Robert Harris

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Take an even cursory glance at the credits behind Fox’s 1950 The Gunfighter, and any cinephile worth their salt will know they’re in for a treat.
Directed by Henry King.
Mr. King began his career as an actor 107 years ago, and did a bit of directing in 1915. While most folks may not know his early credits, things get interesting in 1926 with The Winning of Barbara Worth, for Goldwyn, a Ronald Colman starrer, with a young actor named Cooper.
He became a staple at Fox – State Fair (1933), Ramona and Lloyds of London (1936), Seventh Heaven (1937), In Old Chicago and Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938). Stanley and Livingston, and Jesse James, in Technicolor (1939), Maryland and Chad Hanna, both in Technicolor (1940), A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941), The Black Swan, more Technicolor (1942), The Song of Bernadette (1943), Wilson, Technicolor (1944), A Bell for Adano (1945), Margie, Technicolor (1946), Captain from Castile, Technicolor (1947, Twelve O’Clock High, with Gregory Peck (1949), and...
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Not just a great western, but a great film! My BD should be shipping shipped from Criterion this week.
 
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I will pick this up in november at barnes and noble. This and sergeant york were my most anticipated releases of the year in a year full of big big releases. I have the columbia 4k classic collection, back to the future 4k collection, Alfred hitchcock 4k collection, Waterloo Bridge and the mortal storm blu rays to keep me busy until then.
 

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For image of 4.5, just curious what was it with image that dropped it down a little for you as compared to a 5 like sergeant york got? A duplicate negative sounds better to me than no negative as in sergeant York.
 

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For image of 4.5, just curious what was it with image that dropped it down a little for you as compared to a 5 like sergeant york got? A duplicate negative sounds better to me than no negative as in sergeant York.
Shadow detail generally. Main and Ends and all dupes are now fifth generation.
 
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I just ordered this on the Criterion Flash-Sale this week. The Gunfighter is a great film. My DVD copy isn't bad, but Mr. Harris's review makes me doubly glad to be getting a major upgrade.
 

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I picked this up during the flash sale and we watched it last night. I'd seen it multiple times including just a few months ago, but it holds up well to multiple viewings. A great story and a great performance from Gregory Peck.
 

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I watched The Gunfighter for the first time two days ago. What a great film! Peck and the entire cast are very, very good, and the unconventional story resonates. A worthy addition to my westerns library!
 
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