+ intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large
John Wayne and Dean Martin star in this warm and witty western from Howard Hawks.
Dir Howard Hawks
With John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan
The greatest of Hawks’ classic westerns characteristically celebrates group loyalty, mutual respect and quiet professionalism as a marshal (Wayne) is lent support by a very motley crew (drunkard, dancer, old-timer, youngster, etc) in his ongoing battle against a clan determined to get one of their number – a murderer – out of jail. Warm, witty, touching, and packed with memorably staged set-pieces.
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