(1959) Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman,
Brad Dexter, Brian Hutton.
Kirk Douglas is back in one of his handful of westerns — and he’s in
pursuit of justice and possibly revenge as Marshal Matt Morgan in a
small Oklahoma town.
The story begins brutally, with Morgan’s wife raped and killed by two
young, out-of-control ruffians looking for instant thrills. Morgan is
determined to seek them out. Ironically, Morgan’s best friend –Belden
(Quinn)–is connected to the crime as his son, played by Holliman, is
directly responsible for the rotten incident.
As it turns out, Belden once saved Morgan’s life, and Morgan knows
he owes him. But, blood is thicker than water — it was his wife.
Additionally, Morgan is a stolid sherriff who…………………………