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Bandolero! (Fox, 1968)

  Mediocre     Bandolero! (you always feel producers or studios added the exclamation points to titles when the movies were lackluster in an attempt

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Sergeants 3 (UA, 1962)

  Rat Pack out West     In the wonderful world of the Western, Dean Martin made eleven features and did one episode of Rawhide.

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Horizons West (Universal, 1952)

  Not Budd’s finest hour but still perfectly watchable   Horizons West was a Budd Boetticher-directed picture produced by Albert Cohen (Border River, The Great

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Yellow Sky (Fox, 1948)

S1 E4   Last time on Jeff Arnold’s West we reviewed the first great picture of 1948, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (click the

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1948

  A fine vintage     Fellow fans of Bordeaux wines will especially appreciate the clarets of 1990, 2005 and 2009. 1945 and 1961 were

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Bankers and bank robberies

  Bank gets robbed: serves the crooked banker right   Bank robberies are an essential ingredient of the Western movie genre. They might be large

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City of Bad Men (Fox, 1953)

    The big fight   Carson City, Nevada, 1897. Automobiles, shower baths, streetcars. One of the characters in the film says, “This isn’t the

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Seminole (UA, 1953)

  Probably the best of the ‘Seminole’ Westerns   Next in our season of 1953 Westerns comes the offering from United Artists, released in March.

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Shane (Paramount, 1953)

  ‘The’ Western   We’ve been looking at Westerns from that marvelous year of 1953. There were so many good ones, and our reviews of

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Hondo (Warner Bros, 1953)

  Superb 1953 Western     We’ve already looked at two fine Westerns from that epic year of 1953, both from MGM, Anthony Mann’s The

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