horse opera

noun
a television or radio program or motion picture about the Wild West, often presented serially and usually dealing with adventures of cowboys, gunmen, gold prospectors, etc. Compare Western ( def 8 ).
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horse opera
 
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informal another term for Western

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  1. n.
    a Western movie. (See also oater.) : They're showing a series of old horse operas at the theater tonight.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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They've all done nobly by a noble horse opera, but none so nobly as its director.
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