Loved this show as a kid. Certainly, this is one of the most memorable sequences in popular TV.
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I was a “Lonesome Gun” fan. The Rifleman was fast but he better not pull on Vint Bonner.
I don’t remember this particular one, but the Westerns as a genre, I loved them ALL! Not the later anti-hero of the 70s – I didn’t watch that type of films any more – but the real hero, quickest with pistols, with courage and honour, the people from Europe conquering the wilderness, the well distinct roles of the men and the women – that I loved – in their fight for survival, where the women were educators of the rough men as for manners, were cooking and taking care of house & kids, while the men hunted, fought, defended the damsels in distress & the family & the country – all that stuff, all that clear simple tough morality totally delighted me.
Yes, I know what you mean. I can understand why you don’t like the later anti-hero genre; sort of leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
A very interesting western that you may know that is a fascinating combination of the traditional and the concerns that later dominated is The Searchers. John Wayne at his best, and I don’t consider myself a fan of his. Amazing cinematography, and themes of violence, racism, imperialism, etc. but in a “real” western!
I know you were not referring to the Westerns in general. My comment was off-topic.
No, not really off-topic. Comments always welcome!
The most morally confused genre ever.
The most morally confused genre ever
Did you ever see The Rifleman over there in Italy?
I’m not totally sure but I think we didn’t.
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