I've watch old movies since I was 13.
I know all the Westerns of the 40s and 50s.
My favorite director is John Ford.
Tragic vicissitudes of a family from Southern Italy who migrated to the North in search of fortune.
Classic themes of post-war Italian Neorealism, centered on the poor working classes, hoping for a better future, with a desire to forget the past...expectations will not be met.
The historical and social realism of the time is the most remarkable thing about the movie.
The events about the five brothers, however, are pleasant but not very articulated, lacking in poetic and dramatic tone.
Its artistic quality is undisputed, but I doubt I'll want to watch at it again.
Little action in this "Legal Western" with investigations and courts.
Almost a B-movie but well-constructed and starred (except some stereotyped characters like the drunk judge or the friends chained to a trunck.)
Victore Mature in great shape, remarkable final showdown in the destroyed Fort.
A movie about independence, power and female strength, but also about their weakness, greed and diabolical selfishness.
The investigative noir, albeit original (did the detective know everything from the beginning?) it's of secondary importance compare to the soap-opera molodrama of a tragic mother / daughter relationship.
Shamefully I admit that it's the first time I watch something with Joan Crawford (the western "Johnny Guitar" is one of the few popular I miss from the 50s), her masculine grit (she only…
Epic role played by Bogart. Tricky character: a violent man but romantic at the same time (very tender when he sends roses to the dead girl).
As often happens also in the movies by master Hitchcock ("Shadow of a doubt", "Suspicion" ecc) the viewer lies in the doubt until the end, by not knowing whether or not the protagonist is the killer.
Amazing Bogart in the scene of his shaking hands as he lights up a cigarette when he realized that is been dumped by his wife who suspects him of been the killer