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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Wondering about old western movie stars.

The other day a wrote a blog about Tom Mix and my connection to him.  Since this is Saturday which used to be the day back when I was a kid that all the cowboy shows were on TV, I figured I would expand to all the big and little screen cowboys.  So I just got to wondering who was your favorite cowboy (or cowgirl).  There are a lot to choose from.  Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans, The Cisco Kid and Poncho, Sky King and Penny, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood,  Clint Walker, and many more.  One of my favorites was Jack Elam, even though he usually played a "bad guy".  Feel free to add to my list.

I always enjoyed the old cowboy shows and I continue to do so thanks to the Western Channel on satellite TV.  I watch The Lawman, Have Gun Will Travel, Wagon Train, Rawhide, two half hour Marshal Dillon, and the newer longer Gunsmoke.  The old shows seem to have so much more substance than the newer ones.  Dang, there just ain't no newer westerns on TV anymore.  It seems that any new western is made in the form of a full length movie and are not shown on TV until they have made all the rounds of the theaters.    Now tell me, what was your favorite old and newer western?  Now, say goodbye to the girl, kiss the horse, and ride off in the sunset.  .  . oh yes, I guess it is still morning.  Have a good day now, you hear?


  1. I vote for John Wayne, and his movie Hondo, for an OLD western, and John Ford's The Searchers, was also an excellent OLD movie, and without hesitation, The Alamo with John Wayne.

  2. Gosh, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans from way back,,,Clint Eastwood now, if there is such a thing as that for me,,,

  3. We watch the same TV, it seems. I would like to add William Boyd, aka Hoppy! I loved that guy. I also never, ever missed The King of the Wild Frontier! (I still know the words to the song)

  4. Bob, Palladin was in "Have gun will travel" and yes, I also liked the Rebel, The guy that starred in Rebel reminded me of Steve Mcqueen.

    Suerte, John Wayne has to be on the top of the list.

    Trouble, They were all good and practiced high morals,

    Michael, Oh yes, who could forget Hoppy. And as far as Davy Crockett goes, I can sing it with you, shall I start; Raised on a mountian top in Tennessee, land of . . . .

  5. Lone Ranger and Have Gun will travel. Gun smoke wasn't bad and Sky King to.

  6. Good to see you're not affected by this latest lot of technical problems affecting Blogger at the moment DD.
    It's certainly messing up my day and there's nothing I can do about it...

  7. David, I like all three of them. All the old westerns are great.

    TFT, Me too. Hope you get the problems figured out soon. I am having trouble seeing what I type in the comments some times. Only the bottom half of the word shows up on the first line. The other lines are OK and after I go to the second line, the first one then looks normal. Go figure?

  8. My brothers and I watched the Lone Ranger and Tonto.