A Very Hard Scene


The scene in which him is shot in his hand (Cowardly), is the cruelest thing
I ever saw in a Western of this kind.
And I've seen many.....

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"You Scum"

They tried too hard to make the character despicable. What he did with the mules and the wagons was bad enough. No one would have followed his orders if he was truly that sadistic-Son O Boss, or not.

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It wasn't very nice. I hate to say it but I'm surprised they let a white guy do it. I'm surprised someone this bad wasn't made into someone south of the border or native?

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This scene was quite melodramatic, thought it does relate to the film's overall atmosphere. It makes Dave a sadistic antagonist amongst a theatrical narrative filled with tragedy, greed and honor.

I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.

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I watched by accident this film and found it very tedious. I watched for maybe twenty minutes and gave up. Nothing was happening- the editing seemed static. I did not last for the hand shooting scene but my guess is that Mann, the director felt he needed to wake up the audience. A very very boring film.

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I watched by accident this film and found it very tedious. I watched for maybe twenty minutes and gave up. Nothing was happening- the editing seemed static. I did not last for the hand shooting scene but my guess is that Mann, the director felt he needed to wake up the audience. A very very boring film.

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It is interesting how much difference there is in taste. I think this is an excellent film...not just an excellent western but a terrifically entertaining drama, western,...great photography, great acting...great scenery...I think Stewart is likely better here than in WINCHESTER '73. I have watched this film numerous times and it is hard for me how anyone can find it boring.

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The story was originally printed in the old "Saturday Evening Post" magazine. The hand shooting sequence was in the story. I read it as a teenager and the movie follows the story very closely.

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Yeah just watched this. When they held out Lockheart's hand, the guy holding him is right behind his hand when he shoots him, presumably the goon also got shot in the belly. Couldn't stop laughing at this.

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"The scene in which him is shot in his hand (Cowardly), is the cruelest thing
I ever saw in a Western of this kind.
And I've seen many....."

"t wasn't very nice. I hate to say it but I'm surprised they let a white guy do it. I'm surprised someone this bad wasn't made into someone south of the border or native?"

So I guess you wouldn't approve of scenes in historical epic films like The Vikings (1958) and Taras Bulba (1962) or a children's book like Otto of the Silver Hand.

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