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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Aardsy's rating of the film Rancho Notorious

    Revenge for the world's ugliest brooch.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Rancho Notorious

    Un classique du cinéma langien, second film en couleurs et troisième western, avec une toujours remarquable Marlène Dietrich nous interprétant au passage quelques décisives et subtiles complaintes du genre et dont le tumultueux passé de l'héroïne qu'elle incarne se dévoile grâce à quelques judicieux flash-back éloquents sur cet "ange des maudits" auquel Vern le vengeur va lui aussi succomber... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Thomas's rating of the film Rancho Notorious

    Yes it's Fritz Lang, but far from one of his best. Perhaps the novelty value makes up for it for some fans.

  4. Ethan's rating of the film Rancho Notorious

    This is a very interesting in the tradition of bizarre and vibrant Westerns that came out in the 50s with strong female leads, like Fuller's Forty Guns and Ray's Johnny Guitar. Very popular with the French New Wave too, Godard references this film in Contempt.

  5. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Rancho Notorious

    The master of shadows comes out of the darkness and into the scorching heat, only to then make one of his most surprising and best efforts in Hollywood. Despite the change of scenery, Lang's obsession with organized crime still prevails, but now it's been amped with themes of regret, fame and revenge with, at times, more than a passing resemblance to John Ford's The Searchers and Anthony Mann's psychological westerns

  6. Adam Suraf's rating of the film Rancho Notorious

    The best of Fritz Lang's three American Technicolor westerns, with Dietrich as a tough show girl fronting a hideout for bandits. When revenge-filled Arthur Kennedy shows up with Mel Ferrer, looking for the murderer of his fiance, a love triangle ensues, and a few punch ups and gun fights.

  7. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Rancho Notorious

    Marlene Dietrich in Technicolor, Arthur Kennedy as the cinematic brother of Glenn – THE BIG HEAT- Ford and Mel Ferrer as a cool pistolero. Highly recommended.

  8. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Rancho Notorious

    Uneven but ultimately entertaining old-fashioned western from director Fritz Lang. It's pretty cheesy at times, framed by a handful of incredibly hokey country songs. But the original story with psychological depth and intriguing characters makes it compelling enough, even if it is only a minor achievement in Lang's impressive career.