Mitchum had just been busted on his famous marijuana charge, and the studio, wanting to take advantage of the publicity (albeit unfavorable), rushed this movie into the theaters. The movie did well, turned a profit, and showed another side of Mitchum, as he twanged a guitar and sang a few
tunes. It's a pleasant film which unreels a trifle slowly in the first half but then has a smashing action sequence. It's the early 1800s on the frontier of the Great Northwest. Holden is a widower who feels that he can't raise his son, Gray, without the aid of a female around the farm, so he goes
to a nearby town and buys Young, a woman who is a servant. For the sake of chatterbo...