Shoot Out Reviews
Dawn Lyn is terrific as the streetwise infant. Robert F. Lyons is equally supeb as the cowardly when cornered bad guy. Predictable towards the end, but highly enjoyable adventure.
After a 7-8 year stay in prison, Gregory Peck is looking for a bank robbing partner that got betrayed him. In the process, he is burdened with a nasty tempored 5 year old orphan girl. He feels bad not caring for the girl despite his better sense. 3 young guys follow Peck and cause him trouble. While made in 1971, this film has all the scenery, cinematography and real open West feel as seen today.
This film is all about legend actor Gregory Peck. He elevates this film FAR above what it should be. Slow paced, were it not for Peck's performance, personna and the scenery.... let's just say it would be no Shoot Out at all.
NOTES: Unusual to see mild curse words (occasionally) coming from Peck and an orphan 5 year old he befriends. Also, we see Peck jumping out of bed with some woman he knows early in the film.
Stay for the ending on this one. Revenge is sweet.
Robert F. Lyons,
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Produced by: Hal B. Wallis
Rated: PG (suprisingly as killing is often and graphic)
Sound Mix:Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio:1.85 : 1
The bad guys in this movie are made out of cardboard. The little girl comes across as feeling like comic relief half the time and the plot seems to be a collection of western cliches.