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Greatest Westerns Winter 2009 Tournament

View Poll Results: Eight Best Westerns, 1903-1949
The Great Train Robbery (1903) 12 25.53%
The Mark of Zorro (1920) 6 12.77%
The Covered Wagon (1923) 2 4.26%
The Big Trail (1930) 6 12.77%
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) 1 2.13%
Laurel and Hardy Way Out West (1937) 10 21.28%
Destry Rides Again (1939) 10 21.28%
Jesse James (1939) 6 12.77%
Stagecoach (1939) 30 63.83%
Santa Fe Trail (1940) 8 17.02%
Virginia City (1940) 4 8.51%
The Westerner (1940) 5 10.64%
They Died With Their Boots On (1941) 22 46.81%
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) 16 34.04%
Tall in the Saddle (1944) 6 12.77%
Duel in the Sun (1946) 8 17.02%
My Darling Clementine (1946) 16 34.04%
The Virginian (1946) 15 31.91%
Blood on the Moon (1948) 1 2.13%
Fort Apache (1948) 29 61.70%
The Paleface (1948) 1 2.13%
Red River (1948) 25 53.19%
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 25 53.19%
Yellow Sky (1948) 0 0%
Riders in the Sky (1949) 4 8.51%
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Eight Best Westerns, 1903-1949

Welcome to the 100 Greatest Westerns Tournament. We took a list of the 100 best westerns, grouped them by date of release, and then alphabetically. Please vote for the eight best westerns from 1903-1949. The poll may be private, but we look forward to comments and discussion. If some of the titles sound familiar, but you need a brush-up try http://www.imdb.com.


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The Virginian would be my favorite here.
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Red River is tops in this category.
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This category leaves much to question.
B/W
Color
Silent films
Talkies

Hardly a fair match up is it?
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Oh, come on HP, they're COWBOY movies...
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Where the heck is, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)???

It's the best of the Ford/Wayne Cavalry triology (Fort Apache and Rio Grande being parts 1 and 3)...And the best Cavalry movie ever made.
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One thing I always liked about JW movies is that they almost always have great music.

"I left my love, I left my love
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Still not a fan of the Duke I see.
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Still not a fan of the Duke I see.
I guess I'll rot in his hat shop
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The Ox Bow Incident.
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I too chose Red River out of this group as my favorite. It was tough picking out just eight.
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My favorites out of this group is a tie between the The Ox Bow Incident and Fort Apache
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"I left my love, I left my love
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"I left my love, my love I left a sleepin' in her bed. I turned my back on my true love for fightin' Johnny Reb. I left my love a letter in the hollow of a tree. I told her she would find me in the US Cavalry. High-ho, down they go there's no such word as "can't". We'll ride clean down to New-Or-Leans for Ulysses Simpson Grant."
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