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Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"Gun Glory" has all the elements of why I like to watch Westerns. It never rises to the greatness of such movies as "Shane", to which it has often been compared, but those are rare indeed. You will get old fashioned values, where Christian faith is not something to ridicule although the church hypocrites are still there. There is some quite beautiful cinematography if you look for it, and Stewart Grainger's deft riding skills are on display. The violence is never graphic although central to the plot. Don't look for deep insight into personal relationships, but the conflict between the prodigal father and the abandoned son grown to manhood is even more pertinent today. If you like the modern approach to Westerns you best avoid this one.
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