When John Stewart gives refuge to Wick Campbell's girl friend, Campbell turns against him. He rustles Stewart's cattle, murders his brother, and brings in hired guns. Then he and his men pin Stewart and a few others down in a house apparently killing them. But Stewart has escaped and returns alone to rid the town of Campbell and his men. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When John Stewart stops the buggy, Adam's body is facing the rear of the buggy whereas during the pursuit he can be seen facing forward. See more »
[seeing Campbell standing over a dead Grinnel]
I thought Grinnel was your friend?
That's what makes it so sad. I've known him for years. First time I was ever forced to kill a man, and it had to be a friend of mine.
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A great looking movie with unusual touches that set it apart from most other westerns of the period and put on a par or beyond some of the later Bud Boetticher films.
The reality is so heightened and the sexual obsession so strong throughout that I was reminded of Nicholas Ray's classic Johnny Guitar. Although there's no need for Joan Crawford here. The men (good and bad) are as pretty as the girls and the violence is in places grueling with a twist in the final shootout (they don't use guns) that was surprisingly effective.
For these reasons the film scored an unexpected 10 from me. Sony's DVD release is beautifully cleaned up. Watch it and enjoy.
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