Thursday, August 02, 2012

A vintage Western taste

I went way back to 1917 to quench my thirst for a WESTERN film last night.
I watched "BUCKING BROADWAY," a JOHN FORD silent, on DVD.
HARRY CAREY plays Cheyenne Harry, a Wyoming ranch hand who travels to New York to win back his love interest, Helen, played by MOLLY MALONE.
The 53-minute film offers an interesting view of the Western genre, before it really emerged with talking movies. The ranch scenes seem far more realistic, for example, than subsequent works, and the cowboys seem less like actors and more like actual working ranch hands.
Carey is an expressive actor, with a ruggedness that was perfect for the genre.


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