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Classic Westerns on TCM:
Schedule for March 2011

The number of westerns being offered on Turner Classic Movies varies from month to month, but the great thing about TCM is that they offer uncut movies as they were meant to be seen-- no commercial interruptions, no editing for content or time constraints, and no "pan and scan" formatting where part of the shot is cut off to in order to fit your TV screen.

TCM also offers a number of films that are not available on DVD or VHS, so it is a great way to see some otherwise difficult-to-find westerns.

I offer this schedule for the convenience of the reader, so you don't have to sort through the entire TCM schedule searching out the westerns. Keep in mind that the times listed are for Central Standard Time, and that all schedules are subject to change. TCM sometimes changes its programming schedule, so please don't blame me if that happens to be the case!

MARCH 2011

ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL STANDARD TIME

MARCH 5
4:30pm
Cimarron (1960)

A pioneer couple plays a major role in the settling of Oklahoma.
Cast: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Arthur O'Connell Dir: Anthony Mann C-148 mins, TV-PG

MARCH 8
8:00am
Texas (1941)

Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.
Cast: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, George Bancroft Dir: George Marshall BW-93 mins

9:45am
The Desperadoes (1943)

When someone robs the town bank before he can, a bandit joins forces with the sheriff to catch the real crooks.
Cast: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes Dir: Charles Vidor C-87 mins, TV-PG

2:30pm
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist.
Cast: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, George Macready Dir: Andre DeToth C-82 mins, TV-PG

MARCH 10
7:00pm

The Searchers (1956)
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
Cast: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond Dir: John Ford C-119 mins, TV-PG

MARCH 12
11:00am

Wagon Master (1950)
Two wandering cowhands sign on to help a wagon train headed for Utah.
Cast: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond Dir: John Ford BW-86 mins, TV-PG

4:30pm
Rio Bravo (1959)
A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron.
Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson Dir: Howard Hawks C-141 mins, TV-14

MARCH 14
6:30am
Valley Of The Sun (1942)

A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.
Cast: Lucille Ball, James Craig, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Dean Jagger Dir: George Marshall BW-78 mins, TV-G

9:45pm
The Man From Laramie (1955)

A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
Cast: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell Dir: Anthony Mann C-102 mins, TV-PG

MARCH 18
7:00pm

Monte Walsh (1970)
An aging cowboy faces changes in the West with the rise of civilization.
Cast: Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance, Mitch Ryan Dir: William A. Fraker C-99 mins, TV-14

MARCH 20
12:30am

The Tall T (1957)
An out-of-luck cowhand falls for a married woman being held hostage.
Cast: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt Dir: Budd Boetticher C-78 mins, TV-PG

MARCH 29
6:30am

The Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
A Mexican turns bandit when his wife is murdered.
Cast: Warner Baxter, Ann Loring, Bruce Cabot, Margo Dir: William A. Wellman BW-85 mins, TV-PG

 

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