A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.
Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more importantly, will the cattle make it to Montana !Written by
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Clark Gable had to stand on a box to look taller than his 6'4" co-star Robert Ryan in several scenes. See more »
When Ben and Clint first enter the saloon and the livery stable in Mineral City, Clint's two-gun rig is hidden by his coat. When Clint follows Stark into the livery stable, his guns are strapped on the outside and over his coat, yet when they ride out of town, his guns are back under the coat. See more »
[pointing to a lynched man dangling from a tree limb]
Colonel Ben Allison:
Looks like we're close to civilization.
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Opening credits prologue: MONTANA TERRITORY 1866
They came from the South, headed for the goldfields...Ben and Clint Allison, lonely, desperate men. Riding away from a heartbreak memory of Gettysburg. Looking for a new life. A story of tall men - and long shadows. See more »
Rough as well as attractive Western with tough action , colorful cinematography and adequate performance
Two brothers , old members of the guerrilla or irregular military forces called Bushwhakers from Quantrell, Anderson leaders -played by Clark Gable and Cameron Mitchell- and being recently discharged from Confederate Army lead a cattle drive from Texas to Montana . The brave brothers along with the boss Robert Ryan heading for Texas and they save the besieged Nella: Jane Russell from the Indians and she , then, decides ro ride with them . Across the rough territory they confront Jayhawkers , Indians Sioux commanded by Chief Red Cloud , savage stampede , angry rustlers , wild rivers , bad weather with snowy storms , assaults with the aim of attrition and many other things .
Nice western with plenty of action , attacks , stampedes , rich dialogue , a triangular romance and with a real feel for the wide open spaces of the west . It has spectacular scenes , impressive outdoors scenarios , and moving set pieces as the stampeding a herd of cattle . It stars three great stars giving meaty roles : Clark Gable , Robert Ryan and Jane Russell . However , the 3 stars were all deemed too old for their characters ; furthermore , the great John Wayne withdrew and Charlton Heston was deemed for the main role . This trio furnished decent interpretation . Features two frontier hands : Gable and Cameron Mitchell , along with a tough boss , Robert Ryan , on rough cattle drive . Along the way confronting Indian Sioux , cutthroats , and the wilderness while vying with each other for the love Russell. And fine support cast with notorious secondaries as Emile Meyer, Harry Shannon, Robert Adler , Juan Garcia and others uncredited as Mae Marsh , Chuck Roberson and Russell Simpson .
It displays a brilliant and rousing cinematography in Cinemascope, color De Luxe by Leo Tover . And an emotive and thrilling musical score by maesto Dimitri Tiomkin , including a sensitive leitmotif .The motion picture was well directed by Raoul Walsh who has an extreme feeling for the wide open spaces of the Far West for which this veteran filmmaker must take most of the credit .Walsh directed masterfully all kinds of genres and he made good westerns such as : They died with their boots on , Distant drums , Pursued , Gun fury , Lawless breed , Band of Angels and The king and four queens also with Clark Gable .Rating : 6.5/10 . Charming and decently made Western. Better than average . Worthwhile watching .Essential and indispendable seeing for Clark Gable and Jane Russell fans .
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