Horizons West

Horizons West

Budd Boetticher (1952)

77min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
With Budd Boetticher in the director's chair, and a cast that includes Rock Hudson and Robert Ryan, you expect more from this Technicolored post-American Civil War western than is actually delivered. It is undermined by Louis Stevens's underdeveloped screenplay. Ryan's intriguing character - a man who has grown to love war and is prepared to break the law in his pursuit of danger - is not fully realised, while Hudson looks far too gauche as Ryan's lawman brother. The colourful Boetticher went on to become a cult figure in B-western circles, but this is not one of his best features.

Summary

A crooked rancher spends years amassing a fortune through assorted dodgy dealings and ruthless acquisitions, until he is brought to trial by his straitlaced brother. Western, starring Rock Hudson, Robert Ryan, Julia Adams and Dennis Weaver.

Cast & Crew

Neal Hammond Rock Hudson
Dan Hammond Robert Ryan
Lorna Hardin Julia Adams
Cord Hardin Raymond Burr
Dandy Taylor Dennis Weaver
Ira Hammond John McIntire
Sally Judith Braun
Tiny James Arness
Martha Frances Bavier
Director Budd Boetticher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdGuidance: ViolenceAvailable on: DVD
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