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98 Ratings

Way of a Gaucho

Directed by Jacques Tourneur
United States, 1952
Action, Romance, Drama


After inadvertently killing a man, an Argentinian gaucho signs on with the army in order to avoid a jail sentence, then soon after forms a band of outlaws.

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Way of a Gaucho Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Critics reviews

The vintage Technicolor print in Bologna (courtesy of the British Film Institute) was so luminous it was almost hallucinatory, all piercing turquoise skies and flaming sunsets.
August 14, 2019
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One of the great aesthetic pleasures of the Technicolor era of Hollywood are the deep-set blacks of shadows and night time—if the filmmakers and cinematographers prefer this dedication to ensconced darkness. For my money, directors Henry King and Tourneur are the two who best bring out these qualities, and Gaucho, which originated as a picture for King, is full of tenebrous evenings that pulsate with eroticism, melancholy and loneliness.
August 08, 2017
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