“I like everything but westerns” is a pretty common remark to hear when discussing classic film. Look, I get it. I’m not the biggest fan of some the must-see films in the genre but I do enjoy a nice dose of people in spurs shooting one another.
Silent era audiences loved the west and sub-genres sprouted up to meet demand. There were epic westerns, dark westerns, western comedies, western spoofs, you name it.
This is where you western fans (full-time, part-time or “I just like one”) come into the picture. What are some of your favorite silent westerns? Are there any that are particularly good at winning over non-fans?
I am a noted fan of William S. Hart, who was basically Clint Eastwood before Clint Eastwood was Clint Eastwood, but I also love Harry Carey and am particularly fond of his comedy Beyond the Border. I mean, how can you resist intertitles like this?
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
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