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- kevin sellers
Hate to spoil the previous reviewers fun but this film was most emphatically NOT directed by Budd Boetticher (who when it was made in 1943 was a year away from his first feature) but instead was helmed by Charles Vidor, a lesser film maker in every sense of the word. It shows from the get go with the horrible faux back lot sets that Boetticher would never let within shooting range of his camera, at least not in his Westerns. This ticky tack direction, plus the execrable dialogue by someone named Robert Carson (guy writes like Ben Carson) are the two main reasons that this is such a shitty film which not even the great Randy Scott, Claire Trevor, or Edgar Buchanan can redeem. C minus.
Scott,Harry Joe Brown,Boettcher
Fine Western,starring Ford and Scott,Evelyn Keyes.Absolutely loved Ray Walburn as the blustering Judge!
I was pleasantly surprised by The Desperadoes. After watching several great Budd Boetticher westerns with Randolph Scott, I didn't expect much from this film, but I found it to be a very entertaining western that holds up well. There are many great performances here--in my opinion, headliner Scott is actually overshadowed by Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan, and Claire Trevor. One criticism: although the story is nominally set in 1863 (I believe), there were references to Custer's Last Stand and Deadwood, both of which took place in the 1870s. I ask you, who ever knew a western to play fancy with the facts?