Movie: San Antonio

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  • San Antonio

    (1945)

    Overview

    Rancher Clay Hardin arrives in San Antonio to search for and capture Roy Stuart, notorious leader of a gang of cattle rustlers. The vicious outlaw is indeed in the Texan town, intent on winning the affections of a beautiful chanteuse named Jeanne Starr. When the lovely lady meets and falls in love with the charismatic Hardin, the stakes for both men become higher. Read more

    Genres

    • Western
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • Action
    • Romance
    Trailer

  • I have been watching quite a few movies lately - primarily the older Western movies.

    By "older", I mean those movies made during the 50's and 60's. There are a few made after 1970 that are fairly good;

    However the movies before that date were done almost 100 percent on location; this is, sadly, something that is almost never done anymore

    with any type of movie.


    There are several "Western Movies" that really are worth watching - and one of them is San Antonio.

    The dance scenes by the "girls" (and the songs sung) are one of the reasons this movie is so great - but also because the acting is top notch

    and the script is well written (but in many modern movies, sadly lacking with lines of dialog that are not only sharp and entertaining, but which

    the grammar used is correct).


    Take a look sometime ...... at this particular western movie ..... and others.


    So many people seem to have the idea in their mind that "westerns" are just so much "shooting and killing" - and nothing else.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.


    The older western movies show (illustrate) a real part of what the United States used to be - from several standpoints:


    ***Beautiful country-side scenes (many which are long gone now).

    ***Movies that show-case some unknown and important facts about the U.S. Military in its early years.

    ***Formation of the railroads - and showing how they played an important part in the building and structuring of the U.S.


    DJ

  • I’ll admit to being among those who think of Westerns as simply cowboys on horseback, with gunfights between the Good Guys and the Bad Guys. You’ve made me curious, CruiseJunki , so I’ll crack open my mind and give them a try, starting with San Antonio. Is it on Netflix?

  • Wednesdays are Movie Nights at our house. Dinner with the Gonzalez’ followed by a movie. He seems to be able to acquire any movie you can name, so San Antonio should be no challenge for him. Just ran down the cast on IMDB and saw about fifty uncredited bit players, including a ton of names from the silent era (love the silents - how about you?).


    One of those was Doodles Weaver, who is mainly known for the hit record by Spike Jones: The William Tell Overture (Beetlebom).


    It’s now on the list.

  • I’ll admit to being among those who think of Westerns as simply cowboys on horseback, with gunfights between the Good Guys and the Bad Guys. You’ve made me curious, CruiseJunki , so I’ll crack open my mind and give them a try, starting with San Antonio. Is it on Netflix?

    I am not sure if San Antonio is on Netflixx.


    I once was a regular watcher of Netflixx, but it became frustrating for me when I would find a great "Netflixx Series" only to have it not renewed even

    for an additional year; and a few other favorites outright canceled.


    When I have the time, I am going to compile a list of really outstanding Westerns together with the actors/actresses who played in them.

    I will list them here or under another Post; and on my forum / website.

    [One of the more unique actors was Audie Murphy - See attachment photo. He had a style all his own; one of my favorites.]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy


    DJ


  • Wednesdays are Movie Nights at our house. Dinner with the Gonzalez’ followed by a movie. He seems to be able to acquire any movie you can name, so San Antonio should be no challenge for him. Just ran down the cast on IMDB and saw about fifty uncredited bit players, including a ton of names from the silent era (love the silents - how about you?).


    One of those was Doodles Weaver, who is mainly known for the hit record by Spike Jones: The William Tell Overture (Beetlebom).


    It’s now on the list.

    I must admit, I am not a "silent films" enthusiast. Although I do like some of the older movies (1930's and 1940's), I never could get "into" the "silents".

    Can't take the time now to mention many of my favorites from the 30's and 40's, but again .... I plan to do an "article" about this on my website.


    Dj


    BTW: I was at Costco today. Went by the "ice cream isle" - which I should not have done.

    Yep. The Humbolt ice cream is still being sold at my local Costco. USD 13.99.

    Costco is now selling Milk from the Humbolt Creamery as well.:)