Heaven with a Gun (MGM, 1969)

. . Good late 60s Western . . In 1969, the excellent Glenn Ford, though his Western glory days were really behind him, made two more oaters, the saccharine Disney effort Smith! and the much grittier and classier Heaven With a Gun.   In Heaven With a Gun Glenn is Jim Killian, newly arrived in the […]

Cattle Queen of Montana (RKO, 1954)

. . Cowboys and Indians . . If you are used to Barbara Stanwyck as the impressive matriarch figure Victoria Barkley of the 1960s 112-episode TV series The Big Valley, or have seen her as bossy baroness Jessica Drummond in the rather trashy Forty Guns (Fox, 1957) or indeed as Edward G Robinson’s evil rancher wife […]