Showdown

Showdown

Director: George Seaton, Dean Martin, Rock Hudson, Susan Clark

Cast: George Seaton, Dean Martin, Rock Hudson, Susan Clark

     
 

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In this Western comedy, Billy (Dean Martin) and Chuck (Rock Hudson) were the best of friends until Chuck married the girl they were both courting. Now they have drifted apart. Chuck has since become a sheriff and must hunt down Billy, now a robber. As the chase proceeds, each of them reminisces about their past together.

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In this Western comedy, Billy (Dean Martin) and Chuck (Rock Hudson) were the best of friends until Chuck married the girl they were both courting. Now they have drifted apart. Chuck has since become a sheriff and must hunt down Billy, now a robber. As the chase proceeds, each of them reminisces about their past together.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Showdown is not the kind of movie that one can get very worked up about, and that's its big problem. It's amiable enough, so one doesn't feel angry about its shortcomings, but it doesn't inspire any passionate positive feelings either. Mostly, it just passes by the on the screen, making little impression. With a better screenplay, of course, it would have been a better movie. The ingredients -- two former friends must become enemies due to the different choices they made in life -- are familiar but could be the basis of a gripping, entertaining story. In Showdown, it's just a premise that doesn't go anywhere new or show viewers anything they haven't seen numerous times before. There's nothing revelatory about the performances of stars Dean Martin and Rock Hudson either. Martin ambles his way through the film without a great deal of commitment, and while Hudson is definitely better, he still doesn't really give his all to the part. And there's a distinct lack of chemistry between the two, something which this kind of story absolutely has to have to work. George Seaton's direction is fine but undistinguished. Susan Clark is quite good in the nothing role of the wife, and some of the location work is quite stunning, but neither of these can lift Showdown above the ordinary.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2014
UPC:
0025192097874
Original Release:
1973
Source:
Universal Mod
Time:
1:39:00
Sales rank:
14,111

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dean Martin Billy
Rock Hudson Chuck
Susan Clark Kate
John McLiam F.J. Wilson
John Gill Earl Cole
Dan Boydston Rawls
Donald Moffat Art Williams
Charles Baca Martinez
Ben Zeller Perry Williams
Philip L. Mead Jack Bonney
Rita Rogers Girl
Raleigh Gardenhire Joe
Ed Begley Pook
Jackson D. Kane Clem
Victor Mojica Big Eye

Technical Credits
George Seaton Director,Producer
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Henry Bumstead Art Director
John R. Carter Sound/Sound Designer
Jim Fargo Asst. Director
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
John W. Holmes Editor
Ernest Laszlo Cinematographer
George Milo Set Decoration/Design
Hal Mooney Musical Direction/Supervision
James Di Pasquale Score Composer
David Shire Score Composer
Theodore Taylor Screenwriter
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects

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