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|4 for Texas|
Actors: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, Charles Bronson
Director: Robert Aldrich
Genres: Westerns, Comedy
Rat Pack buddies Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were prized for their ability to appear relaxed on camera, but in 4 for Texas they're nearly asleep. It must have looked good on paper: reuniting the crooners and teaming t... more »
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The Mild West
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 06/05/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Opening with a slam-bang action sequence, "4 for Texas" (1963) begins promisingly as Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra enjoy a comic shoot-out in the Old West. Despite the best efforts of director Robert Aldrich and a colorful supporting cast, things go downhill pretty fast. With producer Sinatra calling the lackadaisical shots, the proceedings become relaxed to the point of boredom. Dino loved making Westerns, but Frank never looked convincing in the genre. Not surprisingly, Aldrich detested the final product and Sinatra's unprofessional behavior.
For Sinatra and Dean Martin Fans!
Max Hudson | 09/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great movie and the scenery will impress. The riverboat scenes were probably the most costly. If you like Dean Martin westerns you may want to consider this one. It has some of that flavor, however it soon turns to the riverboat gambling scene, and Frank and Dean's relationships with two of Hollywood's Beauties: Anita Ekberg, and Ursalla Andress!
The movie "Five Card Stud" is another good Dean Martin western movie, with more of what you'd expect in a western.
Martin was great with John Wayne in "Rio Bravo" with Ricky Nelson too. Now there's a classic! These three movies are in my collection, as well as many John Wayne titles.
There is another kind of Rat Pack in Hollywood westerns: The singing sensation of the Highwaymen, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson, and you can see their version of "Stage Coach" from 1986. If you're a fan you'll almost recognize the background music, it sounds a lot like 'Highwayman' in it's driving rythym.
Another Frank and Dean movie set in the 1800's is "Sergeants 3" (1962)With Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr."
4 for Texas
Heartwithwings | Cal. USA | 06/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a very entertaining movie with Frank and Dino having a lot of fun trying to best 1 another, but Anita Ekberg stole the whole movie with her stunning beauty and My Word her bust took up the whole screen . Ursula Andress as well was equally as beautiful as Miss Eckberg did this movie just before she did the 1st James Bond movie Dr.No . This is great family entertainment highly recommended."
The Far West has never been far out!
Roberto Frangie | Leon, Gto. Mexico | 01/25/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Bronson--in this supposed comedy-western--as outlaw leader Matson who works for crooked banker Victor Buono, helps start the film off on a high note of action... He and his henchmen attack a stagecoach whose passengers include Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra...
After repulsing the bandits, Zack (Sinatra) discloses a bag containing $100,000, and Joe (Martin) unexpectedly relieves him of the money at gunpoint...
In Galveston, Joe deposits the money in a bank run by Harvey Burden (Buono), a thief who has supported Zack's efforts to become the town's gambling king...
When Zack arrives in town, Matson tries to kill him, but Joe interferes, saving Zack's life...Then Zack learns that Joe intends to compete with him by converting an abandoned riverboat into a gambling saloon... Outraged, he raises a gang, intending to take over the boat on opening night... But Burden has plans of his own...
Much of the plot, such as it is, is taken up with the comic rivalry between Martin and Sinatra, involving with womanizing and gambling... The three Stooges doing one of their ancient routines provide a gay moment... Anita Ekberg and Ursula Andress are an absolute pleasure to look at... And if you want to know the answer of Joe to Ursula's commentary: "You didn't notice what I'm wearing," don't miss this nice, civilized picture..."