Moviedrome Mondays: Junior Bonner (1972)

Since I could not find a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to legendary macho director Sam Peckinpah’s underrated 1972 Neo-western rodeo drama Junior Bonner, readers will have to rely on Cox’s intro transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was June 7, 1992 (read here). Not much to add here, except that I agree with all of Cox’s sentiments on this overlooked gem. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite Sam Peckinpah films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

My Favorite Sam Peckinpah Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

2.   The Wild Bunch (1969)

3.   Cross of Iron (1977)

4.   Ride the High Country (1962)

5.   The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

6.   Junior Bonner (1972)

7.   ABC Stage 67 (1966)
7a. Episode: “Noon Wine”
(Television)

8.   Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)

9.   Straw Dogs (1971)

10. Major Dundee (1965)

11. The Getaway (1972)

12. The Deadly Companions (1961)

13. The Killer Elite (1975)

14. The Osterman Weekend (1983)

15. Convoy (1978)

16. Route 66 (1961)
16a. Episode: “Mon Petit Chou”
(Television)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   The Rifleman – Season 1 (1958-1959)
1a. Episode: “The Marshall” (1958)
1b. Episode: “The Boarding House” (1959)
1c. Episode: “The Money Gun” (1959)
(Television)

2.   The Rifleman – Season 2 (1960)
(Episode: “The Baby Sitter”
(Television)

3.   The Westerner – Season 1 (1960)
3a. Episode: “Jeff”
3b. Episode: “Brown”
3c. Episode: “The Courting of Libby”
3d. Episode: “Hand on the Gun”
3e. Episode: “The Painting”
(Television)

4.   Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre – Season 3 (1959)
4a. Episode: “Trouble at Tres Cruces”
(Television)

5.   Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre – Season 4 (1959-1960)
5a. Episode: “Lonesome Road” (1959)
5b. Episode: “Miss Jenny” (1960)
(Television)