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Time Out says

Adapted from EL Doctorow's novel, Kennedy's film casts a cold eye on the career of a one-horse frontier town, from its initial destruction by an itinerant hellraiser (Ray), through its redevelopment (initiated by a travelling whorehouse) and final near-extinction by the returning villain. Intriguing for its use of Fonda, whose personal cowardice is responsible for the town's internal death wish, and whose peace-making liberal intentions bring about the nihilistic ending: three-quarters of the population lying dead among the smoking ruins. There's also an immaculate cast of standard Western supporting actors. CPea.
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Release Details

  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Burt Kennedy
  • Screenwriter:Burt Kennedy
  • Cast:
    • Henry Fonda
    • Janice Rule
    • Keenan Wynn
    • Janis Paige
    • John Anderson
    • Warren Oates
    • Fay Spain
    • Edgar Buchanan
    • Aldo Ray
    • Denver Pyle
    • Lon Chaney
    • Royal Dano
    • Elisha Cook
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