Western Wednesday: ‘Colt .45’ starring Randolph Scott & Zachary Scott

If you couldn’t get John Wayne, the best alternative was Randolph Scott. He just looked like a guy who walked right out of pictures of the Old West. Scott could have fought alongside Wyatt Earp and chased after Jesse James or Billy The Kid. He was tall, handsome and could ride horses without a problem. Scott… Read More Western Wednesday: ‘Colt .45’ starring Randolph Scott & Zachary Scott

Western Wednesday: John Sturges’ ‘Hour of the Gun’ starring James Garner

Hour of the Gun (1967) is a forgotten Western from John Sturges, the director of The Great Escape and Bad Day At Black Rock. He had a unique sense of action, preferring immediate violence, as opposed to Sam Peckinpah, who enjoyed using slow motion as a storytelling tool. Sturges wasn’t like that, though, letting his action come… Read More Western Wednesday: John Sturges’ ‘Hour of the Gun’ starring James Garner