Wagon Master Reviews
(1950) Wagon Master
Actors Ben Johnson and Harey Carey JR star as horse traders agreeing for a precise sum of money to escort a group of mormons out of a town to settle to San Juan! Along the ride, they of course come across a narcisstic man and his 4- 5 sons whose just robbed a bank that occured at the beginning as well as a fake medicine man and his lady cohorts! A much younger Miriam Hopkins has a small role as one of the mormon wives!
Directed by known Western film maker, John Ford may have too much old Western singing than I am able handle, but although this one does have a happy ending, what stands out are the picturesque desert landscapes and the realistic times actual travellers used to do while travelling along the desert, such as preserving water or 'not' to travel to the quickest root 'but' to the nearest creek or river where water is present or what to do when confronting Navajo Indians (using actual language)! All of these things can contribute this film to a sense of realism upon watching it!
3 out of 4
I have enjoyed most of the mains in other westerns, as well as the director.
This movie seemed to have no pacing, did not know what it wanted to do.
Gag OVER used lady with her horn. I began hoping someone would shoot her, as it became annoying, and not funny fast.
Watched it once.. sold it, would never watch it again. Barely was able to sit through to the end.