Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Gold Strike River - In COLOR Also Includes the Original Black-and-White Version which has been Beautifully Restored and Enhanced|
aka The Lucky Texan
Actors: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George ", Gabby", Hayes
Director: Robert N. Bradbury
John Wayne is back, swingin fists and slingin iron in Gold Strike River! When tough guy Jerry Mason (Wayne) and cranky but loveable Jake Benson (Gabby Hayes) strike it rich on a gold claim, they become the target of two ru... more »
The Lucky Texan Strikes Gold
Teresa Anson | Michigan, USA | 11/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Gold Strike River is the updated version of John Wayne's classic film, The Lucky Texan. Shot both as a B-movie and several years before Wayne's mainstream breakthrough, Gold Strike River provides a curious glimpse into the early stages of the Duke's career, which is a real treat for longtime fans who would want to trace his development as an actor.
Both seasoned cowpokes and newcomers alike will enjoy this particular DVD, which features the best-available black and white version of the original movie--to placate the cinematic pursuit--the newly and vibrantly colorized version--to hook the younger generation, and loads of special features ranging from short subjects, to trivia games, to original trailers, to vintage commercials.
From what I can tell as a fan of classic films, this version of The Lucky Texan provides both the best cinematic experience available while simultaneously being the best value for your money, to say nothing of the merits of the film itself (an almost comedic departure from what we typically consider vintage John Wayne)!"