buck Jones… Read more →
American silent film Before the White Man Came (1920) starring Crow and Northern Cheyenne actors. John E. Maple, Northwestern Film Corporation [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.
American silent western film Riders of the Law (1922) directed by Robert North Bradbury and starring Jack Hoxie. Sunset Productions / Aywon Film [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Info.