#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Hired gunman Cole Thornton turns down a job with Bart Jason as it would mean having to fight an old sheriff friend. Some months later he finds out the lawman is on the bottle and a top gunfighter is heading his way to help Jason. Along with young Mississippi, handy with a knife and now armed with a diabolical shotgun, Cole returns to help.
Plot: Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
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A pleasure through and through
The credits claim that Leigh Brackett’s screenplay for 1967’s “El Dorado” is based on a novel, “The Stars in Their Courses” by Harry Brown. The on-screen evidence indicates it was based on Brackett’s own script for 1959’s “Rio Bravo,” in which John Wayne is a gunfighter joined by his buddy, a drunken sheriff, in guarding a town against a corrupt cattle baron. They are joined by a callow but dangerous youth, and a curmudgeonly deputy. In “Rio Bravo,” these roles were admirably filled by Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan. In “El Dorado,” the Duke once again takes on the gunfighter role, but is joined this time by Robert Mitchum, James Caan, and Arthur Hunnicutt. Nothing wrong with that lineup, even though Caan can’t sing like Ricky (Mitchum could probably do a fair imitation of ol’ Dino, though). Like “Rio Bravo,” this one is directed by Howard Hawks who liked to steal from his own movies. Several scenes in “El Dorado” are nearly exact duplicates of moments from “Rio Bravo” (Mitchum blasts holes into a piano when he suspects that the pianist’s off-key playing denotes fear of the killer hidden behind it, whereas Martin found his prey in a saloon balcony after spotting blood dripping into a shot glass).
“El Dorado” is faster paced than the first film, but then it has a shorter running time. It’s a pleasure through and through, but “Rio Bravo” is superior. In the latter film, you almost feel that you’re holed up with the Duke, Dino, Ricky, and Walter, rather than just watching them.
Entertaining and well-made western
An enjoyable film. It bears some striking similarities with another Howard Hawks-John Wayne western, Rio Bravo. The story is about reunion of two old friends – a sheriff and a gunfighter who helps a rancher family to fight its rival. Plot is not any unique but the fine screenplay and balanced characters makes it worthy. The chief attraction of the film remains the presence of Wayne and Mitchum. John Wayne was in his usual best. No comment about him is required when it comes a western. At first, I found Robert Mitchum out of shape but later he made sense as an alcoholic sheriff. His character gives some good laughs. Apart from that I found many characters closely resembling the ones in Rio Bravo.
Anyway, movie maintains its own identity somehow with a fine antagonist. It has a few beautiful songs and gunfights are also good. It is a well-made and entertaining western overall.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Western
Director Howard Hawks
Writer Leigh Brackett (screenplay), Harry Brown (novel)
Actors John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm