We’ve watched a number of B Westerns at our Western Night gatherings, many of them courtesy of Robert Nott who chose another one for our latest viewing called WAR PAINT (1953).
Not a typical Western, but a Western nonetheless, HELLER IN PINK TIGHTS (1960) was Sheila Ellis’s choice for our April Western Night session.
One of the most enjoyable things about our Western Night gatherings is watching a film that defeats expectations. Kirk Ellis did just that with THE PROUD REBEL (1958). It’s not about an ex-confederate still fighting the Civil War. Rather, it concerns a confederate who’s accepted the war is over and comes to Illinois trying to find a cure for his mute young son.
It was Johnny Boggs’s turn to select the film for this Western Night session and he chose a surprising silent released in 1920 called THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN, a film about Native Americans with a cast of all Native Americans, namely Kiowas and Comanches.