Cinema: Hoss Play

The Appaloosa. When two strong men stake their claims to a strumpet and a stallion, the enmity between them can be the stuff that fleshes out the bony structure of the very best westerns. But in this film, a mulish scenario puts a frustrating checkrein on the excitement, and it is slim pickings for Marlon Brando, playing a saddle tramp whose dream is to become a horse breeder, and John Saxon, portraying a Mexican bandit chieftain who has a girl (Anjanette Comer) up for grabs in his lair.

Brando's prime Appaloosa stallion obviously means...

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