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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Saturday Night at the Movies 11/2/13!

Who cares what picture we see?


Ward Bond might if you asked him right - and while we figure out how to do that - we'll cleanse the palate from a month of horror posts with this one:















This is a true classic - a great old Western with the Duke leading a fantastic cast for director Howard Hawks. Sheriff Wayne is forced to work with drunken Dean Martin and green kid Ricky Nelson when bad guys head their way to break their little brother out of jail.



If that sounds a little like the plot of another Western - you're right. This whole movie was made in response to High Noon - a movie John Wayne hated even more than I do (after all, I've never geared up an entire other movie production to thumb my nose at it.)



I do hate High Noon just as the Duke and Hawks did though. It's an insipid movie with an asinine "hero" who spends nearly the entire running time of the movie crying and whining that no one will help him against the bad guy coming to town to kill him in an hour and a half. Man up, you baby!




So, I have the good version of the story on DVD - ready to roll anytime - even tonight - if you feel like coming over to watch it with me!






Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


2 comments:

  1. His hatred for High Noon led to this classic. Great job Duke.

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    1. Absolutely - he thought (as I do) that Cooper's Will Kane was the biggest pussy in screen history.

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