After a bank robbery, runaway Scottish outlaw Arch Deans and his young half breed Kiowa partner Billy Two Hats develop a father-son relationship but Sheriff Henry Gifford is determined to capture or kill them.
The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way. But they're not the only ones who're after the gold; soon they meet a group of "honorable" citizens and the cavalry crosses their way too - and that is even before they enter Indian territory.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Who can blame Omar Sharif for chewing up the scenery as the larger-than-life bandito Colorado? Someone has to appear interesting in the movie. This is unnecessarily violent and altogether stupid shoot-em-up with an impossibly stiff-lipped Gregory Peck in the lead. Ted (Lurch) Cassidy and ever-statuesque Julie ("Catwoman") Newmar get to ham it up as "menacing" minstrel-show Indians. Telly Savalas steals every scene he's in as greed and lust personified. Keenan Wynn looks like he'd be happy enough to collect his paycheck and go home. The stupid script makes no sense whatsoever, and the subtle-as-a-crutch allegory at the end is completely out of place.
Avoid this mess! 1/10.
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