Saturday, May 24, 2014
FOUR FACES WEST (1948)
I was really surprised by FOUR FACES WEST. The only thing I knew about it going into it was it starred Joel McCrea and his real-life wife Frances Dee (they had been together for 13 years in 1948 and would remain together until his death in 1990) and it ended up being a great little, slightly off-beat western. First off the scenes between McCrea and Dee were fantastic. There was no disguising their attraction for each other. Besides that, the story was really good, the action moved along quickly, the acting was great, the scenery beautiful and most surprisingly is there was never one single gun fired or punch thrown in the entire film! I can't even recall another western as exciting as this one that didn't even have at least a fight of some kind. Highly recommended for classic western fans.