I might add the following to your assessment:I would encourage schools to show this film as part of the curriculum.
Boy, do I sound like a grumpy old fart. Sorry.
Footnote:were you deliberately antagonizing us with your remark re. players CV?
McQueen:Bullitt  [DVD],Steve McQueen Collection : The Great Escape / The Magnificent Seven / The Thomas Crown Affair / The Sand Pebbles (4 Disc Box Set) [DVD] etc.
Coburn:Cross Of Iron [DVD],Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid [DVD] etc.
Need I go on?