|Stephen Bly (1944-2011)|
by Stephen Bly
December 12, 2008
Janet went to the big city of Spokane for a few days to Christmas shop, so I caught up on watching western movies. I pulled out Last Stand at Saber River, a movie I watched once when it came out in 1997 on Turner Cable Television. Turner and AMC have kept the classic western genre alive over the years.
|Last Stand at Saber River|
Paul Cable (Tom Selleck) is a disillusioned confederate soldier who returns home just weeks before the end of the Civil War. With his strong-willed pioneer wife and two children, he returns to his Arizona home to resume a quiet life. Instead, he finds Union sympathizers have taken possession of the ranch. He and his wife fight for the ranch ... and, at times, with each other. Even when news that the war is over reaches him, he faces one more tough battle.
Last Stand is a good western. They got most (but not all) of the details right. That always pleases me. Selleck is best if he plays roles like Tom Magnum or Matthew Quigley (Quigley Down Under). And this is a Quigley type part.
Suzy Amis is excellent as his strong-willed wife. She wears the correct dress for the era, has no makeup or jewelry. She'll do to ride the river with.
|Haley Joel Osment|
What's the last old western you saw? What did you like or dislike about it?