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DVD Review: The Tin Star (1957)

A stranger rides into an isolated western town towing a lifeless body on another horse. The townspeople look upon him contemptuously, initially assuming that he’s committed murder. But the man introduces himself as Morgan Hickman (Henry Fonda), a bounty hunter who has arrived in town to claim his prize for tracking down the now-dead fugitive.…

The ballad of Cat Ballou.

“I think half of this belongs to a horse somewhere out in the valley.” –Lee Marvin, upon accepting the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1965 Cat Ballou (Jane Fonda), a naive schoolteacher turned vigilante, sits in jail awaiting her execution by hanging. As a duo of singing cowboy minstrels (Nat King Cole and Stubby…