El Dorado (1967)

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    • Re: El Dorado (1967)

      Always enjoyed this movie. The only scene I wish they had redone was James Caan impersonating a Chinese man. Get real it would have needed to be a real dark night or very stupid guard. I think they could have thought of something better than that.

      Other wise very good movie Michele Carey was much better looking than Angie Dickinson.


      Mike
    • Re: El Dorado (1967)

      DukePilgrim wrote:

      Always enjoyed this movie. The only scene I wish they had redone was James Caan impersonating a Chinese man. Get real it would have needed to be a real dark night or very stupid guard. I think they could have thought of something better than that.

      Other wise very good movie Michele Carey was much better looking than Angie Dickinson.


      Mike


      I actually enjoyed that scene and still do, it would be classified as very un PC nowadays but I thought the imitation was just fine to arouse enough suspicion with the guard, remember he wasn't fooled but confused.

      :agent:
      Regards
      Robbie
    • Re: El Dorado (1967)

      I just finished watching El Dorado and noticed a couple of things. I read all of the posts to see if anybody else noticed. When I read the first posts that described some of the goofs I had to laugh because I had noticed most of them, too.

      When Duke is in the church shooting the bad guys, I noticed when the camera was aimed up through the bell tower I could see a bright blue sky instead of a night sky.

      Also, and this is really more of an opinion, but, as beautiful as Duke's Appaloosa was, it seemed small under him compared to what I am accustomed to seeing him ride. And a few times he seemed to be unsteady under it, possibly because it was too small for all that man.... I had a horse that looked exactly like that, a mare named Misty.

      I really liked this movie....

      Cindy
    • Re: El Dorado (1967)

      Well, what more can I say except this was a truly fine western of the old school with great chemistry between Wayne and Mitchum. I've sometimes thought the Duke needed a stronger co-star like Mitchum or Kirk Douglas in his later movies. This was the first John Wayne western I saw, one Christmas just after my grandfather had lent me a video cassette of The Longest Day - this was before we went DVD of course! If there are any flaws, I suppose Charlene Holt was a little weak, they needed a better actress like Angie Dickinson. Obviously the scene where James Caan impersonates a Chinese man would never be allowed today, though it was pretty funny! Overall this is my favourite Duke movie, not his best but his most entertaining IMO.

      9/10.
    • Re: El Dorado (1967)

      Here is a copy of the book from which the movie idea came from. The book bears very little resemblance with the movie, but was a very good read.

      Mark

      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "
    • Re: El Dorado (1967)

      Not even close, SXViper. It is almost a totally different story with just a very little of it making the movie. Even the characters are different. It's been a while since I read it, but I did enjoy it as a book. It just wasn't near the same as the movie. Most of the books I read that were made into Duke movies, they stay close in the story line. This is the only one I read that was so far off. If I didn't know that El Dorado was a product from the book befor I read it, I would not have guessed it. But like I said, it was a very good read.

      Mark
      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "
    • Re: El Dorado (1967)

      Thanks Mark,

      I have tried looking for that book but all I can find is a hardcover edition that is very expensive. Anyone know of a softcover that might be more affordable? I say this understanding that it is probably out of print but its worth a shot to ask.
      Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
      -John Wayne
    • Re: El Dorado (1967)

      gt12pak wrote:

      Great movie, but I think it just edges out Rio Bravo. Just didn't care for Angie Dickinson's acting in that one, but I did notice her at the end of the movie in that little outfit.:stunned:


      I give El Dorado the nod too. Charlene Holt was better than Angie Dickinson. James Cahn was better than Ricky Nelson. Bob Mitchum was better than Dean Martin and Christopher George was better than Claud Aikens.

      One of my favorites!