An unusual role for Alan Ladd, but probably his best ever performance.
Great character parts played by Jack Palance and Elisha Cook Jnr.
(1953) Starring:Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance Director:George Stevens Certificate:
The simple story of a Wyoming range war is elevated to near-mythical status in producer/director George Stevens' Western classic Shane. Alan Ladd plays the title character, a mysterious drifter who rides into a tiny homesteading community and accepts the hospitality of a farming family. Patriarch ..read more »
This film changed the western genre with it's gritty realism.
Excellent performances across the board, and no passengers.
The Wild Bunch
(1969) Starring:William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine Director:Sam Peckinpah Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
The director's cut of the bloody, violent western from one of the masters of the genre, Sam Peckinpah. In 1913, a gang of outlaws (William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan, amongst others) ride into a Texan border town where the railroad office is their target. The robbery turns into a blood-..read more »
Lee Marvin at his authoratative best here, giving an utterly convincing performance as the team leader.
Great performance by Burt Lancaster.
(1966) Starring:Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Claudia Cardinale Director:Richard Brooks Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Grant (Ralph Bellamy) is a wealthy rancher who hires four mercenaries to retrieve his wife, Maria (Claudia Cardinale), from the clutches of the desperado Raza (Jack Palance) in this Western adventure set in 1917. Dolworth (Burt Lancaster) is a munitions expert who joins gunslinger Fardan (Lee ..read more »