An excellent movie with a great story line and Richard Farnsworth is as good as it gets playing in westerns. Great entertainment for the family.
Totally enjoyed the film, I've been trying to get it in 2nd hand stores for over 25 years. The purser agent who opened the door on request of the engineer with bill behind him during the Train robber in Mission B.C. was a cousin of mine named Herb Mitchell. It was interesting to note they researched the name and got it right...
This is one of those movies that can be watched again and again. The cinematography is stunning, the music is beautiful, and the character of Bill Miner is so perfectly-low key, but determined to live his life as he sees fit. After being released from prison after 30 years, he doesn't even want to try anything different. What he knows is robbing stagecoaches, so with the demise of these forms of transportation, he graduates to trains. He doesn't know anything else, and doesn't want to. Although a criminal, he is considerate, solicitous and thoughtful. Richard Farnsworth is the ultimate gentleman bandit, and is simply delightful. A most charming and engaging train robber.
The Grey Fox is a film that has been, sadly, out of print for some time, and that's a crime. This is a film that deserves to be remastered and released on Blu Ray. Wonderful film. It gets 4 stars instead of 5 because the picture quality could be better. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. I suppose you can only make it as good as what source you have. All told I'm pleased with my purchase. I've been able to view a film I haven't seen in years. Another film I'd like to see you make available is Son of the Morning Star. I will be back.
My VHS tape of The Grey Fox is far to gone to make a copy as nice as this one. It isn't the quality of what I saw on the Big Screen on evening in Vancouver, but who cares?? It's more than good enough and worth every cent of the price (and more), until such time as the movie company that owns the rights realizes that the story and performance deserve the highest quality reproduction it can manage. Until that day (if ever it comes), I'm pleased that Classic Movies has sought fit to make it available to those of us who can find it!
Richard Farnsworth has long been a favorite actor of my husband's. This movie has also been on our favorite list for a long time. We were tickled to learn of this website and ordered it immediately. The movie lives up to our memory of it. We are glad to have found it and enjoyed seeing it again. The movie is charming and dramatic. Mr. Farnsworth plays his character as a sly, gray fox. Just lovely.
A great film with lovely performances. Beautifully shot with some inspired editing. Unlike other reviews I like all the music used and in a very clever fashion! The film is digitally remastered as advertised. Nevertheless the picture quality is pretty good, but soft and obviously sourced from a cinema print, however the sound is excellent. But the film is such a joy don't be put off by the soft picture!!
Order confirmation 3-7-14..Delivered 3-24-14. Great movie that took forever to receive.
This is a wonderful classic. Underplayed and quite convincing. The only downside is that damned fool Irish music as background for a cowboy music in the PNW. What were they thinking? It is not in the original. Other than that it is a great flick. Farnsworth carries the film, the whole film, and does it with grace and style.
Thank you for offering Grey Fox on DVD. This is one of my all time favorite films. The reason I gave it four stars and not five is the picture quality was a little soft. It was however still acceptable.