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½ January 19, 2011
At first an average Western, but with Gregory Peck this is a tolerable film that ends very well. While it starts pretty typical, the scenery later is terrific. Good cinematography. The supporting cast (mostly the young outlaws) are average actors. Two are veteran actors. The soundtrack is average.

After a 7-8 year stay in prison, Gregory Peck is looking for a bank robbing partner that got betrayed him. In the process, he is burdened with a nasty tempored 5 year old orphan girl. He feels bad not caring for the girl despite his better sense. 3 young guys follow Peck and cause him trouble. While made in 1971, this film has all the scenery, cinematography and real open West feel as seen today.

This film is all about legend actor Gregory Peck. He elevates this film FAR above what it should be. Slow paced, were it not for Peck's performance, personna and the scenery.... let's just say it would be no Shoot Out at all.

NOTES: Unusual to see mild curse words (occasionally) coming from Peck and an orphan 5 year old he befriends. Also, we see Peck jumping out of bed with some woman he knows early in the film.

Stay for the ending on this one. Revenge is sweet.


Patricia Quinn,
Gregory Peck,
Robert F. Lyons,
Susan Tyrrell,
Jeff Corey

Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Produced by: Hal B. Wallis

Rated: PG (suprisingly as killing is often and graphic)

Runtime:95 min
Sound Mix:Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color:Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:1.85 : 1
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