Well, today we share John's ponderin's seven years latter in 2013 and he sez, "hanged if this scruffy spoof isn't starting to grow on me." In speakin' his mine, per usual, McElwee is most most kind to our most beloved Dino when he reflects "My guess is that Dean Martin cooperated better." His referenece is to our Dino bein' more cooperative then his Rat Pack pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra.
This entry is on the short side sans any glorious poses of our main man, but likes how coulda we share one "4 For Texas" entry without the other?!?!?!? Likes for the time bein', this will be our last entry from our Dino-addicted pallie Mr. John McElwee, and we thank him for the many many Dino-offerin's that we have shared over the course of the last couple of weeks or so...doin' mucho much to lift up the life, times, and teachin's of our one and only Dino! To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-message. Dino-reportin', DMP
Part Of The Rat Pack Gone West
4 For Texas (1963) Gets More Bearable
This could have been another really good Robert Aldrich movie, an outcome frustrated by Frank Sinatra (Aldrich said as much in interviews). Sinatra had no patience with projects he didn't respect, and doled his time to a point where footage with him diminished during Four's second half. This was an HD Texasrevisit after six years, the last GPS encounter here, and hanged if this scruffy spoof isn't starting to grow on me. There's more in speculation on what happened behind-scenes than interest in action we see. My guess is that Dean Martin cooperated betterwith Aldrich because he liked westerns and wanted to be in a good one, a goal Frank made impossible to fulfill. A secondary cast is peppered with Aldrich regulars --- I wanted Ralph Meeker to stop in so that Kiss Me Deadly's reunion would be complete. I'm embarrassed for Sinatra when he (and larger double) engage fisticuffs with Dean, it obvious to a child that the latter could handily beat tar out of the former. For all Frank's frustration with Martin on and off Rat Pack stage, do you suppose he ever dared getting in the larger man's face? (given Sinatra's comparative runt stature, I certainly wouldn't have) Four (or 4)For Texas looks vivid in HD --- you can count beads of sweat on portly Vic Buono's forehead.