Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Seven Women on the Verge

A masterpiece, long thought a turkey
Ford's last sports a Mongol Mazurki
You'll explode with unease
Woody Strode plays Chinese
Two nasties gone wrong run berserki.

David Cairns

John Ford's final film is Seven Women (1966). Ann Bancroft helps missionary Sue Lyon (top) resist the advances of barbarian warlord Mike Mazurki and his cut-throat gang of warriors, one of whom is Woody Strode (above). The Late Show: The Late Films Blogathon runs all week at David Cairns' Shadowplay, celebrating late films by great filmmakers.

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