movieman1957 wrote:Then again I heard a writer mention in TV show (that a dear friend shared with me ) that there are really only seven western stories to work.
movieman1957 wrote:I'm not sure which part you refer to as Fonda's over-the-top reaction.
When Fonda carries Quinn into the bar he is only sorry that he had to do it. He is still loyal to Quinn even though he knows Quinn was wrong. Forcing the crowd to show him some respect was trying to make Quinn worthy of it.
Could it be that this movie is so unusual because the characters are? I don't recall two like Fonda and Quinn before. Sure there were sidekicks but this takes it to a whole new level. At it's core I think this is a movie of love, jealousy and hero worship and nearly all of it from Quinn's part. In fact I think that in a way this is really Quinn's movie. So much of what happens is directed by his actions. Quinn even wants Widmark because I think he feels he stole Fonda's job. Taking out Widmark regains Fonda the position of Marshal.
Can you imagine this one in the "Rambles"?
movieman1957 wrote:I knew there was something else. Thanks for the info. I agree. It's premise does work better as straight drama. THe funny thing is they could have done a straight drama with the same cast. Well, at least Tracy and the boys.
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