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Clay O’Brien Cooper

John Wayne thought Clay O’Brien Cooper was too small to play one of The Cowboys—until the pint-sized nine-year-old lasso…

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True Grit On Screen

True Grit, the 1968 Charles Portis novel about a dissolute deputy U.S. marshal and a precocious teenage girl, was made i…

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“Duck You, Sucker!”

1971’s Duck, You Sucker! was the last Western directed by Sergio Leone. He almost didn’t helm it. Initially, Sam Peckinp…

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“Granite Face of Destiny”

Clint Eastwood was not the first choice to play “The Man With No Name” in the Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns.  The dire…

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Roy Barcroft

Roy Barcroft was one of those Western actors you’d recognize immediately—but never knew his name. The Nebraska native an…

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