Tough to watch.


Two of my favorite actors Richard Widmark and Bill Holden looked somewhat pathetic in this movie. I had a hard time trying to finish watching this movie. Bill Holden with wine collection and fancy robe didn't seem like a cattle drover. Trying to simulate a southern drawl made Richard Widmark's role seem ineffective.

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The hardest thing for me to watch in this film is that damn feather in Patrick O'Neal's hat. It has to be most annoying prop in motion picture history.

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Too much is made of Richard Widmark's accent, IMHO. First of all, we don't really know where he's supposed to be from. We can, however, surmise it may be Virginia since he seemed to know Charity. I've been to Virginia several times and people there don't have very distinguishable accents - at least those further north. At any rate, since we don't know where the good Colonel is from, I think we can forgive any confusion. Holden's character was not a drover but a business man who happened to be in the cattle business. He is well paid and dresses like it.
KS

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yeah this is a long sit



When there's no more room in hell, The dead will walk the earth...

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Yes, it was bland.

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Hollywood loves to "simulate a southern drawl". As a Southerner myself, it's like fingernails on a chaulkboard. It's especially annoying in military films like this one, because you hear so many soldiers saying "Yes Sah" instead of "Yes Sir". Also, I've never heard anyone begin a sentence with "I do declare...", or describe something as "little ole", or end a sentence with "you hear?".

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