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Solid Western
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written by Texan99 September 4, 2010 - 12:56 PM PDT
The fine screenplay makes nearly every scene a pleasure. I understand this was one of the earliest Westerns that treated the Injuns as more than stock figures of menace, instead portraying their culture as violently alien and doomed but honorable and compelling. At the same time, it declines to treat the cavalry as stock figures in the form of ugly European racists, a la Little Big Man. John Wayne's Hondo obviously has a deeply ingrained code, but he doesn't jabber about it, he just mans up when he has to. Great stuff.

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