Texas Movie Trail

High Lonesome

High Lonesome movie 1950High Lonesome

High Lonesome is a 1950 contemporary Western movie written and directed by Alan Le May. The film stars John Drew Barrymore (billed as "John Barrymore, Jr.") and features Chill Wills and Jack Elam.


A boy is found stealing food at Horse Davis' ranch by Boatwhistle, the cook. Another rancher, Pat Farrell, who is engaged to Horse's daughter Abby, believes the boy to also be a horse thief and possibly worse.

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Chill Wills

Chill WillsChill Wills

Wills was born in 1902 in Seagoville near Mesquite in Dallas County, Texas. He was a performer from early childhood, forming and leading The Avalon Boys singing group in the 1930s. After appearing in a few westerns, he disbanded the group in 1938 and struck out on a solo acting career.

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Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee JonesJones was born in San Saba, Texas,the son of Lucille Marie (née Scott), a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, an oil field worker  the two were married and divorced twice. Jones has Cherokee ancestry from his grandmother.He was a resident of Midland, Texas and attended Robert E. Lee High School.

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Peter Clarson

Peter Clarson, Movie Set Chief Lighting Technician, Author

Peter Clarson is a Chief Lighting Technician who was educated by some of the most talented Industry Professionals all over the world. His credits include: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, BREAKING BAD, FORREST GUMP, RUSH, THE MIST, BACKDRAFT,

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The Ten Greatest Texas Films Ever

 THE SEARCHERS (June 3, Groesbeck)- Old Fort Parker - Inspired by the true story of a Cynthia Anne Parker's kidnapping during a Comanche raid on Fort Parker in 1836, director John Ford's iconic tale of mercenary obsession has been called "the most influential film in American history". John Wayne stars as anti-hero Ethan Edwards, a man consumed by longing, hatred and a destructive quest for vengeance.

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Lonesome Dove

Lovesome DoveLonesome Dove is a 1985 Pulitzer Prize–winning western novel written by Larry McMurtry. It is the first published book of the Lonesome Dove series, but the third installment in the series chronologically. The story focuses on the relationship of several retired Texas Rangers and their adventures driving a cattle herd from Texas to Montana.

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Giant the Movie

Giant the MovieThe first part of the picture was shot in Albemarle County, Virginia, doubling for Maryland, and utilizing the Belmont estate near the Keswick railroad station, which depicted the "Ardmore, Maryland" railway depot. The film begins with Jordan "Bick" Benedict, played by Hudson, arriving at Ardmore to purchase a stallion from the Lynton family.

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The Alamo 1960

The Alamo is a 1960 American historical epic film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo directed by John Wayne and starring Wayne as Davy Crockett. The picture also stars Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and

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Places in the Heart

Places in the heartPlaces in the Heart opens in Waxahachie, Texas in 1935 to scenes of the town and the sounds of a church choir. Edna Spalding (Sally Field), places the final dish at the table. As the dinner begins there are reactions to gunshots in the distance. Sheriff Frank Spalding Sr has a chance to eat a few bites before deputies come calling.

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Barry Corbin, Texas Actor

Barry Corbin, Texas ActorBarry Corbin, Texas Actor  and Fort Worth residence - Corbin began his career as a Shakespearean actor in the 1960s, but today he is more likely to be seen in the role of the local sheriff, military leader, or some other authority figure, though on occasion, he has effectively portrayed murderous villains as well.

To moviegoers he is well remembered as General Beringer in WarGames, John Travolta's

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Bonnie and Clyde

bonnie and clydeBonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American crime thriller film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.

The film also stars Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Gene Wilder, Evans Evans and Mabel Cavitt.

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