Sergio Leone Web Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 20, 2017, 11:07:55 PM
Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
News:


+  Sergio Leone Web Board
|-+  Films of Sergio Leone
| |-+  Other Films (Moderators: cigar joe, moviesceleton, Dust Devil)
| | |-+  Cave of Outlaws (1951)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Cave of Outlaws (1951)  (Read 325 times)
Spikeopath
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 515


View Profile
« on: February 24, 2017, 03:23:46 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043392/reference

The gold in that cave corrupts us all.

Cave of Outlaws is directed by William Castle and written by Elizabeth Wilson. It stars MacDonald Carey, Alexis Smith, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Hugh O'Brian and Houseley Stevenson. A Technicolor production out of Universal International Pictures, with music scored by Joseph Gershenson and cinematography by Irving Glassberg.

1895 and Pete Carver (Carey) is released from Kansas State Prison, he is the only survivor of a gold robbery 15 years earlier that saw his father killed in caves near Cooper Bend, Arizona. The gold was never recovered, and now Carver is back in Copper Bend, and this place, its inhabitants, are about to be privy to greed, treachery and murderous secrets of the past.

William Castle was 7 years away from making his lasting mark on cinema, where his scare tactic gimmicks used to accompany his horror movies ensured him a lasting reputation as a showman producer with tactical nous. Prior to this he was a jobbing director, churning out a number of low rank and file pictures that are rarely mentioned and mostly forgotten about. The odd one, mind, is worthy of spending time with on a Sunday afternoon. One such film is Cave of Outlaws, a Western that certainly doesn't shake the earth or raise the pulse considerably, but has enough interesting locales and quality of story to render it as watchable fodder for the B Western fan.

Standard formula applies here, man has mission to accomplish, gold is the root of all evil, pretty girl offers hope of romantic redemption, but villains and the law are spoiling the broth. There's no great stand out action sequences, but they are well handled by the director and stunt men, with a couple of good old fist fights to brighten the day. The Technicolor print is nice and with Glassberg and Castle making great use of the eerie Carlsbad Caverns and the lovely exteriors at Vasquez Rocks, picture is always pleasing on the eye. Cast are modest, but nothing to annoy or hinder, though it's unusual to see Buchanan turn in an average portrayal. 6/10

« Last Edit: February 24, 2017, 03:50:56 PM by Spikeopath » Logged

Out you get Hooky, you done your bit.
cigar joe
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12607


easy come easy go


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 03:43:00 PM »

How did you see this Spike?

Logged

"When you feel that rope tighten on your neck you can feel the devil bite your ass"!
Spikeopath
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 515


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 03:50:06 PM »

How did you see this Spike?

Sorry, forgot to add edit. Watched via UK cable.

« Last Edit: February 24, 2017, 03:51:35 PM by Spikeopath » Logged

Out you get Hooky, you done your bit.
stanton
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2934



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 02:47:16 AM »

This cheapo is from 1961 (not 1951), and is pretty forgettable anyway. 3/10

I have a German DVD.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2017, 02:48:17 AM by stanton » Logged

Spikeopath
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 515


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 06:32:29 AM »

This cheapo is from 1961 (not 1951), and is pretty forgettable anyway. 3/10

I have a German DVD.

IMDb needs correcting then. I would be surprised if it was 61 given that that was Castle's scare tactic phase.

Logged

Out you get Hooky, you done your bit.
stanton
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2934



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 06:49:41 AM »

IMDb needs correcting then. I would be surprised if it was 61 given that that was Castle's scare tactic phase.

Ooops, you are right, I was sure it was from 61. Don't know where I went that wrong. Maybe because it was in color.

Logged

Spikeopath
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 515


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 07:41:09 AM »

Ooops, you are right, I was sure it was from 61. Don't know where I went that wrong. Maybe because it was in color.

We all do it mate. I checked the Castle biography just in case I needed to amend on IMDb.

 Afro

Logged

Out you get Hooky, you done your bit.
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Visit FISTFUL-OF-LEONE.COM

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.032 seconds with 20 queries.