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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2012, 03:45:01 PM »

I'm one of the few who take this over the released version of MDC: it doesn't waste so much time with characters but when it does it does it clear. The actors are all better suited herein than in MDC, with the exception of  Brennan over Carradine\Sawyer.  It doesn't have the heights of MDC but as a whole movie is preferable. 7\10

Henry Fonda vs. Randolph Scott. nuf said

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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2012, 01:27:47 AM »

Henry Fonda vs. Randolph Scott. nuf said

Scott is better suited to play an all action character like the Earp of this movie than Fonda playing the action parts in MDC. (Hope it is) nuf said.

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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2012, 01:57:30 AM »

Scott is better suited to play an all action character like the Earp of this movie than Fonda playing the action parts in MDC. (Hope it is) nuf said.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2012, 05:28:10 AM »

Just compare the way Scott disposes of the drunk mexican at the start with Fonda's: no doubt he will solve the problem, can you say the same about Fonda?

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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2012, 07:10:48 AM »

Fonda's Earp was not supposed to be an action hero.

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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2012, 11:54:21 AM »

Just compare the way Scott disposes of the drunk mexican at the start with Fonda's: no doubt he will solve the problem, can you say the same about Fonda?

I don't remember how the scene was in Dwan's version, but I think there was no doubt that Fonda will solve the problem, or whoever else would have played Earp in MDC.

Fonda has rarely acted in pure action material (has he ever?), but he could have.

And Frontier Marshal is a 6/10 on the entertainometer.

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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2012, 12:17:28 PM »

The Earp in MDC is more of a noir character than an action character.

Anyway, I don't think there's a damn thing that Randolph Scott could do in front of a camera that Henry Fonda couldn't do

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« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2012, 12:52:02 PM »

Scott couldn't act, Fonda could.

I like Scott in some of his films, but Fonda was mostly an absolutely fascinating actor. Probably the greatest western actor, even if mostly not considered as being one.

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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2012, 12:40:05 AM »

I don't know how many Westerns Fonda was in -- when you think of him, I guess the ten-gallon hat isn't the first thing that comes to mind -- but he was damn good in every western I've seen him in: Jesse James, The Return of Frank James, The Ox Bow Incident, My Darling Clementine, Fort Apache, OUATITW, My Name is Nobody

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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2012, 01:59:41 AM »

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Drums along the Mohawk
The Tin Star
Warlock
The Rounders
Welcome to Hard Times
There Was a Crooked Man

He was also part of the all star cast of How the West Was Won and in some more less interesting westerns.

Only John Wayne appeared in more great and good westerns.

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