“Yes, I’m upset — and I’ll probably stay that way for a long time.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… to the torrid dance Bancroft performs while Brady watches with prurient lust, and her guardian (Williams) watches with… well, let’s call it trepidation:
(Thankfully, he has a painting of her dancing to glance up at again and again throughout the film, to remind us of his horror.)
We see an oft-repeated glimpse of someone sneaking a peak at barroom action through a colorfully wallpapered peephole:
… leading to some “suspense” about who this might be; and we’re “treated” to a relentless theme (in a score by Edward L. Alperson Jr.) that appears over… and over… and over again in various iterations and instrumentations. (Be forewarned: it’s an earworm.) There’s really not much to the rest of the storyline, but I’m sure western fans at the time were simply happy to watch multiple shoot-outs handled with efficiency.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments: