Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Go West Review

Go West (1940)
Dir. Edward Buzzell
Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, John Carroll, Diana Lewis

Con man S. Quentin Quale (Groucho Marx), and two brothers Joseph (Chico Marx) and Rusty Panello (Harpo Marx) that aim to find a fortune in gold head west and get inadvertently get drawn into a land dispute between some feuding families.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Support Your Local Gunfighter

Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
Dir. Burt Kennedy
Starring: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshettet, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Joan Blondell

Latigo Smith (Garner) arrives in the town of Purgatory in order to seek some medical help for an embarrassing affliction. But a case of mistaken identity draws him into a dispute between local businessmen in their fight for superiority.

Support Your Local Sheriff review

Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
Dir. Burt Kennedy
Starring: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

While on his way to Austrailia, Jason McCullough (Garner) arrives in the town of Calendar, where gold was recently which caused the town to devolve into lawlessness. In order to make ends meet while he is in town, McCullough takes the job of sheriff, arrests the son (Dern) of a local landowner and gangleader (Brennan) and causes more violence to come to the town.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

North to Alaska review

North to Alaska (1960)

Dir. Henry Hathaway
Starring: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Capucine, Ernie Kovacs

After spending 3 years mining for gold in Alaska, George (Granger) sends his partner Sam McCord (Wayne) to Seattle to retrieve the French girl he had arranged to marry. Once in Seattle, Sam learns that George’s fiancée has already married someone else, and after a chance encounter with a prostitute named Angel (Capucine), he decides to bring her back to Alaska as a replacement for George. Once back in Alaska they also have to deal with claim jumpers and a sleazy con man named Frankie (Kovacs)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Paleface Review

The Paleface (1948)
Dir. Norman Z. McLeod
Starring: Bob Hope, Jane Russell

Bob Hope stars as “Painless” Peter Potter, a dentist that gets unwittingly used by Calamity Jane (Jane Russell), who is being used by the government to find some gun runners that have been selling weapons to some Indians.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cat Ballou

Cat Ballou (1965)

Dir. Elliot Silverstien
Starring: Jane Fonda*, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye

 Catherine “Cat” Ballou (Fonda) returns home after receiving training to be a schoolteacher, only to learn that a corrupt developmental corporation has plans to force her father off his land. She plans to fight back with the help of a drunken gunfighter (Marvin) and a pair of wanted cattle rustlers.