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…