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on September 10, 2009
Down through the years, the last 5 or so anyway, I have recorded several VHS tapes of this movie, cannot figure out 'why' no DVD has yet been issued. Same goes for another Clint Walker western FORT DOBBS (1958), almost makes you wonder what Warner Bros. have against ole Clint. Maybe walking off the set of Cheyenne fifty some years back still rankles Warner Bros. Gordon Douglas directed all three movies, FORT DOBBS, YELLOWSTONE KELLY (1959), and GOLD OF THE SEVEN SAINTS and as noted not one of these fine westerns has ever been released on DVD.

This movie comes from the 1957 western novel DESERT GUNS written by Steve Frazee, with the movie (1961) and book being fairly different. I think so much of the movie that I tracked down the book (which can be kinda hard to find) wishing to see how much variance there is between the two. Well for instance, Rainbolt is 26 years old in the book yet Shawn is in his 50s. Anyone seeing the movie will know right off that neither Clint nor Roger are portrayed like that. Also at book's ending Rainbolt rides off with a female. Just a couple of differences, there are several more. One other for instance: Roger Moore is tied with wet rawhide in the movie, but in the book it is Rainbolt completely wrapped in wet hide so all the victim can view is the sky.

Another aspect to this western film is the performance that rings down the years from veteran actor Chill Wills, his portrayal of Doctor Wilson Gates is one that will remain with most viewers. You really come to appreciate him as the film rolls on.

However, to me the movie is superior to the book. Probably because I saw it first and read the book later. Last words would be: watch the movie because it is an interesting story filled with adventure very well portrayed by Clint and Roger. The black and white photography (Joseph F. Biroc) adds a stark reality that color might not have captured as well. The location (Arches National Park, Utah) of the movie also adds to the panorama of the scenes and the story itself. I have several favorite western movies and this is one of them, if you watch the movie it may become one of yours as well.

Clint Walker-Jim Rainbolt
Roger Moore-Shawn Garrett
Leticia Roman-Tita, Gondora's 'ward'
Robert Middleton-Amos Gondora
Chill Wills-Doctor Wilson Gates
Gene Evans-McCracken
and others

Semper Fi.
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on December 28, 2010
This is a must have for all western classic lovers. Congratulations to Warner Archives for doing a great job & bringing back all the great movies from the 50's & 60's. In fact, I've enjoyed Clint Walker from the famous 'Cheyenne' tv series. It's great to see him in action again but this time, he's playing a different role thus he has a partner, none other than Roger Moore from the great James Bond movies in the eighties. It's an absolute fun to watch two great actors together in a western adventure filled with danger, excitement & a little bit of humor to stir things up. Apparently, it is in black & white but it's still a great watch, it would be fantastic to watch them in color. I strongly recommend this DVD to all.
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on June 27, 2009
I saw this on Encore Westerns, had never seen it before, Clint and Roger are fur trappers, but they somehow strike gold.. ofcourse the word gets out when Roger has to go in to a town to get a pack horse to help carry the gold. From that moment on there is a trail of scoundrels with gold fever trying to steal their gold...It's a fun movie, adventure, a little romance, and ofcourse Clint Walker is his gorgeous self..Roger Moore is very cute and entertaining.....
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on July 5, 2014
Like all Clint Walker movies I really enjoyed it & plan on watching it again soon. It was an interesting plot & actors were good in their roles and finally it was not like all the many Cheyenne parts. He plays a different character & I admire him for the changes although it is hard for me to ever forget CHEYENNE because they just do not portray his particular anyone like him. Too bad more had been raised by the cheyenne....of course we all know it was just a part he played but some of the characteristics had to be within Mr. Walker. Buy it and you will enjoy it if you are a western lover as I am.
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on September 14, 2015
Gotta love Clint Walker and Roger Moore together! I have just about everything Clint was ever in, including all the Cheyenne shows. The only down side to this one is that Clint is probably his "raciest" in it (as racy as Clint gets). Some crass girly stuff and Clint actually swills some liquor to excess, instead of ordering a ham sandwich and a coffee or sipping a "short beer" while everyone else makes fools of themselves. Still, a fun movie, although it's the only Clint that doesn't get 5 stars from me..... I like the clean-cut Cheyenne kind of Clint!
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on October 29, 2014
I love Clint Walker and this movie has him at his best. I am very pleased.
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on August 28, 2010
Never seen this before and i am a devoted Clint Walker fan.
I was probably under one of those desert rocks seen in the movie,all these years,Good Movie.
Good Cast,found Roger Moore Annoying His Accent and Singing.
When you look at these actors you think to yourself,hey,i know him,Vitto Scotti and Robert Middleton.
Excellent Video Clarity and Sound,again got it through WB.
If you like this movie then you will also like Fort Dobbs,a classic.
Look at the Dust Fly In Those Mountains.
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on December 16, 2015
I'm an inveterate Clint Walker fan. This movie was very entertaining, and he played his usual strong "good guy" role. I recommend it.
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on December 29, 2012
I am a fan of Clint Walker in almost anything. This movie is very typical of his work in the Cheyenne TV series. A good Western type movie
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on September 27, 2013
This was for my husbvand who loves westerns . He watches this every week at least. Grand kids not so much.
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