i bought this film today and as always, people who think they know best, said "oh i ve never heard of that one- won t be very good" (yawn yawn) - i now put it up with the best of my duke dvds. it had everything, exciting action, romance, humour, his friendship with ward bond, which shone through the whole film and .....of course....and i make no apologies for this, the sex appeal of john wayne is absolutely second to none. top film - and duke at his very best
I just posted that I watched it again. Being a diehard Ward fan, it has been a favorite for a while! I always cry when he keeps saying "Take her down" after being riddled with bullets, but, as you say his presence remains throughout the movie. And GORCH, I am amazed you had never seen this before. But glad you liked it. I find that Patricia O Neal and Duke had quite a charismatic type relationship....no Maureen O'hara, for sure.....but they had their special way of creating something not only fun to watch, but touching also. If I am not wrong, Duke really enjoyed working with her. OH Ward......sure would have loved some movies with you and Duke as you both grew older....more like Rio Bravo. But, Wagon Train got in the way, and your early death prevented it. LOVE THIS MOVIE. And THANKS LARRY for the great shots of Ward. This time, He was Duke's boss, LOL!