This picture was trounced by the US critics and beloved by the Europeans when originally released. In the years since, it has become a cult classic and a good example of Fuller's use of the camera, which often serves to make us forget the story. Stanwyck more or less runs Cochise County,
Arizona, where she makes her own law by dint of forty cowboys in her employ. The wimpy sheriff is Jagger, in a role he had played to perfection three years earlier in BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK. Sullivan, a US Marshal, rides into town on business with his two brothers, Barry and Dix. Their job is to
bring law and order to the place in direct conflict with Stanwyck and her nutty brother,...