13 January 2019 | dougdoepke
Tries Hard To Be Different
It's 1955 and gun smoke is all over TV and movies. Maybe that's why this oater tries hard to distinguish itself with a really twisty storyline. In fact, you may need a scorecard to keep up with which side Brady and Veer are on. Seems Brady was once a Cassidy gang member, but now he wants to go straight or does he. And just what is aspiring gang member Veer up to. First he's here, then there. Meanwhile, Cassidy keeps a tight rope on his gang even if they can't seem to get their robberies straight. So how are all the shifting loyalties finally going to work out, with Cassidy looking to blow a hole in somebody, anybody.
It's a good cast, particularly the persuasively tough Evans as Cassidy. And catch Hyer looking about as much like a frontier woman as Marilyn Monroe at the Oscars. Still, I can see the movie getting a prophetic A+ from today's women's equality groups. And how about that goofy skinny guy in comedy relief. Oh my gosh, that's Aaron Spelling later to become one of TV's most successful bigshot producers ( e.g. Charlie's Angels). I wonder what he thought of this role while on top the Hollywood ladder.
Anyway, too bad Wyoming looks so much like greater LA, even though the color photography remains first-rate.
All in all, the oater strives hard to be different amidst the competing pack. Then again, maybe too hard. But then the 73-minutes is not without points of interest. So you might give it a try.