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I was born ready,
This review is from: Hondo [DVD]  (DVD)
John Wayne talks, walks, fights Indians, kisses women and dispenses sage wisdom as only John Wayne ever could in this classic western. There are men being men, women baking bread, Indians chasing wagon trains and its all wrapped up in a fable about honesty. There are interesting twists to the morality questions posed here. The characters are flawed, their morality is flawed but it all turns out OK in the end. There is genuine tension in the quiet moments, genuine adrenalin in the classic wagons-in-a-circle-trying-to-escape sequence and some memorable quotes like the title of this review. For me, Hondo is only second to "The Searchers" in all-time great westerns. Or maybe third to "Shane", or maybe fourth to "Pale Rider" or maybe fifth to "Outlaw Josey Wales"....................