3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
High quality at low cost
pfors-647-501497 from United States
6 November 2013
Invigorating yarn manages big scale on a limited budget, reflecting the
expertise of director William Witney, a past master at making chicken
salad out of questionable ingredients. The plot is baldly lifted from
Kipling's Captains Courageous, except that the rich, spoiled, bad boy
overdue for tough love is changed to a rich, spoiled, very bad man.
Plutocrat Paul Leland (played by Linden Chiles) wallows in his cocoon
of privilege, cozily certain that the world is for sale and he's got
the price. Script's hopeful contention that hard knocks can awaken the
humanity in even a snob as big as Leland is at least a thought worth
holding. Gregarious Slim Pickens, long before his famous campfire scene
in "Blazing Saddles," plays the cattle drive cook.
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