Haunted by hazy memories of his family's murder, a New Mexico rancher (Mitchum) struggles to confront his traumatic past and unearth the unidentified killers. Anchored by an intricate flashback structure, an atypically tortured and vulnerable performance by Mitchum, and chiaroscuro frontier cinematography by James Wong Howe, this genre-bending noir/western/Oedipal psychodrama is mid-career Walsh at his finest. It's also the last film Jim Morrison saw before he died; watching its boozy, anguished finale, you can certainly understand why.
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