- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1961
- Label: Westlake Entertainment Group
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Photo Galleries
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"The one thing I learned [making the film] was never to agree to direct a picture without script control. Since then I've learned that that sometimes isn't enough."
- SAM PECKINPAH
Total Film - 10/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "A solid genre outing with a few dark moments."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Ex-Army officer "Yellowleg" (Brian Keith) accidentally kills the son of a dancehall girl (Maureen O'Hara) and tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory. Their journey is complicated by threatening Indians as well as Yellowleg's treacherous partners (Chill Wills and Steve Cochran).
Peckinpah's first feature follows a funeral procession through hostile Apache territory led by the man who accidentally killed the boy in the coffin. The soldier who made the promise of protection to the boy's mother hopes to settle more than one score at the end of the journey.
- Director Sam Peckinpah's first feature film.