It occurred to me that we need a contest for best Western movie, so here are the criteria for your nominations:

*Only one nomination per blogger. This will create some painful decisions.

*Authenticity. Clothes, guns, etc. The HBO series Deadwood would get very high marks here. The Searchers, great as it is, would do poorly.

*Qualities as a movie.

*Reality of gunfights

My own selection is The Culpepper Cattle Company, a low-budget, no-star 1970s masterpiece filled with chaotic violence, death, and viciousness. You can practically smell the cow flop.

Go to it.