• An American Western; A story set in the late 1840s about a mild-mannered pharmacist from Boston who opens a shop in Sacramento shortly before the Gold Rush. Two heavy-handed town brothers object to his drugstore business, especially when a saloon hostess takes an interest in the handsome newcomer. John Wayne gives a good performance with a trademark sturdy, manly presence. It's provides light comic relief, action and romance but it is a slight story stretched to feature length. The direction is adequate but nothing more. Predictably there are gunfights, romance, horseback chases and comical drunkards but, alas, no surprises.