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The Bull of the West (1972)

TV-PG | | Western | TV Movie 1972
Two episodes of the TV series "The Virginian" edited together: "Duel at Shiloh" (2 Jan. 1963) and "Nobility of Kings" (10 Nov. 1965).

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Two episodes of the TV series "The Virginian" edited together: "Duel at Shiloh" (2 Jan. 1963) and "Nobility of Kings" (10 Nov. 1965).

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Tedious, repetitious. Exhausting Chas Bronson rants and rejections.
28 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I compliment myself for having the patience and strength to watch this entire movie. IMDb says it is 90 minutes long; it seemed like 2-1/2 hours. Much of it was well acted and written, and I give them credit for doing a decent job of melding 2 or 3 episodes of "The Virginian" together, but it moved so slowly and kept repeating itself. I grew weary and angry as I watched Charles Bronson argue, annoy, antagonize, reject and torture all the many characters (wife, son, fellow ranchers) who tried to befriend/love/reach him — over and over. Whew! The conversations between Brian Keith and the young man he mentored also became boring and repititious. Maybe it is just me, but this is another Western where it is never made clear to me what the legal rights some ranchers have in fencing off or appropriating "open free range." Avoid the movie unless you have a keen interest in some of the people who made or acted in it.


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