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Barbary CoastBarbary Coast (1935)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Edward G. Robinson
Set as far out west as a Western can go – San Fransisco, circa the 1850s gold–rush days. Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea are two…
Westerner, The (1940)
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan
Gary Cooper stars in accomplished Texan yarn concerning land disputes. Most impressive, though, is Walter Brennan in an Oscar–winning…
Northwest PassageNorthwest Passage (1940)
Dir. King Vidor
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan
Rousing adventure yarn set during the French–Indian war with Tracy and team opening up trade routes and leading raids. Splendid Technicolour…
Meet John DoeMeet John Doe (1941)
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan
Always partial to a ripe political parable, dir. Capra has Barbara Stanwyck leading hickster Gary Cooper around by the nose on a national goodwill…
Swamp WaterSwamp Water (1941)
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter
An interesting melodrama, dank with the regional atmosphere of the Florida Everglades, about the problems undergone by a youthful fur trapper…
Hangmen Also DieHangmen Also Die (1943)
Dir. Fritz Lang
Feat. Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee
Moody political thriller with Donlevy on the run after assassinating a prominent Nazi and finding shelter with a Czech family as the manhunt consumes…
My Darling ClementineMy Darling Clementine (1946) Recommended
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan
Masterful retelling of the O.K. Corrall incident by John Ford, is also a note–perfect rendition of many classical Western themes. Henry Fonda…
Far Country, TheFar Country, The (1954)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Walter Brennan
The Yukon Ranges provide the unforgiving backdrop to this prototypical Anthony Mann western, in which James Stewart must battle the elements and…
Tammy and the BachelorTammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Dir. Joseph Pevney
Feat. Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Walter Brennan
Debbie Reynolds shines in this classic rom–com about an unsophisticated woman from backwoods Mississippi who falls in love with a wealthy pilot…
How the West Was WonHow the West Was Won (1962)
Dir. Henry Hathaway, John Ford, George Marshall
Feat. James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Fonda
The history of the West through three generations, with three directors each contributing an instalment. Headed by a cast to match its ambitions and…

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