Slowly the pair start to fall in love. Gorgeously shot by Lucien Ballard The Wild Bunch , and highlighted by a superb Elmer Bernstein score, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track. If Bronson cannot easily play a character totally unlike himself, he can certainly project strongly within his own range. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Production Co: Frankovich Productions Keywords: , , , , , , ,. The movie's problems are in the framework around the long central passages.
Even Graham's suggestion that he live with her incognito is no good; after all, if Amanda were to live with another man, the legend would still be destroyed. There are only enough horses for part of the gang so Dorsey, uneasy at best about the planned robbery, volunteers to stay behind and keep an eye on Amanda with the gang returning once the job has been pulled off. But it was nice to see them on the screen together. It seems the robbery went bad and most were killed. He gets it; Amanda does not recognize him - not even when he takes his masquerade off: she simply does not believe him - she believes her book, and in her book, he is bigger, more beautiful, and better in any respect! That's why it's interesting and even a little unsettling to find him in a whimsical Western romance. I still feel this is a great movie. Instead of riding on, Dorsey stays to await the gang's return and spends three wonderful hours with Amanda.
It was a low cost production, but great film doesn't necessarily cost much. Now they head out, leaving Amanda behind. Amanda, seeing what she thinks is Graham's body faints. Bank robber Graham Dorsey spends a few hours with beautiful widow Amanda Starbuck, in which time his gang takes part in a disastrous holdup. Finger is taken for Graham and shot dead.
But instead of joy, Amanda is confused and worried. I've seen this movie 20 years ago and for a second time last week. He is put into prison on a year-long sentence for Dr. The epilog seemed unnecessary to me; the relationship between the bank robber and the sophisticated lady was enough for an intriguing film. The book becomes a best-seller; not only locally, but all over the world.
The bank robbers from Graham's gang were caught and were going to be hanged in town that afternoon. Unfortunately that man is wanted for fraud and he is taken off to jail. At first Amanda is ostracized by the townspeople. In an attempt to disguise himself Dorsey poses as someone else. If it wouldn't be for Bronson and Ireland starring, you might call it a B-film.
The house is owned by Amanda, a beautiful young widow who catches the eye of gang member Graham Dorsey. They are, however, one horse short and on their way, they stop off at a house belonging to widow Amanda to see if they could borrow one. With their horses tiring out, they stop at a remote house on the prairie owned by a widow named Amanda Jill Ireland. But alas their love was not destined to last. He says little, but his muscles are coiled and his eyes are alert, and sooner or later, he will unleash violence. Which is why this film is so fascinating. They fall for each other he pretends to be somewhat more noble than he really is , and share some hours of love and bliss - until a posse comes to catch him the robbery had failed.
Bronson - far from his usual he-man cliché roles - delivers a very nice, humorous performance; and so does Jill Ireland. Amanda, suspicious of the men, denies having a horse. Worse, Graham's horse broke down and the gang members have to get another. Bronson stars as Graham Dorsey, part of an outlaw group intending to rob the local bank. Worse, people he knew slightly laugh when he says he is Graham, since he looks nothing like his description in the book. When he does so, Amanda does not recognize him and becomes frightened.
Amanda resists rather inventively; simply lies still, fully clothed. After serving his time he is eager to renew his relationship with Amanda. Graham eludes them when he comes upon a traveling dentist, exchanges clothes with him at gunpoint, and steals his horse and wagon. The house is owned by Amanda, a beautiful young widow who catches the eye of gang member Graham Dorsey. Even when he tries to apply force, she just steals his gun and demands that he leaves forever. You will come out of it thoughtful, I guess; and about how many Hollywood films can you say that? The movie gets funnier still when Dorsey is finally released from prison, when he tries to return to Amanda and…well watch it to see what happens.