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The Deadly Companions (Trigger Happy) (1961)

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Sam Peckinpah's first feature as director is this modest Western, taking place in the late 1860s. Yellowleg (Brian Keith), a former sergeant in the Union army, is obsessed with tracking down Turk (Chill Wills), a Rebel army deserter who, during the War Between the States, tried to scalp him as he lay wounded on a battlefield. Yellowleg finds Turk and his sidekick Billy (Steve Cochran) in a cantina and convinces them to help him rob a bank. They journey to Gila City, where the bank is located,

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Western, Action & Adventure

A. S. Fleischman

Mar 8, 2005

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As the deadlier of the refugee criminals, Steve Cochran is almost as mean as his colleague, Chill Wills, is picturesque. Their resourceful efforts would be more effective if the drama, as directed by Sam Peckinpah, did not move at the pace of a hearse.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Rapidly proliferating ideas in a condensed style

September 6, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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An interesting start for one of modern American cinema's most brilliant and controversial directors.

August 30, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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This film is visually powerful in spots, as it overcomes its routine theme with burning images of lust, greed, and hatred.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A couple of good moments, but everything good gets better in Ride the High Country
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