Straight Shooting (1917)

Straight Shooting (1917) was made during a period when the film conventions of the western genre were solidifying. Among these conventions was the duel that takes on a different complexion in the film given it is neither a fast draw nor involves pistols. Instead Cheyenne Harry, the protagonist of the film, and Placer Fremont a hired gunslinger, use rifles and engage with each other by stealth.

Seven Samurai (1954)

Amongst the most influential action films ever made, Seven Samurai (1954) is also significant for its sheer epicness concerning its story as well as its duration. With a story duration of over 3 hours and 18 minutes, the Seven Samurai manifests a staggering 54 distinct action moments that generally grow in length as the film reaches its climax.

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Despite being a late entry into the western genre, given its long history, The Wild Bunch (1969) manifests action scenario variations revealing how they are shaped by genre. Amongst the most notable of these is the dragged-by-a-horse stunt, a variation of the speed scenario, that often showcases its danger for both stuntperson and character.