Saddle the Wind (1958)

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    • Saddle the Wind (1958)




      Plot Summary
      Steve Sinclair is a world a world-weary former gunslinger, now living as a peaceful farmer.
      Things go wrong when his wild younger brother Tony arrives on the scene with his new bride Joan Blake.
      Robert Taylor ... Steve Sinclair
      Julie London ... Joan Blake
      John Cassavetes ... Tony Sinclair
      Donald Crisp ... Dennis Deneen
      Charles McGraw ... Larry Venables
      Royal Dano ... Clay Ellison
      Richard Erdman ... Dallas Hanson
      Douglas Spencer ... Hemp Scribner
      Ray Teal ... Brick Larson
      Henry Wills ... Cowboy (uncredited)
      and many more...

      Robert Parrish
      John Sturges ... (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Rod Serling ... (screenplay)
      Thomas Thompson ... (screen story)
      Daniel Fuchs ... (uncredited)

      Armand Deutsch ... producer

      Elmer Bernstein

      George J. Folsey ... director of photography

      A first score was written and recorded by Jeff Alexander but had to be replaced due to extensive re-cutting.

      In the scene where Tony Sinclair and his sidekicks confront Clay Ellison and burn the wagon, the shot alternated between a facing shot of Clay, and a rear view. In each shot Clay is holding the shotgun. In the facing shots he holds it across his body with the barrel held high, yet in each of the rear shots it is held horizontally at arms length. There is no apparent movement of the gun, however.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Rosita, Colorado, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Saddle the Wind is a 1958 Western film directed by
      Robert Parrish, written by Rod Serling and produced by Armand Deutsch.
      It was filmed in Metrocolor and CinemaScope.

      According to MGM records the film made $1,005,000 in the US and Canada and $1,075,000 elsewhere,
      resulting in a loss of $308,000.

      User Review

      Modestly effective, humorless Western drama...
      21 January 2001 | by Righty-Sock(Mexico)

      righty wrote:

      "Saddle the Wind" is the first of two 1958 Westerns in which Taylor plays a reformed outlaw... He is cast opposite a promising newcomer John Cassavetes... The sexy and flamboyant Julie London provides the love interest but her role is poorly defined and almost working from outside the plot...

      Robert Taylor is a personality on screen rather than an actor... He plays here an ex-gunfighter who has reformed and is living and working on his ranch peacefully... But fate will not allow him to retire... Cassavetes, his wild young unstable brother shows up carrying a six-gun, and with a sexy dance-hall singer London...

      Cassavetes' intensity did add excitement to the show... He shoots down a tough character and with his killer instinct now waked up, he attacks a group of homesteaders led by Royal Dano and sets fire to their belongings... This battle has much more cinematic electricity than the final confrontation between the two brothers...

      Strong landowner (Donald Crisp) imposes himself at this point, and asks the two brothers, now troublemakers, to leave the country...

      Shortly after that time, Cassavetes gets into a wild and confused struggle with Crisp's men and is wounded, but manages to escape... Taylor goes out to get him...

      With some magnificent Colorado Rockies scenery caught effectively by George Folsey's CinemaScope and Technicolor photography, "Saddle the Wind" is modestly effective, humorless Western drama...
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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