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Posted on Dec 4, 2008 in Stuff We Like

Greatest Westerns Online Tournament

Gerald D. Swick

Clint Eastwood in Hang 'Em High. Courtesy Everett Collection.Hey, buckaroos, ride in your ponies closer; I got something to tell you. There’s a new online tournament to decide the rootin’est, tootin’est, A-Number One, two-fisted Western movie of all time.

On our partner site, HistoryNet, you’ll find a list of the 100 Greatest Westerns, selected by a team of experts that included Wild West magazine’s editor Greg Lalire and Armchair General magazine’s own Jerry Morelock. In our Wild West Magazine Forum, you’ll find those same 100 movies divided into groups. Vote for eight from each group.


Later this month, we’ll put the top 32 vote-getters into a head-to-head faceoff, like the Earps and Doc Holliday challenging the Clantons and McLaurys at the O.K. Corral. At the end, one film from the original 100 will be left standing tall as the Greatest Western of them all. As for the others, well, as Clint would say, "Make 98 coffins."

My mistake: 99.

You’ve only got about a week to vote for your favorites before we begin the head-to-head showdown, so why are you still here? You’re burning daylight, pilgrim.

1 Comment

  1. ‘We all dream of being a child again-Even the worst of us-Perhaps the worst most of all” Amid the raw power and emotion of the Wild Bunch are such profound statements-An ultimate male bonding film with the finale of all finales when it comes to small arms fireworks-you don’t even have to be an extreme western fan to get hooked on this one- Also check out Will Penny (1971) and Lawman (1971)