Tag Archives: Noir Films

15 years as a cowboy… if they lived.


I love watching Westerns. I have my favorite channels. All the actors that played the cowboy game through the many years is amazing. Yet in truth the American cowboy days were short. Fifteen years after the civil war through the building of the train industry and barbed wire.

The Spaniards and Mexicans were challenged by Native Indians and then the Europeans. Carelessly leaving their horses and cattle to be taken over and bred by these new propagated cowboys. It is a brutal history as well as a beautiful one as in the current film Painted Woman. A woman was a mother, whore or missionary. Nevertheless, the women are robust and hearty characters as in the film True Grit where a young girl outsmarts many a gun shooting cowboy and avenges her father’s death.

A decade and a half are a short time for towns and saloons to be alive for this massive movement of the wild days of traveling and roaming cowboys. Then barbed wire and the movement of cattle by way of the train into mass slaughterhouses. To roam the prairie was gone.

I love these films as I do Noir films. Adventure, mystery the good and the bad guys and always the femme fatale or saloon lady entertainers.



George Raft: Noir films that turn me on..

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Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly.

George Raft

Just looking at the guy you might not think much of him but there is something in his stance, his gaze and his tightness that really says a lot about this actor. thCA6G17M5The main magical force is when you put all his qualities together and add a deep voice. He amazes me. His voice grabs me in my solar plexus and does something. He turns me on. He plays gangsters and detectives, top of the pentacle, the best!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Raft

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