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"This movie is not a high tension western like Rio Bravo or even Bandolero. Dean plays a chracter called Alex Flood, a bad guy. This movie provides a rare opportunity to see Dean Martin playing a bad man. And this is also a very rare opportunity to see an actor playing a bad guy can be charming. As long as your initials are D.M., it is not possible to be nasty, even when you are playing a bad guy ! So whether or not Dean Martin was the best choice for this role is arguable. Probably, the character that George Peppard played (good guy) would be much suitable for Dean Martin as people are always used to see him as a kind and happy-go-lucky persona.As for the technical details of DVD, it is in wide screen format. Picture quality is good and sound quality is not too bad."
Martin's Best Western
Terence Allen | Atlanta, GA USA | 02/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Dino made a number of Westerns, everything from the comic Western Pardners with Jerry Lewis, to a whodunit Western, Five Card Stud with Robert Mitchum, to playing an alcoholic lawman in Rio Bravo. But Martin had a field day playing the villain in Rough Night In Jericho, a hard-bitten, violent movie.
Martin plays Jason Flood, an ex-lawman who has taken over the town of Jericho. George Peppard and John McIntire plays former lawmen as well, who have been contracted to provide a stage to Jean Simmons, who Flood is trying to force into going into business with him. Flood is also an ex of Simmons, which makes him even more determined not to let Peppard and McIntyre help her out.
Things get increasingly violent until the final showdown, where the blood flows freely. Everyone is good in this film, fro mthe three leads to McIntire, who was always superb, particularly in Westerns, as well as the great Slim Pickens as one of Flood's henchmen. Rough Night In Jericho is overlooked, but it's very entertaining."
Dean is BAD
Ronald L. Shobert | Parma, Ohio | 06/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to see what a BADMAN should be portrayed as, this is the movie and Dean Martin is the BADMAN! George Peppard co-stars and the fight-to-the-death at the end of the picture is a great ending to this excellent, but little known movie."
Dino goes bad out west and shows he can still act
movie hound john | 01/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"can you believe it , dean is the BAD guy in this film and he's good at it. i always liked this film and was happy to find it on dvd and in widescreen.not for the whole family but a good adult western.check it out and you won't be sorry."
Laid-Back in the Saddle Again
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 07/16/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Dean Martin played his only villainous role in this utterly forgettable Western drama from Universal Studios. "Rough Night in Jericho" (1967) boasts a solid cast, but the Marvin H. Albert-Sidney Boehm script offers few surprises. Despite his best efforts, veteran cinematographer Russell Metty cannot elevate Arnold Laven's made-for-TV directorial style. Though he looked comfortable in the saddle, most of Dino's sagebrush sagas were undistinguished by any laid-back standard."