4 For Texas

"Terrible"

4 For Texas Review


One horrible idea from start to finish -- perhaps the Ishtar of its era. In fact, 4 for Texas has a lot in common with that film -- big stars (Frank and Dino), a desert setting, and a series of failed attempts at comedy. They even brought in The Three Stooges but nothing can help this train wreck, as our two Rat Packers and two of their favorite gals (Anita Ekberg and Ursula Andress) spar over the poker table in 1870s Galveston.

The jokes are lame, the film is achingly long at nearly two hours, and it's almost iimpossible to sit through. Sinatra's early '60s patter is ridiculous in a film set a century in the past, and even the presence of Charles Bronson and the Stooges can't help much. I'm not sure, but I think this was the first and last Western Sinatra ever made. Wise choice.



Facts and Figures

Run time: 124 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 25th December 1963

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 11%
Fresh: 1 Rotten: 8

IMDB: 5.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Robert Aldrichr

Producer:

Starring: as Zack Thomas, as Joe Jarrett, as Elya Carlson, as Maxine Richter, as Matson, as Harvey Burden, Edric Connor as Prince George, Nick Dennis as Angel, as Pete Mancini, as Chad, as Winthrop Trowbridge, Marjorie Bennett as Miss Emmaline, Virginia Christine as Brunhilde - Elya Carlson's Maid, as Widow, as Dobie, Eva Six as Mrs. Burden

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