El Dorado

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"It's The Big One With The Big Two!"
  • Passed
  • 1967
  • 2 hr 6 min
  • 7.5  (29,316)
  • 85

El Dorado is a classic Western film from 1966 that stars John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and James Caan. Directed by Howard Hawks, the movie follows the story of a gunfighter named Cole Thornton (played by Wayne), who teams up with an old friend named J.P Harrah (played by Mitchum) to help a wealthy landowner named Bart Jason (played by Ed Asner).

The story is set in the town of El Dorado, where Bart Jason is trying to drive neighboring landowners out of business by any means necessary - even if it means using violence and intimidation tactics. Harrah, a town sheriff, is torn between two loyalties: his friendship with Thornton and his duty to uphold the law. When Harrah's alcoholism prevents him from stopping Jason's men, Thornton decides to take matters into his own hands and help Harrah clean up the town.

Along the way, Thornton and Harrah encounter young Mississippi (played by Caan), a sharpshooter who is eager to join their cause. Together, the three of them set out to take down Bart Jason and his men once and for all.

The film is a classic Western tale of good vs. evil, with plenty of action, gunfights, and suspense to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. However, it's also a story about loyalty, friendship, and the importance of doing what's right even when it's difficult.

The cast is exceptional, with John Wayne delivering a strong performance as the tough but honorable gunfighter, and Robert Mitchum bringing depth and nuance to his portrayal of the conflicted sheriff. James Caan provides a youthful exuberance that balances out the more seasoned performances of his co-stars.

Overall, El Dorado is a quintessential Western film that still holds up to this day. With its exciting action sequences, memorable characters, and timeless themes, it's no wonder that it remains a beloved classic of the genre.

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