Thank You Mask Man

Thank You Mask Man 1971

This short animation set to Lenny Bruce's live monologue tells how the Lone Ranger hooks up with Tonto. With Bruce doing all the voices, this animation begins with local folks upset at the Lone Ranger because he won't stay around to be thanked after a good deed. So, he stays and finds he likes hearing "Thank you mask man." When their attention starts to shift elsewhere, he shocks and disgusts the townspeople with a final request. According to the cartoon’s producer John Magnuson, at early showings of this, gay audiences were upset by its apparent “fag-bashing”. And it’s true, part of the fun of the piece is just crying out “Masked man’s a fag”, scandalising and defacing the image of this all-American hero. But it’s within the larger context of Bruce’s analysis of heroism, and that the towns people reject the Masked Man is because of their prejudices, not because Bruce is asking us to endorse them. (from:



In 1862 a Dutch widow travels to the Old West to discover the fate of her husband and learn the horrible secret of the town in which he died.

Hearts of the West

Hearts of the West 1975

Naive Iowa farm boy Lewis Tater dreams of being a famous Western novelist like his hero, Zane Grey. He leaves home to answer a writing correspondence course's ad for on-campus classes, only to discover that the school consists of a row of postboxes at an isolated Nevada train depot. On the run from the con men responsible, Lewis stumbles across "real" cowboys shooting a movie in the desert. The would-be writer soon finds himself instead acting in Westerns, for the rundown Tumbleweed Productions, in silent-era Hollywood.

Comin' at Ya!

Comin' at Ya! 1981

A young couple's wedding ceremony is brutally interrupted when a pair of outlaw brothers arrive and massacre almost everyone in sight. They kidnap the beautiful young bride and leave her husband for dead. Luckily, he only sustains a flesh wound and quickly saddles up to track down the brothers before they sell his wife and a group of other women at an auction to a group of Mexican brothel owners.

Cry Blood Apache

Cry Blood Apache 1970

Telling the story of his early life in flashback, a former prospector (Joel McCrea, with flashback sequences featuring son Jody) explains his brutal massacre of a tribe of Indians. The only survivor (Marie Gahua) agrees to lead him to a secret gold mine.

An Animal Called Man

An Animal Called Man 1972

Two 'Trinity'esque brothers bicycle into Silver City and become involved with its citizens and the local rancher who runs it.

Los hijos de Satanás

Los hijos de Satanás 1972

Two sworn enemies must put aside their differences and join forces to catch a gang of thieves led by a woman called "The Yara". They must fight to save their village from the bandits and do everything necessary to prevent The Yara from controlling their destinies.

Cilali Ibo the Texas Conqueror

Cilali Ibo the Texas Conqueror 1971

In 1959, a new comic actor, Feridun Karakaya starts a series with Cilali Ibo (Ibo, the Polished One) and becomes popular around the 1960s and 1970s. Cilalı ibo Teksas Fatihi (Cilali Ibo the Texas Conqueror) is a parody/pastiche of the Western genre, scripted by Osman F. Seden.

Lash of Lust

Lash of Lust 1972

Soft-core western filmed at Charles Manson's old stomping grounds; the Spahn Ranch, back in 1968. As of this writing, not commercially available for viewing.

Empire of the Summer Moon

Empire of the Summer Moon

Two epic stories of an incredible saga. In 1836, Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes, gets kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier. She then grows to love her captors and becomes infamous as the "White Squaw", a pioneer woman who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. Her mixed-blood son, Quanah, succeeds her and becomes the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Their legacy is wrapped around the rise, and ultimately, the fall of the most powerful Indian tribe in American history, battling a war spanning four decades, holding up the development of the new American nation. In a beautiful tale encompassing Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads, is the war of the Comanches.

And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave

And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave 1971

Wells Fargo hires bounty hunters to protect its gold transports from the notorious outlaw Glenn Kovacs. Jeff Sullivan, one of the hired gunmen, buys the freedom of Dan Barker, a prisoner who may lead him to Kovacs. When Barker escapes from Sullivan, the other bounty hunters pursue him also, leading to the ultimate showdown between all parties.

The Gunfighters

The Gunfighters 1987

In this pilot Western produced for Canadian television, two brothers and their cousin become bandits to rescue their ranch from a greedy land developer.

Legend of Cougar Canyon

Legend of Cougar Canyon 1976

There are many wonderful and dangerous legends about Cougar Canyon, a sacred Navajo terrain. Two young boys must face the legends and dangers when they go to rescue a lost goat.

The Running Gun

The Running Gun 1992

When a guinfighter drifts into a small Arizona town offering his gun for hire he finds what life is all about and that his has been wasted.

Si quieres vivir... dispara

Si quieres vivir... dispara 1975

Jimmy is in pursuit of outlaw Marco but stops and helps farmers battle a greedy landowner who is attempting to buy up and control the entire region.