Film Review – CHISUM (1970)

Image result for chisum blu-rayChisum (1970; USA; Technicolor; 111m) ∗∗∗½  d. Andrew V. McLaglen; w. Andrew J. Fenady; ph. William H. Clothier; m. Dominic Frontiere.  Cast: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Bruce Cabot, Andrew Prine, Patric Knowles, Richard Jaeckel, John Agar, Lynda Day George, Pamela McMyler, Lloyd Battista, Robert Donner, Geoffrey Deuel. Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war. One of the best of Wayne’s latter-day Westerns may not be historically accurate, but makes for a rousing entertainment. McLaglen directs with style and a great sense of landscape. Johnson scores as Wayne’s mumbling sidekick. [PG]

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