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Monte Walsh (1970)

PG-13 | | Western | 7 October 1970 (USA)
An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either.

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Sunfish Perkins (as Ray Guth)
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Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to them, but the freedom of the open prairie is what they long for. Eventually, they all must say goodbye to the lives they knew, and try to make a new start. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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7 October 1970 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Lee Marvin and Jack Palance previously starred together in I Died a Thousand Times (1955), Attack (1956), and The Professionals (1966). Marvin and Palance also both earned their Oscars for comedic roles in westerns: Marvin for Cat Ballou (1965) and Palance for City Slickers (1991). See more »

Goofs

At about the 40-41 minute mark when Shorty is leaving the crew, he is holding a green plastic or vulcanized tarp with grommets, very similar to those issued in WWII. See more »

Quotes

Chet Rollins: Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever.
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"Introducing Mitchell Ryan" See more »

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Version of Monte Walsh (2003) See more »

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The Good Times Are Comin
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Hal David
Sung by Cass Elliot (as Mama Cass)
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nice story of friends in the old West
8 February 2003 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This is a nice film to watch on a rainy evening. Lee Marvin and Jack

Palance did as good a job of acting that I have ever seen them do.

The supporting cast is full of wonderful career action character

actors who you would recognize if you watched a lot of films and

TV in the '70's.

I borrowed the tape from a relative after seeing the remake by TNT

and though I think the remake was better, this was for it's time

pretty good. The way movie progresses noticed a lot of scenes

seemed choppy and there must have been a lot left on the cutting

room floor.

Lee Marvin looked like he was playing his typical Marvin character,

but Jack Palance was likeable and I believe did a better job and

even portrayed his character better than Carradine did in the

remake and Carradine did a great job.

Though it's a "tear-jerker" it's one that tells a story that's not unique

to just the "Cowboys" of the 19th and early 20th century. There are

periods in history when due to evolution of civilization, lifestyles are

phased out or altered due to change of professions needed to

exist.

My appreciation of Mama Cass' singing increased when I heard

her sing the title song. She really had a fine voice, it was a plus

that she sung the lead-in rather someone like Joplin. In fact

before I saw her credits in the lead-in I thought the singer was one

of the great singers who had sung a James Bond movie title song.


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