Saw the trailer finally, liked the stunts, still afraid Armie Hammer's gonna be Will Turner to Tonto's Jack Sparrow (character deserves better than that).
Yeah, Walt Disney and Guy Williams used to joke about their Zorro series being a "south-western." The first story arc (13 eps) is considered one of the best because the head villain was played by a high-caliber fencer, and he and Williams really cut loose with the blades :)
Hot Lead and Cold Feet is largely Jim Dale (Dr Terminus in Pete's Dragon
) engaging in Ham-to-Ham Combat
with himself (and occasionally Darren Mc Gavin
), with a side order of Don Knotts
locked in Ham-to-Ham Combat
with Jack Elam (and occasionally Darren Mc Gavin
), so it rides heavily on how entertaining you find those actors. The kid characters are less central and IMO less cutesy than in some other Disney films, FWIW.
Bullwhip Griffin has nifty production values and a great cast (Roddy Mc Dowell
and Suzanne Pleshette!) and may be worth watching for that but struck me as having a pretty clunky sense of humor.
I forgot Disney's "The Castaway Cowboy", about a cowboy (James Garner) who washes up in Hawaii and tries to help an impoverished widow by rounding up and selling the feral cattle in the area. Kind of bogus and insensitive take on the indigenous Hawaiians (as was often the case in those days), IIRC, but Garner is always fun and it was cute seeing him do the standard "cowboy hero saves pretty widow from the moustache-twirling dude who holds the mortgage on her property" schtick in Hawaii. Been a while since I watched it though.