Hughie Mack, a not so nice western singer, is discovered by Clover Doyle as the next movie cowboy hero. His name is changed to Slim Carter and a promotional buildup begins. Leo Gallaher, an... See full summary »
A quintet of travelers journey in a wagon through Comanche county includes a tinhorn and his woman, a sheriff escorting an accused murderer, and a sea captain with a checkered past. After a renegade Indian tells them about a virgin gold field as thanks for saving his life, the group becomes fixated on the gold as greed becomes their prime motivation. Written by
The reason that stars of the caliber of Lee J. Cobb, Luther Adler and Lloyd Bridges showed up in a low-budget western was that at the time they were under investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was charged with rooting out Communists, liberals and other "subversives" in Hollywood, and because of that found themselves virtually unemployable. See more »
There is a violation of the 180 degree rule during the card game scene. See more »
A man's dying doesn't mean very much to you, does it?
On the contrary, a man's dying means a lot to me.
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Blow the Man Down
1860's Anglo-American sea shanty
[heard in background score as theme for the captain and also hummed by him] See more »
Considering that this movie is almost 50 years old, it holds up quite well. Bridges, Adler and Cobb give striking performances in a tale set amongst a group of barren rocks in the Southwest. The plot moves slowly, building to an exciting climax. One of the best western movies of the 50s with a great musical score.
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