A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancée, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of his hands is murdered, he decides to stay and fight, utilizing his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother, who anyway has a Mexican moll in town.Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>, corrected by Michael Morrison
A western through and through. As the title character portrayed by Glenn Ford says, "No, I don't want to fight, but I will if it's forced on me." This movie is about being intelligent, strong, and fighting for one's beliefs. With courage, never stop striving for what you feel is right. Great action and mostly quick paced. Good to see Brian Keith in this role and Edward G. Robinson as an older western man. Glenn Ford lives up to his western image. Thoroughly enjoyable film includes strategic non-military warfare. Of course it's violent, like the title states, but not too graphic like in the computer-generated era films. It's mostly about strong personality clashes.
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