Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Legend of the West


As one who in stunned disbelief is forced to be occasionally reminded of the rubbish that is flung at audiences daily from the telescreen it is pleasant to record that one distributor has decided to bring back, via dvd, a classic show that was fresh, delightful and extremely entertaining when it was first shown in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and is still as fresh, delightful and entertaining now as it was then.  Turn off the idiotic talking heads, the news readers reading government propaganda handouts, the tv series being made by people who have only recently become barely acquainted with film making techniques (and not absorbing much at that) and treat yourself to the upcoming release of MAVERICK, The Complete First Season, being released this month from Warner.

Fine scripts, fluent direction, beloved character actors in supporting roles and the ingratiating presence of James Garner and Jack Kelly at their peak all contribute to making this one of the most pleasant viewing experiences one could wish to have.  It is very highly recommended.

You may consider this a ringing endorsement.


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