The western film by Charles Silver

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Published by Pyramid Publications in New York .

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  • Western films -- History and criticism.

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Statementby Charles Silver ; general editor, Ted Sennett.
SeriesA Pyramid illustrated history of the movies
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.W4 S5
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4901498M
ISBN 100515041912
LC Control Number76046170

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