Directed by Budd Boetticher
Boetticher, Kennedy and Scott fire on all pistons in their third outing together in as many years. As Jim Kitses put it, with Ride Lonesome and Comanche Station Boetticher’s narrative and visual form “approach perfection.” Scott plays a bounty hunter using his prisoner to lure in the man’s brother (van Cleef), a killer he’s been after for years. Boetticher ratchets up the tension until the film’s iconic, stunning conclusion.
Colombia Pictures Corp. Producer: Harry Joe Brown. Screenwriter: Burt Kennedy. Cinematographer: Charles Lawton Jr. Editor: Jerome Thoms. Cast: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James best, Lee Van Cleef.
35mm, color, 74 min.