|S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
Directed by Russell Rouse
Gunman gone good George and his wife Dora are trying to live a peaceful life. But George's gunslinging ways are legendary - and attract the attention of other gunmen who feel up for a challenge. The couple moves to a new town in the hopes of finally finding a normal life. When George gets drunk and spills the beans, can he and Dora trust the townfolk to keep their secret? A Western with a message the whole family can enjoy.
Theatrical Release: July 12th, 1956
DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC
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Warner Home Video - Region 0 - NTSC
Average Bitrate: 6.11 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Firstly, this is an EXCELLENT western - easily worthy of being digitally released through normal channels. Glenn Ford looking his studly best with maybe a few too many lines - and perfect support from the likes of heavenly wife, Jeanne Crain, acrobatic town youth Russ Tamblyn, gruff and snarling baddie Broderick Crawford, good ol'boy henchman Noah Beery Jr. and plenty of others. I wouldn't say this is perfect - but it's not that far off either and deserves it's 7.0 score on IMDb.
Once again it's a single-layered DVD-R but progressive - and anamorphic - and looking fairly decent on my system. Contrast is better than we have seen from some of the Archive and the image is consistent and pretty clean. I have watched it twice so far.
No subtitles - and, unremarkable but, clear audio with no extras save the Archive advert.
It's a shame that this is the only way to get the film (my mistake - there is a French DVD available that we may compare to - although it is 1.33) - but, in this case, the indulgence will be worth it. Fans of the genre shouldn't hesitate - and those who can appreciate Glenn Ford near his best and the statuesque Jeanne Crain. I really enjoyed my viewing.