Ride the High Country

Before he became the flag bearer for cinema violence, Sam Peckinpah made his reputation with this unique western, a marvelous rumination on ethics, morality and personal responsibility. MGM all but ...

Review: The Complete Steve Canyon on TV Volume 3

Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon (1947-1988) was one of the most celebrated adventure comic strips of the 1950s. The blond, square-jawed hero was on the cutting edge of action as he took to the skies and ...

"If It's Not Right, Don't Do It": A Tribute To Western Icon Clint Walker

By Joe Elliott Long-time Grass Valley, California resident (Norman Eugene) Clint Walker starred in the iconic television western Cheyenne from 1955-1963. This was the golden era of TV westerns, with ...

Top Western Star: Squared-Jawed Scott

Randolph Scott Westerns, comedies, war dramas: TCM schedule on August 19, 2013 See previous post: “Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Marriages — And ‘Expect the Biographical Worst.’” 3:00 Am Badman’S ...

Cole Hauser is ‘The Virginian’

The Virginian hasn’t been remade in a while, so I guess it’s time. Owen Wister’s novel is perhaps best remembered as the TV series of the same name, which starred James Drury. Other incarnations in ...

Vintage Movie Marquees: "Irma La Douce" And "Third Of A Man" At Van Nuys Drive-in

I thought you might like the attached picture of a classic drive-in movie marquee from the early 60s.  The beautiful lady is actress Jan Shepard, posing with her classic 50s sports car.  As best as ...

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis gets Lifetime Achievement Award Michael Eavis is to be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's European Festival Awards ceremony. The founder of Glastonbury Festival will be given the prize at the ceremony in ...

Your next box set: The Virginian

This TV western looks great, has marvellous guest appearances and is unashamedly literate – and the complete series one has 30 episodes The Virginian is only the third longest-running TV western, ...

Stars Of Classic Western TV Series To Attend Memphis Film Festival, June 2-4

  This year's Memphis Film Festival will include a tribute to Roy Rogers, seen here with Dale Evans. Many stars from classic Western TV series of the 1960s will be appearing at this year's Memphis ...

The Virginian Drury Battle Precancerous Growths

The Virginian Drury Battle Precancerous Growths Beloved TV cowboy James Drury pulled out of his recent induction into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in Georgia after learning he needed surgery to remove precancerous growths from his colon ...

Western Legends Round-up August 26-28 In Kanab, Utah

Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales is among many classic Westerns shot in Kanab.   The annual Western Legends Roundup will take place on August 26-28 in Kanab, Utah, where many classic Westerns ...

[DVD Review] Elvis 75th Birthday Collection

Elvis Presley holds the throne as “The King” of rock n’ roll. Music was his forte, but he did dabble in film for awhile and the results were a mixed bag. In honor of his 75th birthday which he won’t ...

[TV] The Virginian: The Complete First Season

At one time, Westerns were the most popular genre of television program. There were as many westerns on TV in the fifties and sixties as there are reality shows today. One of the longest running and ...

DVD Playhouse--May 2010

DVD Playhouse—May 2010 By Allen Gardner Avatar (20th Century Fox) James Cameron beat his own title as box office champ, set with Titanic over a decade ago, with this eye-popping sci-fi epic about a ...

The Virginian: TV Show Cast of Classic Western Reuniting

Though it isn't remembered by many TV viewers today, The Virginian TV show was one of the most popular Westerns in its day. The NBC series ran for eight seasons, from 1962 until 1970. The characters ...

My ten years as a TV critic by Kathryn Flett | Feature

For 10 years, Kathryn Flett held her dream job: watching the box… and being paid for it, too. Now she has written her last dispatch from the sofa. Here she presses the rewind button… I didn't plan it ...

Encore Westerns brings Virginian, Palladin, Gunsmoke back on New Years' weekend

Encore Westerns has a delightful retro lineup for the fans of the old Western TV series, starting up the New Year with 24 hours of .The Virginian. on New Year.s Day on Friday, January 1, followed by ...