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9 Notable Westerns with a Texas Twist



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The Professionals

Year Released: 1966
Director: Richard Brooks

Four men bring their unique expertise together to help rescue a rancher’s kidnapped wife in The Professionals. The group of Texans must cross the border to track down the bandits responsible.

Reception was positive for the film, which was based on Frank O’Rourke’s novel "A Mule for the Marquesa," landing a total of three Academy Award nominations.  

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