Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Starring: Steve McQueen
Director: Henry Hathaway

The character who first appeared in Harold Robbins's The Carpetbaggers (Nevada Smith) is given a film of his own. In this episodic but well-acted film, our half-breed killer tracks down his parents' killers.

Steve McQueen, in the title role, is butcher's-freezer-cold, calculating, and merciless in this hard-hitting, gripping Western. The focus is on a senseless, vicious double murder and the revenge taken by the son of the innocent victims.

Remade as a TVM in 1975. (135 mins.)

My Rating: ***

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