Terrific Old Western


This was the kind of great entertainment Hollywood used to turn out on a regular basis. Crawford owned this film, even if he did look a bit chunky to jumping on and off trains, horses, and buildings. The gun fight scenes were really wild and chaotic, full of action and gun smoke.

Of course, the story had very little to do with the real story of the Daltons. They credit Emmett Dalton as one of the writers. He was the only brother who survived the shoot out in Coffeyville, Kansas. But the film has him going down in "death alley" with his brothers.

But let's not get picky. Westerns back then were not history lessons-- they were pure fantasy and lots of fun. Speaking of fun- Andy Devine stole every scene he was in and the great character actor Edgar Buchanan provided the movie with humorous book ends.

The DVD would have been better with some extras, but it is a nice copy of the film, so can't complain.

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very good comment. thanks!

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This was based on Emmett's ghost written book, but he had nothing to do with the production of the film as he had died a few years previously.

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A good western, it takes 20 minutes or so to set the scene, after that it's non stop action.

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I wholeheartedly agree. I took a chance on this and definitely 8/10 for me. So much fun! =)

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