Young Billy Young Reviews
As for the acting Robert Mitchum is well cast as the straight talking, tough talking experienced gun man who delivers his tough dialogue very well. Robert Walker Jr plays the part of the young green wannabe gun man quite well. Mitchum and Walker share the best scenes in the film. Angie Dickinson seems very wooden throughout the film and in some scenes completely emotionless. Her tone of voice does not change, despite her characters apparent change of moods.
Overall an enjoyable western which is very easy to watch, which is well paced and a few good action scenes in it. It is also well acted on the most part. The drawbacks are that the characters lack any real back story and some aspects of the story could have been done more in-depth. Robert Mitchum also sang the soundtrack, which was a really big mistake he should of kept to acting!
Unless you're a huge Mitchum and/or Dickinson fan, there is not a lot to like in this predicable, mediocre western. Very good talent with a very weak script.