I usually associate director Burt Kennedy with light western comedies like "Support Your Local" Sherrif" or "Dirty Dingus Magee," but i forget that he also directed some more serious films as well, like "The Killer Inside Me." This film falls in the second category, being based upon an E.L. Doctorow novel. Henry Fonda as the mayor of a dying town who is too weak to stand up to a stranger who literally destroys the small town over the course of the first half hour of the film. Fonda then convinces the remaining town members to rebuild the town. The town members are made up of western regulars Keenan Wynn, Warren Oates, Edgar Buchanan, Also Ray, Denver Pyle, Lon Chaney Jr. Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Jr., and Paul Fix. Originally filmed as a TV movie, but deemed too violent and was instead released in theaters.