Movie Westerns & TV Cowboys
The movie cowboys of the silver screen have been our eyes to the ways of the American wild west since the 1920s. They rode horses; they sang songs. Their horses did tricks; their guns were shiny and on the right side of the law. Movie cowboys were our heroes whether they wore black as Hopalong Cassidy did or white as the Lone Ranger did. And there shall always be a place in our heart for them. There was a day when singing cowboys ruled the airwaves. Read about famous movie cowboys and cowboy horses, those trusted steeds with names like "Silver" and "Tornado" and even "Buttermilk". In fact these TV/movie cowboys were so beloved that our stores were filled with tributes to them. Kids could buy Hopalong Cassidy or Roy Rogers lunch boxes and pajamas or toy guns. There were even toy replicas of the cowboy horses. Kids everywhere echoed the famous refrain "Hi Ho Silver" of the Lone Ranger wherever they went. Here are just some of the classic Film/TV cowboys from the early days that we have come to know and love.