Dallas

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Dallas Reviews

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bbcfloridabound
bbcfloridabound

Super Reviewer

February 11, 2013
Long before J.R. Ewing and some football cheerleaders made this Texas city popular, there was this colorful Warner Brothers western starring one of the greatest action heroes of Hollywood's golden age. Cooper plays a man wanted for arson who disguises himself as a marshal to unleash the real culprit. He convinces the actual marshal (Steve Cochran) to let him take over his identity and in the process, wins the love of Cochran's Mexican sweetheart (Ruth Roman). In going after the bad guys, he comes up against Dallas's most powerful citizen (Raymond Massey in a masterful performance) and taunts the bad guys in an explosive climax.

If the idea of Ruth Roman playing a Mexican doesn't make you laugh (it seems that any dark haired beauty could be cast in Hispanic parts in this era) how about platinum blonde cult actress Barbara Payton as the wife of one of the bad guys and a group of actors who are supposed to play Texans but sound nothing like them? Two years before his Oscar Winning role in "High Noon", Cooper played a variation of the same role, and in studying the two films, you really can see the difference as to what makes a film tense ("High Noon's" clock is as much of a character as the human beings in the film, while "Dallas" has little or no tension at all) and what makes it simply routine. If it wasn't for the color photography or the presence of its cast (Cooper, Massey and Reed Hadley as Wild Bill Hickock), this could have drifted into the hundreds of "B" westerns of the time, entertaining in their own right but basically forgettable. 5 Stars 2-18-13
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jjnxn

Super Reviewer

March 29, 2011
Enjoyable if standard western has high production values and competent direction. A very good cast makes it fine of it's type but all have appeared in better films then this one. A pleasant time waster nothing more.
Dave J
April 1, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

(1950) Dallas
WESTERN

Westerns are definitely not like what they're used to anymore, and this is a prime example of it. Watching this movie is like reading a great Western novel, for there's so many things happening that it may require a second viewing. Stars Gary Cooper as an ex-confederate major Blayde Hollister, who's just escaped from a pointless hanging, with the help of an old friend who's just retiring, by the name of Wild Bill Hickok. Along with this little so-called act, is a less than experienced sheriff, recruited from Boston by the name of Martin Weatherby( Leif Erickson). Because Martin is new to the area of Dallas, and is also not a very good gun shooter, Blayde Hollister decides to pose as him, while Martin would go as his brother. Blayde's only objective for doing this is to settle an old score. There's also a subplot involving carpetbaggers, and underhanded scrupulous real estate developers involving the Marlow brothers.

What I love about this movie is that there's always one exciting thing happening after another, that there were times I was unable to keep up with it. And the action sequences are well photographed and performed which we are not accustomed in seeing in Western films these days when all they do is talk, using a measly budget. And Gary Cooper performance is just as strong and commanding as he ever was.

3 out of 4 stars
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