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-- Long-winded but pungent Western in which a seasoned sheriff (John Wayne) tries to keep a killer (Claude Aikens) from being busted out of jail by his brother's army of gunslingers with only a drunken deputy (Dean Martin), an elderly cripple (Walter Brennan), a callow cowboy (Ricky Nelson) and a saloon hostess (Angie Dickinson) to back him up. Director Howard Hawks savors the desperate situation and its collection of odd-ball characters as the tension builds to the long-delayed slambang conclusion. Assorted stylized violence and sexual innuendo. (A-III) (br)
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.