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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Stewart and Widmark...when men were men
By Nancy C. De Young
This was hard to find but what a solid story and a delight to watch Jimmy Stewart and Richard Widmark in roles that were not usual for either of them. Stewart is not heroic and Widmark is not gruff and they play off one another realistically...the West was full of off center oddballs, misfits, and thugs. This seems what it was probably like. I enjoyed the action and the scenes between these two STARS really acting was a pleasure to see unfold.I am not going to give a plot description because it it a simple story not an epic, but I am very happy to have it my film library!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
This is really "Two Rode Together."
By Thomas Eugene Galusha
In "Two Rode Together," James Stewart is teamed with Richard Widmark, two of the finest performers of their time, and also includes the great Shirley Jones. This movie is for some reason extremely difficult to get in America--hence the Portuguese title, but fear not, the English sound track is retained. I could find no way to turn off the Portuguese subtitles, but was able to ignore them fairly quickly. It has always been one of my favorite James Stewart westerns, and for years I hae been trying to obtain a copy on DVD. For a long time, Amazon had a review of it in which someone made the amazing comment "It's too sad to be a Western." I don't know what that means, but evidently, this person had never seen "Cheyenne Autumn," "Soldier Blue," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," and many other Westerns which are equally sad or sadder. In this story, a reluctant Stewart is commissioned by the cavalry to go with officer Widmark into Commanche territory to retrieve children who have been taken prisoner over many years by the Native Americans. It offers fine drama, and many comedic moments, especially from supporting actor Andy Devine. Stewart and Widmark have great chemistry. It also presents Native Americans as complex individuals, not as stereotyped as most Westerns of the day. And there is a strong stance against the stupidity of racial intolerance in the film. I am proud of Jimmy and Richard, Andy, Shirley, John McIntire and the rest of the cast for making this great film.
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By Mike C