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'A WAR IS BREWING THAT COULD PITCH BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER' (ENJOYABLE 'ELVIS' WESTERN)
on 23 November 2015
Not the usual vehicle for 'Elvis' to perform his songs, that's not to say e doesn't....but, it's only the film intro-song
along with a song for the family ho-down.
'Pacer' (Elvis) lives with his Father 'Sam' (John McIntire) his 'Kiowa' Mother 'Neddy' (Dolores Del Rio) and Brother
by 'Sam's' first marriage 'Clint' (Steve Forrest)
When the 'Kiowa' attack and kill a local family hate reigns down on 'Pacer' and his mother with the local town folk
aside from 'Clint's' intended 'Roslyn' (Barbara Eden) ...the local community holding them in-part responsible for
the killing of the 'Howard' family.
The locals will want to know who's side 'Pacer's' family will fight on in the event of a showdown that seems inevitable,
trouble being the new 'Kiowa' Chief 'Buffalo Horn' (Rodolfo Acosta) who is set on a war with the 'whites' wants 'Pacer'
to ride with them.
When 'Neddy' is shot by the one survivor from the 'Howard' ranch, she needs a doctor, the town-folk try to dissuade
the Doc from helping the 'Kiowa' squaw.
Decision time will come sooner rather than later for 'Pacer' as the time for conflict draws closer...he'[[ feel the decision
has been made for him by events.
A decent Western with some good action sequences along the way that gave the young 'Elvis' the chance to perform as
an actor rather than a 'Rock-Star' in this 1960 movie.
Of course 'Elvis' signed up to do many films, some of the early one were pretty enjoyable, however for me it seemed
'Elvis' was on a treadmill he had little control over...?
This is an enjoyable (Elvis) western that if a fan is well worth a viewing.
(Blu-ray upgrade is very good)