Another superb western from director Anthony Mann who, along with Budd Boetticher, created an outstanding series of engrossing, thoughtful, and challenging films that helped keep the genre fresh and vital during the 1950s. Stewart is excellent as Howard Kemp, the obsessed, disillusioned
Civil War veteran who returns home to find he has lost his land. To raise the money needed to regain his land, Kemp decides to become a bounty hunter and enters the Colorado Territory in search of escaped killer Ben Vandergroat (Robert Ryan), who has a $5,000 reward on his head. Vandergroat is
accompanied by Lina Patch (Janet Leigh), a lonely young woman who wants to escape to Calif...