25 April 2003 | KDWms
not my favorite Holt/Martin movie
It was like watching two professional wrestlers, as brothers Tim and Steve bash on each other. Ain't that just what brothers do? C'm on; not at THIS age. And what's a Holt movie without Richard Martin? - one of more than thirty times as sidekick Chito. Initially Steve kills a fellow card-player, who draws first, as seen by Flora. But, to convict Steve, the dead man's partner coerces her to vamoose to Mexico, from where Tim and Chito return her. While he's waiting for them to bring her back, Steve robs a stagecoach, a passenger on which is the gambling partner, who Steve murders. Hearing this, Tim can no longer tolerate Steve's behavior, and the sibling rivalry goes into high gear. I should also mention the character, Nancy, from whom Steve mooches much lucre to support his gaming habit, even though he's engaged to her. She owns the ranch on which the three guys work. There are other Holt/Martin collaborations which I've enjoyed more.