For this Western Night Movie session, I chose WILL PENNY (1968) starring Charlton Heston in what he called one of his best films as well as his personal favorite.
In spite of the pandemic lockdown, our Western Night at the Movies group still manages to watch a Western. Robert Nott and Kirk Ellis came up with the idea that we’d choose a film available online for free (and there’s a slew of them), watch it on our own and then we’d have a Zoom session online to discuss it.
As it was my turn to select the film, I was very pleased to find DARK COMMAND (1940) available. It stars John Wayne, Clair Trevor and Walter Pidgeon.
Gregory Peck plays outlaw Jimmy Ringo with a laconic stance that also conveys the weariness of carrying the weight of a reputation he desperately wanted in his youth but now realizes is nothing but a target for every quick-draw kid wanting to make a name for himself.