Winchester ’73 (1950) – Anthony Mann

  The next western recommendation following High Noon in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is this Jimmy Stewart classic. The film tracks a Winchester rifle as Lin McAdam (Stewart) attempts to hunt it down after it is stolen by a murderous fugitive. The hunt begins in Dodge City where Wyatt Earp…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1983) – High Stakes Lady & Force of Habit

Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins) takes a double hit to his love life in the episodes being revisited this week. The first episode, High Stakes Lady (which also has an appearance by Charles Napier – who also appeared in this week’s Rockford Files), originally aired 26 January, 1983, and was written by William Driskill and Lance…

The Sting (1973)

Ahh, the classics. Robert Redford, who is one of my favorite actors, always worked wonderfully with Paul Newman, and it’s just too bad that they never got to do another film together. But this one, and Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid have enough Hollywood magic to keep me smiling. Both films were also directed…