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Randolph Scott - Tribute

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Re: Randolph Scott - Tribute

Postby RedRiver » May 9th, 2014, 11:33 am

I borrowed a Scott western yesterday. Haven't watched it yet. RAGE AT DAWN? Rage at something! Any fans? (I should have reviewed this thread before posting!)

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Re: Randolph Scott - Tribute

Postby movieman1957 » May 9th, 2014, 12:03 pm

RAGE AT DAWN is the title. Having gone back I'm a little surprised that it isn't even mentioned in this thread.

I'm at a point where I have lost track of the differences between the pre-1956 westerns of Scott. They generally are all entertaining. Not at all deep but just straight forward Saturday afternoon fun. Some are better than others. Even reviewing it at imdb doesn't bring back a flood of memories. Don't let that stop you though.

Than only one I really had a problem with was "THE STRANGER WORE A GUN." That was as much for the laughable 3D shots in the film as any weak part of the story. Claire Trevor costars there.
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Re: Randolph Scott - Tribute

Postby movieman1957 » January 12th, 2015, 11:03 am

TEN WANTED MEN costars Scott along with Richard Boone and Skip Homeirer. Scott plays a successful rancher who has his brother and nephew out to help establish some law and order in the legal system. The problem is Richard Boone figures that is going to interfere with his plans to make a lot of money. Boone hires the ten men to get after Scott and his family.

Trouble starts right off when Homeirer gets off of the stage at a welcome party and immediately hits on a young Mexican girl that also happens to consume Boone's life. His jealously and growing hatred for the family drive him to want to take over the town. He hires this group of men with Leo Gordon, Denver Pyle and Lee van Cleef heading it up to make trouble. Things don't go as planned and it more becomes a personal vendetta between Scott and Boone.

Boone, as villain, while doing a good job of being the bad guy lacks any real finesse in the character. He is a brute and a liar. It is easy to want to compare his character (and performance) to "The Tall T" but it is a different movie so it is pointless to do so.

The climax of the picture is a long gunfight between the main parties. It is pretty exciting and well done. A couple of technical things are a distraction and not all the performances are up to par. All in all it is a typical Scott effort and one where I think the viewer would enjoy it but it may not be long for one's memory.

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Re: Randolph Scott - Tribute

Postby RedRiver » January 15th, 2015, 12:01 am

Great title!

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Re: Randolph Scott - Tribute

Postby movieman1957 » January 23rd, 2015, 12:16 pm

If anyone is interested there is a blog-a-than about Randolph Scott going on over at "50 Westerns From The 50's."

https://fiftieswesterns.wordpress.com/
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