Few directors have a feature debut as promising as John Ford’s. While the story isn’t much to write home about, Straight Shooting has gorgeous cinematography, good acting and a showdown that remains one of the best in the history of westerns.
Western heroes with a dark side weren’t new in 1917 (let alone in the 50s or 60s) but Harry Carey puts his own spin on the Good Bad Man and is the magic ingredient that holds the picture together.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Harry settles down with his lady love.
If it were a dessert it would be: Paris-Brest. Lots of little elements that need to be done right… and they are.
Availability: Released on DVD by Alpha.
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