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Richard C. Sarafian
It's the frontier of the American west. Shortly after being released from prison where he was serving a sentence for murder, Jay Grobart leads a band of three other men - Dawes, Billy Bowen and an Indian named Charlie Bent - in robbing a train of its Wells Fargo cargo of $100,000. In their escape from the scene, they are forced out of circumstance to take along a young woman, against her will, she who is traveling by herself on horseback. She is Mrs. Willard Crocker - Catherine - who they can tell is wealthy. Although they do not let her go, she vows that she will not tell the authorities about them as she, like them, is running away. As Jay, the leader, embarks on his next mission - to fulfill the reason he stole the money - he has the problems of managing the three men, Dawes and Billy in particular who are solely out for their own selfish wants which now includes their carnal wants with Catherine, and making sure Catherine does not escape. But as they spend more time together and ... Written by
During the opening credits Catherine is riding "side saddle" but her legs are both on the right side of the horse, which is the "wrong" side for an English ladies' saddle. The film is flopped in this shot as later she has her legs on the proper side. See more »
Well, now! If she don't look as fresh as a daisy beside an outhouse!
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The new-fangled Old West, with anti-heroes, bloodshed, rape and robbery...
The kind of cynical '70s western that might have turned John Wayne's stomach: runaway wife Sarah Miles (as Cat, née Catherine) hitches a ride with a gang of scurrilous train robbers, and ends up falling in love with their leader. Overwrought picture gives Miles in particular an insulting role (she can't even mount a horse without falling off), and Jack Warden's scummy Dawes gets a bullet wound he'll never forget, but leading man Burt Reynolds slides right through this without ever leaving a trace he was here. Outdoor locations and colorful support from Lee J. Cobb gives mangy, depressing film a slight boost. *1/2 from ****
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