Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

08 March 2015

The Briefest of Reviews from 1970

Madron is a western shot in Israel (apparently the first feature to be shot in Israel that wasn't set in Israel). Being a western, Madron is, of course, set in the American Southwest. This is a strange, strange picture (as its poster promises), mostly because of the television sensibility of its director Jerry Hopper. It feels like television to watch this, and that isn't just because this was released in 1970. Still, it is fun, and Leslie Caron is lovely and mysterious as the film's lead. The appeal of Richard Boone is a little lost on me, but hey: to each his own.