Western

Fort Apache (1948) John Ford, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple

Fort Apache (1948)
In John Ford’s sombre exploration mythologising of American heroes, he slowly reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honour which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to destroy the Apache chief Cochise after luring him across the border from Mexico, against the advice of his subordinates.
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War Paint (1953) Lesley Selander, Robert Stack, Joan Taylor, Charles McGraw

War Paint (1953)
Lieut. Billings and his army patrol are ordered to deliver a new peace treaty to the Indian Commissioner, who is missing. They have nine days to get the treaty to Chief Gray Cloud or there will be war. Chief’s son Taslik offers to guide them. But as their water runs low and conflicts escalate, they can’t help wondering why Taslik is wearing war paint.
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Valerie (1957) Gerd Oswald, Sterling Hayden, Anita Ekberg, Anthony Steel

Valerie (1957)
John Garth (Sterling Hayden) is tried for critically wounding his wife Valerie (Anita Ekberg) and murdering her parents (John Wengraf and Iphigenie Castiglioni.) His testimony is one of disappointment with Valerie, her unfaithfulness with Reverend Blake (Anthony Steele),and the continual nagging by her parents; a combination of events that drove him to violence. He makes no mention of having a bad childhood. Valerie, from her hospital bed, testifies of a nightmarish marriage, constant brutality and an unreasonable suspicion of Reverend Blake who befriended her in her misery.
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Cattle King (1963) Tay Garnett, Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, Joan Caulfield

Cattle King (1963)
Trouble is growing like a prairie fire in 1883 Wyoming Territory. Cattle baron Clay Matthews is covertly masterminding stampedes of herds, hiring gunslingers for attacks on ranchers, cutting fences, grabbing lands – all part of a plan to establish a National Cattle Trail capable of handling a million-cattle drive from Texas to Canada. But Wyoming’s rich grasslands could be trail’s end for Clay: Sam Brassfield, who knows the era of the wide-open range is over, will fight to hold his spread.
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