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½ March 1, 2016
Made by the people who gave us John Wayne's Rooster Coburn in True Grit, it harbours a few echos with that film, although the girl foisted on Gregory Peck's tough criminal-turned-good-guy is much younger.
Dawn Lyn is terrific as the streetwise infant. Robert F. Lyons is equally supeb as the cowardly when cornered bad guy. Predictable towards the end, but highly enjoyable adventure.
February 1, 2013
Love seeing punks get what they deserve.
½ November 19, 2011
Sentimental western, although Gregory Peck remains good value.
June 4, 2011
henry hathaway flick with an aging gregory peck who's just out of prison set on getting revenge with an old pal who landed him there, only to become stuck taking care of a precocious little girl (a la paper moon) who may or may not be his daughter.
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
November 6, 2009
Gregory Peck gets out of jail after being double crossed by his old partner who is now a wealthy business man. His old partner sends out a trio of thugs to spy on Peck as Peck searches for his old partner. Oh, and Peck has to take care of an orphan girl who was dumped on him.
The bad guys in this movie are made out of cardboard. The little girl comes across as feeling like comic relief half the time and the plot seems to be a collection of western cliches.
½ February 11, 2009
It's a good western. Very amusing.
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