This European "western" by Robert Hossein (screenwriter, director, and lead) is set in an unnamed Latin American country suffering under a dictator. A revolution is underway, or at least there is a strong guerrilla movement here. The leader of the guerrillas manages to capture the daughter of the dictator, and then, has to take her as a captive back to the revolutionary forces' base.
Cast: William Holden, Denver Pyle, Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan
The story follows the life of Colonel Owen Devereaux (played by Glenn Ford), a decorated Union officer who has returned home to Colorado after the Civil War. Devereaux is appointed as the town's judge, a position of great responsibility in the lawless West, and he is determined to bring justice to the frontier.
However, the horrors of war have left their mark on Devereaux, and he begins to dispense justice with ruthless severity, sentencing wrongdoers to death without hesitation. His old friend, Captain Del Stewart (played by William Holden), who fought alongside him in the war, becomes increasingly concerned by Devereaux's harsh rulings and obsession with power.
As Devereaux's authority grows, so does his paranoia and cruelty. His actions not only alienate his friend Stewart but also pit him against the local townsfolk, who are terrified by his brutal rulings. The situation reaches a breaking point when Devereaux condemns an innocent man to death, and Stewart can no longer stand by and watch.
What unfolds is a tense and emotional showdown between two former comrades, torn apart by the horrors they witnessed during the Civil War and now facing a moral dilemma in a lawless land. The film explores themes of justice, the corrupting influence of power, and the enduring bonds of friendship.
"The Man from Colorado" is a thought-provoking Western that delves into the psychological and moral struggles of its characters, set against the backdrop of the rugged Colorado frontier. It's a tale of redemption and the high cost of war on the human soul, where two friends must confront their past and the dark path that power can lead them down. With strong performances from Glenn Ford and William Holden, this classic Western is a must-see for fans of the genre.
Cast: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Claire Trevor
Two Virginians are heading for a new life in Texas when they witness a stagecoach being held up. They decide to rob the robbers and make off with the loot. To escape a posse, they split up and don't see each other again for a long time. When they do meet up again, they find themselves on different sides of the law. This leads to the increasing estrangement of the two men, who once thought of themselves as brothers.
John Sands (Rod Cameron), formerly a Texas marshal whose talents with guns caused the law to turn against him,is a fugitive in Mexico, when he learns from "Dusty" Stewart (Cathy Downs)that his brother in the Texas panhandle, Billy Sands (John C. Champion), her fiancé and crusading newspaperman, his been mysteriously murdered in Sentinel, Texas. Despite the price on his head, Sands comes north to the panhandle to find his brother's killer.
A western, inspired by the likes of Tarantino and Leone, set in the 1920s in the borderland between Poland and the USSR: Twin brothers plan to rob a rival Mafia style family, an instance of female empowerment in that it is run by sisters.
Cast: James Stewart, Andy Devine, Shirley Jones, Henry Brandon
The story unfolds in the post-Civil War American West, a land characterized by vast open spaces, rugged terrain, and the looming presence of Native American tribes. Marshal Guthrie McCabe (played by James Stewart) is a somewhat disreputable lawman known for his love of whiskey and a general disdain for the niceties of civilization. However, when a group of settlers is kidnapped by a band of Comanche Indians, McCabe is reluctantly called upon to lead a rescue mission.
Joining McCabe on this dangerous quest is Lieutenant Jim Gary (played by Richard Widmark), an army officer who is more accustomed to dealing with Native American affairs. Their mission is to retrieve the captives and bring them back to the safety of their frontier town.
As McCabe and Gary journey into the wilderness, they encounter numerous challenges, including hostile Native American tribes, the harsh elements, and the moral dilemmas that arise when dealing with both the settlers and the Comanches. The line between right and wrong becomes increasingly blurred as they confront the complexities of their mission.
"Two Rode Together" is a thought-provoking Western that challenges traditional notions of heroism and villainy. It delves into the moral ambiguity of the American frontier, where the boundaries between civilization and savagery are constantly shifting. The film explores themes of redemption and the possibility of finding humanity in the most unexpected places.
James Stewart and Richard Widmark deliver powerful performances, and John Ford's direction captures the rugged beauty of the frontier landscape. "Two Rode Together" is a Western that goes beyond the typical shootouts and cowboy bravado, offering a deeper exploration of the human condition and the clash of cultures on the American frontier.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Graham Greene, Queen Elizabeth II, Stephanie Cole
The film "Grey Owl" is set against the backdrop of the early 20th century, primarily in the wilderness of Canada. It follows the life of Archibald Belaney (Pierce Brosnan), a troubled young Englishman who, after a troubled upbringing, decides to leave his past behind and immerse himself in the rugged beauty of the Canadian North Woods.
Belaney adopts the identity of "Grey Owl," a Native American persona, and dedicates his life to preserving the natural world. As Grey Owl, he becomes an accomplished trapper and wilderness guide, forging a deep connection with the land and its indigenous inhabitants. His love for the wilderness transforms him into a passionate advocate for conservation, and he begins to raise awareness about the devastating impact of overhunting on the beaver population, one of Canada's iconic animals.
Grey Owl's message of conservation captures the hearts of Canadians and even reaches international audiences. He writes numerous articles and books, including the bestselling "Pilgrims of the Wild," which inspires many to appreciate and protect the natural world. His tireless efforts to protect beavers from extinction lead to the establishment of the first-ever Canadian national park, Prince Albert National Park.
However, as Grey Owl's fame and influence grow, the truth about his true heritage threatens to unravel his carefully constructed identity. The film explores the moral and personal dilemmas Grey Owl faces as his secret becomes increasingly difficult to conceal.
"Grey Owl" is a story of transformation, redemption, and the enduring power of nature. Pierce Brosnan delivers a compelling performance, portraying the complexity of a man who found solace and purpose in the wilderness and used his influence to make a lasting impact on the conservation movement. The film pays tribute to Grey Owl's enduring legacy as a pioneer of environmentalism, even as it explores the personal sacrifices he made to protect the natural world he loved so deeply.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Raquel Welch, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam
The film opens with Hannie Caulder (Raquel Welch), a resilient and determined woman, who, along with her husband, is brutally attacked by the Clemens brothers - Frank (Ernest Borgnine), Rufus (Strother Martin), and Emmett (Jack Elam). Hannie's husband is killed, and she is raped during the assault. Left for dead, Hannie survives and embarks on a quest for revenge against her assailants.
While on her journey, Hannie crosses paths with Thomas Luther Price (Robert Culp), a charming but roguish bounty hunter. Recognizing her determination, Price offers to train her in the art of gunfighting so she can have a chance against the Clemens brothers. With Price's guidance, Hannie transforms from a victim into a skilled gunslinger.
The film follows Hannie as she systematically tracks down the Clemens brothers one by one, using her newfound skills to confront them for their crimes. Along the way, Hannie encounters various characters who aid or hinder her quest, including a sympathetic saloon owner played by Christopher Lee.
"Hannie Caulder" is notable for its portrayal of a strong, determined female protagonist seeking justice in a traditionally male-dominated genre. Raquel Welch's performance as Hannie showcases her evolution from a vulnerable victim to a woman of unwavering determination and skill. The film addresses themes of empowerment and retribution while delivering classic Western action sequences.
While "Hannie Caulder" may not be as renowned as some other Western classics, it remains a significant entry in the genre due to its unique premise and strong lead character. The film's blend of revenge drama and the Western genre makes it an intriguing and occasionally provocative addition to the Western film canon.
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Tommy Flanagan, Martin Sensmeier, James Landry Hébert
A remarkable story inspired by the life of renowned Chickasaw cattleman Montford T. Johnson, a man who overcame great hardships to establish a ranching empire along the famous cattle highway of the American West, the Chisolm Trail.
Cast: Zazie Beetz, Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Danielle Deadwyler
When outlaw Nat Love discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new school Western include his former love Stagecoach Mary, his right and left hand men hot-tempered Bill Pickett and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including "Treacherous" Trudy Smith and Cherokee Bill, and they are not a group that knows how to lose.
Cast: Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Dorff, Trace Adkins, Richard Speight Jr.
Old Henry, an action western about a widowed farmer and his son who warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide who to trust. Defending a siege of his homestead, the farmer reveals a talent for gun-slinging that surprises everyone calling his true identity into question.
Cast: Luke Perry, Cameron Bright, Stefanie von Pfetten
Judge John Goodnight (played by Luke Perry) has dedicated his life to bringing law and order to the untamed territories of the American West. Renowned for his unwavering commitment to justice, Goodnight is a symbol of hope in a land plagued by lawlessness.
In "The Measure of a Man," Goodnight finds himself presiding over a case that puts his principles to the test. A charismatic but enigmatic stranger named Will Christian (played by Cameron Bright) stands accused of a heinous crime. The evidence is damning, and the townsfolk are baying for Christian's blood.
However, as Goodnight delves deeper into the case, he begins to uncover inconsistencies and doubts about Christian's guilt. Troubled by his duty to uphold the law and his growing suspicion that justice might not be served, Goodnight embarks on a quest for the truth.
His journey takes him through treacherous terrain, where he encounters a diverse cast of characters, some of whom have their own hidden agendas. Along the way, he faces moral dilemmas, gunfights, and the harsh realities of the West, all while trying to determine whether Christian is truly guilty or if there's more to the story than meets the eye.
As the tension mounts and the lines between right and wrong blur, Judge Goodnight must confront his own beliefs and values to ensure that justice is done. "The Measure of a Man" is a powerful exploration of the complexities of morality and the sacrifices one must make to uphold the law in a time and place where justice is often as elusive as the horizon.
This Western drama is a thrilling ride through the Old West, where the measure of a man is not solely determined by his actions, but by the principles he holds dear and the choices he makes when faced with an impossible decision.
One of 12 Westerns made in 12 months during 2020, this film tells the true story of Pearl Hart, played by Lorraine Etchell, a woman who goes through a series of bad relationships with men, eventually turning to a life of crime with a European drifter named Joe Boot (Travis Mills). Together they decide to rob a stagecoach, leading Pearl to be one of the most famous female outlaws of all time.
Cast: Scout Taylor-Compton, Thomas Jane, Stuart Townsend, Eric Johnson
Apache Junction is an Old West outpost of lawlessness, a haven for thieves and cold-blooded killers. When big-city reporter Annabelle Angel arrives in town and becomes a target, notorious gunslinger Jericho Ford comes to her aid. Now, Annabelle must entrust her future to a man with a deadly past as Jericho heads toward a tense showdown.