El Dorado Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt, Arthur Hunnicutt, Edward Asner

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An experienced gun fighter (Wayne)runs into an old friend (Mitchum), now a small town sheriff, while considering a job for a local rancher (Asner) involved in a range war. Conflict aries when Wayne relizes he has been hired to take care of his old friend , who now also has an interest in a woman both men know and who is now an important resident in the small town where the conflict takes place. Wayne has his hands full dealing with a greenhorn kid he picks up along the way, who can't use a gun but insists on tagging along while Wayne must deal with another gun fighter Asner has hired to takes Wayne's place and prove ultimately who is the best with a gun. This post Civil War period western contains a number of recognizable western actors as well as "then" new comers who are todays main stream performers.   
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The review of this Movie prepared by rob

EL DORADO is a movie produced and directed by Howard Hawks in 1966.

Cole -John Wayne- Thornton, a well-known hired gun, has just been hired by the rancher Bart Jason. On his way to Jason's, Thornton stops at El Dorado, a little Texas town whose sheriff is Robert Mitchum, an old friend of Thornton. Mitchum tells Cole that Jason has declared a personal war against the MacDonald family in order to take over the MacDonald ranch. So Cole will decline Jason's offer and stand up for the MacDonalds when Jason hires Nelse McLeod, another famous gunman.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of El Dorado

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 25%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 45% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   fighting bad business/family

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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