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Year
1939
Runtime
96 min.
Director
John Ford
Genres
Adventure, Western
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
19,942
Checks
9,369
Favs
615
Dislikes
56
Favs/checks
6.6% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. Jurassica's avatar

    Jurassica

    John Carradine has the skinniest face in the history of faces. 13 years 3 months ago
  2. Darkness_prevails's avatar

    Darkness_prevails

    Ford directs quite a picture. Well worth the watch. 13 years ago
  3. Paravail's avatar

    Paravail

    That was really good. The plot was tight and controlled, the characterization was awesome (seriously, each character had such a distinct personality and was played really well by their respective actors), and some of the stunt work is impressive even today. There's one scene near the climax where a guy is between two horses bridled to a wagon, and he falls down between the horses, going between three other pairs of horses as well as wheels of the wagon. And all that was done without the possibility of CGI trickery. You had to put some real work and risk into making an exciting action scene back then, and they did it. I was very impressed throughout with the skill of everyone involved. I think this might be my favorite western. 5 years 9 months ago
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  2. This movie ranks #26 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #27 in IMDb's Western Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #35 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
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  5. This movie ranks #59 in iCheckMovies's 1930s Top 100
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  6. This movie ranks #82 in BFI's 100 Westerns
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  7. This movie ranks #101 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  8. This movie ranks #128 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #137 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  10. This movie ranks #138 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  11. This movie ranks #167 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  12. This movie ranks #174 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  13. This movie ranks #186 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  15. This movie ranks #385 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  16. This movie ranks #453 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  17. This movie ranks #588 in The Criterion Collection
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  18. This movie ranks #810 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  19. This movie ranks #816 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  20. This movie ranks #865 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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