Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws: A Tribute to Johnny Crawford

Johnny Crawford has been in show business since 1950 to 2018. That’s 68 years of entertaining audiences. Johnny played the part of silent movie star William S. Hart in his last movie role in the soon-to-be-released ‘Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws,’ his last acting role…

Mescal, Arizona, located about 40 miles Southeast of Tucson, Arizona, near the town of Benson, is the home of Old Tucson’s second western movie town location. Situated on 60 acres of land which is leased from the Arizona State Land Department, Old Tucson Studio is surrounded by acres of wide open spaces and not a
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There was a time when cowboys ruled the day, or at least the airwaves, and the good guy always won.

From Tom Mix in the early 1900s, to Clint Eastwood and Kurt Russell today, most of us have wanted to be a cowboy or cowgirl at one time or another.

Many of us grew up knowing that among the cowboys of the cinema, Roy Rogers was king, and Dale Evans was his queen.

Fast forward. After going through a few years of relative dormancy, in 2015, the Roy Roger’s Double R Bar Ranch came into the sights of Jim Heffel.

Now an accomplished horseman and part-time stunt rider, Jim and his wife Deena bought the farm in a friendly manner of speaking…

It was hellishly hot, it was sweltering, it was blazing. Well, you get the idea. It was just summer in the Mojave Desert. The real heat in the real desert.

The sizzle flavored all the things a good western exemplifies. Man against nature. Man against man. Women against men. Horses against…

Wait, I think I spotted a running theme.

Intrigue, drama and laughter.

Yes, plenty of laughter…

The movie is currently in post-production. In the meantime, we’ll give Heat in the West more buzz than an angry tarantula hawk…

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