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Plot: A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ambitions of ranchers and corrupt officials as progress marches over him and the old west.
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Someday, you’re going to have to pay for your way of life, Tom.
Tom Horn is directed by William Wiard and adapted to screenplay by Thomas McGuane and Bud Schrake from Horn’s own autobiography. It stars Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush and Slim Pickens. Music is by Ernest Gold and cinematography by John A. Alonzo.
Plot finds McQueen as legendary army tracker – turned hired gun – Tom Horn, who is hired by Wyoming ranchers to see off cattle rustlers, only to see them turn against him when his methods threaten their reputation.
As a big fan of both Westerns as a genre and McQueen (in the process of getting the cancer that would kill him) the actor, it’s tricky trying to review Tom Horn (and his final film “The Hunter”) without the heart ruling the head. Fact is, is that Tom Horn is not the glorious hard hitting Tom Horn picture that the character demands. It looks fabulous, is very melancholic, and McQueen is genuinely affecting in his performance, but the production problems (various attached directors, rewrites etc) are evident and give us a film of what might have been.
Nonetheless, this is no stinker, in fact, it’s a very reflective piece dealing with a man out of his time – and he knows it. The narrative is strong on the end of the so called Wild West, a changing of the times, where law and order is about to finally become the dominant force. Horn was the man who helped bring in the mighty Geronimo, which gives the makers a chance to not only nod towards respect for the great Apache chief as a plot device, but to also let Horn, in McQueen’s hands, show us a resignation of time being up for his kind.
One dodgy “special effect” aside, when the violence is required for the story it is an adrenaline jolt, this is because the tone of the piece is ultimately sombre. The hazy romantic thread between Horn and Glendolene Kimmel (Evans is fine in a thankless role) is suffering from flashback overkill, but the tender feel to it sits comfortably within the pic’s earnest intention. The political aspects strike the required chord for narrative worth, and the key aspect of Horn’s ultimate fate being based on fact or otherwise? is deftly handled.
Poor editing and a number of “time filling shots” grate a little, and if not prepared for a sombre pic then this will disappoint. Yet there’s a lot of beauty here and if you be a fan of McQueen or not, his turn is brave, committed and very engaging. 7/10
_**The passing of the Old West with Steve McQueen**_
The legendary Tom Horn was a cowboy, a scout, a stage coach worker, a soldier assisting with the capture of Geronimo, a Pinkerton, a range detective and he fought at The Battle of San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. In 1901 we rides into the Wyoming Territory at 40 years of age where he is hired to kill rustlers, but is eventually accused of shooting a 14 year-old shepherd boy, a crime for which most authorities believe he was framed.
“Tom Horn” (1980) was reportedly a troubled production. Steve McQueen in the title role had a passion for the project, which took three years to bring to the screen. He did much research, but was diagnosed with fatal mesothelioma in late 1979. McQueen wasn’t able to work with several directors, including Clint Eastwood’s mentor Don Siegel and “A Man Called Horse” director Elliot Silverstein; he ended up unofficially taking the reins, although William Wiard is credited in the position.
While some critics say the movie comes across as a mess and base this on the fact that McQueen was working from two different scripts, I never felt lost watching it. The story’s pretty simple, really, with a few flashbacks to Tom’s relationship with a love interest (Linda Evans). The film’s fittingly funereal with flashes of great violence and a bit o’ low-key humor. It has authenticity in its favor, no doubt due to McQueen’s research. It just FEELS like the way it really was in the Old West at the turn of the century. Unfortunately, it wasn’t shot in Wyoming, but rather about 800 miles southwest of the real-life locations.
In Jail, Horn wrote his autobiography “Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter,” which was published after his death in 1904. Horn was one the few people in the Old West to have been executed by a water-powered gallows, known as the “Julian Gallows,” which is depicted in the movie.
The film runs 1 hour, 37 minutes, and was shot entirely in Arizona (Patagonia, Sonoita, Portal, San Raphael Valley, etc.). The cast includes Western notables like Slim Pickens, Richard Farnsworth, Geoffrey Lewis, Roy Jenson and Elisha Cook Jr.
This film removes any doubt that at this stage of his career Steve McQueen had moved beyond his King of Cool persona and had become a great actor. The hanging scene is especially moving in light of the fact McQueen was dying of cancer. When he looks at his real-life good buddy Slim Pickens and tells him “Keep your nerve Sam, ’cause I’m gonna keep mine”, it’s one of the most poignant farewells in movie history. It’s a shame that this was not Mc Queen’s final moment on film, or that “Tom Horn” was not his final movie.
Instead, that distinction went to the “The Hunter,” an earnest but flawed action movie. Yet, even here, McQueen manages to impress with his self-deprecating humor: his inept driving and his “I’m too old for this s**t” facial expressions.
“I am afraid of losing my ability to be able to come and go as I please.”
Directed by William Wiard and based on a true story, “Tom Horn” opens in 1901, in Wyoming, where McQueen meets John C. Coble (Richard Farnsworth) who offered him to ease up at his place for a while Tom accepted, but he said I’d to earn my keep
Seeing Horn with great ability with a rifle, and after speaking with the Association, John asks him to eliminate the rustlers who have completely wiped out their herd profits not to mention what the buzzards and the predators have done to their cash crops
But after one incident has disturbed the Association in town, and the rustling has stopped, they determined to get rid of Horn forgetting he was only doing what they hired him to do Mc Queen plays well the Indian tracker “scared to death of lobster, the man of the West “afraid to lose his freedom and not be able to get back up in those hills again.”
Linda Evans is appealing as the school teacher from Hawaii who saw a man of the Old West trying to live in the New
Richard Farnsworth is the loyal friend John C. Coble who was quite sure that Tom never killed that kid John advices him not to try to break out of the jail He knows he can do it, but it’s just admitting his guilt if he tries
Billy Green Bush is the U.S. Marshal Joe Belle who asks the newspaperman to sit behind the door and write lying down what he hears real good
Slims Pickens is the old Sheriff Sam Creed who arrested Tom
With a legendary hero, great photography and good direction “Tom Horn” is very good Western to watch
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director William Wiard
Writer Thomas McGuane, Bud Shrake
Actors Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length 2,586 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm