Average Rating: 7.1/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1953 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 7,441
Hondo is so "perfect" a John Ford western that many people assume it was directed by John Ford--or at the very least, Andrew McLaglen. Actually the director was suspense expert John Farrow, who worked with the "Duke" only twice in his career (the second film was an oddball war drama, The Sea Chase ). In Hondo, John Wayne plays a hard-bitten cavalry scout who is humanized by frontierswoman Geraldine Page and her young son (Lee Aaker, star of TV's Rin Tin Tin). Try as he might, Wayne can't
Jan 1, 1953 Wide
Oct 11, 2005
Batjac Productions Inc.
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Stands out as one of Wayne's best-remembered features, a smooth Western co-produced by Wayne and shot at the tail end of the '50s 3-D craze. [Blu-ray]
...an intelligent yet thrilling film, long on talk but with sufficient derring-do to satisfy most fans of the Western genre.
Directed by John Farrow in 3-D, this Western resembles George Stevens' Shane (released few months earlier), based on the premise that to become a real man every boy needs a father (biological or surrogate); the film marks Geraldine Page's screen debut
Aside from the films of Howard Hawks and John Ford, this is arguably John Wayne's best and most beloved Western
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