Rancho Notorious (1952)
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as Altar Keane
as Frenchy Fairmont
as Vern Haskell
as Baldy Gunder
as Chuck-a-Luck Dealer
as Comanche Paul
as Deputy Warren
as Mexican girl in bar
as Sheriff Hardy
as Ace Maguire
as Sheriff Bullock
Critic Reviews for Rancho Notorious
Rancho Notorious is strange. Peculiar. Outrageous. Utterly distinctive.
There is a distinct hokeyness about Lang's vision of the West--pancake-flat sets in a generic studio-backlot Western town; giant, abstract crab-colored boulders made out of papier-mache, brazenly unnaturalistic stage-lighting--but it's the ardent phoneyne
Because the small budget kept Lang sequestered on the studio lot, he found a way to use the sets for their claustrophobic, caged feel.
Cool, way ahead of its day western with Dietrich and her band of baddies.
Audience Reviews for Rancho Notorious
Good western with a most unexpected leading lady. Predating Johnny Guitar by two years this film echoes that with its female lead being the ringleader of a tough mob but doesn't have that movies atmosphere or strong female counterpart. What it does have is Marlene holding center stage as only she could and a pair of capable costars in Mel Ferrer and the always terrific Arthur Kennedy..
it's not a bad film but it's not as much fun as destry rides again or the very similarly themed johnny guitar. also that 'chuck-a-luck' song got really annoying. i like arthur kennedy alright but he's a bit blah here and at 51 marlene is pushing it. i guess i just expected more from lang. obviously westerns weren't his strong suit
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