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Westerns on Retroplex & Starz

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4 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Just for clarity's sake, I thought I'd mention that this was a 1974 release, and it's a TV-movie edited together from two episodes of The Virginian, one from '62 and the other from '67. It was released theatrically in Europe in '78.

Yes, the 1978 copyright date is what's listed on Starz, but as you've pointed out some of the material was filmed over a decade earlier. Universal was re-using footage from The Virginian to cash in on Bronson's popularity in Europe.

They also did this with another TV movie, THE BULL OF THE WEST (1972) that was culled from a 1965 episode of The Virginian in which Bronson had played a different character. It too was released theatrically in Europe. 

There are a lot of continuity errors when they do this sort of cutting and pasting, trying to connect scenes from one episode with scenes from another episode.

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Now available for streaming on Starz:

LAW AND ORDER (1953) with Ronald Reagan
FOUR GUNS TO THE BORDER (1954) with Rory Calhoun
THE RIDE BACK (1957) with Anthony Quinn
THE RAIDERS (1963) with Brian Keith
THE BALLAD OF JOSIE (1967) with Doris Day
THE UNDEFEATED (1969) with John Wayne

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UNION PACIFIC (1939) with Barbara Stanwyck
RIDERS OF PASCO BASIN (1940) with Johnny Mack Brown
PONY POST (1940) with Johnny Mack Brown
TENTING TONIGHT ON THE OLD CAMP GROUND (1943) with Johnny Mack Brown
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) with Henry Fonda
APACHE DRUMS (1951) with Stephen McNally
BEND OF THE RIVER (1952) with James Stewart
BORDER RIVER (1953) with Joel McCrea
THE FAR COUNTRY (1954) with James Stewart
BROKEN LANCE (1954) with Spencer Tracy
TAGGART (1964) with Dan Duryea
WINCHESTER '73 (1950) with James Stewart
PAINT YOUR WAGON (1969) with Clint Eastwood
THE BEGUILED (1970) with Clint Eastwood
SHOOT OUT (1971) with Gregory Peck
KID BLUE (1973) with Dennis Hopper
TOM HORN (1980) with Steve McQueen

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Recently added for streaming on Starz:

TEXAS RANGERS RIDE AGAIN (1940) with John Howard
BLACK BART (1948) with Yvonne De Carlo
WHISPERING SMITH (1948) with Robert Preston
BROKEN ARROW (1950) with Jeff Chandler
TUMBLEWEED (1953) with Audie Murphy
WILL PENNY (1968) with Charlton Heston

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Recently added for streaming on Starz:

RED CANYON (1949)
RIDE CLEAR OF DIABLO (1954)
SOUTHWEST PASSAGE (1954)
THE TALL MEN (1955)
THE WILD AND THE INNOCENT (1959)
THE WAR WAGON (1967)
THE LONG RIDERS (1980)

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