Sunday, February 5, 2017

1955 - UNTAMED, poor man's GONE WITH THE WIND

Large scale film about the birth of South Africa and the fight for independence.  Tyrone Power is the heroic leader fighting off Zulus and romancing hot Susan Hayward.  Power eventually picks freedom fighting over staying with Hayward which is a pretty poor pick in my mind.

Power rides around with a bunch of commandos righting wrongs and helping the people of South Africa gain their freedom (unless you are black but that's a different story), 

Untamed was directed by studio veteran Henry King so it's well staged and acted.  The film was apparently shot on location, a least some of it anyway.

The film mostly focuses on Susan Hayward's character.  She's kind of a poor man's Scarlett O'Hara as she goes from poor to rich to poor again.  In fact I think it would be safe to say the film definitely revolves around Hayward at the expense of the Tyrone Power character. 

111 Minutes

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