In 1909, when young Paiute Indian Willie Boy returns to his California reservation to be with Lola, whose father disapproves of him, a killing in self defense takes place, triggering a massive man hunt for Willie.
John Ireland slums in poorly made low budget western
John Ireland plays an ex-gunfighter who finds himself having to stop a baddie from stirring up the Indians in order to enrich himself. For a western made as late as 1967, this is a very old fashioned of western story that would have worked much better as a corny Tim Holt western form about 20 years earlier. When there were revisionist westerns coming out around this same time like "Ride the High Country," "Hombre," or even "The Professionals," this film seemed really out of step with the times. I suppose the Native Americans are not necessarily the bad guys here, which is a bit progressive, but they're still portrayed as dangerous unthinking creatures easily manipulated by the white man. So top off that terrible story with amateurish direction and a low budget (complete is awful use of stock footage), you get a pretty worthless film that's not even worth watching for western fans. Just skip this one.
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