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As part of an all-day tribute to James Garner on Monday, July 28 (at 8AM ET), TCM is running a hard-to-find Randolph Scott Western, Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend (1957). Directed by Richard Bare, it stands as Garner’s only 50s Western — and a rather oddball entry in Scott’s final decade as a Western star. It’s also noteworthy as one of Angie Dickinson’s first films. (They’re not listing this as being letterboxed, but we’ll manage.)

Warner Archive, what’s holding this one up?

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Randolph Scott
(January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987)

Here’s to my favorite cowboy star — make that favorite Movie Star — on his birthday. If I called the shots around here, the Post Office would be closed.

Randolph Scott’s contribution to 50s Westerns, and how they’re thought of today, is impossible to overestimate. That’s Angie Dickinson with Randy in Shootout At Medicine Bend (1957), a film that’s sadly hard to find.

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I haven’t seen Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend (1957) in ages, but I remember it being a pretty goofy excuse for a Randolph Scott movie. That’s not necessarily a criticism.

Laura over at Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings wrote a nice post on it over the weekend, pointing out one of the few things I remember about it — it feels more like a Warner Bros. TV show from the period than a theatrical feature.

Turns out the picture is available on Netflix Watch Instantly. I’ve never taken the Netflix plunge, but now I’m giving it some thought.

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