The King and Four Queens (1956) English- Romance/Western Not Rated dir. Raoul Walsh
So here comes a romantic-styled Clark Gable Western and…
I can’t think very well right now because I’m currently watching 21 Grams, and it’s sucking away at my soul with its unending stream of depression. I’ll write more about it at a later date, but for now it’s bruising my creative ability. Let’s just get to what I’m writing about now.
A fairly standard piece of paperback romance novel fiction in its main plot, but the writing for each scene tends to be a lot smarter.
Although Gable is the definitive highlight of the cast, the ensemble isn’t bad. Eleanor Parker is nice in her supporting role as well.
Normal Western backdrop, and good attention to period detail. Sometimes it feels a little closed in when it should feel more wide open in the outdoor shots.
Not perfect, but good enough to be passable, as they aren’t the focus.
Good, but not very fulfilling at the end.
Watchable for fans of the genre, but that’s about it.