||The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
||Festus Haggen on Gunsmoke
||First black woman to win Wimbledon
||Cowboy star of the 20s and 30s
||Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital
||Cool Hand Luke
||Jesse Duke on Dukes of Hazzard
||Dep. Clem Foster on Bonanza
||The Grapes of Wrath
||20000 Leagues Under the Sea
Review by Charles E. Kelly (posted on 25-Dec-2007)
I have seen all of John Wayne's films. Well, almost all of them. For some reason, I like this one, maybe the most. Perhaps it was the subtle, yet smoldering chemistry between Constance Towers and John Wayne. Or maybe it was the Wayne-Holden chemistry. The filming was beautiful. The sets so authentic. And the attention to genuine cavalry details provide a great sense of the time-period. But overall, the chemistry between Wayne and Towers always makes me long for such a romance. She was so damned beautiful. Those eyes. His sense of duty and honor. Just the way she looked at him. I think it was very underrated.
Review by john levin (posted on 9-Sep-2007)
This John Ford/John Wayne film remains underrated. The prevalent reason for overlooking this one concerns the accidental death of a stuntman who Ford had allowed to work in spite of health problems.Allegedly Ford just wanted out and lost interest. Maybe so. But the evidence on screen shows a one-time combo of Wayne and Holden and the sparks do fly! The only irritant is Willis Bouchey who "John"s Wayne interminably. This film deserves another look.
Review by McKay Anderson (posted on 27-Sep-2007)
I completely agree with the last reviewer. This movie is totally underated! The cast is superb from top to bottom! The Duke is never more comfortable in a role. The addition of Bill Holden in a John Ford movie with John Wayne was a stroke of genius. Too bad is was their only movie together. The supporting cast was excellent. I went to the movie in 1959 to see my favorite actor/director's latest movie and was absolutely dumbstruck when Constance Towers appeared on screen. It was the first time I had ever seen her and I still feel she was the most beautiful actress I had ever seen and feel that way to this day. For the most part the film was historically correct and based on an actual event. I bring out this DVD along with "The Searchers" and watch them 3-4 times a year.
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