Westbound

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

In the midst of a number of fine Westerns, Boetticher churned out this barely sufficient actioner which has little of the energy of his other projects. Scott is a Union officer assigned the task of starting a coach line and delivering gold shipments to the North from California. Duggan is trying to intercept the line and send the gold to the Confederates,...read more

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In the midst of a number of fine Westerns, Boetticher churned out this barely sufficient actioner which has little of the energy of his other projects. Scott is a Union officer assigned the task of starting a coach line and delivering gold shipments to the North from California. Duggan is

trying to intercept the line and send the gold to the Confederates, but eventually he gets killed trying to defend Scott against his own (Duggan's) men. His dying wish is that Mayo, his soon-to-be widow, be taken care of by Scott. Steele, who also appeared in THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND

(1960), was at the time Boetticher's wife. WESTBOUND, if nothing else, demonstrates the importance of Ranown, the production company begun by Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown, which took the scripts of Burt Kennedy (also, like Brown, absent from this picture) and turned them into Boetticher

masterpieces. Without their assistance, Boetticher might not have emerged as one of the greatest directors of the modern Western.

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