Saturday, March 13, 2010

Texas Across the River: A Swingin' Fun-Romp That Fractures The Frontier!

Hey pallies, likes here is 'nother Dino-review from the pad "A Movie A Day." Again 'gotta 'fess up that I in no way agree with the writer of this piece 'bout their assessment of our Dino....but I loves the poster that they have shared so very much that I just couldn't help myself from sharin' this. Also loves the trailer as so Dino-loves it when the narrator sez "Dino's half hip shooter...have hip chaser."

So loves the tagg of this Dino-flick.... "A Swingin' Fun-Romp That Fractures The Frontier!" No one is more swingin', fun-lovin', and rompin' then our Dino! To view this post in it's original format, just click on the title of this here Dino-gram. Dino-delightedly, DMP

Texas Across the River

March 8, 2010 ·

Directed by Michael Gordon

Produced by Harry Keller

Written by Wells Root, Harold Greene, and Ben Starr

Starring Dean Martin
Joey Bishop
Alain Delon
Rosemary Forsyth
Music by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen
Cinematography Russell Metty
Editing by Gene Milford
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 1966
Running time 101 min.
Country U.S.A.
Language English

Texas Across The River is an awful comedy western featuring two Rat-Packers in Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. It also features French superstar Alain Delon playing Spanish swashbuckler Don Andrea Baldazar, or Baldy as Dino dubs him. The film is just terrible, with Delon providing the only interest in it at all. I think the reason why I disliked this movie so much could be because of Joey Bishop’s performance as Kronk, an annoying Indian (native American) who is meant to be funny but like much of Bishop’s comedy is not. Dean as usual puts in as minimal effort as possible in his performance. Usually Dino is a really funny guy yet it seems obvious that this was nothing more than an easy pay check to him.

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