Filmed in color though released in black-and-white, this 1958 John Ford drama is an interesting attempt to trabspose the Foridna community to a contemporary urban setting, with Jack Hawkins’s Inspector Gideon standing in for the cavalry captains of Ford’s westerns. Seen in color, the film displays some raical, almost Sirkian effects, using bold hues as a way of expressing the characters’ entrapment. Though finally optimistic, the film contains some surprisingly dark intimations, pointing the way toward Ford’s final, despairing masterpieces The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and 7 Women (1966).