Western

Une aventure de Billy le Kid / A Girl Is a Gun (1971) Luc Moullet

Une aventure de Billy The Kid (1970)
Despite most Cahiers du cinéma critics admired many western authors, when they themselves became filmmakers few dared to overtly revisit that genre. One year after Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El topo and as Sergio Leone premiered A Fistful of Dollars, Moullet charges full steam ahead with a wild western starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, taking this genre and one of its key characters to unexpected territory.
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The Hired Gun (1957) Ray Nazarro, Rory Calhoun, Anne Francis, Vince Edwards

The Hired Gun (1957)
Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle, breaks her out of jail and escorts her to the safety of her uncle’s New Mexico ranch. Mace Beldon, her father-in-law, offers professional gunman Gil McCord five-thousand dollars to bring her back to Texas so she can be hung. He is able to get her away and, during the trip back, she tells him the story of her trial. She claims her brother-in-law, Kell Beldon, shot his step-brother (her husband)so that he would be his father’s sole heir, and that drunken fur-trapper Elby Kirby was the only witness. Gill decides to see Kirby and force a confession from him. Meanwhile, Kell gets Ellen back by chance and turns her over to the law. Gill gets an order from the district judge to stop the execution, and Kell, seeing his story falling apart tries to out-shoot Gill.
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The Fighting Lawman (1953) Thomas Carr, Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, John Kellogg

The Fighting Lawman (1953)
Deputy U. S. Marshal Jim Burke, stationed in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1886, follows the trail of four bank robbers and catches one of them, Manuel Jackson, when Manuel’s horse goes lame. The other three, Slade, Clark and Martin, escape. Three years later Manuel is shot by Burke while attempting a prison break and, before he dies, Manuel reveals that his sister, Raquel, living in Prescott, knows the identity of his three bank-robber partners, now in Prescott using assumed names. Burke contacts Raquel who agrees to help him spot and capture the outlaws. Instead, she double-crosses Burke and attempts to blackmail the trio, one of whom, Slade, she is engaged to. As Burke and Sheriff Dave Wilson close in, Raquel and Slade plan to take the stolen money, kill Burke, Clark and Martin, and escape. In the showdown all the outlaws are killed, together with Raquel, shot by Clark as she attempts to rob Clark’s safe.
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Fort Defiance (1951) John Rawlins, Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves

Fort Defiance (1951)
It’s just after the Civil War and Ben Shelby arrives looking for Johnny Tallon whom he plans to kill. Shelby was the only survivor of a battle due to the cowardice of Tallon. Thinking Tallon dead, another man who lost a brother at the same battle arrives to kill Tallon’s blind brother. Tallon arrives to find Shelby and his brother fleeing. Then they are attacked by Indians and Shelby and Tallon must now fight together postponing the inevitable showdown.
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The Sun Shines Bright (1953) John Ford, Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell

The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
John Ford weaves three “Judge Priest” stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
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Gun Belt (1953) Ray Nazarro, George Montgomery, Tab Hunter, Helen Westcott

Gun Belt (1953)
Gunfighter Billy Ringo decides to hang up his guns, buy a ranch and marry Arlene Reach. His brother Matt, father of Chip, the nephew Ringo is trying to keep on the straight and narrow, with three other outlaws, Dixon, Hollaway and Hoke, frame Ringo into pulling a bank robbery with them. Pretending to side with them, after accidentally killing Matt, Ringo informs Marshal Wyatt Earp of their plan to rob a Wells Fargo express wagon. A gunfight ensues at the robbery and the three outlaws are killed and Ike Clinton, the ringleader, is turned over to Marshal Earp by Ringo.
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The Last of the Fast Guns (1958) George Sherman, Jock Mahoney, Gilbert Roland, Linda Cristal

The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)
A rich, dying Easterner hires gunfighter Brad Ellison to find his brother and heir in Mexico. En route, it becomes clear to Ellison that his is a dying profession. At a remote rancho, Ellison enlists ranch foreman Miles Lang to help him search the hills where the missing man is rumored to have lived. They find nothing …except that someone wants to kill them; and Ellison becomes wrapped in a maze of double crosses.
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The Last Hard Men (1976) Andrew V. McLaglen, Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey

The Last Hard Men (1976)
In the early 20th century, some convicts while on a road gang escape and one of the convicts is Zach Provo, a half Indian, who was sent to prison during the latter part of the 19th century. He escapes with 6 others to exact vengeance on Sam Burgade the lawman who not only captured him but was also responsible for the death of Provo’s wife, at least in Provo’s mind. Part of his plan is to kidnap Burgade’s daughter, which prompts him to strap on his guns and go after him on horseback. Can Burgade who has been retired for sometime still have what it takes to track Provo down?
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