Michele Carey's hair, Charlene Holt's fishnet stockings, John Wayne riding backwards, James Caan's rifle, Robert Mitchum's bath and aging heroes refusing to die: a lot of good stuff here deserving to be seen again and again.
Its not Rio Bravo. Now that that's out of the way this is a fine film and purely Hawksian one addressing the issues of getting older and maintaining professionalism. There's a little too much goofing around in the end but one aspect of the film that hardly gets mentioned is the film's violence becoming more graphic. Mitchum is excellent even if the material he has to work with isnt all that strong.Must see.