Directed by Richard Fleischer
USA 1959


  Don Murray plays Latt Evans, an ambitious cowboy who puts himself in the fast lane for success in Montana's cattle country. There is a very good supporting cast in this story with Stuart Whitman as his friend, Albert Dekker as a banker and Patricia Owens as the banker's niece. Lee Remick plays her usual strong role as Callie, another friend of Evans. Richard Egan plays an uncharacteristically villainous role and does it pretty well.

"Remember", Evans' trail boss tells him, "people change. They don't turn out like they started." He realizes that people make decisions and that these decisions have implications for them and others around them. The boss knows Evans better than he knows himself.

Excerpt from Tom Martins comments at IMdb located HERE.


Theatrical Release: May 6th, 1959

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Distribution 20th Century Fox Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:35:54
Video 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.58 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Mono), DUBs: French (Mono), Spanish (Mono), 
Subtitles English, Spanish, None

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Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Edition Details:

• Production Still Gallery
• Behind the Scenes Gallery
• Theatrical tariler
• Fox Flix (3 other trailers)

NOTE: There is a Full Screen version on the opposite side

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2006

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Chapters: 28




This slightly above average western distinguishes itself with its magnificent colors that Fox have rendered expertly to digital. There is some infrequent digital noise/dirt but otherwise it certainly doesn't look like a film from the 50's. The 2.35 widescreen ratio is very impressive. Excellent white subtitles (optional) and I found the mono track clear and acceptable. Pretty much a bare bones offering but the vibrant colors actually seem to improve the enjoyment of the film. Like the other Fox offerings it is priced right and we recommend for western fans (and those keen on the stunning Miss Remick).

Gary W. Tooze


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