The Bravados (1958)- An underrated Western with Gregory Peck and Joan Collins

At a 2015 Autry Museum event: Joan Collins DBE gave a very informative speech about how she worked with Gregory Peck and director Henry King on the classic western The Bravados (1958). Recently I acquired an out of print DVD and can confirm that it is indeed an underrated cinematic masterpiece that tells a moral tale where screen great Gregory Peck as resourceful rancher Jim Douglas methodically hunts down a gang of bad guys convincingly played by Stephen Boyd, Lee Van Cleef, Albert Salmi and Henry Silva (love Silva’s role here) believing them to be his wife’s murderers. Henry King’s camera frames the beauty and spirituality of Joan Collins as Josefa, a woman who deeply cares for the widower Gregory Peck and his daughter. Hope to see The Bravados widely shown in the future!


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