March 11, 2011 Subject:
Gail Russell and John Wayne
Quality not the best, but worth watching. Harry Carey was one of Wayne’s mentors in the movie business and Wayne saluted him at the end of the Searchers by touching his arm in the doorway which brought tears to Carey’s wife who was on location. If Gail Russell wanted me to change from a bad guy to a Quaker I’d drop everything and marry her in a New York second. I like Wayne in his early movies before he became a caricature of himself in later life. Michael Morrison converted himself into the John Wayne character on and off the screen.
June 29, 2009 Subject:
This movie is worth watching , point of the story a man must choose which path to take , if you like the duke , you will like this movie.
December 30, 2007 Subject:
Dark and blury
For 3.4 GB it's much to dark and blury - couldn't realy enjoy watching.
April 23, 2007 Subject:
Great Movie. Must see.
February 4, 2007 Subject:
Early John Wayne.
An early part of his career well before he settled into the definitive John Wayne style. It is unfortunate that an earlier reviewer with his own liberal agenda decided to give a political review instead of a true FILM review. Grow up we enjoy films here, we do not use this to further our political agendas. AND please don't call me a conservative.
September 6, 2006 Subject:
Yeah,I agree with most of you about John Waynes acting. He could really only play one type of character. He really had some pretty good scripts and directors to work with in his time. I would actually care more for guys like Wayne and Heston if not for their super conservative and almost bigoted political views. A lot of people consider Wayne a war hero..but remember he just played a soldier,the real heroes fought the wars.
June 15, 2006 Subject:
A western you can enjoy
I am not a real fan of shoot em up westerns, but this movie is pretty darn good. Its got action, romance, and some comedy. I would recommend it.
May 25, 2006 Subject:
There are only two Wayne movies I like.
This is not one of them.
But it is good compared to most others because he plays a better bad guy than good.
And you're easy to please, so you should watch it.
July 13, 2005 Subject:
One of Wayne's better films
I can truly say that there are few films of John Wayne's I have liked as I fealt and still feel that he could'nt act unless he had an exceptinal director such as John Ford or Henry Hathaway or Otto Preminger pulling it out of him.
This is one of the few exceptions. He is awkward in his love scenes with Gail Russell, but he manages to pull the action scenes off well with the help of his buddy Yakima Kanutt. He, too, must have felt that this script was for him, becuase he put his own money into it.
If you can get by his sometime stiff acting, the story is what pulls this film up above the rest of his many films. You can't go wrong with taking the time to download this one. Gail Russell is perfect as the Quaker Maiden who nurses him back to health. The location is Monument Valley, Utah where he filmed many of his westerns. It was one of Ford's favorite places to film (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Fort Apache, Cheyenne Summer etc.) This film stands the test of time and is right up there with Wayne's masterpiece "The Quite Man".