Directed By: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Shirley Maclaine
Clint Eastwood is at his gunslinging best in this western co-starring Shirley Maclaine
A Gunslinger named Hogan (Eastwood) is out doing some scouting for a future mission when he spots a woman in distress. He disposes of the bandits by shooting and killing them. the woman reveals her name is Sara (Maclaine) and she reveals she is a nun asking Hogan to take her to a nearby Mexican camp. He agrees because he has agreed to help the Mexican Revolutionists attack the French garrison in exchange for a portion of the garrison’s strongbox if they succeed
As they get further to the camp he is shocked that she drinks his whiskey and smokes his cigars. This scene sets the mood for the film as Hogan and Sara get into a lot of misadventures and eventually fall in love with each other leading to the film’s climax. As demonstrated by Eastwood’s amazing acting abilities in a lot of scenes of the film he can be both a lover and a fighter at the same time. Maclaine lends star packed support to an amazing cast that creates a true cinematic treat that fans of any western will want to watch again and again.
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One Of Clint Eastwood’s best westerns in my opinion. He and Shirley Maclaine are quite a pair. The writing and action sequences keep the film fresh as does Maclaine’s friendly banter with Eastwood proving that there is chemistry between the two when they act together. Must see!!!
My Rating 5/5 Stars