(aka "La Rivičre de nos amours" )

 

directed by André De Toth
USA 1955

 

A revisionist western before the term was struck, this 1955 film by Andre de Toth begins with a Sioux chief warning that gold prospectors will pollute streams and cause other ecological ruin. Kirk Douglas plays a scout with similar views, but his plan to rendezvous with an Indian girl (Elsa Martinelli) causes him to lead the wagon train he's escorting into a shoot-out. The film's multiple betrayals are typical of de Toth, and his 'Scope imagery, which minimizes close-ups in favor of relatively dark long shots with faces obscured, favors fate over individual will.

Excerpt of Fred Camper's review at the Chicago Reader located HERE

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Theatrical Release: 21 December 1955, USA

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Runtime 1:28:20 1:24:47 (4% PAL speedup)
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2.34 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.23 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

2.35 Original Aspect Ratio

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Average Bitrate: 6.23 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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Audio English 2.0 Mono

English 2.0 Mono, French 2.0 Mono, Italian 2.0 Mono, Spanish 2.0 Mono, German 2.0 Mono

Subtitles English, French, Spanish, none English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, none
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Aspect Ratio:
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DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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DVD Release Date: March 14, 2005
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MGM in NTSC continue to impress no one with their absurd poor quality releases. One can only imagine the ridiculous excuse why their own PAL release is so much better, in every area that counts, over the sloppy NTSC edition that they have released less than 2 years prior. Probably the most telling capture comparison is the very last where sharpness, color detail, brightness and contrast go to the PAL release, and the NTSC offers bleeding colors as one of many distinguishing factors of its sloppiness. With abundant space left on their DVD (with the PAL filling in with the usual subtitles and DUBs) MGM have added a trailer in their NTSC edition. The PAL edition is by no means perfect - skin tones look a little red but overall there is a BIG image differences between these editions. Yeah, 'Western Legends Collection' my ass...

- Gary Tooze

 

 






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