We have a long thread about what latest movie we watched and what the "top 10" are, but how about a simple one;
What is your one all time favorite western movie?
Mine would have to be Jermiah Johnson. I can watch that one over and over again.
I understand what you are saying. I posed a difficult question.
For comedy westerns, modern ones would include From Noon til Three & Cat Ballou. Going back a ways, the original Along Came Jones with Gary Cooper & Dan Duryea, The Paleface with Bob Hope, Son of the Paleface with Hope, Jane Russell, & Roy Rogers (Darn good movie, but not quite as good as the original--great scene when Russell is trying to kiss Roy Rogers, who is doing his best to avoid her). Hope's Alias Jesse James isn't as good as either, but the ending is priceless, when Roy Rogers, about a half-dozen more TV Western stars--& Bing Crosby--show up to help Hope in the climactic gunfight. James Garner's Support Your Local Sheriff is a great Western comedy. I never got to see Support Yoor Local Gunfighter.
A serious western that seldom gets mentioned, though it's very good, is Gregory Peck's The Gunfighter. It's supposed to be the only time Peck ever wore a moustache in a movie.
I agree. "Tombstone"! I thought Val Kilmer had an Academy Award performance as Doc Holliday!
Kilmer was the closest to the actual Doc Holliday there's ever been on screen. Russel chewed the scenery worse than Kirk Douglas ever did, which spoiled a lot of the movie for me. Wyatt Earp was a cold fish & the madder he got the colder he got, & from the 1 mostly-authentcated photo of her, Josie Marcus did not look ethnicallyJewish, which the actress playing her did, but Kilmer, except for his hair & moustache--Doc was an ash-blond--was 'Doc Holliday' almost to the life. I also enjoyed Charlton Heston's last film role as Henry Hooker. He was already suffering from Alzheimer's & it must have been difficult for him to memorize even the few lines he had.