Jan 02

We have been working on the website

We have been working on the website so things may look a bit different then the last time you were here! We are adding information on each Western Movie Star and on Each Western TV series. To watch western movies or western TV shows just click on one of the photos below. You will be taken to a page where you can choose a western movie stars movies or a western TV series to watch. On that page choose what you would like to watch and click on the photo. You will be taken to a page about the western movie star or a page about the western TV series. There you can read about the star or show you have chosen. When you would like to watch the movies or episodes just click on the photo on the information page and you will be taken to the videos. IT IS THAT EASY! Enjoy the shows and thanks for riding the trail with us.

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Dec 31

Special Guest Article by William Winckler

Classic Hollywood Actor Robert Winckler
By William Winckler
My father, Robert “Bobby” Winckler, was one of the most prolific child and teenage actors in the 1930’s and 1940’s during Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” Often credited as “Winkler,” he worked in over eighty feature films and over two-hundred radio shows, appearing with nearly every major Hollywood star during those years. He also performed in hundreds of theater-vaudeville-live stage productions, as well as provided voices for many popular animated cartoons!
Charlie Chaplin’s wife, Mildred Harris Chaplin, saw my father performing on stage, and was so impressed by him, she wrote a letter of introduction to Hal Roach Studios for him, and that’s how his Hollywood career started. Dad was born in Chicago, and became a huge child star there, working in local radio, doing live-theater performances, vaudeville, and he even sang the National Anthem at the Democratic Convention for the 32nd U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt! After that, and with Chaplin’s letter in hand, Dad and his parents moved to Hollywood, and Dad immediately started working.
Of all the film work he did, my father absolutely loved working in classic western movies! Westerns were his favorites! Dad worked with nearly all the major cowboy stars of the time; Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Wild Bill Elliott, Johnny Mack Brown, Tim McCoy, Bob Steele, Bob Livingston, Bob Baker, George Houston, George Montgomery, Wayne Morris, Dick Foran, Tom Tyler, Eddie Dean, and others! The “star power” these silver screen cowboys had was many times greater than the “star power” or “fame” of today’s Hollywood celebrities, especially since the only way to have seen motion pictures in those days was in “brick-and-mortar” movie theaters (there was no TV, no DVD or internet!)! These cowboy stars were hugely famous!
Put yourself in my Dad’s shoes . . .or boots . . . at the time. Here you are, playing the main kid character alongside cowboy icons like Gene Autry, Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Livingston, and Wild Bill Elliott . . . men you loved and idolized . . .and these super-stars are treating you as if you are their own flesh and blood son! This is how they treated my father! Dad always said “oh what kind, talented men they were!” Dad worked with some of these cowboys multiple times too, as with Johnny Mack Brown (two pictures), Bob Steele (two movies), and Gene Autry (one film, several Melody Ranch radio shows, and even an appearance in the Gene Autry Comic Book / Movie Comic of Blue Montana Skies!).
The cowboy heroes weren’t the only ones who treated my Dad with kindness, their western side-kicks did too! Dad had a ball working with Smiley Burnette, Raymond Hatton, Rufe Davis, Lou Felton, Fuzzy Knight, and the others! In many movies, Dad’s screen time would be split between the cowboy hero and the cowboy’s comedic sidekick! I recall Dad saying how much fun he had playing bratty Wilbur Potter and pestering Smiley Burnette in the Gene Autry western Blue Montana Skies. In that film, Dad’s mischievous character Wilbur has hilarious scenes with Smiley, as he plays all sorts of tricks and practical jokes on him!
We can’t leave out the classic western villains or “heavies” either! Dad told me that many of the villains in his westerns were just as kind and nice to him as the cowboy heroes were! These bad guys, who were actually the nicest men in the world, included heavies like Roy Barcroft, Ed Cobb, Tom London, George Chesebro and Glen Strange! Dad really got a kick out of Ed Cobb . . . he always smiled when remembering him!
In one of his westerns, Dad rode the famous Hollywood movie horse “Silver,” also known as “Silver Chief!” Silver was the Lone Ranger’s horse in the Lone Ranger serials starring Lee Powell and Bob Livingston. Silver was also the horse of the Durango Kid/Charles Starrett, the horse of Sunset Carson, Tom Tyler and Ray “Crash” Corrigan! Yes, Dad even worked with famous horses!
When Dad worked on a western film, it was like being in one big happy family! Dad loved working at beautiful outdoor locations with fresh air, sunshine, blue skies and rocky terrain. . . places like Iverson’s Ranch, the Monogram Ranch and Convict Lake! The highly detailed western town exterior sets were also like a big playground to Dad! Some of the locations required overnight stays, so those films were mini vacations for him! It sure beat working inside dark soundstages all day long!
These movies were directed by talented men responsible for hundreds of classic westerns, and several worked with Dad multiple times because they thought he was a terrific actor. These directors included Lambert Hillyer and Sam Neufield, not to mention Herbert Leeds, B. Reeves Eason, Ray Taylor, Joseph Kane, Lester Orlebeck and Lesley Selander.
Dad also loved working with the wranglers. . . they taught him rope tricks, and the best ways to ride horses. He enjoyed riding horses and got very good at it. He also had fun riding in covered wagons, on buckboards, and driving stagecoaches (yes, as a kid he drove a stagecoach in The Three Mesquiteer’s film Pals of the Pecos). Dad was fascinated watching iconic stuntmen like Yakima Canutt and Dave Sharpe work their magic, and he loved shooting off various fire-arms, including vintage Colt 45’s and old rifles! In a Bob Baker western, Dad’s character actually saves the day when he blows a bad-guy off a rooftop with a shotgun blast (something you will never see in today’s politically correct movies . . . a kid heroically shooting a villain and being praised for doing it!)! It was “Heaven on Earth” for a boy in those days!
(WE WILL HAVE MORE FROM WILLIAM ABOUT HIS WONDERFUL TALENTED FATHER LATER!)

WATCH BOBBY WINCKLER IN THE BOB STEELE MOVIE The Feud Maker. JUST CLICK ON THE PHOTO!

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The Feud Maker. Western Movie starring Bob Steele.

Dec 31

WESTERN TRAILS TV SHOW

We are excited to introduce the Western Trails Television show. Western Trails is an original series show produced by Westerns On The Web with episodes featuring those who help to preserve the American West. Hosted by Bob Terry with special guests including Robert Fuller (star of western TV shows LARAMIE and WAGON TRAIN), Quick Cal Elrich (National Director of Cowboy Fast Draw), James Drury (Star of THE VIRGINIAN TV series), Alex Cord (Star of the 1966 Western Movie STAGECOACH and other westerns), Don Kay (LITTLE BROWN JUG REYNOLDS ANIMAL TRAINER AND WESTERN ACTOR LEGEND). Also Western Authors, Musicians, Artists, and Western item manufacturers just to name a few. Interviews with wonderful, interesting people who through their lives help to keep the American West Alive! We really are convinced you will enjoy this Westerns On The Web original series.
ONLINE TO WATCH FREE IN HD.

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WESTERN TRAILS TV SHOWS HOSTED BY BOB TERRY AND FEATURING SPECIAL WESTERN GUESTS.

Nov 29

WATCH TELEVISION WESTERN SERIES SHOW EPISODES

Western TV SHOWS to Watch FREE ONLINE Over 1000 Western episodes.
JUST CLICK ON A PHOTO TO LEARN ABOUT THE SERIES AND TO WATCH WESTERN SHOW EPISODES!
Most of these series shows have episodes to watch some only have information on the series at this time!

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Nov 27

Watch the BIGGEST NAMES in Westerns

Watch the BIGGEST NAMES in Westerns! Western MOVIES to Watch FREE ONLINE Over 1000 Westerns.
JUST CLICK ON A PHOTO TO LEARN ABOUT THE STAR AND TO WATCH THEIR WESTERN MOVIES!

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Oct 27

Most Popular Western series shows on Westerns On The Web

Here are some of the most popular western TV series shows on Westerns On The Web.
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JUST CLICK ON A PHOTO TO READ ABOUT THE SERIES AND WATCH EPISODES

Oct 13

William S. Hart The Original Screen Cowboy

William Surrey Hart (December 6, 1864 – June 23, 1946) Hart went on to become one of the first great stars of the motion picture western. Fascinated by the Old West, he acquired Billy the Kid’s “six shooters” and was a friend of legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat ——- READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR THE COMPLETE ARTICLE!
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