I've *cough* only seen one or two Westerns, *cough*, however before you unfollow this blog and block all communications with me, I'd like to write my thoughts on one particular Western, The Apple Dumpling Gang.
First, it's hilarious. It's the only movie that even comes into competition with The Princess Bride for funniness.
Second, this is the basic plot line:
The story introduces Mr. Donovan(whose name I very well may be spelling incorrectly). He enjoys gambling, is a frequent saloon-visitor, and not the sort of person you'd trust three kids to. I mean he's nice and everything, but you know what I mean.
A friend asks him to hold onto some "valuables" for a bit. Those valuables turn out to be the aforementioned three kids.
Mr. Donovan can't worm his way out of their care, so he proposes(in the most un-romantic fashion possible) to Dusty, a red-haired tomboy, and hopes that'll keep him from having to take care of them.
Meanwhile, a duo of bumbling criminals looks for trouble wherever they can find it. Their names are Amos and Theodore(played by Don Knotts). They were originally from another group of bad guys(for lack of a better term), but got kicked out for(if I remember correctly) accidentally shooting the leader's foot?
By a stroke of good fortune, the kids find a lump of gold in an old mine and it is brought to the town bank for safekeeping. That attracted Amos and Theodore like moths to a light bulb.
Anyways, I could go on, but all you really need to know is that it's hilarious, clean, and did I mention how funny it is?
Favorite Scene: The Ladder Scene
Favorite Character: Amos
Oh, and the music is great, too. And there's a sequel. You have to watch the sequel.