Jeff Arnold’s West

The blog of a Western fan, for other Western fans

“Each man has a song and this is my song.” (Leonard Cohen)

The Last Post

  The end of the trail   Well, e-pards, I’m sorry to tell you that this is the end of the trail. The Big C,

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A bit of a pause

  Howdy, regular readers.   Just to say I shall be offline for a bit, for health reasons.   I’ll be posting again as soon

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The Celluloid Alamo: 9

  The last big picture – for the moment   The next Alamo film in a long line was the 37-minute IMAX docudrama Alamo… The

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The Celluloid Alamo: 8

  The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (NBC TV, 1987)   The next Alamo film after John Wayne’s was really Viva Max in 1969, but

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The Celluloid Alamo: 6

  The Last Command (Republic, 1955)   While Davy Crockett was all the rage, and Disney’s version of the Alamo was hitting the headlines (see

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The Celluloid Alamo: 5

  Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (Buena Vista, 1955)   An earlier Alamo film, in 1926, which we looked at in The Celluloid

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The Celluloid Alamo: 4

  The Man from the Alamo (Universal, 1953)   Last time, in our Celluloid Alamo 3, we looked at the first talkie featuring the defense

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The celluloid Alamo: 3

  Heroes of the Alamo (Sunset Productions, 1937 and Columbia, 1938)   In the last episode of The Celluloid Alamo (click the link for that)

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Seven Cities of Gold (Fox, 1955)

  Routine costume drama   There have been many Westerns, or pre-Westerns perhaps we should call them, frontier stories anyway, set in eighteenth-century colonial and

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Lost Westerns

  Lost souls   Many people would regard John Ford as the greatest director of Westerns of them all. They could be right. He was

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The celluloid Alamo: 2

  (With) Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo (Sunset Productions/Aywon Film, 1926)   Today, I offer you the second in our series on

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The Wind (MGM, 1928)

  Blow the wind northerly   Following on with our current theme of the hardships of the life of women on the frontier – see,

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Cars in Westerns

  Horseless   Movie titles with livelinks will take you to our reviews of those pictures.   The Western movie is usually set in a

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Cattle

  Git ‘em up! Move ‘em out!   Movie titles with livelinks can be clicked on to go to our reviews of those pictures.  

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Bounty hunters

  Wanted: Dead or Alive   The whole notion of allowing or even encouraging people who are not sworn officers of the law to apprehend

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The Captivity Narrative

  Taken by Indians   The so-called captivity narrative, a story about a person of one tribe or race or religion taken and held by

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