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This is one scene  that almost everyone remembers  

The Wild Bunch is one of my favorites, as well. As are:   The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Hombre The Searchers The Shootist Fort Apache The Magnificent Seven S

I love most all of them, but my warped mind tells me I must cast a vote for "Blazing Saddles" with "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" a close second.

22 hours ago, Kansas Big Dog said:

Outlaw Josey Wells is loosely based on Oder #11. It affected Cass, Bates, Jackson and Vernon counties in WC Missouri. Almost all of the farms were burned by the Union Army in those 4 counties..  Jesse James family farm in Cass county has burned by the Union Army. Many think that is what turned him into an outlaw. Just as happened to Josey Wells.


General Order No. 11 (1863)


General Order No. 11 is the title of a Union Army directive issued during the American Civil War on August 25, 1863, forcing the evacuation of rural areas in four counties in western Missouri. The order, issued by Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr., affected all rural residents regardless of their allegiance. Those who could prove their loyalty to the Union were permitted to stay in the affected area, but had to leave their farms and move to communities near military outposts (see villagization). Those who could not do so had to vacate the area altogether.

While intended to deprive pro-Confederate guerrillas of material support from the rural countryside, the severity of the Order's provisions and the nature of its enforcement alienated vast numbers of civilians, and ultimately led to conditions in which guerrillas were given greater support and access to supplies than before. It was repealed in January 1864, as a new general took command of Union forces in the region.[1]




Most of the farmers in Cass, Jackson, Bates and Vernon county

Those damn red legs

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On 9/22/2020 at 10:11 PM, Kansas Big Dog said:


Jane Russell....WOW!


My mom always claimed Jane Russell was the the only woman who had a nicer chest than she did. Mom and Jane were about 3 months different in age. Mom was a good Christian woman, but she was damn proud of her rack. So was dad. 

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35 minutes ago, Ben Hong said:

I'm your huckleberry!


Poker is just not your game, Ike.  I know -  let's have a spelling contest.   

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2 hours ago, Ben Hong said:

I'm your huckleberry!


Ben have you ever read Mary Doria Russell's western novel "Doc" ? I can't say enough about it and I'm betting you and a number of other UJers would really enjoy it.

Though classified as Fiction it still contains a great deal of historically accurate information on Holiday and Wyatt Earp. Also a very good mystery  as well.

Russell is a very skilled Author and reminds me a bit of James A. Michener.

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On 9/22/2020 at 9:11 PM, Kansas Big Dog said:


Gregory Peck- Yellow Sky


^ That's one I bet a lot of people have never seen, it is outstanding.


My top five:

The Searchers

Open Range

My Darling Clementine

The Oxbow Incident

Dances with Wolves


I'll stop and watch any of the above if they are on.  Just re-watched The Searchers last month on TCM.


Good topic, Ben.

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On 9/23/2020 at 7:20 PM, RobH said:

One that I forgot about that I classify as a modern western is “Hell or High Water.”  No horses and open range riding but replace the lever guns with modern arms and horses with vehicles and boom, modern western.

Same with Wind River.  Both are Taylor Sheridan films, both have great casts and really good stories from the modern "west."  He pulled together Yellowstone too.  

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