Dances With Wolves (MGM, 1990)

. . Long, earnest, verging on the sugary – but a good film . . The most commercially successful Western so far, made with a budget of $18 million (so expensive that it became known as ‘Kevin’s Gate’) but grossing over 400 million, this epic won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and was nominated for […]

River of No Return (Fox, 1954)

. . No return? Probably just as well . . River of No Return was Otto Preminger’s only Western. It featured top Hollywood stars Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe and had dramatic Canadian Rockies locations in the new CinemaScope. It should have been a wow, and indeed it did well at the box office. It […]