The Tin Star - Another good western

Brent Avery

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Well, checked out this 1957 film from Paramount and glad to say I thought it had a good storyline that made considerable use of Henry Fonda's great acting skills. Fonda came across in what I consider his best characterization - that of a wisened and thoughtful individual. In this case as a bounty hunter who ends up helping Anthony Perkins as a young sheriff who is unsure but at the same time too eager. They play well together and the phtography was quite good. Filmed in B&W and VistaVision. Sound track is in Dolby 5.1 or restored Mono - which I used as I cannot use my HT system at the moment. Dialog was very good and the film itself seems to be in excellent condtion. Worth a purchase and the price is very good - no liner notes though.
 

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Let's see. With this one coming to DVD that leaves the following Westerns that hopefully will see the light of day that star Henry Fonda.

Warlock
Fort Apache
Jesse James
Return of Frank James
Big Hand for the Little Lady
Firecreek
Cheyenne Social Club

Quite a ways to go I would say. But The Tin Star is certainly one I was looking forward to. I'm actually a little surprised that it was even considered. That gives me hope for the others.
 

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A superb Anthony Mann western with some delightful mono cinematography. I think Paramount have done a great job with the transfer and the disappointment at the lack of extras is offset by the bargain price - go get it!

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