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Films portraying stories set in the American frontier, usually in the 19th century

Notable Works

  • Hombre - 1967 western movie starring Paul Newman in the title role: a white man raised by Apaches
  • Outlaw Josey Wales, The - 1976 western starring Clint Eastwood set at the end of the American War Between the States
  • Searchers, The - 1956 western movie about a Confederate veteran searching for his niece who had been captured by the Comanches


UpdArts and Movies, by Mr. First Nighter, The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, Nov 1990
Review of Scorsese's Goodfellas (1990), contrasting it with Coppola's The Godfather's I and II; reprinted in The Irrepresible Rothbard, pp. 414-417
Hollywood has brought us two great, romantic genres, two forms of movies where the war of good versus evil could play itself out against a background of an entire complex fictive world grounded in a present or past reality ... The first classic genre was, of course, the Western: epitomized in Stagecoach, the great John Wayne movies, and countless others ... Unfortunately, the Western movie is no more, felled perhaps by endless and unimaginative repetition, but possibly, too, by the dogged leftist insistence in the later Westerns for the Indians to be the Good Guys and the whites the Bad.