When four men who Jim Douglas (Gregory Peck) believes raped and killed his wife escape from their death sentences, Jim sets out to track the men down and enact his own vengeance. An honest man, Jim sees his actions as just and brave, but as he crisscrosses Mexico to exact an eye for an eye, he comes to realize that he has lost something of himself in his self-absorbed quest for revenge. Peck did his best work in characters with strong arcs, and THE BRAVADOS is no exception. Carrying the film from scene to scene, Peck hits his mark dead on when he realizes that the men he is after may actually be innocent, providing an exceptional cinematic moment. Joan Collins does a fine job as Josefa Velarde, an old flame of Jim's, but Peck's real costar is the gorgeous color photography of the mountains and ravines of the Mexican countryside.