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« #15 : December 06, 2009, 03:59:50 AM »

Its major fault is somebody should have pulled Sidney Poitier aside and given him something else to wear, he comes off looking way way too much like a stereotypical pimp rather than just cool, he's a horse wrangler by profession not a gambler, they should have had him just well dressed not flamboyant. Check out Buck & The Preacher for a comparison of costume. Now something in between those would have been more realistic.

But you know its part of the time period where things were overdone,  look at almost any Western with a black protagonist, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, ect., etc. they are almost all a little much.


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« #16 : April 13, 2010, 06:03:34 AM »

And Poitier, after two days fighting and running in the desert should have at least his shirt not immaculate...
Anyway this movie has great outdoor scenes, on a big screen they are really something to gape at. The minuses are the Andersson-Weaver story and the score which is good but most of the times doesn't fit with the images (expecially during the indian camp scenes: Hefti probably never saw a western before this one in his life). A pity, anyway I give it 7\10.


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« #17 : November 28, 2017, 06:30:50 AM »

And Poitier, after two days fighting and running in the desert should have at least his shirt not immaculate...
Anyway this movie has great outdoor scenes, on a big screen they are really something to gape at. The minuses are the Andersson-Weaver story and the score which is good but most of the times doesn't fit with the images (expecially during the indian camp scenes: Hefti probably never saw a western before this one in his life). A pity, anyway I give it 7\10.

Yes. rewatching as I type a 7/10 is about right.


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