Rustlers’ Rhapsody

For almost 20 years now, I’ve lived in “The West.” It’s been fun for this kid from the suburbs of Chicago taking in all the cowboy history that is celebrated here in Colorado. That’s rubbed off on my movie viewing habits, as well. There’s just a different feeling for me now when I take in…

Westward Ho

If there’s one name synonymous with the film western, it’s John Wayne. The Duke! His career in Hollywood lasted longer than most stars. In the 1930’s he made tons of low-budget westerns, including a bunch for Republic Pictures. He was the studio’s biggest star, so it’s appropriate that he stars in today’s film…the first ever…

The Shakiest Gun in the West

Who’s the greatest lawman in the history of the moving image? Barney Fife, of course! Well, maybe that’s a stretch…after all, Barney kept his only bullet in his pocket. Don Knotts’ alter ego was certainly a beloved character, if not quick on the draw. In today’s movie, Knotts brings his less-than-stellar shooting skills to the…