Blacklisted for 20 years for his left-wing politics, writer director Abraham Polonsky made his comeback with this revisionist western.
Paiute Indian Willie Boy (Robert Blake) returns to the reservation to claim his girlfriend Lola (Katharine Ross).
But a run-in with her family leaves her father dead and the youngsters on the run – with Deputy Chris Cooper (Robert Redford) reluctantly charged with hunting them down.
A sense of clarity and austerity about the visuals lends potent emotional heft. Substantial, Redford-oriented extras.