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Archive for November, 2020

Directed by George Stevens
Starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook Jr., Douglas Spencer, John Dierkes, Ellen Corby

The Graham Cinema in Graham, NC, is running George Stevens’ Shane (1953) tonight through Thursday at 7PM.

Tuesday, November 17 thru Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm
Graham Cinema
119 N Main Street, Graham, NC 27253

It’s a great old theater, a real favorite of mine. Of course, Shane is terrific, too. And Loyal Griggs Oscar-winning cinematography really needs to be seen on the big screen.

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The Marie Windsor Blogathon is getting closer, and I’m getting plenty excited about it.

If you’d like to participate, feel free. Here’s what you do —
• Pick a movie or TV show Marie Windsor appeared in
• Let me know you want to ride along (email fiftieswesterns@gmail.com), what you want to cover and when you plan to post it. Your posts can be in any form, of any length, and on any topic as long as it relates to Ms. Windsor, but I’d like to manage things a bit to make sure we don’t end up with 14 people writing about The Killing.
• Post your piece on anytime between December 11-14, using the Marie Windsor Blogathon banner and link (both will come shortly).
• Send me the link to your post so I can add it to the master list.

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Coming Soon!

The Western Movies forum, a really terrific website, has started a podcast. Next week, we’ll be recording a guest segment for a future episode. Can’t tell you how excited I am.

UPDATE 11/18: We’ll talk about Don Siegel’s Flaming Star (1960) and, if time permits, The Lone Ranger And The Lost City Of Gold (1958).

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Joel McCrea
November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990

Let’s remember the great Joel McCrea on what would’ve been his 115th birthday. He’s seen here in The Tall Stranger (1957).

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Roy Rogers
November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998

Have a piece of cake today to celebrate the birth of the King Of The Cowboys, Mr. Roy Rogers.

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Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster
(November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994)

This would’ve been the 107th birthday of one of my favorite movie stars, Mr. Burt Lancaster.

Here his is with Gary Cooper in Vera Cruz (1954), which his production company produced. It’s terrific, it was a huge hit and its ultimate influence on the spaghetti western can’t be overstated.

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