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Down Laredo Way (1953)
One of best written and acted westerns yet for a "B" type
I just watched this western again having had seen it a long time ago. It now stands as one of my favorites. Some westerns are the same old thing as far as plots go, but this one is one of a kind. All the actors were excellent. Clayton Moore is one of my favorites and he did his part very well. Having had played the "Lone Ranger" for such a long time, he came across as a totally different character in the part. His voice is such a giveaway though. No-one can match that voice.
I guess being of the age that I am (59) and grew up with westerns that good "B" westerns are hard to come by. When I moved to Arizona I got into the movie business and ended up working on westerns. I started on "Death Valley Days" and ended up working on Hi Chapperal, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and at least 180 various other movies. Even though I know all the methods and secrets of movie making now, I still will watch as many as I can because its a part of my life. My favorites are still westerns and when you see a movie like "Down Laredo Way" it re-ignites the desire to look for the best of those days. This one gets a "10"
Memory Lane & Jeff's Collie
I was 9 years old when Jeff's Collie 1st came on Sundays. It was our first B&W TV and I was glue'd to it. I had my favorite line-up on Sat mornings but could not wait until Sunday to see Jeff's Collie. I was from the midwest and could relate to Jeff and the farm. (later to work on one at 16) I truly believe all my values came from that great show. What a mother Jan Clayton was and even that grumpy Gramps, (whom I adored) as he was just like my Grampa. After reading all the comments so far. I see we all have the same opinion that this series was the best ever made, -BAR NONE. I am so happy that Discovery Kids plays all the series. I believe I'am in my second childhood sometimes in that I can't wait to see another episode every. The passing of Tommy, Jan and George has left a big hole in my heart, so thank God for film. I still look at all of them as alive each day and the're message will go on forever. I now collect all the movies that each of that cast was in thru-out their acting years. To me there is nothing wrong with holding on to memories like these as in this world, there is not much to hold on to.