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
To sum up the pacing of this movie in a word: slow!
I'm a big fan of B movie westerns, but this one just put me to sleep. I tried it again the next day, with not much better results. The acting is fine, but there's little action until the last 20 minutes or so. The tension does build up towards the end & it gets pretty good at that point, but not enough to make up for the slowness of the rest of the movie. There are some interesting turns in the story, but too much camera time is spent watching the characters slowly ride from one place to another, then slowly walk from one place to another, then slowly unmount their horses, then talk, then slowly move on to something else. I guess the word I'm looking for is "pacing." And to sum up the pacing of this movie in a word: slow! The interpersonal conflicts are not enough to keep my interest. I rate it only 5/10, & the 5 is for the acting & the character development, nothing for plot or "pacing."
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