Lone Star

Lone Star

Director: Vincent Sherman

Cast: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford

     
 

During the 1845 battle for Texas' independence, a cattle baron (Clark Gable) spars with an evil senator (Broderick Crawford) over the state's future and for the affections of newpaperwoman Ava Gardner.See more details below

Overview

During the 1845 battle for Texas' independence, a cattle baron (Clark Gable) spars with an evil senator (Broderick Crawford) over the state's future and for the affections of newpaperwoman Ava Gardner.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
There's plenty of dust being driven sky high, and horses running to and fro, and nefarious backstage political shenanigans and more big sky Texas settings than you can shake a stick at in Lone Star. Yet somehow, no matter how much or how hard you shake that stick, you can't get Star to come to life. It's a big picture with a big story, but it never becomes the epic-cum-romance that it wants to be; instead, the film just lies there like an exhausted horse in the hot Texas sun. Certainly the script is to blame, as it is filled with clichéd situations and trite dialogue. The characters are thin and predictable, and the dialogue is hokey. A real firebrand of a director might have whipped it into something that was entertaining if empty headed, but Vincent Sherman's work here is perfunctory. Yes, he gets the shots lined up right and everything is where it should be, but there's no spark to it and precious little imagination. Someone with a firm hand and a distinctive touch was needed, and Sherman couldn't supply it. The cast is certainly loaded with talent, but the mighty Clark Gable doesn't have his heart into it, and he's the one who really has to hold it together. Ava Gardner looks luscious but her performance is uninspired and Broderick Crawford plays his part without any surprises. Lionel Barrymore provides some tasty ham as Andrew Jackson, but it's not enough.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2011
UPC:
0883316351697
Original Release:
1951
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
13,067

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Devereaux Burke
Ava Gardner Martha Ronda
Broderick Crawford Thomas Craden
Lionel Barrymore Andrew Jackson
Beulah Bondi Minniver Bryan
Ed Begley Sen. Anthony Demmett
James Burke Luther Kilgore
William Farnum Sen. Tom Crockett
Lowell Gilmore Capt. Elliott
Moroni Olsen Sam Houston
Russell Simpson Sen. Maynard Cole
William Conrad Mirette
Ralph Reed Bud Yoakum
Ric Roman Gurau
Victor Sutherland President Anson Jones
Jonathan Cott Ben McCulloch
Charles Cane Mayhew
Nacho Galindo Vincente
Trevor Bardette Sid Yoakum
Harry Woods Dellman
Emmett Lynn Josh
Stanley Andrews Actor
Rex Bell Actor
Chief Yowlachie Indian Chief
Davison Clark Senator
Roy Gordon Actor
William E. Green Mea
George Hamilton Noah
Earl Hodgins Windy Barton
Rex Lease Actor
Tony Roux Chico
Warren MacGregor Rancher

Technical Credits
Vincent Sherman Director
David Buttolph Score Composer
Borden Chase Screenwriter
Howard Estabrook Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Z. Wayne Griffin Producer
Hans Peters Art Director
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Gile Steele Costumes/Costume Designer
Ferris Webster Editor

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