Cinema: Unadult Western

Mail Order Bride. This wistful little romantic comedy looks as though it would like to grow up and become a western. It has gunfights, cattle rustlers, painted women and a smoke-filled gambling hall, but all the roaring wickedness is dedicated wholeheartedly to the proposition that a feller (Keir Dullea) needs a girl (Lois Nettleton). Cupid's leathery old handmaiden is Buddy Ebsen, a family friend who holds the deed to a decrepit ranch left to Dullea by his late father, though Dullea can't claim it until he simmers down some. One morning Ebsen strides out...

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