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TCM is airing 101 classic westerns in July 2016 (advertised on the schedule as SHANE plus a hundred more great westerns):

 

Tuesday July 5

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1903); THE SQUAW MAN (1914); THE VANISHING AMERICAN (1925); CIMARRON (1930); THE SQUAW MAN (1931); ANNIE OAKLEY (1935); THREE GODFATHERS (1936); THE PLAINSMAN (1936); STAGECOACH (1939); THE SEARCHERS (1956); FORT APACHE (1948); SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949); 3 GODFATHERS (1949).

 

Wednesday July 6

VIRGINIA CITY (1940); BADMAN'S TERRITORY (1946); RETURN OF THE BADMEN (1948); CANADIAN PACIFIC (1949); FORT WORTH (1951); THE CARIBOO TRAIL (1950); THE BOUNTY HUNTER (1954); RIDE LONESOME (1959); RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962); THE DEADLY COMPANIONS (1961); THE WILD BUNCH (1969); THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE (1970); PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID (1973).

 

Tuesday July 12

THE BIG SKY (1952); HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962); CHEYENNE AUTUMN (1964); THE ALAMO (1960); CIMARRON (1960); WINCHESTER '73 (1950); THE NAKED SPUR (1953); THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (1955); THE LAST FRONTIER (1956); DEVIL'S DOORWAY (1950); RENEGADES OF THE WEST (1933).

 

Wednesday July 13

MONTANA MOON (1930); SONG OF THE GRING-O (1936); SONG OF THE SADDLE (1936); THE BRONZE BUCKAROO (1938); COWBOY CAVALIER (1948); GO WEST, YOUNG LADY (1941); IN OLD SANTA FE (1941); BOOTS AND SADDLES (1937); HOME IN OKLAHOMA (1946); SPRINGTIME IN THE SIERRA (1947); COWBOY CANTEEN (1944); HOUR OF THE GUN (1967); THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960); BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955); THE LAW AND JAKE WADE (1958); ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO (1953); THE LUSTY MEN (1952).

 

Tuesday July 19

HATE FOR HATE (1967); GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (1968); THE STRANGER RETURNS (1968); THE SILENT STRANGER (1968); THE FIVE MAN ARMY (1970); A BULLET FOR SANDOVAL (1970); RED SUN (1971); A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964); FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1965); THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1968); HANG 'EM HIGH (1968); THE FIRST TRAVELING SALESLADY (1956).

 

Wednesday July 20

HEAVEN WITH A GUN (1969); DAY OF THE EVIL GUN (1968); THE LAST CHALLENGE (1967); THE ROUNDERS (1965); THE SHEEPMAN (1958); COWBOY (1958); 3:10 TO YUMA (1957); THE FASTEST GUN ALIVE (1956); RED RIVER (1948); RIO BRAVO (1959); RIO LOBO (1970); CHISUM (1970); MCCLINTOCK! (1963).
 

Tuesday July 26

GO WEST (1925); WAY OUT WEST (1937); BOWERY BUCKAROOS (1947); TWO GUYS FROM TEXAS (1948); CALLAWAY WENT THATAWAY (1951); MAIL ORDER BRIDE (1963); SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF! (1969); THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN (1972); HEARTS OF THE WEST (1975); SHANE (1953); THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943); DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939); WILD ROVERS (1971); THE HANGING TREE (1959); THE OKLAHOMA KID (1939).

 

Wednesday July 27

QUANTRILL'S RAIDERS (1958); BILLY THE KID (1941); ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (1950); THE IRON MISTRESS (1952); SANTA FE TRAIL (1940); THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON (1941); THE LEFT-HANDED GUN (1958); THE SHOOTING (1967); LITTLE BIG MAN (1970); MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER (1971); HEAVEN'S GATE (1980).

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Some schedule changes have already occurred. Two James Stewart Universal westerns have bit the dust.

 

WINCHESTER '73 is no longer airing on July 12th. The other Anthony Mann westerns that evening have been bumped up, and THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN has been added. RENEGADES OF THE WEST was also removed.

 

Meanwhile, DESTRY RIDES AGAIN was pulled from its slot on July 26th. It has been replaced with BROKEN ARROW, a Fox western with Stewart in the public domain. 

 

These seem to be budget-related cuts. Though there is speculation the two Universal westerns are being saved for a James Stewart Summer Under the Stars day in August. We will find out soon if that is indeed the case.

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This special listing is for me. The only drawback is I have seen so many there are only a few left to discover. Some B films and a few silents plus a welcome return of "Three Godfathers" from 1936 will be on my list.

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This special listing is for me. The only drawback is I have seen so many there are only a few left to discover. Some B films and a few silents plus a welcome return of "Three Godfathers" from 1936 will be on my list.

I also prefer the '36 version of THREE GODFATHERS. I think Chester Morris is quite good in it.

 

This series will help people rediscover westerns that are seldom aired. 

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The unusual title of this festival -- SHANE (Plus 100 More Great Westerns) -- is explained over at the TCM Backlot.

 

It seems that TCM did a similar festival of Westerns in November 2002. That series was called Every Great Western (Except SHANE) -- a play on the fact that, at that time, the broadcast rights to that 1953 classic were not available.

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So, based on TCM's on-air advertisement for SHANE Plus 100 More Great Westerns, I can report that this series will be hosted by actor and Oscar-winning songwriter Keith Carradine (NASHVILLE (1975)).

 

Carradine's father, the prolific character actor John Carradine, is featured in John Ford's 1939 classic STAGECOACH. Appropriately enough, that film will be the first one Keith Carradine introduces for this series at 8:00PM on Tuesday, July 5.

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The unusual title of this festival -- SHANE (Plus 100 More Great Westerns) -- is explained over at the TCM Backlot.

 

It seems that TCM did a similar festival of Westerns in November 2002. That series was called Every Great Western (Except SHANE) -- a play on the fact that, at that time, the broadcast rights to that 1953 classic were not available.

Thanks Barton for letting us know how this programming came about. I didn't have TCM back in 2002. I am wondering if a lot of the same titles are being repeated (except, of course, SHANE which is 'new' this time around).

 

It's good to see Keith Carradine will be hosting.

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I have reviewed the titles in Now Playing Guide and picked out the ones I want to see.  Either this month or next, there is a Gene Autry movie, Boots and Saddles.  Now that Encore Western is no longer showing him at noon on Sundays (and rarely at all), hopefully TCM can pick up some of his movies.

Somehow, I have always preferred Autry's to Roy Rogers or John Waynes or most of the other "B" Westerns of the 30's and 40's.  And not for the singing.

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I have reviewed the titles in Now Playing Guide and picked out the ones I want to see.  Either this month or next, there is a Gene Autry movie, Boots and Saddles.  Now that Encore Western is no longer showing him at noon on Sundays (and rarely at all), hopefully TCM can pick up some of his movies.

Somehow, I have always preferred Autry's to Roy Rogers or John Waynes or most of the other "B" Westerns of the 30's and 40's.  And not for the singing.

BOOTS AND SADDLES airs on July 13. That particular day TCM is airing B westerns with singing cowboys. So there is also stuff with Roy Rogers.

 

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/69363/Boots-and-Saddles/

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The following information has been provided to me by a friend who has access to some old TCM schedules:

 

This is an incomplete list, but these are some of the themes and titles which aired during TCM's Every Great Western (Except SHANEseries in November 2002:

 

Early Westerns

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1903)

THE MAN FROM TEXAS (1915)

CIMARRON (1931)

 

The Contemporary West

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE (1962)

THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN (1979)

GIANT (1956)

 

Cult Westerns

TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN (1958)

WESTWORLD (1973)

 

Ensemble Westerns

THE PROFESSIONALS (1966)

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960)

 

Singing Cowboys

SONG OF THE SADDLE (1936)

HARLEM RIDES THE RANGE (1939)

RIDE RANGER RIDE (1936)

HOME IN OKLAHOMA (1946)

ON THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL (1947)

 

Western Musicals

MONTANA MOON (1930)

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954)

PAINT YOUR WAGON (1970)

 

Women of the West

ANNIE OAKLEY (1935)

 

Spaghetti Westerns

SABATA (1970)

 

Western Epics

THE PLAINSMAN (1936)

THE ALAMO (1960)

 

Comedy Westerns

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERRIFF! (1969)

CAT BALLOU (1965)

 

Revisionist Westerns

THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

THE FIVE MAN ARMY (1970)

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976)

 

24 Hours of John Wayne

ROOSTER COGBURN (1975)

THE TELEGRAPH TRAIL (1933)

THE MAN FROM MONTEREY (1933)

RANDY RIDES ALONE (1934)

HAUNTED GOLD (1932)

THE BIG STAMPEDE (1932)

RIDE HIM, COWBOY (1932)

ANGEL AND THE BADMAN (1947)

STAGECOACH (1939)

ALLEGHENY UPRISING (1939)

TALL IN THE SADDLE (1944)

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962)

THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959)

HONDO (1953)

CHISUM (1970)

THE SHOOTIST (1976)

 

Then there are a bunch of other titles that aired. I've grouped them by lead actor where possible, but I don't know what the on-air theme was:

 

BEST OF THE BAD MEN (1951)

 

BILLY THE KID (1930)

 

THE INDIAN FIGHTER (1955)

MAN WITHOUT A STAR (1955)

A GUNFIGHT (1971)

THE WAY WEST (1967)

 

3:10 TO YUMA (1957)

THE LAST CHALLENGE (1967)

HEAVEN WITH A GUN (1969)

DAY OF THE EVIL GUN (1968)

 

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962)

THE DESPERADOES (1943)

TRAIL STREET (1947)

VIRGINIA CITY (1940)

BADMAN'S TERRITORY (1946)

THE FARGO KID (1941)

 

A THUNDER OF DRUMS (1961)

FROM NOON TILL THREE (1976)

GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (1968)

BREAKHEART PASS (1975)

 

FIRECREEK (1968)

BEND OF THE RIVER (1952)

TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961)

 

THE WESTERNER (1940)

MAN OF THE WEST (1958)

HIGH NOON (1952)

VERA CRUZ (1954)

ALONG CAME JONES (1945)

 

GIRL RUSH (1944)

THE LUSTY MEN (1952)

RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (1948)

THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY (1959)

 

VENGEANCE VALLEY (1951)

VALDEZ IS COMING (1971)

THE KENTUCKIAN (1955)

LAWMAN (1970)

 

THE GUNFIGHT AT DODGE CITY (1959)

THE OUTRIDERS (1950)

FORT MASSACRE (1958)

COLORADO TERRITORY (1949)

 

SCARLETT RIVER (1933)

 

WILD ROVERS (1971)

ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO (1953)

ALVAREZ KELLY (1966)

 

DUEL AT DIABLO (1967)

HOUR OF THE GUN (1967)

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER (1971)

 

PALE RIDER (1985)

TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA (1970)

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (1973)

HANG 'EM HIGH (1968)

 

SAN ANTONIO (1945)

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Great background information, Barton. I like the Cult Westerns theme. They didn't really do that this time around, though there is a day devoted to spaghetti westerns, which could be described as cult-like. 

 

I also like the western musicals idea, and I'm surprised they didn't include CALAMITY JANE, since it's in the TCM/Turner library.

 

We should point out that John Wayne had a whole week of programming not long ago when he was Star of the Month again. Plus there was a month dedicated to singing cowboys a few summers ago, back in July 2011.

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Here's a link to Martin Scorsese's column on this series, originally published in the July 2016 issue of TCM's Now Playing magazine: http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1227365%7C0/Scorsese-Screens-for-July.html. 

Thanks for sharing the link. Hopefully everyone will have a chance to read Scorsese's article and to watch as many great westerns in this series as possible.

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Here's a link to a terrific new promotional interview that the Huffington Post has conducted with TCM's Keith Carradine regarding the channel's month-long celebration of the Western genre: 

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-the-western-genre-was-won-legendary-actor-keith_us_57793f1ae4b00a3ae4ce2381

Thanks for sharing the link.

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