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    I saw a bit of the Charles Bronson film Breakheart Pass and I have known for years it was written by British writer Alistair McLean. Has any other western (apart from Carry On Cowboy and The Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw) been authored from source by a British writer?
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    The Savage Guns is an actual British western and the story was penned by a British writer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will.15 View Post
    The Savage Guns is an actual British western and the story was penned by a British writer.
    Never heard of it - but will look it up. Cheers,Will.
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    I would have thought 'British western' an oxymoron unless one was taking about Cornwall, Devonshire and Wales.

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    Although set in Canada would Ramsbottom Rides Again qualify. It's listed in my Encyclopedia of Westerns.

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    The Savage Guns was made by Michael Carreras in a failed attempt to get away from Hammer.

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    The Singer Not The Song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlllIIllllIIii View Post
    I would have thought 'British western' an oxymoron unless one was taking about Cornwall, Devonshire and Wales.
    When Wales was in the Euro Semis they became known as Western England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IlllIIllllIIii View Post
    I would have thought 'British western' an oxymoron unless one was taking about Cornwall, Devonshire and Wales.
    When Wales was in the Euro Semis they became known as Western England.
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    The Man Called Noon was a 1973 Spanish lensed western produced, directed and written by Brits - Euan Lloyd, Peter Collinson and Scott Finch (from a Louis L'Amour novel).

    Lloyd and Finch were also involved in Shalako (1968) which Lloyd and the German producer Artur Brauner set up and which had a British and European cast - no Americans at all in this one since Connery and Bardot were the big names - albeit an over-the-hill American director also from a L'Amour novel. Finch looks to have done the re-writes on this one to fit Lloyd and Brauner's cast into the plot.

    The Charlie Bronson epic Chato's Land also must have had Brit money in it and was written, produced and directed by Brits (Gerald Wilson and Michael Winner) and Winner made separate European and US versions of the film. The same had happened on Lawman (Wilson and Winner again).

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    Hi,
    Long time no see.

    I can't resist joining in on this subject. I admit I am biased.

    Please refer to British Westerns Plus on www.hertsmemories.org.uk

    Happiness is a film, also on www.hertsmemories.org.uk

    and last but not least Hemel Hempstead Movie Makers new website, www.hemelmoviemakers.org
    We have had to start a new website as problems arose from or previous one. By coincidence, our new item is Film Of The Month. And it is our production of WHAT HAPPENED IN EL PASO.

    I have no further comment at this stage.

    Alan French.

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    Hi,
    Long time no see.

    I can't resist joining in on this subject. I admit I am biased.

    Please refer to British Westerns Plus on www.hertsmemories.org.uk

    Happiness is a film, also on www.hertsmemories.org.uk

    and last but not least Hemel Hempstead Movie Makers new website, www.hemelmoviemakers.org
    We have had to start a new website as problems arose from or previous one. By coincidence, our new item is Film Of The Month. And it is our production of WHAT HAPPENED IN EL PASO.

    I have no further comment at this stage.

    Alan French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan french View Post
    Hi,
    Long time no see.

    I can't resist joining in on this subject. I admit I am biased.

    Please refer to British Westerns Plus on www.hertsmemories.org.uk

    Happiness is a film, also on www.hertsmemories.org.uk

    and last but not least Hemel Hempstead Movie Makers new website, www.hemelmoviemakers.org
    We have had to start a new website as problems arose from or previous one. By coincidence, our new item is Film Of The Month. And it is our production of WHAT HAPPENED IN EL PASO.

    I have no further comment at this stage.

    Alan French.
    Good to hear from you Alan.

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    Just seen a bit of a film tonight Ride Vacquero starring Anthony Quinn and Robert Taylor and it was written by Liverpool born Frank Fenton. Turned it off after a while it was boring.
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    Yes - Ride Vaquero is all talk and no action - Taylor, in real-life 4 years older than Quinn, is laughably miscast as Quinn's adopted son. However, in retrospect, one wonders if his strange garb is meant to imply something more than a father/son relationship with Quinn. At the end Quinn's huge bandit army just disappears off screen never to be seen again leaving 2-3 people in the town to shoot it out.

    However, this one does have special memories for me as it made me cry at the end when I first saw it on TV aged about 8.

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    Could The Hellions 1961 be classed as a Western?

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