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Today's blog post is for The Great Western Blogathon hosted by classic film fan and blogger Thoughts All Sorts.   Be sure to click on the link to read what other classic film fans have written! I   remember many Saturday evenings as a kid, sitting with my parents and younger brother,  watching…

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Today's blog post is for The Great Western Blogathon hosted by classic film fan and blogger Thoughts All Sorts.   Be sure to click on the link to read what other classic film fans have written!

I   remember many Saturday evenings as a kid, sitting with my parents and younger brother,  watching a Western on one of the three networks that at that time, in the 1970's, were the dominant television channels an American could tune into.  My memories seem to tell me that it was NBC that usually aired these Westerns, and of course, the best ones starred John Wayne.   I have seen a lot of Wayne's Western films over the years, but four years ago on Turner Classic Movies,  they aired one I had never heard of before, 1953's  Hondo.   This technicolor movie was directed by John Farrow(father of actress Mia, husband to actress Maureen O'Sullivan), with

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