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I love Westerns. We've had a few threads about favorite Westerns and the lists posted, or favorites mentioned, are pretty predictable.

Please don't post that Shane, Lonesome Dove, Tombstone, The Searchers, High Noon, Josey Wales, etc., etc., are underrated.

As the title says, this thread is about those Westerns rarely mentioned in someone's top 10, but that you would recommend a fan of Western movies watching.

At the top of my list would be Brando and Mauldin in "One-Eyed Jacks." Still in his prime at this time, it's the only film directed by Brando. The cast includes Slim Pickens and my favorite Western character actor, Ben Johnson.

Honorable mention to another Brando film, "The Appaloosa," with John Saxon and Anjanette Comer.

I also like the Anthony Mann Westerns with Stewart--all of them, "The Naked Spur" in particular. I like the fact that Stewart often played against type in Mann's movies, none more so than "Spur."

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There are quite a few, but off the top of my head- Jacques Tourneur's Canyon Passage from 1946. Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Ward Bond.

Beautifully shot in Technicolor, this is not a run of the mill Western. Highly recommended.

No doubt, I'll think of others, but this is the film that immediately came to mind.


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I've never seen that one, para. Thanks, I'll look for it


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I think Quigley Down Under is underrated.



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Bite the Bullet, many critics consider it the best Western of the 1970s, however many people seem unfamiliar with it.


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I think Quigley Down Under is underrated.
Well, that's not a Western. It doesn't even take place in the Northern hemisphere, much less the American West.
 
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Hombre.
I was 17 when it was released and there was no internet, so maybe it was celebrated without my knowledge at the time, but it never gets mentioned much anymore, except here from time to time


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Ulzanas Raid. A very gritty Western. US Cavalry versus Apaches. Burt Lancaster as a Cavalry Scout.
The Oxbow Incident. Western take on mob justice.
Henry Fonda.
My Darling Clementine. Based on Stuart Lakes book, Frontier Marshal, about the Earp legend.
Henry Fonda.
The Westerner. Walter Brennan as Judge Roy Bean. Also with Gary Cooper.


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Originally posted by Bigboreshooter:
I think Quigley Down Under is underrated.
Well, that's not a Western. It doesn't even take place in the Northern hemisphere, much less the American West.

But it wants to be a western. Wink



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I liked The Last Hard Men with Charlton Heston and James Coburn.



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But it wants to be a western. Wink
It does, and to be fair, the opening credits do take place in the American West.


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Ulzanas Raid. A very gritty Western. US Cavalry versus Apaches. Burt Lancaster as a Cavalry Scout.

Factoid that may interest only me. The actor who played Ulzana also played Paints His Shirt Red in Jeremiah Johnson. He was Mexican and actually earned an MD in Mexico City, but got too much work in movies to practice medicine.


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Missouri Breaks was a pretty good film.



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Wow, I am surprised that no one mentioned "Barbarosa" with Willie Nelson and Gary Busy---one of my all time favorites.


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Although a comedy, Waterhole # 3 is pretty good.

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Recently watched Decision at Sundown.
Well done in my opinion.

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Not completely obscure, but I always thought The Cowboys was very underrated. Of course John Wayne made so many quality western films to choose from.



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Don't know if it's underrated, but Winchester 73 was pretty good.

Filmed in 1950 and starred James Stewart, Shelly Winters and a host of others

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A few more modern ones... Wyatt Earp is lost in the shadow of Tombstone. Also, the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, though critically acclaimed, is underrated by viewers. Is it truly a western, though? Im not sure. Geronimo: An American Legend is also a very good movie you don't hear much about.



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My name is bill tillman, monty walsh, crossfire trail.
 
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