Wild West Summer Challenge 2019
Task #15: Watch a Western not featuring John Wayne
When it comes to quintessential cowboy heroes, John Wayne may top the list, but Henry Fonda deserves a place right up there with him. In this VistaVision Western from director Anthony Mann, Fonda plays Morgan Hickman, a former lawman turned bounty hunter who arrives in a small town to collect the reward on a dead robber.
Despite being shunned by the townsfolk, Hickman helps struggling, newly appointed Sheriff Ben Owens (Anthony Perkins) learn how to master the skills needed to stay alive and do his job. We get a bit of romance, too, as Doc Joe McCord (John McIntire) plays matchmaker for Ben and…