May 24, 2016
You know I loves me some Randolph Scott Westerns. This one is a railroad drama with post-Civil War North/South conflicts.
The shifting loyalties of Scott’s brothers is interesting, then impenetrable, and ultimately whimsical. Boo for that. Yay for Randolph Scott.
May 20, 2016
May 13, 2016
This Randolph Scott film from 1953 shares a lot with Chinatown, 1974. Locations: San Pedro, Los Angeles, Santa Monica. Stakes: water rights.
But does Chinatown have a ‘bitch fight’ like this?!
An Easy-Going Gent with Deadly Guns…and a Reputation to Match!
May 10, 2016
May 9, 2016
April 25, 2016
Is Edgar Buchanan in every Western, or just the best thing in it?
Neat story with my Forrest Tucker as a bad guy. Randolph Scott shows up way late in this, like near the 30 minute mark.
April 21, 2016
It’s ALL Edgar Buchanan ALL the time over here at Charles Starrett blog!
April 18, 2016
Randolph Scott ruling, of course. Ann Dvorak nifty, of course.
But Edgar Buchanan is perhaps more perfect than usual, if that’s possible.
Great bit with Scott’s horse silently following him as he tours the town in the moments before the final shoot out.
Another fairly sleepy movie with a great ending. Saloons on one side of Texas Road, and Commerce on the other. Violent end to stalemate, engineered by Scott. Somehow Pro-Union with the Lloyd Bridges as the organizer of the homesteaders. Troubling portrayal of money-obsessed shop-owner.
April 17, 2016
Shades of Durango.
Great performance by Rebecca Welles
Fantastic final 10 minutes, especially jousting final shoot out!
February 15, 2016
Just in time for President’s Day. Gah!