4 For Texas Movie 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.


4 For Texas Rating

" Terrible "

Rating: NR, 1963


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