15 March 2004 | Bruce_Cook
Yet another good western from Columbia
Gorgeous scenery, familiar stars, and a spirited plot make this one just as enjoyable as many other Columbia westerns from the 1950s.
Roy Roberts is great as the rotten villain. Phil Carey is the hero who teams up with sweetheart Dorothy Patrick and Billy Gray ("The Day the Earth Stood Still") to stop bad guys from illegally capturing wild horses in Utah.
Gray does a fine job in a very interesting roll.
Sci-fi fans will recognize musical themes used extensively in "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" and "20 Million Miles to Earth" during two battles between a black stallion and the titular white stallion. Columbia reused these frequently during the 1950s.
But there isn't an inch of stock footage in this film, unlike the afore-mentioned sci-fi classics. It's 100% pure American West.
If you're a Westerm fan, you'll enjoy this one. And you haven't lived until you've seen the part in which an abused horse ties a man to a tree and gets its revenge on the low-down side-winder!
All in all, not your typically predictable Western . . . no sir, partner!