This well financed star studded visual smorgasbord is a substantial film and a pretty good western.
Robert Wagner is very stylish and believable here. Earl Holliman's dullard brother was amusingly good and Dick Widmark and Spencer create a strong tension of mutual contempt.
Katy Jurado is timeless and beguiling as usual.
The story...well, a reworking of a reworking of the bard's greatest tragedy. It won the Oscar that year.
As a western it is in familiar territory with old time power and influence Range boss not keeping up with the times and family tensions running amok all complicated by a racial prejudice under-story. Duel in the Sun (1946), Pursued (1948) The Furies (1950), Giant (1956) The Halliday Brand (1957) and…