Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Last Frontier

Victor Mature plays his illiterate back-of-the-backwoods trapper as a 19th century Enkidu (distinct from a Noble Savage, mind you) with the US Cavalry standing in for Gilgamesh. Nobody plays being bitterly betrayed better than the Bod. What is it with Anthony Mann and elderly sidekicks? Being avuncular in his movies is a death sentence.

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