Westerns are not really my cup of tea, but the story sounded intriguing, and since I have been exploring outside my norm this week, it seemed appropriate to pick this film out of the Criterion Channel lineup to watch tonight. It is directed by William Wyler, who also directed Ben Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives and Dodsworth, among many others.
"Once there was three wise hombres. Rode out of Jerusalem."
|On their way to rob a bank.|
|New Jerusalem aka Bodie, CA.|
|"Will you three good men take care of my baby?"|
|Mother gets her last look at her baby.|
|Thankfully, he came with an instruction manual.|
|Baby gets his first olive oil bath, as prescribed by Dr. Meacham.|
|Pausing at the sound of a gunshot as they leave Barbwire behind.|
|And then there was one man and a baby.|
|The last of the water.|
|Giving up the gold.|
|Water water everywhere...|
|"Bless every soul in this tiny flock."|