Overlong, overblown, and badly scripted western starring Peck as a sheriff who finds himself entrusted with a map (a dying Indian gave it to him) detailing the location of a mythical valley of gold. After memorizing and burning the map, Peck finds himself the target of every fortune
seeker in the territory. (They pop up in a seemingly endless parade of pointless guest shots that include Massey, Meredith, Cobb, Robinson, Wallach, Wynn, and more.) Peck's main rival, Sharif (a man who does not belong in westerns), eventually confronts him at the mouth of the canyon that leads to
the cache of gold, but a convenient avalanche closes off the entrance, leaving the two tre...