#4 Best Westerns: Pale Rider

pale-rider

#4: PALE RIDER

Cast:

Clint Eastwood, Carrie Snodgress, Michael Moriarty, Sydney Penny

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Awards:

Highest grossing western of the 1980s

Summary:

Based on the Biblical prediction of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Pale Rider represents Death.  In this movie Death is personified as a mysterious stranger – The Preacher – who arrives in answer to a prayer to help protect a group of gold-mining families from the local bullies who are trying to run them off their claims.

Review:

I have always been a big Clint Eastwood fan and in my opinion, this is one of his best performances.  Eastwood shines as the quintessential Western hero – strong, silent, loyal, and brave, but with a little edgy darkness surrounding him.

Have you seen this movie?  Would it be YOUR top choice?

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