Cinema: Three Cool Sips of Summer

Tired of Hollywood bang-bang? Try a little tenderness


They put Bill Miner in San Quentin for robbing stagecoaches. By the time he was released, some 30 years later, Wells Fargo had sold its horses and invested in railroads, and the movies had been invented in order to fill idle minds with devilish ideas. Watching The Great Train Robbery in 1903, the old gent perceives a profitable way to enliven his sunset years. All he needs is horses, a few accomplices and, of course, some trains to stick up.

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