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"People get changed. Nobody ends like he started."
Lat Evans (Don Murray) is an ambitious lonesome cowboy who is figuring on hanging around for a while in Fort Brock, Montana He is a good name back home He is out to make it mean something here He saves some money and wants to buy a ranch So he went to the bank to see about making a loan But Marshal Conrad (Albert Dekker) can't afford to back gamblers For him, it's too much of a risk He advises Lat to get himself some securitya piece of land, a deed, something to put upthen they'll talk about a loan
But Callie (Lee Remick), the dance hall girl, who is doing it to keep him with her, gave him her savingswith the promise to pay it back to buy the ranch he wants
Meantime another girl appears, the pretty Joyce (Patricia Owens) She's the niece of the banker Tidy, educated, she has been to college and all that Of course Lat owes his start to Callie but he got to finish by himself What he wants is a starched wife and a starched home and a starched reputation and Callie is spoiling his chances of getting it
Murray is fine as the man with a future He doubts if he goes in there his political chances are finished
Lee Remick hasn't cared for anybody in such a long time She's honest enough to say she's not worth risking anything for
Richard Egan is the man who breaks his word, double-crosses his friends and beats up his woman
Filmed in CinemaScope and color, this big-scale Western is very entertaining with enough action around
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