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The Alamo (1960)
Directed by John Wayne. Cast: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Richard Boone, Linda Cristal, Joan O'BrienFilm depicts a pivotal event in American history - the battle of the Alamo when 185 "Texans" stood against a 7,000-man Mexican army. The battle ended in the smaller forces' defeat, but lasted long enough to insure the eventual independence of Texas. 202 min. DVD X1033
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The Alamo (2004)
Directed by John Lee Hancock. Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Jordi Molla, Emilio Echevarria, Marc Blucas, Leon Rippy. Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna. 136 min. DVD 3008
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The American Cinema: The Western
Cast: clips and critical commentary on films from John Ford's seminal Stagecoach (1939), Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) through the work of Arthur Penn, Sam Peckinpah, and other important directors, the program traces the aesthetic evolution of the Western film as well as the sociological importance of the genre. 1994. 55 min. DVD 371; vhs Video/C 3712

The American West of John Ford .
John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda offer personal anecdotes from their experiences working with director John Ford. Includes interviews with Ford, as well as lengthy clips from his classic westerns and a discussion of his various works. Features Andy Devine in a special cameo role. 1971. 60 min. Video/C MM532

Annie Oakley (The Golden Years of Television)
Cast: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Kenneth MacDonald, Brad Johnson, Robert B. Williams. Contents: Sharpshooting Annie (28 min.) -- Hardrock Trail (26 min.) Two episodes from the 1950's television adventure series about the legendary sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. In the first program Annie solves a robbery of money raised for charity taken by the manager of "Bill's Wonder Show." In the second program Vic Carver escapes jail and sets out to get revenge on the man who got him locked up, Annie's Uncle Luke, but Annie hatches a plot to send Uncle Luke out of town and away from trouble ... she thinks. Program originally telecast the 1950's. 55 min. Video/C 6786

Appaloosa(2008)
Directed by Ed Harris. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Timothy Spall, Lance Henriksen, Tom Bower, James Gammon. 1880s, the American West. Randall Bragg is a rich landowner who is wanted for murdering the town marshal. Lawman Virgil Cole and his deputy Everett Hitch are two friends who are hired to defend a lawless town from the murderous rancher. Their efforts become complicated and their friendship is tested when a young widow arrives in town. Based on the novel by Robert B. Parker. Special features: Commentary by director Ed Harris and screenwriter/producer Robert Knott ; Additional scenes with selectable Ed Harris/Robert Knott commentary ; 4 featurettes: bringing the characters of Appaloosa to life, Historic accuracy of Appaloosa, The town of Appaloosa; Dean Semler's return to the western. 115 min. DVD X3786
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Combs, Richard. "Broken Trail Super-Westerns: New Whiskey in Old Bottles." Film Comment, Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p45-47, 3p UC users only
Heldrich, Philip. "Appaloosa." Kansas History, Summer2009, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p131-132, 2p UC users only
Roberts, Rex. "Appaloosa." Film Journal International, Oct2008, Vol. 111 Issue 10, p55-56, 2p UC users only
Scott, Paul. "Appaloosa." Sight & Sound, Dec2008, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p50-51, 2p UC users only

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford(2007)
Directed by Andrew Dominik. Cast: Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Schneider. Everyone in 1880s America knows Jesse James. He's the nation's most notorious criminal and is being hunted by the law in 10 states. He's also the land's greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. No one knows of Robert Ford, at least not yet. But the ambitious 19-year-old aims to change that. He befriends Jesse and rides with his gang. And if that doesn't bring Ford fame, he will have to find a deadlier way. Friendship becomes rivalry and the quest for fame becomes obsession. Based on the novel by Ron Hansen. 159 min. DVD 9280
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Kitses, Jim. "Twilight of the Idol." Sight & Sound, December 2007, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p16-20, 5p UC users only
Locke, Richard. "Grand Horse Opera." American Scholar; Summer 2008, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p130-135, 6p UC users only
Rainey, Buck. "The James-Dalton Gang." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)

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Badlanders (1958)
Directed by Delmer Daves. Cast: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly, Kent Smith, Nehemiah Persoff. Arizona Territory, 1898. Peter Van Hoek is set up for a crime and does his time in Yuma Prison. Now, he's ready for payback. He cons the mining boss who set him up, by selling him a fortune in gold that comes from the boss's own mine. An ex-inmate will provide muscle for the scheme. A downtrodden local will use his skill with TNT to be the job's Powder Monkey. Well, it's the plan anyway. From a novel by W.R. Burnett. 83 min. DVD X6454
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Walker, Michael. "The Westerns of Delmer Daves." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Wicking, Christopher. "Interview with Delmer Daves." Screen 1969 10: 55-66UC users only

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1969)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Strother Martin, Slim Pickens, L.Q. Jones, Peter Whitney, R.G. Armstrong. Left to die by his two prospecting partners, Cable Hogue starts his long walk across the parched Arizona landscape. After a few dry days, he can barely crawl but then he finds something more precious than gold: a water hole. Hogue settles in and makes his fortune selling water to thirsty travelers, and patiently waits for the desert rats who betrayed him to drop by for a drink. 122 min. DVD 5015; vhs 999:916
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The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
Director, Maggie Greenwald. Cast: Cast: Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen, David Chung, Rene Auberjonois, Carrie Snodgress. Based on a true story, this is the tale of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman of the mid-19th century who is thrown out of her parents' home after being seduced by the family's portrait photographer and giving birth to an illegitimate child. Josephine quickly learns that young, female, pretty, and alone are a bad combination for life in the wild west. In her desperation to survive, Josephine disguises herself as "Jo", a young man, and struggles to make a life for herself in a dingy frontier mining town. Can "Little Jo" live and love without revealing his/her secret? David Chung plays an old west Chinese miner (Tinman Wong) who is rescued from a lynch mob by Little Jo (Suzy Amis). The pair end up as lovers. 122 min. DVD 2308
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The Bend of the River (1952)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julia Adams, Rock Hudson, Lori Nelson, Jay C. Flippen. Glyn McLyntock has taken a job leading settlers west. He is helped by Emerson Cole, a man with a shady past whom McLyntock saves from a lynching. The homesteaders set up home a few days from Portland, but when McLyntock goes to collect their winter supplies he finds a town gone gold crazy. Can he get the food back to the settlers, and can he still count on Cole? 92 min. DVD 9919
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Anthony Mann bibliography

The Big Country(1958)
Directed by William Wyler. Cast: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, Chuck Connors, Alfonso Bedoya. A sea captain trades the expanse of the oceans for the open range of the West and grows to regret his choice as he and his neighbor feud over water rights. Peace is achieved only after the deaths of both family heads. From the novel by Donald Hamilton. 168 min. DVD X3165
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The Big Sky(1952)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt. Jim Deakins is a frontiersman and Indian trader who is making a perilous journey with a group of other men up the Missouri River to get a large haul of furs from friendly Blackfoot Indians. The problem is that they have to get through hostile Indian territory first and they find that they have seriously underestimated the difficulties they will undergo. The large body of men who started the journey are gradually whittled down until only a hardy few, like Deakins, are left. Based upon the novel The big sky by A.B. Guthrie, Jr. 122 min. DVD X6437
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The Big Trail(1930)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power. A band of hardy pioneers makes its perilous way along the Oregon Trail, braving bison, treacherous river crossings, blizzards and Indian attacks. This is the first starring role for John Wayne, playing a young scout who leads the wagon train. Special features: Disc 1. Fox Grandeur 70mm version of The big trail; commentary with film historian/author Richard Schnickel; featurettes: The creation of John Wayne, Raoul Walsh, a man in his time, The big vision: the Grandeur process; The making of The big trail; photo gallery. Disc 2. Academy aspect ratio version of The big trail. 122 min. DVD X5340
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Blazing Saddles (1974)
Directed by Mel Brooks. Cast: Mel Brooks, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Claude Ennis Starrett Jr., Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman. In this spoof on western films the new sheriff and his sidekick, retired gunfighter Waco Kid, protect the town of Rock Ridge from the men who want to run the railroad through the town. DVD includes a new, exclusive 55-minute interview with Mel Brooks. 148 min. DVD 891
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Blood on the Moon (1948 )
Directed by Robert Wise. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan, Barbara Bel Geddes. A cowpuncher hires on as a gunfighter for a ruthless adventurer bent on taking valuable herds from a wealthy cattleman. The cattleman's daughter helps him to realize that he's fighting on the wrong side. This powerful, moody film was one of the finest westerns of the 1940's and was largely responsible for making Robert Mitchum a superstar. 88 min. DVD X6560
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Broken Arrow (1950)
Directed by Delmer Daves. Cast: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael, Will Geer. Amidst the bitter struggle between white men and Apache Indians Calvary scout, Tom Jeffords, believes the Indians are treated unfairly. He befriends Cochise, the leader of the Apaches, and arranges a truce but is then called upon by a U.S. Army general to negotiate a peace treaty. After fulfilling his mission however, he, his Indian wife and Cochise are targets of a renegade ambush. Special features: Fox Movietonenews "Stars see 'new' 50-star flag, Broken arrow ceremony;" interactive pressbook gallery; exclusive poster gallery; original theatrical trailer. 93 min. DVD 8475; vhs 999:1444
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Walker, Michael. "The Westerns of Delmer Daves." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Wicking, Christopher. "Interview with Delmer Daves." Screen 1969 10: 55-66UC users only

The Bronze Buckeroo (1939)
Directed by Richard C. Kahn. Cast: Herbert Jeffrey, Lucius Brooks, Artie Young, F.E. Miller, Spencer Williams, Jr., Clarence Brooks. Bob Blake and his boys arrive at Joe Jackson's ranch to find him missing. While Slim cheats Dusty out of his money using ventriloquism and marked cards, Blake tries to find Jackson. Learning that Thorne and his gang are holding him prisoner, he and his men trail them. When Thorne's gang gets the drop on them, Slim puts his ventriloquism to work. Filmed with an all Black cast and crew. 56 min. DVD 4995; vhs 999:2211
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Dempsey, Mary A. "The bronze buckaroo rides again." American Visions, Aug97, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p22, 4p UC users only
Johnson, Michael. "Cowboys, Cooks, and Comics: African American Characters in Westerns of the 1930s." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Jul-Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p225-235, 11p UC users only
Leyda, Julia. "Black-Audience Westerns and the Politics of Cultural Identification in the 1930s." Cinema Journal. 42(1):46-70. 2002 UC users only

Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Directed by Budd Boetticher. Cast: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley, Jennifer Holden. On his way home to West Texas, Tom Buchanan rides into the Californian border town of Agry, and into a feud between several members of the Agry family. In helping out a Mexican seeking revenge on one of them, Buchanan finds himself against the whole family. 79 min. DVD X572
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Dibb, Mike. "A Time and a place: Budd Boetticher and the western." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Kitses, Demetrius John. Budd Boetticher: The western. a BFI Education department dossier. [London, British Film Institute, 1969?] (Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.B63 K57 1969)
Kitses, Demetrius John. Horizons West; Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of authorship within the western Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1970, c1969] (MOFF: PN1995.9.W4 K5; PFA : PN1995.9.W4 K5 1970)
Wicking, Christopher. "Budd Boetticher." Screen 1969 10: 9-31 UC users only

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or, Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Geraldine Chaplin, Burt Lancaster, Frank Kaquitts. Chronicles the travels and adventures of Buffalo Bill Cody, the legendary Western adventurer. Although Buffalo Bill had fought Indians and Civil War battles, nothing could prepare him for his newest challenge: show business! His "Wild West Show" was hugely popular, Cast: stunt-riders, battle recreations and a beautiful sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. But when Bill signed a former enemy, Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, for a featured role in the show, a clash of cultures reverberated far beyond the boundaries of their sprawling outdoor theater. 123 min. DVD 4269; vhs 999:1641
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Directed by George Roy Hill. Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Henry Jones. One of the most successful Westerns ever made, this film captures the legend of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and their bandit companions known as "the hole-in-the-wall" gang. 110 min. DVD 7833
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Direction; Best Actor (Robert Redford); Best Actress (Katharine Ross);
National Film Registry Selection

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." In: Best American screenplays. First series : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas ; foreword by Frank Capra. New York : Crown Publishers, c1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B36 1986)
Goldman, William. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." In: William Goldman : four screenplays with essays. New York : Applause Books, c1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3557.O384 A6 1995)

By the Sun's Rays (1914)
Directed by Tod Browning. Murdock MacQuarrie, Lon Chaney, Seymour Hastings, Agnes Vernon. DVD 2214

Calamity Jane (1953)
Directed by David Butler. Cast: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn McLerie, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson. In this musical-comedy set in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, Calamity Jane is a calamity at love --she's too busy cracking a bullwhip to pay much mind to dresses and perfume. But then one of her boasts requires that she go to Chicago to recruit an actress for the Golden Garter stage. When the actress arrives, the lady in question appears to be a more feminine rival for the favors of Jane's male friends...including her friendly enemy Wild Bill Hickok. 101 min. DVD 8882
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Bates, Anna Louise. "Calamity Jane and the Social Construction of Gender in the 1930s and 1950s." Popular Culture Review, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 69-81, Summer 2005
McDonald, Tamar Jeffers. "Carrying Concealed Weapons: Gendered Makeover in Calamity Jane." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Winter2007, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p179-187, 9p UC users only
Rainey, Buck. "James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)
Savoy, Eric. "'That Ain't All She Ain't': Doris Day and Queer Performativity." In: Out takes : essays on queer theory and film / edited by Ellis Hanson. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.H55 O88 1999)
Williamson, J. W. "Hillbilly Gals And American Burlesque." Southern Quarterly; Summer1994, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p84-96, 13p

Canyon Passage (1946)
Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Cast: Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Patricia Roc, Ward Bond, Hoagy Carmichael, Lloyd Bridges, Andy Devine. Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line. 92 min. DVD X6575
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Cat Ballou(1965)
Director Elliot Silverstein. Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye. Cat(herine) Balou's family farm is being threatened by the railroad. She hires a has-been gunfighter Kid Shelleen, but finds him to be the drunkest gunfighter in the West. When her father is killed by the railroad magnate's gunman, she vowes to fight on. 96 min. DVD X857
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Awards

Academy Award: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Lee Marvin)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Lee Marvin)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign Actor (Lee Marvin)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Lee Marvin)

Allison, Deborah. "Title Sequences in the Western Genre: The Iconography of Action." Quarterly Review of Film & Video; Mar2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p107-115, 9p
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Turner, Matthew. "Cowboys and Comedy: The Simultaneous Deconstruction and Reinforcement of Generic Conventions in the Western Parody." In: Hollywood's West : the American frontier in film, television, and history / edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor. Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 H58 2005)

Chato's Land (1971)
Directed by Michael Winner. Cast: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Ralph Waite, Richard Jordan, Victor French, Richard Basehart. Chato, a half-breed Apache, kills a vicious sheriff in self defense and then finds himself on the run from a posse, but the odds shift in Chato's favor when he leads his pursuers into Apache territory, where the harsh, cruel land can kill as surely as a gunman's bullet. Using his sharp wits, raw courage and ferocious determination, Chato exacts his brutal revenge, as the hunters become the hunted. 93 min. 999:1959
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Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo, Ricardo Montalban, Dolores Del Rio, Gilbert Roland, Arthur Kennedy, James Stewart. True life story of three hundred starving Cheyenne men, women and children, forcibly resettled in the barren wastelands of Oklahoma, who set out in the Autumn of 1878 on a desperate 1500-mile trek back to their Yellowstone homeland. 158 min. DVD 5658
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The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
Directed by Gene Kelly. Cast: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones, Sue Ane Langdon, Elaine Devry. Saddle-weary Texan cowboys are surprised to find they've inherited a Wyoming brothel and must defend it against a gun-wieding gang. 102 min. DVD 6171
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Cimarron (1931)
Directed by Wesley Ruggles. Cast: Richard Dix, Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Nance O'Neil, William Collier, Jr., Rosco Ates, George E. Stone, Stanley Fields, Robert McWade, Edna May Oliver, Nancy Dover, Eugene Jackson. Epic western about the Cravat family settling the Oklahoma prairie, opening with the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889. Yancy Cravat is a newspaperman and lawyer who helps found the town of Osage. An adventurer, he finds town-life stifling and seeks his thrills even further into the frontier. His wife ends up becoming a town leader when his absences leave her no other choice. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber. 123 min. DVD X6366; DVD 5091
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The Cisco Kid. Vol. 1, Quarterhorse (TV, 1950). The Postmaster (1956). (195?)
"Here's adventure! Here's romance! Here's O. Henry's famous Robin Hood of the Old West." Here's typical, sappy, "Frito Bandito" stereotyping from 1950's TV! Starring Duncan Ronaldo and Leo Carillo (as befuddled sidekick Pancho). In this first television series to be produced in color, The Cisco Kid as the "Robin Hood of the Old West", stops treachery with incredible stunts and ingenuity with help from his sidekick, Pancho. In Quarterhouse Cisco recovers a valuable stolen racing horse. In The Postmaster a U.S. postal inspector who is investigating robberies is murdered and Cisco must unravel a mystery to apprehend the killer. Starring Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo, Virginia Herrick, Tris Coffin (1st work). Leo Carrillo, Duncan Renaldo, Maris Wrixon, Edward Keane (2nd work). 999:1354

The Cisco Kid
Cast: Duncan Renaldo (Cisco Kid), Leo Carrillo. The Cisco Kid was well known to audiences from numerous films long before the television series. The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho traveled the old west in the grand tradition of righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they found it, ending each episode with the exclamations, "Hey, Poncho, Hey, Cisco!". Segment from a television program originally produced 1950-1956. DVD 9645

Comanche Station (1960)
Directed by Budd Boetticher. Cast: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier. Loner Cody trades with the Comanches to get a white girl released. He is joined on his way back to the girl's husband by an outlaw and his sidekicks. It turns out there is a large reward for the return of the girl, and with the Indians on the warpath and the outlaw being an old enemy of Cody's, things are set for several showdowns. 73 min. DVD X572
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Kitses, Demetrius John. Budd Boetticher: The western. a BFI Education department dossier. [London, British Film Institute, 1969?] (Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.B63 K57 1969)
Kitses, Demetrius John. Horizons West; Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of authorship within the western Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1970, c1969] (MOFF: PN1995.9.W4 K5; PFA : PN1995.9.W4 K5 1970)
Wicking, Christopher. "Budd Boetticher." Screen 1969 10: 9-31 UC users only

Cowboy (1958)
Directed by Delmer Daves. Cast: Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy, Dick York, Victor Manuel Mendosa, Richard Jaeckel, James Westerfield. Tempers flare and fists fly in this action-packed sagebrush classic based on the real-life adventures of a tenderfoot turned tough cattleman. Based on the book "My reminiscences as a cowboy" by Frank Harris. 92 min. DVD 4272
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Walker, Michael. "The Westerns of Delmer Daves." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Wicking, Christopher. "Interview with Delmer Daves." Screen 1969 10: 55-66UC users only

The Cowboy (1968)
Directed by Abe Wexler. Cast: Bob Steele, Josie Sedgwick, Carmen Laroux, Julian Rivero, Robert Homans. A spoof produced in 1968 by adding Yiddish dialogue to a shortened version of the film "Son of Oklahama", a 1932 Hollywood western. The plot centers around a cowboy new to town unjustly accused of theft, who helps to solve the crime and discovers the identity of his parents. Dubbed into Yiddish. 12 min. 999:3765

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Dances With Wolves (1990)
Directed by Kevin Costner. Cast: Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant. Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned fort, where a sioux tribe is his only neighbor. 181 min. DVD 1693; vhs 999:480
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Awards & Honors

Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director (Kevin Costner)
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Director; Best Screenplay
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

Dark Command(1940)
Director, Raoul Walsh. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers, George (Gabby) Hayes, Marjorie Main, Porter Hall, Raymond Walburn. Set in pre-Civil War Lawrence, Kansas where tensions about slavery ran high, this film tells a fictionalized version of the story of the raider William Clarke Quantrill. Bob Seton runs for Federal Marshall of Kansas and defeats William Cantrell. Cantrell responds by stealing Seton's girl and manipulating her into marrying him. Seton later exposes Cantrell and his band of guerillas who have been raiding both Union and Confederate lines. Based on the novel The dark command / by W.R. Burnett. 94 min. DVD X4452; vhs 999:3826
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McNiven, Roger. "The Western Landscape of Raoul Walsh." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall75, Issue 15, p50-55, 6p

Days of Heaven(1996)
Directed by Terrence Malick. Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz. A moving story about two men who love the same woman. A fugitive from the slums of Chicago finds himself pitted against a shy, rich Texan for the love of Abby. 93 min. DVD 7436
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Dead Man's Bounty (aka Summer Love)(Poland, 2006)
Directed by Piotr Uklanski. Cast: Boguslaw Linda, Karel Roden, Katarzyna Figura, Val Kilmer. A stranger rides into a small town carrying the corpse of a wanted man. Hoping to collect a reward, the mysterious outsider loses the dead man--and potential bounty money--in a gambling game with the town's drunken sheriff. Later, despite the fact that he lost the game, the stranger vows to keep the corpse at all costs. The first Polish Western. 94 min. DVD X3308
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Dead Man's Walk(TV, 1996)
Cast: David Arquette, Jonny Lee Miller, F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Brian Dennehy, Edward James Olmos, Eric Schweig, Harry Dean Stanton. The prequel to Lonesome Dove is set in the Texas Republic in the early 1840s, a time when Anglo, Hispanic, and Commanche cultures were in fierce conflict. Shows Gus and Call on a deadly trail to Santa Fe facing the rigors of nature and the elements, as well as outlaws, bandits, and the notorious Commanche warrior Buffalo Hump. Teleplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana; directed Yves Simoneau. 283 min. DVD 6147
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Deadwood (TV series)
Created by David Milch. Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes, Paula Malcomson, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson. SEE TV videography
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Decision at Sundown (1957)
Directed by Budd Boetticher. Cast: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele, Valerie French, Noah Berry. Bart Allison and his pal Sam have come to Sundown seeking vengeance on Tate Kimbrough, who has betrayed Bart's wife. He finds Kimbrough and warns him he is going to kill him but gets pinned down in the livery stable with his friend Sam by Kimbrough's stooge Sheriff and his men. When Sam is shot in the back after being told he could leave safely, some of the townsmen change sides and disarm the Sheriff's men forcing him to face Allison alone. Taking care of the Sheriff, Allison injures his gun hand and must now face Kimbrough left-handed. 77 min. DVD X572
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Kitses, Demetrius John. Budd Boetticher: The western. a BFI Education department dossier. [London, British Film Institute, 1969?] (Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.B63 K57 1969)
Kitses, Demetrius John. Horizons West; Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of authorship within the western Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1970, c1969] (MOFF: PN1995.9.W4 K5; PFA : PN1995.9.W4 K5 1970)
Wicking, Christopher. "Budd Boetticher." Screen 1969 10: 9-31 UC users only

Destry Rides Again (1939)
Directed by George Marshall. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Brian Donlevy, Mischa Auer, Una Merkel. A tongue-in-cheek western set in the frontier town of Bottleneck about a lawman with an aversion to guns and a cabaret girl at the Bloody Gulch Saloon. 95 min. DVD 5092; also DVD X2067; vhs 999:914
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Jacobowitz, Florence. "The Dietrich Westerns: Destry Rides Again and Rancho Notorious." In: The Book of Westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. pp: 88-98. New York: Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)

Devil's Doorway (1949)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson, James Mitchell, Edgar Buchanan. Lance Poole, a Shoshone Indian, returns to his home in Medicine Bow, Wyoming, having won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in the Civil War. Despite his honorable war record, Lance is shunned by the white townspeople, who bear a grudge against him and his father because of their hold on the richest land in the region. Notable as one of the earliest films sympathetic to Native Americans. 84 min. DVD X6561
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Dodge City (1939)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale, John Litel, Henry Travers, Henry O'Neill, Victor Jory, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams. Dodge City, a wide-open cattle town needs a fearless honest Marshal. A guy like Wade Hatton, who helped bring the railroad in. It may not help that he fancies Abbie Irving, who won't have anything to do with him since he had to shoot her brother. But that's the West. 100 min. DVD 4017

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver. A historical drama that tells the story of a young frontier leader, his spirited wife, and their struggles in the backwoods of New York state. Based on the novel by Walter D. Edmonds. 103 min. DVD 4090; vhs 999:699
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Duel in the Sun (1946)
Directed by King Vidor. Cast: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotton, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, Charles Bickford. When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chevez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Welcomed by Laura Belle and her elder lawyer son Jesse, she meets with hostility from the ranch-owner himself, wheelchair-bound Senator, and with lustful interest from womanising unruly younger brother Lewt. Almost at once, already existing family tensions are exacerbated by her presence and the way she is physically drawn to Lewt. 138 min. DVD 6689
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El Dorado (1967)
Director, Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt, Paul Fix, Arthur Hunnicutt, Michelle Carey, R.G. Armstrong, Edward Asner, Christopher George. Robert Mitchum is J.P. Harrah, an alcoholic but gutsy sheriff who relentlessly battles the dark side of the wild West, ruthless cattle barons and crooked "businessmen". John Wayne is Cole Thornton, the sheriff's old friend who knows his way around a gunfight. Together they try to bring justice to a rancher and his family. Based upon a story by Talbot Jennings. 126 min. DVD 8320
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The Far Country (1954)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan, John McIntire, Jay C. Flippen, Henry Morgan, Steve Brodie. In 1896, Jeff Webster sees the start of the Klondike gold rush as a golden opportunity to make a fortune in beef...and woe betide anyone standing in his way! He drives a cattle herd from Wyoming to Seattle, by ship to Skagway, and through the mountains to Dawson. There, he and his partner Ben Tatum get into the gold business themselves. He believes in every-man-for-himself, turning his back on growing lawlessness...until it finally strikes home. 97 min. DVD 9920
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The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
Directed by Vincent McEveety. Cast: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, Sarita Montiel. Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress, in 1817, granted four townships in the Alabama territory to the exiles. A regiment of Kentucky riflemen travels through the French settlement. Their leader John Breen falls in love with a general's lovely daughter, and locks horns with a rival suitor who has a nefarious land-grabbing scheme up his sleeve. The courtship battle escalates into a full-scale frontier war. 102 min. DVD X5686
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Firecreek (1968)
Directed by Vincent McEveety. Cast: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Gary Lockwood, Dean Jagger, Ed Begley, Jay C. Flippen, Inger Stevens. An outlaw preys on small towns, and a $2-a-month lawman must find the courage to stop him. 104 min. DVD 6171
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Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Directed by Sergio Leone. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, John Wels, W. Lukschy, S. Rupp, Joe Edger. The first of the "spaghetti westerns" Cast: a lean, cold-eyed, cobra-quick gunslinger, a cynical enigmatic loner, the first of the "anti-heroes." 99 min. DVD 4545; vhs 999:276
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For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Directed by Sergio Leone. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte, Josef Egger, Mara Krup. Western drama in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader. 131 min. DVD 4547
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Fort Apache (1948)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendariz, Ward Bond. In this drama of war on the American frontier between the Apache Indians and the U.S. Cavalry, a military martinet assumes command of a desert fort where his rigid leadership creates dissension and conflict among his family and staff. 127 min. DVD 5669
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Forty Guns (1957)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Gene Barry. Tougher-than-nails landowner Jessica Drummond has ruled over her county in Arizona with such power that even the local sheriff won't stand up to her. And when gunslinger-turned-U.S. marshal Griff Bonnell and his brothers seek to restore law and order, they meet with harsh resistance, that is until Jessica falls in love with Bonnell. But when the man's brother is murdered and the two families become bitter enemies, Jessica's loyalty is divided, and Bonnell faces his biggest moral dilemma : how to avenge his brother's death and still maintain his vow of non-violence. 79 min. DVD 4036
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4 for Texas (1963)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, Charles Bronson, Victor Buono, The Three Stooges. Two gamblers vie for supremacy at the card tables of 1870s Galveston. Though they'd as soon cut each other's throats than cooperate, Zack and Joe are forced to unite against a pair of common enemies: crooked banker Harvey Burden and cold-blooded outlaw/hired-gun Matson. 116 min. DVD 7901
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The Frisco Kid (1979)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford. A innocent Polish rabbi travels through 1850s America toward his new congregation and wife in San Francisco. Along the way, he forms an uneasy alliance with an inept bank robber and the two cut a pratfall-filled path across the wild west. 119 min. DVD 5972
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The Furies (1950)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Gilbert Roland, Thomas Gomez, Beulah Bondi, Albert Dekker, John Bromfield, Wallace Ford, Blanche Yurka, Louis Jean Heydt, Frank Ferguson, Charles Evans, Movita Casteneda, Craig Kelly, Myrna Dell. "Vance Jeffords (Barbara Stanwyck) is her father's daughter. And what a father! T.C. Jeffords is a cross between King Lear and Captain Bligh. Walter Huston, in his last role, manages to make this egomaniacal tyrant both frightening and likeable. He handily blows nominal leading man and Noir veteran Wendell Corey off this screen, but Stanwyck, in one of her last great performances, matches him in flamboyance and audacity. When he remarries (jilting daughter for Easterner Judith Anderson's fortune) Stanwyck disfigures his new bride with a well thrown scissors! When he hangs her Mexican lover (Gilbert Roland) she embarks on a relentless campaign to ruin him. The film seems to revel in the mutual ruthlessness of father and daughter. It also boasts a vicious turn by Thomas Gomez as "El Tigre, T.C... Jeffords' chief pistolero who is eager to throw the rope over Gilbert Roland's neck. Gomez was fresh from his greatest role in Abraham Polonsky's "Force of Evil." So in love are father and daughter, that although Stanwyck ultimately gains the upper hand and the ability to crush her father, she can't bring herself to do it. That job is outsourced to Gilbert Roland's vengeful, seemingly insane mother who guns the robber baron down in the street. " [Shepler, Michael. "Sagebrush Noir." Special features: Audio commentary featuring film historian Jim Kitses (Horizons West); The movies: "Action speaks louder than words," a 1967 television interview with director Anthony Mann; A rare, 1931 on-camera interview with Walter Huston, made for the movie theater series "Intimate interviews"; New video interview with Nina Mann, daughter of Anthony Mann; Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos; Theatrical trailer; Plus, a booklet featuring a new essay by renowned critic Robin Wood and a 1957 "Cahiers due cinema" interview with Mann. 109 min. DVD 9943
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The Gambler (TV, 1980)
Directed by Dick Lowry. Cast: Kenny Rogers, Christine Belford, Bruce Boxleitner, Harold Gould, Clu Gulager, Lance Legault, Lee Purcell, Ronnie Scribner. On a train headed for Yuma, California, to rescue the son he never knew, high-rolling frontier gambler Brady Hawks meets Billy Montana. A self-fashioned gambling dandy, Billy is headed for San Francisco to try his hand at the poker tournament. The two become fast friends who then become a strong team when they help Jennie Reed, a lady who is being pursued by unprincipled railroad baron, Arthur Stobridge. DVD 9653
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The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (TV, 1983)
Directed by Dick Lowry. Cast: Kenny Rogers, Bruce Boxleitner, Linda Evans, Johnny Crawford, Harold Gould. Brady, his son Jeremiah, and Billy Montana are traveling to a gambling event in San Francisco when they encounter the vicious McCourt gang. As ransom, the gang takes young Jeremiah hostage. Brady and Billy embark on a quest to rescue him and form a small gang of their own along the way. 190 min. DVD 9654
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Garden of Evil (1954)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark, Hugh Marlow, Cameron Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Víctor Manuel Mendoza. When a ship carrying three American fortune hunters strands them in Mexico, fate deals them a great hand - from the bottom of the deck. In exchange for a fat payday, they must journey into the heart of evil to rescue a trapped miner. With death surrounding them and murderous Apache warriors at their heels, it will take all their cunning, ingenuity and bravery to escape with their reward, as well as their lives. Special features: Audio commentary by film and music historians John Morgan, Nick Redman, Steven Smith and William Stromberg; isolated score track; "Travels of a gunslinger: the making of Garden of evil" featurette; "Henry Hathaway: when the going gets tough..." featurette; restoration comparison; original theatrical trailer; interactive pressbook; advertising gallery; still gallery. 100 min. DVD X3178
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"Henry Hathaway." In: The Hollywood professionals / by Kingsley Canham ... [et al.] London : Tantivy Press; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1973. Main (Gardner) Stacks)PN1998.A2 H64 1973
Henry Hathaway / edited and annotated by Rudy Behlmer ; interviews conducted by Polly Platt. Hathaway, Henry, 1898-1985. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.H373 A5 2001)

Go West (1940)
Directed by Edward Buzzell. Cast: Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Marx, John Carroll, Diana Lewis, Tony Martin, Virginia Grey, Margaret Dumont, Douglass Dumbrille. It's 1870 and the Marx Brothers are out to get rich in Dead Man's Gulch. Highlights include the $1 scam, the stagecoach ride, Chico and Harpo bellying up to the bar and the train-chase finale. Special features: Side A: vintage shorts: Pete Smith specialty Quicker 'n a wink; Fitzpatrick traveltalk, Cavalcade of San Francisco; the cartoon, The milky way; Leo is on the air radio promo. Side B: vintage short Flicker memories and vintage cartoon Officer Pooch, audio musical; outtake: Where there's music; Theatrical trailers.
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Gehring, Wes D. "Everyone's Going West." In: Parody as film genre : "never give a saga an even break". / Wes D. Gehring ; foreword by Scott R. Olson. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999. (Full-text online [UCB users only]; Print Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999

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Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs)
This documentary traces the history of the B-Western from it's silent movie origins to its demise in the early 1950s, when television began to bring this genre into homes on a regular weekly basis. The film contains a large number of scenes from early silents and seldom seen films, as well as old photographs of the stars and one-sheet advertisements for lost films. Featuring: Rex Allen, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Gene Autry, Ward Bond, William Boyd, Walter Brennan, Johnny Mack Brown, Yakima Canutt, Harry Carey, Andy Devine, Dale Evans, John Ford, Clark Gable, Hoot Gibson, William S. Hart, Raymond Hatton, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Herb Jeffries, Ben Johnson, Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Jane Russell, Randolph Scott, John Wayne. 2003. 94 min. DVD 8574

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Directed by Sergio Leone. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffre. During the American Civil War, three men seek hidden loot. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way - including each other. 162 min. DVD 4546; vhs 999:832:1&2
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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Director, John Sturges. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland. Based on historical events in Tombstone, Arizona this film explores the relationship between two of the West's most celebrated legends -- Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. When Earp saves Holliday from mob violence, the foes become friends and join forces to rid the West of the Clanton gang, which culminates in the legendary gunfight. 122 min. DVD X902
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Barra, Allen. "Hollywood Gunfighter." In: Inventing Wyatt Earp : his life and many legends / Allen Barra. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; and Bancroft F786.E18 B371 1998)
Blake, Michael F. Hollywood and the O.K. Corral : portrayals of the gunfight and Wyatt Earp Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007. (MAIN: PN1995.9.W4 B583 2007)
Cohen, Hubert I. "Wyatt Earp at the O. K. Corral: Six Versions." The Journal of American Culture. Jun 2003. Vol. 26, Iss. 2; p. 204 (20 pages) UC users only
Corkin, Stanley "Modernization Theory, Political Discord, and Intervention: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Magnificent Seven, and The Alamo." In: Cowboys as cold warriors : the Western and U.S. history / Stanley Corkin. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 C65 2004)
Gallafent, Edward. "Four tombstones 1946-1994." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Hughes, Howard. "'That'll be the Day' - 'The Searchers' (1956)." In: Stagecoach to tombstone : the filmgoers' guide to the great westerns / Howard Hughes. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; 2008. (Full-text available online [UCB users only]; print: Moffitt PN1995.9.W4 H833 2008)
Hutton, Paul Andrew. "Showdown at the Hollywood Corral: Wyatt Earp and the Movies." Montana: The Magazine of Western History , Vol. 45, No. 3, Popular Culture Issue (Summer, 1995), pp. 2-31 UC users only
Lott, M. Ray "O.K. Corral." In: Police on screen : Hollywood cops, detectives, marshals and rangers / M. Ray Lott. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P57 L68 2006)
Rainey, Buck. "Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)
Simmon, Scott. "Concerning the Weary Legs of Wyatt Earp: The Classic Western According to Shakespeare." Literature/Film Quarterly. 1996. Vol. 24, Iss. 2; pg. 114, 14 pgsUC users only

The Gunfighter (1950)
Directed by Henry King. Cast: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker, Karl Malden, Skip Homeier, Anthony Ross, Verna Felton, Ellen Corby, Richard Jaeckel. Though his appetite for bloodletting is over, Jimmy Ringo (Peck) is forced to stay on the run from young gunners determined to shoot the great man down. After killing an upstart in self-defense, he escapes from the boy's vengeful brothers to the nearby town of Cayenne. There, he hopes to convince his estranged wife to resume their life together, but his arrival causes a sensation. With more young bucks gunning for him, Ringo's fate lies in the hands of the sheriff, his old bandit partner. Special features: "Arthur Miller: painter with light" featurette; "The western grows up" featurette; restoration comparison; original theatrical trailer; advertising gallery; still gallery. 85 min. DVD X3177
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Gunman's Walk (1950)
Directed by Phil Karlson. Cast: Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Kathryn Grant, James Darren, Mickey Shaughnessy. "Rancher Lee Hackett is one of the old breed, used to making his own laws and settling things with a gun. He has tried to make his two sons in his own image, and with the elder he has more than succeeded, to the extent that he is accused of murdering a half-breed. But his younger son is different, eschewing the old rules and even becoming drawn to the sister of the murdered man. Lee starts to find that his way of doing things is no longer working." [IMDB] Based on the story by Ric Hardman. 95 min. DVD X4963
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The Halliday Brand (1957)
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors, Ward Bond, Betsy Blair. An intense Western about a young man's disillusionment with his father, a corrupt sheriff. When his dad turns away from the lynching of his sister's lover, the boy rebels and his father declares him an 'outlaw'. 79 min. DVD X6572
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The Hanging Tree (1959)
Directed by Delmer Daves. Cast: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, Ben Piazza. A doctor arrives in an 1870's Montana mining camp to practice medicine. As skilled with a six gun as with a scalpel, he will need both. A tragic past shadows his days and the treachery of a mob clouds his future. A determined immigrant, a shifty-eyed miner, and a hellfire preacher figure prominently in his showdown with fate. Based on the novel by Dorothy M. Johnson. 107 min. DVD X6570
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Walker, Michael. "The Westerns of Delmer Daves." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Wicking, Christopher. "Interview with Delmer Daves." Screen 1969 10: 55-66UC users only

Harlem Rides the Range (1939)
Directed by Richard Kahn. Cast: Herbert Jeffrey, Lucius Brooks, Flournoy E. Miller, Artie Young, Spencer Williams, Clarence Brooks, Tom Southern. In this all-black cast western melodrama, a gun slinging cowboy saves the uranium mine of his girlfriend's father. 58 min. DVD X4192; DVD X4870; vhs 999:1167
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Batiste, Stephanie Leigh ""Harlem rides the range" : expansion, modernity, and Negro success." In: Darkening mirrors : imperial representation in Depression-era African American performance / Stephanie Leigh Batiste. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks New books E185.625 .B375 2011)
Dempsey, Mary A. "The bronze buckaroo rides again." American Visions, Aug97, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p22, 4p UC users only
Johnson, Michael. "Cowboys, Cooks, and Comics: African American Characters in Westerns ofthe 1930s." Quarterly Review of Film & Video, Jul-Sep2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p225-235, 11p UC users only
Leyda, Julia. "Black-Audience Westerns and the Politics of Cultural Identification in the 1930s." Cinema Journal. 42(1):46-70. 2002 UC users only

Heartland (1979)
Directed by Richard Pearce. Cast: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Lilia Skala, Megan Folsom, Amy Wright, Jerry Hardin, Mary Boylan. Based on true events, tells the story of widow Elinore Pruitt and her seven-year-old daughter who travel in 1910 by train to face two great unknowns-- a strange land and life with a man they have never met. Elinore has contracted by mail to keep house for Clyde Stewart, a rancher living in the remote frontier near Burntfork, Wyoming. Captivated by the vast landscape, Elinore acts quickly on her secret passion: to homestead a piece of land of her own. But fulfilling her year's contract with Clyde may be as challenging as the oncoming winter-- a winter of devastating blizzards, famine and isolation. 96 min. DVD 4274
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High Noon (1959)
Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney, Jr. A retired marshal's wedding is interrupted when he learns that an outlaw he helped send to jail will return to town on the noon train to seek revenge. The townspeople are unwilling to help the marshal, so, reluctantly, he takes up his badge and guns again. This alienates his new bride, a Quaker woman who is opposed to any kind of violence. 84 min. DVD 958; vhs 999:15
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Awards & Honors

Academy Awards - Best Actor (Gary Cooper)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture Actor (Gary Cooper)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

The films of Fred Zinnemann : critical perspectives / edited by Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1999. (MAIN: PN1998.3.Z56 F56 1999)
Marcus, Alan. "Uncovering an Auteur: Fred Zinnemann." Film History 2000 12(1): 49-56 8p. UC users only
Rapf, Joanna E. "Mythic Figures: Women and Co-Being in Three Films by Fred Zinnemann." Film Criticism, Spring-Fall94, Vol. 18/19 Issue 3/1, p140-154, 15p; (AN 31374653) UC users only
Sinyard, Neil. Fred Zinnemann : films of character and conscience Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2003. (MAIN: PN1998.3.Z56 S56 2003)

High Plains Drifter (1973)
Directed by Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Mariana Hill, Jack Ging, Mitchell Ryan. A stranger is hired to protect a guilt-ridden Western town from three desperadoes. 106 min. DVD 4271; vhs 999:2585
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Hombre (1967)
Directed by Martin Ritt. Cast: Paul Newman, Frederic March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Rush, Martin Balsam. John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws. Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. 111 min. DVD X3941
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Miller, Gabriel. The films of Martin Ritt : fanfare for the common man Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2000. (MAIN: PN1998.3.R578 M55 2000)
Miller, Gabriel. "The death of the western hero: Martin Ritt's "Hud" and "Hombre."" Film Criticism, 1996, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p34-51, 18p UC users only
Ritt, Martin. Martin Ritt : interviews Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2002. [MAIN: PN1998.3.R578 A5 2002]
Wanat, Matt. "Captive Subjects: Point Of View And Initiation In Hombre." Western American Literature, Fall2008, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p279-304, 26p UC users only
Whitaker, Sheila. The films of Martin Ritt. [London], British Film Institute, 1972. (NRLF (UCB) PN1998.A3 R5371)

Hondo (1953)
Directed by John Farrow. Cast: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate, James Arness. Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie. Based on the novel "The gift of Cochise," by Louis L'Amour. Special features: Special introduction by Leonard Maltin; Commentary by Leonard Maltin, Western Historian Frank Thompson, and actor Lee Aaker ; featurettes: "The Making of Hondo," "Profile: James Edward Grant," "The John Wayne Stock Company: Ward Bond" ; Wrap up with Leonard Matlin ; From the Batjac vaults ; The Apache ; Photo gallery. 83 min. DVD X6401
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How the West Was Won (1962)
Directed by John Ford (segment "The Civil War"); Henry Hathaway (segments "The Rivers", "The Plains", "The Outlaws"); George Marshall (segment "The Railroad"); Richard Thorpe (uncredited) (transitional historical sequences). Cast: Carroll Baker, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, John Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Eli Wallach, Richard Widmark, Spencer Tracy. An epic western adventure spanning three generations, the breadth of a wild, unsettled country, and fifty of the most excitingly turbulent years of this nation's history. 165 min. DVD 307; VHS 999:920:1&2
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"Henry Hathaway." In: The Hollywood professionals / by Kingsley Canham ... [et al.] London : Tantivy Press; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1973. Main (Gardner) Stacks)PN1998.A2 H64 1973
Henry Hathaway / edited and annotated by Rudy Behlmer ; interviews conducted by Polly Platt. Hathaway, Henry, 1898-1985. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.H373 A5 2001)

Hud (1963)
Directed by Martin Ritt. Cast: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon de Wilde, Whit Bissell, Crahan Denton. Hud Bannon has always preferred drinking, fighting and womanizing to the very traditional ways of his father and cares more for himself than he does his young nephew, father, or even their understanding housekeeper. When disease threatens the cattle on the Bannon Ranch, the conflict between Hud and his old-line father reaches an all time high. Based on the novel Horseman pass by, by Larry McMurtry. 111 min. DVD X3896
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Gallafent, Edward. "Not with a bang: the end of the West in Lonely are the brave, The Misfits and Hud." In: The Book of Westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. pp: 88-98. New York: Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Miller, Gabriel. The films of Martin Ritt : fanfare for the common man Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2000. (MAIN: PN1998.3.R578 M55 2000)
Miller, Gabriel. "The death of the western hero: Martin Ritt's "Hud" and "Hombre."" Film Criticism, 1996, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p34-51, 18p UC users only
Ritt, Martin. Martin Ritt : interviews Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2002. [MAIN: PN1998.3.R578 A5 2002]
Whitaker, Sheila. The films of Martin Ritt. [London], British Film Institute, 1972. (NRLF (UCB) PN1998.A3 R5371)

Ravetch, Irving. Hud ; Norma Rae ; and, The long, hot summer : three screenplays / by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Fran (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3568.A835 H841 1988)

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I Shot Jesse James (1949)
Directed by Samuel Fuller. Cast: Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, John Ireland, Reed Hadley, J. Edward Bromberg, Victor Kilian. After years of crime reporting and writing pulp novels and screenplays, Samuel Fuller made his directorial debut with the lonesome ballad of Robert Ford who fatally betrayed his friend, the notorious Jesse James. 81 min. DVD 8207
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Rainey, Buck. "The James-Dalton Gang." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)

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Jesse James (1939)
Directed by Henry King. Cast: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott. Western adventure mixing romanticized legend with fact to form a biography of one of America's most popular "bad guys". 106 min. DVD X455
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Rainey, Buck. "The James-Dalton Gang." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)

Johnny Guitar (1954)
Directed by Nicholas Ray. Cast: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Ernest Borgnine, Mercedes McCambridge, Ward Bond. Bitter hatred leads to persecution when a pastoral valley is threatened by plans for a new railroad. Johnny Guitar, adept with a gun as well as a guitar, becomes involved with the proprietress of a gambling saloon, who is scheming to build a town out of grazing land. 110 min. DVD X4749; vhs 999:557
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Jubal (1956)
Directed by by Delmer Daves. Cast: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Charles Bronson, Valerie French, Felicia Farr. Found injured by rancher Shep Horgan, Jubal Troop is offered a job as cowhand and soon gains Shep's trust. Mae Horgan, feeling she's been trapped into marriage with Shep, takes a shine to Jubal, although he is more interested in Naomi Hoktor who is travelling with a wagon train camped on Shep's land. Pinky, until now top hand and used to Mae's favours himself, doesn't think much of the new deal and trouble is inevitable. Based upon a novel by Paul I. Wellman. 101 min. DVD X6363; vhs 999:3874
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Walker, Michael. "The Westerns of Delmer Daves." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Wicking, Christopher. "Interview with Delmer Daves." Screen 1969 10: 55-66UC users only

Junior Bonner (1972)
Directed by by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Preston, Ben Johnson, Ida Lupino, Joe Don Baker. A rowdy modern-day western about a young, drifting rodeo star who decides to raise money for his father's ranch by challenging a formidable bull. 100 min. DVD 4273
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Kansas Rangers (1950)
Directed by Ray Enright. Cast: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady, Tony Curtis, Richard Arlen, Richard Long, James Best. Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes. 81 min. DVD X6575
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The Last Sunset (1961)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast:Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten, Carol Lynley, Neville Brand. Journey to the Wild West with a haunted sheriff (Rock Hudson) as he joins an outlaw (Kirk Douglas) in a treacherous cattle drive and finds his heart captive to the wanted man's former lover. Based upon the novel 'Sundown at Crazy Horse' by Howard Rigsby. 112 min. DVD 8144
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Coyne, Michael. "Dysfunctional Family Structures in Classical Westerns, 1956-1961: The Gunfighter, Shane, The Searchers, and The Last Sunset." In: The crowded prairie : American national identity in the Hollywood western / Michael Coyne. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; [New York : distributed by St. Martin's Press], 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W4 C69 1997)

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Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
Directed by John Sturges. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman. The wife of U.S. Marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognizes as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill. Belden is sympathetic, until it transpires that one of the murderers is his own son Rick, whom he refuses to hand over. Morgan is determined to capture Rick and take him away by the 9.00 train; but he is trapped in the town alone, with Belden and all his men now looking to kill him. 94 min. DVD X902; DVD X6446
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The Lawless Breed (1953)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady, Tony Curtis, Richard Arlen, Richard Long, James Best. After being released from prison, ex-gunfighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation. 83 min. DVD X6575
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The Left-Handed Gun (1958)
Directed by Arthur Penn. Cast: Paul Newman, Lita Milan, John Dehner, Hurd Hatfield, James Congdon, James Best, Colin Keith-Johnston, John Dierkes, Bob Anderson, Wally Brown. His name: William Bonney. His legend: Billy the Kid, the fabled gunslinger. The West had never before seen the likes of this Brooklyn-born desperado, a troubled teen who wrote his name in blood on history's pages. Based on the play "The left handed gun" by Gore Vidal. 102 min. DVD X2596
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Arthur Penn : interviews / edited by Michael Chaiken and Paul Cronin. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2008. (Moffitt PN1998.3.P4525 A3 2008_
Bignell, Jonathan. "Method Westerns: The Left-Handed Gun and One-Eyed Jacks." In: In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Bolas, Terry "The Left Handed Gun" Screen (1969) 10(1): 15-23 UC users only
Orr, John. "Terrence Malick and Arthur Penn: The Western Re-Myth." In: The cinema of Terrence Malick : poetic visions of America / edited by Hannah Patterson. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M3388 C56 2003)
Wood, Robin. Arthur Penn. London, Studio Vista, 1967 [i.e. 1968]. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 P43 W6)

Let Freedom Ring (1939)
Directed by Jack Conway. Cast: Nelson Eddy, Virginia Bruce, Victor McLaglen, Lionel Barrymore. A song-spangled western set in 1868, in which a lawyer (Eddy) returns to a small hometown and fights corruption brought in by the railroad. 100 min. vhs 999:3950
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Little Big Horn (1951)
Directed by Charles Marquis Warren. Cast: Lloyd Bridges, John Ireland, Marie Windsor, Reed Hadley, Jim Davis, Hugh O'Brian. A cavalry patrol discovers a horde of Indians ready to ambush Custer's 7th Cavalry. They set out to warn Gen. Custer that he is about to embark on a suicidal mission. 86 min. DVD X6576
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Little Big Man (1970)
Directed by Arthur Penn. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Richard Mulligan. Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman) is 121 years old. And he's done it all. He's been a full-fledged Cheyenne, an Indian fighter, a snake oil merchant, master gunman, drinking buddy of wild Bill Hickok, colleague of Buffalo Bill, and is the only survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Crabb is either the Old West's most neglected hero or the biggest liar ever to cross the Mississippi. Little Big Man is Jack Crabb's story. In their article, "The Hollywood Indian in Little Big Man: A Revisionist View," Margo Kasdan and Susan Tavernetti comment: " In Little Big Man, Arthur Penn directed a film that inverts the mythologies of American frontier history usually presented in the western genre, and, in particular, the story of the westward expansion. The film combines established generic conventions--the post-Civil War period, Great Plains setting, conflict between whites and Indians--with a reconsideration of western history, a revisionist treatment of legendary figures of the time, of the western hero, and of Native Americans in a comic and ironic tone. This combination makes the film distinctive (while at the same time sows the seeds for such contemporary westerns as Dances with Wolves). (Film & History, xxiii (1993), 70). Based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger (Main Stack PS3552.Be63.L5; Moffitt PS3552.E719.L5)140 min. DVD 1738; vhs 999:420
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The Lone Ranger (TV series, 1956)
Two episodes. Cast: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels. In Message to Fort Apache, directed by William J. Thiele, the Lone Ranger and Tonto join forces with the U.S. Army to halt the flow of guns to hostile Indians; in The Frightened Woman, directed by Oscar Rudolph, after witnessing a robbery, a pretty widow is the target of the bandit's vengeance. 55 min. vhs 999:1357
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Lone Ranger
The lone surviving Texas Ranger (Clayton Moore), was nursed back to health by the Indian Tonto (Jay Silverheels). The two rode their horses throughout the West doing good while living off a silver mine which supplied them with income and bullets. Disc 3. Side B. 1949-1956, 6 episodes, 30 min. each DVD 2860

Lone Star (1951)
Directed by Vincent Sherman. Cast: Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, Ava Gardner, Clark Gable. Will Texas be independent or a U.S. state? Ex-President Andrew Jackson recruits cattleman Devereaux Burke to travel through hostile Indian land, find Texas hero Sam Houston and persuade him to support annexation. In exchange, Burke will gain a contract to sell beef to U.S. forces during the war with Mexico sure to follow statehood. 94 min. DVD X6563
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The Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Directed by David Miller. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau Carroll O'Connor, William Schallert, Gena Rowlands, George Kennedy, Karl Swenson, Bill Mims. In order to free his best friend Bondi, itinerant cowboy and drifter Jack Burns lets himself be imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Burns breaks out on his own and he and his faithful horse Whisky race up a mountaintop to freedom with the authorities in pursuit chasing him with helicopters and jeeps. 1 hr. 48 min. DVD X2452
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Field, S. "Lonely are the brave." Film Quarterly; Summer 1963, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p46-48, 3p UC users only
Gallafent, Edward. "Not with a bang: the end of the West in Lonely are the brave, The Misfits and Hud." In: The Book of Westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. pp: 88-98. New York: Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Skerry, Philip J. "The Western film: a sense of an ending." New Orleans Review, 1990, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p13-17, 5p

The Lonesome Dove (TV, 1988)
Directed by Simon Wincer. Cast: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Angelica Huston, Danny Glover, Diane Lane. Two former Texas Rangers leave the South Texas town of Lonesome Dove on an epic 2500-mile cattle drive to the lush ranch country of Montana. Special features: interview with Larry McMurtry; interview with Suzanne de Passe; western historical trivia game; trailer; cast and crew information; production notes; scene access; interactive menus. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. 360 min. DVD 6145
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The Long Riders (1980)
Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, James Keach, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest, Nicholas Guest. This portrayal of the Jesse James gang is a rapidfire succession of thrilling moments -- the bandits' lightning attacks on banks, trains and stagecoaches ; their hairbreadth escapes from the law ; Jesse's jubilant wedding celebration ; and the tragic Great Northfield, Minnesota raid. 99 min. DVD X6614
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Lust for Gold (1949)
Directed by S. Sylvan Simon. Cast: Glenn Ford, Ida Lupino, Gig Young, William Prince, Edgar Buchanan. Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Durchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered. Based on the book "Thunder Gods Gold" by Barry Storm. 90 min. DVD 6145
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The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Directed by John Sturges. Cast: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn. Yul Brynner stars as the leader of a group of skilled gunfighters hired to protect a poor Mexican village from marauding bandits led by the vicious Calvera, played with evil delight by Eli Wallach. 129 min. DVD 713; VHS 999:462
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A Man Called Horse (1970)
Directed by Elliot Silverstein. Cast: Richard Harris, Dame Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou, Corinna Tsopei. An English aristocrat is taken prisoner by a tribe of American Sioux Indians and given to the chief's aging mother as a servant. Gradually, he embraces the tribe's way of life and falls in love with the chief's sister. The constant threat of ambush by a rival tribe and rigors of survival now fill the days of this man called "Horse." He is eventually given a chance to prove his worthiness and be accepted into the tribe. But in order to be accepted with honor as an equal within the tribe, he must endure the Sun Vow. Based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson. 115 min. DVD DVD X882
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Walsh, Moira. "A Man Called Horse." America, 5/16/1970, Vol. 122 Issue 19, p538-541, 3p UC users only

The Man From Colorado (1948)
Directed by Henry Levin. Cast: Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Ray Collins, Edgar Buchanan, Jerome Courtland, James Millican, Jim Bannon, Wm. "Bill" Phillips. A sadistic Civil War vet , now a judge, teeters on the brink of insanity-- and a town is on the edge of revolt. Only one man, the marshall, stands between them in this powerful western which delves into the devasting psychological effects of war. 98 min. DVD X6444
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The Man From Laramie (1958)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell, Alex Nicol, Aline MacMahon. Stewart stars as a driven man determined to get frontier justice in this gripping film about the sabotage and savagery of the wild west. Based on the story by Thomas T. Flynn. 103 min. DVD X6169
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Man of the West (1958)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell, Jack Lord. When the train he is on gets robbed, Link Jones (Cooper) finds himself unwillingly reunited with his old gang. Dock Tobin (Cobb), the gang's sadistic, half-crazed patriarch, was like a father to Link some twenty years past and welcomes him back. To survive, Link must take up his old ways - his killing ways. 100 min. DVD 9927; vhs 999:897
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Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray. "Senator Ranse Stoddard returns to the city of Shinbone in the Wild West, to go to the funeral of his friend, Tom Doniphon. To a journalist, who's wondering what the senator is doing in Shinbone, he tells how his career started as "the man who shot Liberty Valance". As a lawyer he came to Shinbone to bring law and order to the west by means of law books. When the stagecoach is held up by outlaws, he is savagely beaten by Liberty Valance. He survives the attack and is nursed by his future wife, Hallie. Hallie is being wooed by a local rancher, Tom Doniphon. Ranse teaches the people of Shinbone to read and write, all the while trying to find a way of bringing Valance to justice. He finally takes up a gun and faces Valance in a menacing shootout. [IMDB] 123 min. DVD 8321; DVD 959
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McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Directed by Robert Altman. Cast: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, Hugh Millais, Shelly Duvall. A gambling gunfighter comes to a northwest mining town at the turn of the century and with his winnings from a small-time card hustle sets up lavish brothels. 121 min. DVD 1275; vhs 999:419
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Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan. A wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plains desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst, and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When they encounter a Native American, they must choose between following their guide or an 'enemy.' 104 min. DVD X6567
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Denby, David. "Strange Trips." New Yorker, 4/11/2011, Vol. 87 Issue 8, p88-89, 2p UC users only
Combs, Richard. "Meek's Cutoff." Film Comment, March/April 2011, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p31-33, 3p UC users only
Foundas, Scott. "Meek's Cutoff" Cinema Scope, Fall2010, Issue 44, p40-41, 2p UC users only
Fuller, Graham. "The Oregon Trail." Sight & Sound, May 2011, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p38-42, 4p UC users only
Morrison, Susan "In transit: Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff." CineAction. .82-83 (Winter 2011) p40. UC users only
Quart, Leonard. "The Way West: A Feminist Perspective." Cineaste, Spring2011, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p40-42, 3p UC users only
Smith, Paul Julian. "At the edge of history." Film Quarterly; Winter 2010, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p12-13, 2p UC users only

The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Directed by Arthur Penn. Cast: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, John McLiam, John Ryan, Sam Gilman. Horse thief Tom Logan has set his sights on the horses and daughter of rancher David Braxton. However, Braxton has hired the infamous Lee Clayton to make sure that his possessions are safe and that any horse thief is stopped in his tracks. 126 min. DVD 5032
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Arthur Penn : interviews / edited by Michael Chaiken and Paul Cronin. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2008. (Moffitt PN1998.3.P4525 A3 2008_
Gallagher, Jag. " Buffalo Bill and the Indians & the Missouri Breaks." Film Criticism, Summer76, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p37-39, 3p UC users only
Orr, John. "Terrence Malick and Arthur Penn: The Western Re-Myth." In: The cinema of Terrence Malick : poetic visions of America / edited by Hannah Patterson. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M3388 C56 2003)
Wood, Robin. Arthur Penn. London, Studio Vista, 1967 [i.e. 1968]. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 P43 W6)

My Darling Clementine (1946)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Cathy Downs. Wyatt Earp becomes Marshal of Tombstone in order to avenge the murder of his youngest brother. He is helped by Clementine, "Doc" Holliday and Chihuahua and finally kills old man Clanton and his sons in a gunfight at the O.K. Corral.117 min. DVD 2290
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Barra, Allen. "Hollywood Gunfighter." In: Inventing Wyatt Earp : his life and many legends / Allen Barra. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; and Bancroft F786.E18 B371 1998)
Blake, Michael F. Hollywood and the O.K. Corral : portrayals of the gunfight and Wyatt Earp Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007. (MAIN: PN1995.9.W4 B583 2007)
Cohen, Hubert I. "Wyatt Earp at the O. K. Corral: Six Versions." The Journal of American Culture. Jun 2003. Vol. 26, Iss. 2; p. 204 (20 pages) UC users only
Gallafent, Edward. "Four tombstones 1946-1994." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Hutton, Paul Andrew. "Showdown at the Hollywood Corral: Wyatt Earp and the Movies." Montana: The Magazine of Western History , Vol. 45, No. 3, Popular Culture Issue (Summer, 1995), pp. 2-31 UC users only
Lott, M. Ray "O.K. Corral." In: Police on screen : Hollywood cops, detectives, marshals and rangers / M. Ray Lott. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P57 L68 2006)
Rainey, Buck. "Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)
Simmon, Scott. "Concerning the Weary Legs of Wyatt Earp: The Classic Western According to Shakespeare." Literature/Film Quarterly. 1996. Vol. 24, Iss. 2; pg. 114, 14 pgsUC users only

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The Naked Spur (1953)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell. Bounty hunter Howard King tracks down a vicious criminal in an attempt to start a new life with the money he'll collect. When he finally catches up with his prey, he faces an even more perilous trip back with his quarry. 93 min. DVD 6165
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Night Passage (1957)
Directed by James Neilson. Cast: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster, Elaine Stewart, Brandon De Wilde. The workers on the railroad haven't been paid in months -- that's because Whitey and his gang, including fast-shooting, dangerous, but likeable Utica Kid, keep holding up the train for its payroll. Grant McLaine, a former railroad employee who was fired in disgrace, is recruited to take the payroll through undercover. 91 min. DVD 9921
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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Directed by Sergio Leone. Cast: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Gabriele Ferzetti, Woody Strode. Frank is a ruthless murderous psychopath who suffers no conscience pangs after annihilating an entire family and a half-breed is falsely accused of the terrible slaughter. Special DVD features: Commentary track with directors John Carpenter, John Milius and Alex Cox, plus film historians Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr. Sheldon Hall, plus additional comments from cast and crew. 3 documentaries: "An opera of violence," "The wages of sin," and "Something to do with death." Railraod: Revolutionizing the west featurette ; location gallery production gallery ; cast profiles ; theatrical trailer. 165 min. DVD 8564
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Once Upon a Time Sergio Leone
With "A Fistful of Dollars" in 1964, the Italian film director, Sergio Leone, inaugurated the classic movie genre that came to be known as the spaghetti western. This program explores Leone's directorial career while underscoring his personal approach and commenting on the influences upon his art. Footage from the celebrated filmmaker's final interview, previously unpublished letters and photographs and interviews with actors and family members projects a colorful image of both the man and his methods. Dist.: Films Media Group. 58 min. Video/C 7385

One-eyed Jacks (1960)
Directed by Marlon Brando. Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Larry Duran, Sam Gilman, Timothy Carey, Miriam Colon, Elisha Cook, Rudolph Acosta, Joan Petrone, Tom Webb, Ray Teal, John Dierkes, Philip Ahn, Margarita Cordova, Hank Worden, Clem Harvey, William Forrest, Mina Martinez, Pina Pellicer. Johnny Rio, betrayed by his best friend, returns to seek vengence after serving five years in a Mexican prison. After years of obsessed hatred the film concludes with a blazing showdown 141 min. DVD 4466
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Bignell, Jonathan. "Method Westerns: The Left-Handed Gun and One-Eyed Jacks." In: In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Hughes, Howard. "'I Seen the Other Side of your Face' - 'One-Eyed Jacks' (1961)." In: Stagecoach to tombstone : the filmgoers' guide to the great westerns / Howard Hughes. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; 2008. (Full-text available online [UCB users only]; print Moffitt PN1995.9.W4 H833 2008)

The Outlaw (1943)
Directed by Howard Hughes. Cast: Jack Beutel, Jane Russell, Walter Huston, Thomas Mitchell. Howard Hughes shocked the film world with this high-voltage western adventure that featured the steamy screen debut of voluptuous Jane Russell. The first release of the film in 1941 caused so much indignation that the picture was withdrawn for over five years before its general release. Presents a provocative retelling of the sagebrush saga of Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday - and their heated rivalry for the love of the sultry Rio - explodes in a gripping and unforgettable climax as their fateful destinies collide with the legendary Sheriff Pat Garrett. 117 min. DVD 1296
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Doherty, Thomas. "Shootout over The Outlaw." In: Hollywood's Censor : Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration New York : Columbia University Press, c2007. pp. 251-263 (Full text available online [UCB users only]: Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.62 .D64 2007)
Leff, Leonard J. "The Outlaw and The Postman Always Rings Twice." In: The dame in the kimono : hollywood, censorship, and the production code Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.62 .L4 2001)
Pauly, Thomas H. "Howard Hughes and His Western: The Maverick and 'The Outlaw'." Journal of Popular Film, 1978, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p350-369, 20p UC users only
Skinner, James M. "The Tussle with Russell: 'The Outlaw' as a Landmark in American Film." North Dakota Quarterly; 1981 49(1): 4-12, 9p.
Wittern-Keller, Laura. "The First Amendment Resurfaces, 1946-1950." In: Freedom of the screen : legal challenges to state film censorship, 1915-1981 / Laura Wittern-Keller. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.62 .W58 2008)

Banned Films

The Outlaw Josie Wales (1976)
Directed by Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Sam Bottoms, Will Sampson. A peaceful farmer turns Confederate renegade to avenge the deaths of his wife and child at the hands of bandits-turned-Union sympathizers. Based on the novel Gone to Texas by Forrest Carter. Special features: 2 documentaries: 1999 Hell Hath no fury: The making of Outlaw Josey Wales and 1976's Eastwood; introduction by Clint Eastwood; production notes; theatrical trailers. 136 min. DVD X2517
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Ox-Bow Incident (1942)
Directed by William A. Wellman. Cast: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Henry Morgan, Anthony Quinn. A cowboy is unable to prevent three wandering travellers from being unjustly lynched for murder. Based on Walter Van Tilburg Clark's best selling novel. Special DVD features: Commentary by Dick Eulain and William Wellman, Jr.; "Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero" as seen on Biography on the A & E Network; still gallery; restoration comparison. 75 min. DVD DVD X881
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John Calhoun. "The Ox-Bow Incident." Cineaste. Summer 2004. Vol. 29, Iss. 3; pg. 55UC users only
Crain, M.B. "The Ox-bow incident revisited." Literature/Film Quarterly Vol IV nr 3 (Summer 1976); p 240-248UC users only

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Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Directed by Joshua Logan. Cast: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Ray Walston, Harve Presnell. In this musical film a Michigan farmer and a grizzled prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnaping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boomtown. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. Screenplay and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner ; produced by Alan Jay Lerner. 164 min. DVD 8223
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The Paleface (1921)
Directed by and starring Buster Keaton. Keaton is mistaken by the Indians for an unscrupulous oil-promoter. 20 min. DVD 254; vhs 999:910
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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Jason Robards. Outlaw Pat Garrett puts on a badge and stalks his best friend across the vast New Mexican desert in this classic portrayal of a western legend. 122 min. DVD 5017
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Pocket Money (1972)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin, Hector Elizondo. Cowboy Jim Kane's bank loan is due. So is his next alimony payment. And the Appaloosas he brought in from Mexico have been slapped into quarantine. What Jim needs is some pocket money which gets the otherwise honest cowboy mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher. Based on the novel "Jim Kane" by J.P.S. Brown. 100 min. DVD X2603
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McNiven, Roger. "The Western Landscape of Raoul Walsh." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall75, Issue 15, p50-55, 6p

Pursued (1947)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger. "This film advanced the career of Robert Mitchum, a new star, and one who had already had a background in noir with the classic "Out of the Past" as well as in other noir-tinged works as "Undercurrent", "Crossfire" and "When Strangers Marry." Along with "The Furies," "Pursued" qualifies as one of the few Freudian Westerns in that the protagonist, Jeff Callam, has been adapted and raised by the Callams following the unsolved mass murder of his family. He is plagued by nightmares involving gunfire and flashing spurs but he can never clearly see the faces of his parent's killers. In the course of the film he loses a coin toss with his step-brother and goes off to fight in the Spanish American War. On returning, he is forced to kill his step-brother in a gunfight and finds himself tormented by what he sees as an unnatural love for his step-sister. Combined with his recurring nightmares, Jeff proves a very modern figure, very like a shell-shocked G.I. returning from World War II. James Wong Howe, who had the same year, shot the classic noir boxing film, "Body and Soul," with John Garfield, brought a dark brooding look to the film, with the night scenes providing a visual portrait of the protagonist's inner torment." [Shepler, Michael. "Sagebrush Noir." 105 min. DVD X795
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McNiven, Roger. "The Western Landscape of Raoul Walsh." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall75, Issue 15, p50-55, 6p

The Phantom of the West (1931)
Directed by D. Ross Lederman. Cast: Tom Tyler, Kermit Mayard, William Desmond, Dorothy Gulliver. A 10 episode Mascot Serial. An escaped convict tells rancher Jim Lester that the real murderer of his father is hiding in a nearby town. A mysterious Phantom starts terrorizing the town, asking "Will you talk or must seven men pay for one man's crime?" Will the Phantom finally discover the identity of the killer? 161 min. DVD 7939
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Dixon, Wheeler Winston. "A Cinema of Violence: The Films of D. Ross Lederman." Film Criticism, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 38-65, Spring 2006 UC users only

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Quick Gun Murugun: Misadventures of an Indian Cowboy (India, 2007)
Director, Shashanka Ghosh. Cast: Rajendra Prasad, Sandhya Mridul, Nassar, Raju Sundaram, Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak. A Western spoof with attitude, featuring outlandish songs, outrageous melodrama and crazy action sequences including a duel in a traffic jam. 97 min. DVD X5082
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Rancho Notorious (1952)
Directed by Fritz Lang. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer, Lloyd Gough, Gloria Henry, William Frawley, Lisa Ferraday, Jack Elam, George Reeves, Frank Ferguson, Francis McDonald, Dan Seymour. A western, set in the 1870s, which dramatizes the ballad The legend of Chuck-A-Luck. The search of a Wyoming cowboy for his fiancée's murderer leads him to a ranch-hideaway for bandits which is operated by an ex-saloon entertainer. Based on the story "Gunsight Whitman" by Silvia Richards. 89 min. DVD X4499; vhs 999:702
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Jacobowitz, Florence. "The Dietrich Westerns: Destry Rides Again and Rancho Notorious." In: The Book of Westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. pp: 88-98. New York: Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)

The Rare Breed (1966)
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Cast: James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills, Don Galloway. When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam "Bulldog" Burnett in their efforts to transport their lone bull to a breeder in Texas, but the trail is fraught with danger and even Burnett doubts the survival potential of this "rare breed" of cattle. 97 min. DVD 9922
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Rawhide (1951)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger, Edgar Buchanan, Jack Elam. A gang of outlaws seize a stage coach way-station, kill the station manager and hold the surviving man and woman captive while they await the arrival of a gold shipment. Special features: Susan Hayward: Hollywood's straight shooter featurette; shoot it in Lone Pine! featurette; restoration comparison; original theatrical trailer; interactive pressbook; advertising gallery; still gallery. 87 min. DVD X3176
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"Henry Hathaway." In: The Hollywood professionals / by Kingsley Canham ... [et al.] London : Tantivy Press; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1973. Main (Gardner) Stacks)PN1998.A2 H64 1973
Henry Hathaway / edited and annotated by Rudy Behlmer ; interviews conducted by Polly Platt. Hathaway, Henry, 1898-1985. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.H373 A5 2001)
Manon, Hugh S. "Henry Hathaway's Rawhide and the Hermetic Frontiers of Film Noir." Film & History, Sep2003, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p36-47, 12p UC users only

Red River (1948)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Walter Brennan, Joanne Dru, Coleen Gray, John Ireland, Noah Beery, Jr., Harry Carey, Sr., Harry Carey, Jr., Paul Fix. With no market for his herd, the master of a vast cattle ranch and his son decide to head the first cattle drive over the now famous Chisholm Trail, past the Red River, into Missouri. The path is filled with hardship and the drive looks hopeless as the men struggle to prevail.34 min. DVD 351; DVD X6152; VHS 999:414
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The Return of Frank James (1940)
Directed by Fritz Lang. Cast: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper, Henry Hull, John Carradine, J. Edward Bromberg, Donald Meek, Eddie Collins, George Barbier, Charles Tannen. Notorious Frank James has put his wild ways behind him and is going straight when his brother, Jesse, is murdered by Bob Ford. Frank believes the law will punish both Ford brothers, but when they're set free, he straps on his pistol and takes matters into his own experienced hands. 93 min. DVD X908
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Rainey, Buck. "The James-Dalton Gang." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)

Rhythm on the Range (1936)
Directed by Norman Taurog. Cast: Bing Crosby, Frances Farmer, Bob Burns, Martha Raye. After performing in a rodeo at Madison Square Garden, cowboy Jeff Larrabee is heading back West with his prize bull, Cuddles, when his tranquility is shattered. There's a runaway in his boxcar: pretty New York heiress Doris Halliday. Doris is fed up with the big city and hankering for romance and the great outdoors. But Jeff's a hard-to-win kind of guy. 88 min. Video/C 999:3857
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Ride Lonesome (1959)
Directed by Budd Boetticher. Cast: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best, Lee Van Cleef, James Coburn. A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely. However, the Indian attacks persist, the outlaws plan to take Billy for themselves, tempted by the offer of amnesty for his captor, and Billy's brother Frank is in hot pursuit to rescue him. But Brigade has plans of his own ... 73 min. DVD X572
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Kitses, Demetrius John. Budd Boetticher: The western. a BFI Education department dossier. [London, British Film Institute, 1969?] (Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.B63 K57 1969)
Kitses, Demetrius John. Horizons West; Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of authorship within the western Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1970, c1969] (MOFF: PN1995.9.W4 K5; PFA : PN1995.9.W4 K5 1970)
Wicking, Christopher. "Budd Boetticher." Screen 1969 10: 9-31 UC users only

Ride the High Country (1962)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr, Edgar Buchanan, R.G. Armstrong, Jonie Jackson. Two retired lawmen help transport gold from a mining camp to the bank, but one has ideas of his own for the gold. 93 min. DVD 5014; vhs 999:175
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Rim Fire (1949)
Directed by B. Reeves Eason. Cast: James Millican, Reed Hadley, Mary Beth Hughes, Henry Hull, Fuzzy Knight. An undercover army officer investigating the theft of army gold shipments takes a job as deputy in a small town that's being terrorized by what they believe is the ghost of a gambler who was wrongly convicted and hanged for those robberies. 63 min. DVD X6576
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Rio Bravo (1959)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell. A Texas border sheriff fights off hired gunmen to keep a murderer in custody. 141 min. DVD 4270
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Rio Grande (1950)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr., Chill Wills, J. Carrol Naish, Victor McLaughlin, Claude Jarman, Jr. A vivid look at the gentlemanly spirit of the Calvary stationed on the Mexican border during the post-Civil War days and the difficult relationship between an estranged father and his son. 105 min. DVD 300
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Rio Lobo (1970)
Directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam, Victor French, Susana Dosamantes. A spectacular robbery of a Union pay train by Confederate guerillas leads to the train's colonel befriending the leaders of the robbery when the war ends. Together, they seek the Union traitors responsible for a string of Confederate train robberies. 114 min. DVD X4602
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Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (Roy Colt e Winchester Jack) (Italy, 1970)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Brett Halsey, Charles Southwood, Marilù Tolo, Teodoro Corrà, Isa Miranda. Two outlaws compete with each other over a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold while one of them is in league with a sadistic priest-turned-crime lord, while a young Native American girl helps both outlaws and plays both sides against each other. 85 min. DVD X1440
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Springtime in the Sierras(1947)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Andy Devine, Jane Frazee, Chester Conklin, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers. Someone is illegally killing deer and other protected wildlife and making a fortune selling the meat. When a kindly old man, who has devoted his life to protecting animals, is murdered, Roy Rogers and his portly comic sidekick (Andy Devine) swing into action. 75 min. DVD 7912
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The Gay Ranchero (1948)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Tito Guizar, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, Estelita Rodriquez, Sons of the Pioneers. Crooks want to gain control of a private airport, and aren't above sabotage and murder to get what they want. Riding to the rescue is sheriff Rogers, who is aided by Latino-flyboy Nicci Lopez (Tito Guizar). Roy gets to warble several tunes both by himself and with heroine Jane Frazee, while Tito Guizar solos on "You Belong to My Heart" and "Granada." 55 min. DVD 7912
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Grand Canyon Trail(1948)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine, Robert Livingston, Roy Barcroft, Charles Coleman, Foy Willing, Riders of the Purple Sage. Filmed in color at the majestic location of the title, Grand Canyon Trail stars Roy Rogers as a rancher going up against crooked mining engineer Regan, who has conned the eastern owner into believing that his mine is worthless. But his pretty secretary, Carol Martin is suspicious and travels to the ghost town masquerading as the boss' daughter. Rancher Rogers and his hired hands -- Foy Willing & the Riders of the Purple Sage in their first Rogers Western -- have all invested in the mine, courtesy of hayseed blacksmith "Cookie" Bullfincher (Andy Devine), and are doing a bit of digging themselves. Roy and the Riders capture the gang and Regan, whom Carol dispatches with a well-appointed rock. In between the action, Roy and the Riders perform "Everything's Going My Way," "Grand Canyon Trail" and "Colorado Joe." 66 min. DVD 7912
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The Far Frontier (1948)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Gail Davis, Andy Devine, Francis Ford, Roy Barcroft, Clayton Moore, Foy Willing, Riders of the Purple Sage. Roy rides to the rescue of his boyhood friend, a victim of amnesia, who has been manipulated by a ruthless gang of smugglers. Old reliable heavy Roy Barcroft plays Bart Carroll, the head bad guy, who'll mow down anyone -- friend and foe alike -- to avoid capture. Gail Davis, TV's Annie Oakley, plays Rogers' romantic interest, while "Lone Ranger" Clayton Moore appears sans mask. 53 min. DVD 7912
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Home in Oklahoma (1946)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Carol Hughes, George "Gabby" Hayes, George Meeker, Sons of the Pioneers. After a rancher is murdered and his fortune inherited by a young boy, a frontier newspaper editor teams up with a big-city journalist to hunt the killer. Following the trail of clues like a Sagebrush Sherlock, Rogers exposes a rival rancher as the culprit. Musical highlights include Roy and Dale's rendition of the novelty tune "Miguelito." 72 min. DVD 7912
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My Pal Trigger (1946)
Directed by Frank McDonald. Cast: Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Dale Evans, Jack Holt, Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers. This gentle, tuneful western is one of cowboy crooner Roy Rogers' best and most successful films; it is also his personal favorite. The fanciful tale tells how Rogers obtained his magnificent horse Trigger and begins with horse trader Rogers as he prepares to breed his best mare with his best friend's glorious Palomino stallion. Trouble comes in the form of a villainous gambler who has similar plans for his own mare. He attempts to rustle the stud, but the attempt fails, the stallion escapes and breeds with Roger's mare. Angrily, the gambler shows up and shoots the beautiful horse, leaving Rogers to shoulder the blame. Fortunately, Roy and his impregnated mare flee. Later she gives birth to Trigger who helps Rogers get revenge after he grows up. 79 min. DVD 7912
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Roll on Texas Moon(1946)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers and Trigger, George "Gabby" Hayes, Dale Evans, Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers. Roll on Texas Moon was the first of 26 Roy Rogers vehicles directed by fast-action specialist William Witney. The plot concerns a deadly feud between cattle ranchers and sheepherders, with the villains playing both ends down the middle. Working on behalf of the cattlemen, Rogers tries to avoid an all-out range war, finding time to champion the cause of gorgeous sheep rancher Jill Delaney (Dale Evans). 68 min. DVD 7912
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Apache Rose (1947)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Olin Howland, George Meeker, John Laurenz, Russ Vincent, Sons of the Pioneers. The Vegas family own an oil rich ranch and Calhoun is after the mineral rights. He gets Carlos Vega to run up huge gambling debts, and when Carlos' sister arrives, Calhoun tries to have her killed. Roy ultimately finds a clue that leads him to Calhouns' offshore gambling ship. 76 min. DVD 7912
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Bells of San Angelo (1947)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Andy Devine, John McGuire, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers, David Sharpe. The Bells of San Angelo was the second Republic Roy Rogers western to be filmed in the "new" Trucolor process (actually the old Magnacolor process). Set in the modern west, the story involves a silver-smuggling racket headed by rotten Rex Gridley. In a novel scripting touch, Roy Rogers doesn't outwit the villains-and in fact is soundly beaten by the bad guys halfway through the film. It's up to heroine Lee Madison (Dale Evans), a writer of fanciful cowboy novels, to save the day! 75 min. DVD 7912
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Young Bill Hickok (1940)
Directed by Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Helen Parrish, Onslow Stevens, Joan Woodbury, Sons of the Pioneers. Roy Rogers champions the cause of Easterner Sylvia Clark, who is in danger of losing her father's ranch to crooked land speculators. Roy tries to deal with the villains through legal channels, but they spoil things by resorting to strong-arm tactics. Making our hero's task all the more difficult is that the principal heavy is woman, one Vera Martin --and just try to catch Roy Rogers punching out a female! 53 min. DVD 7912
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Sunset Serenade [(1942)
Directed by William Witney. Cast: Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Jacqueline Wells, John Milton, Sally Payne, Monte Blue. During the Civil War, a European agent plans to seize western territory and control of California's wealth by forcing the state to break away from the Union. Young Wild Bill Hickok (Rogers) as a relay station agent assisted by Calamity Jane, overpowers the foreign agents. 53 min. DVD 7912
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Heart of the Golden West (1942)
Directed by Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, George "Gabby" Hayes, Ruth Terry, Bob Nolan, WAlter Catlett, Paul Harvey, Sons of the Pioneers. In this fast-paced comedy-Western Roy persuades an eccentric steamboat owner to transport ranchers cattle to market. The surrounding ranchers would otherwise be forced to ship their cattle with crooked trucking company operator Ross Lambert 54 min. DVD 7912
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King of the Cowboys (1943)
Directed by Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Trigger, Peggy Moran, Gerald Mohr, James Bush, Lloyd Corrigan, Dorthea Kent, Russell Hicks, Irving Bacon, Yakima Canutt, Sons of the Pioneers. Roy playes himself, a rodeo star assigned by the governor, Russell Hicks, to investigate a series of warehouse bombings. With sidekick Frog Millhouse in tow, Roy infiltrates the Merry Makers, a touring tent show whose phony mind reader, Maurice , is the chief operative for a sabotage ring run by the governor's secretary. 56 min. DVD 7912
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Silver Spurs (1943)
Directed by Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, John Carradine, Smiley Burnette, Phyllis Brooks, Bob Nolan, Yakima Canutt, Sons of the Pioneers. This Roy Rogers musical western gets off to a grim start when rancher Jerry Johnson is murdered by resort-hotel operator Lucky Miller. It's all part of Lucky's scheme to take financial advantage of a railroad right-of-way construction project. Conspiring with the villain is Johnson's mail-order bride Mary Hardigan --or is she? No matter: the main plot complication concerns the efforts by Miller to frame Roy Rogers, Johnson's ranch foreman, for the murder. 54 min. DVD 7912
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The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)
Directed by Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Bob Nolan, Grant Withers, Harry Shannon, George Cleveland, Sons of the Pioneers. Rogers plays a frontier insurance investigator who is assigned to locate a company payroll stolen several years earlier. Working undercover, Roy poses as a singer on a river showboat named "Yellow Rose of Texas." The showboat's owner, Betty Weston (Dale Evans), is the daughter of the man who was arrested for the robbery. She's convinced that her dad is innocent, and Roy proves that she's right by capturing the genuine culprit. 56 min. DVD 7912
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The Roy Rogers Show (TV)
Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Minerva Urecal, Francis McDonald, John Doucette, Bill Catching, Paul Fierro, Al Ferguson. Contents: Phantom rustlers (27 min.) -- Pat Brady, outlaw (27 min.) Two episodes from the 1950's television Western series staring the "singing cowboy" Roy Rogers who was joined by his wife Dale Evans, his horse Trigger, and his bumbling sidekick Pat Brady. In Phantom rustlers Roy and Dale go after cattle rustlers who are preying on the small ranchers. In Pat Bracy, outlaw, Brady poses as an outlaw for a photograph and winds up being mistaken for the real thing so his accusers can collect the bounty. Program originally telecast the 1950's. Segments from a television program originally produced 1951-1957.54 min. Video/C 6787

The Roy Rogers Show
Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady. A segment from the television program from the Double R Ranch featuring "The king of the cowboys" Roy, his "smartest horse in the movies" Trigger, "the queen of the cowgirls" Dale Evans, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep Nellybelle. Segment from a television program originally produced 1951-1957. DVD 9645

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Directed by Leo McCarey, Cast: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Leila Hyams. A stuffy British butler, Marmaduke Ruggles, is traded in a poker game from an English Duke to a wealthy and rowdy American, Egbert Floud. Ruggles' new home is Red Gap, Washington, where he is introduced by Egbert as "Colonel" Ruggles. The town ladies are quite taken by the sophisticated servant in disguise as he enamors them with fictitious stories of battles gone by. Ruggles proves his newfound patriotism in one of the best scenes of the film, his recitation of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the Silver Dollar Saloon. The dream of freedom leads him to open his own restaurant, where one of his first customers is the Duke, who has come to reclaim his former servant. 90 min.DVD X4206
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Sabata (Ehi amico-- c'é Sabata, hai chiuso!) (Italy, 1969)
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini (aka Frank Kramer). Cast: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Pedro Sanchez, Nick Jordan, Franco Ressel, Anthony Gradwell, Linda Veras, Robert Hundar, Gianni Rizzo. Sabata is a mysterious steely-eyed gunslinger who, after he discovers the town of Daugherty's elite are the masterminds behind the big bank heist, imposes his bullet-laced brand of justice on the town. 106 min. DVD X3530
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Adíos Sabata (Indio Black, sai che ti dico: Sei un gran figlio di--) (Italy, 1971)
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini (aka Frank Kramer). Cast: Yul Brynner, Dean Reed, Pedro Sanchez, Gerard Herter, Sal Borgese, Franco Fantasia, Gianni Rizzo. Mexican revolutionaries, determined to be free of European tyranny, hire gunslinger Sabata (Yul Brynner) to rob a transport of Austrian gold in order to buy weapons and shame the brutal Colonel Skimmel, ruler of the local garrison. The robery goes well until the gang discovers that Skimmel has tricked them and kept the gold for himself. 105 min. DVD X3532
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Rustlers Alley (1937 )
Directed by Nate Watt. Cast: William Boyd, George Hayes, Russell Hayden, Lee J. Cobb, Morris Ankrum. Hopalong Cassidy, Windy and Lucky find lots of action when the local bank is robbed, cattle stolen and a gang of rustlers try to buy up ranches in the valley. 59 min. vhs 999:3946
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Return of Sabata (E tornato Sabata ... hai chiuso un'altra volta) (Italy, 1971)
Directed by Gianfranco Parolini (aka Frank Kramer). Cast: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Reiner Schöne, Giampiero Albertino, Pedro Sanchez, Annabelle Incontraram, Jacqueline Alexandre, Nick Jordan, Karis Vassili, Steffen Zacharias, Gianni Rizzo. The McClintocks "own" the town of Hobsonville, but Sabata refuses to pay their outrageous taxes and seeks his own kind of revenge. 106 min. DVD X3531
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Little Big Horn (1951)
Directed by Charles Marquis Warren. Cast: Lloyd Bridges, John Ireland, Marie Windsor, Reed Hadley, Jim Davis, Hugh O'Brian. A cavalry patrol discovers a horde of Indians ready to ambush Custer's 7th Cavalry. They set out to warn Gen. Custer that he is about to embark on a suicidal mission. 86 min. DVD X6576
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Searchers (1956)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond. A Civil War veteran on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. 119 min. DVD 264; VHS 999:69
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Seven Men From Now (1956)
Directed by Budd Boetticher. Cast: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed, John Larch. A former sheriff, haunted by the loss of his wife in a Wells Fargo robbery, hunts for the seven men responsible for her death. Along the way, he assists a couple travelling west from Kansas City to California, and is forced to deal with another former outlaw he had once sent to prison. Special features: Commentary soundtrack by film historian James Kitses; excerpts from featurette "Budd Boetticher, an American original"; featurette "The John Wayne Stock Company: Gail Russell"; featurette on the filming location "Lone Pine"; original theatrical trailer; Batjac trailer; photo gallery; credits. 78 min. DVD X6562
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Dibb, Mike. "A Time and a place: Budd Boetticher and the western." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Kitses, Demetrius John. Budd Boetticher: The western. a BFI Education department dossier. [London, British Film Institute, 1969?] (Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.B63 K57 1969)
Kitses, Demetrius John. Horizons West; Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of authorship within the western Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1970, c1969] (MOFF: PN1995.9.W4 K5; PFA : PN1995.9.W4 K5 1970)
Wicking, Christopher. "Budd Boetticher." Screen 1969 10: 9-31 UC users only

Shane (1953)
Directed by George Stevens. Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan. A drifter and retired gunfighter assists a homestead family terrorized by an aging cattleman and his hired gun. 117 min. DVD 4261; vhs 999:541
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Shanghai Noon (2000)
Directed by Tom Dey. Cast: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Roger Yuan. Two cultures collide when East meets West in this stunt-filled, action-adventure comedy. Chinese Imperial Guard Chan goes West to rescue the beautiful kidnapped Princess Pei Pei. There he meets up with laid-back outlaw cowboy dude Roy O'Bannon: the best mismatch ever made in the rough and tumble Old West. 110 min. DVD 726
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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1946)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey, Jr. Captain Nathan Brittles, a veteran of the winning of the West, was only days away from retirement. But 265 cavalrymen lie dead at Little Big Horn, and the prairie is again dark with buffalo. Convinced these are omens of victory, the Cheyenne set out to recover their lost glory, and Captain Brittles suddenly has one more job to do. 93 min. DVD 2479
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The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Jayne Mansfield, Kenneth More, Henry Hull, Bruce Cabot, Ronald Squire. A comedy/Western about a refined English gentleman who becomes sheriff of the toughest town this side of Tombstone and the blonde saloon owner who taught him how. Based on a short story by Jacob Hay. 56 min. DVD 133
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McNiven, Roger. "The Western Landscape of Raoul Walsh." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall75, Issue 15, p50-55, 6p

The Shootist (1976)
Directed by Don Siegel. Cast: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, Bill McKinney, James Stewart. A terminally ill gunfighter seeks to retire quietly but is embroiled in one last valiant battle and dies with honor. 100 min. DVD DVD 8321; vhs 999:915
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Miller, Gabriel. "Shane Redux: The Shootist and the Western Dilemma." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Summer83, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p66-77, 11p UC users only

Sky Lode (1954)
Directed by Allan Dwan. Cast: John Payne, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea. Dan Ballard's Fourth of July wedding to Rose is interrupted by the arrival of four men who claim to be U.S. Marshals with a warrant to arrest him for murder and robbery. Ballard denies the charges, and as their leader is the brother of the dead man he decides to make a stand. His erstwhile friends start to desert him until only Rose and an earlier flame, saloon girl Dolly, are left. 81 min. DVD X6574
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Soldier Blue (1970)
Directed by Ralph Nelson. Cast: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence. A paymaster's detachment of the U.S. cavalry is attacked by Indians seeking gold, and two white survivors trek through the desert. 105 min. DVD 6753; vhs 999:460
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Georgakas, Dan. "They Have Not Spoken: American Indians in Film." Film Quarterly , Vol. 25, No. 3 (Spring, 1972), pp. 26-32 UC users only
O'Connor, John E. "The White Man's Indian." Film & History; Feb-Dec1993, Vol. 23 Issue 1-4, p17-26, 10p UC users only

Something New (silent, 1920)
Directed by Bert Van Tuyle. Cast: Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle, L. M. Wells, William McCormack. A thrilling and hilarious Western where the hero comes to the rescue of the kidnapped girl -- in a 1920 Maxwell sedan! Chased by bandits on horseback across rocky terrain, they survive some of the most amazing (and real) stunts ever attempted in a roadster. 60 min. 999:2635
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The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson, Jr., Earl Holliman, Jeremy Slate, James Gregory, Paul Fix, George Kennedy, Dennis Hopper. The day that Katie Elder is buried, her four sons return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. It is a he-man story, as well as, a drama of the maternal influence of Katie Elder, her sacrifice, love and incredible valor. The hopes and aspirations for her sons are movingly communicated from beginning to conclusion. Based upon a story by Talbot Jennings. 121 min. DVD 8320
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"Henry Hathaway." In: The Hollywood professionals / by Kingsley Canham ... [et al.] London : Tantivy Press; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1973. Main (Gardner) Stacks)PN1998.A2 H64 1973
Henry Hathaway / edited and annotated by Rudy Behlmer ; interviews conducted by Polly Platt. Hathaway, Henry, 1898-1985. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.H373 A5 2001)
Hughes, Howard. "'Ain't You Got No Respect for your Elders?' - 'The Sons of Katie Elder' (1965)." In: Stagecoach to tombstone : the filmgoers' guide to the great westerns / Howard Hughes. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; 2008. (Full-text available online [UCB users only]; print Moffitt PN1995.9.W4 H833 2008)

The Spaghetti West
Celebrates the history of the Spaghetti Western - the wildly popular but brutal cinema classics of the 1960s created by Italy's finest filmmakers. Featuring narrations by Spaghetti Western director Sergio Leone and actor Robert Forster, plus interviews with legendary composer Ennio Morricone, director Alex Cox, and a host of others who pioneered this vibrant film movement. 2007. 56 min. DVD 8318
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Stagecoach (1939)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine. Nine passengers board a Cheyenne-bound stagecoach, each with an urgent reason for the journey, each determined to live through the dangerous trip through Indian territory. Special features on DVD 5630: Special features (Disc 1): Commentary by biographer of John Ford, Scott Eyman. (Disc 2): Feature length American Masters retrospective profile "John Ford/John Wayne: the filmmaker and the legend," new documentary "Stagecoach: a story of redemption," audio-only bonus: Radio adaptation with Claire Trevor and Randolph Scott. 98 min. DVD 5630; DVD 98; VHS 999:94
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Awards & Honors

New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

Nichols, Dudley. Stagecoach: a film by John Ford and Dudley Nichols. London (47 Dean St, W.1), Lorrimer Publishing Ltd, 1971. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .N481)
"Stage Coach." In: Twenty best film plays, edited by John Gassner and Dudley Nichols. New York, Crown Publishers [1943] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1887.A1 G32)

Streets of Laredo (TV, 1995)
Directed by Joe Sargent. Cast: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Randy Quaid, Ned Beatty, Wes Studi, Charles Martin Smith, George Carlin, Alexis Cruz, Kevin Conway, James Gammon, Sonia Braga. A vicious new breed of killer is stalking the west Texas plains. And only an old-fashioned kind of lawman can stop him. In this sequel to Lonesome Dove, legendary Texas Ranger Woodrow Call is pitted against his deadliest adversary ever. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. 224 min. DVD 6146
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Directed by Lesley Selander. Cast: William Boyd, George "Gabby" Hayes, Russell Hayden, Charlotte Wynters, Jane Clayton, Kenneth Harlan. Summary Disguising himself as a milquetoast Easterner who writes Western novels, Hopalong Cassidy enrolls in a dude ranch in order to unmask the murderer of the owner's husband. Based on the novel The Man from bar 20 by Clarence E. Mulford. 69 min. vhs 999:3945
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The Tall Men (1955)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan. The Allison brothers, Ben and Clint, are ex-Confederate soldiers now trying their hands at robbery. But one attempt to get rich quick leads them into the company of Nathan Stark, a Texas cattle baron with a huge herd to get to market. Along the dangerous journey both bullets and fists are flying as these rough and ready cowpokes take on anything standing in their way, while Ben and Nathan compete for Nella's affection. 122 min. DVD 5955
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McNiven, Roger. "The Western Landscape of Raoul Walsh." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall75, Issue 15, p50-55, 6p

The Tall T (1957)
Directed by Budd Boetticher. Cast: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt. Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension build over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta. 78 min. DVD X572
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National Film Registry Selection

Kitses, Demetrius John. Budd Boetticher: The western. a BFI Education department dossier. [London, British Film Institute, 1969?] (Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.B63 K57 1969)
Kitses, Demetrius John. Horizons West; Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of authorship within the western Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1970, c1969](MOFF: PN1995.9.W4 K5; PFA : PN1995.9.W4 K5 1970)
Wicking, Christopher. "Budd Boetticher." Screen 1969 10: 9-31 UC users only

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
Directed by Abraham Polonsky. Cast: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark, Barry Sullivan. A modern western classic based on the true story of a Pauite Indian, named Willie Boy, and his bride who become the objects of the last great Western manhunt after he kills her father in a "marriage by capture". As the pressure builds, the events explode in the tragic deaths of Lola and Willie and a turning point for Sheriff Cooper. 98 min. vhs 999:1447
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The Terror of Tinytown (1938)
Directed by Sam Newfield. Cast: Billy Curtis, Yvonne Moray, Little Billy, Billy Platt, Fern McDill, Sam Newfield. A cast of midgets conduct the traditional rudiments of westerns, riding Shetland ponies and hauling the villain beneath the swinging doors of the saloon. 62 min. DVD X531
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The Texas Rangers (1936 )
Directed by King Vidor. Cast: Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Lloyd Nolan, Edward Ellis, Bennie Bartlett. MacMurray and Oakie play two devil-may-care outlaws who roam the Texas frontier. Their days are numbered, however, when the Texas Rangers sweep through to bring law and order. The two decide to join the Rangers in order to stay one jump ahead of the law, but as they become heroes, they are suddenly in conflict --with themselves and their old partners in crime. 99 min. DVD X6575; vhs 999:3951
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They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
Directed by Raoul Walsh. Cast: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin, Gene Lockhart, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Ridges, John Litel, Walter Hampden, Sydney Greenstreet, Regis Toomey, Hattie McDaniel. Tells the story of General George Armstrong Custer (1839 0 1876)from the time he enters West Point military academy, through the American Civil War and finally to his last days in the battle of Little Big Horn (June 25-26, 1876). 117 min. DVD 4019
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Aleiss, Angela. "Prelude to World War II: racial unity and the Hollywood Indian." Journal of American Culture 1995, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p25-34, 10p UC users only
Kraft, Louis. "Custer The Truth Behind the Silver Screen." American History, Feb2008, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p26-33, 8p UC users only
McNiven, Roger. "The Western Landscape of Raoul Walsh." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Fall75, Issue 15, p50-55, 6p
Niemi, Robert. "They Died with Their Boots On." In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)
Pearson, Roberta E. "Custer's Still the Hero: Textual Stability and Transformation." Journal of Film & Video; Spring-Fall95, Vol. 47 Issue 1-3, p82-97, 16p< UC users only

Three Godfathers (1948)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond, Mae Marsh, Jane Darwell, Ben Johnson. John Ford's Western retelling of the Biblical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece. Fugitive bank robbers Robert, William and Pedro stand at a desert grave. Caring for the newborn infant of the woman they just buried will ruin any chance of escape. But they won't go back on their promise to her; they won't abandon little Robert William Pedro. 106 min. DVD 5670
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3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Directed by Delmer Daves. Cast: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr. As other volunteers quit or are killed, a rancher is left alone to deal with the responsibility of putting a captured outlaw aboard a Fort Yuma-bound train. 92 min. DVD 9255
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MacCurdy, Carol A. "Masculinity in 3:10 to Yuma." Quarterly Review of Film Studies Volume 26, Issue 4 July 2009 , pages 280 - 292 UC users only
Miller, Cynthia. "3:10 to Yuma." Kansas History Summer2009, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p127 2p. A HREF="http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=43608861&site=ehost-live">UC users only
Walker, Michael. "The Westerns of Delmer Daves." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Wicking, Christopher. "Interview with Delmer Daves." Screen 1969 10: 55-66UC users only

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Directed by James Mangold. Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Tudyk, Luce Rains, Gretchen Mol, Lennie Loftin, Rio Alexander, Johnny Whitworth. Arizona in the late 1800s. Infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other's respect. But with Wade's outfit on their trail, and dangers at every turn, the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny. Special features: Audio commentary with director James Mangold; "Destination Yuma:" making-of documentary; "An epic explored" featurette; "Outlaws, gangs and posses" featurette; deleted scenes. 122 min. DVD 9285
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Locke, Richard. "Grand Horse Opera." American Scholar; Summer 2008, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p130-135, 6p UC users only
Miller, Cynthia. "3:10 to Yuma." Kansas History Summer2009, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p127 2p. A HREF="http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ahl&AN=43608861&site=ehost-live">UC users only
Nichols, Mary P. "Revisiting Heroism and Community in Contemporary Westerns: No Country for Old Men and 3:10 to Yuma." Perspectives on Political Science Volume 37, Number 4 / Fall 2008 UC users only
Prasch, Thomas. "Insurgents and Guerillas, Cowboys and Indians, Lions and Tigers and Bears." Kansas History; Summer2009, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p124-127, 4pUC users only

Tin Star (1957)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer, Michel Ray, Neville Brand, John McIntire. Tacitum marshal-turned-bounty hunter Morg Hickman rides into a small town where new sheriff Ben Owens is the sole representative of the law. Sensing that the boy could use some seasoning, Hickman makes it his mission to teach the sheriff how to protect himself against the criminal element. The older Hickman and the younger Owens find they are kindred spirits in their dedication. Using the lessons learned, Owens proves his worth by taking on the town hothead. 92 min. DVD X6445
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Tom Horn (1980)
Director, William Wiard. Cast: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Slim Pickens. When he rode into Wyoming in 1900, Tom Horn was already a legend. He was as successful at wiping out rustlers as he had been at everything else he'd tried. But the West was changing, and a free spirit like Horn was a liability to the men who had hired him. Based on the true story, Tom Horn presents a harsher, less romantic vision of the West, but one that remains true to the frontier's raging spirit. 97 mn. DVD 5083
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Tombstone (1993)
Directed by George P. Cosmatos. Cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe, Robert Burke, Dana Delany, Sam Elliott, Stephen Lang, Terry O'Quinn, Joanna Pacula, Bill Paxton, Jason Priestley, Michael Rooker, Jon Tenney, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Billy Zane, Billy Bob Thornton, Charlton Heston, Robert Mitchum. A band of outlaws who call themselves The Cowboys are creating a path of destruction to the mining town of Tombstone. Wyatt Earp is coaxed out of semi-retirement, teaming up with Doc Holliday to restore law and order to Tombstone, culminating in a shootout at the OK Corral. 130 min. DVD X4778
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Barra, Allen. "Hollywood Gunfighter." In: Inventing Wyatt Earp : his life and many legends / Allen Barra. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; and Bancroft F786.E18 B371 1998)
Blake, Michael F. Hollywood and the O.K. Corral : portrayals of the gunfight and Wyatt Earp Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007. (MAIN: PN1995.9.W4 B583 2007)
Cohen, Hubert I. "Wyatt Earp at the O. K. Corral: Six Versions." The Journal of American Culture. Jun 2003. Vol. 26, Iss. 2; p. 204 (20 pages) UC users only
Gallafent, Edward. "Four tombstones 1946-1994." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996; Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996)
Hughes, Howard. "'I'm Your Huckleberry' - 'Tombstone' (1993)." In: Stagecoach to tombstone : the filmgoers' guide to the great westerns / Howard Hughes. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; 2008. (Full-text available online [UCB users only]; print Moffitt PN1995.9.W4 H833 2008)
Hutton, Paul Andrew. "Showdown at the Hollywood Corral: Wyatt Earp and the Movies." Montana: The Magazine of Western History , Vol. 45, No. 3, Popular Culture Issue (Summer, 1995), pp. 2-31 UC users only
Lott, M. Ray "O.K. Corral." In: Police on screen : Hollywood cops, detectives, marshals and rangers / M. Ray Lott. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P57 L68 2006)
Luhr, William. "The scarred woman behind the gun: gender, race, and history in recent westerns: Tombstone (1993) and The unforgiven (1992)." Bilingual Review, January/April 1995, Vol. 20, p37-44, 8p UC users only
McReynolds, Douglas J. "Alive and well: Western myth in western movies." Literature/Film Quarterly. 1998. Vol. 26, Iss. 1; pg. 46, 7 pgs UC users only
Rainey, Buck. "Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)
Simmon, Scott. "Concerning the Weary Legs of Wyatt Earp: The Classic Western According to Shakespeare." Literature/Film Quarterly. 1996. Vol. 24, Iss. 2; pg. 114, 14 pgsUC users only

El Topo (Mexico, 1971)
Directed by Alexandro Jodorowsky. Cast: Alexandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Mara Lorenzio, David Silva, Paula Romo, Jacqueline Luis, Robert John, Hector Martinez, Juan Jose Gurrola, Victor Fosado, Agustin Isunza. First part of the film follows El Topo, a gunfighter and his seven year old son on their journey across the desert as they come upon a massacre and hunt down the killers. The second part shows the death of El Topo, and the rise of his son to fill his place. Non-US format DVD. 119 min. DVD X6107; DVD 2955 (PAL format)
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True Grit (2010)
Directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Hailee Steinfeld, Dakin Matthews, Elizabeth Marvel. Mattie Ross is determined to avenge her father's blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshal with an affinity for drinking, and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to track the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution. Based on the book True grit by Charles Portis. 110 min. DVD X5992
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True Grit (1969)
Directed by Henry Hathaway. Cast: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall, Strother Martin. U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn is hired by a 14-year-old girl to kill the man who murdered her father and stole the family nest egg. She also accepts the help of a Texas Ranger, who is intent on the reward, and accompanies them both on the quest. Special DVD features: Commentary by Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Boze Bell and J. Stuart Rosebrook; True writing; working with the Duke; "Aspen gold:" the locations of True grit; "The law and the lawless;" theatrical trailer. 128 min. DVD 8319
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Belton, John. "John Wayne: As Sure As The Turning O' The Earth." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Winter72/73, Issue 7, p25-28, 4p,
"Henry Hathaway." In: The Hollywood professionals / by Kingsley Canham ... [et al.] London : Tantivy Press; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1973. Main (Gardner) Stacks)PN1998.A2 H64 1973
Henry Hathaway / edited and annotated by Rudy Behlmer ; interviews conducted by Polly Platt. Hathaway, Henry, 1898-1985. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.H373 A5 2001)
"Henry Hathaway." In: The Hollywood professionals / by Kingsley Canham ... [et al.] London : Tantivy Press; New York : A.S. Barnes, 1973. Main (Gardner) Stacks)PN1998.A2 H64 1973

The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Directed by Nicholas Ray. Cast: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead. Famed fifties director Nicholas Ray retells the Jesse James saga, starring Robert Wagner as the legendary bank robber. As Jesse James attempts to evade the law, those who know him best -- his brother Frank, wife and mother (Agnes Moorehead) -- ponder the question, "What turned this simple farmboy to a life of lawlessness?" And as Jesse continues his ride into notoriety, the key events in his life are scrutinized in a desperate attempt to close in on him for good. 92 min. DVD X3159
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Rainey, Buck. "The James-Dalton Gang." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1969)
Directed by Don Siegel. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Clint Eastwood, Manolo Fabregas, Alberto Morin, Armando Silvestre, John Kelly, David Estuardo, Ada Carrasco, Poncho Cordoba. A plains drifter cowboy single-handedly rescues a local nun from a gang of attackers. After meeting a band of Mexican revolutionaries, who are resisting the French occupation of Mexico, the cowboy and Sister Sara decide to join forces with the freedom fighters and set off on a deadly mission to capture the enemy's garrison. But along the way the soft spoken hero discovers that the nun is not what she seems. 114 min. DVD X3222
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Two Rode Together (1961 )
Directed by John Ford. Cast: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal, Andy Devine, John McIntire, Henry Brandon. The US Army is under pressure from the desperate relatives of white prisoners of the Comanches to secure their rescue. A cynical and corrupt marshal, Guthrie McCabe, is persuaded by an army lieutenant to assist in the negotiations with the Comanches. The triumphant return of two captives, a boy and a woman, results in tragic consequences. Based on a novel Comanche captives by Will Cook. 114 min. DVD X6689
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Undead or Alive (2007)
Directed by Glasgow Phillips. Cast: Chris Kattan, James Denton, Navi Rawat, Matt Besser, Chris Coppola, Leslie Jordan. In this unusual take on the Old West, an innocent cowboy, Luke, with his reluctant new partner, Elmer, fleece a crooked sheriff and attempt to disappear into the desert. Only Geronimo's smart and beautiful niece, Sue, can help them break a mysterious Indian curse and escape from Sheriff Zombie's bloodthirsty posse. Will romance between Luke and Sue blossom, or will the undead permanently keep them apart? 91 min. DVD 9279
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Unforgiven (1992)
Directed by Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris. Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey. 131 min. DVD X1105; vhs 999:1108
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Awards & Honors
Academy Award: Best Picture; Best Director
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes, USA - Best Director
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film; Best Director
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The Virginian (1929)
Directed by Victor Fleming. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian. Gary Cooper plays the title role, the foreman of a Wyoming ranch who's trying to save his stock from a gang of cattle rustlers. 90 min. 999:556
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Palmer, R. Barton. "An untypical typicality: screening Owen Wister's The Virginian." In: Nineteenth-century American fiction on screen / edited by R. Barton Palmer. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.85 .N54 2007)

The Virginian (2000)
Directed by Bill Pullman. Cast: Bill Pullman, Diane Lane, John Savage, Harris Yulin, Colm Feore, Dennis Weaver. A dramatization of Owen Wister's epic tale of one man's journey into the untamed territory of Wyoming, where he is caught between his love for a woman and his quest for justice. With remarkable character depth and vivid descriptive passages, The Virginian stands not only as the first great novel of American Western literature, but as a testament to the eternal struggle between good and evil in humanity, and a revealing study of the forces that guide the combatants on both sides. Made for television. 95 min. 999:3607
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Palmer, R. Barton. "An untypical typicality: screening Owen Wister's The Virginian." In: Nineteenth-century American fiction on screen / edited by R. Barton Palmer. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.85 .N54 2007)

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Wagon Master (1950)
Director, John Ford. Cast: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey, Jr., Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Alan Mowbray, Jane Darwell, Ruth Clifford, Russell Simpson, Kathleen O'Malley. A Mormon wagon train headed for Utah hooks up with two horse traders, the members of a traveling medicine show, and a tribe of Navajo Indians. The group is threatened by a gang of outlaws who use the wagon train as a hideout. 86 min. DVD X6022
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The War Wagon (1967)
Directed by Burt Kennedy. Cast: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker, Keenan Wynn, Bruce Cabot, Joanna Barnes. Taw Jackson is a rancher who is dead set on capturing an iron-clad stagecoach belonging to cattle baron West Catlin, the man who stole his fortune and good name years before. To pull off the heist, Jackson puts together a crew that includes an old character, a half-civilized Indian, a young drunk, and a cocky gunfighter. 101 min. DVD X4457
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Warlock (1959)
Directed by Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone, Dolores Michaels, Wallace Ford, Tom Drake, Richard Arlen, DeForest Kelley, Regis Toomey, Vaughn Taylor, Don Bendoe, Whit Bissell, Bartlett Robinson. The citizens of Warlock hire a professional gunman to protect the town from a vicious outlaw gang that is terrorizing its citizens. Based on the novel by Oakley Hall. 121 min. DVD X6425
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Way Out West (1937)
Directed by James Horne. Cast: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Zasu Pitts. Desert prospectors search for the daughter of a late friend who had struck it rich before his death. Also features a 1932 Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts short entitled Red Noses. 86 min. DVD X308; vhs 999:3853
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Gehring, Wes D. "Everyone's Going West." In: "Parody as film genre : "never give a saga an even break"" / Wes D. Gehring ; foreword by Scott R. Olson. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999. (Full-text online [UCB users only]; Print Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.C55 G426 1999

The Westerner (1940)
Directed by William Wyler. Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone, Dana Andrews. A lone cowboy rides into a Texas border town and courageously faces the ruthless self-appointed men who dispense justice, including the infamous "Judge" Roy Bean. 100 min. DVD 3460
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Wild Bill (1995)
Directed by Walter Hill. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, Keith Carradine, Christina Applegate, Bruce Dern, James Gammon, David Arquette, Marjoe Gortner. Jeff Bridges portrays Wild Bill Hickok, the hard-drinking, quick-shooting gunslinger, who lived on the edge. Presented in stunning visual style and lightning-fast pace, the film centers around the explosive confrontation between Hickok and a mysterious stranger who has arrived in Deadwood, South Dakota, announcing that he will not leave until Hickok is dead. 115 min. DVD 2207
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Rainey, Buck. "James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok." In: Western gunslingers in fact and on film : Hollywood's famous lawmen and outlaws / by Buck Rainey. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c1998. (Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 R35 1997)

The Wild Bunch (1969)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, Ben Johnson, Emilio Fernandez, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones. The brutal story of violent men who lived during the Mexican revolution in the year 1913. It portrays a band of magnificent losers in a dying lawless West. 145 min. DVD 5016 (2 discs), DVD 576 (1 disc)
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The Will Penny (1968)
Directed by Tom Gries. Cast: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Clifton James, Anthony Zerbe. Will Penny, an aging, out of work cowboy, is left in the desert to die by a ruthless gang of outlaws. A beautiful young woman and her son, on her way to join her husband, stops to help him and nurses him back to health. Suddenly, Will sees a lifestyle he's never known as he falls in love with her, but the gang is on its way to finish him off. 109 min. DVD X5292
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Winchester '73 (1950)
Directed by Anthony Mann. Cast: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Millard Mitchell, Charles Drake, John McIntire, Will Geer, Jay C. Flippen. In a marksmanship contest, Lin McAdam (Stewart) wins a prized Winchester rifle, which is immediately stolen by the runner-up, Dutch Henry Brown (McNally.) This "story of a rifle" then follows McAdams' pursuit, and the rifle as it changes hands, until a final showdown and shoot-out on a rocky mountain precipice. 93 min. DVD 9918
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Yellow Sky (1949)
Directed by William A. Wellman. Cast: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur, Harry Morgan. A gang of outlaws enters what seems to be the ghost town of Yellow Sky where they meet a prospector and his granddaughter who falls in love with the gang's leader. Realizing that they have gold, the robbers hatch a plan to take it, but one robber turns against them. Based on a story by W.R. Burnett. 98 min. DVD X3613
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Silent Westerns

The Battle at Elderbush Gulch (1914)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Blanche Sweet, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish, Lionel Barrymore. Mae Marsh and her little sister meet Lillian Gish and her family on the stagecoach bound for the frontier settlement of Elderbush Gulch. The girls' arrival is welcomed with enthusiasm until the ranch foreman for their uncle, with whom they've come to live, refuses to let them keep their puppies in the house. Left outside, the pups run away and fall into the hands of two young Indians who, amazed at their good fortune, prepare to eat them. Marsh's screams alert her uncle, who comes running with his gun and shoots one of the braves. Unfortunately, the victim turns out to be the son of the chief. To avenge the death of his son, the chief organizes an attack on Elderbush Gulch. 29 min. DVD 1545; DVD 1399; VHS 999:568, 999:569; 999:604
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D.W. Griffith bibliography
Jay, Gregory S. "'White Man's Book No Good': D. W. Griffith and the American Indian." Cinema Journal, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 3-26, Summer 2000. UC users only
Stanfield, Peter. "The Western 1909-14: A Cast of Villains." Film History , Vol. 1, No. 2 (1987), pp. 97-112 UC users only

Blue Blazes (1918)
Directed by William S. Hart. Cast: Wlliam S. Hart, Maude George, Robert McKim, Gertrude Claire, Robert Gordon, Hart Hoxie. Rawden, a lumberjack in the North woods, fights with crooked dance hall owner 'Ladyfingers' Hilgard over the affections of Babette DuFresne. 60 min. DVD X4782
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Broncho Billy's Sentence (1915)
Directed by Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson. Cast: "Bronco Billy" Anderson, True Boardman, Ernest Van Pelt, Carl Stockdale, Evelyn Selbie, Harry Todd. The sixth in a series of rare silent films from the early film-making period of 1911-1915. In this one-reeler Western a wounded robber is taken in by a preacher and his wife, repents, and returns the money he stole. Special feature: Broncho Billy's NIles, California: then and now: Views of Niles as it was in Broncho Billy's day and in our own, set to the tune of Nell Wright Slaughter's "The Broncho Billy rag" (1914). DVD 8450
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Bucking Broadway (1917)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Harry Carey, Molly Malone, L. M. Wells, Pegg Vester, William Gettinger. On a ranch in the depths of Wyoming, a cowboy, Cheyenne Harry, and the owner's daughter, Helen Clayton, are on their way to get engaged when a horse dealer abducts the girl. Listening only to his heart, Cheyenne Harry jumps on the first train to New York. Lost in the Big Apple, the frontiersman triggers a Homeric battle. His wild imaginings are worthy of those of Peter Sellers in The Party!

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Early Westerns (silent): Part I (1912-1920)
Various directors. Contents: Fatherhood of Buck McKee (1912); Sheriff of Stone Gulch (1913); The Man from Nowhere (1914); Man from Tia Juana (1917); Four Gun Bandits (1919); Fight It Out (1920). Buck McKee, Ruth Roland, J. Warren Kerrigan, Vera Sussan, George Perilet, Jack Hoxie, Pete Morrison, Hoot Gibson, Dorothy Wood. 115 min. 999:542

Early Westerns (silent): Part 2 (1912-1920)
Directed by George Holt, William Bertram. Contents: Get Your Man (1927); Battling Archie Travers; Extra Man and Milk Fed Lion; Man with a Punch; The Bashful Whirlwind (1925). Cast: Neal Hart, Dick Hatton, Art Acord, Hoot Gibson, Edmund Cobb. 108 min. 999:533

An Eastern Westerner (1920)
Director, Hal Roach. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis. A young man in New York has exasperated his father because of his constant carousing and irresponsibility, so his father sends him to his uncle's ranch in the west. The young man arrives in the town of Piute Pass, which is being terrorized by Tiger Lip Tompkins and his gang, the Masked Angels. The Easterner befriends a young woman whose father is being held captive by Tompkins, and he decides to help her. 24 min. DVD 6208; DVD 3160
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Frank Borzage Early Films
Presents the first three 1915/16 Western movies by and with Frank Borzage. Contents: The pitch o' chance / cinematographer, L. Guy Wilky ; director/script, Frank Borzage (1915, 25 min.) -- The pilgrim / script, Edward A. Kaufman, Frank Borzage ; cinematographer, L. Guy Wilky ; director, Frank Borzage. (1916, 28 min.) -- Nugget Jim's pardner (aka: The calibre of man ; working title: That good for nothing kid) / cinematographer, L. Guy Wilky ; director/writer, Frank Borzage (1916, 25 min.) DVD X782

The Goddess of Sagebrush Gulch(1912)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Dorothy Bernard, Christy Cabanne, Harry Hyde, Wilfred Lucas, Charles Hill Mailes, Alfred Paget, Blanche Sweet, Charles West 162 min. 999:568
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Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs)
This documentary traces the history of the B-Western from it's silent movie origins to its demise in the early 1950s, when television began to bring this genre into homes on a regular weekly basis. The film contains a large number of scenes from early silents and seldom seen films, as well as old photographs of the stars and one-sheet advertisements for lost films. Featuring: Rex Allen, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Gene Autry, Ward Bond, William Boyd, Walter Brennan, Johnny Mack Brown, Yakima Canutt, Harry Carey, Andy Devine, Dale Evans, John Ford, Clark Gable, Hoot Gibson, William S. Hart, Raymond Hatton, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Herb Jeffries, Ben Johnson, Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Jane Russell, Randolph Scott, John Wayne. 2003. 94 min. DVD 8574

Great Train Robbery (1903)
Directed by Edwin S. Porter. Four men assault and tie up the clerk at the train station, then rob the train, take all the money and shoot a passenger while escaping. A little girl discovers the clerk and gives notice to the sheriff, who with his men goes in pursuit of the bandits. 12 min. On DVD 277; vhs 999:1006
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Heart of an Indian (aka The Indian Massacre) (1912)
Directed by Thomas Ince. Cast: Francis Ford (The Indian Chief), Ann Little, Grace Cunard, William Eagle Shirt."When Indians attack a white settlement, a brave kidnaps a white baby to give to his wife as a replacement for their dead baby. The white mother goes to the Indian camp to look for her child and is captured by the Indians who plan to torture her. The settlers attack the Indian camp, destroying it completely and killing the braves, while the Indian wife returns the baby to the white woman and allows her to escape. The Indian wife mourns her baby at its grave, unaware of the destruction of the Indian camp." [IMDB] 20 min. DVD 9450

Hell's Hinges (1916)
Directed by Charles Swickard, William S. Hart (uncredited), Clifford Smith. Cast: William S. Hart, Clara Williams, Jack Standing, Alfred Hollingsworth. "When Reverend Robert Henley and his sister Faith arrive in the town of Hell's Hinges, saloon owner Silk Miller and his cohorts sense danger to their evil ways. They hire gunman Blaze Tracy to run the minister out of town. But Blaze finds something in Faith Henley that turns him around, and soon Silk Miller and his compadres have Blaze to deal with." [IMDB] 64 min. DVD 360
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Iola's Promise (1912)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Dorothy Bernard William J. Butler, Arthur V. Johnson, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, George Nichols, Alfred Paget, Mary Pickford, Josef Swickard, Henry B. Walthall, Charles West. 999:568
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The Iron Horse (1924)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick. One of the earliest westerns, this film is a dramatization of the monumental "joining of the rails" in the late 1800's. One man's vision of a coast-to-coast railroad is realized by his son, who overcomes impossible odds to unite the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railways. Special DVD features: Newly created score composed and conducted by Christopher Caliendo ; audio commentary by author and film historian Robert Birchard; "Scoring the past: 'The iron horse' sessions with Christopher Calienda" featurette; restoration comparison; vintage program gallery; advertising gallery; still gallery. International version (133 min.) -- U.S. version (149 min.). 133 min. DVD 9375; vhs 999:3502
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The Lonedale Operator (1911)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Francis J. Grandon, Joseph Graybill, Dell Henderson, Wilfred Lucas, George Nichols, Blanche Sweet, Charles West. One of the earliest examples of Griffith's experiments in filmmaking. When the railroad payroll is held up, the girl telegrapher's wire for help sets off a race against time to save her. 13 min. DVD X4560; also DVD 361; vhs 999:570
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The Movies Go West
Hal Angus, of the original Essanay Film Manufacturing Company western unit, revisits the studio and location sites and reminisces about the early days between 1909-1916 when Gilbert M. Anderson produced and starred in hundreds of westerns. He points out that in the role of Broncho Billy, Gilbert Anderson created the prototype of the movie cowboy hero and established the format of the classic American movie western. 14 min. Video/C MM892

Out West (1921/22)
Directed and written by Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle. Cast: Keaton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Al St. John. Arbuckle arrives in Buster Keaton's wild West saloon, foils a holdup in progress and becomes involved in several gun battles. 14 min. DVD 669; vhs 999:912
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The Railway of Death (Le Railway de la mort)(France, 1912)
Directed by Jean Durand. Cast: Joë Hamman, Max Dhartigny, Ernest Bourbon. When gold is discovered the first man there gets to stake his claim. Joe and another man race each other, which involves a thrilling episode on a train. 17 min. DVD X5733
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A Romance of the Western Hills (1910)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Mary Pickford, Alfred Paget, Arthur V. Johnson. DVD 1374; vhs 999:592

The Silent Man (1917)
Directed by William S. Hart. Cast: William S. Hart, Vola Vale, Robert McKim, Dorcas Mathews, George Nichols, J.P. Lockney, Gertrude Claire, Milton L. Ross, Harold Goodwin. After years of toil, a lone prospector finally strikes it rich only to have his claim stolen by ruthless criminals in town. The prospector decides to regain his wealth by becoming a crook himself and stealing it back. 59 min. DVD X4782
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The Short Films of Tom Mix. Volume I
Five short films starring Tom Mix who was Hollywood's first Western megastar and is noted as having helped define the genre for all cowboy actors who followed. Contents: Bear of a story (1916) -- Stage-coach driver & the girl (aka. Stage-coach driver and the girl) (1915) -- How Weary goes wooing (aka. How Weary went wooing, How Weary goes the wooing) (1915) -- Using his brain (1915) -- Sage Brush Tom (1915) 52 min. DVD X5550

The Short Films of Tom Mix. Volume II
Five short films starring Tom Mix who was Hollywood's first Western megastar and is noted as having helped define the genre for all cowboy actors who followed. Contents: Roping a bride (1915) -- Never again (1915) -- Local color (1913) -- An Angelic attitude (1916) -- Fighting for gold [excerpt, 2 reels] (1919). 69 min. DVD X5551

Something New(1920)
Directed by Nell Shipman and Bert Van Tuyle. Cast: Nell Shipman, Bert Van Tuyle, L.M. Wells. A thrilling and hilarious Western where the hero comes to the rescue of the kidnapped girl -- in a 1920 Maxwell sedan! Chased by bandits on horseback across rocky terrain, they survive some of the most amazing (and real) stunts ever attempted in a roadster. 57 min. DVD X5661; DVD 8194; vhs 999:2635
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The Squaw Man (1914)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille; co-director, Oscar C. Apfel. Cast: Dustin Farnum, Art Acord, Cecil B. DeMille, Cecilia de Mille, 'Baby' Carmen De Rue, William Elmer, Mrs. A.W. Filson, Haidee Fuller, Winifred Kingston, Foster Knox, Red Wing, Joseph Singleton, Monroe Salisbury, Hal Roach, Fred Montague, Richard L'Estrange, Dick La Reno. Captain Wynnegate flees England and heads out West after accepting the blame for embezzling charity funds though knowing that his cousin Sir Henry is guilty. Afer many lonely months he marries an Indain girl who eventually dies. Into the ruins of his second shattered life steps the secret love he left behind in England, with news that could reconcile him with his ignoble past. Written, produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille, the Squaw Man was reported to be the first feature length film shot in Hollywood. He later made two remakes of the film (1918, 1931). 81 min. DVD 6117
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The Squaw's Love (silent, 1911)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Kate Bruce, William J. Butler, Donald Crisp, Dark Cloud, Grace Henderson, Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Mabel Normand, Wild Flower, Alfred Paget, Dorothy West. vhs 999:573
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Three Bad Men (1926)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi. When a trio of bandits discovers a young woman whose father was murdered by a ruthless gang, the "Three Bad Men" go from being partners in crime to comrades in chivalry. An outstanding example of the silent western and one of John Ford's earliest triumphs. 92 min. DVD 9392
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Treasures of American Film Archives, 5. The West, 1898-1938
Celebrates the American West as it was recorded and imagined in the first decades of motion pictures. Brings together silent and early sound films--narrative shorts and features, documentaries, promotional films, newsreel stories, and travelogues--showcasing the American West as it was recorded and imagined from 1898 to 1938.

Program 1: The tourists (1912) (6 min.) -- The sergeant (1910) (16 min.) -- Salomy Jane (1914) (87 min.) -- Sunshine gatherers (1921) (10 min.) -- Deschutes driftwood (1916) (10 min.) -- The "promised land" barred to "hoboes" (1936) (2 min.) -- Last of the line (1914) (26 min.) -- The Indian-detour (1914) (16 min.) -- Native Americans in newsreels (1921-1938) (5 min.) -- We can take it (1935) (21 min.). Cast Al Jennings, Beatriz Michelena, Bill Tilghman, Clara Bow, Mabel Normand, Richard Dix, Tom Mix. DVD X6631

Program 2: Over silent paths (1910) (16 min.) -- Life on the Circle Ranch in California (1912) (12 min.) -- Broncho Billy and the schoolmistress (1912) (14 min.) -- How the cowboy makes his lariat (1917) (3 min.) -- Mexican filibusters (1911) (16 min.) -- The better man (1912) (12 min.) -- Ammunition smuggling on the Mexican border (1914) (41 min.) -- Lake Tahoe, land of the sky (1916) (6 min.) -- Mantrap (1926) (71 min.) -- The golden west (1938) (8 min.). DVD X6632

Program 3: The lady of the dugout (1918) (64 min.) -- From Passing of the Oklahoma outlaw (1915) (13 min.) -- The girl ranchers (1913) (14 min.) -- Legal advice (1916) (13 min.) -- From Womanhandled (1925) (55 min.) -- Beauty spots in America: Castle Hot Springs, Arizona (1916) (6 min.) -- Romance of water (1931) (10 min.) -- A new miracle in the desert (1935) (1 min.) -- The west in promotion travelogues (1898-1920) (22 min.). DVD X6633

Tumbleweeds (1925)
Directed by King Baggot. Cast: Wm. [i.e. William] S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield, J. Gordon Russell, Richard R. Niell, Jack Murphy. Thousands of homesteaders in covered wagons anxiously await the cannon shot that will launch the Oklahoma Land Rush - the greatest land give-away in history. Cattleman Don Carver intends to win the magnificent Box K Ranch. Crooked speculators covet the property and frame Dan for claim-jumping. Arrested by the U.S. Calvalry, Carver must find a way to break out of the stockade, if he is to get back into the race. Film is notable for its beautifully designed intercards, magnificent location shots and realistic costumes and sets. Originally released as a motion picture in 1925 ; re-released by Astor Pictures in 1939 with music and William S. Hart's prologue announcing his retirement from pictures. Special feature: 1939 prologue by William S. Hart: "From Horseshoe Ranch at Newhall, Cal. William S. Hart, tells us the story of his greatest picture". 74 min. DVD X4877
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Wild and Woolly(1917)
Director, John Emerson. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Walter Bytell. Jeff Hillington is the extremely naive son of a wealthy Eastern family --he loves the old west so much he romanticizes its glories. When his father sends him to Arizona on business, Jeff expects it to be the place he read about in dime-store novels, and to appease him, the townsfolk put on a wild west show that turns real. 47 min. DVD X1992
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