It's an odd film, consisting more of sidetracks than of an actual story, but it showed a new restlessness in Ford.
Fascinating Western loaded with political and social commentary.
Inspired by the massacre of General Custer's Cavalry, John Ford's superb elegiac Western contrasts legal-rational authority (Henry Fonda) with charismatic type of authority (John Wayne) to an advantage.
| Original Score: A
One of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, and a near classic on its own. Wayne and Fonda are fine.
| Original Score: 5/5
demonstrates that westerns weren't always one-sided and jingoistic.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Henry Fonda's stubborness reminds me of our occupant in the White House with his Iraq policy.
This one is a reworking of the Custer myth, in a film that over sentimentalizes Army life and chivalry.
| Original Score: B
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 7/10