Monday, May 21, 2012
"Along the Great Divide" (1951)
I mislabeled the flick. Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan. Not as thoroughly satisfying a western as one would expect from the golden age. I rented it via Apple TV.
I know caricatures of Kirk are a cliche, but I like John Agar's expression behind our leading man. I finally got a good drawing of Brennan on the film's penultimate scene--priceless expression as he's just escaped hangin'.
The B&W movies are the best--especially outdoorsy ones shot with a red/yellow filter. Very dramatic!