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Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Tense and well made western.

Randolph Scott stars as a Confederate major whose men do not know the war has ended. They attack and kill everyone on a gold shipment and take the gold.

Soon they find out the war has ended and they are considered fugitives. Outrunning a posse they hold up at a stage station where they are trapped by a number of men claiming to be members of the posse but in reality they are gold greedy men trying to kill everyone for the gold themselves.

This western has a very claustrophobic feeling as the men in the station try to figure out a way to escape. Donna Reed is a nurse that tries to take care of the wounded men in the station and Richard Denning is her cowardly boyfriend. Lee Marvin is one of the soldiers under the command of Scott and his performance is very, very good.

Ray Teal leads the crooked men trying to kill the soldiers and is suitably slimy and evil. This is a great western not to be missed by fans of the genre. The rest of the cast includes Glenn Langan, Jeanette Nolan, Claude Jarmen, Jr., Frank Faylen and Clem Bevins. RECOMMENDED!!

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