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Hondo [VHS] [1954]

John Wayne , Geraldine Page , John Farrow    Parental Guidance   VHS Tape
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate, James Arness
  • Directors: John Farrow
  • Writers: James Edward Grant, Louis L'Amour
  • Producers: John Wayne, Robert Fellows
  • Format: HiFi Sound, PAL, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: VCI
  • VHS Release Date: 11 Sep 1995
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RRUI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,036 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Classic Western starring John Wayne. In 1874, cavalry despatch rider Hondo Lane (Wayne) decides to help white settler Helen (Geraldine Page) and her son when the Apaches begin to rise against the white man. Hondo feels his loyalties divided as he is half-Native American himself, but sets about helping the settlers and remaining US cavalry escape from the Apache region to safety.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic Duke film 20 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This was one of the first ever John Wayne films i saw, and from the first scene in which you find him walking over the desert alone, carrying his saddle in his arms and his dog running along beside him, he became my all time favourite movie star. This action packed, yet at times moving western finds a widow and her young boy living in a lonely farm house constantly terrorised by the local indian tribe. Luckily for the widow however, the duke finds his way to their home, giving the indians something to worry about. In my opinion, this movie comes close to matching John Ford's 'The Searchers' when it comes to cowboys and injuns, so go on, buy it. For fans of John Wayne, westerns or just great movies.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A man oughta do what he thinks is right. 24 Aug 2011
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
A man oughta do what he thinks is right.

Leonard Maltin proudly does the intro for the DVD special edition of Hondo, his regard for the film is obvious. Maltin, who also provides a commentary track for the film, muses on the importance of Hondo in light of the 50s tonal shift in the Western genre. A time when the Western cast off its one dimensional approach of cowboy/cavalry heroes slaughtering the enemy (Indians) purely as an entertainment medium. But is Hondo any good? And is it also worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Delmer Daves'-Broken Arrow (Maltin again) which ushered in the 50s with a bold and poignant crack of the whip? The answer to both questions possibly depends on how much you enjoy John Wayne movies in the first place. Here The Duke, playing a half bred Indian it should be noted, is wonderfully framed amongst the Camargo, Chihuahua (Mexico) location. The plot (starting off like Shane, released the same year) follows an interesting course, requiring Hondo to ultimately protect those he has fell in for, while simultaneously understanding his enemy since his blood contains the very same. Also of interest is that Hondo has very much become a solitary man of the wilderness, so when his emotions lean towards love and fatherly instincts, it makes for a nice bit of in character confliction. Something that Wayne delivers with much conviction.

Geraldine Page was Oscar nominated for her role as Angie, and rightly so as well. Strong-willed and waiting out of loyalty for her thuggish husband Ed (Leo Gordon) to return to the family home. Angie herself is conflicted by her regard for the Apache and the stirrings brought about by Hondo's considerable masculine presence. Especially when a revelation later in the piece calls for her to decide her life course.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return to form. 10 Feb 2009
By Bob Salter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
"Hondo" made in 1953 is based on the short story "The Gift of Cochise", by that prolific writer of Westerns Louis L'Amour. It was something of a forgotten Western for many years until it came out on VHS a few years ago. It had long been in the vaults of John Waynes Batjac Estate. The early fifties was not the best period for Wayne fans. He made a crop of poor films such as "Big Jim McLain", "Trouble along the Way" and "Island in the Sky", but Hondo is a very pleasant return to form in his favourite genre.

The story concerns a Calvalry scout Hondo Lane played by Wayne and his relationship with a frontier woman Angie Lowe played by the stage actress Geraldine Page and her young son. (The role of Mrs Lowe was offered to Katherine Hepburn who turned it down) They live in an isolated ranch endangered by hostile Apache Indians led by their great leader Vittorio. During the story Lane clashes with both the Apache and Mrs Lowes husband gone bad. We head to an exciting finale.

The film was directed by the Australian John Farrow and also starred Ward Bond as Buffalo, Lanes sidekick. Lassie also throws in a performance as Lanes faithful dog Sam. The scenes of the Apache are surprisingly realistic given the period and it was not until the seventies with Aldrich's "Ulzanas Raid" that this realism was surpassed. Scenes from Hondo were used poignantly in Waynes last film "The Shootist" in the opening homage to his long career.

The film is a simple enough story but it is good entertainment. The colour filming is quite striking and picks up those glorious Western hues to good effect. Well actually Mexican hues as it was filmed at Camargo in that country. The role of Lane fits Wayne perfectly like an old worn favourite stetson.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Welcome Return to Form 5 April 2009
By Bob Salter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
"Hondo" made in 1953 is based on the short story "The Gift of Cochise", by that prolific writer of Westerns Louis L'Amour. It was something of a forgotten Western for many years until it came out on VHS a few years ago. It had long been in the vaults of John Waynes Batjac Estate. The early fifties was not the best period for Wayne fans. He made a crop of poor films such as "Big Jim McLain", "Trouble along the Way" and "Island in the Sky", but Hondo is a very pleasant return to form in his favourite genre.

The story concerns a Calvalry scout Hondo Lane played by Wayne and his relationship with a frontier woman Angie Lowe played by the stage actress Geraldine Page and her young son. (The role of Mrs Lowe was offered to Katherine Hepburn who turned it down) They live in an isolated ranch endangered by hostile Apache Indians led by their great leader Vittorio. During the story Lane clashes with both the Apache and Mrs Lowes husband gone bad. We head to an exciting finale.

The film was directed by the Australian John Farrow and also starred Ward Bond as Buffalo, Lanes sidekick. Lassie also throws in a performance as Lanes faithful dog Sam. The scenes of the Apache are surprisingly realistic given the period and it was not until the seventies with Aldrich's "Ulzanas Raid" that this realism was surpassed. Scenes from Hondo were used poignantly in Waynes last film "The Shootist" in the opening homage to his long career.

The film is a simple enough story but it is good entertainment. The colour filming is quite striking and picks up those glorious Western hues to good effect. Well actually Mexican hues as it was filmed at Camargo in that country. The role of Lane fits Wayne perfectly like an old worn favourite stetson.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of my favourite John Wayne films after the Searchers of course!
Published 8 days ago by johnny h
2.0 out of 5 stars A good script, but not necessarily a good movie
Filmed in 3D Warnercolor, the script alone presents a story of an inter-racial relationship. However, I didn't believe John Wayne as a half-Indian who looks the same and talks the... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Samuel Barber
5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied
I knew both films from the cimema so knew what to expect and was not disappointed with the reproduction on the DVD. Amazons prompt service was very satisfactory thank you.
Published 1 month ago by W.Webber
5.0 out of 5 stars Wayne never better, the West never more haunting
1953 was the year the latest techniques in 3-D were tried out, Hondo being one of the guinea pigs. You`d hardly know it, since the facility is used sparingly, and the film is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by GlynLuke
5.0 out of 5 stars Great western
One of the best John Wayne films ever made great to have it on Blu ray..great delivery great price..more region 2 or region free please.
Published 5 months ago by leo
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Film, Shame about the Quality
I was looking forward to this film expecting the Blu Ray transfer to be better than the DVD. However, this is not the case so anyone thinking of upgrading-stick with the DVD.
Published 7 months ago by John B
5.0 out of 5 stars The Duke in a fast-moving classic
Another great one with The Duke.He plays a cavalry scout with Native American heritage.It's similar to Shane (coincidentally made the same year)but I prefer this myself. Read more
Published 9 months ago by D Mara
1.0 out of 5 stars HONDO POOR
DID NOT CARE FOR THIS OVERATED FILM AT ALL/MOUSY FEMALE LEAD WITH HER WHINING VOICE PUT ME RIGHT OFF/TERRIBLE SCRIPT AND POOR ACTING/NOT A PATCH ON RIO BRAVO/WHOLE FILM... Read more
Published 11 months ago by trog
5.0 out of 5 stars first class 10-10
the film is top quality and you can really see the quality and how it is cleaned up I would recommend this for AL j/w fans and sound is really good this film is so clear and they... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. P. L. Eastwood
5.0 out of 5 stars "You smell all over like a woman. I could find you in the dark, Mrs....
How can anybody resist a western in which John Wayne's character says such a thing to a lady (and, even more important, a married one)? I certainly couldn't. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Maciej
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