"A horse called tears"
I love this film. Mitchum's personal favorite too.
I think it was in an old Dick Cavett interview from Cavett's old ABC late night show in the early 1970's. Cavett did a 1 1/2 hour interview with Mitchum who wore dark tinted sunglasses for the entire interview, which ranged over many topics. He wasn't thrilled with Robert Parrish as the director, called him more of a "cutter" than a director because he directed more like the film editor that he once was, shot film more as an editor. He felt the same way about Robert Wise (Two for the Seesaw), also an ex-film editor.share
Personally I thought The Wonderful Country was lacking in its main plot. Only the sub-plot between Martin and Helen really engaged my interest, Julie London's performance outshone most others in The Wonderful Country.
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not".
Its one of my personal favorites also...I thought the photography was fantastic...share
I thought that the pace of this movie was, slow, this gave me the feeling of Old Mexico. Michum and London gave good performances. The story line was believable, with even the Apaches Chiefs being right out of history. Also the joint action between Regional Mexican forces and the Gringos did hsppen. And oh those Sombrero ( hats ) to some, so colorful so large. For me a very good western.share
This vapid film is being shown currently to complete the anti-American sentiment pushed by "Hollyweird.'
The European-Spanish conquistadors,the Apache nation and Americans are victimized in this old film and moreso now.
Robert Mitchum was just a movie actor.
Mitchum, a political conservative and a real life tough guy, would never have made an "anti American" film.share