An unheralded and quite remarkable female noir.
The meshing of the horror genre and the western come together in this "John Wayne" cheapie, making it feel like an episode of "Scooby Doo". And, believe it or not, it works. This is one of the better low-end westerns of "Duke".
John Mason (John Wayne) and his sidekick Clarence (Blue Washington) are summoned to a ghost town where John is to claim half of a gold mine that was once his father's. Strange doings then become the norm. Is…
If you're looking for a rousing, gritty, gripping story about the infamous female bandit "Belle Starr" then keep looking. That's not what you are going to get here.
What you will find is a love triangle. It's the North vs. the South in the love for Belle (Gene Tierney). And the men representing each side are my kind of guys. Randolph Scott is the "South" and Dana Andrews is the "North". Yes, this is another Gene and Dana pic.