If you like Robert Aldrich pictures, then you may
like this example of his extreme indulgence which does have some saving graces. Despite its length, it doesn't stop for a second. Set in the early Thirties, the Grissoms are a Ma Barker-type gang who kidnap heiress Darby. Dailey is the
Mother, a notorious sadist. Darby and Wilson, Dailey's moronic son, seem to have more going for them than the usual captive-captor relationship. Many scenes may have been intended as comedy relief to the bloodbath sequences, but they fall flat. Aldrich had a way of blending the macabre and humor
(THE FRISCO KID, TOO LATE THE HERO, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?), but we're not...