presents more than 1660 films of THE "Genre" : A
and B films, some serials, productions from the USA mainly,
but also from Canada, England, Australia, France, Italy and Spain.
All the files of this movie database can be sorted by numeric or alphabetic
order (director's names, actors names and so on) in order to analyse a filmography, for instance. Each file includes major technical informations (credits, etc.) and a review.
This film database represent a unique and ideal guide and reference tool for the amateur, the "maniac", the student or researcher, or simply for anyone planning to build up a reference DVD library at home or elsewhere.
It can be used on any
type of computer (Mac and PC), on a smartphone or a tablet, as long as you have a datasheet
(Excel for instance) or a database program.
The version distributed
here is not a trial version, but a subset of the complete movie database.
In fact it is the first third of the files, including only the Directors
from A (ALDRICH Robert) to F (FURIE
Sidney J.) only. Those interested in the complete version, from
A to Z, should read the "Diffusion"
Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan in "The Virginian"
Western movie posters and western movie reviews for the moviegoer
As such, this Classic Western Database is obviously not complete, that is it doesn't cover the few thousands
westerns which have been produced by the cinema only. It is exclusively
made of the westerns I have seen... a good number I must admit,
and certainly the most interesting part of the genre.
It corresponds to the great pleasure I had all these years watching
what is for me the THE major genre of cinema, the one that can
assemble and welcome in its bosom all the themes and all others
in fact a subset of a huger database (more than 10.800 films),
called CINEFAN, which covers all types of movies from the
silent screen till now.
Neither WESTERNS nor CINEPHIL are completely free,
they both are sharewares, but if you buy CINEFAN you get WESTERNS
for free, as it is included in it.
CINEFAN costs 15 €.
Make your choice and go to the Diffusion/Rights page
contain some errors (typing, spelling and probably incorrect
names), but I try to improve it through my re-visions or my discoveries,
though these are so scarce now... the Western doesn't seem to
be a praised genre anymore !
There remains the problem of my personal findings (for those who
are interested in translating them from the French original, of
course...) ; now it's up to everyone of you to use it in such
a way you choose or need.
This movie database was started
in the years 1967-68, on the seats of the French Cinémathèque.
So many marvelous discoveries then ! Chatting with Langlois in
a corner of the bar, listening one evening to Raoul Walsh relating
his escapades with Flynn or Gable
around Hollywood, discussing
endlessly with some "co-religionists". Those were the
days for the "cinéphile"...
Then the glow of Western seemed to fade, and came the time for
computers, which allowed me at last to compile all my documentation
and memorize it in a single database.
As it is, this western movie database consists of more than
1660 westerns, starting with
"The great train robbery"...
As said above, they are all part of the CINEFAN movie database,
which contains some:
- 6600 US films,
- 2200 French films,
- 700 British films,
- 600 Italian films,
- 70 Japanese films,
- etc., from the silent era up till now.
Some opinions from enthousiastic users of the Cinefan film database (some translated from French):
- "Congratulations for the job you've done. Such a database is a dream come true for an amateur like me"
- I thought your database was quite adapted to be used as a first rate "dvdtheque"
- "Bravo" for the colossal work you've done"
- "Congratulations for your work"
- "Big thanks for your admirable work"
- "Your database is quite complete and clearly indicates a huge work ! Congratulations for this incredible work".
- "Thank you for the follow-up. Great customer service".
- "Hi Mr. Vernay, "Chapeau"! I really love your database."
- "I'm amazed by the number of films you know!"
- "I was obviously impressed by the richness and the precision of your database"
- "I compliment you for your work, which seems colossal ! And also thank you for making it available to us"
- "Thank you very much
for delivering such a magnificent database. It is very very interesting."
"Man of the West"
by Anthony Mann