Cinema: The Crowded Prairie

The horse opera has changed since the good old days (Buck Jones, Tom Mix) when a cowboy preferred his horse to a girl. Today's westerns are different. As a result of the success of Shane and High Noon, Hollywood last week was busy with no less than 22 variations on the same theme. Some of them: ¶ Hondo (Warner Bros.) is a Shane-type hero played by John Wayne. Says Producer Robert Fellows: "There is a reminder of Shane in this picture, but it is . . . just a coincidence. However, we purposely...

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