Approved | | Drama, Western
An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.
Sam Peckinpah loved the script but said he would only direct if he could do rewrites. According to Richard Lyons, Peckinpah's contributions sharpened and polished the story to "really bring out its brilliance." He worked three to four weeks on the script, giving the story much more impact, Lyons believed, by changing which character died at the end.
Mr. Longtree was a perfect gentleman.
Sylvus Hammond: How come? Something wrong with him?
On the honeymoon evening: Billy throws his brother out one side of the tent, but from the outside, that flap is tied shut and his brother falls out the other side.
Introducing Mariette Hartley