Monday, June 23, 2008

Rio Bravo (1959), Howard Hawks

Yeah, that's some guy whacking John Wayne over the noggin - bad move, hombre! Wayne and a couple of self-pitying rejects must stand guard over local baddie while every pug, mug and thug in town tries to prevent him from being handed over to a US Marshal. Angie Dickinson's character was a bit of a speed bump, slowing down the action every time she appeared. Surprisingly, John Wayne and Dean Martin (can you imagine two more different men?) worked well together. I didn't recognize Dean Martin initially (was it the latent 'stache?) and not having seen him in a western ever, I wondered if he would "fit." Dude fits!

Best cowboy / possible dog name: Stumpy

No comments: