Two Great Robert Taylor Westerns on TCM on Monday, April 8 (USA)

RT2301Billy the Kid (1941) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Mon, April 08, 2013 10:45 AM est.  Listed as Closed Captioned.

A misunderstood youngster turns into one of the West’s most notorious outlaws. Billy the Kid. Say that name in the 1880s New Mexico Territory and some folks whoop for joy. Other folks reach for their guns.

This was Robert Taylor’s first Western.  He rode his own horse and insisted on doing all of the riding himself, even in long shots.

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The Law and Jake Wade (1958) is playing on Turner Classic Movies on Mon, April 08, 2013 at 06:30 PM est.  Listed as Closed Captioned.

Intense Western drama starring Robert Taylor as a former bank robber who now works as a lawman in a New Mexico town. When he discovers that ex-partner Richard Widmark is about to be hung, he stops the execution, but a less-than-grateful Widmark forces Taylor to help him find loot hidden years earlier. Henry Silva, Patricia Owens, DeForest Kelley co-star; John Sturges directs. 86 min.

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I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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