The Top 10 Glenn Ford Westerns

Glenn Ford (1916-2006) made 27 westerns during his long film career. Here are those we considered the best.
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  • COWBOY (1958) Jack Lemmon, Brian Donlevy, Richard Jaeckel. Director Delmer Daves. One of the great trail drive movies of all time.
  • 3:10 TO YUMA (1957) Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Richard Jaeckel. Director Delmer Daves. The real one, written by Elmore Leonard. Two guys in a hotel room – great psychodrama.
  • THE ROUNDERS (1965) Henry Fonda, Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Sue Ane Langdon, Denver Pyle. Great western comedy. Ford and Fonda are great together.
  • JUBAL (1956) Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French, Noah Beery Jr., Charles Bronson, Richard Jaeckel. Director Delmer Daves.
  • FASTEST GUN ALIVE (1956) Broderick Crawford, Jeanne Craine, Russ Tamblyn, John Dehner. Director Russell Rouse.
  • THE SHEEPMAN (1958) Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Edgar Buchanan, Slim Pickens. Director George Marshall.
  • THE MAN FROM COLORADO (1948) William Holden, Edgar Buchanan Director Henry Levin.
  • THE VIOLENT MEN (1955) Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith, Richard Jaeckel, Director Robert Mate.
  • THE SACKETTS (1979) Ruth Roman, Sam Eliot, Tom Selleck, Ben Johnson, Gilbert Roland, Jack Elam, Slim Pickens, L Q Jones. Director Robert Totten. A two part TV mini-series based on Louis l’Amour.
  • THE MAN FROM THE ALAMO (1953) Julia Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O’Brian, Victor Jory, Neville Brand. Director Budd Boetticher.
  • And one honorable mention – the highly underrated and hard to find THE SECRET OF CONVICT LAKE (1951) Gene Tierney, Ethyll Barrymore, Zachary Scott.

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Talkin’ don’t get it done. Doin’ gets it done!

Cowboy Chuckles, by Bunker de France

The best way to stay alive in Tombstone is to take the first stage east! – Trevor Bardette, Old Man Clanton on TV’s Wyatt Earp.

 

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