He, too, enters, asking for a tour. Learning of his comrades' demise, Dorsey goes on the lam. This is Jill's best and Bronson showed his versatility in a different kind of role. This picture is somewhat unconventional for a Western, downplaying violence in favor of characterization and dark humor. Written and directed by , this Western casts as Graham Dorsey, a two-bit Western outlaw who has a three-hour affair with lonely Amanda Starbuck. This unhappy development drives Graham Dorsey to despair. When he does so, Amanda does not recognize him and becomes frightened.
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! 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. I still feel this is a great movie. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. Imagine Starbuck's discomfort when he turns up very much alive, and extremely upset at being turned into Amanda's own private cottage industry. When she sees no more way to change his mind, she even shoots herself before his eyes. I had hoped that when Bronson returned to her from prison, their love would have reignited and they would have lived happily ever after. Learning of his comrades' demise, Dorsey goes on the lam.
Synopsis On the way to commit a bank robbery a gang of outlaws call off at a remote house in order to steal a horse. Amanda fears Dorsey has died and the townspeople judge her for her involvement with him. The epilog seemed unnecessary to me; the relationship between the bank robber and the sophisticated lady was enough for an intriguing film. He tries to flee telling Amanda he goes to free his accomplices. The widow is played by Bronson's wife, this is their 11th film together and she's aloof and skittish as the sophisticated lady from the East. The robbery goes wrong and Dorsey rides off to rescue his fellow criminals, or so Amanda thinks. He is put into prison on a year-long sentence for Dr.
Bank robber Graham Dorsey Charles Bronson spends a few hours with beautiful widow Amanda Starbuck Jill Ireland , in which time his gang takes part in a disastrous holdup. Description On the way to commit a bank robbery a gang of outlaws call off at a remote house in order to steal a horse. But an impassioned speech proclaiming her true love for him does a remarkable trick: the townspeople not only forgive her, they see a remarkable story in that of Graham and Amanda. Graham checks out the barn and finds a horse, but still afraid of disaster, he lies to his men and agrees to wait three hours at the ranch for their return. Imagine Starbuck's discomfort when he turns up very much alive, and extremely upset at being turned into Amanda's own private cottage industry. Being frightened of the job, he takes the chance to stay in a house by the road until his buddies come back from the job.
Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. The robbery goes wrong and Dorsey rides off to rescue his fellow criminals, or so Amanda thinks. It's a pity that the direction is wooden sometimes. But Graham does not get away clean: it turns out Dr. Gilroy adds a layer of irony and legend that isn't really necessary - we'd rather see more of the widow and the desperado. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Production Co: Frankovich Productions Keywords: , , , , , , ,. Ultimately he is arrested and put in an insane asylum, where he meets the only people who believe him: his fellow inmates.
That's why it's interesting and even a little unsettling to find him in a whimsical Western romance. Graham eludes them when he comes upon a traveling dentist, exchanges clothes with him at gunpoint, and steals his horse and wagon. Not only has he lost Amanda, the secret of his real identity is lost for good. The tale gets a huge hype. Amanda, suspicious of the men, denies having a horse. Full of inspiration and transpiration, with excellent script and directing, not to mention the great performance by the 2 leading actor and actress, both exhibiting masterpiece achievements for their professionalism. Amanda, formerly an honorable widow, now looked upon as a bandit's mistress, is alone in her grief.
This picture is somewhat unconventional for a Western, downplaying violence in favor of characterization and dark humor. As time passes, Graham and Amanda have a long, thoughtful discussion talking of their past lives, as well as their hopes and ambitions - Graham even wants to go straight and work in a bank. But this is shattered when the rides into sight, spotting Graham and giving chase. The house is owned by Amanda, a beautiful young widow who catches the eye of gang member Graham Dorsey. In the film, Graham Dorsey Charles Bronson is the leader of a gang of criminals who are planning to rob a small town bank. The house is owned by Amanda, a beautiful young widow who catches the eye of gang member Graham Dorsey. After much coercing he decides to play along and rides out, intending only to have a long nap.
Graham thinks this is a way for him to be able to stay with her and get away from the gang. Instead of riding on, Dorsey stays to await the gang's return and spends three wonderful hours with Amanda. The encounter ends up with Amanda pointing a gun at Graham. Instead of riding on, Dorsey stays to await the gang's return and spends three wonderful hours with Amanda. The way Jill is seduced and falls in love with Bronson is fantastic.