What westerns have you waited for a chance to get to see and then were really disappointed at what you actually saw.
JOHNNY GUITAR (1954) is one of those for me. I finally got to see this film a few years ago. It is always mentioned when classic westerns are discussed or written about. Boy what a let down. Joan Crawford is about as wooden as you can get, and Sterling Hayden seemed all wrapped up in himself. Why would anyone follow Mercedes McCambridge’s lead. Scott Brady always comes across as a bully. The sets are way over the top and about half way through I didn’t care what happened to anyone in the film just so it was over. Ben Cooper, always a pain in the butt, is terrible and his death scene looks like a high school actor’s performance. Although wanting to be taken seriously this film comes across as a parody and a joke and what a boring film to boot.