Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Bend of the River

Coffee around the camp fire

Would you like to join me for a cuppa joe while I watch Bend of the River? It is a 1952 western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Stepin Fetchit, Harry Morgan, Jack Lambert, Howard Petrie, Royal Dano, and Frances Bavier. This is a traditional western with Stewart as a wagon train scout trying to get settlers situated with food and supplies when the miners, who can pay more for it, want the food too.

DVD Talk says, "Some critics think this is the best of the Mann/Stewart Westerns." 100% of the Rotten Tomatoes critics like it.

I'll be joining the weekly T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering, and you'd be welcome to share a drink with us there.



The prompt for this one was Mysterious:

and it's a mystery how this ATC came from that word.

These are specific to the United Methodist Church and the current mess it's gotten itself into:

and are meant to be a comfort during these trying and schismatic times.

A card inspired by a Kitchen/Cooking/Baking theme:

since one of the favorite foods around here is pizza.

The prompt for this card was Jeans:

and this one was Grid:

where there was supposed to be a single focal point and white space.

The prompt for this one was Cone:





  1. Anonymous6:51 AM

    You could watch that cast stand still and you'd have a good time.
    Also: Methodist Cards -- I recognize them clearly!
    -- A Pal

  2. Your art is such fun. Pizza is my most favourite food - ever! But if I give it to it, my jeans will never ever fit. I chuckled yesterday because I had read your post about Dusty Springfield, not familiar with her music, but then when I got in the car, they were playing several of her songs in a row (I didn't know it was her music until the end with the announcer said so). How's that for being connected!?!

  3. Wonderful film! I'm loving your ATCs again this week, the Blues one for Memphis with the jeans prompt is fabulous and the women one is so beautiful, I love how you created the hair and headdress - amazing 😁. Wishing you a very happy T Tuesday! J 😊 x

  4. I'll go back for the film but right now I'm busy admiring those ATC's. You are good at creating them from the prompts.

  5. i want a cone - and i want it now! ;) there must be one in the freezer;)

  6. Great collection of artwork. I don't think I've seen that movie before, but it has an all star cast in it. Happy T-Day!

  7. Not my film, but I 'll gladly drink a coffee with you. Lots of beautiful art. Happy T day, Valerie

  8. You just can’t beat a cowboy film, I still love watching Clint Eastwood, he made a brilliant cowboy.
    You’ve certainly been busy making your ATCs, they are great , I like to hear what inspired you to make each one.
    Happy T day
    Jan x #16

  9. I am always impressed by your ATCs- so very creative!
    Happy T-Day!

  10. Might see if Himself wants to watch A Bend in the River. Great cast. I like how you interpreted your prompts for the ATCs especially cone. Too cold here for ice cream today or the rest of the week for that matter.

  11. Don't know why but I just can't get into any Western films-even though I love Jimmy Stewart. Great collage ATCs! Love the "mystery" one.
    Happy T day!

  12. This was certainly a highly rated film. I'll try to view it later. Thanks for this offbeat drink related post for T this Tuesday.

    I love your ATCs. I like how you chose to interpret "Mystery," and the "Grid" was great. Don't need many supplies to create that, but it was definitely effective.

    The Methodist Church, where I was raised, actually represents our country right now. We are split over what Trump wants us to believe and what the Dems want us to believe. I can't believe that people don't understand this is the 21st century. Ancient Rome was more tolerant of LGBTQ than we are today. Off my soapbox, at least SORT OF!!

  13. Love these old movies! How do you find them? I would love to watch when I have time. Is there a link to them? :)
    Great post! Happy T Day!

    1. I sometimes just come across them, but I also use online lists and books about movies for titles to search for. If you click on that arrow where the film video is above you can watch it here. Or here's a link to the DailyMotion page for that movie: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2blqyi You can also watch it there. I hope you enjoy it :)

  14. I think your 1st ATC looks mysterious, D. It looks like swamp mist or a fairy place. Your religious ones are very touching. The phrase that comes to mind is, "How in God's name ...?" Very sad.

    Love pizza. Love your jeans ATC - "the blues?" - lol.

    You're SO good at ATCs. The small size is a challenge for me.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  15. I used to love old westerns growing up. Gotta love Jimmy Stewart.
    Wonderful ATC art this week. Mysterious is my fav.
    Happy Tea Day,

  16. Fabulous ATC's they all look amazing but I was really drawn to the cityscape one. All your designs look great.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  17. I always wondered how many coffee grounds the cowboys used to get in the bottom of their cups? Love any Jimmy Stewart movie! and adore your atc's...happy T day!

  18. Your ATCs are so good. The mysterious one really is mysterious. Very aptly named that one.
    The ones about the Methodist church are very touching and thank you for the link so I could read about what 'mess'. No comment (sigh).
    Happy T-Day,

  19. Great job with your atc's wonderful-they are awesome
    and I would love to watch that film with you and enjoy a cup of hot tea
    Happy T Hugs Kathy

  20. You were really having fun with your ATC cards! :)
    I know I had seen this eons ago, but I LOVE Jimmy Stewart and had to watch it again. Was worth it. Jimmy's movies always make me feel uplifted. :)

  21. I commented this morning but I see it didn't take so here I am again. I think your T daychoice this week is perfect for you as you love to share westerns. And loving your aTC's this week. Hope it was a happy T day. hugs-Erika

  22. Woowww I love your Atcs and cards, the jean´s one is super... Well, they are all super wonderful in fact, love your designs, they are very original. I wish you a very nice afternoon,
    Big hugs, Caty

  23. As I am a little busy at the moment I will come back to watch this film! We do occasionally get old westerns on TV and both of us enjoy them so I am bookmarking this page to remind me!
    It looks as though The United Methodists need to sort themselves out for sure, certainly seem to have lost their way!!! I love the ATCs you made - my favourite is 'Cone'! Belated Happy T day! Chrisx