John Wayne stars in the 15th of the Lone Star/Paul Malvern Production films, directed by westerns veteran Robert N. Bradbury. The plot is well-constructed around murders, love affairs and intimate relations that cross paths and boundaries bring a nice tension and release feel to this film. In a good opening scene, Wayne and Reed Howes (Ben McClure) become friends after a fight. The action throughout is fast, and the relationships as they play out are nicely intertwined.
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