What Are Some Classic Western Movies?


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“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “The Searchers,” “The Wild Bunch” and “High Noon” are some classic western movies. A 1948 film, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” was directed by John Huston and produced by Henry Blanke. The movie starred Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt, Walter Huston and Bruce Bennett.

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“The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” was adapted from a 1927 novel of the same name written by B. Traven. The movie revolves around two Americans who are desperate and join an old timer in search of gold. This was the first movie to be shot outside of the United States in real locations in Durango and Tampico in Mexico. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award as best picture, but failed to win the award.

A 1966 film, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” starred Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef in the title roles. Sergio Leone directed the movie. Luciano Vincenzoni, Age & Scarpelli and Sergio Leone wrote the screenplay for the movie. The movie was the final and third installment of the “Dollars Trilogy.”

“High Noon” is a 1952 film written by Carl Foreman and directed by Fred Zinnemann. The movie starred Gary Cooper, Lloyd Bridges, Thomas Mitchell, Grace Kelly and Katy Jurado in prominent roles.

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