#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Matt Fletcher, a Mexican-American buffalo hunter is constantly harassed and humiliated by bandit general Chuy Medina. When the bandit steals his horse – the appaloosa of the title – he sets out to even scores; at the climax, single-handedly, he takes on the whole gang.
Plot: Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and John Saxon, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a Mexican bandit. The film was directed by Sidney J. Furie, shot in Mexico. The 2008 Appaloosa film (starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen) is not related nor a remake of this film, although it has almost the same title.
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Cracking Good Brando
“The Appaloosa” is a superior low-key western with a great performance by Marlon Brando and very good ones by John Saxon and Anjanette Comer. Brando plays a white man raised by Mexicans who returns from the Civil War tired of killing and ready to build a ranch around one Appaloosa stallion. Brando has the misfortune of becoming a tool for Comer to escape the clutches of Saxon. Saxon retaliates by stealing Brando’s stallion, and Brando follows Saxon into Mexico to reclaim it. Director Sidney J. Furie (“The Ipcress File,” “Iron Eagle”) extensively uses extreme close-ups of faces, in the same manner as Sergio Leone, but not for the same purpose. Furie uses these close-ups to establish intimacy between the characters and the audience. This works beautifully in “The Appaloosa,” particularly so since the story is so unremarkable and low-key and Brando’s character is by no means a superman. Most of the violence is of the “G” rated variety, with the notable exception of a hand-wrestling contest played with the addition of scorpions.
While the ending of “The Appaloosa” is as abrupt and unremarkable as everything that precedes, intimate moments in the movie linger long after. As examples:
o Brando’s confessional o The little girl telling Brando he smells like a goat o The goat herder telling Brando about Saxon’s gunmen killing his pet goat o Comer telling Brando her fate if he doesn’t help her escape Saxon o The hand-wrestling contest
There are many more unremarkable but somehow memorable moments in the sublime “Appaloosa.” It is too insignificant to be great, but it most certainly very good. I give “The Appaloosa” an “8”.
Slow Western for patient viewers
This ritualistic Western must be one of Marlon Brando’s least-seen films, and no wonder. The plain story moves very slowly, and Brando himself never fully slips into his role (and the Western environment). The film’s few highlights include a tense armwrestling match, in which the defeated man will be stung by a deadly scorpion, and the final showdown between Brando and John Saxon (who’s quite good). (**1/2)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Romance
Director Sidney J. Furie
Writer James Bridges, Roland Kibbee, Robert MacLeod
Actors Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor (color by) (as Technicolor®)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (2-perf)
Cinematographic Process Techniscope (as Techniscope®)
Printed Film Format 35 mm