Cinema: New Westerns

Of 500 feature pictures made by Hollywood each year, about 20% are always "Westerns." Most of these, turned out wholesale by minor studios to fill in the second half of double bills in U. S. rural theatres, are not good enough for grownups. Nonetheless, its scenery, its legends and its way of life make the U. S. Far West ideal cinematerial. Last week cinemaddicts were reminded of this fact by the release of two new "Westerns" which, made with high-grade casts and traditional respect for their subject, were each, in different ways, notable.


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