Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Barquero (1970)

Michael and Pax continue their love affair with Lee Van Cleef by talking about this Spaghetti-inspired, American-made thriller co-starring Warren Oates, Forrest Tucker, Kerwin Mathews, Mariette Hartley, and Marie Gomez. And in "Whatchoo Been Westernin'?": DC Comics' Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam Special and the Billy the Kid episode of Brad Meltzer's Decoded.

1 comment:

  1. On Billy the Kid:
    I loved the movie Young Guns and Young Guns II, so a few years ago I bought two books:
    "West of Billy the Kid" by Frederick Nolan and "Pat F. Garrett’s The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid: An Annotated Edition" by Pat F. Garrett, Frederick Nolan (Commentary).
    I read the Annotated Edition of Pat Garrett's book which corrects the errors and provides commentary throughout by Frederick Nolan and then I read Nolan's book about Billy the Kid and the time he lived.
    Both of these books were very interesting to read. Nolan's book had a lot of period pictures and talked about The Kid and the factions of the Lincoln-County War.

    I stumbled on this movie recently and I am a fan of Lee Van Cleef, so I watched it. I enjoyed the movie, it was an enjoyable time waster, but I wouldn't revisit it often.
    The casting was pretty good here with Van Cleef's and Oates' great characters. I also liked Forrest Tucker, who've I've seen in many westerns. John Davis Chandler really plays a great sleezy bad guy and was really great in this film! I know Chandler most from The Outlaw Josey Wales. The only other name I knew going in was Kerwin Matthews who played Sinbad in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958).