Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Young Land

This is a bit of an odd duck as films go and one you no doubt have seen floating around in the cheapie DVD bins of late. While billed as a Western it is rather more of a courtroom drama and not a bad one at that. On trial is a young Dennis Hopper for gunning down a Mexican and the little border town has to bring in a judge played by the late great Dan O'Herlihy. Along for the ride is the Duke's son Patrick Wayne who we would later know from SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER and Batgirl herself Yvonne Craig playing a rather odd love interest. Not the best picture you'll come across but far better than it might seem at first glance. Even garnered an Oscar nod for original song but went up against HIGH HOPES from A HOLE IN THE HEAD which is akin to Stuart Little picking a fight with the Predator!


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