Monday, 11 October 2010

Conagher 1991

This adaptation of the Louis L'amour novel was produced by the TNT Network - starring husband and wife team, Sam Elliot and Catherine Ross, Conagher is as much a love story as an all action western. And it sticks closely to the original novel and it's also a nice touch having Louis L'amour's daughter show up in a small role - he plays the former saloon girl on her way to San Francisco.

But the film belongs to Sam Elliot as the honest cowpuncher, Conagher, a man who stands firm against all odds in order to do the right thing. It's a compelling performance by both leads and their love story develops naturally and doesn't interfere with the western action the viewer expects from a film such as this.

Elliot won a Golden Globe for his performance in this western and the award was well deserved.

"Any man who asks for help shouldn't start out in the first place."


Jo Walpole said...

I've got the DVD and the book but I can't say hand on heart that either are my favourites in the genre even with the quintessential cowboy Sam Elliott at the helm.

Charles Gramlich said...

Eliot was just great as a L'Amour character. He always carried it off. I don't think there was one of his western movies taht I didn't basically like.

Anonymous said...

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Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Anon - you made me giggle but you are quite correct. I fell asleep