One of the first antihero westerns, with Van Heflin as a farmer hired to tend a captured outlaw (Glenn Ford) until a train arrives. Veteran director Delmer Daves hit his stride with a series of tense, modestly budgeted westerns in the 50s (Broken Arrow, The Hanging Tree), though his career eventually petered out in glossy teenage suds (A Summer Place, Youngblood Hawke). Despite an abundance of jabber, this 1957 film is often considered his best. With Felicia Farr, Leora Dana, Henry Jones, and Richard Jaeckel.