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I grew up watching Roy Rogers on Saturday afternoons. I loved those silly movies and I wanted a Palomino like nobody's business.


After Roy Rogers was the series El Chaparral, which I always imagined was filmed in West Texas. I remember the main character was John, and his brother the trouble maker was Buck, and his hot headed son was Blue, and his brother in law was Manolito. I always thought Manolito had the best lines! Anyone else remember this show?


When I was a preteen, the modern cowboy movies started coming out. I remember the love story in The Electric Horseman more than anything else. She was a reporter or something, wasn't she? I did have the album.


Then came Urban Cowboy, which was actually pretty depressing, if you think about it, with all the infidelity, but I loved the music and dancing.


Then the brat pack made Young Guns. Dermot Mulroney with a wad of tobacco - yuck. But even dirty, Kiefer was pretty. And I loved the bonds between the men.


My favorite FAVORITE western, though, is Silverado. How do I love that movie??? I watch it every time it's on, even though we own it. Kevin Kline - what a hero. Kevin Costner - what a hoot! Love Danny Glover and Scott Glenn (also in Urban Cowboy, come to think of it) and even Jeff Goldblum was a good villain. And Linda Hunt! Loved her. Again with the bonds, and the shoot-out at the end, like Young Guns. I guess that was a staple.


What are your favorite cowboy movies?

Okay, going to work on VH for awhile ;) I thought I woke up earlier!



MicheleKS said...

I haven't seen 'The Electric Horsemen' in years but I loved it. When it comes to Westerns I was raised on John Wayne and Clint Eastwod. My favorite John Wayne ones are 'Red River' and 'The Searchers'. My favorite Clint Eastwood ones are 'High Plains Drifter' and 'A Fistful of Dollars'.

CandaceCalvert said...

Mmm. Tom Selleck in The Sacketts and Quigley Down Under.
And the (very wonderful) Austrailian movies "The Man From Snowy River" and "Return to Snowy River." Have seen all of those many times. Of course, one of the epics was T.V. miniseries, "Lonesome Dove."

Anonymous said...

Silverado, for sure... Tombstone was good. I loved the first Snowy River movie, but not the second. Definitely the Sacketts (but that may partly be because I loved the books, too). And, nearly any John Wayne. Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns were great. Oh, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was pretty dang awesome... and...

Sheesh, I'll stop. But I love them westerns!

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Trish Milburn said...

I LOVE westerns. 3:10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale was great. Unforgiven was good, and is one of the hubby's favorite movies. On TV, I loved The Young Riders and the newer The Magnificent Seven with Micheal Biehn, Ron Perlman, Dale Midkiff, etc. Also liked reruns of Bonanza and Gunsmoke when I was a kid.

Trish Milburn said...

Oh, how could I forget Tombstone and the Snowy River movies? Loved them too.

L M Gonzalez said...

Loved Gunsmoke - especially the episode with Harry Morgan as the dad of three sons (?) and he decided it was time they got married so they kidnapped some saloon girls. :)

What was that western with an actor named Alain Delon? John Wayne was in it, too. Great movie!

Like the Sons of Katie Elder (Jimmy Stewart, Dean Martin, etc.)

Growing up, there was a lot of westerns on TV. I never watched BONANZA, though. I think that was on NBC and we didn't get that channel with our "rabbit ears". We didn't have cable until the 80's.

I think I watched El Chaparral or was it Cimarron Strip? So many westerns! I was a TV fanatic as a teen and watched everything I could. LOL

MJFredrick said...

I have Never Seen a Clint Eastwood western. I KNOW. My dad met him when he was on Rawhide, but I just never was interested. Most of the John Wayne movies I've seen are his war movies, too.

I remember when Lonesome Dove was on and my mom loved Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall (see, I come by it naturally). I've heard of the Snowy River movies but not seen them.

I can't believe I forgot 3:10 to Yuma! LOVE that movie! I saw some Kevin Costner western a few weeks ago that wasn't too bad, a range war type of thing. I wish I'd seen the Magnificent 7 with Michael Biehn. Love him.

I saw Gunsmoke the other day, too. I loved the marshall. And Festus (right? I'm also doing the Addam's Family at school now) was funny.

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