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The Wonderful Country (1959)

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Gunman's Walk (1958)

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Comanche Station (1960)

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Dir: Bud Boetticher - Cast: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins, Skip Homeier, Richard Rust, Joe Molina, Rand Brooks, Dyke Johnson

This is the last of the Ranown Cycle, the series of low-budget westerns made in the second half of the fifties by director Budd Boetticher, star Randolph Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown. It's a worthy conclusion of the series: while following the pattern of some of the best entries, it also deepens this theme of a lonely man's quest, inextricably linked to Boetticher's western universe.

In the opening scene we see a white man called Jeff Cody (Scott) riding into Indian territory, trading some goods in exchange for a white woman, Nancy Lowe, held captive by the red men. Knowing Boetticher's movies, and knowing Scott, we know Cody is determined to bring the woman back to her home in Lordsburg. When making a stop at a station, the Comanche Station from the title, Scott and the woman are joined by three men, who were persecuted by the In…

Fort Apache (1948)

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Charro! (1969)

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