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'ANOTHER 'WESTERN' CLASSIC'
on 4 April 2014
Released for the first time on the 'Blu-ray' format this 'Howard Hawks' offering see's
'Cole Thornton' (John Wayne) rides into 'El-Dorado' he's been offered a job by the
local land-baron 'Bart Jason'.....'Cole' is a Gunman of some repute.
In town he comes across the Sheriff, alcoholic 'J.P.Harrah' (Robert Mitchum) who he
used to ride with, 'J.P. tells 'Cole' a very different version of why his gun is required
'Cole' is convinced by his old pal to ride out to 'Jason's' ranch and withdraw his services.
Returning to 'El Dorado' 'Cole' has a run in with the 'Macdonald's' which results in him
shooting the youngest son, then being wounded himself at the hands of 'Joey Macdonald'
'Cole' decides to move on, ending up in a boarder town where he comes to the aid of
'Mississippi' (James Caan) and comes face to face with 'Nelse Mcleod' and his side-kicks,
'Cole' learns that they arei heading to 'El Dorado' as 'guns' for 'Jason' (The job 'Cole' had
Well, 'Cole' decides his place is back in 'El Dorado' supporting his friend 'J.P' he is joined
by the Knife-Throwing 'Mississippi' (who can't use a gun....yet)
A range war is brewing back in 'El Dorado' ...'Bart Jason' plans to run the 'Macdonald's' off
their land, getting rid of the alcoholic Sheriff is also on his mind.
'Cole' will need 'J.P' sober for the challenge ahead.
Some great gun-play a little brawling and plenty of humour leading up to the climax.
Great performances from 'Robert Mitchum' and the usual 'cool' performance from the 'Duke'
Well worth viewing on the Blu-ray format....A decent HD upgrade.
* Commentary by 'Peter Bogdanovich'
* Commentary by film historian and critic 'Richard Schickel' and author 'Todd McCarthy'
* Ride, Boldly ride:-The journey to El Dorado.
* The artist and the American west.
* Behind the gates: 'A.C.Lyles' remembers 'John Wayne'
Currently available to order on Amazon direct from the U.S. (again, good news for those
interested buying this 'Classic -Western' the film is 'Multi-Region'