A band of bank robbers on the run from a posse flee into the desert. Near death from lack of water they stumble into what appears to be a ghost town, only to discover an old prospector and his granddaughter living there. The robbers discover that the old man has been mining gold and set out to make a quick fortune by robbing the pair. Their plan runs foul when the gang leader, Stretch, falls for the granddaughter, which sets off a showdown between the entire gang.Written by
E.W. DesMarais <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At the beginning of the film when the gang robs the bank, as they ride out of town they are seen and heard firing their guns numerous times. In the immediate next scene, as they are riding toward the camera, a puff of pistol smoke is seen rising in the air from a rider whose arm is held toward the sky. However, unlike all the shots in the town, no sound is heard. See more »
The plot is not unique but the actors are and the realism is beyond the usual Hollywood western. I could just smell Peck's shirt! No fancy makeup for Baxter or "good side, bad side" lighting. A dusty, fine western that deserves more play.
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