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El Dorado

Technical and artistic screen fads come and go, but nothing replaces a good story, well told. And Howard Hawks knows how to tell a good story. El Dorado [from the novel The Stars in Their Courses by Harry Brown] stars John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in an excellent oater drama, laced with adroit comedy and action relief, and set off by strong casting, superior direction and solid production.

Cast:
John Wayne Robert Mitchum James Caan Charlene Holt Michele Carey Ed Asner

Technical and artistic screen fads come and go, but nothing replaces a good story, well told. And Howard Hawks knows how to tell a good story. El Dorado [from the novel The Stars in Their Courses by Harry Brown] stars John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in an excellent oater drama, laced with adroit comedy and action relief, and set off by strong casting, superior direction and solid production.

Wayne, a hired gun, is dissuaded from working for land-grabber Ed Asner by Mitchum, a reformed gunslinger now a sharp-looking, disciplined sheriff.

El Dorado

Production: Paramount. Director Howard Hawks; Producer Howard Hawks; Screenplay Leigh Brackett; Camera Harold Rosson; Editor John Woodcock; Music Nelson Riddle; Art Director Hal Pereira, Carl Anderson

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1967. Running time: 126 MIN.

With: John Wayne Robert Mitchum James Caan Charlene Holt Michele Carey Ed Asner

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