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 Winchester '73 (1950)

Michael L. writes:

Just noticed that Monday April 15 on Turner Classic Movies seems to be GUN DAY…LOL…Whoever is doing programming for the channel seems to want to insert themselves into the gun control debate. Whatever the motivation it looks like a good day to call in sick, heat up some wings and nachos, mix a few gin and toxics and do the coach potato thing . . .

11:00 AM
Fistful Of Dollars, A (1964)
A mysterious stranger plays dueling families against each other in a Mexican border town.
Dir: Sergio Leone Cast:  Clint Eastwood , Marianne Koch , Gian Maria Volontè .
C-100 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

12:45 PM
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Two bounty hunters join forces to bring an outlaw to justice.
Dir: Sergio Leone Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè.
BW-132 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

3:00 PM
Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The (1968)
Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War.
Dir: Sergio Leone Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef.
C-179 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

6:00 PM
Hang ‘Em High (1968)
A mysterious drifter survives a lynching then goes back for revenge.
Dir: Ted Post Cast: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Ed Begley.
C-115 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

8:00 PM
Winchester ’73 (1950)
A man combs the West in search of his stolen rifle.
Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea.
C-92 mins, TV-PG, CC,

9:45 PM
Colt .45 (1950)
A gun salesman tracks down the outlaws who stole his sample case.
Dir: Edwin L. Marin Cast: Randolph Scott, Ruth Roman, Zachary Scott.
C-74 mins, TV-PG,

11:15 PM
Springfield Rifle (1952)
A Union officer goes undercover to root out Confederate raiders.
Dir: Andre DeToth Cast: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian.
C-93 mins, TV-PG,

1:00 AM
Gun That Won the West, The (1955)
A cavalry attempts to establish a chain of forts in the Sious Indian territory while simultaneously avoiding a war.
Dir: William Castle Cast: Dennis Morgan, Paula Raymond, Richard Denning.
C-70 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM
Fastest Gun Alive, The (1956)
A reformed gunslinger’s past keeps catching up with him.
Dir: Russell Rouse Cast: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford.
BW-89 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

4:00 AM
Quick Gun, The (1964)
A gunslinger helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.
Dir: Sidney Salkow Cast: Audie Murphy, Merry Anders, James Best.
C-89 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

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  1. Wait, TURNER classic movies? Even though I dislike Mr. Turner and his positions, that station is the only reason we’re keeping cable TV.

  2. Well I am now! Lol. Seriously, Thanks for the heads up. I have the day off so I’ll be watching a few of these while writing my daily love letters to my “fearless leaders” aka “idiots”.

  3. Well, crud. I’m a window clerk at our local post office, and if I play hookey on Tax Day my supervisor might be a wee bit peeved.

  4. … looks like a good day to call in sick, heat up some wings and nachos, mix a few gin and toxics and do the coach potato thing …

    Dayum! And I just took last Thursday afternoon off to FOSP. Bad planning on my part. 🙂

  5. It’s a hidden political protest. Gun programming on television which happens to be the same day as tax day.

  6. I am watching a “Fistful of Dollars” right now and then, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” on blu-ray. Tomorrow “For a Few Dollars More” also on blu-ray.

    Nothing like owning the old Westerns on blu-ray but DVDs will work as well.

  7. I had my heart set on guber goes to the White House, I guess a western will do, Randy

  8. DVR cleared, DVR set. I am off but that only means I have work to do around the house cleaning up the winter mess.

  9. Ted Turner is a left-wing lunatic, but he deserves the Congressional Medal of Freedom for TCM. An absolutely perfect station (well, except for Commie Ben Mankiewicz, but he usually behaves).

    Winchester ’73 is one of my favorites. Great cast (Jimmy Stewart, Millard Mitchell and an impishly insane Dan Duryea), great scenes and great dialogue.

  10. Great lineup! They should add “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” Western roughneck Wayne shows east coast intellectual pacifist Stewart how to handle a bully with a gun.

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