Tuesday, 27 November 2007

El Dorado

Dir: Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo, Monkey Business, Red River, Bringing Up Baby)
Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt, Michele Carey
USA, 1966

Seen: November 20, 2007 thanks to Toronto Public Library

Reason to see: For Western month

This is one solid western featuring a great duo: John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. If that wasn't enough add in a very young James Caan, so it adds up a little more like a trio. The characters are all fantastic - the good ones and the bad. One of the reason's I like this films is because of that, and that the characters have integrity, at least the good ones do, and it shows the strength of friendship.

The film is full of great dialogue and lines, (see the imdb quotes page) but this one is my fave:
"We travelled together"
"That means he saved your life or you saved his or both, and neither of you will talk about it"

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'd watch it again
I'd recommend it to western fans

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