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Monday Movie Madness: Bend of the River!

Hello Posse,

Today's blog is going to be short and sweet. I am on a roll writing Into the West: Last Showdown and I want to get it finished! If you are on my mailing list, I will be sending out a question later today and I would really appreciate your help. I am considering doing something different with the current book and want the opinions of people who have been reading the serial. One of the great things about being a self-published author is I can do what I and my readers want.

But for now, let's talk about Bend of the River!

Bend of the River was released in 1952 by Universal Pictures. It is an American western that was directed by Anthony Mann and stars James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, and Arthur Kennedy. The movie is based on the novel Bend of the Snake by Bill Gulick which was published in 1950. This was the second western project for Anthony Mann and James Stewart. The first being the classic Winchester '73, but honestly if you tell me you want me to watch a western with Jimmy Stewart, that is really all you have to say and I'm there.

The film follows a reformed outlaw Glyn McLyntock (Stewart). He is working as a trail guide for homesteaders who are on their way to Oregon. On the way, he ends up rescuing a thief, Emerson Cole (Kennedy) from certain execution. Cole joins the group on the trail out west. The settlers get to their destination only to discover the person who was supposed to provide them with needed supplies has changed the deal. McLyntock and Cole go to meet the trader to get the supplies, by any means necessary. Cole double crosses McLyntock and steals the supplies. McLyntock goes on the trail to hunt him down and settle the score.

With any luck, this link will work for you (it's not available in all regions) and you can go here to Dailymotion (<--- click here) to watch the full movie online.

Movie Snack Recipe

If you ever read my blogs, you know I love me some cheesy jokes. So in keeping with that tradition, I decided to play off the fact that Rock Hudson is in this movie as the tie-in for our movie snack recipe today, BBC Good Food's Rocky Road (<--- click here for recipe).

Who wouldn't enjoy this chocolatey goodness while watching a great western with stars like Jimmy Stewart and Rock Hudson. It is a win, win, win!

So now you know what time it is, posse! It's time to get your snacks and settle in for another great western!




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