A murderous western outlaw, his wife, a disgraced gambler and a faded dance hall floozie and a few other socially undesirable characters are trapped in a snowbound mountain cabin. As the chances for rescue fade, the true natures of the cabin’s occupants rise to the surface.
Director: Joseph M. Newman.
Stars: Anne Baxter, Dale Robertson, Miriam Hopkins, Cameron Mitchell, Craig Hill, Barbara Bates, William H. Lynn, Dick Rich.
Is it just me, or does it seem like Quentin Tarantino lifted the plot of this movie for “The Hateful Eight?”
From a great Bret Hart story to yet another Hollywood standard western/romance. Despite a solid cast & great cinematography that starts the film with a wonderful film noir look, the film devolves into a terribly scripted love story that makes almost no sense. The plus, of course, is Jon’s wonderful effort to bring it to us; I have been seek-ing this one, a very tough Anne Baxter & Miriam Hopkins film to find, for a long time. Thanks Jon.