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This is typical Wayne, but that's what makes Hondo a movie well worth watching. Good writing and fine acting, again proving how so under rated Wayne was his entire career. Take the time and watch Hondo, it most definitely will be time we'll spent. As for prejudicial moments, remember, this was 1953 and that's just as it was. Wayne is Wayne, and the Apaches were the white man's idea of Apaches. God bless good ole Sam! Written by
When Hondo first beds down in the cabin, his pallet is on the floor, with the table between it and the door. After his ensuing conversation with Mrs. Lowe he once more lies down on his pallet, only now it's where the front door used to be. See more »
Geraldine Page makes her screen debut in Hondo and she is marvelous.
Someone in an earlier comment said that John Wayne is, "always bad." I take great umbrage in that statement. He was always good and often marvelous and sometimes Magnificent.
His Hondo is a very different character from Ethan Edwards or Thomas Dunson. Here, he is a younger Wil Anderson or a more somber Quirt Evans.
I like Hondo. It's not a great film like Red River or The Searchers, but it does explore the lonely existence of a woman living in the back of beyond. It also explores the way in which a semi-tamed man becomes a father substitute and good husband, something Ethan Edwards would never become.
Geraldine Page shines like a new penny in this, her first film. She won an Academy Award nomination for her role in Hondo, and she deserved it.
Hondo is a man who is hardened by experience but still capable of understanding, compassion and love. He also works HARD. It's fun to see John Wayne with nails in his mouth, shoeing a horse!
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