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: ***