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Sheri Carol

Does anyone remember this old Western movie

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There is a memory that eludes me and I was hoping someone may be able to help end my decades-long frustration 🐵 There was a Western movie in which the main character (cannot remember who the star was) was traveling and over the course of his journey, encountered sight-references to the multitude of TV westerns that were being aired at the time. The one I remember the most involved a small outhouse-sized building next to the path he was walking through a valley in the middle of nowhere. The door had bars on the window. When he looked through the bars, all he saw was a cobweb-covered gun in a holster hanging on the wall. This was a sight-reference to the  TV western, Colt 45. If one was not familiar with the show, this would not have meant anything in particular. Another example was a cane leaning against a wall in a hotel lobby with a bowler hat hung on it, a reference to the show, Bat Masterson. There were a bunch of other TV shows represented throughout the movie, such as Sugarfoot, Laramie, Cheyenne, Bronco, and many others that I cannot remember off-hand.

It has driven me crazy that I cannot remember the name of that movie, or the star that played the main character (could it have been Ty Hardin?). The exact year is also a missing memory, but given the dates of the TV shows, I am guessing it was a made-for-TV movie, but I could be wrong. My impression is that I saw it sometime between 1959 and 1962.

Edited by Sheri Carol
To clarify some of my info

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Could it be Alias Jesse James (1959) starring Bob Hope? Several people who were Western stars at the time were in a big shootout scene at the end.

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HelenBaby,  that was the first movie that I thought of as well.  But all of those western stars appeared in a shoot-out in the town, and no travelling was involved.

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