Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)

Captain Buff Devlin (Randolph Scott), Sergeant Johnny Maitland (James Garner), and Private Wilbur Clegg (Gordon Jones) have returned from the Union army, joining Devlin’s brother Dan (Ed Hinton) in the Nebraska settlement. When the men arrive, the community is under attack by a local Native American tribe. Dan attempts to protect himself and his family with a gun, but finds that the ammunition is defective, … Continue reading Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)

Badman’s Territory (1946)

Just north of Texas, sandwiched between New Mexico and Oklahoma, lies an unclaimed territory known as “Badman’s Territory.” The place has become a refuge for outlaws, train robbers, and all manner of unsavory character. Quinto is the unofficial capital of the territory, with its saloons and stores, made prosperous by the stolen wealth of the criminal populous. It even has its own newspaper, The Quinto … Continue reading Badman’s Territory (1946)

Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Belle of the Yukon (1944)

“If it’s Blood you want, and Cold you want, And the Call of the Klondike Night; If it’s Mud you want, and Gold you want, Or what Robert Service would write… You’re in the wrong Theatre, brother.” After credits roll and a song is sung, this poem sets the tone for 1944’s Belle of the Yukon, a Western musical-comedy. (To clarify, this is not a traditional … Continue reading Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Belle of the Yukon (1944)

Favorite things about… My Favorite Wife

The favorite film: My Favorite Wife, a 1940 screwball/romantic comedy directed by Garson Kanin for RKO. The synopsis: After being presumed dead in a horrible accident seven years ago and spending all of those years stranded on an island, Ellen Arden has finally returned to the United States, where she hopes to reunite with her family. But she’ll soon find out that the reunion isn’t … Continue reading Favorite things about… My Favorite Wife