Joel McCrea

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    • Re: (New Review) The Wyatt Earp Movies- Wichita (1955)

      I know little to nothing about Joel MacCrea. There was just something about his looks that didn't appeal to me, so I skipped his movies. Maybe I missed something, what? Any others of his that are extra special? Keith
    • Re: (New Review) The Wyatt Earp Movies- Wichita (1955)

      Hawkswill wrote:

      I know little to nothing about Joel MacCrea. There was just something about his looks that didn't appeal to me, so I skipped his movies. Maybe I missed something, what? Any others of his that are extra special? Keith


      You need to watch some of his westerns, they really are some of the best.
      Ride the high country is way up in my top 50 westerns of all time.
      "Pour yourself some backbone and shut up!"
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      ringo kid wrote:

      joel mccrea was one of the best actors in hollywood.he could play almost any part.
      .his my 3rd favourite western actor after john wayne and randolph scott.these are the films i have of joel mccrea

      dead end
      wells fargo
      union pacific
      foreign correspondent
      sullivan's travels
      the great mans lady
      the palm beach story
      buffalo bill
      the virginian
      ramrod
      four faces west
      south of st louis
      colorado territory
      the outriders
      stars in my crown
      saddle tramp
      cattle drive
      lone hand
      border river
      black horse canyon
      stranger on horseback
      wichita
      the first texan
      oklahoman
      trooper hook
      the tall stranger
      cattle empire
      fort massacre
      gunfight at dodge city
      ride the high country
      mustang county


      Thanks Ringo Kid.
      I love the ones I've seen and both have Duke and Scott at the top of the tree so I'll try and check a few of these out.
      "Pour yourself some backbone and shut up!"
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      Dooley wrote:

      Thanks Ringo Kid.
      I love the ones I've seen and both have Duke and Scott at the top of the tree so I'll try and check a few of these out.



      Thanks RK. Appreciate that. Seems I have missed out all these years on a great actor just because of his appearance......"can't judge a book by its cover". Let me know your couple of favorites.....nice if they have Duke, Ward, or someone like that in them, but, I will gladly add another favorite.
      Thanks again for your time to list them for me! Keith
    • Re: (New Review) The Wyatt Earp Movies- Wichita (1955)

      Dooley wrote:

      You need to watch some of his westerns, they really are some of the best.
      Ride the high country is way up in my top 50 westerns of all time.


      So, Mr. Dooley, you are saying a couple of these should go on my list? I asked RK for his thoughts on the matter. May I hear yours? Any you can think of with Duke, Ward, or the like? Thanks, KP
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      Hawkswill wrote:

      Thanks RK. Appreciate that. Seems I have missed out all these years on a great actor just because of his appearance......"can't judge a book by its cover". Let me know your couple of favorites.....nice if they have Duke, Ward, or someone like that in them, but, I will gladly add another favorite.
      Thanks again for your time to list them for me! Keith



      hawkwill my top 5 joel mccrea western that you should watch would be.try them u wont be sorry.

      1 colorado territory
      2.ride the high country
      3.four faces west
      4.union pacific
      5.fort massacre
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      In the photos that Lasbugas posted, the one with the lady and Joel McCrea is Mrs Joel McCrea, actress Frances Dee. And their son, Jody, enjoyed a brief career as a movie actor but never achieved the success of his father. Jody McCrea can be seen in the Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello beach movies as one the beach regulars. He looked quite abit like his dad. A couple of other pretty good Joel McCrea westerns are Ramrod and The Tall Stranger.
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      Joel McCrea was gorgeous even in old age.

      Maureen Stapleton has said that it was her infatuation with Joel McCrea led her to becoming an actress. She thanked him in her Oscar acceptance speech.

      Ride The High country is one of my favorite movies. Check him out in non westerns Sullivan's Travels, Foreign Correspondent and The Palm Beach Story.
    • Re: Olive Films

      Another goodie from Olive Films, for the Joel McCrea fans. Ben Johnson doubled for McCrea in this film.


      FROM THE DIRECTOR OF “SPRINGFIELD RIFLE” AND “DAY OF THE OUTLAW”
      FIRST TIME ON DVD AND Blu-ray
      REMASTERED IN HD FROM AN ARCHIVAL 35MM FINEGRAIN PRINT



      JOEL McCREA | VERONICA LAKE
      RAMROD (1947) Directed by ANDRE DE TOTH
      with DON DeFORE | DONALD CRISP | LLOYD BRIDGES | PRESTON FOSTER

      PREBOOK 10/23/12 STREET 11/20/12

      DVD UPC# 887090046503 CAT# OF465 $24.95srp
      BLU-RAY UPC# 887090046602 CAT# OF466 $29.95srp

      This western from legendary director Andre De Toth (House of Wax) was the first of several films based on the stories of western author Luke Short (Silver City). Western legend Joel McCrea (Ride the High Country) stars as a veteran cowhand Dave Nash, who’s hired by Connie Dickason (Veronica Lake), a strong-willed daughter of Ben Dickason (Charles Ruggles), a ranch owner who has become the toady of a powerful local cattleman, Frank Ivey (Preston Foster), whom Ben once wanted Connie to marry. Connie has inherited a sheep ranch from her ex-husband and is determined to run the ranch with the help of her new Ramrod and his crew of anti-Ivey locals despite the opposition of Ivey and her father. The resulting bloody range war is much to the dismay of Dave, who wants to resolve Connie’s problems with Ivey legally. The Stellar cast includes Dan DeFore, Donald Crisp, Arleen Whelan and Lloyd Bridges.

      1947 | B&W | 95 Minutes | Not Rated | 1.37:1 Aspect Ratio

      “RAMROD” JOEL McCREA VERONICA LAKE DONALD CRISP DON DeFORE
      a HARRY SHERMAN production directed by ANDRE DE TOTH
      RAMROD © 1947 MELANGE PICTURES LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    • Re: Olive Films

      Paula wrote:

      I should add that I love Joel McCrea... in westerns and everything else! One of my all-time favorite movies is Sullivan's Travels. ;)


      Thanks Paula, that's a great film! Glad it's being released by olive films so hopefully it'll be a great transfer. I agree re Joel mcCrea also, very solid in everything I've ever seen him in.
      Currently watching Night of the Grizzly on olive films on Blu ray.
      I must admit, it's the least impressive transfer of all the Olive film Blu rays I've watched to date but it's also the first one I have no direct comparison to check against.
      "Pour yourself some backbone and shut up!"
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      Well yall, THANKS. After the recommendations from you, I FINALLY watched a Joel McCrea movie, Ride The High Country. At the very beginning, I was not impressed much with him, but he grew on me in a relatively short period of time so that the end was distressing. I think I will find that I enjoy him as as older man as I do Duke....but that remains to be seen. Hope to see more movies, but for the time being, I will watch this one a few more times. Keith
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      To All : FYI ( Thats for your information) if you were out misbehavin all weekend.....There is a Six Gun Salute to Joel McCrea in late September on the Encore Western Channel...Good Movies!! And remember...tomorrow is the anniversary of 9-1-1....Fly the Flag...and say a prayer..for the Innocent Heroes we lost that day.....Best to All....TJ .... The Lawman
      A Man..should know how to handle a gun..Use it with Discretion...:cowboy:
    • Re: Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      Joel had a quiet confidence about him. I enjoy most of his movies.
      "A people that values their Privileges above it's Principles. Soon looses both." Dwight Eisenhower
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Joel McCrea

      j.p.harrah wrote:

      H.sanada wrote:


      Colorado Territory and High Sierra telling the same story and the director of both was roul walsh - in a remake of the bogart-film jack palance playes the title role - the films name i dont remember.


      "I Died a Thousand Times" was the 1955 remake of the Bogie film with Palance.