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High Noon
High Noon (1952)

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly
Director: Fred Zinnemann

Few films have ever moved me as much as this one.  It is a enheartening testament to the indispensable importance of the lone, principled individual in a society ruled by fear, complacency, and terror. Gary Cooper plays the soon-to-retire small town sheriff Will Kane, who has recently married the character played by Grace Kelly (in her debut... (See the whole review)

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The Shootist
The Shootist (1976)

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart
Director: Don Siegel

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."   Thus runs the not un-libertarian credo of aging gunfighter and former lawman J.B. Books (Wayne, in his very last screen performance). Books rides into Carson City in the early years of the 20t... (See the whole review)

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Once Upon A Time In The West
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968/1969)

Starring: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson
Director: Sergio Leone

Following the phenomenal success of his "Man With No Name" movies, director Sergio Leone drove the spaghetti western genre to unparalleled hights with this monumental epic (nearly 3 hours-long), which in stark contrast to the vast majority of other spaghetti westerns features a number of established US stars and was made on something approaching a ... (See the whole review)

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The "Man With No Name" Series
The "Man With No Name" Series

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef
Director: Sergio Leone

Directed by the incomparable Sergio Leone, these three movies A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, were among the first so-called "spaghetti westerns" to achieve real commercial success in the US, blasting Clint Eastwood (the iconic "Man With No Name") and Lee Van Cleef (who plays two completely different... (See the whole review)

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