If you watch closely, you'll even see where Michael Landon got a few of his ideas.
It's a lesson I learned a long time ago. A man worth shootin' is a man worth killin'.
Inger Stevens is an old flame of Henry Fonda who saves the day in this thriller that builds a slow but sure exciting end in a small town of the west. Lots of great wind sounds and dust too.
Thumbs up for this western with all the great supporting cast as well. Not a waste of your time, which is my criteria for a good movie.
And then there's the 'James Dean' - type stable boy, all angst and mood - but better make him simple-minded as he is the catalyst to the plot; you couldn't invent more psychotic killers, and there are more familiar actors in bit-parts than you can shake a stick at. This film is crying out for analysis in depth (the role of the women in the film would be worth an article on its own), but you can't obtain the film on Region 2 DVD for goodness sake. I would love to write a book on this film............if I could find it to watch. It appeared on the TCM channel recently but that's no good if you need to analyse it frame by frame. Please someone/anyone let me know when/if it comes out on Region 2 DVD!