A beautifully photographed, intimate little western shot in the Big Sur area of California that boasts some fine acting but really nothing more. Hackman stars as an ill-tempered rancher who decides to end his loneliness by sending off for a mail-order bride (Ullmann). When the woman
arrives, she is shocked by Hackman's apparent cruelty and heartlessness toward her as he treats her like a slave. She decides to fight back against his tyranny, and the shock of someone standing up to him begins to arouse long-repressed feelings of tenderness and compassion in Hackman. By the end
of the film, Hackman accepts Ullmann as an equal and demonstates his ability to be a loving...