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With: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, Charles Bronson, Victor Buono, Edric Connor, Nick Dennis, Richard Jaeckel, Mike Mazurki, Wesley Addy, Marjorie Bennett, Virginia Christine, Ellen Corby, Jack Elam
Written by: Teddi Sherman, Robert Aldrich
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 124
Date: 12/18/1963
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4 for Texas (1963)

2 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Amblin' Gamblers

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Director Robert Aldrich apparently disliked this film, a comic Western with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as dueling cowboys looking for a stake in a riverboat casino. Eventually they join forces against a greater evil. Aldrich's trademark violence bursts through only sporadically; otherwise the film comes across as a lazy, party-time effort for the stars. Charles Bronson is effective as a killer cowboy, and hotties Anita Ekberg and Ursula Andress do their job for the camera. The comedy is almost totally inept, and not even the aging Three Stooges can save the film with their small parts. The film's biggest crime is that it's way too long. W.R. Burnett apparently worked on the screenplay without credit.