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)

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)

. Superb Western noir . Last time on Jeff Arnold’s West we reviewed the first great picture of 1948, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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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 Wild

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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

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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

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Will Penny (Paramount, 1968)

A fine Western   Howdy again, e-pards. The revamped Jeff Arnold’s West is finally available. If you tap in jeffarnoldswest.com you should come upon the

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Godless (Netflix, 2017)

A proper Western   Back in 2017 when it came out, I reviewed a Netflix Western, Godless, on my old blog, and was complimentary about

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Little Big Man (NGP, 1970)

. Dangerous territory, pards…   We got the occasional quite negative portrayal of Custer in the 1950s and 60s. Douglas Kennedy’s Custer in Sitting Bull

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