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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.

The Cowboys is one of my 5 favorite Westerns. It's hard for me to call any John Wayne movie underrated--certainly true that very few people are unfamiliar with a John Wayne Western.


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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.

The Cowboys is one of my 5 favorite Westerns. It's hard for me to call any John Wayne movie underrated--certainly true that very few people are unfamiliar with a John Wayne Western.


Big Jake is a great turn-of-the-century western.



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Red Sun with Charles Bronson. Never talked about when the subject of Bronson movies is brought up.
It illustrates how Hollywood could think outside the box back then.



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"Yellow Sky" (1948) staring Greg Peck, Anne Baxter, and Richard Widmark.

Or, you could go for its remake, known as "The Jackals" (1967), staring Vincent Price. What makes this version different, it is set in the Transvaal in South Africa! Eek


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The Cowboys is one of my 5 favorite Westerns. It's hard for me to call any John Wayne movie underrated--certainly true that very few people are unfamiliar with a John Wayne Western.


The Cowboys is up there on my list as well.

When people list Wayne's greatest westerns, Stagecoach, The Searchers, Red River, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, True Grit, Rio Bravo are always mentioned. The Cowboys never gets mentioned. If you scan the many Best Western lists, it never makes the top 50.

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No one has mentioned Eastwood yet.

Pale Rider and High Plains Drifter are both excellent. Especially if you look at them with the allegorical undertones in mind. Pale Rider was a retelling of Shane. Joe Kidd is good, maybe not on the same level as Pale Rider.

Or maybe they're not considered underrated.
 
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I enjoyed open range with Robert Duvall.


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"The Terror of Tinytown"... Especially when I'm drunk.


It is not held in high regard.




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The Cowboys is one of my 5 favorite Westerns. It's hard for me to call any John Wayne movie underrated--certainly true that very few people are unfamiliar with a John Wayne Western.


The Cowboys is up there on my list as well.

When people list Wayne's greatest westerns, Stagecoach, The Searchers, Red River, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, True Grit, Rio Bravo are always mentioned. The Cowboys never gets mentioned. If you scan the many Best Western lists, it never makes the top 50.

Just an observation.

I am not sure how obscure it is, after all Bruce Dern does kill the Duke, but yes it is under rated in my book. And one of my favorite movies.




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Originally posted by TMats:
The Cowboys is one of my 5 favorite Westerns. It's hard for me to call any John Wayne movie underrated--certainly true that very few people are unfamiliar with a John Wayne Western.


The Cowboys is up there on my list as well.

When people list Wayne's greatest westerns, Stagecoach, The Searchers, Red River, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, True Grit, Rio Bravo are always mentioned. The Cowboys never gets mentioned. If you scan the many Best Western lists, it never makes the top 50.

Just an observation.

I am not sure how obscure it is, after all Bruce Dern does kill the Duke, but yes it is under rated in my book. And one of my favorite movies.


Add me to the list that thinks that The Cowboys is an underrated Western. I was 11 or 12 when I first saw it and John Wayne was already deeply entrenched as my American Hero. For decades I hated Bruce Dern for shooting the Duke in the back! To this day I cannot watch the scene where Duke's character Wil Andersen tells the young "Cowboys" how proud of them he is with his dying breath without my eyes getting blurry. Then I want to cheer when the boys conspire with Mr. Nightlinger to exact revenge on "Long Hair" Bruce Dern and his gang and finish the job they were hired to do for Mr. Andersen.
Very powerful symbolism as the "Cowboys" serve as surrogate sons to replace Mr. Anderson's own sons that he lost years ago. He in return serves as surrogate father to the boys on the cattle drive. The music also is memorable, as every time Bruce Dern's character is lurking around there is that haunting score in the background. Excellent film!
 
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Always enjoyed "Cheyenne Social Club" with Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones.
"Duel in the Sun" with Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones is outstanding.
 
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Couple things. There's a retired rodeo cowboy whose posts I follow on FB. Recently, he posted a picture of Bruce Dern as Asa Watts in "The Cowboys." Like several of us here, the movie is a favorite of many in the rodeo community. One of those who responded played Homer Weems in the movie: "My name's Homer Weems, Mr. Anderson, and I hope I ain't rode all the rough off 'im."

Apparently, Wayne told Bruce Dern to treat him disrespectfully during the filming. He wanted the boys to genuinely hate Dern's character.

Thought of another picture that's under appreciated, The Grey Fox, with character actor, Richard Farnsworth in the title role. A great story about the evolving West at the turn of the century. It actually takes place in Canada.

Similar to Ben Johnson, Farnsworth was a sure enough hand with horses and did lots of movie stunt work. I don't know why, but the movie is never shown on television, and it's difficult to find to buy (I've tried). Found it on YouTube this morning, not sure yet if it's fully available there or not, but it appears to be.


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As cheesy as they were, I'd throw the "Trinity" movies into the mix, especially Trinity Is Still My Name.



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"Will Penny", anyone?

How about "Night of the Stalking Moon"?
 
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Re: Richard Farnsworth - The Outlaw Josey Wales was on over the weekend and he shows up in it as one of the comancheros. If I recall correctly his character in the Grey Fox carried a Colt Bisley , which is an unusual choice for a movie pistol.
 
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Endorsements for two previously mentioned:
Ulzana's Raid - a deeply affecting movie
Will Penny

and an addition:
Ride Lonesome - A batch of very fine actors, with exceptionally good dialog.


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Another vote for Geronimo: American Legend. I thought that was a great movie
 
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