The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

(1976)

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Starring Clint Eastwood, Sandra Locke, Chief Dan George

Rating: ******
              5/6

When Josey’s family is murdered, he takes to the gun.

Clint Eastwood plays a poor farmer,
Happy with his wife and kid,
Until one day they’re murdered
By soldiers quite wicked.

The soldiers were from the Union
During the Civil War.
He saves his guns from his burning farm.
How he’s angry, sad and sore.

He teams up with other men
In a similar boat as he.
They’ll be warring, not as soldiers,
But it’s vigilantes.

Every time they locate
Some Union soldiers they can take,
They kill them without warning.
No prisoners do they take,

Until one day the war just ends.
They’re all ordered to stop.
But they take their time and commit more crimes.
For they have no desire to stop.

Chief Dan George helps Josey.

Eventually their leader
Makes a truce for his men.
They’re to travel to the enemy
And all turn themselves in,

And in return their slates will be
Wiped as cleanly as they can.
They will all be free men
Instead of wanted men.

Most of the fellows say okay,
But Clint has some suspicions.
When they travel with their boss,
He does not go with them.

It’s fortuitous because
They are all betrayed.
Their boss has not a scratch on him.
No bad luck had come his way.

One of the men leaves wounded,
So Clint comes and saves his life.
Now they’re on the run again,
But this time for their lives.

This is just the beginning
Of this long and well-told tale.
We’ll see drama, suspense, and action
Before the runners might prevail.

Josey is a different man than he was a decade ago.

In addition to taking the lead,
Mr. Eastwood also directed.
By this point in his long career
The Western he had perfected.

I’m rating this movie
A five out of six.
It will give you your Western
And action fix.

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