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Frank McGlynn Jr.
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The Marshal sends John Weston to a rodeo to see if he can find out who is killing the rodeo riders who are about to win the prize money. Barton has organized the rodeo and plans to leave with all the prize money put up by the townspeople. When it appears that Weston will beat Barton's rider, he has his men prepare the same fate for him that befell the other riders. Written by
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When riding Dynamite, the competitors are obvious 'stunt doubles'. Cheyenne has two 'stunt doubles' - only one wears a hat (the hat is lighter in colour and of a different style to Cheyenne's dark hat), neither wears a vest whereas Cheyenne does, both have numbers on their backs whereas Cheyenne does not. Weston's 'stunt double' has a hat of a different style and has a number on his back which Weston does not. See more »
Before I could get either one to spill anything, the whole gang jumped me... and I had to carve myself a fast walking stick.
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This film holds up better than some of the early westerns. John Wayne is a hero in this - all the way. His Weston character is a well drawn two fisted hero who can do it all. Of course you have to watch the film until the ending to find out who his character really is. That is what I mean about the plot being good- it keeps you guessing exactly who Wayne is until the end.
The DVD I saw of this has some very dark sequences. A fight sequence is dark deliberately, but some of the other ones really should be better lit. Think this had to do with the tight shooting sequences of these films. There were times in this era when these films would be shot in the matter of just a few days.
Overall, while the special effects are crude & some of the sequences a loosely tied, if your a fan of the Duke or like these old westerns, this is a pretty good film. It is not on the level of The Searchers, but it was not meant to be. This is one of many early films Wayne did to establish himself as a true cowboy hero of the silver screen.
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