Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vintage Trailer of the Week 40

Battle of the Alpha Males - Lancaster versus Cooper. Burt hams it up, grinning that grin in more or less every shot, while Cooper is a deadpan monotone picture of calm. Robert Aldrich orchestrates some magnificent chaos and the whole thing looks amazing in glorious, luminous technicolour. That, the beautiful Sara Montiel, and that early pan around the battlements and rooftops as heads pop up make Vera Cruz as entertaining a Western as you can find from the golden Age...


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