“ However, Ladd gets knocked out cold and dragged to the local judge.
“Make no mistake here, this film is as formulaic as it comes, any fan of the genre that reads the plot synopsis will know exactly what to expect.
“ But the drama was drawn out a bit too much for my liking.
“ Regardless, it was nice to see Harry Dean Stanton in just his second credited role, as well as de Havilland, who at 42 had been living in Paris for several years and was in a slower part of her career.
“ A stronger dose of romance might have livened up some of the slower moments.
“ It's quite a thoughtful drama, this - the lengths to which he will go to protect his son drives much of his morality and the bond the two form with De Havilland is engaging and unsentimental.
“ Along with that I thought the story was also somewhat predictable.
“ In fact the color photography is always so visually attractive that the players face an uphill battle to compete with the breathtaking scenery.
“ Well if you pace it slower and show the back round of the characters.
“ disappointing movie, boring, avoid it; good family movie though .
“ Well worth watching for fans of the Western and Family Film genre.
“ Ted Mc Cord cinematography is riveting and glamorous .
“ Jerome Moross musical score is fascinating , similar to soundtrack he composed in ¨Big country¨ deemed to be the best western score along with ¨ The magnificent seven¨ .
“ The final showdown amongst the protagonists and enemies is exciting .
“ As a result, most westerns are repetitive and dull.
“ The movie had a resounding impact on young boys coming of age in the late 50s and into the 60s.
“ I'm surprised how bad this boring, slow movie is, what with the star cast, director, production values, etc. One poster here described it as "low-key.
“ They are so impatient and snappy.
“ I disagree with another reviewer that the film is too slow.
“ Not due to pride, due to stupidity and the need to drag out the plot.