This poor Western was the
worst reviewed in the series. There was no way to relate to the story and
subsequently lost much of my attention. Frankly the only slightly
entertaining part was seeing the 3000 horses in a mob moving together across
the countryside of America. The story about the trading of these animals is
so slow and shallow that anyone with half a brain will be completely switched
off to it all. I have rarely said this about a film but I will say this is
the worst out of all the Westerns.
The story is mainly about
the American civil War and John Henry Thomas (John Wayne) is moving a mob of
3000 horses around America to sell the United States Army. Along the way there
are many negotiations made about what to do with the horses (yawn!).
Although it is obvious
that this opinion is biased and it is evident that my patience for such a film
was tested. The dialogue I found to be dull, the acting was ok but nothing
extraordinary. Basically there needed to be more meaning or humour or romance
in the story. You would be hard pressed to find anyone interested in the
badly planned plot. Miss this film at all costs.
John Wayne Big
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