Something Big

One gruesome symptom of the Death of the Western was the 'comedy Western', a messy, confused genre that flourished briefly in the late '60s and early '70s. Occasionally, the genre produced the odd bizarre gem - notably Cat Ballou and There Was a Crooked Man - but this was one of the less honourable efforts. Martin plays a baddie in town to give his retiring adversary, cavalry colonel Keith, a last, leadenly parodic run for his money. Typically for the genre, a few Brits are around to add incongruity - here, Blackman and then-trendy starlet White.

Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Screenwriter: James Lee Barrett
Cast: Dean Martin
Brian Keith
Honor Blackman
Carol White
Ben Johnson
Albert Salmi
Paul Fix
Denver Pyle
Harry Carey Jr
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