The Fastest Gun Alive Reviews
This is a perfect film for an actor like Glenn Ford. It's fairly low scale, and it's perfect for a solid actor with a not so huge screen presence. I view Ford as sort of the Christian Bale of his time. He is at his best playing the lead in low key films as a dark character. John Dehner co-stars as one of Harold's henchmen.
I tuned in to see 'The Fastest Gun Alive,' not the most boring woman alive.
2009 Movies: 9
(1956) The Fastest Gun Alive
Somewhat familiar plot with Cronenburg's "The History of Violence" where the audience assumes to know who the character is until as the film progresses that he's not as innocent as he looks consiting of a dark past. In this case it's a Western where the leading character Glenn Ford as grocery store owner George appears to have a normal life like the rest of the townsfolk until conceited gunmen stop into town in search for the fastest gunman. Great build up with a reasonable amount of tension leading to the great finale!
What's interesting about this film is that actor Glenn Ford actually practiced drawing with actual professional gun men before the making of this movie!
3.5 out of 4
*** Three Stars