STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0
VERDICT – 3/5
1) A group of stagecoach passengers are counting on a man for survival when they got robbed by a gang led by fellow passenger. It’s a social commentary on civilization where the fellow passengers were initially despising the character but eventually turned to him for help.
2) Paul Newman played the title character of the white man raised by Apaches. A unique character however very similar to “The Man With No Name”.
3) I’ll regard this movie as Martin Ritt’s version of Stagecoach (1939). The primary plot is same however he concentrated more on the philosophical part of it rather than going for a generic Western shootout finale.
1) Another film where Paul Newman’s character dies in the end.
Audra Favor: I can’t imagine eating a dog and not thinking anything of it.
John Russell: You even been hungry, lady? Not just ready for supper. Hungry enough so that your belly swells?
Audra Favor: I wouldn’t care how hungry I got. I know I wouldn’t eat one of those camp dogs.
John Russell: You’d eat it. You’d fight for the bones, too.