As is typical ofCukor, instead of doing a western like Ford or Hawks or Curtiz as alook at men fighting men against pure nature backgrounds we have Cukorlooking at the coming of culture to the West here in the acting troopled by Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren , and how it is doomed to triumphover the individualist here Steve Forrest, a desperado who ends upaccepting his defeat. She risks it all in a poker game with gunslinger Clint Mabry, puts herself up as collateral, and loses. If you go into this film with an openmind, I think you'll find that it is funny, exciting, romantic andoften surprising. Is there a story about the making of this film? As a result of the success of their production, she eventually returns the original money to Mabry. She's also the object of the attentions of Mabry, a gunslinger who's owed money by the richest man in Bonanza.
The director also got a full- blooded andemotional performance from Loren, perhaps one of her most natural, andthe director even held the reins on Quinn, who could overdo his roleson occasion. The story is entertaining, but in a silly way. Maybe in the hands of someonelike George Marshall or John Ford it might even have become a classic. Mabry arrives to claim his money from Angela, and she confesses that she spent it all on the theater. Pierce, you have someone to take our pictures.
They come to a town and are going to performOffenbach's 'La Belle Helene', but the owner of the theater thinks thetownspeople will never accept a young woman leaving her old husband forthe young Paris. Indeed, even though Anderson doesn't get writing credit, Cukor's favorite scene in the movie -- the Indian raid on the wardrobe trunk -- was one that survived from Anderson's screenplay. It was so real on the screen, all the actors in the far west with this incredible mélange. She is top billed along with Anthony Quinn. She's too full of the dickens. The play was a big success for Adah Mencken, a poet andactress who was prominent in the 1860s on both sides of the Atlantic,and was briefly married to John Heenan, the leading heavyweight champof America bare knuckles days. However, Mabry eventually is noticed by De Leon's henchmen, and Tom aids his escape.
Griffith had described to Cukor an idea for a film about a theater troupe drawn from Griffith's own roadshow days as well as from the memoir Good Troupers All of a pioneer-era actor named Joseph Jefferson. He called it a romantic comedy. She's also the object of the attentions of Mabry, a gunslinger who's owed money by the richest man in Bonanza. George Cukor, who directed this film, supposedly never liked how theusual western looked. In Cheyenne, they meet with applause, so they hope to stay awhile: the theater owner likes Angela, and she keeps him on a string. I'll take your gun now, Mabry.
When I was a actor, I used to my out. Consequently, Mabry claims her as his property, which upsets Tom. That writ ain't no good west of Nebraska, Mr. In 1958, George Cukor was looking for a new project when he discovered that Paramount owned the rights to the L'Amour story and had already commissioned a screenplay by Dudley Nichols, the Oscar®-winning writer of The Informer 1935 and other great films including the westerns Stagecoach 1939 and The Tin Star 1957. Actor Steve Forrest also has a well-integrated part, and his characterappears at just the right moments to thrust the story forward or changeits direction. She replies that she signed the contract as Mrs.
Anthony Quinn leads atheatrical troupe formed by Sophia Loren, Margaret O'Brien, EileenHeckart and the legendary Ramon Novarro through the west. When the troupe first arrives in the town and sees those dead Indians laid out on the boards, that was from photographs. Really, isn't anything with Sophia Loren worth the time to watch? After meeting on the road in Indian country, in spite of Angelia's objections, Tom Healy agrees for Mabry to join them. As she comes out of De Leon's office, on the opposite side of the road, she sees that the theater is for sale. Edmund Lowedoes quite well as an old ham actor which at that point in his life wasI'm sure one easy role for him. Her sympathy is not merely believable but contagious and sympathy was Loren's secret weapon. George Cukor, who directed this film, supposedly never liked how the usual western looked.
The film is fullof vivacious color. With no time to spare, the team leaves along with the horses, leaving the cart and other things behind. Thisone is about show business and I can understand how anybody working inentertainment would identify strongly with it. Sophia Loren, inpeculiar blonde and red wigs, has a charming early scene gettingherself into a poker game bluffing with 4 sevens , and there's also astunning, beautifully accomplished sequence wherein the dramatists givean action-filled performance in a packed theater complete with Lorenriding through the crowd on a horse. Paramount desired its own contract star Anthony Quinn for the part, and Cukor acquiesced. Loren andruggedly handsome Steve Forrest as Clint Mabry exchange mutually sexyglances.
Mild-mannered Tom Healy has a two-wagon theater troupe hounded by creditors because Angela, his leading lady and the object of his affection, constantly buys clothes. Paramount saw the cut and panicked, flummoxed over what to do with this odd hybrid of a movie. Smith Costume Design: Edith Head Cast: Sophia Loren Angela Rossini , Anthony Quinn Thomas 'Tom' Healy , Margaret O'Brien Della Southby , Steve Forrest Clint Mabry , Ramon Novarro De Leon , Edmund Lowe Manfred 'Doc' Montague , George Mathews Sam Pierce , Frank Silvera Santis. In Cheyenne, they meet with applause, so they hope to stay awhile: the theater owner likes Angela, and she keeps him on a string. You'll probably have a good time.
The video game instructions and box are included. There's also a fine score byDaniele Amphitheatrof, a far too unappreciated composer. Synopsis: Nineteenth century Wyoming: the wild West. And last, but far from least. During the halt, everyone would likely be killed by three Indians, but, at the last moment, Mabry guns down two of them and the last one escapes. Plot basically follows The Great Healy Dramatic and Concert Company as they represent civilisation and culture coming to the Wild West. From Eileen Heckart's orange hair to Sophia Loren'splatinum blonde wig and the various pieces of clothing that they wear.
The picture has its immediate genesis in a Louis L'Amour novel called Heller with a Gun. The story is entertaining, but in a silly way. After recovering from his wounds, Tom, and the other team members, come to Bonanza. Their relationship is threatened when Lorenloses herself to Mr. A disappointment overall, thoughsmall sections of the picture give hint it may have been a fascinatingeffort under different circumstances. An item that is used but still in very good condition. Harris, Sophia Loren: A Biography Gavin Lambert, On Cukor Enrico Lancia, Sophia Loren Emanuel Levy, George Cukor: Master of Elegance Robert Emmet Long, George Cukor: Interviews Patrick McGilligan, George Cukor: A Double Life Andre Soares, Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro.