Cowboy Movies

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  1. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    One sene he's got a Colt .45 strapped on. Very next sene he's got a Remington .44
    He pulls his rifle out for a gun fight but the very next sene out in the street he has a shotgun.

    But best of all is, he just rode 10 days to Tombstone, or somewhere, he had a coffee pot and a fry pan.
    But when he gets on that sway back nag, all he's got is a bed roll and empty saddle bags ..

    He's faster than grease lighting, loads once and shoots all day long! He wears a black hat but a heart of gold.
    Hand full of Sage Brush, or those new therapeutic papers ? Guaranteed not to have any splinters or wood chips.
    Cowboys ..they need all the help they can get.

    Saturday morning cowboys,
    Head'em up! ..Move'em out!
     
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  2. MikeyTheCat

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    The Searchers, but like most cowboy movies isn’t really a cowboy movie.
     
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  3. Frogfur

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    I've said it before. I've waited all my life to see the Ranger unmasked.
    Usually, Blackie and the boys
    Inevitably have the ranger tied up in the line shack somewhere unbeknownst to Tonto.
    Thats when Blackie says to one of the gang, "take off his mask. Lets see who he is."
    So just before one of them is just about to take off his mask, the ranger comely says, "i wouldn't do that if i were you .." and the hand freezes and he backs up.

    Now the part I've waited to see is when they do actually take the ranger's mask off and Blackie tells the boys ..
    "Ya know ..i still don't know who he is."
    It never happened.
     
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    Hahaha!

    "Hey, he looks just the same. Only without the mask."
     
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    Ah yes, TV bullets. They never run out and almost never hit home. No scene complete until you hear at least two ricochet's.
    You know they ride those horses pretty hard too. Don't they ever get a rest?

    Food for thought, I saw a show where to ol'e boys ride a horse hard for one hour. They achieved a distance of ten miles.

    My Saturday mornings are not complete without at least one Maverick or The Rifleman episode. If up really early its of course the masked man and his faithful sidekick.
     
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    Rio Bravo/Eldorado, True Grit and Rooster Cockburn, and The Shootist.
    John Wayne just happens to be in most of my favorite Westerns.
     
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    Yeah, one of the biggest Hollywood sillinesses after the infinite-ammo gun is the infinite-endurance horse that gallops everywhere all the time.

    Think about it: the Belmont Stakes are considered a grueling test of stamina, and the race lasts less than two and a half minutes.
     
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    I find the word cowboy offensive.
     
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    Almost the entire concept of the Hollywood cowboy is fantasy. True "cowboys" were a very brief time in the West and they weren't flying through swinging saloon doors and so on. But, be that as it may, Unforgiven is my favorite cowboy movie and surely in my top five of all movies, however, as a kid, Roy Rogers was probably my first hero.
     
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    They leave out the part about having to walk besides the horse to give him a break.

    I always thought Dean Martin looked great as a cowboy. He just had that swagger.

     
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    Or the 90% of the time when he's going at a trot (or a walk). That's how a horse covers distance.
     
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    John Wayne, Clint and Robert Duvall.

    Lonesome Dove is still my favorite, it even had cows;)
     
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    In True Grit they run the horse to death. So there's that.

    Here's a bit of true Southern Gothic for you. I had a customer who was raised in Selma, AL. I reckon she is presently in her late 80s or so. Her father raised horses and had people working on his farm who were prob the modernized version of slaves that was so prevalent in the early part of the last century. One of these employees took his prize horse one night to go see a woman way off some where in the county and basically rode it to death or so hard that the horse was ruined. Her father beat the man badly upon return. A couple nights later the man burnt their house to the ground with the whole fam in it. I think they were able to escape with their lives. Who's the "good guy" here?:laugh2:
     
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    Little Blackie. I cried as a kid.
     
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    Shane! Where are you, Shane?
     
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    "Shakiest Gun In The West" had Barbara Rhoades in it.
    Oh, how I loved her so.
     
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    That scene down in the well with the rattlesnakes gives me the creeps just thinking about it. I've onyl ridden horse a few times in my life. The last time was in Spain a few years back. My wife had set us up for two days of it but due to some kind of snafu we only got one. That's a good thing. I was so sore after one day there was no way I'd get back on the horse the second. Experienced riders make riding on a horse at full gallop look so easy. I practically get my teeth shaken out going at a trot. I can see how lives were short and brutish when folks rode horses a lot. Pretty darn dangerous. Big dumb animals.
     
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    How bout Cowgirl ..?
     
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    Same here. A buddy of mine raises Arabians and while not a rider I got to know about them some over the years. I love those animals.
     

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