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Fair Play (1972)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 1972
The story begins at the western town of Justin, at the tabernacle, where the preacher (Richard Webb) and Sister Lucindia (Helena Humann) are leading the congregation in singing hymns... See full synopsis »

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The story begins at the western town of Justin, at the tabernacle, where the preacher (Richard Webb) and Sister Lucindia (Helena Humann) are leading the congregation in singing hymns... See full synopsis »

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Amateurish mishmash
7 April 2005 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the worst films I have ever seen. It is a (bad) cross between a Western, a Comedy and a home movie. You can only wonder what a fine character actor like Paul Ford is doing here. I guess he desperately needed the money(he seems very uncomfortable delivering his lines). Supporting actors are dreadful, music is bad, haphazard direction and there is very little story to speak of(most of it very confusing and certainly not funny at all). There are large stretches where most of the action takes place in one room. This is supposed to be a western, how about a few more outdoor scenes? From the opening scenes where the young man arrives at the train station and tries to get a ride into town to visit his uncle(Paul Ford) straight through to all the stupid intrigue about a dead mysterious stranger, you will feel that you are stuck in some kind of horrible unfunny sitcom stretched to feature length. BTW, the title Fair Play is the name of the town where the action takes place (in case you were wondering). I bought this on a two sided double feature DVD(with Sam Peckinpah's terrific The Deadly Companions)for $2.99. If it were not for the Deadly Companions I would say that I got ripped off.

Avoid this one like the plague.


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