I’m looking for a movie where a mother and father reluctantly leave their son ( about 12-14 yo) to look after the ranch for a while and when they return, the ranch is burning and the boy is lying with an arrow in his gut.
Father has time to say he’s so proud of him for being a man and then the kid dies.
It may be in black & white or color. I saw it in B & W but then we didn’t have a color TV at the time.
It’s not a spaghetti western but one of the classic American ones 40’s to 60’s vintage maybe?