At a Mexican ranch, fugitive O'Malley and pursuing Sheriff Stribling agree to help rancher Breckenridge drive his herd into Texas where Stribling could legally arrest O'Malley, but Breckenridge's wife complicates things.
In order to free his best friend Bondi, Jack Burns lets himself be imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Thus Burns breaks out on his own and is afterwards being chased by sheriff Johnson with helicopters and jeeps.Written by
20th Century Fox Composer Alfred Newman had admired Jerry Goldsmith's work on Thriller (1960) and recommended that the young composer be hired. It proved to be the first major credit in what would become a long and productive career as a film composer. See more »
Obvious stunt double when Burns is leading his horse up the mountain. See more »
[to his horse, as he watches jets leave contrails across the sky]
Time we took off, too.
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This is a wonderful movie that never fails to impress me whenever I view it. I'm amazed that it is not out on DVD yet.
As many have stated, Kirk felt that this was his favorite movie and I quite agree. As the existential drifter searching for something that has long passed him by, Kirk delivers a stunning performance. I felt that the character development in this film was outstanding. Each individual plays an important role in delivering the theme of the story.
I was amazed that no one wrote about the bar fight scene where Burns battles a bitter one-armed local. There is something disturbing about this encounter...the one-armed man's bitterness and Burns' attempt to avoid the confrontation. Handled in black and white, this scene is memorable.
This film easily makes my top ten list.
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