Excellent, Character Led Western
I had to comment on this as the only other comment said it was too long
and too dull. I recorded it for my father, who is a western fan, and
watched it with him and my wife.
The movie has charismatic performances from Wayne and especially Walter
Brennan as the old deputy. He made us laugh out loud several times.
True it isn't all action, but more about characters. Ricky Nelson did
okay, no Oscars here but a competent enough piece of acting as a young,
Angie Dickinson plays the love interest and boy was she gorgeous in
those days! OK so the Duke was cracking on a bit for the young and
lovely Angie to fall in love with him, but there wasn't much else in the
town to fancy and some women like older men!
Very enjoyable Western. I gave it 8/10..
spokenddt watch The Matrix Revolutions movie
having Big John in this classic was a sight for sore eyes, and to have all of the stars in one movie is something you will not see in todays movies because everyone wants the starring role. but this is one movie i have to add to my collection..
cfostan watch Easy Six movie
One of the Best Western Ever.
Richard Henry watch Babysitter Wanted movie
Good family movie.
seversupamovs watch Basic movie
Un film de referinta al westernului. Nu la-i vaszut, nu stii nimic de spre westernuri.
skyessong watch Orlando movie
great western> John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson compliment each other. Walter Brennan rounds off the movie with some comedic relief> Angie Dickenson is amazing. This is why The Duke is legendary.
The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach..
What a cast! John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Angie Dickinson, Ricky Nelson, and Claude Akins...the stars work together and form one of the brightest constellations of the John Wayne film era. One of the best of the genre. A MUST SEE!.
Rio Lobo One of Wayne's best IMO. Almost two movies in one..
Free willy Slow movie. Not enough action .
GREAT WESTERN MOVIE I LOVE IT.
A Study of Men
A simple case: The good have arrested a bad and entrench themselves in
the prison. The to and from is unimportant - what counts is this very
moment where the time seems to stand still: four men in a room who are
sitting together and sleek their wounds. And they act as if there's
nothing more important than their mankind. And then they sing a song
which is called "My Pony, My Rifle and Me" all right, but - of course -
tells from the desire to spend some quiet minutes with a "sweet girl
companion". In a certain way, this is the natural distance which
Hollywood has put between men and women. First, there are the men, then
there's the desire - and finally the women take their place who
actually and undoubtedly hold the reins. This is the story that always
swirls through the minds of men - and sometimes has to be cryptically
sung out loud - about the better, invisible half of the story of Rio
Bravo. Here, we see Dude (Dean Martin) who had an unpleasant experience
with a woman; Chance (John Wayne) who is close to have one in the
future; Stumpy (Walter Brennan) who is too old for such things and
Colorado (Ricky Nelson) who is still too young. Those are four good
reasons for limiting the contact with women to a song which circles
around horses and rifles, but actually means That.
So, the second, visible half of the story tells from four men in a room
- and it would have been only half as beautiful without the short
screen offs between the cuts. It is about friendship, responsibility,
alcohol and all the things that men just have to worry with. Dude
started drinking - they say, because of a woman - and therefor is not
the old one anymore. His old friend Chance watched this for too long
now, and decided at one point that this man is beyond help. That's why
he puts his trust into the young newbie Colorado and wants him to be
his next deputy. From now on, Chance finds, Dude can drink as much as
he wants - he doesn't care anymore. But exactly this wins Dude over to
stop and to pour the whisky in the glass back into the bottle - without
spilling one drop. He says that a Mexican tune has brought him back to
life, but it was, of course, Chance who said that the boy is at least
as good as Dude. Anyway, the old Stumpy becomes so deranged from this
whirl that he indulges in taking a big slug.
The four men are still surrounded by the bad guys, but no situation is
as serious when a song at the right time can provide some comfort. Dude
lies on a slapstick with the hat moved deep down his face and a
cigarette in his mouth when he starts singing while Colorado sets in
the guitar to "My Pony, My Rifle and Me". Stumpy obviously has his fun
and Chance grins pleasantly. Now, Colorado sings his part and Dude
whistles to it. And afterwards, they throw in "Get Along Home, Cindy,
Cindy" which Stumpy knows as well and lilts with them. And Chance,
drinking his coffee out of a dented metal cup, puts on his most
fatherly face. Before, the world was in pieces, but now, everything is
put together again. From now on, you know that nothing can go wrong
anymore. A song is enough, not more. There is no fairer solution cinema
has to offer..