by Thomas Clagett | May 3, 2021 | Blog, Western Night At The Movies
More melodrama than drama, AT GUNPOINT features Fred MacMurray as Jack Wright, the owner of the general store in the town of Plainview, who’s never handled a gun before but his very lucky shot wounds a bank robber who’s then shot dead by a local rancher. The robber’s brother, Bob Dennis (Skip Homeier), vows cruel vengeance.
by Thomas Clagett | Mar 26, 2021 | Blog
I never met Larry McMurtry, but I was greatly saddened when I read that he died of heart failure yesterday, March 25, at the age of 84. He was the author of 29 books and 30 screenplays. He won the Pulitzer Prize for LONESOME DOVE and shared an Academy Award for the...
by Thomas Clagett | Mar 15, 2021 | Blog, Western Night At The Movies
This amusingly titled film tells the story of a couple of 1820s entrepreneurs, a cook named Cookie Figowitz (John Magaro) and King Lu (Orion Lee), a Chinese immigrant Cookie finds cold and shivering in the Oregon woods.
by Thomas Clagett | Feb 15, 2021 | Blog, Western Night At The Movies
It was Kirk Ellis’s choice for our February film and he chose last year’s NEWS OF THE WORLD.
Based on the novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles, a National Book Award finalist (which I have not read), the story is set five years after the end of the Civil War in Reconstruction Texas still occupied by Union army soldiers.
by Thomas Clagett | Nov 2, 2020 | Blog
Many poignant and wonderful tributes have appeared about Sean Connery who died a few days ago on October 31, 2020.
by Thomas Clagett | Jul 28, 2020 | Blog, Western Night At The Movies
It was Johnny D. Boggs’s turn to choose the film for our Western Night at the Movies virtual meeting this time and he selected ALONG CAME JONES, a charming little comedy from 1945 starring Gary Cooper and Loretta Young.