VINTAGE 70s ReTrO
Lawman - 1971
Director - Michael Winner
Cast - Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, Sheree North.
The Lawman of Bannock Maddox (Lancaster) has arrived in the town of Sabbath with the arrest warrants of several men who drunkenly shot their way through Bannock and accidently killed an innocent man. Sabbath is ruled by Bronson (Cobb) who is leader of the men in question and also overpowers local sheriff (Ryan). Was looking forward to this movie for its all star cast but for me i was a little disapointed in its story. Yes there is good action and shootouts, beautiful locations and sweeping zoom in shots customary from Winner, brilliant music from Jerry Fielding. But I didnt understand how Maddox who was so determined to do a job only change his mind but then be forced to defend himself. Seemed an odd way for it to end. Nevertheless, so much acting talent on hand and its not just your usual western. Richard Jordan plays great in support.