Countdown to 5K! – #75 – Incident at Phantom Hill (1966) – 5000th REVIEW!!!!


This is my 5000th Review!

Original Rating prediction – 7/10

 

“Anyone ever tell you that you have a mean and suspicious nature?” – Joe Barlow

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Feb 2019)

Brief Synopsis – An Army officer is sent on a dangerous mission to recover stolen gold with the help of a prisoner who was among the robbers.

My Take on it – This is a film that I knew nothing about before choosing it for this series besides the fact that the premsie sounded pretty unique in what it tries to do.

The story seems like a treasure hunt placed in the old WEst and it manages to work on so many levels.

The fact that the cast is largely unknown helps because it allows all of the characters to seem to be on equal footing since the chance to live or die isn’t related to star power.

This adds so much realism to the story.

In addition, it gives lots more mystery and intrigue to the quest especially since most of the characters don’t know who they can truly trust along the way.

They build up the story extremely well and they do a nice job of introducing the characters along the way even when they seem to be forced to work together on this treasure hunt.

The plot is filled with many twists and turns along the way that are quite useful in keeping the viewer guessing what will happen along the way because things seem far from predictable.

I’m so glad that the film chosen for this milestone was one that was so interesting, enjoyable an most especially unique in what it’s trying to do.

Bottom Line – Such a great premise that works even better since the actors are not very well known. This adds to the realism of the whole thing and also puts all characters on equal ground since we never know who will survive or not based solely on their star status. The story in built up really well and I really liked the way that we get introduced to each of the various characters who seem forced to work together along the way. The story has lots of twists and turns along the way that work exceptionally well and help keep us guessing as to what will happen afterwards because nothing feels predictable at all as things move along. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Despite the presence Rick Arnold, his regular stunt double from Wagon Train and Laramie , Robert Fuller ,an ex stuntman who broke a leg doing a fight scene in ‘Wagon Train’ can be seen doing a dangerous jump onto a horse and pulling its rider into a river. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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One thought on “Countdown to 5K! – #75 – Incident at Phantom Hill (1966) – 5000th REVIEW!!!!

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