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« : August 02, 2011, 02:47:16 AM »

This was both Boetticher's and Murphy's last western and everybody seems to have passed it by. Even Garfield doesn't mention it in his book which ambitiously states to review all he western shot at the date of its publishing. I don't know if it was ever released outside USA. Anyway, there's a dvd around.




which is sold at amazon for a century.

I don't know what to say about it, it isa mixture of some originality, with a great Roy Bean plyed by Jory, and a good cameo by Murphy playing Jesse James. But the other main characters leave me quite doubtful, especially the protagonist. And the direction, with all those zooms, is irksome. The way the the duel is lost by one duelist is...moronic? The OST is mediocre. But watch it. 6\10


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« #1 : April 14, 2019, 09:14:27 AM »

Was this a made for television film?
It looks and esp. Sounds like one musically.
Plus the running time is 72.minutes what a 90 minute program woyld be.



Watched the DVD thinking it was a classic Audie Murphy flick.
The RoyBean bit seems lifted almost exactly from MAN OF THE WEST ( a Gary Cooper film with Walter Brennan as Bean).
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« : April 15, 2019, 09:16:00 AM uncknown »

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« #2 : April 14, 2019, 12:05:00 PM »

Was this a made for television film?
It looks and esp. Sounds like one musically.

Watched the DVD thinking it was a classic Audie Murphy flick.
The RoyBean bit seems lifted almost exactly from MAN OF THE WEST ( a Gary Cooper film with Walter Brennan as Bean).
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You mean The Westerner (1940)


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« #3 : April 15, 2019, 09:17:14 AM »

Correct.

Possibly the most inappropriate score I have ever heard.
The composer thought he was scoring a urban cop show!

« : April 15, 2019, 09:19:24 AM uncknown »

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« #4 : September 29, 2021, 11:02:35 AM »


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« #5 : October 04, 2021, 04:59:23 AM »

I wasn't able to find a physical copy in Poland, but my friend brought it over. He got it when he was little as a birthday gift. I'm not a fan of it - just another cliche western that didn't offer much. I'm not expecting reinventing the wheel, but here I got pretty much bored.

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