Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1956 - THE KING AND FOUR QUEENS


All this western has going for it is the star power of Clark Gable because this is a fairly drab film.
Gable is a con man who shows up at a ranch run by 4 women and their battle axe of a mother in law in search of some buried gold.  Gable charms each of the woman in his search for the gold and that's about it for a story.

I suppose the idea was base the film around Gable's star power but approach probably called for a director who could bring out the personalities of the actors.  The director Raoul Walsh was probably not the ideal choice in this case.


The film was shot in Cinemascope which was probably not the best choice for an intimate chamber piece of a story.

86 minutes.

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