Sam Whiskey

1969

Action / Comedy / Western

29
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 30%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 878

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Burt Reynolds as Sam Whiskey
Angie Dickinson as Laura Breckenridge
Clint Walker as O. W. Bandy
Ossie Davis as Jed Hooker
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Spikeopath 7 / 10

Whiskey and Gin, Whiskey and Gin.

Sam Whiskey is directed by Arnold Laven and written by William W. Norton. It stars Burt Reynolds, Ossie Davis, Clint Walker and Angie Dickinson. Music is by Herschel Burke Gilbert and cinematography by Robert C. Moreno.

Widow Laura Breckenridge (Dickinson) offers Sam Whiskey (Reynolds) a $20,000 reward for the return of some gold that her late husband had stolen from the Denver mint. However, she doesn't want the gold for herself, she wants Sam to put it back into the mint before it's found to be stolen and soils her family name!

Maybe it's because I consider myself a Reynolds fan that I found this to be a whole bunch of fun? That I appear to be at odds with critical consensus about Sam Whiskey's worth as entertainment?

Stolen money burns a hole in your pocket.

Sam Whiskey knows exactly what it's doing, it mixes the caper movie with a Western setting and lets the principal players have fun with it. The quadruple lead players bounce off of each other with considerable charming results, the set-up is suitably daft, a reverse robbery if you like, and there's no shortage of suspense and action. In fact the various twists that arise as Reynolds, Davis and Walker go about their mission of goodwill for the sultry Dickinson, are well implemented into the plot. The De Luxe colour photography is most pleasing, though the absence of scenic panoramas is sorely felt, and the music score is complementary to the tone of the story.

True, the direction is hardly inspiring, the quirky nature of the whole thing narrows down the number of film fans it might appeal to and the idea is indeed thin. Yet for Reynolds fans it should be sought out, to see him at the end of the 60s before "his" time would come in the 70s. Watch him perform with a comedic glint in his eye, see Dickinson smoulder and raise temperatures, Walker play at odds with his macho persona, and Davis having fun being the tough boy of the group. Enjoy the cheekiness (Re: ludicrousness) of the caper, the early diving technique on show or sample the verbal amusement that comes from the stars. I just know I had a big enough grin on my face come the end to make this a strong 7/10 rating. Non Reynolds fans should probably knock a point off that rating, though.

Reviewed by Spikeopath 7 / 10

Mild, minor western with a few bright spots.

Sam Whiskey is directed by Arnold Laven and written by William W. Norton. It stars Burt Reynolds, Ossie Davis, Clint Walker and Angie Dickinson. Music is by Herschel Burke Gilbert and cinematography by Robert C. Moreno.

Widow Laura Breckenridge (Dickinson) offers Sam Whiskey (Reynolds) a $20,000 reward for the return of some gold that her late husband had stolen from the Denver mint. However, she doesn't want the gold for herself, she wants Sam to put it back into the mint before it's found to be stolen and soils her family name!

Maybe it's because I consider myself a Reynolds fan that I found this to be a whole bunch of fun? That I appear to be at odds with critical consensus about Sam Whiskey's worth as entertainment?

Stolen money burns a hole in your pocket.

Sam Whiskey knows exactly what it's doing, it mixes the caper movie with a Western setting and lets the principal players have fun with it. The quadruple lead players bounce off of each other with considerable charming results, the set-up is suitably daft, a reverse robbery if you like, and there's no shortage of suspense and action. In fact the various twists that arise as Reynolds, Davis and Walker go about their mission of goodwill for the sultry Dickinson, are well implemented into the plot. The De Luxe colour photography is most pleasing, though the absence of scenic panoramas is sorely felt, and the music score is complementary to the tone of the story.

True, the direction is hardly inspiring, the quirky nature of the whole thing narrows down the number of film fans it might appeal to and the idea is indeed thin. Yet for Reynolds fans it should be sought out, to see him at the end of the 60s before "his" time would come in the 70s. Watch him perform with a comedic glint in his eye, see Dickinson smoulder and raise temperatures, Walker play at odds with his macho persona, and Davis having fun being the tough boy of the group. Enjoy the cheekiness (Re: ludicrousness) of the caper, the early diving technique on show or sample the verbal amusement that comes from the stars. I just know I had a big enough grin on my face come the end to make this a strong 7/10 rating. Non Reynolds fans should probably knock a point off that rating, though.

Reviewed by ma-cortes 5 / 10

Agreeable though middling western about a heist in a mint

Sam Whiskey(Burt Reynolds) is an rogue adventurer, then he's hired by a gorgeous widow(Angie Dickinson).He must retrieve a treasure recently stolen by her deceased husband from a sunken ship. Sam teams up an African-American blacksmith(Ossie Davis) and a tall inventor(Clint Walker) who designs a diving helmet. But they are followed by a fat man and hoodlums(Anthony James). Later they ought manage to get hundred pounds of gold bars and put it into a mint house ruled by a stiff superintendent(William Schallert)with anyone aware.

This entertaining movie displays action western, fist-play,bemusing caper, shootouts and lively humor. Friendly performance by Burt Reynolds and enticing Angie Dickinson who does a brief nudist exhibition.Good secondary cast, as the veteran William Schallert as mint superintendent, Chubby Johnson habitual support cast in numerous Western and Anthony James , usual baddie of the 70s. Atmospheric musical score and colorful cinematography, however the film is made in television style. Director Arnold Laven created his proper production company along with Arthur Gardner and Jules V Levy in the 50s, at the decade since, they had produced dozens of additional TV Western including ¨Rifleman, Big Valley, Law of the Plainsmen, Zane Grey theater and Gunsmoke¨ and Laven directed several Western movies such as ¨Geronimo, Rought night in Jericho,The glory guys and Sam Whiskey¨ among others. Rating : Average but amusing.

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