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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by saiga308, Apr 5, 2020.
Dead Man With Johnny Depp is another western no one has mentioned.
Personal favorites by actor: in no particular order:
Rooster Cogburn - John Wayne
The Outlaw Josey Wales - Clint Eastwood
Quigley Down Under - Tom Selleck
Good westerns I haven't seen posted by others yet:
High Plains Drifter
Two Mules for Sister Sara
Legends of the Fall (set in the early 1900's but close enough...and holy f%$k I hate that brother jumping crazy bitch)
Dances with Wolves
Young Guns 1 & 2
The Man from Snowy River (no guns but still pretty good)
Back To The Future: Part III (kind of)
Outlaw Josie Wales
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I can't disagree with you. What's odd is, it's also more like classic Star Wars than the sequel films could ever have hoped to be.
Dances with Wolves was really good. I enjoyed the Shootist too. The Tombstone with Kurt Russel and Val Kilmer was really good too. Quigly Down Under REALLY made me want that Sharps.
I watch a lot of Gunsmoke, and Maverick too whenever I see it on (I bet you would never have guessed that one).
The Shootist is the best work John Wayne ever did.
She wore a yellow ribbon
Ride the high country
The Big Country
A number of the old actors served in WW2, a number of them seeing combat.
Jimmy Stewart flew a good number of combat missions in bombers, for instance.
Kirk Douglas. Jason Robards. Paul Newman. Steve McQueen. Henry Fonda. Charles Bronson. James Arness. Ernest Borgnine
Hollywood was different in those days.
Allen Hale Jr. of "Gilligans Island" fame had quite a vet record for serving WW2
Jimmy Stewart was a B-17 instructor pilot stateside, then became a B-24 bomber pilot and commander of the 703rd Bomb Squadron when it shipped out to England during WWII. He was later promoted to Major and took command of the entire 445th Bomb Group. He flew at least 20 combat missions with his squadron, including one where his bomber took a direct hit forward of the bomb bays, but the flak shell didn't explode. On landing, the aircraft broke apart at the impact point, but the entire crew got out safely. Surveying the scene, Maj. Stewart remarked to an NCO "Sergeant, somebody sure could get hurt in one of those damned things...". He later became operations officer of the larger 453rd Bomb Group and continued to fly combat missions, this time in B-17s.
He remained in the Air Force Reserves after the war and retired in 1968 as a Brigadier General, with experience flying B-47s and B-52s. His final combat sortie was over North Vietnam as an observer in a B-52.