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-- Convoluted Western in which a rustler (Fred MacMurray) escapes while cowboys lynch the wrong man, then pulls a bank job which leaves his kid brother (William Ching) dead and himself at the mercy of a murderous gunman (Ward Bond) until the rustler's former girlfriend (Barbara Stanwyck) intervenes. Directed by Roy Rowland, the movie has some good action sequences, including Stanwyck being swept down a waterfall into the rapids, but they can't save the sour story and its muddled plot. Stylized violence, romantic complications and a tacked-on moral ending. (A-II) (br)
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.