Universal and transcendental poetry of the landscape, and of the people that lived while the dream was being built upon. Raw and unpolished; an economy of deliciously light story telling in the immense space of a brand new and exciting land. The west feels operatic and the atmosphere carries that same sweet brand of patriotism found in Walt Whitman in this great early work by Ford. A great hidden treasure.
A film that has mantained itself exquisitely over its 86 years of existence, it is without a doubt one of the very best silent westerns made by Ford, a deeply humane, affecting tale about the many apparent and unapparent faces of evil lurking around the coveted lands of Dakota in the late XIX century. This is a must see.
maravilloso western, una de las mejores películas mudas que he visto a la fecha. las imágenes son maravillosas y el humor es de una calidez encantadora. esta película me hace reconsiderar mi relación con el western que era de indiferencia cuando no odio. ford es un indiscutible gigante del cine y esta película lo establece con elocuencia
My first silent Ford film, what a pleasure. Grows on you and turns out to be something more beautiful than you could imagine. Great human story and touching relationships, great music too, a really heartwarming and exciting film with a fantastic ending too.