The well-versed and distinctively empathetic audio commentaries render this Twilight Time release a must-own.
Howard Hawks’s first western arrives in a handsome dual-format package from Criterion including the long-unavailable theatrical cut of the film.
Underneath the film’s clockwork violence is a pungent layer of irony, something Stanley Kubrick would further explore many times later in his career.
Criterion fulfills a long rumored release with the essential Blu-ray of one of the great devils of 1950s American cinema.
Superior to the 1995 Nicolas Cage remake, but only because of the wild-eyed Widmark’s cackling jackal.