High Lonesome is a 1950 western starring John Drew Barrymore (John Barrymore's son and Drew Barrymore's father), Chill Wills, and Jack Elam. It's the only directing credit of Alan Le May, better known as a writer for The Searchers and The Unforgiven.
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I'm not a big Western fan, but I love a good mystery.ReplyDelete
This is definitely a standard western, but the plot is a who-dun-it. It's dated, but I liked it.Delete
For 1950 it had all the parts for a good western mystery, I guess. Not too mysterious, a little romance, misunderstood cowboy, bad guys, good guys, and a happy ending. Ignoring the inconsistencies and the over intense acting here and there, not too bad. ;)ReplyDelete
The actors are why I watched it lol. 1950 is a completely different universe from today's westerns, and this is a product of its time.Delete
I totally agree. You always have to take into consideration when a movie or TV show was made. That's part of why the older ones are so fascinating. The 50s was the age I was growing up in (born in 1951). Some of the older westerns are just appalling nowadays to see how they portrayed the indians...but I certainly remember that growing up. This one had no indians, thank goodness.Delete
I was born in 55, and I don't remember western movies but western tv shows. Bonanza and Gunsmoke and Rifleman and Rawhide and The Guns of Will Sonnett.... My parents liked them, and I watched with them. My all-time favorites were Kung Fu and High Chaparral. I've been trying to see the movies as I come across them, and I like the genre.Delete
Not sure I have seen this or not. I grew up watching westerns with my Dad, and I like them. I will have to check this out to see if it rings any bells in my memory. Happy Valentine's day. Hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
It's shot on location in Texas, and that was nice. It's a traditional western of the time, and I liked it :) Westerns appeal to me.Delete