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Lee Van Cleef vs Rock Hudson
on 20 August 2014
Although Rock Hudson is tall, strong and handsome, he's not a particularly good actor. He may be eye candy for the ladies, but he adds nothing to a film in terms of character or depth of emotion.
The film is beautifully shot in Technicolor, and is a masterclass in colour grading, but a technical triumph doesn't necessarily make a good film. You need a good script with good actors to make a good film. The technical side only enhances the creative talent rather than substitutes it.
Lee Van Cleef has a small part in the film but he is too killed off too early and too easily. I would have liked to have seen him have a face off with Hudson.