Warlock

  • U
  • Edward Dmytryk (1959)
  • US
  • 116 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

In this impressive psychological western, Henry Fonda is on magnificent form as a former gunfighter, aching with regret for a passing age and a wasted life, whose success as a lawman means that his corrupt regime is tolerated by the locals. The gradual disintegration of Fonda's friendship with gambler Anthony Quinn is deftly handled by director Edward Dmytryk, allowing the stars' contrasting acting styles to define their characters. With Richard Widmark surprisingly restrained and glamour provided by Dorothy Malone, this deserves to be better known.

Plot Summary

Western drama starring Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn. When the townspeople of Warlock decide to take a stand against a group of hellraising cowboys, they find their choice of an ageing marshal brings its own problems.

Cast and crew

Cast

Johnny Gannon
Richard Widmark
Clay Blaisdell
Henry Fonda
Tom Morgan
Anthony Quinn
Lilly Dollar
Dorothy Malone
Jessie Marlow
Dolores Michaels
Judge Holloway
Wallace Ford
Abe McQuown
Tom Drake
Bacon
Richard Arlen
Curley Burne
DeForest Kelley
Skinner
Regis Toomey

Crew

Director
Edward Dmytryk

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Available on DVD
Certificate U
Distributor:
Optimum
Categories
Drama

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