El Dorado [DVD] [1967]

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  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Synopsis


El Dorado
Having struck pay dirt with his 1958 western Rio Bravo, Howard Hawks more or less remade the picture twice in the 1960s. The first of these rehashes was El Dorado, with Rio Bravo star John Wayne back for more. Wayne plays a gunfighter who rides into El Dorado to link up with his old pal, sheriff Robert Mitchum ("It's the big one with the big two!" declared the film's advertisements). Wayne has turned down a job with evil land baron Ed Asner, who'd hoped to drive a family off the land that he needed for its water. That family, headed by R.G. Armstrong, is convinced that Wayne is working with Asner; when Armstrong's son Johnny Crawford dies, Wayne is held responsible, earning him a bullet in the spine from Crawford's sister Michele Carey. A year passes: Wayne returns to El Dorado, in the company of his new saddle pal James Caan. They find that Asner is still up to his old tricks, and that Mitchum has descended into alcoholism. Several plot twists and power shifts ensue, leading to the slam-bang climax, with the partially paralyzed Wayne, the newly crippled Mitchum (on crutches), and the concussion-suffering Caan battling together to stave off Asner's minions. The final long-shot, of Wayne and Mitchum limping off together arm-in-arm, is one of the most enduring images in the entire Hawks canon. If they loved it twice they'll love it thrice: in 1969, John Wayne and Howard Hawks teamed up for a third Rio Bravo derivation, Rio Lobo--which, like the first two films, was scripted by Leigh Brackett. Incidentally, that's famed artist Olaf Weighorst (whose paintings appear in the title sequence) in a cameo as the gunsmith. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • John Wayne
    John Wayne - Cole Thornton
  • Robert Mitchum
    Robert Mitchum - Sheriff J.B. Harrah
  • James Caan
    James Caan - Alan Bourdillon Trehearne (Mississippi)
  • Charlene Holt
    Charlene Holt - Maudie
  • Michele Carey
    Michele Carey - Joey MacDonald



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of John Wayne's best westerns!

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    moviereviewer1949
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    This Blu-ray movie has excellent picture and sound quality. It stars John Wayne and Robert Mitchum and starts out with the great ballad song of El Dorado. Wayne is a gunfighter with a conscience and Mitchum is a sheriff. The movie co-stars a young James Caan and is full of great western action. Wayne and Mitchum turn in good acting performances so don't miss this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you Liked Rio Bravo you'll like this

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    classicmoviefan
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    Similar to John Wayne's Rio Bravo only with a different cast and slightly different plot but what do you expect when the same director (Howard Hawks) made both movies, great imagery, won't regret picking this up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    Rokcrew
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    Great old fashion western. John Wayne at his best. Great supporting cast. Good storyline.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good selection of classic westerns

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    britlass
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    Very pleased I am able to update my film library at reasonable prices

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Electronic Dorado

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    Hoot
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    Robert Mitchum and John Wayne will have you watching every moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic

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    jmospens
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    A classic western, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum how can you go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a john wayne classic

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    jwfan1
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    a good flick, must have for a john wayne fan you will like this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's John Wayne what else do you need to know.

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    BestBuyer
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    This is one of my favorite John Wayne Movies. great

    I would recommend this to a friend



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