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‘B’ Western Movies of 1950’s

Last week I passed by the window of John Tolley Antiques on the way home from King’s Church in Catford Hill London and there was a group of photographs on display. I like collecting old photographs so when the shop opened again I purchased them. It was only a group of four 8″ x 10″ prints from the USA published by the 20th Century Fox Studio, two depicted scenes from Western Movies, a third image was of the movie star Kathleen Crowley. On the reverse  of these three prints was the name of the film ‘The Quiet Gun’, which I found came out in 1957. The fourth print had no details so dear reader if you recognize the film or the actors I would welcome the information. My friend Angela told me that theses publicity photographs were issued alongside the posters to accompany the film when it was issued to the Cinema.                                                                                                     the-quiet-gun-1957-a

Kathleen Crowley who was one of the actors in The Quiet Gun.

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Kathleen Crowley, interesting to note that this scene does not appear in the film, nor the cowboy !!! This role is played by Forrest Tucker and the characters do not kiss on screen. The only conclusion is that this image came from an early screen test.

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Here is another scene that does not appear on screen, the film cast the actor Lee Van Cleef as the bad guy and has no ‘gang’ with him. So another mystery ! The director moves to a distant view of the main street and the shooting is not shown in any detail.

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Here is the last photograph, this image is from a film but no details are shown on this image. I would imagine this still dates from the late 1950’s but will require a bit of detective work to find out which one. So dear reader if you recognize the female actor  or the film please let me know.

 

 

 

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Stars of the 1950’s

I purchased these original postcards many years ago and today would like to share them with you. Many I know will remember seeing these stars on film and on television. For instance, Dorothy Malone as Constance MacKenzie in the Peyton Place TV series, between 1964 & 1968. It was one of my mothers favourite soaps at the time and we all enjoyed watching it on our Black & White TV, hard to believe it was all those years ago. I hope this image and the others that follow will bring back happy memories.

Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone.

Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush who played Marsha Russell in  Peyton Place (1968 -69)

Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr who starred in the film, The King and I, love watching this movie classic.

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck who starred in the TV series, The Big Valley from 1965 to 1969, again brings back happy memories of watching this series on TV with mum & dad.

Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters, I remember watching her in many films on TV, I recently saw her again in Winchester 73 alongside one of my favourite actors, James Stewart. I hope you enjoyed my short trip down memory lane.