Ten Western Movies You Don’t Want to Miss

       True Grit seems to be a success, pulling in almost $90 million in its first 12 days and becoming the Coen Brothers’ biggest film thus far.  And the other morning I read a list on msn.com of the top 10 Western films that you don’t want to miss: 

  • Stagecoach – 1939, with John Wayne
  • My Darling Clementine – 1946, with Henry Fonda
  • Shane – 1953, with Alan Ladd
  • The Searchers – 1956, with John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter, one of my favorite actors of that time
  • The Wild Bunch – 1969, with William Holden
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller – 1971, with Warren Beatty and Julie Christie
  • Dances With Wolves – 1990, with Kevin Costner
  • Unforgiven – 1992, with Clint Eastwood
  • Open Range – 2003, with Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, and Annette Bening
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – 2007, with Brad Pitt.

       I’ve seen only 5 of these, and they were pretty good.  Now I guess I should watch the others…

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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