Dir. Budd Boetticher (1956).
Budd Boetticher’s first Randolph Scott western initiated a cycle that marked the end of the traditional western. No one thought much about it back then except André Bazin, who hailed the film as “exemplary,” perhaps the best example of the genre he’d seen since World War II.
Sun., Dec. 26, 3:15 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 15, 2010