Browsing the archives for the Western tag

Bad Man’s River (1971)

Director: Gene Martin Starring: Lee Van Cleef | James Mason | Gina Lollobrigida | Gianni Garko | Diana Lorys | Jess Hahn | Eduardo Fajardo By the early 1970s the Spaghetti Western was waning in popularity. To breathe life into the genre, film producers and directors were trying new things. Some chose to latch onto […]

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Balazar the Butcher

Title: Balazar the Butcher Author: Emerson Dodge (Paul Wheelahan) Publisher: The Cleveland Publishing Co. (No. 1411) First Published: 2004 ‘This killer from Sonora was an odd one!’ Despite the cover image, which looks like Red Sun era Charles Bronson, I can’t recall a moustache or a knife in the story. But I guess this type […]

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The Vengeance Trail

Title: The Vengeance Trail Author: Paul Evan Lehman Publisher: Star Western (No. 103) Published: 1957 ‘His back was a target for every outlaw gun!’ On the title page, each Star Western declared, ‘This is a Star Western. Every story new. Every story complete.’ This is somewhat of an exaggeration, the stories were new to Australian […]

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Five Guns to Red Butte

Title: Five Guns to Red Butte Author: Ben Taggart (Roger Green) Publisher: Iron Horse Westerns (251) – a Division of Cleveland Publishing Co. Published: 1976 ‘Only Clint Dawson could save the town!’ The cover of this 100 page novella, features a villainous Lee Van Cleef look-a-like, which in some ways is appropriate, as the hero of […]

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Bardot – Poster of the Day 10

Bardot – Poster of the Day – Shalako (French)

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Bardot – Poster of the Day 9

Bardot – Poster of the Day – Shalako (Polish)

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Raw Deal (1977)

Country: Australia Director: Russell Hagg Starring: Gerard Kennedy, Gus Mercurio, Rod Mullinar, Christopher Pate, Hu Pryce, Norman Yemm, John Cousins, Michael Carman Music: Ronald Edgeworth In the 1970s, two of the most popular actors in Australia were Gerard Kennedy and Gus Mercurio who starred in the television series Tandarra (1976), which was a period piece […]

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Gone to Texas

Author: Forrest Carter Publisher: Whipporwill Publishing Original Title: The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales Release Year: 1973 Pictured: Futura paperback 1976 I hardly ever read western novels, which is really strange because I love western movies, particularly those of Clint Eastwood. I could talk about the Dollars trilogy all day — and have done so, much […]

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The Only Man in Town

Author: Emerson Dodge (Paul Wheelahan) Publisher: The Cleveland Publishing Co. First Published: 1977 “We don’t cotton to strangers makin’ free with our womenfolk!” I have often bemoaned the fact the Australian pulp fiction tradition is dead – but there is one last hold out, and it is Cleveland Publishing. Cleveland caters to a unique niche […]

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Chato’s Land (1971)

Country: United States Director: Michael Winner Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, Richard Basehart, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland, Richard Jordan, Victor French Music: Jerry Fielding Chato’s Land is a very interesting film. It is not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but all the characters are fleshed out, and have multiple layers, and some […]

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