Watched this one today and as there was no thread for the film I thought I’d start one.
Former gunman Craig Hill tries to escape his old life but it catches up with him and he feels compelled to pick up his guns again.
Straightforward premise is complicated and made more interesting as we discover that the son Hill and his wife (Gloria Milland) dote on is not actually their own but a lad they stole from the sheriff who accidentally killed theirs some years previously. As a Marchent film it predictably tends to have that ‘Spanish’ rather than Italian feel about it but as I like the Spanish ones this kept me reasonably happy for its rather short running time. Particularly liked how Hill’s character shifts from being the pacifist hero to a much darker and more tragic figure who winds up losing our sympathies as he descends into a pit of grudges, ill temper and self pity.
Not from the top tier of the genre by any means but considering I watched this one within hours of a revisit of The Good the Bad and the Ugly it stood up pretty well really.